Church & Culture Audio Podcast
Episode 21: Steve Jeffery
How a Church Grows • December 12, 2019 • Steve Jeffery
Pastor Steve Jeffery, with Emmanuel North London Church in the U.K., recently spoke with us about how his church's congregation has grown, both in number and cultural diversity over the last 10 years. Pastor Jeffery is one of three ministers who will speak at the Christendom Lectures at Church of the Redeemer in West Monroe, Louisiana. You can find out more about the lecture series at christendomlectures.org Braden Smith hosted this episode of Redeemer Talk.
Special Episode: BACH to Thankfulness
"Arguably the greatest composer to have lived did not start from scratch" • November 27, 2019 • Jarrod Richey
In this special Thanksgiving edition of Redeemer Talk, Jarrod Richey uses one of the most well-known hymns of this season of the year to highlight the often forgotten trait of thankfulness in church music and culture. Hear excerpts from J.S. Bach's Cantata 192, 79, and Mendelssohn's Symphony 5 fourth movement.
Episode 18: Save the Swayze
Seeking the Peace of Monroe • October 17, 2019 • Troy Lizenby
In this episode, Troy Lizenby gives a preview of what to expect from an upcoming project to restore the Swayze Natatorium Historic Building at Forsythe Park in Monroe. Lizenby has spearheaded the restoration project, known as Save the Swayze, which will be held Friday, Oct. 18, in conjunction with Geneva Academy's Big Serve fundraiser. As part of Geneva Academy's Big Serve fundraiser, you can sponsor a student or support the K-12 classical education school by contributing online at www.genevaclassical.org/big serve 100% of all contributions to the Big Serve will support student scholarships and help provide tuition assistance for families seeking a classical Christian education for their children. The Save the Swayze project will be completed through volunteer labor as well as through the support of local businesses and groups.
Episode 17: Christendom Lectures
Previewing the Christendom Lectures • October 3, 2019 • Steve Wilkins
In this episode, Pastor Steve Wilkins provides a preview of what to expect from the Christendom Lectures scheduled for Jan. 6-8. Pastors C.R. Wiley, Rich Lusk, and Steve Jeffery will be giving lectures about how the Church should respond to suffering and persecution. You register or find out more at www.christendomlectures.org
Episode 16: Deacon James
Striving in Sports, Life, Faith • September 20, 2019 • Deacon James
In this episode, Deacon James speaks to us about his love of sports and how it prepares us for striving in our lives and faith. He also tackles the relationship between athletics and academics as well as his passion for wrestling.
Episode 15: Terry Williams & Robert McBroom
September 5, 2019 • Terry Williams & Robert McBroom
Terry McBroom Williams and our own elder, Robert McBroom talked about The City of Faith Ministry. City of Faith was originally founded as an opportunity for outreach to a forgotten demographic, prisoners.
Episode 14: Elisabeth Brown
Contented Life as a Single Person • August 22, 2019 • Elisabeth Brown
Elisabeth Brown recently sat down with us at Church of the Redeemer in West Monroe to talk about a book she has been writing to encourage single people, especially single women, whose friends are getting married and having children, and how to find contentment and continue to mature in faith.
Episode 12: Pastor Uri Brito
Ruth Through New Eyes • July 25, 2019 • Uri Brito
Pastor Uri Brito, of Providence Church in Pensacola, Florida, speaks with us about a commentary on the book of Ruth that was recently published in the Through New Eyes Bible Commentary Series from Athanasius Press in West Monroe. Pastor Brito co-wrote the commentary with Pastor Rich Lusk, of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The commentary can be found for purchase online at www.athanasiuspress.org
Episode 10: Phyllis Brode, R.N.
Culture of Care • June 27, 2019 • Phyllis Brode
Phyllis Brode, R.N., one of our members here at Church of the Redeemer, shares some stories from her 38-year career as a dialysis nurse as well as some insights into the challenges facing patients and the health care industry in general, provoking us to visit the sick and tend to the suffering in our midst.
Episode 9: DeSiard Street Shelter
The Mission of the Shelter: Being Salt and Light to the Homeless • June 13, 2019 • Dan Nash, Troy Lizenby
Troy Lizenby and Dan Nash who are on the board for the DeSiard Street Shelter sat down with us to discuss the mission of the shelter and how we can be salt and light to the homeless in our community.
Episode 8: Pastor Steve Wilkins
A Hospitable Home Speaks Louder than Words • May 30, 2019 • Steve Wilkins
Pastor Steve Wilkins sat down with us and talked about some practical advice on hospitality to strangers and to the brethren, and what it looks like to demonstrate true hospitality to those around us.