In Conversation: Immigration And The Church, Part 1

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares — Hebrews 13:2 (ESV)


Today, the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST explores the question of immigration and the church, with Matthew Soerens, U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for WorldRelief. Soerens discusses his new book, Welcoming the Stranger, co-written by Jenny Yang, which digs deeper into why the Christian church needs to talk more about the question of immigration.

The podcast is available FREE for download on various streaming sites, including iTunes, Podbean, Spotify, Soundcloud and more.


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Friday’s Cottage CareCast, 7/13/2018

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: I do not treat the word of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. — Galatians 2:21 (NLT)

Hopeful Cottage carecastIn this edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, we introduce the Hopeful Cottage CareCast. It’s a periodic visit with Christian counselor TIM FITZGERALD, who serves as Counseling Pastor and Care Ministries Director at Cedar Creek Church, a multi-site ministry based in Aiken, South Carolina. He discusses the centuries’ old tradition of care ministry in the church and how theology, spirituality and psychology merge in Christian counseling.

The podcast is available free for download on iTunes and Podbean and free to listen on Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn.


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Miracle? Yes, Children Are Miraculous Gifts

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Whoever receives one little child like this in My Name receives me. — Matthew 18:5 (NKJV)

In this latest edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE podcast, we celebrate the “miracle” of the dramatic rescue of 12 children and their soccer coach in Thailand from a flooded cave. Yes, it was a miraculous rescue by compassionate, sacrificial public servants (using divinely-inspired science) and a reminder that God has a special place in His heart for children — and calls us to be “like children” in our faith.

The podcast is available FREE on  iTunes, Podbean, Spotify, TuneIn, Soundcloud and other streaming services.


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In Conversation: Songwriter Archie Jordan, Part 2

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped. Therefore, my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. — Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)

archiejordan-photo1Today, on our 50th edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE podcast, we share Part 2 of a special conversation with songwriter ARCHIE JORDANTwice nominated for Grammy Awards and with multiple gold and platinum records to his credit, Archie has penned songs recorded by more than 100 artists, and he scored No. 1 songs for Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Orsa Lia and Sylvia. Here, Archie discusses how one of his best-known songs led him to South America for a powerful confirmation of God’s grace

The podcast is available free on iTunes, Podbean and Soundcloud, and it can be heard on Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher and other streaming services.


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SPECIAL VIDEO: Here is a 2014 video chronicling Archie’s trip to Brazil, where he discovered that one of his songs had become a major worship song among Christians in South America.


 

In Conversation: Archie Jordan, Songwriter

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. — Psalm 28:7 (NIV)

archiejordan-photo2In today’s special edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, we talk with songwriter ARCHIE JORDAN, a two-time Grammy Award nominee who has written No. 1 chart hits for Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Orsa Lia and Sylvia. Archie’s songs have been recorded by no fewer than 100 different artists, and here he discusses his beginnings with The Tams and shares his successes and struggles while part of the Nashville music scene — and how these things strengthened and shaped his faith.

The podcast is available FREE on iTunes, Podbean, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Soundcloud.


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Friday’s Cottage CareCast, 7/6/18

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care on Him, for He cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:6-7

Hopeful Cottage carecastIn this edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, we introduce the Hopeful Cottage CareCast. It’s a periodic visit with Christian counselor TIM FITZGERALD, who serves as Counseling Pastor and Care Ministries Director at Cedar Creek Church, a multi-site ministry based in Aiken, South Carolina. He discusses the centuries’ old tradition of care ministry in the church and how theology, spirituality and psychology merge in Christian counseling.

The podcast is available free for download on iTunes and Podbean and free to listen on Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn.


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In Conversation, Part 2: Sexuality In Christian Relationships (Or Not)

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. — Genesis 2:24 (NKJV)


In today’s conclusion of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE podcast’s special conversatioon, we talk with DR. KUTTER CALLAWAY of the Fuller Theological Seminary about what sexuality looks like inside the bonds of Christian relationships (or the lack thereof). Dr. Callaway further discusses his new book, Breaking The Marriage Idol, and how it challenges the cultural paradigm of marriage held so firmly by Christian communities.

The podcast is available free for download on iTunes and Podbean.


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