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Your weekly podcast crafted and created to dive deep into what it looks like to be a follower of Christ in a modern-day world. We span topics across the board to seek out Truth, and to gain a deeper understanding of one another to find common ground and answers to life’s hardest questions. We all have story and struggle; a calling and a conviction: together, let’s take a hard look at ourselves in an effort to view what others see, so we can be the best reflection of Christ possible.

Your weekly podcast crafted and created to dive deep into what it looks like to be a follower of Christ in a modern-day world. We span topics across the board to seek out Truth, and to gain a deeper understanding of one another to find common ground and answers to life’s hardest questions. We all have story and struggle; a calling and a conviction: together, let’s take a hard look at ourselves in an effort to view what others see, so we can be the best reflection of Christ possible.
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Your weekly podcast crafted and created to dive deep into what it looks like to be a follower of Christ in a modern-day world. We span topics across the board to seek out Truth, and to gain a deeper understanding of one another to find common ground and answers to life’s hardest questions. We all have story and struggle; a calling and a conviction: together, let’s take a hard look at ourselves in an effort to view what others see, so we can be the best reflection of Christ possible.

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Episodes

047 - The Many False Identities Of Christianity

1/14/2019
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DETAILS: This week, we are coming at you with a new sound and bolder content! - Cody and Elaine are talking about the many false identities of Christianity. We discuss how we have created a culture where people do not feel safe being themselves so they create false identities to blend in. Rather than being accepting and inviting we have become conforming and demeaning to those who don’t look, act, or sound like us. It’s time we change the atmosphere! Enough blaming people and preaching at...

Duration:00:44:35

046 - Digging Deeper Into Our Purpose

1/7/2019
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DETAILS: It’s been almost a year of podcasting and it’s time for some refocusing! The new year brings new drive and a passion to push harder into what The reckless Pursuit is meant to be. This week, Cody and Elaine cast vision for what the Reckless Pursuit looks like moving forward. They talk about how this is a place for the Spiritual Nomads and they will not hold back from pressing deep into the hard to talk about topics. The future is bright here at The Reckless Pursuit! --- JOIN THE...

Duration:00:25:54

045 - Resolutions Vs. Goals: And How They Work Together

12/31/2018
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DETAILS: It’s New Year’s Eve and we are diving straight into everyone's favorite thing to break! Yes, that’s right, today Cody and Elaine are talking about New Year resolutions! - It has become quite a debate in many circles on if we should even set resolutions or instead set goals. Instead of bickering on which is right, Cody and Elaine are talking about how it’s not resolutions vs. goals: but rather resolutions + goals = progress. It takes both resolution to try to achieve and goal to...

Duration:00:29:18

044 - 6 Things Learned In 2018 And A Merry Christmas To You!

12/24/2018
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DETAILS: Merry Christmas! This week, Cody and Elaine are visited by the ghost of Christmas past. They recap 2018 and share three things each they learned and how to apply them to our lives. They talk about the word God gave them for this past year (see definition below) and how it unfolded: much to their surprise. - Let’s take some time to remember how far we have come so we can get a clear bearing on where we are heading. --- ELAINE’S KEY POINTS: 1. Be more specific. 2. Being mindful. 3....

Duration:00:20:09

043 - Two Years Of Marriage (And 5 Things We've Learned)

12/17/2018
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DETAILS: Two years ago on this day, Cody and Elaine exchanged their vows and joined together as one. Fast forward to this week: they want to share five things they have learned in their first two years of marriage and be real and honest about some of the little things that come along with it. When two people come together, they bring their entire life baggage with them. Some of us have tried hard to unpack a lot of this beforehand but inevitably things will surface. A strong marriage handles...

Duration:00:55:44

042 - 5 Negative Christmas Mindsets (And How To Prevent Them)

12/10/2018
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DETAILS: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Our minds are gearing up and there is just a couple of weeks left until the big man breaks in and reverse thieves us all blind! - This week, Cody and Elaine target 5 negative Christmas mindsets we often inadvertently adopt around the holiday season. They talk about the triggers that lead to them, what they look like, and how to break them and keep them from stealing our Christmas joy! Tis the season and buckle up, because we are about to...

Duration:00:47:05

041 - Coping With Loss During The Holidays

12/3/2018
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DETAILS: Back in July, Cody’s mother passed away. It was unexpected, tragic, and now that the holiday season is approaching, He, Elaine, and his family are having to adjust to the seasons with a piece missing. - This week, Cody and Elaine hear from five new voices who share their stories of loss, heartache, coping, and healing. They talk about the change that loss brings and the emotions that are magnified by the holiday season. - Traditions change, memories live on, tears fall, and laughs...

Duration:00:31:32

040 - Consumerism And Being Intentional (With Sara Sullivan)

11/26/2018
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DETAILS: Black Friday has passed and now we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the Christmas rush. Everyone’s crowding the department stores and picking out that perfect gift for those special people in their lives…. But why? - This week, Cody and Elaine are talking with Sara Sullivan. Sara is a personal inspiration to both Cody and Elaine in their evaluation of their own life and what they consume. They are talking about Consumerism Christianity and how it can directly affect your...

Duration:00:39:37

Bonus 01 - Thanksgiving 2018 and What It Means To You

11/22/2018
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DETAILS: Happy Thanksgiving 2018, Happy 23rd birthday to Elaine, and happy first ever bonus episode! Wow, a three in one day! This episode is a short reminder of what Thanksgiving truly is and it’s importance. Cody and Elaine share their heart and also hear from some good friends about what they are thankful for this year. --- REFERENCES: The Weekly Parady: https://www.heatherparady.com Our episode with Tristan Williford: https://therecklesspursuit.com/episode027/ Cedar Temple Relaunch!:...

Duration:00:16:17

039 - Becoming Aware Of Your Existence In Each Moment

11/19/2018
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DETAILS: Do you ever have those moments when you’re just like “wow, I exist and there are people all around me existing too”? You just experienced mindfulness. - This week, Cody and Elaine talk about being aware of your surroundings, coming to understand your own emotions, and how they impact everyone around you. When you become aware of your existence in each moment, you not only gain a deeper understanding of yourself but of others as well. But hey, it’s not easy to be present. Often it...

Duration:00:37:07

038 - How to See Other Perspectives Online

11/12/2018
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DETAILS: Midterm Elections are over but the drama online has just heated up. This week, Cody and Elaine talk about how to communicate as Christians and to respect all sides of people’s opinions. We all have unique perspectives and different ideas on how to achieve good things. Some people want more gun control, others less. Some people want to outlaw abortion but some want to focus more on helping young, pregnant women. The truth of the matter is that most people want the same outcome, we...

Duration:00:46:34

037 - How To Be Thankful

11/5/2018
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DETAILS: Happy November! Halloween has passed and turkey dinner is on its way! - This week, Cody and Elaine are discussing how to be thankful. what is true thankfulness? What purpose does it serve? How the heck are we supposed to always be thankful; even in the hard times? There is a lot more to thankfulness than a quick prayer and a couple of words. They talk about how thankfulness is best expressed moment by moment and how generosity and selflessness plays a part. — DEFINITION: thank·ful:...

Duration:00:50:45

036 - Halloween Ranting (Demons, Ouija Boards, and Horror Films)

10/29/2018
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DETAILS: Are demons real? Do Ouija Boards open dark doors? Can Christians use a Ouija Board? Are horror films okay to watch? What’s the deal with so much spooky stuff and is it “safe” to partake!? - This week, Cody and Elaine go on a Halloween rant talking about Christians and halloween. They talk about all things spooky and what they love (and hate) about this thrilling holiday. This episode is relaxed, fun and was completely off the cusp. Now, let’s get spooky…I mean reckless! ---...

Duration:00:55:31

035 - Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

10/22/2018
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DETAILS: This week, Cody and Elaine talk about if it is ok for Christians to celebrate Halloween. They talk about the origin of the holiday (and many others for that matter), the meanings behind it, the symbolism, and how its changed over the years. They also talk about churches hosting “Fall Festivals” and if they are really just the same thing. There is a lot that we actively do every day without understanding it’s origin. From holidays to church steeples, this episode unpacks many...

Duration:00:52:04

034 - Deconstructing Christianity (Part 2)

10/15/2018
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DETAILS: This week, Cody and Elaine continue to hear from five people who have been through or are deconstructing Christianity. Last week, you heard their stories. This week, hear their answers to these questions: “What made you realize what you thought you believed might not be all there is to believe?” and “ How has God changed and who is He to you now versus who He was to you then?” - Also, Cody and Elaine share their beliefs and how they have grown, deconstructed, and reconstructed....

Duration:00:57:29

033 - Deconstructing Christianity (Part 1)

10/8/2018
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DETAILS: This week, Cody and Elaine hear from five people who have been through or are going through deconstruction. They talk about what deconstruction is, what it looks like, and what it feels like. They discuss the statistics around deconstruction and how certain backgrounds change the way in which we deconstruct. Then, you will hear each one of their individual deconstruction stories and key take aways from each. Deconstructing Christianity can be an intense topic, but even more so for...

Duration:00:37:07

032 - True Ministry, The Art Of The Great Commission

10/1/2018
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DETAILS: Why do some people get the “luxury” of working for church and the rest of us peasants get stuck in the… (wait for it) marketplace? - This week, Cody and Elaine talk about the art of the great commission. They talk about how ministry happens most outside those four walls and how often churches act more as a container to suppress God than a vessel to pour Him out. They discuss what true ministry looks like and speak first hand to how working for a church isn’t all it’s cracked up to...

Duration:00:32:20

031 - Trusting God In Changing Seasons (With Molly Marko)

9/24/2018
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DETAILS: This week, Cody and Elaine are talking with Molly Marko from The Laundry Chat Podcast. — Molly has recently felt called to leave her home in Wisconsin and move to Texas. This week they talk with Molly about trusting God in changing seasons and how God often calls us into the uncomfortable. Transitional seasons can be daunting and down right scary, but God goes before us and knows our path; we just have to be willing to trust Him! --- DEFINITION: sea·son: /ˈsēzən/ - tan indefinite or...

Duration:00:28:45

030 - Spiritual Imposter Syndrome

9/23/2018
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DETAILS: Do you ever find yourself comparing your walk with Christ to someone else’s? Maybe you hear someone talking about Jesus and feel like you have no testimony or gift. You might even feel like one minute you’re the best Christian ever and the next, the worst (mild exaggeration). If this is you, you might be suffering from Spiritual Imposter Syndrome. — This week, Cody and Elaine talk about Spiritual Imposter Syndrome. We hear about imposter syndrome all the time from the physical and...

Duration:00:40:03

029 - Know When To Rest

9/10/2018
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DETAILS: This week, Cody and Elaine talk about knowing when to stop and rest. Hey, God did it, so why don’t we? They talk about the American dream and how we often glorify over-working and condemn taking time for our own health, wellness, and faith. Resting is not being lazy, resting is recouping from our daily struggles and regaining a fresh view of our intended destination. --- DEFINITION: /rest/ - cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. --- JOIN THE...

Duration:00:45:21