Chad Bird is an author and speaker who is devoted to honest Christianity that addresses the raw realities of life with the Good News of Jesus Christ. He has served as a pastor, professor, and guest lecturer in Old Testament theology and Hebrew. He is a regular contributor to Christ Hold Fast, 1517, and Mockingbird Ministries, and he cohosts the popular podcast, “40 Minutes in the OT.” He holds master’s degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. He has contributed articles to many journals and websites, including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, The Federalist, and Lutheran Forum. He is also the author of several books, including Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul, Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places, and Upside-Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life. Chad and his wife Stacy have four children and two grandchildren. They enjoy life together in the Texas Hill Country.
I saw your interview with Jack Deere on your podcast and I’ve listened to it, I’ll look like to know if I can get his email address. I’ll like to ask some questions from him.
I was disabled in a mass murder at age 7. I’m now almost 70. I have a first cousin who claims to be a Christian, but has all the marks of a malignant narcissist. He has made it clear in letters and emails to me that he wishes I had died when I was 7. He’s married into a multimillionaire family. I survived fourteen years on less than $10,000 per year. I found out after the death of an aunt on the other side of the family that my cousin had systematically defamed me to her in order to persuade… Read more »
Aloha Bob. What you are sharing here is jarring and crushing. I really have no words for you – Im just so so so sorry. I dont know this man, but from what you say here it appears he is, at worst, a wolf in sheep’s clothing and at best (if that even applies) diluted. I pray, and I hope you do as well, for this enemy of ours, that he would produce fruit rather than thorns lets he be thrown in the fire.
Really enjoyed your podcasts. Very edified. Thank you. Praise God for your work.
Yes, I too used to beat myself up because of my short-fallings until I learned enough to be able to deal with the spiritual battle, discover the promises of God as the object of my faith, and learn that I don’t have to change myself but that’s God’s responsibility, not mine. My responsibility is to have faith! Once I learned that God is the potter and I am the clay and one of my many promises is that “…it is God that works in me, both to will and to do of His good pleasure” THIS understanding let me know… Read more »