Life is a series of conversations.
Consider your typical day. We are in and out of conversations much of the day with family members, roommates, coworkers, neighbors, friends, teachers, and even the people we encounter for just a minute or two at the grocery store or coffee shop.
These conversations, long or short, personal or polite— are all opportunities to re-present Christ. Yes, that’s right, re-present Him.
Because as Christians, our lives are now hidden in Christ. That means we are no longer our own—we are His. And every encounter is an opportunity to present His love and truth to people who are broken and hurting. When we love people as Jesus loves people, they experience something they’ve never encountered before. That’s not all what they’ve been led to believe God is like.
We are called to be conduits of God’s grace, ministers of His reconciling love, and Ambassadors of His Kingdom in the kingdoms of the world. To do that well, and engage in a way that honors Jesus, we must prepare our hearts and our minds before we open our mouths. We literally have to be people possessed of the Spirit of the living God, loving as He loves, with grace and truth.
I am so grateful you are here. We all live busy lives with endless demands on our time and attention. But I invite you to do something important, something eternally significant. Let’s talk about what we’re talking about— and think about what we are thinking about.
Let’s take the time to give thought and prayer in advance of the conversations God has prepared for us today. We seek to cultivate the mind of Christ, so that we might apply it to every situation and conversation. We want to know the Truth, and speak the Truth.
Here’s how we do this work. Each day, I engage with the headlines and topics in the cultural conversations from the redemptive perspective so you can in turn walk your faith out into the world God so loves prepared for the conversations the world is having. You’ll be ready for what pops up in your social feed, across the dinner table or in the check out line. My mission is to provide resources that meet you in your real life in the real world as we work together to re-present Christ to those around us.
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Carmen LaBerge is an author, speaker, Christian talk radio host and what she calls a “conversational apologist.” That means she talks about the real issues real Christians face in real life in the real world. Her work helps you cultivate and apply the mind of Christ in today’s conversations so you can walk your faith out in the world that God so loves in ways that honor Jesus.
She hosts Mornings with Carmen LaBerge, heard live Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m. nationwide on The Faith Radio Network, and streaming at MyFaithRadio.com and via the Faith Radio app. The daily show is also available as a podcast on Google Play, ITunes or via RSS.
Carmen is the author of Speak the Truth: Bring God back into the Conversation, available in print and audio editions. Her work has also been featured on ChristianityToday.com, the Christian Post, and other outlets.
Prior to going live on radio in 2015, Carmen served in a variety of Christian ministries at the congregational and national levels for 25 years. Over the course of those experiences she cultivated an ability to stand firm as a convictional Christian as the denomination of which she was a part undermined its own Scriptural and Confessional foundations. But even as denominational battles were lost, Carmen won the respect of those with whom she openly disagreed. How— by speaking with authority, but also with humility and humor.
Recognizing the value of many voices lifting up a common message, Carmen uses her influence to bring together other church and ministry leaders to stand together for the cause of Christ in the culture. Carmen is the founding Chairman of Common Ground Christian Network and has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Evangelicals. She has also participated actively in the Mission America Coalition, the National Religious Broadcasters, the Christian Leadership Alliance and the One America Movement.
Carmen is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives on a farm outside of Nashville, TN with her husband Jim and family.