The Way Home: Episode 50 featuring Mike Cosper

What were the best movies and books of the year? I talk to my good friend, Mike Cosper, Pastor of Worship and Arts at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Ky., and author of several must-read books, including his latest, The Stories We Tell. Mike is one of the keenest observers of culture, helping Christians discern the themes and stories beneath the stories. Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Book: The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth Website: mikedcosper.com Twitter: @mikecosper Register for Evangelicals for Life and use coupon code WAYHOME....

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When you stop saying “Thank You”

Many years ago, a writing mentor counseled me with words I'll never forget: "Dan, no matter how far you get in your career, always say 'Thank you' every time someone offers you an opportunity to write." I've never forgotten that advice. Maybe its because my mother taught me--no she actually insisted (you know how mothers can insist with some power)--that I always say thank you. It became a habit of mine, whether through notes or verbal expression or, now, through texts or emails. It's a simple thing, really, to say "Thank you." I've noticed, however, that ingratitude is often the first sign of a troubled heart. When I stop saying "thank you" I know that sin has overcome me. And it seems this is what Paul is getting at in Romans. He says: For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile...

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The Way Home: Episode 49 – Light Magazine

What does it mean to have a whole life/prolife ethic? I invited two of my colleagues, Lindsay Swartz and Jason Thacker, to discuss this, the theme of the December Issue of Light Magazine. [powerpress] Show Notes: Subscribe: erlc.com/light Register for Evangelicals for Life and use coupon code WAYHOME....

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The Way Home: Episode 48 featuring Andrew Gant

What are the stories behind some of our favorite Christmas carols? Today on the podcast I'm joined by Andrew Gant, composer, choirmaster, church musician, university teacher and writer. Andrew has directed many leading choires, including the Guards Chapel, Selwyn College Cambridge and Worcester College Oxford. He currently teaches music at St. Peter's College in Oxford. We will talk to Andrew about the enduring popularity of Christmas hymns and carols, even among younger generations, the stories behind some of our favorite carols, and his advice for Christians who are celebrating this season. Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Book: The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Songs Register for Evangelicals for Life and use coupon code WAYHOME....

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