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 -"

Buy The Pastor’s Wife on Amazon.

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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:

Buy Liberating King on iTunes.

Follow Stephen on Twitter.

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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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Buy Saturate on Amazon.

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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."

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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Buy Kept For Jesus on Amazon.

Follow Sam Storms on Twitter.

Check out Sam's website.

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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Buy Thriving In Babylon on Amazon.

Follow Larry on Twitter.

Check out Larry’s website.

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.

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Buy Fear and Faith on Amazon.

Follow Trillia on Twitter.

Read Trillia’s Blog.

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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Follow Drew on Twitter

Read Drew’s blog

Subscribe to Leadership Journal

Buy Yawning At Tigers on Amazon. 

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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In The Room Ep.21: Scott Sauls

Today I’m in the room with Scott Sauls. He’s the Pastor of Christ Pres Church in Nashville, TN and the author of a new book called “Jesus Outside The Lines: a way forward for those who are tired of taking sides.” 

In our conversation we discuss the impact Tim Keller has had on his ministry, why it’s so hard for us to have healthy dialogue with those we differ with and how we can follow Jesus while striving to be people of grace and truth.

Buy Jesus Outside The Lines on Amazon.

Follow Scott on Twitter. 

Read Scott’s blog

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In The Room Ep. 20: Amanda Jenkins

Today I’m in the room with Amanda Jenkins. She’s the author of the book, Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist.

In our conversation, we discuss how she wrote a book as a mother of four kids, what truly drives our desire for perfection, and how to fight through it to true freedom in Christ.

Buy Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist on Amazon. 

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In The Room Ep. 19: Cliff Graham

Today I’m in the room with Cliff Graham. He’s the author of the The Lion of War book series based on the life of King David and his mighty men.

In our conversation, we discuss the violent nature of some Scripture, the upcoming movie based on his books, and the organization, Operation Underground Railroad, he works with, freeing children from sex slavery.

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Check out Cliff’s website.

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In The Room Ep.18: Elliot Grudem

Today I’m in the room with pastor Elliot Grudem. He’s the lead pastor of leadership development and church planting at Vintage Church in Raleigh, NC.  

In our conversation we discuss growing up with prominent theologian Wayne Grudem for a dad, mistakes ministry parents make, and how he and his wife work to make being a pastor’s kid a positive for their children. 

Connect with Elliot on Twitter.

Check out Vintage Church.

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In The Room Ep.17: Matt Brown

Today I’m in the room with evangelist Matt Brown. He’s the founder of Think Eternity and is impacting more than 400,000 people on social media each day. He’s just released a new book called, “Awakening: How God’s Next Great Move Inspires & Influences Our Lives Today”. 

In our conversation we discuss whether or not big evangelistic events are effective, why social media is a worthwhile investment for those who desire to make an impact for Christ, and some of the spiritual awakenings happening around the globe.

Buy Matt’s new book Awakening on Amazon. 

Connect with Matt on Twitter

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In The Room Ep.16: H.B. Charles Jr.

This week I’m in the room with H.B. Charles Jr. He’s the pastor of Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL and the author of numerous books including It Happens After Prayer and On Preaching.

In our conversation we discuss sermon preparation, the mistakes young preachers make, how to deal with criticism, and a number of other issues related to the task of preaching. 

Buy HB’s book “On Preaching” on Amazon. 
Connect with HB on Twitter and his blog.
Listen to HB’s podcast “On Preaching.” 

In The Room Ep. 15: Joe Thorn

Today I’m in the room with Joe Thorn. Joe is one of my closest pastor friends and he’s written a new book called “Experiencing The Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God.”

In our conversation, we discuss why so many ministry leaders burn out, how to endure difficult seasons of life, and the role of mental health professionals in the Christian life. 

Buy "Experiencing The Trinity" on Amazon.
Connect with Joe on Twitter, Instagram, and his blog.

In The Room Ep.14: Barnabas Piper

Today I’m in the room with Barnabas Piper - He’s a prolific blogger at both The Blazing Center and and he also writes for World Magazine. Most recently, he’s written his first book called “The Pastor’s Kid.” If you don’t know, Barnabas is the son of one of the most influential pastors of our generation, Pastor John Piper.

In our conversation we discuss what makes being a pastor’s kid uniquely difficult, some keys to creating a home and church culture where PKs can thrive, and 7 Rules for when you meet a pastor’s kid.

Buy The Pastor’s Kid on Amazon.

Connect with Barnabas on his BLOG and TWITTER

In The Room Ep.13: Dr. David Murray

Today I’m in the room with Dr. David Murray - He is the pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church and the Professor of Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He’s a written a fascinating and helpful new book called, “The Happy Christian: Ten Ways to Be a Joyful Believer in a Gloomy World.”

In our conversation we discuss the unfortunate stigma surrounding mental health in the church, why our minds matter so much in the pursuit of happiness, and how we can live optimistic lives without losing a realistic grasp on the world we live in.

Buy The Happy Christian on Amazon.

Connect with Dr. Murray on his BLOG and TWITTER.