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This is The Redeeming Productivity Show, where we talk about technology, techniques, and theology in the light Scripture, to help Christians get more done and get it done like Christians.

This is The Redeeming Productivity Show, where we talk about technology, techniques, and theology in the light Scripture, to help Christians get more done and get it done like Christians.
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This is The Redeeming Productivity Show, where we talk about technology, techniques, and theology in the light Scripture, to help Christians get more done and get it done like Christians.

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RPS #23 – Your Phone is Your Frenemy

1/13/2020
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In this episode, Reagan talks about the complicated relationship most of us have with our smartphones. We love how our phones can make us more productive and give us instant access to information, but they can also be profoundly distracting. How can we make our phones useful without being mastered by them? Links Smartphones and Distraction: Sheathing the Double-Edged SwordBecome a Patreon supporter!

Duration:00:27:05

RPS #22 – The Meaning of Work with Dr. Dan Doriani

1/6/2020
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In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Dan Doriani, Vice President at Large at Covenant Theological Seminary. We discuss the theology of work, calling, and his latest book, Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation Links Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and TransformationDr. Doriani’s articles and videos on The Gospel Coalitionbecoming a Patreon supporter

Duration:00:55:04

RPS #21 – 10 Commandments of New Year’s Resolutions

12/29/2019
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In this episode, I offer 10 resolutions that every believer should consider adding to their 2020 list. The over-arching goal of all of these resolutions is to honor Christ even more in the new year in how we steward all that He has entrusted to us. Links Episode 6 – interview with Drew Dyck on the subject of disciplinePatreon

Duration:00:35:36

RPS #20 – Making Christ Known through Filmmaking with Matthew Robinson

12/22/2019
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In this episode, I’m joined by Matthew Robinson, Director of Media Gratiae. Matt and his team produce high-quality Christian documentaries, and their latest project Puritan: All of Life to the Glory of God is a beautifully done exploration of what it looked like when the Puritans began pressing Reformations principles into every aspect of life. Matt and I talk about drawing inspiration from Christians of the past to understand how we might live lives that glorify God today, how he goes from...

RPS #19 – How to Behave Like a Christian on the Internet

12/15/2019
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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it looks like to be a Christian on the internet—how our online interactions represent Christ. Obviously, there are a lot of bad examples, but I started wondering what it might look like if we intentionally tried to act as good examples of how we behave on the internet. Links If you enjoy this show and would like to consider supporting it, head on over to our Patreon page.

Duration:00:41:01

RPS #18 – Interview with Nate Pickowicz

12/8/2019
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In this week’s episode, I talk with Nate Pickowicz. Nate is the pastor of Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. And he is the author of several books including Reviving New England and Why We’re Protestant. He has also edited several works by American Puritans including his latest, The Faithful and Wise Servant: Fidelity in Pastoral Ministry which is a distillation of Reverend Isaac Smith’s sermons on spiritual leadership. Our discussion traverses a variety of topics including...

Duration:00:50:53

RPS #17 – Prayer and the Productive Christian

12/2/2019
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What if I told you that Christians had exclusive access to the ultimate productivity weapon? I’m talking about prayer—the fact that believers have access to the Almighty is an almost unbelievable boon to our ability to get things done. Sadly, most believers neglect prayer. That needs to change. Today, I give you three reasons why every productive Christian should be a praying Christian. Links Start Your Own Podcast with CastosHow I Use Notion

Duration:00:30:47

RPS #16 – Rebinding Bibles to the Glory of God with Jeffery Rice

11/25/2019
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In this episode, I am joined by Jeff Rice, one-half of the team behind Post Tenebras Lux Bible Rebinding. Jeff and his wife, Katherine, started their Bible rebinding business in 2017 out of Middle Tennessee and have been churning out extremely high-quality work ever since. Jeff and I talk about his amazing testimony, the value of hard work, and personal calling. Links Post Tenebras Lux Bible Rebinding WebsitePTL Facebook Page

Duration:00:49:24

RPS #15 – Essential Ingredients of a Great Morning Routine

11/18/2019
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What you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. In this episode, I talk about the bare minimum requirements of a Christian’s morning routine. And while everyone’s morning will look a little different, these principles will help guide you in creating a morning routine that gets you oriented, organized, and ready to obey the Lord throughout your day. This week’s episode is brought to you by both of my Patreon supporters (one of whom is my Mom). If you too are proud of the...

Duration:00:31:15

RPS #14 – Tim Challies Interview

11/10/2019
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In this week’s episode, I am joined by Tim Challies, who for the past 15 years has been posting daily at the incredibly popular Christian blog Challies.com. Tim has also written several books including Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity. In this interview, we cover a variety of topics including calling, blogging, daily routines, and honoring Christ with our work even when facing health-related limitations. Links Challies.comDo More Better: A Practical Guide to...

Duration:00:46:56

RPS #13 – 10 Tips for Reading Better

11/3/2019
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Reading is important. And it’s especially important to Christians since our God has chosen to reveal Himself to us by means of the written Word. If we are wanting to live lives of productive stewardship for God’s glory, we should all want to become better readers—not just of the Bible but of all kinds of books. So, for those who want to read more and get better at retaining what they do read, the 10 tips we cover in this episode are for you. Links Get your free 30-day trial plus free...

Duration:00:31:52

RPS #12 – Interview with Adam Ford, Creator of The Babylon Bee

10/27/2019
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In this episode, I am joined by Adam Ford. Adam is the creator of The Babylon Bee, The Adam Ford Newsletter, and his latest venture, Disrn News. In this interview, we talk about everything from the genesis of The Bee; the Christian’s relationship to news and politics; and of course, the tools, techniques, and mindsets Adam employs to bring glory to God while being productive in his work. Links The Adam Ford NewsletterDisrn.comthe Babylon Bee PodcastPatreonHow to Master Any Subject by...

Duration:00:53:44

RPS #11 – The Sufficiency of Scripture & Personal Productivity

10/20/2019
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Theologians speak of the sufficiency of Scripture—the doctrine which states that all that believers need to live the Christian life is contained in the Word of God. But when it comes to personal productivity, is the Bible really the only thing we need in order to know how best to steward our work, time, and energy to God’s glory? Links The Truth Matters ConferenceThe 1689 Second London Baptist ConfessionEpisode 3@redeemingprod

Duration:00:31:57

RPS #10 – Living in an RV, the Downsides of Minimalism

10/13/2019
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In this special 10th episode of the podcast, I tell the story of how I became an accidental minimalist and ended up living in an RV for four years with my wife and dog. I share some of the lessons I learned about “simple living,” minimalism, and the sinfulness of the human heart throughout this journey. Links What Living Full Time in an RV Taught Me About Minimalism and ContentmentHow to Stay Productive, Even When You’re...

Duration:00:50:23

RPS #9 – The Perfect Devotions Plan

10/6/2019
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In this episode, we talk about the perfect morning devotions plan. Many Christians wonder how many chapters they should read, should they be studying deeply or reading broadly, or exactly how long they should be spending in the Bible each morning. Is 10 minutes enough, or should I be dedicating several hours each morning? We answer all those questions and more, on this episode of The Redeeming Productivity Show. Links Why Reading Your Bible Every Day is the Best Way to Be...

Duration:06:00:47

RPS #8 – Interview with Eric Weathers

9/29/2019
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In this episode, Reagan is joined by Eric Weathers, who serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with The Master’s Academy International. Eric and Reagan discuss the topic of Christians working in the secular marketplace and Eric’s doctoral work on the writings of John C. Maxwell. Links The Master’s Academy InternationalEric Weather’s chapter on John C. Maxwell from his dissertation

Duration:00:23:33

RPS #7 – Ruthless Integrity

9/22/2019
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In this episode, we examine the benefits of living a life of integrity. We also explore why the reasons which are usually offered for being people of integrity fall short of the Christian standard. Then, we open up the Bible and examine what the Scriptures say about integrity. God calls us not just to be people of integrity, but to be people of ruthless integrity. Links InstagramIntegrity and IdentityPaper vs. Digital Productivity Tools

Duration:05:26:19

RPS #6 – Interview with Drew Dyck

9/15/2019
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Today I am joined by Drew Dyck to discuss his new book, Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science. Drew is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers, a contributing editor at Christianity Today’s CTPastors.com, and the author of several other books as well. We discuss how self-control fits into the Christian life and how believers can cultivate more of it in their own lives. Links Your Future Self Will Thank YouDrew Dyck’s WebsiteMy...

Duration:04:56:43

RPS #5 – The Most Valuable Resource on Earth

9/9/2019
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In this episode we look at the phrase “redeem the time” from Ephesians 5:16 and how having an appreciation for the preciousness of our time changes how we live. From the writings of Jonathan Edwards, we examine four reasons why time is the most valuable resource on earth and what that means for how we spend it. Show Notes Welcome mailbag@redeemingproductivity.com.the companion blog post 1:21 – Episode Introduction 4:20 – Context for Ephesians 5:16 5:26 – Explaining the Phrase 10:48 –...

Duration:00:34:17

RPS #4 – Flirting with FIRE

9/1/2019
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Ever dreamed of retiring early? How about retiring at 25 or 30? In this episode, we talk about a movement that is inspiring young people to be very productive now, so they can be far less productive later. The financial independence, retire early movement, or FIRE for short, has continued to gain traction among millennials, including some believers. But how should Christians think about this? Is financial independence a worthy pursuit? And most importantly, what does the Bible have to say...

Duration:00:39:32