The Awkward Path

Hosted ByChris Laning

Go to church? Trying to be in a closer walk with God?  But find some of the things you may be expected to do....well..."awkward"? Then this is the show and the community for you.  We talk about different things that make people uncomfortable and some great strategies for dealing with them!

Go to church? Trying to be in a closer walk with God?  But find some of the things you may be expected to do….well…”awkward”? Then this is the show and the community for you.  We talk about different things that make people uncomfortable and some great strategies for dealing with them!

What things make you feel awkward as you try to walk closer to God:

  • Is it raising hands in praise?
  • Is it praying in public?
  • Is it praying with your own family?
  • Is it having to give a “testimonial”?
  • Is it reading or reciting scripture or responses in unison?
  • Is it singing hymns or worship songs?
  • Is it feeling like to have to remember all these words, motions, and doctrine to be a “Good Christian”?

Watch, listen, or read what makes others uncomfortable and how they deal with it.  And learn to understand that every walk with God is individually unique and personal.  That it is more about THAT you walk with God and not HOW you walk with God.


All Episodes

The Awkward Path: Feeling at Home

Chris discusses how difficult it can be to find a church home and how you should not be afraid to keep searching.

Getting through the Old

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The Awkward Path: Meeting People

In this episode Chris talks a cool way to meet others in the church and more relaxed, and less awkward way. Transcript: Hi, I’m Chris Laning. And welcome back...

What Makes You Feel Closer to God?

Everyone experiences God in different ways. In this video, Chris talks about some of those ways and encourages you to find and pursue those.   Transcript: Hi. This Chris...

The Start of The Awkward Path

Welcome to “The Awkward Path”.  It’s a series about the journey to a better relationship with God even when talking about God is uncomfortable to you. Transcript: Hi, I’m...