OCF Crosspoint Podcast
By OCF Crosspoint
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OCF Crosspoint is a production of Officers' Christian Fellowship and is dedicated to sharing stories of military life at the intersection of faith, family & profession. Some stories will be informational, educational, inspirational...or maybe all three. OCF's vision is the military community positively impacted through Christ-like leaders. OCF engages military leaders in Biblical fellowship and growth to equip them for Christ-like service at the intersection of faith, family, and profession. For more information, visit the OCF website at www.ocfusa.org.
||CleanLove Languages for Military Couples | Episode 016||What comes to mind when you hear “Acts of Service?” How about “Words of Affirmation” or “Quality Time?” You might recognize them as 3 of the 5 love languages from the popular book first written by Dr. Gary Chapman back in 1995. In this episo||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransition coping strategies for military kids | Episode 015||This episode focuses on coping with transition, not just from the perspective of military families, but specifically, from the perspective of military kids, or third-culture kids. Our guest for this episode is Dr.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Scars of Moral Injury | Episode 014||Former OCF director of field operations LTC Tom Schmidt, US Army (Ret.), sat down with COL Dave Batchelor, USA (Ret.), in the faculty lounge of the US Army Command and General Staff College, where COL Batchelor shared the candid story of his personal s.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of a Support System for the Military Life | Episode 013||When the pressures of the military life and life in general seem overwhelming, who's your support system? Do you have a person or group that, like you, is running this most difficult of races, that you can rely on,||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Leadership Lessons to Live By | Episode 012||The story of Army Master Sergeant William Crawford, a Medal of Honor recipient whose job as squadron janitor at the Air Force Academy, inspired Col James Moschgat to pen 10 lessons in leadership.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to ask the right questions | Episode 011||In this episode, we focus on how to ask the right types of questions for your next Bible study, class, or seminar by sharing a pitfall question to avoid, and then offering a solution to help ask the right type of question.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGo Make Disciples | Episode 010||Life moves fast. And in the high-tempo, transient lifestyle of the military, do we really have time to pour into someone else and answer the call to make more disciples? The guest for this episode is COL Scott Kelly, USA,||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe a Leader God Can Use | Episode 009||In this episode, we chat with 1LT Ryan Menicucci, USA, about what it takes to be a leader that God can use. The context for the conversation comes from a weekend ROTC retreat at OCF's White Sulphur Springs Conference Center in 2017.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntering a Sacred Covenant | Episode 008||"So help me God." It's the final four words in oaths for both officers and enlisted. Have you thought about what the phrase means, or what it implies? Our guest today is Col Richard Toliver, USAF (Ret.), and he’s going to unpack those four words—wha||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing your affections for Christ | Episode 007||LTC Tom Schmidt, USA (Ret.), chats with CH(MAJ) Mark Winton, USA, on the topic of “affections for Christ.” Our affections are typically rooted in our answer to this question: “What are our heart longings for?” As CH Winton suggests,||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping your character muscle | Episode 006||The topic of today’s show is character, and our guest for this episode likens character to a muscle that must be continually developed if we’re going to conduct our lives as Christians in a way that pleases and honors God.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThriving in the Unbalance | Episode 005||When it comes to the various parts of your life—family, military profession, friends, relationships with others, and your relationship with God—should you be striving to find a balance among all those things?||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Religious Rights | Episode 004||What are your rights as an American in uniform? Is it permissible for a chaplain to pray in Jesus’s name? Can you have a prayer breakfast on a military installation? What about sharing my faith—can I do that?||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s So Amazing About Grace | Episode 003||In this episode, OCF Managing Editor Karen Fliedner chats with Col Art Athens, USMC (Ret), about amazing grace—specifically, the four-part message Col Athens shared at a weekend retreat at White Sulphur Springs in 2004||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating the Storms of Life | Episode 002||Sometimes the storms of life can be metaphorical, such as a difficult deployment, move, or career transition. However, there are those times when the storms of life refer to literal storms. Such was the case for our guest today, LT James Rader, USCG,||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Christ-like leadership | Episode 001||Interview with Brig Gen David Warner, USAF (Ret): "We are made up of men and women in the military. That's our center of gravity. That's how we do ministry."||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFamilies should develop a support system||Take time to examine your own support system, or if you do not have one, get started now. The health of a marriage can often hinge upon the strength of the support system that has been established.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLessons in Leadership…from a Squadron Janitor||William Crawford was an unimpressive figure, one you could easily overlook during a hectic day at the U.S. Air Force Academy.||3/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Chaplain Mark Moore
OCF is a great organization and I’m happy to see a podcast giving us insight into its ministry.