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Faith Angle brings together top scholars and leading journalists for smart conversations around some of the most profound questions in the public square. Rather than a current-events debrief, our goal is a substantive conversation one notch beneath the surface, drawing out how religious convictions manifest themselves in American culture and public life.
 
"Empower" is an annual conference held in Green Lake, WI. It is sponsored by the Minnesota Wisconsin Baptist Convention. This podcast makes avalable to you the messages from the main worship sessions. For more information on the conference, please go to: www.empoweronline.org
 
The EMF Action Network (EMFAN) is a organization dedicated to providing discussion on topics concerning the overgrown spread of wireless technology in our lives and how it affects our well being. Each show features different guests and is distributed primarily through podcasts on ITunes and YouTube. Each podcast presents different guests who present their point of view and stories concerning the exorbitant expansion of wireless technology in our culture. Topics include electromagnetic hypers ...
 
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There’s a lot going on right now. As churches continue reopening, we continue to find our congregations, and our leadership, divided. Pastor and author Larry Osborne joins Ed Stetzer and Daniel Yang as we discuss flourishing small groups, as well as the following topics: Leading a congregation divided by politics The practical implementation of reo…
 
This week on the Faith Angle podcast, we are joined by Ed Stetzer and Adrienne LaFrance. Guests Ed Stetzer Adrienne LaFrance Links The Prophecies of Q On Christians Spreading Corona Conspiracies: Gullibility is not a Spiritual Gift Evangelicals need to address the QAnoners in our midst The Evangelicals Who Are Taking On QAnon Follow us | faithangle…
 
In Episode 537 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel introduces a conversation with Brian Sanders on micro church planting. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: If bigger churches are better than smaller churches Core competencies that are required Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “As Americans, we do tend to believe that bigger must be better, and I…
 
Our current political climate presents unique challenges for Christian leaders, particularly in an election season. Research shows that Christians already divide into churches based on political opinions, and that division is even greater as everyone—from prominent Christian leaders to ordinary church members—begins voicing their support for opposi…
 
In Episode 536 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss raising up coaches through the leadership pipeline. “I don’t have enough coaches. What do I do?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why coaches are important When it is time to add coaches to your ministries Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “Eighty percent of the time that there …
 
In Episode 535 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss what to do when you feel like you’ve reached the limit of your ability to lead. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: If it is possible to reach the limit of your leadership ability Why it is important to know yourself Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “We are all being stretched in wa…
 
In Episode 534 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss leadership pipeline and rebuilding church culture after COVID. “During COVID, I’ve realized that my natural bent is to do rather than equip. What advice do you have for the pastor who has unintentionally led their culture down this road where they have become the doer rather tha…
 
In Episode 533 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the emotional state of what is going on and where people’s hearts are in light of the current situation. “What do you do when you just don’t have the vision to go on anymore?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why it is important to staff for competencies Different considerations …
 
The National Association of Evangelicals today released a statement calling for civic responsibility in this election season. NAE represents 45,000 local churches from 40 different denominations and millions of people in the U.S. NAE President Walter Kim joins Ed and Daniel to talk about the reason and content of the statement. In this episode, the…
 
In Episode 532 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss staffing a new church plant or a new church campus during COVID. “When you think about a campus launch, and you want to launch during COVID, what does a staffing configuration look like? How much of it should be bivocational/covocational in light of the meeting restrictions or d…
 
In Episode 531 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how to be better prepared for the next crisis. “What can we learn from now to prepare us for the next pandemic?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How cultural realities affect the church When it is appropriate to speak up Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “There is going to be a c…
 
In Episode 530 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss if it is better to launch online or in-person. “What are your thoughts on launching fully online in the Spring of 2021 and then going to a physical launch for the church in the Fall? Is this a good idea? Is this a bad idea? Is it sustainable from Spring to Fall? What things need…
 
In Episode 529 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed continue their discussion on leading as pastors in the midst of these political times. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How cultural realities affect the church When it is appropriate to speak up Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “Your local church is now being influenced by these cultura…
 
In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, issues of race continue to be an ongoing crisis as well. As churches and the broader society continue to grapple with this important issue, it is critical to know how to talk about it with each other during this continuing conversation. In this episode, with guest Jemar Tisby, we discuss: Defining racism and …
 
In Episode 528 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the dilemma that many multisite churches are facing. “There seems to be a common question between my multisite friends. We have two locations and they are both meeting at schools and because of COVID we have shrunk back to one location and we are doing small outside services. Li…
 
In Episode 527 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how pastors can lead through the current political circumstances. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: If politics are the driving force of our division How politics are affecting our gospel mission Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “Not only are we divided politically, but our politi…
 
In Episode 526 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the pastor’s job of discipleship. “How can churches get better at online discipleship and impactful life change with current physical gathering and serving restrictions?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why a discipleship pathway is always vital in a church What it means to be…
 
In Episode 525 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the missiological implications of the potential aversion people would have to large group gatherings. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why there is an openness to the gospel What new ways of doing church might people be ready to consider Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “Can some…
 
As church leaders navigate the ongoing health crisis, our world—and particularly the United States—is also engaging in a vital conversation about race. As pastors seek to better understand the role of race in our churches and preaching, we’re excited to discuss a very timely book that just released. Based on his new book, Reading While Black: Afric…
 
In Episode 524 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss why scattering the church is as important as gathering the church. “Would love to hear your thoughts on what microsites and home churches look like in a time of COVID and post-COVID. Secondarily, how can churches get better at online discipleship and impactful life change with t…
 
In Episode 523 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss house church planting. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why house churches might become more popular How cultural disruption might change church practices Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “There is a context, a place if you will, for nimble, small, and rapidly reproducing right n…
 
This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Andy Smarick and Tim Schultz. Guests: Andy Smarick Tim Schultz Links: The Bostock Ruling with Tim Schultz Congress Should Act to Balance LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom Letters in the Time of Covid Liberty, Government, and the Preservation of Civil Society Protecting the Products of Liberty W…
 
In Episode 522 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how to make the digital role more permanent. “What is the difference between a digital pastor and a digital champion?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why creating a new digital role is complicated What a digital champion could be responsible for Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches…
 
In Episode 521 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss church planting in current times and in general. “I’m planting this month. What advice do you have for me?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why right now is a good time to plant churches Why a multiplication movement could happen Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “This is a good …
 
In the Western world, we tend to focus on church evangelism, where Christ-followers invest in relationships and invite people to attend church. Many forms of evangelism are less possible during this pandemic (ie. mass gatherings, passing out literature), yet many people are open to the gospel. In this episode, we discuss: Personal and small group e…
 
In Episode 520 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how to meet as a church in person and digitally well. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: If you should consider offering equal opportunities in digital and physical spaces What other churches are doing to offer both Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “How do we make sure our digita…
 
As pastors and parents prepare for the Fall, many will be attending school remotely. In this episode, Ed and Daniel talk with Valerie Bell, CEO of Awana, the global leader in child discipleship. Several vital issues are addressed: Shifting your church towards equipping parents for discipleship Creating faith cultures in our homes by sharing faith s…
 
In Episode 519 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss if churches need a relaunching or a reopening mindset. “Every church just became a church plant or at least a re-plant. What do we need to know?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why relaunching may not be the most accurate term What we can learn from church planting as we reopen…
 
These days, it feels like hope is hard to come by, especially when we try to talk to race. In this episode, Ed and Daniel talk with Trillia Newbell about how to grace-filled discussions on race. Topics covered include: Winsome cultural engagement in what we watch, post, and listen to Dealing with weariness, anxiety, and other emotions that may aris…
 
Thom Rainer, Founder and CEO of Church Answers, shares where he sees opportunities for the church to stay on mission post-coronavirus, including: This is not a time to panic. We should be concerned, but the church has historically been through a lot of difficult times. It is a new missiological opportunity for the church. Our Western churches have …
 
Barna recently released research which found that “One in Three Practicing Christians Has Stopped Attending Church During COVID-19”. In light of this research, Ed and Daniel talk with David Kinnaman about the ongoing changes affecting the Church, and how COVID-19 has accelerated those changes. Topics covered include: Rethinking Christian education …
 
This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Rod Dreher and Andrew Sullivan. Guests: Rod Dreher Andrew Sullivan Links: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents Technology: A Threat to the Human Soul? The Weekly Dish Rod Dreher’s Monastic Vision See You Next Friday: A Farewell Letter The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christian…
 
In Episode 518 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss leadership pipeline and the core competencies for leaders. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: What the 6 core competencies are for church leaders If core competencies have changed in the new reality Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “In light of how the world has changed, I wonder…
 
This coronavirus pandemic has been tough on people's health, finances and relationships. The spring's Stay at Home orders kept many people feeling lonely and isolated. But those orders also kept families at home together... which helped deepen relationships for some, and intensified friction for others. Ron and Jody Zappia talk with Ed Stetzer abou…
 
In Episode 517 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how and when to measure church plant success. “How do you measure the success of a new church plant within the first 4 to 6 months?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: What a church plant timeline looks like What appropriate metrics are in your community Shareable Quotes (#NewChurc…
 
The Coronavirus pandemic has become an ongoing crisis. Many leaders have not been trained in crisis management and how to manage it from a Christian perspective. In this episode, Ed and Josh: Define crisis as any issue or event that unravels the order or threatens the flourishing of a person, group, organization, or a body of people and our role as…
 
In Episode 516 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss unique dynamics around hiring during COVID-19. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why you need to audit roles before making a hiring decision When the person is more important than the position Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “One of the reasons why some churches are very strong…
 
In Episode 515 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss religious liberty and how that applies during this time. “What are your thoughts on the application of 2 Corinthians 3:18 and the mandated use of masks for worship?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How to determine if this is a religious liberty issue Ways to handle masks within…
 
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