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The Christmas Episode

12/7/2018
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In this week’s episode, Kathleen is the Queen of Christmas and Brian is the Grinch. And they both try to figure out how to stay connected to what Christmas is really all about.

Duration:00:28:47

True Rest

11/30/2018
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God rested. He wants us to rest too. But lots of us struggle to find true rest in the midst of a busy life. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to discover what rest is really all about.

Duration:00:32:07

Emotional Labor

11/23/2018
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Most married couples find a way to share the physical labor of maintaining a household. But most don’t share the emotional labor. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen examine the definition and implications of emotional labor. And Kathleen sings again.

Duration:00:38:11

The Thanksgiving Episode

11/16/2018
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Kathleen hates Thanksgiving. Brian loves it. In this week’s episode, they try to work out the disagreement. And they try to figure out what Biblical gratitude really looks like.

Duration:00:32:15

Infertility

11/9/2018
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Life comes in phases. First, your friends all get married. Then they all start having babies. For most, those seasons are full of joy and celebration. But in this week’s episode, Kathleen invites you to hear her story of life taking an unexpected turn toward heartache.

Duration:00:36:16

Clanging Cymbal of Love

11/2/2018
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Binge-watching is one of Kathleen’s favorite things. One of her latest viewing marathons introduced her to cultural commentary from Christians in the 1990’s. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen examine Christian cultural engagement in the past and the present. And they try to figure out what we should sound like through the lens of history.

Duration:00:31:05

Your Personal, Custom-Made Church

10/26/2018
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There’s no question about the fact that Christians are supposed to be connected to a local church. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen take a look at new research into why people choose not to attend church. And they explore the limits of what qualifies a group of people as a church.

Duration:00:27:16

The Lamentations Episode

10/19/2018
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You often hear Christians discussing spiritual valleys. This episode has nothing to do with that. Instead, Brian and Kathleen talk about spiritual frustrations and how they’re battling through them. And you’ll hear what it sounds like for Brian to struggle for an awkwardly long time looking for a verse in his Bible. Enjoy.

Duration:00:26:25

Can Profanity Prove a Point?

10/12/2018
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Profanity is startling to many Christians. It’s also often a sign of a small vocabulary. But could there ever be a time when profanity becomes an effective means of proving a point? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen tackle a listener’s question about the use of profanity in a public school drama.

Duration:00:31:21

Issue 1

10/5/2018
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Millions of Americans are focused on courtrooms in Cleveland, Ohio. The wildly popular podcast “Serial” is spending an entire season looking at the criminal justice system in America through the lens of a county courthouse in Cleveland. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen use “Serial” as a springboard to discuss an upcoming ballot initiative in Ohio that proposes significant criminal justice reform. Are the reforms Biblical? Would they address problems exposed by “Serial” producers?...

Duration:00:31:13

Shocked by Sin

9/28/2018
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Christians believe that we’re all sinners. But one well-known pastor recently commented that it’s easier to tell non-Christians about our past failings. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to figure out why sin is still so shocking to followers of Jesus.

Duration:00:12:49

FaceTime Friends

9/21/2018
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There’s been a noteworthy shift in how young people prefer to connect with each other. But is it as bad as it seems? Brian and Kathleen examine some new data in this week’s episode and discuss what it really means to connect with friends.

Duration:00:27:45

The Mentally Buff

9/14/2018
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It’s trendy to be physically fit. But how many people truly know what it takes to maintain a healthy level of mental strength? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss what the Bible and a psychotherapist have to say about being mentally strong.

Duration:00:30:38

Professional Cuddling

9/7/2018
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Some people get massages. Others go for spa treatments. But what about paying for an extended hug? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss what Christians can learn from an awkward therapeutic trend.

Duration:00:32:08

Inviting Your Literal Neighbor

8/31/2018
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Trends come and go in the church. Recently, an increasing number of local congregations are diligently working to get the community immediately surrounding their building to show up on Sunday mornings. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to figure out whether this admirable goal can actually be achieved.

Duration:00:29:09

Spend Like A Millennial

8/24/2018
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Americans have been obsessing about millennials for years. The church can’t seem to stop critiquing and analyzing them. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen take a closer look at millennial spending statistics and make a few surprising discoveries.

Duration:00:30:32

Biblical Bluntness

8/17/2018
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Christians are supposed to hold each other accountable. But when does correction cross a line, and become unnecessary and rude? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen take a closer look at some familiar verses to see how they apply to real-world situations.

Duration:00:23:02

Justice vs. Retribution

8/10/2018
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It’s undoubtedly a strange case. But there’s part of it that makes sense to anyone who has ever been betrayed by someone close to them. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss a North Carolina judge’s decision to award a man $8.8 million. Does the verdict represent justice or government-sponsored revenge? Take a listen and decide for yourself.

Duration:00:33:33

Can We Laugh at That?

8/3/2018
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Some say that laughter is the best medicine. But when does humor cross the line into sin? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to find the comedic boundaries for followers of Jesus.

Duration:00:29:50

Quit Your Job for Jesus?

7/27/2018
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If you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Right? Or maybe not. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss this often repeated advice, and try to figure out whether God wants us to love our jobs.

Duration:00:26:10