April 28, 2015
We wish we could have hired a helicopter to give you the traffick report but our budgets wouldn’t allow it (we’re no Murray Cornelius after all). Instead we get the traffick report from two special guests, Anna Armitage (the better half of the better half of this podcast) and our Christmas-episode guest, Ashley Salomons. Recently they attended the European Freedom Network’s Bridge Conference in Bucharest, Romania. They share their thoughts on what it means to be involved in one of the "hottest" and yet most misunderstood missional issues of today: human trafficking. What does it take to fight trafficking? Why can’t one heroic individual (a la Liam Nesson) or organization take care of the problem? What can others do to get involved? Why do we need to network in order to tackle this terrible problem?
While we know it won’t make your commute to work or church any shorter or more comfortable, we do hope this episode makes you realize that we can’t avoid the traffick. Instead we need to be involved in stopping the traffick and making sure those who are caught in it can find their way home.
April 21, 2015
Jesus said, "Mo money, mo problems." Actually, no he di'int...at least not exactly like that. Kinda sorta maybe he did. Money mattered to Jesus for sure. Did you know that there are about 800 Scriptures that deal with money in the Bible?
Jesus talked about money more than He did Heaven and Hell combined, and more than anything else except the Kingdom of God. 11 of 39 parables talk about money. 1 of every 7 verses in the Gospel of Luke talks about money.
So Sheldon Armitage and I decided to talk about it on the latest edition of the Here & There Podcast at great length. We dipped back into the Wellness Plan (v4.0) and walked through the Financial Vitality page together. Brew yourself an extra large coffee, get your personal budget and sharpened pencils out, and maybe even a calculator! #momoney #moproblems #financialvitality #wellnessplan #kingdominvestments
April 8, 2015
OLA MI AMIGOS! Matt is off on a holiday in a Spanish speaking country south of the border (no not America) and Sheldon just returned from a road trip to Alicante, Spain. While there, he got to hang out with some members of the HOME TEAM who were on a European Road Trip of their own. Keith "Can I buy a vowel, please" Waara, Victoria "Don't call me Tori" Ninaber and "The Kid" Lucas McIntyre all sat down and shared their thoughts on life, missions, the podcast and whether Sheldon is better than Matt (We all know the answer to that one).
Grab a drink, take a siesta and listen to the latest offering from the Here & There hombres. OLE!