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How can we overcome the disconnect between our Sunday faith and the rest of our week? Every week, join Brendan Romigh and Dr. Bob Robinson as they discuss the joys and frustrations of reintegrating every aspect of life with their faith and interview thought leaders and practitioners who are doing it. Bob is in his 50s and Brendan is in his 20s, so they offer an engaging dialogue from different generational vantage points. If you desire insights into how to live an integrated Christian life, one in which you can better experience Jesus Christ and participate in what God’s doing in the world, this is the podcast for you.

How can we overcome the disconnect between our Sunday faith and the rest of our week? Every week, join Brendan Romigh and Dr. Bob Robinson as they discuss the joys and frustrations of reintegrating every aspect of life with their faith and interview thought leaders and practitioners who are doing it. Bob is in his 50s and Brendan is in his 20s, so they offer an engaging dialogue from different generational vantage points. If you desire insights into how to live an integrated Christian life, one in which you can better experience Jesus Christ and participate in what God’s doing in the world, this is the podcast for you.

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United States

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How can we overcome the disconnect between our Sunday faith and the rest of our week? Every week, join Brendan Romigh and Dr. Bob Robinson as they discuss the joys and frustrations of reintegrating every aspect of life with their faith and interview thought leaders and practitioners who are doing it. Bob is in his 50s and Brendan is in his 20s, so they offer an engaging dialogue from different generational vantage points. If you desire insights into how to live an integrated Christian life, one in which you can better experience Jesus Christ and participate in what God’s doing in the world, this is the podcast for you.

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English

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Episodes

Christ is King over All Aspects of Life - with Jessica and Robert Joustra

6/21/2022
The Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper famously said these words in a speech he gave when he opened a new university: “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” Jessica Joustra and Robert Joustra are the editors of a new book titled Calvinism for a Secular Age: A Twenty-First-Century Reading of Abraham Kuyper's Stone Lectures (IVP, 2022) It’s a book that features contemporary Christian...

Duration:00:48:19

Overcoming Prejudices Through The Gospel - with Rodger Woodworth

5/9/2022
According to recent research, our brains go to the path of least resistance when we engage people who are unlike us. We perceive anyone different from us as a threat. In other words, we all have preferences and even prejudices. The Bible says that in our fallenness, we sinfully show partiality toward people who resemble us; we play favorites. According to Rodger Woodworth, overcoming our prejudices and bridging the cultural divide is the result of living out the gospel. Dr. Rodger Woodworth...

Duration:00:28:37

What is Heaven, Really? with Dr. Michael Wittmer

4/22/2022
Truth be told, most Christians, even many pastors, don’t really have a firm understanding of what heaven is. Where is the final destiny of the believer?What will webethere and what will wedothere? In this episode of the Reintegrate Podcast, we invite an expert to share his insights. Dr. Michael Wittmer is Professor of Systematic & Historical Theology and the Director of the Center for Christian Worldview at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary at Cornerstone University. He is the author of...

Duration:00:36:51

Wisely Consuming the News - with Dr. Jeffrey Bilbro

4/5/2022
As we read the news, we are not just being informed but we are being formed. Our news consumption easily shapes our sense of belonging and it can grind our minds into little bits as we are engulfed by so much information. We certainly should know what’s going on around us and we should seek to know and understand the news. But how should a Christian do so? In a media world filled with pundits left and right, how can a Christian’s consumption of news be different? On this episode of the...

Duration:00:34:54

We are the Image of God - with Dr. J. Richard Middleton

3/14/2022
What is God actually redeeming in us? What does it mean to be human? What is our mission in the world? Christians should seek the answers to these big questions. But we may lack the theological tools to answer. Our vision of the purpose of God and of us humans can be myopic because we haven’t steeped our minds in the truths about humanity found in the first chapter of Genesis, where it is revealed that we are created in the image of God. Dr. J. Richard Middleton (Ph.D. Vrije Universiteit,...

Duration:00:45:59

Better Habits for Spiritual Formation with Justin Whitmel Earley

2/27/2022
Whether we know it or not, our lives are formed by invisible habits, habits that create in us anxiety, frustration, depression, and exasperation. How do we lean into the promise of the gospel when we remain addicted to our technology, scrolling through our social media feeds, streaming tv and movies at any time and in any place, all the while hurrying to get our work done with increasing demands and deadlines? Justin Whitmel Earley is the author of two books on creating healthy habits to...

Duration:00:36:55

The Overwhelming Anxieties Caused by "I Belong to Nobody but Myself!" with Alan Noble

2/11/2022
Everything in Western society teaches us that we belong to nobody but ourselves. This sounds great! We can create our own identities, map out our own lives, and find our own significance. This means that we are entirely responsible for ourselves. But Alan Noble says this overwhelmingly burdens us to try to justify our existence and to create and express our own identities. And society is more than happy to manipulate us as we do so. There is a lot of money to be had in people who are...

Duration:00:41:35

Deconstructing Beliefs While Keeping Our Faith - with A.J. Swoboda

1/28/2022
It has become vogue to deconstruct everything, especially Christianity, without any desire for the reconstruction of something that is closer to the real Jesus Christ and the way of life he offers us. Honest doubt about what we’ve been taught is a good thing. In fact, healthy deconstruction can create great spiritual growth. But doubt can also lead someone to lose their faith. Our guest says that we can question our faith without losing it. A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) is...

Duration:00:32:24

How Christians Can Engage with the Culture - with Dr. Bruce Ashford

12/21/2021
What is a Christian’s role in making cultural change? What is a Christian’s role in a polarized political society? Does the gospel of Jesus Christ inform us on any of this? Dr. Bruce Ashford (Ph.D. in Theological Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is an author, speaker, and columnist. He wrote or co-wrote nine books, including Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians, The Gospel of Our King: Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every...

Duration:00:38:43

Work, History, and Discipleship - with Dr. Charlie Self

12/1/2021
Yes, we can deepen our Christian discipleship by reintegrating faith, work, and economics. Our guest, Charlie Self, says that Christians have the means to bless their local economies in unique ways that can transform coworkers and neighbors as Christ is glorified. We discuss wholehearted discipleship that extends beyond our Sundays at church and into our workplaces the rest of the week. Dr. Charlie Self is a Christian leader whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects and is well...

Duration:00:50:47

The Jesus Path away from Anxiety, Division, and Striving - with Mark Scandrette

11/9/2021
In a society fixated on anxiety, competition, and comparison Jesus Christ offers another path. He has told his followers that instead of living in constant striving and competition that each of us has equal dignity and worth. It's often assumed that the good life is only for the most wealthy, attractive, and powerful. Poor, sad, and suffering people are left out. But Jesus offers a ninefold path in the Beatitudes that is for everyone. Whatever your story, whatever your struggle, wherever you...

Duration:00:37:29

Who Cares about the Creation? with Jonathan Moo

10/26/2021
The significance of the Bible’s extensive teaching about the natural world is easily overlooked by Christians accustomed to focusing only on what the Bible says about God’s interaction with human beings. Who cares about the creation? Well, God told us humans that we are supposed to care for the creation. Jonathan A. Moo is associate professor of New Testament and environmental studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He has a unique education, having graduate degrees...

Duration:00:43:52

Thoughtful Christians Engaging in Public Life with Matthew Kaemingk

10/17/2021
How does our faith inform our public life? We know it addresses our personal lives, our personal holiness, our families, our churches. But does our faith inform our work? Our enjoyment of art? Of fashion? Of architecture? Instead of simply relying on the political pundits on the cable news channels, do we have access to theologically shaped ideas to issues like political ideologies, immigration, race relations, and economics? Our guest on this episode of the Reintegrate Podcast is Dr....

Duration:02:27:25

Resist Toxic Church Culture with a Church Called Tov - with Scot McKnight

6/19/2021
Too many of us have experienced abuse of power from pastors in our churches. This happens in churches that have allowed for a culture of toxicity. To resist toxicity, we need to restore goodness in our churches. The Hebrew word translated “good” is tov. Scot McKnight and his daughter Laura Barringer have written A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing (Tyndale, 2020). In this episode, we interview Scot McKnight. Dr. McKnight is...

Duration:00:25:18

How to Focus on the God who is Working at our Workplace - with Denise Daniels

6/14/2021
How do we invite God into our everyday work lives? We spend most of our time not at church or in a quiet place, but at work! How do we find God there? In a new book, Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work (Hendrickson Publishers in partnership with the Theology of Work Project, 2019), co-authors Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker help us to create practices within our work-a-day lives to see where God is already present in our work environment. If we want...

Duration:00:40:06

Navigating the After-College Transition - with Erica Young Reitz

5/25/2021
Are you a recent college graduate, or an upper-classman in college, or have a loved one in that stage of life? It is an anxious time, transitioning out of college. New careers, new places to live, new relationships. A lot is changing. Today’s guest has lots of practical wisdom and tools to help with the transition. Erica Young Reitz is the principal and founder of After College Transition. She has several years of college ministry experience working for the CCO and directing a program at...

Duration:00:42:19

Becoming Agents of Flourishing in Our Communities - with Amy Sherman

5/3/2021
What does it take for Christians to pursue "shalom" in every corner of society? How can churches be a blessing to their communities in practical ways to actually make life better for those who live there? Our guest is Dr. Amy Sherman, the author of several books, manuals, and over 80 articles and essays. Her last book, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good from InterVarsity Press, won Christianity Today’s 2013 Book of the Year in the Christian Living category. She has...

Duration:00:33:57

Reintegrate Your Faith and Work through Worship - with Matthew Kaemingk

4/17/2021
How do we actually reintegrate our faith with our work? Not just theologically or theoretically, but actually work in a way that is impacted by our faith? Is there no practical connection between Sunday worship and Monday work? Our guest is Dr. Matthew Kaemingk. His latest book, co-authored with Calvin Seminary professor Cory Willson, is Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy (Baker Academic). Matthew tells us that faith and work are best reintegrated through gathered...

Duration:00:46:46

Work, Wholeness, and Justice - with Lisa Slayton

4/5/2021
What does it look like to be a Christian at work? How can we be healthy and whole people who are better able to contribute? What is our mission in the workplace? How can we be agents of justice in and through our work? Our guest on this episode of the Reintegrate Podcast is Lisa Slayton. Lisa is the founder of Tamim Partners where she comes alongside leaders and their teams to grow in wholeness and cohesion as they seek to serve their organizations for the common good and for the...

Duration:00:40:22

Become a Leader Worth Following - with Suzi Lantz

3/22/2021
What is the greatest need for Christians who have leadership roles in their companies or institutions? Our guest today is Suzi Lantz, a senior consultant with Giant Worldwide, training leaders to increase their leadership skills, communicate effectively, and excel at work (and life). Suzi believes that the greatest need is for leaders to become healthy themselves, to know themselves to lead themselves, for the sake of loving those they lead to become all God wants them to be. Find free...

Duration:00:41:13