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#25 When Christians lose their faith

In the wake of two high profile Christians who have renounced their faith, Tom responds to listener questions on what defines being a Christian, whether we can lose our...

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Remember the Lion and the Bear

This podcast invites you into a lesson God brought into Pete's life that shifted his view of himself and his leadership when God met him powerfully through the story...

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Leadership Blindspot Part 4: A Wrong View of Success

In this podcast, Pete answers the question, "How do you measure success in your own leadership and how might that be different from the way I’m measuring it today?”...

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#24 The New Testament In Its World

In a one–year anniversary special of the show, Justin and Tom are joined by Australian Bible scholar Mike Bird to talk about their major new collaborative book ‘The New...

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Leadership Blindspot Part 3: We Ignore the Treasures of the Larger, Global Church

When we step back to see the global, cross-racial, international, historical church as God sees, it is powerfully transformative. In part 3 of this podcast series, Pete expounds on...

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Leadership Blindspot Part 2: We Disconnect Emotions from our Spirituality

Where did we get the idea that it’s possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature? In this podcast Pete explores the gaps in our theology that have...

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Leadership Blindspot: Pt. 1 Giving Away What We Don’t Possess

What are the leadership blind spots that prevent us from developing mature, deeply changed disciples and leaders? Pete addresses the first blind spot, exploring the sobering truth that leadership...

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#23 Tom talks about life, faith and atonement

In this interview with NT Wright from The Profile podcast, Justin Brierley interviews Tom about his life and faith, as well as his theology of atonement in his book...

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How to Sharpen Your Listening and Discernment

Pete builds on last week’s message, “Listen,” and moves to practical applications that have served him to sharpen his own discernment process. In particular, he draws from the insights...

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Listen

Listening and discerning what God is saying is one of the most important areas of discipleship for any Christian. This especially applies to leaders. When we listen wrongly, the...

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Breaking Racial and Cultural Barriers in Your Church: Part 2

In this podcast, Pete shares 6 unique contributions Emotionally Healthy Discipleship brings to the challenge of bridging barriers of race, culture and class and shares the final four contributions...

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Breaking Racial and Cultural Barriers in Your Church: Part 1

The first Christians viewed themselves as part of world-wide family that transcended national, class, cultural, and racial barriers. They understood Jesus, through his blood shed on the cross, had...

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#22 Am I unequally yoked? What about singleness? What’s the point? Puzzled and pastoral questions.

Am I unequally yoked to my wife? What’s the biblical view of singleness? Was Jesus at my mother’s deathbed? What’s the point of it all? Tom answers the personal,...

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How Jesus Dealt with Leadership Anxiety

It has been said that all of life is one person handing off their anxiety to another. There are few places this applies more clearly than in leadership. In...

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#21 Free will and the problem of evil

An atheist listener asks a question about free will and the problem of evil. Will it be possible for there to be another ‘fall’ in the new creation? And...

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7 Marks of an Emotionally Healthy Wedding

Pete and his wife Geri sit down to reflect on the 7 Marks of an Emotionally Healthy Wedding. On August 17th of this year, Pete and Geri hosted an...

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Trusting in the Wonder of Resurrection

Each of us encounters storms and circumstances we cannot overcome. In this podcast, Pete talks about moving beyond an intellectual belief in the resurrection of Jesus to a practical...

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#20 Israel, Christian Zionism and the return of Jesus

How should Christians think about the place of Israel today? Do the Jewish people still have a distinct role in God’s purposes? The Bible says Jesus will return ‘soon’,...

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Prayer: Trusting in a Wine that Never Runs Out

The whole core of the Christian life can be summed up as praying, abiding, and being with Jesus. Our first work in life is not to get something from...

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What will you do with the treasure of your life?

“We must not give to others what we have received for ourselves; nor must we keep for ourselves that which we have received to spend on others. You fall...

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