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Duty and Delight

1/14/2019
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It's Monday y'all! This week the pastors talk about the difference between duty and delight in the Christian life. How much does your personality affect how you approach your faith? Is one bad and the other good? If you want to help support Jon as he goes to Mongolia to train the first generation of Evangelical pastors there, visit jonhawkins.net/mongolia. You can also subscribe to the vlog on YouTube (https://bit.ly/2CH19Hi). Come hang out with us while we are in Minneapolis, Mn. for the...

Duration:00:50:17

#54 - Bible Reading Plans and Translations

1/7/2019
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This week the pastors talk about their Bible reading plans, some suggestions for reading the Bible and reading through the Bible, as well as recommendations on translations and some of the differences between them. If you want to help support Jon as he goes to Mongolia to train the first generation of Evangelical pastors there, visit jonhawkins.net/mongolia. You can also subscribe to the vlog on YouTube (https://bit.ly/2CH19Hi). Come hang out with us while we are in Minneapolis, Mn. for the...

Duration:00:47:52

Step Up Your Reading Game in 2019 (Bonus Content)

12/31/2018
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Are you a reader? Do you want to be a reader? Do you wish you read more? Do you need some help and direction? Feel overwhelmed when you think about the words "challenge" and "reading" in the same sentence? Well fear not... we are here to help. Check out this 3 min bonus clip on how you can step up your reading game in 2019! Be sure to subscribe to get new episodes when they drop and check out our latest full episode at pastordiscussions.com/episodes. Tim Challies Reading Challenge:...

Duration:00:03:42

#53 - Tabula Rasa

12/31/2018
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It's the end of 2018 y'all! This week the pastors talk about this past year, what we are looking forward to this next year, and how Christians should think about the new year and resolutions. If you want to help support Jon as he goes to Mongolia to train the first generation of Evangelical pastors there, visit jonhawkins.net/mongolia. You can also subscribe to the vlog on YouTube (https://bit.ly/2CH19Hi). Come hang out with us while we are in Minneapolis, Mn. for the Bethlehem College and...

Duration:00:43:45

#52 - A Call To Perseverance with Brian Croft

12/24/2018
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Due to an unexpected power outage and holiday plans, we were not able to record this week so instead of us, you get to listen to Brian Croft speak at the Converge Heartland Cultivate Conference that was held here at Arbor Drive in September 2018. In this session, Brian talks about the importance of perseverance in church revitalization. Hope this blesses you. If you want to help support Jon as he goes to Mongolia to train the first generation of Evangelical pastors there, visit...

Duration:00:50:39

#51 - Scrooge and The Grinch Talk Christmas

12/17/2018
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This week we are joined by two special guests to talk about Christmas, traditions, and how to breathe fresh life into your Christmas celebration. If you want to help support Jon as he goes to Mongolia to train the first generation of Evangelical pastors there, visit jonhawkins.net/mongolia Come hang out with us while we are in Minneapolis, Mn. for the Bethlehem College and Seminary conference for pastors. You can sign up to meet up at pastordiscussions.com/meetup and we hope to see you in...

Duration:00:41:43

#50: Heresy, Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy

12/10/2018
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This week we didn't get to the conversation we intended to talk about and instead wandered down the rabbit hole of defining heresy with Joe Marino. We discussed how heresy is defined, what prevents us from partnering with other churches, and what prevents us from fellowshipping together in the same congregation. Let us know what you think. Come hang out with us while we are in Minneapolis, Mn. for the Bethlehem College and Seminary conference for pastors. You can sign up to meet up at...

Duration:00:58:33

#49 - Missions, Ministry and Mongolia

12/3/2018
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It's Monday y'all! This week the pastors talk about missions and short vs long term mission strategies, how thinking about this can impact ministry in our local community, and training the first generation of pastors in Mongolia this next Feb. You can find out more about this upcoming trip (https://bit.ly/2BNBYCx) and the vision for future trips (https://bit.ly/2Si0YHj) or, if you'd like to financially partner now, you can visit Jon's TLI donation page (https://bit.ly/2Q1SNCo) Come hang out...

Duration:00:45:02

#48 - Boldness, Peacemaking, and Unity

11/26/2018
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What's up y'all? It's Monday so that means a fresh discussion with the pastors. This week we talk about different personalities within the church. In particular, we talk about people who are bold and more black and white and people who are more passive and value peace. How should these two different kinds of people get along with each other within the body? What is the balance between truth and humility? Let us know what you think. We will be in Minneapolis for the Bethlehem Pastor's...

Duration:00:56:58

#47: Friends, Bibles, and Christmas Gifts

11/19/2018
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It's Monday y'all! This week the pastors take a break from their normal format and lighten the conversation a bit. In this episode, you will find out their favorite Friends Thanksgiving episode, they talk with Jeff Rice from Post Tenebras Lux Bible Rebinding, and they talk about Christmas gift ideas. Visit Post Tenebras Lux Bible Rebinding at https://www.ptlbiblerebinding.com and tell them you heard about them on The Pastor Discussions Podcast. We will be in Minneapolis for the Bethlehem...

Duration:00:38:30

#46: Christians and Politics

11/12/2018
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It's Monday y'all! Coming off the midterm elections, the pastors sit down and talk about Christians and politics. How should Christians think about political involvement, especially when elections don't go the way they would like? How does the gospel inform how we live in the political sphere in this world? Sign up for information on a meetup in Minneapolis, Mn. at the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors in January. Visit pastordiscussions.com/meetup Get your PDP swag by visiting our gear page....

Duration:00:41:02

#45 (pt 2): American Gospel Review with Joe Marino

11/7/2018
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It's Wednesday y'all! Here is part 2 of our review of American Gospel with Joe Marino from The Well Church in Hastings, Ne. We continue our discussion by looking at the 2nd half of the movie, talking about the prosperity gospel, and more. Get your PDP swag by visiting our gear page. All proceeds go to support the show and you get to look cool. We are a part of The BAR Podcast network. Check out thebarpodcast.com for more great Biblical content for your ear holes. If you love coffee and...

Duration:00:40:44

#45: American Gospel Review with Joe Marino (Part 1)

11/5/2018
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It's Monday y'all! This week we are joined by THE Joe Marino of The Well Church in Hastings, Nebraska and we talk about the first half of the movie American Gospel. Joe gives us a present, moralism, legalism, and more. We will be releasing part 2 of the conversation Wednesday so don't miss that. Get your PDP swag by visiting our gear page (pastordiscussions.com/gear). All proceeds go to support the show and you get to look cool. We are a part of The BAR Podcast network. Check out...

Duration:00:57:16

Episode 44: American Gospel (with Brandon Kimber)

10/29/2018
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It's Monday y'all! This week we are joined by Brandon Kimber, the director of the new movie American Gospel. We talk with him about why he made the film and how it came about as well as the impact we are hoping it will have. You can own or rent American Gospel on Vimeo. Next week, we will be joined by Joe Marino and we will talk about our reactions to the film. Get your PDP swag by visiting our gear page. All proceeds go to support the show and you get to look cool. We are running a design...

Duration:00:32:38

Bonus Episode: Biblical Theology

10/24/2018
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This bonus episode was brought to you by Monte who had some pushback on Episode 42: Biblical Theology. Thank you Monte for your thoughts and hopefully this helps clarify where we were coming from. If you like this bonus content and would like some more, you can join the Pastor Discussions Facebook discussion group and leave feedback/thoughts/pushback on shows or email us at pastordiscussions@gmail.com. A new fresh pod will come out on Monday.

Duration:00:25:04

#43: The State of Theology

10/22/2018
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It's Monday y'all! That means it's fresh pod day. This week the pastors sit down and discuss The State of Theology which was commissioned by Ligonier Ministries to assess where we are at in America in our beliefs about salvation, the Bible, ethics, etc... You can check it out for yourself at thestateoftheology.com. Recommended resources: - Know Your Heretics by Justin Holcomb (https://amzn.to/2OHlunt) - Everyone's A Theologian by R.C. Sproul (https://amzn.to/2PfgCWb) Look for bonus content...

Duration:00:51:44

#42: Biblical Theology

10/15/2018
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It's Monday y'all! The pastors are back with a fresh episode on the subject of biblical theology. Have you found yourself struggling to see how stories and themes in the Bible are connected? Do you want a richer experience in reading the Bible? If so, this episode will hopefully help you out. We discuss what Biblical Theology is, why it's important, how it has helped us, and we recommend some resources for you to help. Get your PDP swag by visiting our gear page. All proceeds go to support...

Duration:00:48:11

Episode 41: Social Justice and the Gospel (Part 2)

10/8/2018
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It's Monday y'all! This week we have a totally unedited discussion on social justice and the gospel. Because it is unedited it is a little longer than usual, but in this episode we talk through our thoughts on Mohler's comments at the SBTS chapel, The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel, and thoughts on what we are seeing in Christianity on this topic. Get your PDP swag by visiting our gear page. All proceeds go to support the show and you get to look cool. We are running a design...

Duration:00:59:16

Episode 40: The One About Creativity and the Christian (with Jimmy Needham)

10/1/2018
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It's Monday y'all! We had every intention of tackling social justice, but didn't get the chance to record so we are excited to be able to give you a show we recorded with Jimmy Needham about Christians and creativity. We also tackle the topic of "Reckless Love". Check it out and share with your friends. Don't forget to email or leave a voicemail with your thoughts on Episode 38. We will be tackling social justice and the statement on social justice next week. Get your PDP swag by visiting...

Duration:00:47:07

Episode 39: The One With All The Street Preaching (with Andrew Rappaport)

9/24/2018
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It's Monday y'all! This week the pastors are joined by Andrew Rappaport to talk about street preaching vs street evangelism. Is there a difference? We have all seen the guys on youtube yelling at people. Is that a legitimate approach to evangelism? Get your PDP swag by visiting our gear page. All proceeds go to support the show and you get to look cool. We are running a design contest in the month of September and will be giving away free shirts to the winners. Design a teeshirt graphic or...

Duration:00:44:50