Every time you turn on the news it seems we are confronted with another headline suggesting the world is teetering one step closer to total corruption and self-annihilation. How should the Christian respond to all the dangers the world faces, including those dangers of a cataclysmic nature? In this episode, Tim discusses two podcast episodes presented by John Piper in his series “Ask Pastor John” related to the question of prepping for doomsday.
Have you ever left your house before catching something embarrassing about your appearance? Maybe it was food stuck in your teeth, or toilet paper stuck to your shoe, or a zipper unzipped, or a button unbuttoned? Chances are you have. In this episode, Tim discusses the real and universal struggle of personal blind spots, both physically and spiritually
If you haven’t noticed, Christianity is under attack. In some states, it’s getting so bad that Christians are packing their bags and moving to conservative safe havens. In this episode, I discusses statements made by Pastor Doug Wilson related to his advice for Christians to evaluate their situation and consider how they might better position themselves to defend (and advance!) the Gospel cause.
Whether its chickens being picked off by coyotes, pigs being butchered for the freezer, or mice being chewed on by our barn cat, we see a lot of death on our farm. What does so much death say about the world we live in? According to Charles Darwin, it’s merely evidence of “natural selection” at work, but is that really the case? In this episode, Tim talks about what such bloodshed really reveals from a biblical [...]
Which is more glorifying to God, preaching sermons or shoveling poop? Is the vocation of “ministry” more sacred than the vocation of farming? In this episode, Tim shares several excerpts written by Martin Luther arguing for the God-glorifying nature of farm work when done with Gospel-influenced motives.
According to respected pastor Paul Washer, a man can earn a prosperous living and still fail to be a faithful Provider. In this episode, Tim discusses statements made by Washer in a compelling sermon challenging husbands and fathers to rethink how they approach home and career.
Men and women are different, and that’s okay. It’s how God made us. Benefiting from the counsel of her mom, trusted women in her life, and good old fashioned personal experience, Amy shares her discovery of what two practical expressions of love win a husband’s heart. The wife looking to bless her man should never forget the influence of a good, old fashioned home cooked meal, and a well prepared romantic “dessert” afterward.
When Abraham was called by God to leave his home in Ur and to move to a new land to settle in, the Bible says “he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8). This act of blind trust in God’s plan not only spoke to the strength of Abraham’s faith, but to Sarah’s faith as well in her commitment to follow Abraham. In this episode, Amy shares her own experience of trusting God by [...]
What is the secret to a happy home? While some believe better home improvements and more expensive home amenities is the be-all-end-all to a good home life, the Bible tells a different story. In this episode Tim talks about how, even in a midst of poverty, a family can discover lasting contentment and joy.
A love for reading and the proof of being “well read” doesn’t require a person to own, or to have even read through, a large stack of books. Quality over quantity should always be the ideal standard, including in the practice of reading. In this episode, Tim talks about a minimalist approach to reading and shares the story of his decision to purge most of the books in his personal library out of a desire to create a [...]