RETURNING TO WHAT MATTERS MOST

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Episode 094: All Flame

In this episode we sit down to talk about Andrew Arndt’s new book All Flame: Entering into the Life of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Available on Amazon HERE!) Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! God’s […]

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Episode 093: Covid-19: Where Are We Now?

Welcome to the start of Season 7 of the Essential Church Podcast. In this episode we sit down to discuss the state of the church seven months into Covid-19. We’re seeing that fear is a powerful motivator… fear is front and center in our culture right now… pastors are wrestling with it in a way […]

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Episode 092: A Conversation on Race

In this episode, we share a conversation we recently had at New Life Church on race, racism, and our hope for unity. Subscribe and Watch our conversation on our YouTube channel here.

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Episode 091: An Interview with N.T. Wright Pt. 2

In this episode, Andrew, Glenn, Jason, and Daniel chat about what they’ve learned over the years from NT Wright. Be sure to catch part 1 of Glenn’s conversation with Wright HERE. Subscribe and Watch our conversation on our YouTube channel here. ———————— One of the things we do with crisis is we ask, “How did […]

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Episode 090: An Interview with N.T. Wright

In this episode we sit down with world-renowned New Testament scholar N.T. Wright to talk about his new book “God and the Pandemic” as well as the way Gospel addresses racism. Subscribe and Watch our interview with N.T. Wright on our YouTube channel here. ———————— Obviously there are plenty of things in the Old Testament […]

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Episode 089: When Is It Time To Plant A Church?

In this, the final episode of Season 6, we sit down to talk about how to know when the time and circumstances are right to plant a church. (Note: this episode was recorded before COVID-19.) Every church that’s in existence today exists because someone felt a tug… it begins in the heart of someone… someone […]

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Episode 088: The Church in an Election Year

In this episode we talk about the challenge of pastoring in an election year. (Note—this episode was recorded before Covid-19 hit, which is why there is no reference to it.) I’ve been accused of believing that politics aren’t important; I believe they are EXTREMELY important, because the laws that are passed by our officials will […]

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Episode 087: An Interview with Tom Holland Pt. 2

In this episode we sit down for the second of a two part interview with best-selling writer and historian Tom Holland talking about his breathtaking book Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World. This is part 2 of 2. No one rejects the concept of human rights… but when you ask, “Where did you […]

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Episode 086: An Interview with Tom Holland Pt. 1

In this episode we sit down with best-selling writer and historian Tom Holland to talk about his breathtaking book Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World. This is part 1 of 2. This book was very personal for me… I was raised Anglican, and enjoyed the Bible, but generally found it less interesting than […]

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Episode 085: Chasing Wisdom

In this episode we sit down with Pastor Daniel Grothe to talk with him about his book, Chasing Wisdom (released on April 21st). Grab your copy over at Amazon! This is the first book I chose to write because this is how I was raised… my parents would take us to nursing homes, and tell […]

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Brady Boyd Senior Pastor, New Life Church, Colorado Springs

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Brady Boyd

Senior Pastor: New Life Church

Daniel Grothe

Associate Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor: New Life Friday Night

Glenn Packiam

Associate Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor: New Life Downtown

Andrew Arndt

Lead Pastor: New Life East

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