Join us as we interview the definition of a fascinating everday hero. Steve Doty, the founder and director of Direct Connect Humanitarian Aid sheds light on some of DCHA’s most recent projects - introducing us to people who are truly doing amazing things. DCHA is a humanitarian aid organization that exists to support local people who are already doing the work of serving others. By connecting those with a heart to serve with resources they need, DCHA is making a difference in places like Belarus, Kosovo, Vietnam and other countries as well. Steve not only introduces us to DCHA but stirringly shares his own background as a social orphan and what led him to found Direct Connect. You can learn more about DCHA at www.directconnectaid.org.
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Have you ever felt the sting of being accused of something lacking in your character? By a friend? Family member? Maybe an ENEMY? The scriptures give us some great insight into how to not only handle such criticism, but turn it into an opportunity. Ready? Let’s GO!
Second in our series Lies We Allow Ourselves To Believe, this lie is incideous in that it is couched in humility. Yet it renders us powerless to accomplish God’s purpose. What if we have believed (or still believe) this lie? We offer some motivation and ACTIONABLE steps to busting through the funk this lie causes.
In today’s culture it’s tempting to think that lampooning our adversaries with a quick meme or condescending label will win our argument. A few “Likes” and BOOM! We WON! While satire is a good tool for making points, if we want to truly help people move from point A to point B, we need to use some different tools in our tool belt. In this episode we compare and contrast both styles and give some tips on how to engage in a constructive way. Hint: Being willing to be proven wrong is key.
Lies! There are some popular but nasty ones out there that are hindering Christians from winning spiritual battles. We debunk some of those lies in this series, starting with one of the nastiest: That in Christ, we are still flawed and are destined to be slaves to sin. Be ready to be challenged and equipped and WIN!
What do governments (from communist to good old ‘merica) know about controlling their citizens that we should take note of in the church? In this episode, we discuss a topic (hopefully engagingly so) that most have kicked to the curb to their peril. What we say and what we mean by it can affect peoples’ souls: Ours, our neighbors & friends, and our kids. Here is a link to a video we are discussing: itbn.org/index/detail/ec/B5aWc3MzE6EbyciUOTXvh2T0FbeU7mZ7. Special thanks to Rob O’Keefe of Lancaster, Ohio for his valuable insight that helped us put this episode together!
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A follow up to our Youth Immersion episode, where we examined at what age is appropriate for a person to be immersed into Christ. What is a person to do if they were immersed young? What if a person isn’t sure if they were old enough? What if, as parents, we encouraged or allowed our children to be immersed as youth? What now? Mark and Jason talk through their immersions as youth, what it did (and didn’t do) for them, as well as some practical steps moving forward. For an in-depth study on this topic, check out Steve Compton’s work on the subject - newcreationstudies.org/studies/childandyouthimmersion.htm
Is my child old enough to become a Christian? Is there a magical age? What if my child were to die today, would they go to heaven? At what age does the grace that covers children cease to cover them? As parents these questions are probably on the back (or front) of our minds quite often, especially as our children reach certain age milestones - 12, 16, 18, 21, etc. Here are some principles to help guide us as we ask these questions. For an in-depth study, check out Steve Compton’s work on the subject here - newcreationstudies.org/studies/childandyouthimmersion.htm
In our series “Boots On The Ground” we gain insight into what it takes to get things done by interviewing the ones who are doing the work! Jeff McGraw of Lancaster (LANkester), OH is one of those people. Jeff gives us valuable insight into how he gets it done, what challenges he sees facing Christian men today, and what the biggest opportunities we have in this day and age. Let’s learn from Jeff!