What in the world is God doing? We are living in an unfolding story, and it's hard to hold on when difficult circumstances linger, or your deepest prayer hangs in the air, seemingly unanswered. Thankfully the Bible is filled with people who experienced the same thing. They had to learn to trust God's way and timing--and their stories give us insights to live that way too. Mining often-overlooked passages of Scripture, our guest has unearthed many practical, encouraging gems of wisdom found in the faith and lives of biblical heroes to help you see more of God's work as it unfolds in your life and have hope in circumstances that previously felt hopeless.
Join us to learn how to be more comfortable--and possibly even excited—as you lean into the unknown.
The world has changed. And we feel it in our homes, schools, and congregations. We can hardly remember a time when we didn't feel the influence of that back pocket device. The average social media user spends about two-and-a-half hours a day using social media. That's more than enough time to shape our values and desires. Pastors, teachers, and parents feel their influence slipping away. We're seeing increased loneliness, disunity, and self-absorption. But where do we go from here? Our guest, and Internet expert, will examine the many ways we are being changed by social media.
Laurie Polich Short is a popular speaker, author, and part of the teaching team at Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, Laurie has spoken to more than a half million people at conferences, colleges, churches, and denominational events around the country, and she has been featured on PBS, Focus on the Family, RightNow Media, and more.
Chris Martin is a content marketing editor at Moody Publishers and a social media, marketing, and communications consultant. He is the editor of BibletoLife.com and the author of Ministering to Millennials: Understand. Reach. Equip., Terms of Service: The Real Cost of Social Media and the 2023 release: The Wolf in Their Pockets: 13 Ways the Social Internet Threatens the People You Lead.