Blazing Grace Radio

Blazing Grace Radio

Equipping overcomers in a pornified world. Join Mike Genung for Blazing Grace Radio. Live broadcasts on FaithTalk 1360AM at 3pm PT on Fridays. Get the latest episodes from our podcast on blazinggrace.org.

Episodes

July 15, 2024 26 mins

In 2019, after 29 years of marriage and having raised 2 sons, Linda Kracht’s husband, Scott, committed suicide. In this first of two shows, Linda shares the first part of their story, including the time that Scott spent in a psychiatric ward and the results of the medication cocktails the doctors were prescribing him. Suicide is rampant and growing; it is an issue that must be openly discussed in the church to offer hope to t...

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In this second of 2 broadcasts, Joel Barnes, in his twenties, discusses why he sees youth leaving the church. Joel lists the following as the top 3 reasons that youth are walking away: 1. We are not challenging our youth, but rather giving them Awana-level teaching and expected them to make it in a time of intense spiritual warfare. 2. No prayer meetings or equipping in the area of prayer. 3. A lack of equipping for how to cope wit...

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Joel Barnes is in his twenties. In a time when 75% of youth are walking away from the church, it’s critical that we give our youth a voice. In this first of two episodes, Joel shares his story, which includes nearly being murdered by drowning by a drunk man and his battles with pornography. Joel shares his experience in the church, including being shunned by other believers when he tried to reach out for help, and, watching a...

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June 24, 2024 26 mins

Dr Anna Lembke, MD, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, returns for this second of two interviews. In her book Dopamine Nation, Anna shared how the average American lies around once a day. Living in a post-truth culture and how it affects us, smartphone addiction with kids and proper boundaries, and more are discussed in this broadcast...

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June 17, 2024 26 mins

Dr Anna Lembke, MD is the professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She returns to BG Radio to discuss the content from her book “Dopamine Nation; Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence.” In this first of two interviews, Anna begins the discussion on addiction by sharing the story of how one of her patients built a masturbation...

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Pastor Dave Drum is the director of J17 Ministries in Tucson, AZ. In this second of two interviews, Dave continues his story of his years-long struggle with depression and the challenges he faced as a senior pastor. Dave shares on how he used the smartphone and work-addiction to avoid his feelings and numb out, and the need to address the spiritual, volitional, and chemical components to heal and recover.

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Pastor Dave Drum is the director of J17 Ministries in Tucson, AZ. In this first of two interviews, Dave shares his years-long struggle with depression, including the challenges he faced while serving as a senior pastor and the profound affect it had on his family and his prayer life. Depression was present in Dave’s family: both his mother and grandmother died from depression.

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May 27, 2024 26 mins

David Zailer is the founder of Operation Integrity, a Christ-centered organization that helps men and women heal from addictions and transform their lives. In this second of two shows, David continues with his mother’s suicide and how it impacted him, beginning with having to clean up the room where she ended her life with a gun.

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May 20, 2024 26 mins

David Zailer is the founder of Operation Integrity, a Christ-centered organization that helps men and women heal from addictions and transform their lives. In this first of two broadcasts, David shares his story of growing up with a narcissist father, being molested multiple times as a youth, including once at church, and his mother’s suicide.

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Jim Tilley, PhD is a clinical psychologist and pastor. In this second of two broadcasts, Jim and Mike discuss avoiding the pitfalls of the world we live in, drawing closer to Jesus, and the epidemic of sexual sin, which, as Jim describes, is the number 1 issue that must be addressed in the church today.

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Jim Tilley, PhD is a clinical psychologist and pastor. In this broadcast Jim and Mike discuss what helping pastors who are struggling with pornography or other forms of sexual sin looks like, and the challenges and temptations pastors face. Jim quotes a survey showing that 1/6 of pastors are having an affair with a woman from their flock.

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April 29, 2024 26 mins

Many who come to us for help are struggling with distorted core beliefs, that is, the lies of the heart. Some of those lies may be: I’m on my own I’m not good enough I am rejected I must do something to earn love I must be perfect God is too busy for me Love must be earned I cannot be loved as I am Porn is love, the only love I can have In this episode, Mike gets into what the process of breaking these strongholds looks like.

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April 22, 2024 26 mins

In a post-truth culture, facts and truth lose their value in political and public debate – facts and truth become secondary to the individual’s point of view. In our post-truth culture, there is a lack of concern about getting caught in the act of lying – truth has become irrelevant. Mike gets into how living in a post-truth culture is affecting us, and whether there are still consequences for telling lies.

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Jan Coleman (formerly Villarubia) is a former porn actress and former prostitute who turned to Jesus Christ. Jan is now working in Germany, where she called in from, with an organization called Kainos. Kainos provides education about the horrors of human trafficking, and they go into brothels and strip clubs to offer the hope of Jesus Christ. In this broadcast Jan shares her experience going into brothels, and the need to cut off t...

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Jan Coleman (formerly Villarubia) is a former porn actress and former prostitute who turned to Jesus Christ. July 25, 2022, Mike interviewed Jan and she shared story of the trauma, manipulation, and coercion she went through while making films for the porn industry, including when she was gang raped by 25 men and becoming suicidal. Jan is now working in Germany, where she called in from, with an organization called Kainos. Kainos p...

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April 1, 2024 26 mins

In this second of two broadcasts, Mike shares and expands on quotes from Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Oswald Chambers (1874-1917), Vance Havner (1901-1986), Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) and Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), including the following from Charles Spurgeon: “I wish the Lord’s power would come upon some of His people who do nothing – that they may be dreadfully miserable and so unhappy that they cannot stay at home but are comp...

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March 25, 2024 26 mins

Many of the saints who have gone before us had single minded focus when it came to their relationship with God, doing what they could to shut out distractions so they could give their lives fully to Him. In a time when distractions and entertainment are the norm, those who have gone before us offer wisdom on living a life that counts for eternity. In this first of two broadcasts, Mike shares and expands on quotes from Blaise Pascal...

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March 18, 2024 25 mins

Aaron is the discipleship pastor at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Florida. He has been a worship leader, student pastor, and senior pastor. In this second of two interviews, Aaron discusses his home state, Florida, which is: #4 in searches for terms like sex and porn (Google Trends, 2022-2023) #1 in affairs and adultery (Ashley Madison) #3 in sex trafficking (US national hotline) Aaron discusses that sex trafficking is a proble...

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March 11, 2024 26 mins

Aaron Sweigart is the discipleship pastor at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach, Florida. He has been a worship leader, student pastor, and senior pastor. In this first of two broadcasts, Aaron shares his story, including being molested as a 3 year old and his journey to recovery from porn addiction.

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March 4, 2024 26 mins

In this second of two shows on questions, Mike asks: 1. Why aren’t we talking about youth leaving the church? Youth have been exiting the church since the 1990s. 2. Why aren’t we talking about suicide? Especially since it’s now the second leading cause of death among teenagers. 3. Why aren’t our churches houses of prayer? Do we believe in the power of prayer as much as we say we do?

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