36 episodes

A podcast for those learning to follow Jesus in the modern world.

The Mere Disciple Podcast Jeff Strong

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

A podcast for those learning to follow Jesus in the modern world.

    DoubtLess: Because Faith is Hard

    DoubtLess: Because Faith is Hard

    What is the role of doubt in a Christian's life? When does doubt become poisonous and destructive? Can it be leveraged in such a way that it strengthens and deepens one's faith? If so, how? 

    In this episode Pastor Jeff reflects on some of the insights on how to "do doubt well" offered by Shelby Abbott, evangelist and author of numerous books, including 'DoubtLess: Because Faith is Hard'.  

    Music Intro/Outro: "Enthusiast" by Tours used under a Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 19 min
    Mere Disciple Interview: Megan Beck (Mercy Seat Ministry)

    Mere Disciple Interview: Megan Beck (Mercy Seat Ministry)

    Pastor Jeff Strong sits down with Megan Beck, a registered clinical counsellor with Mercy Seat Ministry (www.mercyseatministry.ca). Megan specializes in connecting with individuals to help them find healing from personally painful experiences. She desires to provide opportunities for personal growth in the areas of emotional, mental, relational and spiritual health.

    Mercy Seat Ministry is a collective of skilled therapists who strive to integrate Christian faith with excellent counselling techniques to support wholistic healing and freedom. 

    This interview addresses the following questions:



    Who and What is Mercy Seat Ministry?
    What does a faith-integrated approach to counselling look like?
    What are some of the barriers for Christians that create a hesitancy in reaching out for support through counselling?
    What's the first step to take if you're interested in arranging a session with someone from Mercy Seat Ministries?

    • 36 min
    Christians and the Vaccine: An Important Resource for Disciples

    Christians and the Vaccine: An Important Resource for Disciples

    A short episode to highlight www.christiansandthevaccine.com, an important resource that thoughtfully and wisely addresses the questions many Christians have regarding the pandemic, vaccines, and our response as disciples of Jesus. 


    Music Intro/Outro: "Enthusiast" by Tours used under a Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 6 min
    Reflections at the Intersection of Racism, Injustice, and Discipleship

    Reflections at the Intersection of Racism, Injustice, and Discipleship

    In this episode Pastor Jeff Strong shares some in-process reflections on the ideological challenges facing Christians seeking to respond to racism and injustice courageously, faithfully, and biblically.

    Resources cited in this episode:

    Dr. Thaddeus Williams: "Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice"

    Monique Duson (Center for Biblical Unity)

    Critical Race Theory with Neil Shenvi



    Photo: Black Lives Matter (IG: @clay.banks)

    Music Intro/Outro: "Enthusiast" by Tours used under a Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 26 min
    Christians, CERB, and the Kingdom Call to Work

    Christians, CERB, and the Kingdom Call to Work

    The Canadian government just announced an extension of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (i.e. CERB) for an additional eight weeks. It will be tempting for many to delay/avoid going back to work and instead take advantage of this program. However, Pastor Jeff shares a vision for the kingdom call to work that should animate every Christian who can work to do so. In Christ, work/service becomes one of the most powerful means through which Christians can honour God, bless their communities, and strengthen themselves.

    • 12 min
    Mere Disciple Interview: Preston Pouteaux

    Mere Disciple Interview: Preston Pouteaux

    In this episode, Pastor Jeff Strong interviews the charismatic and whimsical Preston Pouteaux on the importance of imagination, neighbours and neighbourhoods, and what it's like to be a pastor in a pandemic.

    Music Intro/Outro: "Enthusiast" by Tours used under a Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 42 min

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The politics of Jesus series

Pastor Strong is a great teacher whose teaching style is to “ understand the perspective of the other!” This perspective allows a refreshing glimpse of the Canadian political system without the baggage of one political allegiance colouring his podcast. I’m looking forward to following this, it promises to be thought provoking and informative.
MGM Nelson BC