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April 23, 2024

Americans Are Hungry For God’s Word!

Americans Are Hungry For God’s Word!

How do we know? The research tells us so.

Dr. John Plake is a researcher with a pastor’s heart.  As the Chief Program Officer at American Bible Society he joins us to share data from first chapter of their 14th Annual State of the Bible report.

He shares that Americans are interested in what the Bible has to say, especially our young adults. Dr. Plake says, “Last year, 50% of Gen Z adults (ages 18-27) agreed that the message of the Bible has transformed their lives. This year, that number rose to 54%. If this trend continues, we have good reason for hope.”

Then, when you share your faith it’s OK to say, “You know what, I don’t have the answer to that. But I’ll find out and get back with you!” Perry had to do this the other day in a conversation with his Muslim friend and it was so humbling cause he wanted to have an answer!

“What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?”– Laura Story. Pain takes us deep into relationship with God. And Perry and Shawna talk about how they wrestle to surrender to the way of the cross.

Last, serving, at times, can feel like a box we need to check off our Christian to-do list. But that’s not how Jesus approached it. Serving wasn’t something he did, it’s who He is. What would it take for you and me to love and serve others like Jesus?


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.