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156: Does the Gospel Speak to Mental and Physical Health?

does gospel speak to health

Imagine your pastor addressing the congregation’s growing waistlines from the pulpit. Or your faith community helping you heal your fears and past hurts. Is Christianity only about our spiritual health, or does the Gospel speak to mental and physical health as well? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the beautiful results…

155: Is Evangelism Changing in the Church Today?

Have most of us Christians given up on traditional forms of sharing our faith? Let’s be honest… It’s scary to risk things relationally, and the results are often disappointing. In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the ways that many Christians experience (or avoid) evangelism. And we ask the question: Is evangelism…

154: How We Can Be More Generous People

be more generous people

Does generosity flow from our pockets and purses… or does it flow from our hearts? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk to author and cool brother Marty Duren about how we can be more generous people that live lives of blessing. What is it that keeps us from living with the grace…

153: Family Discipleship and Mission Made Simple (Part 2)

discipleship mission made simple

I grew up going to church Sunday after Sunday. Discipleship, if and when it happened, was a series of classes or a 9-week curriculum that we went through. The problem with that was… it didn’t really work. In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll share Part 2 of seven simple yet important steps to…

152: Family Discipleship and Mission Made Simple (Part 1)

discipleship mission made simple

Our Christian faith was always meant to be vibrant and lived like a family with others—not a once a week experience. Missional communities are a proven (biblical) way to engage people in normal rhythms of family discipleship and mission… believers and not-yet-believers alike. In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll share Part 1 of…

151: Date to Mate: How to Avoid Unhealthy Relationship Threats

avoid unhealthy relationship threats

After 30+ years of marriage that includes the raising of three healthy, Christian adult children, Caesar (and his wife Tina) have learned some valuable lessons to pass on to your kids–or live by yourself–when it comes to creating relationships that last. In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast we’ll help parents and their kids understand…

150: This is Why Your Church Isn’t Growing and Maturing

your church isnt maturing

When we talk about how mature our church is, we often think about age, structures, and programs. But the church is none of those; the Church is people. Are your people mature? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why your church isn’t growing or maturing with our very special guest, Alan…

149: How to Share Your Faith Without Being Weird

how to share your faith

If you’re like most people I know, you probably don’t share your faith all that often. It can feel creepy or just plain awkward, and there’s always that fear of rejection. In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about how to share your faith without being weird and how your “good news” can…

148: Who Are You and Why Do You Matter?

why do you matter

The way of the world is: we do things (perform, serve, work, etc) to have value in the eyes of our family, friends, parents, spouse, siblings, boss, pastor, and so on. Out of this activity, we often form our identity and perceived value. But who God says you are is very different. In this episode…

147: How to Move from Addiction to Freedom

Move From Addiction to Freedom

The heartache, brokenness, and ongoing challenge of addiction affects millions of families every day. But there is hope. In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about this disturbing topic and how to move from addiction to freedom with our special guest, Todd Wermers.

146: Caution: How Your Sunday Service is Confusing People

is sunday church service confusing

What would your friends think Jesus is all about if they visited your church? Is the way we’re often “doing church” really communicating what we think it is? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk about how the medium we often use on Sundays may be overshadowing the message we really want to…

145: How to Start the New Year on the Right Foot

how to start the new year right

Here comes another opportunity to grow… change… improve our lives and relationships again. The New Year. Are you getting started on resolutions, planning or goal setting to make sure you don’t just sorta slide into another year? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you some immediate steps to help you live with…

144: Lifeschool Christmas Unplugged

christmas unplugged

On this very special  “unplugged” episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar and Heath share a bit of their own family stories connected to Christmas when growing up. They’ll also talk about Christmas this year and what they love(d)! Grab a warm (or cold) drink, get comfy, and let’s get to know each other a little…

143: How Your Holiday Traditions Can Shape Your Life

Holiday Traditions Shape Life

As Christmas and all of the holidays roll around once more, you have to wonder… checking off the box of church services, gift giving, meals, and then back to life as usual… are we missing something? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we offer hope and suggestions on how your holiday traditions can shape…

142: What Voices Are Shaping Your Life the Most?

what voices shape your life

Are you hearing voices in your head? I’m not suggesting you’re crazy, but you may be listening to people—from your past or present—that are shaping your self-image, value, and worldview in not-so-helpful ways. What voices are shaping your life the most?

141: How to Apologize the Right (and Wrong) Way

apologize the right way

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of public officials and celebrity types faced with accusations of wrongdoing, misconduct and unethical behavior. We would hope that all of these people would start with a good old-fashioned apology, but many don’t. It is doubtful that you’ll ever be faced with such public accusations, but…

140: How to Handle Annoying People This Holiday

how to handle annoying people

We all have those people in our lives that we’d rather not be around, but the holidays have a way of forcing us to deal with them–or not. In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk talk about how to handle those family members that you would rather not have to be around at the holidays.

139: Is Trump Killing The Church Or Saving It?

Is Trump Killing the Church

Love him or hate him, he’s a polarizing figure these days for sure. On this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about the President of the United States, Donald Trump. We ask the question: Is Trump killing the Church in America?

138: Discovering the Divine Feminine Nature of God

feminine nature of god

Consistently we use male pronouns to refer to God… and that’s accurate. But maybe there’s more to this amazing God and our understanding of him? Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we talk about the feminine aspects of God and his nature. This may surprise you!

137: The 3 Seductions: Appetite, Ambition & Approval

appetite, ambition, approval

Temptation is everywhere. Heck, it’s even lurking inside of me! And all of us, at some point in our lives, have given into temptations. Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we talk with author and movement leader Mike Breen about what may lay behind our own particular “Achilles heel” types of temptations. We discuss the 3…