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What does it look like to be a real Christian? That's the question Kurt Sears and Brady McCullough are trying to answer after walking away from their faith and coming back. Gather around the digital water cooler as a manager in Corporate America and a high school history teacher explore the Bible together, and discover what it looks like to live out your faith while balancing life, family, and a full-time job.


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What does it look like to be a real Christian? That's the question Kurt Sears and Brady McCullough are trying to answer after walking away from their faith and coming back. Gather around the digital water cooler as a manager in Corporate America and a high school history teacher explore the Bible together, and discover what it looks like to live out your faith while balancing life, family, and a full-time job.




Episode 46: Black and Blue

It's another listener question episode! Kurt and Brady jump in off the top rope into a discussion on movements like Black Lives Matter and Back the Blue with a look at how Jesus would respond to these current cultural moments. So put on your safety helmets and strap in as we explore what the Bible says about mixing Religion and Politics. References: Matthew 5:17-25 Deuteronomy 16:18-20 Leviticus 19:17 Leviticus 23:22 Deuteronomy 14:22 Mark 12:14-17 Hebrews 13:1-3 Luke 13:1-5 1...


Episode 45: Money Troubles

In our first ever socially distanced episode, Kurt and Brady discuss The Parable of the Dishonest Manager. Tune in as we explore a strange story and the lessons it can teach us about God and Money. References: Luke 16:1-13 Proverbs 18:11


Episode 44: Burden or Benefit?

In this episode we answer a question from one of our listeners! Are we a benefit or a burden to God? Kurt and Brady explore this topic by looking at the story of Job and discussing if a person can fit one of these two categories in relation to God. References: Job 7:20 Job 22:2 Job 42:1-6 Colossians 1:17-20


Episode 43: Growing Up

It's our 2nd Anniversary episode! Brady and Kurt sit down and discuss changes to the show and have an honest conversation about where we've been and where we're heading in the future. References: Hebrews 10:19-25 Psalm 16:1-8


Episode 42: Questioning the Faith - Part 4

Where can God use you best? This is a question most Christians have wrestled with in their lives. Is it on the job? A full-time ministry? Join us as we explore where our faith and daily lives intersect on this final episode of our Questioning the Faith series! References: Matthew 10:5-8


Episode 41: Questioning the Faith - Part 3

What are you most afraid of when considering a life lived for Christ? Kurt and Brady discuss topics like identity, success in ministry, and skateboarding in this third installment of the series. References: Luke 12:4-7 Genesis 18


Episode 40: Questioning the Faith - Part 2

Why does God love you? It's a question that has haunted Christians for millennia, and has led to people doing some pretty crazy things as a result. Kurt and Brady tackle this topic head on as we continue our series exploring questions about the Faith. References: Luke 23:32-35 Galatians 5:19-23


Episode 39: Questioning the Faith - Part 1

As we kick off Season 3, we take a candid look at questions Kurt and Brady have about the faith. In this episode we discuss discontentment with the American Church, and ways we feel we can improve our own interactions with a community commanded by Christ. References: Revelation 3:14-22


Episode 38: Christmas Dinner

It's our 2nd Annual Christmas Special! Join us as Kurt and Brady set the table with a different approach to the study of Christmas, and discover how fish and bread are essential ingredients to remember when preparing for any holiday meal. References: John 6:1-15 Exodus 12:1-20 Exodus 16:16-26 Exodus 12:1-12 John 6:32-40


Episode 37: The Secret Life of Christians

One of the most common complaints about Christians is we're hypocrites. We say one thing in public but our private lives don't back up our words. Join Kurt and Brady as they explore the secret side of Christianity outlined by Christ, and discover how this should shape our worship, ministry, and even our social media use. References: Matthew 6:1-6 & 16-18 Matthew 5:14-16 Luke 18:9-14 Acts 10:1-7 1 Corinthians 3:10-15


Episode 36: This Old House

If God created everything, why did He live in a tent in the Old Testament? Strap on your tool belt and hard hat as Kurt and Brady demo the Tabernacle that Moses built, and remodel it using the blueprint given to us by the person and work of Jesus Christ. References: Exodus 40:1-16 Matthew 27:45-53 Hebrews 8:1-6 Hebrews 9:1-3 & 11-14 Hebrews 10:1-10 & 19-25


Episode 35: God Walks Alone

If you've ever wanted to understand the entire narrative of the Bible from beginning to end in one hour, then this episode is for you! Kurt and Brady take on the topic of "Covenants" to see what promises God makes throughout Scripture to His people, and how these promises shape the very foundation of the entire Christian faith. References: Genesis 3:14-19 Genesis 9:8-17 Genesis 15:1-21 Exodus 24:6-10 Jeremiah 31:31-37 Hebrews 8:6-13


Episode 34: The Angry God

Just in time for Halloween, we're looking at the scariest emotion of them all, anger. Most people view the God of the Old Testament as an "Angry God," but how do we reconcile this view of God with the person of Jesus? Join Kurt and Brady as they explore the topic of Anger, and discover how Christians should approach this seemingly negative emotion. References: Genesis 18:16-33 Deuteronomy 3:21-29 Numbers 20:8-12 John 2:13-21 James 1:19-20 Ephesians 4:26-27


Episode 33: Good Grief!

If you live long enough you'll grieve. Our culture often tries to minimize grief and push it to the margins of our lives, but can this emotion ever be good? Kurt and Brady take a page from Charlie Brown's playbook and explore the idea of "good grief" by examining God's grief. References: John 11:1-37 Psalm 78:35-40 Luke 19:41-44 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


Episode 32: A Remedy for Anxiety

Anxiety is a very real concern for many Americans, but what does the Bible say about it? Join Kurt and Brady as they focus on an issue that most people have or will face in their life, and learn how adjusting our vision as Christians may help us find perspective when our world is out of control. References: Matthew 6:25-27 Psalm 39:4-6 Psalm 147:7-11 Romans 8:28-30 John 4:7-42 1 Corinthians 1:28 - 2:2 Psalm 42:1-6


Episode 31: Apocalypse How?

THE END IS NEAR! At least that's what those angry people with the signs have been telling us since the 80's, but how are Christians supposed to respond to doomsday? Kurt and Brady wrestle with Revelation and try and decipher how God wants us to approach the mysterious final book of the New Testament. References: Revelation 1:1-3 Malachi 3:16 - 4:6 Mark 13:26-37 1 Timothy 1:3-6 Revelation 22:12-21


Episode 30: Samaritans & Servants

It's our back to school episode as we continue our series looking at the Parables of Jesus! Sharpen your pencils and grab your backpacks as we take a look at the story of the Good Samaritan and the story of the Unmerciful Servant. Kurt and Brady explore what being a straight-A student in the Kingdom of God actually looks like. References: Luke 10:25-37 Matthew 18:21-35 Matthew 25:31-46


Episode 29: Banquets & Bridesmaids

It's wedding season once again and people are saying their vows and cutting their cakes. To celebrate, Kurt and Brady are continuing their exploration of the parables with two that use wedding festivities to help us better understand what the Kingdom of God of like. References: Luke 14:12-24 Revelation 19:6-9 Matthew 25:1-13 & 31-46 Matthew 7:13-14 & 21-23


Episode 28: Seeds & Weeds

Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have always told stories. Whether it was Greek myths such as Hercules or modern tales such as Harry Potter, humanity has always been fascinated by the tales we tell. Join Kurt and Brady as they explore the stories of Jesus, called Parables, and discover why they're important and what they mean for us today. References: Matthew 13:1-30 Proverbs 18:2 Proverbs 1:7 Jeremiah 29:13 2 Peter 1:3-11


Episode 27: Work

Got a case of the Mondays? Hate the people at work who ask you if you have a case of the Mondays? Then this episode is for you! Kurt and Brady explore the topic of work from a Biblical perspective, and show how Jesus and the Gospel allow us to create a new perspective of our 9 to 5. References: Genesis 1:26-30 Genesis 3:17-19 Revelation 21:22 - 22:5 Mark 6:1-3 John 19:15-18 Matthew 16:24-25 Colossians 3:23-24