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Petracast is an opportunity for you to sit in on a conversation between Petra Church pastors and leaders as they discuss some of life's deep questions, as well as the role of the church as we engage with our culture. And you might get a chuckle or two along the way! Whether you attend Petra Church or not, this podcast is for everyone.

Latest Episodes

Episode #161 Rising Above Chronic Illness & Pain

There are few things as debilitating as chronic illness and chronic pain. How do you balance hope for healing and realism? How can you be a great friend to others who are struggling? And what are the ways chronic illness and pain impact your life physically, mentally/emotionally, socially, and spiritually?

45 MIN1 weeks ago
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Episode #161 Rising Above Chronic Illness & Pain

Episode #159 Recovering Damaged Relationships

Sometimes a relationship that started out so well can get off course and into the ditch. In this conversation we talk about the uncomfortable process of restoration, the stages of recovery, and the winning mentality.

48 MIN3 weeks ago
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Episode #159 Recovering Damaged Relationships

Episode #158 Deliver Us From Evil

All sin and injustice is built on lies. Most of the time we don't even realize that our operating system might be built on unconscious deviations from God's truths. What are some of these lies? How did they get here? How do we get rid of them? And how do we form new habits based on truth instead of based on distortion?

43 MINAUG 15
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Episode #158 Deliver Us From Evil

Episode #157 Why We Respond the Way We Respond--Church Habits & Culture

Today we want to look at how the congregation acts and behaves within the worship service. Why do we raise our hands, clap, etc. Is that just emotionalism? And what about those churches that are constantly shouting "Amen" while the pastor is preaching? How a community responds sets an atmosphere and culture that affects the community.

43 MINAUG 7
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Episode #157 Why We Respond the Way We Respond--Church Habits & Culture

Episode #156 Why Do We Do Church This Way--Church Habits & Liturgy

In this first of a two-episode conversation we'll talk about what Petra looks like through the eyes of a first time attender. What is the motivation behind some of the things we do and the community habits we've formed. And what are the benefits of our habits verses other church services and Christian traditions. Enjoy.

48 MINJUL 31
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Episode #156 Why Do We Do Church This Way--Church Habits & Liturgy

Episode #155 Discovering Jesus Through Us!

With simple questions, Bruce and Joyce Heckman are able to harness the hunger for Jesus in people of Muslim background. Hear some of the stories of how Iraqis, Jordanians, Syrians, Kurds, and Iranians are coming to faith in Jesus. And yes, simply being a loving neighbor does make a difference.

40 MINJUL 24
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Episode #155 Discovering Jesus Through Us!

Episode #154 What's So Scary About Speaking in Tongues?

The Spiritual Gift of Speaking in Tongues is probably one of the most controversial and misunderstood of all the gifts of the Spirit. Join Brian Flewelling and Kara Sensenig as they talk about the scriptures, the reservations and fears of many people, and their own personal experiences.

63 MINJUL 17
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Episode #154 What's So Scary About Speaking in Tongues?

Episode #153 A Second Look at Immigration

The immigration issue isn't getting any smaller. Underneath the politics and the policies are very real human needs. We go back to our archive and listen to a relevant conversation we had with Jerry & Kathy Smucker exactly a year ago. They talk about the work they do every year to help low income families and immigrants near the Rio Grande.

47 MINJUL 10
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Episode #153 A Second Look at Immigration

Episode #152 Faith in History, Ben Franklin

In this episode of Faith in History we'll take another look at the complicated faith of one of the most influential founding fathers of our nation--Benjamin Franklin. Though his faith was not wholly sanitized it did play an impactful role in his life and therefore the entire nation.

53 MINJUL 3
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Episode #152 Faith in History, Ben Franklin

Episode #151 Five Years Overseas

Five years ago Nacho & Merrilee Barrera picked up their family and moved halfway around the world. Listen to their stories about the people they met and what God is doing in the Isaan people.

47 MINJUN 26
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Episode #151 Five Years Overseas

Latest Episodes

Episode #161 Rising Above Chronic Illness & Pain

There are few things as debilitating as chronic illness and chronic pain. How do you balance hope for healing and realism? How can you be a great friend to others who are struggling? And what are the ways chronic illness and pain impact your life physically, mentally/emotionally, socially, and spiritually?

45 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Episode #161 Rising Above Chronic Illness & Pain

Episode #159 Recovering Damaged Relationships

Sometimes a relationship that started out so well can get off course and into the ditch. In this conversation we talk about the uncomfortable process of restoration, the stages of recovery, and the winning mentality.

48 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Episode #159 Recovering Damaged Relationships

Episode #158 Deliver Us From Evil

All sin and injustice is built on lies. Most of the time we don't even realize that our operating system might be built on unconscious deviations from God's truths. What are some of these lies? How did they get here? How do we get rid of them? And how do we form new habits based on truth instead of based on distortion?

43 MINAUG 15
Comments
Episode #158 Deliver Us From Evil

Episode #157 Why We Respond the Way We Respond--Church Habits & Culture

Today we want to look at how the congregation acts and behaves within the worship service. Why do we raise our hands, clap, etc. Is that just emotionalism? And what about those churches that are constantly shouting "Amen" while the pastor is preaching? How a community responds sets an atmosphere and culture that affects the community.

43 MINAUG 7
Comments
Episode #157 Why We Respond the Way We Respond--Church Habits & Culture

Episode #156 Why Do We Do Church This Way--Church Habits & Liturgy

In this first of a two-episode conversation we'll talk about what Petra looks like through the eyes of a first time attender. What is the motivation behind some of the things we do and the community habits we've formed. And what are the benefits of our habits verses other church services and Christian traditions. Enjoy.

48 MINJUL 31
Comments
Episode #156 Why Do We Do Church This Way--Church Habits & Liturgy

Episode #155 Discovering Jesus Through Us!

With simple questions, Bruce and Joyce Heckman are able to harness the hunger for Jesus in people of Muslim background. Hear some of the stories of how Iraqis, Jordanians, Syrians, Kurds, and Iranians are coming to faith in Jesus. And yes, simply being a loving neighbor does make a difference.

40 MINJUL 24
Comments
Episode #155 Discovering Jesus Through Us!

Episode #154 What's So Scary About Speaking in Tongues?

The Spiritual Gift of Speaking in Tongues is probably one of the most controversial and misunderstood of all the gifts of the Spirit. Join Brian Flewelling and Kara Sensenig as they talk about the scriptures, the reservations and fears of many people, and their own personal experiences.

63 MINJUL 17
Comments
Episode #154 What's So Scary About Speaking in Tongues?

Episode #153 A Second Look at Immigration

The immigration issue isn't getting any smaller. Underneath the politics and the policies are very real human needs. We go back to our archive and listen to a relevant conversation we had with Jerry & Kathy Smucker exactly a year ago. They talk about the work they do every year to help low income families and immigrants near the Rio Grande.

47 MINJUL 10
Comments
Episode #153 A Second Look at Immigration

Episode #152 Faith in History, Ben Franklin

In this episode of Faith in History we'll take another look at the complicated faith of one of the most influential founding fathers of our nation--Benjamin Franklin. Though his faith was not wholly sanitized it did play an impactful role in his life and therefore the entire nation.

53 MINJUL 3
Comments
Episode #152 Faith in History, Ben Franklin

Episode #151 Five Years Overseas

Five years ago Nacho & Merrilee Barrera picked up their family and moved halfway around the world. Listen to their stories about the people they met and what God is doing in the Isaan people.

47 MINJUN 26
Comments
Episode #151 Five Years Overseas

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