The Emotional Christian: Thoughts on Perfect, Disordered, and Redeemed Emotions

Your understanding of emotions will affect your life.
Your understanding of emotions will affect your family.
Your understanding of emotions will affect your parenting.

As a parent, you have a theology of emotions. Is it in line with the Bible? Dr. David Murray has written several books for Christians. Christians Get Depressed Too and The Happy Christian help us think biblically about this vital part of our lives.

Invest a few minutes to listen to Dr. David Murray as he speaks on emotion. And as an extra bonus, you will love his Scottish brogue.



Handling Worry and Fear: A Skill for Every Parent

Is worrying synonymous with being a parent? After all there are so many dangers in the world.

Should we say, “A good parent will worry?” After all what’s wrong with worrying?

We might say nothing except that Jesus tell us not to worry. Worry and fear drive many conflicts at home and in the church. And these sins destroy the peace of many.

We must start thinking clearly about this subject!

In this episode we will listen in on an introductory counseling equipping module from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors on this subject. The lecturer also applies these principles to his own life as a parent of a prodigal.

This lecture is used with the kind permission of ACBC. You can find more of their resources here.


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Parenting First-Aid: An Interview with Marty Machowski

Parenting is hard work. Often we can get banged up as we walk through some of the difficulties of life. Marty Machowski, author of Long Story Short, Old Story New, and numerous other books, sat down and talked with me about his new book – Parenting First-Aid.

In this interview, you will hear why he wrote the book, what God has taught him over the years, and two incredibly encouraging stories.

You can order the book here.

You can also find The Disciple-Making Parent podcast on itunes here.


Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied Podcast

As we head back to school with the summer routine behind us, we can have a number of opportunities to share our faith. And yet when it comes to telling others about the most important thing we know – Jesus – we can start to stutter and stammer. Yet a home that is telling people about Jesus is a home that is attractive to 2nd generation Christians.

In this episode, we turn the microphones around and Adam Miller interviews me about the contents of the book I wrote several years ago – Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied. In it you will learn how to pray effectively and how to bring up the gospel in an unoffensive way.

You can order the book here.


The Lavish Father, The Prodigal Sons, and My Family

The Prodigal Son is one of Jesus’ most beloved stories. Yet, we could actually be overlooking the main point of the story.

In this episode, I invite you to listen in on a sermon I preached on Luke 15 and The Prodigal Son. Or should I say Prodigal Sons?

If you are the parent of a prodigal child, this episode can help you understand God’s lavish love for you and encourage you to love that prodigal even more. As you enter into the deep pain caused to the father, it may help you draw new strength to love those that have hurt you. If you tend to be the older brother, type it can also help you show more humility at home toward your family.


Handling Pornography and the Role of Covenant Eyes

Pornography is a demonic parasite on the Christian church and Christian family. Unless we have an active strategy it will infiltrate our lives and homes. In this podcast I talk with Dan Armstrong, Corporate Communications Specialist at Covenant Eyes.

We talk about how prevalent this issue is, what successful churches are doing, and what families can do. Listen in to be educated on this subject.


A Prodigal Teen Repents: An Interview with Travis Rymer

If you are the parent of a prodigal, it can be easy to feel shame, guilt, and regret. We can say to ourselves, “If I had done everything right, he would not have rebelled.” Join me in this episode as I have a conversation with a man who deliberately rebelled in his teen years. Travis does not blame his parents. No, he praises his parents their walk with the Lord. Listen to the heartache they had to go through. And then be dazzled by how God miraculously saved him. This conversation should give hope to parents everywhere.


Admonishment, Peacemaking, and Healthy Church Life

Young people say that the #1 reason they walk away from the faith is hypocrisy in the church.

What is the cause of this hypocrisy and how can we solve it?

In this episode we talk about the missing elements of admonishment, peacemaking, and church discipline. Surprisingly, this is important for a healthy church life and a healthy family life.




Bullying and the Gospel: What’s a Parent to Say and Do?

Bullying is a common childhood problem.

How would you help your child if this happened to him or her? Are Christians always to turn the other cheek? How does the gospel apply?

Listen in as I have conversation with Kevin McKay about the wise way he walked his son through this very problem.

The Most Important Event in History: Six Proofs for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

If the resurrection of Jesus Christ really happened, then it is the most important event in world history. It is the foundational rational proof that Jesus was who he said he was.

Make sure you can articulate the six reasons that Christians know that this event really happened.

What are they?

1. The evidence of the empty tomb.
2. The evidence of the appearances.
3. The evidence of the changed lives.
4. The evidence of Jesus’ predictions.
5. The evidence of the OT predictions.
6. The LACK of any compelling counterevidence.

This is a great episode to listen with your tween or teenager. They need to know that their faith is based on rational evidence.