By James & Carly Pruch
Everyday Disciples is a podcast for people who want to simply follow Jesus and make disciples. Join us for conversations on the Bible, community, culture, mission, theology, and more.
Singing with Zechariah
In our second Advent episode we dig into Zechariah's song in Luke 1:67-75 and think about what it means when God comes to town. We talk about Advent being the end of vague spirituality, the end of self help, and the end of fear. We also address the controversial question of whether or not all dogs will go to heaven. Thanks for listening!
December 09, 2020
Singing with Mary
Our next four episodes will focus on Advent, the time of year Christians reflect on Jesus' first coming and anticipate his second coming. In this episode, we talk about what Advent is and why you shouldn't feel pressure to make it perfect for you and/or your family. Then we get into Mary's song in Luke 1:46-55. Mary shows us that God's redemption has come in a way that no one could expect, and he is about to fulfill all the hope of Israel in her baby boy. Resources mentioned in this podcast: Heaven & Hell podcast episode, Tim Mackie A Jesus Christmas (advent devo for kids), Barbara Reaoch This description contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, it's like leaving a tip for us.
December 02, 2020
Searching for Biblical Community
WE ARE BACK. After a long hiatus, we're up and running with our last episode in our series on how to grow as disciples. In this show, we talk about where community comes from and why it's important. We also talk about what happens when we want community to be a certain thing and find out it is definitely NOT that thing. We also dangerously broach the topic of why your community shouldn't be a bunch of people who share the same political opinions as you do. Enjoy the show. Resources we mention in this episode: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer: https://amzn.to/390aIl8 Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover: https://amzn.to/2IOaF1o (These notes contain affiliate links. If you click on a link and buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks!)
November 24, 2020
Praying for the Little Things
Does God really care about all kinds of prayer? Even the little things--the physical and non-spiritual things? In this episode, we share a few passages that show God not only cares about the little things but even commands us to pray for them. We also tell some stories from our life about how God has answered prayers for everyday things. Read "The Hot Bottle Water" by Helen Roseveare, an incredible story of answered prayer for an everyday, seemingly insignificant thing: https://www.fahanchurch.org/thehotbottlewatertruestorybyhelenroseveare.htm
August 05, 2020
Is Prayer as Formal and Complicated as We Think?
Is prayer as complicated as we think? Does it always have to be a formal, scheduled time where you sit down for an hour with God? Or can it be more conversational and "as you go" about your day? What do you do when you don't know what to say? How can God's word transform your prayer life? We get to these issues and more in the third episode in our series on How to Grow as a Disciple. Check out these two helpful resources on how to pray. A Simple Way to Pray (Martin Luther): tinyurl.com/y8mt546h Make the Most of Your Devotions (written by James) is a 4-page guide to integrating the Bible, meditation, and prayer: tinyurl.com/y4nm4thd
July 22, 2020
More Thoughts and Tips for Bible Reading
We continue our series with how to grow as a disciple of Jesus. In this episode, we talk about why knowing the Old Testament is vital for our growth as disciples of Jesus, give more tips on simple Bible reading, and discuss the pros and cons of Bible reading plans (and provide some alternative ideas!). Subscribe to Everyday Disciples on your favorite platform: https://anchor.fm/everyday-disciples.
July 15, 2020
How to (and not to) Read the Bible
How do you grow as a disciple of Jesus? It's a combination of Scripture, Prayer, and Community. Of course that's not everything, but without doing these things by God's grace, we will not become more like Jesus. In this episode, we start with Scripture and tackle how to and how not to read the Bible. Ultimately, the Bible is not about us, but it is for us. It's about God and what he is doing. * We're doing a GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of Jemar Tisby's new book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism. Enter to win by 1) subscribing to our podcast, 2) sharing this episode on social media, 3) tagging someone else in your post, or 4) following @carlypruch on IG and @jamespruch on IG or Twitter. The more entries, the better chance to win! * Bonus links: Check out Carly's IG story (@carlypruch) for great resources to help you study the Bible. Jesus: True and Better (2 min video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmnSnNC8UJk
June 24, 2020
Our Heart in the Battle Against Racism
In this episode, we share about what we are processing and learning as we think about racism in our country. Our heart in this episode is to encourage people who follow Jesus to stand as Kingdom citizens over against any political ideology or affiliation. As disciples of Jesus, we want to advocate for black people in our country and it starts with a humble, empathetic posture. . Find all the resources we mentioned in the episode here: Anti-Racism Resources (or copy and paste this URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VJ7s6H6jtAURoPcSfctbg4MSNFZuloIaWwM_dhR6pwY/edit?usp=sharing) . Subscribe to Everyday Disciples! Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everyday-disciples/id1515360867?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7GgHyhGHfKQD76UAOKQwzb Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yMDFjZmUzOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D And other platforms: https://anchor.fm/everyday-disciples
June 17, 2020
What is Discipleship, Really?
In our first ever episode we share briefly about our journey, the heart behind this podcast, and we get into the big picture of what means to be a disciple. We break down what the word "disciple" means, why it's important, why discipleship is more simple--and at the same time more difficult--than we'd like to think.
June 10, 2020
May 17, 2020
Welcome to Everyday Disciples, a new podcast for people who want to make following Jesus simple again.
May 17, 2020