With faith, hope and clarity, Bill Arnold welcomes Bible scholars, teachers, and Christian leaders to help us grow deeper in our faith.
Deconstructing our faith – A.j. Swoboda | God’s vision in small things- Scott Hubbard
Is there a way to walk faithfully through doubt and come out the other side with a deeper love for Jesus? Can we question our faith without losing it? Author, of "After Doubt" pastor and professor A.J. Swoboda, joins us to discuss how doubt is a natural part of our spiritual journey and deconstruction is a legitimate space to encounter the living God. However, deconstruction is not a place you want to stay long because Jesus calls us to rebuild. Then Scott Hubbard, author at desiringgod.org, joins Bill to discuss the truth that our vast, limitless, loving God is concerned and content with small things.
The longing of our heart – Greg Ganssle
We all long for meaningful relationships, lives that reflect goodness, engagements with beauty, and the freedom to pursue our lives with integrity. But where can our restless hearts find fulfillment for these universal longings? Through his book "Our Deepest Desires", Philosopher and apologist Greg Ganssle argues that our widely shared human aspirations are best understood and explained in light of the Christian story.
Humor and grief – Dr. Melissa Mork | Lessons from John – Dr. Greg Headington
Psychology professor and author of “Navigating Grief with Humor, Dr. Melissa Mork discusses June's MOOC conference topic and how appropriate humor can help bring healing to our grief. Then Dr. Greg Headington looks at the analogy of Shepard and sheep through John 10. Greg shares how John’s purpose in the Gospel is to show how miracles and signs define the deity of Christ.
Guy Talk: Ask our pastor panel | The sacred call of motherhood – Carol McLeod
Our unofficial panel of menfolk continue for 30 minutes into the second hour! Tom Brock, Tom Parrish and Peter Kapsner join Bill to give their unique male perspectives on listener questions. They discuss a variety of topics such as who we actually pray to, bearing each others burdens, conviction of the Holy Spirit, evolution theory, and much more. Then author, Carol McLeod helps us see through her book "Rooms of a Mother's Heart", that motherhood isn't a perfect endeavor but rather a wonderful one!
Guy Talk: Ask our pastor panel
Our unofficial panel of menfolk are back! Tom Brock, Tom Parrish, Peter Kapsner and Justin Jeppesen join Bill to give their unique male perspectives on listener questions. They discuss a variety of topics such as fiery trails, God's plan for generosity, honoring your parents, home churches, prayer request, young adults drifting away, and much more.
Ask the professor – Mark Muska
We open up “Ask the Professor," with Bill and Professor Mark Muska from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, with a discussion on Stephen's last words, the historical relevance of Scripture, denying Christ, pressing toward the goal, being united in Christ after death, and much, much more.