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God at Work Aboard Mercy Ships – Bekah Bettis

By Christian Living, Evangelism, Interviews, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent, I have a captivating conversation with my daughter Bekah Bettis, a nurse serving with Mercy Ships in Sierra Leone. Join us as we explore the incredible work of Mercy Ships in providing essential surgical care to those in need. Discover how Mercy Ships collaborates with local healthcare professionals and government ministries to address the specific healthcare needs of the community. Be inspired by Bekah's personal journey and her commitment to training and empowering local healthcare workers. Don't miss this eye-opening discussion on the impact of Mercy Ships and their mission to bring hope...
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A Young Woman’s Story of the Transforming Power of the Gospel – Brit Redfield

By Christian Living, Discerning Culture, Interviews, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent Podcast, we dive into the powerful testimony of Brit Redfield and the struggles she faced as a young person turning away from Christianity. In this episode, we explore the challenges of reconciling personal feelings with biblical teachings and the transformative power of God's love. Through Brit's story, we are reminded of the importance of understanding and embracing the gospel in our lives. Brit Redfield Converge Webpage Email: britr@converge.org   Resources From This Podcast Brit Redfield at Converge.org- profile and support page e-mail Brit Baptist Student Ministry Living Hope: Support and resources for leaving...
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The Toxic War on Masculinity – Nancy Pearcey

By Christian Living, Discerning Culture, Family Discipleship, Interviews, Leadership, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent Podcast, we explore the topic of toxic masculinity and its impact on society. In it, we engage in a thought-provoking conversation with bestselling author and professor Nancy Pearcey about her latest book, "The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes." We discuss the societal pressures faced by men and the importance of understanding the difference between the good man and the real man. We also discuss the origins of the toxic masculinity narrative and how it has affected the younger generation. Join us as we navigate this urgent issue and discover...
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Dr. David Murray: Exploring the Bible Together

By Family Discipleship, Interviews, Podcast

Does the idea of family devotions make you feel guilty? Have you tried and failed to have a family time with the Lord?  Then this episode is for you. Family worship and devotions can be an ongoing source of guilt. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  In today’s podcast we are going to talk with Dr. David Murray. Dr. Murray has just released the book Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-week Family Worship Plan.  But before you become overwhelmed with that, take a listen to this podcast. You will discover that it is a simple plan that takes about…

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Tim Challies: Thoughts on Media and Your Family

By Discerning Culture, Interviews, Podcast

The media, internet, and screens can seem like a tsunami, overwhelming us and our children. Sometimes it seems to disciple our children more than we do. What should a parent do? In this podcast, I talked with Tim Challies about his perspective on the media and its use in his family. He has written a book, The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World. In our time together we talked about some insights on this new world that could guide us as parents. In addition, at the end of the episode, we touch briefly on his last chapter…

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Tim Challies and His Around-The-World Journey Through Christian History

By Interviews, Podcast

Does Christian history seem boring to you? Would you like a fun flyover to gain some perspective on your heritage as a Christian? Perspective is a part of maturity. Christian history can give us and our children perspective on how God’s church has grown and spread out since Jesus walked the earth. Sometimes we can believe that we are the first generation of believers to experience certain questions or conflicts. Christian history reminds us that this is not true. In this podcast, I talked with Tim Challies about his new book and video series- Epic: An Around-the-World Journey through Christian…

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Summer OFF: An Interview with Tim Zulker and Miranda Laughlin

By Interviews, Podcast

You want to raise your children to live on mission, to bring the good news of the love Christ to the world. You want them to have stretching experiences of serving and learning from others. But how can we do that? How can we do that as a family? We want to have the joy of telling others about Jesus and we want to train our children in this way also. It is a joyful privilege when God uses us.  But how do we go about doing that? Sharing the love of Christ is often a individual endeavor. In today’s…

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Interview with Dave Harvey, Part 2: “I Still Do”

By Interviews, Podcast

You’ve been married now for more than a few years. Kids are everywhere. Work is hard. Fights seem to be increasing. Is this what you signed up for? Would you do it again? Would you still say “I do”? Our marriages display Christ to our children and the watching world. Jesus said that all men will know you are my disciples if you love one another. If that’s true in the church, how much more is that true in a Christian home where both would profess to follow Christ? And yet, marriages change over time. You have a history together….

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Joel Sedam: The Surprising Presence of Sloth In Our Day

By Interviews, Podcast

What comes to mind when you hear the word sloth?  The strange animal from the rainforest of South America? Your teenage son? What if I told you that this word might be more applicable to your parenting than you think? Joel Sedam is a young pastor friend that I am privileged to know. We were talking recently and he mentioned a sermon he had done on the subject of sloth and how it had caused a paradigm shift in him. How he saw sloth all around.  That led me to say, let’s talk about this on a podcast. You are…

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Bullying and the Gospel: What’s a Parent to Say and Do?

By Discerning Culture, Interviews, Podcast

Bullying is a common childhood problem. How would you help your child if this happened to him or her? Are Christians always to turn the other cheek? How does the gospel apply? Listen in as I have conversation with Kevin McKay about the wise way he walked his son through this very problem. Resources From This Podcast The Crown and Covenant series, by Douglas Bond Episode Transcript I’m Chap Bettis, and you’re listening to The Disciple-Making Parent, a podcast of The Apollos Project where we seek to equip parents and churches to pass the gospel to their children. Bullying in…

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