Can Churches Have Friendly Dialogue with the LGBTQ Community?
Is friendly dialogue over an open Bible a live option–or have the culture wars killed this possibility? If dialogue is possible, then how?
Tornados and Grace
In the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, a storm swept through middle Tennessee, spawning deadly tornados which killed dozens. In 2011, another tornado mowed into Joplin, MO, where Randy Gariss ministered at College Heights Christian Church. As a… Randy Gariss
Are You Creating Consumers or Disciples? Interview with Kelvin Teamer
We were never called to create consumers of church, but rather to make disciples of Jesus. What are some indicators that your church has become consumeristic? How does a church go from coddling its members to unleashing disciples? And what…
Gen Z and Mental Health – Interview with Gary Zustiak
How can the church effectively reach and disciple Gen Z? Why are mental health issues on the rise? And, if you’re not a trained counselor, is it possible to truly help kids in crisis? These are the kinds of questions…
Ministry, Family, and Sustainability – Interview with Anthony Walker
Because ministry can be draining, it’s not uncommon for people to be a few years in church ministry only to say, “This isn’t worth it.” But ministry is worth it. And that’s why a minister’s health and wholeness are so…
125 Countries and 1 Core Mission – Interview with Douglas Jacoby
If you had the opportunity to sit down and talk with a world traveling disciple maker, what questions would you ask? As for me, I was curious about what lessons Douglas has gleaned for the American church from his time…
A Bible-Believing Person of Science? – Interview with Richard Knopp
Is it possible to be a Bible-believing Christian and a believer in modern science at the same time? Listen to Dr. Richard Knopp of RoomforDoubt.com talk about the relationship between faith and science.
Leading in Confusing Times – Interview with Matt Proctor
Leadership has gotten more complicated since our “line leader” days. Especially if you’re leading a Christian college in culturally confusing times. It takes a lot of convictional leadership and personal integrity to lead a college which manages to stay both…
If I Had One Sermon to Preach to the American Church
Jon has preached hundreds of sermons, but I (Daniel) asked him, if he got one chance to preach one sermon to the American church at large, what would it be? Here’s his answer… Jon Sherwood
Overcoming Staleness in Bible Reading
We become disappointed with ourselves when our Bible reading becomes stale, and what was once a solid habit gets eclipsed by distractions. Is there a way to find joy and motivation once again in reading God’s Word? Join Daniel McCoy…
Church and Culture: An Interview with Christian Ray Flores
What culture does the Church belong to? Should we see ourselves as more of a subculture, or more as a wing of the dominant culture? Or is there still a better way to see ourselves? Rock-star-turned-pastor Christian Ray Flores invites…
Bridging the Gap with the Gay Community: Interview with Guy Hammond
Guy Hammond is a Christian who is same sex attracted. He once lived actively in the gay community. However, 32 years ago, he left it behind for good to follow Jesus. Today, Guy heads an organization called Strength in Weakness…
Being Picked First for Basketball and What It Taught Me about God
We must be pretty amazing that God wanted us on His team! Wait a second… Joel Singleton
Humans 2.0 – A Serious Conversation About Science and Humanity
Man melding with machine. Anti-aging technology. Brain-computer interface. Gene-edited “designer” babies. Some scientific advances go beyond helping humanity overcome obstacles. They actually begin to help humanity overcome, well . . . humanity! Hence, a new term has entered our cultural… Daniel McCoy
Mark Moore on Life, Legacy, and Core 52
“Until a man or woman gets more joy out of another’s success, then the whole talk of legacy is empty words.” Listen in on Daniel’s conversation with pastor-scholar Mark Moore.
Untangling Addictions with Marcus De Carvalho
This will conclude the second season of the Renew Church Leader’s Podcast. Join Dave and Jason as they listen to Dr. De Carvalho’s talk from last year’s Renew Gathering. You may be surprised at the new learnings regarding how… Marcus De Carvalho, M.D.