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Episode 421: The Gospel In Middle Earth with Michael T. Jahosky

Episode 421: The Gospel In Middle Earth with Michael T. Jahosky

May 12, 2021

Michael T. Jahosky - The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle Earth

 

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Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, Michael T. Jahosky proposes that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus' parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus' parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the "veil of familiarity" that obscures the gospel for many.

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Michael T. Jahosky is the author of The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-Earth and he has stopped by the podcast for a visit on this episode.

Links Discussed In This Show:

 
 
Michael T. Jahosky on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelJahosky
 
Michael T. Jahosky on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.jahosky.5

 

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 420 - Never Settled with Shawn Congleton

Episode 420 - Never Settled with Shawn Congleton

May 5, 2021

Shawn Congleton - Never Settled: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood

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Shawn D. Congleton has lived a life on the move; moving nearly 80 times before he graduated and living in almost 20 states. Since that time, he has spent most of it in Ohio with his wife, Heidi and three girls, Morgan, Jordan, and Brooklyn. He has been an admin clerk for the United States Marine Corps, secretary for Wright State University, youth and young adult pastor at High Street Church of the Nazarene, church planter with Life House Community, secretary with Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, school counselor for Dunbar High School and Springfield High School, and co-principal with his wife, Heidi at the Eagle & Dove Academy. 

Shawn’s new book, Never Settled: A Memoir of a Boy on the Road to Manhood, is An emotional and brutally honest story that focuses in a large part on Shawn’s relationship with his father. Shawn shares about his fears, his sense of despair and the losses that impacted his formative years as he endured abuse both physical and mental. I’ve known Shawn for almost 20 years and I didn’t even know the half of his remarkable story.  

 

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 419: Immigration Conversation with Christy Staats

Episode 419: Immigration Conversation with Christy Staats

April 28, 2021

Christy Staats - Midwest Mobilizer for the National Immigration Forum

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Since April 2020, the number of people apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) near the Southwest border has been rising steadily. In early 2021, these increases have become a touchpoint in the public debate, with growing concerns voiced about the public health and humanitarian ramifications of increasing migrant arrivals. Should we treat the situation at our border as something to stoke our fears, or as Christians should we treat it as a humanitarian crisis, an opportunity to care for least of these, as Jesus has called us to do?

 

My guest today is Christy Staats. Christy has worked with Cru for 15 years, 11 of which were in the UK and is now affiliate staff. She created Crossings in 2015 for her church in Northeast Ohio to encourage Americans to welcome and come alongside newly arrived refugees in partnership with resettlement and community development organizations and led a similar work with Cru nationally. She was invited to join the Bibles, Badges and Business work of the National Immigration Forum in 2018 and has been organizing and speaking with faith, law enforcement and business leaders about the need for immigration reform since. She is nearly finished with her Masters in Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She’s here with me today to help us better understand some of the ministry opportunities awaiting us at the Southwest border and some of the challenges that are presented there.

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Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

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Rick Lee James Radio Special:https://westarchristianmedia.com/rick-lee-james-30-minute-radio-special

 

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 418: Parafonic Recordings Brandon Shattuck

Episode 418: Parafonic Recordings Brandon Shattuck

April 21, 2021

Parafonic Recordings - Brandon Shattuck

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Brandon Shattuck is a recording/mixing engineer living in Orlando, FL with his wife Elissa and their two kids. Brandon graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2009 with a degree in music business. From 2009 - 2013 Brandon worked as a freelance recording engineer in Nashville, TN, working in many different recording studios across many different genres. In 2013, he and his wife moved to Orlando where in 2014 Brandon opened his own recording studio, Parafonic Recording Studio. There he worked on projects with a vast array of independent bands and artists until closing the studio in 2019. After pursuing alternate career options, Brandon has resumed working on music projects from his home studio since the end of 2020.

Brandon is here with us today to talk with us about recording techniques and to answer some questions for artists about going into the recording studio.

Music heard on today’s podcast can all be found on Parafonic Recordings Spotify Playlist:

 

Holy Vanguard by Cool Hand Luke

Bella by Native Culture

Thread by Wind Words

 

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Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

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Rick Lee James Radio Special:https://westarchristianmedia.com/rick-lee-james-30-minute-radio-special

 

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) Episode 417: The Erwins - This Is Love

Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) Episode 417: The Erwins - This Is Love

April 14, 2021

The Erwins

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There is something captivating about the blending and swelling of sibling harmony. When that is combined with pure talent and a servant’s heart for people, you have the incomparable ministry of THE ERWINS.

The Erwins started singing as soon as they were each able to talk. Appearing over 270 dates a year with their mother and father, who have been in full-time evangelism for 44 years, they have been traveling full-time their entire life singing in concerts, revivals, and conferences all across the country.

With their highly anticipated eighth career recording, This Is Lovenow available, GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning StowTown recording artist The Erwins are also celebrating the launch of the album’s debut single, “The God I Know.” Impacting radio right now, the inspirational ballad heralds the One who still moves mountains and calms the raging sea, carrying the project’s central message of Christ’s unwavering sustainment.   

Two of the four Erwin siblings, Keith and Katie, have stopped by the podcast for a visit on this episode of Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast).

Follow The Erwins 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheErwinFamily

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_erwins/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/erwinministries

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiQpk8mzT_ctJx-UUY83Ow

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) Episode 416: Guest Dr. Brannon Hancock

Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) Episode 416: Guest Dr. Brannon Hancock

April 7, 2021

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Dr. Brannon Hancock

Brannon Hancock, aside from being one of my oldest friends, was one of the first guests that we I had on Voices In My Head way back on Episode 9. By some weird accident I lost the audio file of that episode in our show archives and it wasn't available anywhere online for years.

 

Well, I am happy to say that after a lot of searching I was finally able to recover this long sought and requested episode and I am so pleased to rerelease it this week. It's a lot of fun to hear what my show was like in the the early days when I was recording it in my basement studio, bringing friends over and making music in my basement.

I hope you enjoy listening to this classic episode of Voices In My Head. 

About Brannon: https://seminary.indwes.edu/academics/faculty/brannon-hancock

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Brannon's Book: The Scandal of Sacramentality

 

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Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 415: Holy Week Special - Selected Reading from Thank God It’s Friday by William Willimon

Episode 415: Holy Week Special - Selected Reading from Thank God It’s Friday by William Willimon

March 31, 2021

Episode 415: Holy Week Special - Selected Reading from Thank God It's Friday by William Willimon 

It's Holy Week 2021 and I can think of no better way to spend it than by reflecting on the words of Jesus from the cross. Dr. William Willimon has been a friend of this show over the years and I thought it would be fitting to read a selection from his book, Thank God It's Friday: Encountering The Seven Last Words from the Cross on the show this week.

 

I also would encourage listeners to click the link below, get a copy of the book, and read through it yourself during this holy week. It truly is an insightful companion on the journey of Holy Week or really any time of the year. 

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Buy The Book: Thank God It's Friday: Encountering The Seven Last Words From The Cross by William Willimon

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 414: Guest Erskin

Episode 414: Guest Erskin

March 24, 2021
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My guest today on Voices In My Head is Erskin Anavitarte. Erskin is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who has garnered loyal fans around the world with his unique blend of pop, jazz, R&B and hip-hop styles. Following his 2014 EP, Let’s Ride, Erskin released Look Up in 2015, which featured the watershed single “Black & White,” a thought-provoking, action-inspiring narrative on race and religion in America. Love Moves, Erskin’s sixth recording, bowed in 2019. 

Recently, Erskin has partnered with Nik Ripken Ministries (NRM) for the release of his latest music video, “Is He Worth It?” Spotlighting the plight of Believers in persecution, the video was directed by Jonathan Barker and produced by Luke Harvey and features scenes from the 2016 NRM and LifeWay Films documentary The Insanity of God. Based on the bestselling title of the same name by Nik Ripken—a veteran missionary and leading expert on Believers in persecution—the film powerfully depicts accounts of Christians around the world serving a living Christ, even when it costs them everything.

Co-penning the track with Nik Ripken, Laura Allen and Matt Papa, Erskin hopes both the song and music video will challenge Christians who have not faced persecution to share the Gospel boldly, standing in solidarity with those suffering because of their faith. 

 

For further information, visit erskinmusic.com.

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Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 413: How Saint Patrick Saved The World

Episode 413: How Saint Patrick Saved The World

March 17, 2021

This week is all about the real life Saint Patrick, who quite possibly saved Western civilization. 

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Music used this week:

 

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Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 412 - Brett McCracken and The Wisdom Pyramid

Episode 412 - Brett McCracken and The Wisdom Pyramid

March 10, 2021

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What is the true source of wisdom?

Today’s world has more and more information readily available, but less and less wisdom. Many people seek to acquire wisdom from easily accessible sources such as social media and popular culture but are often misled. How should Christians acquire wisdom in today’s media-saturated culture?

Inspired by the concept of the food pyramid, Brett McCracken presents a biblical paradigm for wisdom in today’s distracted age, illustrating his argument through a “wisdom pyramid.” McCracken suggests a balanced, healthy diet of information from sources ranked in order of importance—the Bible, the church, nature, books, beauty, and lastly, the Internet and social media. By focusing on lasting and reliable sources of wisdom and by being more discerning about the information they consume, Christians will become wiser—not for their own glorification, but ultimately for God’s.

Buy The Book:

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Brett McCracken's Web Site:

https://www.brettmccracken.com

 

About Brett McCracken:

Brett McCracken is a senior editor and director of communications for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World (Crossway, 2021), Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community (Crossway, 2017), Hipster Christianity: When Church & Cool Collide (Baker, 2010), and Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism & Liberty (Baker, 2013). He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN.com, Christianity Today, and many other publications.

A graduate of Wheaton College and UCLA (M.A. in Cinema & Media Studies), Brett lives in Santa Ana, California with his wife Kira and two sons, Chet and Ira. He is an elder at Southlands Church Santa Ana.

Brett loves movies, particularly those by Terrence Malick (or those with a Malickean sensibility). Other things Brett enjoys: Marilynne Robinson, the Inklings, Friday Night Lights, autumn, all things Kansas City (where he grew up), reading and writing in coffeeshops, history, art museums, food, hiking, traveling, planning trip itineraries, curating music playlists, and making things better by editing.

Subscribe to Brett’s blog here. Or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Guest Jack O’Donnell - Episode 411 of Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Guest Jack O’Donnell - Episode 411 of Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

March 3, 2021

Business Leader, Athlete, & Best Selling Author Jack O’Donnell

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Jack O’ Donnell is a successful businessman, a best-selling author, and an athlete. He has been the CEO, President or Chief operating officer for some of America’s most recognizable entrepreneurs, including Steve Wynn, Steve Case, Merv Griffin and Donald Trump. (Yes, the former President, Donald Trump).

 To say that he has worked with some of the best and some of the worst leaders would be an understatement.

Jack has been featured in America’s most prominent media outlets. From CNN and MSNBC, regularly featured on Out Front with Erin Burnett, The Beat with Ari Melber, Anderson Cooper and others. He has been widely quoted by leading columnists from the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Politico. He has written numerous Op-Eds, being published in Politico and local newspapers across the country. He has also been prominently featured in documentaries on CNN, Netflix and PBS.

Jack O’Donnell’s Web Site: http://www.jackodonnellspeaking.com/

Jack O’ Donnell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackODspeaks

Jack O’Donnell’s Book: Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump—His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall

Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump—His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall by [John R. O’Donnell, James Rutherford]

 

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The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 410 - Captivated with Guest Kristina Hurrell

Episode 410 - Captivated with Guest Kristina Hurrell

February 24, 2021

With the battle against a worldwide pandemic, divisions over race and equality, and a country that teeters on the political edge, the current culture can feel overwhelming. How do we let go of fear, rediscover hope, and find the courage to believe in better things?

Throughout her life as an intrepid world traveler, Kristina Hurrell has been exploring the globe on a quest to discover extraordinary scenic destinations and ancient cultures that offer both adventure and renewal.

In her new memoir, CAPTIVATED: An Adventure in Faith, former high fashion model, and actress Kristina Hurrell, takes readers on her harrowing journey through the harsh and isolated wilderness of the Sahara Desert. A story of adventure and resilience, faith, and miracles, and ultimately of revelation and transformation, CAPTIVATED encourages readers to release their fear and live with strength, courage, and confidence.

 

 

More about Kristina

Kristina Hurrell is the founder and CEO of SpaFari, an eco-adventure vacation company. SpaFari has been featured in numerous magazines, health and travel shows, such as InStyle, People, Cooking Light, Heart and Soul, SELF, Flying Adventures, Conde’ Nast Traveler, Allure, The Hollywood Reporter, Cosmopolitan, TODAY, A&E, and ESPN. She has inspired college students, celebrities, corporate executives, groups, and individuals to say ‘yes’ to their precious life by climbing to greater heights in all areas of wholeness: faith and fitness, health, wellness, and empowered living. For more about Kristina visit www.kristinahurrell.com.

Media Contact: Christianne Debysingh : 541.556.3588

christianne@elevaremediagroup.com

 

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The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Fighting Human Trafficking with Remedy Drive’s David Zach - Episode 409 Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Fighting Human Trafficking with Remedy Drive’s David Zach - Episode 409 Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

February 17, 2021

Fighting Human Trafficking with Remedy Drive's David Zach - Episode 409 Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

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For nearly a decade, David Zach has worked undercover alongside operatives from The Exodus Road to identify perpetrators and fight slavery in Southeast Asia and Latin America. His 13 deployments with the international anti-trafficking organization have inspired the music and mission of Remedy Drive and have given Zach a platform to speak at colleges and festivals across the country. He has been a guest speaker at the University of Minnesota; University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Drake University; Vanderbilt University; and the University of Arkansas, among other institutions. To date, Remedy Drive’s fanbase has contributed more than $350,000 towards rescue efforts, technology, vehicles and expenses for frontline operatives.
 
Remedy Drive has garnered 12 Top 20 singles and released 12 critically acclaimed recordings since their inception in 1998. The band’s music has been heard on NBC, SpeedTV and VH1, as well as Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers’ Music That Drives promotion.

Remedy Drive’s latest album, Imago Amor, the band’s 13th full-length recording released January 29th. 

For further information, visit remedydrive.comtheexodusroad.com, or turningpointpr.com. Follow the band on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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Chuck Masek At War With The Big Dogs- Episode 408 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Chuck Masek At War With The Big Dogs- Episode 408 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

February 10, 2021

Chuck Masek At War With The Big Dogs- Episode 408 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

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Chuck Masek is a perennial entrepreneur who has grown and sold

several businesses. Chuck has extensive experience in the health care

industry and holds a Master of Science in clinical microbiology. He is the founder and former President / CEO of Vanguard Medical Concepts, Inc. At Vanguard, he innovated and developed the reprocessing of medical devices labeled single use industry.

 

He has spent his career striving to make positive and meaningful changes in healthcare.

 

Chuck’s new book, At War With The Big Dogs, is true story reminiscent of David versus Goliath story.

In the book Chuck tells of how he and small group of hardworking, focused, and determined entrepreneurs forever changed the medical device industry.

In the face of betrayal and overwhelming odds, this band of brothers fought with courage, commitment, and enduring faith and came together to disrupt the cash flow and business models of multibillion-dollar corporations, which they affectionately called the “Big Dogs.”
At War with the Big Dogs: How One Man in Need of a Job Started a Billion Dollar Industry by [Chuck Masek]

Buy The Book

 

 

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Caste by Isabel Wilkerson - Episode 407 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson - Episode 407 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

February 3, 2021

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson - Episode 407 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

 

I recently finished reading this extraordinary book by Isabel Wilkerson and I really hope that as many people will read it as possible. So, even though I would love to have Miss Wilkerson on my show, I haven't been able to work that out yet, so I though the next best thing might be to my listeners a taste of her writing and some links where you can get a copy of her book. Please listen and please get a copy for yourself. It' such an important book and you will hear why on today's episode.

--Rick Lee James

 

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BUY THE BOOK

NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Bloomberg • Christian Science Monitor • New York Post • The New York Public Library • Fortune • Smithsonian Magazine • Marie Claire • Town & Country • Slate • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • LibraryReads • PopMatters

LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD AND THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION

“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”
 
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
 
Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.

Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

BUY THE BOOK

https://www.isabelwilkerson.com/

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 406 - Spotlight on Matt K. Lewis - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Episode 406 - Spotlight on Matt K. Lewis - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

January 27, 2021

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Called a “first-rate talent” in The Washington Post and “super-smart” by John Heilemann, Matt K. Lewis is a center-right critic of American politics and pop culture.

As a journalist, Lewis has earned a reputation as an “independently minded” (Columbia Journalism Review) and “intellectually honest” commentator (Ben Adler, Newsweek). He is a senior columnist for The Daily Beast, and his work has appeared in The Wall Street JournalGQThe Washington PostThe WeekRoll CallPoliticoThe TelegraphThe Independent, and The Guardian. He previously served as senior contributor for The Daily Caller, and before that, as a columnist for AOL’s Politics Daily.

Lewis dissects the day’s issues in conversation with other thinkers, authors, and newsmakers on his podcast Matt Lewis and the News, and co-hosts The DMZ Show with liberal pundit Bill Scher. He is a political commentator for CNN, has appeared on C-SPAN, PBS NewsHour, ABC’s “Nightline,” HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” and has contributed to radio outlets including NPR and the BBC.

Kirsten Powers described Lewis’s 2016 book, Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Went From the Party of Reagan to the Party of Trump, as “a lively and fascinating read for any person confounded by the state of today’s Republican Party.” In 2011, Lewis released The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words, an edited compilation of the Alaska governor’s much-discussed public utterances.

 

Matt's Web Site: https://www.mattklewis.com/

 

 


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The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Episode 405 - Postcards From Babylon with Brian Zahnd, David & Kathi Peters

Episode 405 - Postcards From Babylon with Brian Zahnd, David & Kathi Peters

January 20, 2021

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Postcards From Babylon is a long-form documentary featuring author and pastor, Brian Zahnd, as he investigates possibly the most important question for the church in North America today:

 

How does the church stay faithful to the beautiful way of Jesus while situated in one of the most divisive political climates in our nation's history?

The film explores how Christians seeking proximity to power has led to a hyperpartisan Nationalistic posture that is demonstrably hindering the witness of Christ.

As exiled citizens of a superpower nation, Christians' deepest allegiance must be to the peaceful Kingdom of God, and from that posture they must always speak truth to power...no matter the cost.

 

Our Guests This Week

 

DAVID PETERS

CO-DIRECTOR

David, a career filmmaker, earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Cinema Communications.  He has created award-winning films that tell stories of people from all over the world with an authentic and journalistic approach.  His work has appeared on Netflix, PBS, Amazon and international television.

 

KATHI PETERS

CO-DIRECTOR

Kathi holds a degree in Speech Communication. As co-producer at Global Story Films, she edits and creates scripts, narrates, and facilitates interviews. Kathi’s work has been recognized by several international film festivals.  She is a utility player in both the production and post-production phases of her work.

 

BRIAN ZAHND

CONSULTING PRODUCER

Pastor, Author, Storyteller:  Brian is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981.

 

Film Web Site: https://www.postcardsdoc.com/

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Episode 404 - Sow and Tether - This Is The Day!

Episode 404 - Sow and Tether - This Is The Day!

January 13, 2021

Episode 404 - Sow and Tether - This Is The Day! 

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Band Website ( http://sowandtether.com ).
 

Band Bio

Sow and Tether exists to enrich and excite souls with the grace and truth of Christ through song.  We are part of the worship teams at Redeemer Baptist Church and Getwell Road Church in the Northwest Mississippi / Memphis, Tennessee area, and we lead and write songs that speak the truth of the gospel of Jesus to encourage and edify the Church.  We lead worship for conferences, camps, D-Nows, retreats, and various other events as our schedules allow.  

Born out of Redeemer Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi, our desire for those we have the opportunity to minister to is the same as our desire for our own congregations:  to sing songs with deep gospel roots that help people to see the glory of the risen Christ.  Every opportunity to lead others is met with this calling, and we would love to partner with your church or organization in ministry. 

 
Hunter Bobo is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of Sow and Tether.  He serves as Worship Pastor at Redeemer Baptist Church in Olive Branch, MS.
 
Stephen McNeill is the bassist for Sow and Tether.  He is a singer-songwriter and music teacher. 
 
You can hear more of Sow and Tether’s music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2UhS2UHJ67tRfYoLr29GY9?si=GEivcku3SCC78av4eVTBLw 

 

 

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Blessings,

Rick Lee James

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Episode 403 - What Is Epiphany?

Episode 403 - What Is Epiphany?

January 6, 2021

Episode 403 - What Is Epiphany?

Our January 6th, 2021 Epiphany Show

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Rick Lee James

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Episode 402 - Last Show of 2020 (LIVE) - Fred Rogers Quotes and More!

Episode 402 - Last Show of 2020 (LIVE) - Fred Rogers Quotes and More!

December 30, 2020

Episode 402 - Last Show of 2020 (LIVE) - Fred Rogers Quotes and More!

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In this short episode I share a little bit of news, some 2020 reflections, and a lot of Fred Rogers quotes.

Wishing you a very meaningful 2021.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

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Episode 401 - with John DeMuth

Episode 401 - with John DeMuth

December 23, 2020

Episode 401 - with John DeMuth 

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Rev. John F. DeMuth is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.
 
John and I go WAY BACK to teen church camp days where John was a teenager and I was a  youth pastor.
 
He lived and worked in Inner-City Ministry for almost a decade. There he served on staff at Shepherd Community Center, working to break the cycle of poverty in the lives of individuals and families on the near-east side of Indianapolis.
As of August of this year, he and his family are now starting a new work in Waco, Texas.
 
John is also a regular Voice in the Wilderness contributor on the Pulpit Fiction Podcast. A lectionary podcast for Preachers, Seekers, and Bible Geeks.
 

Email John F. DeMuth at John.demuth@gardennaz.com

 

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400th Episode with Phil Keaggy

400th Episode with Phil Keaggy

December 16, 2020

400th MEGA-Episode with Phil Keaggy 

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Welcome back to Voices In My Head. Today is our 400th episode celebration and because this is a special episode, I wanted to invite a guest on the show who means a lot to me personally. Phil Keaggy is not only one of the most admired guitarists in music today, he is also a person of humility, generosity, and integrity who has used his art to share the love of God around the world.

Phil is such a talented guitarist, that most of us who play guitar would be happy if we were able to play his mistakes as well as he does. From beginning guitarists, to music industry professionals, nearly everyone who has held a guitar pick owes a debt of gratitude to Phil Keaggy for giving us something to aspire to with our playing and in our walk with God.

It’s my pleasure to welcome Phil back to our show today so we can discuss some of his favorite musical moments in a career that has spanned over 55 years.

 

Phil Keaggy's Web Page: http://www.philkeaggy.com/

Phil Keaggy On Bandcamp (Keaggy's Garage): https://philkeaggy.bandcamp.com/

Phil Keaggy on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1bAzlT6fMBcvCfwgh4S3Xl?si=GkcilZqcQfahpagp8v3aSA

Phil Keaggy on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/phil-keaggy/655488

 

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Craig Harmann & Church Music Makers - Episode 399

Craig Harmann & Church Music Makers - Episode 399

December 9, 2020

Craig Harmann & Church Music Makers - Episode 399 

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About Church Music Makers

We are all church music makers. We may be in big congregations, small congregations, congregations with minimal resources, congregations with many resources. We may be organists, choir directors, guitar players, drummers, singers, whatever the case is, this blog is for all of us!

Church Music Makers is written by Craig Harmann, a pastor’s kid, who started playing the piano at 5, playing preservice Christmas Eve piano pieces in 2nd grade, playing the trumpet in 5th grade (and playing for worship not too far after…badly), playing the organ in 7th grade (and playing for Good Friday worship in 8th grade). Craig has served full time as a high school choir director, religion teacher and wind ensemble director, director of music, youth and family ministries, classroom elementary general music teacher, director of music, private lesson instructor and roving substitute musician, as well as currently serving part-time at St. Timothy Lutheran Church and teaching middle school and high school choir at Northland Christian School in Houston, Texas. Craig has had a wide variety of good and bad experiences in his 17 years of full time ministry and in each experience, has learned something from it and grown as a musician and a person.

Craig has been married to Heather for 16 years, is dad to Ella and Emily and loves sports. He is available to share insight and ideas on an individual or group setting. For more information, please email harmannymusic@yahoo.com. More information that to come down the road.

Web Site: https://churchmusicmakers.com/

Songs for the Seasons by Craig Harmann

Craig's Book: Songs for the Seasons: 25 devotions based on favorite Christmas Carols

 

 

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Hymn For The 81% with guest Daniel Deitrich - Episode 398

Hymn For The 81% with guest Daniel Deitrich - Episode 398

December 2, 2020

Hymn For The 81% with guest Daniel Deitrich - Episode 398 

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On January 21st, 2020, Religion News Service posted an article written by Shane Claiborne that said,

“A lot of contemporary worship music doesn’t offer the best theology, but 'Hymn for the 81%,' by a South Bend, Indiana, worship leader, has gone viral with a cocktail of prophetic fire and Christ-like grace.”

Daniel Deitrich, who wrote and performed Hymn For The 81% is a singer/songwriter based in South Bend, Indiana. His honest, heartbreaking, yet hopeful writing finds a home in massive Americana anthems, catchy Indie rock hooks, as well as intimate acoustic confessionals.

 

Links For Daniel Deitrich:

All Music Links http://smarturl.com/hymnforthe81

https://www.facebook.com/DanielDeitrich/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCaOdkVr0TjC4_0Kdttc3Zw

Apple Music https://apple.co/3pMRIwK

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/6WMXPAtANzHqucyOA2DkuJ

https://www.votecommongood.com/

https://www.patreon.com/danieldeitrich

 

 

 

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William Willimon: The Gospel For The Person Who Has Everything - Episode 397

William Willimon: The Gospel For The Person Who Has Everything - Episode 397

November 25, 2020

William Willimon: The Gospel For The Person Who Has Everything - Episode 397 

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In his book, the Gospel for the Person who has everything, Bishop William Willimon brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to life for the person who has everything – happy, fulfilled human beings, who don’t feel the same level of need expressed by the downcast, the outcast, the brokenhearted, and the miserable. Willimon says that the church’s message to the wretched and sad must not exclude the strong and the joyous. Paraclete Press has just released a brand new edition of the Gospel For The Person Who Has Everything, and Bishop Willimon stopped by for a visit so we can talk about it.

 

Buy The Book: https://paracletepress.com/products/the-gospel-for-the-person-who-has-everything

 

Bishop Willimon's Blog: https://willwillimon.com/blog/

 

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The Life She Once Knew with Vanna Nguyen & Anna Donato - Episode 396

The Life She Once Knew with Vanna Nguyen & Anna Donato - Episode 396

November 18, 2020

The Life She Once Knew with Vanna Nguyen & Anna Donato - Episode 396 

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Disclaimer:

Today’s episode, while ultimately about faith and forgiveness, contains mature themes dealing with sexual assault so please use your discretion.

 

In 1981, a mother faced death as she lay on the floor of a small boat in the South China Sea fleeing for her life after the Vietnam War.

In 2008, her daughter lay awaiting death after being brutally raped and beaten while returning books at the Bloomingdale Regional Library.

The brutal attack against Queena left her with a traumatic brain injury and the inability to walk, see, or speak. While Vanna Nguyen poured herself into helping her severely disabled daughter after the attack, she also struggled with reliving her own history, and more so, with how to forgive the young man who hit her daughter so forcefully that he cracked her skull, stole her daughter’s innocence, took away her daughter’s future, and changed both their lives forever.

In her new book, The Life She Once Knew, (Published by Ambassador International) Vanna Nguyen speaks candidly about faith, love, and forgiveness through hard times and chronicles the deeply emotional and powerful journeys of these two women as they fight for their lives and their futures decades apart.

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Book Web Site: https://thelifesheonceknew.com/

Vanna’s wish is that this book’s proceeds can support ongoing expenses through Hope Heals the Brain, Inc. and Queena’s Medical Trust Fund. If you would like to make a donation to help Queena, please visit www.joinqueena.com/donate

 

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Guest Joel Vaughn - Episode 395

Guest Joel Vaughn - Episode 395

November 11, 2020

Guest Joel Vaughn - Episode 395 

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Since his official debut, Bigger Than Me, in 2008, Joel Vaughn has become one of Christian Hit Radio’s most consistent performers. His hit singles have included 2019’s “I Look To You,” which reached #3 on Billboard’s Christian Hot AC Recurrent chart, as well as “Wide Awake,” “As You Are,” “Pray It Up,” and “More Than Good Enough.” He has garnered more than 10 million streams, and opened shows for Hillsong Young and Free, The Afters, Remedy Drive, and Brandon Heath, among others. In 2018 he appeared and performed in the PureFlix feature film, God’s Not Dead 3 – A Light In Darkness, one of the most successful Christian film franchises of all-time. Well now, Joel is back with Louder Than The Lies a new four-track collection of songs. It features the infectious pop melodies, R&B-tinged vocals, and Hope-filled lyrics the artist has become known for. In addition, the set also includes two bonus videos. He currently serves as Worship Leader at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where he and his family reside.

Links:

Official Web Site: https://www.joelvaughnmusic.com/

Joel Vaughn - "Already Done" (Official Music Video)

: https://youtu.be/z-lyjWAbEn4

Joel Vaughn American Songwriter Interview: https://americansongwriter.com/already-done-joel-vaughn-song-interview/

 

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Guest Caroline Cobb - Episode 394

Guest Caroline Cobb - Episode 394

November 4, 2020

Guest Caroline Cobb - Episode 394 

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CAROLINE COBB SHORT BIO:

In 2011, singer-songwriter Caroline Cobb gave herself a goal to write a song for every book of the Bible in a year. That year of writing set in motion a passion to tell the stories of scripture through music, with imagination, artistry and faithfulness to the text. 

 

Caroline’s forthcoming album, A Seed, A Sunrise, explores the longing hope of Advent, the joy of Christmas and the anticipation of Christ’s return. Produced by Isaac Wardell (Josh Garells, Sandra McCracken) and featuring gospel trio Resound and a fourteen-piece string orchestra, these songs are rich with biblical truth, artful arrangements, and poetic lyrics to help the Church rehearse and remember God’s Story. The new album builds on Caroline’s previous full-length projects the Blood + the Breath (2013) and a Home & a Hunger (2017). Both traced a biblical theme from creation to Christ’s return, with every song parachuting into a different biblical scene.

 

Caroline has been featured by The Gospel Coalition, Doxology & Theology, Risen Motherhood and more, with a Home & a Hunger named among the “Best Albums of the 2010s” by The Gospel Coalition. She has been compared to Rich Mullins, Andrew Peterson, Sandra McCracken and Ellie Holcomb. She and her husband live in Dallas, TX with their three children Ellie, Harrison and Libby. 

 

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Standing On The Wall: Prayers To Preserve The Integrity of a Nation with Jannah Scott - Episode 393

Standing On The Wall: Prayers To Preserve The Integrity of a Nation with Jannah Scott - Episode 393

October 28, 2020

Standing On The Wall: Prayers To Preserve The Integrity of a Nation with Jannah Scott - Episode 393 

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Standing on the Wall 

Prayers to Preserve the Integrity of a Nation 

A New Book by Jannah Scott 

Standing on the Wall is a heart-felt manifestation of the sincere prayers of intercessors who have committed their lives to pray for the United States of America. The book focuses on prayers that each person can pray as we seek peace, prosperity and preservation for our Nation, its leaders and its people. 

Filled with prayers founded in the Word of God and reflecting upon the US Constitution, this book is a way to express to God that we acknowledge His omniscience and omnipresence in our history, our lives and our future. It is the author’s hope that people all over the country use this book to pray for the integrity of this great Nation to be preserved.

 

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Standing on the Wall challenges us to break down  

the walls of division and cry out to God together.”  

—Dr. Terry Lee, Founder, White House Prayer Initiative

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For Love of Neighbor: Politics For The Common Good - Episode 392

For Love of Neighbor: Politics For The Common Good - Episode 392

October 21, 2020

For Love of Neighbor: Politics For The Common Good - Episode 392 

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A documentary film, For Love of Neighbor: Politics for the Common Good, tells the stories of three individuals—Sen. Tim Scott, Justin Giboney, and Sarah Imboden—who, on different levels and in distinct ways, are seeking to engage faithfully in contemporary American politics.

The film does not provide specific answers for how Christians should engage in politics: such as who they should vote for or what specific policies they should support. Instead, it explores foundational questions about the purpose (and limits) of politics and the proper Christian posture toward government and secular society. Ultimately, the film aims to spark further discussion and offer a hopeful vision for Christian participation in contemporary public life.

 

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Tyler Castle (Producer)

Tyler Castle is the director of The American Enterprise Institute's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College’s political science program, a former John Jay Institute Fellow, and he writes regularly on issues of society, faith, and politics.

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Ryan Patch (Director and Producer)

Ryan Patch cut his teeth telling campfire tales, growing up in the mountains and backcountry of Colorado. He received a Masters in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway University of London, and has continued to write and direct short and long-form content for brands, through his film production company Storytellers Ink, and for himself. He has had multiple scripts place in the second round or above of the Austin Film Festival’s screenwriting competition, and was included in the Black List’s TV Staffing Book of the most promising TV writers. He is director of For Love of Neighbor

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Out of the Depths: Into Psalm 130 - Episode 391 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Out of the Depths: Into Psalm 130 - Episode 391 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

October 14, 2020

Out of the Depths: Into Psalm 130 - Episode 391 

Today on the show I share from my book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms.

If you would like a copy, you can get it at the Amazon link below.

-Blessings,

Rick Lee James

 

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Taking A Look At The True State of the Pro-Life Argument In America - An Article by David French: Episode 390 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Taking A Look At The True State of the Pro-Life Argument In America - An Article by David French: Episode 390 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

October 7, 2020

Taking A Look At The True State of the Pro-Life Argument In America - An Article by David French: Episode 390 

This week I share a thought provoking article from David French. David is the Senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s also a columnist for Time. He’s the author of Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore, and the newly released Divided We Fall, among others. 

Web Site For This Article by David French: https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/do-pro-lifers-who-reject-trump-have

 

More About David French

David French is an author, attorney, and Iraq veteran. He writes about law, politics, faith, culture and the superiority of DC over Marvel Comics. (No wonder I like him so much).

David French

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Actress Shannen Fields and her new movie “The Order of Rights” - Episode 389

Actress Shannen Fields and her new movie “The Order of Rights” - Episode 389

September 30, 2020

Actress Shannen Fields and her new movie "The Order of Rights" - Episode 389

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On October 2nd, 2020, The new film “The Order of Rights” releases on Amazon, Google, and VUDU streaming platforms. The title of the film, "Order of Rights" refers to the order in which the categories of rights are listed in that Declaration of Independence: Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness.
The film centers on Emma Stein (Emma Elle Roberts), a pregnant single girl who has been advised by her mother to have an abortion despite the objection of the child's young father, Ethan Carpenter (Ben Davies), who in the story is a professing Christian. Even as Ethan tries to help her, Emma decides to go ahead with terminating the pregnancy. Ethan and his family file a lawsuit on behalf of the child’s right to life, and their story moves to prominence as a nationally publicized court case. The court has to decide whether the child in Emma’s womb is a person or not and if so if it is endowed with the inalienable rights as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence.

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Shannen Fields is a gifted actress, producer, model, and inspirational speaker. Shannen’s dreams were launched with the Kendrick Brother’s feature film Facing the Giants where she was cast as the lead female role of Brooke Taylor. The movie was released in 441 theaters across the United States by Sony Pictures through both Provident and Samuel Goldwyn Films. To date, Shannen has appeared and starred in over a dozen film and television projects. Including the lead female role as Gwen O’Brien in the RiverRain Productions feature film Suing the Devil alongside accomplished actor Malcom McDowell. Also, co-starred opposite Keshia Knight Pulliam (Cosby Show) in her upcoming feature Redeemed. she has stopped by the podcast for a visit today.

https://www.shannenfields.com/

 

The Order of Rights is the winner of several awards including, Most Inspirational Feature Film by the ICFF, Audience Choice Trailer by ICFF, Kingdomwood International Film Festival, and Best Inspirational Film by the Green Mountain Christian Film Festival.

Web Site: https://www.orderofrightsmovie.com/

 

About Stone Road Productions

Stone Road Pictures LLC is a Maryland limited liability film production company dedicated to producing quality films that elevate the spiritual and political dialogue.

 

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Him + Her Worship (Even In The Dark)- Episode 388

Him + Her Worship (Even In The Dark)- Episode 388

September 23, 2020

Him + Her Worship - Episode 388

Even In The Dark, which released on September 4th, is the full-length debut from Minneapolis-based husband/wife folk-pop duo Him + Her WorshipEven In The Dark is grounded in the assurance of God’s steadfast love throughout life’s deepest valleys and highest peaks. Him + Her Worship’s Seth and Jenna Herlich  who wrote, recorded and produced the project, have stop by for a visit today.

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Him And Her Worship Find Hope 'Even In The Dark'

 

Buy The Album: https://apple.co/2FGbCXt

Web Site: https://himandherworship.com/

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Fred Rogers Speaks- Episode 387

Fred Rogers Speaks- Episode 387

September 16, 2020

Fred Rogers Speaks- Episode 387

It has been one of those weeks you never thought would come. A house fire at my parents place, sewer backup flooding my own house, migraines, and power outages. Not even to mention the Pandemic, Presidential election craziness, and life as a teacher/online school parent/worship pastor. I needed to hear from a calm voices this week so I brought a dear old friend on the show today, the late great Fred Rogers. Listen in and open your heart to receive calming words of help this week on Voices In My Head. 

 

The majority of this episode originally appeared on my other podcast, Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast.

 

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Where Goodness Still Grows with guest Amy Peterson- Episode 386

Where Goodness Still Grows with guest Amy Peterson- Episode 386

September 9, 2020

Where Goodness Still Grows with guest Amy Peterson- Episode 386

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Social media and recent political events have exposed the fault lines that exist within our country and our spiritual communities. The corruption and blind spots of the evangelical church have led to the departure of so many from faith, who cite hypocrisy and partisanship as reasons they can’t stay. Chillingly, many of the virtues that we believed were a central piece of our religious heritage—including kindness, purity, modesty, hospitality, and faithfulness—have been hijacked and used for political or cultural gain.

But all is not lost. My guest today, Author Amy Peterson, wants to reimagine virtue as a tool, not a weapon; as wild, not tame; as embodied, not written. As someone intimately familiar with, fond of, and also deeply critical of the world of conservative evangelicalism, Amy dissects the moral code of American evangelicalism and re-examines what it really means to be faithful in the modern world.

Her latest book, Where Goodness Still Grows, traces the virtues from their original meanings and imagines what it could look like for us to embrace and celebrate them today. Where Goodness Still Grows is more than a book. It is a thoughtful, poetic, and deeply powerful call to reclaim our faith and it’s a book I deeply needed in 2020.

Amy Peterson's Web Site: http://www.amypeterson.net/

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Amy Peterson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amylpeterson

 

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The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney - Episode 385

The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney - Episode 385

September 2, 2020

The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney

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Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ernest p. Worrell, the lovable blue-collar buffoon, was a staple of pop culture in countless commercials, nearly a dozen movies and an award-winning Saturday-morning TV show called, Hey Vern, It’s Ernest. Today, millions of fans still mourn the loss of actor Jim Varney, who portrayed Ernest and who died of cancer at age 50 in the year  2000. In the book The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney, Jim’s nephew Justin Lloyd has created a comprehensive biography that fans were waiting for. The book traces Jim’s journey from a child in Lexington, Kentucky, with dreams of being a stage and film actor to becoming an iconic entertainment figure. The Importance of Being Ernest has now inspired a forthcoming Documentary about the life of Jim Varney.

Justin Lloyd, the book’s author and nephew of Jim Varney has stopped by for a visit today.

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Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio - Episode 384

Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio - Episode 384

August 26, 2020

Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio - Episode 384

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Rooted in Chicago’s Community Christian Church, pastored by Dave Ferguson, Community Music is comprised of worship leaders from the church’s 11 campuses. Led by Brazilian-born husband/wife team Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio since 2013, the collective is closely aligned with NewThing, a church planting network created by Community Christian Church representing more than 3000 congregations internationally. The Cortazios and Community Music lead worship annually at the Exponential Conference, and also host songwriting workshops for worship leaders from across the country and around the world.
 
“Community Music exists to help people find their way back to God by creating a worship culture that goes beyond songs and Sundays,” explains Lucas Cortazio. “This begins at our churches in Chicago, but extends across the globe through our partnership with the NewThing network. Evelyn and I believe our main assignment in this mission is to link worshippers together from all tribes and tongues. We do this by connecting, empowering and creating platforms for other worship leaders to stand on both locally and globally.”

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC ‘ ‘Nothing He Can’t Do’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTbhKGhTqyE

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC’S ‘NOTHING HE CAN’T DO’ POWERFULLY PROCLAIMS GOD’S SUFFICIENCY: http://www.turningpointpr.com/news/community-musics-nothing-he-cant-do-powerfully-proclaims-gods-sufficiency/    

 

CCM Talks with Lucas & Evelyn Cortazio: https://www.ccmmagazine.com/ccm-cafe/a-conversation-with-community-music/

 

 

 

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What Is Your Name? - Episode 383

What Is Your Name? - Episode 383

August 19, 2020

What Is Your Name? - Episode 383

Why are names so significant in who we become and who we aspire to be? 

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I read a couple of passages from an amazing book this week. If you want to find out more about it and Rabbi David Wolpe, click on the picture or link below.

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Guest Preacher William H. Willimon - Episode 382

Guest Preacher William H. Willimon - Episode 382

August 12, 2020

Guest Preacher William H. Willimon - Episode 382

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Today on the podcast, I am pleased to welcome back Dr. William H. Willimon. Dr. Willimon served as the Dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for two decades. He returned to Duke after serving as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. He is the author of over 70 books and as you are about to hear today, he is also skilled preacher.

I asked Dr. Willimon back to Voices In My Head today because in July 12th of this year (2020) he preached a sermon at the Washington National Cathedral, and it just really resonated with me. I wanted to give my listeners a chance to hear the sermon, which speaks into our present moment of pandemic, white violence, and unrest and Dr. Willimon graciously agreed to let me share it today.

Web Site: https://willwillimon.com/

 

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Culture Coaching with Nikki Lerner - Episode 381

Culture Coaching with Nikki Lerner - Episode 381

August 5, 2020

Culture Coaching with Nikki Lerner - Episode 381

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Nikki Lerner is an artist, teacher, speaker, author and culture coach helping others engage with one another relationally and across culture lines.  Her passion is to see people come to an understanding of one another through music and conversation and learn to remain human with each other.   

 

Nikki’s book, Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven, co-written with Josh Davis, is a practical and foundational resource for pastors and worship leaders of all kinds. It addresses an urgent need in the church today: as our communities become increasingly diverse, how can we offer worship that is authentic and engaging for all of God’s people, including longtime church members? 

 

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Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven 

Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/2DvhsK1 

 

NIkki Lerner's Web Site: http://www.nikkilerner.com/

 

Culture Coach Podcast: http://culturecoach.buzzsprout.com/

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Voices In My Head Episode 380

Voices In My Head Episode 380

July 29, 2020

Voices In My Head Episode 380 - Rick Lee James

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Watch Rick Lee James New Music Video - Love Our Enemies

https://youtu.be/xsSB5OLPELE

 

Music From RICK LEE JAMES

LOVE OUR ENEMIES (Official Music Video): https://youtu.be/xsSB5OLPELE

Stream Rick's Music on any music streaming service: https://rickleejames.hearnow.com/thunder

Also Find Rick Lee James Music on Bandcamp: www.RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com

or on Amazonhttps://amzn.to/3abA3po 

 

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Episode 379 - Things Not Seen - Ministry In A Time Of COVID

Episode 379 - Things Not Seen - Ministry In A Time Of COVID

July 22, 2020

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This week I want to share an interview I did with my friend David Dault for his podcast/radio show Things Not Seen

 

You Can Hear The Show At This Link:

https://www.thingsnotseenradio.com/shows/2019-james 

 

Bonus:
Watch Rick Lee James New Music Video - Love Our Enemies

https://youtu.be/xsSB5OLPELE

 

 

Saying No To God with Matthew J. Korpman - Episode 378

Saying No To God with Matthew J. Korpman - Episode 378

July 15, 2020

Saying No To God with Matthew J. Korpman - Episode 378

Saying 'NO' to God (with Mathew J. Korpman) — The Story Church Project

My guest today on Voices In My Head is Matthew J. Korpman. Matthew is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church who has served as both a student pastor and chaplain within the denomination and has also served as a homilist for various parishes outside the denomination, including the Episcopal church. He holds three Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Theology, Archaeology, Philosophy, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Screenwriting, all from La Sierra University. In his new book Saying No to God: A Radical Approach to Reading the Bible Faithfully, Matthew makes the case that Blessed are those who defy God. Although bumper stickers abound that propose otherwise, the Bible itself reveals that just because “God says it,” does not, in fact, mean “that settles it.” On the contrary, Korpman contends that a close reading of Scripture reveals that God does not want us to blindly obey him, but rather, invites us to “lock hands” with him and fight. The purpose of this book is to show another way to understand the Bible, one in which readers are not asked to accept what God says, but on the contrary: to say no to it, not because they merely want to, but because the God of the Bible actually requires it.

Links for Matthew J. Korpman

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Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/2BW4gOh

 

Mathew’s Web Site: www.matthewjkorpman.com

 

Book Web Site: www.sayingnotogod.com

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Word Balloon’s John Siuntres - Episode 377

Word Balloon’s John Siuntres - Episode 377

July 7, 2020

Word Balloon's John Siuntres - Episode 377

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My guest on this episode of Voices In My Head is John Siuntres.

John is a pioneer in the realm of podcasting and his show, Word Balloon, is one of the greatest comic conversation shows ever made. He even has an Ultimate Spider-Man comic book character named after him (Principle Siuntres).

WORDBALLOON features one on one interviews with the writers and artists behind today's pop culture favorites. The creative minds behind today's hottest comics, films, and Television , tell behind the scene stories providing a DVD like commentary on their works, without spoiling the stories.

I’ve been a Word Ballon listener for over a decade and I’m thrilled to dig a little deeper and find out more about the man who created it.

--Rick Lee James

 

Support John Siuntres on Patreon

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https://www.patreon.com/wordballoon

 

Word Balloon Web Site

http://wordballoon.com/

 

Subscribe To John's YouTube Page

https://www.youtube.com/user/wordballoon

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Saint Francis - Episode 376

Saint Francis - Episode 376

July 1, 2020

Saint Francis - Episode 376

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This is the book I read from and talk about in the show tonight, Francis of Assisi In His Own Words. You can find it at this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1640600191/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1640600191&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=d26585bda4ddbf791eb4611b076ec8a2

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A Jewish Conversation with Rabbi Cary Kozberg (Re-Release) - Episode 375

A Jewish Conversation with Rabbi Cary Kozberg (Re-Release) - Episode 375

June 24, 2020

A Jewish Conversation with Rabbi Cary Kozberg (Re-Release) - Episode 375

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This week's episode of Voices In My Head was recorded live at temple Sholom in Springfield Ohio in 2017. Rabbi Cary Kozberg was gracious enough to sit down for a bit to discuss the things that we share in common as people of faith. It is our belief that in Judaism and Christianity there is a whole lot more that we share in common than what divides us. This is the first of what we hope will be many inter-faith dialogues between the Voices In My Head Podcast and of people of other faith. There is so much in this world that we can learn from each other, no matter how young or how old we are.

Bio for Cary Kozberg

Rabbi Cary Kozberg is currently serving as Rabbi of Temple Sholom in Springfield Ohio—the position he first held after his rabbinical ordination in 1977.

Rabbi Kozberg served as Director of Religious Life at Wexner Heritage Village, a senior residential care facility in Columbus, Ohio, from 1989 to 2015.

 

magna cum laude graduate of the University of Texas (Phi Beta Kappa), Rabbi Kozberg received his Masters of Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.  He served as Rabbi of Temple Sholom from 1977 to 1980, and then as of Beth Israel Congregation in Roanoke, VA from 1980 to 1982.

 

From 1982 to 1987, Rabbi Kozberg was the Hillel Director at the University of Texas in Austin, and then spent two years as a kibbutznik in Israel at Neve Ilan.

 

As Director of Religious Life for Wexner Heritage Village from 1989 to 2015, he developed and broadened religious and spiritual programming for both Jewish and non-Jewish residents, their families and staff, and worked to integrate spiritual values into WHV’s program of providing holistic care to older adults.  

 

He is a Board Certified Chaplain, and an active member of the National Association of Jewish chaplains, having received that organization’s “Chaplain of the Year” Award in 2012.

 

Rabbi Kozberg is a Past Chair of the Forum on Religion Spirituality and Aging, a constituent group of the American Society on Aging, and a past editor of FORSA’s quarterly newsletter. A published author and poet, he has presented workshops and seminars around the country, and is a nationally recognized resource on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological challenges that face older adults and their families.  His many publications include Honoring Broken Tablets: A Jewish Approach to Dementia (Jewish Lights Publishing), “The Whole World is Full of God’s Glory” in Broken Fragments: Jewish Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through Diagnosis, Adaptation, and Moving On, edited by Rabbi Douglas Kohn (URJ Press), and Flourishing In The Later Years: Jewish Pastoral Perspectives on Senior Residential Care, co-edited with Rabbi James Michaels (Mazo Publishing).  He has been an Instructor in the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School for Jewish Education in Columbus, and is a Past President of the Columbus Board of Rabbis.   As part of his commitment to healthy and sacred living, Rabbi Kozberg is committed to physical fitness and teaches personal self-defense techniques to children, teens and adults.

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God and Hamilton with Guest Kevin Cloud  - Episode 374

God and Hamilton with Guest Kevin Cloud  - Episode 374

June 17, 2020

God and Hamilton with Guest Kevin Cloud  - Episode 374

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On July 3rd, Hamilton, featuring the original 2015 Broadway production of the smash hip-hop musical, releases on Disney+. Having captured the collective imagination of audiences across the globe, Hamilton has been woven into the cultural fabric of society, shedding light on issues such as immigration, gender equality, diversity, and race. But it has also raised deeply spiritual issues found throughout the life of Alexander Hamilton. 

 

The often forgotten and overlooked Founding Father, Hamilton, an orphan and immigrant from the Caribbean, impacted the government of the early republic as much as, if not more than, any other Founding Father. As Kevin Cloud, a pastor and author, details in his book, God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired (Deep River Books), Hamilton’s life story serves as a lens through which we can learn more about God and our ourselves, with themes like grace, faith, shame, doubt, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption.

 

Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/30JVA7t

 

Web Site: https://www.godandhamilton.com/

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Royce Lovett - Episode 373

Royce Lovett - Episode 373

June 10, 2020

Royce Lovett - Episode 373

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Royce Lovett has been making music since he was a kid in Tallahassee Florida.

Royce’s star has been steadily rising over the years, but his soothing-yet-gritty reggae/rock performances as a contestant on the last season of NBC’s The Voice made him a recognizable face around the nation. While The Voice viewers saw a distinctly reggae side of Royce, his albums are musically quite diverse, mixing rap, hip-hop, rock and reggae with a whole lot of soul.

I met Royce in 2018 at UTR Media’s Escape To The Lake Event near Chicago Illinois. I found his performance to be like nothing I had ever seen. His music and his message mesmerized every person in the audience that evening and to say the least, I wasn’t too surprised to see him on a national TV show like The Voice.

But it wasn’t just Royce’s voice that left an impression on me, it was his heart and the way that He allowed God to minister through him with the performance he gave. I would still classify it as one of the most meaningful live performances that I personally have experienced.

I invited Royce here today for two reasons, I love his music and I wanted a chance to showcase it on my show, but I also wanted to let him share from his heart as a black man, a parent, a son, and a person of faith living in the United States in 2020.

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A Star Trek Conversation with Mike Poteet - Episode 372

A Star Trek Conversation with Mike Poteet - Episode 372

June 3, 2020

A Star Trek Conversation with Mike Poteet - Episode 372

Star Trek: The Original Series (TV Series 1966–1969) - IMDb 

On September 8, 1966, NBC aired the first episode of a new TV series about a starship on a five year mission of space exploration. That series was called, Star Trek. The first episode told of an endangered shape-shifting, salt-sucking alien posing as a human woman to lure prey to its lair. Over 50 years, nearly 1000 episodes, at least 8 spin-off series, and 13 movies later, we’ve yet to meet any shape shifting salt vampires in real life.
 
We have however seen a surprising number of ideas and technologies that appeared on the shows over the years have come to pass in the real world. We wanted to talk about some of those things as well and social and theological implications of the show.
 
Ministry Matters™ | Mike Poteet
Mike Poteet is a Presbyterian minister (PCUSA), currently serving the larger church as a curriculum writer. He, his wife, and their two children live near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
I’ve invited him here today to talk about Star Trek.

     

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