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You Too?

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

Hosts Jeff Denton and Dave Burchett interview fascinating people about their personal faith stories and how it applies to life, relationships and meaning. The title comes from a quote by C.S. Lewis: "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!" By sharing our stories we discover our story is our own, but we're not alone. Hearing what others have gone through you can discover you're not alone on the highs and lows of life. As you listen to these stories, you might find yourself saying, "You Too?"

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United States

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Hosts Jeff Denton and Dave Burchett interview fascinating people about their personal faith stories and how it applies to life, relationships and meaning. The title comes from a quote by C.S. Lewis: "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!" By sharing our stories we discover our story is our own, but we're not alone. Hearing what others have gone through you can discover you're not alone on the highs and lows of life. As you listen to these stories, you might find yourself saying, "You Too?"

Language:

English


Episodes

Mark Tapee

9/7/2022
How do you work for a top secret government contractor and live a life of transparency with your family? Mark Tapee had to learn to walk that line. As with most men, striving to find a balance between a demanding career and a family can be difficult. Mark talks openly about the pull and push of life lived in two worlds while trying to honor the Lord in all of it. Plus, as Waterbrook Elder Council member and Men's Ministry Deacon, Mark talks about the value of relationships between men. Mark...

Duration:00:44:48

Ed Underwood of ReCentered Group

8/31/2022
Ed Underwood went from a party life to a Christ-centered life when he came to faith as part of the California Jesus Movement. He learned what real discipleship was and learned to follow Jesus and love His Word. It led to ministry in both healthy and unhealthy churches as a pastor. Eventually it led to Ed's role as Senior Pastor at Church of the Open Door. In "retirement", Ed extended his impact on churches, pastors and leadership through The Recentered Group. Dave Burchett and Jeff Denton...

Duration:00:51:02

Iulian Avramescu, Life Romania

8/24/2022
From a child growing up in a communist country to a force for change in the next generation, Iulian Avramescu tells his story on this new podcast. He explains the difference in life before and after the revolution in Romania. His desire to be cool is overcome by a radical conversion from a friend who kept inviting him to a Bible club for students. That led him to more education at Word of Life Hungary and eventually the USA. He knew God was calling him back to his home country to impact the...

Duration:00:53:39

Jeff Denton

8/17/2022
Dave Burchett turns the tables on Waterbrook Lead Pastor Jeff Denton and interviews him about his life, journey to Texas and recent cancer diagnosis. This intimate and personal interview is the launch of season two of the YOU TOO podcast.

Duration:00:51:33

Jonathan Buchanan - Ukraine Mission Crossover Event

4/27/2022
"If we're not going...who is?" says Jonathan Buchanan in this special crossover event with an interview that begins in this episode of YouToo and concludes in the PreGame Show (also on the Waterbrook Digital Network). Dave Burchett and Jeff Denton welcome Waterbrook Student Ministry Pastor John Robbins and Harbor Young Adult Ministry Director Jonathan Buchanan in for a two-episode event in which they talk about the motivation to go to Ukraine and help those being pummeled by war. Jonathan...

Duration:00:46:23

Ray Miranda

4/20/2022
"I didn't see that coming" might be the book title of my life, says Ray Miranda. "That Sunday morning I walked into church I was still drunk from Saturday night." But that Sunday changed everything in Ray's life. "I became a Christian and didn't even know it." Ray has spent the days since growing in his faith and, eventually, shepherding others in faith as a pastor. His story is one of encouragement as he gradually grows and ends up founding The Story Church (Wylie) in 2009. But the pandemic...

Duration:00:51:58

Eric Snodderly

4/13/2022
"My journey has been excruciatingly slow," says Eric Snodderly. That journey from a childhood that convinced him to want to be the opposite of his father to addiction to unconditional love has been decades in the making. That included the transition of God from a rehab program "higher power" to a personal God who really cares for him. Eric opens up regarding his life story that he says is still a work in progress. Dave Burchett and Jeff Denton talk with Eric Snodderly about his life journey...

Duration:00:38:15

Malcolm Johnson

3/23/2022
What does Texas Rangers baseball, Stars hockey games, Barney the purple dinosaur and Waterbrook live streams have in common? The influence of broadcast audio engineer Malcolm Johnson. A musician living a sex, drugs and rock-and-roll lifestyle, he wandered into a church service to hear a rock band. That night changed his life and life direction. An accidental date with a fellow college student led to the love of his life. A career change led to a role behind the scenes of a global children's...

Duration:00:49:54

John Rossetti

2/16/2022
"You can never get close enough to God" is the lesson John Rossetti has learned in his life. He tells his story to Dave and Jeff on this episode from days of living for a good time to finding real purpose and meaning. He shares about healing a broken relationship with his father, meeting Vicki, serving in ministry and starting his own business. He tells how they didn't know what they were doing in the early days of starting Waterbrook and how friendships become the glue that makes the...

Duration:00:46:00

Duke Barnett

2/2/2022
The story of how one man went from food stamps to school administrator with a heart full of love for all. He became an educator who has stuck with high risk schools to impact students who can identify with his own life. Duke Barnett shares his powerful stories of impact as a principal who has gone to great measures to impact students, including going to pull one out of bed and taking him to classes. Wait until you hear the conclusion of that story in this episode of the You Too podcast. Duke...

Duration:00:48:37

Sarina Peterson

1/26/2022
Dave and Jeff talk with one of the Amoeba Sister, Sarina Peterson. They talk about Sarina's path from agnostic to Christian believer. Her story includes an initial awkward date with Ross that led to another date immediately. Being hospitalized, and separated from a baby, during the pandemic. Why she cried at church when she didn't believe. How reading one of Dave's books had an impact. And many more details of her fascinating story. Dave Burchett and Jeff Denton talk with Sarina Peterson...

Duration:00:58:30

Joni Burchett

1/12/2022
The discussion becomes personal this week as Dave's wife, Joni Burchett, drops by to tell her story. From a childhood feeling responsible for protecting a father who would eventually take his life to discovering a love for special needs children, Joni couldn't have protected the path her life has taken. A special needs child of her own and a cancer diagnosis in her 50s reveal life hasn't been a fairytale for Joni, but she's survived and found postcards from God along the way. Though unlikely...

Duration:00:46:58

John Hau

1/5/2022
An interview with John Hau about his life becomes a conversation about internal spiritual growth, leadership, and how to interact with people going through a spiritual journey. Everything from internal struggles of faith to becoming comfortable with those who are "deconstructing" their faith. John is a pastor from Canada who has served with CRU and currently pastors Reality Church in Vancouver. They discuss changing identities and becoming comfortable living life in tension. Dave Burchett...

Duration:00:47:19

Heather Smyder

12/29/2021
Heather Smyder wears many hats - wife, mom, educator, school counselor, Christian. While sitting in the studio for this podcast, she's wearing a hat that says "Love Your Story". You're going to love hearing Heather tell the story of her life growing up as a pastor's kid, pursuing her passion to be an educator, finding Greg (the love of her life), and becoming a mom...then a foster mom. She shares advice for parents of middle school / junior high students based on her experience as a...

Duration:00:40:29

Stephen Bramer and the Christmas Story - Part 2

12/22/2021
Waterbrook Teaching Pastor and Bible Professor, Dr. Stephen Bramer, returns for the second in a two-part episode to talk about the biblical Christmas story. This week we talk about Christmas with adult children and grandchildren. We discuss the importance of Mary. We consider what is true and myth regarding the birthplace of Jesus. We cover a sad footnote often skipped in the Christmas story and the important role of the wise men. Dave Burchett and Jeff Denton talk with Stephen Bramer on...

Duration:00:41:57

Stephen Bramer and the Christmas Story - Part 1

12/15/2021
Waterbrook Teaching Pastor and Bible Professor, Dr. Stephen Bramer, joins us for a special two-part episode to talk about the biblical Christmas story. We also talk about our own childhood Christmas traditions. Then, we start the Christmas story from the beginning (Genesis) and through the Old Testament back story that leads up to the birth of Jesus. We consider that verse sung every holiday from Handel's Messiah based on Isaiah 9:6. We discuss genealogies and two special babies set to...

Duration:00:41:55

Christian and Meg Taylor

12/8/2021
Meet Meg and Christian Taylor who are a young married couple called to the mission field in Germany. Meg knew she wanted to serve there from an early age and Christian understood that before marrying her. However, a a global pandemic messed up their plans and timeframe. Hear their fascinating story of trusting God's timing and what their future holds. (Hint: They leave for Germany with Greater Europe Mission in January 2022.). Dave Burchett and Jeff Denton talk with Christian and Meg Taylor...

Duration:00:37:33

James Potter and Gideon's International

12/1/2021
A radical transformation caused James Potter to change his answer to the question, "Is this business and your career the most important thing in your life?". He had to decide what was number one in his life and priorities. James had assumed the balance of scales would get him into heaven one day because he was "good enough". A realization in his 20's while studying the bible led him to trust Jesus as the Savior he needed for the forgiveness of his sins. The words of the Bible continued to...

Duration:01:00:24

Aundi Woolard

11/24/2021
Can God really be good if you've grown up in an abusive household where the abuser gets celebrated as a good guy? What about when you're kicked out of your church and support system? How about when your 19 year old son is diagnosed with cancer? Aundi Woolard's reply was, "Is this stuff I say I believe really true? We're about to find out." Hear Aundi's testimony of God's goodness through the good and bad of life. All as Dave Burchett and Jeff Denton sit down for this vulnerable conversation...

Duration:00:44:02

Dan Carnefix

11/17/2021
Is there a giftedness that is just plodding through life? Dan Carnefix describes himself as a faithful plodder who doesn't get too excited about much. However, his faithfulness gives stability to those around him. Dan is a husband, father and seminary graduate who God didn't lead into a full-time pastorate. Where some might question whether it was then God's will; Dan sees value in the time and years getting a deep spiritual education. He talks about family life and developing relationships...

Duration:00:39:00