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Join Pastors Gray Ewing and Eric Tonjes as they have conversations about life, faith, and ministry.

Simply Faithful: Christian Conversations Without the Hype Eric Tonjes

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

Join Pastors Gray Ewing and Eric Tonjes as they have conversations about life, faith, and ministry.

    S2E7: Thinking About the Spiritual Realm

    S2E7: Thinking About the Spiritual Realm

    Scripture pictures our world as having both a physical and a spiritual dimension, and sees the stories and conflicts of the spiritual realm as affecting and overlapping with our experience of life in the world. What does the Bible say about spiritual realities, and how do we as Christians think about and interact with them? Join Eric and Gray as they give an overview of this mysterious and at times confusing topic.
    What's Good: Gray - acoup.blog

    • 37 min
    S2E6: What Do I Contribute To My Salvation?

    S2E6: What Do I Contribute To My Salvation?

    How do we square God's sovereignty over all things with our responsibility? How do we relate our effort to God's gracious work in us? Join Gray and Eric as they discuss these complicated topics and (hopefully) offer a little clarity.

    What's Good - Leadership & Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute (Eric)

    • 40 min
    S2E5: Pornography

    S2E5: Pornography

    Note: This episode contains discussions of topics not suitable for young kids.

    Pornography is an epidemic in our society; millions of people wrestle with its effects. Join Gray and Eric as they discuss this hard topic and offer practical advice for those who are struggling.

    What's Good: Steering the Craft - Ursula K. Le Guin (Gray)

    • 46 min
    S2E4: Once Saved, Always Saved?

    S2E4: Once Saved, Always Saved?

    How do we think about the question of losing our salvation? Does  Jesus keep us? Do we need to live in fear? And if we are secure, what about apostasy? What about people we know who leave the faith? Is God's love an excuse to live in unrepentant sin? Join Gray and Eric as they dig into these challenging issues.

    What's Good: Sous vide cooking (Eric)

    • 38 min
    S2E3: Having Conversations About Jesus

    S2E3: Having Conversations About Jesus

    How do we talk with people we know about the good news of Jesus? This is guilt and anxiety-inducing question for many, but it is something we are called to do in Scripture. Join Gray and Eric as they discuss practically how to talk about their faith with those around them.

    What's Good: 
    Gray - Van Neistat's YouTube channel

    • 43 min
    S2E2: Leisure

    S2E2: Leisure

    How should Christians think about leisure time and having fun? On the one hand, we don't want to be legalistic or suspicious of rest and free time. On the other hand, we also don't want to endorse our culture's obsession with recreation and pleasure. Join Gray and Eric as they discuss the balance.

    What's Good: 
    Gray - Black Sticky Notes

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

AnchoredGrowth ,

True Shepherds

Gray is my Pastor at Ascension Church of Phoenix and I always look forward to this Podcast. Eric’s contributions are equally applicable to Gray’s insights, and the two of them together helps to expand my thinking by challenging me to raise the bar in my own personal pilgrimage of faith. Gray and Eric are tru “Shepherds” in their respective ministries. Thanks for being “Simply Faithful” in bringing this Podcast to all of us as a part of your ongoing ministries!

emwal314 ,

Gets to the heart of the matter

Love this podcast. It cuts right to the heart of a variety of tough topics related to Christianity while rooting them in real life experiences. Eric and Gray make controversial conversations approachable and clear to understand. They also keep the discussion lighthearted enough to really be *fun* to listen to.

NNBarin ,

My favorite podcast

The once a week podcast makes it all the more delightful to listen to. The topics and discussions had can be difficult but they need to talked about. Grateful for this podcast.

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