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Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Shows Main Idea – This particular episode is number ten from the Christianity Today podcast series, though it’s the thirteenth total episode in this long-form narrative about the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church. They title this episode “The Tempest” as Mike Cosper retells… Continue Reading …

Ep. 333 Webinar: Porn, the Perplexities and the Possibilities

Ep. 333 Webinar Porn, the Perplexities and the Possibilities

Shows Main Idea – Porn addiction is a ubiquitous problem in our culture, and the Christian community is not impervious to its seductive temptations. With the rise of social media, where the average child receives a phone at the age of eight, the possibility of… Continue Reading …

Ep. 332 Webinar: The Benefit of Being Intentionally Intrusive

Ep. 332 Webinar The Benefit of Being Intentionally Intrusive

Shows Main Idea – This webinar helps you build better community life, whether in your marriage, family, church, or other relational contexts. Rick practically delves into Hebrews 10:19-25 and practicalizes it in such a way that you will benefit from biblically intrusive interactions with your… Continue Reading …

Ep. 322 Webinar: Family, Friends, and Other Secondary Considerations

Ep. 322 Family, Friends, and Other Secondary Considerations

Shows Main Idea – When secondary goals—no matter how wonderful they are—become our primary aim for others, we will damage our relationships. In this webinar, Rick talks about the dangers of elevating expectations for others to change while presenting a better way to think about… Continue Reading …

Ep. 321 Why Are Superficial Friends More Enjoyable Than Long-Term Ones?

Why Are Superficial Friends More Enjoyable Than Long-Term Ones

Shows Main Idea – There are built-in dangers when we prefer risk-free superficial relationships over the risks of long-term friends fraught with disappointment. For example, I will hear a person talk about how they met a stranger, and within minutes they had an in-depth personal… Continue Reading …

Ep 276 Ten Sequential and Vital Steps When Correcting Someone

Ep. 276 Ten Sequential and Vital Steps When Correcting Someone

Shows Main Idea – When it comes to correcting others, we are all over the map. We can do it harshly. We may choose to do it behind their backs. Others decide to cave to their insecurities, daring not to bring up the tough conversation.… Continue Reading …

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. 177 An Exceptional Marriage Book for You

Shows Main Idea – Get Ready – For Your Best Marriage Now – If you are thinking about dating, courtship, or getting married, this could be the most important book you’ll ever read. I realize what I just wrote may come across as an overstatement or hyperbolic marketing, but… Continue Reading …

Ep. 157 You Should Not Make a Person’s Problems Your Main Focus

Shows Main Idea – In your normal close relationships, it is not wise to make their problems the primary focus of your interactions. If you do, you may run them off or tempt them to lie, so you stop talking about what is wrong with… Continue Reading …

Ep. 147 Who You Are Affects Your Relationships

Shows Main Idea –The person that you are on the inside always comes out and affects your relationships. If you have a Godward orientation, you will have a positive effect on others. If you have a selfish orientation, you will hurt your relationships. Listen to… Continue Reading …