A Left Behind Church

Podcast_Art3Welcome to the weekly podcast of “My Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast of our weekly radio program is your opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues.  We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”  – John Wesley

This Week’s Program Notes

Studio_ShotWelcome to another weekly “Radio Roundtable.” Our Roundtables air on Saturday mornings at 10:00AM on the 5 stations of the American Christian Network.  Find our full program schedule here!   All of our programs are also available as a FREE podcast subscription through  iTunes. This week’s Roundtable features host Maurice Smith and Rick Haffner, Pastor of Open Heart Chapel in Spokane. Together we discuss frequently offered reasons why Christians and Churches should limit their good deeds and service efforts to those within the Church. Maurice and Rick respond to real objections and then suggest that, unless the Church embraces its call to serve the greater community, the Church may find itself “left behind” by our Postmodern culture.

Here’s a link to the NBC News Story on the “Hashtag Lunchbag” movement which Maurice mentioned on the program. 

On Next  Week’s Roundtable

Next week’s roundtable will focus on the issue of Teen Homelessness with a Roundtable of people actively working with homeless teens.

Women In Crisis – Part 1

Podcast_Art3Welcome to the weekly podcast of “My Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast of our weekly radio program is your opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues.  We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”  – John Wesley

This Week’s Program Notes

Studio_ShotWelcome to another weekly “Radio Roundtable.” Our Roundtables air on Saturday mornings at 10:00AM on the 5 stations of the American Christian Network.  Find our full program schedule here!   All of our programs are also available as a FREE podcast subscription through  iTunes. This week’s Roundtable is the first of several planned Roundtables on Women’s Issues. We are entitling this series, “Women In Crisis.” Today’s program is Part 1 of that series. Today’s Roundtable features my interveiw with four individuals who are actively involved in serving Women in crisis in the Spokane area. Rich Schaus is Director of the Union Gospel Mission’s Women’s Crisis Shelter; Jan Bowes Martinez is the Founder of Christ Kitchen; Stephy Nobles-Beans is the Founder and Director of Fields of Diamonds House of Blessings, and Ginger Johnson is Associate Director of Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services (A.R.M.S.) 

On Next  Week’s Roundtable

Join us then!

Equipping To Serve

Podcast_Art3Welcome to the weekly podcast of “My Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast of our weekly radio program is your opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues.  We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”  – John Wesley

This Week’s Program Notes

20150121_145957Welcome to another weekly “Radio Roundtable.” Our Roundtables air on Saturday mornings at 10:00AM on the 5 stations of the American Christian Network.  Find our full program schedule here!  This week’s Roundtable is our Pastor’s Roundtable and is entitled “Equipping To Serve.” It features an interveiw with three local Spokane area pastors who lead by example when it comes to both equipping and serving.  Bill Dropko, Pastor of Greenacres Christian Fellowship on Barker Road, Jack Wood Pastor of Northwest Bible Church of Mead, and Ian Robertson, Former Pastor of Valley Church of the Nazarene and currently with the Christian Service Teams and the Inland Northwest Fuller Center For Housing.

 

 

On Next  Week’s Roundtable

Next week’s Roundtable will be a “Women’s Roundtable” featuring people working with women emerging from poverty, homelessness, domestic violence and human trafficking in our community. They’ll be joining me at the table for a wide-ranging discussion concerning the importance of serving “the least of these” throughout our community. Join us then!

Give Me Shelter

Podcast_Art3Welcome to the weekly podcast of “My Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast of our weekly radio program is your opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues.  We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”  – John Wesley

This Week’s Program Notes

Welcome to another weekly “Radio Roundtable.” Our Roundtables air on Saturday mornings at 10:00AM on the 5 stations of the American Christian Network.  Find our full program schedule here!  This week’s Roundtable is entitled “Give Me Shelter” and features an interveiw with Directors of local area homeless shelters including Rusty Barnett from VOA-Hope House (women), John Robertson from VOA-Crosswalk (teens) and Rich Schaus from UGM Women’s Crisis Shelter.  . 

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On Next  Week’s Roundtable

Next week’s Roundtable will be a “Pastor’s Roundtable” featuring local area pastors who are involved in serving those in need throughout our community. They’ll be joining me at the table for a wide-ranging discussion concerning the importance of serving “the least of these” throughout our community. Join us then!

In The Studio

20150114_090628[1]Wednesday is production day for our weekly radio program. Working on scripts in the morning over good coffee. Afternoon studio session. An hour of studio recording for a Roundtable is followed by two hours of “post-production” work, doing digital editing, adding music, getting the whole thing together within a specific time format of 57minutes and 45 seconds (:57:45). Recorded a great Roundtable featuring directors of local area homeless shelters; Rusty Barnett from VOA-Hope House (women), John Robertson from VOA-Crosswalk (teens) and Rich Schaus from UGM Women’s Crisis Shelter. Great people with lots of experience in these challenging areas of ministry to “the least of these.” Hear the whole interview Saturday morning a 10:00AM on KTW (630AM).