The Way Home: Chelsea Patterson Sobolik on infertility

As an adopted child, she longed to be a mother. But in her teens, she received a medical diagnosis that she would never be able to bear children. How has her Christian faith helped Chelsea Patterson Sobolik help with the questions and doubt and what word does she have for others who similarly face infertility? Chelsea joins the podcast to talk about her life story, her journey through suffering, and how she encourages churches to help those who suffer from infertility. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @chelspat Website: chelseapattersonsobolik.com Book: Longing for Motherhood: Holding On to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness ...

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Ann Voskamp, Russell Moore, Jim Daly, and Jenny Yang on what it means to be pro-life

What does it mean to apply the Bible's vision of human dignity to all of life, from womb to tomb? At our recent Evangelicals for Life Conference in Washington, D.C., I hosted a panel and asked this question. Joining me were Ann Voskamp, bestselling author and speaker, Russell Moore, ERLC President, Jim Daly, Focus on the Family President, and Jenny Yang, Vice-President of advocacy at World Relief. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @AnnVoskamp @drmoore @dalyfocus @JennyYangWR ...

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15 Years and Counting

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Ephesians 5:31–33 ESV) Fifteen years ago, a man waited by a church stage in Chicago as a beautiful young woman from Texas walked down the aisle. When you get married, you do it without knowing, fully, what is ahead. You know the other person, of course. You get wise input from friends and mentors and parents. You spend time together getting to know each other. But you don't really know the person you are marrying. This is part of what makes marriage mysterious and wonderful if you are committed to it. It is mysterious in that you have no...

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Five Great Reads on Theo Epstein

If you haven't heard, the Cubs just won the World Series. No really, they did. The pathway from a team mired in mediocrity to a first-class operation began with the brilliant hire, by new owner Tom Ricketts, of Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations. When Ricketts made this move in 2011, I knew the Cubs were finally serious about building a wining club. I've been indulging, lately, in profiles of Theo. Here are a few of my favorites: The Curious Have Won - a terrific Ringer piece by Rany Jazayerli on the vindication of the gradual move in baseball toward a data-driven approach. Theo's Curse Breakers - the Five-Thirty-Eight Treatment. Really the combination of Five-Thirty-Eight and Theo Epstein is like the nerd/analytics/data perfect storm Theo Epstein is the Man Behind the Cub Season - the Wright Thompson treatment. I love reading Wright Thompson and here he really gets inside Theo's world. A terrific...

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