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Connecting the Hope of the Gospel with the Heart of Addiction – This is The Addiction Connection Podcast, hosted by Dr. Mark E. Shaw with new episodes weekly.

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#137 - South Africa: Interview with Josh Brunk of Village Mercy Ministries

November 29th, 2021

29:59

Dr. Mark Shaw interviews Josh Brunk, Executive Director of Village Mercy Ministries, which is a residential men's program located in South Africa. Village Mercy (https://villagemercy.co.za/) is listed on The Addiction …

#136 - Getting to Know Dr. Bill Hines (with Dr. Shaw)

November 22nd, 2021

31:45

Dr. Mark Shaw interviews Dr. Bill Hines about his life and ministry. 

How has Proverbs 30:5-6 impacted Bill Hines? "Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, …

#135 Leaving Yesterday Behind: A Victim No More, author Dr. Bill Hines (with Dr. Shaw)

November 15th, 2021

25:19

Bill Hines, D.Min., is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection and serves as Vice-President of IABC (International Association of Biblical Counselors). Dr. Hines is an ordained …

#134 - Psychiatric Meds or Heroin: Which Kills More Americans?

November 8th, 2021

18:00

Connecting the Hope of the Gospel With the Heart of Addiction: theaddictionconnection.org

2021 article [1] analyzes these 2014 American statistics. Benzodiazepines; "z-drugs" (or sleep aids); anti-depressants; …

#133 - The Holy Spirit in Counseling & John 6 (Dr. Shaw)

November 1st, 2021

20:07

Connecting The Hope of the Gospel With The Heart of Addiction: theaddictionconnection.org

John 6 is the chapter focus of this teaching on the Word of …

#131 - Is God Tempting Me in Addiction? (Dr. Shaw)

October 4th, 2021

16:36
Free booklet with any Mark Shaw book purchase available at FocusPublishing.com here  Understanding Temptation: The War Within Your Heart

Dr. Mark E. Shaw teaches on Temptation from James 1. Addiction counseling is about …

#130 - A Biblical Approach to Mental Illness, Part 4 (Pastor Steve Ham, Dr. Berger, and Dr. Shaw)

September 13th, 2021

33:49

Final pre-conference conversation for the Grace Fellowship Church Counseling and Discipleship Training 2021.

Find out about this year's conference at graceky.org/CDT September 16-18, 2021. Click here for the video about …

#129 - A Biblical Approach to Mental Illness, Part 3 (Pastor Steve Ham, Dr. Berger, and Dr. Shaw)

September 6th, 2021

22:31

Grace Fellowship Church Counseling and Discipleship Training 2021 pre-conference conversations. Find more here: www.graceky.org/CDT

"A Biblical Approach to Mental Illness" – This series lays the groundwork for the …

#128 - A Biblical Approach to Mental Illness, Part 2 (Pastor Steve Ham, Dr. Berger, and Dr. Shaw)

August 30th, 2021

24:36

Grace Fellowship Church Counseling and Discipleship Training Sept 16-18, 2021 pre-conference conversations. Find out more: graceky.org/CDT

Dr. Mark E. Shaw, Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church, discusses …

#127 - A Biblical Approach to Mental Illness, Part 1 (Pastor Steve Ham, Dr. Berger, and Dr. Shaw)

August 23rd, 2021

35:05

Part 1 of the series of pre-conference conversations for the 2021 Grace Fellowship Church Counseling and Discipleship Training. These conversations lay the groundwork for the Advanced Track of the conference. Dr. Shaw …

#126 - Phenomenology, Part 2 (Dr. Berger and Dr. Shaw)

August 16th, 2021

26:41

This is part 2 of a conversation about phenomenology and the history of the Mental Health field between Dr. Daniel Berger and Dr. Mark E. Shaw.

Find …

#125 - Phenomenology, Part 1 (Dr. Berger and Dr. Shaw)

August 9th, 2021

30:20

Phenomenology and History of the Mental Health Field - A conversation between Dr. Daniel Berger and Dr. Mark E. Shaw.

Find out more about Dr. Daniel …

#124 - Insanity (Dr. Mark E. Shaw)

August 3rd, 2021

24:03

Romans 3:23 says, 

"...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." (ESV) [1]

How do most addiction counselors explain addiction and "insanity"? Do "good people" become insane?

3:13 Mark quotes Step 1 and …

#123 - Are They Ready or Not? (CJ McMurry and Dr. Shaw)

July 19th, 2021

25:22

Psalm 51:17 says, "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." [1]

How to discern someone's readiness and willingness to participate in addiction ministry?

Dr. …

#122 - CDC Report on Overdose Deaths During COVID-19 (Dr. Shaw)

July 12th, 2021

13:51

Dr. Mark E. Shaw, Founder and President of The Addiction Connection, talks about a recent CDC article releasing overdose death statistics during Covid-19.

What is true biblical hope and how does that contrast with the …

#121 - 2021 TAC Summit Preview (Jim Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

July 5th, 2021

12:45

The Addiction Connection's Founder, Dr. Mark E. Shaw, and Freedom Farm Ministries' Executive Director, Jim Quigley, preview and discuss the upcoming TAC Summit 2021. In addition to serving at Freedom Farm, Jim is a

#120 - Drug Education and Stigma, Part 3 (Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

June 28th, 2021

20:51

The Addiction Connection's Founder, Dr. Mark E. Shaw, and Freedom Farm Ministries' Executive Director, Jim Quigley, continue their in-studio …

#119 - Drug Education and Stigma, Part 2 (Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

June 21st, 2021

27:31

Dr. Mark E. Shaw and Jim Quigley continue the discussion on Drug Education terminology and the world's efforts to decrease stigmatizing those who …

#118 - Drug Education and Stigma, Part 1 (Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

June 14th, 2021

24:47

Human Wisdom vs. Spirit Wisdom – 1 Corinthians 2:13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not …

#117 - Declining Numbers at Addictions Programs? (Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

June 7th, 2021

23:47

"Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes …

#116 - Taking Off the Mask (of Addiction) with Dr. Shaw

May 31st, 2021

21:23

"9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing …

#115 - Anxiety and Counseling (Dr. Shaw)

May 24th, 2021

20:22

How do we combat anxiety in our own lives and fruitfully instruct a counselee? What does God's Word have to say?

Find addiction resources through The …

#113 - Identity (Dr. Shaw and 3 Guests)

May 10th, 2021

26:03

Three guests join Dr. Mark E. Shaw in the studio for this special podcast. Oliver Underwood, Kirby Johnson, and Bethany Roseberry are all CABC (Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselors) with The Addiction Connection, …

#112 - Announcing ACBC Addictions Specialization Training (Dr. Shaw)

May 6th, 2021

14:14

"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith …

#111 - In The News: "Following the Science" on Addiction (Dr. Shaw)

April 27th, 2021

14:41

“Following the Science” and some newsworthy international updates from The Addiction Connection with Dr. Mark E. Shaw.

But first, recommended reading!

#110 - In The News: Harm Reduction in West Virginia (Dr. Shaw)

April 22nd, 2021

23:16

Harm Reduction is back in the news again in West Virginia.

"For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. …

#109 - "Concept Creep" (Dr. Shaw)

April 7th, 2021

20:44

Proverbs 26:4 "Answer not a fool according to his folly lest you be like him yourself." [1] 

"Concept Creep: Psychology's Expanding Concepts of Harm …

#108 - Cross-Talking: Day 27 (Dr. Mark E. Shaw)

March 22nd, 2021

19:48

Today on the Addiction Connection Podcast, Dr. Mark E. Shaw dives into an excerpt of his daily devotional book, Cross-Talking: A Daily Gospel for Transforming Addicts, published by Focus Publishing, in Bemidji, MN.

2:45 …

#107 - Personal Discipleship: Gentleness (Dr. Shaw)

March 15th, 2021

25:22

Galatians 6:1-2

"Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch …

#106 - Harm Reduction (Tim Brown and Dr. Shaw)

March 8th, 2021

34:28

What are the benefits and flaws of the harm reduction exchange centers?

Is the focus upon reducing harm ironically enabling the continuation of …

#105 - Celebrity Addicts Series: Bruce Springsteen (Brown and Dr. Shaw)

March 1st, 2021

27:14

"It wasn't until God changed my life that I really understood what true godly sorrow was... what the apostle Paul writes about... that causes us to …

#104 - "Bad Company" (Dr. Shaw)

February 22nd, 2021

15:34

"You find that in a local church fellowship because it's based upon the absolute Word of God which we can always trust... no one person is absolutely …

#103 - More Than Just A Coffee Shop (McMurry Family and Dr. Shaw)

February 15th, 2021

53:37

Misty McMurry has been married to CJ for 12 years and serves as the Manager of The Cellar, a coffee house in Winterset, Iowa. CJ and Misty McMurry both serve The Refuge in Winterset, Iowa, and serve The Addiction …

#102 - Transforming Addicts Through Farm Life (Higgs, Quigley, and Dr. Shaw)

February 8th, 2021

55:06

Men's Residential Addiction Programs, Freedom Farm and Renovatus, are listed on The Addiction Connection's website because they both offer the hope of the Gospel for the heart of addiction.

Jim Quigley is a Commissioned …

#101 - Through The Gate (Pastor Steve Covington and Dr. Shaw)

February 1st, 2021

38:42

Pastor Steve Covington of Through the Gate Women's Residential Program joins Dr. Mark E. Shaw on The Addiction Connection's first Podcast of the year. Steve is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The …

#100 - New Year's Eve: A Challenge in Light of Addiction (Dr. Shaw)

December 31st, 2020

29:20

The Addiction Connection Founder and President, Dr. Mark E. Shaw, D.Min., gives a call to action on this special New Year's Eve FINAL podcast of 2020.

Introduction: Salvation, sanctification, put off, put on dynamic in …

#99 - Medication Assisted Treatment (Dr. Mark E. Shaw, D.Min.)

December 30th, 2020

25:36

Author and addictions biblical counselor Dr. Shaw, D.Min., devotes this entire episode to discussing the pros and cons of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

2:40 The tragic 2018 statistics about addiction overdoses …

#98 - Behind The Book "Advent" Part 7 (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

December 28th, 2020

18:30

His Glorious Return

Shirley Crowder, author at Through the Lens of Scripture, and Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection, joins the podcast for another episode in the Advent series. …

#97 - Behind The Book "Advent" Part 6 (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

December 24th, 2020

17:22

Christ Has Come

Shirley Crowder, author at Through the Lens of Scripture, and Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection, joins the podcast for another episode in the Advent series. Shirley …

#96 - Behind The Book "Advent" Part 5 (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

December 21st, 2020

19:04

God's Boundless Love

Shirley Crowder, author at Through the Lens of Scripture, and Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection joins the podcast for another episode in the Advent series. …

#95 - Addiction's Physical Components (Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

December 16th, 2020

23:04

Jim Quigley joins author, biblical counselor, and The Addiction Connection Founder and President, Dr. Mark E. Shaw, D.Min. in the studio today to discuss the physical components of addiction from a biblical counseling …

#94 - Behind The Book "Advent" Part 4 (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

December 14th, 2020

22:46

Joy Of The Lord

Shirley Crowder, author at Through the Lens of Scripture, and Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection, joins the podcast for another episode in the Advent series. Shirley …

#93 - Measure 110 in Oregon (McMurry and Dr. Shaw)

December 9th, 2020

20:51

CJ McMurry is back on the podcast on location in the studio because he is in town for The 4th Annual TAC (The Addiction Connection) Summit. CJ is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction …

#92 - Behind The Book "Advent" Part 3 (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

December 7th, 2020

17:07

Peace of God

Shirley Crowder, author at Through the Lens of Scripture, and Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection, joins the podcast for another episode in the Advent series. Shirley …

#91 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Wrap Up (Dr. Shaw)

December 4th, 2020

18:37

Dr. Mark E. Shaw wraps up the series on the myths of addiction as noted in Dr. Lance M. Dodes' book: The Heart of Addiction: A New Approach to …

#90 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Myths 9 and 10 (Funkhouser and Dr. Shaw)

December 2nd, 2020

19:36

Ben Funkhouser, Executive Director of The Refuge in Winterset, Iowa, and he is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection. Ben and Mark finish the series discussing the myths of addiction …

#89 - Behind The Book "Advent" Part 2 (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

November 30th, 2020

16:56

Hope in God

Shirley Crowder, author at Through the Lens of Scripture, and Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection joins the podcast for another episode in the Advent series. Shirley …

#88 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Myth 8 and 10 (Pastor Andy Bittle and Dr. Shaw)

November 27th, 2020

35:49

Pastor Andy Bittle from Iowa is today's guest. He's the counseling pastor at Living Waters Fellowship in DesMoines. Find him at LWFDesmoines.com

Mark introduces Andy and then they discuss the 8th and 10th myths of …

#87 - Behind The Book "Advent" Part 1 (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

November 25th, 2020

17:13

Shirley Crowder, author at Through the Lens of Scripture, and Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection joins the podcast for an Advent series. Shirley Crowder was born in a mission guest …

#86 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Myths 6 and 7 (Dr. Samaritano and Dr. Shaw)

November 23rd, 2020

47:31

Lou Samaritano and Mark continue the series discussing Dr. Lance Dodes' myths of addiction that he writes about in his book The Heart of Addiction: A …

#85 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Myths 4 and 5 (Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

November 20th, 2020

38:13

Jim Quigley joins Dr. Mark Shaw to discuss the myths of addiction in Dr. Lance Dodes' book, "The Heart of Addiction". Mark and Jim debunk the myths of addiction from a biblical perspective, taking it a step further.

#84 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Myth 3 (McMurry and Dr. Shaw)

November 18th, 2020

31:46

In this podcast series, we're looking into Lance Dodes' 10 Myths of Addiction. We're joined by CJ McMurry a TAC Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor from The Refuge, a residential program for men in Winterset, Iowa

#83 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Myths 1 and 2 (Pastor Wes Pinkley and Dr. Shaw)

November 16th, 2020

45:21

10 Myths of Addiction Series on TAC Podcast

Pastor Wes Pinkley joins us as we discuss Myths #1 and #2 of Lance Dodes' book "The Heart of Addiction" - but we examine these myths (which we agree with) but take them …

#82 - 10 Myths of Addiction: Introduction and Overview (Dr. Shaw)

November 14th, 2020

15:15

Introduction to the 10 Myths of Addiction Series hosted by Dr. Mark E. Shaw.

#81 - Transformation Testimonies: Kirby Johnson

November 10th, 2020

27:00

Guest in the studio, Kirby Johnson, joins Mark Shaw on today’s podcast! In episode #56, Kirby tells us a little bit of his story. But in this episode, Kirby expounds even more about how God has worked through his life.

#80 - Addicts Need Community (Jim Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

November 7th, 2020

28:16

A regular on The Addiction Connection Podcast, our friend Jim Quigley joins us from Freedom Farm Ministries in Boone, NC to talk about a book that he …

#79 - John 3:16 (Ronny Shaw and Dr. Mark E. Shaw)

November 3rd, 2020

24:45

Dr. Mark E. Shaw's dad, Ronny Shaw, joins today’s podcast. If you’ve ever contacted The Addiction Connection by phone, you’ve most likely spoken with Ronny. As an evangelist, his life verse is John 3:16, “For God so …

#78 - Hope, Reconciliation, and Temptation (Pastor Steve Ham and Dr. Shaw)

October 31st, 2020

25:32

Gal 3:3 “Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?”

1:30 What is real hope?

3:00 Temporal hope vs …

#77 - Celebrity Addicts Series: Whitney Houston (Dr. Cindy Jones and Dr. Shaw)

October 29th, 2020

23:44

Dr. Cindy Jones, a CABC with The Addiction Connection, serves with Healing Hearts Ministry and joins us on today’s podcast. Healing Hearts is the umbrella from which various ministries flow, such as women's conferences …

#76 - Announcing The New TAC Book "Advent" (Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

October 26th, 2020

30:33

Shirley Crowder, Vice President of The Addiction Connection, joins us on the podcast for a very special announcement! The Addiction Connection is excited to publish Advent: Meditations for Addicts by Shirley Crowder and …

#75 – Celebrity Addicts Series: 80s and 90s Musicians (Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

October 23rd, 2020

25:34

Jim Quigley, a CABC with The Addiction Connection and Executive Director of Freedom Farm Ministries, joins us as we discuss celebrity musicians' struggles with addiction.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right …

#74 - Celebrity Addicts Series: Micky Mantle (Dr. Samaritano and Dr. Shaw)

October 20th, 2020

18:56

Louis Samaritano, a CABC with The Addiction Connection, joins us on this special podcast series discussing celebrities who struggled with addiction.

Louis discusses Micky Mantle, who was a professional baseball player …

#73 - Hope For The Suicidal (Dr. Shaw)

October 17th, 2020

21:40

Mark addresses the hopelessness of the lyrics of this song "Glorious Sons – S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)".

Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you …

#72 - 2020 TAC Summit: Rest and Rejuvenation (Dr. Shaw)

October 13th, 2020

15:33

Matthew 11:28

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle …

#71 - About The 2020 TAC Summit (CJ McMurry and Dr. Shaw)

October 10th, 2020

29:12

Psalm 133:1-3

"Behold, how good and pleasant it is

    when brothers dwell in unity!

2 It is like the precious oil on the head,

    running down on …

#70 - In The News: Florida Shuffle (Dr. Shaw)

October 6th, 2020

15:26

Dr. Mark E. Shaw discusses the "Florida Shuffle."

Proverbs 22:1-2

"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,  and favor is better than …

#69 - Holy Spirit and the Word of God (Dr. Shaw)

October 3rd, 2020

20:14

What is the Partnership Between the Holy Spirit and the Word of God? Find encouragement for addictions biblical counselor from the Word of God today.

#68 - Holy Spirit and Addiction Counseling (Dr. Shaw)

September 29th, 2020

12:11

1:56 October 5-6, 2020 is the annual ACBC conference (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) where Mark will give a workshop on this topic. …

#67 - National Recovery Month, Part 4: Defining Addiction (Dr. Shaw)

September 26th, 2020

26:16

Dr. Mark E. Shaw continues the series during National Recovery Month, which he has renamed National Transformation Month for Christians.

Luke 6:45

"The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, …

#66 - National Recovery Month, Part 3 (Dr. Louis Samaritano and Dr. Shaw)

September 22nd, 2020

30:33

Discussion with Lou Samaritano, who holds a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling, Certification with ACBC, and also holds the credential of

#65 - Law Enforcement and Addiction (Mike Petri and Dr. Shaw)

September 19th, 2020

22:03

A discussion between Biblical Counselor for Grace Fellowship Church, and Law Enforcement Officer Mike Petri and Dr. Mark E. Shaw of The Addiction Connection. The relationship between law enforcement and addiction (aka …

#64 - National Recovery Month, Part 2 (Mike Petri and Dr. Shaw)

September 15th, 2020

15:18

Podcast 64 

Biblical Counselor and Law Enforcement Officer Mike Petri and Dr. Mark E. Shaw of The Addiction Connection discuss addiction during National Recovery Month (or National Transformation Month for Christians) …

#62 - God's Love For The Addicted (Dean Greenwood and Dr. Shaw)

September 10th, 2020

22:05

Dr. Mark E. Shaw and Dean Greenwood discuss the nature of the love of God and how to love people through biblical counseling.


2:00 Love is a gift …

#61 - Understanding Temptation: The War Within Your Heart (Dr. Shaw)

September 3rd, 2020

11:46

Dr. Mark E. Shaw describes the content of the booklet he authored, Understanding Temptation: The War Within Your Heart available at Focus Publishing here.

1:13 --This teaching is NOT just aimed at addiction counseling …

#60 - "Next Steps: Be TRANSFORMED" (Dr. Shaw & Wife)

August 29th, 2020

32:49

1st Corinthians 10:31 says "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do all to the glory of God."

Dr. Shaw announces the completion of his " Magnum Opus." A video and digital program for addiction, entitled Next Steps: …

#59 - Unbelief (Dr. Mark E. Shaw)

August 9th, 2020

19:00

Is addiction an issue of unbelief? "If you use drugs you must be an unbeliever.."

Unbelief blocks the experience of a vibrant relationship with God.

What are the distractions from the message of hope?

People are looking …

#58 - Ketamine Infusion Clinics (Dr. Shaw)

August 2nd, 2020

24:43

Ketamine infusion protocol clinics are now an exploding fad even though these clinics are not FDA approved for this purpose of what they are calling …

#57 - Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselors (Dr. Shaw)

July 28th, 2020

17:59

Dr. Mark E. Shaw talks about the group of individuals and ministries that comprise The Addiction Connection. Reading 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8, Mark explains the theme for the previous Addiction Connection Summits (TAC's …

#56 - A New Creation (Kirby Johnson and Dr. Shaw)

July 18th, 2020

19:56

Special guest Kirby Johnson joins Mark Shaw on today’s podcast! Kirby was an addict and now is a redeemed follower of Jesus. The Lord did amazing …

#55 - Worry or Worship? (Tim Brown and Dr. Shaw)

July 14th, 2020

25:16

Dr. Mark E. Shaw talks with Tim Brown, founder of His Steps Ministries. Tim also serves on the TAC Board of Directors and is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor. As a counselor, teacher, and disciple-maker, Tim …

#54 - Led by The Spirit or Led Astray? (Dr. Shaw)

July 11th, 2020

14:14

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise - Prov. 20:1

Dr. Mark E. Shaw opens with this verse in today's podcast. He discusses how the desire for any kind of selfish …

#53 - Celebrity Addicts Series: Ben Roethlisberger (Dr. Shaw)

July 7th, 2020

15:45

Star football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Christian, Ben Roethlisberger is very open about his addictive past: both to alcohol and …

#52 - Independence and Dependence Upon God (Dr. Shaw)

July 4th, 2020

14:37

In the US, as we celebrate the July 4th signing of the Declaration of Independence, we should also remember our need for complete dependence upon …

#51 - Wounds of a Friend (Jim Quigley and Dr. Shaw)

June 30th, 2020

21:06

Jim leads Freedom Farm Ministries in Boone, NC, and is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor (CABC) who also serves as a board member with The Addiction Connection. Dr. Shaw and Jim's discussion opens with …

#50 - Family Help for Addiction: A Care Group Study (Dr. Shaw)

June 27th, 2020

14:01

Dr. Mark E. Shaw announces the video series available through The Addiction Connection entitled "Family Help for Addiction: A Care Group Study". This study is catered to the family member who has a son or daughter, a …

#49 - Can Your Local Church Help The Addicted? (McMurry, Quigley, and Dr. Shaw)

June 23rd, 2020

34:02

"I was walking into church with a chip on my shoulder... I kept thinking about how these people do not understand me... " -CJ McMurry

"Addicts feel …

#48 - Equipped For Ministry (Oliver Underwood and Dr. Shaw)

June 20th, 2020

45:17

Dr. Mark E. Shaw welcomes special guest Oliver Underwood, who is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor (CABC) and serves as an Advisory Team Member with The Addiction Connection

Mark opens by reading Isaiah …

#47 - Ecclesiastes (Pastor Steve Ham and Dr. Shaw)

June 16th, 2020

41:35

Dr. Mark E. Shaw welcomes special guest Pastor Steve Ham of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pastor Ham discusses the implications and applications of Ecclesiastes to everyday life. His church can be found …

#46 - Hiding Our Humanity (Dr. Shaw)

June 13th, 2020

20:03

Dr. Mark E. Shaw: “We work so hard to cover our humanity and pretend we’ve got it all together, conceal our transgressions, to look like we’re perfect, to look like we’ve arrived, that we’re the answer and we’re the …

#45 - "I Got Into Counseling To Get Rich" (Brandon Bower and Dr. Shaw)

June 9th, 2020

23:33

Dr. Shaw introduces Brandon Bower from The Lighthouse, which is a men's transitional housing program whose leadership believes in the hope of the Gospel for the heart of addiction. The Lighthouse is different from a …

#44 - Ambassadors For Christ (Wes Pinkley and Dr. Shaw)

June 6th, 2020

19:18

In this episode, Wes Pinkley and Dr. Shaw discuss what an ambassador for Christ looks like.

Special Guest: Pastor Wes Pinkley, from Dublin, GA, pastor at Poplar Springs North Baptist Church. He’s a Pastor who counsels …

#43 - One Day At A Time, In Light of Eternity (Lakemacher and Dr. Shaw)

June 2nd, 2020

25:13

Dr. Mark E. Shaw speaks with special guest Justin Lakemacher on the program. Justin is a Christ-follower, and biblical counselor, who serves as the …

#42 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Wrap Up by Dr. Mark E Shaw

June 1st, 2020

17:33

In today's episode, Dr. Shaw sums up the Critique of The 12 Steps series.

#41 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 12 - Tim Brown

May 31st, 2020

34:07

#41 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 12 - Tim Brown

#40 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 11 - Fred Bucci

May 30th, 2020

35:27

A Critique of the Twelve Steps: Step 11

Special Guest: Fred Bucci from Mayfield Heights, OH. Fred and his wife Lauri worship and serve at Cornerstone Community Church – you can find them at cornerstonemayfield.org
Fred …

#39 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 10 - Shirley Crowder

May 29th, 2020

15:55

#39 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 10 - Shirley Crowder

#38 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 9 - Justin Lakemacher

May 28th, 2020

24:21

#38 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 9 - Justin Lakemacher

#37 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 8 - Kevin Hurley

May 27th, 2020

29:50

#37 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 8 - Kevin Hurley

#36 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 7 - Daphne Duncan

May 26th, 2020

26:39

Special Guest: Daphne Duncan, a Christ-follower, wife, mother of three children, and Biblical Counselor at Summit Life Church in Southwest Florida …

#35 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 6 - Wes Pinkley

May 25th, 2020

32:36

Special Guest: Pastor Wes Pinkley, from Dublin, GA, pastor at Poplar Springs North Baptist Church. He’s a Pastor who counsels biblically through soul …

#34 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 5 - CJ McMurry

May 24th, 2020

26:47

Special Guest: CJ McMurry, serves as Program Director at The Refuge in Winterset, Iowa, a ministry that serves those struggling with addiction. CJ is also a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction …

#33 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 4 - Jim Quigley

May 23rd, 2020

28:42

Dr. Mark E. Shaw speaks with Jim Quigley, a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection, about Step 4. Their discussion centers around how the Bible speaks into the lives of God’s people who …

#32 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 3 - Larry Ganschow

May 22nd, 2020

26:18

Special Guest: Larry Ganschow, a Christ-follower who now serves Reigning Grace Counseling Center as the Addictions Services Director.

#31 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 2 - Bethany Roseberry

May 21st, 2020

19:31

Special Guest: Bethany Roseberry, a Christ-follower who spent 5 years in weekly A.A. meetings. She is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor …

#30 - Critique of The 12 Steps - Step 1 - Ben Funkhouser

May 20th, 2020

21:44

Special Guest: Ben Funkhouser, Executive Director of The Refuge, Winterset, Iowa

He is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection.

Connecting the hope of the gospel to the heart of …

#29 - Critique of The 12 Steps: Introduction

May 19th, 2020

21:04

Dr. Mark E. Shaw, Founder of The Addiction Connection, opens this series of conversations around the 12 Steps. A cordial consideration of other views with dialogue with other people is so rare these days. But this is …

#28 - The Prodigal, Part 3 (Dr. Shaw)

May 16th, 2020

17:13

Dr. Mark E. Shaw's focus in part 3 of The Prodigal series is the older brother's role and how the characters in the parable relate to addiction …

#27 - The Prodigal, Part 2 (Dr. Shaw)

May 12th, 2020

15:40

Dr. Mark E. Shaw's focus in part 2 of The Prodigal series is the father's role and how the characters in the parable relate to addiction within the …

#26 - The Prodigal, Part 1 (Dr. Shaw)

May 9th, 2020

21:48

Dr. Mark E. Shaw's focus in part 1 of The Prodigal series is the younger brother's role and how the characters in the parable relate to addiction …

#25 - For Families of Addicts: Group Video Series (Dr. Shaw)

May 6th, 2020

19:24

Dr. Mark E. Shaw introduces The Addiction Connection's new video series for families of addicts. With twelve (12) video lessons, supplemental materials including participant guides, a leader's guide, discussion group …

#24 - Gambling Addiction Spikes in COVID-19 Shutdowns? (Dr. Shaw)

May 6th, 2020

19:13

"Any of these [addictions] are just tools that an idolator uses to carve out the tool of 'self'... the human heart can find any tool it wants to find …

#23 - Out of the Darkness (Tim Brown and Dr. Shaw)

April 28th, 2020

20:40

Dr. Mark E. Shaw introduces listeners to his long-time friend, Tim Brown, from His Steps Ministries in Georgia. He is active in his leadership roles …

#22 - "Leaving Yesterday Behind" (Bill Hines and Dr. Shaw)

April 25th, 2020

26:15

Dr. Mark E. Shaw introduces listeners to Dr. William (Bill) Hines, author, instructor, and President of Covenant Ministries is the President of Covenant Ministries, Inc., biblical counseling and education ministry in …

#21 - My Only Aim is to Finish the Race (Yogi Taylor and Dr. Shaw)

April 21st, 2020

22:34

Dr. Mark E. Shaw introduces listeners to his longtime friend and brother in Christ, Yogi Taylor, from Mississippi.

Acts 20:24 is Yogi's life verse and he expounds on dying to self and living a life that is …

#20 - Transformation Testimonies: Steve Barnett

April 18th, 2020

36:50

Dr. Mark E. Shaw introduces Steve Barnett, who gives his testimony of what the Lord Jesus did in his life. A powerful picture of how Jesus Christ …

#19 - "Jesus Saves!" (Greg Kirk and Dr. Shaw)

April 14th, 2020

23:50

Dr. Mark E. Shaw interviews Pastor Gregory Kirk, Executive Director of the New Life Discipleship Program at the United Gospel Rescue Mission in Poplar Bluff, MO, which is one of The Addiction Connection's recommended …

#18 - Worshipping Our Way Out of Addiction (Justin Lakemacher and Dr. Shaw)

April 11th, 2020

24:10

Dr. Mark E. Shaw interviews Justin Lakemacher, Program Director of Redemption House in Minnetrista, Minnesota which is found on The Addiction Connection's list of residential programs with a genuinely biblical approach. …

#17 - Church Addictions Outreach (CJ McMurry and Dr. Shaw)

April 8th, 2020

24:16

Dr. Mark E. Shaw interviews CJ McMurry, who is the Founder of The Refuge in Winterset, Iowa, one of the recommended programs highlighted on TAC's residential program page. CJ is one of the many key leaders and a member …

#16 - Truth and Grace (Shirley Crowder and Dr. Shaw)

April 4th, 2020

31:11

Dr. Mark E. Shaw interviews his sister in Christ, Miss Shirley Crowder, an M.K. and author from www.throughthelensofscripture.com.  She is a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection and …

#14 - Hope and Help: Sobering Centers (Dr. Mark E. Shaw)

March 28th, 2020

19:33

Dr. Mark E Shaw was recently interviewed by Carissa Koh of WORLD magazine on March 11th, 2020 in an article entitled "A Sobering Task"

Sobering Centers are starting to pop up in cities around America as an alternative …

#13 - Behind The Book: "Cross Talking" (Dr. Mark E. Shaw)

March 24th, 2020

18:05

Hosted by Dr. Mark E. Shaw, author of "Cross Talking: A Daily Gospel for Transforming Addicts".

When he uses the 45 daily devotional lessons, fascinating small group discussions develop. Each devotional starts with a …

#12 - Ministry Showcase: The Refuge with Ben Funkhouser, Part 2

March 21st, 2020

21:09

Dr. Mark E. Shaw continues his conversation with Ben Funkhouser, the Director of The Refuge in Winterset, Iowa (www.refugewinterset.com) that is "Taking the Light of the Gospel into the Darkness of Addiction." The …

#11 - Ministry Showcase: The Refuge with Ben Funkhouser, Part 1

March 17th, 2020

22:13

Dr. Mark E. Shaw introduces listeners to Ben Funhouser, the Director of The Refuge (www.refugewinterset.com) -- a brand new men's residential program for those struggling with addiction in Winterset, Iowa. Ben gives a …

#10 - Abraham and Addiction

March 14th, 2020

19:29

Using the call of Abram in Genesis 12 and the journey of Abraham in Genesis 20, Dr. Mark E. Shaw teaches that sometimes our lies, deception, and …

#9 - "The Heart of Addiction" with Dr. Mark E. Shaw

March 10th, 2020

13:27
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Understanding the war of temptation in ourselves is understanding what cuts right through the heart of addiction. In today's podcast, Dr. Mark E. Shaw, the author of the book …

#8 - Iron Sharpens Iron: Adam Williams and Dr. Mark E. Shaw

March 7th, 2020

21:43

Dr. Mark E. Shaw introduces us to Pastor Adam Williams, Pastor of Family and Care at Mountain View Community Church in Frederick, Maryland. Pastor Williams discusses addiction, his ministry experiences, and shares some …

#7 - Behind T.A.C. with Dr. Mark E. Shaw

March 3rd, 2020

19:59

Dr. Mark E. Shaw reads and teaches Proverbs 23:19-21 in light of our world's addiction crisis today. He elaborates on the intentional meaning behind T.A.C., The Addiction Connection, in each of the words of the name.

#6 - Transformation Testimonies: Bethany Roseberry

February 29th, 2020

15:31

Bethany Roseberry shares with Dr. Mark E. Shaw the personal transforming power of Jesus, the importance of small groups for continuing in our battle against sin, and the opportunity in the local church to step into …

#5 - The Addiction Connection's Unity Statement

February 25th, 2020

18:57

Dr. Mark E. Shaw defines the problem and solution for addiction through The Addiction Connection's Unity Statement. Dr. Shaw brings scriptural …

#4 - Transformation Testimonies: Tom Steffen

February 22nd, 2020

15:54

Guest Tom Steffen shares the transformation from addiction, a new life through the personal impact of Galatians 2:20 in today's podcast hosted Dr. Mark E. Shaw.

Connecting the hope of the gospel with the heart of …

#3 - Why The Addiction Connection Exists

February 18th, 2020

22:49

In the 3rd episode of The Addiction Connection Podcast, Dr. Mark E. Shaw talks more in-depth about the mission and functions of The Addiction …

#2 - Ministry Showcase: Freedom Farm with Jim Quigley

February 12th, 2020

20:23

In this Ministry Showcase, Jim Quigley shares the transformation of his life and the subsequent calling to ministry with Dr. Mark E. Shaw. "I …

#1 - Hope and Help: The Addiction Connection Podcast

February 12th, 2020

20:49

Welcome to The Addiction Connection Podcast! Hope and help for the addicted is here! Substance abuse and addictions stemming from heart issues continue to lead too many to hardships, overdoses, and beyond. Dr. Shaw …

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