Balancing the Christian Life

Balancing the Christian Life

Balancing the Christian Life helps Christians grow. It focuses on practical ways to improve relationships with each other and God, and what it means to be a digital disciple.

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May 15, 2022 52 min

What does it mean to pursue love and why is it a big deal for Christians to do exactly that? This week we talk to David Osteen about how both balance and pursuit are essentially to loving God and each other more.

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Chaos at the Embry house this week. Let me tell you why this week's episode is a day late.

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This week we talk to Steve Wolfgang about the textual track of the lecture series. I also answer some questions about the lectureship.

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This week we talk to Brady Cook from Diakonos Marketing. Brady is hosting a Bible Summit in June and participating in the Balancing the Christian Life Lecture Series in July.

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This week Darin Gerdes uses the invasion of Ukraine as a way to talk about Christian leadership and its pitfalls.

Darin has an excellent podcast called The Leadersmith where he has been talking about Zelenskyy and his leadership during this crisis.

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We talk about the lecture in July 28-30.
If you'd like to get a ticket, you can go to www.balancingthechristianlife.com/lecture

If you'd like to see the event website still in progress, you can go to
www.balancingthechristianlife.com/lectureschedule

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Have you ever thought about adopting? Scott and his wife Jenna have adopted six children, along with their biological daughter, Holiday. Scott talks about his fears, his relationship with God, and his joy about seeking more Beyer kids.

Scott's contact information is:
Email: Scott@biblegrad.com
Cell Phone 425-870-9470
Website Biblegrad.com

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March 26, 2022 39 min

This week we give details about the lectureship we've been planning for late July. You can sign up for tickets at www.balancingthechristianlife.com/lecture

In this episode, Hal Hammons discusses the track he planned and Nathan Cox does the same.

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Have you ever learned a lot from someone new in the faith? Today I talk with Daniel Lookadoo, a truly inspiring young man who understands Christianity well and can teach you a lot about having a passion for the faith. I know you'll love Daniel.

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This week I wanted to talk to some friends and fellow podcasters about joy. So I got my friends Keith Stonehart, BJ Sipe and Jared Bollman together...and that's what we did. It was a lot of fun, but the conversation was a lot deeper than I anticipated it would be.

I love this conversation. These are some great guys who understand joy pretty well!

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I wanted to start a series on digital discipleship and how Christians can use digital tools well. However, I wanted to start with the bad news first. These are the dangers of digital discipleship.

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February 26, 2022 17 min

This week I go to an audio essay about being a Christian friend.

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As a Christian, how do you think about money? Many of us are motivated by fear, envy, contempt or other negative feelings all centered around these green pieces of paper with numbers. However, Adam Shanks tells us why we should consider money as a tool and servant rather than a goal and master.

Adam is a fellow podcaster of the Preach Impediments program, as well the author of the book In God We Trust, and several other titles.

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So, could you use a therapist? Jeanie Campbell is a retired Christian counselor who gives you some good reasons why you might want to consider getting some help from a counselor from time to time. She also talks about how what we feel and what we think are often at odds with one another. Jeanie is just a gem.

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So what does it mean to be a Christian in a digital age? Jared Bollman is the host of the podcast Man Up! and an evangelist in Oregon. He's also enthusiastic about the use of digital tools to spread Christianity and how to be a man in a culture which misunderstands and sometimes attacks them. 

Jared is someone who has a refreshing viewpoint of today's culture. Find out who he says are the most important influences in his lif...

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I meet several single parents and they have my full admiration, but I must admit I don't know exactly how to serve them best. This week I talk to Donna DeHoog, a single mother of two teenage boys about how she raises her boys, has a full time job, runs a small farm, and keeps everything together and glorfiies God in the process. She's someone I truly admire.

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How does God guard your mind? I think many of us overlook this passage in Romans, but Ann Hoover understands this passage and Paul's instruction to think on good things in a different way. As someone who was diagonsed as an asymptomatic bipolar disorder victim. 

Ann is also a true spiritual encourager. She is a mom, a Christian and someone who makes you better because you know her.

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Do you remember when you knew you believed in Christianity and didn't simply inherit your parent's religion? My son Jake is going through that process now as he starts college. I understand this is partially a dad talking to his son, but I think Jake brings up some concerns and ideas many new Christians have. 

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This week, BJ Sipe tells his powerful story of overcoming and dealing with pornography and how he helps others do the same.

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December 31, 2021 13 min

This is really a podcast episode about the podcast. I want to put "out there" what I plan to do this year so you can help keep me accountable. 

Maybe we can do the same for each other.

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