Servecast Dr. William Lamb invites students, educators, and community advocates to Studio 22 to explore ways individuals and communities can be agents of change for good.

Following his debut in Lee University chapel, Noel Castellanos returns to Servecast and challenges Christians to move beyond the practice of faith as privatized piety. In this episode, Noel and William discuss the language used in the immigration debate, and Noel calls followers of Jesus to wrestle with the social implications of the Gospel.

This episode was recorded on November 28, 2017.

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William invites local college pastor Noah Herrin to Studio 22 to offer insights about faith, leadership, and service from a Millennial perspective. Noah serves as the College Pastor at North Cleveland Church of God where he leads The Gathering. In this episode, William and Noah talk about demystifying the Bible, the transformational power of mentorship, and the simplicity of following Jesus in service to others. 

Click here to learn more about the Gathering 2018. 

To join the conversation, email questions and comments to servecast22@gmail.com.

This episode was recorded in November 2017.

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Modern day human trafficking statistics are staggering. The World Health Organization believes this 150 billion dollar industry enslaves 45 million people worldwide. Despite the magnitude of this pandemic, Jerry Redman and his team at Second Life believe that, together, we can eradicate this assault on human dignity. In conversation with William, Jerry calls for leaders to engage this issue, speaks to how his faith connects to this fight, and shares stories of hope in which ordinary people mobilize to rescue victims of human trafficking. 

If you believe you have witnessed an instance of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888. For local Servecast listeners living in Tennessee, you can also call 855-558-6484 to reach the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

To join in on this conversation or others, email questions and comments to servecast22@gmail.com.

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William is joined by Chris Hadsell, Jennifer Hadsell, Sarah Roberts, and Dusty Strickland of Retouch, a non-profit focused on the education and discipleship of children in Kenya. In this episode, Chris, Jennifer, Sarah, and Dusty share stories of personal service experiences, leadership principles employed in their organization, and the way Retouch seeks to impact the local community in Kenya by equipping teachers. They describe how obedience to God's leading may look different for each person and how sometimes old methods need to be cast off to create a brighter future for everyone. In the end, the love of Jesus inspires believers to follow God's call to serve others with perseverance and passion. 

Click here to view the Lee University Chapel service feature the team from Retouch. 

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In this episode, the Servecast crew covers it all! They discuss the eclipse, Servecast past and present, and what to expect in coming epsiodes. William introduces a new Servecast team member. Grayson, "the tech guy," reminisces on his start in the Leonard Center. Tyler shares his views on faith and calling, and in the closing segment, William breaks down leadership. All this and more on Servecast!

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Focused Community Strategies (FCS) has decades of expereince serving in Atlanta, and they recently founded the Lupton Center to share what they have learned. Dr. Shawn Duncan, Director of the Lupton Center, joins William to discuss the work of community development and the philosophy FCS employs. In this episode, Dr. Duncan offers a distinction between traditional charity models and the work of community development.  

Click here to learn more about the Lupton Center and their training offerings, including their e-course Seeking Shalom

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Faithful Christian mission includes more than preaching. In his book Where the Cross Meets the Street, Noel Castellanos describes his dissatisfaction with the proclamation-only approach and looks at the life of Jesus for a more holistic way to engage our neighborhoods. He believes in the cross God enters our suffering and cares for the vulnerable, and the Christian's duty is to do the same. This entails moving into the neighborhood, engaging both proclamation and formation, demonstrating compassion, seeking restoration and development, and confronting injustice where it may be found. In this episode, Noel joins William to discuss how the radical story of the cross should shape the Church's presence in our communities.

Noel serves as the President of the Christian Community Development Association.

Pick up a copy of Noel's book, Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center.

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We all want to know our purpose in life. Christians often speak of this as “our call.” Author and social entrepreneur Jonathan David Golden says we should stop obsessing over missing that purpose and start doing what we can where we are. In conversation with William, Jonathan encourages listeners to consider their strengths, understand their story, and make a difference wherever they may be in life.

Check out Jonathan’s book, Be You. Do Good.: Having the Guts to Pursue What Makes You Come Alive.

Learn more about Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. and the Bwenda Water Project.

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Christians accept a false dichotomy when they believe they must choose between truth and love. This causes compromise in their approach to politics.  Justin Giboney, politician and co-founder of the AND Campaign, joins William to discuss faithful Christian engagment. Christians must have a public presence, and this presence should be marked by the compassion and conviction of Jesus Christ.

Check out Justin's 2016 Christianity Today article.

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Our levels of passion tend to wax and wane, and this is no less the case in our relationships with God. With William and student guest host, Caleb Montgomery, Dr. Crawford Loritts addresses the need to cultivate intimacy with God even as emotions come and go. Dr. Loritts concludes that a healthy relationship with God will provide a foundation to impact people and transform communities. In this conversation, he pulls from his experience as a pastor to address topics ranging from marriage to creating social change. 

Click here to view Dr. Loritts’s full chapel address.

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