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Best Dr Jonathan G Smith podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Dr Jonathan G Smith podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Grace On Fire is a podcast dedicated to forging a third way in bringing the Gospel to the Gay Community. Hosted by Dr. Jonathan G. Smith, a.k.a "the Rev'd Dr. Smitty," his passion is applying God's grace to life's most challenging problems. Driven by this passion and a desire to see Reformed Evangelicals lead the way as ambassadors of grace to Gay Christians, Grace On Fire is a podcast to guide the next generation to love LGBTQ+ people and families in the church.
 
Are you looking to grow deeper into the gospel of Jesus Christ or interested in knowing how to apply the gospel to every area of your life? Then join Dr. Jonathan G. Smith each week as he shares his sermons from Redeemer Anglican Church of Orlando Fl. His goal is to help you live a Gospel-centered life through the liberating power of faith in Jesus Christ.
 
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Does God really like us? According to Genesis 1, the answer is yes! In this new series, Jonathan explores God's Passion for People and asks, why? The post Surprise! God Really Likes us | FITC59 appeared first on Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith.By Faith In The City Podcast | Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith
 
Millennials are the justice generation. On today’s episode, Pastor Jonathan explores the theme of Justice and asks, what does the Bible really have to say about justice? Millennials look at their world through a lens of justice. So is it possible that Evangelical’s treatment of LGBT+ people has led to their exodus from the church? The answer is yes…
 
LGBT+ people sometimes criticize Evangelicals for lacking compassion for Queer people. To address this issue, Dr. Jonathan explores the interaction of Jesus and a leper to see how Jesus’ was motivated by compassion to cross social boundaries and love a man who was “unclean.” The post Compassion – Grace Nation’s Core Values Part 1 | GOF 94 appeared …
 
What is the mission of Grace Nation? To craft Side B Allies in the Church who will love LGBTQ+ people and families. So to keep you up to speed on this progress, I’m laying out some updates for the ministry of Grace Nation. There are four things we’re dong: 1) Building a Prayer Team, 2) Training Pastors, 3) Developing Seminars, and 4) Providing Life…
 
There is more than one path in our journey in sanctification. Today, however, most evangelicals insist that the process of sanctification for the gay Christian leads to heterosexuality with orientation change as the inevitable conclusion. Forty years ago, a different evangelical vision was held by some of the most prominent theological thinkers. Wh…
 
Many Gay people have tried to “pray the gay away" only to be left frustrated by unanswered prayers. Yet many well-meaning pastors insist that is the answer. There is a major flaw in this logic. The post Praying the Gay Away | GOF 89 appeared first on Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith.By Grace On Fire Podcast | Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith
 
What is a queer Christian? For Evangelicals, the word “queer” can seem dangerous. But it doesn’t have to be. To help me understand how this word is used today, I interviewed Bridget Eileen, a Lesbian Christian. She blogs regularly at the Meditations of a Traveling Nun. Bridge describes her faith journey and helpfully reframes our understanding of t…
 
What is an LGBTQ+ Side B Ally? A Side B Ally is a Christian who holds to the historical teaching of the church and loves LGBTQ+ Christians well. In the new season of Grace On Fire, I explain how I arrived at this new focus of the ministry and the steps I’ve taken to move in this new positive direction. The post LGBTQ Side B Ally – A New Vision | GO…
 
How to form a mastermind group? What do Cliff Ravenscraft, Ray Edwards, and Pat Flynn all have in common, they belong to the same mastermind group. That's why this episode is dedicated to providing you practical steps on how to form your very own group. To help me, I asked Dr. Mario Escobedo to join me on the show. The post How To Form A Mastermind…
 
Would you consider making a career change at age 66? What if your career change required you to raise your salary? That’s exactly what Dawn Loomis is endeavoring to accomplish. She and I sat down and talked about how Wycliffe Bible Translators has inspired her to do something BIG, raise support to become a full-time missionary…at Age 66. If you wan…
 
John 316 declares that God moved by His love for people, sent His Son Jesus to this world to become the visible and tangible embodiment of Him. The most surprising truth of this verse is the observation that God moved first. So how does this apply to our ability to minister to LGBT people? The post What John 316 Teaches Us About Loving LGBT People …
 
When it comes to Gay and Christian debates, we need to return to the Gospel. Parents, teenagers, and young people are looking for hope and help from churches. But sadly, there is still much confusion and disagreement over where to start. We need to remember that the Gospel applies equally to all human beings. If the Gospel is true for Evangelicals,…
 
Gender Dysphoria and Transgender People. Evangelicals have not done well in ministering to transgender persons and families. Stories of heartbreak, isolation, and fear regularly accompany testimonies of individuals with gender dysphoria. The institution best suited to help has often contributed to the problem. Christians can do a better job. The po…
 
What is Christian Life Coaching? The systematic process of discovering where you are and where you want to be. In short, three words define Life Coaching. Potential. Passion. Purpose. A Life Coach is someone who helps you move from where you are to where you believe God wants you to be. Sound to good to be true? Then find out why I’m so passionate …
 
Can’t sleep? Find yourself overly tired? Middle of the night anxiety is something I’ve struggled with often. Whenever I feel the weight of my problems pressing down on my shoulders, I find myself struggling to sleep. Unfortunately, this pattern if left unchecked, can down the road lead to significant health problems. So how do you solve midnight in…
 
The Parkland School Shooting is another vivid reminder of the sickness that pervades our society. When children murder other children, we need as a nation to slow down and ask “what’s happening”? What’s going on? What are the conditions in our families, cities, and society that are leading to this kind of outcome? We then need to listen. Questions …
 
Anxiety sucks! I know because I’ve been there. So what are we to make of the claims in the bible about the peace of God? For many people, anxiety and depression seem to be a standard part of life. So how can we embrace God’s promise of divine peace? Well in today’s episode, I’m asking this question to help us move past the shallow responses to disc…
 
Should we Evangelicals forgive Tullian Tchividjian? If you have any real understanding of how grace works, then the answer, of course, is “yes.” But when public figures break our trust by acting in ways contrary to their public persona, it is tough to find that requisite forgiveness we all are supposed to grant. I understand. So did Absalom — King …
 
Do you love money? Sure, who doesn’t like having a little extra cash in their pocket! Unfortunately, man Christians struggle with faulty thinking that keeps them from pursuing creative lives in business and commerce. So how do you craft a healthy relationship with money without compromising your faith? To help me answer this question, I invited Cli…
 
How do you find your life purpose? Every generation asks the same questions. Why am I here? What am I doing? Where am I going? But not every person discovers the answer for themselves. That’s because we live in a world of competing views, unrealistic expectations, and broken dreams. But Life Purpose doesn’t have to be difficult to discover. You jus…
 
Warning! Positive emotions can be harmful to your judgment. Thoughtful people be advised. Do you think that is true? If you saw a disclaimer like this, would you automatically reject this warning or would you seek to learn more? Positive emotions, feeling good almost seems like a civil right these days. But there is more to life than just feeling g…
 
Are you being honest with yourself? This question goes to the heart of most our problems in life. We are not honest because we’re afraid of the consequences of our honesty. So we lie. Not a lot but a little. We self-rationalize, compromise, and trade off the things we want most in life for safety, security, and predictability. Unfortunately, when w…
 
What if gratitude could improve your mental health? Seems too simple? Could merely learning to say thank you change your life? Probably not. But recent psychological research has revealed that it may have a more positive benefit to your well being than you might think. This question and other first emerged thirty years ago in the field of Positive …
 
The most significant mistake you can make in life is to define yourself by your job. But the vast majority of people I meet do precisely that, and it costs them so much happiness. Seem a little overstated? Perhaps, but consider this scenario for just a moment. When someone asks “who are you?” What’s the first thing out of your mouth? For most of us…
 
Is there something holding you back but don’t know what it is? Chances are you may be encountering what experts call limiting beliefs. They hold us back from seeking healthy and meaningful relationships. Prevent us from pursuing the next step in our careers. And they sabotage our lives when gone unchecked. Unfortunately, detecting limiting beliefs …
 
The number one problem when sharing our faith in Jesus with friends is the words we use. Most well intended presentations of the Gospel are laden in “churchy” words no one understands. The net effect of it all, we sound weird. In fact, we probably feel weird when we say it. That’s why it is vital for Christians to learn how to speak “human.” The po…
 
Have you ever thought of God’s reputation being “on the line?” I never have. But surprisingly the Bible actually talks a great deal about this. When Moses pleaded with God not to wipe out Israel after they had totally blown it by worshipping a false god, Moses appealed to God’s reputation (Genesis 32:12). The post How To Pray For The Salvation of Y…
 
Every person looks at the world through a particular set of glasses given to them by someone. That is why inherited racism is so revolting. Someone or some institution systematically passed down a story that has led to hatred and sometimes violence. At every level it is repulsive. But there are deeper issues, racial narratives that are not nearly a…
 
Does fear keep you from sharing your faith with your friends? If so, you are not alone. When it comes to sharing faith, the statistics for average church goes isn’t very good. So what is the problem? The post Preaching the Gospel To Yourself | FITC56 appeared first on Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith.…
 
The NFL anthem protest have sparked another social confrontation. This time the matter concerns free speech. So how do we apply God's grace to this issue? The post NFL Anthem Protest – How Should Evangelicals Respond? | GOF67 appeared first on Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith.By Grace On Fire Podcast | Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith
 
Imposter Syndrome is no fun. The crippling effect of feeling like a fraud can keep any leader from being effective. That’s especially true for pastors. When I finally realized that the internal battles of insecurity, low self-worth, and unnecessarily high expectations were sabotaging my ministry. So on this episode, I'm sharing how I overcame that …
 
Most challenges we face each day occur in our minds. Life certainly presents its fair share of developments requiring us to think about “what to do.” But if our mind is a mess, then how we react will be affected to the degree of our mental health. That’s why Paul’s statement in Romans 12 is so important. The post Renewing Your Mind: The Power of Th…
 
Hurricane Irma opened up a huge ministry door for my church. And I walked through it. Natural disasters and devastating storms do something to communities like nothing else in the world. They unite people together who ordinarily struggle to find common ground. This principle played itself in my church and opened incredible discussions. So on this e…
 
How do you get objective, unbiased information about yourself? You can't. Not even your spouse can provide you that kind of feedback. But there is a problem. Without this sort of information, how can you make progress in life? Success in life begins by recognizing the patterns, behaviors, and challenges that continue to keep you from moving forward…
 
Why do Christians believe that God unconditionally loves them? In this message, Pastor Jonathan continues his series on Chapter 8 Christians by looking at the heart of Paul’s letter Romans 8:1–2. The post We Are Chapter 8 Christians – Romans 7:21-8:11 | FITC51 appeared first on Grace Nation with Dr. Jonathan G. Smith.…
 
What are the first steps you need to take to begin a personal development plan? There are all kinds of “gurus” and “life coaches” available today prepared and ready to sell you comprehensive packages to get you started on a personal development path. While most of their stuff is really good, there are some basic steps you can take with a simple pen…
 
How do you identify the gods working in your life that are keeping you enslaved? Whether we want to admit to it or not, there are powerful forces in our lives that keep us from living the life that God intended. So on today’s episode, my guest host Dr. Brian Russell and I sit down to discuss the overarching story of the Bible and how it challenges …
 
This year is half way over. So is your opportunity to meet those New Year’s goals set back in January. Here is the good news. Now is the perfect time to make the most of the remaining year. The reason? Generally speaking, summer time is when business, academics, and family life slows down just enough to allow some space for personal reflection. So …
 
What is the purpose of the church? So often answers to this question are based on doctrinal or traditional bias rather than on the words of Jesus. But there is no ambiguity as to the answer. Jesus is clear. The church is to “go” and “make” disciples. That is the mission. Nothing more and nothing less. Surprisingly, however, the Gospels do not use t…
 
This week I offer some afterglow thoughts of the Anglican Connection Conference in Dallas Texas. To say that I’m still buzzing is an understatement. I was thrilled with the entire event. But what made this gathering particularly meaningful was just how my journey to this moment finally made sense to me. Whereas before I questioned whether or not I …
 
Last week Orlando remembered the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting where 50 young men and women lost their lives in the name of hate. Thus, Orlando joined a sad and unfortunately growing list of cities who have experienced atrocities where a single individual took it upon them to lash out against our society. That […] The post FITC48 | Why Hu…
 
A year has passed since the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. In many ways, I’m still discovering how profoundly the event has personally impacted the way I minister to people. So in this episode, I share four ways this sad event has transformed the way I love and relate to people. The post Reflecting on the Pulse Nightclub | GOF59 appeared first on Grace N…
 
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