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Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It’s Frustrating

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It's Frustrating

Shows Main Idea – One of the more common and often accurate complaints about a local church is the lack of openness among the people. This problem is not isolated to merely one church, but a typical struggle for many. The critical question in this podcast… Continue Reading …

Ep. 214 Getting to the Heart of the Matter With a Combative Couple

Getting to the Heart of a Combative Couple

Shows Main Idea – What you see with any person or couple that you’re helping is not the primary thing you must know. You need to understand how to penetrate the noise and chaos of their lives, and the insight to drill to the heart… Continue Reading …

Ep. 204 Sticks, Stones, and Words Will Hurt You

Shows Main Idea – From the President of the United States to the church attendee, everyone is weaponizing their words, seemingly. We can use our communication to hurt or heal; we have a choice of how we assemble and deploy our words. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 189 Helping Someone Break Free from Fear

Shows Main Idea – Fear is a typical “fallen problem” for all of us. Born in Adam, we come into the world crippled by shame, guilt, and fear. Without the restorative help and power of the gospel, our Adam fallenness will metastasize until hopelessness takes… Continue Reading …

Ep. 163 Why Being Quick to Speak Is Critically Biblical

Shows Main Idea – Being a good discipler implies you must be a talker. Indeed, you cannot counsel (or disciple) anyone well if you do not talk. Sometimes we interpret James wrong where he implores us not to be quick to speak. James is talking… Continue Reading …

Ep. 140 The Downside of Accountability Partners

Shows Main Idea – The accountability partner idea can be a useful context for two individuals to meet up to care for each other. But many times these relationships run out of steam for various reasons. The Bible has a better way to think about soul… Continue Reading …

Ep. 137 Being Pastoral Can Be Better Than Being Theological

Shows Main Idea – There are times when it’s wise to withhold the truth from individuals because what they need more is redemptive care. This thought is not unbiblical, as Jesus withheld the truth from those that He loved. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Ep. 129 Why Close Relationships Become Hard Relationships

Shows Main Idea – All relationships run the risk of disappointing you. The closer you get to a person, the more you will know about them, which is a set up for disappointment. The Bible has a solution to this problem. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Ep. 114 How to Fix Your Communication Problems

Shows Main Idea – Lucia and I spent the first five years of our marriage never owning or confessing personal sin. And there was no asking for and granting forgiveness. Needless to say, we had communication problems. In this podcast, I’m going to walk you… Continue Reading …

Ep. 105 Rick Thomas Preaching On Communication

Shows Main Idea – June 29, 2016, I preached a sermon at North Shore Baptist Church in Queens, New York. The message was on communication from my book, Redeeming Talk Trouble. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,