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Study Gateway First Listens

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Study Gateway's First Listens: Find your next Bible study! Join host Shelley Leith as she curates first sessions of Bible studies on various themes each season, taught by some of the world’s most influential Christian authors, teachers, and pastors. To learn more, visit https://StudyGateway.com.
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Potter’s Inn Soul Care Conversations is a place where our souls meet the world. We invite you into a relevant, vulnerable, and courageous conversation with us. We’ll explore key Soul Care issues facing us in work, health, relationships, and God. In our busy lives we all need a space to reflect, be inspired, and get some needed resources to help us navigate the white water of life. This podcast is provided by Potter’s Inn, a ministry dedicated to the care of the soul for leaders in the minist ...
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This cool breeze by the river bank. A great blue heron feeding in the shallows. The pilated woodpecker serenading the forest with its haunting song. I think I need one hundred days like this! Slowly, ever so slowly. Here. Now. This! Bit by bit and little by little, I feel a twinge of what may be life. A steady erosion has happened in me. It’s taken…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Discernment is the process of gaining clarity on finding direction for the next step of our journey. SHOW NOTES Today’s podcast is part two of a discussion between Steve and Spiritual Director Martie McMane. Martie is a retired minister, artist, and spiritual director who used a collage process with Steve & Gwen to help them make some crucial life …
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Discernment is the process of gaining clarity on finding direction for the next step of our journey. SHOW NOTES Last year Steve and Gwen went through a period of repositioning: changes were on the horizon but any clarity about what to do next was clouded by the realization that they were not on the same page. They reached out to a trusted Spiritual…
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I am simply humbled at this stage in my career, to have the privilege to tell Walter’s story and to help amplify his amazingly relevant voice. Getting to know Walter has been a healing and restorative experience for me as a former pastor and a professor deeply committed to social justice when so much of the church and society has forgotten what the…
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I came to the conclusion that I could not stay in that role and be healthy. So I chose to be a healthy person over a megachurch pastor, and it was an incredibly hard choice. — Pete Briscoe SHOW NOTES In today’s conversation, Steve talks with Pete Briscoe about why Pete no longer calls himself an “evangelical.” You’ll hear Pete’s story, filled with …
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I have learned to prize holy ignorance more highly than religious certainty and to seek companions who have arrived at the same place. We are a motley crew, distinguished not only by our inability to explain ourselves to those who are more certain of their beliefs than we are but in many cases by our distance from the centers of our faith communiti…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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Host Shelley Leith interviews Philip Yancey. They discuss the impact of place on Philip’s writing; the arc of his writings—from topics about pain, to topics about the character of God, to topics of grace; the source of the questions he based several of his books on; and the updates he made to the 25th anniversary edition of What’s So Amazing About …
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Host Shelley Leith interviews her pastor, Rick Warren. They discuss the difference between our dreams and our purpose, the fulfillment of the specific and God-sized dreams God gave Rick for Saddleback Church 40 years ago, and whether it’s too late, too early, or too unnecessary to have a dream from God. Watch the video of Session One Get informatio…
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If you got the chance to go to the Holy Land with Max Lucado, wouldn’t you jump on it? Join in with a group that did just that. In Session One of In the Footsteps of the Savior, our tour group is visiting the town of Capernaum, which was Jesus’ base of operations in the region of Galilee. Max Lucado zeroes in on the questions we have all had when w…
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Lisa Harper is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. They discuss Lisa’s favorite theologians (there are several!), the theme of outcasts in the book of Luke and who Lisa’s favorite outcast it, and her own story of feeling like an outcast and the healing she found in Christ. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gate…
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Note From Steve: We are living in a day and age of distractions. We are bombarded with choices, options and desires. This podcast lays out the way to to cultivate peace and contentment. It's about practicing the daily Examen. This is an ancient practice developed by Ignatius of Loyola. He said this ONE spiritual practice would change your life for …
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Listen for the code to get a 15% discount (good for the life of your subscription; first-time subscribers only) Randy Frazee is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. They touch on the significance of the opening stories Randy told in each session, then spend time understanding the insights of sociologist Rodney Stark, who analyzed from a sociological…
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Note From Steve: This conversation for me was like having a trusted friend do the deep excavation of my heart. There is nothing like a good question to allow one to feel safe and begin to open up. Steve Macchia and I had a lovely conversation which I commend to you this summer. There's a lot in this wide ranging conversation. I hope you'll enjoy! S…
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Margaret Feinberg is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith, and she tells of the adventures she had traveling the world to explore the theme of food in the Bible. God is a foodie, which can be seen from the Garden of Eden to the way Jesus is either coming from a meal, going to a meal, enjoying a meal, doing a miracle at a meal, telling stories about a…
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NOTE FROM STEVE: I love this particular podcast because it is foundational to understanding the care of the soul. In this podcast, I explain what the soul is and how we can participate in the caring for our soul. As I’ve said , this message is needed because the message of soul care gets lost in our busyness and all the issues of life hitting us da…
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Gary Thomas is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith, and they discuss exploring and discovering our primary pathway to connection with God. We don’t all have to be locked into one particular way of praying or having “quiet time.” God made each of us unique, and we connect best with God out of our spiritual temperament which is drawn to pathways of wo…
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FROM STEVE: Until we answer life’s deepest questions, we will remain stuck— unable to live with freedom and vitality. This podcast is one where Gwen and I explore three core questions. Remember this: we can never hear this message too much because living with soul and by soul is counter cultural and for many, counter intuitive! SHOW NOTES In this e…
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We head off to the Holy Land to explore the little town of Bethlehem, with Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel in The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi. Kathie Lee, the beloved television talk show host, draws upon her Jewish heritage as she leads us through her favorite places in Israel. And Rabbi Jason helps us understand what we’re seeing from …
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This is a way of praying that just helps! And help is what most of us seem to need these days. How do we find words to form in prayer when we are knotted up inside; when we are speechless? The Welcome Prayer is a prayer of letting go and holding palms up in sweet surrender. I use this prayer often and this podcast is about learning to mouth the wor…
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FROM STEVE: I consider Belden Lane to Be among the most important voices in the 21st century. For the next two weeks listen deeply to his wisdom and insight. I relish in his books and find him to be among the most authentic voices I've ever heard! SPECIAL GUEST BELDEN C. LANE Belden and his dog Joey Belden C. Lane is a Presbyterian theologian who t…
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This study is for those of us who try to measure up to unrealistic standards of perfection, or who may have heard ourselves say, “If only my life looked like that other person’s, and I would have it all together and be happy.” Emily Ley wants us to let go of control and allow ourselves to step into imperfection, which is where we encounter God’s pe…
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FROM STEVE: I consider Belden Lane to Be among the most important voices in the 21st century. For the next two weeks listen deeply to his wisdom and insight. I relish in his books and find him to be among the most authentic voices I've ever heard! SPECIAL GUEST BELDEN C. LANE Belden and his dog Joey Belden C. Lane is a Presbyterian theologian who t…
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In this new study, Rebekah Lyons teaches us how to improve our stress response and become people of resilience, so we can withstand the onslaught of adversity, disconnection, and anxiety. She says, “Adversity awakens the human heart.” Rebekah shares how to take care of ourselves when we face adversity in the first session called Name the Pain. Watc…
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NOTE FROM STEVE: We all need spiritual diodes to help us find the way. I consider Trevor to be a Spiritual Master. In todays world, I am suspicious of people who are not credible-- who are too young, too inexperienced and too unbroken. The voices I trust and listen to are seasoned women and men who know the landscape of the inner journey. Trevor Hu…
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In Session One titled “Diagnosing Disconnection,” Pastor Kyle Idleman says, “If you're feeling frustrated or tired or overwhelmed or stressed out or anxious or discouraged or depressed, my counsel to you would have been pretty straightforward. Stop feeling that way and do something about it! That approach worked for me really well, I suppose, until…
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Steve's Podcast List for Summer 2023 If there is one podcast that defines my life message and legacy, surely it is this one. This has the key to unlock all the years of trying and performance to get it right. I explore why reading the “red letters of Jesus “ is so important and some thoughts to inspire us upward and onward! Could you PLEASE LEAVE A…
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The Daniel Plan is perhaps our most wholistic study on self-care. This healthy lifestyle program, created by Pastor Rick Warren and his team at Saddleback Church, goes beyond just healthy for your body. It addresses our Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. Rick Warren teaches the overarching principle of Faith in Session One of the core study. …
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This Bible study is about eight things we should quit, and the first session is called, “Quit Being Afraid of What Others Think.” In this episode, Geri tells the story of how she quit her own church, of which her husband was the pastor! Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study …
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Brant Hanson is interviewed by host Shelley Leith. In this fascinating discussion, Brant, a seasoned but quirky radio host, talks about how timely the topic of Unoffendable is because of the rampant self-righteousness in our culture at large. He explains how counterintuitive it is to decide to be unoffendable, and what needs to be present in our li…
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The trapeze artist free falls into the hands of trust and love. Jesus let go, while on the cross and surrendered his life into good hands of his Father. — Henri Nouwen SHOW NOTES It’s hard work to let go. Ask Moses, Peter, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus, or really—any character in the Scriptures. Like it or not, letting go is one of the big scholas…
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One day Judah Smith started asking this question of his friends: “How’s your soul?” He really wanted to know how they were doing on the inside. This episode explores how to take care of the most important part of ourselves, our soul. We listen to Session One, “When is My Soul Home?” Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide …
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We carry these desires, our deepest longings, with us. It’s part of what it means to be human, and they are drivers in our lives whether or not we acknowledge them. — Jeff Crosby SHOW NOTES Today’s guest is Jeff Crosby, the author of the new book (releases May 23, 2023) Language of the Soul. For over fifteen years, Jeff has been searching for a lan…
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Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
  continue reading
 
Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
  continue reading
 
Dive deep into scripture with Addie as current events, teachings in the modern church, testimonies, trends, important biblical teachings, and the sweeping drift away from the basic truths in the Bible across the modern-day Church are all brought to light to be tested only against the infallible, un-changing, Word of God on Discerning the Drift.…
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John Eldredge is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. John starts out by saying only partly tongue-in-cheek saying he has adopted the life of a 21st century monk, and we find out what he means by that during this discussion. John’s work for Get Your Life Back and for his own life personally has been focused on the big lie of technology and counterac…
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