Will the Real You Please Stand Up?: Episode 316
Feb 20, 2014
Guests: Anthony Ashley, Andrew Hess, Carrie Kintz, Peter Hubbard
Balancing authenticity and holiness, plus Peter Hubbard dives deep to address same-sex attraction, and a listener wants to discern the marks of a true friend.
Featured musical artist: Number One Gun
Show sponsor: Focus Leadership Institute
Better Than Broken
Guests: Anthony Ashley, Andrew Hess
Does God want you to be a mess? With the way some Christians talk about brokenness, sin, "getting real" and all the other catchphrases for Christian authenticity, you'd think messiness is the litmus test for mature faith. Sure, humility and an awareness of our depravity apart from Christ are important, but as Brett McCracken asked in his recent article, has "authenticity" trumped holiness? This week's panel talks about what it means to be real without clinging to either our sin or self-righteousness.
The Truth About Same-Sex Attraction
Guests: Peter Hubbard
Homosexuality and same-sex attraction aren't the easiest things to talk about in church. Whether they're treated as "super sins" or ignored altogether, the dialogue around these subjects has been cloudy on many counts. Pastor Peter Hubbard wants to change that. In his book Love Into Light, Peter draws from numerous conversations, bodies of research and biblical texts to clearly, comprehensively and lovingly dig into SSA and the hope-filled way today's churches should respond.
Guests: George Stahnke
Some friends come and go, but deep, lasting friendships require investment. Not only that, they require finding the right qualities in a person and then being a good friend in return. How can you make this happen? Counselor George Stahnke weighs in.