In The Room Ep. 38: Edward Welch

On this episode, I’m in the room with Edward Welch. Ed is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundational. He’s been counseling for over 35 years and has written a number of excellent books, including his most recent, “Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love”.

In my conversation with Ed, we discuss some of the reasons behind the rise in the number of people seeking counseling, what to look for in a good counselor, and some keys to living in interdependent community with others.   

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In The Room Ep. 37: Nancy Ortberg

On this episode, I’m in the room with Nancy Ortberg. Nancy currently serves as the Director of Leadership Development at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Northern California. She’s a leading voice on the topic of leadership and has written a number of books. Her most recent is  “Seeing in the Dark: Finding God's Light in the Most Unexpected Places” and that’s what we’re discussing today.  

In my conversation with Nancy, we cover why God allows us to walk through dark seasons, how God means them to produce joy in our lives, and why it’s so crucial that we fight for faith in community.

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Books Nancy recommended in the episode:

Lament for a Son

A Grace Disguised

My Bright Abyss 

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In The Room Ep. 36: Carl Trueman

On this episode, I’m in the room with Carl Trueman. Carl is the Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary. He co-hosts the “Mortification of Spin” podcast and is the author of numerous books, including his most recent entitled “Luther on the Christian Life.”  

In my conversation with Carl, we discuss why church history matters, why we should all read biography, and what we have to learn as modern day Christians from the amazing life of Martin Luther. 

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Listen to the “Mortification of Spin” podcast

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In The Room Ep. 35: Cherie Lowe

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On this episode, I’m in the room with Cherie Lowe. A few years back, Cherie and her husband woke up to realize they had accumulated almost $130,000 in debt. That realization sent them on a journey that resulted in her recent book “Slaying The Debt Dragon”. I’m happy to report that by God’s grace, they climbed out of that hole and now spend their lives helping others do the same. Cherie and her husband’s story has been shared in the Wall Street Journal and they’ve appeared on Yahoo Finance, DaveRamsey.com and Relevant Magazine. Cherie now appears weekly as a savings expert on the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, IN.   

In my conversation with Cherie, we discuss the sometimes subtle ways debt happens, where to start slaying your own debt dragon, and some things to look out for in the process.  

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In The Room Ep. 34: Burk Parsons

On this episode, I’m in the room with Burk Parsons. He’s the co-pastor of St. Andrew’s Chapel with R.C. Sproul, an author, and the editor of Table Talk Magazine. 

In our conversation, we’re discussing what makes theology so divisive, how to hold to convictions without alienating others, and how he was almost a founding member of ’N Sync.

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In The Room Ep. 33: Lore Ferguson

On this episode I’m in the room with Lore Ferguson. Lore is an avid blogger at Sayable.net and a regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition and Christianity Today.

In our conversation we’re discussing her writing process, why she limits the number of people she follows on twitter, and how she goes about writing on topics she’s knows are sensitive to many.

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In The Room Ep.32: Jared Brock

On this episode, I’m in the room with Jared Brock. Jared is a documentary film maker, an author, and the co-founder of “Hope for the Sold” - an abolitionist non-profit organization fighting sex trafficking. 

While filming in the red light districts of Amsterdam, Jared was reminded of our deep need for prayer. This reminder resulted in a 37,000 mile prayer pilgrimage around the globe. His new book, “A Year Of Living Prayerfully” is a travel memoir documenting this journey.   

In my conversation with Jared, we discuss the reasons prayer runs dry in our lives, how ministry leaders can help fuel the fire of prayer in their own lives and the lives of those they lead, and how in the world Jared ended up meeting the pope on this journey. 

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Check out the Red Light Green Light Film.

Find out more about “Hope For the Sold."

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In The Room Ep.31: Jen Wilkin

On this episode, I’m in the room with Jen Wilkin. Jen is a married mother of four and spends a good deal of time trying to further one of her great passions, which is helping women learn to love God with their minds through faithful study of His word. As a result, she is a sought-after Bible teacher and has recently written an excellent book entitled, “Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds.” She and her family live in Texas and are members of The Village Church where Matt Chandler is pastor, who has also been on the podcast. 

In my conversation with Jen, we’re discussing the epidemic of Biblical illiteracy, the method she uses to help people learn to study the Bible for themselves, as well as a few issues surrounding women’s ministry.

For a chance to win a free copy of Women of the Wordfrom Crossway Books, share this weeks give away phrase on Twitter:

"Have you checked out #InTheRoom with @RyanHuguley #podcast? Subscribe on @iTunes and win free books: rdmptn.org/InTheRoom"

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In The Room Ep. 30: Collin Hansen

On this episode, I’m in the room with Collin Hansen. He’s the editorial director for The Gospel Coalition and the author of a new book called “Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate and Commissioned Church". 

In our conversation, we’re discussing the blind spots common to all Christians, whether or not our convictions are shaped by personal experience, and how we can get better at listening to those we differ from. 

To enter to win a free copy of Blind Spots simply tweet the following from your Twitter account and Friday we'll choose one winner at random:

"What are your blind spots? Listen to @CollinHansen discuss on this weeks #InTheRoom w/@RyanHuguley - http://rdmptn.org/ITRCollinHansen" 

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Check out Collin’s work at The Gospel Coalition.

Connor's Story of Grace

Periodically at Redemption we run what we call a "Story of Grace" during our worship service. They're testimonial videos of people in our church talking about how God has been faithful to them and shown them His grace.

This is Connor's story. He's been a member of our church since almost the beginning and plays drums for us on the weekends. He's a blessing and has a great story. I hope you'll take a few minutes and be reminded that we were serve a faithful God.


In The Room Ep.29: Gloria Furman

This week I’m in the room with Gloria Furman. She and her husband Dave are church planters in Dubai and she’s written an excellent new book called The Pastor’s Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love. 

In our conversation we’re discussing the challenges of being a pastor’s wife in a foreign context, the dangers of comparing yourself to others, and some of the difficulties surrounding this unique roll.

You can win a free copy of Gloria's new book by posting the giveaway phrase to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Make sure if you're entering on Facebook that you tag me, so I can enter your name.

Giveaway Phrase:

"Listen to @GloriaFurman share the challenges of being a pastor's wife on #InTheRoom w/@RyanHuguley - http://rdmptn.org/ITRGloriaFurman"

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Check out Gloria’s blog.

In The Room Ep.28: Stephen Miller

This week I’m in the room with Stephen Miller. He’s the worship pastor at Real Life Church in Austin, TX. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Stephen is a songwriter, coach and author. He has a brand new album out this week titled, Liberating King.

In our conversation, we’re discussing how to cultivate relationships when leading artists, how to foster the relationship between the worship leaders and lead pastors, and how this new project, Liberating King, came together. 

 

 

Win a free copy of Liberating King:

Post the album image and the giveaway phrase to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Make sure you tag me, so we can pick three winners on Friday. Enter as many times as you'd like.

Giveaway Phrase:

Check out @StephenMiller on #InTheRoom with @RyanHuguley. LISTEN: rdmptn.org/ITRStephenMiller

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In The Room Ep.27: Jeff Vanderstelt

This week I’m in the room with Jeff Vanderstelt. Jeff is the visionary leader of the Soma Family of Churches and the teaching pastor at Doxa Church in Bellevue Washington. He’s written a new book called “Saturate: Being disciples of Jesus in the everyday stuff of life.” 

In our conversation we’re discussing the diversity of his ministry background, how he and his team have transitioned what was Mars Hill Bellevue to Doxa Church, and how to make disciples through missional communities. 

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"Kept For Jesus" Giveaway

Thanks to the generosity of Crossway, each time I have a conversation with one of their authors I get to give away one of their books. This week I talked with Sam Storms about his new book "Kept For Jesus: What The New Testament Really Teaches About Assurance Of Salvation And Eternal Security." 

To enter to win a free copy of this great book simply tweet: 

"Check out the latest episode of #InTheRoom Podcast w/@ryanhuguley. http://rdmptn.org/582339."

Tomorrow I'll choose one person at random and then send your name and address to Crossway so they can ship you the book. Easy enough?

Let's go!

 

 

 

In The Room Ep.26: Sam Storms

This week I’m in the room with Sam Storms. He serves as the Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, OK. He serves on the Board of Directors for both Desiring God and Bethlehem College and Seminary. He’s authored dozens of books, one of the most recent being, “Kept For Jesus: What the New Testament Really Teaches About Assurance of Salvation and Eternal Security.” 

In our conversation, we discuss common factors in ministry burnout, why he doesn’t have a devotional life like you may expect, and whether or not Christians can lose their salvation.

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In The Room Ep.25: Larry Osborne

This week I’m in the room with Larry Osbourne. He’s been the pastor of Northcoast Church in San Deigo, CA for 35 years. He’s also the author of a number of insightful books, including his most recent, “Thriving In Babylon: Why hope, humility, and wisdon matter in a Godless culture.”

In our conversation we discuss the difference between information and insight, why so many Christians have such a gloom and doom attitude, and how God’s people can thrive in a Godless world.

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In The Room Ep.24: Trillia Newbell

This week I’m in the room with Trillia Newbell. She’s currently a consultant on Women’s Initiatives for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention, a sought after voice in the current conversation on race, and the author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves.

In our conversation, we discuss the current racial climate in our culture, whether or not all fear is inherently sinful, and why faith isn’t naive optimism.

As usual, you can subscribe to In The Room on iTunes and have every episode downloaded your device automatically. Hope you enjoy it!

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In The Room Ep.23: Drew Dyck

This week I’m in the room with Drew Dyck. He’s the editor of Leadership Journal and author of Yawning at Tigers.

In our conversation we discuss how young writers can get better, some challenges facing the evangelical church at large, and the consequences of taming God.

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In The Room Ep.22: James MacDonald

This week is special for me personally because I’m in the room with Pastor James MacDonald. When I started the podcast, I had a list of 5 people I most wanted to talked to and Pastor James was at the top of that list. For the past 6 years, he’s been a close friend, mentor and pastor to me personally and I’m excited to be able to invite you into so much of what I’ve been blessed by since I’ve known Him. 

He’s the founding pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, reaching thousands of people at seven locations across Chicagoland. Millions of people hear him preach daily through his Walk in the Word tv and radio ministry. The Harvest Bible Fellowship has planted over 100 church around  the world. 

Today we’re discussing ministry longevity. With so many pastors burning out, we need a healthier approach to ministry. In our conversation, we discuss the role of preparation, family, friendship, preaching, and leadership in helping the pastor endure for the long haul. James also shares some specific insights he’s learned from his critics.

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