Parenting in the Kingdom of God

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Wr8URVpQmLiUJvKxBoE6H?si=XiguK8_bSeGcwraMD9HSxw Today, one in five children has mental health problems. Within there last 15 years, there has been a 43% increase in ADHD in kids. Within the last 15 years, there has been a 37% increase in teen depression. Within there last 15 years, there has been a 100% increase in the suicide rate in … Continue reading Parenting in the Kingdom of God

Men of God – Part 5: The Needs of a Boy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1VpUEBua4sBlctE50DhD7C?si=GiQwXz5qR1W7YRq4fJd4Pw This is Episode 68 of the Jesus Society Podcast, and we’re continuing our Men of God series here, and today I want to talk about what boys need from their fathers, what happens to the heart of a boy when he doesn’t get it, and how God will step in to heal and restore … Continue reading Men of God – Part 5: The Needs of a Boy

TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 4: Unfinished Men (Episode 67)

https://open.spotify.com/show/2Rdo3FjvzHufjdaVO3v3iw?si=P81ihp1sTIylWoUYGzUaUA Today, we're continuing our conversation with Brenden Taylor from last week. This week, part of our conversation includes a discussion of part of John Eldredge's Book "Fathered by God." We'll also be hearing part of Brenden's story about making peace with his father (who's now passed on). I think you're going to enjoy this! ___________________________ … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 4: Unfinished Men (Episode 67)

TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 3: Brenden’s Story (Episode 66)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Ze4j1F5gqNm5GcFXtAULx?si=ZD9fnuUERH6ta9I7DYrZdQ Today we're continuing our conversation about men and fathers, and the issues that conspire to keep us from being the men that God wants us to be in the world and for our families. And we're having a conversation today with my friend Brenden Taylor. The truth is that almost every man I know … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 3: Brenden’s Story (Episode 66)

TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 2: Fathered by God (Episode 65)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3kl4Pnd1Awbvw9DWaPRGqE?si=pzyDW4vLSRqJEL3m8PKHew Building on last week's episode, I'm going to spend some time today telling you a little about how God himself stepped into the void of my life and has fathered me over the years. And if you’re a man listening to this who didn’t have the father you wish you’d had, I think — … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 2: Fathered by God (Episode 65)

TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 1: Growing Up Without a (Good) Father (Episode 64)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0MMl45Af4IzJivWu3GuAQf?si=F8b09naZRpGZZHwbIe5www This is Episode 64 of The Jesus Society Podcast. Today I want to start a conversation about Men and Fathers and Families. This is something that’s been on my heart for a long time, and it’s probably something we’re going to talk about for the next few weeks. And as I look back on … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 1: Growing Up Without a (Good) Father (Episode 64)

TJS Podcast – What It Means to “Reign in Life” in Rom. 5:17 (Episode 63)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0XrfmDCdrLrZts7UXsbzKg?si=bjryfLFnTPC_LwwTLOQ6sA Today I want to try, in as succinct a way as I can, to explain a phrase Paul uses in Romans 5:17 that I think has caused a lot of confusion for folks. Paul talks there about how Christians will “reign in life.” Now, if we just pull that phrase up off the page, … Continue reading TJS Podcast – What It Means to “Reign in Life” in Rom. 5:17 (Episode 63)

TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Prayer as Dialogue (Episode 12)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6r58pAQBITN3wcWIigxywN?si=Bp94gmk4T7GkBAp5-4JFvA It’s a little intimidating to talk about prayer. I mean, for 2,000 years, theologians, pastors and priests and monks have written a bazillion volumes on the topic of prayer: where to pray, when to pray, what to pray, how to pray, and what to pray for. What can I possibly say that hasn’t been … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Prayer as Dialogue (Episode 12)

TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Does God Talk to Us? (Episode 11)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0xrOG4F66PVG1dACKx8bdQ?si=UXPW-m8gTCCNvzm8cm49IA If we’re going to be the people God wants us to be in the Kingdom of God and to function as agents of hope and blessing in the world, we’ve got to be different people. God needs to transform us. And we've talked a bit about the role of the Spirit in transformation, and … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Does God Talk to Us? (Episode 11)

TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible, Part 3: Blessed to Be a Blessing (Episode 4)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/397LI6ILW1FAB2I6260wz7?si=touNwBnjSnaAp1JXvbzBqA On today's episode, we’re going to begin to trace the story of Israel. Understanding Israel's role in God's purposes in this world is foundational for understanding Jesus and the Kingdom of God. We can’t just jump from Genesis 3 to the Gospels and think that once we understand the sin problem we can move straight … Continue reading TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible, Part 3: Blessed to Be a Blessing (Episode 4)