• Comforting Others With Joy

    October 8, 2018

    When troubles start to close in around us . . . and worry, fear, and doubt invade our hearts . . . God has given us a powerful tool to fight back. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, and special guest Margaret Feinberg discover an unlikely weapon in our daily struggles.

  • God’s long-range perspective for growing us

    November 13, 2015

    Today on “Discover the Word,” our special guest Margaret Feinberg helps us conclude our discussion about the surprising depth of some of the agrarian images used in the Bible. Today’s conversation comes out of a fruitful visit Margaret had with a vintner that showed her how the long-range perspective a vintner has for growing grapes is the same kind of long-range perspective God has for growing us.

  • Pruning the vine

    November 12, 2015

    Today on “Discover the Word,” special guest Margaret Feinberg helps center our discussion on what Jesus actually meant when He talked about “pruning the vine.” Instead of whacking the vines with a machete, the vinedresser trims the vine gently, branch by branch. We continue our fascinating conversations about the agrarian images used in the Bible as Margaret tells us about time she spent with a vintner learning about “the fruit of the vine.”

  • Working together in proper order

    November 11, 2015

    What’s the buzz on all those bees in the Bible? Well, today on “Discover the Word,” with the help of special guest Margaret Feinberg, we’ll comb through just a few of the nearly seventy scriptural references to bees and honey. As a beekeeper revealed, “ ‘a land flowing with milk and honey’ is one where the intricate social systems of all the hives are working in proper order.” Be(e) part of a fascinating conversation today on “Discover the Word”!

  • Jesus works through the most unlikely people

    November 10, 2015

    Most people think of a “shepherd” as being a male figure. Yet in reality, tending and herding sheep is often a job done by women and children. Today on “Discover the Word,” our special guest Margaret Feinberg discuss how shepherds were—and are—often marginalized. And so while living on the fringe of society, isn’t it amazing that shepherds were included as main players at our Savior’s birth?

  • Responding to only the Master’s voice

    November 9, 2015

    Today we’re going to get a bit sheepish on “Discover the Word.” And you’re invited to join the flock as our special guest Margaret Feinberg introduces us to some of the agricultural . . . or “agrarian” themes of the Bible. When Margaret interviewed a real-life shepherdess she discovered that sheep are hard wired to respond only to their master’s voice. Learn why the image of God as the Shepherd, and us as sheep is so powerful when you listen today on “Discover the Word”!

  • Comforting others with joy

    March 13, 2015

    What do you say to a person in the midst of deep, personal pain? How do you comfort someone going through a difficult trial? Today, our special guest Margaret Feinberg challenges us to be a “joy bomber” and offer the hurting the gift of joy!

  • Helping fight another’s battle

    March 12, 2015

    Joy is a powerful weapon in times of trouble. Join our stirring conversation today as we discover how the gift of our presence can help others “Fight Back with Joy.”

  • Whether we’re in pain or feeling good, we can always respond with joy!

    March 11, 2015

    How are you? Often our circumstances dictate how we answer that question. But join us today as we discover what it sounds like to always respond with joy!

  • Healing for wounded hearts and broken churches

    March 10, 2015

    God, the Great Physician, has a prescription for wounded hearts and broken churches: laughter! Discover today why a cheerful smile and joyous laughter are God’s good medicine.