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How are we as Christ-followers to live faithfully in today’s culture? Join us for thoughtful conversation, goofy news stories, and lots of laughs!

How are we as Christ-followers to live faithfully in today’s culture? Join us for thoughtful conversation, goofy news stories, and lots of laughs!

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How are we as Christ-followers to live faithfully in today’s culture? Join us for thoughtful conversation, goofy news stories, and lots of laughs!

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English

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Episodes

“David French on the Fracturing of Evangelicalism” -506

11/11/2022
"David French on the Fracturing of Evangelicalism" Josh and Betsy are joined by nationally recognized writer, speaker and constitutional lawyer David French to discuss what is happening inside of the American Evangelical Church. What makes an evangelical? Why is there so much division? What should Christians be aiming for in political engagement? Finally, David gives us a review of Amazon's show, the Rings of Power. This conversation will challenge and enlighten you. Show Notes: David...

Duration:01:00:01

“Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Conversation about Toxic People” -505

10/27/2022
"Why Can't We Be Friends? A Conversation about Toxic People" Our culture now regularly labels people and statements as "toxic." What does toxic mean in this sense of the word? Should we cut toxic people out of our lives? Is our culture evolving in a positive way or is this a concerning trend? Josh and Betsy are back to break this down from a Christian perspective, with a little humor mixed in along the way. Show Notes: "That’s It. You’re Dead to Me." (Article) "A Shift in American Family...

Duration:00:22:29

“Why Are Americans Becoming More Isolated and Does It Matter?” -504

10/13/2022
"Why Are Americans Becoming More Isolated and Does It Matter?" New research shows that more and more people are retreating into their interior worlds. In others words, we are becoming less social people. We are interacting with other people less than prior generations. Is there a price we are paying for being less social? Does God care about how social we are? Josh and Betsy, your favorite amateur researchers, are back to break this down and tease out the implications for the church in 2022....

Duration:00:24:37

Exploring Trauma – A Review of the Book “The Body Keeps the Score” -503

9/15/2022
Exploring Trauma - A Review of the Book "The Body Keeps the Score" Josh and Betsy engage a heavy, but extremely important topic in this episode, that of trauma. It’s easy to believe that trauma is just about what we can remember with our minds, but ground-breaking new research has shown that trauma is embedded in our physical bodies. Josh and Betsy reflect on the insights of this best-selling, enlightening book. Show Notes: The Body Keeps the Score (book) Suggestions for future episodes?...

Duration:00:30:51

“Singleness, Celibacy, and Christian Ministry with Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson” -502

9/2/2022
“Singleness, Celibacy, and Christian Ministry with Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson” Josh and Betsy are joined by Greg Johnson, the Lead Pastor at Historic Memorial Presbyterian Church in Saint Louis, to discuss the topic of singleness, celibacy, and Christian ministry. Has the American evangelical church ignored or marginalized singles? How can the church better care for singles? Who are the single Christians in the history of the church who have made a big impact? And what about what Paul says in 1...

Duration:00:42:41

“The Restorative Power of Silence” -501

9/2/2022
“The Restorative Power of Silence” Season five is here! Josh and Betsy kick off the new season by discussing the power of silence in our lives. Why is silence hard? What good can it do for us? Drawing on the insights of Dallas Willard, they present a strong case for building in times of silence in your life. Show Notes: The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard (book) Suggestions for future episodes? Email us at intersect@nepres.com Intersect Podcast is a ministry of Northeast...

Duration:00:25:57

“Staying Dapper as a Dad” -417

6/29/2022
“Staying Dapper as a Dad” The finale is here! Josh and Betsy are joined by Andrew Eckstrom to talk about how to stay dapper as a dad of four kids. In addition to discussing this important topic, they talk about Andrew’s efforts to raise money for cancer research and the importance of men being in a men’s Bible study. Finally, for the first time ever on Intersect, we introduce the lighting round. Hope you enjoy! Show Notes: Lebron James on his draft day Real Men Wear Pink | American Cancer...

Duration:00:35:34

“From Branding Products to Branding Ourselves” -416

6/14/2022
“From Branding Products to Branding Ourselves” Social Media . . . these days, platforms like Instagram are the dominant channel through which many brands advertise. But in our quest to gain followers and get likes, have we become the product? Are we now branding ourselves? And if so, what impact is that making on our lives? Josh and Betsy dive into the world of Instagram for this interesting topic and bring Christian principles to the world of Social Media. Show Notes: Most followers per...

Duration:00:27:42

“Wake Up, People…You’re a Miracle” -415

5/31/2022
“Wake Up, People...You're a Miracle” What an amazing universe we live in! There are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Each galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars. In this episode, Betsy and Josh discuss the book, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry, By Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Why does our amazing universe not move us to wonder more? Have we taken time recently to just take in the miracle of God’s creation? It’s time to talk Physics 101 and regain our sense of wonder....

Duration:00:25:43

“Clothing, Consumption, and the Christian Life” -414

5/13/2022
“Clothing, Consumption, and the Christian Life” Clothes, we all own plenty of them, and they help define who we are. But why have clothes gotten so cheap? What is the story behind the clothes we wear? Where were they made? Who made them? And should we care? Josh and Betsy bring a Christian worldview to the topic of clothing and consumption. In this episode, you will find a critical analysis of fast fashion and some practical suggestions for those who want to bring their faith to bear on...

Duration:00:28:58

“Football vs Fútbol” -413

3/31/2022
“Football vs Fútbol” Are you ready for the debate of the century? Josh and Betsy are back to debate one another on this question: Which sport is better, American Football or what the rest of the world calls Football/Futbol? Producer Billy Grooms serves as the debate judge and picks a winner at the end. This debate will change your life . . . or at least give you a little entertainment! Show Notes: Suggestions for future episodes? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

Duration:00:26:27

“Learning to Love the Gospels, Part 2” -412

3/16/2022
“Learning to Love the Gospels, Part 2” Josh and Betsy are back with Dr. Dan Doriani to discuss what makes each of the four gospels unique. Dan also shares about how he came to love the gospel of Matthew, and what gospel stories are deeply meaningful to him. Finally, he shares a bit about his own podcast, Working with Dan Doriani. Enjoy the second part of this conversation with a world-class biblical scholar. Show Notes: Dr. Doriani's podcast: "Working with Dan Doriani" Suggestions for future...

Duration:00:22:02

“Learning to Love the Gospels, Part 1” -411

3/16/2022
“Learning to Love the Gospels, Part 1” Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. We all know about the four gospels. But do we love them? And what's wrong with just reading other parts of the Bible, like the Psalms or Paul's letters, while not focusing on the gospels? Josh and Betsy are joined by Dr. Dan Doriani, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, to tackle these questions and more. Show Notes: Dr. Doriani's podcast: "Working with Dan Doriani" Suggestions...

Duration:00:21:40

“The Messy Work of True Love with Jim Pocta Pt. 2” -410

2/10/2022
“The Messy Work of True Love with Jim Pocta Pt. 2” In the second part of this interview, counselor Jim Pocta shares how we can develop a culture of grace where all kinds of people are enveloped and discipled. Jim also addresses repentance, and how we can grow our witness to the world through a willingness to share our story. You will be blessed by the second part of this powerful interview. Show Notes: PCA's Report on Human Sexuality Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry (Book) Born Again...

Duration:00:21:05

“The Messy Work of True Love with Jim Pocta Pt. 1” -409

2/10/2022
“The Messy Work of True Love with Jim Pocta Pt. 1” Josh and Betsy are joined by Jim Pocta, a ruling elder in the PCA, and a professional counselor who lives in Dallas, Texas. Jim joins them to talk about the messy work of true love. In first part of this interview, Jim shares his story, talks about the PCA's report on Human Sexuality, and talks about what the church can do to care for those with same-sex attraction. Show Notes: PCA's Report on Human Sexuality Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie...

Duration:00:26:04

“Worship Pt. 2: Working Your Worship Muscles” -408

1/19/2022
“Worship Pt. 2: Working Your Worship Muscles” Josh and Betsy are back with the second half of their interview on worship with Jeremy Buzzard and Kerri Roberts. What should you do when you don’t feel like going to church and worshipping? Are worship and discipleship connected? How do we worship God with both our minds and our hearts? These are just some of the questions addressed in the second half of this lively conversation. Show Notes: NEPC's Worship Weekly Playlist (YouTube) Suggestions...

Duration:00:26:22

“Worship Pt. 1: Growing as Worshippers” -407

1/19/2022
“Worship Pt. 1: Growing as Worshippers” Josh and Betsy are joined by Jeremy Buzzard and Kerri Roberts to discuss the topic of worship. What does it mean to be a lead worshipper? What is a worship culture? Where in the Scriptures do we see worship? This dynamic discussion with two incredibly gifted lead worshippers will sharpen your mind and warm your heart. Show Notes: NEPC's Worship Weekly Playlist (YouTube) Suggestions for future episodes? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

Duration:00:25:58

“Getting Healthy for the Glory of God Pt. 2” -406

12/28/2021
“Getting Healthy for the Glory of God - Part 2” Josh and Betsy continue their discussion on why our health matters to God. Because Christians know that we are going to heaven after we die, it can be easy to neglect our bodies while we live. Praise God that this life isn’t all there is! However, that is no excuse to not care for our bodies. Check out the second part of a fascinating discussion on why God gave us bodies, why we should care for our bodies, and some practical tips on how to do...

Duration:00:16:49

“Getting Healthy for the Glory of God Pt. 1” -405

12/28/2021
“Getting Healthy for the Glory of God - Part 1” Well, the holidays are upon us! And that means lots of cookies and sweets of all kinds. Josh and Betsy love sugar as much as the next guy, but where does our Christian faith come in when it comes to what we eat? Or more generally, how does our faith impact our relationship with our bodies in general? Josh and Betsy engage in a two-part discussion on why being healthy matters not just physically but also spiritually. Put the cookie down and...

Duration:00:20:40

“Exploring Social Media and Identity” -404

12/6/2021
“Exploring Social Media and Identity” Why do we all use Social Media? What do we get out of it? How does it affect us? What are its positives and negatives? In this episode, Josh and Betsy explore under the hood of Social Media and offer biblical analysis on how we should think about and use it. Become better equipped to engage on your favorite Social Media platform after listening to this episode. Show Notes: Breaking the Social Media Prism (Book) "Can Social Media Foster Persuasion (Not...

Duration:00:23:59