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That God Show
49 minutes | Nov 16, 2016
EP38: Post Election Blues
BLC and MPT are back in the seat, and are discussing all things related to Trump's election win, and where we go to from here.
44 minutes | May 31, 2016
EP37: Christian Rockstar: "I'm Gay." Trey Pearson on His Coming Out Day
In 614 Magazine, Christian rockstar, Trey Pearson, came out to the world today. The lead singer of Everyday Sunday has sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and can be found playing all around the world-- but today, he joins BLC to talk about his coming out day, his faith, and the long journey that led up to this moment.
49 minutes | Mar 17, 2016
EP36: Rob Bell
This week, BLC and MPT welcome special guest, Rob Bell, for an episode of That God Show you won't want to miss.
56 minutes | Mar 5, 2016
EP35: Focus on the Family Exec Shuns Gay Daughter: She Breaks Her Silence
In this very special episode of That God Show, BLC and MPT sit down with Amber Cantorna to listen to her story. Amber had a happy, normal childhood as the daughter of a Focus on the Family executive, but found herself shunned and abandoned by her family when she realized that she was... gay. Amber recently began telling her story publicly, and sat down for this exclusive interview to tell a story that is both heartbreaking and inspiring. From the pain of losing family, the healing found in a welcoming church, to the blossoming of love, Amber's story will challenge and inspire you. It did for us.
54 minutes | Feb 25, 2016
Parenting Beyond Spanking: How To Raise Great Kids Without Hitting Them
We continue to get requests for more content in the realm of "Progressive Christian Parenting" and that sounds like a great idea to us! In this first parenting episode, BLC and MPT sit down to discuss why they made the decision to parent without spanking, and offer some practical and helpful alternatives to raising happy, healthy, and well-adjusted children-- all without hitting them. This episode has a variety of content and ideas that you'll find helpful as a Progressive Christian Parent.
52 minutes | Feb 4, 2016
EP33: The Most Overdue Podcast Episode of All Time
BLC and MPT are back! After a busy fall schedule, in Episode 33 they sit down to catch up on what they've been doing. A lot of ground gets covered in this episode, from MPT's recent work with National Geographic, some Hillary vs Bernie debate, and the reemergence of everyone's favorite villain: Mark Driscoll.
52 minutes | Sep 18, 2015
EP32: Navigating Relationships During An Election Year
In EP32, join BLC and MPT for a discussion on the current presidential election, and how to navigate relationships with friends and family during volatile political cycles. Also includes information on how you can get involved in helping the current refugee crisis. Segments (new!) World News (4:20) My Life (23:00) The Good Stuff (42:14)
39 minutes | Sep 2, 2015
EP31: How Jesus Redefines Manhood (with guest, Nate Pyle)
Looking back, many of us guys grew up with a version of what it means to "be a man" that was impossible to live out. To make matters worse, these cultural ideas about manhood are often adopted by the American Church, leading many to view our cultural ideas about manhood as falsely being biblical concepts of manhood. This of course, leads to all sorts of issues-- both for men, and women. In this episode of That God Show, BLC and MPT sit down with author Nate Pyle to discuss his new book, Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood. They cover all sorts of ground in a short time, so you won't want to skip downloading this episode!
51 minutes | Aug 27, 2015
EP30: Our Take On The Biggest Stories of the Summer of 2015
In this episode of That God Show as BLC and MPT rewind to visit 5 of the biggest stories of the summer. Catch their thoughts on topics such as: mass shootings, marriage equality, the Josh Duggar & Ashley Maddison saga, and of course, Donald Trump's race to the White House.
63 minutes | Jul 22, 2015
EP29: Questions About Hell With Jeff Cook (Is Hell Real? Just Temporary? Why hell?)
This episode is for all those who have been in a process of wrestling with hell- join BLC with pastor and author Jeff Cook for a philosophical exploration of "5 questions about hell" from Cook's new book, Everything New. In it, we explore questions such as: Why would God create a hell? What good purpose does hell serve? And, is hell consistent with God's character? This is a special theological/philosophical episode for all the theology and philosophy geeks out there-- you won't wanna miss it.
54 minutes | Jul 16, 2015
EP28: Overcoming Self Doubt And Speaking Truth to Inner Lies (with guest, Reba Riley)
Join us for EP28 of That God Show where BLC and MPT sit down with Reba Riley, author of the much anticipated book, Post Traumatic Church Syndrome. In this episode you'll be invited to join a candid discussion about something so many of us face but rarely discuss: self doubt.
51 minutes | Jun 17, 2015
EP27: Rejecting the Cynicism of Political Culture
Both political and Christian culture can often seem quite cynical, can't it? In this episode of That God Show, Benjamin and Matthew talk about the pessimistic narrative we're often sold by political and religious leaders and why it's critically important that we reject this-- instead choosing to embrace optimism.
43 minutes | May 14, 2015
EP26: Becoming People Who Fix Things (Responding to the Decline of Christianity)
This week new Pew report data came out that showed Christianity in decline across the board in the United States, and everyone seems to be clamoring to spin it in some way. In this episode of That God Show, BLC and MPT sit down to talk about the decline in Christianity, and how instead of seeking to "win converts" we can simply return to our calling to be "people who fix things."
38 minutes | May 5, 2015
EP25: Christian Unity - Where Do We Begin?
In an age of Christian division it can be important to remember one of the last things Jesus prayed for before his death: Christian unity. But what is it? Where do we even begin a journey towards greater unity? This episode begins a series on the topic, born out of the winter travels of MPT and BLC where they both realized that it's often hard to dislike someone different than yourself, when you take the time to listen to their story.
40 minutes | Apr 13, 2015
EP24: What The Heck Is Up With Franklin Graham?
If you spend much time on social media or have seen much from Franklin Graham lately, you'd know that he's sorta gone rogue on Facebook. Some of his comments have sparked outrage among religious leaders, and others have left us scratching our heads and asking, "what the heck is up with Franklin Graham?" That's the question BLC and MPT wrestle with this week on That God Show. Recorded with BLC in Jordan, you can also catch up on how his trip to the Holy Land is going.
54 minutes | Apr 9, 2015
Living Under Israeli Occupation: Interview With A Christian Missionary in Palestine
With the recent elections in Israel and talk of an arms deal with Iran, folks have been talking once again about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Many of us grow up with a blindly pro-Israel worldview given to us in fundamentalism where Israel is seen as the oppressed, and the Palestinians are seen as the oppressor... but is that true? To explore this issue, BLC sits down with an American missionary in Palestine to tell us about her 11 years living among the Palestinians and living under a military occupation.
41 minutes | Apr 1, 2015
EP22: The Civil War Over Those Wedding Cakes
In EP22, BLC and MPT sit down to discuss the exasperating issue of religious freedom laws and our refusal to bake those wedding cakes.
57 minutes | Mar 25, 2015
EP21: What Does Following Jesus Look Like? (With Guest, Christian Piatt)
In this long overdue episode of That God Show, BLC sits down with friend and author Christian Piatt to wrestle with the question: "What does following Jesus look like?" Hear from Christian regarding his one year "My Jesus" project- including both insights he's discovering, and challenges he's facing, as he spends each month following a different aspect of the example of Jesus.
38 minutes | Mar 3, 2015
EP20: Our Role In God's Story: Agents of Reconciliation
Once again, BLC and MPT come to you live from Armenia. Coming off some moving experiences witnessing the work being done by World Vision in this part of the world, join us in an exploration of what it means to discover our place in God's grand story of reconciliation.
49 minutes | Feb 28, 2015
EP19: Live from World Vision Armenia
This is a very special episode of That God Show, as for the first time BLC and MPT record the show while sitting in the same room! Join us for a discussion of why we're in Armenia with World Vision, things we're experiencing in the field, and discover the genocide of 1.5 million people that doesn't get discussed often.
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