We need one another. Yet we don’t always know how to develop relationships that help us grow in the Christian life. Spiritual mentoring offers a way for younger believers and more mature Christians to grow together through intentional discipleship and accountability. What does this look like? Author Melissa Kruger from the Gospel Coalition joins us in the 7 am ET hour with some ideas for next steps.
Plus, we’ve been challenging each other this week on the show to be grateful for good neighbors and to be one ourselves. Going back to the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) we’ve seen that our neighbor can be—among other things—someone who’s not like me. Someone who has different beliefs than I do. Someone making different choices. What if your “neighbor” is gay? How do you navigate what can be some challenging issues? Glenn Stanton is the director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He’s also written the helpful book: Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace and Truth.
Glenn Stanton is the director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family and a research fellow at the Institute of Marriage and Family in Ottawa, Ontario. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting at universities and churches around the world. Stanton served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program. Stanton is a graduate of the University of West Florida with graduate degrees in philosophy and history. He resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and five children.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.