AUDIO: Paul’s Conversation with Dr. Harold Senkbeil on The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart

Dr. Harold Senkbeil

Dr. Harold L. Senkbeil is Executive Director for Spiritual Care at Doxology: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel. He served faithfully in parish ministry for more than 31 years.  His parish experience includes small town/rural, campus, suburban, central city and mission planting settings. Dr. Senkbeil served as Associate Professor in the Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana from 2002 – 2008.  He is author of The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart.

Paul spoke with Dr. Senkbeil on Friday, November 8, 2019. The audio is below in two parts:

Dr. Harold Senkbeil – Part One
Dr. Harold Senkbeil – Part Two

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Run Sheet for Friday, November 8th


LISTEN LIVE AT 1:00 PM ET

Respond and Engage!
TALK TO PAUL ON-AIR: 313.272.5600


The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart

Pastors care for a soul in the way a doctor cares for a body. In a time when many churches have lost sight of the real purpose of the church, The Care of Souls invites a new generation of pastors to form the godly habits and practical wisdom needed to minister to the hearts and souls of those committed to their care.

Harold Senkbeil helps remind pastors of the essential calling of the ministry: preaching and living out the Word of God while orienting others in the same direction. And he offers practical and fruitful advice—born out of his five decades as a pastor—that will benefit both new pastors and those with years in the pulpit.

Drawing on a lifetime of pastoral experience, The Care of Souls is a beautifully written treasury of proven wisdom which pastors will find themselves turning to again and again.

Dr. Harold Senkbeil

GUEST: Harold L. Senkbeil is Executive Director for Spiritual Care at Doxology: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel. He served faithfully in parish ministry for more than 31 years.  His parish experience includes small town/rural, campus, suburban, central city and mission planting settings. Dr. Senkbeil served as Associate Professor in the Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana from 2002 – 2008.  He is author of The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart.

TIM CHALLIES: The Care of Souls

GENE VEITH: A Book That Every Pastor Should Read


WP: A new chain of Christian pregnancy centers will provide a controversial service: Contraception

Eight independent Texas-based pregnancy centers merged earlier this year to form a chain called The Source. With Christian women’s health centers in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, the nonprofit organization plans to offer a full array of medical services, to include testing for sexually transmitted diseases, first-trimester prenatal care and contraception choices. That model is similar to that of hundreds of Planned Parenthood clinics.

The decision to provide contraception is a huge cultural shift for Christian centers that, for religious reasons, do not normally offer birth control. But it represents what some in the antiabortion movement say is a much-needed rebranding for pregnancy centers — away from emphasizing ending abortion and toward placing women’s health care front and center. Many younger conservative Christians, in particular, are concerned with how the movement treats women.


Run Sheet for Thursday, November 7th


LISTEN LIVE AT 1:00 PM ET

Respond and Engage!
TALK TO PAUL ON-AIR: 313.272.5600


CT: The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too

Dr. Gerald Sittser

GUEST: Dr. Gerald L. Sittser is a professor of theology and a senior fellow in the Office of Church Engagement at Whitworth University. His latest book is Resilient Faith: How the Early Christian “Third Way” Changed the World from Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group. He is the author of eight other books, including the best-selling A Grace DisguisedThe Will of God as a Way of Life, and Water from a Deep Well.


Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Reproductive Health Act Explained


Should Lou Whitaker be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

A career stats comparison of Tigers HOF Second Baseman Charlie Gehringer with Lou Whitaker

FORBES: It’s Time to Redefine Masculinity

  • In the wake of the #MeToo movement, people have recognized that it’s not enough to “empower” women—in order to make progress, we also need to tackle the pervasive problem of toxic masculinity.
  • On the topic of toxic masculinity, Datwon Thomas, editor-in-chief of VIBE, describes it as “a sickness” that we’re finally talking about after society has overlooked it for far too long. “I think particularly the millennials and Gen Z are really pushing against that and pushing back, with their gender fluidity and kind of non-binary and sexually nonconforming identities,” Emil Wilbekin, founder of Native Son, adds optimistically. “I think it’s a great time for change.”
  • After decades of advertisements too often dripping with sexism and misogyny and reinforcing traditional “alpha male” behavior, it’s time for brands to not only take responsibility for the impact their content has on consumers’ worldview and mental health—but actually help advocate for a more enlightened future free of toxic masculinity.

CHARLES CAMOSY: Five Things Kayne Knows

  1. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
  2. “Freedom” as promised to us by the world is an addiction or slavery. 
  3. There are deep problems with our disconnected secular (sub)urban lifestyles.
  4. Abortion has taken a heavy toll on African American communities.
  5. Conversion is only the beginning of our journey, which will be difficult.

Mark David Hall: Did America Have a Christian Founding?

Dr. Mark David Hall
PART ONE: Mark David Hall on the Christian Influence on the American Founding
PART TWO: Mark David Hall on the Christian Influence on the American Founding
PART THREE: Mark David Hall on the Christian Influence on the American Founding

Dr. Mark David Hall is Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and director of the John Dickinson Forum for the Study of America’s Founding Principles at George Fox University. He is the author of a number of books on religion and politics in American life, the most recent of which is Did America Have a Christian Founding? Separating Modern Myth from Historical Truth.


Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Run Sheet for Tuesday, November 5th


LISTEN LIVE AT 1:00 PM ET

Respond and Engage!
TALK TO PAUL ON-AIR: 313.272.5600


Did America Have a Christian Founding?

Dr. Mark David Hall

GUEST: Dr. Mark David Hall is Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and director of the John Dickinson Forum for the Study of America’s Founding Principles at George Fox University. He is the author of a number of books on religion and politics in American life, the most recent of which is Did America Have a Christian Founding? Separating Modern Myth from Historical Truth.


CP: Former pastor Joshua Harris says he ‘excommunicated’ himself after renouncing faith


HARVEST BIBLE CHAPEL: Former Pastor James MacDonald ‘ biblically disqualified from the position of Elder’


CP: Paula White says Trump wanted to build ‘Crystal Cathedral for God’ with her in charge