In the Word, On the Go

Champ Thornton

Whether you're listening by yourself or with a family, this podcast is here to help you spend 10 minutes focused on 1 verse from God's Word while you go about your day.

All Episodes

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor, podcaster, and author, Chase Replogle talks about the gospel from Romans 1:16. Chase says, "The apostle Paul, by saying 'I am not ashamed of the gospel,' is saying 'I am going to give my life to knowing and understanding and living out this message of Jesus. What are we going to do with this gospel ourselves?" Special Guest: Chase Replogle.

Dec 1

9 min 47 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," children's teacher and author, Barbara Reaoch focuses our attention on Luke 14:25-27. Barbara says, "A follower of Jesus is a man, woman, boy or girl who loves Him more than anyone or anything. God is the One who will give us these impossible assignments so that we can know more of His love for us. He is constantly driving us to what we can't do, so we will lean into Him." Special Guest: Barbara Reaoch.

Nov 29

10 min 29 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," teacher and best-selling author, Chris Morphew, dives deep in the the theology of who God is from Psalm 119:45. Chris says, "There is something deep in the human heart that says, 'Did God really say . . . ? Can you really trust him?' And the answer that Jesus shows us through his life and death and resurrection is an absolute, 'Yes, you can.'" Special Guest: Chris Morphew.

Nov 24

9 min 51 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author and publisher, Carl Laferton talks about our calling and value as human beings. Carl says, "When I look at creation, I realize I'm very, very small. But I am made by God in His own image. This means two things: You are much more valuable than you think you are. And that whatever you are doing today can have purpose and worth because it can be done for God." Special Guest: Carl Laferton.

Nov 22

9 min 48 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," educator and author, Dr. Roger Erdvig comments on one of the final verses from the letter to the Colossians. Roger says, "We can do a lot of things to help people mature. But the often missing key is prayer. We often judge ourselves by our to do list, not our prayer list." Special Guest: Roger Erdvig.

Nov 17

9 min 54 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," children's author and teacher, Sally Michael talks about Psalm 86:11. Sally says, "God is a teacher. God is always teaching His children to learn more about Him and His ways. He also understands our weakness and is willing to work with us." Special Guest: Sally Michael.

Nov 15

10 min 3 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor, author, and professor of New Testament, Thomas Schreiner talks about Romans 8:1. Tom says, "We are loved by God. This is part of the engine by which we advance in the Christian life. We obey God because He loves us. And when you're in love, you want to please the beloved." Special Guest: Tom Schreiner.

Nov 10

9 min 51 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," children's author and Bible teacher, Jack Klumpenhower, unpacks Daniel 7:13-14. Jack says, "Jesus is stunningly different than any other ruler we've known. If in the world it seems that everything goes from worse to worse, we need to remember that the king who will reign forever is a man of gentleness." Special Guest: Jack Klumpenhower.

Nov 8

10 min 2 sec

In today's episode of "In the Word, On the Go," professor and author, Chris Bruno unpacks the relevance of Romans 8:32. Chris says, "Where we think there is no way forward, where we think God's plan for us has failed, where we think we've sabotaged God's best plans for our lives—God is for us, and nothing can keep us from accomplishing His purposes for us." Note: As of 2021, Chris is now a global partner with Training Leaders International and the site director of the Bethlehem College & Seminary Oahu Extension. Special Guest: Chris Bruno.

Nov 3

9 min 19 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author and physician, Dr. Scott James focuses on 2 Corinthians 4:6. Scott says, "If I want to share God's light, I need to share His light in His way. Even when people are against what we believe, I want to extend grace and compassion." Special Guest: Scott James.

Nov 1

11 min 8 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor, author, and podcaster, Jeff Medders, unpacks Psalm 121:1. Jeff observes, "This is the most frequent prayer of my life: Lord, help me. I'm feeling anxious today: Lord, would you help me. I'm feeling shame and regret about my past: Lord, would you help me. I want to evangelize today: please, help me." Special Guest: J. A. Medders.

Oct 27

11 min

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and speaker, Hannah Anderson focuses on how we can focus our minds in a digital-saturated age. Hannah says, "The Scriptures call us to fill our minds with how we have received goodness. And to do that in tandem with offering up our disappointments and worries in prayer to God." Special Guest: Hannah Anderson.

Oct 25

10 min 15 sec

In today's episode of "In the Word, On the Go," Old Testament professor and author, Jonathan Gibson, talks about why God can help us. Jonny says, "Because God made everything, He can help us with anything." Special Guest: Jonathan Gibson.

Oct 20

10 min 19 sec

In today's episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor, author, professor, and hip-hop artist, Timothy Brindle points us to Psalm 78:4. Timothy says, "Our children need to know who God is, and how his glory and greatness is seen most in his saving works, especially in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ." Special Guest: Timothy Brindle.

Oct 18

10 min 45 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author, speaker, and publisher, Barbara Juliani talks about making the prayers of Jesus our prayers today. Commenting on Psalm 61:2, she says, "The troubles of the whole world have come crashing down to our own door. They might be unprecedented to us in America. But for people who were writing and living the Psalms, strife, violence, warfare, unchecked disease—they had it all, every day. And the Lord gave them prayer. He gave them Himself." Special Guest: Barbara Juliani.

Oct 13

10 min 16 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author and educator, Patric Knaak shares one of his favorite verses from Psalm 73. Patric says, "Even though I struggle to understand what God is doing in my life, his presence and his protection are rock solid." Special Guest: Patric Knaak.

Oct 11

10 min 42 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author and speaker, Megan Hill, reminds us that Paul reminds his readers to be joyful. Megan says, "There's a joy we have even when life is hard. There's a joy in knowing Christ and knowing that Christ is being formed in us." Special Guest: Megan Hill.

Oct 6

10 min 5 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," speaker, writer, and pastor, Daniel Darling discusses how Christians should give an answer for the hope they have in Christ. Dan says, "You're going to face opposition as a follower of Christ. It's not enough to be right. How you speak matters. Courage and civility can co-exist." Special Guest: Daniel Darling.

Oct 4

9 min 27 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor and best-selling author, Scott Sauls reflects on the need for both gentleness and truth in our conversations and lives. Scott says, "The amplified outrage in recent years presents an opportunity to be a counter-culture. To be truthful without being gracious is not actually to be of the truth, but to be a bit of a bully. To be gracious without being truthful is not actually being gracious, but to be co-dependent and dysfunctional. Jesus came full of both grace and truth." Special Guest: Scott Sauls.

Sep 29

11 min 22 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," children's author and speaker, Sarah Reju shares the relevance of Matthew 14:28. Sarah says, "Jesus carries us through the storms of life. He is God, and things that seem impossible to you, are not impossible with Him." Special Guest: Sarah Reju.

Sep 27

10 min 53 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," professor and author, Samuel Bierig talks about Matthew 1:21. Sam says, "True hope is coming to rescue you from the world, the flesh, and the devil. This is not in question. If you trust in the Lord, He's going to save you." Special Guest: Sam Bierig.

Sep 22

10 min 1 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author, speaker, and publisher, Jonathan Carswell talks about evangelism from Acts 4:20. Jonathan says, "We are being silenced by society. But looking at all that God is done, how can we stay silent? We have the best news in the world!" Special Guest: Jonathan Carswell.

Sep 20

10 min 53 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," publisher and best-selling author, Carl Laferton considers five words from 1 Peter 2:17. Carl says, "What we most need to do is to fear God together. And whatever happens in our country, God will still be God." Special Guest: Carl Laferton.

Sep 15

9 min 36 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author and counselor, Eliza Huie, reflects on 2 Corinthians 9:11 and its application for biblical self-care. She says, "If I take care of myself, I'm in a much better place to take care of others. If we wisely steward the things God has given us, we end up being able to be a blessing to others and God gets the praise." Special Guest: Eliza Huie.

Sep 13

10 min 13 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and teacher, Chris Morphew focuses on God's Word to anxious hearts from Philippians 4:6-7. Chris says, "Worry is the gap between what we want to control and what we actually can. But it is OK that you're not in control, that you don't have all the answers, because the One who does, has better answers than you could ever come up with on your own." Special Guest: Chris Morphew.

Sep 8

10 min 25 sec

In this BONUS episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author, minister, and seminary professor, Justin Holcomb answers difficult questions about 1 John 1:9. "If I'm forgiven, do I need to confess my sins?" Justin says, "If we trust in Christ, sin doesn't make that relationship go away. But it does become a barrier for our communion with God. The good news is it doesn't ruin the relationship. You're not kicked out of the family. You're called back to keep on confessing." Special Guest: Justin Holcomb.

Sep 1

12 min 6 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and minister, Justin Holcomb, unpacks 1 John 1:9. Justin says, "If we tell the truth about our behavior—of not loving God and neighbor—God takes care of the consequences, at his own expense, so we don't have to bear the burden of those consequences." Special Guest: Justin Holcomb.

Aug 30

10 min 56 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and speaker, Megan Hill discusses prayer from Acts 1:14. She says, "All kinds of people can come together and pray. When your family or your church prays, the prayers of children and teenagers are just as welcome as the prayers of the pastor or deacons." Special Guest: Megan Hill.

Aug 24

10 min 33 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," editor, author, and blogger, Ivan Mesa talks about union with Christ. Ivan says, "Look to Christ. It is not the quality of your faith that matters, but its object. Even weak faith in a strong Savior saves." Special Guest: Ivan Mesa.

Aug 23

10 min 3 sec

On this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor, musician, and blogger, Chris Davis shares how Hebrews 11:16 has been meaningful in his life and in his family. Chris says, "God is worth leaving everything behind. There is something higher than the American dream." Special Guest: Chris Davis.

Aug 18

9 min 36 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," speaker and author of many resources of children, Sally Michael, shares her insights on 2 Chronicles 16:9. Sally says, "There's never a moment that we're out of God's sight. He's actively looking to send strong support to his children." Special Guest: Sally Michael.

Aug 16

10 min 7 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," award-winning author and pastor, Mark Vroegop shares what he has learned about the biblical practice of lament. Commenting on Psalm 13:1, Mark says, "God invites us to continue talking with him when the circumstances of our lives beg the question: 'Are you there? Do you know?'" Special Guest: Mark Vroegop.

Aug 11

10 min 6 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and speaker, Dr. Tony Payne, talks about God's plan to use the words of normal Christians to prevent hardness of heart. Tony says, "The way to protect our hearts is to keep encouraging one another every day." Special Guest: Tony Payne.

Aug 9

10 min 18 sec

In today's episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author, Hannah Hall shares four steps, taken from Psalm 116, for how we can navigating distress in our lives. Hannah says, "Remember, trust God, and relax. Nothing has changed with God." Special Guest: Hannah Hall.

Aug 4

10 min 43 sec

In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor and author Dr. JT English talks about truths and misconceptions of God that Paul addresses in Colossians 1:15. JT says, "If you have a picture of God as distant and aloof, but you have a picture of Jesus being kind and close, then you need to change your view of what God is like." Special Guest: JT English.

Aug 2

10 min 17 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling author, counselor, and speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick examines Revelation 19:6-8. She says, "Sometimes I feel like this mundane thing I'm doing today doesn't have any kind of lasting power. But God will take every act of faith, purify them, and then distribute them for us to wear for eternity." Special Guest: Elyse Fitzpatrick.

Jul 28

10 min 37 sec

In today's episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling author and publisher, Carl Laferton, talks about angels and the presence of God from Exodus 26:31-33. He says, "The cherubim on the curtain of the Tabernacle are a visual reminder that sinners cannot enter the presence of a holy God. Yet God told Moses to make the curtain, so He could tear it." Special Guest: Carl Laferton.

Jul 26

10 min 24 sec

On this episode of In the Word, On the Go, author and professor, Dr. Chris Bruno discusses Revelation 21:5 and culmination of the whole Bible. Chris says, "The renewal of all things ultimately does not depend on me. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of Jesus. His shoulders can bear it, mine can't." Special Guest: Chris Bruno.

Jul 7

9 min 53 sec

On this episode of In the Word, On the Go, podcaster Amber Cullum points us to God's omniscience as taught in Psalm 139:1. Amber says, "God knows us completely, even the things that are bad. The great thing is that he sees and still loves us. Because Christ's righteous record covers that sin." Special Guest: Amber Cullum.

Jul 5

9 min 51 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling author Josh Cooley discusses Deuteronomy 29:29, considering the incomprehensibility and incarnation of God. Josh says, "There is much mystery to God. But he has told us more than enough to know and trust him as our Creator, Lord, and Savior." Special Guest: Joshua Cooley.

Jun 30

10 min 26 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, seminary professor and author, Andy Naselli discusses the imcomparable majesty of God from Romans 11:34-35. Andy says, "We can't understand everything, so we shouldn't act like we can. And God is not obligated to explain anything to us, so we shouldn't expect him to. And we must humbly believe and cherish what he has revealed, and praise him for what he does explain to us." Special Guest: Andy Naselli.

Jun 28

9 min 52 sec

Recorded in 2019, this episode of In the Word, On the Go, features author, publisher, and conference speaker, Barbara Juliani, who shares how God has taught her about contentment even through suffering. She says, "Paul said, 'I can do all things through Christ.' But it's not about winning or losing. It might be more accurate to say, I can learn to be content whether I win or lose." Special Guest: Barbara Juliani.

Jun 23

9 min 44 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, pastor and author, Dr. Chris Brauns reminds us, from 2 Corinthians 13:13, where blessing comes from and how to get it. He says, "We sometimes think of grace as pocket change from God. But the beauty of Christ is that we're receiving him." Special Guest: Chris Brauns.

Jun 21

11 min 26 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling children's author, teacher, and editor, Jack Klumpenhower examines where we can find our identity. Jack says, "Who am I? The first thing I ought to think of is I belong to Jesus. There's joy in this." Special Guest: Jack Klumpenhower.

Jun 16

10 min 9 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, speaker, author, and blogger, Melissa Kruger talks about Isaiah 58:11 and finding satisfaction in times of hardship. She says, "In your emptiness, God says, 'I'm going to fill you. In the midst of this scorched place, I will so fill you, that you are going to be a spring in this parched land.'" Special Guest: Melissa Kruger.

Jun 14

11 min 15 sec

In this episode, Pastor Jeremy McMorris reminds us why it's so important that believers love one another. Commenting on John 13:34-35, Jeremy says, "The gospel is put on display any time we love anyone else—even our enemies—doing good for them. And the greatest good is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them." Special Guest: Jeremy McMorris.

Jun 9

9 min 15 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, pastor and award-winning children's author, Marty Machowski, discusses Jesus as the bread of life (from John 6:35). Marty says, "Our souls need food. Jesus says, 'I am the bread of life.' We eat by trusting and by turning away from our earthly hunger to be satisfied and believe in Jesus." Special Guest: Marty Machowski.

Jun 7

10 min 4 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling author and speaker, Hannah Anderson reflects on Jesus's words of invitation and comfort in Matthew 11:28-30. Hannah says, "Jesus says 'Come to me.' In my anxious and burdened state, I found myself rushing to every other coping mechanism. But he himself is the rest for your soul." Special Guest: Hannah Anderson.

Jun 2

9 min 44 sec

In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, author and professor, Dr. Dan DeWitt speaks about the massive importance of the truths addressed in 2 Corinthians 4:6. Dan says, "The same God who said, 'Let there be light,' has shown the light of his goodness through every page of human history. And now as we trust Jesus, the light that God spoke at the beginning now shines in our heart." Special Guest: Dan DeWitt.

May 31

10 min 17 sec

On today's episode of In the Word, On the Go, Ivan Mesa (editor at The Gospel Coalition) focuses our attention on Psalm 1:3 and the benefit that comes from feeding on God's Word. He observes, "We live in an age where there are so many voices that threaten to overwhelm us. Amid this din, the more we can establish the foundation of God's Word for ourselves and for our children, the more we will prepare them to thrive in this cultural moment." Special Guest: Ivan Mesa.

May 26

9 min 37 sec