Episode 1: Ryan Ahlwardt

I’ve been a fan of Ryan’s for so long and I’ve been lucky enough to call him a friend for several years, and I was so excited to sit down and talk to him just about life. Ryan is an incredibly talented musician and was in the popular a capella singing group Straight No Chaser. He left a life of touring and fame to lead a Young Life chapter in his hometown, so he shares his journey of leaving the world of professional entertainment to work in ministry. It’s such a great story of faith that we can all resonate with. He’s hilarious and has so much wisdom and he was an obvious choice as the guest of the first episode.

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Marriage is Not Hard

Today my wife Emily and I celebrate one year of marriage. What I’m about to say is something I’ve said with full confidence every day since December 23, 2017, and I’ll say it every day the rest of my life: Marriage is not hard.

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Put your faith in God, not people

It was hard to watch as people got up and walked out of the church service right as “In Christ Alone” began to play. The irony, surely, was lost on them.

Earlier this week Crossroads Christian Church, the church I grew up in and called my home during my formative years and early adulthood, endured one its toughest weeks in its 51-year history. After months of consideration, the elders of the church elected to fire the church’s lead pastor, Patrick Garcia, and teaching pastor, Rick Kyle, and what resulted was a week full of in-fighting among church members, community members, and family members of those affected.

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