E-Learning: When Schools Go Online

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/elearning.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs Covid-19 continues to spread globally schools are asking hard questions about remaining open or moving to online learning.  Months ago, the schools in China grappled with that question.  Today’s episode explores the journey of one international school in hopes that it can help prepare administrators, teachers, parents, students, and friends for the possible future they might find themselves in.  Join us in the

Leading Through a Crisis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Leading_Through_Crisis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  On today’s episode, Jenni and TJ are joined by Randy Eplin as they discuss leading a team through a crisis.  As Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  Leaders are defined by their actions in difficult times.  Join us in the conversation as we look at what it takes to lead

On Grief and Loss: Preparing for Tomorrow

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/On_Grief_and_Loss.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn today’s show Jenni and TJ take some time to discuss grief and loss.  Over the next several months, after the masks are taken off and life returns to “normal,” each person who has been affected by the virus will come to grips with what they have lost.  Lost friends who decided not to return.  Lost opportunities.  Lost jobs.  Loss of finances or property

Big Questions: Identity and Sexuality 007

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Sexuality_007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur current culture has a lot to say about sexuality and identity, yet so does the Bible.  Although the Bible is not primarily about sexuality it does address it.  Although the Bible is not a book on gender identity it certainly gives us God’s perspective on the matter.  Join us in the conversation as we discuss this “Big Topic.”  Resources: Is God Anti-Gay? What

Big Questions: God’s Will 006

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Gods_Will_006.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere is much discussion on how to hear from God. There is even more discussion on how God’s will plays out in our life. Does he give us choices? If we make a poor choice does it set us down a path of destruction and ultimately change the good future God had hoped for us? This is no small matter when you take into

Big Questions: Suffering 005

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Suffering_005.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSuffering is something that no one is immune to. As much as we would like to avoid it, and try as we might, it comes to us all. But why? Is it because of my sin? Is it because of bad karma? Is it because I lack faith? And does suffering prove the nonexistence of God? After all, if God is all good then

Big Questions: Hell 004

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Hell_004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere are certain things about Christianity that are…well…hard to accept. There are things that we would rather not think about and certainly not discuss. And if we’re truly honest, many of us have at one point sympathized with Thomas Jefferson for taking a pair of scissors to his Bible. Hell is one such topic that many might feel embarrassed about. In fact, it’s such

Big Questions: The Bible 003

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/The_Bible_003_third_try.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs Christians our faith rests on Scripture. Everything we hold to be true about God, man, life now and life to come is because of what is written in this book. But are the 66 books we call “The Bible” a reliable resource? How do we know that it is God’s Word given to us as the Holy Spirit inspired men to write it?