Hey TTW family! Pastor Kris here. The Sole Podcast has been on break for a couple months, but we’re bringing it back today – and for the first time, you can join the recording live – even before the episode premieres. Season 2 opens with another phenomenal testimony as we interview Dr. Dung “Iggy” Trinh – UCI Med School professor, ER doctor, founder of Tongue Out medical missions, and gifted explainer of all things medical. He also has a powerful back story, escaping Vietnam at 5 years old on the last day of the war. Dr. Iggy is a trusted voice in health and medicine here in Southern California, and we invited him to share his story and answer questions about COVID-19 and much more. We’ll take on important questions – like where faith meets medicine – and where grace meets pandemic!
And in other news…
Journey #’s are Changing by One!
As of last Tuesday, all Journey numbers just went up by one number. That’s because we added a new Journey #1! Well, technically we split the old Journey #2, and moved half of it to Journey #1. So now there will be a total of 19 Journeys instead of 18. Now the new 19 Journeys start like this:
Journey #1 | Start (Mark & Colossians. Formerly part of Foundations).
Journey #2 | The Big Picture (Overview the Bible. Formerly Journey #1)
Journey #3 | Foundations (Genesis, Daniel, Romans)
– Note that Daniel was added and Mark & Colossians moved to J#1.
Journey #4 | Law & Grace (unchanged)…
The rest are the same as before, just bumped up by one number.
If you were subscribed to Foundations… your progress should be saved, but your plan has now been split into two parts (the new Journey #1 | Start, and Journey #3 | Foundations).
Note: If you don’t see those plans on your Home page, go to the Browse page and subscribe again. Your progress will still be there, but the app may have unsubscribed you by accident when the update was made.
If you were subscribed to any other Journey… you don’t need to do anything. The journey number will automatically go up by one.
Here’s why we made the update: After much prayer and careful consideration, we decided that brand new listeners should start their Bible journey with the story of Jesus – before they get an overview of the whole Bible. The change will also bring the app Journeys onto the same plan that we are now launching on YouVersion and our new Bible Audio Guide Podcast, so that all platforms have the same plans. We do apologize for any confusion, and appreciate your understanding as we take this important step moving forward. Please let us know if you experience any frustration or confusion as the change moves forward. Email us at email@example.com.
Just Launched: The Bible Audio Guide Podcast
All the TTW Audio Guides that you love are now going onto a brand new podcast. We’re calling it: The Bible Audio Guide Podcast. For everyone who can’t access the TTW app, or for anyone who just loves the features on podcast apps, the podcast is available now. It has the same great Audio Guides that you find on TTW, and each season on the podcast will be one of our Journeys on the TTW app. Journey 1 is up now! It’s also a great way for us to give podcast fans a new Bible habit. Check it out here:
The Podcast Subscribe & Review Contest
So here’s how you can help us launch well – and win some cool TTW gear while you’re at it. We need two things to get our podcast more visible: subscriptions and reviews. With 35,000 daily listens, TTW is one of the top Christian podcasts… except for one thing: the podcast platforms don’t see those numbers. So to get us more visibility, we’re asking you to head over to your favorite podcast app to subscribe and review/rate us. Just use the links above to find the podcast. Then click the link below to complete the contest form. That’s it! We’ll pick a winner next month and send out some great TTW gear!
Sunday Services Live
For any of you looking for a Sunday service to join online, you’re invited to join me at facebook.com/refugelb/live – Sunday mornings at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 6pm GMT.
Donation Statements for Taxes Are in your Email
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