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DDFLP 040: Brian Jennings on How To Live With Grace And Truth In Our Heavily Divided World

What do we do when we face disagreement, criticism, or views we think are wrong or even harmful? Often, we can easily flee to the safety of people who agree with us and dehumanize and attack anyone who thinks differently. But when we do that, no one wins. In this episode, Brian Jennings shows us a better way that includes both truth and love, even if it can be difficult to do. Brian is the lead minister of Highland Park Christian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He's also a husband, father,...


DDFLP 039: Rosaria Butterfield on Her Incredible Journey to Christianity and How to Practice Radically Ordinary Hospitality

What happens when a tenured university professor in women's studies and leader in the LGBT community studies the religious right and their politics against the LGBT community? Whatever comes to mind, it's probably far from what transpired in the life of Rosaria Butterfield. In this episode, Rosaria shares her incredible story of finding Jesus and how we today can practice radically ordinary hospitality in a post-Christian world. Welcome to episode 39 of the podcast. Listen and access the...


DDFLP 038: Alex Seeley on Labels People Give Us, Pursuing Your Passions, and What it Means to be Tailor Made by God

What names have you been given throughout your life? Sometimes we are labeled positively like "someone who has a lot of potential," or "strong," or "a leader." But just as often, if not more so, we hear things like "not smart enough," "lazy," or "unwanted." The reality is, the labels we are given have a powerful impact on our lives. In this episode, Alex Seeley talks about the power of labels, what it looks like to pursue our passions, and what it means to be made uniquely by God. Alex...


DDFLP 037: Eric Geiger on How To (Not) Ruin Your Life, Leadership, and What To Do After You've Blown It

No one sets out to ruin their lives, and yet we have all seen it happen. Is there anything we can do to stop it from happening to us? And what do we do when we do make mistakes? In this episode, Eric Geiger talks about what we can do to avoid ruining our lives, and how we can start over if we have. Eric serves as the Senior Vice President at LifeWay Christian Resources, leading the Resources Division. He received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary and...


DDFLP 036: Erik Raymond on Contentment and How to Trust God in a Discontented Age

All of us want to be content, but it seems that very few of us actually are. So what do we do about it? In this conversation, Erik Raymond talks about the things we do to chase contentment, how we can trust God in an age of discontentment, and what we can do to be more content. Erik is a pastor, author, husband, father of six children, and writer at The Gospel Coalition. Welcome to episode 36 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Dylan Dodson Faith and...


DDFLP 035: Lydia Brownback on the Difficulties of Loneliness and What We Can Do About It

All of us, and increasingly more so in our day in age, have experienced loneliness. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot out there on how to deal with it. In my conversation with Lydia Brownback, Lydia shares her personal story, the different ways we experience loneliness, and what we can do about it. This conversation will leave you refreshed and encouraged with an area of life that impacts all of us. Lydia is the author of several books and speaker at women’s events internationally, is...


DDFLP 034: Daniel Ritchie on Living Without Arms, The Goodness of God, And How God Can Use Any Situation For Good

What do you do when you are born without arms and are told the majority of your life that you are a hopeless mistake? That's the incredible story of Daniel Ritchie. In this episode, Daniel shares his story, talks about the goodness of God, and shows us how God can bring good even out of the most hopeless situations. If you have ever felt inadequate for any reason, this conversation is for you. Daniel is a speaker and author, husband, and father of two. Welcome to episode 34 of the...


DDFLP 033: Michael Kelley on Having Faith Like a Child, and How Certain Patterns of Adulthood Keep Us From Jesus

What does it mean to have faith like a child? It's something Jesus talked about, and something you may hear people say from time to time. But if you're like me, you've wondered what exactly Jesus meant by that, and what it looks like for that to play out in our lives. In this episode, Michael Kelley not only talks about what it means for us to have faith like a child but also how it can practically play itself out in our lives. Michael is an author, speaker, and works at Lifeway Christian...


DDFPL 032: Kelly Flanagan on Mental Health, Faith, and How To Truly Embrace Your Life

Mental Health has become less stigmatized and more talked about in recent years, but when it comes to mental health and faith, there are still a lot of misconceptions about how the two interact with one another. In this episode, Kelly Flanagan talks about faith, mental health, and how to truly embrace yourself so you can truly embrace your life. This episode is not only practical but really encouraging as well. It's a like a much-needed counseling session for your soul. Kelly holds a...


DDFLP 031: Dave Furman on Suffering and How We Can Trust God In The Midst Of Our Trials

Where is God in suffering, and how can we walk with God in the midst of it? Pain and suffering affect all of us, and it often causes us to wonder where God is in all of it. In this episode, Dave Furman shares his story and how we can embrace God in our trials Dave is an author and the Pastor of Redeemer Church of Dubai. He lives in Dubai with his wife Gloria and their four children. His latest book is titled Kiss The Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials Welcome to Episode 31 of the...


DDFLP: 030 Brian Clarke on Living The Greater Life

Who doesn't want to live a greater life? Just the thought of that sounds intriguing, but many of us may not actually know how to get there. In fact, we may not even know what that means. In this episode, Brian Clarke talks about what it means and gives practical advice as to how we can live a greater life than we are experiencing now. Brian is a pastor, leader, author, and host of the global podcast The Greater Life. Welcome to Episode 30 of the podcast. Listen and access the show...


DDFLP 029: Matt Ham on Redefining What It Means To Live A Rich Life

What does it mean to live a rich life and how can we achieve it? Most of us know that money and success isn't everything, but what is? And even if we can articulate what it means to live a rich life, how do we actually go about doing it? On this episode of the podcast, Matt Ham shares practically what it means and how we can live a rich life. Matt is an author, speaker, and co-founder of YouPrint, a faith development organization to bridge the gap between Sundays. Welcome to Episode 29...


DDFLP 028: Robert Gallaty on the Jewishness of Jesus and Things We Miss When Reading the Bible

Have you ever read the Bible and been confused about what exactly was going on? Who hasn't, right? Or what if certain sayings or things that we read have more significance than we realize? The good news is we can understand these things better, and one way to do so is by learning about the Jewishness of Jesus and the culture in which the Biblical authors lived. In this very interesting episode, Robert Gallaty talks about this very topic. Robert holds a Masters of Divinity and a Ph.D. from...


DDFLP 027: Paul Sohn on Calling: What It Is And How To Find It

There is a lot of talk these days about finding your calling in life. Unfortunately, for all the talk, there still seems to be a lot of confusion about what calling actually is, and how you can actually find it. On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Paul Sohn where he not only brings clarity to this subject but gives real examples and practical steps on how you can find your calling Paul is a leadership coach, speaker, and author. Formerly employed by both a Fortune 50 company and a...


DDFLP 026: Courtney Reissig on Finding Joy in Everyday Life

How can we find purpose and joy in everyday life? Can we actually serve and honor God in the midst of our normal responsibilities? Courtney Reissig shares how we can find glory in the ordinary things of life. Courtney is a wife, mother of four, writer, and speaker. Including her most recent book Glory in the Ordinary. In this episode, Courtney talks about how our everyday work matters. Whether you're a stay at home mom, in a job you don't enjoy, or wonder if anything you do matters, this...


DDFLP 025: Mark Clark on Some of The Toughest Questions in Christianity

All of us, Christian or not, have questions about God, the Bible, and who Jesus was and is. On this episode, I talk with Mark Clark about some of the most challenging questions people have about Christianity. Mark is the lead pastor of the Village Church, a multi-site church in the Vancouver area of Canada and author of the book The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic's Challenges to Christianity. Some of these challenges include hell, God's design for sex, and if Christianity is...


DDFLP 024: Casey Cease on God Using Pain and Tragedy For Good

Have you ever wondered how God could use your suffering? Casey Cease has a powerful story of tragedy, grace, and forgiveness that shows how God can use even the worst of situations. Casey is the pastor of Christ Community Church of Magnolia in Magnolia, Texas, as well as a speaker and author of the book Tragedy to Truth: A Story of Faith and Transformation. In this episode, he shares his story that includes an accident that took the life of a friend, how to deal with regret, and how to...


DDFLP 023: Rich Weaver on Faith in Sports and Pursuing Your Passions

Rich Weaver is a small business owner, podcaster, and co-host of ESPN Upstate on ESPN radio in Greenville, SC. In this episode Rich talks about faith in sports, shares a couple of stories of his experience in the sports world, and even shares some of his own story about pursuing his passion when it seemed like that opportunity may have been over. Guest Links Rich on Twitter Rich Take Podcast on Facebook Rich Take Podcast on Twitter Rich Take Podcast on...


DDFLP 022: Greg Gilbert on the Favor of God, How We Get it Wrong, And How to Receive It

Greg Gilbert is the Senior Pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Greg is also the author of the book Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God's Affection. In this conversation, Greg talks about the favor of God, what God's favor is and isn't, how we can receive God's favor, and how it plays out in our lives. Guest Links Greg on Twitter Listen to Greg's sermons at Third Avenue Baptist Church FavorTheBook.com The Podcast releases every Wednesday...


DDFLP 021: Adam Flynt on God's Will and Discerning the Voice of God

Adam Flynt is the pastor of multiplication at the Church of Eleven22 in Jacksonville, Florida, where he oversees, trains, and leads church planters and ministry leaders. Adam is also currently working towards is Doctorate in Ministry with a focus in discerning the call of God/hearing God's voice. Let's be honest, all of us have wondered about God's will in our lives and how or even if we can hear from him. In this episode, Adam shares how we might be able to find God's will and gives some...


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