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Launching January 13th!

Launching January 13th!
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Launching January 13th!






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12: The Substance | Topic Toss Up

Our Topics This Round: Being A Witness As A Public School Teacher Millennials’ Attitudes On Evangelism Christian Planetary Stewardship The UMC Traditional Plan Vote Other Links Check out Joe Thorn’s Podcast on the SBC and Sexual Abuse Trev’s Shout Out: Throughline, Four Days in August Philip’s Shout Out: Batman Animated Series Intros ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ Thanks for listening! If you’d like to support the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Don’t forget to subscribe...


11: The Substance Reflects | Believers & Cursing

This week, we look at the question: is it biblically permissible to be a “cursing Christian?” Join us as we talk through the issue of using the LORD’s name in vain, whether or not the Apostle Paul “swore” in the Bible and what that means for us, and some thoughts on how to be both God-honoring and gracious in the profane culture we live in. **New Segment Alert** This week is also the debut of our new segment: Substance Shoutouts, wherein we both shout out something that we’ve been...


10: Substantive Stories feat Quina Aragon | Love Made

Welcome to our first entry into our Substantive Stories series! This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Quina Aragón. Quina is a spoken word artist, editor, an now a published writer of the wonderful new children’s book “Love Made.” Join us as we discuss her background, and get to hear her testimony of faith and how God used circumstances and faithful believers to bring her not only to saving faith, but also to fruitful ministry. In addition to being an author, she has also worked...


9: The Substance Reflects | Jordan B. Peterson

Our topic this week is brought to you by our listeners. We had a number of listeners reach out and request that we talk about Jordan Peterson, so here we are! Whether you love him or hate him (or something in between), Jordan Peterson is an undeniably impactful cultural figure. On this week’s show, we critically consider his message(s) and seek to get at the heart of some of the very important topics he regularly addresses along with getting some real smooth plugs in ourselves. We hope you...


8: Substantive Cinema feat. Brett McCracken | The Tree of Life

We’re back with another Substantive Cinema show! This week we’re looking at Terrence Malick’s spiritual masterpiece “The Tree of Life.” It’s not an “easy” film, but if you go into it with the right mindset, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more substantive moviegoing experience. Watch Tree of Life: iTunes Joining us this week for our discussion is film critic, author, and Senior Editor of Arts and Culture at The Gospel Coalition, Brett McCracken. Brett has been a film critic for over a...


7: The Substance | Topic Toss Up

In our second topic toss-up, we’ll be discussing the following. Stay tuned to the end for a Special Announcement! 1: Gillette Ad 2: Gospel Track Carpet-bombing 3: Brief thoughts on Statement on Social Justice Blog that references early drafts of the statementA full podcast on the SoSJ with great interviews and analysis 4: Lessons from “Believed” and Larry Nassar Released Feb 10, 2019 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ Thanks for listening! If you’d like to support the show, please leave a...


6: The Substance Reflects | Worldliness & Media

Not everyone has the same standards when it comes to what kind of media they feel is appropriate to consume. What are we to make of the wide variety of convictions and practices of fellow believers and those who claim Christ? How do we develop our own standards and what role does conscience, culture, and community play in the process? Join us as we think critically about these and related topics this week! As always, please contact us and let us know what you thought and what topics you’d...


5: The Substance Reflects | Old Testament Morality

This week we dive into a Biblical question: Does the Old Testament advocate evil? We explore the Canaanite conquest and even consider a theology of disaster. There were a lot of questions we couldn’t get to as well - what questions did we leave you with? Let us know! Relevant References: A key conquest narrative Deut 2:1-3:11 Moses’ diverse family Num 12:1-2 Jesus’ comments on tragedy Luke 13:1-5 Released Jan 27, 2019 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ Thanks for listening! If you’d like to...


4: Substantive Cinema | First Reformed

This week we take a deep-dive into Paul Schrader's incendiary 2018 spiritual masterpiece First Reformed. Trevor conflates actors with super spies and proposes a crazy theory (tell us if you agree)! Philip tries not to make weird mouth sounds and talk over Trevor. We also have a really wonderful time discussing the film's plot and themes. See First Reformed for yourself: iTunes | Amazon *Disclaimer* This was our first recording. Ever. So it'll be a bit rougher than the others. Also a...


3: The Substance | Topic Toss-Up

We get a little looser this week and cover a variety of topics including: •Participation Trophies •Church Policy as a Response to Crisis •Who’s a Brother •Current Reading Released Jan 13, 2019 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ Thanks for listening! If you’d like to support the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Don’t forget to subscribe for easiest access to the show! If you’d like to donate, you can with the Cash App at our CashTag: $thesubstancepod New Users of the Cash App will...


1: The Substance Reflects | MacArthur/Shapiro Interview

Reflections on John MacArthur’s discussion with Ben Shapiro on the Daily Wire. We point out many things that went well, and also some questions we were left with. Mentioned in the show: •John MacArthur’s blog, and The Statement on Social Justice he supports. •The Native Speaks Podcast. Released Jan 13, 2019 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ Thanks for listening! If you’d like to support the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Don’t forget to subscribe for easiest access to the...


2: Substantive Media Roundup 2018

We look back on 2018 and the media that we enjoyed or was most impactful to us. 3:43 Films: •Wreck It Ralph 2 iTunes | Amazon •First Reformed iTunes | Amazon •Black Panther iTunes | Amazon •Creed 2 iTunes | Amazon •Incredibles 2 iTunes | Amazon •Won’t You Be My Neighbor? iTunes | Amazon •Blackkklansman iTunes | Amazon •Blindspotting iTunes | Amazon 22:35 Podcasts: Buried Truths, Revisionist History (on Education and Football), This American Life The Problem We All Live With,...


The Substance - Landing January 13th!

Get ready for The Substance: Discussions on Faith, Culture & Theology landing January 13th on iTunes and other podcast providers. Tell your friends! @thesubstancepod