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169: Why Artists Need to Shape the Identity of the Church

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The church was once the premier creator of art and beauty within culture. Christian artists throughout history saw it as their honor, and even their duty, to portray Christ and his Kingdom in ways that spoke to the hearts of people. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar talks to Heath about art, identity, and…

168: Simple Discipleship Practices Outside the Box

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Discipleship is not a series of classes. Discipleship is the process of moving from unbelief to belief in every area of life… It must be done life on life, life in community, and life on mission. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about a form of discipleship that includes cigars, fireplaces, and an…

167: How Consumerism is Killing the Church

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A new(er) building. The nicer children’s ministry wing. The best preacher. Comfy seats and a great band. Many Christians approach their churches, and their faith, as consumers. Even the term “church shopping” betrays the reality of our spiritual consumerism. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we expose and articulate the ways that consumerism is killing…

166: How to Understand and Talk About Climate Change

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Global warming: it’s one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. But we’ve all found ourselves asking… It’s freezing outside—where’s global warming now? The climate is always changing—how do we know this isn’t just a cycle? Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won’t end that way? This…

165: This is What Will Keep You From Living On Mission

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It is hard to sustain a missional lifestyle! Things get messy, and I start to wear out. Personal preferences and old habits creep back in to destroy things. And it’s not like life is getting any less busy. Today on the Lifeschool Podcast, you’ll find out what is really messing you up and keeping you…

164: How Jesus Explained Life and Growth in the Kingdom

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Are you living a “Kingdom lifestyle” today in a very real sense? Do you feel like growth, abundance, and victory are all a part of your community life and church experience? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar and Heath talk about how Jesus explained normal life and growth in the Kingdom of God.

163: Can You Really Love Your Neighbor As You Love Yourself?

love neighbor as yourself

There was a time when neighbors knew each other’s names… when children and old folks in the neighborhood had more than their families looking out for them. What happened? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with author, Lance Ford, as we ask the question: can you really love your neighbor as much as…

162: These 4 Companies Want to Fulfill Your Most Basic Needs

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Can all knowledge, sex, affection, and every other need be found just a click away? For a few dollars? Are we letting online companies replace and fulfill the most basic needs God has built into our lives? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about 4 companies that we all know, love, and use…

161: How the Bible is Relevant and More Important Than Ever

how the bible is relevant

More and more people are questioning the validity of the relevance of the Bible in today’s culture. Is it all true… is it literal or figurative… does it apply to our lives today? On the Lifeschool Podcast this week, we’ll walk you through the most common misunderstandings about the Bible and the ways people read…

160: How to Celebrate According to the Gospel

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Why do most Christians suck at partying? Shouldn’t we be known as the most celebratory people in the world… where everyone we know is really trying to get invited to our parties? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we dig deep into historical and biblical proof that our God loves to party. And he…

159: From The Pulpit To The People: Shifting to a Life on Mission

shifting to a life on mission

Leading people to new places in life and ministry can be hard. Too often our churches and small groups are primarily focused on… well, ourselves. Helping our people shift to a life on mission with God that is outwardly focused is the dream. In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about leading people…

158: Are You Believing What God Says About You?

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Let’s be honest: the life you lead isn’t what you’ve always dreamt. And maybe the person you’ve become isn’t who you’ve always imagined. God longs to redeem the story of your life and set you on the path to reclaim your dreams… His dreams. Are you ready? In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar…

157: Are You Treating People Like Guests or Like Family?

guests or family

Someone wearing a name badge smiles, opens the door, and greets you. You’re shown to a seat and given some information. And you wonder, “Why is my sister acting this way at Dad’s house?” That may be how people act, but in this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we ask the question: do the people…

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

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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

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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

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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…