messages by Ben Sciacca…

Fran's son, Ben Sciacca is an accomplished author and outstanding speaker in his own right. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Restoration Academy, an urban Christian school restoring hope and breaking the cycles of fatherlessness and hopelessness in the Birmingham area. His two books, Kai'Ro: The Journey of an Urban Pilgrim, and Kai'Ro Returns, published by Moody Press, have been highly endorsed by Christian urban workers, educators, and hip-hop artists, including LeCrae and Sho Baraka. Ben's forthcoming book with NavPress/Tyndale, Meals From Mars, will explore the realities of the racial conflict in America. It will be released February 2017.

"The Place of Suffering on the Path of Discipleship" (listen)

Join author and urban educator, Ben Sciacca, as he lays out an amazing challenge to the students at the University of Alabama regarding the inescapable truth that suffering is not only part of discipleship, it may be one of its key indicators. Drawing heavily on Paul’s letter to the Philippians and a multitude of personal examples, Ben compassionately and forcefully calls the rising generation to authentic Christianity characterized by a willingness to suffer.

"Living With Positive Tensions"

Ben explores unfamiliar biblical terrain as he seeks to help this group of diverse students understand that the life of a true Christ-follower always finds itself pulled in two directions, both of which are biblical.

  • On Furlough Or At War? (listen)
  • Proclamation Or Demonstration? (listen)
  • Do The Poor Need Me, Or Do I Need The Poor? (listen)
  • His Story Or My Story? (listen)