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The Extra Mile Podcast

English, Christianity, 2 seasons, 144 episodes, 3 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes
Faith in Action! Deep and casual conversations about faith and being better humans. Justin and G5 tackle topics, questions, and interview everyday Christians to get a wholesome point of view on God and our journey through life. Watch us on YouTube:
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Coffee Talk - Methods of Effective Study

Short and to the pointRepetitionAncient languagesPracticePatienceThere are many ways to study God’s Word and apply it to our lives. Ultimately, the more you seek after the spiritual things of God, the more will be revealed to you. Studying to teach is often where a subject really comes to life for the student. We are called by the Bible to seek, to search, and to grow in our understanding and actions. If there is any way we can help you on your spiritual path, please reach out to us. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
6/10/202422 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coffee Talk - 100 Years From Now

It will not make much difference, friend, A hundred years from nowIf you live in a stately mansion or on a river scow;If the clothes you wear are tailor-made or pieced together somehow,If you eat big steaks or beans and cake ... A hundred years from now.It won’t matter your bank account or the make of car you drive,For the grave will claim all riches and fame and the things for which you strive.There’s a deadline that we all must meet and no one will be late.It won’t matter then all the places you’ve been, Each one will keep that date.We will only have in eternity - what we gave away on earth,When we go the grave, we can only save the things of eternal worth.What matters, friend, the earthly gain for which some men always bow?For your destiny will be sealed, you see ... a hundred years from now.A poem by Walden ParkerWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
6/5/202423 minutes, 25 seconds
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Xpresso - Your Will or God’s?

Does the path of man lead to destruction? What of the pathway of Jesus? Men pervert the Word of God with false truths that lead to selfish destruction. Is it money you desire? Is it power? Influence? Or is it love?Can it possibly be love that sets people against one another?We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
5/28/20249 minutes, 42 seconds
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Caleb’s Corner Question - How Do You Approach Prayer?

This week we talk about the role prayer has in our lives. A conversation with God and Jesus is good for your heart and soul. A relationship fostered between you and the creator is encouraged by the Bible for those searching for help. The change in the New Testament regarding prayer is one of informality and familiarity. Go boldly to the throne of grace and make your requests known to God. Since He knows what you need before you ask it, the practical reliance on God through requests established the connection with the divine. When was the last time you prayed?We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
5/20/202446 minutes, 4 seconds
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Courage to Serve - Michael Foster

This episode we welcome our special guest Michael Foster. One of the ministers of the Ropesville Church of Christ. A man of many talents and a love of serving God. Working for the kingdom, and a call to serve compels Michael to action. When you feel a responsibility of the call to serve, the dedication to study and inquiry is required. This is the same as a relationship. The need to communicate with God in prayer and study His word is a discipline required to grow. The teaching of God is mercy, love, and grace. Being a disciple of God requires action toward others. Wouldn’t you like to have the bad things you’ve done wiped away? The teaching of Jesus is that you must also forgive others of the wrongs they’ve committed. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we could forgive others. Don’t be afraid of failure! Be strong and courageous one step at a time through life. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
5/6/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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Caleb’s Corner Question - How Do You Determine the Will of God?

We all have desires in our hearts. Are yours selfish? Just for you and your family and friends? What about the strangers at the supermarket? Who is your neighbor? A humble heart is required to have a relationship with others. If you place yourself first, there ain’t much room for anyone else. The wisdom of God reveals when you place others first, that is how you become great. Loving God, loving your neighbor, and placing others first is the path to righteousness. If everyone behaved that way, the world would be a better place. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
4/29/202432 minutes, 51 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Redeemed and Seeking Revitalization

How do you seek after newer things? How do you obtain a happier life? The lessons of the Bible are about change, and making choices that reveal your heart of change. Practically, repentance stems from a desire to change, of newness. When a change happens, everyday a testing will occur that forces your hand to make a choice. Even though mistakes happen, God is still waiting for you to come to Him with open arms. Your path will lead you through some challenges. Will you choose to serve others? Will you choose yourself?We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
4/22/202431 minutes, 33 seconds
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Caleb’s Corner Question - How Has Your Faith Grown?

We discuss cultivating faith, and the common misconceptions of belief. The difference of a faith in God is a declaration of allegiance, or a devotion as a partner. This allegiance is spoken of specifically in Hebrews 11, how your allegiance can’t be merely lip service. This faith must cause action. As your faith grows over your life, the path toward action intensifies and is amplified by your personal journey. The great characters of the Bible were able to accomplish much because of their faith. God even specifically rewards their faith with an equal reaction to the plan of faith and salvation for all. Send your questions in by email, and we will do our best to answer them. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
4/8/202424 minutes, 25 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Inclusivity and Christ

Are you the kind of person that wants to include others? Whether it be socially or even about spreading good news, the Bible and evangelism is about sharing the love of Christ. You can do this with kindness. You can do this with hospitality or a meal. You can share the love of Christ with strangers, your family, or your coworkers. The ability to reach across the table and help others to join your group is capably of changing lives. The ability to reach others and share the Gospel has the ability to save souls. Are you sowing the seeds of the Kingdom of Heaven by being inclusive?We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
4/1/202442 minutes, 32 seconds
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Caleb’s Corner Question - If You Could Time Travel to Anywhere in the Bible, Where and When Would It Be?

We are trying a new segment taking questions from Caleb in his corner. Ya know, “Caleb’s Corner!” We like it, anyway!This week Caleb asks us about time travel and the Bible. What would you like to witness? Destruction? Love? Knowledge? Courage? An epic battle?Your answer may tell something about you. Curious. Respond in the comments with your answer!We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
3/25/202417 minutes, 43 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Are You Not Entertained?

Neil Postman’s book Entertaining Ourselves to Death is a great read, filled with a thesis of changing times based on technology. Literacy and the ability to read empowers those who embrace the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge of the scriptures and the love of God is reflected in the Bible. The calls for discipleship are belief in the higher power of God through Jesus. It requires a change of heart leading to a change in your actions. Embrace love. Abstain from evil things and thoughts. Serve others. Help others. In this pursuit, the beginning is founded on your curiosity to seek God through His word. What is stopping you? Work preventing your dedication? Not enough time? Not enough money? Have something else to do? Maybe the game is on? Can’t miss our favorite show. Be careful, because you might miss salvation for your soul while you’re watching the big game. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
3/18/202429 minutes, 25 seconds
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Remove Your Mask - Neil Tremblett

Neil is preacher of Creekside Church of Christ in Franklin, IN. In addition to being a real estate agent, he is an advocate for realism among the family of God. Open about his youth, experiences in state homes and foster care, as well as personal abuse suffered, he is bold in his statements of redemption and the salvation of Jesus Christ. This short conversation is a conclusion of his time with the Milwaukee Ave church in Lubbock for a series of lessons with the congregation’s youth and worship services. He stands on the Bible and Jesus’s claims of being true and open about our sins and temptations. Why do we boast while being fake with our fellow man? Who are we impressing? The Bible says we are lying to ourselves and to God. Jesus says if we choose to be fake, or wear our mask, we have our reward in full. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
3/11/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Food for Thought - Ethan Fulton

Temptation comes in many forms for everyone. For Ethan, and many people today, temptation comes in the form of food. Any addiction is considered idolatry. It takes work, faith, and humility to keep such temptations at bay. Is something getting between you and God? You and your family? Are you addicted to your phone? Gambling? Drugs? What is in control of your life other than you? The healing power of prayer can help through those moments of temptation. Small obtainable goals works to be successful in helping you work on changes in your life. Repentance talked about in the Bible implies a change in your life. This change can save your life and save your soul. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
3/4/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Evangelism and the Gospel (Caleb Speer)

With a return to form, Caleb Speer gives us an update on his work in Utah at Kaysville Church of Christ. The gospel message is simple. So, we should keep it simple. When discussing spiritual matters, find the common ground in your discussion with gentleness and kindness. Is your desire to win a brother in Christ, or to win the argument? To our listeners who are members of the Mormon church or the Latter Day Saints, we extend a special invitation to you for love, study, and an examination of doctrine with the New Testament as standard. We hope that all consider the invitation to question and seek after the things above. Be kind to all and be a sower of the seeds of the kingdom. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
2/26/202449 minutes, 27 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Rely on God

Ready Player 1! Your new life starts now. Today you are born anew and can live with newness of life. Work to place your treasures above, on the better things of life.A reliance on God and his physical gifts comes from your relationship with Him! How can you learn to not worry without a relationship with your Heavenly Father? The gift of the Holy Spirit is promised to those who seek it and ask for it. Playing the game and coming up empty? Frustrated with your life? Are you ultimately playing for a Game Over? Give up your life today to the one who is diligently seeking for you, yWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
2/19/202415 minutes, 1 second
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Xpresso - Denying Yourself

We reflect on our discussion with Cal Winston and his fantastic visit the previous week. How do you balance the call to work by God, developing your talents and skills, and not falling into the pit of arrogance? It’s a challenge without God. Few people make such a selfless contribution to this world. Most stumble over the stumbling block of the secular follies of power, the pursuit of wealth, and the fulfillment of self. The Bible teaches against such vanities. How is this to be accomplished with God’s help?In all things, do them in the name of Christ. When your life is given to God, the paradox is solved, and the continual giving of gifts is told to be a two way street. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
2/5/202412 minutes, 2 seconds
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Opportunities and God (Cal Winston)

What happens when an opportunity falls in your lap? Is it random chance, or has God given you a blessing? Have you taken initiative in your own life? Have you made the best of your decisions in your life?Either you live your life with your own thought, or you allow God to bless you and direct your steps. When you stop and co template your life, what principals direct your steps?We welcome our special guest, Cal Winston to the podcast. A story teller, and philosopher of life, Cal has seized many opportunities in his life. We hope his stories inspire you to see God in your life. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
1/29/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 56 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Take Courage, Awaken, and Take Action

Some people are going through life as if they are asleep. The Bible calls us to wake up and take action in our life. What are you afraid of? Losing your life? Eventually you will die. We all will. Take courage and take action. Making changes in your life is difficult. The calls to repent in the Bible demand you take action for your choices and behavior. Do you not care about your fellow man? Have you forgotten you are a part of the human race and their collective pains and woes? Rise above the darkness and be a shining light. Take courage and take action. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
1/22/202426 minutes, 53 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Which Language is Best for God?

The English language is fairly common around the world, but what are its correlations with the Bible? Is any one translation better than the other? And does it matter? Do you have to go back to the Greek to make sense of the love of Christ?The message of love is clear in the gospel of Christ. The call for you to change and repent of the bad things you’ve chosen to do is also clear. Choose to do good. Put off the old person and put on the new.   We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
1/15/202437 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Do You Hate Millennials?

The body of Christ is made up of all kinds and types of people, unified by the blood of Christ into God’s family. These observations are meant to uphold wisdom, teach patience, and cause mutual love among all of the church. When we separate ourselves from others, we weaken the established structure of the Kingdom of God. Why be divided? Because they aren’t like you are? Because they wear socks with their sandals or enjoy a cup of Starbucks before heading to the office? Do you have the mindset of love and patience with all people? Or do you constantly find yourself ostracized from others?We hope you find unity and peace among the children of Christ. It is important for you to be discerning first to your own heart, and then seek after the things above, accounting righteousness for yourself.  We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
1/8/202432 minutes, 19 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Have You Read the Entire Bible Yet?

If you haven’t read the Bible from cover to cover, we encourage you to take on the task. Like any difficult task, it takes commitment and determination to do so. Once complete, you may find many things to have contemplated. You may find you are not the same person when you began reading. Like any other self-help process, to be successful, you cannot stay the same person through the process. You have to think. You must consider. You must adapt. You owe it to yourself to give the Bible a try. Then and only then are you fully faced with the choice of whether you carry its lessons with you for the rest of your life, or you place it back on your shelf and move on. We hope you have a fantastic new year, and God blesses you. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
1/1/202430 minutes, 1 second
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Coffee Talk - Are You Afraid of Responsibilities?

This episode we unpack a parable taught by Jesus regarding talents. There are many layers to consider with this story. Concepts of gifts given, the weight of responsibility, and the necessity of action. The worst thing you can do with a gift, talent, money, responsibility in the kingdom is to do nothing. Why do nothing? Is it fear that causes inaction?  We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
12/18/202341 minutes, 28 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Did You Remain Thankful During the Holidays?

Ever get those post-vacation blues? Maybe the holidays are stressful for you? It’s easy to forget when the stressful holidays arrive of all the blessings you have in your life. Keeping that mindset of thankfulness is something to strive for during the holidays. Can we go tell people what God has done for us? What have you done recently to talk about life, or talk about God? Have you tried to bring comfort to your fellow man recently? We encourage you to talk about God. We encourage you to talk about Jesus. We encourage you to be a positive influence with others around you. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
12/11/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Self Confidence VS Confidence

in God We all experience moments in our lives where we lack confidence to say or do something. This is normal. Even to those who seem full of confidence. Knowledge and humility seem to be the things to prepare and practice to grow self confidence. What about confidence in something larger than yourself? Having confidence in God takes the same preparation and practice of knowledge and humility. Knowledge can be gained by the active reading and contemplation of the Bible. The Bible teaches the hope we have in salvation feeds our confidence to act in love toward God and our fellow man. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
11/27/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coffee Talk - A Thankful Attitude

In our season of thankfulness, we look at our attitudes and being thankful in the Bible. We look at a story in I Samuel 25, where David and his men encounter Nabal and his wife Abigail. Have you ever been slighted when you thought you should be thanked? Have you acted like David and gotten revenge? David was fortunate because of Abigail’s actions. She interrupted David’s revenge plot and caused him to rethink his choices. Abigail’s actions caused David and his men to reclaim their attitude of thankfulness. It is easy to lose focus on your thankful heart and cause yourself or others to stumble. For this Thanksgiving, remember all the things to be thankful for. We hope you find happiness and blessings.We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
11/20/202325 minutes, 31 seconds
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Coffee Talk - The Impact of a Quiet Life

In this episode we chat about what it means to lead a quiet life. The impact on that decision is spoken of in the Bible. Choosing to behave with discipline and control over your actions has a positive impact on the world around you. This effort takes dedication and commitment on a daily basis. That determination will also be tested to cause you to slip up. We encourage you to take a quick read of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. (00:00:00) - Welcome to The Extra Mile (00:01:50) - The Walk of a Christian    (00:11:07) - Being Misunderstood    (00:13:13) - Practicing Brotherly Love    (00:16:19) - Justifying Disobedience    (00:20:57) - ConclusionWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
11/13/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Finding Contentment

Keeping up with your expectations of where you think you should be is a slippery slope of selfishness. Whether you are talking social media, your neighbors, or someone in the grocery store, it’s not difficult to see and compare yourself to others. The Bible speaks of satisfaction, or contentment, with your life, and the things of this world. With a mindset of giving and care for others, as well as a growing reliance on the Lord and His gifts, satisfaction with what you have is a desirable thing to achieve. Consider your life today, and how you can help others. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
11/6/202325 minutes, 23 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Spooky Scary in God’s Word

The Bible does not want for spooky or scary concepts and ideas. There is a specific creature mentioned repeatedly in the Bible which causes fear and wonderment, the Leviathan. Whether this creature is still lurking in the depths, or has been tamed by the ancients of old, we still deal with our own Leviathans today. The choices we make, from the effects of peer pressure or the crippling weight of decisions past, can haunt us more than a scary movie or story. The freedom of release from those past choices are found in God’s kingdom and Jesus’s forgiveness. We hope everyone has a safe, and thought provoking, Halloween. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
10/30/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Sowing the Seeds of God’s Kingdom

We take a selection for Matthew 13 where Jesus teaches a crowd in a parable. The seeds of the kingdom are being down now. What soil are you? Are you sowing good seeds? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 tells us what the gospel is. We have a hope of the resurrection in Jesus Christ because Jesus died for us, was buried, and was raised the third day. We are therefore saved because Jesus has conquered death. Have you put on Christ in baptism? We encourage you to find a group of brethren who practice the love and obedience of Christ.(00.00.00) - This is The Extra Mile    (00.00.46) - Matthew 13    (00.04.54) - Where Does Your Seed Fall?    (00.10.25) - What Soil Type are You?    (00.13.26) - The Gospel of Christ    (00.16.58) - ConclusionWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
10/23/202319 minutes, 57 seconds
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Coffee Talk - God’s Place for You in His Kingdom

This week we catch up after a break and chat about life. Observations about solar eclipses and upcoming travel can’t stop us from talking about musical theater and the Bible. Do you feel out of place? Are you looking for community in your life? God tells us He has a place for us in his kingdom. Everyone has a role. Everyone’s function is important to the successful operation of His kingdom, the church. We encourage you to find a group of brethren who practice the love and obedience of Christ.We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
10/17/202323 minutes, 4 seconds
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Archaeology and the Bible - Luke Chandler

We welcome Luke Chandler to the studio to discuss archaeology and the Bible. Luke Chandler is a seasoned Bible teacher and travel leader with an M.A. in Ancient & Classical History and experience with ten seasons of archaeological work at biblical sites in Israel. Luke is a member of ASOR (the American Schools of Overseas Research) and has served as an adjunct professor at Florida College.Luke leads regular tours to Europe and the Bible Lands. You may learn more about his upcoming tours at the Chandler Tours website. He may be contacted directly at ChandlerLuke – at – or through the Chandler Tours Facebook page.Luke is a minister with the North Terrace Church of Christ near Tampa, Florida and makes evangelistic trips to South America and Spain. He and his beautiful wife Melanie have five children.(00:00:00) - This is The Extra Mile    (00:01:28) - About Luke Chandler    (00:04:39) - Beginning Archeology    (00:06:40) - Proof in the Dig    (00:15:37) - Impact of Archeology    (00:18:11) - Perspective in Reading the Bible    (00:20:23) - Apologetics in Archeology    (00:23:53) - Fake Discoveries    (00:26:41) - Placement of Your Faith    (00:30:43) - How to Volunteer to Dig    (00:33:38) - Artifacts    (00:40:02) - How Are these Objects Preserved    (00:47:01) - Archeology Resources    (00:48:34) - How Would You Go the Extra Mile?We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
10/9/202355 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Stumbling Blocks

The stumbling blocks of life will come, but how we deal with them is what matters. Are you in control of your actions? Have you yet mastered sin? You have free will and control of your actions. Satan is crouching at the door, waiting to attack at an unexpected moment. Have you cultivated the thoughts of subduing and mastering your sin, or are you still falling victim to your stumbling blocks? Deny ungodliness, be self controlled and live in the Godly way starting today.We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
10/2/202328 minutes, 35 seconds
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The King’s Men - Terry Slack, Chuck Durham, Nate Fritz

Our guests for a conversation on being a man of God are visiting Lubbock for a conference on the same subject. What does it mean to be a Godly man? We discuss this topic with three gospel preacher and shepherds: Terry Slack, Chuck Durham, and Nate Fritz. The conversation is relevant in our society today for those questioning their role in their lives. The Godly man is to love others, serve willingly those around him, and provide for his spiritual and physical family. We invite you to be part of the conversation in the comments below. Terry Slack - Northwest Church of Christ in Arlington, TX preacher and elder. ( Chuck Durham is a preacher and elder from Westside Church of Christ in Springdale, AR. Babylon Bee Documentary What Is a Man? | A Babylon Bee Documentary YouTube · The Babylon Bee Jun 1, 2022 ( would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
9/25/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Take Pleasure in the Creation of the Lord

The world we live in is breathtaking, terrifying, awesome, and vast. Taking a moment to think of the creation of God is valuable every now and again to help with your spiritual perspective: a trip to the mountains, the first view of the ocean, considering the depths of the oceans or the vastness of space, or simply taking a walk listening to the breeze blowing in the trees. Psalm 104 is a beautiful meditation of the creation if God, the beautiful world that He chose to place his favorite creation — us. We are created in the image of God. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
9/18/202321 minutes, 10 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Consider the Ant

There was a collection of animated bug movies from our childhood. Relatable stories and tales of morality are often animated as children’s tales. The Bible is filled with tales of morality and things to ponder. Consider the ant and their endless work! Proverbs 6 mentions the ant as a subject of consideration. Whether it comes to being lazy, teamwork, relationships, focus of work, etc. many things can be learned from the ant. This episode represents an organic application of the Bible to your everyday life and conversations. (00:00:00) - This is The Extra Mile    (00:07:05) - Ants    (00:14:49) - Go to The Ant You Sluggard    (00:20:08) - Working Together in Our Relationships    (00:27:20) - God is With UsWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
9/11/202333 minutes, 34 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Lego, Lukewarm, and Laodicea

This week our conversation takes us to the material possessions of this life. How are we to handle gifts from others? Are you envious of other people’s belongings? Are you trying to keep up with the Joneses? We look to Laodicea in Revelations 3 to learn about material wealth and the gospel. Considering the warning by Christ in this passage, have you been deceived into thinking you are rich when you are actually naked and poor? (00:00:00) - This is The Extra Mile    (00:07:10) - Materialism    (00:14:38) - Gratitude    (00:16:41) - Laodicea    (00:21:46) - Being LukewarmWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
8/28/202332 minutes, 40 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Frederick Douglass

Our conversation brings us from behavior of the Christian to how we treat one another. Have you ever treated someone poorly? How about a server at a restaurant, or a TSA agent at the airport? Remember the Bible teaches us that we must serve others. Jesus’s example of serving others must be followed when we follow him? Are you like the Pharisee of Jesus’s time or the slave owner of Frederick Douglass who pray the loudest and longest, and hold contempt for their fellow man in fear? Strive to never be like those filled with hate and evil. Strive to care and love everyone. (00:00:00) - Welcome to The Extra Mile    (00:11:24) - Frederick Douglass    (00:18:02) - The Written Word    (00:20:30) - God and His People    (00:24:11) - We are His Clay    (00:28:56) - What is the Solution?    (00:35:15) - ConclusionWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
8/21/202337 minutes, 54 seconds
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Youth for God, Who is Your Influence? - Jordan Shouse

Jordan Shouse is the preacher at Cambell Road Church of Christ in Dallas, TX. His passion is the youth of God. Addressing the needs of the youth of today is essential for connecting and reaching out with effective influence. There’s a difference between being influenced and being an influence. We are told to be a child of light. Many are wandering this life still asleep. No matter your age, we are called to be an influence for good. Are you being influenced by darkness? Are you going through life without purpose? Have you built your life on the vain things of life? Are you producing fruit for good, for light, for God? Are you the light hidden under the basket? It is important for those who are older and wiser to help teach the next generation. Be inspired to reach out and help others, especially those who are desperately seeking help. Campbell Road Church of - Welcome to The Extra Mile    (00:03:36) - Background of Jordan's Work with Youth   (00:07:47) - Problems Kids & Young Adults are Facing   (00:09:56) - Technology Having an Impact on Identity   (00:11:53) - Where Kids are Finding Identity    (00:16:25) - Approaching Children from Different Walks of Life (00:19:03) - Combatting 'Eternal' Anxiety    (00:27:33) - Light and Influence    (00:31:57) - Sleepwalkers in Life    (00:35:30) - How to Keep 'Why' in Mind    (00:42:02) - Key Take-Aways    (00:47:32) - How Would You Go the Extra Mile?We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
8/14/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Knowledge of the Code

Whether you’re taking a test for school or your own professional development, we always have something to learn. Achieving the terminal qualification in your field is no simple task and requires months or years of devotion to learning. The books of the Bible are the recorded code of God’s commandments, which require years of devotion and attention to study to learn and understand and to excel still more! Obtaining the knowledge of the scriptures is the path toward love and understanding with God and your fellow man. Every stage of life has grounds for new layers of understanding with the scriptures on your heart. The Bible can be accessed for free on the internet, in an app, or gifted from any church. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
7/31/202325 minutes, 48 seconds
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Coffee Talk - The Heart of the People

The lessons from the Old Testament prophets of Jeremiah and Isaiah give us insight into the patience of God with the hardness of heart of the chosen people. What we must learn from them and their choices are the consequences to give praise and worship of idols. Leaders appointed by God for the people set bad examples; politicians are selfish and work to only better themselves; obedience to God has fallen by the wayside for the popular creations of the secular neighbors of the people. The book of the Law being read again brings generations back to God because of their recovery of Godly knowledge and commandments. Do you read the Bible? Knowledge of the scriptures is the only way to understand and learn the holy precepts of God. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
7/24/202337 minutes, 14 seconds
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Coffee Talk - The Storytelling Teacher

Don’t you love stories? There seems to be something intrinsically programmed in us to enjoy story telling. Everything from a quick joke to the next Marvel masterpiece, we all seem to enjoy stories. The stories of Jesus represent the opus of a master teacher. They flesh out the morality and kindness of heart that God demands of his people. These stories seemingly have infinite layers of relativity that brings life lessons of heartfelt change. We encourage you to contemplate the stories of Jesus and lessons he teaches about the change in heart we must pursue. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
7/17/202331 minutes, 50 seconds
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Coffee Talk - A Time for Everything

This week we take a short reading from Ecclesiastes 3. This passage is quoted popularly in everything from The Byrd’s to the movie Footloose. Recognizing the wisdom that good times and bad times will befall each of us in this life. The contemplation of life, while being idle, is essential to come closer to God in prayer. There is a time for everything in this life, and everything is able to become a sin with your choice. You must choose between good and evil. Even if you’ve made the wrong choice in the past, God is wanting you to return to him through repentance. (00:00) - This is The Extra Mile    (09:15) - Ecclesiastes    (12:06) - Ecclesiastes 3    (15:26) - A Time for...    (25:52) - Opportunities to Come Back to God    (28:44) - How Do We Pray to God    (31:45) - ConclusionWe would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
7/10/202334 minutes, 9 seconds
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Reasons to Believe - Sam Wyatt

We welcome back Sam Wyatt to the podcast to continue a discussion of apologetics and the Gospel. God and the Gospel is able to provide the true answers to the questions of life. The responsibility of the Christian is to reason and rationalize our faith; it is even a command in I Peter. There will be challenges to your faith and your beliefs. We must be ready to give a reasonable defense of the hope within us. Apologetics is a responsibility of every believer. If you are not a believer in Christ, why resist this good news? We encourage you to question, and search for the answers. Jesus tells us if we seek the answers, we will find them. If we knock, it will be opened to us. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
6/26/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Christian’s Revenge

Jesus and his teaching is very clear about how we are to deal with our enemies. We are to set the example of love, praying for our enemies, feeding them if they are hungry, and providing clothing if they need it as well. This is to show the change and grace provided to us by Christ. Our revenge is to be kind to them, and keep on spreading the doctrine of Christ through our actions. Is this easy? No. But we are in this together to be examples to the world ‘round about us of the hope within us. We would love to hear from you! Email: [email protected] Instagram: @extramilepodcast
6/20/202339 minutes, 30 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Being a Father

This week we discuss Father’s Day, being a father, and examples to model our own behavior in such an important role. The father in the story of the prodigal son shows us how God allows us to make our own decisions, even those that may cause harm. The father in this story welcomes his returned son with celebration. God desires us to be with Him, and welcomes us when we come back home to Him. Are you a father? Consider following after Enoch’s example and follow after God. We would love to hear from you at [email protected]
6/14/202337 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ministering to the Homeless - Part 2

Chase Smith is director and minister of the community center of Open Door Lubbock. He is an LPC-A and works to end homelessness in Lubbock. He is a father of two and a passionate Tolkeinist. https://opendoorlbk.orgDonations and items accepted Hygiene products are always welcome, especially travel sizes is always needed for housing(00:00) - Welcome to The Extra Mile(05:18) - How do we go about telling people of the gospel?(12:21) - Reaching Out to Others Through the Heart(16:30) - Housing People vs. Keeping People Housed(22:34) - What Happens After Homelessness(24:55) - Survival Mode(28:14) - How Can I Do More?(34:39) - Going the Extra Mile(36:53) - ConclusionWe would love to hear from you at [email protected]
6/5/202340 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ministering to the Homeless - Part 1

Chase Smith is director and minister of the community center of Open Door Lubbock. He is an LPC-A and works to end homelessness in Lubbock. He is a father of two and a passionate Tolkeinist. https://opendoorlbk.orgDonations and items accepted Hygiene products are always welcome, especially travel sizes is always needed for housing(00:00) -  This is The Extra Mile(01:23) - About Chase(04:12) - Difference Between Homelessness & Chronic Homelessness(16:00) - What is the Best Way People Can Help(20:17) - Helping Others Through Christ(29:54) - Connecting With Those in Need(33:58) - Being DisconnectedWe would love to hear from you at [email protected] 
5/29/202334 minutes
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Coffee Talk - Exploration of the Soul

This week our coffee chat brings us to the explorers of the world and outer space. The Bible tells us to explore our faith, reaching into the darkness with the light. It takes courage, determination, and purpose to take such an expedition. Reaching into the new territories of righteousness is the call from God to those who will hear it. Will you heed the call today?00:00:00 Welcome to The Extra Mile    00:03:06 Space Exploration    00:15:33 Evangelism in the World    00:19:46 Testing Yourself    00:22:44 Jesus Changing Our Lives    00:24:40 Talk to Self Less - Talk to God More    00:26:13 Intentionally Speaking to God    00:27:44 Conclusion
5/22/202330 minutes, 10 seconds
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Spiritual Heritage (Jenny Reeger)

We welcome back Jenny Reeger, Executive Director of Lubbock's Heritage House, for an update on their facility's construction and to talk about motherhood. The mission of showing compassion and support to those who really need it in our community is a great work of perseverance and faith. Empathy and love, hospitality and sharing are commanded in the Bible, and a foundation for the work efforts of the Christian. If your would like to donate or contribute to the work of Heritage House, more information can be found at the link below. Monetary contributions, donations of baby clothes, maternity clothes, toiletries, and diapers are always welcome. - This is The Extra Mile    (00:39) - Jenny Reeger Introduction    (01:15) - Heritage House Updates    (04:33) - Building Grounded Relationships    (07:22) - Defining Being a Mom    (11:48) - Needs at Heritage House    (16:22) - Investing in Others    (20:29) - How Has Working With Others Impacted Your Faith?    (33:37) - Being a Christian Mother    (39:48) - Updates on Heritage House    (43:09) - How Can People Help    (52:58) - ConclusionWe would love to hear from you at [email protected] 
5/15/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Coffee Talk - A Home for a Hamster

What house would you build for a hamster that will only live for two seconds? G5 proposes the question for today's episode. What can we learn from our answer in the Bible? What effort should we give to prepare for such a home?Is the arrogant hamster you? Are the precious moments of life quickly fleeting? You have but a moment to choose if you will draw near to God. Will you choose God today?We would love to hear from you at [email protected] (00:00) - This is The Extra Mile    (08:16) - Building a Home for a Hamster    (17:10) - What do we need to do in life?    (22:59) - Life is a Vapor    (26:57) - God Holding Us in His Hands    (30:00) - Conclusion
5/8/202333 minutes, 57 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Words of Encouragement

This week our coffee chat dives into the realm of anxiety and how we can best show our love for others. What words of encouragement can you share with those that need them? In what ways have others done things for you that stand out to you years later? Join us in our coffee talk as we use God's word in sharing words of encouragement for those in need.We would love to hear from you at [email protected] (00:00) - Welcome to the Extra Mile    (03:03) - Proverbs 12:25    (03:25) - Solution to Anxiety    (07:54) - What is the Best Good Word?    (13:09) - Stories as Words of Encouragement    (19:06) - "I Will Pray for You"    (20:39) - Conclusion
5/1/202326 minutes, 27 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Who is Your Strength?

We take a look at Psalm 18, where David proclaims that God is his strength. In David’s time of fear, where he was being chased and hunted by King Saul and his champion fighters, he looked to God for protection. In your times of trouble and anguish, God is there to help you. All you have to do is ask Him. (c) The Extra Mile Podcast 2023Written and Produced by George Loomis, Caleb Stewart, and Justin DuncanThe Extra Mile Podcast is a work of the Milwaukee Ave Church of Christ, Lubbock, TXWe would love to hear from you at [email protected] (00:00) - Welcome to The Extra Mile(04:47) - Psalms 18(06:50) - God is My Strength(15:04) - Bertolt Brecht(18:59) - Shielded by God(26:01) - Conclusion
4/24/202330 minutes, 26 seconds
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Coffee Talk - Music and Worship

This week we discuss music and its aspect in worship to God. History conceals more about music than we care to think. Many of our questions about ancient music practices  of the Jewish Levites and Israelites are left to the imagination, but we know their hearts were unified in worship from the scriptures. Similar questions are asked for today: what is music, how do we make music, how do we access worship and music with our hearts?(00:00) - This is The Extra Mile(04:32) - Music is a Language(08:17) - Singing in Unity(14:49) - Influence of Music in Culture(25:48) - What Was Music in Biblical Times(31:14) - Discovery of Singing(36:48) - Hymnity(38:05) - As Slow as Possible - John Cage(42:42) - As Slowly as Possible(50:16) - Conclusion
4/17/202353 minutes, 2 seconds
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Being Reasonable and Valuing Life

This coffee talk we share laughter and reason over faith in Christ. To be known by our reasonableness takes a change of mind. This change requires us to value all life. Indeed, we must care about one another, and be bold enough to be inspired to do good works. (00:00) - Welcome to The Extra Mile (03:22) - Ingredients for Christianity (05:34) - Overcoming Stage Fright of Speaking About God (07:44) - Looking Different from the World's Reasonableness to God's (10:41) - Bridging the Gap Between Those Out of Unity (12:49) - Reasonableness Defined (21:37) - Why Our Beliefs Are Vital to Valuing Others (23:44) - Balancing Life & Evangelism (27:47) - Conclusion & Key Take-AwayIf you would like to contact us, feel free to email us at [email protected]
4/3/202329 minutes, 6 seconds
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God Asks Solomon a Question - Coffee Talk

In I Kings 3 you can read about a question God asks of Solomon. "Ask what you wish me to give you?" Solomon's answer may surprise you. God asks us the same question. We can answer that question through prayer today. What will your answer be?(00:00) - Welcome to The Extra Mile    (01:43) - Gaining Wisdom from Others    (04:06) - How to Inspire Children to Be Servants of God (06:27) - What Would You Ask God to Give You?If you would like to contact us, feel free to email us at [email protected]
3/27/202331 minutes, 13 seconds
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Christ is Counselor (Ed Hicks - Psychotherapist)

Edmund Hicks is a psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Lubbock. Everybody has a story to tell, and we all want someone to listen. It’s okay to love ourselves. To be selfless means to take risks. It takes risks to reach out to others. Jesus has our back, so we can take that chance and serve others. (0:01:33) - About Ed Hicks  (0:07:53) - Listening to Others  (0:15:43) - Wanting to Be a Better Person  (0:17:35) - Loving Yourself  (0:23:45) - Balancing "Self-Love" and "Selfishness"  (0:30:33) - How Can God Help  (0:38:50) - Being Honest  (0:42:35) - How Did You Find Jesus?  (0:51:52) - Therapy Leading to Christianity  (1:01:30) - What Brings People to Share Their Lives  (1:06:09) - How to Stay Humble  (1:14:21) - How Can You Go the Extra Mile?If you would like to contact us, feel free to email us at [email protected]
3/20/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 47 seconds
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Adulting is Hard (Chuck Durham - Minister)

This week we welcome Chuck Durham to the studio. A minister of the gospel in Arkansas, he is visiting Lubbock for a gospel meeting on the subject of Adulting is Hard. Everyone is trying to figure out the challenges of life and searching for answers. The Bible being a central part of your life is the key. Life will always give us challenges we will have to overcome, and God is there to help us through.(00:00) - Welcome to The Extra Mile  (00:54) - Chuck Durham - Introduction  (04:16) - Adulting is Hard  (05:14) - How Can Jesus Help?  (07:45) - Encouragement For Figuring Out Life(15:05) - Tests in Life  (21:46) - Dealing With Conflict  (28:49) - Forgiving Others From Conflict  (30:36) - Finding Jesus  (32:54) - Balancing Our Lives  (35:36) - How to Stay Grounded in Faith  (39:10) - ConclusionIf you would like to contact us, feel free to email us at [email protected]
3/14/202341 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coffee Talk: Receipt of the Saints

Today we look at a few of the key ingredients of what it means to follow God. What are some of the things keeping us from having a genuine relationship with God?(0:48) - The Ingredients(7:06) - Being Tested(9:22) - Comfort to Sin(13:52) - Jesus' Authority (15:34) - Mt 5:23 (18:31) - Striving for Perfection(20:58) - Mending Relationships If you would like to contact us, feel free to email us at [email protected]
2/27/202322 minutes, 13 seconds
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Coffee Talk: Servanthood

In this episode, Justin and G5 expound on a previous sermon written by George, and the need for servanthood in the life of the Christian.
2/20/202323 minutes, 7 seconds
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Coffee Talk - The Beatitudes

Coffee poured and timer set – This Coffee Talk leads us to discuss preaching, the Beatitudes, Mr. Rogers, and Jonah. (1:05) - What inspires George’s sermons?(3:19) - Preaching is like a golf swing(8:25) - Beatitudes and God’s Love(12:23) - Christ’s Teaching is Shocking(15:23) - Mr. Rogers(18:12) - Jonah
2/13/202321 minutes, 29 seconds
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Christ in Europe (Sam Wyatt - Missionary)

Join us as we kick off 2023 with Sam Wyatt, a missionary and land surveyor. In this episode, Sam shares insightful stories from his mission trip to Europe and his experiences spreading the gospel. He also provides a compelling argument for why having a solid reason for one's faith is essential for every Christian, drawing from his lectures in apologetics.(1:00) - Sam Wyatt Intro(1:49) - Land Surveying(4:32) - Missionary Work(6:50) - Cultural Differences(8:15) - Colossians 4:10-13(11:13) - Language Barriers(13:36) - Audience Differences(15:01) - Relations Matter(20:07) - Civil Debate Topics(20:54) - Material Covered(22:12) - I Peter 3:15(27:07) - Acts 24:24-25(31:21) - Catholicism(37:13) - Cultural Differences(40:14) - Boundaries Between People(44:15) - Apologetics(50:20) - Christians Need to be Influencers(55:02) - The Extra Mile QuestionIf you would like to contact us, feel free to email us at [email protected]
2/6/202359 minutes, 5 seconds
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Goodbye 2022

As we close out 2022, we spend some time discussing the Bible and what you can expect from us in the coming year. We will be taking a break for the holiday season and will resume our activities in February. In the future, you can expect more guests, spiritual conversations, and studies to help you grow in your faith and go the extra mile. (3:35) - Colossians 3:1-4(4:21) - Find a Christian family(7:20) - Upcoming in 2023(11:22) - The mission of the podcast(13:12) - Our target audience(15:42) - Reading the Bible is essential(17:31) - 2 Corinthians 5:17-21(20:21) - Physical and spiritual goals
12/19/202221 minutes, 42 seconds
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Is Faith Relevant Anymore? (Dr. Sean Cunningham)

Dr. Sean Cunningham is the Chair of the Department of History at Texas Tech University. He has recently published a book Bootstrap Liberalism: Texas Political Culture in the Age of FDR (University Press of Kansas, 2022) as well as specializing teaching in the history of modern American political culture. We discuss the concepts of relevance for faith in Christ in today's world, and the possibilities of civil discussion in higher education.
12/5/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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Coaching Yourself in Faith (Coach Gomez)

This episode we have a special guest, Steve Gomez, a successful women's basketball coach at LCU. We tap into his expertise to understand what it means to learn, lead, and build a team in our lives and in our faith.
11/21/202253 minutes, 38 seconds
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Finding a Church Family

A new studio and more guests in the future--we couldn't do this without the support of our listeners! God doesn't want us to go through life alone. This episode we talk about what it means to have a church family and how that encourages our faith.For plants, contact Alfredo Pineda @ (806) 790-6542 
11/7/202246 minutes, 46 seconds
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When does life begin? (Corey Dolter)

This episode we talk with musician and philosopher Corey Dolter. When does life begin and what does it mean to live? These are the issues we discuss in an ever-dividing and confused culture. 
10/17/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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God is Love

This week George and Justin discuss the impact of stress on our life, and the need for love in our lives. Featuring I Corinthians 13 as a key verse, how the foundation of our ability to love one another comes from God.
10/3/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to be caring? (Kerry Johnston)

We are back to school, and fall is quickly approaching. Today we talk to Kerry Johnston, a passionate teacher, about how to care for those who need it the most. Together we discuss in depth about relationships--husband & wife, parenthood, and people in general. 
9/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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Write It On Your Heart

Justin and G5 discuss the importance of writing the word of God on your heart. What does that mean in our everyday lives? How do we grow closer to God by putting on the new self? Colossians chapter 2 and 3 are the central passages for discussion.
9/5/202259 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Story of Redemption (Jenny Reeger)

Jenny Reeger, faithful mom, wife, and servant, tells us about what led her to open a maternity home that supports first-time moms in need of transitional housing, a support system, & essential life resources. Her story of redemption is a reminder of who redeems our own life and how we must move forward with a new life.To learn more visit: heritagelubbock.orgDonate through Venmo @heritagehouseContact: [email protected]
8/22/202248 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Healthy Way

This episode we introduce our new cohost, Justin Duncan. Justin brings a unique perspective on life as a student of God's Word and lover of art. G5 and Justin sit down to have an every day spiritual conversation about perseverance and what a caring God looks like. 
8/8/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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Helpful Tips for Evangelism

This episode we have some surprising news and updates for the future, along with a good conversation with Caleb and G5 about shining the light of Christ on others.
7/25/202245 minutes, 8 seconds
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Nope! Not Today.

Experienced couple, Kim and Cal, tell their powerful story of addiction and ever-growing faith. Through their testimony we discuss what addiction is, common misconceptions, what we can do to overcome, how we can support those struggling with it, and how God comforts us. 
5/30/202250 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Shooting, a White Supremacist, and The Church

With the tragic and racially motivated shooting in Buffalo NY, Caleb and G5 discuss some of what the Bible says about racism. The American political divide has led to much division, fear, and anger, leaving many Christians fearful to speak up for what is right.  Are we consistent about what we speak up about? Or does the Bible never contradict our opinions and politics?
5/23/202235 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sometimes people get burned by Christian leaders' hypocrisy and so they lose faith. But our faith is not supposed to be in man, but in Christ. However, if we only view others as hypocrites then we might be in danger of hypocrisy ourselves. After all, it is Jesus who warns us of such a fate with the Pharisees if we aren't careful to take God's word seriously... 
5/16/202242 minutes, 2 seconds
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S2 EP2 - Understanding Apologetics (Dr. Nathan Ward)

Caleb travels to Florida College and sits down with professor Dr. Ward. Together they discuss apologetics, the defense of our faith. 
2/28/202247 minutes, 56 seconds
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This is The Extra Mile

2/18/202229 seconds