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The idea of “the common good” has a rich history within the Christian church. It’s the notion that, as we pursue Jesus in our lives and in the lives of others, we are fulfilling God’s purposes for His creation. This pursuit can be messy. It means rolling up our sleeves and creating space for hard conversations about real issues that impact our lives. Things like parenting, marriage, finances, politics, art, and culture. On The Common Good, Brian From creates space to have these conversations, to sit with the big questions that we all have, to sometimes disagree, but to always look for the chance to create common good, by following after Jesus. Brian welcome listeners to join them in these conversations, to bring their own questions, hopes, and struggles, and to ultimately share in a journey to see God’s design for all of us fulfilled.

The Common Good Podcast The Common Good

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

The idea of “the common good” has a rich history within the Christian church. It’s the notion that, as we pursue Jesus in our lives and in the lives of others, we are fulfilling God’s purposes for His creation. This pursuit can be messy. It means rolling up our sleeves and creating space for hard conversations about real issues that impact our lives. Things like parenting, marriage, finances, politics, art, and culture. On The Common Good, Brian From creates space to have these conversations, to sit with the big questions that we all have, to sometimes disagree, but to always look for the chance to create common good, by following after Jesus. Brian welcome listeners to join them in these conversations, to bring their own questions, hopes, and struggles, and to ultimately share in a journey to see God’s design for all of us fulfilled.

    Dr. Robert Jeffress shares encouragement from his new book, “Invincible,” Matthew Soerens from World Relief discusses how we can respond to the border crisis with compassion, and Brian & Aubrey comment on the Biden Administration’s decision to end

    Dr. Robert Jeffress shares encouragement from his new book, “Invincible,” Matthew Soerens from World Relief discusses how we can respond to the border crisis with compassion, and Brian & Aubrey comment on the Biden Administration’s decision to end

    (00:00-9:05): Brian and Aubrey discussed the following news stories:

    “Newsom Signs Bill Allowing Children to Hide Abortions, Transgender Treatments from Parents”

    “Biden Endorses Controversial Bill Guaranteeing Abortion 'Without Limitations'”

    (9:05-25:06): Dr. Robert Jeffress, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas and Host of Pathway to Victory, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “Invincible: Conquering the Mountains That Separate You from the Blessed Life.”

    Learn more about Dr. Jeffress and his new book at ptv.org and connect with him on Twitter at @robertjeffress

    And tune in to Pathway to Victory weekdays at 8:30am (CT) on AM 1160 Hope for Your Life. 

    (25:06-43:14): Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization & Advocacy for World Relief, National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, and Co-author of “Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis” & “Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about the border crisis and how we can support the work of World Relief. 

    Learn more about World Relief at worldrelief.org and connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewSoerens

    (43:14-49:37): Brian and Aubrey commented on the Daring To Live Fully blog post, “60 Lists to Make When You Need a Mood Lift.”

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    • 49 min
    Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie shares insight from his book, “We the Fallen People,” Pastor Alan Cross discusses the importance of showing compassion as we respond to border issues, and Brian and Aubrey comment on the new movie, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie shares insight from his book, “We the Fallen People,” Pastor Alan Cross discusses the importance of showing compassion as we respond to border issues, and Brian and Aubrey comment on the new movie, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    (00:00-16:43): Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie is a Professor of History at Wheaton College and Author of “The First Thanksgiving” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy.”

    Check out Dr. McKenzie’s blog at faithandamericanhistory.wordpress.com

    (16:43-25:54): Why do we villainize people and view them as one-dimensional caricatures instead of viewing them as flawed people with good and bad qualities? Brian and Aubrey discussed this and commented on the Quick to Listen Podcast episode, “Did We Get Tammy Faye Wrong?”

    (25:54-44:59): Alan Cross, Lead Pastor of Petaluma Valley Baptist Church and Author of “When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his book and his article at The Bulwark, “Securing the Border Without Hardening Our Hearts.”  

    Connect with Alan on Twitter at @AlanLCross

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    • 45 min
    Dr. Katie Butler shares insight from her article, “How the Church Can Help in Suicide Prevention”, Brian and Aubrey discuss 10 reasons you should leave social media, and they reveal their Top Five Gifts They Received Growing Up - September 24, 2021

    Dr. Katie Butler shares insight from her article, “How the Church Can Help in Suicide Prevention”, Brian and Aubrey discuss 10 reasons you should leave social media, and they reveal their Top Five Gifts They Received Growing Up - September 24, 2021

    (00:00-16:54): Dr. Katie Butler, trauma and critical care surgeon who recently left clinical practice to homeschool her children, Contributor for Desiring God, and Author of “Glimmers of Grace,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about her Gospel Coalition article, “How the Church Can Help in Suicide Prevention.”

    Learn more about Katie and her books at oceansrisesite.blog

    (16:54-25:49): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Russell Moore’s Relevant Magazine article, “Like It or Not, Social Media Is Taking a Toll on Your Soul.”

    (25:49-36:37): Brian and Aubrey shared their TOP FIVE Gifts they Received Growing Up. Aubrey’s #1 pick was Fancy Paper Dolls and Brian’s #1 pick was Tecmo Bowl for Nintendo.

    (36:37-44:40): Brian and Aubrey closed the show with the following Good News stories:

    “Man Wins Candy Factory After Finding Indiana’s Golden Ticket”

    “Man Decides to Give Bone Marrow to Soothe His Depression – Not Only Did Her Cancer go into Remission But MS Too”

    “Teen Who Lost His Gaming Partner When Dad Died Brings The Power of Play–and Connection–to Kids Facing Illness”

    “Polish Girl With Down Syndrome Sends Painting to Queen Elizabeth and is ‘Over the Moon’ Receiving a Reply”

    “Doberman Dog Nurses Tiny Abandoned Kitten Alongside Her Pups – the Adorable Photos Will Melt Your Heart”

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    • 44 min
    Scott Wilder from Pre-Born! joins Brian and Aubrey to share how you can save babies by providing free ultrasound sessions for women in unplanned pregnancies - September 23, 2021

    Scott Wilder from Pre-Born! joins Brian and Aubrey to share how you can save babies by providing free ultrasound sessions for women in unplanned pregnancies - September 23, 2021

    On today’s show, Brian and Aubrey shared how you can save babies and souls by making a gift to Pre-Born! Scott Wilder from Pre-Born! joined them to explain how God is at work through their ministry and how an ultrasound helps a mother see the truth of the baby that is growing inside her. 

    Will you partner with Pre-Born! in their mission to glorify Jesus Christ by leading and equipping pregnancy clinics to save more babies and souls?

    Your gift of $140 provides a free ultrasound session for five young women in unplanned pregnancies. 80% of these women will choose life when they see the ultrasound image of their babies.

    With your gift, you will receive the story of a mom who chose life as well as the ultrasound image of her precious baby.

    Give online by clicking on the Pre-Born! banner at 1160hope.com or call 833-850-BABY that’s 833-850-2229.

    Learn more about the ministry of Pre-Born! at preborn.org

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Scott Wilder from Pre-Born! joins Brian and Aubrey to share how God is at work through their ministry and how an ultrasound helps a mother choose life - September 22, 2021

    Scott Wilder from Pre-Born! joins Brian and Aubrey to share how God is at work through their ministry and how an ultrasound helps a mother choose life - September 22, 2021

    On today’s show, Brian and Aubrey shared how you can save babies and souls by making a gift to Pre-Born! Scott Wilder from Pre-Born! joined them to explain how God is at work through their ministry and how an ultrasound helps a mother see the truth of the baby that is growing inside her. 

    Will you partner with Pre-Born! in their mission to glorify Jesus Christ by leading and equipping pregnancy clinics to save more babies and souls?

    Your gift of $140 provides a free ultrasound session for five young women in unplanned pregnancies. 80% of these women will choose life when they see the ultrasound image of their babies.

    With your gift, you will receive the story of a mom who chose life as well as the ultrasound image of her precious baby.

    Give online by clicking on the Pre-Born! banner at 1160hope.com or call 833-850-BABY that’s 833-850-2229.

    Learn more about the ministry of Pre-Born! at preborn.org

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Lisa Harper shares encouragement from her book, “LIFE – 100 Day Devotional,” Brian and Aubrey discuss what the Church will look like in the future, and they react to a powerful testimony from singer Kira Fontana - September 21, 2021

    Lisa Harper shares encouragement from her book, “LIFE – 100 Day Devotional,” Brian and Aubrey discuss what the Church will look like in the future, and they react to a powerful testimony from singer Kira Fontana - September 21, 2021

    (00:00-7:34): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on a tweet from Beth Moore, “I grow increasingly concerned that we have a massive population of people who have placed their faith in Christianity rather than Christ. And an odd concoction of Christianity at that. Faith in Christianity is utterly bereft of power to save a single soul. Jesus saves.” 

    (7:34-27:48): Lisa Harper, Speaker, Author, and Bible Teacher, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about her daughter’s adoption story and her books, “LIFE – 100 Day Devotional” and “How Much More: Discovering God’s Extravagant Love In Unexpected Places”

    Learn more about Lisa and her books at lisaharper.net and connect with her on Instagram at lisadharper, on Facebook at OfficialLisaDHarper, and on Twitter at @lisadharper

    (27:48-37:37): What will the Church look like in the future? Brian and Aubrey discussed this and commented on Clint Schnekloth’s blog post at Patheos.com, “What’s Going To Happen to the Church?”   

    (37:37-46:57): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Kira Fontana’s Christianity Today article, “I Went to Hollywood to Make My Own Music. Now I Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord.” 

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    • 46 min

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26 Ratings

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