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- When You Feel Tired, Numb, and Unmotivated (and Don't Know Why)by email@example.com (Shanee, Jesse) (The Coworkers Podcast) on June 5, 2023 at 6:00 am
I (Shanee) have been going through a season of tiredness, lack of motivation, and just feeling "numb" and unengaged from life, relationships, and the work. Thankfully, over the last couple weeks, God has been bringing me out of that season, and I want to share so that others can get out of their season faster than I did! In this episode, I share some "red flags" of unhealth to watch out for, 5 potential causes for a season of like this, and biblical solutions for every cause.
- Muddy Boots Leadership – by Chuck & Deb (ToBeLikeJesus) on June 3, 2023 at 11:39 am
Effective Spiritual Leadership in the Trenches Heads Up – This is long! I usually keep things short and simple but occasionally, I get a “Bee in my bonnet.” This is one of those occasions. I’m pretty excited about all you young leaders being raised up (old ones too) and thought I would get my licks … Continue reading "Muddy Boots Leadership – "
- Sets and Reps: the Forging of a Leaderby Guest Contributors (Sentergy) on June 1, 2023 at 1:57 pm
You're not the leader you want to be? Today is the day to put some reps and sets in that shape your culture and environment.
- Are You Convinced... That Hell is Real and Just?by firstname.lastname@example.org (Shanee, Jesse) (The Coworkers Podcast) on May 29, 2023 at 6:00 am
Many people (understandably!) struggle with the reality of hell as a place of eternal torment for those who do not trust in Christ. How should we live with such a sober reality? Is it "fair" of God to send people to hell? Why is a biblical understanding of hell essential for all believers, and especially missionaries? What is a right response to the reality of hell? Prayerfully listen in to part 2 of our "Are You Convinced" series.
- The Dalit Background of South Asian Islamby nocousinsleft2282 (Blog – No Cousins Left) on May 28, 2023 at 3:02 pm
It is well-known that Islam in South Asia has a structured caste system (there is even a Wikipedia article about it!). I contend that the caste issue in Islam is essential for those seeking to share the gospel with the Muslims of South Asia. In brief, it seems that lower-caste Muslims have been the mostContinue reading "The Dalit Background of South Asian Islam"
- Ready in Season and out of Seasonby Dave Miller (Sentergy) on May 27, 2023 at 2:59 pm
I have found myself more and more comfortable in situations that take time to understand, with people that don’t fit my categories…
- Should I Stay or Should I Go: CFC + Withby Dave Miller (Sentergy) on May 26, 2023 at 7:36 pm
The irony of the question: no matter what, you will need to stay somewhere after you go somewhere.
- Jesus’ Disciples, Not Mineby Chuck & Deb (ToBeLikeJesus) on May 25, 2023 at 12:18 pm
The Gospel Sync | #28 | John 3:22-36 Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be discussing the Gospel of John and competition in ministry. So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document) The Gospel – John 3:22-36 After this, Jesus and His disciples went into the … Continue reading "Jesus’ Disciples, Not Mine"
- Are You Convinced... That Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation?by email@example.com (Shanee, Jesse) (The Coworkers Podcast) on May 22, 2023 at 6:00 am
The first episode in our "Are You Convinced" series: foundational and hard truths that disciple-makers and missionaries (and really every Christian) must be sure of.Are you convinced that Jesus is the only way of salvation?John 14:6—“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.””Acts 4:12—“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” The […]
- Ten Ancient Manuscripts of the Qur’anby nocousinsleft2282 (Blog – No Cousins Left) on May 20, 2023 at 10:12 pm
Recent research indicates that the Qur’an has thousands of textual variants and changes. In fact, the Qur’an that is used today around the world does not seem to be based on the ancient manuscripts, but rather on oral transmission through Hafiz. The result is that the Qur’an that is used today has faced changes. IfContinue reading "Ten Ancient Manuscripts of the Qur’an"
- Yellow Lightsby Chuck & Deb (ToBeLikeJesus) on May 19, 2023 at 5:23 pm
The Gospel Sync | #27 | John 3:1–21 Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be discussing the Gospel of John to see how Jesus addressed those who are curious but not yet ready to repent and believe. So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document) The … Continue reading "Yellow Lights"
- 86 Common Terms in Muselmani Englishby nocousinsleft2282 (Blog – No Cousins Left) on May 16, 2023 at 7:24 am
This blog post is a strange one! It is my first blog post that is me simply reporting a Chat GPT conversation. Lately, I have been using Chat GPT as one research tool. It can synthesize a great deal of information in a short period of time. Today, I asked Chat GPT a question, andContinue reading "86 Common Terms in Muselmani English"
- Modeling Angerby Chuck & Deb (ToBeLikeJesus) on May 13, 2023 at 6:14 pm
The Gospel Sync | #26 | John 2:13-25 Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be looking at the Gospel of John to discover how Jesus got angry. So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document) The Gospel – John 2:13-25 When the Jewish Passover was near, … Continue reading "Modeling Anger"
- My Short Romance with Artificial Intelligence by Chuck & Deb (ToBeLikeJesus) on May 10, 2023 at 6:46 pm
AI and Ministry Rather Listen? Click here… I’m an early adopter when it comes to technology. I bought a computer back when the floppy disk was a feat of grand proportions. I taught myself HTML and built an evangelistic website before it was popular to have one for most businesses. I saw the power of … Continue reading "My Short Romance with Artificial Intelligence "
- Best Practices and Encouragement for Language Learning with Zach and Amyby firstname.lastname@example.org (Zach, Amy, Jesse, Shanee) (The Coworkers Podcast) on May 8, 2023 at 6:00 am
Language learning is inherently difficult, and requires 1000's of hours of hard work. In this episode, missionary leaders Zach and Amy share best practices from their decade of missionary experience. Connect with us:Thecoworkerspodcast.email@example.com
- Fun with the Oneby Chuck & Deb (ToBeLikeJesus) on May 6, 2023 at 2:34 pm
The Gospel Sync | #25 | John 2:1–12 Stay tuned for a future post on why I quit using some AI platforms! Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be looking at the Gospel of John and answering the question; “Should disciples of Jesus be having fun?” So let’s dive in. (Click here to … Continue reading "Fun with the One"
- Six Initial Reflections on the Urdu Common Version Translation of the New Testamentby nocousinsleft2282 (Blog – No Cousins Left) on May 2, 2023 at 11:40 am
I recently encountered the Urdu Common Version translation by Biblica. You can find it here in the Apple store and here in the Google Play store. So, I distributed the app to a few friends and colleagues to begin getting feedback. Of course, people started asking for my feedback almost immediately. Unfortunately, I have onlyContinue reading "Six Initial Reflections on the Urdu Common Version Translation of the New Testament"
- Identity Part 2: How to Work Joyfully, Manage all the Responsibilities, and Fight Comparisonby firstname.lastname@example.org (Jesse, Shanee) (The Coworkers Podcast) on May 1, 2023 at 6:00 am
We are continuing the discussion on missionary identity. Embracing our foundational identity as a beloved of child of God is transformational AND our functional identity as sent-ones is important, God-given, and dear. How should we handle feelings of not doing enough in the work? How do we juggle our different roles such as missionary, team leader, spouse, and parent? How do we fight unhealthy comparison on our teams? The Bible gives us clear answers - listen in! (Access the identity teaching […]
- Where Does My Worth Come From? Discussing Missionary Identity with Seba Vby email@example.com (Seba, Jesse) (The Coworkers Podcast) on April 24, 2023 at 6:00 am
Many times it is hard for us missionaries to know our source of identity and worth, and in this episode field worker and leader Seba V from London shares a useful teaching on missionary identity. All missionaries share 3 common identities: We are all God's creation, God's child, and God's missionary. Our worth, value, and righteousness come ONLY through our identities as God's creation and God's children, which are our unchanging, foundational identities. Being a missionary is a functional […]
- The Hunt is Onby Chuck & Deb (ToBeLikeJesus) on April 22, 2023 at 3:17 pm
The Gospel Sync | #24 | John 1:35–51 Image generated with Bing AI Art Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be looking at the gospels of John and discovering the power of relational networks. So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document) The Gospel – John … Continue reading "The Hunt is On"
Community Post Contributors:
- Chuck and Deb Wood
- The Coworkers Podcast
- Live Ten O Two Podcast
- No Cousins Left
- Embracing the Tension
- On the Road
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