Our co-directors, Rick and Tim, just returned from a conference at Bethel Church in Pasco, WA and the way the Spirit moved was incredible! They held a training session for the pastors, preached on Sunday morning, and then held a Winsome Conviction conference for the congregation in the afternoon with over 500 people in attendance. When the group debriefed at the end of the conference, one woman shared that this “was the first time in over a year that the topic at hand didn’t freak me out. It felt very trusting and respectful—it was lovely.” Another man said that he and his mom disagreed on most things, but with much emotion in his voice, he said “tonight was the first time I really listened to her perspective on the topics.” The mom — clearly moved — hugged and kissed him on the cheek. And the crowd erupted into applause.
Rick Langer is a Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology and the Director of the Office of Faith and Learning at Biola University. He specializes in the integration of faith and learning, and has also published in the areas of bioethics, theology and philosophy. He has a passion for helping Christians of all ages understand the connection between the Gospel and all the diverse facets of the created order in which we live. Prior to coming to Biola, he served for over twenty years as a pastor at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands, California.
Tim Muehlhoff is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California, a speaker and research consultant for the Center for Marriage and Relationships, and an author of several books on communication. In addition to being an educator and author, he is the co-host of a podcast entitled The Art of Relationships, which is produced by Biola University and is currently heard in 100 countries. Tim and his wife, Noreen, are frequent speakers at FamilyLife Marriage Conferences. For more information, visit timmuehlhoff.com.