In Holy Hygge [HYOO-guh], author Jamie Erickson unites the popular Danish practice with the deep, theological truths of the gospel. She unpacks the seven tenets of hygge: hospitality, relationships, well-being, atmosphere, comfort, contentment, and rest. In addition, Erickson shows how the external veneer of a lifestyle can create a life-giving home only when placed under the hope of the gospel. Holy Hygge provides practical ideas for using hygge to gather people and introduce them to faith in Christ. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions, Scripture references, and a prayer.
According to the Brookings Institution, it now costs $310,605 to "raise a child" until the age of 17. Sadly, today's culture views having children as an "extra" today, impinging on personal freedoms. These attitudes contributed to a 0.1% population growth in the United States in 2021. Author/columnist Stan Guthrie says we need more articles affirming how great it is having kids and how God can more than provide the resources necessary in raising Godly offspring. Listeners from large families join the conversation with their personal testimonies of growing up under the blessings of God's unwavering faithfulness.
God is using advancements in technology to meet people right where they are! Jeff Grant is a college missionary who partners with churches in helping them connect with college students across the country. Over the summer, he began piloting a new effort to reach students through video games, and as he puts it, other "geeky" media. Tune in and hear how Cru is incorporating this gaming ministry in evangelizing an industry where there is a rapidly growing populace, especially on our nation's college campuses!
When C.S. Lewis moved from vigorous debunker to believer, it wasn't obvious he would become the most influential Christian writer of the past 100 years. What made Lewis such an effective apologist / evangelist to skeptics? C.S. Lewis On Stage: Further Up & Further In is a standalone production that builds on the story of Lewis' conversion as a young man. Award-winning actor Max McLean, who is also President and Artistic Director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, joins us to discuss the sequel to The Most Reluctant Convert and it's happening at the Straz Center in Tampa, October 1–2! https://cslewisonstage.com
Even in the bleak browns of depression, even when the world looks hopeless, God still has a plan for people dealing with this struggle. Beauty in the Browns author Paul Asay understands what it means to live as a Christian with depression, reminding us that no matter how much depression distorts and discolors the world, God provides hope and beauty. "When depression makes me feel empty, perhaps God can fill me with something better."
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.