Thriving in America’s Difficult Religious Climate

Religious pluralism… is the belief that differences between religions are not a matter of truth and falsehood, but of different perceptions of the one truth. How does Christianity thrive in such a context?


Give Jesus Your Worries (and Don’t Take Them Back)

In Luke 18 Jesus tells the story of two men that went into the temple to pray. One man was religiously and professionally accomplished, and a sense of self-sufficiency filled his heart as he prayed. Jesus said...


3 Things to Remember When You’re Anxious

We have a lot of words in English for anxiety: stress, preoccupation, being burdened, feeling pressured, being obsessed . . . it is a human experience that everybody knows on some level. I'd say a couple of things to someone who is experiencing anxiety. Anxiety is universal and understandable.


What the Apostle Paul Teaches Us About Suffering

In Acts, Luke records an event in the apostle Paul’s life that helps us understand our experiences of profound suffering. When God called Paul from being the church’s persecutor to be a gospel preacher, the Lord showed him...


Hope Is Better Than Nostalgia

Let me begin with the confession that I am deeply nostalgic. Merriam-Webster defines nostalgic as “longing for or thinking fondly of a past time of condition.” Smells, songs, sceneries, places, people—they all have a way of taking me “way back”...


When Peace and Unity Seem Impossible

There is a sweet peace in giving up the responsibility to control everything and the drive to get vengeance...

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Help! I Can’t Stop Drinking & Smoking

Episode 584 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about if God speaks to us in dreams, introversion, the Trinity, and addiction.

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Soul, Spirit, Flesh: What’s the Difference?

Episode 585 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about if God's love is conditional, if God uses governments for his ends, Pentecost, the body and soul, and repentance.

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My Church Is Dividing Over Covid-19

Episode 583 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about Roman Catholicism, what it means to be a child of God, if the church is neglecting evangelism, and what to do when disagreements around COVID divide the church.

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Are Certain Passages of the Bible Inappropriate for Children?

Episode 582 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about if one can lose their salvation, what it means to follow God, what Jesus means when he says not everyone will enter the kingdom, and if certain parts of the bible are inappropriate for children.