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Join Christian Life Resources as we discuss modern-day issues from a Biblical perspective.
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Is surrogacy compatible with Christian values? Join us for a compelling exploration into the heart of gestational and altruistic surrogacy through the lens of Christian ethics. We tackle the societal trends driving the rise of surrogacy, including same-sex marriage, delayed parenthood, and fertility challenges. We delve into the motivations behind choosing surrogacy—from the convenience over traditional adoption to the control it offers over childbearing timelines. We explore the ethical comp...
The strength of our community lies not in individual independence, but in the power of mutual reliance. How does embracing interdependence reshape our families and society? Join us on this thought-provoking journey as we dissect the profound concept of interdependence within the church, our homes, and our broader communities. We'll tackle how current societal shifts, driven by social media and the pandemic, have led to increased isolation, and why it’s more crucial than ever to foster connect...
Is the declining population our next global crisis? Tune in to discover the alarming factors contributing to infertility and negative population growth, such as pollution and delayed marriages. Marking the second anniversary of the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, we dissect its profound ramifications on abortion rates, the political scene, and societal attitudes. We explore how the focus of pro-life advocacy has shifted to individual states and emphasize the need for continued eff...
Join us as we unravel the complex journey of single parents and the crucial role the church can play in their lives. From widowhood and divorce to abandonment and deliberate choices, we examine the diverse paths that lead to single parenting. We emphasize that while single parenting may not align with what some see as God's ideal design, it remains a significant aspect of our society. By sharing biblical insights and personal experiences, we highlight the necessity of love, support, and care ...
What if the real battle of temptation lies within us rather than from external forces? Join us as we challenge the common misconception that the devil is the primary root of our struggles. This episode dives deep into the distinction between temptations and tests of faith, drawing from scriptural accounts of Jesus' own encounters in the wilderness. We emphasize personal responsibility and the internal origins of temptation, urging listeners to recognize and take charge of their weaknesses.Sup...
Could the use of fetal tissue in scientific research challenge your ethical boundaries? Join us to explore the historical and moral complexities surrounding this controversial practice. We unravel the scientific allure of fetal tissue dating back to the late 1970s, discussing how its uncontaminated cell cultures have been pivotal in medical research and vaccine development. Our conversation doesn't shy away from the tough questions, especially from a pro-life Christian perspective, and examin...
How do the recent theological shifts within the United Methodist Church signal a transformative era for its clergy and congregations? Join us as we unpack the repeal of a 40-year-old ban on ordaining same-sex clergy with insights from Pastors Bob Fleischmann and Jeff Samelson. Together, we navigate the complex historical context, the emerging tensions between theological conservatives and progressives, and the pivotal role of international branches like those in Africa. We also delve into pas...
Discover the unsettling parallels between ancient idol worship and the ideologies that consume our lives today. Join us on a journey to uncover the 'Modern Molochs' that hold sway over society. We peel back layers of cultural norms to reveal the sacrifices we make in our quest for personal achievement, often at the expense of what truly matters. This episode is a clarion call for introspection, challenging you to consider if your pursuit of success is equivalent to worshipping at the feet of ...
What are the moral ramifications of the desire for perfection within our society, and where do they intersect with the sanctity of life as seen through a Christian lens? Join us as we unravel the haunting legacy and chilling historical milestones spotlighting the intersection of ethics, disability, and societal values. Our conversation moves on to the pressing issues at the heart of our contemporary world. Through the lens of declining birth rates in developed nations and the utilitarian...
Discover how your everyday actions can become a beacon of Christ's love and an invitation to the gospel. Our conversation takes us to the heart of what it means to be a witness in the modern world—where professional landscapes and personal convictions often collide, challenging us to maintain authenticity in our faith journey. We examine the delicate balance between being pro-life advocates and keeping our eyes on the ultimate prize: sharing the transformative power of Christ's love and salva...
This week's podcast episode starts a new series, "What's Trending." The first episode of Life Challenges each month will feature a review of current events. There are four topics that we are focusing on today...Discover the delicate dance between faith and government as we explore the complexities faced by Christians in the political sphere. As we address the alarming downturn in birth rates across developed nations, we ponder the societal and economic implications of such a shift and weigh t...
Discover the unexpected ways that cultural shifts and personal decisions can influence Christian values and societal norms in this enlightening exploration. Together, we tackle the complex landscape of sex outside marriage, confronting the justifications and examining the consequences through a biblical lens. This episode promises a deep look into the significance of our choices and their impact on the collective moral fabric of our society, challenging us to reflect on the importance of upho...
With society's values in flux over the definition of life, we delve into the ethical quandaries of abortion, the intrinsic worth of human life, and the intersection with rapidly advancing science and technology. Join us for a discussion through theological insights and the real-world implications of devaluing the sanctity of human life. This episode promises to enlighten, provoke thought, and inspire a deeper appreciation for life's true value.Support the Show.
Have you ever felt the societal pressure to find your flawless 'soulmate'? Join us as we tackle the myths and truths about finding a life partner through a Christian lens. Together, we'll examine the cultural obsession with the soulmate ideal, scrutinize its biblical alignment, and consider whether prioritizing compatibility and commitment might be a more authentic approach. Our conversation ventures beyond surface-level attractions, diving into the significance of shared faith and the virtue...
Discover the unseen forces at play behind the abortion debate, as we uncover the intricate web of financial interests and business influence. This episode peels back the curtain on the abortion industry's economic motivations and the stances businesses take on abortion rights. We tackle the tough questions: How does the flow of money sway opinions and political actions? And what ethical predicaments arise for individuals who must reconcile their spending habits with their pro-life values, esp...
Embark on a profound exploration of faith as Pastor Jonathan Hein joins us to illuminate the powerful theological implications of Christ’s resurrection. With Easter upon us, we examine the transformational message of hope that defies our deepest fears—fear of sin, fear of death, and the uncertainties of life. Our conversation with Pastor Hein navigates through the cornerstone of Christian belief, revealing how the resurrection serves as the ultimate ‘receipt’ of sin’s payment, guaranteeing ou...
This episode is about empowering you with knowledge and compassion, ensuring that when the time comes, your decisions are made with informed consent, honoring life's sacred conclusion with the grace and empathy exemplified by Jesus. Our journey doesn’t shy away from the complexities of mortality; we bring to light the sensitive nature of Do Not Resuscitate orders and the tough decisions that accompany them. With personal stories and an eye-opening discussion on the real success rates of CPR, ...
Lord, Give Me Patience

Lord, Give Me Patience

2024-03-1931:58

Ever found yourself chuckling at the irony of impatiently praying for patience? Pastor Jeff Samelson helps us unpack the complex virtue of patience from a biblical lens, sprinkled with light-hearted anecdotes and profound reflections. There's a fine line between the impatience that propels us forward and the kind that erodes trust and relationships. We'll tackle this balance head-on, discussing scenarios where patience might be likened to righteous anger, and the maturity required ...
Have you ever stood at a crossroads between compassion and conviction? Our latest episode unfolds into an intimate journey with Rachel Greiner, whose life's work in the pro-life realm paints an awe-inspiring picture of Christian service. Guided by the profound truths found in Isaiah, we delve into the depths of how faith-based initiatives extend God's love to all, especially through the nurturing embrace of pregnancy care centers.Witness the enduring spirit of the pro-life movement as we narr...
Have you ever witnessed the transformative power of forgiveness, or pondered the impact that spiritual guidance can have on those facing their darkest hours? Pastor Phil Henselin joins us to share his journey from traditional pastoral work to leading Institutional Ministries, where he brings light into the lives of those in prisons, hospitals, and care facilities. This episode delves into the ministry's century-long legacy, the healing potential of faith for those dealing with PTSD and moral ...
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