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Are You Real | Finding Your Purpose

Jon Fuller is on a mission to be a true example of Christ in his life and in his work. He introduces you to men and women of faith who have walked different paths to find a true Christianity that they live out each and every day. Some paths have been bumpy and filled with debris, but through it all, grace and faith have been a sustaining force in the lives of these men. You won't find any fake and phoney Christianity here.....just real people with a heart for God and living out His call on their lives. Join us for new episodes each week. We'd love it if you'd share the show with other men of faith who need support and encouragement along their journey.
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Dec 5, 2018

Pastor Alex McElroy is this weeks guest on Are You Real. Alex says his purpose in life is to help people discover and walk in their God given purpose. He says everyone faces obstacles when it comes to walking in your purpose, and we all have to figure out what we are going to do when those obstacles come. We can turn and walk away, give up, pursue something else, but all of these things are being disobedient to the specific call God has placed on your life if you give up. "Only the creator can tell you what was in His mind when He created you" says McElroy. He also says that he would rather fail at something he loves than succeed at something he hates. This is a practical episode that will inspire you to want to live out your God given purpose!

 

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Blueprint For Bible Basics By: Alex McElroy and John Hannah

Nov 30, 2018

On episode 128 of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Michael McIntyre. Michael is Are You Real Business contributor, and joins us on this episode to talk about Project Abundance. He and his wife Stacy are launching a new crop where they are focusing on 4 aspects of life including faith, relationships, finances, and community. Michael says God wants us to be abundant, and people are hungry for the practical. In this episode we hear more about how he and his wife are bringing the practical in all these ares as well as the Holy Spirit so you can live in abundance! 

 

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Nov 21, 2018

On this episode of Are You Real purpose we talk to Kyle Mann, author of How To Be A Perfect Christian. Kyle is married with 3 boys, and has gone from working in construction to full time writing for The Babylon Lee. Kyle says he enjoys the creative process, but this wasn't a career path he set out to pursue. In episode 127 we hear about how this transition happened, and talk about his new book. This comical book takes you on a journey of the realization that being a Christ follower is more that what society makes it out to be such as checking the right boxes. Ultimately, the Bee aims to encourage readers to embrace a more biblically rooted understanding of their faith and discover that God has more for them than cultural Christianity could ever offer. You don't want to miss this episode!

 

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How To Be A Perfect Christian By: Babylon Lee

Nov 14, 2018

On episode 126 of Are You Real Purpose we talk to Jay Lucas who finds his purpose through serving others in so many different ways. Jay is a businessman, author, leader, and philanthropist. He served as a State representative while he was in college, and has a law degree from Harvard. He is now the Chairman and Founding Partner at the Lucas Group where he specializes in the needs of private equity investors. Jay grew up in a small town and says everything isn't always easy, but if we can look at our situation with gratitude knowing we will be in a better place for going through the challenges and can learn a lot from them. He says "there's always something to be thankful for."

 

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American Sunshine By Jay Lucas

Nov 7, 2018

On Episode 125 of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Are You Real Creatives contributor Matt Dietz. Matt talks about the process behind writing this album and the importance of identity and purpose. Matt says "We can't help but get our identity wrapped up in the things we are passionate about, because it's who we are." This is an inspiring interview you won't want to miss!

 

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Feels Like Heaven- Matt Dietz

Oct 24, 2018

On episode 124 of Are You Real Purpose we welcome back Brad McClendon. We talked to Brad previously on episode 43, and heard his amazing testimony, and how God showed him He was real. On this episode we hear about the Kingdom impact Brad is having by walking in rest, and trusting God to show him what He plans to do each step of the way in ministry and life as well. Brad says "The era of family started 2 years ago. Everybody tries to make an image. God's not going to let that happen this time. He's going to create His image. Man is not going to be able to create this with human hands." He says this next move of God is exciting and scary at the same time, because we can't really control it. We dig in deep in this interview and see how the face of the church is changing, and some very practical things you can do to walk closer with God in your own life. You don't want to miss this exciting episode!

 

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Oct 17, 2018

On this episode of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Juli Slattery. Juli is a licensed psychologist who felt a call to focus exclusively on sexuality, and address cultural topics in a godly way. Juli explains that as Christians we need to reclaim sexuality, and understand that God owns sexuality. 

 

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Oct 11, 2018

On this episode of Are You real Linked we hear from Suzanne Grimaud. Suzanne talks about what City Taking looks like to her, and takes us on the journey of what she has found works for her in her city of Oklahoma City, and the greater area. Suzanne explains "God has given each one of us authority. That authority is given to us wherever our family is, wherever we are involved in church, work, school etc. She says this is where we have permission to go to battle, and the place we have authority in." She says "He could do anything without us, but His desire is to have relationship with us, and for us to partner with Him. It's quite humbling really." You don't want to miss this inspiring, and practical episode! 

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Oct 10, 2018

On episode 122 we hear from Christopher Yuan. Christopher has been teaching at Moody Bible Institute for over 10 years, has a speaking ministry on Faith and sexuality where he shares at conferences, college campuses, and churches and his message has reached over 5 continents. Christopher is an author if several books, and in this episode we discuss his personal journey and his new book Holy Sexuality and The Gospel. Christopher shares about his own struggles of identity, and how he struggled with his sexuality at a very young age. He dives deep into how he immersed himself in the gay lifestyle until he had a real encounter with God. He shares how he hit his rock bottom, and went from a prison cell to being intentional about living a life of purpose and identity in Christ! There are so many conflicting messages being given in our society today on sexuality, and the consequences of not living according to God's design. Christopher touches on some very deep issues in our society today. This is an episode you won't want to miss!

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Holy Sexuality and The Gospel

Oct 3, 2018

On episode 121 of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Tyler Reagin. Tyler is the President of a ministry called Catalyst. Catalyst consists of over 100,000 ministries world wide, and they travel around the country to serve Christian Leaders. Tyler says his highest priority is being a husband, and father to his 2 boys ages 8, and 11. Tyler is a host of a weekly podcast called Catalyst, and recently released a book called The Life Giving Leader. Tyler says "How you leas affects people's faith. The sphere doesn't matter. As a leader we have a divine directive to lead a certain way, because people's faith depends on it." You don't want to miss this inspiring, and informative interview!

 

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Sep 27, 2018

In episode 22 of Are You Real Linked we here from Raechel Freeman. Raechel is a city taker called to the city of Lebanon TN. She shares how her and her husband were called from California to plant a salvation army, and how it can only be done through prayer. Raechel says "Things that are done in prayer have more of the eternal foundation God wants." She says "structure is always in play when God starts it." Raechel talks about her family growing up, and how her mother started an inner city school. She has been involved in planting salvation armies since 1999, and has planted them in many different places. She has a passion to see prayer and worship be brought back into what God is doing in and through the salvation army. 

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Sep 26, 2018

On this episode of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Pedro Limas who is a successful business owner, husband, and father. He opens up about the up's and downs of business, and family. Pedro talks about his faith and how it has helped him through many trials, and his journey from stepping out of a "safe haven" big corporation, and becoming an entrepreneur. Pedro has been in business for 20 years, and been in the audio/visual world for 30 years. He says Philippians 4:13 has played an important roll in his decisions, because we must rely on God. "I can't do anything without Him." In this episode Pedro shares how he has had to learn to balance the challenges of life, and business!

 

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Sound By Design 

Sep 19, 2018

In this interview with Carey Nieuwhof talks about his journey from lawyer to full time ministry, and his powerful story to ministry burnout. Corey was on the edge of suicide and shares with us his experience and talks about his new book Didn't;t See It Coming. In his book, he discusses the 11 warning signs of burn out that we can all avoid. He talks about the 7 challenges we could all face at some point in our lives, and how we overcome or even possibly avoid them all together. Corey is now a pastor, speaker, writer, podcaster who shares his message so others can avoid these pitfalls in life! You don't want to miss this episode!

 

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Didn't See It Coming By Carey Nieuwhof

 

Sep 12, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Roger Thompson. Roger talks about his journey from being what the world would consider successful and living the dream, but then realizing that he wasn't truly content, and happy with the direction his life was headed. Roger says he was chasing success, and his life was full, but his heart was empty. Not only was this lifestyle taking a toll on him it was also taking a toll on his kids, and family as a whole. This is what put Roger on the path to figure out what truly brought him joy. In this interview he shares his journey, and this is why he wrote a book called We Stood Upon Stars that was recently released. This episode will inspire and challenge you to live simple.

 

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We Stood Upon Stars By: Roger W. Thompson

Sep 6, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Fit we hear from the author Tiffany King. Tiffany wrote the cook book Eat At Home Tonight. In this episode Tiffany describes the amazing recipes, and how practical the index is for anyone  to not only follow, but make a home made meal. You will also hear the many benefits to eating at home including saving time, money, healthier ingredients, and most importantly quality family time. This is a very practical and easy step you can take to begin living a healthier more balanced lifestyle today! 

 

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Eat at Home Tonight By: Tiffany King

Sep 5, 2018

On this episode we hear from the author of the book, The Brave Art of Motherhood, Rachel Marie Martin. Rachel shares what it is like to be a mother of 7 children, and all the joys and challenges that can hold. She shares that the secret to being successful is being willing to fall down, learn, and get back up again. She also shares her personal journey of coming to place of recognizing that life was not about pleasing everyone. Rachel says " I decided to place my success on what I was called to do."  You don't want to miss this inspiring episode!

 

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The Brave Art of Motherhood By: Rachel Marie Martin

Aug 29, 2018

In this week's episode of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Jack Deere. Jack has spent years in ministry working in many different capacities including church plants, being a professor, speaker, teacher, and the list goes on. Jack shares his inspiring story of how he grew up in a traumatic home environment, got saved at 17, went on to do ministry until his life was forever changed when his son took his own life the age of 22 due to drug addiction. Jack goes on to share that the beginning years of his ministry were spent seeing God and teaching God as an obligation, and that there were principles that needed to be followed. Jack says when we major in obligations it can lead us to endure God rather than to enjoy God. He says he now realizes that the love of God and experiencing the character of God allows us to have true enjoyment in Him. Jack says, we need to feel His affection, and know Him as friend. This is a truly powerful testimony of how God can transform our lives, and use even the most tragic situations to draw us closer and know Him more deeply. 

 

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Even in Our Darkness By: Jack Deere

Aug 22, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Purpose we talk to Motivational Speaker, and business coach Jody Holland. Jody has a master's degree in psychology, and has written over 17 books. His new book Faces of Reality is five years of research in the making. In this book, Jody walks you through the science behind face reading, and breaks it down into five categories. The key areas include; How a person makes decisions, how they project themselves into the world, what hold that person back, how they evaluate themselves, and how they process information. Jody shares how these skills have helped him to communicate not only more effectively, but have helped him in his business to help companies place people in the right positions for success. This is a fun, unconventional interview you won't want to miss!

 

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Faces Of Reality By: Jody Holland

Aug 15, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real purpose, host Jon Fuller, interviews Michelle Gomez. Michelle is the author of the book Own Your Brilliance. In her book, Own Your Brilliance, Michelle talks about being an imposter survivor in the work force, and how she learned to overcome that. Now, Michelle helps others discover purpose, and operate out of a place of grace, and gratitude. Michelle says when she was able to breakthrough, and show up in her own life, and career she was able to begin coaching others to achieve their own level of brilliance. Out of this experience she began to get a vision, and she wrote her book. This has helped Michelle turn the tables, and begin pioneering a new vision for others struggling with the same issues. She says "Surrendering the need, and letting God work it out is a big lesson for me." "It's okay to be human." In this episode she talks about her life, business, and the journey that has allowed her help others find true purpose, and satisfaction in not only life, but in everything you do. 

 

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Aug 8, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Purpose Jon talks to Will Ford. Will Ford is the Director of the market place leadership major at Christ for the Nations. Will is also the co- author of the book The Dream King. In this interview, Will talks about his family heirloom. This heirloom is a 200 year old kettle pot originally used for washing clothes, but was secretly used for prayer. Years later, this same kettle pot was used to begin to heal not just a family from slavery, and racism, but is still being used today. Will says "We are called to have a prayer life, a life of intimacy with God that respects all of society." Will also says that in order for us to change the world we must first change the market place. When we do this we are raising up marketplace revivalists who are problem solvers for society, and that brings influence to our nation. Will has a story that will touch your heart, and propel you to new heights! 

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Aug 1, 2018

On this episode of Are You Real Purpose Host Jon Fuller talks to Jessica Honegger of the Noonday Collection. Jessica lives in Austin Tx with her husband, and 3 children. Jessica shares her inspiring story of how they embarked on a journey toward international adoption in the country of Rwanda. When they made this decision to adopt they had no idea the journey that was ahead. Right after they began the process the recession hit, and the nest egg they thought they had quickly disappeared to help pay bills, and sustain everyday life. With that, Jessica had an opportunity that even surprised her to start up a brand new business to help her fund the adoption of her and her husbands child in Rwanda. As the story unfolds you will be inspired by her faith, and how God exploded this company far and above what Jessica originally thought possible, and continues to do so today with over 2,000 ambassadors, and 4,500 artisans around the world. Jessica says "There was so much power in inviting people into my story, and inviting people in to help support us." You do not want to miss this inspiring episode of how Jessica stepped into her purpose!

 

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Imperfect Courage By Jessica Honegger

Jul 25, 2018

On episode 111 of Are You Real Purpose host Jon Fuller talks with author and Director of external relations to the Seattle Seahawks Ben Malcolmson. Ben has a degree in Print journalism, and has written for many media outlets including The Associated Press, U.S. Today, and Sports Illustrated. On this episode Ben shares his inspiring story with us about how he became a Seattle Seahawk "walk on", and began to seek out His purpose by being purposeful, and allowing God to stir something inside of Him. Ben says "abundance, and fulfillment can only be found in Him." Through this journey Ben began to share his story of encouragement with others, and just released his book Walk On. His book is about his personal story, and he has shared this throughout the years, but felt it was time to share it with the whole world in this amazing story. You don't want to miss this episode of Are You Real Purpose!

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Jul 13, 2018

On this episode of Are you Real Government Host Dubb Alexander talks to David Windburn. David talks about why it is important for businesses, and investors to partner with Africa. You don't want to miss this educational, and informative interview!

 

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Jul 11, 2018

In Episode 110 of Are You Real Purpose Jon Fuller interviews Hannah Brencher. Hannah is a writer, TED Speaker, and webcast teacher with a heart for building leaders. Her first book, If You Find This Letter, tells the story behind the social movement, More Love Letters, which includes 100,ooo people in over 70 countries. Hannah shares many of her life lessons, and the stories behind how her first book has catapulted her into many different arenas in life that were unexpected! Hannah just released her second book Come Matter Here, and has many words of wisdom to share with our listeners in this interview you won't want to miss! Hannah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Lane.

 

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