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The Shoe Leather Podcast

The Shoe Leather Podcast

By Sam Oliverio
Where the rubber meets the road for followers of the Way
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All the Time, God is Good
We know that God is good. Obviously. But if that's true, then why is it so hard to believe? There's actually a very good reason, and it's important for us to understand, because it's actually a big deal. Join us as we uncover the answer and conclude our study of God's goodness.
29:32
December 15, 2021
Merciful Heavens
"Why do bad things happen to good people?" We've all heard this question. What's the answer? And how does it square away with what God says about Himself? Join us as we tackle the question and discover the surprising answer.
25:11
December 08, 2021
The God of Love and Anger
God is Love. We all know that. What we don't know is how to justify some of His actions in the Bible. Our question in a nutshell is, How can a loving God be so unloving? What are we missing? Join us as we discuss some key principles to help us understand and trust Him more.
30:28
November 19, 2021
The Justice of God
We all like a good story where evil gets destroyed and good wins the day. And God is no different. Or is He? We know God has a sense of justice, and so do we. But how are they similar? How are they different? Join us as we explore the beautiful harmony of God's perfect justice and His everlasting mercy.
26:03
November 03, 2021
Is This The God You Know?
We all know that “God is Love,” but sometimes that's hard to square with what we read in the Old Testament. Are the critics right?  Did God have a personality makeover while taking a break between the Old and New Testaments? What are we missing? Join us today as we uncover some clues about what God is really like.
22:52
September 08, 2021
So... What's Discipleship?
Discipleship. We've all heard it, but what is it? What does it mean? How do you know if you’ve made a disciple? How do you know if you are a disciple? Join us today as we start with the basics, take a look at the ultimate case study for clues, and share some simple ideas on how it applies to you right now.
26:09
August 25, 2021
The Truth About "Leadership"
Is it possible that our understanding of leadership has morphed over time, leaving us with an over-used, over-worked concept that just wants a break? Join us now as we discuss an important little secret about leadership, what leadership actually is, and how it can make a difference for you today.
25:26
August 11, 2021
It's All in Your Head
If great heroes truly are made, how does it happen? What’s their secret, and can we mere mortals know it? The answer is yes! (which also makes it much less of a secret). Join us as we explore the “winner’s” mindset, unmask its arch-nemesis, and reveal some simple practices to help us on our quest.
23:44
July 28, 2021
Life in a Nutshell
Trying to juggle a million different things you know you ought to do can be exhausting. But what if you could simplify life with a framework that would instantly remind you of what matters? Today, we talk about that simple framework for life and how all our actions can point to what's essential.
21:47
July 14, 2021
Positively Brainwashed (Part 3)
What beliefs govern your life? Are they based on reality? Or only on your perception of reality? Today we conclude our discussion on the renewing of the mind.
18:44
June 30, 2021
Positively Brainwashed (Part 2)
Beliefs are the fundamental building blocks of your life. Today we take a look at the practical ways we can begin reshaping our beliefs by renewing our minds with the truth. 
18:25
June 16, 2021
Positively Brainwashed (Part 1)
Why is maintaining positive behavior so hard? It seems like it's one step forward, two steps back. What's the secret? Surprisingly, it's not something we can do. But it is something we must be involved in. Join us as we uncover the missing key to lasting life change.
13:29
June 02, 2021
The Battle for Your Soul
God's word tells us that we can avoid falling into the desires of our sinful flesh if we do one thing. Sounds good. But what exactly does that mean, and how do we do it? Join us today as we discuss what it looks like to "Walk in the Spirit."
25:23
May 19, 2021
Saved, saved, saved!
If Jesus truly saved us from our sinful nature then why does it feel like it's still there? A lot of Christians are confused about this part of our spiritual life, but they shouldn't be. Today, we offer a simple explanation and some practical ways to deal with it in the future.
18:48
May 05, 2021
Now That's Some Good News
Did you know that "accepting Jesus into your heart" is just one tiny part of the good news of the gospel? Too many Christians leave so much of God's blessing on the table through spiritual ignorance. Join us today as we unpack several key parts of the incredible gift of the gospel that can change your life today and forever.
18:13
April 21, 2021
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
Everyone likes to know that their work is appreciated—even God. Today, we discuss God's glory. What it is, and why it matters.
16:34
April 07, 2021
The Vital Element
Are you making faith too complicated? Many of us believe that we just don't have enough. But what if we're wrong? What if we actually have plenty to start with? Today we explore some great case studies of faith, discuss how faith actually works, and learn to practice intentionally using our faith.
20:33
March 24, 2021
How it All Started
Welcome to the Shoe Leather podcast! Today we tackle a big idea—where did we come from? The two main schools of thought on the subject seem to be at war with each other. Are science and theology forever opposed? Discover the deceptive reality of the debate and the surprising role faith plays on both sides.
21:39
March 10, 2021