Christmas is a great time to get together with family members, especially ones you haven't seen in a while. But it can also be a time of anxiety and heartbreak, when your child, or someone else you love has walked away from the faith. Many kids who've grown up in the church are leaving after 18. Whether parents blame themselves or the culture, the result is the same -- lost souls. Ed Stetzer talks with Jim Putman, Senior Pastor of Real Life Ministries about our prodigals... how we love them and how we hope and wait for their return.
Having a front row seat in God's handiwork can bring both great joy and exhaustion to a pastor and his wife. Kay Warren of Saddleback Church calls being a pastor's wife a "sacred privilege." Ed Stetzer talks with Kay about what she's learned in the last 40 years of ministry -- and the hope and encouragement she's found in her calling.
Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats - author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees, two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he serves as interim pastor of The Moody Church, also teaching at Wheaton College and serving as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and as regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married for over 25 years and have three daughters.
Ed Stetzer Live helps you live out the gospel in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on years of research and ministry experience, Ed leads special guests and caller interaction in an engaging discussion of today’s cultural trends. Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world.