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47 minutes | Jan 22, 2023
Failing Septic Systems, Sad Country Songs and Enduring Suffering
In this riveting podcast, brothers Bruce and Rog end up talking about great NFL comebacks, positive thinking, faulty septic systems, the vulnerability of the poor, the beauty in suffering, Hank Williams, speeding, pride, spiritual blind spots, avoiding people, giving up, and Jesus walking in your neighborhood.
47 minutes | Jan 15, 2023
Frugality or Extravagance: Which Does God Want Us to Pursue?
In this first episode of 2023, the Pastords talk about funerals, motels and hotels, eating out, new cars, contentment, minimalism, extravagant miracles, boxers or briefs, fasting, the problem of comparing your life to others, septic system failure, joy, counting your blessings, and false narratives we believe.
48 minutes | Jan 4, 2023
The 2022 Christmas Podcast: Giving Gifts, Holiday Blues and Shepherds
In the final podcast of 2022, the pastords talk about John Deere, gift-giving, Marmot, God and Santa, real holiness, sins of omission, St. Andrews Golf Course, dreading Christmas, depression, shepherds, Bible prophecies, love stories and Super Heroes.
48 minutes | Dec 18, 2022
True Joy, Uproarious Laughter and Fascinating Words That Begin With a "P"
The Pastords laugh their way through a variety of topics, including Christmas, NFL injuries, happiness, joy, dune buggies, thieves of joy, beach vacations, Eden, purpose, resilience, gratitude, morbid jokes, music, persecution, heaven, contentment, and the one thing that is impossible to lose.
46 minutes | Dec 11, 2022
Love Languages, Gift-Giving and Driving Like Jesus
The pastords find a way to talk about Bruce's beloved Broncos, Roger's estate sale finds, golf courses, love languages, slow drivers, hugging, when its appropriate to honk at someone, navigating merge lanes, rear end collisions, Christmas gift-giving, ceramic donkeys, and how to correct people.
48 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Fast Food, Farm Living, and Following Jesus
Pastords Bruce and Rog talk about insomnia, top fast food restaurants, selling men's clothing, the jobs Bruce has worked, football playoffs, tractoring on Bruce's farm, the fun of farm life, trains, driving a zero-turn mower, Jesus following you, letting God love you, getting lost while hiking, and enjoying the security of God's love.
45 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
Taylor Swift, Millionaires, and How to Enjoy the Blessing of God
The pastords sing and end talk about music and other stuff, like Taylor Swift, Top 10 hits, Spotify, Powerball, millionnaires, wasting or investing your life, partnership with God, the blessing of the Beatitudes, getting sideways with your spouse, prayer that re-centers us, revenge, three-fold blessing, four-fold blessing, and five-fold blessing.
45 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Adversity, Integrity, Identity...and Football
In this rambling episode, Brothers Bruce and Roger talk about the AFC football conference, the college football playoffs, a narthex, what adversity reveals about you, the downside of an easy life, real character, sleepless nights, integrity at tax time, the importance of little things, the most impactful season of life, pickleball, and not bending to the opinions or praise of others.
51 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
Guest Edition: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Prayer
With Guest Marie Griffith, the pastords discuss prime numbers, Mattress Mack's gambling, hiking the Big South Fork, the Lord's Prayer, answered prayer, the prayer God always answers, the power of "your will be done," owing apologies, listening prayer, solitude, the benefits of prayer, prayer warriors, bears and rest.
49 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Football, Freedom, Forgetfulness and Fear
In this episode, the pastords end up talking about forgetting stuff, UT football, sponsorships, perfume, the praise of people, picking clothing, living under the fear of what people think, report cards, total freedom, living for an audience of one, courage, the opposite of fear and why free people can't be manipulated.
51 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Compassion, Concussions, Conversations and Truth
In a typically rambling conversation, the Pastords talk about Tennessee Vols football, the NFL Patriots and Broncos, dying, living next door to each other, dualism, disputable issues in the Bible, dialogue with "intellectual humility," learning from people you don't agree with, syncopation, spiritual health, discerning right and wrong as well as better and best, concussions, ideas that are "obvious," Kid Rock and love that seeks out the best of others.
50 minutes | Oct 2, 2022
GUEST EDITION: Teamwork, Obstacle Courses, Free Love and Struggling with God
Guest pastord, Marie Griffith, joins Bruce and Roger to talk about Marie's pastoring, spartan racing, leaving people behind, Bruce's 2018 health issues, discipleship through suffering, hiking downhill, the dark night of the soul, letting God carry you, bear canisters, intellectual humility, unlearning, deconstruction, God's delight in us, total freedom, restoration and entering God's rest.
48 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Adam and Eve, Male and Female, Freedom and Love
The Pastords end up talking about exhaustion, funny dreams, where Bruce lives, Adam and Eve, the male-ness and female-ness of God, seeing God, marriage reflecting the glory of God, frogs, identity, toilet seats, running late, true freedom, what life looked like before sin, horror movies and the relationship between choice and love.
51 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Tractor Pulls, Birthdays and How Following Jesus is Like Playing Golf
Another lively episode where the pastords discuss birthdays, football rankings, interceptions, next-door neighbors, tractor pulls, piddling, trying to follow Jesus like someone else does, golf-scorekeeping, spiritual disciplines, confession, and a creating a culture of encouragement.
45 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
The Evangelism Episode: Professionals, Amateurs and Messengers of Hope
Pastord brothers, Bruce and Rog catch up after a lengthy break and talk about how to pluralize nouns, the reason for their hiatus, who should be making disciples, apostles, mobile church, ministry specialists vss amateurs, backyard football, Bruce's two epiphanies, Christians as messengers of hope, America as "post-Christian," churches as private clubs, church building programs, seeing lost people as enemies, Jesus sending the 70, and helping move people toward Jesus every day.
45 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Celebrity, Serving, Failure and Ordinary People
The pastords find a way to talk about buying tractors and mini-bikes, Bruce's makeup moment, failure, celebrity fascination, losing Ann Voskamp, ordinary people, ordinary serving, benefactors, the pull of money, Roger wanting to be discovered, mixed motives, a limerick, and the God who sees and says "well done."
46 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
The Yes Episode
The pastords have a rambling conversation about the closing on Bruce's farm, polk salad, Esther, eating Kudzu, how God loves to partner with us, serving God in Ukraine, people who said yes to God, the antonym to influencer, failure analysis, perseverance, saying maybe to God, Gideon, Jonah, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Ann Voskamp.
53 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
Hiking Machu Picchu, Polarizing LIV Golf, and Trusting the Power of Love
After a hiatus, the Pastords are back talking about how to pronounce Machu Picchu without embarrassing yourself, hiking at high elevation, how to pronounce LIV golf, the turmoil around LIV golf, the dearth of dialogue about almost anything, all-or-nothing polarization, how experience influences Bible interpretation, the similarity between compromise and repentance, identity in Jesus or in a political position, and whether the church believes more in the power of fear than the power of love.
50 minutes | Jun 12, 2022
Buying, Earning, Saving, Investing, Giving to God, Blessing the Poor and Storage Units
In this meandering episode, the Pastords end up talking about Bruce's sinus issues, international travel, the sale of the Denver Broncos, underpaid employees, the source of wealth, being rich toward God, Bruce's farm purchase fiasco, saving vss giving, storing up treasure in heaven, the best retirement plan, the planet Pluto, eternal investments, hiking in the Holy Land and generosity to the poor.
47 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Rebuke, Confession, Apology, Repentance, Forgiveness...and Some Singing
In this episode, you'll hear the Pastords talk about Mandolin Rain, goodbye songs, rebuke, forgiveness, golf scores, comedian Nate Bargatze, doctors, repenting, sins that can't be forgiven, Bruce's favorite prayer, true confession, prayers that aren't prayers, fake apologies, why it's hard to say I'm sorry, resistance to change, and when offending is good.
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