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Welcome to Reliable Truth with best-selling author Richard E Simmons III. Are you searching for truth in your life? Looking for talks that will get you thinking? Each week Richard talks on topics like how to find happiness in your work, or how to improve your marriage. Listen anytime – on the way to work or over a lunch break – and you should come away feeling challenged and encouraged.

Reliable Truth Richard E Simmons III

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

Welcome to Reliable Truth with best-selling author Richard E Simmons III. Are you searching for truth in your life? Looking for talks that will get you thinking? Each week Richard talks on topics like how to find happiness in your work, or how to improve your marriage. Listen anytime – on the way to work or over a lunch break – and you should come away feeling challenged and encouraged.

    How I Survived The 1945 Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

    How I Survived The 1945 Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

    In honor of Memorial Day, Richard's guest is WWII Marine survivor Edgar Harrell, who shared his heroic survival story at one of our Men's Breakfasts in 2019.

    At the time, Sergeant Ed Harrell was the last surviving Marine of the ⁠USS Indianapolis⁠. Two years after speaking at our event, Harrell ⁠passed away⁠ at the age of 96. 

    July 30, 1945: After transporting uranium for the atomic bomb that would soon be dropped on Hiroshima, the USS Indianapolis headed unaccompanied toward a small island in the South Pacific. At 12:14 a.m., she was struck by two Japanese torpedoes, rolled over, and sank.

    Harrell vividly describes the horrors of being plagued by dehydration, exposure, saline poisoning, and sharks. This is a story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the greatest catastrophe at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy.

    Want to hear more about Ed Harrell’s story? Pick up his book Out of the Depths here.

    • 51 min
    Tim Keller - Bible Study on Romans 8:28-30

    Tim Keller - Bible Study on Romans 8:28-30

    As many of you may know, pastor and author Tim Keller passed away this past Friday. I am grateful for Tim's life and his witness, and for how the Lord has used him so powerfully in so many people's lives. We are thankful for the wisdom he has given to us through his speaking events at The Center.

    In honor of Tim, I’d like to share with you his last Bible Study message to us, given live from New York City, hosted by The Center and Redeemer City to City on June 1, 2021. Tim is teaching from Romans 8:28-30, on how to find lasting joy, even in the midst of deep sorrow. I pray that you will find encouragement in this message. - Richard E. Simmons III

    Tim Keller was the Chairman and co-Founder of Redeemer City to City, which trains pastors for ministry in global cities. He is also the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and the author of New York Times best-selling books The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, Prayer and his latest book Forgive. Visit Redeemer City to City for more resources. Watch on YouTube

    • 59 min
    Bernhard Langer Shares His Story

    Bernhard Langer Shares His Story

    "You just won your first major. You’ve got a beautiful young wife. You’ve got houses, cars, money, everything a 26 or 27 year-old could ever dream of and more. Well, what is this emptiness about? I had no ideas... " - Bernhard Langer

    Today Richard's guest is professional golfer Bernhard Langer. Join us to hear Bernhard's fascinating story and his journey of faith.

    Bernhard is a two-time Masters champion. He is one of five golfers to win professional golf events on all six continents. After turning 50, Bernhard has established himself as the most successful player in the history of the PGA Tour Champions with 11 senior major championships. Watch on YouTube here.

    • 48 min
    Giving Your Life Away

    Giving Your Life Away

    Jerry Leachman of Leachman Ministries joins us today with a message calling us to give our lives away.

    Jesus said people that give their life away will find their life. You know when you’re giving your life away because it’s impossible to be contentious toward anybody. You have become their servant. You don’t think you’re better than others, and you’re free from the bondage of consumerism.

    People that give their life away, Jesus said, shine like lights in the world. He even said in the midst of a crooked and a perverse generation you shall shine like lights in a dark place.

    Jerry is a favorite speaker at The Center's events. Along with being an associate Chaplain in The NFL for many years, Jerry has done ministry in Guatemala, Scotland, Russia, Europe and Africa as well as all over the U.S.

    He and his wife Holly have been on Young Life Staff and continue to be involved with Young Life here and also internationally.

    • 57 min
    Hope in the Divine Name

    Hope in the Divine Name

    What does it mean to be a human being? 

    Dr. Mark Gignilliat joins us with a message from the book of Exodus. I believe that we are seeing the erosion of the West, right in front of us. Shifts in our culture are accelerating very quickly.

    What we are seeing is going to require us to wrestle with the very basic questions of who we are:


    What does it mean to be a human being? 
    Do humans have a nature?
    Is there a nature that can be defined as a common nature of all humanity?
    What does sexuality actually mean in the givenness of the created order?

    The answer to all of these questions sits on top of the reality and the confession that "God is."

    God has given Himself to be known. He has spoken. He has given us His name, which allows us to identify Him and to relate to Him. And He is speaking to us through His Son Jesus in the Exodus of the Old Testament. And He has spoken to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus in the New Testament, so that we can know who our God is, relate to Him and worship Him more fully.

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    Dr. Mark Gignilliat is professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, where he teaches courses in Old Testament and Hebrew, and also serves as theologian in residence at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham. Dr. Gignilliat is married to Naomi, and they have four children.

    • 46 min
    Collin Hansen Book Release - Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation

    Collin Hansen Book Release - Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation

    Millions have read books and listened to sermons by Timothy Keller. But which people and what events shaped his own thinking and spiritual growth?

    Today I'm having a conversation with Collin Hansen, as we celebrate his latest book Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation.

    Timothy Keller takes readers behind the scenes to meet the people and understand the events that formed Keller's spiritual life and ministry priorities. With access to Keller's personal notes and sermons—as well as interviews with dozens of family members and longtime friends—Collin Hansen helps you understand one of the 21st century's most influential church leaders. Watch on YouTube

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    • 50 min

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