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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

“Should You Follow Your Heart?” — 209

4/16/2020
"Should You Follow Your Heart?" "Follow your heart" "Be true to yourself" "You do you" "Find Yourself" We hear these kinds of expressions all the time. But are they true? Should we listen to them? If people came back from 500 years in the future to look at our culture, what would they say about what we believe? On the latest episode of Intersect, Josh and Betsy look at the unseen forces that drive everything, the ideas and beliefs that our culture promotes. Put your thinking cap on, and get...

Duration:00:26:09

“Can Lipstick Hide Eternity?” -208

3/5/2020
"Can Lipstick Hide Eternity?" Tom Ford owns the world... at least that what many people would assume. The superstar fashion designer, who once worked at Gucci and then started his own brand that now brings in $2 billion in annual sales, has it all. Still, questions of death and what comes next still nag at him. So instead of dwelling on the grand questions of life, Ford distracts himself with tasks such as picking a new color of lipstick for his brand. In this episode, Josh and Betsy explore...

Duration:00:23:53

“Author Interview: John Hendrix” – 207

2/12/2020
"Author Interview: John Hendrix and his book on Bonhoeffer" When Hitler and the Third Reich rose to power, a young pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer had a choice to make: stand for what he believed, or capitulate to the Nazi’s. He chose the former, and lost his life because of it. In this Intersect Podcast first, Josh and Betsy interview critically acclaimed author and illustrator John Hendrix about his recent book, “The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler”. The...

Duration:00:34:27

“2019 – A Year in Review” – 206

1/3/2020
"2019 - A Year in Review" "How was your 2019? What are your goals for 2020? Josh and Betsy are back in a new fun format to answer questions like, "What was the most impactful book you read in 2019?" and "What are some entertaining podcasts you listened to this past year?" As a special treat, the questions are selected and read by show producer, Billy Grooms. Join us as Josh and Betsy reflect on 2019, and share their goals for 2020. Give it a listen!" Questions? Email us at...

Duration:00:27:15

“Sleep, Part 2 – Why Sleep Is Spiritual” -205

12/13/2019
"Sleep, Part 2 - Why Sleep Is Spiritual" In part 2 on the topic of sleep, Josh and Betsy return to take a deeper dive into the area of sleep. Specifically, they examine sleep from a spiritual perspective. Sleep is spiritual because it reminds us of our limitations and because sleep is a kind of surrender. When we lay our heads down at night, we entrust ourselves and our problems into the hands of Him who never "slumbers nor sleeps”. You spend a third of your life asleep, why not spend a...

Duration:00:24:34

“Sleep, Part 1 – Why Aren’t We Sleeping?” -204

12/13/2019
"Sleep, Part 1 - Why Aren't We Sleeping?" Americans aren’t sleeping as much as we used to. In fact, we now sleep an average of 1.5 – 2 hours less per night than we did in the 1960s. And this is not a good thing! Sleep is essential to living a healthy, balanced, and God-glorifying life, and we are arrogant to neglect proper sleep. In this episode, Josh and Betsy dig into the reasons that we modern Americans aren’t sleeping, and why it matters more than we think. You spend a third of your life...

Duration:00:25:37

“Even Better Than The American Dream: An Interview with Dr. George Murray” -203

10/31/2019
"Even Better Than The American Dream: An Interview with Dr. George Murray" So many people desire to achieve the American Dream. But is there something better? In this episode, Josh and Betsy interview Dr. George Murray, former president of Columbia International University (CIU). Dr. Murray is a former missionary to Italy who has ministered in over 70 countries. If you are looking to live a life that is about more than just keeping up with the Jones', then listen to Dr. Murray's powerful...

Duration:00:47:09

“Book Report – ‘The Coddling of the American Mind'” -202

10/11/2019
"Book Report — 'The Coddling of the American Mind'" Josh and Betsy are back with another book report, so take a look (or a listen) — this book has generated incredible controversy across American culture. Are young Americans “emotionally and intellectually coddled” today? And if so, what should we think and do about it? This and more in the latest from Intersect. Show Notes: The Atlantic Magazine Article Books: "The Coddling of the American Mind" Yale Students Protest Video: Yale Students...

Duration:00:34:19

“Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work”, with Anthony Livoti – 201

9/17/2019
"Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work" with Anthony Livoti Connecting our faith to our work is not always easy. What should this look like for a Christian? Is it as simple as being ethical and sharing our faith in appropriate settings? In this first episode of Season 2, Josh and Betsy sit down with Anthony Livoti, a defense attorney for Murphy & Grantland, P.A. in Columbia, S.C., to hear Anthony's thoughts on this important topic. Tune in to hear practical thoughts on how to live out...

Duration:00:33:57

“Hope That Endures Through Suffering – Part Two” with Brooke Turner -024

7/11/2019
"Hope That Endures Through Suffering - Part Two" with Brooke Turner In the second part of our interview with Brooke, we discuss a number of practical suggestions and recommendations for those in the midst of suffering. Brooke answers the questions, "Are there things that have surprised you about your suffering?" And "What resources and actions have helped you (and not helped you) in your suffering. Brooke's incredible faith and truth in the Lord is an inspiration to us all. Listen to Part...

Duration:00:22:52

“Hope That Endures Through Suffering – Part One” with Brooke Turner – 023

7/10/2019
"Hope That Endures Through Suffering - Part One" with Brooke Turner "Hope That Endures Through Suffering," The first ever interview on Intersect is here. Josh and Betsy are privileged to have on the podcast Brooke Turner, whose remarkable story will move your heart. This interview will be shared in two parts. Through a series of very difficult life events, Brooke has experienced much suffering in her life. Through it all, her remarkable faith has not given out but has actually grown...

Duration:00:25:05

“Over-Stressed and Under Quiet” [COMPLETE] – 022b

5/23/2019
"Over-Stressed and Under-Quiet" [Complete Episode] Feeling stressed out today? Don't worry, you are not alone. In fact, it's you and the other 7 billion people on planet Earth. Why are we so stressed out, and what can we do about it? Josh and Betsy are back to talk about how we are living in an incredibly over-stressed culture, new trends in stress management and how Christians should respond to stress. Along the way, they touch on topics like mindfulness and spiritual disciplines. We...

Duration:00:24:09

“Over-Stressed and Under-Quiet” – 022

5/22/2019
"Over-Stressed and Under-Quiet" Feeling stressed out today? Don't worry, you are not alone. In fact, it's you and the other 7 billion people on planet Earth. Why are we so stressed out, and what can we do about it? Josh and Betsy are back to talk about how we are living in an incredibly over-stressed culture, new trends in stress management and how Christians should respond to stress. Along the way, they touch on topics like mindfulness and spiritual disciplines. We promise that listening...

Duration:00:22:37

“Slow to Speak in an Age of Outrage” – 021

5/2/2019
"Slow to Speak in an Age of Outrage" Talk. It's everywhere. People argue on Facebook. Debates happen in the comments section of Youtube videos. Everybody's got an opinion on everything. And the loudest voices are the ones that talk in sound-bites. If you want to be heard, speak in 140 characters, or be ready to give a 30 second video clip. How do Christians navigate this culture of outrage we are living in? Josh and Betsy are back with winsome, thoughtful counsel on this topic. Specifically,...

Duration:00:22:37

“Book Review – ‘Life Together’ by D. Bonhoeffer” – 020

4/17/2019
"Book Review - 'Life Together' by D. Bonhoeffer" 'COMMUNITY.' It's a buzzword... but what does it actually mean? How are Christians called to live in community? Are there Christians from the past that we can look to for guidance? In this episode, we look at 6 important principles of community that the German theologian-pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer articulated in his book "Life Together." This Christian classic is more relevant than ever. Show Notes: Life Together Book Questions? Email us at...

Duration:00:24:12

“The Search For Significance” – 019

3/27/2019
"The Search for Significance on the Side of a Rock Wall" And the Oscar goes to..."Free Solo". That's right, the Oscar for the best documentary film this past year went to a movie about a guy who climbs up rock walls that are nearly impossible for anyone to climb... and he does it without ropes! Everyone is searching for significance. Humanity searches for significance in thousands of ways, but our hunger never goes away. Not unless our search leads us to the Cross. This episode also doubles...

Duration:00:27:02

“Nothing Worthless Before My Eyes” – 018

3/13/2019
"Nothing Worthless Before My Eyes" Wasting time. Do you ever do it? Compared to our ancestors, we live in a time when we have both an unprecedented amount of leisure time as well as an unprecedented amount of options on what we do with that leisure time. Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Video Games, Instagram, are just a few ways to spend our free time. But how does God want us to think about our time? What we put in front of our eyes with the time we have is of great importance. Come tune in as Josh...

Duration:00:23:47

“The Decline Of The Mushy Middle” – 017

2/21/2019
THE DECLINE OF THE MUSHY MIDDLE England - the land of Big Ben, Downton Abbey, and lots of pubs. The national church of England is the Anglican Church, and a recent article in the Guardian found that only 2% of people under 24 in England still identify with the Anglican church. In America things may be better, but the same trends are at work. According to Tim Keller, the 'mushy middle' in religions is declining. The next generation is more likely to be 'all in' or 'all out' when it comes to...

Duration:00:22:37

“Do You Like Your Body? Part 2” – 016

2/8/2019
"Do You Like Your Body? Part 2" In Part 2, Josh and Betsy connect this topic to the biblical theology of the body, including the future hope of resurrections bodies. They also give practical advice for both adults and children dealing with body image issues, including helpful questions parents can ask related to this topic. Don't miss out! Questions? Comments? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

Duration:00:24:34

“Do You Like Your Body? Part 1” – 015

2/6/2019
"Do You Like Your Body? Part 1" Are you satisfied with how you look? Remarkably, according to a 2016 Time magazine article, only about 25% of women and men are extremely satisfied with their weight, and about the same percentages are extremely satisfied with their overall appearance. Meanwhile, the dieting industry continues to grow as do the rates of anxiety and depression. In this episode, Josh and Betsy dig into this important issue. If you have a body, then this matters to you!...

Duration:00:24:51