Interview with Scott Smith

After his family introduced him to porn at age nine, Scott Smith eventually found his sex addiction sending him to Cell Block 7 of the Jackson State Prison with a life sentence. Intriguingly, this is where God got ahold of him quickly—so quickly that he was released from his life sentence in two years. I…

Jiran Collective

Dearborn Free Methodist recently hosted a soccer event that united their kids with many Syrian refugees. This week I talked with Megan Weber about this event and learned more about Jiran Collective—a new ministry she’s a part of that ministers to Muslims and refugees. Check out this podcast episode on Southern Michigan Conference’s Webpage or simply subscribe…

Don’t Do Ministry Without the Holy Spirit

Jesus needs us to understand our identity. We are temples of God’s presence, infused with the Holy Spirit to enter God’s sacred presence and do ministry in His power. And so, if we as a royal priesthood are going to do His ministry, then we need to access His presence inside of us so that…

Paul’s Comments on Women

Much of modern misogyny in the church can be attributed to Paul’s comments on women in the Bible. But is misogyny really what Paul intended to communicate? In today’s podcast, I take a look at Paul’s comments in 1 Corinthians 11 and sort out what’s at the heart of his message. As it ends up,…

The Married Prophet

I doubt anyone can read Ezekiel 24:15-27 without raising an eyebrow. God gave the prophets a lot of hard analogies to live out: walk around naked for three years (Isaiah 20:3); cook and eat bread prepared by cow poop (Ezekiel 4:12-15); marry a prostitute to show how God is faithful to those who aren’t faithful to…