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Inside Out Ep.45: Discouraging Abusive Church Leadership



The headlines have been filled with Christian leaders who’ve abused power. In this Inside Out podcast, counselor, pastor, chaplain, and author Michael MacKenzie talks about developing a Christian culture that discourages church leadership from misusing their position and influence.     “We as a culture are enamored–have been enamored–with power, with charisma, and not in … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.45: Discouraging Abusive Church Leadership


Inside Out Ep.43: Peace at the Holiday Table



Do you expect an uncomfortable family gathering this Christmas? “I think that the Enemy and the World are in overdrive right now, seeking to divide people. Dividing families, dividing communities, dividing nations,” says Pastor Rob Rienow, co-founder of Visionary Family Ministries and author of the 2020 book Healing Family Relationships. “It’s political, it’s COVID, it’s … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.43: Peace at the Holiday Table


Inside Out Ep.40: Deconstructing the Faith



High-profile Christians are “deconstructing” their faith. So are some of our family and friends. What are they doing, how might we love them through the process, and is there hope that after this deconstruction that they’ll reconstruct a faith that glorifies God?   “I think, to be honest with you, some deconstruction is absolutely necessary … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.40: Deconstructing the Faith


Inside Out Ep.38: The Church in the Culture Today



We’re not surprised that God’s Church and the surrounding culture are not in synch—but there was a time when the relationship felt friendlier. So what kind of challenge is this for Christians spreading the great news of Jesus?   “We think, as Christians, that the more ‘Christian-y’ we can make the culture, the more Christianity—as … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.38: The Church in the Culture Today


Inside Out Ep.37: COVID and the Rural Church



COVID-19 has changed the Church.   “There’s no question that the Church is different,” says Dr. Glenn Daman, my guest on this Inside Out podcast. “Our country’s different. The world post-COVID is going to be different.”     Fewer people are returning to church after the 2020 shutdowns. And there’s tension as people express their … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.37: COVID and the Rural Church


Inside Out Ep.36: Trusting Through Uncertainty



The first weeks of the pandemic were a rollercoaster for everyone, but maybe especially for people in the hard-hit restaurant business.      “The emotional high to low—the rapidness of it all—was just, was almost overwhelming,” says Peter Demos, President of his family’s Demos’ and PDK Southern Kitchen restaurants.    But what Demos already knew … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.36: Trusting Through Uncertainty