On part 2 of Brian’s story, we talk about Brian’s convictions about finances, heaven, and his unlikely path to leadership. Again, Nick and Kevin join us. We learn that Brian is not not an entertaining person. This episode is not sponsored by Audible.com.
On the first episode of a two part series, Brian was raised a rule following catholic. Introverted, but faithful he began questioning his existing beliefs and seeking answers. In college, he met Nick and the two friends eventually found Jesus through a carpool. We talk about Brian’s upbringing, what that time in college was like for both Brian and Nick, and Brian’s pursuit of Mandy. We’re also joined by Kevin Baker.
Jamie grew up without God, but the friendships she found on campus paved the way for a relationship with Jesus. Now the Lord is working in her life to exchange her plans for deeper meaning and significance in following him. We are joined by Eleni for the conversation.
Ted was raised to value hard work and success, but a chance encounter changed his course and redefined what that would look like going forward. Now, the Lord is working to make his dream a reality in ways he could have never imagined while giving others significance too – on the farm. We are joined by Ted’s wife, Indre and my wife, Lauren.
Joel grew up in a Christian home where truth was paramount. God worked to use his discontent for the institutional church and his pursuit of a PhD to bring him to Northeast Ohio and give him a vibrant campus ministry. We also talk about “project bankruptcy”, a vision for our church’s future, and reflections on his father’s life. We are joined by Chris and Kevin Baker.
Ben’s story is the epitome of the Lord’s eyes searching for people who’s hearts are committed to him. Although he grew up a world away, the Lord brought him to the Unites States and has transformed his life to give him the purpose and meaning he longed for.
Elli grew up a princess but she couldn’t make relationships work. Then God worked through others to show her true purpose comes from knowing Jesus and putting his priorities first even in difficult times.
After years of seeking fulfillment on his own terms through drinking, wrestling, and candy, God broke through to Nick. Now, he is learning a new language of dependence on Jesus filled with purpose and adventure.
Jordan grew up in the church, but struggled to follow anything but his own way.
He talks to us about how he’s learned and is still learning to lead God’s way – by lifting others up. Eric joins us for the conversation.
Although he battled ice cream addiction in a previous episode, Eric was the original NeoXenos Kid. Raised in the church, there were bumps along the way. Now, he’s learning to lead a family of his own.
On the sizzling conclusion to his story, I’m again joined by Andrew and his older sister – my wife and co-host Lauren. We talk about Andrew’s return to fellowship and how the Lord continues to sanctify him.
On part one of a very special two part episode series of This Joe Show, we keep it all in the family. I’m joined by Andrew and his older sister – my wife and co-host Lauren. We talk about how even though he walked away from the church, the Lord never stopped pursuing Andrew.
On the first ever episode of This Joe Show Podcast, I’m joined by Kevin Baker and my Co-host Chris Baker. We talk about Kevin’s upbringing, how he came to Christ, and how he’s learning to follow him.