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Episode 130: The Hope Initiative with Dr. Thom Rainer

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In this episode we talk to Dr. Thom Rainer, the founder and CEO of Church Answers. Dr. Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is the author of many books, including I Am a Church Member, Breakout Churches, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Who Moved My Pulpit?, and Anatomy of a Revived Church.

We discuss Dr. Rainer’s journey,, The Hope Initiative, and more!

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