Episodes
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Siraji Adomati to share his testimony. Born and raised as a Muslim, Siraji shares his journey from Islam to a follower of Jesus Christ. He is now an active church-builder in a kingdom church in Uganda. An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Published 05/15/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomes Chuck Pike to discuss the first segment of this “King and Country” series. For centuries, the Holy Spirit pointed to an eternal kingdom that would come, and the great King who would reign over it. In this session, we explore many prophecies that reveal clues about this kingdom: beginning in Genesis, sweeping throughout the Old Testament, and ultimately fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament. This will show the importance of the kingdom in God’s plan, and lay...
Published 05/08/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Zack Johnson and Clark Wray to discuss the ministries of The Historic Faith, and Sattler College. Clark Wray joined to discuss The Historic Faith ( https://thehistoricfaith.com/ ) , a project by Sattler College in collaboration with Scroll Publishing ( https://scrollpublishing.com/ ) to deliver online courses that combine intellectual honesty, spiritual integrity, and sound scholarship. Zack Johnson discussed Sattler College ( https://www.sattlercollege.org/...
Published 05/01/21
Join Finny Kuruvilla as he outlines how business can be leveraged for advancing Jesus’ kingdom. In the last ten to twenty years, business has come to the foreground for its potential to alleviate global poverty in a more sustainable and dignified manner compared to traditional charity. In this talk, Finny Kuruvilla outlines the potential of using business for the advance of the church. This two-part talk will include theological foundations and applications. An interactive...
Published 04/24/21
Join Finny Kuruvilla as he outlines how business can be leveraged for advancing Jesus’ kingdom. In the last ten to twenty years, business has come to the foreground for its potential to alleviate global poverty in a more sustainable and dignified manner compared to traditional charity. In this talk, Finny Kuruvilla will outline the potential of using business for the advance of the church. This two-part talk will include theological foundations and applications. An interactive...
Published 04/24/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Mike Fisher to effective ways to reach prisoners. There are more than two million people locked up in prisons and jails of the USA. Many of these people are hurting and looking for answers. Mike introduces the Loaves and Fishes Magazine ( https://www.lighthousepublishing.org/ ) , which is a free Christian discipleship magazine for prisoners. Also, he discusses implications of Covid-19, as well as trends of violent crime and incarceration rates in the past...
Published 04/17/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Jimmy Nsanze to share his testimony. Here he shares his life story, and particularly how God in recent years has brought him from the Pentecostal tradition into a kingdom church. Among other factors, he notes the impact that The Historic Faith ( https://thehistoricfaith.com/ ) online courses have had on his faith journey. He also speaks about the importance of an obedient love-faith relationship with Jesus, and accountability in Christian community. An...
Published 04/10/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomes Clyde Zimmerman to discuss practical evangelism. What would the the impact if our churches became intentional about being missionaries as part of our daily lives? Are our neighbors in North America a new “unreached people group”? Has the Anabaptist community simply accepted the lost around us as normal, and believe we need to board an airplane to be a missionary? Using tools like SALT Microfinance (...
Published 04/03/21
Join Pablo Yoder as he outlines what it means to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16). This two-part event highlights proactive peace-making and loving your enemies, illustrated through first hand experiences. In the afternoon session, Pablo’s presentation is accessible to younger children. Besides story-telling, he shows a collection of items left behind by the robbers. An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Published 03/27/21
Join Pablo Yoder as he outlines what it means to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16). This two-part event highlights proactive peace-making and loving your enemies, illustrated through first hand experiences. An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Published 03/27/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Tim Kuepfer to open conversation around sexual sin in the church. We know pornography and other sexual sins are a big problem in the church because we’ve heard scary statistics thrown around. How can families and churches safely navigate the age of the internet in a sexualized world? What tools are effective for setting men and women free from addictive sexual sin? An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Published 03/20/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomed Merle Burkholder to discuss how stories connect with people in a wholistic way. They communicate a truth, connect with our emotions, and bring understanding that leads to change. Merle also shares his personal experiences through his YouTube channel ( https://youtube.com/channel/UCLgW3xLIcBYO2V7fMrtsrVg ) with 180+ stories (and counting), many from his time in Haiti, and all with valuable instruction. An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Published 03/13/21
*Strength to Strength* welcomes John D. Martin to discuss what Jesus intended for his followers in relation to finances. Using the Sermon on the Mount as his text, he explores the difficult words of Jesus. Can we make sense of these passages without dodging its plainest meaning? An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Published 03/06/21
*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.
Published 02/27/21
*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.
Published 02/20/21
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. Recommendations of books shared during the...
Published 02/13/21
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...
Published 02/13/21
*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 question-and-answer...
Published 02/06/21
*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...
Published 01/30/21
*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.
Published 01/16/21
*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...
Published 01/09/21
Published 01/09/21
*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...
Published 01/09/21
*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...
Published 01/02/21
*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.
Published 12/26/20