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Biblical Courage with Paul Horrocks

Biblical Courage with Paul Horrocks

By Paul Horrocks

Paul brings you inspirational stories of the incredible courage of Christians around the world today and throughout history. Christians have led the way in promoting justice and human flourishing for more than two-thousand years. Join Paul as he examines their courage and sacrifice. Learn more at www.biblicalcourage.com.
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#024 – Mary Vought – Protecting Disabled Children from Discrimination
#024 – Mary Vought – Protecting Disabled Children from Discrimination
Mary Vought tells us her story of speaking up for her child with Cystic Fibrosis and advocating to end discrimination against people with disabilities. Mary G. Vought is the President and Founder of Vought Strategies and the Executive Director of the Senate Conservatives Fund in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) as his communications director and then senior advisor. She also worked in the U.S. House for several Members of Congress, including serving on the House leadership staff for then-Representative Mike Pence (Indiana). Mary has had several pieces on the topics of disability and health published in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Post. Mary has been a strong advocate for those with cystic fibrosis like her youngest daughter. Vought has a bachelor's degree in communications and one in political science from Vanguard University in Southern California. Some recent articles by Mary are below: https://nypost.com/2020/03/17/dont-let-bureaucrats-block-insurance-for-our-cystic-fibrosis-kids/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-bidens-choice-on-religious-freedom-11611875660 To read more articles by Mary visit: https://wiseintro.co/maryvought Follow Mary on Twitter: @MaryVought To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
29:41
March 28, 2022
#023 – Andy Woodard – Planting a church in a hostile culture
#023 – Andy Woodard – Planting a church in a hostile culture
Andy Woodard is the pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Manhattan. He tells us his story of coming to serve the city at a food pantry and later planting his own church with just three people. He discusses the challenges of making disciples in a hostile culture. You can follow Andy on Twitter @AndrewNWoodard To learn more about Providence Reformed Baptist Church, visit www.pbc.nyc To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
47:05
March 07, 2022
#22 - Nasser al’Qahtani – Choosing Jesus Over Family and Country
#22 - Nasser al’Qahtani – Choosing Jesus Over Family and Country
Nasser al’Qahtani spent the first twenty years of his life following Islam, but in August of 1996, after two years of prayer from thousands of Christians, the Lord God gave him a vision of Christ crucified that broke his heart and changed his life. Ever since that day, he’s been following Jesus all over the world, making disciples by immersing them in the character and nature of the triune God of the Bible through teaching, preaching and, most importantly, modeling this new Spirit-filled life we have been given in Yeshua (Jesus), our Messiah and Savior. To learn more and watch videos of Nasser’s ministry, visit comeandsee.church To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
53:30
February 10, 2022
#21 - Emily Prins - Caring for Pregnant Women in the Bronx
#21 - Emily Prins - Caring for Pregnant Women in the Bronx
Emily Prins is the Founder and Executive Director of Expect Hope, a home for pregnant women in the Bronx, NYC. Emily tells us her story of launching Expect Hope and some of the success stories. To learn more about Expect Hope visit: www.expecthope.org A video on Expect Hope’s mission is below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMYAfnr0_lA Testimonies from Expect Hope residents are below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spTD5VNaXmw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z99DMAwZig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjKKtVRx45o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th3vlIrzOEk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI_RZAFDhPs To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
34:36
January 22, 2022
#020 - Don Weiss and Tyler Parker - Making Disciples at Harvard
#020 - Don Weiss and Tyler Parker - Making Disciples at Harvard
Don Weiss and Tyler Parker of Christian Union talk about the challenges of leading a Christian ministry on a university campus. To learn more about Christian Union visit: https://www.christianunion.org/ To learn more about Harvard College Faith and Action visit: http://www.harvardfaithandaction.org/ You can read Tyler Parker’s article in the Harvard Crimson here: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/28/parker-love-from-inside/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
55:27
January 06, 2022
#018 - Mike Grubb - Hellfighters Motorcycle Ministry
#018 - Mike Grubb - Hellfighters Motorcycle Ministry
Mike Grubb is National President at Hellfighters International. To learn more about Hellfighters or support their ministry visit: https://hellfighters.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/hellfightersinternational To learn more about Mission at the Cross visit: http://missionatthecross.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/Missionlaurel Eddie Parker - 850-619-7775 To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
46:57
December 24, 2021
#019 - Chris Hughes - Citizens for America Foundation
#019 - Chris Hughes - Citizens for America Foundation
The Citizens for America Foundation, Inc. (CFA) is a non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances biblical principles and Christian values in the national culture by training, organizing, mobilizing, and equipping leaders to display a biblical worldview. CFA serves as an advocate for Christian conservative principles such as the sanctity of human life, traditional family values, limited government, free economic enterprise, support for the nation of Israel, and a strong national defense. CFA serves as one of the nation’s most effective advocacy and grassroots public policy organizations. To learn more about Citizens for America Foundation visit: https://www.citizensforamericafoundation.com/ To listen to Chris’ podcast visit: https://www.truthnetwork.com/ondemand/the-christian-perspective-chris-hughes/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
38:33
December 11, 2021
#017 - Tony Miltenberger - Challenging Other Christians
#017 - Tony Miltenberger - Challenging Other Christians
Tony Miltenberger is a pastor and host of the Reclamation podcast. He also the Director of Leadership and Discipleship for Spirit and Truth. To listen to the Reclamation podcast visit: https://www.twmilt.com/podcast or reclamationpodcast.com Follow Tony on Instagram @twmilt You can purchase Tony’s book UnBreakable here: https://www.amazon.com/UnBreakable-Forging-Marriage-Contentment-Delight/dp/142678435X To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
36:03
November 11, 2021
#016 – Aaron Renn – The Masculinist – How to have courage and wisdom
#016 – Aaron Renn – The Masculinist – How to have courage and wisdom
Aaron M. Renn is an opinion-leading urban analyst, consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help America’s cities and people thrive and find real success in the 21st century. He focuses on urban, economic development, and infrastructure policy in the greater American Midwest. He also regularly contributes to and is cited by national and global media outlets. He is a columnist for Governing magazine and his work has appeared in the The Guardian (UK), The New York Times, and The Washington Post, along with many others. Renn was a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute from 2015-2019 and is a Contributing Editor at its quarterly magazine City Journal. Prior to his work in public policy, Renn had 15 year business career in management and technology consulting, where he was a partner at Accenture. He also founded the urban data analytics software platform Telestrian, which continues to underpin his work on cities. To sign up for Aaron’s newsletters or hear his podcasts visit, https://themasculinist.com/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
38:40
October 07, 2021
#015 - Dave Warn - Challenging our Nation with Forerunners of America
#015 - Dave Warn - Challenging our Nation with Forerunners of America
Forerunners’ founder, Dave Warn, felt a burden for America shortly after coming to faith in Christ as a college student in 1983. But it was in July 2011, while at a prayer retreat, that his burden went much deeper. During this getaway, the Lord touched Dave in a life-changing way, impressing upon him that our nation had “crossed a line,” meaning that national judgment and a national humbling would likely come upon America. While still processing these sobering possibilities, God stirred Dave with the hope that He would move powerfully again and potentially reap a massive harvest in America—meaning that people would turn to the Lord on a scale we may have never before seen. Capturing both the ideas of a coming national shaking and an extensive spiritual awakening—Forerunners of America was launched on September 4, 2014 with the heartbeat of warning the nation and of helping people respond in faith. To learn more about Forerunners of America, visit https://forerunnersofamerica.com/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
36:06
October 02, 2021
#014 – Pastor Dimas Salaberrios – Fighting for Religious Freedom
#014 – Pastor Dimas Salaberrios – Fighting for Religious Freedom
Pastor Dimas Salaberrios is a faith leader, justice advocate, film producer, activist and author. He is the former founder and pastor of Infinity Bible Church, which he founded in the notorious Bronx River Housing Projects—located in the poorest congressional district in the United States of America. As President Emeritus of the non-profit, Concerts of Prayer Greater New York, he led the largest prayer movement in the Tri-State area across 5,000 diverse churches and denominations. As an activist and philanthropist, Pastor Dimas has personally been on the frontlines of the earthquakes in Haiti, Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the shootings in Saint Paul, Dallas, Charleston and Paris, and the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis and New York City. You can find the link to the book Street God here. To learn more about the film “Chicago America’s Hidden War” visit https://chicagoshiddenwar.com/ To learn more about Pastor Dimas Salaberrios’ ministry, visit http://thedynamiclifeministry.com/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
29:07
September 25, 2021
#013 - Dr. Lee Brand - The Courage of John the Baptist
#013 - Dr. Lee Brand - The Courage of John the Baptist
Dr. Lee Brand is Vice President and Dean of the Seminary, Chairman, and Professor of the Department of Practical Theology at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Lee discusses the courage of John the Baptist and what Christians can learn from him. Dr. Lee Brand Jr. grew up in Nettleton, Mississippi. He received the call to preach and preached his first sermon at Good Hope M.B. Church in Shannon, Mississippi, just prior to graduating high school in 1997. After earning his Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University, Dr. Brand then went on to earn his Master of Divinity at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as Senior Pastor of Beth-el Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville from 2002-2019, overseeing much of its growth and ministry development, including campus outreach at Mississippi State and missions partnerships in the Philippines and Uganda. Dr. Brand has worked in convention positions with the Northeast Mississippi Baptist Congress and the Whitefield District Association. He has also served his community. In 2010 he was appointed to the Starkville School District Board of Trustees and was selected as a chaplain for the Starkville Police Department. In December of 2013 Dr. Brand earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Mid-America with a concentration in Practical Theology and minors in Theology and New Testament. His teaching experience includes an adjunct professorship at East Mississippi Community College and assistant instructor at the Starkville Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Brand was blessed to marry his beautiful wife Tiffany in 2003. They have five wonderful children: Tre’, Megan, Avery, Micah, and Matthew. To learn more about attending Mid-America or support the seminary, visit mabts.edu. To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
29:56
September 16, 2021
#012 - Kristin Brown - Promoting Christian Values in Public Policy
#012 - Kristin Brown - Promoting Christian Values in Public Policy
Kristin Brown is a Southern California native who has made her home in the Metro DC area since college. When Kristin and Scott got married at Cherrydale in 2013, little did she know that God had planned an opportunity to use her passion for communications and ministry in a role here at Cherrydale. Prior to joining the staff as Communications Director/Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Kristin served as a ministry intern at Cherrydale, working in the area of women’s ministry. Kristin has more than twenty years of communications experience in the Christian non-profit arena, serving most recently as vice president of communications at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. She also served in the pro-life movement, as vice president of communications for Care Net, an organization supporting the gospel-centered work of pregnancy centers, and as media director for Family Research Council, a public policy organization in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University, where she first trusted Christ as her Savior and Lord. Kristin is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and dreams of writing a book someday. To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
40:11
September 08, 2021
#011 - Ali Talsa - Building a TV Network to Reach North Africa
#011 - Ali Talsa - Building a TV Network to Reach North Africa
Ali Talsa started a TV network to share the Gospel with the people of North Africa. He’s also planted churches in North Africa. He shares his journey and the risks he’s taken including his arrest and miraculous release when he went home to Algeria. To support Ali, you can visit the sites below. Station Resource Group - https://srg.org/ Build International - https://build.org/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
43:27
September 03, 2021
#010 - Lindsay - Reaching South Asians in London
#010 - Lindsay - Reaching South Asians in London
Lindsay works in London sharing the gospel with people from South Asia. In a city of 9 million, more than 1 million people are from South Asia and many of them have never heard the gospel. If you would like to explore a short-term trip to London to work with Lindsay or support her ministry, please fill out the contact form at biblicalcourage.com and ask to be connected to Lindsay of London. To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
34:51
August 25, 2021
#009 - Eric Bass - Serving God in Saudi Arabia
#009 - Eric Bass - Serving God in Saudi Arabia
Eric Bass is a cross-cultural worker in Saudi Arabia. He, his wife and his kids have lived and worked there for ten years. Eric shares his story of living and working among people who’ve never heard the Gospel. If you would like to support Eric’s ministry, go to https://allegrosolutions.org/give/. Choose “Donate” and then put “Gospel2Arabia.001” as the “Account Designation Code.” If you would like to explore a short-term trip to Saudi Arabia to work with Eric, please fill out the contact form at biblicalcourage.com and ask to be connected to Eric Bass. To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
38:06
August 04, 2021
#008 - Robert Lane - Planting Churches in Africa
#008 - Robert Lane - Planting Churches in Africa
Robert Lane is a missionary and church planter with the International Missions Board of the Great Commission Baptists. He and his wife have planted churches in Uganda, South Sudan and Chad. To learn more about the International Missions Board or support their ministry, visit: https://www.imb.org/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
50:03
July 21, 2021
#007 - Peter - Higher Ground
#007 - Peter - Higher Ground
Peter from Higher Ground gives us an overview of his discipleship ministry to people who have unwanted same-sex attraction. To learn more about Higher Ground, visit: https://www.higherground.nyc/ To sign up for our newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
26:45
July 16, 2021
#006 - Dr. Chuck Hetzler - The Courage of Abraham
#006 - Dr. Chuck Hetzler - The Courage of Abraham
Dr. Chuck Hetzler is the Director of Christian Union’s Day & Night ministry. He has a Ph.D. in New Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously led churches in Illinois and New York and worked as a Ministry Fellow for Christian Union on Princeton’s campus. He gave us an overview of the courage of Abraham. To learn more about Day and Night or support their ministry, visit: https://www.dayandnight.org/ To learn more about Christian Union or support their ministry, visit: https://www.christianunion.org/ To sign up for our newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
33:27
July 07, 2021
#005 - Jack Robert and Bob Hall - Bronx Household of Faith
#005 - Jack Robert and Bob Hall - Bronx Household of Faith
Jack Roberts and Bob Hall tell their story of moving into an underserved community in the Bronx in the early 1970s to launch the Bronx Household of Faith. These two heroes of the faith put their own goals and dreams aside to serve others. To learn more about The Bronx Household of Faith or support their ministry, visit: https://www.bhof.org/ To sign up for the Biblical Courage newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
49:34
July 01, 2021
#004 - Lesly Jules - Hope International
#004 - Lesly Jules - Hope International
Lesly Jules is the director of Hope International’s savings group programs in Haiti. Lesly has master’s degree in entrepreneurship and a Ph.D. in leadership & mastery of change. He is also the principal author of three management books including his latest, which is a handbook for church management. To learn more about Hope International or support their ministry, visit: https://www.hopeinternational.org/ To sign up for our newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
26:28
June 23, 2021
#003 - Matt Bennett - Founding Christian Union
#003 - Matt Bennett - Founding Christian Union
Matt Bennett is founder and CEO of Christian Union, a Christian leadership development organization with the mission to bring sweeping spiritual and cultural transformation to our nation and the world by developing and networking Christian leaders to make an impact for Christ. Christian Union focuses its activity on America's most influential universities and on professionals in the nation's key cities. To learn more about Christian Union or support their ministry, visit: https://www.christianunion.org/ To learn more about Day and Night, visit: https://www.dayandnight.org/ To learn more about Monk Fruit, visit: https://foodinsight.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-monk-fruit-sweeteners/ To sign up for our newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
33:45
June 17, 2021
#002 - Andrew Vuksic - From Wall Street to the Mission Field
#002 - Andrew Vuksic - From Wall Street to the Mission Field
Andrew Vuksic shares his story of going from Wall Street to the mission field in Croatia where he built a ministry to the Roma people. Andrew is the President and Founder of Gospel on the Go as well as Pastor of the Lighthouse of Life churches in both Deerfield Beach, Florida and Zagreb, Croatia. To learn more about Gospel on the Go or support their ministry, visit: https://gospelonthego.com/ To sign up for our newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
43:48
June 10, 2021
#001 - Joel DeHart - Kidnapped in Afghanistan
#001 - Joel DeHart - Kidnapped in Afghanistan
Joel DeHart tells his story of being kidnapped by a warlord while serving as a translator on a Christian animal health project in Afghanistan. Joel was born in Pakistan where his parents were missionaries. He returned to Pakistan to work in Afghan refugee camps, which led to teaching English. Joel and his wife Margaret later spent many years as NGO workers in Afghanistan. They currently work with Interserve in Canada.  To learn more about Joel and Margaret's work or support them, visit: https://interservecanada.org/ To sign up for our newsletter or support the podcast, visit: https://biblicalcourage.com/
32:54
June 02, 2021
Introduction the Biblical Courage Podcast
Introduction the Biblical Courage Podcast
This is the inaugural episode of the Biblical Courage podcast. I’ll give a short overview of why I created the podcast; explain the format and preview what you can expect in upcoming episodes. The podcast will focus have three types of episodes: 1. Profiles of people in the Bible who had courage. 2. Historical and current day people who need courage of Biblical proportion to follow Jesus. 3. Discussion of how we can use Biblical principles to have courage today. Please join me as I share these inspirational stories of courage.
09:59
April 18, 2021