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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

Making Disciples with Memes

7/20/2018
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Initially, the results were exciting and encouraging. But upon closer examination, Brian and Kathleen aren’t so sure about the way many are interpreting a recent Barna study. In this week’s episode, they focus on some key data regarding the number of Christians that evangelize on social media.

Duration:00:26:30

First Comes Love. Then Comes Marriage. Then Comes…No Babies?

7/13/2018
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The fertility rate in the United States just hit another record low. Americans are having fewer babies, and experts didn’t know why. Until now. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss the results of a recent New York Times survey that explores the reasons young people give for not having many children. They also try to determine whether those reasons are Biblical.

Duration:00:29:26

Queer Eye For The Christian?

7/6/2018
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The world is talking all about the Fab Five from Netflix's hit series, Queer Eye. What should Christians make of this new trending show? Is it appropriate to watch? In this week's episode, Brian and Kathleen talk about the show and discuss ways to approach the trending series.

So…Where Do You Work?

6/22/2018
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Christians are supposed to find our identity in Christ. But far too often, we let other things define us. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen share their identity struggles and search for a solution.

Duration:00:24:50

Porn vs #MeToo

6/15/2018
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A brand new Gallup poll is a bit of a head-scratcher. They conducted a survey to determine how many Americans believe pornography is morally acceptable. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss the surprising results in light of current cultural trends.

Duration:00:26:34

Smoke Breaks for Jesus?

6/8/2018
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America appears to be a post-Christian nation. But Kathleen’s recent trip to Scotland showed her just how post-Christian a country can become. In this week’s episode, we try to apply the lessons she learned from followers of Jesus in Europe about how to evangelize in a changing culture.

Duration:00:31:39