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39 minutes | Mar 15, 2016
Over the next month or so, we'll be sharing sermons and teachings from Jake, Rob and John. If you have any conversation topics for us to consider, please submit them at yardsalepodcast.net! Enjoy :)
54 minutes | Feb 11, 2016
17. Sex, Dating, and Valentine's Day
Friends... YOU SHOWED UP! We received tons and tons of topic submissions about sex, dating, masturbation, online dating sites, dating in church, etc. It was impossible to get through them all, but we chose some of our favorites and had a blast talking through them. John's wife, Elyse, joined us for a few minutes to give a (much needed) women's perspective on some of these things. We hope you enjoy :) Oh... And Happy Valentine's Day.
47 minutes | Jan 31, 2016
16. Do animals have souls? With human authors, how can we trust the Bible?
Woah Nelly... This episode is chock full of heavy, heavy topics. Here are the questions: 1. "I'm feeling really down and out because I am not making a lot of money at my current job, and i am having horrible luck job searching. I kind of feel like a failure because I cannot land a decent paying job. How much should I let money and my lack of it affect my life? Is it good that I feel depressed about not landing any better jobs or should I should I act as if it's not something that bad?"2. "How can we trust the bible to be true and reliable and contain absolutely no errors when humans wrote it? Human error has to be accounted when dealing with statistics, because humans inevitably make mistakes."3. "What is a soul? What does it do? If history is truly written by the conquerors, could we as humans have fallen into this trap of reinforcing our "God-given" dominance over the rest with this claim that we alone have souls? How has that colored our view of the animal kingdom and the decisions we take so lightly against all kinds of animals, from the hunting of whales, the eating of chickens, or killing for ivory or pelt, and the incarcerations in zoos. Have we made a mistake here? Can we honestly look into the eyes of a primate and say 'because the bible tells me so?'"
53 minutes | Jan 24, 2016
15. What's the best Bible translation? (and much more...)
We're BAAAAAAACK! After a short holiday hiatus, we're back in full-swing. We've had dozens and dozens of topic suggestions over the break, and we try to barrel through some in this first episode of 2016. We talk about Bible translations, smiling during worship, singing Hillsong songs, "shoving Jesus down people's throats," and much more. Share your topics at yardsalepodcast.net :)
36 minutes | Dec 13, 2015
14. Christmas Episode
Jingle bells! Merry Christmas! This was one of our favorite episodes... Carl in the sound booth was drinking brandy, we had eggnog and the Sleigh Bells App ready to go, and we had a blast. Here were our questions: 1. What's your least favorite part of Christmas?2. Christmas question. Jesus was born from a virgin? How crucial is that to the whole story? What parts of the Christmas story need to stay fact... For example, if we somehow found out that mary was impregnated by a Roman soldier and the "virgn birth" was all a cover up, does that affect your view of Jesus as lord? Why does it matter that she was a virgin?3. What does Christmas ACTUALLY mean to you. Not the pastor answer. How does this season affect you personally, spiritually, emotionally, etc.
37 minutes | Dec 7, 2015
13. "Free" Will & Dealing with Shame
We've really enjoyed the evening recordings... Much more fun than 7am! In this episode, we introduce you to Carl, our imaginary Sound Engineer, and we deal with some heavy topics... 1. Can you please help me understand how God gives us free will and also knows what's going to happen in the future? This topic of predestination vs free will is something I struggle with a lot. How can he do both of those at the same time? 2. I'm a Christian, and I sinned. I knew what I was doing was sinful, but I did it anyway. I hate the fact that I did it. What do I do now? Does God think of me any different?
37 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
12. Tarot Cards and 'Turning the Other Cheek'
Three great questions in this episode... 1. Is it okay for Christians to love their life? 2. Is it okay to get your fortune told w/tarot cards? What if I did in the past, do I have demons in my life now because of that? Also, if psychics/mediums who tell the future are evil, why do we praise people who have a gift of prophecy? 3. What is Jesus trying to tell us when he says we shouldn't fight back/we should "turn the other cheek"? Does he mean we should never defend ourselves even if we're being attacked and robbed? If I'm being bullied, I don't know if I can let myself be attacked like that without fighting back.
35 minutes | Nov 23, 2015
11. Praying for Paris, Gospel Boredom & Online Dating
It's Thanksgiving week and we're all a little punchy... We discuss the WHY behind prayer, especially for global tragedies like the Paris attacks, as well as what to do when the Gospel loses its' 'oomph' in our lives. We finish up by talking about online dating... What an episode!
41 minutes | Nov 8, 2015
10. Chavrusa (and Junk-Drawer Gems)
Another great round of conversation topics... We're enjoying this evening recording schedule. Much more fun, much LESS serious. If you have a topic you'd like us to address, please submit it at yardsalepodcast.net :)
42 minutes | Nov 2, 2015
09. Alan Hirsch & Burning Man
Alan Hirsch is the founder of 100Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, and Future Travelers. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is widely considered to be a thought-leader and key mission-strategist for churches across the globe. He's a best-selling author and sought after speaker for conferences across the western world. For more information about Alan, visit: http://www.alanhirsch.org We were honored when Alan said he would join us to share his story (and his love of the Burning Man Festival). Enjoy!
37 minutes | Oct 25, 2015
08. Angels, the Pope, and Santa Claus
In this episode, we address a bunch of quicker topics. This is the "cleaning out the junk-drawer" part of preparing for a yard sale. • If someone dies and goes to heaven, do they stay there or become angels that can come down from heaven and interact with us? • Should parents tell their kids that Santa isn't real? Or should they wait until they're a certain age to reveal that? • Was Jesus a real person? • Why do Catholics worship and make an idol out of the pope? • Do I need to be baptized in order to go to heaven?
47 minutes | Oct 12, 2015
07. Were Adam and Eve Real People?
An age old question... Were Adam and Eve real people? We've been getting a lot of questions like this. Did God really flood the whole earth? Was Goliath really a giant? Did Jonah spend three days in the belly of a fish? There are a hundred different ways to interpret these texts, and we discuss a few here. Have a topic you'd like us to discuss? Share it with us on http://yardsalepodcast.net
44 minutes | Oct 5, 2015
06. Once saved always saved?
In this episode we discuss a theme that we've received dozens of questions around: Salvation. The two specific questions we share are: 1. Why should I go to church? 2. Once saved always saved? I believed when I was younger, but could care less now. What happens if I die tomorrow?
35 minutes | Sep 28, 2015
05. Dangerous Views of God, Temptation
Junk Drawer: I feel like having a specific image of God in our brains can be dangerous. Yes the bible tells us we are made in his image. And that he is our father. But what happens if those images or father figures aren't exactly what we should be seeing God as? How can we or should we be viewing God when we come to him in prayer/meditation/thankfulness/guidance/repentance/confession? Main Question: What advice do you have for overcoming temptation? In that moment of "I know I should not do this, but I really want to do it because I know I will enjoy it." I would love to hear some examples of things that have worked for you guys or maybe others you've had this conversation with, or if you don't have examples, maybe some questions I should be asking myself. I'm really struggling with temptation, in small ways, but many different areas.
42 minutes | Sep 21, 2015
04. Mentorship, Did God Create Evil?
In this episode, we discuss two topics... One easy topic, one impossible topic. Junk Drawer - The necessary role of mentors in our lives. Main Question - If God is the creator of everything, did he create evil? Did he create natural disasters and incurable diseases?
41 minutes | Sep 14, 2015
03. Doubting God, Kim Davis
Junkdrawer question: Do you ever doubt that God exists? Is that ok? Main question: "In relation to the kerfuffle with Kim Davis: What takes precedence when The Bible or any message from God conflicts with laws established by a governing body?"
36 minutes | Sep 7, 2015
02. Shocking Questions, Workplace Faith
Second episode, where we dig into multiple scenarios that we (as pastors) are unfortunately very familiar with. The primary question that we talk about: How to handle people and conversations at work that are not in line with our spiritual beliefs and morals.
36 minutes | Sep 2, 2015
01. Stale Faith, Changing Jesus
In this inaugural episode, we explain a bit behind the name YARDSALE and dive deep into two primary questions: What do you do when you feel like you're doing all the right things but you're not "feeling God" or growth or joy...? Share how your view of Jesus, people, and the Church have changed over the years.
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