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  • Prodigals
    on March 1, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    In this episode, Brenda interviews Krista Fox and her son, Aidan Fox about navigating the tumultuous season of a child walking away from the Lord. Krista and Aidan share their respective experiences, and how compassion, boundaries, […]

  • Mental Health & the Bible - with David Murray
    on February 28, 2024 at 9:14 am

    How should we, as Christians think about mental health and mental illness? Are there ways in which the Bible gives us insights into treating mental illness, that go beyond what modern secular scholarship can provide? In this episode, […]

  • How to get ready for Easter
    on February 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    The Stoke It Up! podcast is a part of the CGN media family. Check us out on our social media handles. I give you 4 things that can help you get ready for Easter. Take a listen. Share in social media. Give me your feedback. What […]

  • Betsey Stockton, Part 2
    on February 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Betsey was born into slavery around fifteen years after the Revolutionary War ended. It’s believed that her father was a slave owner. She was given to a couple who settled in Princeton, New Jersey. Undaunted by her circumstances, […]

  • God Fixes Our Prayers Going Up, and Our Sermons Going Out - Ray Ortlund
    on February 27, 2024 at 7:15 am

    Gospel sanity in a world gone mad - this is what Ray Ortlund Jr is trying to offer to the next generation of pastors and leaders. In this conversation with Mike he talks about the value of remembering his own mortality, gathering […]

  • Planting In The Arabian Gulf – James Travis and Jeff Gipe
    on February 26, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Cultivate Church Planting Podcast. I'm Brian Kelly, your host, and I'm thrilled to have an incredible guest with us today, James Travis, a dedicated pastor in Bahrain. We are also joined […]

  • What's next? Dry seasons? Moving forward!
    on February 22, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    What is next? I have been in a busy dry season in some ways. How do we negotiate those seasons of life and move forward? The secret sauce is that we have inside help. God lives in us. Faith in Christ (Gal. 2:20) ignites the fire […]

  • Ministry In The Military (featuring Chaplain Jordan Huggins)
    on February 21, 2024 at 7:15 pm

    Summary In this episode of the Life After Ministry podcast, titled "Ministry In The Military," we explore a path that many pastors might not have considered: becoming a military chaplain. Our guest, Chaplain Jordan Huggins, shares his […]

  • Explaining the Three Main Views on Eschatology
    on February 21, 2024 at 7:01 pm

    For many people, the study of the “end times” can feel mysterious and disorienting. But, upon examination, what you find is that there are really only three main lenses through which people interpret the eschatological texts in […]

  • Betsey Stockton, Part 1
    on February 20, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Betsey was born into slavery around fifteen years after the Revolutionary War ended. It’s believed that her father was a slave owner. She was given to a couple who settled in Princeton, New Jersey. Undaunted by her circumstances, […]

  • Pet Peeves and Pathways with Nick Cady, Bryan Stupar Mike Neglia + John Whittaker
    on February 20, 2024 at 7:15 am

    The Leadership Team of Expositors Collective (minus Alan Stoddard) talk about some pet peeves they have about preaching. Brian, Nick, John and Mike speak about habits and choices that preachers make that make it hard to listen to […]

  • How Do I Confront a Leader? (Who Has Authority Over Me)
    on February 15, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    In this episode, Brenda and Krista talk with Christie Duff (The Garden Fellowship) about how we should approach confrontation and conversation with leaders who have authority over us in ministry. The conversation also covers how we […]

  • Why Psalm 23 is a Microcosm of the Bible - with David Gibson
    on February 14, 2024 at 9:45 am

    Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and beloved passages in the Bible. It is often read at funerals, or at times when people are in need of comfort.  And yet, there is more to this Psalm than many people realize. According to my […]

  • The Bible, Atheists, and Culture
    on February 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Welcome to the Stoke it up! podcast. This podcast exists to encourage you in your journey with God.  I am Alan Stoddard and I am your host. Today, I have James Walker on the podcast. He’s the executive director of Watchmen […]

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