Practical Christianity Episodes

Jan. 15, 2021

Teach your children well, an interview with Phil Robertson

Phil is an old friend who has a knack with teens and someone I greatly admire. I planned this episode to be about the teens he works with, but Phil quickly turned the conversation to parenting, and I think he …

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Jan. 1, 2021

Discipleship in phases, an interview with Edwin Crozier, Part 1

Edwin Crozier is someone I have known for several years but never really talked to. This is the first part of a great conversation I had with Edwin. In this episode, Edwin talks about his own spiritual walk. If you're …

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Dec. 25, 2020

It's a disruption, not an interruption

This week's interview is with preacher Mark Roberts. He works in Texas and says digital discipleship represents a disruption and not an interruption. This was a fun conversation and the first time I've talked with Mark. He's ...

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Dec. 18, 2020

Culture and Christianity with LaGard Smith, Part 2

In this second episode with LaGard Smith, we talk about digital discipleship, how to keep your biases out of your Bible study, and a surprising project he's putting together which you may be able to see on a screen near …

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Oct. 30, 2020

An Interview with Intimate Covenant (we talk about Christian sex and …

This week in the podcast, I talk with Matt and Jennifer Schmidt about their podcast, Intimate Covenant. This episode deals frankly but not explicitly with sex in Christian marriage. This is NOT an episode for children, but an...

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Oct. 23, 2020

A very personal interview

You'll have to indulge me this week. I'm interviewing my dad, a retired physician from Kentucky. This was the first interview I did for the podcast. It's a little rough around the edges, but it's very sentimental for me. Supp...

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Oct. 2, 2020

Leading with Love: An interview with Darin Gerdes

In this episode I interview a friend and colleague Darin Gerdes about how to be a better leader and Christian. Support the show (

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Sept. 4, 2020

Balancing your Life, an Interview with Dr. Russell Clayton

This is an interview I have with my friend Dr. Russell Clayton about work/life balance. Russell's book is entitled In Search of Work-Life Balance . It's an excellent book. Russell writes short, and his insights are simple and...

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Aug. 14, 2020

Spiritual Maturity: Being the right thing

This episode focuses on developing a good character and the seventh part of spiritual maturity. Support the show (

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Aug. 7, 2020

Spiritual Maturity: Having the right attitudes

This week we discuss having the right attitudes. We also begin by talking with my son Jake who tries to define attitudes for us. The book I mention in this episode The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar Support the …

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July 31, 2020

Spiritual Maturity: Aiming for the right thing

In this episode, we discuss aiming for the right things. Part of that is setting goals, but then we discuss how it's different. Two books I highly recommend from this episode: Called Out by Paula Faris Me, Myself and Bob …

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July 24, 2020

Spiritual Maturity: Having the right relationships

In this episode, we talk about being intentional about your influential relationships. Support the show (

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July 17, 2020

Spiritual Maturity: Thinking about thinking

Thinking about thinking. It's the best definition I know for critical thinking. In this episode we talk about asking fundamental questions and figuring out what we truly believe based on evidence. Support the show (https://ww...

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July 10, 2020

Spiritual Maturity: Doing the next right thing

This week is the second part of growing up spiritually, doing the right things. In this episode we deal with why we don't always do the right thing, especially fear of failure. I also talk about my daughter Abby and …

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July 3, 2020

Spiritual Maturity: Knowing the right things

This is the second episode in the spiritual maturity series and tackles the first idea, knowing the right things. I believe God expects us to keep growing in knowledge. I also make the case our digital tools such as a …

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