On the Radio Today – Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way. Brought to you by Q Place. I’m Jeff Klein. And I’m Ben Klein. Most of the real lessons I learned in life came through my own self-discovery. This is proving to be true for my oldest son, Benjamin, as well. (Ben) Yeah, I’ve always pushed the limits, and when my dad warned me that twenty-one year old bones can’t take the pounding like my teenage bones used to, I didn’t listen. I’m stubborn and still too crazy. But then – in a late-night summer chase game with my younger brother and all his cronies, I leapt...Read more …
Is the Bible necessary?

Is the Bible necessary?

Practices such as noticing, praying, listening, asking questions, loving and welcoming equip you to begin having meaningful conversations about God with others who believe differently. However, as Q Place President Mary Schaller writes in The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations, “without intentionality to create an ongoing opportunity, your conversations may be hit or miss…When safe, meaningful conversations get started, the most natural next step is to keep them going by gathering a group of spiritually curious people who are interested in learning more about God and what they believe.” (p.223) In his book, Seeker Small Groups, Gary Poole, answers a resounding YES to the question:...Read more …
On the Radio this Week – Walk the Way

On the Radio this Week – Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein. And I’m Pam Klein. Chicago was so crowded the night we went in for my birthday dinner! We’d forgotten it was the same day as the Gay Pride parade. But one look at all the colorful clothing that surrounded us and it clicked. Fortunately, we secured an Uber to get us around downtown. Tangela was our driver–and was she ever decked out! Blue lipstick. A great hat with a huge heart on it, rainbow fingernails. Festive to the “nth” degree! And before we knew it, it...Read more …
Love for the Long Haul

Love for the Long Haul

Today, just a few more things as my thoughts from Monday’s blog continue to tumble around in my brain. Yes, it is true. As I wrote on Monday: Our Heavenly Father doesn’t allow us to remain satisfied with our own good fortune—He keeps rocking our world so that we will awaken to those around us who need freedom and healing, too. Our call absolutely is to welcome others into freedom and healing as our Father has welcomed us. But, WOW. It can be hard sometimes. Oh, not the initial welcoming. Honestly, that’s the easy part. I’m talking about the long haul. Sustainable...Read more …
I was just doing my job.

I was just doing my job.

I’m a professional free-lance voice talent. That’s code for a person who gets hired to read scripts (or “copy” as it’s called in “the business”) for everything from corporate training videos to movie trailers or TV or radio commercials. We’re the people you don’t see, but you do hear. Sure, it’s an industry being taken over by the “famous voices” but I’m grateful there’s still plenty of room for “working talent” like me. You could say I read out loud for a living! Just recently, I was hired to read a book so that it could also be offered to the public in an audio format....Read more …
On the Radio this week – Walk the Way

On the Radio this week – Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein. And I’m Pam Klein. My friend and I had just left a garage sale in a very expensive neighborhood and set our GPS to the address of the next one (this is regular summer Friday stuff for us) when we saw a very long fence between two of these exclusive properties painted green, pink, purple, orange and yellow. Yup. One section one solid color, then another, another color, but then individual slats–one after the other–each painted a different color. It was crazy! And in this neighborhood?...Read more …
The big and intricate love of God

The big and intricate love of God

Many of us are familiar with the following Scriptures – but seeing their reality is downright mesmerizing. That’s why we’re sharing an incredible video for you to watch after you’ve taken a moment to read through these verses–the video will allow you to see the truth within them: God loves who He has made.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2  Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will...Read more …
Lovers

Lovers

The true sign that we have been learning from and following after Jesus is this: that we will love like Jesus loved. “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (Jn 13:35 NIV). In Ephesians, Paul prays “that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:17-19). Love and unity among diverse...Read more …
On the Radio this week – Walk the Way

On the Radio this week – Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein.  And I’m Pam Klein. In light of recent events that have happened around the world and in our own country, people are once again asking a myriad of questions. So you say there’s a God? Is your God the same God as my God? Why does God allow evil and hate? How should I respond? Or these: Who do I need to be afraid of? Will violence ever stop? What does peace look like? In many ways, these questions aren’t new–they’ve been asked in countless ways, by...Read more …
What I learned on my way to Maui

What I learned on my way to Maui

“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging...Read more …