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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 Jared Bollman together...and that's what we did. It was a lot of fun, but the conversation …

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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 the bad news first. These are the dangers of digital discipleship. Support the show (https://ww...

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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/balancingthechristianlife)

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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 centered around these green pieces of paper with numbers. However, Adam Shanks tells us why we shou...

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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 want to consider getting some help from a counselor from time to time. She also talks about how …

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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 Oregon. He's also enthusiastic about the use of digital tools to spread Christianity …

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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. This week I talk to Donna DeHoog, a single mother of two teenage boys about how …

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Jan. 22, 2022

Think on these things...a conversation with Ann Hoover

How does God guard your mind? I think many of us overlook this passage in Romans, but Ann Hoover understands this passage and Paul's instruction to think on good things in a different way. As someone who was diagonsed as …

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Jan. 14, 2022

Making Christianity your own...a conversation with Jake Embry

Do you remember when you knew you believed in Christianity and didn't simply inherit your parent's religion? My son Jake is going through that process now as he starts college. I understand this is partially a dad talking to ...

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Jan. 7, 2022

The danger of pornography...a conversation with BJ Sipe

This week, BJ Sipe tells his powerful story of overcoming and dealing with pornography and how he helps others do the same. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

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Jan. 1, 2022

Looking forward to 2022

This is really a podcast episode about the podcast. I want to put "out there" what I plan to do this year so you can help keep me accountable. Maybe we can do the same for each other. Support the …

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Dec. 24, 2021

Conversations and critical thinking..talking with Kenny Moorer

Moving from being a parent of young children to older children can be tricky. This week I talk to Kenny Moorer, an evangelist in Alabama and an old colleague from Florida College. The big themes we talk about in this …

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Dec. 17, 2021

Christians in Crisis...thinking about the tornadoes

Did you hear about the tornadoes? This hit the area where I grew up, and it affected me a lot. If you'd like to help out, you can donate money here . Be good and do good. Support the show …

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Dec. 10, 2021

Thinking fast and slow

Are you sure you know what you think you know? This week I examine what it means to think fast and slow. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

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Dec. 3, 2021

The Parent Struggle

Being a parent isn't for sissies. This week I talk about some ideas I have about being a parent, especially at a time of difficulty. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

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Nov. 26, 2021

I believe, help my unbelief...a conversation with Nathan Ward

I believe, help my unbelief. Do you ever doubt? All of us do if we're thinking about Christianity in any depth. This week I talk to author, college professor and evangelist Nathan Ward about the importance of doubt. Also, fin...

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Nov. 19, 2021

Thank you...how to "do" gratitude

I'm returning for a few episodes to audio essays so I can end the semester. However, I love this time of year when we can think about what it means to be thankful. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristi...

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Nov. 12, 2021

Being a Godly woman

What does it mean to be a Godly woman? It's easy to point to Proverbs 31, but what does it look like in your life? This week, I talk to four women who I both love and admire about what …

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Nov. 5, 2021

Converting from Islam, a conversation with Saif Alsafeer

I think we often focus on what we are not doing in spreading Christianity. But this week, I wanted to talk to someone whose journey to Christ was both unusual but also highlighted how simple evangelism can be. Saif Alsafeer …

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Oct. 29, 2021

The Christian Mindset...a conversation with Benjamin Lee

How does your mindset affect your Christian walk? This week I talk with Benjamin Lee from the I Can Do podcast. He helped me understand mindset better and how focusing on the whole Christian came make a world of difference. …

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Oct. 22, 2021

A few questions from Jake

Why did God create us? Does God want us to fail? Can you evangelize if you're an introvert? All of these are simple to ask, but difficult to answer. My son Jake asks a few questions he has about Christianity …

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Oct. 15, 2021

Geeking out with Bryan and Ryan from the Bible Geeks

So, what do you "geek out" about? For some it might be scrapbooking or the latest comic book movie. For Bryan Schiele and Ryan Joy, they geek out about Christianity on their podcast, The Bible Geeks. I loved having this …

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Oct. 8, 2021

Raising Christian teens

If you talk to parents of teens, you have probably have heard about both the blessing and struggle of raising them. In this episode, we talk to Phil Robertson and Edwin Crozier about raising teens. We all read a book, …

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Oct. 1, 2021

Trial and triumph...a conversation with Stuart Peck and Craig Dehut

In this episode we talk to Craig Dehut and Stuart Peck about their newest documentary for Appian Media, Trial and Triumph. These guys are doing some amazing things. Check out their work at www.appianmedia.org . Support the sh...

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