The Kitchen Table #17: Are There Ways to Follow Christ on a Smart Phone?

October 14, 2018

The Kitchen Table is a weekly discussion between Shine.FM's Brian and his 18 year old son Jake. 

In this episode, the duo look at the benefits and pitfalls of technology on faith. 

Plus, in music matters a look at: 

Avril Lavigne--Head Above Water

Housefires--Jesus, What a Savior 

Corey Asbury--Reckless Love

First Call--Sweet Love 

Finally, in culture shock, the pair break down the nuances of parenting in the digital world. 


Stronger Together #41: Ministering to the Trauma Victims of Isis with Victor Marx

September 30, 2018

Victor Marx ministers to children who have become trauma victims of ISIS in Iraq. 

But his story was not always so beautiful. A former marine who struggled with prejudice against Iraqis before Christ changed his heart, Victor's story is one of leaning into God's strenght in marriage, parenting and missions...even at times when ISIS has tried to murder both Victor and his family.

Donate a stuffed animal that plays prayers and Bible verses for a child traumatized by ISIS for $30:


The Kitchen Table #16: What’s the Difference Between Being a Good Person and a Christian?

September 26, 2018

Shine.FM's Brian and his 18 year old son Jake look at the difference in trying to be a "good person" and being a Christian. 

In Music Matters: 

Crowder--Red Letters

Shane & Shane--Psalm 98

Servant--We Are the Light 

In culture shock, we look at "Fortnight Tutors." 


Stronger Together #40 Dare to Share with guest Andy McGowan

September 23, 2018

Statistically, most American Christians will go their entire lives without sharing their faith in Jesus with one person. 

So how can we reverse this trend with the next generation? 

Andy McGowan of Dare to Share takes a look at how to disciple our kids to go out and make disciples. 

You can learn more about Dare to Share here


The Kitchen Table #15: What Does It Really Mean to Depend on and Trust God?

September 19, 2018

Shine.FM's Brian and his 18 year old son Jake sit down at their kitchen table for a faith discussion on the nitty gritty of trusting God. 

Plus a look at music, including: 

Sanctus Real--Confidence 

The Sing Team--How Great is Our God 

Russ Taff--Medals

In culture shock, the duo take a look at "lawn mower parenting." 



Stronger Together #39 Discipleship Through the Arts with Anne Marie of Hope Central

September 16, 2018

In this week’s episode we hear the journey of Anne Marie's obedience to the call of God to begin a non-for-profit benefiting children in the urban communities of Lansing Michigan.

Be blessed and inspired as she shares the trials and joys of this walk.


To attend Hope Central or to connect with them in their efforts you can find them on facebook or reach out here.


The Kitchen Table #14: Does God Answer Prayer?

September 12, 2018

Shine.FM's Brian and his 18 year old son Jake sit down for a family discussion on prayer. 

Plus, a look at music from: 

Zach Williams: Survivor

Banners: Someone To You 

Stryper: Calling on You 

In Culture Shock, the duo reflect on 9/11.


Stronger Together #38: Finding True Fulfillment in Life with Jason Davis

September 9, 2018

Music executive Jason Davis joins us for this fascinating episode of Stronger Together. Jason Davis is a serial entrepreneur, A&R, and expert in artist development. He currently is an artist manager/partner at One One 7, Radar Label Group, and Awaken Records. He has worked with artists such as P. Diddy, Boyz II Men, Jay-Z, Dolly Parton, Lonestar, and many more.

In this episode, we talk about Jason’s journey in the music industry and how he found himself at rock bottom despite the promises of fame, fortune, and success. Jason walks us through how he found himself considering ending it all when one simple question from a divine encounter, "Do you know Jesus?" changed his life forever. 

Connect with Jason on Twitter, at One One 7, or on Linkedin.  Check out his powerful memior Your Love Pursues here.


Stronger Together is a show about growing in marriage, parenting, relationships and community, and airs each week on Shine.FM. 

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The Kitchen Table #13: Does Going to Church Really Matter?

September 5, 2018

This week on The Kitchen Table, Brian and his 18 year old son Jake have a family discussion about why it matters to actually attend church. 

Plus, a look at songs from: 

Tim Timmons feat. Amy Grant: I Belong 

Citizens: In Tenderness

John Gibson & Crystal Lewis: Lost Inside of You. 

In culture shock, we look at how Millennials and younger people don't use the flat sheet. 


The Kitchen Table #12: How Do You Believe in God When You Can’t Feel Him?

August 29, 2018

Shine.FM's Brian and his 18 year old son Jake tackle a tough faith question this week, as well as look at music from: 

Tori Kelly--Never Alone 

Hillsong Worship--Who You Say I Am 

David Meece--We Are the Reason 

In culture Shock, Brian and Jake look at what parents need to know about the Fortnight phenomenon.