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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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Jan 31, 2018

Roar Nation, I am beyond ready to introduce you to the host of Are You Real: Government. If you’ve been with us a while, you have already been introduced to Dubb Alexander. I am consistently amazed by Dub’bs integrity and ability to disciple a lot of people. Currently, he is doing great work with Living Life By Design, as well as being a spiritual advisor to the most influential people in the world. In particular, Dubb has been called to advise and lead within government spheres, so who better to speak on the Kingdom as it is in our government than Dubb?

I guarantee that you have never heard someone talk about the Kingdom from this perspective before. Dubb is going to show us how we can participate in self-government in a way that proclaims the name of Jesus and changes our world. Hear all about Dubb, his plans for the show, and some of his best stories and memories as we dive in together. You have a lot of good, solid Truth coming your way.

More in this episode:

  • Dubb tells us what his vision for Are You Real: Government is going to be about.
  • We want to give clarity to principles on the kingdom to self-governance.
  • Dubb is most excited to share how we can be ambassadors in the government.
  • The Kingdom will be life-changing.
  • This show will help bring renewal to your mind.
  • You will walk away encouraged and equipped.
  • Letting it be in 2018!
  • Writing down and decreeing truth over ourselves is a part of God’s government.
  • Hear Dubb’s crazy road trip while traveling in Uganda.
Jan 30, 2018

Why Proper Nutrition is Important for You

We all know that a balanced nutrition is an important building block for a healthy lifestyle, and if you are looking to make some small changes, this is the episode for you! I want to arm you with knowledge today that will help you make small changes to make a big impact on your wellness. Beyond that, I will also explain why these healthy habits are nutritious.

There are so many simple solutions out there that will make a huge difference in how you feel. We’ll break down each group of nutrients that you need, and what purposes they serve in the body. I’ll also share my perspective on certain fad diets, share my biggest advice I give my clients, and get you started on your nutrition journey. Go ahead and grab a glass of water, and sit down with this podcast. It’s a small step you can take towards a healthy, energetic, and fulfilling lifestyle.

More in this episode:

  • Water is important overall.
  • Good nutrition is the building blocks for healthy muscles.
  • Muscle training is important for toning.
  • Discover what protein does for your body.
  • Carbs are not always the enemy.
  • My perspectives on the “Keto” diet.
  • Fats are not the enemy either!
  • Keep a food log.
  • Give your body time to rest.
Jan 29, 2018

Welcome back! This show is all about touching base with creative leaders in the church culture, and that is exactly why I have a trailblazer like Darren Wilson here with me today. Darren is doing amazing things to change the way Christians view and use film to communicate our inherent creativity. You see, Darren has a real problem with much of the art that is released in Christian circles. So much of it, he says, is ruled by fear. We fear it will anger or marginalize. We fear we might misrepresent God. Darren is encouraging you today to take a step out in faith and create something as if fear wasn’t in the picture. His films are proof of that.

Darren produces and now directs with WP Films. Each project since day once is seen as a chance to push himself creatively. No project begins without some kind of leading from the Holy Spirit. Films like Finger of God and Holy Ghost are creative explorations that push the limits of where Christian cinema has dared to go before. With each project, Darren has explored the darkest parts of the world, prayed with countless people, and seen miracles happen before his very eyes. All of this was possible because Darren believed God’s promise to lead by his Spirit. You’ll want to follow in his footsteps after this!

More in this episode:

  • Darren gives us his background in film.
  • Charismatic Christianity wasn’t a part of Darren’s history, but it birthed Finger of God and changes so many lives.
  • How Darren moved from scripted films to Spirit-led films.
  • We can, in a sense, negotiate with God.
  • God takes pleasure in our creativity.
  • You have to be fearless to push creative boundaries.
  • What Darren did in filmmaking that was certainly outside the box.
  • There need to be new ways to get people to see the films.
  • What’s next for WP Films.
  • Why Darren films in the darkest, most interesting places.
  • It doesn’t have to be spontaneous to be prophetic.
  • When to expect Finger of God 2.

Links:

http://www.wpfilm.com/

pr@wpfilms.com

@WanderDarren on Instagram and Twitter

Jan 25, 2018

Here at Are You Real, we believe that a deep and fulfilling life only happens when we are linked to the Holy Spirit and to one another. Over the past few weeks, we have taken a deep look at a passage from Luke 10 to show us what it could look like for the church if we were empowered by the Holy Spirit. Today, we continue with our verse from Luke 10 verse 2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

We live in a paradoxical world. While Jesus was sending out his disciples to take a city, he was, in fact, asking them to give of themselves and pour out their lives for others. However, we cannot pour out from what we have not received. Today, I am going to show you how being linked to community with one another empowers us to go out into the harvest. This is such a rich parable upon which we can begin to model our lives. It’s time for the church to leave the building and go out into the harvest. It is, after all, plentiful! To get started, give this podcast a listen, and get connected with someone near you. Watch as the Holy Spirit transforms your life!

More in this episode:

  • I share from my heart what I think we need. Hint: it’s community!
  • What it means to be sent out to the nations.
  • Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit to empower us.
  • Hear how harvest is being used in the Scriptures.
  • It’s hard for us to have the same perspective of an agrarian society, but let’s dive in!
  • The spiritual parallels to what happens in the harvest season.
  • Why the watchman is important!
  • My heart is for the laborers.
  • When one is weak, the other is strong.
Jan 24, 2018

Starting a church is a huge responsibility. How do you know if you are called to lead a church, let alone a brand new one? If you are a young person who is feeling called, how can you plant a church with no money? If these questions seem too big, just wait. We have a lot of good things in store for you! 

 

We all have a lot of ideas about what church should look like, and starting a church is one of the many ways God is moving in his people. Church planters are bringing the gospel right to the people, and that is so exciting to me! Today, I have not one, but two church planters with me on the podcast. Eric and Shane Valenstein are brothers, pastors, and now church planters. They also host the excellent podcast, Not Your Mama’s Christian Podcast. I was on their show about a month ago from this recording, and we had a blast. On Not Your Mama’s Christian Podcast, they share life, they have stupid arguments, and they share the gospel. It’s everything the future of the church should be looking towards. 

 

Today, we try to tackle some of the fine points of finding your calling. Shane and Eric will tackle how to determine if church planting is your calling. Maybe it’s time to dip your toes in and give it a try. It might surprise you how doors open up! We’ll also discuss how the New Testament church in the Bible is so drastically different from what we see today. The face of the church needs to change, and church planting is a huge part of that! Get ready and dig into everything you need to know about starting a church, as well as finding out ways to get involved with all the great things Eric and Shane are doing. 

 

Jan 23, 2018

In last week's episode, we talked about all the ways you can live out your authentic faith by starting a business. Today, we are taking it to the next level by discussing all the ways you can transform your business. Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for decades now, there is always room to grow. God calls us to steward our businesses for his glory, and by growing your business using your God-given gifts and talents, you are doing just that!

Starting a business and continuing a business require a different mindset. While some might be tempted to hire a new manager or sell their business, I am confident that you can learn the skills and mindset shifts you need to continue. I break down this process into five simple steps: Pray, Prepare, Proclaim Your Idea, Find you People, and Persevere through difficulties. With God at your back, you can accomplish anything. It's OK to run a few metaphorical red lights on your way to success in business. As you are prayerfully preparing for what's next in your business, don't forget the people and friends that God has placed in your life to help you along on your journey.

Are you ready to transform your existing business? You can start today!

More in this episode:

  • Surround yourself with smart people!
  • Your time to act is now, Entrepreneurs.
  • Pray and ask God for next steps in your business. Pray with your spouse or your partnership.
  • Prepare and get your plan together.
  • Proclaim your ideas! The enemy wants you to keep your big dreams silent.
  • You need to find people who are in this dream.
  • Perseverance is critical when you are on the cusp of growth.
  • My secret to when I have a tough day in business.
  • Books make a huge difference.

Links:

The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Jan 22, 2018

Today I am excited to bring you a success story all about hard work, second chances, and the opportunity to build a legacy. I’m chatting with Javier Flores today, who is leading the way for success through education. However, the educational system wasn’t so kind to him when he was a student. 

 

Javier’s first disadvantage was that he was a 1st Generation college student, the youngest of four in a family that struggled to make ends meet. Despite that, he now holds a Masters and Doctorate degree in Education. You would think with so many degrees that Javier was always a star student, but that wasn’t the case! Javier failed school and was academically suspended. Because a leader gave him a second chance, Javier was able to prove to himself and others that he had what it takes to succeed. 

 

Now, Javier is on a mission to influence education and change the narrative for students like him. He is doing that on the campus of Angelo State University by creating a student-first environment. Of the many programs for students he has started, his First-Year Camp is one of the most successful. ASU is now more affordable and accessible for 1st Generation college students. As Javier likes to say, a degree doesn’t just change your life—it can pave the way for success for generations to come. 

 

I am excited for you to hear all about Javier’s difficult beginning. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your circumstances or unsure if you should continue on, this episode will speak to you. It is never too late to try again. Javier is proof of that! 

 

More in this episode: 

•    Javier shares how he is setting first-year student up for success at Angelo State University. 

•    College degrees can change your entire family. Javier is trying to make that happen for so many families. 

•    Balance is important to achieve success. 

•    Look at problems as a creator. 

•    Javier looks back at his childhood in poverty and celebrates the character the parents built up in him. 

•    How Javier is reaching out to kids like him. 

•    Intuition and brokering in relationships are the skills that unlock Javier’s success. 

•    Communication skills that you can use to lead your team. 

•    Be aware that you always have a team behind you. 

•    It’s never too late to go back to school! 

 

Jan 18, 2018

In order to be the real you in faith, you have to know what your identity is in Christ. Over the past few episodes, we’ve been taking a closer look at Luke 10. I believe this passage is our best example of how the apostles were living out their faith linked to the Holy Spirit. After all, that’s what Are you Real: Linked is all about! I want you to be as connected to the Spirit of the Living God as you can be. As followers of Christ, we have a direct link to God through prayer.

Daily prayer is critical if you want to be linked to the Holy Spirit. Cultivating a prayer life is challenging, but not impossible. Today, I am going to show you how Scripture talks about prayer in 2 distinct ways. We’ll break down how parables work, and why the imagery of the harvest is a believer’s call to prayer. I’ll also be sharing with you ways in which prayer has transformed my own life. I know your life will be forever changed by taking the time to pray over the lost souls in your life, as well as for laborers to go out among them. Start here with me, and never look back! Prayer changes lives.

More in this episode:

  • I share one of the places where I’ve been challenged to demonstrate this Luke 10 faith.
  • The church was called to be people who rise up to take background for the Kingdom.
  • I break down how parables are helpful tools for understanding spiritual matters.
  • We need to ask and beg the Lord to send out laborers into the harvest.
  • Understand the 4 Greek words of prayer.
  • Prayer allows us to be encouraged to go out into the harvest.
  • We can only love well when the Spirit moves in our lives.
  • My prayer challenge to you today.
Jan 17, 2018

When you find God’s purpose in your life, you gain the confidence to make decisions full of faith and integrity. Today, I am bringing to you two men who have operated with faith and integrity in a way that could completely shift our culture and the entertainment industry. I’m chatting with Nathan VonMinden and Cameron Arnett. Both men are involved in the production of Angry Men, a film about the deadly Challenger explosion that rocked the nation. This film tells the story of the true events of a few angry men who tried to stop the Challenger from launching, knowing very well that they were putting their livelihood on the line. While this film is not evangelical in nature, those guiding principles of faith and integrity are put on full display for audiences to see.

Up first is Nathan VonMinden, who started off his adult life as an aerospace engineer, but found a passion in producing video for his church. He saw his early video production days as a training ground for much bigger film projects God had in store. After eight years of research and a year of writing, Nathan decided to take a giant leap of faith and produce Angry Men. It is an all-hands-on-deck type of project, but so far his team has seen incredible results and rewarding experiences of genuine faith. He will share all about how God has empowered him to do the impossible, and after listening to his story, you’ll believe the same. I’m confident in that!

Next up is Cameron Arnett, an actor with one of the pivotal roles in Angry Men. Cameron will share how he got his start in Hollywood, but felt God call him away and into ministry. He never thought he would be able to act again, but God showed him the way to fulfill his purpose and use his gifts in Christian film. Now, he is working with Nathan and his team and seeing the enormous impact that faith and integrity are making in this film’s production process. He has an encouraging word for Christians who might want to consider acting, as well as courage for young people in the midst of tough decision making.

If you need a confidence boost today, this is the episode for you. God is doing incredible things in the lives of Nathan and Cameron. You don’t want to miss out!

More in this episode:

  • Nathan shares how he went from aerospace engineering to producing films.
  • Working with creative believers is all about a creative purpose for Nathan.
  • God has provided everything they needed to create his vision.
  • Entrepreneurship and integrity are the keys to Nathan’s success.
  • Nathan shares a story of creative problem solving on set.
  • Hear all about the incredible story of some angry men who attempted to stop the Challenger launch.
  • Nathan shares why Cameron was such a good fit for the movie.
  • The cast of the movie works together in an incredible way that speaks to God’s character.
  • Cameron speaks candidly about his history as an actor, and what drew him to be a part of Christian Film.
  • Trust that God is for you. All you have to do is give yourself unto his way.

Links:

Learn all about Nathan’s film

Nathan VonMinden

Learn all about Cameron

Cameron Arnett

Jan 16, 2018

We are starting the New Year off right by focusing on the basics of health and wellness. This week, we are covering the essentials of exercise. I brought the fun with me today since I am joined by my husband, John. Together, we are going to lay the foundation of why exercise is important, and how you can prioritize these good habits in your everyday life. It’s time to rip up all of our excuses and make exercise one of your goals for the New Year.

In this episode, I am going to give you my Top 5 Reasons Exercise should be your priority. There are so many reasons to exercise beyond losing weight, and I know it will absolutely change your life. You can do it! I want to see all of us achieve our physical goals together. Let’s make 2018 the year you change your life for the better. I will show you how.

More to learn in this episode:

  • My least favorite excuse for not exercising.
  • Exercise is important because it helps you control your weight.
  • What consistent exercise looks like in your daily life.
  • Alternatives to running and exercises that will get your heart rate in the fat burning zone.
  • Stories from John and I about how exercise improved our moods tremendously.
  • Exercise improves your sleep.
  • Improve your relationships through exercise.
  • There is a long list of medical conditions that can be prevented with exercise.
  • My New Year’s challenge to the Are You Real listeners!
  • Where to start when you don’t know where to begin.

Resources

To find out how to work with me on your physical fitness goals:

Are You Real

 

Jan 15, 2018

Certain songs seem to take the church by storm. Some songs are capable of captivating the hearts of the global church, sending chills up your spine and Truth right to your soul. Right now “The Cross Has The Final Word,” is that thought-provoking song.  It has definitely been an incredible tool that God has used to bring his presence to believers across the world. Today, I am thrilled to get to talk to Cody Carnes. He wrote “The Cross Has The Final Word,” but before that success, he depended on God and his timing to shape his music career. Beyond being a worship leader, musician, and songwriter, he is also married to fellow Christian artist, Kari Jobe. If you spend much time in the Christian music world, you’ll know about Cody!

Today, Cody is going to walk us through his creative process. It all depends on encounters with God, and the Spirit leading him to the right words. He’ll share how he developed his unique sound for “The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Morning” by allowing worlds to collide. You will also get some unique insights into what it’s like to be on tour with an equally talented wife! What is so encouraging about Cody is that he focuses on the sound that he specifically needs to make. Cody’s encouragement to all creators to step out into their own unique territory.  Cody is a young guy on the rise within worship culture, but he humbly thanks God for the words and the music to steward.

Creators can rejoice that God has given us all a unique creative gift. You don’t want to miss out on all the creative inspiration in this week’s episode!

More in this episode:

  • Cody shares all about his life, his family, and his lifelong love of music.
  • Waiting for God’s timing was the key to Cody’s success.
  • Cody shares his process behind “The Cross Has The Final Word.”
  • Write out of encounters with God.
  • Keeping songs at that encounter experience can be challenging.
  • Nobody is creating worship music like Cody!
  • Hear what it’s like to have a musical family touring on the road.
  • Cody wants to do as much live music as he can.

Links:

@CodyCarnes

Cody Carnes

Jan 11, 2018

As we are learning together how to be real and authentic in our faith, the biggest setback for so many Christians is our identity crisis. The rest of the world seems to have clued in on the crisis as well. The church’s largest criticism is hypocrisy and inauthenticity that non-believers see within our congregations. How can we begin to change that narrative? It will start by changing how we view our identity. 

Last week was all about how to be an apostle of Luke 10, walking in the authority of Jesus. Today we will continue that conversation with examples from the Old and New Testament. We can look to Moses, Paul, and the apostles to show us where our identity should be rooted—in God alone. When our identity is rooted in our Creator, we cannot help but reflect his goodness and character. The result is an authenticity that the rest of the world longs for. We can share the hope and salvation of Jesus by our very acts of faith. The key to a deep community of believers and a changed society around us starts with reclaiming our identity.

Let’s learn how we can be linked together by the Holy Spirit, and rooted in our identity in God.

More in this episode:

  • I give you my therapist’s perspective on our identity crisis.
  • Let’s talk about the Fruit of the Spirit.
  • People are drawn to authentic love and peace.
  • When we know our Savior, we know ourselves.
  • Lessons we can learn from the apostles and Moses.
  • We are empowered by the Holy Spirit alone.
  • Use the Biblical example set before us to change our church culture.
Jan 10, 2018

If you want to live your most authentic life on mission for God, you have to be willing to listen to the call to “go.” I am sitting down with a guy today who took God’s call on his life very seriously. As a result, he has developed an intimate relationship with his Creator and weathered hardship and setbacks with hope and incredible faith. I know you will not be disappointed by my interview with Jonathan Parnell. He is a father first, but he has been using his gifts to pastor a church in the Twin Cities, as well as publish his amazing book, Never Settle For Normal. Along with his pastoral ministry, Jonathan was a long time contributor to John Piper’s Desiring God content ministry. He is definitely a man of many talents, and each is being used to serve God in an authentic way.

Today, Jonathan will share how he knew he was called to be a pastor since he was 17. God called on Jonathan to take some scary leaps of faith, but with each act of obedience, God showed up in a big way. With every step he takes, Jonathan is always asking God for a deeper desire for Him, even if that means going down the hard road. You will hear stories of grief, stories with unexpected endings, and stories of a man who is humbly serving in exactly the place he was meant to be. When God told Jonathan to “go,” he went, no questions asked. Now, his authentic faith is evident to anyone who speaks with him.

Dive in and hear what it can be like to live a life filled with faith and trust!

More in this episode:

  • Jonathan shares all about his wife and 7 kids.
  • The journey behind Jonathan’s book and the Desiring God ministry.
  • How Jonathan managed to survive a crazy brain injury.
  • Hear all about the decision to transfer to seminary and become a pastor.
  • Biblical inspiration from Paul and Abraham to “go.”
  • Learn what the Bible says about seeking pleasure.
  • Stories of times that God showed up in a mighty way.
  • How we can have hope that God is with us.
  • The importance of obedience in our lives.
  • Jonathan shares his love for his wife and his people.
  • Using your personality profile to help in your ministry.
  • Memorizing scripture has been a huge influence on Jonathan as a pastor.
  • Read the Word of God!

Resources:

Never Settle For Normal:  https://www.amazon.com/Never-Settle-Normal-Significance-Happiness/dp/1601429061

Twitter: @JonathanParnell

http://www.jonathanparnell.com/

Jan 9, 2018

Do you want to learn how to grow your business to bless others? Good, you’ve come to the right place. I want to help my listeners take practical steps towards accomplishing their big ideas. Why? When you go out there and make money, you are not only serving your family, but you can also bless others and glorify God. Yes, God can use your business to do big things. I want you to have the tools to go out there confidently. 

 

Today, let’s talk entrepreneurship. It takes a lot of faith and guts to start your own business. These days, anyone can throw up a website and start a new venture, but what separates you from the pack is that you are going to take decisive action. I have a four step process that will take some of the fear and guesswork out of taking this step into entrepreneurship. Step 1: Get yourself a creative idea. 2: Evaluate your risk before stepping headlong. Step 3: Make a basic plan to get you started. Step 4: Act on your plan. 

 

See how simple it is to start your own business? Of course, when you see it written out in four steps, it seems a bit oversimplified. In this episode, I will break down each of these steps to show you the intention and skills that are required to do each one well. If you work ahead of the plan to get your business into shape, you’ll be able to breathe a bit. You are already honing your resources to do well in business, and then turn around and bless others. Being an entrepreneur is definitely special, and I want you to succeed. Let me show you how! 

 

More in this episode: 

  • You have to have an idea to be an entrepreneur. 
  • I share my start in the insurance industry that launched me on my path. 
  • Learn to look at problems from a new angle. 
  • Ask God to talk to you in your dreams.
  • What makes a good mastermind group?
  • Have someone give feedback on your creative idea. 
  • Get real about your risk and risk tolerance.
  • You only need a basic plan to get started. 
  • You have a plan, now do it! 
  • Get your momentum and inspire others to greatness. 
  • Don’t be afraid of failure.

 

Resources:

My E-Course

https://www.michaelpmcintyre.com/

 

Jan 8, 2018

Positive relationships are the best way to build up your success. No matter what your goals in life might be, you will always succeed with the right people by your side. I can’t think of a single person who embodies this principle more than Four Price. By day, Four is a Trust Advisor and VP for Amarillo National Bank, the largest Family-owned bank in the Nation. His other job is a seat serving in the Texas House of Representatives for District 87. While serving the public, Four knows that he must always be searching for the right perspective on some of Texas’ weightiest concerns. No matter if a session has been good or bad, Four manages to accomplish whatever goal he sets before him with the power of perspective.

Listen this week as Four shares his best practices for developing these positive relationships. He will also discuss the importance of family, his passions in life, and the seriousness of commitment. Our interview today will be just the inspiration you need to tackle whatever challenges might lie ahead. Stick to your people, and you’ll always find success.

More in this episode:

  • Four shares his definition of success.
  • Hear all about the recent successful House session, as well as the not-so-good ones.
  • Relationships are the source of wisdom that Four depends upon.
  • Four is candid about the things that concern him.
  • Our children are the source of our greatest joy and greatest worry.
  • Learn the habits that have set Four up for success
  • Keep your trust. Your credibility is a huge asset.

Links and Resources:

Twitter: @FourPriceTX

www.fourprice.org

Jan 4, 2018

I believe the church is having an identity crisis. The reason: because we, God’s people, are having an identity crisis. My name is Christy Austin, and my heart is to link together the people of God with the Spirit of God. Here on Are You Real: Linked, I want to bring to you the Truth from God’s word so that we can root ourselves in our faith and grow the church from the inside out. 

 

Here’s the key question: Where do you find your identity? Is it in your job, marital status, hobbies, or political viewpoint? Why do we spend so much of our lives chasing after identity, only to come up short again and again? It’s because we are looking in the wrong places. In the very first episode of Are You Real: Linked, I want to show you how to stop chasing your life’s worth outside of your faith and start seeing your identity as God sees it. 

 

Let’s learn together what the Bible says about our community. The only way to truly find our identity, and by extension, the church’s is to be linked with the Holy Spirit. Let’s reconnect ourselves to the Spirit so that we can then reconnect with one another. Today, I break down a familiar passage from Luke 10 that exemplifies how the early church rooted their identity in what truly matters. The challenge is a large one, but the solution is right in front of us. Let’s tune into what the Holy Spirit is teaching us—together. 

 

Show Highlights:

  • I share my story and my journey to finding authentic faith. 
  • When we are in the Holy Spirit, there is no distance from God or from one another. 
  • Each voice in the Are You Real Podcast in authentic and real. 
  • Churches are not growing anymore. 
  • It is time for us to leave the church building and go into our communities.
  • We want to link together to heal and restore hope to the people around us. 
  • Media is a huge way we can shift our culture. 
  • Lessons from Luke 10. 
  • Let’s break down the word “sent.” 
  • Identity is the image of the one sending us. Jesus gives us our identity. 
Jan 3, 2018

Have you ever thought about what it would look like to have authentic faith? So many of our heroes from the Bible lived their lives with a faithful authenticity that feels impossible to imitate in this day and age. We are here to tell you that you can have that kind of faith, and we are going to show you how.

This is Are You Real: Linked, hosted by Christy Austin. Christy is a Licensed Therapist and Ministry leader who is passionate about helping her community live authentically. In today’s intro interview, Christy is going to share about her heart for this podcast, you, our listener, and the church in America. Rather than just being another voice amongst many, Christy wants to give you practical steps you can take to become an undercover revivalist in your community.

If you are prepared to strengthen your faith alongside an experienced and compassionate ministry worker, look no further than Are You Real: Linked. This is the start of something great for you!

More in this episode:

  • Christy shares all about her work and ministry in authenticity.
  • How depression and anxiety are linked up with are spiritual being.
  • Christy is most excited about the Are You Real Team.
  • Let’s learn and get linked together to be authentic in our community.
  • Why it is so important to be the change we want to see.
  • Your main weekly takeaways and teachings.
  • Christy’s biggest challenges to overcome.
  • Staying in the voice of the Holy Spirit.
  • Learn some interesting tidbits about Christy.
  • Listen for a chance to get a free copy of John’s book!

Links:

Instagram @AreYouRealPod

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Jan 2, 2018

Welcome to the first episode of Are You Real: Fit, where I, Kasey Fuller, bring to you not just the basics of a healthy lifestyle, but also a spiritual approach to health and wellness. I can’t think of a better way to launch a podcast dedicated to wellness than to talk about sleep. We all have different reactions when we think of sleep. Some of us can’t remember the last time we got a good night’s rest. Some of us couldn’t possibly think of functioning without it. Today, I want to break down the science behind why a good night’s sleep is important, and celebrate all the good it does for your body.

In the second half of the show, I had the chance to interview Dr. Tina Hay. Her fascination with sleep began with her childhood as a dreamer. Now, she helps us understand our bodies and sleep from a Scriptural point of view. She is a doctor specializing in sleep, but what makes her work unique is that she wants to deepen our understanding of the spiritual aspect of sleep. Have you taken a moment to think about the spiritual side of sleep? We will discuss why sleep is important for your spirituality, and think about God’s perspective on all of this.

There is a lot to learn in this episode. Hopefully, it will inspire you to do what it takes to get the rest your body and your spirit needs!

 

Show Highlights: 

  • Brain health and the benefits of a good night’s sleep.
  • Sleep curbs inflammation and boosts creativity.
  • Boosting performance physically and mentally with a healthy sleep pattern.
  • Mentally prepare your mind for sleep.
  • Learn all about the spiritual side of sleep.
  • Dr. Tina is passionate about teaching others about God’s design for sleep.
  • What does Scripture say about sleep?
  • What we can do to pay more attention and tune into our sleep habits.
  • God uses dreams to speak to his people.

 

Resources

Living Life By Design

 

 

Jan 1, 2018

On Are You Real: Creative, I want to connect with creative individuals from every discipline and perspective. God has given us the ability to create, and we as believers can build one another up in that gift. Each guest I interview on the show will share how he or she uses creativity to worship God. I choose each guest specifically for their ability to encourage all of you listening.

 

My very first guest is none other than my own brother, Zach Dietz. Zach is a songwriter, musician, worship leader, and incredible father. I am fortunate to have a brother like Zach. He and I have been inspiring one another in music since we were very small. Today, however, I ask for the practical ways in which he has grown as a songwriter. Zach will share with you his unique perspective that sets his music apart from the rest. The ministry he does as the worship leader of Evergreen Church is truly inspiring.

 

Zach brings about a purity and simplicity to songwriting that I know you will all want to know about. His passion for the local church reminds me that our creativity is meant to bless others in the present, and will glorify God for eternity. He is worthy of our worship, and Zach will show you today how to write songs with excellence. Listen to this episode for a powerful, Spirit-filled journey to making wonderful worship music.

 

More in this episode:

  • Zach gives us the rundown of who he is and what he is involved in.
  • Learn why Zach has just now hit his stride as a songwriter.
  • Key takeaways for you if you are interested in writing songs.
  • Why it is important to sing and worship.
  • Thinking outside the box is the key to Zach’s success.
  • Zach teaches others everything he knows about producing and writing music.
  • Using the “Rule of Three” in songwriting.
  • Finding where the presence of God is in a song.
  • Zach shares what he thinks is different from what everyone else is doing.
  • Influence and the local v. global church.

 

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