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Episode 076 | This Is How We Do It

How do you raise children to love instead of hate? How do you learn to have wise feelings? How did Pastor Matt accidentally stab someone? Questions need answers, and this episode is full of them. Listen in for a talk on wisdom, racism, education and parenting.

Duration: 01:03:29

Episode 075 | Charlottesville: How to Respond to Hate

When racial tension erupts, is there a wise way to respond? And if love is the best weapon to use against hate, how do you wield it? Pastor Matt Brown talks through what happened in Charlottesville, ways to be wise and how to find the facts in a world run by feelings.

Duration: 01:07:07

Episode 074 | How to Be Wise

If wisdom requires listening, how do you learn to receive criticism or pay attention when you’re easily distracted? Is there a difference between gaining wisdom and learning a skill? And how do you get to the other side of the story? Listen in as Pastor Matt dishes out wisdom on how to be wise.

Duration: 01:01:21

Episode 073 | Dumped for Trump

Pastor Matt and the crew are joined by Claude Hickman for a recap of the Supernatural series, all about rediscovering who God really is. The conversation ranges from how to better understand God to the many things we may never really understand about him.

Duration: 01:01:12

Best of The Debrief #2

What’s the difference between good and bad stress? Or guilt and shame? Can you really ever forgive someone who abused you? Pastor Matt has given some great answers to these tough questions over the first 70 episodes of The Debrief, listen in to hear his thoughts on divorce, his tips on studying the Bible with ADD and what he and Tammy have to say about being married.

Duration: 00:48:57

Best of The Debrief #1

If you’ve ever wondered if you can lose your salvation, if there are different levels of heaven or hell or what happens when a Christian commits suicide, we’ve talked about it here. We’ve also thrown in Pastor Matt’s take on homosexuality and the church, how Christians should interact with drugs and alcohol and whether Jesus was killed or chose to die.

Duration: 00:50:12

Episode 072 | But Why?

Have you ever wondered why? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why did a so-called perfect God create a clearly imperfect world? And why does the Old Testament still matter if Jesus changed everything? On this week’s episode, Pastor Matt, Tim and Stephanie walk through questions that all start with “why?”

Duration: 00:53:52

Cold Gold: Volume 3

Lots happens behind the mics before each episode of The Debrief begins. Listen in as Pastor Matt, Justin, Stephanie and lots of guests have some fun before getting to the tough questions.

Duration: 00:22:43

Episode 071 | Beyond Anxiety

Anxiety is a real thing, and it’s possible well-meaning Christians have been giving the wrong advice about it for a long time. Listen in as Pastor Matt, Justin and Stephanie share their own experiences with anxiety and answer questions about what to do when “just pray about it” just doesn’t work.

Duration: 01:10:35

Episode 070 | Livin’ on a Prayer

What’s so bad about wanting to be perfect? What’s the right way to pray? And how do you know when it’s time to step out in faith or wait for better circumstances? This week Pastor Matt tackles tough questions about perfection, prayer and preparedness.

Duration: 01:15:17

Episode 069 | Happiness is a Real Problem

What does it mean to be happy? How do you know if you’ve heard the voice of God or just your own subconscious? And how on earth can an a-hole, well, stop being an a-hole? Pastor Matt Brown gives real answers to tough questions about happiness.

Duration: 01:16:04

Episode 068 | When Work Isn’t Working

What do you do when work isn’t working for you? How can you find meaning in your job - no matter what it is - and how do you know if God wants you to find a new place to work? Pastor Matt tackles real questions about happiness in the workplace.

Duration: 01:02:26

Episode 067 | How to Be Happy

How can we really be happy when we’re in the midst of parenting small children or working in a job that is anything but what we dreamed it would be? Was Jesus actually happy when he was on earth? Listen in as Pastor Matt answers our questions and shares some of the secrets to real happiness.

Duration: 01:12:17

Episode 066 | Walking Away From Crazy

Is it possible to be truly happy in an imperfect world? Is plastic surgery ok for Christians and when/how do you walk away from crazy? Pastor Matt and the crew answer these questions and more while unpacking a sermon all about holding onto happiness.

Duration: 01:14:03

Episode 065 | Coffee, Cigarettes and Cash

Can you be a gay Christian, how do you apologize to an ex and how do you know if your guilt is from God or the enemy? Pastor Matt Brown shares his thoughts on how to grow in your faith, not become a slave to money and how exactly to go about enjoying God.

Duration: 01:09:21

Episode 064 | Is This Ok?

Can Christians get help from hypnotists and mediums? What about marrying someone who is divorced or reading the “other” books from the bible? Sometimes things just aren’t quite black and white, especially when you’re trying to follow Jesus. Listen in as Pastor Matt gives real answers to tough questions about what is and isn’t sin.

Duration: 01:10:20

Episode 063 | Treat Yo’ Self

Can we really know what the afterlife, heaven, and hell are really like? And why do we focus so much on the size of the church? Or can a non-sexual dating relationship between two people of the same gender be okay? Pastor Matt, Justin, and Stephanie walk through your questions across a handful of topics while teaching us what it means to be real in serving the church.

Duration: 01:05:07

Episode 062 | What Do We Do Now?

If Jesus says we’re forgiven, why do we still talk about judgment day? And what do you do when you keep asking God to change the way you feel, but nothing seems to be happening? Pastor Matt, Justin and Stephanie walk through your questions about coworkers, God’s judgment and serving at church.

Duration: 01:03:15

Episode 061 | Sexual Content Included

Two weeks after Pastor Matt taught on sexual temptation, the Debrief team got overrun by your questions about sex. In this episode, Pastor Matt, Justin and Stephanie talk through questions on forgiveness, sex, homosexuality and porn.

Duration: 01:40:19

Episode 060 | The One with Pastor Mark Driscoll

Pastor Mark Driscoll joins the show to talk through some off-topic questions with the crew. Listen in as Pastor Matt, Pastor Mark, Justin and Stephanie talk through gender roles, how to have a more interactive relationship with God and what to do when you act on bad advice.

Duration: 01:08:37

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