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Pastor Chris Plekenpol deals with Faith, Culture, and everything in between. Recording from Austin, TX, Pastor Plek deals with many of the issues that he faces pastoring in a post-Christian environment. He takes questions from his congregation and beyond to help Christians navigate culture from the Christian perspective.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Pastor Chris Plekenpol deals with Faith, Culture, and everything in between. Recording from Austin, TX, Pastor Plek deals with many of the issues that he faces pastoring in a post-Christian environment. He takes questions from his congregation and beyond to help Christians navigate culture from the Christian perspective.

    Veterans' Path to Healing

    Veterans' Path to Healing

    300: Michael Carson and Cody Bruns from the Freedom Fighter Foundation join Pastor Plek and Machine Gun Nick on this episode. These veterans trade stories about their own journeys from the front lines back to civilian life. In the heart of this episode lies the poignant reality of combat veterans wrestling with PTSD. They tackle the weighty comments by John MacArthur on mental health and dig into the concept of "identity exchange," where the quest for healing embraces faith as a corners...

    • 54 min
    The Nuances of Gender Roles: Debating Women's Purpose in Society and the Church

    The Nuances of Gender Roles: Debating Women's Purpose in Society and the Church

    301: When NFL kicker Harrison Butker took the stage with his take on women's roles in society, he ignited a firestorm of debate that couldn't be ignored. Pastor Mo and Leah Brown join Pastor Plek and Adrienne in this episode to dissect the underpinnings of this discourse, tackling the question of whether a woman's purpose is confined to marriage and motherhood. They wrestle with the balance between individualism and traditional values, diving into the complex web of gender roles, spiritual be...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Faith and the Art of Leadership

    Faith and the Art of Leadership

    298: Pastor Plek and Machine Gun Nick explore faith and leadership with Eric Creekmore, a former F-18 fighter pilot turned Executive Director of the Association Hill Country Churches. Their conversation uncovers the nuances of church planting, the importance of diverse roles within ministry, and the often-overlooked heroes behind the scenes. They delve into the challenges and strategies of personal evangelism, touching on the necessity for leaders to be adept in sharing the gospel and cultiva...

    • 59 min
    Navigating Emotional Health and Spirituality

    Navigating Emotional Health and Spirituality

    299: Pastor Plek is joined by his wife, Adrienne, and counseling intern Hayley Hengst on this episode as they discuss the intertwining realms of emotional health and Christianity. Together they recall the laughter and hurdles of Adrienne's community group's expedition through "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality," revealing how the book served as a beacon for those navigating personal traumas with faith as their compass. They end this episode on a note of healing and hope, traversing the path of...

    • 52 min
    Church Leadership and the Challenge of Cultural Engagement

    Church Leadership and the Challenge of Cultural Engagement

    297: Pastor Plek, Machine Gun Nick, and Chris Bowers engage in a thought-provoking conversation about the Stronger Men's Conference, where a former stripper's testimony and Mark Driscoll's polarizing comments set the stage for a deeper exploration of public repentance and leadership in the church. The discussion traverses the sensitive terrain of calling out sin, discerning heartfelt apologies, and the implications of using divine anointment to deflect criticism.Got questions? Text us at 737-...

    • 43 min
    Blending Finances and Faith with Financial Advisor Jake Ridley

    Blending Finances and Faith with Financial Advisor Jake Ridley

    296: Pastor Plek and Adrienne are joined by friend and financial advisor Jake Ridley to talk all things generosity, financial savvy, and life's unexpected turns. Whether you're handling personal finances or church funds, this episode is a treasure trove of insights on marrying wealth with biblical principles, confronting the challenges pastors face in the financial realm, and transforming giving from an obligation to a joy.Got questions? Text us at 737-231-0605!Like, share, and subscrib...

    • 1 hr 3 min

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