Jared Neusch, Connor Shram, and Jason discuss the importance of bringing the Jesus way to the center of children’s understanding and experience of God. The conversation focuses on Jared and Connor’s new children’s book, Jesus vs. The Bad Guys, which aims to introduce children to the true nature of God and the concept of forgiveness. This wonderfully illustrated book invites kids to explore the goodness of God through imagination.

They discuss the shift from a contractual to a covenantal understanding of faith and the significance of Jesus’ faithfulness in the process of salvation. The conversation explores the idea of teaching children about the importance of experiencing and understanding the love and acceptance that Jesus offers. It delves into the concept of nonviolent peacemaking and forgiveness, challenging the traditional view of a retributive God.

The conversation also touches on the book of Revelation and the idea that Jesus’ way of forgiveness and nonviolence is what ultimately redeems the world. The guys share their personal experiences with their children and how they navigate the complexities of faith and peacemaking. Jesus vs The Bad Guys / Available on Amazon www.instagram.com/jaredneusch www.instagram.com/connorshram

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Jesus vs The Bad Guys / Available on Amazon
Jared Neusch www.instagram.com/jaredneusch
Connor Shram www.instagram.com/connorshram

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Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

Derek Turner lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Sarah. They have two daughters, Caroline & Kate. Together, they serve as lead pastors for River Church Charlotte. Derek also co-hosts the Rethinking God with Tacos podcast and loves to connect on all the socials. Derek believes “Love everyone the most” sums up what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

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