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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sam Hamstra. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sam Hamstra, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sam Hamstra. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sam Hamstra, often where they are interviewed.

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1922: Clergy, Congregations and Me with Dr. Sam Hamstra

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Losing My Religion. That was the title of a book written in 2009 with this subtitle: “How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace”. It was a great read. It ended up being the atheist book of the year and certainly one of my favorites. It was well written, a fast read, thoughtful, and seemingly quite authentic. I’d love to have the Author William Lobdell on this show sometime, but let me ruin the plot of the book so you can buy something more encouraging. After positive and apparently life-changing experiences with authentic evangelical men, Lobdell gave his life to Christ. Then after being one the key people to really explode the news stories about sex abuse replete in the Roman Catholic priesthood, he was overwhelmed by the pain of the victims and concluded, no good God would allow that. This world is out of control, quite incompatible with any notion of a Benign Deity. I bring this up today, not to jump into the field of apologetics and refute the arguments of Lobdell which are really just another rendition of the problem of evil, but rather to remember at Church Hurts And that for many people the Hurt of Church is quite often located specifically at the intersection of clergy and congregation. Two years ago Forbes listed Clergy and the 8th most trusted profession right beneath Judges, which I remind you are usually attorneys and right above auto mechanics. Imagine. The World Economic Forum in 2018 found that clergy weren’t even in the top ten. Pastors, Ministers, Priests, Preachers, call them whatever you want, are key to our perceptions good and bad of church today and in our personal experiences. I think this is worth another look and to get that we have a specialist in the subject, which in and of itself makes him a scary dude. Sam helps match congregations with the right clergy to try to avoid some of what I am talking about. Sam Hamstra, welcome to Church Hurts And.churchhurtsand.org
Aug 26 2020 · 31mins
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Clergy, Congregations and Me with Dr. Sam Hamstra

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Losing My Religion. That was the title of a book written in 2009 with this subtitle: “How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace”. It was a great read. It ended up being the atheist book of the year and certainly one of my favorites. It was well written, a fast read, thoughtful, and seemingly quite authentic.

I’d love to have the Author William Lobdell on this show sometime, but let me ruin the plot of the book so you can buy something more encouraging. After positive and apparently life-changing experiences with authentic evangelical men, Lobdell gave his life to Christ. Then after being one the key people to really explode the news stories about sex abuse replete in the Roman Catholic priesthood, he was overwhelmed by the pain of the victims and concluded, no good God would allow that. This world is out of control, quite incompatible with any notion of a Benign Deity.

I bring this up today, not to jump into the field of apologetics and refute the arguments of Lobdell which are really just another rendition of the problem of evil, but rather to remember at Church Hurts And that for many people the Hurt of Church is quite often located specifically at the intersection of clergy and congregation.

Two years ago Forbes listed Clergy and the 8th most trusted profession right beneath Judges, which I remind you are usually attorneys and right above auto mechanics. Imagine. The World Economic Forum in 2018 found that clergy weren’t even in the top ten.

Pastors, Ministers, Priests, Preachers, call them whatever you want, are key to our perceptions good and bad of church today and in our personal experiences. I think this is worth another look and to get that we have a specialist in the subject, which in and of itself makes him a scary dude. Sam helps match congregations with the right clergy to try to avoid some of what I am talking about. Sam Hamstra, welcome to Church Hurts And.

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Aug 26 2020 · 31mins

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Persons of Interest- Pastor Sam Hamstra

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Persons of Interest is an interview series intended to introduce you to a few of these people. Whether they influence through social media, music, ministry, and much more, these are people you want to connect with. Prepare to lock in, Vantage Point Podcast 2020 is here with Persons of Interest: Interview Series. Meet Sam Hamstra, Lead Pastor of Anthem Church located in Hammond, Indiana. Pastor Sam is passionate about helping people reach their potential in life & leadership. Sam is married to Taylor Hamstra and they have one son, Daniel.

Special Guest: Sam Hamstra.

Jun 05 2020 · 31mins
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Ep. 65: Is Jesus For Black People? w/ Game Changer Sam Hamstra

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In this episode of the podcast, Kristen sits down with Game Changer, Sam Hamstra, for a candid conversation on race and religion. As a Caucasian pastor of a multi-ethnic church, Sam brings a fresh and honest perspective on race relations in the church and America. The two of them dive into tough questions like, "Is Christianity a white man's religion?" One thing he made clear is that Jesus is for ALL people.  

**We apologize in advance for the echoed audio in this episode.** 

Support & Follow Sam: 

Read his blog: Sam Hamstra 

Instagram: @samhamstra 

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Book: God Put Me Up On Game Vol. 1

Instagram: @kristenrharris @godputmeupongame

Facebook: Kristen R. Harris

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kristen-r-harris/support

May 27 2020 · 36mins
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“Stress Is A Choice” with Sam Hamstra

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For a lot of people, the holiday season is usually synonymous with intense and increased stress. But why? Isn’t it supposed to be a time of celebration and reflection? Could we be adding this stress to ourselves unnecessarily? Let’s talk about practical ways to eliminate holiday stress. This season finale features my good friend Sam Hamstra, pastor of CLC Hammond.
Dec 16 2019 · 33mins
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First Love Part 5: Sam Hamstra

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A time of worship and a great word from our pastors. Our annual First Love Conference is all about going deeper with God and being reminded of who our first love is in 2019.

Feb 03 2019 · 36mins
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Sam Hamstra | Waiting Is…

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Waiting has become a foreign word to most. With the advancements of technology in today society, we have access to almost anything instantly. Pastor Sam Hamstra kicks off a sermon series entitled, "The Waiting Room." Through this sermon we find out and understand what it really means to wait of God.
Aug 20 2018 · 44mins
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Sam Hamstra | Godly Sex

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In today's culture, we've allowed so many things to define what sex is, how sex works and who sex is for. Pastor Sam Hamstra gives us a detailed look through the bible to give exactly what, not just sex is, but what Godly sex is.
Jul 16 2018 · 41mins
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Sam Hamstra | Take a Stand

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Sometimes, standing out can be the hardest thing to do. In part 7 of Running with Giants, Pastor Sam Hamstra teaches on the life of Daniel and how we can model our stand after him.
May 29 2018 · 48mins