Welcome to Episode 64 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast with Steve Austin, sponsored by Audible. For a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook, go to audibletrial.com/asksteveaustin – This mailbag episode includes Steve’s responses to listener questions about: people pleasing, boundaries, speaking in tongues, anger, same sex attraction, atheism, and a whole lot more!
Last week, we reached a great big milestone – 25,000 downloads! Thanks to all of my wonderful guests, the messy grace tribe on facebook, and you the listener – this is a big deal! Thank you!
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This week’s questions include:
- How do you find the strength to be the most authentic version of yourself, even if it’s bound to disappoint the people closest to you?
- How do you personally deal with the fact that just because Jesus can heal someone or fix a situation doesn’t mean he will? How does that affect your faith?
- How do you decide when to engage in a conversation or not?
- How can we have better conversations with the Evangelical/Fundamentalist brethren?
- How did Jesus not punch someone? Or, go absolutely bananas?
- What guidance can you give to a Christian who is experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction?
- Did you pray in tongues? If you did have the ‘gift of tongues’, do you now believe it was real? Is it something that like the Assemblies of God’s I’ve been to, you practiced? Is it a farce? What are your thoughts now?
- Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims all worship the same God?
- What is your opinion on atheism?
- If you imagine God as a living person, here, now, how do you imagine him/her?