Life Over Coffee With Rick Thomas

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Sinopsis

Rick has been training in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor, he founded and launched his own training organization in order to encourage and equip people for effective living. In the early 90s, he earned a BA in Theology. Later he earned a BS in Education. In 1993, he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000, he graduated with an MA in Counseling. In 2006, he was recognized as a Fellow with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.Today his organization reaches people in every country through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Episodios

  • Ep. 364 How Can You Know Your Decisions Won't Disappoint You?

    04/10/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Making a decision that you hope won't end with disappointment is a tedious task. How can you ensure there is no future disappointment after you take the plunge? You do due diligence; you follow sound advice, but it leads you into hard times. Should you not have listened? How should you respond when life goes sideways after you take the advice of someone and do due diligence? Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-364-how-can-you-know-your-decisions-wont-disappoint-you/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 363 Webinar Pursuing Conflict for Unity's Sake

    30/09/2021 Duración: 01h48s

    Sometimes in life, you have to get in a conflict with someone. This dreaded reality is not a wish, desire, or prayer request but rather a common-sense perspective that comes with living in a sin-cursed world. It is impossible to have two humans living close to each other for an extended period and not have relational conflict. Sin does not accommodate our desires for peace or a hope for the path of least resistance. Watch Webinar: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-363-webinar-pursuing-conflict-for-unitys-sake/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • How to Resist the Incremental Reality of Becoming a Dull Believer

    28/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Spiritual dullness in a community of Christlike disciple-makers is hard to imagine, but it happens all the time. We can lull ourselves to sleep, lose our gospel edge, and before long, we are ticking the Christian boxes without thinking. If the practice continues, we will replace the meat we enjoyed with the milk of our former newborn babe life. The solution is to surround yourself with those who have a vision and plan to spur you to love and good works within a reciprocating community. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/how-to-resist-the-incremental-reality-of-becoming-a-dull-believer/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Seven Tips to Help Your Friends Go Through Suffering

    27/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Sometimes the words we share when our friends are hurting are not the best things we should say. Saying the wrong thing is easy to do, which is why I’m sharing these seven ideas to help you navigate these challenging times with your suffering friends. You will not succumb to inhibiting fear that prohibits communication as you apply this teaching, and your friends will appreciate your proactive care. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/seven-tips-to-help-your-friends-who-are-going-through-suffering/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • What Qualities Do You Look for in a Pastor?

    25/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    One of the most important questions you’ll ask when looking for a new church is the pastor leading the local church. What best describes your pastor? How does he affect others? Can he care for your soul? Finding a pastor is a tedious process that can even be daunting at times. Ensuring the proper leader leads the community is of utmost importance because he determines everything that flows from that local body. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/what-do-you-look-for-in-a-pastor/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 362 Resopnse to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 10

    22/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – What would you do if Mark Driscoll was your pastor? You decide to stay in the church, but you’re opposed to the language, bullying, manipulation, and narcissism. How would you respond? Would you self-censor? Would you seek to be part of a redemptive effort to make a difference? Responding the right way to authoritarians is the topic of this episode from the Christianity Today podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-362-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-10/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 361 Response to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 9

    21/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Mike Cosper opened this episode by talking about the Cottingley Fairies found in five photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths in 1918. In 1984, Elsie said the photos were fake, and Frances said people wanted to believe in them. This Christianity Today podcast episode about The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill discusses our need to believe in someone and a leader’s sinful desire to get us to believe in him. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-361-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-9/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 360 The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 8

    19/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – This episode of the Christianity Today (CT) podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, is an interview with Josh Harris, the former “Christian” who wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye. It’s an odd digression from the straight line Christianity Today had been running about what went wrong with Mars Hill. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-360-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-8/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 359 Resonse to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 7

    16/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – In this episode of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill from Christianity Today, the primary talking point is the church’s leadership. Should you have a group of leaders or one man at the top. In the case of Mars Hill, they began with a plurality that led them to its heights only to morph into the lead guy, which began the descent and ultimate fall of Mars Hill Church. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-359-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-7/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 358 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 6

    14/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – This sixth edition of Christianity Today’s podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, discusses the brand and how to promote yourself to become somebody. Then Mike Cosper shared how Mark Driscoll associated himself with the gospel community to spread his fame globally. Mark had a gifted team who knew how to build an analytically smart, algorithmic, cyber-preacher. And once they established his fame in the stratosphere, the Christian celebrities and organizations would not ignore him. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-358-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-6/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • How a Teen Can React When Stuck in the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

    13/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    All of us are victims. Adam dealt us a death blow. And to complicate matters, we’re also blameworthy. We are guilty victims or victim sinners. It’s not a comfortable thought, but it’s an accurate one. Everyone practically possesses these two polarizing truths. The more significant issue is not what we have done wrong, but what will we do about it? If you’re ready to focus on how you can change, I have some terrific news for you: it can happen today! Here are a few thoughts for the serious-minded person who wants to change their lives. Read Article: https://rickthomas.net/how-a-teen-can-react-when-stuck-in-the-cyclic-effect-of-victimhood/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 357 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 5

    11/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – This review of episode five in The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast series begins with a warning similar to the last episode about prescreening it before listening to it with others. This episode is not just gross, but it could cause a woman to lapse to a horrible time in her past if she has gone through a manipulating and inappropriately physical interaction with a man. Please use caution before you recommend this episode. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-357-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-5/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 356 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 4

    09/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – This review is of episode four in the Christianity Today series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. CT warns the listeners that you may want to prescreen this episode due to the sexual nature and language. It is a gross episode—the first half—that may leave you feeling dirty after hearing it. The key idea is, why was the message so popular when the messenger was so flawed? Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-356-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-4/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 355 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 3

    07/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – In this podcast, I’m reviewing the third episode in the series from Christianity Today called, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, the church planted and led by Mark Driscoll. The title of this episode is “You Read Your Bible, Ringo?” My purpose in these reviews is not to restate what CT said about Mars Hill or Mark Driscoll but to learn from those things to be a better Christian. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-355-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-3/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 354 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode, 2

    05/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Christianity Today (CT) put together a multi-episode podcast series that chronicles the story of Mars Hill Church (MH) led by Mark Driscoll. The church was planted in 1996 and dissolved in 2014. At its height, they had 15,000+ attendees/members from fifteen campuses. CT has produced this podcast series for the encouragement and admonition of the body of Christ. I will review each episode, not repeating the information in the podcasts, but hoping to put forth insights that we can apply to our lives and church cultures. This podcast reviews episode two. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-354-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-2/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 353 The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Ep. 1, Response

    02/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Christianity Today (CT) put together a multi-episode that chronicles the story of Mars Hill Church led by Mark Driscoll. At its height, they had 15,000+ attendees/members from fifteen campuses. The church dissolved in 2014. CT has produced this series for the encouragement and admonition of the body of Christ. I will review each episode, not repeating the information in the podcasts, but hoping to put forth insights that we can apply to our lives and church culture. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-353-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-1-response/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • The Number One All-Time Personal Problem...Ever

    01/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    All Christians have one common problem that sits foundationally at the core of their being; it is the biggest struggle in their lives. It makes sense, right? If each person’s mightiest battle were unique to them and dissimilar to everyone else, you’d have to be omniscient in your soul care endeavors. Mercifully, we all trace back to one man, and from him comes our universal struggle. It’s excellent news. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-number-one-all-time-counseling-problem-ever/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 352 Update about Rick's COVID Journey, Healing, and Future Plans

    30/08/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – On August 8, Rick began experiencing what he would learn later to be COVID symptoms. Two weeks later, the doctors affirmed COVID, and he has been on bedrest and doctor's care since that time. Rick is out of quarantine, is not contagious, and is on the road to recovery. In this podcast, Rick walks through what happened, his experience with the flu, and where he is currently. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-352-update-about-ricks-covid-journey-healing-and-future-plans/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • What's the Big Deal with You; Get the Vaccine Already?

    27/08/2021 Duración: 30min

    The whole world is at war. It’s a war between good and evil—as always. Some of the skirmishes are between military combatants, but the purpose of this piece is not between those warriors in the traditional theaters. I’m addressing those other warriors—specifically, those who have never been to war but have benefited from our most significant battles. I’m speaking to you and me. We have an adversary; he is the devil. He desires to devour us. The irony of our modern-day war is that it has come to us in the most innocuous of ways: should you take the vaccine or not? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/whats-the-big-deal-with-you-get-the-vaccine-already/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take On Absue Cases

    07/08/2021 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Abuse cases continue to rise in the world and evangelical church. Christians are not impervious to the disastrous effects of abuse or the mishandling of abuse cases. Every week our ministry hears a story or receives a request from the abused, the accused, pastors, and biblical counselors. The noise is loud, and the division between Christians continues to rise. In this episode, I will speak to some of the complicating issues. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-351-why-most-biblical-counselors-should-not-take-on-abuse-cases/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

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