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February 16, 2011

Chris LarsonAnd here we go with Episode 3 of the Connected Kingdom Podcast. Earlier today I enjoyed recording an interview with Chris Larson. Chris serves as Executive Vice President of Ligonier Ministries and David and I were eager to talk to him about how the Lord saved him, how he exercises leadership over a major ministry, how he juggles his responsibilities at work and home and what he has learned by working so closely with R.C. Sproul.

Chris shares some very wise words related to leadership and how a person can lead as a Christian. He also shares some interesting little tidbits about Dr. Sproul.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

February 09, 2011

In the last episode of The Connected Kingdom (which was episode 1 of season 2), we interviewed Joel Beeke and spoke about prayer (if you haven’t listened yet, you really should; Dr. Beeke shared some excellent things). This time David and I step back just a little bit and talk about what’s happened in the past couple of months. So we talk about what we expect season 2 of the podcast to bring, we talk about my new book and my new position as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, and we talk about David’s new DVD and an interesting new course he’s teaching.

Next week will have a guest on the show. Stay tuned for details.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

February 01, 2011

After episode 25 of the Connected Kingdom Podcast, David and I signed off for a couple of months—a couple of months we wanted to take to re-evaluate and re-charge. And having done that, we’re now back with a new episode in what we are calling Season 2 of the podcast.

We are beginning with a bang, so to speak, having invited Joel Beeke to be our guest. In the podcast we talk to Dr. Beeke about prayer—always an interesting subject. So don’t listen to this for me or for David—listen to Dr. Beeke’s great wisdom when it comes to one of the great duties and delights of the Christian life.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

November 24, 2010

With 25 episodes of Connected Kingdom in the can, David and I are ending Season 1 and taking a time-out until the New Year.

We’ve greatly enjoyed the challenge of learning to communicate via the podcast format, and deeply appreciate all your interaction and feedback. Thanks also to all our guests.

We look forward to returning with Season 2 in January. We’ll have a new line-up of subjects and guests and hopefully a couple of ways of increasing your own involvement with the show.

So, have a great holiday season and join us again in a few weeks for the next season of Connected Kingdom, connecting truth and life in a digital age.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

November 16, 2010

425This week’s episode of the Connected Kingdom Podcast features an interview with Conrad Mbewe, pastor of Kabwata Reformed Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. It’s not unusual to hear Pastor Mbewe described as the African Spurgeon. He is in the United States at the moment, sharing his vision for an exciting new venture, African Christian University. And we were able to get him on the phone during one of his stops.

We talked to Pastor Mbewe about himself and his family, about the state of the church in Africa in general and Zambia in particular, about African Christian University, and about ways in which the Western church can serve (and not hinder) the church in Zambia. So here we have a Canadian, a Scot and a Zambian talking together before a largely American audience. I guess that’s just a little glimpse, a shadow, of what God is doing in calling to himself people from all nations, tribes and tongues! I just hope your head doesn’t explode as you try to sort out all of the accents.

You can (and should!) learn more about African Christian University and their 425 campagin at acu-usa.com. And here is brief video in which Pastor Mbewe discusses the institution.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

November 04, 2010

In this week’s episode of the Conneted Kingdom Podcast, David and I answer questions sent to us by readers of this blog and by people who listen to the show. We talk about reading good books, Bible translations, family devotions, doubt and assurance, the size of our libraries, how many books we read, the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and what your chances are of winning Free Stuff Fridays. All that in one short show. Enjoy!

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here.

You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

October 27, 2010

Wrestling with an AngelThis week on the Connected Kingdom podcast, David and I interview Greg Lucas, author of the new book Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace. Greg is the father of four children, one of whom has severe developmental disabilities. Last year Greg began a blog where he began to write about “lessons in the life of a father learned through the struggles of his disabled son.” It is not a blog about disability, but a blog that is all about grace—about lessons learned along the way.

When I co-founded Cruciform Press, Greg was the very first author I pursued and I was thrilled to have him accept and to have him prepare a book with us. That book is now available.

Way back in episode 4 David and I spoke to Justin Reimer, founder of The Elisha Foundation, and Paul Martin. Interestingly, both of those men show up in Greg’s story.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here.

You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

And tell you what—I’ll give away a few copies of Wrestling with an Angel for those who give the show a listen (or who don’t, I suppose). Simply leave a comment here and I’ll randomly choose a few of you to win a free copy.

October 13, 2010

First off, David and I will soon be doing another Q&A episode of The Connected Kingdom. So if you’d like us to answer your question on the podcast, feel free to email, leave a comment here, or comment at our Facebook group.

DetoxIn the meantime, here is this week’s episode. This time around David interviews me about my new book Sexual Detox. And I’ve got to say, the guy asks good questions—ones I wasn’t expecting. We talk about why I wrote the book, we talk about the purpose of sex, what sex has become in a pornified culture, and what all of this porn is doing to men today.

If you want to give us feedback on the podcast or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or another program. As always, feedback and suggestions for future topics are much appreciated.

October 06, 2010

David and I recorded an episode of the podcast last week but lost it to technical issues. Nevertheless, we’re back this week with a new episode. This time around we discuss just one aspect of an interesting discussion between Mark Dever, Mark Driscoll and James MacDonald. The three men got together to discuss multi-site churches (as you can see in the video below). I was struck by what MacDonald and Driscoll seemed to be saying—that there is really no significant or fundamental difference between hearing your pastor in a live setting and hearing your pastor preaching through electronic media. So I approached the issue from a media and technology perspective while David approached it through a pastoring and preaching perspective. And overall I think we ended up having an interesting discussion.

It will be worth listening to, I think, if you are a pastor seeking to know how you can best preach to your congregation or if you are a Christian who is eager to become a better listener.

If you want to give us feedback on the podcast or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or another program. As always, feedback and suggestions for future topics are much appreciated.

September 22, 2010

This week on the podcast David and I do something a little bit different—we answer questions from those who listen to the show (and those who don’t listen to it, I suppose). In just a few minutes we offer quick answers to these questions: What view of Creation do we hold to? What constitutes a truly happy Christian? Are there many Christians in the United States who can truly be content in any circumstance? How can God foreordain sin and yet not be held morally responsible for it? What do you believe about women teaching at conferences and in other non-preaching roles? Should a complementarian pastor accept a call to an egalitarian church?

If you want to give us feedback on the podcast or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or another program. As always, feedback and suggestions for future topics are much appreciated.

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