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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…

136: Why You Need to Get to Know the Holy Spirit

Get to Know the Holy Spirit

If you are unsure of what or exactly who the Holy Spirit is, then this episode is for you. Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we talk about this least known and most misunderstood member of the Trinity, and we’ll show you why you need to get to know the Holy Spirit.

135: The Best Ways to Be Missional This Halloween

Be Missional This Halloween

Halloween… that time of year when kids all go nuts, eat too much candy, and then crash after their sugar buzz wears off. But there’s more to it than all that. Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we talk about what may be the lowest hanging fruit of the year when it comes to relationship building…

134: 7 Pillars of Society: How to Change Your World

7 pillars of society

It’s easy to point fingers at “the culture” and think that it includes everyone else outside of ourselves. But we are the culture… and the culture is us. Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we talk about how every culture is woven together in some pretty similar ways worldwide, and we’ll look for clues from this…

133: How to Start a Missional Community From Scratch

start a missional community

Starting a missional community is not about tossing a rope around a few of your closest friends and trying to talk them into living more “missionally” together. Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we’re talking about some very basic, but super-important steps on how to start a missional community from scratch. Let’s get you started…

132: How to Multiply Your Missional Community in a Healthy Way

multiply your missional community

Has your missional community gotten stuck in a rut or become a “holy huddle” of mostly Christians hanging out once a week? Healthy things always grow… and multiply! Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we’re gonna talk about bringing intentionality and multiplication into everything you do within your missional community.

131: What Causes Sin and How to Stop It

how to stop sin

“Just stop it!” doesn’t really work when it comes to changing sinful actions, habits, or thoughts in our lives (or in others). And perhaps what you’ve been taught about sin and repentance is all wrong… Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we talk about where sin really comes from and how we can move away from…

130: How to Make the Gospel Beautiful and Relatable

make the gospel beautiful

Many in our churches have spent years listening to sermons, studying theology and reading the Word of God, yet still feel intimidated or unable to naturally express the good news of the Gospel into normal life, conversations, and circumstances. Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we’ll give you a proven way to make the gospel beautiful,…

129: The Pursuit of Happiness — What It Is and How to Get It

the pursuit of happiness

Happiness is not something you achieve once and for all. Happiness is a muscle, a skill, a way of being that can and must be exercised. In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk with author, theologian, and pastor, David McDonald, about the pursuit of happiness: what it is, how we can get it, and why…

128: Where Was God During Hurricane Harvey?

Last week saw one of the greatest natural disasters to ever hit America. Thousands of families have lost everything they own, and lives were lost. In times like this it is understandable to wonder, or ask, “Where was God during hurricane Harvey?” In this episode of Lifeschool, we discuss this question and what our response…

127: Decision Fatigue: How to Make Better Decisions

make better decisions

Do you ever feel like if you have to answer one more question or make another decision today your head is going to pop off? Does it seem harder to remain patient with others as the day wears on? In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about the concept of “decision fatigue,” why it may…

126: How Money Affects Your Significance and Security

how money affects your security

Jesus talks about money and related issues of the heart more than he talks about heaven and hell or pretty much anything else. Pretty interesting, huh? In this episode of Lifeschool, we look at how our ultimate understanding of the gospel affects how we view and use money, and how our generosity flows from our…

125: How To Parent Your Kids With Grace (Not Fear or Control)

how to parent your kids with grace

“That’s how my parents did things and I turned out just fine…” Today on Lifeschool, we look at a few radically different parenting styles. We’ll reveal that while you might be well-intentioned, your parenting style may not be producing the type of outcomes in your children’s life and heart that you ultimately desire.

124: What to Do with Kids in Your Missional Community

kids in your missional community

Kids are great! But sometimes when it comes to having a bunch of them at all different ages corralled together, things can feel hectic and distracted. One of the most common questions we hear connected to this is, “what do you do with kids in your missional community? How do you handle them, what types…

123: How to Pump Up Your Missional Community

pump up your missional community

Feeling like your church small group or supposed “missional community” is a bit of a dud? They can often times get stuck as just a weekly meeting and never really become the intentional, life-on-life, daily experience they are meant to be. (Or can be!) In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about how to pump…