Gospel for Life
Gospel for Life
A podcast about churches making disciples. Hosted by Darryl Dash.
Going the Distance with Rusty McKie
December 20, 2021 • 37 MIN
If we’re going to go the distance, we need practices that will sustain us and help us grow. Many people call this a Rule of Life. But many of us don’t know what a Rule of Life is, or where to begin. Rusty McKie, founder of Steadfast Ministries, wants to help. In this episode, I talk to Rusty about what a Rule of Life is, and how to get started.
Stability with Nathan Oates
December 6, 2021 • 37 MIN
We’re always on the move, and it’s costing us. We talk a lot about going and doing, about the need for meaningful action, service, and pilgrimage. We need to learn about the benefits of resisting the temptation to remain unrooted. In his book Stability: How an Ancient Monastic Practice Can Restore Our Relationships, Churches, and Communities, Nathan Oates draws from some of the best writings on Benedictine spirituality and from his personal experiences raising a family, pastoring a church, and spending time living with monks, Nathan Oates offers a compelling invitation to find inner peace and stillness right where we are.
What God Has to Say about Our Bodies with Sam Allberry
November 22, 2021 • 28 MIN
“We’re not our bodies. They’re just containers. What really matters is what’s inside.” I hear words like that all the time. What’s really surprising is that I also hear them from Christians. It seems that we may be struggling to understand what the Bible teaches about the body and its importance, not just now but for eternity. That’s why I’m glad to interview Sam Allberry about his new book What God Has to Say About Our Bodies.
Rediscover Church with Collin Hansen
November 8, 2021 • 37 MIN
A lot of people claim to love Jesus, but can’t be bothered with the church. The frequency of church attendance is down. Since the pandemic, some have left the church and don’t plan to return to in-person anytime soon. It’s time to recommit to gathering together as brothers and sisters in Christ. In this episode, Collin Hansen discusses why it’s important that we rediscover church.
When Prayer is a Struggle with Kevin Halloran
October 25, 2021 • 34 MIN
This season, we’re working through each of the habits in 8 Habits of Growth. We’re now on the fourth habit: speaking with God, or prayer. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle to pray. Kevin Halloran has written a helpful book called When Prayer is a Struggle: A Practical Guide for Overcoming Obstacles in Prayer. Kevin helps us pinpoint areas of weakness in your prayer life and take immediate steps to overcome them.
Engage the Bible with Michael Bird
October 11, 2021 • 29 MIN
Dr. Mike Bird wishes you knew seven important things about the Bible.
Rest and Refresh with Ashley Hales
September 27, 2021 • 31 MIN
We're told that freedom and opportunity are our ticket to the good life. Instead of resulting in a sense of accomplishment, this limitlessness merely has us doing more and trying harder — leaving us depleted and dissatisfied with life and faith. Contrary to what we've believed, the spacious life is not found in unfettered options or accomplished by our hustle and hurry. The life we crave is found within the confines of God's loving limits. That’s what Ashley Hales writes about in her new book A Spacious Life. It’s an invitation to a different way of living.
Making Time with Reagan Rose
September 13, 2021 • 31 MIN
In season two of the Gospel for Life podcast, we’ll be talking about the eight habits from my book 8 Habits for Growth. The first habit is Make Time. The idea: to make time regularly for what matters most, including to develop and practice the habits of the Christian life. To discuss this habit, I talked to Reagan Rose, the man behind Redeeming Productivity, website and podcast that helps Christians get more done for the glory of God. He examines the subject of productivity from a Christian worldview—looking to the Scriptures to establish a distinctly Christian theology for work, family, efficiency, technology, and goal-setting.
Introducing Season 2
September 2, 2021 • 2 MIN
Introducing Season 2 of the Gospel for Life podcast.
Walk With Me by Bill Lowry
July 19, 2021 • 45 MIN
Have we over complicated, over-systematized, and over-formalized making disciples? That’s the question Bill Mowry asks in his new book Walk With Me: Simple Principles for Everyday Disciplemaking. Mowry wants to help us declutter and de-professionalize the Great Commission.
Surviving Religion 101 with Dr. Michael Kruger
July 4, 2021 • 23 MIN
For many young adults, the college years are exciting ones, yet they can also be a time of testing and questioning. Some students may be confronted with the various challenges to Christianity and the Bible for the first time. That’s why Dr. Michael Kruger’s book Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College is so important. It’s helpful not just for college students but for anyone who is facing tough questions about the Christian faith such as the exclusivity of Christianity, Christian intolerance, homosexuality, hell, the problem of evil, science, miracles, and the reliability of the Bible.
Getting Over Yourself with Dean Inserra
June 21, 2021 • 39 MIN
Getting Over Yourself is a call for Christians to reject the hollow messages of personal prosperity and to return to the humble truths of the gospel. You’ll learn how to identify this insidious, popular theology in culture and churches and examine its devastating effects. And, perhaps most importantly, you’ll learn how to combat it with gospel truth that leads to the abundant life Jesus actually desires for His people. Discover the beauty in losing yourself — and ultimately in gaining Him.
Embodied with Gregg Allison
June 7, 2021 • 30 MIN
The cultural conversation of the body has morphed into a confused and controversial debate. Many Christians have adopted the dangerous, gnostic belief that our physical bodies are inherently evil. We need to rediscover God’s design for us as embodied creatures. In his new book, Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World, Gregg R. Allison PhD, invites us to embrace the statement, “I am my body.” In this episode, I talk to Dr. Allison about his book and why we need to understand the role of the body in discipleship.
The Deeply Formed Life with Rich Villados
May 24, 2021 • 29 MIN
It’s easy to try to live at the surface level: to focus on our actions rather than getting to the deeper issues of the heart. But God wants us to be deeply formed: to live lives with both depth and breadth. He wants us to experience transformation at the deepest level, and then to live out key values as we interact with the world. In The Deeply Formed Life, Rich Villodas explains how this kind of life is possible so we can live in the richly rooted place we all yearn for: a place of communion with God, a place where we find our purpose in life. In this podcast episode, I talk to Villodas about how to live the deeply formed life.
Hears and Doers with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer
May 10, 2021 • 34 MIN
Doctrine is critical to the role of making disciples. Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer explains why doctrine matters, and how we can find our place in God’s story.
Discipleship and Gospel-Driven Ministry with Jared C. Wilson
April 26, 2021 • 46 MIN
New and old pastors need to be reminded of what matters most in ministry. In his new book Gospel-Driven Ministry, Jared Wilson looks at the biblical qualifications for pastors, and then describes a gospel-centered approach to the core practices of pastoral ministry. In this episode, I ask Jared to reflect on discipling within a gospel-driven ministry.
Deep Discipleship with J.T. English
April 12, 2021 • 31 MIN
In his book Deep Discipleship, J.T. English helps churches think about how to establish environments and relationships where people can be trained, grow, and be sent as disciples.
A Habit Called Faith with Jen Pollock Michel
March 29, 2021 • 40 MIN
Habits play a central role in human behavior. They also play an important role in faith. In fact, habits can help lead us to faith as we learn to see, know, live, love, and obey. In this episode, Jen Pollock Michel talks about her book A Habit Called Faith, and how we can use habits to awaken and deepen our faith.
The Wisdom Pyramid with Brett McCracken
March 15, 2021 • 44 MIN
The Internet is a blessing, but it also presents a challenge. With endless information at our fingertips, how can we cultivate a life of wisdom? It’s one of the greatest discipleship challenges today. Brett McCracken has created The Wisdom Pyramid to help us increase our intake of enduring, trustworthy sources (like the Bible) while moderating our consumption of less reliable sources.
Eating Your Bible with Nate Pickowicz
March 1, 2021 • 16 MIN
We want to read the Bible, but we sometimes feel stuck. In this episode, Nate Pickowicz recounts his own struggle to read Scripture, and describes how we can eat the Bible and enjoy it.
Discipleship In Our Time with Trevin Wax
February 15, 2021 • 32 MIN
It's not enough to disciple others in a general way. We must understand what obedience and faithfulness look like at this particular time. In this episode, Trevin Wax explains the importance of eschatological discipleship and what discipleship looks like in today's culture.
Introducing Gospel for Life Podcast
January 18, 2021 • 2 MIN
Welcome to a new podcast about churches making disciples, launching Monday, February 8.