On this first episode of season 3, Pastor Steve Mickel announces the release of his book, Walking in the Dark: Trusting God when Life Happens. "I hope what I believe is right, like when Jesus said, 'I go to prepare a place for you where you can be with me.' I hope he was telling me the truth, not just for me but for [my son] Chase... The sun’s going to rise again. Not just on that day when Jesus comes back and we all get to experience His presence, but it’s going to rise on this day... There...
In his book, Soul Keeping, John Ortberg says that the key to a healthy soul is first to "ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life". We sit down with Pastor Steve Mickel to discuss the hectic rhythms of life and how we can find a place of rest for our souls.
The #metoo movement has changed the conversation around corporate culture, the entertainment industry and politics. Does the church need to speak out? Should Christian men in leadership be taking a stand, or the back seat? Pastor Bo Stern joins Ben and Evan to discuss these hot-button issues and what to make of it all in the context of church life.
Randall Knight served on staff at Westside Church for many years. No longer working in the church world, Randall brings a different perspective to the conversation and discusses his critique of our "in-the-weeds" topics in previous Behind the Message episodes and his ideas of how to make the church more appealing to the uninitiated.