In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I chat about why church is so essential and the One who make it so. Plus I share some thoughts on the New Year, the importance of childlike Bible reading, and the resonance of Pixar’s new feature film, Soul.
“The pain of the past year, the hope of the New Year, and God’s boundless goodness,” article by yours truly
“One word for 2020,” Peter Heck
“Pixar’s Soul and the Joy of Incarnation,” Josh Larsen
Cinema Siblings Podcast, talking movies with my sister, Bethany
“The Bible Reading Plan I Recommend for 2021,” Tim Challies
Fools for Christ: Essays on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, Jaroslav Pelikan
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I’m Brad Gray and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Stonington Baptist Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania, where I live with my wife Natalie, daughter Lydia, and son Braxton. Besides pastoring, I spend most of my time writing, reading, and ministering in many more ways. I am resolved to faithfully and fervently propagate the gospel of “grace upon grace” for the weary and the worn out. It is my sincerest desire to live and minister all “for the sake of the Name.” (3 Jn 1:7) So long as Christ is exalted, that is enough.
Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.