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Are you mentally healthy enough? Preparing for adoption’s hardships

Adoption is incredible and a beautiful picture of the gospel. Yet, it can come with significant challenges. Sharen Ford, an expert in foster care and adoption at Focus on the Family, shares about this in her talk, “Are you mentally healthy enough; Preparing for adoption’s hardships.” We hope you are challenged by this message.

Duration: 00:16:31

White church, black pastor: Pursuing racial unity

Kevin Smith is a gifted communicator, especially when it comes to talking about racial unity within the church. Speaking from his experience, he shares about being a black pastor in a predominantly white church. His story is helpful for us as we seek to foster diversity in our churches. We hope you’re encouraged by this message.

Duration: 00:18:47

Reconcilable differences: Building bridges with those who disagree about marriage

The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword and will often bring about division when the truth is taught. One of these areas we see this most prominently in our culture is when it comes to marriage. Jim Daly, in his talk “Reconcilable Differences: Building Bridges with Those Who Disagree About Marriage,” helps us see how we can lovingly interact with people who take stances that are opposite than ours.

Duration: 00:30:08

Race and human flourishing; Embracing diversity for the good of all people

We hear a lot of talk about diversity these days, but few of us have stopped to think about why it matters. At the ERLC National Conference, Glenn Packiam, in his talk, “Race and human flourishing; Embracing diversity for the good of all people,” demonstrates that we champion diversity because God has created us as a diverse people. We hope this message stirs your heart to celebrate God’s good design.

Duration: 00:18:03

Is God anti-gay? Answering tough questions about same-sex marriage

There’s perhaps no more contentious issue in our modern culture than that of what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. As Christians, we want to be able to answer this question lovingly, confidently, and truthfully. Sam Allberry, who wrestle with same-sex attraction himself, answered some hard questions at the ERLC National Conference. We hope this message equips you to speak the truth in love.

Duration: 00:49:41

The beauty of diversity; Celebrating the dignity of every tribe, tongue and nation

Many people only associate protecting babies with pro-life issues. And while being pro-life is about advocating for life in and out of the womb, it’s about much more, including celebrating the beauty of diversity. At the Evangelicals for Life conference, Jackie Hill Perry addressed this topic in a challenging and helpful message. We hope you enjoy it.

Duration: 00:20:31

How singles can contribute to a marriage culture

Marriage is a good gift from God. Yet, it’s often elevated to the point that singles are left out. At the ERLC National Conference, Jennifer Marshall, in her talk "How Singles Can Contribute to a Marriage Culture," points out that single have a valuable role to play. We hope you’re encouraged by this message.

Duration: 00:06:47

How can churches engage the public square without compromising the gospel?

Many Christians retreat from the cultures around them because they’re afraid of compromising. But at the ERLC’s National Conference, J.D. Greear, in his talk How Can Churches Engage the Public Square without Compromising the Gospel?, gives us wisdom about being in but not of the world. Living like our Savior will mean actively loving the world. We hope you find courage from this message. Subscribe here iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | Tune in

Duration: 00:19:55

Growing Great Commission marriages

We’ve reached a tipping point regarding family in our culture. Our society is ravaged by destroyed marriages and dysfunctional families. At the ERLC National Conference, Dennis Rainey said this is an incredible opportunity for Christian marriages and families. We hope this message strengthens you to be a faithful witness to those you live among. Hear Dennis Rainey and other speakers at the fourth annual ERLC National Conference on "Parenting: Christ-Centered Parenting in a Complex World"...

Duration: 00:21:14

God on sex: The Creator's ideas about love, intimacy, and marriage

Our culture is obsesses with sex—but in many of the wrong ways. Thankfully, God has designed and has spoken about his intentions in creating sex. Danny Akin, at the ERLC National Conference, says that God is “pro-sex” and discusses the good boundaries God has place on this gift for the good of his people. We hope this message is helpful to you.

Duration: 00:26:37

Millennials and cultural engagement

There’s a lot of talk about those in their 20’s and 30’s, more commonly known as “Millennials.” Stereotypes often pit these young adults as lazy and incompetent. But at the ERLC’s National Conference, a panel of trusted leaders speaks to the strengths of Millennials, while not overlooking their weaknesses. We hope you find this conversation helpful.

Duration: 00:41:24

Oneness Embraced: Racial Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and Justice

Tony Evans is a spiritual giant and a mentor to many through his ministry, especially when it comes to the area of racial reconciliation. At the ERLC’s Leadership Summit, his message titled, Oneness Embraced: Racial Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and Justice, painted a hopeful picture of how God will unite his church from every tribe, tongue, and nation. We hope this message gives you a greater heart for diversity.

Duration: 00:43:34

God, guys, and girls: Pursuing sexual purity in a porn culture

There’s no denying that we live in an overly sexualized society—and if the church doesn’t address these issues, the world will. At the ERLC National Conference, Ben Stuart, who has years of experience with college students, spoke to this topic in his talk: God, Guys, and Girls - Pursuing Sexual Purity in a Porn Culture. We hope this talk strengthens you to pursue purity.

Duration: 00:18:21

For the City: Race, urban ministry, and cultural engagement

Developing a heart for and practice of racial reconciliation is one of the most needed works in the church. D.A. Horton’s talk, For the City - Race, Urban Ministry, and Cultural Engagement, at the ERLC National Conference will help us as Christians think biblically about loving and serving our neighbors and working within the church to promote diversity. We hope you’re challenged by this message.

Duration: 00:17:18

Sports and cultural engagement

There’s no doubt about the major role that sports play in our society. So, it’s only fitting that the topic was addressed at the ERLC National Conference. David Prince, who is an avid lover of baseball and college football, discussed how Christians can view and use sports as a means of discipleship and a way to engage with those around us. We hope you find this podcast helpful.

Duration: 00:47:01

Sexuality, religious liberty and cultural engagement

Many issues in today’s culture must be addressed by Christians, especially leaders within the church. At the ERLC National Conference, Andrew Walker hosted a panel about a few of those issues. The panel, Sexuality, Religious Liberty, and Cultural Engagement, featured Jennifer Marshall, Barrett Duke, and Erik Stanley. We hope this episode will help you think biblically about engaging with these important topics.

Duration: 00:42:56

Marching for life: Why we need evangelicals in the pro-life movement

The legalization of abortion has meant the tragic death of millions of babies over the years. March for Life is a peaceful protest of this atrocity and a way to proclaim the inherent value of every human life. At the Evangelicals for Life Conference, Jeanne Mancini, herself a Catholic, shared about the importance of an evangelical presence at this March and in this movement. We hope this episode educates and equips you to keep on marching for life.

Duration: 00:10:10

The image of God and racial reconciliation: A biblical theology of kingdom diversity

The theme of diversity is undeniable in the Bible. God never intended for us to be a monolithic people. Thabiti Anyabwile addressed this issue in his message “The Image of God and Racial Reconciliation: A Biblical Theology of Kingdom Diversity” at the ERLC’s Leadership Summitt. We hope this message will encourage you to promote and celebrate diversity in your church.

Duration: 00:43:27

Aftermath: Ministering in a post-marriage culture

How do Christians respond to a culture that increasingly condemns what the Bible calls “good” and “right”? At the ERLC’s National Conference, Dr. Mohler gave a talk titled “Aftermath: Ministering In A Post-Marriage Culture,” where he addressed how we can be faithful to the gospel in the midst of this moral revolution.

Duration: 00:43:44

Finding forgiveness after abortion

Garrett Kell was living for pleasure and found himself in an unexpected situation. At At Evangelicals for Life 2016, Kell shared his story of finding out his girlfriend was pregnant, assisting her in seeking out an abortion, and being pursued and forgiven by the God of the universe.

Duration: 00:14:03

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