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Episode 02

Kurtis Parks: Faith and a Lyft

Our faith has become a familiar friendship, and not a holy faith in a God who can do the impossible.

Kurtis Parks is a father and husband, a church planter, a worship leader, an author*, and a Christian songwriter. We are blessed that he had the time to share this incredible devotional with us all about faith. Christians can always use a little bit more faith and it’s a topic that, no matter how many times it’s covered in any format, it’s relevant. Sometimes God rewards our faith with tangible experiences that we can’t deny are a result of His intervention. This episode has just such a story and it will truly blow your mind. God is so good and so alive.

Today’s episode is one of those worth listening to…twice.

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About Next Sunday

Will future generations find a church worth fighting for?

A great reckoning is underway in the church today: a naming and exposing of the exclusivity, abuse, racism, patriarchy, and unchecked power that have marked evangelical Christianity for far too long. What kind of church will emerge on the other side?

Like many families, the Beaches have been wrestling with this question. Together, Nancy and Samantha represent two generations: Nancy, a boomer, was a key player in the megachurch movement that revolutionized global ministry during the ’80s and ’90s, while Samantha, a millennial, is willing to abandon those massive buildings and celebrity cultures and find out whether the foundation holds. Each chapter offers their individual experiences and perspectives on a challenge facing the church and considers the way forward.

Filled with deep introspection and keen insight, Next Sunday is a vulnerable conversation about what the church has been—and what it can be.

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More About Kurtis Parks

Having written over 1200 songs in every genre since the age of 13, and being a worship leader since the age of 13, Kurtis is a Christian songwriter who truly understands the gift of music, and the potential for it’s impact on our world today. Some may recognize him as a top 50 finalist on American Idol’s fourth season. Kurtis has also appeared on the Fox Morning Show, BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, and his song “Forever Changed”, written for his beloved Virginia Tech community after the April 2007 tragedy was featured on NBC News and CNN. His song “Burn it All Down” hit Billboard’s Hot Gospel top 20, written with Joel Buckner, fellow worship leader. Continuing his calling as a Christian songwriter, Kurtis wrote for and was featured on Integrity Music’s “ONE a Worship Collective”, which hit #1 on Soundscan in it’s first week in 2013. In Summer 2017, Kurtis was featured on the #1 album “The Emerging Sound Vol. 3”. With his latest solo release “Hymn Like” Kurtis hit Billboard Christian charts, and the songs are making their way to audiences of all ages, and churches of all styles. Many of his worship choruses are being sung around the world in churches every weekend.

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