The Shaun Tabatt Show

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The Shaun Tabatt Show is an interview-based program offering discussion on a variety of topics including books, music, film, and more.

Dec 15, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Dr. Craig Keener about the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (Zondervan, 2016).

You've heard these Bible stories hundreds of times. But how many behind-the-scenes details have you been missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover just how much is happening in Scripture. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible gives you insight on every page. See the cultural background behind each story—even the ones you know by heart.

About Craig Keener:  Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University. He is the author of several commentaries on books of the New Testament.

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Dec 13, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Dr. Sam Serio about his new book Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting (Kregel, 2016).

About the Book:  Today's church has sadly failed to minister to men and women deeply affected by porn, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. Church leaders know these broken people sit in their pews. What they don't know is what to say to them. Those who would speak out directly from the pulpit worry that they will be unwise or insensitive, whatever their intent to the contrary. They may even fear being fired and losing their ministry altogether.

The truth is that seminary curriculums rarely prepare preachers to talk about sex in their sermons. Despite the pervasiveness of sexual wounds in the church, preachers tend to either ignore them and say nothing or abhor them without nuance and condemn. Sam Serio posits a powerful and necessary middle ground: preaching that offers forgiveness, transformation, and restoration.

Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting is a ready-to-use resource written from a preaching perspective. Serio examines the causes and consequences of the seven most difficult sexual issues of today. Moreover, he provides appropriate wording to use in crafting sermons, along with corresponding Scripture texts. He examines how preachers can prepare their churches, their hearts, and their sermons for the topic, and how these can all work together to build a healthier future for their congregations and the wider church body.

About the Author:  Dr. Sam Serio writes with more than thirty-five years of experience in preaching and counseling. He has pastored churches, conducted seminars, and currently counsels individuals who daily feel the deep emotional effects of sexual sin or pain. Dr. Serio is founder and president of Healing Sexual Hurt where people from all around the world seek his words of biblical wisdom and warmth in these taboo topics. He has published various articles and is available to speak at churches and conferences. Dr. Serio lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dec 10, 2016

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Kristen Sharp, who performs as Libby Liberty all over the USA. We discuss the wonderful children's book Libby Liberty: In Search of Super Citizens and the important work of the Liberty Learning Foundation.

About the Book:  Join the journey as the Statue of Liberty steps down from her pedestal to take you on a search for Super Citizens across America.

You’ll meet the President, doctors, veterans, and more as they all point to one shocking conclusion: Our next Super Citizen can be found by taking a good look in the mirror.

Libby introduces us to heroes of character, as well as people of all ages and accomplishments. In doing so, she shows us that the real heart of America lies in our own hearts.

The Libby Liberty™series parallels Liberty Learning Foundation’s unprecedented, real world bus tour that presents Statue of Liberty actresses on elementary school stages to kick off the transformative Super Citizen Program.

This energetic character teaches future generations about civics, character, financial literacy, and our Great American Story through educational theater, songs, videos, and project-based learning.

A portion of Libby Liberty™ book sales helps sustain the movement that is teaching, inspiring, and empowering our Next Great Americans.

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About Kristen Sharp:  Kristen Bowden Sharp is a multi-talented actress / singer / motivational speaker who plays Libby Liberty™ on school stages across the country. At an early age, the Alabama native began dancing and transitioned quickly into musical theatre. After her first production in High School, she moved to New York City to perform professionally.

Sharp traveled the country for many years: starring in three national tours and performing in New York and regional theaters. She settled back home in Birmingham, AL to pursue her college education. While she still works as a professional actress, Kristen puts her time and energy into church and her twins, Samuel and Rosemary.

While she’s had her name in lights and has performed for thousands of people, she still has a dream to reach the unreachable: to make a difference in lives for a greater purpose.

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Dec 8, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Will Hart about his new book Godrunner: Your Place in God's Big Story (Whitaker House, 2016).

Here's a preview of what we cover in the interview:

  • The Will Hart origin story
  • Captain Bob, the unlikeliest of mentors
  • What is impartation? Why is the laying on of hands important?
  • What to expect when receiving prayer or impartation at a conference or ministry event
  • When God's "suddenlies" come our way, how do we choose to take risks?
  • Update on the work of Iris Global

About the Book:  Will Hart has already lived this book. He’s been running for God since he was a teenager—whether conducting crusades and conferences, ministering on the streets, praying for schoolchildren, preaching to young adults, or disrupting demonic strongholds, Will Hart is “the donkey God rides in on” and his collection of miracle stories keeps growing.

Now he wants to share his remarkable story with the rest of us. Will’s message is straightforward: anyone can be used by God in remarkable ways, if they will only jump out of their comfort zones, dream His best for their lives, and run like the wind with the individualized anointing that His Spirit sends.

In short, if they will only find their place in His big story. 

About the Author:  Will Hart takes the simplicity of the gospel and power of the Holy Spirit wherever he goes. Whether it is the jungles of Congo, the streets of Thailand, or a conference in the US, he is expectant and confident in the Holy Spirit showing up in power. Will traveled for three years with Randy Clark. Will then moved with his wife, Musy, to Mozambique to minister with Rolland and Heidi Baker. He is now COO of Iris Global.

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Dec 3, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Jonathan Bernis, President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International, about his new book A Rabbi Looks at the Supernatural: A Revealing Look at Angels, Demons, Miracles, Heaven and Hell (Chosen Books, 2016).

Here are some of the topics we cover in this interview:

  • Jonathan's background and conversion story
  • What it means to be a messianic Jew
  • The history of Jewish Voice Ministries International
  • Why Jonathan decided to write a book on the supernatural
  • What does God's word say about the existence of supernatural beings like angels, demons, and ghosts?
  • Does God heal people today? If so, why isn't everybody healed?
  • Some of the miracles Jonathan has witnessed over the course of his ministry
  • Jonathan explains how Christians can use the supernatural as a conversation bridge when talking to non-believers.

About the Book:  There is a supernatural world--and it's just as real as our physical one.

Dispelling the confusion, misinformation and doubt so prevalent today, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Bernis takes you on an adventure into the heart of the supernatural realm. He'll transport you beyond what you can see, hear, taste, touch and smell to uncover the biblical truth about things like angels and demons, miracles, heaven and hell, good and evil. And he will answer questions such as:

  • Is there more to life than we know--a purpose and plan for our existence?
  • Is there a supernatural realm of angels, demons, seers, prophets, spirits and the like--or is it all in our minds?
  • If God is so powerful, how did the devil get so strong?
  • If God is so good, why do bad things happen?
  • If God is a healer, why are people still sick?
  • Are heaven and hell real or imaginary? Where are they? Who goes where?

Above all, you will discover that you are uniquely wired to live a supernatural existence here and now--and that there is a faithful, loving God who longs for you to embrace with confidence His supernatural work in your own life.

About the Author:  Jonathan Bernis is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been active in Messianic Jewish ministry for more than thirty years and who currently serves as president and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI).

JVMI's mission is two-fold: proclaiming the Gospel to the Jew first and also to the nations (Romans 1:16), and equipping the Church--providing education about the Hebraic roots of Christianity, the Church's responsibility to Israel and the Jewish People, and keys to effectively and sensitively sharing Messiah with the Jewish People. Jonathan hosts JVMI's daily television program, Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, broadcast to over 575 million homes worldwide through local, cable and satellite networks as well as the Internet.

JVMI also conducts humanitarian/medical outreaches to some of the most impoverished Jewish communities on earth, including regular outreaches in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and other points of need around the world. JVMI also ministers through large-scale international festivals of Jewish music and dance.

Jonathan is the author of several books, including A Hope and A Future, A Rabbi Looks at the Afterlife, A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days and A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth. Jonathan and his wife, Elisangela, reside in Phoenix, Arizona, with their two daughters.

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Dec 2, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with popular global speaker and prolific author Leonard Sweet about his new book The Bad Habits of Jesus: Showing Us the Way to Live Right in a World Gone Wrong (Tyndale, 2016).

About the Book:  Did Jesus have bad habits?

In our culture, we have a tendency to describe Jesus in ways that soften his revolutionary edge. Len Sweet uncovers and presents to us the offensive and scandalous Jesus described in the Bible.

  • Did he disappear when people needed him most? Yes.
  • Did he refuse to answer questions directly? Yes.
  • Did Jesus offend the people of his day? Absolutely, yes.

Popular author and speaker Len Sweet examines the words and actions of Jesus and places them in context. We need to understand who Jesus really is if we are to follow him wholeheartedly. That is why it is so crucial to see the “rebellious rabbi” for who he is and not for who we may imagine him to be.

The Bad Habits of Jesus will help you see the untamed Jesus, who isn’t sanitized for our culture. That Jesus just might transform how you live out your life.

About the Author:  Leonard Sweet is a popular global speaker and prolific author, and he holds professorships at George Fox University, Drew University, and Tabor College. His daily social media postings have made him one of the most influential Christians in the US and around the world. Leonard is also the premier writer and owner of the fast-growing, innovative preaching resource and has published more than 1,500 sermons. 

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