Life Academy provides practical and topical teachings ideal for individual study or small group discussions with a wide range of contemporary issues, personal and family concerns, and spiritual insights will be covered.
A Christian Perspective - Episode 13
The saying is that life sometimes imitates art. When Hurricane Ian’s destructive winds and waves struck Florida, life provided a dramatic confirmation of a story told almost 2,000 years ago by the world’s greatest storyteller. Pastor Doug Pratt shows the connection in this latest podcast. Audio only.
A Christian Perspective - Episode 12
Pastor Doug Pratt offers a commentary on the tendency in human conflicts to ratchet up the level of engagement with opponents—to the level of mutual destruction. He offers thoughts on an alternative way to handle conflict... a way that reduces the inter-personal tension and mutual escalation.
A Christian Perspective - Episode 11
A sad reality of human nature is that even smart people can make illogical choices and have inconsistent opinions. Jesus warned us to take the log out of our own eyes before we try to remove the speck out of someone else’s, but we often ignore that wisdom. We judge other people but fail to see the flaws in our own views. In this episode, Pastor Doug Pratt identifies the morally-flawed and rationally-compromised views of many of our contemporaries in this relevant look at controversial issues.
A Christian Perspective - Episode 10
True democracy is built on continual competition between different ideas, policies, and values. In this audio podcast, Pastor Doug Pratt examines the spirit of a competitive democracy, ways in which it is being violated in America, and the cause of the “sore loser culture.” Audio only.
A Christian Perspective - Episode 9
Although no longer in the public spotlight, the people in Ukraine are still living in a war zone. How are we, as Christians, to understand its horrors and the ripple effects felt across the globe? In this podcast, Pastor Doug Pratt examines the many intricacies of the Ukraine war and offers his perspective on the source of darkness in today’s world. Audio only.
A Christian Perspective - Episode 8
In this audio podcast, Pastors Doug Pratt and June Barrow express their perspectives on the emotionally charged topic of abortion. Although a contemporary subject, its core choice takes us back to the moral foundation of the Christian Church. Are reproductive rights simply a positive spin on a tragic decision? Does personal freedom outweigh the sanctity of life? Audio only.