Radio Interview: Greg Lanier - How We Got the Bible

When someone suggested I read the book, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, I picked it up to give it a try. As I began reading, I found it to be a somewhat engaging novel that read a bit like a television show. However, as I continued, I was more than a bit surprised at the "facts" he presented that were, let's say, a bit outside of true history. And now, even though we are well over a decade later, some of those distortions continue to exist unquestioned.
In a very short and clear manner, Greg Lanier takes us back to explore some of the basics in his recently published book, How We Got the Bible. Written as another in the "Christian's Pocket Guide" series from Christian Focus Publications, you'll appreciate this handy resource that cuts through the whatnot floating around and takes you right to the truth. Greg walked us through a bit of this in a recent conversation that aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV. Click below to hear the interview as he explains a few of the facts you can have at your fingertips!…/a-christians-po…/info-sheet

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on May 17, 2019.


Radio Interview: Sean McDowell - So the Next Generation Will Know

For the past 23 years, one question has remained constant as I have spoken with pastors and church leaders across the country:

What about the kids in our church? How can I best teach and equip them in the truths of the Word of God? How can I prepare them with a faith-based worldview?

Let's be honest. A LOT has changed in the past two decades. And a lot of that has left the Church confused and struggled in the balance between the past and the future. Two authors and well-known experts, Sean J McDowell and J. Warner Wallace, have partnered to present a guide to Generation Z in a new book from David C Cook - "So The Next Generation Will Know".
Sean was our guest on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV to share insight into the research and the new book. Click below to hear another interview from Bott Radio Network Encounter!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network on May 17, 2019.


Radio Interview: Rebecca Friedlander - Finding Beautiful

I imagine we've all heard the simple expression: A picture is worth a thousand words. If you don't fully grasp how a pictures can tell us stories of the past, the present, and give us glimpses of the future, please listen to the Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV interview below. We were joined by Rebecca Friedlander as she shared from her captivating book, #FindingBeautiful.
With beautifully interwoven stories that reveal grace in the ultimate transformation through Christ, you will want to hear her story. Rebecca shares more of the journey from brokenness to beauty as she met women around the globe who rose from the ashes. Baker Books Bott Radio Network

Please visit her web site: to see a few of the pictures that you can’t see through the microphone!

This interview aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on May 10, 2019.


Radio Interview: Sheridan Voysey - The Making of Us

"I don't know who I am..."

That's what Sheridan Voysey was thinking as he and his wife went through a period with shattered dreams. Infertility. International move. A career change. As he sought to understand what God was doing, he and a friend embarked on a pilgrimage of a hundred mile journey along the coast of England. He shares a bit of those thoughts in his new book from Thomas Nelson, The Making of Us.
Sheridan joined us for a conversation on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV. Click on the link below to hear some of the things God can taught him - including the fact that: "Beautiful things can emerge from a life not going as planned."

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on May 10, 2019.


Radio Interview FLASHBACK!: Warren Wiersbe - Delights and Disciplines of Bible Study

It’s another “rejoice in grief” time…

Pastor and Bible teacher, Warren Wiersbe (May 16, 1929 – May 2, 2019), went Home to glory two weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Perhaps best known for his “Be” series (more than 50 books covering God’s Word that sold 4+ million copies), Wiersbe sought to take people deeper into the Word while also challenging them to LOVE God’s Word.

It took a fair amount of juggling, but I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Warren in early 2018 for a very special interview on Bott Radio Network KSIV. Although it falls short of honoring the man for his good and faithful ministry, I do hope you will take a moment to listen to this man whose passion for the Word had not abated even at 88 years young. He still spent an hour each morning in “devotion time” before he shifted to study.

May we be encouraged through his words to continue to go deeper and grow in our love for God and love for others!

Pastor Teacher Warren Wiersbe

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on February 16, 2018.

Radio Interview: Anna Kendall - Communication IQ

OH! I can't wait to tell you about what happened to me. HURRY UP and finish talking!!!

Is there anyone who is not guilty of making this mistake? Haven't we all, at some point and time, stopped listening so that we could respond? Let's face it - Communication is a problem... But, as with all things, there is HOPE!

Fred and Anna Kendall have developed Seven Life Languages to help you as you seek to walk forward. Their new book, Communication IQ, presents the various languages and details how each person might become a better influencer, leader, and motivator.

Anna joined us on Bott Radio Network KSIV for a conversation to share some GREAT thoughts for pastors and church leaders. We hope you will take a moment to listen to our time below. There is a beautiful nugget there to consider how evangelism can "work" if we take the time to hear.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV StL on May 3, 2019.


Radio Interview: Andrew Davis - The Power of Christian Contentment

There seems to be a peculiar tension in the Church today. We are more advanced technologically than ever before and yet we are also less content. Modern comforts seem to bring fear and anxiety. Two Journeys' Andrew Davis joined us on a recent Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV to discuss his new Baker Books title, The Power of Christian Contentment.

The publisher’s words describe the book perfectly: “In 1643, Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs wrote a work titled The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment that has as much resonance in our discontented day as it did in his. Now pastor and author Andrew M. Davis helps us rediscover the remarkable truths found in this largely forgotten work. With powerful new illustrations and a keen sense of all that makes modern Christians restless, Davis challenges us to confront the sources of discontent in our lives and embrace Paul's teaching on contentment in all circumstances.”

Click on the link below to listen to our 12 minute conversation.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on May 3, 2019.


Radio Interview: Elizabeth Goddard - Never Let Go

The world of forensics and genealogy has become a fascination for many. It has also helped to solve mysteries that have puzzled many for decades.

In her new novel, Never Let God, Elizabeth Goddard takes readers back to a “living mystery” from 20 years ago. A baby was abducted from a hospital and the grieving mother wants closure before her own death. Enter forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson who, even though she is grieving her grandfather's death, is determined to solve this cold case that he had been working on.

With this book launching a new Revell series, Beth joins us on Encounter to share a bit behind her writing and this novel diving deep into romance and suspense.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on April 26, 2019.

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Radio Interview: Christina Fox - Idols of a Mother's Heart

Number Two: No idols.

It shouldn't be that hard, and yet...
In this world, it is easy to be drawn into putting other things before God. If we do that, we have made something an idol. Author and blogger, Christina Fox has written Idols of a Mother's Heart, a book addressing the challenges that mothers can face as they are seeking to find life, purpose, and meaning in motherhood. Christina was our guest recently on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV to share a few of her thoughts and insights from her life, ministry, and the book. Click below to hear the interview!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on April 26, 2019.

Idols of a Mother's Heart

Radio Interview: Matthew Sleeth - Reforesting Faith

"What are you going to do about a world that is dying?"

It's a bit of a shocking question, isn't it? If you believe that our world is facing challenges in its stewardship of God's Creation, then perhaps you should listen to the conversation with Matthew Sleeth, M.D. that aired on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV.

15 years ago, Dr. Sleeth, was an atheist who believed that science held the answer to everything. When he casually picked up a Bible (that he stole!), God's Truth penetrated his heart and mind. He's now leading a challenge to invite you to understand how trees reveal intimate truths of God, faith, and our future. His new book, Reforesting Faith from WaterBrook & Multnomah Publishing shares his story and heart back to Creation.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on April 19, 2019.


Radio Interview: Raleigh Sadler - #Vulnerable

There are more than 40 million enslaved people in the world today. If that doesn't shock you, look again: 40,000,000 PEOPLE ENSLAVED!

Raleigh Sadler thought his path to college ministry was clear. And then he heard a person share about human trafficking and God shifted his heart. Now, as the President and Founder of Let My People Go, Raleigh has dedicated his life to working alongside churches who should be on the front lines to address the injustices of this crisis in a more holistic manner.

He joined us on a recent edition of Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV to share some insights and ideas. Listen to the interview by following the link below.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on April 19, 2019.


Radio Interview FLASHBACK! - Abby Johnson: Unplanned

On a bit of a whim, I decided to go back and pull out the interview I did with Abby Johnson over seven years ago. The movie, Unplanned, sharing her story is in theaters now. It’s a compelling TRUE story of her experience working for Planned Parenthood. I hope you will take the time to listen to the interview and consider this incredibly difficult and challenging subject.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on January 13, 2012.

Radio Thoughts: Remembering Bob Fenn

On March 21, 2019, Bob Fenn, the man God called to found Lay Renewal Ministries, went Home to his eternal reward. Bob was an incredible, humble, and wonderful man of God.

While I was recording a few interviews to air at a later date, I had a few minutes to use for catching up on whatnot before the next guest. However, I decided to just share a few thoughts that were on my heart. While this brief time (or the blog post) can never capture how much Bob meant to me and so many others, I do hope you can hear how special he was.

We will be gathering for a special celebration of Bob’s life on Wednesday, May 15th at 1 PM. The gathering will be held at Greentree Community Church: 100 Kirkwood Place, St. Louis, MO 63122. You are welcome to join!

This program originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on March 29, 2019.

Bob over the years

Radio Interview: Jeff Koziatek - Blueprint for Value

On a recent Bott Radio Network, we were joined by Jeff Koziatek from Core Authenticity. Jeff dropped by to share his book, Blueprint for Value. We discussed "PWAs" and all sorts for strange stuff! Be sure to join us this Friday at 1:30 on 95.9 / 1320 KSIV Bott Radio Network (And, yes, he is also this guy: Juggling Jeff!)

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on April 5, 2019.


Radio Interview: Matthew Soerens - Welcoming the Stranger


In February, a pastor shared how a book, Welcoming the Stranger, had transformed the heart and ministries of their church. Intrigued, I decided to check out the release of this updated book from InterVarsity Press. Loving the Biblical foundation, the next step was to invite Matthew Soerens to join us on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV. He accepted, so he'll be with us this Friday to share the book and how the Word of God directs us to present Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Debate. You might be surprised to hear a few things! Be sure your dial is set on either 95.9 or 1320 this Friday to hear another edition of Encounter!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on March 29, 2019.

Radio Interview: Shane Pruitt - 9 Common Lies Christians Believe

God promised to never give us more than we can handle, right? No...
Well, God promised us that we would be happy, right? No...
Well, wait... Do you mean that people might have taken some things and possibly not quite gotten them right? Yes...

9 Common Lies

Shane Pruitt was with us for a conversation on Bott Radio Network 95.9/1320 to share from his latest book, 9 Common Lies Christians Believe (WaterBrook & Multnomah). After a very challenging time in their own lives, Share and his wife, Kasi, realized that what truly matters is God's Truth - and it is infinitely better than anything else! Listen to the interview as he share from his heart and life on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on April 5, 2019.

Radio Interview: Matthew Paul Turner - When I Pray for You

When I Pray for You


According to Matthew Paul Turner, it is a bit like breathing - especially when it comes to his children. His latest book, When I Pray for You, offers a celebration of prayer through rhyme and beautiful illustrations that you can share with your children and grandchildren. Listen to the conversation we had on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV as we chatted about writing and how he hopes to equip the next generation!

Bott Radio Network 95.9 / 1320 @ 1:30 PM WaterBrook & Multnomah

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on April 12, 2019.

Radio Interview: Robert Fernandez - Pilgrim's Progress movie


The director of the new movie, Pilgrim’s Progress, joined me for a conversation to discuss the story behind the story. Click on the link below to learn why he felt so led to bring this book back to life for this generation. The movie is in a very limited release this Thursday (4/18) and Saturday (4/20). Visit the web site for a theater near you!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network (KSIV) on April 12, 2019.

Radio Interview: Kyle Idleman - Don't Give Up

Have you ever thought about giving up? Waving the white flag and surrendering? Calling it quits?


Before you do, would you listen to our recent interview with Kyle Idleman? He was a guest on Bott Radio Network #EncounterKSIV to share his new Baker Books title, Don't Give Up. It reminds us of the faith that gives confidence to keep believing and the courage to keep going. Just hit play on the button below to hear a conversation on life and faith! www.KyleIdleman.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on March 22, 2019.