189 episodes

This podcast is for you if you have ever been on the hunt to integrate your faith with your life beyond Sundays. You’ll be given relevant, balanced, integrated, and wise content centered on Life, Leadership, Family/Marriage, and Ministry, host Christopher J Harris and guest will leave you inspired!

The Wise Idea Christopher J. Harris

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

This podcast is for you if you have ever been on the hunt to integrate your faith with your life beyond Sundays. You’ll be given relevant, balanced, integrated, and wise content centered on Life, Leadership, Family/Marriage, and Ministry, host Christopher J Harris and guest will leave you inspired!

    Episode 188 – Making Sense Of Life & Leadership with Ian Simkins

    Episode 188 – Making Sense Of Life & Leadership with Ian Simkins

    Episode 188 - Making Sense Of Life & Leadership with Ian Simkins

    Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com









    Have you ever had that social media influencer who always posted and never seemed to miss? The quality of their content and insight was next level? Well...that's the case for most of the individuals who follow and engage with Pastor Ian Simkins. And that was never his intended goal. His goal was to simply share his daily insights and musings, hoping that they would inspire and encourage others. And the result is him going viral over and over again...just from his daily brain dumps.



    Pastor Ian Simkins is Lead Pastor of Teaching and Vision at a wonderful church called The Bridge just outside of Nashville, TN. A native of Detroit, he formerly served in Chicago and other ministries throughout the Midwest. You can learn more about him here: https://iansimkins.com/about



    You can connect with Pastor Ian here: Website | LinkedIn | Church Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook |



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    About Our Host:

    Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of DiverseChurchJobs.com, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.



    You can check him out here: www.ChristopherJHarris.com



    You can see his Social media here on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, and LinkedIn ALL at @CJHarrisOne



    Here are Christopher’s Theological Beliefs: http://christopherjharris.com/what-i-believe/



    Thank You’s:



    My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion, our Guests, our Wise Idea Family and our many, many listeners from around the world. (Note: Want your name listed here? Leave a review of this podcast and you may find your name listed here…)



     



     



     

    • 30 min
    Episode 187 – Persuading Audiences & Presenting Better With Dr Charles Stone, Part 1

    Episode 187 – Persuading Audiences & Presenting Better With Dr Charles Stone, Part 1

    Episode 187 - Persuading Audiences & Presenting Better With Dr Charles Stone

    Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com









    The ability to persuade, particularly in a public setting, is the single greatest skill you can develop to accomplish your dreams. Many people, however, lack the skills, insight, and confidence as a public speaker, including trainers, teachers, and even preachers.



    There are many ways to improve public speaking abilities, but in the new compelling book, If Jesus Gave A TED Talk, popular speaker Dr. Charles Stone offers a new approach—a way to move past your limitations and become a more confident speaker and stellar persuader. Stone blends the latest neuroscience research on communication and learning with how Jesus, the Master Teacher, persuaded his audiences. It’s a revolutionary new method capturing the attention of speakers who want to lift their skills to the next level.



    We welcome Dr Stone back to our podcast for a rich discussion on his latest research.



    You can connect with Dr Stone here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn |







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    About Our Host:

    Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of DiverseChurchJobs.com, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.



    You can check him out here: www.ChristopherJHarris.com



    You can see his Social media here on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, and LinkedIn ALL at @CJHarrisOne



    Here are Christopher’s Theological Beliefs: http://christopherjharris.com/what-i-believe/



    Thank You’s:



    My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion, our Guests, our Wise Idea Family and our many, many listeners from around the world. (Note: Want your name listed here? Leave a review of this podcast and you may find your name listed here…)



     



     



     

    • 32 min
    Episode 186 – Married Life With Gary Thomas, Part 2

    Episode 186 – Married Life With Gary Thomas, Part 2

    Episode 185 - Married Life WIth Gary Thomas, Part 2

    Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com







    Marriage and Married Life is a journey. And...marriage is often on the job training. Insight, Help, Wisdom, and helpful Content will be a part of the tools that God can and will use to empower your marriage. We welcomed Gary Thomas, international speaker and author of more than twenty (20) books on marriage, married life, family, and spiritual formation.

    You can listen to Part 1 of the discussion here.



    Gary is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and won numerous awards . His writings have established him as a thought-leader in the areas of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation. Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR).  He has served on the teaching team at Second Baptist Church, Houston and as an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston Texas.



    Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013,” “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2017.” Gary is a lifelong advocate of using the Christian classics to bring people closer to Christ. Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 35 years and they have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable grandchildren on the planet.



    You can connect with Dr Gary Thomas here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |







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    About Our Host:

    Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of DiverseChurchJobs.com, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.



    You can check him out here: www.

    • 31 min
    Episode 185 – Married Life With Gary Thomas, Part 1

    Episode 185 – Married Life With Gary Thomas, Part 1

    Episode 185 - Married Life WIth Gary Thomas, Part 1

    Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com







    Marriage and Married Life is a journey. And...marriage is often on the job training. Insight, Help, Wisdom, and helpful Content will be a part of the tools that God can and will use to empower your marriage. We welcomed Gary Thomas, international speaker and author of more than twenty (20) books on marriage, married life, family, and spiritual formation.

    Gary is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and won numerous awards . His writings have established him as a thought-leader in the areas of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation. Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR).  He has served on the teaching team at Second Baptist Church, Houston and as an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston Texas.



    Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013,” “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2017.” Gary is a lifelong advocate of using the Christian classics to bring people closer to Christ. Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 35 years and they have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable grandchildren on the planet.



    You can connect with Dr Gary Thomas here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |







    If you need further assistance or have questions, feel free to email us at info@thewiseideapodcast.com

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    About Our Host:

    Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of DiverseChurchJobs.com, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.



    You can check him out here: www.ChristopherJHarris.com

    • 29 min
    Episode 184 – Raising Sons, Parenting and Problems During The Pandemic with Roland Warren

    Episode 184 – Raising Sons, Parenting and Problems During The Pandemic with Roland Warren

    Episode 184 - Raising Sons, Parenting and Problems During The Pandemic with Roland Warren

    Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com

    Being a parent and parenting can be a challenge. It's a full time job and you're never off duty. Today's world hasn't often been kind to the dynamics of fathers and sons and mothers and sons. Here's where our guest today steps in. Roland Warren, himself the child of a single mother, invites single moms on a journey not only to heal their hearts but also to parent their boys to become healthy men, good husbands, and strong fathers. He offers guidance and wisdom to moms who want to raise sons who will make and keep their commitments. His latest book is a part of the focus of today's conversation. He recently released Raising Sons of Promise: A Guide for Single Mothers of Boys.



    Warren is the CEO of Care Net, one of the largest networks of crisis pregnancy centers in North America. A graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Roland spent eleven years as president of the National Fatherhood Initiative. His national media appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The TODAY Show, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Ebony, Christianity Today, and Essence. He is the author of Bad Dads of the Bible





    You can connect with Roland Warren here: LinkedIn | Twitter | Amazon Author Page







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    About Our Host:

    Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of DiverseChurchJobs.com, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.



    You can check him out here: www.ChristopherJHarris.com



    You can see his Social media here on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, and LinkedIn ALL at @CJHarrisOne



    Here are Christopher’s Theological Beliefs: http://christopherjharris.com/what-i-believe/



    He is affiliated with the following organizations (among others): www.CrossoverChurch.org , https://www.fullgospelbaptist.org/, and https://www.biblicalleadership.com/



    Thank You’s:



    My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion, our Guests,

    • 56 min
    Episode 183 – Spiritual Formation For the Global Church

    Episode 183 – Spiritual Formation For the Global Church

    Episode 183 - Spiritual Formation For The Global Church With John Frederick and Ryan Brandt

    Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com

    The church is called to grow in Christ. Yet too often, it ignores the practical dimensions of the faith. The church is one in Christ. Yet too often, it is divided by national, denominational, theological, and racial or ethnic boundaries. The church is a global body of believers. Yet too often, it privileges a few voices and fails to recognize its own diversity.



    In response to this and this conversation our host welcomes authors John Frederick and Ryan Brandt to the podcast to discuss and dialogue about their recent book, Spiritual Formation For the Global Church: A Multi-Denominational, Multi-Ethnic Approach. This edited volume offers a multi-denominational, multi-ethnic vision in which biblical scholars, theologians, and practitioners from around the world join together to pursue a cohesive yet diverse theology and praxis of spiritual formation for the global church. This book will allow you to be fed in your faith by brothers and sisters from around the world.





    You can connect with John Frederick here:  Author Page | Amazon Website |

    You can connect with Ryan Brandt here: LinkedIn | Academic Website |







    If you need further assistance or have questions, feel free to email us at info@thewiseideapodcast.com

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    If you have the desire to donate financially to The Wise Idea Podcast, you can do so here. A donation of any amount will be helpful in allowing us to creating the movement to INSPIRE WISDOM.

    DONATE HERE!



                                                              

    About Our Host:

    Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He's served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He's an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of DiverseChurchJobs.com, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.



    You can check him out here: www.ChristopherJHarris.com



    You can see his Social media here on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, and LinkedIn ALL at @CJHarrisOne



    Here are Christopher’s Theological Beliefs: http://christopherjharris.com/what-i-believe/



    He is affiliated with the following organizations (among others): www.CrossoverChurch.org , https://www.fullgospelbaptist.org/, and https://www.biblicalleadership.com/



    Thank You’s:



    My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion, our Guests, our Wise Idea Family and our many, many listeners from around the world. (Note: Want your name listed here?

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Husband of One ,

Wisdom Indeed...

Christopher has aptly names his podcast because he exudes wisdom as he deals with topics that are relevant to everyone. Subscribe and listen to this podcast. You won’t be disappointed.

Dani.K.* ,

Phenomenal Content!

Pastor Christopher has a very unique way of addressing prominent issues and concerns with a calm & comfortable (sometimes humorous) tone, so that the message is defined, clear, & can be received/understood by any sensible being. Awesome content! Awesome job!!

slayerxxOG ,

Thats my dad!!!!!

Let me just say thats my dad and and he is AMAZING he has made so many accomplishments and this is just one of them. If you have not heard his podcast then i have one thing to say:Live Wisly

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