The Way Home: Episode 63 featuring Sam Storms

Sam Storms is a renowned author, scholar, and pastor. He's the editor of the popular ESV Men's Devotional Bible and recent Packer on the Christian Life: Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit I ask Sam about two things: gospel-centered men's ministry and the impact of J.I. Packer upon his life. [powerpress] Show Notes Website: samstorms.com Twitter: @Samuel_Storms Book: Packer on the Christian Life: Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit Learn more about the 2016 ERLC National Conference here....

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The Surprising Power of a Public Apology

“I’m sorry.” These two simple words from Paul Ryan, Republican Speaker of the House, came rumbling down the Capitol steps, scrolling across social media timelines, and into the news cycle last week. In a campaign year besotted with the crass and profane, in a culture that seems to rewards pride and hubris, Ryan’s words were a breath of fresh air. There is little incentive these days for leaders to publicly admit their mistakes. Supporters see this as cowardice and opponents see this as an opportunity to capitalize on weakness. What Ryan offered, in the midst of a speech on civility, was refreshing. While speaking out against the coarse nature of the presidential campaign, he admitted his own descent, at times, into less-than-inspiring rhetoric. He recalled previous comments about “makers and takers” in society, and confessed that his previous characterizations were born out of ignorance, “I didn’t come out and say all this to be politically correct. I was just wrong.” When was the...

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The Way Home: Episode 62 featuring Lauren Chandler

Lauren Chandler is a speaker, author, and recording artist. She is married to Matt Chandler, lead pastor of Village Church in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Several years ago Matt was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. This shocking news and subsequent journey through pain and suffering led Lauren to write her latest book, Steadfast Love. Today Lauren talks about suffering, expectations, and life as a ministry wife. [powerpress] Show Notes Website: laurenchandler.com Twitter: @laurenchandler Book: Steadfast Love: The Response of God to the Cries of Our Heart Matt Chandler will be speaking at the 2016 ERLC National Conference. Learn more here....

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Human Dignity, Spiritual Leadership, and Madame Secretary: Some Recent Articles

Here are some recent articles I've published: Stop Pitting Pro-Life Causes Against Each Other For Relevant on the unfortunate tension between those who advocate for pro-life justice and those who advocate for racial justice: Back in January, those of us in the U.S. celebrated both Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and Sanctity of Life Sunday. What would it look like for the church to lament both the abortion industrial complex and systematic racial injustice, to confess the sins of abortion and racism, and to offer, for recovering racists and post-abortive women the freedom offered only in the cross of Christ? Read more here: How to Get Buy-In From the People You Lead For Lifeway Pastors on the five things leaders need to help them lead well: It’s amazing to me how many church leaders discount the important of building relationships with the people they serve. But all the seminary education and vision casting in the world won’t make up...

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