Parenthood, Preaching, Persecution and Peace

A Conversation with Voddie Baucham

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This week, special guest Voddie Baucham joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast. This insightful conversation covers topics ranging from parenthood to the state of the American church and what a ‘battle mentality’ can look like for Christians.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • In parenting, there is a tension between responsibility and inadequacy that requires us to depend on God. Growing as a parent is a process where we learn over time through experience.

  • There is a temptation as parents to take too much credit for our kids’ successes as well as their failures.

  • We can learn how to be better parents and spouses through the Word of God and other mature believers that God places in our life.

  • Americans are blessed but spoiled. We don’t understand suffering. The persecution that the American church faces is nothing compared to other parts of the world.

  • No matter what culture looks like around us, we are called to labor and till the ground until the Lord returns.

  • Catastrophe is here: churches and families split, faithful men falling, faith being shipwrecked. This is not the first catastrophe the church has faced, and it will not be the last.

  • If you’re a person of peace and battles come your way, fight for peace. Fight the kingdom’s battle and you will win because God is undefeated.

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham is a husband, father, grandfather, former pastor, church planter, author, and professor. He currently serves as Dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia.

Whether teaching on classical apologetic issues like the validity and historicity of the Bible, or the resurrection of Christ; or teaching on biblical manhood/womanhood, marriage and family, or the Social Justice Movement, he helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living biblically in every area of life.

Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989.  They have nine children and three grandchildren. The Bauchams are committed home educators.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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