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194: Climate Change. What to Know, What You Can Do

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Rising sea levels… raging storms. Ferocious fires and punishing floods. Is something changing on our planet, or is all of this just… normal? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we revisit a powerful conversation we had with renowned climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe. Recently, the US federal government issued a new National Climate Assessment, and Katharine…

193: 12 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City

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As God’s kids and together as his family here on Earth, we get to serve others as an expression of our identity in Christ. And sometimes, the smallest acts of service can have the biggest impact! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you how serving your city in little ways provides a picture…

192: Why Intentional Disciple-Making = Real Church Growth

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Much of the Church today seems to be operating with a “functional Great Commission”: Go into all the world and make more worship attenders, baptizing them in the name of small groups, and teaching them to volunteer a few times a month. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with author and sought-after consultant,…

191: Friendsgiving: Making Room At God’s Table

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Thanksgiving meals give us an opportunity to turn strangers into friends and friends into family. Who will you invite to be part of your family this year? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar’s wife, Tina, joins him and Heath and teaches you how to include others from outside your immediate family in a new…

190: How To Deal With Difficult People in Your Life

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We all have those people in life who just rub us the wrong way. How are we supposed to deal with that? Ignore them, avoid them? Or… is there another way? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you how to deal with difficult people in your life. Whether they’re family members, co-workers, or…

189: Why You Should Treat Everyone Like Family

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Who’s ‘in’… who’s ‘out’… Are we really called to treat everyone like part of the family? Or is this more of an expression of how we should try to live, primarily with other Christians? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you what scripture teaches and try and convince you that you should treat everyone…

188: Conversion Without Discipleship? Why You Need Both

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Church doctrines of grace and salvation, in some cases, may actually prevent us from creating an expectation that we are to be and make disciples. Do our existing models of evangelism and discipleship fail to produce true followers of Jesus? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we dive into the importance of recovering a robust…

187: Why Jesus Didn’t Make Disciples in a Classroom

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Something isn’t working. More and more we’re seeing people leave the church because it seems less relevant to them, and they are not being discipled in the normal aspects of everyday life. Jesus… can you help us?! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look into why Jesus didn’t make disciples in a classroom or…

186: Why Our Leaders Need to Reimagine the Church

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The Church has been run in much the same way for decades; we’ve run programs, services, built buildings, and held conferences. I wonder if we’ve really achieved the thing that is most on the heart of God? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with author and movement leader, Nic Harding, and try and…

185: How Do We Love Mercy and Do Justice?

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It seems like it only takes a few seconds being on social media or TV to see people crying out for justice. We often speak of “getting justice”, but the Bible speaks of “doing justice”. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we discuss the command in scripture to love mercy and do justice… and if…

184: Sowing and Reaping: What is the “Harvest” Jesus Talked About?

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Unless seeds are planted, watered, and given enough time for growth, there is little expectation of a harvest. That’s how it works in farming; it seems it is similar with people and their faith. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we discuss the spiritual metaphor of sowing and reaping. Is it possible to do any…

183: How to Transition to a Spiritual Conversation

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It can seem like the scariest and most awkward thing to do in life and relationships: you’re having a nice conversation, and you feel it’s time to bring up Jesus or transition to spiritual things. Yikes! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we discuss how to transition normal, everyday discussions to spiritual conversations—without it being…

182: What Does a Missional Community Need to “Do” Together?

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Other than a weekly meal and hangout, what does a missional community need to do together? Are there set patterns for being together, or are we just trying to fit everything into a neat little once-a-week box? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we discuss what a missional community is supposed to do from week-to-week.…

181: How To: Missional Community in Any Context

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“Missional community life probably works great where you live, but you don’t understand my context. People are different here…” I’ve heard this a zillion times. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we discuss whether or not it’s actually possible to start and sustain a missional community in any context: urban, suburban, rural… the moon!

180: How to Say NO and Get Out of Bad Commitments

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Whether caused by fear of man or the fear of missing out (FOMO), most of us need to learn to say “no” a whole lot more often. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you how to say no more often in life and how to un-commit yourself from the things that you shouldn’t…

179: Why Conflict is Not All Bad. How to Resolve It When It Is

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When we hear the word “conflict,” it is usually perceived as a negative thing. However, there is a reason why conflict is not all bad, and can be either a positive or negative thing. The key is understanding the difference. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we are going to show you how to recognize…

178: Why You Want To Be A Mentor To A Child

Most of us would agree with the age-old saying, “The youth of today is the future of tomorrow.” But how many of us take that sentiment seriously enough to actually do something about it? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the opportunities for mentoring those who are eventually going to take our…

177: How to Stop Worrying About What These People Think

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People love to give their opinions about how you’re doing things… but sometimes the best way to care for others and yourself is to stop caring about what certain people think. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the types of people you’ll need to stop listening to in order to truly make…

176: Why You Need Gospel Motivation In Your Life (Part 2)

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It’s easy to listen to sermons and read books on theology and missional living… nod our heads in agreement… yet very little change happens in our lives. Jesus made some surprising (maybe unreasonable?) commands to his potential disciples. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we continue our talk on Gospel Motivation and why what we…

175: Why You Need Gospel Motivation In Your Life

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“I have a whole bunch of people that have bought into this missional community thing and lifestyle–living like missionaries in our city–but HOW do you keep them motivated? They start out all fired up, but after a while, they seem to fizzle out.”  Sound familiar? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why…