Thanks for Kind Words about Say That!
hscrubs: Your “Say That” podcast is such a blessing. I’m a nursing student and find myself going non stop all week, and then don’t have much time to be on tumblr getting to read your posts. Being able to download the podcast and listen on the go has been really great for me. Your delivery and personalities make listening easy and gives me lots of food for thought through out the week. Thanks for...
One Size Fits All "Christian" Behavior
Anonymous asked: Should Christians ever consider conspiracy theories? Or should we just ignore them? I have a friend who’s into them and while I do find there are some interesting topics out there, my friends from church suggest that I am sinning hardcore or at least that’s how they make me feel. I don’t put these theories over God and they don’t have control over my life,...
Rebuilding trust takes one thing above all: time; consistent change over time....– Jed Brewer on episode 13 of the Say That podcast Get it free on iTunes
What Makes a Sin a Sin?
raka-chan asked: Hello, I’m wondering what sin is and what makes it? I ask this because I always hear from different Christian groups the things we can and can’t do because it’s deemed sinful, and quite frankly, it’s flummoxing me. Could you maybe shed some light on this conundrum? Thanks. I answered: Well “sin” is a big, scary word that sparks a lot of harumphing. The...
Are White Lies a Sin?
Anonymous asked: What’s the deal with white lies? Is it a sin to tell someone that their haircut looks great to make them feel good and to be nice/polite? Where is the line? It sort of sounds silly to ask, but I am actually quite concerned with this. I answered: It’s not silly, this question is one of those things we all try to find balance on. Looking to God to find the boundaries on...
The worst thing you can do is just repress stuff down “well I’m just...– Glen Fitzjerrell (aka Unka Glen) on episode 13 of the Say That podcast Get it free on iTunes
Can You Be Too Uptight or Too Laid Back?
Anonymous asked: Is it possible for someone to be too uptight, radical and extreme and also is it possible for someone to be too chill and laid back? Is there a proper balance between the two? What are signs of each?? I answered: To be clear up front. This answer isn’t about salvation, it is about serving at maximum possible capacity. So don’t read “too this” or “too that” as saying that...
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Dealing With Depression
Anonymous asked: I’m struggling with depression. I’ve been really trying to allow God to care for me, like it says in Jeremiah, and 1 Peter. Do you have any suggestions? I answered: I have discussed my own struggles with depression, both here and on the Say That podcast, so I can definitely relate. Depression is a brutal thing and it takes some work to get a foothold. I think...
Witnessing: secret ninja moves
unkaglen: makemelodies asked: I’m leading a small group in the office and the people I’m with are very “nice” people, but I’m afraid they do not understand the Gospel yet. Whenever I talk about depending on God or acknowledging our sins, some of them are quick to say that they are doing okay. I don’t know what to do. I feel guilty sometimes for telling them that it’s not about our acts, our...
Q&A... On SAY THAT!
leeyounger: cousined asked you: Do you do Say That! from home? And are kinda on a conference call sort of thing? haha. Idk. Anyways, praying for your ministry and family brother. Peace. :D .. So I Said: Thanks Ed! For those who don’t know, ‘Say That’ is a podcast I get to be a part of with my dear friends, Unka Glen, Jed Brewer and Matt King. (podcasts are totally FREE radio shows...
Feeling Disconnected at Church
Anonymous asked: I go to a pretty big church, and i always feel overwhelmed and quite lonely. Even though I know heaps of people in the church and am pretty good friends with a few of them, I always end up feeling isolated. I try to mix with everyone as much as possible but I’m incredibly shy so its sometimes hard to start up the conversation. Do you have any tips on how I become more...
Free inspirational content
unkaglen: brailoftheheart asked: Is there a way I can listen to the “Say That” podcast through my mobile phone instead of through iTunes? Unka Glen answered: If you’re rocking an iPhone or an Android phone, check out the free Stitcher Smart Radio app. I use it myself, and it’s really cool for accessing all kinds of cool free content. Just search for “Say That” within the app, we’re part of...
What does "Prayer Life" Mean?
Anonymous asked: What is a “prayer life”? I answered: Great question. There is a lot of lingo and jargon in the Christian world. It gets confusing, and it is smart and brave to admit that it is confusing and ask for clarification. As a matter of fact, at The Bridge we have a segment called the “I Don’t Get It Minute” where we break down this kind of stuff. So many people just...
Ladies, the thing about a shy guy, bless their hearts, is: not only is he...– Lee Younger on episode 12 of the Say That podcast Get it free on iTunes or non-Apple users on Stitcher Radio
New Jed Brewer Tune!
jedbrewer: Happy Sunday, y’all! Here’s a song about when Jesus healed a guy that was really sick with a terrible disease called leprosy (check out Mark 1:40). I was thinking about that story, and it reminded me of how much that’s the exact thing Jesus has done for me. So I wrote this song. I Want To Yeah, and nobody would touch me Nobody wanted me in town I had to tell...
How Do I Help My Friend with Self Esteem Issues?
Anonymous asked: How can I help a friend? She’s quite insecure and unhappy, hating herself for how her body looks. I live really far from her, so we can rarely meet and she is quite rejected in school. Her parents don’t care about her and she can’t trust people…I tried to show her that she could trust God and that he loves her no matter what, but I can’t convince...
Marriage is hard work. Finding “the one” doesn’t change that....– Jed Brewer on episode 12 of the Say That podcast. Get it free on iTunes
Anonymous asked: Recently I’ve been trying to go deeper in my walk with the Lord, and part of that has been figuring out what’s holding me back. I’m a normal 18 year old girl with a lot of hidden, unresolved “daddy issues.” It’s incredibly hard for me to trust men, and God. If my own dad didn’t stick around, why would God? I know this is absurd, and I...
Can Girls and Guys Be Best Friends?
Anonymous asked: Is it okay for a girl to be a guy’s best friend and vice versa? I’ve heard guys should NEVER have a girl be their best friend, because the girl will ALWAYS want to be something more. Uhhh. That ain’t true for me. I love my guy friends, but I’m not going to think of any of them when I hear Taylor Swift on the radio, mkay? But I’ve also heard some guys...
People Are Freaking Me Out About "The End Times"
Anonymous asked: People keep talking about ‘End times’ & say stuff like ‘Jesus is coming soon’. & I know this is a good thing, but it scares me so much. It takes away from my enjoyment of life. I feel like, what’s the use in trying, if it’s going to end. It’s making me feel depressed & scared. But people keep saying “Don’t worry,...
There is this high score mentality that says ‘if I check all the boxes, if...– Jed Brewer on episode 10 of the Say That podcast. Get it free on iTunes
My Friend Rejected Me
Anonymous asked: Hi. I have this friend of mine who helped me back again into Christ. I didn’t know that I would love her. Now we’re avoiding each other and she’s not replying to the messages I send her. It hurts to think that a fellow Christian will just abandon you when you’re there. Any good advice? I answered: I feel for you brother, that’s a rough situation....
Some Christians have picked up this weird idea that if you date someone in the...– Glen Fitzjerrell (aka Unka Glen) on episode 10 of the Say That Podcast Get it free on iTunes
Why Do We Pray "In Jesus' Name"?
Anonymous asked: What does it mean when you say “In Jesus’ name” before saying “amen” in regards to praying? Why do we say that? I answered: First of all, this is a fantastic question. There are so many little things in Christian or church culture that we just kind of do because that’s the way we do that. It’s very easy to never take a look at some of this stuff,...
Jesus wants to woo people to HImself, to draw them to Himself. Sometimes the...– Lee Younger on episode 10 of the Say That podcast Get it free on iTunes and please leave a review!
I'm the Only Christian in My Family
Anonymous asked: i love the this blog and just wanted to ask if you’ve got any tips on how to survive being the only Christian in your house and family? my family don’t believe in God & don’t support me at all and often tell me ‘your God isn’t real etc’ - somedays its incredibly hard to deal with. Have you got any tips or strategies for dealing with family...
The thing about cool is it is a great big lie, and it can’t make you...– -Jed Brewer on episode 10 of the Say That podcast. Get it free on iTunes
Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin?
Anonymous asked: Is drinking alcohol a sin? I mean, getting drunk is obviously not a good idea for a Christian, especially if you get into a random fight or have a one night stand because you had too much to drink. But what if you have beer or wine during dinnertime and you’re able to use self control? Alcohol can be addictive, but so is just about…well…everything. So what makes...
There’s this thing about Christians where they all want us to be in the...– -Glen Fitzjerrell (aka Unka Glen) on episode 11 of the Say That podcast Get it free on iTunes
My Dad is Against Me Being Baptized
thebiblicalbibliophile asked: Uhm. Hi Bridge Chicago. I’ve recently got back from backsliding for 3 years. I want to be baptized in our church, but my dad does not want me leaving their religion. When I was a child, I already know that some of their beliefs were wrong. Now I’m already grown up, I want to fulfill one of God’s commandment, which is baptism. However,my family are...
How Do I Behave Toward My Ex?
Anonymous asked: I just got out of a relationship with a God fearing woman that seemed to be a launching point that brought me closer to the Lord. I am now trying to Love and Lift up my ex but it seems she wants nothing to do with me. I feel like I am pushing it to hard and not letting God work through me with the situation. But then there are times when I feel like He is putting it on my heart...
How Do I Overcome Insecurity?
Anonymous asked: I’ve been struggling with insecurity for a long time. Once in a while, I would feel like I have overcome it, only to find myself struggling with it again. How do I overcome this for good? I answered: Insecurity is not an issue that you can just take out back and kill dead once and for all. It’s more like an invading army that keeps coming. So what we need to do is build...
Christians need to stop making up rules for everything, The Bible is clear that...– Lee Younger on episode 10 of the Say That podcast get it free on iTunes and please leave a review!
Can I Invite A Guy to Ask Me Out?
Anonymous asked: I know that in Christian dating, girls are meant to be pursued, but if a guy I’m interested in is really shy. Is it wrong for me to invite him to ask me out? I answered: Let us be clear here: NO! It is not wrong to invite him to ask you out. It is right, mature, self-actualized, taste great, less filling, whatever positive adjectives I can throw in there. It is a great...
Unka Glen Reblog: In leadership, but lacking...
unkaglen: Anonymous asked: I had a couple guys move into my house with me, and I suddenly found myself, as the most spiritually mature, as well as the natural leader, the spiritual leader of this household. I would really like to embrace this, as I feel it will prepare me for leading my (potential) future wife and children. The problem here is twofold. First, I don’t really know how I’m...
You have an enemy who, Peter says, “prowls like a roaring lion looking for...– -Lee Younger on episode 9 of the Say That podcast. Get it free on iTunes
I Feel Unworthy of God
Anonymous asked: I’m really struggling in my christian walk. I feel so unworthy of Gods love & like I don’t deserve to even be alive. I feel distant from God & totally stuck in this place where I don’t want to bother God or even my leaders at church cos I’m not worth the effort or time. I know God is loving and wants to set people free - but I only believe that it...
I know these guys will back me up. When I was a teenager I was dealing with...– -Glen Fitzjerrell (aka Unka Glen) on episode 9 of the Say That podcast. Get it free on iTunes and please leave a review!
Why isn't Good Behavior Getting Me Blessed?
Anonymous asked: I need your opinion, on days that I give in and fall to temptation I see blessings that I can’t hope to grab hold of come one step closer. But day when I stay close to God I see the very same blessings grow distant. (edited for length) I answered: Believing that God will directly and immediately reward good behavior and punish bad behavior is a very easy mindset to fall...
Why Shouldn't Christians Date Non-Christians?
Anonymous asked: Why should Christians date other Christians, and why is it strictly forbidden that Christians should not date non-Christians? I answered: I don’t know that it is “strictly forbidden” that Christians date non-Christians, but it is certainly a terrible idea. So the issue is: why is that? Opposites attract is a very romantic notion, but by “opposites” people tend to mean “I...