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Release Date: 06/20/2018

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As Covid-19 continues to spread globally schools are asking hard questions about remaining open or moving to online learning.  Months ago, the schools in China grappled with that question.  Today's episode explores the journey of one international school in hopes that it can help prepare administrators, teachers, parents, students, and friends for the possible future they might find themselves in.  Join us in the conversation as Jenni Johnson, an international school principal, shares tips she has learned over the past few months.    Platforms:  

Leading Through a Crisis show art Leading Through a Crisis

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On today's episode, Jenni and TJ are joined by Randy Eplin as they discuss leading a team through a crisis.  As Churchill once said, "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."  Leaders are defined by their actions in difficult times.  Join us in the conversation as we look at what it takes to lead well in the midst of difficulty. 

Health and Wellness show art Health and Wellness

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On today's episode Jenni and TJ are joined in the studio with Dr. Savu as they discuss necessary precautions to take during this time of increased fear.  Dr. Savu gives some very practical advice along with some words of wisdom which will be sure to comfort the worried soul.  Join us in the conversation! Resources: BJU Support Line: +86 139 1172 7074    

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On today's show Jenni and TJ take some time to discuss grief and loss.  Over the next several months, after the masks are taken off and life returns to "normal," each person who has been affected by the virus will come to grips with what they have lost.  Lost friends who decided not to return.  Lost opportunities.  Lost jobs.  Loss of finances or property or possession.  Join us in the conversation as we discuss proper ways to grieve and how to help those who are experiencing loss.

Behind the Mask show art Behind the Mask

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On this episode the Johnson family discusses what life has been like the past few weeks with the outbreak in China.  Wonder what life in the educational world is like in China right now?  Been praying for churches in China and desire to know more about how church is currently happening?  How has all this affected teens?  All this and more will be discussed on today's podcast.  

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Join us today as we chat with short term visitors to Beijing.  In this episode we discuss the differences and challenges of traveling to a different culture and tips for those who might find themselves traveling from Beijing to a rural city abroad. 

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The instructions Jesus left with the apostles was to go and make disciples.  That was His big plan for changing the world.  But I wonder if many Christians today are effectively doing just that. I wonder if we even know what it means to make disciples?  Join us in the conversation as we discuss organic discipleship.

Big Questions: Identity and Sexuality 007 show art Big Questions: Identity and Sexuality 007

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Our current culture has a lot to say about sexuality and identity, yet so does the Bible.  Although the Bible is not primarily about sexuality it does address it.  Although the Bible is not a book on gender identity it certainly gives us God's perspective on the matter.  Join us in the conversation as we discuss this "Big Topic."  Resources:

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There is much discussion on how to hear from God. There is even more discussion on how God’s will plays out in our life. Does he give us choices? If we make a poor choice does it set us down a path of destruction and ultimately change the good future God had hoped for us? This is no small matter when you take into account that the multiplicity of choice often delays forward movement in life and renders us inactive. Join us in the conversation as we discuss how to discern God’s will for our lives. Resources:

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Suffering is something that no one is immune to. As much as we would like to avoid it, and try as we might, it comes to us all. But why? Is it because of my sin? Is it because of bad karma? Is it because I lack faith? And does suffering prove the nonexistence of God? After all, if God is all good then how can he allow suffering in this world? Join us in the conversation as we take on this big question.  

More Episodes

Join the citizens of the Middle Kingdom as we start a new series called Unveiled: What the Old Testament has to say about Jesus. This episode is the introduction where we clear up common misconceptions on this topic.



Verses from today’s show:


Luke 24:25-27, 44-45


John 5:39-47


Acts 26:22-23


Heb. 11:24-26


John 8:56 – 56


I Peter 1:10-11





David Murray, Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament


Vern Poythress, The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses


Edmund Clowney, The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament


Jonathan Edwards, A History of the Work of Redemption


Nancy Guthrie, The Promised One (A 10-week Bible Study): Seeing Jesus in Genesis


The Scriptures Testify About Me, Al Mohler, Tim Keller, Alistair Begg, D. A. Carson


Gordan Fee, How to Read the Bible Book by Book and How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth


Max Anders, Understanding the Bible in 30 Days 



Small Group Discussion Questions:


  1. How much of your time is spent in the Old Testament?


  1. Are there any Old Testament books you have never read?


  1. What are three practical things you can do or ask each time you read from the Old Testament that will help you to better understand it?


  1. What information did you heart today that was totally new?


  1. What are the things said from this episode that you disagree with? Why? Can you use scripture to defend your position?


  1. Will you commit to read through an Old Testament book this week or month?


  1. Take some time to discuss different ways Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament.


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