The world has never been as loud as it is now. Sound and media can fill every moment of our days and it's becoming harder and hard to be still and to spend time in quiet and meditation. This constant noise can drown out the still small voice that we need to hear above all else. Our guests, Paul Bane and Matt Litton, have found that the answer to all our struggles and longings is found in the personal, day-by-day decision to follow Jesus and to spend time in His presence.
Around the world today, believers are standing strong in their witness for Christ despite intense persecution. Every other week Todd Nettleton shares their stories and prayer requests, as well as highlighting God's faithfulness in their suffering and their courage to endure. Listen to hear the latest news from the persecuted church with Ken and Deb in the Morning.
Paul Bane is the founder of Mindful Christianity, an online community helping people discover the contemplative and meditative tradition of practicing the presence of Jesus in their daily lives. Founded in 2015, Mindful Christianity now reaches over a million people a day, and its message has connected with faith leaders in every Christian denomination as well as with mental health professionals and counseling organizations. Paul is the retired senior pastor of New Hope Community Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. He and his wife, Cathy, are the parents of two grown children and have six granddaughters.
Matt Litton is an author, a bestselling collaborative writer, and an occasional blogger. He has written for CNN, Christianity Today, Dallas Morning News, Relevant, Busted Halo, Catalyst Leader, and Mindful Christianity. He is the author of Holy Nomad (Abingdon Press) and The Mockingbird Parables (Tyndale House). Matt is a student of the contemplative faith practices. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Kristy and four children.
Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations for The Voice of the Martyrs—USA and the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70 nations where they face persecution for wearing His name. The son of missionary parents, Todd did part of his growing up in Papua New Guinea, and the rest in Southern California. Todd and his wife, Charlotte, have two grown sons and two daughters-in-law.