In the church, we sense the need for a fresh call to holiness. With moral scandals in the news, it is time is to listen to what the Bible says about becoming more like Jesus. What is holiness? Why should we be holy? What place does grace and the gospel play in the drama of becoming more like Christ? And, most practically, how do we become holy? Join us to learn what it means to experience everyday holiness.
Sick of all this diversity tension that invades and disrupts our lives? We see it swirling and twirling around in our polarized society. We hear its daily grind in news cycles, amongst family, friends, and the community. God created these differences within us all, which lead to various diversity encounters. These encounters are divine assignments from God, which give us opportunities to practice biblical principles for growth. Our guest, a conflict resolution specialist, lawyer, and theologian, will show you how to remove the blindness of division and replace it with the wisdom of unity for everyone who loves peace over conflict.
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Senior Pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries which proclaims God’s Word worldwide through daily broadcasts on Moody Radio, One Place, podcasts and streaming. He has written more than 14 books including: Burning Hearts: Preaching to the Affections, How the Bible Can Change Your Life, How Church Can Change Your Life, and Boasting. He is an evangelist who led Trinity Baptist Church to revitalization in New Haven, CT; was college pastor at the influential Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge, England; served as a missionary with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in the Republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan; and was president of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union at Cambridge University.
Oletha is the Director of the Conflict Resolution/Mediation Ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, which assists members to resolve conflict biblically. She is also responsible for teaching conflict resolution in the church Bible Institute, a prerequisite class to become a leader at Oak Cliff. She became a Certified Christian Conciliator with Peacemaker Ministries and formerly coached others to become certified by supervising a portion of their cases on behalf of Peacemaker Ministries. She continues to serve on the Peacemaker Ministries Board of Directors. Though Oletha is an attorney and mediator, her primary focus is ministry, mostly related to conflict resolution. Her pastor, Dr. Tony Evans, awarded her lay leader of the year in 2010. Her conflict resolution services includes her private Christian mediations for biblical resolution of conflict. She served as a trial attorney for the former Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, DC and headed the Dallas Regional Legal Division of the Department of Human Services where she supervised all the other attorneys in the region covering multi-faceted legal operations, including oversight for civil rights and hearings operations. Oletha holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science (mathematics) and Juris Doctor (law) and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological seminary.