Have you wondered if you should speak up about your faith at work? Perhaps you know you should, but how do you do it in a gracious way?
In this week’s episode, Daniel J. Lewis, founder of The Audacity to Podcast, shares an experience that serves as a model and a reminder to us that silence has its own consequences.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
- Daniel shares a story from his podcast Once about deciding whether to speak up on a contentious issue
- How to speak the truth in love
- Ways we can feed our minds so our faith bleeds through in all we do
Colossians 4:5-6: Use your heads as you live and work among outsiders. Don’t miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out. (The Message)
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Time Stamp Show Notes
1:30 – Colossians 4:5-6: Use your heads as you live and work among outsiders. Don’t miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.
2:54 – Daniel’s faith journey
5:50 – Ephesians 4:15 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ”
6:15 – Daniel’s Once Podcast
11:39 – Learning to speak the truth in love in light of a hot cultural topic
18:00 – What makes us salt and light and how to do that
19:56 – What does speaking the truth in love look like in day to day life
21:37 – When someone is struggling, this is the time to show them love and build relationships
23:50 – You will be what you are reading and spending your time on
24:30 – Episode 301 – shares his podcasting story and how faith gets tied in
27:41 – Relationship with Christ
30:18 – Where do you go to process your faith?
33:20 – The importance of meeting with other men
35:30 – You can find Daniel at https://theaudacitytopodcast.com/ and on twitter
36:06 – Advice: Don’t wait for the pastor to pour insight into you, take what you are given, see how to apply it and then do it.