The Merge

The Merge

The Merge lives at the intersection of Christian faith and the calling to serve the culture in which we live. Each weekly episode will peel back a layer of who God created us to be in this world.


November 22, 2023 52 mins
In this enlightening episode, Dr. Jerome Banks and Chris Autry delve into the intricacies of leadership, followership, and the role of faith in both.

From the importance of blooming where you're planted to the wisdom of Colin Powell, this episode is a treasure trove of insights for Christian business leaders, evangelical Christians, conservative Christian adults, military Christians, and military chaplains.

Leadership and Faith
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In this episode, we delve into the lives of military families, the challenges they face, and the role of faith in their journey.

Karina Banks, a former military officer, and Chris Autry, the host, share invaluable insights on leadership, humility, and the importance of community support.

Whether you're a Christian business leader, a military chaplain, or someone interested in the intersection of faith and service, this episode is for...
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In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into the life and ministry of Chaplain Steve Bryant, who serves in the United States Army.

From the challenges of shepherding soldiers to the spiritual needs that are often overlooked, Chaplain Bryant provides invaluable insights.

Whether you're a Christian business leader, a military chaplain, or someone interested in the intersection of faith and service, this episode is for you.

The Role o...
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In this episode of "The Merge," host Chris Autry sits down with active-duty soldiers Josh Woodruff and Joey Martin to discuss how they merge their faith in Christ with their military service.

From their personal salvation stories to the role of "battle buddies" in spiritual growth, this episode offers a candid look at the intersection of faith and military life.

Perfect for Christian Business Leaders, Evangelical Christians, Conserva...
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In this enlightening episode, host Chris Autry sits down with Dennis Conner, a Catalyst for the North Carolina Baptist Convention, to explore the intersection of faith and leadership.

From the peculiar joys of regional delicacies like liver mush to the challenges and rewards of church leadership, this conversation offers valuable insights for anyone looking to merge their spiritual life with their professional responsibilities.

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The Merge with Chris Autry featuring Chris Horne

Today's guest is a busy guy. Chris Horne is a business owner, a real estate agent, and a community leader as the area Ambassador for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Chris Autry, the senior pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Fayetteville, hosts the Merge podcast. This episode continues the focus on business leaders who use their businesses to impact the community with the gospel. Spec...
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This week's guest opens up about mental health, stereotypes, stigmas, emotions and more.

LynnDee Horne, LCMHCS, is the Clinical Director of NarrowGate Counseling and has 18 years of counseling experience. The conversation is rich with takeaways on:
  • The Joys of Motherhood
  • The Joy of Working
  • Myths about Biblical Counseling
  • Counseling and the Church Culture
  • The Viability of Mental Health Care
  • Suicide Ideation and Response
  • Stigma Associate...
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In this insightful episode, Chris Autry and Bruce Jackson delve deep into the intersection of faith and politics.

Through riveting discussions and historical anecdotes, they illuminate how religious principles have shaped societies and how conservatism, rooted in these timeless values, can provide a guiding compass in the turbulent waters of modern politics.

Join them as they emphasize the importance of integrity, the challenges face...
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Leadership and Communication with Micah Ray

Micah Ray is a partner in D4 Concepts, a group devoted to helping businesses and organizations of every description retain their best people and develop a culture where people love to work. In this conversation, he opens up to Chris Autry about the heart and motivation behind all of it.

The Power of Faith in Business

  • Micah Ray shares a story about a business leader who lost 95% of their ...
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September 18, 2023 49 mins
Continuing the emphasis on education during this back-to-school month with guest Brody Jackson.

Brody is a Baseball Player, a Junior at Cape Fear High School, and above all - a sold-out follower of Jesus Christ.

Listen in as Brody and Chris Autry discuss:
  • Peer Pressure and Support,
  • The Value of Fellowship
  • Mischaracterizations and Misconceptions
  • The Effect of Social Media
  • ...and much, much more
You be inspired and encouraged in th...
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September 14, 2023 48 mins
Continuing the focus on education during this back-to-school month, this episode focuses on Homeschool families. Debunking the myths that we're too busy or unqualified, Chris Autry talks with 3 homeschool moms with different approaches to the day and the education their children receive.

Listen as his guests, Lindy Woodruff, Megan Parker and Kelly Dodson discuss the reasons they homeschool, the challenges they face, and the reasons ...
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September 6, 2023 53 mins
Today on The Merge, Dr. Stanly Douglas joins host Chris Autry for a deep dive into the bridge he’s spent a lifetime building. Dr. Douglas is the pastor of New Vision of Christ Christian Center as well as the long-serving Principal of Stedman Elementary School in Cumberland County near Fayetteville, NC.

Listen along as Chris and Dr. Douglas marvel at God’s goodness during the 27 years Stanley has spent serving the community inside an...
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August 22, 2023 1 min
Welcome to The Merge! This is your invitation to bookmark this podcast. Join us beginning September 6th as we begin highlighting ordinary people doing EXTRAordinary things to advance the kingdom of God!
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August 21, 2023 1 min
Welcome to The Merge! This is your invitation to bookmark this podcast, highlighting people in ordinary setting doing EXTRAordinary things to advance the kingdom of God!
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