I (Jonny) remember when I was a kid, my dad would come home from work, change his clothes, sit in his recliner, and turn on "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings." I didn't always understand all the news flashing on the screen in front of me, but I do remember that most of the time, the news wasn't good.
Most of my life was pretty sheltered, but for a half hour every weeknight, there was a window into the whole world of trouble, and I remember that even as a kid, that whole world of trouble made me feel afraid.
Today, those memories seem quaint. It's no longer a half hour a day, five days a week. It's 24/7. Between cable news and social media, we're inundated with bad news CONSTANTLY, and even though we're not kids anymore we can be gripped with fear. Fear of the world around us. Fear of what will happen to us. Fear of the unknown.
Often, the people we minister to today are gripped with fear.
On today's podcast, we're joined by Ray Hollenbach who brings us a message of hope in fearful times. How can we as pastors be people marked by hope? How can we pass that hope along to others? Ray has great insight for pastors to navigate the waters of fear and be purveyors of hope.
For more with Ray head back to Episode 201 and Episode 195 or head over to his website. Ray does coaching and seminars are we're confident that you would be encouraged by his presence in your life and the life of your church!
As always, we'd love to hear from you ESPECIALLY if you're going to be at the Missio Alliance Awakening gathering in April!
Until next week,
Jonny (and Jeff)
Check out Ray's book: Deeper Grace!
Check out Ray's website here!
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