Recorded from Chestnut Mountain Church, the Burning Questions Podcast is designed to answer questions submitted by students that they have been wondering about or longing for an answer to. The Burning Questions Podcast is hosted by Jared Cagle, a pastor at Chestnut Mountain Church, and features guests to help us answer students’ burning questions. If you have a burning question that you have been longing for an answer to, DM us on our Instagram @cmcstudents_.
Responding to Racism Today - Marquee Kelley
In this episode, we welcome special guests, Sam Bowman and Marquee Kelley, to have an open and honest conversation about racism today. Listen to this full episode as we learn to give out love instead of division and take a step back to see that we were all created in the image of God.
Loneliness - Sidney Reed & Sam Bowman
In this episode, we welcome special guests, Sidney Reed and Sam Bowman, to answer our tenth burning question: "Right now, I’m walking through a season where I feel like I’m alone and I feel like I don’t have anyone I can turn to. How do I overcome this feeling of loneliness and being alone?" From their own experience in dealing with loneliness, Sid and Sam are able to unpack this question of dealing with loneliness versus being alone. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about loneliness and feeling alone.
The Abortion Talk - Nita Cagle
In this episode, we welcome special guest, Nita Cagle, to answer our ninth burning question: "How do we as the church get better at extending a message of grace and love to people with a history of abortions instead of condemnation?" After serving many years at a local care center that counsels pregnant women about the sanctity of life and the alternatives to abortion, Nita is able to speak from her own experience and her firm belief on what the Bible says about life. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about abortion.
If you are someone who is pregnant and considering abortion, have had an abortion, or walking alongside someone who is considering abortion, DM us @cmcstudents_ on Instagram for any questions that you may have about abortion and how we can help you.
Falling in Love With God's Word - Tane Shannon
In this episode, we have Kaylan Cagle as our guest host as she welcomes her mom, Tane Shannon, to the podcast to answer our eighth burning question: “As a Christian, I know that I need to read my Bible more and study God’s Word. How do I fall in love with studying God’s Word and wanting to spend more time with Him?" To answer this question, Tane is able to speak from her own experience of learning how to continue to fall in love with reading God's Word even in the midst of tragedy. In Tane's words, "God's Word is His love story to us and for us." Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about learning to love to read the Bible.
Struggling With Depression - Sam Bowman
In this episode, we welcome special guest, Sam Bowman, to answer our seventh burning question: "I’m depressed, and I cannot heal on my own. Is it wrong for me to take depression medication?" To answer this question, Sam is able to speak from his own experience with depression and his experience with depression medication. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about depression.
Being Friends With Unbelievers - Roundtable Discussion
In this episode, we welcome special guests, Chase Adams, Hannah Aycock, and Brody Millwood, to answer our sixth burning question: “A lot of the people I’ve built relationships with at school are lost and don’t know God. I’m struggling with finding a balance between being close friends with them so that I can share my faith and not being influenced by the decisions that they’re making. How do I continue to be friends with these people and find the balance? ”To answer this question, we have a roundtable discussion offering the perspectives from students themselves and also student leaders. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about finding the balance of friendship.
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an encouraging podcast from appointed hearts? yes please! 5/5 would recommend! 🤩
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What a beautiful resource for students! Super excited to see how God uses this podcast & His people + their stories & wisdom to bring comfort, peace & understanding to the next generation!