18 Episodes Refresh
Feb 27, 2021
"Life Lessons from a Zillion Canoe Trips" by Brian MartinFebruary 27, 2021
*Strength to Strength* welcomes Brian Martin to discuss his experiences as “Chief Brian” at the Bald Eagle Boys Camp ( https://www.baldeagleboyscamp.org/ ) and the Allegany Boys Camp ( https://www.alleganyboyscamp.org/ ). Using stories, he shares Scriptural discipleship lessons drawn from many years of experience discipling boys. An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Feb 20, 2021
"Vaccines: Efficacy and Ethics" by Philip HessFebruary 20, 2021
*Strength to Strength* welcomes Philip Hess to discuss the history of vaccines, as well as the health and moral implications. Of particular relevance in the Covid-19 era, Philip helps to carefully sort through the known data, while identifying popular myths circulating online. An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Feb 13, 2021
"Christians & Politics: A Challenge From History – Part 1" by Dean TaylorFebruary 13, 2021
Join Dean Taylor as he surveys the landscape of Christian involvement in politics. Dean takes a historical approach to expose the devastating results when Christians get involved in the political arena. Constantinianism was not only a fourth, twelfth, or sixteenth-century problem for the church. It is still a corrupting influence in the twenty-first century. Dean will challenge you to reconsider how the Church should engage the culture today. Though this presentation used a PowerPoint...
Feb 06, 2021
"Give Me This Mountain!" by Glenn MartinFebruary 06, 2021
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Glenn Martin to discuss the story of the twelve spies who were sent into Canaan. When they returned, Joshua and Caleb were ready to face the giants and conquer: “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” The other ten said: “There we saw the giants… and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.” What was the root of their “grasshopper syndrome?” too risk-averse? or faithlessness? An interactive...
Jan 30, 2021
"My Journey into Kingdom Christianity" by Adam BoydJanuary 30, 2021
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Adam Boyd to share about his journey into kingdom Christianity. Join us to hear the story of Adam’s journey over the past 20+ years. From an early life growing up in the church, to a season of hostility towards Christians, and ultimately to a radical surrender to Christ, his story shows the unrelenting pursuit by God. After growing disillusioned with evangelical Christianity’s support of Trump, he and his wife began a spiritual search that eventually led them...
Jan 16, 2021
"God's Hand in Bangladesh" by Arnold EbyJanuary 16, 2021
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Arnold Eby to share about his experiences in Bangladesh. We believe God orchestrates the events of life but many times it is hard for us to tie the story line together. Other times, the narrative seems to jump at you in very obvious ways. Join us as we retrace this story of God at work. An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Jan 09, 2021
"Direction in Chaos Q&A" by David BercotJanuary 09, 2021
*2020 has been a year like none other.* Who could have imagined the Covid-19 pandemic, rioting in the streets, a contested election, and restrictions of freedoms we’ve always taken for granted – all in one year!? *2021* has opened with high tensions culminating with violence in the US Capitol. This has resulted in an abundance of fake news, conspiracy theories, and a highly divided society. In this second session on January 9, *Strength to Strength* welcomed David Bercot to help us...
Jan 09, 2021
"Don't Let This Crisis Go to Waste" by Patrick Matthews, Andrew Kurtz, and Jonathan HeiseyJanuary 09, 2021
*2020 has been a year like none other.* Who could have imagined the Covid-19 pandemic, rioting in the streets, a contested election, and restrictions of freedoms we’ve always taken for granted – all in one year!? *2021* has opened with high tensions culminating with violence in the US Capitol. This has resulted in an abundance of fake news, conspiracy theories, and a highly divided society. In this first session on January 9, *Strength to Strength* welcomed three speakers to share about...
Jan 02, 2021
"The Lord's Prayer" by John D. MartinJanuary 02, 2021
*Strength to Strength* welcomed John D. Martin to share about the Lord’s Prayer, as recorded by Matthew: > > Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, > Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily > bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us > not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, > and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. > > Matthew 6:9-13 KJV How is this...
Dec 26, 2020
"The Moravian Option" by Ken MillerDecember 26, 2020
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Ken Miller to share about “The Moravian Option.” The Moravian Option is one response to Rod Dreher’s “The Benedict Option.” Despite their doctrinal problems, what can the 18th century Moravians teach us about “Strong Group” community life, and worldwide mission enterprise? An interactive question-and-answer period follows.