Connecting with people who are different than us can be awkward. A few weeks ago on the show Mia challenged us to get lunch with someone who is super different than us. Mia joins us on the show again as we talk about what happened when we stepped out of our comfort zone to engage people who believe, act, and see the world differently than us. It was an interesting experiment for sure and it taught us more about how to enter the world of others the way Jesus did.
Dr. Mika Edmondson is an expert and author on the suffering of Martin Luther King. We caught up with him in Memphis to talk about how to walk alongside those who are suffering, even when it’s hard for us to understand their pain.
We were in Memphis to honor MLK, and we had the unbelievable experience to get to spend over an hour with Dr. Perkins. He invited us into his hotel room to talk. When we arrived, he was chillin' out reading the newspaper and looking dapper as usual. It was the day of the release of his final book, One Blood, and he was generous enough to answer some questions we had about experiencing the abundant life. Soak up all you can from JP, as his family affectionately calls him. In a world of selfishness, this kind of wisdom is rare.
This week we head to Memphis to spend some time with Dr. John M Perkins and stand in the place where Dr. Martin Luther King spent his last few hours. While in Memphis we went on a journey to find the people who knew Dr. King and talk to them about chasing down the abundant life in the midst of the racial tension of the past and present.
Do you have a spidey-sense that flairs up anytime someone tells you that they have heard directly from God? Many people struggle with understanding how to hear from God. Does God really speak to us today? And if so, how can you tell the difference between if it is just your own thoughts or if God is really speaking to you? Explore the resources and means for getting clarity about when God is speaking to you and how He does it.