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527- Christianity’s Not Genetic

527- Christianity’s Not Genetic

July 12, 2022

I’ve been discussing faith matters with a friend, who's really getting deeper in the faith right now, and that's awesome.Some of their sources seem a bit wonky, What's a good way to navigate this? (17:10-34:34)

Can spiritual things be stored or felt through physical things, or songs? Like the way you feel when you enter a room where people have been praying, or for example if an instrumental song has been recorded with occult connotations. Or are connotations only what we ascribe to them? (34:37-54:56)

I’ve made a lot of positive changes, but I feel like some people- my family especially- still only sees me as the old me. That’s really frustrating and I don’t know what I can do. (55:00-1:05:28)

Closing Song: Love Lifted Me (The Bridge Loud)

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Summer Special - Does It Get Easier?

Summer Special - Does It Get Easier?

July 5, 2022

The guys are all traveling this week, so here is an episode of the radio show we do specifically for folks behind bars. It's a fun half hour of music and encouragement. We hope you enjoy it!

We will be back next week with your questions and the usual wackiness.

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526- Stop The Easter Musical, I Want To Get Off!

526- Stop The Easter Musical, I Want To Get Off!

June 28, 2022

I have a question about Matthew 10:39. What does it mean to “lose your life”? Like, what am I supposed to be giving up? (24:46-39:07)

 

I feel like decisions at my church are all made by committee. But not like, a defined committee, just kind of waiting for group consensus. This seems really inefficient to me. Am I wrong to not like this? Can I bring it up and try to fix it? (39:11-49:11)

 

I am going to a new church. I really like it. It is very welcoming and accepting, which is different than the church I grew up in. I am nervous to talk to my family about it. They aren’t like super-conservative, but I’m worried they will feel like I am rejecting something about them. Does that make sense? How do I prepare for that conversation? (49:15-1:02:45)

Closing Song: Come Thou Fount (Southern Harmonic)

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525- Premier Platinum Prayer Partner Program

525- Premier Platinum Prayer Partner Program

June 21, 2022

My partner and I are moving and will be looking for a new church. I have only ever gone to one denomination in my life. I want to use this as an opportunity to explore what’s out there. What’s the best way to go about it? (22:14-39:24)

 

I hear people talk about how they “discovered their gifts”. I don’t know what that means really. How do you discover something you’re good at? What makes something a “gift”? (39:27-53:38)

 

I know being humble is good. But there are times (like at work) when I need to advocate for myself and talk up my competence and accomplishments. Is there a time and place for not-humility? (53:42-1:07:25)

Closing Song: You Have Better (Jed Brewer)

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524- The Subtext Has Become Text

524- The Subtext Has Become Text

June 14, 2022

I know nobody perfectly lives out what they say, but what is the line between imperfect person and hypocrite? (17:11-31:55)

When someone (ie. Family) has hurt me, I put a lot of thought into trying to figure out why they acted the way they did. But I often find the answers don’t satisfy me, because they still did the hurtful thing. Is it useful to try to figure out the “whys”, or better to just focus on the “whats”? (32:01-44:26)

In Romans 9:1, it says “my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit”. How does our conscience relate to the Holy Spirit? (44:32-56:32)

Closing Song: All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name (Glenn Kaiser)

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523- PrayerWish

523- PrayerWish

June 8, 2022

I’ve heard you guys say “no is a powerful word”. But I was taught to try to be helpful to people and be open to opportunities. How does “no” fit into that? (22:03-39:19)

With the SBC abuse scandal joining the Hillsong one and all the others, is there anything to learn from this? What can an individual do to help stop this from happening in the future? (39:24-55:32)

God doesn’t have needs because He is perfect, right? So why does He care if we worship Him? (55:37-1:06:26)

Closing Song: Be Thou My Vision (Deacons Division)

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522- K-LOVE Films and Werner Herzog Present

522- K-LOVE Films and Werner Herzog Present

May 31, 2022

What can I do in my thinking so that I don’t get resentful of people in my life? (22:06-28:53)

I recently joined a board at my church. I don't really feel like I know how it works or if I am contributing. (28:57-44:56)

How do I acknowledge the mistakes I have made without slipping into letting my mistakes define me? (44:49-55:41)

Closing Song: I Need Thee Every Hour (Lee Younger)

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521- I’ve Never Regretted Choosing Hope

521- I’ve Never Regretted Choosing Hope

May 25, 2022

Alternate Titles: "Southern Baptist Apocalypse" and " 300 Cubits, Make It Work!"

How do I follow Jesus’ command in Matthew 18:21 without allowing myself to be subject to other people’s abuse again and again. (23:58-39:48)

1 John 3:8 sounds quite harsh. And  lays the groundwork for legalistic tendencies, so how do I relate to it? What's the context? (39:52-52:59)

How do I not lose hope when it seems like everything really keeps getting worse? (53:06-1:05:18)

Closing Song: 7 Times 70 (Jed Brewer)

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520- Operation Panda Express

520- Operation Panda Express

May 17, 2022

I kind of find God's promises frustrating because I don't always understand them and I know some don't apply to me. How should I think about them? (17:25-30:01)

How can I make my faith less academic? (30:06-46:58)

What is the limit on showing grace for other people? Having infinite "undeserved favor" seems unhealthy in some situations. (47:01-58:19)

Closing Song: Deuteronomy 31:6 (The Poolhouse Guru)

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519- 5 Dos and 145 Don’ts

519- 5 Dos and 145 Don’ts

May 10, 2022

We take a look at a church's 150 rules! Which leads to discussions of (among other things):

Cheerwine Holy War

religious demons

Kenny G summoning Satan

The sin of hide and seek

Then we answer a question about what place the megachurch has and should have in the future in the light of recent scandals and long term issues. (Begins at 36:46)

Closing Song: Oh How He Loves Me

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