Matching Up Pastors and Churches

November 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll learn: Guiding principles for sifting through candidates; How to avoid common mistakes made in the pastor search process; Whether to consider pastors who have been fired from a church; and What search firms offer churches that are looking for new pastors. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: There have been times …

Trends in Theological Education

October 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear the expert on theological education in the United States share: How changing expectations of pastors have impacted seminary training; How seminaries have adapted to distance and online education; What evangelicals can learn from mainline and Catholic seminaries; and What seminaries need to do in the next 20 years to continue being …

When Crisis Comes To Town

September 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, a longtime pastor and respected leader reflects on the recent Pulse nightclub shooting in his hometown and shares: What kind of leadership pastors can bring to communities in crisis; How churches can prepare for such events; How his conversion story impacts his ministry approach; and What messages need to be communicated to church members and …

Being a Pastor’s Wife

August 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Kay share: How to manage spoken and unspoken expectations of the pastor’s wife; What pastors’ spouses can do to set boundaries; Her experience being vulnerable and grieving publicly; and Advice for church members in caring for their pastor’s spouse. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: So Kay you have …

Reporting on Religion

July 15, 2016 ...

Faith and spirituality are a powerful motivation or undercurrent in many stories of our day. Good religion reporting helps us understand these trends and motivations. In this podcast, you’ll hear a veteran and well-respected religion reporter share: The challenges of reporting on religion, particularly evangelicalism; How America’s changing religious landscape impacts reporting trends; Tips for pastors …

A Refugee Story

June 15, 2016 ...

Vinh was born in South Vietnam, just eight months after it fell to the communists in 1975. His family lost everything and fled the country when he was three and a half years old. They joined the legendary “boat people” and sailed into the South China Sea, even though they had no destination in mind. …

Civility in Politics

May 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a distinguished evangelical statesman, who has spent much of his life and career addressing civility, on: How to bring “conviction” and “civility” together; The differences between the tenor of today’s public discourse and that of past decades; Which Bible passages challenge our own rhetoric; and How the cultural marginalization of evangelicals impacts the way …

Young Evangelists

April 15, 2016 ...

In his junior year of college, Nick wrote a paper about how to reach his generation with the gospel. The paper went viral and turned into a student-led movement of over 1,000 students responding to the gospel, and then spread out to other campuses, reaching more than 50,000 in just a couple years. Nick has …

Theology of Race

March 15, 2016 ...

We talk about race a lot in the United States. Whether it’s the growing population of Asian Americans, trends in Latino immigration, or racial unrest in metropolitan cities, race plays a major role in the American experience. As evangelicals, we want to start with the Bible. In this podcast, you’ll hear from a respected pastor …

Inside Elections

February 15, 2016 ...

Nathan Gonzales regularly appears on Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News, the Newshour on PBS, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, Fox News and others as an expert on political races. And his political analysis has been published in USA TODAY, Roll Call, The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, among others. Congressional candidates …