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A Story of Pastoral Transition

Audio Interview with Virgil Stokes and John Smith
Tony interviewed Virgil Stokes, Founding Pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship in Tucson, about the pastoral transition that he and his long-time associate, John Smith, went through this past February. Both Virgil and John share great insights and wisdom about how they prepared their church and leadership team for the transition, and how they made it work.

Resurrection Life

Experiencing Resurrection Life Today
I recently had the privilege of teaching at Rhema Bible Church, where I served on staff with Pastor Kenneth and Lynette Hagin for more than eighteen years. I shared a message on resurrection life from my book, Lift: Experiencing the Elevated Life.

What’s Making the Church in Boise Work

An Interview with Pastor Mark Boer
Mark and his wife, Amy, pastor Life Church in Boise, ID. Tony was recently with them for a Wednesday evening service and for two evenings of their Bible School classes. Tony was so impressed with the vibrancy and dynamic nature of what he saw, that he interviewed Mark about their strategies and approach to doing church.

A Duty to Warn?

If a bridge is out, and someone puts up a sign informing me of that, is that a negative thing? Does a person really love me if they see me heading toward catastrophe and neglects to warn me? Jesus said more about hell than any other person in the Bible, and yet he was (and is) the greatest expression of love ever known or revealed to man. Vance Havner relates, “When I pastored a country church, a farmer didn’t like the sermons I preached on hell. He said, ‘Preach about the meek and lowly Jesus.’ I said, ‘That’s where I got my information about hell.’” Was Jesus just “selling fire insurance?” Read this article by Tony Cooke

Six Times Jesus Coached His Team

When John Wooden coached men’s basketball at UCLA (he led the team to ten national championships), he was a stickler for details, and he was a very strong proponent of teamwork. He even taught his players the precise way to put on their socks and to tie their shoes to help prevent the formation of blisters. Wooden insisted that this would help keep the players healthy and on the court. Even when it came to putting on their socks and tying their shoes, Wooden was essentially saying, “We don’t do it that way; we do it this way.” One year, his star center, Bill Walton, decided that he did not want to observe Coach Wooden’s guidelines regarding hair. Read this article by Tony Cooke

The Big-T (Transition)

An Audio Interview with Attorney Tom Winters and Jim Guinn, C.P.A.
Are pastors preparing for or ready for retirement financially? Indications are that most are not. This is audio interview is a “must-listen” for pastors of all ages as well as church board members. How can churches and pastors prepare for the pastor’s retirement, and what can be done if adequate preparation has not occurred?

Sex, Power, and Abuse

Tony Cooke interviews Dr. Dale Doty and Dr. Bill Berman of Christian Family Institute
In recent months, there has been an absolute explosion of allegations of sexual harassment and improper sexual conduct in the government, in media, and entertainment industries. What are we to make of all this? Two seasoned professional Christian counselors weigh in about what is happening in society at large, and what Christian leaders need to know to promote godly and ethical standards of conduct.

God Moving in Iraq

Interview with Grady and Becky Pickett, Workers in Iraq
I recently had the privilege of sitting down and visiting with Grady and Becky Pickett who reside in Irbil, Iraq. The work they are doing helping Syrian refugees and other people displaced by the war there is nothing short of amazing! You will enjoy hearing how they are serving, helping, and caring for people there.

Apathy and Complacency in the Church

Tony recently had the privilege of sitting down with Rick Renner, Bible teacher and pastor of Good News Church in Moscow, Russia, to discuss the current spiritual climate of the Church. In addition, they discussed how various aspects of a person’s culture can affect the way they hear and process Scripture.

What You Need to Know About Suicide

An Audio Interview with Dr. Dale Doty and Dr. Timothy Doty of Christian Family Institute
Tony recently interviewed two professional counselors about suicide. What are the warning signs of a person who is dealing with suicidal thoughts? What can caring people do to help people that are struggling? What is the difference between crisis intervention and longer-term support?

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Grace Conference at Living Word Church

Introductory Messages from Series by Tony Cooke

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