The Way Home featuring Rich Stearns

What motivates the CEO of a luxury goods company to leave it all behind to work on behalf of the most vulnerable around the world? How can Christians both proclaim the gospel and live it out by serving the neediest around the world? Today my guest is Rich Stearns, President and CEO of World Vision, one of the largest nonprofit humanitarian organizations in the world. Stearns has travelled to 40 of the 100 countries where World Vision has a presence and is the author of several books, including The Hole in Our Gospel. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @RichStearns Book: The Hole in Our Gospel Websites: richstearns.org and worldvision.org ...

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The Way Home featuring Esther Fleece

Does the church provide enough space for lament? Why are modern Christians so reluctant to admit their struggles? My good friend, Esther Fleece, knows all about this. As a Christian leader, writer, and speaker, she has often been tempted to hide her difficulties. But God has allowed her to see the value of lament in her life. Esther is the author of No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending. She is also founder and CEO of L&L Consulting, Inc. "She helps new and established Christian ministries develop innovative strategies for non-profit sustainability, new business development, next generation outreach, marketing and communications and relationship brokering." Esther joins me today to share from her deeply personal and tragic story and how she helps other Christians lament well. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @estherfleece Book: No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending Websites: estherfleece.com ...

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The Way Home featuring Trevin Wax

Should Christians be nostalgic about days gone by or be excited about living out their faith in the 21s century? Your answer is a good indicator of how you see yourself and your mission in the world. To help us with this, I’ve invited my long time friend Trevin Wax to join us. Trevin is the Bible and Reference publisher at B&H Publishing Group. He is also the managing editor of the popular Gospel Project curriculum. Trevin is a thoughtful voice and the author of several books, including his latest one, which we will discuss This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel. He also blogs regularly at the Gospel Coalition. Trevin and I will discuss Christians and our politics, how different generations of the church see the world, and why he is hopeful about living out the gospel in today’s complex culture. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @TrevinWax  Book: This Is Our Time: Everyday...

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The Way Home featuring Johnny Hunt

How can and should the church address the manhood crisis in their communities? How is leadership changing in this digital age? What is the secret to pastoral faithfulness? These are the questions I posed to my friend Johnny Hunt, the longtime pastor at First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Johnny is a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. For more than 25 years he has hosted the Johnny Hunt Men's Conferences and Timothy-Barnabas pastors retreats. He's the author of several books, including his latest: Demolishing Strongholds.  [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @johnnymhunt Website: johnnyhunt.com Book: Demolishing Strongholds: Finding Victory Over the Struggles That Hold You Back ...

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