The Pastor's Voice

The Pastor's Voice

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice. I am Reuel Sample and I am passionate about Christian worldview and the various ways we can proclaim the good news of Christ. I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders about the issues of the day and just how we can respond to those challenges to bring glory to God in all that we do.

Episodes

February 16, 2023 14 mins

Pastors need to know when to sit down and shut up.

Welcome to The Pastor's Voice. I'm Reuel Sample and I am passionate about Christian worldview. 

I continue my discussion with Dave Lutes, minister, church planter and master trainer in leadership development. Today we talk about how important it is that pastors develop leaders within the church, and how rewarding it can be when those same leaders tell pastors to sit down – ...

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Are we developing good leaders, or bad followers?

Today I start a three-part discussion with Dave Lutes - minister, church planter and master trainer in leadership development.  Today we talk about how pastors through intentional discipleship can develop church members into needed leaders in the Christian community.

Next week I continue my discussion with Dave Lutes, including how pastors can often make the mistak...

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January 12, 2023 37 mins

Churches have skipped science.  It shows in our Christian Worldview.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample.  I talk to Pastors and other Christian leaders about ways we can encourage a Christian worldview to the glory and honor of Jesus Christ.

We kick off our 2023 season by talking to Dr. Fazale "Fuz" Rana - President, CEO and senior scholar of Reasons To Believe - an organization dedic...

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Welcome to the Friday update on the Pastor's Voice. I'm Reuel Sample. The news this week has been the forgiveness of student debt and student loans through the Biden administration. We're not going to get into the politics of that. But what we are getting into is this continued idea that forgiveness of student debt is the same thing of forgiveness of sins on the cross. Over and over again, I have seen on Facebook and...

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August 24, 2022 6 mins

I started this podcast because I think the Christian church here in America has not done the greatest of jobs in preparing its members to meet the challenges to the faith that daily come our way. 

I will continue to challenge the church to reclaim its responsibility to preach Jesus Christ crucified, and to teach a Christian Worldview to its members.  Join us.

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The battle lines have been drawn over abortion - but churches continue to give mixed messages to their members.

I continue my discussion with Cathy Humbarger of Reprotection.org.  We talk about the various laws that will go into effect if Roe v Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court.  We also talk about the lack of support churches have given women who have had an abortion, and the practical measures we can do to change t...

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April 26, 2022 19 mins

Can we stop the out-of-control abortion in this country simply by insisting that abortion clinics follow the law?

Today I start a conversation with Cathie Humbarger from Reprotection.org.  She talks about how her organization has successfully limited - or even shut down - abortion providers - simply by insisting that they follow the same rules as everyone else.

Next week I conclude my conversation with Cathie as ...

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April 5, 2022 32 mins

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its second month, we must understand that this is a spiritual battle as well as a physical one.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders to encourage all believers in Jesus to live out a life of discipleship and faith.

Today I talk with Alan Eason - Independent Digital M...

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March 16, 2022 20 mins

What do millennials look for in a church?  The answer might just surprise you.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders to encourage all believers in Jesus to live out a life of discipleship and faith.

I conclude my conversation with Andrew Grissom and William Merriman - Millennial pastors from Memphis Tennessee...

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Both culture and the church continue to misunderstand millennials - and we are denying them the kingdom of God in the process.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders to encourage all believers in Jesus to live out a life of discipleship and faith.

Today I talk with Andrew Grissom and William Merriman from Memp...

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Local mission in the church - and how seminaries are failing our pastors.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders to encourage all believers in Christ to live out a life of discipleship and faith in Jesus.

I continue my discussion with Alex Zenk, Pastor of Stratford Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stratford, Iow...

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February 23, 2022 20 mins

Are denominations, creeds, confessions and liturgies things of the past that should be left to die an ecclesiastical death?

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders to encourage all believers to live out a life of discipleship and faith in Jesus.

Today I talk with Alex Zenk, Pastor of Stratford Evangelical Luthe...

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Do not set out to grow the church.  Set out to preach the Gospel.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders to encourage all believers to live out a life of discipleship and faith in Jesus.

Today I talk with John Pflug, Pastor of Windermere Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, North Carolina.  John and I talk about...

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February 11, 2022 18 mins

Too busy to rest in God?  Time to rediscover your priorities.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders to encourage all believers to live out a life of discipleship and faith in Jesus.

Today I conclude my conversation with Rachel Herrington - host of the UnAdulterated Heart Podcast.  We talk about our lack of re...

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February 2, 2022 24 mins

A life of joy and power - all from coming to God with a repentant heart.

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview and the various ways we can proclaim the good news of Christ.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders about the issues of the day to encourage all believers in Christ to live a Christian Worldview.

Today I talk with Rachel Herrington from t...

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January 30, 2022 21 mins

Can we find God in just looking around us at creation? Can we know what He wants us to do?

Welcome to the Pastor’s Voice. I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian Worldview and the various ways we can proclaim the good news of Christ. I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders about the issues of the day to encourage all believers in Jesus to live a Christian Worldview. On Sundays, I share my own thoughts on faith-based ...

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Can a ministry started in the middle of a pandemic possibly work?  

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview and the various ways we can proclaim the good news of Christ.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders about the issues of the day to encourage all believers in Christ to live a Christian Worldview.

Today I talk with Matt Barker of Bread and Fish...

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January 21, 2022 19 mins

How can we overcome the noise of our every day lives to read the Word of God and listen for His Word to us?

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview and the various ways we can proclaim the good news of Christ.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders about the issues of the day to encourage all believers in Christ to live a Christian Worldview.

I conti...

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January 16, 2022 28 mins

Does Scripture answer the questions of sexual identity? Is gender merely a social construct - and the Bible irrelevant to who we are?

Welcome to the Pastor’s Voice. I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian Worldview and the various ways we can proclaim the good news of Christ. I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders about the issues of the day to encourage all believers in Christ to live a Christian Worldview. On Sund...

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The Word of God and His love for us - in just four minute - bite-sized devotionals.  Does that actually work?

Welcome to the Pastor's Voice.  I am Reuel Sample - and I am passionate about Christian worldview and the various ways we can proclaim the good news of Christ.  I talk to Pastors and Christian leaders about the issues of the day to encourage all believers in Christ to live a Christian Worldview.

Today...

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