Talking Someone Out of Becoming a Christian

Nik and Ruth love college students! Not only have they been the recipient of years of encouragement and love at the hands of college and university students, but they have been able to pour back into them in recent years. In this epsiode, Nik shares a story of interacting with a Muslim-background college student, and the difficult truth that we can sometimes trade the truth of the real Gospel for an artifically flavored cultural Christianity.

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Spiritual Déjà vu

Nik shares a story from believers in persecution that he has never told before. In this narrative, we see how persecution often repeats itself and is in present active tense. Nik challenges listeners to not view persecution in present active tense, but the Bible in past tense.

 

5 Guys In The Desert

Diving deeper into the larger story of his time in the Ogaden region of the Ethiopian desert, Nik shares one of the most miraculous encounters he’s ever experienced. “Are you the one? Have you come?” Nik asks this question of listeners who might need spiritual motivation to be the one who offers hope and truth in the darkest times of peoples lives.

Where Are They Now?

Nik recounts his time coming face to face with the terrorist group al-ittihad in his Somali years. Encountering starving children on the brink of death, Nik confronts his own lack of faith and how he has personally seen that God works in present-active tense today.

REWIND: Somebody’s Coming

We’re taking a quick break from recording new episodes for Witness and Persecution, but didn’t want to leave you hanging! We thought we’d reintroduce you to our MOST LISTENED to episode of ALL TIME – “Somebody’s Coming”.

Nik Ripken talks about what he wished he knew during his first year in Malawi and what God has taught him since. Check out more episodes and learn more about Nik Ripken Ministries at nikripken.com

REWIND: Lies Lies More Lies

We’re taking a quick break from recording new episodes for Witness and Persecution, but didn’t want to leave you hanging! We thought we’d reintroduce you to our MOST LISTENED to episode of 2023 – “Lies, Lies, and More Lies”. We know that Satan is a liar. But how many of his lies do we actually believe, whether we realize it or not?

In this epsiode, Nik begins a journey of discovering the Top 10 lies that Satan has told the Church, and many in the Church that have believed them.

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“I Beg of You Christmas”

As Christmas and New Year’s approaches, Nik shares a Christmas cultural faux pas from their days in Malawi. Nik uses this illustration to dive into the materialism that infects much of the Western world’s view of Christmas, and how Scripture challenges us to see the birth of Jesus from a totally different perspective.

 

His Grace is Sufficient

His Grace is Sufficient

Ruth sits down for a raw, honest, heart-felt discussion on the personal journey of pain and suffering that she and Nik have been walking over the last few years. Ruth details God’s redemption through suffering, and provides hope and encouragement for those who are experiencing medical trauma, depression, anxiety, and the struggle of ministering to those in the midst of suffering.

Do I Fight Back?

Nik takes listeners to the bush of Sudan as he explores the timeless words of Jesus – “a new commandment I give you – love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you”. Nik takes an in-depth dive into the Biblical practices of believers in perescution from a Muslim background as they navigate following Jesus when their persecutors are at their breakfast table.

Is He Worth It?

Inspired by the movie “The Insanity of God”, Nik and Anthony sit down with Erskin to get the behind-the-scenes story of Erskin and Nik’s powerful new song, “Is He Worth It”.