Since a pulse doesn’t mean you’re alive, this podcast is about the vitality of firm faith, pursuing personal integrity, and consistently keeping the main thing the main thing in practical ways day-by-day.
Your host is Matthew Ruttan, a disciple-in-progress, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster Church in Barrie (Canada), author of Turbulence and the 'Up!' daily devotional, occasional song-writer, campfire lover, aspiring rowboat owner, and servant of the Word.
Should we say ‘If it’s your will’ when praying for someone to recover from illness?
When praying for someone to recover from illness, some people say, "If it's your will." Why? And isn't that always his will? That's was a question from a Q & A Forum that I answer here.Continue reading
The One Great Banquet—on earth as it is in heaven (Growing Deeper with Luke 14:1-24)
This podcast goes in-depth with Jesus' parable of the Great Banquet (and more) in Luke 14:1-24. The host sets the scene and guest list; our job is to say Yes to the invitation and to join in with his celebration.Continue reading
Giving up The Frenemy for Lent
A lot of people "give something up" for Lent? What about the Frenemy, whose grip around your heart is probably tighter than you know.Continue reading
Defining our neighbours and showing mercy broadly (Growing deeper with Luke 10:25-37)
Sure, love your neighbour. But who is my neighbour, and how? That's what Jesus teaches us about in this in-depth look at the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.Continue reading
Vaccine Questions—An Interview with Dr Kelley Wright
There's some misinformation or uncertainty swirling around about the COVID-19 vaccine. This short interview with Dr Kelley Wright answers some questions.Continue reading
Radical gratitude and love from the soil of forgiven sin (Growing Deeper with Luke 7:36-50)
An in-depth look at this text and the intersection of Jesus, sin, gratitude, love and deleting words from dictionaries.Continue reading