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Aug. 21, 2022

Devotion versus perfection, a conversation with Josh Creel

Are you going to heaven? In this episode we talk about having certainty in your salvation. And we find out why the reason most are not certain has to do with the difference between devotion and perfection. Support the show

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Aug. 15, 2022

Love as a fruit of the spirit with Bollman, Shanks, Sipe and Stonehart

So do you know what love is? We understand as Christians that God loves us, but how do we know that? This was a fun conversation with Jared Bollman, Adam Shanks, BJ Sipe and Keith Stonehart about what Christian love …

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Aug. 7, 2022

What is Christian leadership with Don Truex

What exactly is Christian leadership? I spoke with Don Truex about how to prepare yourself to lead other Christians and what I walked away with was a deeply optimistic and inspiring view of Christianity. Support the show

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July 31, 2022

Starting something

This week I talk about two things which got started, my son's high school career and the new Balancing the Christian Life Conference. Support the show

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July 23, 2022

Understanding grace...a conversation with Edwin Crozier and Jacob Hud…

In this episode we talk to Jacob Hudgins and Edwin Crozier about the role grace plays in our Christian walk. I also have some information regarding the lectureship in late July, which is also available at www.balancingthechri...

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July 16, 2022

Making a Christian change...an interview with Bob Darnell

Bob Darnell is a surgeon and lifelong friend in the Louisville area. He converted from Judaism and talks about what that change meant for him. He has also served as an elder in the past and has some excellent insight …

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July 9, 2022

Being a birth mother...a conversation with Amber Jimerson

What does adoption look like if you are the one putting your child up for adoption. Amber Jimerson talks candidly about her experience as a birth mother and what she learned and how it can help other Christians understand the...

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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 expensive gift. I also have some information regarding the lectureship in late July, which …

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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 behind the putting this part of the lecture series together. I also have some information regardin...

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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 all six of Scott's kids. These guys represent two very impressive families, and I'm …

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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 evangelist in rural Illinois, divorcee and father of three. The theme that comes out time and …

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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 internal dialogue we have with ourselves and what we should believe. There's another perspective in th...

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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 about how both balance and pursuit are essentially to loving God and each …

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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 lectureship. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

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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 Balancing the Christian Life Lecture Series in July. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancin...

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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 show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

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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 If you'd like to see the event website still in progress, you can go to www.balancingthechristian...

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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, Holiday. Scott talks about his fears, his relationship with God, and his joy about seeking more B...

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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.balancingthechristianlife.com/lecture In this episode, Hal Hammons discusses the track he planned and Natha...

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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 understands Christianity well and can teach you a lot about having a passion for the faith. …

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