E30 Is it wrong to pray for a Lexus?

In this week’s episode, we talked about something important to me: Prayer.

Over the last several years I’ve rested on prayer like I’ve never done before. That pray without ceasing thing became real to me.

So, stories like the one we discuss today bother me. The idea is that prayer can lead God to do anything. You can convince God to heal you, for example. That sounds like having all you want.

It’s actually hindering our walk with God.

Listen in and let me know what you think.

Stay blessed…john

E29 Should “Christian” Mean “Family Friendly”

Movie night for youth group has always been too complicated an issue.

For the most part, if it’s totally appropriate it’s boring. If it’s engaging, there’s too many fast-forward moments to remember.

Then we’ll just watch Shrek.

Of course, the issue is a little more nuanced than that. But it does bring up a good question: Should Christian content always be family friendly?

What does family friendly even mean? For that matter, what does Christian mean?

That’s what we’re talking about in this week’s podcast.

Stay blessed…john

E28 What makes a good church?

I imagine everyone believes they are part of a good church.

Have you considered what being a good church means? How do you know if you’re good? Is that something you measure, nurture or plan?

What do you do if you’re in bad church?

That’s a whole lot of questions to throw at you. But church is important. So it’s worth your consideration.

In this week’s episode, I asked the guys what makes a good church. We considered that good might not even be the best word to use.

Stay blessed…john