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Ep. 367 Is It Wise for Me to Attend a Sovereign Grace Church?

Ep. 367 Is It Wise for Me to Attend a Sovereign Grace Church

Shows Main Idea – Because of my former relationship with Sovereign Grace Ministries, now Sovereign Grace Churches, people come to me asking for my take on that organization. They are frequently asking because they are in a Sovereign Grace church or are thinking about attending… Continue Reading …

Ep. 365 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 11

Ep. 365 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 11

Shows Main Idea – In this episode of the Christianity Today podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Mike Cosper shares the motive and method of Mark Driscoll’s desire to share the gospel globally. Mark makes significant ministry changes in 2008. Was it… Continue Reading …

Ep. 324 Preparing Our Legacy to Minister to the Next Generation

Ep. 324 Preparing Our Ministry Legacy for the Next Generation

Shows Main Idea – My unspoken mission is to take the practical gospel of Christ to every human on the planet, which implies that I must extend the life of this ministry beyond my lifetime. In late 2020, we formed a team to start planning… Continue Reading …

Ep. 312 A Cancel Culture Manipulates Everyone to See Things as They Do

Ep. 312 A Cancel Culture Manipulates Everyone to See Things As They Do

Shows Main Idea – The cancel culture is a leaderless mob of like-minded activists who use manipulative tactics to browbeat everyone else into conforming to their dictates. Because there is no leader, it makes it hard to push against them. It’s an idea, worldview, presupposition,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 309 Could I Start a Ministry in a Church with a Different Vision?

Ep. 309 Could I Start a Ministry In a Church With a Different Vision_

Shows Main Idea – When you have a burden for a ministry in your church that is at odds with your church’s leadership’s vision for that local body, how should you proceed? Perhaps you see “doing church” differently, but your leaders do not hold your… Continue Reading …

Ep. 294 What Is the Best Way to Start a Ministry Similar to Yours?

Ep. 294 What Is the Best Way to Start a Ministry Similar to Yours?

Shows Main Idea – A friend asked Rick for the best way to start a ministry like his. She was inspired to share the practical gospel of Christ with a hurting world. The current downward spiral of cultural and political climate is what’s motivating her.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 262 Learn How This Ministry Benefits You and Your Family

Ep. 262 Learn How This Ministry Benefits You and Your Family

Shows Main Idea – This ministry offers thousands of articles, podcasts, videos, and graphics, plus interactive forums provided freely to any person looking for practical help from a biblical perspective. Read, listen, or watch what God is doing through this ministry and the thousands of… Continue Reading …

Ep. 252 The Miraculous Twists and Turns That Led to This Ministry

Ep. 252 The Miraculous Twists and Turns That Led to This Ministry

Shows Main Idea – An amazing thing can happen when you stop grumbling and complaining. At least, that is what happened to me. How many of you have experienced surprising grace and ministry advancement after you repented of a specific sin? Did you know that… Continue Reading …

Ep. 239 The Burden of Ministry and Your Role in It

Ep. 239 The Burden of Ministry and Your Role In It

Show’s Main Idea – No ministry is an island that is separated from those they serve. As the head and body of Christ are unified and mobilized, you and I are one in our work. All ministries, whether church or parachurch, operate similarly. You want… Continue Reading …

Ep. 235 Is It a Good Idea to Expect Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Ep. 235 Will You Stop Expecting Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Shows Main Idea – Should pastors have the skillset to do biblical counseling? I’m talking about an ability to care for all people in any situation, no matter the degree of difficulty. Though everyone can disciple and pastors should be able to do it better… Continue Reading …