In Spring 2023, I realized I had too much on my plate. I was pastoring Mosaic Church full-time, the multi-ethnic church I planted in urban Grand Rapids, MI. I was directing new Beyond the Battle 7-week groups and shepherding our growing BtB alumni community. This included weekly Zoom meetings, pastoral care and counseling, and retreats. I was also directing New Humanity, a multi-ethnic church planting network with a focus on urban community development. Oh and I wanted time to do my podcast and writing!
Is your faith going through a crisis because of unhealth you see in the contemporary model of church? Or are you a ministry leader worn out from “putting on the show” week after week? Then this conversation between Dr. Peter Sung and Noah Filipiak is for you.
At 18 years old, Cameron experienced a diving accident in which he broke his neck and was left permanently paralyzed. Now, from a wheelchair, he shares his story of God’s faithfulness to him through his disability.
In today’s conversation, the discussion is on Terence’s new book All God’s Children: How Confronting Buried History Can Build Racial Solidarity. The interview is full of practical ways you can be faithful to Jesus in your cross-cultural relationships and ways modern cultural trends are trying to take us away from this path.
Noah interviews Drs. Glenn Bracey and Michael Emerson on their national research project where they interviewed practicing white Christians on matters of race. What they found was that practicing white Christians hold some unique views on race that are not shared by any other demographic in the United States. Their views differ from practicing black or Latino Christians, as well as from white non-Christians.
Noah interviews Dr. Alan Noble about his new book On Getting Out of Bed: The Burden & Gift of Living (InterVarsity Press). They discuss the daily realities of suffering and depression contrasted with the church’s tendency to fake it like everything is okay and that if you do things God’s way, he will fix everything.