Sam Rainer is the lead pastor of West Bradenton Baptist Church and co-hosts the Est.Church podcast. He is the president of Church Answers, the co-founder and co-owner of Rainer Publishing, and the president of Revitalize Network. Sam has a wonderful wife, four fun children, one crazy old dog, and a cat his daughters insisted on keeping. You can read more from Sam at his blog.
Dr. Kent Brantly was treating patients in 2014 in Liberia when he contracted ebola. After a harrowing journey to healing, Brantly and his family are heading back to Africa as a new outbreak threatens the continent.
The nursery always seems to be a touchy subject in churches. While there are a lot of church nursery ideas out there, I'd like to offer my two cents: we should all view the church nursery as an opportunity to serve the families of the church, which is a true act of worship.
“I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic.