The Way Home: Episode 45 featuring Scott James

Today I am joined by my friend Scott James. Scott serves as an elder at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala. Scott is a full-time pediatric physician as well as an author. His most recent book The Expected One is a timely devotional that focuses on the Advent season. Every Christmas, Christians all over the world celebrate Advent season by reflecting on the arrival of the Messiah and the promises that were fulfilled at the birth of Jesus. In his new devotional, Scott celebrates the nativity by looking at the whole story of redemption and focusing on how Jesus’ birth and life and ultimately death and resurrection fulfilled Old Testament prophecy. Designed for both family and individual use, each devotional serves as a beautiful reminder about the meaning of Christmas and why Advent season is important for Christians. Scott also shares what it means to serve the Lord in his capacity as a pediatric physician and how parents can intentionally teach...

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Good Reading on Syrian Refugees

The plight of Syrian refugees, particularly their possible resettlement in the United States, has come under increased scrutiny in the days since the Paris terrorists attacks. The conversation online (much of it ugly) has centered around the tension of two American ideals: maintaining national security and welcoming those who are fleeing terror. I've done quite a bit of reading in the last few days on this issue, so I thought I'd pass along some of the best, most informed pieces on the settlement of Syrian refugees. ERLC Explainer: What You Should Know About the Syrian Refugees A short explainer on the crisis to get you up to speed. Migration Policy Institute: US Record Shows Syrian Refugees Are Not a Threat A policy blog examines the history and record of the US' refugee resettlement program Cato Institute: Syrian Refugees Don't Pose a Serious Security Threat The conservative think tank examines the rigorous processing and vetting of Syrian refugees Bearing Drift,...

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The Way Home: Episode 44 featuring Nathan Finn

When did the Baptist movement begin? How did early Baptists pioneer religious liberty and influence America's founders? Today I discuss this with historian and thinker, Nathan Finn. Dr. Finn is the Dean of the School of Theology and Missions and Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He's the co-author of  The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement.  Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Twitter: @nathanafinn Website: nathanfinn.com Book: The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement Register for Evangelicals for Life and use coupon code WAYHOME....

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The Way Home: Episode 43 featuring Josh Reich

How can leaders create healthy margin and have good work rhythms? To answer this and more questions, I talked to my friend Josh Reich. Josh is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Tucson, Arizona and also the area lead for Acts 29 churches in Arizona. His first book Breathing Room: Stressing Less & Living More, came out in October. Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Twitter: @joshuareich Websites: joshuareich.org Book: Breathing Room: Stressing Less & Living More Register for Evangelicals for Life and use coupon code WAYHOME....

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