Category Archives: Preaching the Gospel

Gospel Rant #134: Why We Feel Shame Around the Holidays?

Holidays and family gatherings can be amazing–but they can also be awkward, difficult and even toxic. Is there anything that we can do? Sure. Check it out.

Can the Forgiving Path really help me forgive that deeply entrenched wound? Yep!

Here is a running average of results from participants of the Forgiving Path for 2019 year to date. It describes the results of changes of four scientific forgiving metrics according to the self-reported before and after Forgiving Path survey. The Gospel is very powerful and is all about forgiving. Age range of participants is from […]

Alert!

Dropout rate from churches of young adults with a Christian Background has increased from 59% in 2011 up to an alarming 64% in 2019 per Barna. It is time to re-evaluate how churches are communicating the Gospel. Check out Dr. Bill Senyard’s Gospel Rant podcast, “Is your church Guilt-innocence or Honor-Shame?” on Spreaker , https://www.spreaker.com/show/gospel-rant […]

Are You Leaving It All The Court, Christian?

Church Historian Professor at Gordon-Conwell, Richard Lovelace argues in his book, The Dynamics of Spiritual Life: “Only a fraction of the present body of professing Christians are solidly appropriating the justifying work of Christ in their lives.  Many have so light an apprehension of God’s holiness and of the extent and guilt of their sin […]

Gospel Rant Podcast 115: Shame and Evangelism

So how do all of these podcasts on shame help us with reaching the world for Christ? It all seems so negative. I had a friend who was a missionary to the Palestinians for years. He learned that the best way to get a dialogue going that didn’t offend or cause the person to click […]

“Shame Meter: Best Picture Nominated Films- The Green Book & Blackkklansman

What can these two Best Picture Nominated films tell us about our shame and what shame can do to a culture? You just might be surprised. We will bring out our Shame Meter and see what it says.

Shame Meter: Best Picture Nominated Films- A Star Is Born

What is the connection between shame and addiction? More than you might suspect. Check out this podcast about shame in Oscar Nominated Movie, A Star is Born.