Podcast: Why the Queen Matters

After a sort-of-accidental break last week, we’re back! And we could not help but talk about the queen in this podcast episode. The death of Queen Elizabeth II should prompt us to consider some very important things regardless of our nationality—including biblical connections that few understand. Her death symbolizes the end of an era in many ways and reminds us of just how different our current era truly is. We hope you enjoy the discussion. The YouTube and Spotify links are right below. Also, we mention a few other items in the podcast, and those, as well as some additional resources, are listed below the YouTube and Spotify embeds—just scroll a little lower!

  • Booklet: The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy
  • Video, Canadian Telecast: “The Real History of the British Monarchy”
  • P.S. I forgot we were going to share this, too! Here is the speech we mentioned (very quaintly raw footage when creating such things were fairly new, with camera changes and “start overs”), recorded in Cape Town, South Africa, in which the young Elizabeth says she will devote her life to her people’s service. It was actually something she said when she was only 21, around four years before becoming queen. The part we had in mind begins here at 4:50, and we’ve started the clip at that link a little early so you can get the context of her discussion of the oath taken by her ancestors as they reached adulthood. You’ll need to watch it past the first camera change. (She actually does it twice for two camera takes, and the clip ends during the second take). But you might consider listening to the whole clip from the beginning, as it’s only 7 to 8 minutes long. In particular, something I noted in watching the whole thing, that I had not seen when I found the small clip, was her comments to her age-wise peers (a lot of you guys!) about coming into adulthood. She notes that reaching such an age in life is the time to take on the burdens of one’s elders who have sacrificed so much to protect the childhood of the young. It really struck me, and I wish I had heard something like that when I was 21. In fact, I might even make the video a separate post. We hope you find her words inspirational and motivational.

Podcast: Why the Work Matters

Today on the podcast, we revisit the topic we recorded last time but didn’t publish, so we wanted to tilt at it again: Why the Work of preaching the Gospel of God’s Kingdom to the world matters. It is essential to living as a Christian, but it’s easy to be distracted from that fundamental truth, especially in our youth. Yet embracing that truth and growing to understand how the Work should matter to you, personally, can be transformative and can help enable God to produce in you the eternal fruit He is looking to produce. So, enjoy this podcast! We get a little passionate in places, but, you know, if you can’t be passionate about the Work of Jesus Christ in the world, what else can you be passionate about?

The YouTube and Spotify links/embeds are below. And under those are links to the resources we mentioned in the podcast.

Here are links to the resources mentioned in the podcast:

Apologies, Appendectomies, and Two Lessons

My apologies that we did not get a Living Youth Podcast up last week! We did record it on Friday (the video below is a little confusing on that point; I sort of mixed up my days), but for the reasons I mention, I did not get it edited and posted. But, for all of the excitement of yesterday, I thought a couple of lessons emerged from the experience that were worthwhile to pass on. So, hopefully, this quick video will do—and look for the podcast later this week! I’ve recorded this video a little hastily (for instance, I don’t mean to imply that enduring to the end is not a part of the confidence I discuss), but I still hope that this is helpful in some way.