Category Archives: If That Makes Sense

“If That Makes Sense” is a podcast with a group of young adults talking about some of the questions and challenges their generation faces as followers of Jesus.

Ep32: Modern Day Pharisees



Jesus repeatedly, publicly denounced one kind of person.  In the first century, they were usually the Pharisees – devout students and teachers of the Bible with one problem: a bad habit of self righteousness and a knack for contemptuous pride.  How does “Phariseeism” creep into our lives in ways we never intended, and how do we lovingly help put it to death in ourselves and our church communities?


Ep31: How Should Churches Share the Gospel?



Every Christian church agrees that sharing the gospel is important.  But what’s the best way to do that: getting people from the world into the church, or getting Church people out into the world?  Maybe it’s not one over the other; what are the strengths and weaknesses of both, and what do we feel called to do?


Episode 30: Adoption and Fostering



It shouldn’t be surprising that Christians are among the most likely to adopt, and many are passionate about foster care. After all, God chose to bring us into His family. Adoption and fostering are some of the best pictures we have of God’s love for us, but – just like our relationship with our Heavenly Father – the road isn’t always easy. Merri and Becki share from their families’ own tough but life-changing experiences with adoption and fostering.


Episode 29: Doubt as a Believer



Does having doubt make you a bad Christian?  Is experiencing doubt always a bad thing?  What does a Christian do in a season where God may seem distant or the beliefs of the faith feel unclear?  Tim, Trinity and Mike discuss this sometimes-scary topic from a relatable perspective.


Episode 28: “Good Christian Homes”



If That Makes Sense is back for season two with more conversations about the real experiences, struggles and joys of following Jesus as young adults!  Growing up in a Christian home is a huge blessing, but it’s not without its unique challenges.  Maybe you knew all about Jesus from childhood before you knew him as your personal Savior?  If you’ve ever felt like you don’t have an “exciting” testimony, felt like you weren’t saved from any “big” sins, or if Veggie Tales just makes you nostalgic, have we got an episode for you!


Episode 27: Difficult Conversations (Season One Finale)



Sensitive issues divide us every day, but would happen if we didn’t make it about “us vs. them”?  And how do you lovingly challenge people on your own “side”?  In the Season One finale of Family Life’s original podcast for young adults, the hosts of If That Makes Sense talk about why it’s important to have conversations within the faith about life’s tough topics.  Find and subscribe to If That Makes Sense when you go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Family Life dot ORG.


Episode 26: What Makes The Bible Special



What does it mean when we say that the Bible is “living and active”, and how can we be “in the Word” more? Those are the questions being answered in the latest episode of “If That Makes Sense”, a Family Life original podcast for young adults. Listen and subscribe at Apple podcasts, Spotify, or Family Life dot ORG.


Episode 25: God’s Good Earth



Genesis says that God has given humanity “dominion” over the Earth.  What does that even mean?  And what does it look like to glorify God and love our neighbor through our interactions with each other? Those are the questions being answered in this episode of “If That Makes Sense”, a Family Life original podcast for young adults. Listen, subscribe, and share with your friends!


Episode 23: Called To Serve



The Christian life is a call to service that can feel intimidating and overwhelming at times.  But God has given us all the tools we need!  Find out how you can bless others with what God has given you when you listen to this episode of “If That Makes Sense”, a Family Life original podcast for young adults. If you’d like to hear future episodes, be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or FamilyLife.org!

 


Episode 22: When 2021 Feels Like 2020



It’s been a year since the pandemic hit the US at large, and we’re asking ourselves, what God has taught each of us? When our world still feels fearful and divided, what are those truths we can hold on to? Those are the questions our 20-something hosts of Family Life’s original podcast for young adults “If That Makes Sense” will try to answer in this episode.