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112: Bernie Vs. Christ, the Capitalist - Dustin Johnson

112: Bernie Vs. Christ, the Capitalist - Dustin Johnson

February 19, 2020

Hate it or love it, you'll want to spread the word on this one -- Bernie (Sanders) Vs. Christ, the Capitalist. Our special guest is Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may find this a little provocative. Does the Garden of Eden inform our experience in Christ? Are we designed as Vice-Regents ... to reign on God's behalf? And can we access this in Christ?

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111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”

111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”

February 13, 2020

"Please don't speak about the Holy Spirit." That's what some American churches and a publisher told Iranian women who spent time in prison for their faith. And yet, their story is that the Holy Spirit was vital to their experience. Why do so many North American Christians have a "theological cognitive bias" against a full-spectrum, present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit ... the Holy Spirit we witness in the New Testament?

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108: Story Meld. God’s Story. Your Story. Guest Host — JCL Faltot

108: Story Meld. God’s Story. Your Story. Guest Host — JCL Faltot

January 27, 2020

As a developing Christ-follower, one of the most potent dynamics we can experience is a Story Meld with our Creator -- our Life Story fusing with the God Story. And all of this is woven in our Relational Venture with Christ! Special guest JCL Faltot hosts this Godspeed episode (swift, tight, and right!)

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099: Bonus Thoughts (Pt 2): A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

099: Bonus Thoughts (Pt 2): A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

November 6, 2019

Bonus thoughts -- this is the 2nd part of our important dialogue with Trinity Harris-Clark. Listen to the 1st part in episode 095.

Trinity Harrison-Clark says that Jesus Christ has transformed her worldview and given her enthusiasm to create real change with today's college students. Are young adults experiencing the dimensions of what Jesus offers? You may be surprised by this conversation. Matt Raines joins us for Kingdom Color Commentary. Plus we have an audio segment from N.T. Wright, world-renowned New Testament scholar.

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095: A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

095: A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

October 17, 2019

Trinity Harrison-Clark says that Jesus Christ has transformed her worldview and given her enthusiasm to create real change with today's college students. Are young adults experiencing the dimensions of what Jesus offers? You may be surprised by this conversation. Matt Raines joins us for Kingdom Color Commentary. Plus we have an audio segment from N.T. Wright, world-renowned New Testament scholar

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093: Jesus Is the Ultimate Educator: Keep Graduating — Denver Daniel

093: Jesus Is the Ultimate Educator: Keep Graduating — Denver Daniel

October 1, 2019

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Jesus is the Master of Molecules, the most brilliant person to walk the planet. He is the Ultimate Educator -- the true Mastermind. Authentically coming to Jesus is to unlearn ... so that we can truly learn from him. And learning from Jesus is ultimate human development. He knows how life works best. Right here. Right now. And yet, is the world system out-teaching the Body of Christ?

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068: Ohio Heartbeat Bill … Jesus-Followers Carry Resurrection Life - Janet Porter

068: Ohio Heartbeat Bill … Jesus-Followers Carry Resurrection Life - Janet Porter

April 23, 2019

Janet Porter is a seasoned warrior in the movement to protect the lives of babies. The Ohio state motto is, "With God, All Things Are Possible." Through an indefatigable faith, Janet has been a "Possibility" Point Person in launching the nation's first "heartbeat bill" in February, 2011. After an 8-year faith odyssey, Ohio became the 6th state in the nation to pass and sign a heartbeat bill (April, 2019) -- a baby cannot be aborted if a heartbeat is detected. There are presently 15 states in the heartbeat bill movement. Janet's question: Will Christ-Followers be confined to the "Church Ghetto?" Or will they reshape society as salt and light ... releasing the life of Jesus?

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064: Godspeed! // Understanding Pneumagraphics, Psychographics, and Demographics Can Transform Towns and Cities

064: Godspeed! // Understanding Pneumagraphics, Psychographics, and Demographics Can Transform Towns and Cities

April 4, 2019

Welcome to Godspeed! ... punchy, bite-sized tinysodes from Jesus Smart. This is episode #64. Everybody knows about demographics. Housing, economics, politics, business, crime, education, family life, and so on. We get "news" of demographics every day. People in the know also talk about psychographics ... the mentality and emotional life of people, whether in rural settings, communities, towns, or cities. Psychographics shapes demographics. Those who develop in Christ and form a Kingdom worldview know that there's an even higher level. Pneumagraphics is on top of everything -- shaping psychographics which shapes demographics. This is the level of revelation, understanding, higher thinking, prayer, spiritual gifts, the Word, and somehow teaching everyone all that Jesus commanded. Understanding this framework can transform everything.

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049: We Are Raised Now as Vice-Regents in Christ’s Kingdom - Matt Raines

049: We Are Raised Now as Vice-Regents in Christ’s Kingdom - Matt Raines

January 9, 2019

"[The Father] made us alive together with Christ ... and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:5-6).

In Christ, we die to ourselves as a False King. And we are raised as Vice-Regents in the Kingdom of God! A Grand Narrative is at play -- a marred Creation is moving toward the New Creation. The Father is putting all things right in Christ.

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041: Understand the Kingdom Story, Acts I-V — Find Your Place with Matt Raines

041: Understand the Kingdom Story, Acts I-V — Find Your Place with Matt Raines

November 13, 2018

You’re designed for narrative -- your Personal Life Story and the Big Story that’s shaping and moving everything.

The Grand Narrative is the loving rule and reign of God. Jesus has come to put things back in order, restoring us as Vice-Regents under God as King.

You’re going to hear from Matt Raines. Get ready for this. The 5 acts of the Kingdom Story ... nuanced and subtle, and yet writ large across time and space. And in Christ, your life is written into the Big Story on the Big Stage.

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