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Glenn Packiam | Addressing Pastor Burnout

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The pressures of the last few years have taken a significant toll on pastors, as evidenced by a dramatic increase in the number of pastors who have given serious consideration to leaving vocational ministry. Dr. Glenn Packiam shares the data and the hope for pastor resiliency.

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Justin Giboney | Love and Truth in the Most Difficult Issues

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Whether it’s abortion, LGBTQ rights, gun control, racism — our nation has clear dividing lines along political parties and ideologies. But as followers of Jesus we are called to be peacemakers. Justin Giboney looks at different issues and identifies how to bring love and truth to the conversation.

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Steve West | When Trauma Is Your Ministry and Your Experience

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Chaplains are visible reminders of the holy in the most intense experiences. In a world that feels increasingly impacted by crises of all kinds, there is much to learn from their ministry of presence. Chaplain Steve West shares in a deeply personal way how to minister to people in crisis and the cost of such a ministry.

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David Beasley | How Conflict Impacts Food Supply

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Together Ukraine and Russia produce 30 percent of the world's supply of wheat. When resources get tied up by conflict, the most vulnerable around the world are impacted. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme, details the complex nature of feeding the hungry around the world in the midst of conflict.

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Amanda Ripley | How to Overcome Deep Division

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As a journalist, Amanda Ripley was frustrated by the deep division she saw and the sense that her work wasn't helping and might be contributing to greater conflict. She decided to turn her focus to researching conflict itself, and what she learned surprised her and brought her hope.

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Joni Eareckson Tada | Sharing Hope Through Hardship

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Joni Eareckson Tada’s diving accident at age 17 left her with quadriplegia and in deep depression. Through the prayers and practical support of her Christian friends, she found purpose and joy again. Here she challenges Christians to "practice Christianity with its sleeves rolled up."

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Sandra Richter | What Scripture Says About the Environment

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The biblical call for Christians to steward God's creation is clear. However concern for the environment has become so aligned with politics that Christians have been frequently paralyzed on the topic. This podcast starts with the Bible.

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Rich Villodas | Prayer in a Hurried World

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To experience a depth of life that can’t come with the hustle and bustle of our world, we must spend time in relationship with the Lord. In a society that operates at a frenetic pace, how do we slow our souls down to connect with God?

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Diane Langberg | Leadership, Power and Abuse

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Abuse of power began in the garden when Satan used his might to deceive Adam and Eve. Today’s headlines reveal the capacity to misuse authority is still all around us — even within the Church. Where power has been misdirected and misused, relationships and lives have been scarred.

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Alex Mandes | Embracing the Marginalized

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Our communities consist of immigrants, refugees and people of numerous cultures and backgrounds. However, we still find ourselves living in a place much like Samaria — where people were looked at differently because of race or ethnicity. Unless we engage like Jesus did with all people of all backgrounds, we will likely miss what God is doing in our generation.

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Myal Greene | Empowering the Church to Serve the Most Vulnerable

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Part of God’s plan for the Church is to bring hope and healing to the world. How can we practically play a role in the development and restoration of communities around the world, particularly those in extreme crisis?

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Amy Sherman | Reimagining Your Vocation

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Whether you are a pastor, nonprofit leader or working professional, many have found this to be a difficult season of work. How do we move beyond the exhaustion and reimagine the vocation God has set before us?

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