Category: Tell Me More

Ruth: Uncovering the Power of Vulnerability, Risk, and Story

In this episode, Whit and Lyndsey discuss the power of story, how to make sense of the seemingly risqué actions of Ruth, complete submission and vulnerability, and how it all points to Jesus. Check it Out: We are story-driven creatures. As humans, we have an insatiable appetite for stories. Think about it: how much of…

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Ruth & Naomi: Following God in Hard Times

Life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope or plan. When we face loss and disappointment, we may question if God is who He says He is. We can learn a lot about facing adversity from the story of Ruth and Naomi, who both lose everything they have but continue to move toward God.…

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Reading Ruth: What's Going on In The Old Testament

Getting the most out of reading the book of Ruth requires understanding what's going on in the rest of the Old Testament. Before reading a book like Ruth, it's important to ask some questions: Where does the book fall in the larger story of scripture? What was it like to live during the time this…

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How God Works Through People and Places

To read the story of Ruth as a romantic love story is to miss the full picture of God’s faithfulness in horrific circumstances. It is about love — but the covenantal, sacrificial kind of Ruth to Naomi and God to His people. In the second part of their conversation about Ruth, Whit and Casey explore…

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Recognizing God's Voice

Have you ever felt like God speaks more clearly to others than to you? In the noise of life, discerning God's voice can be a challenge. But we have good news: you can get better at recognizing God’s voice! In this episode, Spiritual Formation Pastors Casey Shirley and Blake Zimmerman talk about how God speaks…

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How to Love Your Bible

A lot of us respect the Bible but if we’re honest with ourselves, we struggle to love it. We haven't learned to "consume" what's spiritually nourishing. Scripture is not just literature; it's spiritual fuel, essential for our growth and vitality. In this episode, Whit and Casey discuss how to learn and grow in our understanding…

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How to Hear God

How can we hear God in a world filled with distractions and doubts? We often want a miraculous, burning bush moment. But what if God is speaking through the ordinary, day-to-day? In this episode, Whit and Casey explore the pivotal role of wisdom, the common pitfalls we encounter in seeking His voice, and their own…

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Are You on the Path of Life?

Is Jesus offering us a hard and miserable life? At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus unveils two distinct paths: one to life and one to death. The path to life is one of repentance and devotion – it requires leaving everything behind. But the treasure is worth the cost. In this episode,…

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Navigating Jesus' Teachings on Money

In a world vying for our attention at every turn, Jesus challenges us to examine what truly has priority in our lives. You can’t serve God and money, so which will it be? In this episode, Whit and Casey break down Matthew 6:19-34. They talk about spiritual practices to de-center money from our lives, learning…

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How to Pray: According to Jesus

Why does prayer often feel awkward and uncomfortable? In this episode, Whit and Casey talk about their personal experiences with prayer, our misconceptions about God, and what Jesus had to say about prayer. Check Out the Episode:   The Sermon on the Mount is written as a chiasm, which is a literary device that puts…

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