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A Far Green Country

A Far Green Country

By Dale Tedder
What does it mean to live and die well? How can we fully live the life for which we have been created, redeemed, and called to live?

This podcast will explore those trustworthy guides who have come before us who have left wisdom and signposts for the journey of life. We will look at themes such as the heart’s deepest longing, true meaning and purpose, and how we can experience fullness and joy in this life, even as we look forward to eternal joy and rest in the unveiled presence of God in the next.
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Kingdom Reformation
On today’s podcast I will be talking about the kingdom of God and what it means to have reformation and revival in the life of an individual, a church, and ultimately, the world.
February 09, 2022
Advent Devotional: Day 4
Join me in this devotion for the fourth day of this advent season. Today’s devotion presents us with a showdown between Jesus and the religious leaders of his day and how he dealt with the question of authority.
December 01, 2021
Advent Devotional: Day 3
What do you want from Jesus? Why are you following him? That is the question Jesus asked his first disciples. It’s a question he still asks us today. Check out this devotional for the third day of advent.
November 30, 2021
Advent Devotional: Day 2
This advent season we are working through a series of devotionals for each day of this special season, as we prepare to celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
November 29, 2021
Advent Devotional: Day 1
This is the first advent devotional of 2021. I’ll be sharing a devotional each day as we move through advent and prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ at Christmas. Please join me for the journey.
November 28, 2021
The World or the Word?
In today’s podcast we’re going to take a look at the differences between worldly wisdom and wisdom that comes from God. And will learn how to discern between the two and how we can put the godly wisdom that we find in scripture into practice in our lives.
October 26, 2021
The Right Side of Truth
It’s popular today to talk about being on the right side of history. But what does Jesus say about that? It seems he’s much more concerned about being on the right side of truth. And he also let us know that when we were on the right side of truth we are therefore on the right side of Jesus. That’s what we’ll be talking about in today’s devotional podcast, the right side of truth. Come join us.
September 28, 2021
Longing for Home
Today’s episode looks at the deepest longings of our hearts. Christians believe that God has placed eternity in our hearts and nothing else in this world but God himself can really satisfy that desire.
September 21, 2021
Your Personal Rule of Life
In today’s podcast we are going to take a look at what it means to craft your personal rule of life. What is a rule of life? What is it not? How can having one serve you in growing in your relationship with Christ and all the other aspects of your life and faith? Today’s podcast is a brief introduction on the value of crafting your own personal rule of life. Enjoy!
August 25, 2021
What is Truth?
In today’s podcast we take a look at the nature of truth and what it means in relationship to Jesus Christ and his claims about himself. Pilate asked Jesus, “what is truth,” as the very incarnation of truth was standing right before him. Check out today’s podcast and learn more about why this is such an important topic
August 17, 2021
The Supremacy of Jesus
In this episode we take a look at the power and authority Jesus had over evil spirits and how that gives us an example of the real identity of Jesus Christ. He was more than a man and more than a profit but he was the holy one of God. This is a great story about a showdown between Jesus and an evil spirit and gives us a wonderful illustration of the supremacy of Jesus.
July 27, 2021
The Anchor of Our Souls
I was so excited to share this podcast with you today because I just got back from my renewal leave and had a lot of energy to share some really encouraging words with you today. So in addition to the main content which deals with HOPE, I also had a chance to share with you a new website at the end of the podcast as well as letting you hear some good words that come to us from Psalm 16:11, so I hope you’ll listen to this podcast today and be blessed by it Thanks so much for checking it out.
July 20, 2021
The Pursuit of God
This episode is about what it means to long for God and the different experiences we have when we’re walking closely with him and when we are not. Is it possible to desire God in both contexts?
May 26, 2021
Wisdom in the Midst of Trials
In this episode we are going to be looking at the wisdom of having an eternal perspective to help us persevere through the trials of life.
May 19, 2021
Disciple Your Children
In this episode I’m offering a little encouragement to moms and dads who are trying their best to raise their children in the Christian faith. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but our call to this joyful task is clear. Join me as we talk about what it means to help our children grow in the Christian faith.
May 13, 2021
Obeying the Spirit
As we move toward Pentecost we’re going to begin thinking about the Holy Spirit and what it means to listen for the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life and what it means to obey.
May 04, 2021
Advancing the Gospel
In my Bible study we took a look at Philippians 1:12-18 and learned how the apostle Paul rejoiced that the gospel was being advanced, even while he was in prison. So a couple of the questions we looked at are, what is the gospel and what does it mean to advance it.
April 26, 2021
From Discouraged to Encouraged
This podcast is a Bible study on John 21, about Jesus reinstating Peter and our need to be encouraged. Trying something new with this podcast.
April 24, 2021
For God So Loved
What does it mean to say God loves us? What does it mean to say God is a God of love? Does it make any difference in your life to know God loves you? Should it? These are some of the questions I’ll be discussing in today’s podcast. Welcome along.
April 08, 2021
Don’t Rush to Easter Just Yet
Before we can get to a crown we have to go through a cross. Jesus is our king but on his way to his enthronement he was first a suffering servant. Before there’s Easter Sunday, we go through betrayal, sacrificial loving service, and a cross. Let’s not rush to Easter just yet.
April 01, 2021
Holy Wednesday: The Glorious Harmony of Scripture
Today is Holy Wednesday and I’m going to share a brief devotion on the glorious harmony of scripture that we find running throughout the Bible. Some refer to it as a scarlet thread of redemption that runs from Genesis to Revelation. So join me on the podcast today as we prepare for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
March 31, 2021
Holy Tuesday
Today on this Holy Tuesday we are reflecting on what it means to finish well. As we walk with Jesus toward the cross we reflect on the goodness of God and his faithfulness to us and his amazing grace that sustains and empowers us to finish a life of faith well.
March 30, 2021
Holy Monday 2021
Based on the devotional service that we have at our church during holy week, this podcast shares some scripture, affirmations of faith, prayer, and a few extra tidbits to help you reflect during this holy week as we look toward the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
March 29, 2021
Daily Surrenders
Nobody wakes up in the morning planning to fail or sin in some spectacular fashion. Instead, it usually happens through those seemingly small daily surrenders that we’re barely paying attention to. And so on today’s podcast we’re going to look at those temptations that sneak up on us and think about how we can fight them with the power God gives us.
February 18, 2021
Ash Wednesday Reflections
Today’s podcast has scripture, prayer, and some other things to help us prepare for the Lenten season as we begin on this Ash Wednesday.
February 17, 2021
Jesus the Way and a Lenten Idea
Today’s podcast briefly looks at what it means to call Jesus, the Way. I also share an idea I have for the Lenten season. Come and join me.
February 16, 2021
Happy Valentine’ Day!!
Sharing a few thoughts on what the love of God looks like and how it should inform the lives of those who follow Jesus. Happy Valentine’s Day.
February 14, 2021
Coming Up in 2021
A “welcome back” for 2021 on the podcast. Sharing some thoughts and hopes of things that I will share with you in this new year. Check it out.
January 18, 2021
The Spirit Empowers
Today we learn about how the Holy Spirit worked in the life and ministry of Stephen, in the Book of Acts. This Holy Spirit who worked in Stephen is the same Spirit who has moved in and through the lives of followers of Jesus for two thousand years. And the good news is this same Holy Spirit can work in and through your life too!! Just imagine what God might do when we trust him and step out in dependence upon his powerful Spirit.
October 12, 2020
The Spirit Renews
This is the fourth lesson in our series on Spiritual Power. This lesson focuses on what has to first happen in our lives before we can begin living the spiritual life. God must first do a work to awaken us to our need for him. He must also take up residence in our lives before we can even desire to live the spiritual life, much less actually do so. Join me as we learn more about this from John 3:1-8.
October 05, 2020
The Spirit Speaks
The Holy Spirit spoke and worked in ancient times. He moved mightily in and through the biblical writers. But does the Holy Spirit still speak today? That's a little of what we'll be talking about in this third lesson of our series, "Spiritual Power."
October 05, 2020
Meet the Holy Spirit
This is the first lesson in the series, The Spiritual Life. This first part is on spiritual power and focuses on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. This lesson is an introduction to who the Holy Spirit is.
September 14, 2020
The Spiritual Life - Introduction
This is an introduction to a new series starting after Labor Day 2020, on cultivating the spiritual life, from a Christian perspective.
August 31, 2020
Hypocrisy, Self-Deception, and Being Doers of the Word
This is the seventh lesson on the Book of James in our series, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson we discuss James 1:22-27. In particular, we take a look at how we can deceive ourselves by going through the motions of empty or useless religion instead of enjoying the fruitful and flourishing life God intends through both the hearing and doing of his Word. Please enjoy this episode and then make sure to share it with a friend.
July 02, 2020
Righteous Anger?
This is Lesson 6 in our series in James called, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson, David and I discuss the differences between righteous and unrighteous anger, and how we can tell the difference in our own lives. This is a very timely topic and God's Word has a lot to say about it.
July 01, 2020
Practical Atheism
Have you ever thought of yourself as an atheist? Maybe you believe in God and that’s the farthest thing from your mind. In today’s podcast we’re going to think about how we may actually be living a little more like atheists than we care to admit.
June 30, 2020
His Life for Ours
Have you ever really thought about how deeply you are loved by God? I don’t think we can ever fully appreciate it. But in today’s episode we’re going to take a look at what God did on our behalf by communicating his love for us through the person and work of his Son, Jesus Christ. “His life for ours” really is a key principle of the universe and sets the tone for who we are.
June 25, 2020
Kingdom Influencers, Part 3
This is the last episode of a three-part series on being a disciple of Jesus Christ in every sphere of life. Today we’re going to be looking at what it means to live as the light of the world. How can we shine the light of Jesus Christ in the world in which we live? That’s what we’re going to be looking at in today’s podcast.
June 15, 2020
Quick to Listen - Slow to Speak - Slow to Anger
This is Lesson 5 in our ongoing series on the Book of James. Our series is entitled, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." Today Rev. David Preston and I discuss what it means to be a good listener in our communication with others and how ungodly anger can move us in the wrong direction.
June 11, 2020
Kingdom Influencers: Part 2
In this week’s podcast we are taking a look at what it means to be an influencer for the kingdom of God. We are looking at Matthew 5:13, that focuses on what it means to be the salt of the earth.
June 08, 2020
Kingdom Influencers, Part 1
In our day of the coronavirus, economic turbulence, racial pain and tension, as well as other agonizing struggles, the world is in desperate need of the salt and light influence of the gospel of Jesus Christ and his kingdom people.
June 01, 2020
Your Deepest Desires Realized
Hey guys, check out this week's lesson that we're calling, "Your Deepest Desires Realized." This is Lesson 4 in our ongoing series, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times," based on the Book of James. Our Scripture for this lesson is James 1:13-18.
May 28, 2020
The Battle for Your Mind
In this episode we will take a look at what the Bible has to say about the importance of the Christian mind. To think Christianly brings glory and honor to God. And, it’s how our lives can be transformed into the likeness of Christ as we learn and live according to God‘s will.
May 26, 2020
Living Wisely in Turbulent Times, Part 3
A study on the very relevant Book of James. This week focuses on James 1:9-12.
May 11, 2020
The Meaning of Life
Today’s podcast looks at Solomon’s quest for meaning in his life and how Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son helps us think through this matter.
April 24, 2020
Living Wisely in Turbulent Times, Part 2
In today’s study of the Book of James, we are looking at our need for wisdom to help us navigate the trials of life.
April 24, 2020
Living Wisely in Turbulent Times, Part 1
A study of the Book of James, this episode focuses on trials, perseverance, character, and the joy that comes from cultivating an eternal perspective, even in the midst of trials and temptations.
April 24, 2020
Growing Strong by Going Deep
This is a brief, mini podcast episode on our need to go deep with Christ.
April 14, 2020
Christ Is Risen!
A devotional on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and why it matters.
April 13, 2020
Identity in Christ
Working through Pat Morley’s book, The Christian Man. This was an introduction to the book and a look at the first chapter.
March 17, 2020
Ian and I had a great discussion this week, but we need your help. Listen to this week's podcast and then let us know some things you would like to learn more about and how we can think more Christianly about them.
August 28, 2018
You Are the Light of the World (Discussion)
This week on Walking Points, Ian and I discuss what it means for Christians to be the light of the world. I also turned the tables on Ian and got him to share a little about his ministry, Amplify, and the "good works" that help point folks to Christ.
August 08, 2018
Living the Risen Life (Bible Study)
What does it mean to live a new life in Christ? That's the focus of this episode of Walking Points Podcast for Men.
July 25, 2018
You Are the Salt of the Earth (Discussion)
What does it mean for a Christian to be an influence in the world today? How can we effectively serve Christ and others by living as the salt and light he declared we already are? Those are two of the questions Ian and I try to tackle this week.
July 25, 2018
A New Worldview
This week Ian and I finish up our discussion on the worldview & paradigm shift called the Beatitudes.
July 19, 2018
The Beatitudes
This week Ian and I are talking about The Beatitudes, found in Matthew 5:1-12. To get ready for this week's podcast, why not read these verses and think about what they may mean and how closely you resemble the Christian Jesus is describing in these verses. That can be a painful exercise, but it can also bear much fruit as you prayerfully ask the Lord to help you conform more and more to his likeness. ​But remember what we shared in the last episode: Such Christlike character presupposes new birth in Christ. You cannot simply "will" it to happen or accomplish it merely through disciplined effort. It starts with a whole new heart that must first replace your old heart. This happens through the work of God's Spirit bringing about regeneration and you responding by repenting of your sins and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ with your whole life.
July 02, 2018
The Sermon on the Mount
Ian and I are back with a great discussion on the Sermon on the Mount. Just why did Jesus teach what he did in Matthew 5-7? This week we begin talking about that as well as introducing next week's topic, The Beatitudes.
June 12, 2018
Loving God and Neighbor
Today Ian and I begin talking about what it means to love God and neighbor. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy today's episode.
June 05, 2018
Kingdom Living in a Fallen World
What does it look like to live faithfully for God in the world in which we live? This week Ian and I are talking about a new study coming up, "Kingdom Life in a Fallen World," based on the Sermon on the Mount.
April 30, 2018
Foundations of Godly Manhood: An Interview
Ian interviews me about my book, Foundations of Godly Manhood.
April 23, 2018
Faith at Work: Interview with Corey Dawson
Join Ian and me as we interview Corey Dawson and discuss how he brings his faith into the workplace.
April 12, 2018
Our Life for Theirs
What does it mean to live your life for the sake of others? What does it mean to die to yourself so that your children may bear much, good, and lasting fruit? That's what Jesus means when he says we must die to ourselves and live for others. That is how Jesus lived. That is how he died. That's what we will talk about on today's podcast.
March 12, 2018
Calling or Career
In this episode Ian Stake and I discuss work. Should we think of our jobs as only a career, a way to make money, or even a way to provide for your family? Or is can there be (should there be) an even larger purpose involved?
February 26, 2018
Redeeming the Time
In today's podcast we talk about what it means to make the most of every opportunity for the glory of God.
February 26, 2018
Spiritual Disciplines
We practice the spiritual disciplines to grow in godliness but what exactly is godliness and what are the spiritual disciplines and how in the world do we practice them? That's what we're talking about in today's podcast.
February 22, 2018
Caring for the Poor
Today's devotional is on proverbs 21, verse 13. "Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered." This is a brief devotional on our need to care for the poor.
February 21, 2018
Intro: Foundations
This is the Introduction to my book, Foundations for Godly Manhood.
February 20, 2018
Marketplace Ambassador
In this podcast we will look at what it means to be a marketplace ambassador. In particular we will briefly go over 10 attributes of what a person who represents Christ in the workplace ought to look like.
February 20, 2018
Intro to Walking Points
From the archives, this is an introduction to a Walking Points Podcast I did a couple of years ago with a coworker. These archives contain some great conversations that we had on things that men, who seek to live a Christian life, face every day. I hope you enjoy these.
February 19, 2018
Not all that glitters is gold
Not all spirituality is Christian spirituality. Not all things that are considered miracles or necessarily from God. As Christians, we need to learn to discern. That's what today's podcast is all about.
February 19, 2018
Guaranteed Wisdom
Contrary to what some people may think, wisdom does not come automatically. Just the opposite in fact. It takes intentionality, lots of discipline, and a desire to pursue it. That's what we will be talking about in today's podcast.
November 20, 2017
An Eternal Perspective
What is an eternal perspective? Why do you need one? And if you do need one, how do you cultivate it in your life? That's what we will be talking about today on the podcast.
November 13, 2017
Disciple Your Kids
Godly fathers, with God's help, disciple their children to know Christ and to follow him throughout their lives. But what does that look like? That's what we will be looking at in today's podcast.
November 13, 2017
Kingdom Disciples
What does it mean to extend your faith into every area of your life? That's what it means to follow Christ as his kingdom disciple.
November 06, 2017
How to be a Real Man-2
On today's podcast Ian and I continue our conversation on what it means to be a real man. Today we are looking at what it means to have a powerful and transformed life.
October 30, 2017
Your Daily Surrenders
On today's podcast we are going to look at those daily surrenders to temptations in your life and their cumulative effect in your life.
October 30, 2017
Men and their relationships
In this weeks podcast, David Preston and I discuss the trials and difficulties men face in their various relationships.
October 26, 2017
how to be a real man
How do you become a real man? What does that even mean to be a real man? Where does a real man find his identity in this world? And how does all of that relate to fatherhood?
October 23, 2017
A Godly Man's Worldview
What is a worldview? Did you know you had one? Worldview involves a lot more than you may think. And it impacts your life more than you may think. Learn more on the podcast today.
October 23, 2017
Theology for Men: Distractions
Hey guys, check out episode three of theology for men. This week's episode focuses on distracting the Christian mind. Thanks for joining us today.
October 19, 2017
Seek the Right Side of Truth
We hear a lot today in our culture about being on the right side of history. But God calls godly men to be on the right side of truth. That's what we're going to take a look at today.
October 16, 2017
What is the Real World?
In this episode David and I explore the first chapter of the Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. We talk about ways men get distracted from God by the ordinariness of life.
October 12, 2017
Every Sphere of a Man's Life
In this episode I take a look at what it means to call Jesus Christ Lord, and then submit to him, in every sphere of your life.
October 09, 2017
Theology for Men, Episode 1
Join David Preston and me as we begin our new series that we are calling, Theology for Men. This video is a "meet and greet," to introduce ourselves to you. Hope you enjoy it.
October 04, 2017
Godly Men Have Changed
Godly men have changed... they are not who they once were. And while they have not "arrived" in their faith, they are making strides, with God's help, to become more like Christ.
October 02, 2017
Godly men follow Christ.
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Find out in this episode of Walking Points.
August 31, 2017
Conformed to Christ
Growing in the likeness of Christ is key for godly manhood. It's not just outward actions but inward character that needs to be cultivated.
August 14, 2017
Foundations for Godly Manhood
What are the foundations of godly manhood? Today we'll introduce this big idea and talk about the first foundation... the gospel.
August 10, 2017