We have received a very strong response to our new show. Why? Because the listener (you) guides the content. Every week I answer your unanswered questions, ‘combining the best of biblical scholarship with practical answers’. Please call and leave me a voicemail message with your unanswered question. We will play your voicemail on the air. You will add another excellent dimension to our program. If you could ask God anything today, what would it be? Let me know at (832) 775-8287.
Every Saturday on The Jeremiah Johnston Show I welcome one of the world’s finest Christian thinkers to discuss tough topics, new arguments for the Christian faith, old questions, and our own personal unanswered questions (vulnerability is the new superpower to reach people) because answers bring hope. I receive hundreds of questions every month at www.AskJJJ.com (send me your questions).
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Recently, I spoke at the Extraordinary Women conference outside of Charlotte in Concord, N.C. My topic was Jesus’s powerful question, “What do you mean, ‘If I can?'” (see Mark 9:23) Bible teacher, Angie Smith, was also one of the speakers and she asked me an interesting question, “Jeremiah what is the favorite part of what you do with Christian Thinkers Society?” I could have answered any number of ways:
(i) creating content that is relevant and also historically/biblically reliable; or
(ii) meeting other gifted speakers, authors, and artists; or
(iii) my work as a hybrid apologist bringing together the best of scholarship to a wider audience for the purpose of eliminating the suffering of unbelief and doubt faced by so many Christians; or even
(iv) seeing numerous decisions for Christ through our events, broadcasts, and resources – both first time decisions, but also those returning to their faith after serious doubts or difficult life circumstances.
I didn’t offer any of these important reasons in answer to Angie’s question. My answer was, “Angie, my favorite aspect of serving through Christian Thinkers Society is the opportunity I have to engage with so many people in the raw moments of life through our events and on our radio show. I love to meet them, pray with them, but most importantly, listen to their stories and answer questions from a biblical perspective. The Bible gives life!”
Case in point: last weekend I prayed with Kim. She lost her husband to suicide eight years ago. I prayed with a mom because her son, Grayson, attempted suicide at age nine because of bullying (he is eleven now and doing well). I listened to a mom share the story of her son who left the faith because he was sexually abused by another church staff member and just cannot understand why God would allow this. I discussed the importance of a biblical worldview with a mother whose two children both left Christianity while attending university.
Friends, are you listening? There are so many who are hurting and their hurt is compounded because of silence and the paralysis of being stuck in the pain of life. If you are a Christian leader, pastor, or someone of influence, please be approachable. Be humble. Be available.
Audrey and I did not launch Christian Thinkers Society to hit a certain number of social media “likes,” or to stand on big platforms, or have significant media exposure. To be sure, those are symptoms and byproducts of ministry in our era, but they are certainly not the goal.
I often remember Jesus, who ministered to the point of exhaustion, because he listened, was available and approachable.
“The Jeremiah Johnston Show” to Premiere in September
St. Paul, Minn., August 28, 2018 — Faith Radio Network, in conjunction with Christian Thinkers Society, announces “The Jeremiah Johnston Show,” which is set to premiere on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Host Dr. Jeremiah Johnston is the president of Christian Thinkers Society and author of several books including “Unimaginable” and “Unanswered.” He’s a regular contributor for FOXNews.com and has developed an excellent rapport with members of the media, appearing numerous times and contributing articles across a spectrum of national shows, websites and publications including Fox News, Fox Business Network, CBN News, CBS This Morning, Vanity Fair, RELEVANT Magazine and podcast, Decision Magazine, The Christian Post, Moody Radio Network, Salem Radio Network, numerous network affiliate television stations, and is repeatedly quoted in USA Today and their associated “Faith and Reason” blog.
“We are especially excited to welcome Dr. Jeremiah Johnston to Faith Radio Network’s lineup of unique and live programming,” says Neil Stavem, director of Programming. “Through past interviews and conversations on a variety of Faith Radio programs, we have been encouraged by his wisdom, insight and ability to present deep truths in compelling ways. As a weekly, live, hour-long interactive talk program, ‘The Jeremiah Johnston Show’ will address complicated issues in winsome, relevant and thoughtful ways with God’s Word as the source of truth and hope.”
The format for the nationally syndicated weekly talk show will include discussions, inspirational teaching, entertaining interviews and extremely practical, yet pointed answers, to the difficult questions listeners face in the most vulnerable and raw moments of life. Every week, Johnston will equip, offer resources and lead listeners to discover timeless biblical solutions to complicated and everyday challenges.
“We are grateful for our global connection with so many cross-generational friends, supporters, prayer partners, pastors, leaders and seekers who regularly interact with us in a desire for a thinking faith that answers the toughest questions life throws at us,” says Johnston. “The new program is dedicated to helping every friend and new listener have the confidence to answer their toughest questions. Doubts and faith will always coexist, and our program will exist in that tension, while providing the timeless comfort and answers from God’s Word.”
The Jeremiah Johnston Show is a weekly, one-hour, interactive talk show airing live from 11 a.m. to noon CDT on Saturdays on Faith Radio Network stations, online, and through iTunes and other podcast platforms. The show is available for syndication via Faith Radio Network through Amb-OS. To learn more about carrying this program on your station, please contact Richard Whitworth at 651-631-5037, or via email@example.com.
For a full list of Faith Radio Network stations, click here.
Dr. Jeremiah completed his phd doctoral residency in Oxford in collaboration with Oxford Centre for Missions Studies and received his PhD from Middlesex University (UK). Jeremiah is married to Audrey, and they are parents to five children — including triplet boys!
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Exactly one year ago, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. My family of seven – my wife Audrey and I, and our five children, including triplet babies – weren’t prepared for a 1-in-1,000-year event. We and millions of others in the Houston area were right in the middle of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
We had never experienced a hurricane. As we sheltered in place, little did we know that rainfall would soon be measured in feet, not inches. Soon I would be evacuating my family – all still wearing pajamas – from our levee district, like a scene from “Fast and Furious,” driving our family vehicle in the wrong direction (contra-flow) on State Highway 99, trying to escape the storm.
Harvey broke a 60-year U.S. rainfall record (set in Hawaii), with some rainfall estimates at up to 70 inches in parts of southeastern Texas.
The storm tore through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky and took a terrible toll: A total of $125 billion in damage, 13 million people impacted, 39,000 people forced out of their homes, 204,000 homes damaged or destroyed, more than 1 million cars and trucks damaged beyond repair. And worst of all, at least 88 people lost their lives.
Yet, important words describing what happened after Harvey hit never appear in a government report that described the disaster: hope, friendship, love, faith, church and rebuild.
Here are four lessons our family was reminded of during this horrific natural disaster. Perhaps they will encourage you when faced with adversity. READ THE FOUR LESSONS and the rest of the OPED over at Fox News. …d
– Jeremiah J. Johnston, Ph.D. – via Fox News Opinion
One year after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, some Americans are still feeling the storm’s impact.
Last year’s storm brought a week of death, destruction and loss. During that time, many turned to their faith, including Vice President Mike Pence.
And CBN’s Operation Blessing quickly jumped in long before the floodwaters receded. The team organized more than 6,000 volunteers to hand out food, water, supplies and offer prayer along with spiritual comfort.
“Christians all over the world who descended upon Houston put feet to their prayers and literally outpaced FEMA helping people restore their lives,” hurricane survivor Jeremiah Johnston told CBN News.
My grandfather, John Wesley, always critiqued my sermons when I began teaching the Scriptures. Often he would say,
“If I don’t share what needs improvement, you won’t believe me when I share what is excellent!”
Twenty years later, his advice to “never preach a sermon that does not change your life first” still resonates. Last Sunday I preached on the person, power and presence of the Holy Spirit at Houston’s First Baptist Church. I wanted to share the message with you because it was so convicting to me in my time of study and preparation. I pray this message will encourage you as it has others. We have all of the Holy Spirit, but does the Holy Spirit have all of us?
Your Inner Strength: The Filling of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is largely the forgotten member of the Trinity, yet He is our needed guide in our Christian walk. We are sealed at Salvation, yet we are to be continually filled again and again with the Holy Spirit. Do you need wisdom, guidance, freedom, victory? Are you experiencing roadblocks, dead ends, and boredom? Yield your life in complete surrender to His work, and ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Here’s a pic from Father’s Day. Our triplets, Abel, Ryder and Jaxson, celebrate their second birthday on July 7! They are thriving and we thank God for your prayers as we continue to serve the Lord. Lily Faith celebrates her ninth birthday this Saturday and Justin is six going on 21!
Thank you, Skyler, for your sensitivity to God’s Spirit working in your life. It was a blessing to pray with so many at the altar.
I am grateful to the media department at Houston’s First Baptist for posting this video!
Yours, as ever
Jeremiah J. Johnston, Ph.D.
P.S. Here is a message I presented at Prestonwood Baptist Church men’s conference “Man Up” – Galatians 1:10 “Am I a man pleaser or a God pleaser?
Unimaginable (hardcover) can be purchased for 58% off $8.30 on Amazon right now!
Talking about Unimaginable on Moody Radio
I have always enjoyed talking to Chris about the state of biblical illiteracy in the Church today. Listen to this 2016 video from Chris Faby LIVE on Moody Radio.
I was among several sources quoted by Carol Kuruvilla in a Huffington Post religion column published on June 20, 2018, entitled, “Evangelicals Keep Misusing the Same Bible Verse to Give Trump a Pass.”
What a difference a year makes!!!
My dear sweet Audrey posted some pictures on Social Media that show how much our 5 beautiful children have grown in a years time.