Episodes

July 3, 2022

Learning from Legos

Something very simple but profound to me happened this week, and I wanted to share it. It involves an old man, a young boy and an…

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June 27, 2022

Lecture Series women's track...a short conversation with Jennifer Ack…

In this bonus episode, we talk about the women's track in the lecture series. Jennifer Ackett talks about the thinking she had be…

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June 11, 2022

Faith, hope and love through adoption...a conversation with Scott Bey…

In some ways, this was an opportunity to connect with two guys I love. It was also an excuse to really meet Jared's son Will and …

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June 4, 2022

Being a single dad...a conversation with Ray Warfel

Being a single dad isn't something I know a lot about, but Ray Warfel is someone who understands what that means. Ray is an evang…

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May 29, 2022

Growing as a Christian

This week I learned a lot about growing as a podcaster, so I wanted to take a spiritual angle on growth. Support the show

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May 22, 2022

Negative self-talk, and how to fix it...a conversation with Kylie Sip…

So do you ever doubt yourself or struggle with self-esteem? This is about what it means to have a Godly perspective on the intern…

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May 15, 2022

Pursuing love...a conversation with David Osteen

What does it mean to pursue love and why is it a big deal for Christians to do exactly that? This week we talk to David Osteen ab…

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May 8, 2022

So this is what happened Friday...

Chaos at the Embry house this week. Let me tell you why this week's episode is a day late. Support the show

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May 1, 2022

The textual track of the lecture series with Steve Wolfgang

This week we talk to Steve Wolfgang about the textual track of the lecture series. I also answer some questions about the lecture…

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April 24, 2022

Using the internet to connect others...a conversation with Brady Cook

This week we talk to Brady Cook from Diakonos Marketing. Brady is hosting a Bible Summit in June and participating in the Balanci…

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April 17, 2022

Learning from the leadership of Zelenskyy and Putin...a conversation …

This week Darin Gerdes uses the invasion of Ukraine as a way to talk about Christian leadership and its pitfalls. Support the sho…

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April 10, 2022

The Lectureship: Leadership and Digital Discipleship

We talk about the lecture in July 28-30. If you'd like to get a ticket, you can go to www.balancingthechristianlife.com/lecture I…

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April 2, 2022

"Beyers look for other Beyers"...a conversation about Christian Adopt…

Have you ever thought about adopting? Scott and his wife Jenna have adopted six children, along with their biological daughter, H…

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March 27, 2022

Details about the lectureship

This week we give details about the lectureship we've been planning for late July. You can sign up for tickets at www.balancingth…

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March 20, 2022

Learning from a new Christian...a conversation with Daniel Lookadoo

Have you ever learned a lot from someone new in the faith? Today I talk with Daniel Lookadoo, a truly inspiring young man who und…

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March 13, 2022

Joy...one flavor of good spiritual fruit

This week I wanted to talk to some friends and fellow podcasters about joy. So I got my friends Keith Stonehart, BJ Sipe and Jare…

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March 6, 2022

Digital Discipleship: First the bad news

I wanted to start a series on digital discipleship and how Christians can use digital tools well. However, I wanted to start with…

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Feb. 26, 2022

Christian friends

This week I go to an audio essay about being a Christian friend. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianl…

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Feb. 19, 2022

Christians and money...a conversation with Adam Shanks

As a Christian, how do you think about money? Many of us are motivated by fear, envy, contempt or other negative feelings all cen…

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Feb. 13, 2022

Working with a Christian counselor...a conversation with Jeanie Campb…

So, could you use a therapist? Jeanie Campbell is a retired Christian counselor who gives you some good reasons why you might wan…

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Feb. 5, 2022

Being a Christian man in a digital world...a conversation with Jared …

So what does it mean to be a Christian in a digital age? Jared Bollman is the host of the podcast Man Up! and an evangelist in Or…

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Jan. 29, 2022

Christian single parenthood...a conversation with Donna Dehoog

I meet several single parents and they have my full admiration, but I must admit I don't know exactly how to serve them best. Thi…

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