Reunion Roadmap 6/18/2022 – Learning to Be A Kingdom Kid: Kennedy Rios & Susie Boyle, part 1

Did you ever wonder how many children in your neighborhood might be in need of help? There are probably quite a few, signaling their needs in ways even they don’t understand. It takes some attention, compassion, and discernment to identify those signals, and then it takes courage, love, and patience, to offer help.

We heard about this in a previous Reunion Roadmap interview with Susie Boyle, Outreach Director with Fostering the Family in South Carolina. Now we have the blessing of hearing from the child Susie and her family helped. Kennedy Rios is all grown up now and pursuing a promising future in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She’s got quite a story to tell of overcoming obstacles just to connect with the gifted, strong woman God made her to be. We get to hear some of that story in this two-part interview!

Kennedy’s story provides a powerful introduction to the discussion Barry Phillips and David Jones call “Pray.” If the prayers of our parents and grandparents have made a difference for good in our lives, what kind of difference are we making in the lives of our children and grandchildren? Will Spires and Teshuva help us process that question with their musical offerings.  

Reunion Roadmap 5/28/2022 – A Good Report from the Promised Land: Barbara Foerster, part 2

How should we pray for Israel? Given the constant turmoil in the Holy Land, what should be the focus of our intercession?

That’s a question we asked Barbara Foerster during our conversation about her recent visit to Israel. This latest sojourn of five weeks in the Blessed Land covered Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, as well as many interactions with new and old friends and Israelis of many different backgrounds. As you might expect, Barbara’s intimate knowledge of the land and people of Israel, and her heart of faith in Israel’s God, fill her answers with wisdom!

Our focus on Israel continues through the music of Teshuva and Mason Clover, and in the concluding segment of the midrash Barry Phillips and David Jones call, “Home.”

Reunion Roadmap 5/21/2022 – A Good Report from the Promised Land: Barbara Foerster, part 1

When was the last time you visited Israel?.

What? You’ve never been to the Promised Land? Well, then, maybe you need some incentive to go! Barbara Foerster can help with that. Her recent sojourn in Israel was her first since the Covid pandemic severely restricted international travel. Barbara is no stranger to the Blessed Land, having traveled there so many times  that she now regards Israel as home. She speaks so fondly of that home in this two-part interview that you will be inspired to go there and see for yourself the miracle of Israel!

“Home” is the theme of this show, as we hear in the midrash from Barry Phillips and David Jones in which they look into what scripture says about the eternal home of Yeshua’s people. We also enjoy music about our eternal home through the artistry of House of Aaron and Teshuva.

Reunion Roadmap 3/12/2022 – Guardian of Our Future: Susie Boyle, part 1

Do you know there are ways to help foster children without being a foster parent? This often comes as a surprise when people first hear about the foster system and begin asking how to get involved. Susie Boyle learned that when she and her family encountered children in need right next door in their neighborhood in Detroit. That’s what started her on a journey to make a difference for these vulnerable children and their communities. Now she is a guardian ad litem, serving as a volunteer advocate for foster children in South Carolina, and is the Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Fostering the Family, a Christian non-profit dedicated to igniting igniting churches and communities to support foster and adoptive families.

Teshuva and Rut Banks share their musical talents in this episode in songs that resonate with the needs of foster children. They may start out with every disadvantage, but there is still hope that they will finish well, as Barry Phillips and David Jones discuss in their midrash, appropriately titled, “Finish.”

To find out more about Fostering the Family, visit the website at https://fosteringthefamily.org/.

Reunion Roadmap 12/25/2021 – Pronomian Christianity with Josh Ensley

Is there any reason Torah-honoring followers of Messiah Yeshua should pay hold on to anything carried over from Latin, the language of Rome? The Protestant reformers found a few things worthy of keeping, and there is a line of thinking that the Torah Awakening among Christians today is a continuation of the work begun during the Reformation. Josh Ensley hints at that in this second segment of our three-part conversation with him. Specifically, he refers to the “Five Solas” of Reformed Theology:

1. Sola scriptura: “Scripture alone”
2. Sola fide: “faith alone”
3. Sola gratia: “grace alone”
4. Solo Christo: “Christ alone”
5. Soli Deo gloria: “to the glory of God alone”

In this part of our conversation, Josh shares more of his faith journey, which leads directly to our discussion of Pronomian Christianity, the name Josh and his colleagues use to describe the faith walk of those who follower Jesus Christ (Messiah Yeshua) and keep the Law (Torah). As he explains, the Five Solas are among the important elements of the Christian faith they deem essential to carry forward as we come into a walk that embraces the Torah our Messiah lived out.

This faith walk can be difficult at time, which is why Barry Phillips and David Jones share their thoughts on how to find Encouragement from our identity in Messiah. This message of encouragement inhabits the songs from our musical guests, Teshuva and Lenny & Varda.

Take a look at Josh Ensley’s website, https://joshuaensley.org.

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