In today's episode, Nikki narrates a searingly vulnerable piece that many of us as believers can identify with. What do we do when we discover that the trappings of our dearly held faith no longer serve our spiritual growth? Where can we turn for truth and counseling when we recognize the spiritual poverty at the heart of so many Churches? Somes the greatest leap of faith is one away from Church... Join Nikki and our writers over at https://as-it-is-in-heaven.com as we hear the story of how a member of Shinchoneji rediscovered meaning in their life of faith.
In our world of trains, planes, and automobiles, what does a real life of faith even look like? What do we need to do in order to actually live out our lives of faith at a time when we don't have the same kind of lifestyles described in the Bible. Take a trip through the Bible with Nikki and our awesome writers over at https://as-it-is-in-heaven.com as they uncover what it means to live a life guided by faith in our own day and age!
How many times have you heard people turn to the expression, "only God can judge," as a means of getting out of an uncomfortable situation? It's a pretty neat way out, and, sure... it's important to remember that we are not called on to judge one another or anyone else for that matter. Judgment is God's alone. However, we will all be subject to God's judgment, so we better know how He does it, right? Join Ray for his final episode here at RECONNECT PODCAST as he explores the surprisingly uplifting examples of how and why God judges in the Bible.
Although Ray is stepping out to help out more in the Bible-study side of what we do, RECONNECT will be hosted by a new voice in our future episodes, so stick around for the exciting things to come!
A righteous life? Sure - that sounds great, but how can any of us mere mortals pretend to know what that means?! Join Nikki in an audio recording of our sister blog's post by the same name (found at https://as-it-is-in-heaven.com/how-can-i-live-a-righteous-life/) for a tour through some thought-provoking questions and the amazing answers to them, as always, found in the Bible!
**EDITOR'S NOTE:** We are so sorry about the audio quality of this post. We are experiencing major technical difficulties at the moment, but this post was just too good not to share. Hope you can listen past the crackle to really get at the treasure God is offering us through this post!
Dinosaurs are one of the most debatable things when it comes to the Bible. Did God create Dinosaurs? Or is it all a myth? What is the real answer? Join Nikki in exploring the answers to this controversial topic.
The Bible: God's Word! Surely this is a book that anybody who claims to really believe in God should understand easily and completely? Doctors understand those awfully complicated medical textbooks... Judges and lawyers understand those huge legal tomes...Architects and builders know how to read blueprints! Surely people who know the truth about the Creator of the Universe and His plan to save His creation understand God's Word... right? Right? Well... maybe not so much. And that's okay (for now). Join Nikki for this episode, and let's take a look at why the Bible can sometimes seem so confusing - and what we can do to understand it better!
A Reconnect Podcast audio recording of our sister blog over at as-it-is-in-heaven.com - an episode that will leave you wondering if Nikki is not perhaps an Angel sent from God (cue warm spotlight and glowy hair). Kidding aside, popular Christian takes on angels abound, but what does the Bible really say about them? Find out here!
Over the past few episodes, we've been talking about how God is always moving forwards towards His goal of reconnecting with us, and we've also seen how many times people - sincere believers like you and I - have messed up. The humans with whom God has made covenants in the past have had the unfortunate habit of either clinging to their spiritual traditions and not even stepping forward into the new work that God is doing, or, after having begun to move forward, they mess up. This begs the question addressed in today's episode: Will God forgive you and me if we sin or find that we have broken a covenant with Him? Join Ray to learn the detailed answer to this question!
Forgiving.... arguably one of the hardest things for humans to do, yet it's something we are faced with our entire lives. Taken right from our sister blog as-it-is-in-heaven; this week Nikki reviews what God's perspective is when it comes to forgiving. How can we expect God to forgive our faults and our sins when we can't even forgive someone for cutting us off in the drive-thru?
Here we are - almost the end of March, a third of the way through the year! How are you going with your New Years' Resolutions? If you're anything like us, you've probably noticed a few of them (most of them) are little more than fond memories. Today, join Ray for a look at the history of God's work and how our own inability to hold to our own New Years' Resolutions has been a far more severe pattern for God's people throughout history. Now, while we may not be eating as much kale as we promised we would - how can we avoid falling into the same traps as our sincere but often mislead predecessors in the faith? Find out today!