There is a growing confusion in our culture over our identity as people. The very definitions that were universal and known in the past are now being redefined, and the value of life is questioned and sometimes discounted. What does it mean that we are all, every human being, created in the image of God? Knowing what this truth means will change how we see others as we go throughout our day and week! Ken and Deb talk about it with Lauren McAfee who has, along with other experts, studied this question and provides applications and implications in a new resource that we are highlighting and exploring on Monday's show.
When was the last time you prayed for your Pastor? When Pastor, was the last time you asked your congregation to pray for you? Pastor Thom Rainer asked his congregation to pray for him and the response was overwhelming and the results transformative for the church. Be listening to hear this incredible story along with practical and specific ways to pray for your pastor on Monday's Ken and Deb in the Morning.
Lauren McAfee (Ph.D. in progress, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is board chair and visionary of Stand for Life, and serves as ministry director for ministry investments at Hobby Lobby. Laure is the author of Only One Life (Zondervan, 2018), Not What You Think (Zondervan, 2019), Legacy Study
(B&H, 2019) and Beyond Our Control (Thomas Nelson, 2023). Lauren holds a Master of Arts in pastoral counseling and theological studies, as well as a Master of Theology. She and her husband Michael live in Oklahoma City and enjoy reading and traveling. Together they have two daughters, Zion and Zara, through the blessing of adoption.
Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers. With nearly forty years of ministry experience, Thom has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church and its leaders. He has been a pastor of four churches and interim pastor of ten churches, as well as a bestselling author, popular speaker, professor, and dean. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his MDiv and PhD degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rainer has written numerous books, including Pray & Go, I Am a Christian, The Post-Quarantine Church, and three other number one bestsellers. He and his wife live in Franklin, Tennessee.
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