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Evangelicals for Life: Episode 467

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Question to discuss:

How can you speak for the voiceless in your own spheres of influence? Which aspect of the pro-life ethic are you most passionate about, and which would you like to understand more?

Roundtable: Pro-Life and the Big Picture

Many people hear “pro-life” and immediately think “anti-abortion.” That’s not wrong, but it’s not the whole story. Life at all ages, stages and circumstances is ordained and blessed by God; this means that the unborn as well as the orphan, the elderly, the refugee, the person with special needs—every person on earth has dignity and value, and is worth fighting for.

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The Kindness Challenge: Episode 466

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Question to discuss:

Could you for 30 days be intentionally kind to someone you dislike? What would doing so look like for you, and what would you expect the outcome to be?

Roundtable: I’m Not Flirting

It’s so frustrating. You’re just trying to be friendly, and he or she thinks you’re flirting. Or you’re hoping to show interest, but it’s interpreted as being merely outgoing. How can you win? Our panel discusses the nuances of plain old kindness versus flirtation, and how to navigate the tricky relational waters of friendship with the opposite sex.   

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Best of 2016: Episode 465

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Question to discuss:

What was your favorite moment from the show in 2016?

Roundtable: Best Roundtables of 2016

This “best of” from roundtables of 2016 includes hope after the election, a physician panel on pornography, dealing with your parents’ divorce, and a conversation with Boundless fans Zac and Sally Crippen.  

Culture: Best Cultures of 2016

The best interviews of 2016 included discussions on the availability of single men in the United States, a winsome way to do evangelism, how to clear clutter from your life, and doing local church outreach in a cutting-edge way.

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Making Christmas Meaningful: Episode 464

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Question to discuss:

What do you do to ensure the Christmas holiday doesn’t get away from you? How do you slow down, take it all in, and bless others in the process?

Roundtable: What Christmas Means to Me

Christmas can be hard when you’re single. The solution isn’t to get depressed or bitter, but to instead find ways to infuse
meaning, tradition and joy into the holiday. Sometimes this means being extra creative and intentional.

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Science and Eternity: Episode 463

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Question to discuss:

Do you ever fear that technology will go too far in our lifetime? What are the implications of advances in science and tech when they conflict with biblical morality and the imago dei?

Roundtable: Can Science Save Us?

Some people believe that in the very near future, science will get us to the point of invincibility, even immortality. Even sooner than that, technology will enable us to mechanize human processes, engineer and manipulate life, and substitute facts for feelings.

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Dating Insecurities: Episode 462

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Question to discuss:

Where would you admit to feeling inadequate when it comes to dating? Have you ever worried that you’ll get dumped when “someone better” comes along? How have you dealt with these negative feelings?

Roundtable: Am I Enough?

We’ve all felt a little “less than” in the dating game. Low self-esteem, fear, the monster of comparison—all these and more make us insecure in our relationships and our hope of relationship with others.

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Remember Me: Episode 461

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Question to discuss:

What do you want to be remembered for, and what are you doing now to prioritize those things in your everyday life?

Roundtable: How Will You Be Remembered?

Some people want to be famous. Others want to die rich. But for the Christian, eternal impact should be our ultimate life goal. What does this look like, practically speaking? How do we prioritize our time and talents to learn and do things that really matter?

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Fast and Furious: Episode 460

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Question to discuss:

Have you ever gone too fast in a dating relationship? What made you finally put on the brakes, and what did you learn from the experience?

Dating at the Speed of Light

It’s incomprehensible, but true. Normally sane, logical and even somewhat cautious people, when in a relationship, tend to lose their minds. A relationship starts off well, and before you know it, you’re in deep. And that’s rarely a good thing.

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Your Giving Legacy Starts Now

My parents loved to give.

We were poor much of my childhood. My dad pastored tiny churches and did custodial work. My mom stayed at home until finally she entered the workforce out of necessity, first at McDonald’s, then at my school as a yard duty and cafeteria worker.

But I never knew we were poor, in part because our refrigerator door held the prayer cards of missionaries we supported around the world. They fascinated me — the pictures of the husband and wife physician team working in Pakistan, the John Denver lookalike translating the Bible into the Mongolian language, the hospital in Central Africa (for years my mom joined ladies at church in making bandages out of bed sheets, then rolling and shipping them in huge barrels overseas), the church planter in Venezuela — and so many more.

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More Thoughts on Gay Bars and Grace

Yesterday’s post by Joshua Rogers titled “Is Your Church as Friendly as a Gay Bar?” has prompted some pretty strong reactions from readers at Boundless, Focus on the Family and beyond. I’d like to weigh in with some clarifying thoughts.

I understand that in print—without tone, added context, and a personal knowledge of author Joshua Rogers—it can be a little confusing to parse out the exact intent of his comments. I apologize for this.