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The purpose of the Hole in My Heart Podcast is to explore how the gospel is good news for everyone every day. Most often, teacher and author, Laurie Krieg, licensed therapist and "argyle expert," Matt Krieg, and producer and "the most professional radio voice among us," Steve, all engage where the gospel intersects sexuality and gender. Mostly? The trio and their guests seek to place the sexuality/gender conversation in the midst of other real-life stories of the practical, gritty good news ...
 
We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. Each month, we will produce two episodes to help you grow and develop as a leader. One will be a personal lesson by our Founder, Doug Smith and the other will be a conversation with a leader. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders and lessons we expose you to.
 
Have a heart for discipleship? Need guidance and wisdom on what it looks like in a post-Christian culture? You're not alone. Join pastor Oliver Hersey, as he hosts relevant and thoughtful conversations with seasoned ministry practitioners on how to make disciples and build communities that transform lives. Email the podcast at discipleship@smallgroups.com.
 
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Emotional health is something that can feel elusive and impossible.But is it? And even if "attaining" total emotional health on this side of eternity is unlikely, what steps can we take to at least walk toward it?And why do we need to?With the wisdom and tenderness of a kind father figure, pastor and author, Pete Scazerro, helps us answer some of o…
 
Tim Mackie is a writer and creative director for BibleProject. He has a PhD in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies. He wrote his dissertation on the manuscript history of the book of Ezekiel, with a focus on the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls. He is a professor at Western Seminary and served as a teaching pastor for many years. Jon Collins is a…
 
Did you know that CS Lewis' lifelong, best friend was gay?Did you know that Francis Shaeffer was against orientation-change pursuit for gay people?Did you know that Billy Graham was a compassionate defender of gay people who fell into sexual sin?Did you know that John Stott encouraged the church to "repent of the crippling 'homophobia'... which has…
 
Welcome back to Perko's Podcast! Well today, I am excited to introduce you to John Finkelde. John pastored at C3 Church Hepburn Heights in Perth Western Australia for 30 years. Now before you get nervous, if you are not a church leader, everything that John shares in this conversation is relevant to leading a business, school, not for profit, any o…
 
Brian Tome is the founding and senior pastor of Crossroads Church, 2017’s fastest-growing church in America. He has authored four books, including the bestselling The Five Marks of a Man, and hosts the Aggressive Life Podcast. He has opened several other nonprofits and started Man Camp, a primitive weekend camping experience that has helped tens of…
 
Welcome back to Perko's Podcast! Well today, I am excited to introduce you to John Finkelde. John pastored at C3 Church Hepburn Heights in Perth Western Australia for 30 years. Now before you get nervous, if you are not a church leader, everything that John shares in this conversation is relevant to leading a business, school, not for profit, any o…
 
Beth Allison Barr received her B.A. from Baylor University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses primarily on women and gender identity in late medieval England, how the advent of Protestantism affected women in Christianity, and medieval attitudes towards women in serm…
 
Leah Lizarondo is the co-founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue and the CEO of Food Rescue Hero, a technology platform that food rescue organizations like 412 use to facilitate food recovery. Today, Leah shares her story, explaining why food rescue is so important and why she’s passionate about it personally. She explains what the Food Rescue Hero app …
 
In a world of pain, identity can be hard to find.With a diagnosis of PTSD, it can be even harder.How do we navigate knowing who we are—and equally important, who God is, in a world that assaults us with lies day in and day out?How do we do that with trauma?With cheerfulness and grace, Bonnie Gray tells her story and helps to answer these questions.…
 
Welcome back to Perko's Podcast! Well today, I am excited to introduce you to Steve Carter. Steve recently released an amazing book I have had the privilege of reading, “The Thing Beneath the Thing: What’s Hidden Inside and What God Helps Us Do About it”. This book was designed to “helps readers to identify and then heal from past wounds that have …
 
Michael grew up in Brisbane before joining the Army and serving as a paratrooper, intelligence operator, and then chaplains assistant. It was during his time in the military that he came to faith from a non-Christian background, and soon after felt a call to ministry. Michael describes himself as a “biblical theologian” who endeavours to bring toge…
 
Welcome back to Perko's Podcast! Well today, I am excited to introduce you to Steve Carter. Steve recently released an amazing book I have had the privilege of reading, “The Thing Beneath the Thing: What’s Hidden Inside and What God Helps Us Do About it”. This book was designed to “helps readers to identify and then heal from past wounds that have …
 
After leading New Life Fellowship Church for 26 years, Pete Scazzero co-founded Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, a groundbreaking ministry that moves the church forward by slowing it down in order to multiply deeply changed leaders and disciples. He hosts the top-ranked Emotionally Healthy Leader Podcast and is also the author of a number of bests…
 
Sometimes, God wants to use counseling to help us heal.Sometimes, it’s the Bible.Sometimes, it’s the powerful word from a dear friend.Sometimes, it’s prayer.Sometimes (oftentimes?), it’s all of the above.When Michelle Kyle and I (Laurie) met together for coaching, she said she felt “stuck.” I didn’t know if I could help her get unstuck, but using a…
 
Dr. John Wallace is a kid from Homewood, the pastor at Bible Center Church, a professor and provost at the University of Pittsburgh, a husband, and a father of four. His mission is to help God's kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven, particularly in the realm of community development and interracial relationships. Today, John te…
 
This is another episode we would pay you to listen to if we could. Do you approach your friendships, your work, or the pain in your life more as the orphan, the stranger, or the widow? Don’t know what that means? We didn’t either until we read “Redeeming Heartache” and then talked with the brilliant psychologist, Dr. Dan Allender, and to our new wi…
 
Dr John Dickson thinks, writes, and speaks. Starting out as a singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, academic, and media presenter. In 2007 he co-founded (with Dr Greg Clarke) the Centre for Public Christianity, and has published 18 books and three TV documentaries. He teaches ‘Historical Jesus’ at the University of Sydney, and is a Visiting…
 
Greg McKeown is the host of the What’s Essential podcast and author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and, more recently, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. His goal is to help successful people become very successful by avoiding the errors he’s found in his research that keep them from breaking through to their high…
 
Without unnecessary clutching of our metaphorical pearls, when we look around, it does seem like there is something going on spiritually when it comes to an attack on the human body.What’s going on?Pastor and author Sam Allberry, a friend of the show and author of the new book “What God Has to Say about Our Bodies: How the Gospel Is Good News for O…
 
If you've listened to the past two episodes, you've heard my republished conversations with two great leaders who both passed recently: Tunch Ilkin and Jay Passavant. These interviews have had me reflecting on what it means to leave a legacy, particularly as a leader. Today, I talk about why it’s important to leave a legacy. I share some questions …
 
Desires: We all have ‘em. And sometimes they really get in our way.What are we supposed to do about this? Does Jesus care about our desires? Does He value them?As our good friend Curt Thompson points out, Jesus first question in the gospel of John is, “What do you want?”Clearly, our desires matter to God.How and why?Listen with us to find out.| Hig…
 
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won the 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press. Gilliard also serves on t…
 
How many people do you know who currently feel slightly-to-very discouraged about their faith?Do you have a sense that the Bible could be a great help, but you don’t want to come across as legalistic or dismissive of their struggles?How do you walk alongside your friends? (Or, how do you walk alongside yourself if you’re struggling with cracking th…
 
Jay Passavant was the founder of North Way Christian Community in Pittsburgh. The impact of his obedience to God’s call in his life to plant that church cannot be understated. He transformed our city, but his impact goes far beyond the walls of Pittsburgh as well. At Jay’s memorial service, my pastor said of him that he could have easily been a suc…
 
“I’ve thought, ‘I don't know if I can do this, I don't know if I'm good enough or talented enough or whatever,’ but never had I thought [before that moment], ‘I don't know if I want to,’ because I really knew the price of going forward.”—Christine CaineThe first time we had this conversation with anti-human trafficking activist and internationally …
 
Tunch Ilkin played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers for many seasons before becoming a broadcaster for the team for the rest of his career. He spent 35 years serving homeless men, women, and children of Pittsburgh at Light of Life Rescue Mission. He was also on staff at the Bible Chapel, where he made a significant impact on countless men’s liv…
 
Real talk: When we think about raising our little kids in a porn-saturated world, we want to raze the whole broken system to the ground. That we even have to have this conversation plain ol’ stinks. (Darn you, Fall of Man!) Then, we start to brainstorm: How long can I keep porn away from our kids? (Forever?)What if they have already discovered it? …
 
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