Pancakes and Church Community

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Monday, 15 November 2021 16:09

Want to have more influence over how your kids see the world? Then make them a priority! Today I conclude my conversation with Tanya Hackney - sailor and author of Leaving the Safe Harbor. We talk...

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 13:00

What can churches learn from sitting around and eating pancakes? Today I continue my conversation with Tanya Hackney - sailor and author of Leaving the Safe Harbor. Tanya talks about how they found...

Friday, 05 November 2021 12:34

Do we have to live on a boat in order to teach the value of obedience to our kids? Today I start my conversation with Tanya Hackney - sailor and author of Leaving the Safe Harbor. Tanya talks about...

Pancakes and Church Community

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What can churches learn from sitting around and eating pancakes?

Today I continue my conversation with Tanya Hackney - sailor and author of Leaving the Safe Harbor. Tanya talks about how they found Christian community throughout their boating experience. She also shares her frustrations with the American church's relunctance to foster good community - both inside and outside the walls of the building.

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Reuel Sample:
You refer in the book to the living temple. What is the living temple?

Tanya Hackney:
Oh, the I think the definition of the living temple is the the people who love God for in all time and all place. It's a it's a church that exists outside, you know, the physical walls of a building. Ah, it's the temple of our own hearts where we have, you know, put God on the throne and allowed his spirit to to live inside of us and to live through us and to do good through us and you know, the restraint of our own for a lack of a better word, sinfulness and selfish desires that living temple is made of of human beings and we managed to find people everywhere we went. You know, sometimes complete strangers that turned out to be, you know, part of that family and part of that living temple. And that is a powerful testimony of God's love and grace for us that you know, that his people are everywhere and look very different in all shapes and sizes and colors and languages. It's a wonderful, wonderful thing to discover, you know, after we left the four walls of a sort of organized religion. And we've kind of adopted what I would call disorganized religion. And we actually discovered something deep and true that we weren't finding inside the building.

Reuel Sample:
That's an interesting I can't let that go. What were you not finding inside the building?

Leaving the Safe Harbor: The Risks and Rewards of Raising a Family on a Boat

Leaving the Safe Harbor: The Risks and Rewards of Raising a Family on a Boat

Leaving the Safe Harbor shows us more than seafaring stories or what it’s like to go sailing with kids. Each chapter explores a different sailing idiom and the character traits developed by challenges and adventures. It shows that conflict can be handled through grace, how failures can lead to future successes, how hardship can teach us gratitude and help us find inner strength. It reveals the trade-offs when a family prioritizes relationships and experiences over material things and a so-called normal life. Living close to nature enriches the author’s spiritual life. And the ocean teaches life lessons, including how to be flexible, disciplined, patient, and open to new experiences. Most importantly, Leaving the Safe Harbor shows us how love, perseverance, and hard work can turn an idea into a reality

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Reuel Sample is the host of The Pastor's Voice Podcast. He has a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Business Administration from Grove City College, and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served as a church pastor and a Navy Chaplain. He is a staunch churchmen - which is why he criticizes it so much. He is an avid sailor and wood worker. He is blessed to be married to his wife Pam. They make their home in Wilmington, NC.

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