It seems like everyone is always railing against being judged in our society but our social media is set up in such a way that proves we all want to be judged, otherwise we wouldn’t be on Facebook and Instagram. The issue isn’t that we don’t want to be judged, it’s that we don’t want to be judged negatively. The interesting thing to me about this is that historically, judgment for Christians is something positive. St. Patrick’s breastplate prayer speaks of the sweet well done of judgment hour made possible through the work of Christ. What wonderful news that we are judged as worthy of being loved because we have been created, pursued, died for by one who loves us so dearly. When the one who is judging you is made up of love unbounded and judgment is not something to fear, it is something to be embraced. May we all be like Christ in our judgments, viewing others from the perspective of love.
Our guest this week on Voices In My Head Ben Gowell. is Ben Gowell is a session guitarist and producer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He has played on many studio recordings, including projects by Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Sara Groves, and others. He has traveled the world teaching classes and seminars on electric guitar. He is also the music pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix.
This week Rick catches you up on what’s going on in his life, including a new voice in his head, an Arachnoid Cyst. He also shares his thoughts on Lone Ranger Christians and tells you about his new YouTube show, Songs With My Son.
He’s a folk singer, he a festival organizer, and he’s a dad again for the second time. This week on Voices In My Head we welcome back Folk singer and songwriter Daniel Dye. His new album, Blinded Again, is about to release, his new daughter was just born, and this year’s Madden Road Festival on August 16th is a new kind of awesome. It’s a whole episode of newness as I accompany Daniel on piano as we play some of his new songs.
My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Cameron McAllister. Cameron is an apologist and a speaker for Ravi Zacharias Ministries International. It was my great honor to lead services with him with at the Mission To The World Camp in West Virginia this summer. You will get to hear a fantastic sermon from Cameron on this week’s episode of Voices In my Head, answer the Question of the week, and hear some good news about last week’s guest, Nick Flora.
My guest this week is Ben DeBonofor the Sci-fi Christian Podcast. Ben is a great Podcast host, a man of higher learning with not one but two masters degrees, and he is also a good friend. I asked Ben on the show this week to help answer one question with many answers, What Would Jesus Kill? Would he kill Plants? Bugs? Animals? People? You won’t want to miss this challenging two part conversation that may stretch you a bit.
It’s the first show of 2013 and this episode is loaded with great stuff. My guest today is Nick Flora, a one man Rock and Roll show. He’s an incredible singer, songwriter, Podcaster(Who Writes This Stuff), and just a really cool guy. Working with some of the top musicians in the business, Nick is carving a name for himself on the Nashville music scene. On this episode you will hear some of his incredible music, get to know Nick more, and find out how to help make his next album a reality by going to Kickstarter.com and making a donation.
Also, I tell you about how my New Year’s Eve Concert went, the birth of my son Alexander, and this really cool video of one of my songs that was performed live using Sand Art.
We’re celebrating 50 episodes this week by having a live call-in Podcast with lots of different guests. Family, friends, and past guests stop by to help us celebrate 50 wonderful episodes. Comments and questions are welcomed by Rick at RLJames29@yahoo.com.