Gospel Points – Questions on Depression

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This week on the Gospel Points podcast we continue our look into the issue of Christians and depression. Our latest installment features an interview with Pastor Chris Brauns of the Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley, IL. The interview took place a few years back as a follow-up to a message Pastor Chris preached during a chapel time at Rock County Christian School. So listen in and hear answers to such questions as, is depression a spiritual or medical issue? Is depression a sin? What are the causes of depression? What is the spiritual condition of those who take their own life?

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Gospel Points – Christians Get Depressed Too

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This week begins our next series on the Gospel Points Podcast, Christians and Depression. For this first installment we will hear from Dr. David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Murray is also the author of Christians Get Depressed Too. Listen in as Dr. Murray shares with us a little bit about his wife’s struggles and then gets into depression’s symptoms and causes along with some practical helps.

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Gospel Points – Tom Hoefling for President, Part 2

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Our look into the 2016 presidential election continues with our second and final segment with Tom Hoefling of America’s Party. Last week we spoke mostly about Tom’s passion to defend the rights of the unborn. This week we learn more about America’s Party and the differences between it and the Constitution Party. We also chat about Christianity’s relationship to our American concept of freedom and the so-called faith of Donald Trump. Don’t worry, of course we had to ask, is a vote for Tom Hoefling really a vote for Hillary Clinton?

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Gospel Points – Tom Hoefling for President, Part 1

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This week we are joined by Tom Hoefling as we continue our look into the 2016 presidential race. Mr. Hoefling is the America’s Party candidate and on the ballot in several key states. While the scope of our interview runs the gamut of different issues, it’s clear that this candidate’s passion is to defend the rights of the unborn. This is not merely a political issue in his mind. So, in this first segment we focus on the issue of abortion and the fight to uphold life. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this episode. Tom’s heart for this is inspirational and hopefully contagious.

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Gospel Points – Darrell Castle Answers Your Questions

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This week we are again joined by Constitution Party Presidential nominee Darrell Castle. This Week Mr. Castle answers questions that you, our listeners, sent in ahead of time. So listen in to the hear where he stands on Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, mandatory vaccinations, a possible Constitutional Convention, how Christian values can be enforced on non-believers and many other questions. If you are a #neverTrump voter like me, you won’t want to miss this episode!

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Gospel Points – Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party, Part 1

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For the first time ever, a presidential candidate appears on the Gospel Points podcast!  Many Evangelicals find themselves searching for third party alternatives this election season as voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump seems unthinkable.  This week we are joined by Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party candidate for President.  In this first segment Mr. Castle and I discuss important issues such as abortion, gay marriage and the role theology plays in one’s political philosophy.

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Gospel Points – The Pastor and His Health

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On this episode of Gospel Points we talk about a very unpopular topic – the pastor and his health.  Often times we joke about church potlucks and eating being a crucial aspect of fellowship, but all of this ignores the reality that health is an important issue and gluttony is an actual sin. It also ignores that fact that a pastor’s health does have an impact on his ministry.  It is not something we enjoy talking about, especially overweight people like me! To talk about this Pastor Brian McLaughlin (Pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church in Decatur, AL) joins us once again.  Brian shares his story of his weight loss and gain along with the health struggles that go along with it.  We also chat about how the church can help promote good health.  Learn more of Brian’s passion at www.teamliberate.net.

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