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Through breaking down Biblical texts, discussing prevalent news and relevant topics, and bringing both humor and wisdom to the conversation, Off Stage with Greg and RD showcases how these two pastors have a passion for educating people on theology and how it relates to our current culture.

Through breaking down Biblical texts, discussing prevalent news and relevant topics, and bringing both humor and wisdom to the conversation, Off Stage with Greg and RD showcases how these two pastors have a passion for educating people on theology and how it relates to our current culture.
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United States

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Through breaking down Biblical texts, discussing prevalent news and relevant topics, and bringing both humor and wisdom to the conversation, Off Stage with Greg and RD showcases how these two pastors have a passion for educating people on theology and how it relates to our current culture.

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English

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9178481000


Episodes

Season One - 15. QandA

11/26/2019
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This week, Greg and RD tackle questions from the listeners, ranging from Creationism to suicide to Narnia. Times for each question are listed in the show notes.

Duration:01:17:43

Season One - 14. The New Convert and Wisdom

11/21/2019
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In this week's episode, Greg and RD tackle conversion, spiritual leadership, sin and redemption, and Kanye West.

Duration:00:30:25

Season One - 13. The Joker and the City

11/14/2019
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Are we solely responsible for our actions, or does society play a part in this responsibility? This is the question that RD and Greg discuss, through the eyes of the recent film Joker. Note, this episode does contain spoilers, so you may want to watch the film before listening.

Duration:00:33:43

Season One - 12. Confess Your Sins to God Alone

11/5/2019
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Can we confess to plants instead of God or each other? This week, Greg and RD break down Union Seminary's tweet about praying to plants during their chapel, and show that ultimately, all sin is against God.

Duration:00:31:32

Season One - 11b. The Church and Sexuality

10/28/2019
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In company with their deep dive on homosexuality, Greg and RD go through several common questions about how to walk through homosexuality with someone or with yourself in a Biblical, God-centered way.

Duration:00:36:06

Season One - 11a. Deep Dive: The Bible and Sexuality

10/28/2019
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In this deep dive episode, RD and Greg carefully examine what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, and why the Bible says what it does. Through a deep discussion of Romans 1, historical and theological texts, and modern-day perspectives, RD and Greg state the truth of the Gospel with confidence and grace.

Duration:01:01:36

Season One - 10. Jesus, the Gospel, and Exclusivity

10/24/2019
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“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." This passage from John is often used to show how exclusive Christianity is, but in this episode, Greg and RD break this passage down and show how the Gospel is filled with grace and mercy, as well as just and righteous exclusivity.

Duration:00:34:39

Season One - 9. The Lies of the Prosperity Gospel

10/17/2019
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From explaining the Old Testament promises taken out of context to showing the dangers of thinking God owes you something because of your faith, RD and Greg spend this episode discussing the Prosperity Gospel and the ways in which it twists Christianity into being all about the believer instead of all about God.

Duration:00:30:12

Season One - 8. Work, God, and Us

10/10/2019
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In this week's episode, RD and Greg encourage listeners that no matter what they do for their vocation, God wants them to bring glory to Him through their work. And not just vocational work, but whatever relationships you have, people you help, or hobbies you enjoy, God can and will use it for His glory.

Duration:00:32:36

Season One - 7. Does God care about football?

10/3/2019
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Does God really care about football? Can God really care about all the trivial things in our lives? Greg and RD give a resounding yes as the answer to these questions. In this week's episode, Greg and RD break down this myth that God cares about some things more than others, and show how this kind of thinking about God is detrimental to your faith because of how it limits God.

Duration:00:25:24

Season One - 6. Deep Dive - The Lure of Deconversion

9/26/2019
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"Once saved, always saved." This may be a nice-sounding saying, but with so many Christians falling astray through deconversion, is it a true saying? And how can we justify wrestling with doubt and questions in Christianity? Can we still be a Christian if we don't believe everything in the Bible is 100% true? These are the questions RD and Greg dive into in this Deep Dive episode.

Duration:00:59:02

Season One - 5. Suffering: Not Our Glory, But God's

9/26/2019
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God is working for your good, even if you can't see it, and that's what Greg and RD discuss in this week's episode. In talking about a God-centered theology versus a man-centered theology, our flawed expectations of what God owes us, and how to walk with someone through grief, RD and Greg share how followers of Christ have to find a way to say "God is sovereign over everything, even my suffering."

Duration:00:31:35

Season One - 3. Deep Dive: The Bible Is God Breathed

9/12/2019
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In this Deep Dive episode, Greg and RD dive into subjects like Sola Scriptura, learning how to read the Bible culturally, understanding what is actually in the Bible versus saying what does the Scripture mean to me, and realizing that everything that is in the Bible is there for a purpose.

Duration:01:18:41

Season One - 2. The Bachelorette and Legalism

9/12/2019
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In this follow-up to last week's episode about The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown, Greg and RD discuss the bigger issues of God's love for us and our obedience to Him, how to navigate pursuing holiness, and how to encourage and call out other Christians in love. They also talk about the importance of the fruits of the Spirit and how it impacts every part of our lives, and show how everything in our lives is deepening our dependence on God.

Duration:00:28:57

Season One - 1. The Bachelorette and Holiness

9/12/2019
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In their first episode, RD and Greg delve into the controversy surrounding remarks about sex and Christianity by Hannah Brown, star of The Bachelorette's 15th season. Through breaking down Biblical passages, discussing the church's societal authority (past and current), and sharing their own life experiences, RD and Greg show the difference between struggling with sinful desires and saying, "God doesn't have a problem with my sin."

Duration:00:21:46

Season One - Off Stage with Greg and R.D. Intro

8/22/2019
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In this introduction to their podcast, RD and Greg share their heart and reason behind starting the podcast, and discuss some of the special episodes they will have throughout the podcasts, like Deep Dive and Rapid Response.

Duration:00:02:10