#144: Living Faith Forward (Part 2)

#144: Living Faith Forward (Part 2)

#144: Living Faith Forward (Part 2)

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw
Jason Kemper @kempster220
Terra Kay @terrakfree

Today’s teens need so much support, it seems, just to stay on the faith journey. So much is after our young people’s attention that faith can seem like just another small piece of life instead of what it needs to be – what guides and directs your life.

 Don’t forget to share your See You At The Pole experience with us! Use the form on the page here to send it to Jeff and Dave. 
Tonight, Jeff and Dave sit down with Jason and Terra Kay to discuss:

  1. How can teens carry the mantle of faith through their schools and workplaces in a day when faith seems to be unpopular?
  2. How can parents foster an environment at home that encourages and fosters spiritual growth? What spiritual guidance do kids need?
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Show Notes

Claim Your Campus App – the only way to pray for your school.
Fields of Faith (Event | Website) – October 12 @ Southwest High School, Green Bay
Alpha MidTown (Green Bay) on Facebook
Silver Birch Ranch

Carrying your faith forward is not…

  • Trying to play it cool.
  • Lying or deceitful lips
  • Living like a non-Christian

 

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#143: Living Faith Forward (Part 1)

#143: Living Faith Forward (Part 1)

#143: Living Faith Forward (Part 1)

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw
Jason Kemper @kempster220
Terra Kay @terrakfree

Today’s teens need so much support, it seems, just to stay on the faith journey. So much is after our young people’s attention that faith can seem like just another small piece of life instead of what it needs to be – what guides and directs your life.

 Don’t forget to share your See You At The Pole experience with us! Use the form on the page here to send it to Jeff and Dave. 
Tonight, Jeff and Dave sit down with Jason and Terra Kay to discuss:

  1. How can teens carry the mantle of faith through their schools and workplaces in a day when faith seems to be unpopular?
  2. How can parents foster an environment at home that encourages and fosters spiritual growth? What spiritual guidance do kids need?
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Make sure to leave a ★★★★★ review and consider supporting the show.

Show Notes

Claim Your Campus App – the only way to pray for your school.
Fields of Faith (Event | Website) – October 12 @ Southwest High School, Green Bay
Alpha MidTown (Green Bay) on Facebook
Silver Birch Ranch

Carrying your faith forward is not…

  • Trying to play it cool.
  • Lying or deceitful lips
  • Living like a non-Christian

Share your story!

7 + 6 =

#112: Reframing Your Life – Beliefs

#112: Reframing Your Life – Beliefs

On this episode

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason @kempster220 | Terra Kay @terrakfree

 

As we continue to break our life down to the studs in this series, Jeff and Dave discuss the importance of looking at what our belief system is. And how is a belief system different from a truth system? Every one of us has a belief system that we live out every day. You can’t get out of bed without faith, if you think about it. Every day, you have something worth getting up for. You believe, in big or small ways, something about yourself, your job, your teachers, your mode of transportation, etc,

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#107: America Needs Refugees

#107: America Needs Refugees

On this episode

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason @kempster220 | Terra Kay @terrakfree | Bill, Homeland Security


Could it be that the way to change a generation plagued by narcissism, consumerism and apathy is dependent on our response to refugees coming to America?

In the recent months, there has been growing discussion in news media and on social media around refugees coming to America from nations like Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. After the attack that happened in Paris, there has been growing concern that refugees with violent ulterior motives will be coming to America. Not only that, but there are many refugees who have been resettled in neighborhoods in the US. So, what are Christians to do? Who are these refugees and how are we to respond to them?

As Christians are torn on this issue, Jeff and Dave welcome a a couple of guests with distinguished views on the issue of refugee resettlement to shed some light on the tension we face. One thing is certain – this next generation needs to care about

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Guests on this episode

Terra Kay, World Relief Fox Valley

Come hear about ways you can volunteer and serve refugees in Northeast Wisconsin at an upcoming Volunteer Information Night!

Terra is the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at World Relief Fox Valley. Their office has resettled over 130 refugees this year and is looking for ways to get Christians and the Church to reach out to some of the most vulnerable people of our society.

 

Bill, Homeland Security

People are exploiting gaps in the vetting process of refugees that makes it difficult to ensure that everyone coming in as a refugee is safe to resettle in our local communities. There is a lot going on behind the scenes surrounding the types of people coming as refugees that concern our national security.

 

The Big Idea

The vast majority of refugees coming to America get some support up front, but many times go forgotten because it’s assumed that they’ve adjusted to American way of life. But this is often not the case. And it’s the Church’s job to care for the needs of the most vulnerable members of our society, including refugees. Or simply put:

This is a different kind of topic for us to cover because there is so much media attention around the issue of resettling refugees. It’s complex, yet simple. In its purest form, a refugee is someone who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

While some would exploit the process to cause harm to Americans, the vast majority of refugees who have come through the process over the last 70 years have come to seek refuge from the storms of life and perils of evil. Some move thousands of miles away from “home” to find safety and security. Imagine for a moment that you were one of them.

 

Something to consider

Sodom’s Destruction as explained in Ezekiel

Ezekiel 16:48 // As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, Sodom and her daughters were never as wicked as you and your daughters. Sodom’s sins were pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. She was proud and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 6: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel

Sodom’s chief sin had been pride and self-exaltation. This stemmed from her abundant materialism (food), given to her from God (Gen 13:10), which had resulted in false security, apathy, a luxurious life of ease, and the corollary disdain and neglect of the poor and needy (v.49). This material ease fostered sexual perversion (Gen 13:13; 18:20; 19:4–5). This passage stands as both an exhortation and a warning against such wickedness and life styles today. As evil as Sodom was, she did not begin to do evil like Jerusalem. (Jeremiah described how the prophets of Jerusalem committed adultery, lied, and encouraged evildoers so that none turned from their wickedness, just like Sodom [Jer 23:14; cf. 2 Kings 15:37; 16:6; 24:2; 2 Chronicles 28:18–19; Isa 3:9; Ezek 22:15].)

In light of this passage, what is the Christian’s responsibility to refugees? Could the same words said about Jerusalem be synonymous to life in America? Is America not hospitable enough to care for the most vulnerable in our society? Can Christians do more for refugees?

 

Helpful Links & Infographs

Refugee Mental Health | This is a really eye-opening slideshow outlining the realities faced by refugees.

Christian Response to Refugees (Jesus Creed Blog)

Carson says Syrian refugees don’t want to come to US (FoxNews.com)

More than half the nation’s governors say Syrian refugees not welcome (CNN.com)

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Infograph via worldreliefresponds.com

#103: On Being The Church

#103: On Being The Church

On this episode

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason Kemper @kempster220


Faith Fundamentals | The Church plays a big part of our faith journey. How we view the Church in relation to our new relationship with God matters. Some view it as the place you go to be around other Christians. Some view it as the place you got baptized as a baby or where you go to hang with God. Few see it as what it really is – a vibrant community of people in God’s family. So, in conjunction to the Church playing a big part of our faith journey, you and I play a big part in the Church.

Church is you and it’s me. This week, Jeff and Dave discuss what the church is and give some insights on how to go about finding one.

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Show Notes

Q-Drive is this week! Thank you for supporting this program and podcast.

Ekklesia is the Greek word where we get “Church” from.

[Tweet “I am the Church. #HNRTB”]

#091: 3 Ways We Should Never Compromise Our Faithfulness

#091: 3 Ways We Should Never Compromise Our Faithfulness

Faithfulness comes down to knowing what to do and doing it, but often when that leads us to doing something that is uncomfortable or costs me something big, it’s easy to shy away and avoid the following through part. How can we stay faithful when we don’t feel like it? That and more on this week’s episode!

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The Notes

Coming soon…