COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of infidelity, overcoming sin, and finding redemption with Phil and Al Robertson on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”
The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.
Phil Robertson is a professional hunter who invented his own duck call and founded the successful Duck Commander Company. He also starred in the popular television series on A&E, Duck Dynasty, and is now the host of the new subscription television series In the Woods with Phil on CRTV.com. He is a New York Times bestselling author of The Theft of America’s Soul, Happy, Happy, Happy, and UnPHILtered. His newest release is Jesus Politics: How to Win Back The Soul of America. He and his wife, Kay, live in West Monroe, Louisiana. He has five children, 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Al Robertson is the oldest son of Phil and Kay Robertson. He helped start the family business, Duck Commander and left in the late ’80s to serve as a Pastor for 22 years at the White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, LA. He went back to Duck Commander in 2012 to begin appearing on Duck Dynasty with the Robertson family. Al has authored and co-authored five books and speaks around the country about the reasons behind the success of the show and the Robertson’s values of faith, family, and ducks. Al and his wife, Lisa, have been married for over 32 years and have two daughters and six grandchildren.
Highlights of Phil and Al’s interview in the podcast include:
God’s most righteous are not the greatest men, but those who suffered the most.
“When we think of the most righteous men in the Old Testament, the top three that come to mind are Moses, Elijah, and Abraham. Yet, God says the most righteous men were Noah, Daniel, and Job. Do you know what Noah, Daniel, and Job all have in common? They all suffered greatly. God tells us the three most righteous men of the Old Testament are not the greatest men, but they are the men that went through the greatest suffering.”
Men who believe they are too fallible for God to lift them up need to be met with compassion and a lack of judgment.“I was just sitting on the curb. My clothes are torn. My elbows are bloody elbows and the police officer just started talking to me. He could see I was in shock, but he had compassion. He saw me at the worst moment of my life. It was at that moment sitting there, he saw an opportunity to give me grace as all the officers left. So he just started talking to me and started asking me questions. He recognized I didn’t fit into this lifestyle, sleeping with a married woman. And I was amazed because the more he talked, the more I unfolded. All this stuff I had pent up, I started just crying uncontrollably. And so I realize now, looking back, that was my brokenness moment.”
“But you know what happened was from that day forward, my life changed. When I got into ministry, it was natural for me. I removed any sort of judgmental part because I had been broken. I realized what it was like to be broken. I felt like my role at church was to create an atmosphere where anybody could come home here and find Christ, with no one to judge you. There would be no rocks thrown. In fact, we welcome people with problems because we all have problems.”
Offer yourself to God, so sin shall no longer be your master.
“You have to decide to turn from sin and die to it. A man quits getting drunk when he’s dead, he quits using drugs when he’s dead, he quits lying when he’s dead, he quits stealing when he’s dead. God let us experience a mock death, burial, and resurrection of ourselves and once we come forth from the tomb, you’re like, well, ‘I’ve been raised from the dead. I thank you, Lord.’ And if it doesn’t change your mind about how you function, that’s why you read through all the texts of the Bible. All of them say, take the bad things away, take the bad things away, add the good, take the bad things away from drugs to immorality to all of it. It just takes human beings a while to climb out of there. It’s like old habits are hard to break. We have to train ourselves to know the difference between good and evil. It’s not rocket science. It’s really not. It’s in a person’s heart. They say, you know what, what’s riding on this? You say immortality and eternal life.”
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- KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.