Nov. 20, 2020

Power of Gratitude

This week we discuss the importance and power of gratitude to the Christian life. I start out by talking about my younger son, Kent. He's a case of "still waters run deep." He's very bright, quiet and thoughtful. I mention …

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Nov. 13, 2020

Talking sports with Jason Romano

This was a great interview with Jason Romano. Jason was a 17 year ESPN producer who became an author and podcaster. In his first book, Live to Forgive , Jason talks about his struggles with his alcoholic father and then …

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Nov. 6, 2020

Exploring Bible Lands: An Interview with Barry Britnell

Barry is a friend who has become an expert and scholar on the Bible lands. In the last 15 years, Barry has also become a podcaster and on-camera host of a YouTube series that introduced the places in the Bible …

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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. 16, 2020

Leadership and digital discipleship

This week is a conversation with my close friend Mark McCrary. He's a leader at Douglass Hills church of Christ and one of the decision makers there which help implement the tools of digital discipleship. Pay particular atten...

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Oct. 9, 2020

The Appian Media Story: An interview with Craig Dehut and Stuart Peck

In this episode I interview the two founders of Appian Media, Craig Dehut and Stuart Peck. They've put together three YouTube series exploring biblical stories in the Bible lands. Their first series, Following the Messiah , t...

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

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Sept. 25, 2020

Four teens and an Internet discussion

Okay, this week I'm talking to my seventeen-year-old son and some of his friends. They talk about how they see the Internet, how people around them are trying to frame the Internet for them, and how they can see Christianity …

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Sept. 18, 2020

Why digital discipleship?

In this episode, I discuss why digital discipleship is so important to Christians. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

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Sept. 11, 2020

Online Christianity: An interview with Wyatt Taylor

This week I talk with Wyatt Taylor about digital discipleship and how he helped bring one church online. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

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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. 28, 2020

Interview with Kris Emerson

This episode features an interview with the host of the podcast Excel Still More, Kris Emerson. Kris talks candidly about his spiritual background, his podcast series, a Christian's relationship with the Internet, and what's ...

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Aug. 21, 2020

Putting spiritual maturity together

This is the last part of spiritual maturity. I end by challenging you to take spiritual maturity seriously. I have to apologize for the audio quality. I had to record in a different part of the house. But I think …

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

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

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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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June 26, 2020

Looking over the seven parts of spiritual maturity

In this episode, we examine the seven parts of spiritual maturity. They are: knowing the right things, doing the right things, thinking the right things, having the right relationships, aiming for the right things, having the...

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June 20, 2020

Welcome to Balancing the Christian Life

In the first episode, I talk about the direction of the podcast. The series will examine: Practical tips for how Christians mature Good ideas from Christians who have learned something important Digital tools for today's Chri...

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