Calvary Life Podcast
Christmas Mailbag 2021

Christmas Mailbag 2021

December 22, 2021

It's the end of the year, and time for our hosts Eric and Matt to answer your questions! Throughout the season, we've collected listener questions from our email and compiled them into a single episode- some are serious, some are funny, and some are completely made up by Eric and Matt themselves. So enjoy this special holiday treat, and we'll see you again in the new year!

UPDATE: The Relentless Grace of God with MaryJane Edwards

UPDATE: The Relentless Grace of God with MaryJane Edwards

December 15, 2021

In this episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, we've got an update to a story from our very first season- The Relentless Grace of God with MaryJane Edwards

When we first aired that interview in June 2019, MaryJane shared her story of coming to faith and her experience as a teen mother giving her child up for adoption. Since that time, there have been a few major updates to her story that we're excited to share with you. 

So join Eric and Matt as they listen to MaryJane's story from the beginning again- how she and her husband Quentin met, the experience of hiding and then revealing her unexpected pregnancy to both her family and to Quentin, and the beauty of now reuniting with her son 21 years later. Experience how Jesus' grace and the blessings of God surpass anything we can imagine for ourselves. 

If you would like to listen to the original interview with MaryJane, you can find it here

We Value Oneness

We Value Oneness

December 8, 2021

Oneness does not mean everyone looks or thinks identically. It also doesn't mean we ignore the value of diversity! So what does it mean?

In the final episode of our Values miniseries, Eric and Matt discuss the value of Oneness. Together, they talk about how the Church benefits from a unity in oneness, how oneness will sometimes require more mature believers to be flexible with younger believers, and even how "oneness" in clothing shows up in Eric's preaching wardrobe!

We Value Dependence

We Value Dependence

December 1, 2021

Dependence takes us farther than we could ever go on our own. Though for many of us (in the United States especially), dependence can feel like a negative. But when we're called to be dependent on God, what does that look like? 

In today's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt talk about Dependence in their lives and in the lives of believers everywhere. They discuss how to be aware of the ways our nature gets in the way of depending on God, what it looks like to lean on prayer as an act of dependence, and ways they're both learning to be dependent on the Lord in this season. 

We Value Health

We Value Health

November 17, 2021

Welcome back to the Calvary Life Podcast! After a brief break to allow Eric to recover from some of his injuries, he and Matt are back in the studio talking about Health!

In this week's episode, Eric and Matt discuss what it means to be healthy. You'll hear the story of his accident (the parts he can remember, at least), ways that he's growing in his recovery, and how to intentionally create slowness in your life to allow yourself to rest.

We Value Generations

We Value Generations

October 27, 2021

Calvary Church is blessed to be home to believers of every generation. Each group brings something different to the table, making us better together! 

In today's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt discuss generations in the Church with longtime Calvary member, past Elder, and Corner Bookstore operator Randy Harris! Together, they talk about what it looks like to cultivate the next generation of believers both within your family and within your church, share about Randy and Tammy's plans for retirement, and start a new mail segment of the show! 

BONUS Episode: More on Generosity with Bob Shank

BONUS Episode: More on Generosity with Bob Shank

October 21, 2021

On Sunday, October 10th, Calvary Church welcomed longtime member Bob Shank as he shared on the topic of Generosity. In this week's special bonus episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt invite Bob back to dive deeper into his thoughts on being biblically generous!

Together, they discuss what it looks like to genuinely practice gratitude, how we should consider the phenomenon of people who do evil looking "blessed", and provide added clarity to what was already shared on Sunday.

We Value Flexibility

We Value Flexibility

October 19, 2021

Calvary Church values Flexibility- we are open to change for the better! But how flexible is too flexible? What areas are worth holding fast to, and what areas should we hold with an open hand? And how do we use flexibility to reach others for Christ?

On this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt sit down with special guest Dave Mitchell! Together, they talk about what it means to be flexible, Biblical examples of God requiring flexibility, and how we can safeguard the Mission of the church without elevating the methods of our preferences. 

We Value Generosity

We Value Generosity

October 13, 2021

As followers of God, we are called to be generous. But what exactly does that mean? Does generosity only mean giving money, or are there other ways we can live generous lives?

On this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt discuss what it means to be generous. They explore the difference between tithes and offerings, share stories from their own lives of generosity, and talk about how we can be generous with not just our money, but our time, attention, and words as well.

BONUS Episode: Joy with John Reed

BONUS Episode: Joy with John Reed

October 7, 2021

Enjoy a special bonus episode of the Calvary Life Podcast with longtime Calvary member and elder, John Reed!

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