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A weekly podcast that offers Christian perspectives on some of the most significant issues facing today's church and culture. In each episode, hosts Scott Rae and Sean McDowell — professors at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology — draw upon biblical wisdom and insights from guest experts as they explore how Christians can thoughtfully and faithfully engage with cultural trends and current events.
 
A miracle is Gods power being manifested, and God desires to do miracles in our lives. He wants us to get free from some things we thought couldnt be changed. He wants things to happen in our lives that nobody can explain. But by faith, we have to believe He can do itand that when we reach up, He reaches back; when we call, He answers; and when we ask, we receive. Even when it seems impossible, it can still be done for those who believe!
 
Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. Matthew 9:28-29 We receive according to our faith. It is the determining factornot the power or will of God, and not our needs or wants. Faith is a choice, and its very important to our God; its what pleases Him. As you listen to this series, allow the God Who you dont see to become more real than the needs you do see. Miracle ...
 
Lay Catholic evangelists Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle bring you a podcast series that teaches you how to confidently share your Catholic faith with your family members, friends, co-workers, and the strangers you meet on airplanes. Every episode, Mike and Dave give you five steps you can take each week to become an instrument God uses to spread the Gospel, heal hearts, and renew his Church. Be inspired by stories of miraculous conversions and be reminded that God still powerfully interv ...
 
Indeed, just as the body without a spirit is dead, so too faith without actions is dead. (James 2:26, CJB) Faith is not passively waiting and making the occasional good confession. Faith is a walk. It's a way of life. God uses faith. It gives Him justification for doing things for us and for anyone who believes Him. In this series, you will learn that there's a time to pray, and there's a time to be quiet and move. You pray and seek the Lord until you hear from Himthen it's not time to keep ...
 
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New year, new role, new opportunities for evangelization. Today, Gomer and Dave “the taxman“ VanVickle talk about practical ways to kickstart evangelization at your parish in the new year. Snippet from the Show “Having solid relationships just means that the tasks and mission of the Church is going to flow that much easier. You’re investing in the …
 
John Cooper of the Christian rock band Skillet talks about his new book "Awake and Alive to Truth." World affairs expert David Aikman looks at China's continued crackdown on Christians and other religious minorities, as well at the death of an Iranian nuclear scientist.]]>
 
Zach Jenkins looks at the latest on the spread of COVID-19 in US, plus how and when vaccines will start being distributed. Political scientist Adam Carrington talks about the Supreme Court's ruling on New York's attempts to limit religious gatherings and other political news.]]>
 
The journey of authentic Christian faith and sexuality is often a rocky and complicated one. Rachel Gilson, in her book, Born Again This Way, tells her story of this journey, with some surprising twists and turns along the way. Join Scott and Sean for this fascinating conversation about faith and sexuality. Show notes, including a full transcript, …
 
Thanksgiving is here, are you ready to navigate faith conversations with your family? Today, Dave “The Turkey”and I give you some quick evangelization pointers so you can navigate faith conversations smoothly and lovingly with your relatives. Snippet from the Show “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”- Mark 12:31 We want to hear from you! Ema…
 
Daryl Crouch talks about better ways to relate to those we disagree with, starting about how we talk with God about them. Political scientist Hunter Baker talks about the Human Rights Campaign call for the Biden administration to dis-accredit religiously faithful institutions of learning.]]>
 
Adam Holz looks at entertainment news, including offers reviews of movies "Hillbilly Elegy" and "The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland." Josh Straub, co-author of "25 Days of the Christmas Story," talks about the book to help make the Christmas story more tangible for families.]]>
 
Matthew Hawkins talks about how executive orders have been used by presidents and how they impact religious freedom issues. Alan Crippen of the coming Faith and Liberty Discovery Center in Philadelphia talks about the ways the Bible has impacted the founding and development of US.]]>
 
The imprecatory psalms--some of the most difficult parts of the Bible, are the places in which the psalmist asks God to bring judgment on one's enemies, often in very harsh language. Talbot OT professor, Dr. Charlie Trimm, helps us understand how these psalms fit in with Jesus' command to love your enemies. Join Scott and Sean for an interesting di…
 
Peter Kapsner comments on recent research showing how our political partisanship is in part fueled by theological differences. Alisa Childers, author of "Another Gospel?" addresses the beliefs of Progressive Evangelicals and how it departs from Biblically-based theology.]]>
 
Ben Johnson offers analysis to a Deutsche Bank proposal to tax those who have the privilege of working at home, as well as the pending student loan cliff. Historian Derek Wilson, author of "The Mayflower Pilgrims," offers deeper contexts to understanding who the Pilgrims were.]]>
 
Reaching out to adults looking to convert to Catholicism and guiding them through RCIA is a key part of parish ministry. Today, Dave “Not a Mouth Breather” VanVickle and I discuss different ways to run an RCIA program at a parish and offer helpful tips in preparing adults to enter the Catholic Church. Snippet from the Show Converting to Catholicism…
 
Bill English looks at ways business leaders can keep staff protected from COVID-19 while maintaining productivity and morale. Dr. Hormoz Shariat of Iran Alive Ministries and author of "Iran's Great Awakening" talks about converting to Christianity and how many are Iranians are leaving Islam for Jesus.]]>…
 
Bruce Ashford talks about his new book "The Doctrine of Creation" and how understanding God's design guides up in how we live in the world. Mission Network News' Ruth Kramer talks about relief efforts in Central American after two hurricanes and Prayer for Muslim-background Believers Day today.]]>
 
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