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Duty and Obligation

Duty and Obligation

April 21, 2020

Why are some churches heavy on duty and obligation while for others participation feels optional?

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The End of Youth Ministry

The End of Youth Ministry

March 31, 2020

Derek talks to Andy about his new book "The End of Youth Ministry" which is out now. 

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The Virus Took the Future

The Virus Took the Future

March 24, 2020

A lot has happened since our last episode.  Join us as Andy covers the COVID-19 pandemic, the new world wide slow-down, how the future is changing, and how the Church responds.

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When Gus Met Jesus

When Gus Met Jesus

March 6, 2020

There are a lot of great stories out there.  Star Wars.  Marvel.  Harry Potter.  And then there's the Bible.  Why should people care about it when there are so many other options for stories?  And what makes Scripture different?

On today's episode Andy & Derek explore narratives, how they make meaning, and what it means for the Church to embrace people's stories of God breaking into their lives.

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God Speaks!

God Speaks!

February 26, 2020

Does God still speak to us today?  Can God break into the secular world?

These questions haunted the Swiss theologian Karl Barth, and an experience early in his ministry shaped the way he saw God breaking into the secular world. Later, the German theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer would wrestle with these same questions.

In today's episode Andy tells the story of a young Karl Barth and how his understanding of God's revelation to humanity might be the missing link for a Church in the secular age.

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Crunched by Numbers: Growth, Burnout, and Resonance

Crunched by Numbers: Growth, Burnout, and Resonance

February 6, 2020

In the modern age society and the Church are obsessed with numbers and growth.  The downside is that this a quick path to burnout, exhaustion, emptiness, and depression.

Sociologist Hartmut Rosa thinks that the answer to this speeding up is finding resonance in our lives and relationships, and Andy thinks this is a valuable lesson that the Church needs to hear.

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Ok Boomer!  Generations, Time-Keeping, and Wisdom

Ok Boomer! Generations, Time-Keeping, and Wisdom

January 29, 2020

For centuries the Church kept time and looked backward - emphasizing the wisdom of the generations that went before.

Now, we've shifted.  We're obsessed with looking forward and finding "the new".  

Join us this week as we explore what this means for the Church and for our own lives.

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Outrage, Recognition, and Why Twitter is Ruining the World

Outrage, Recognition, and Why Twitter is Ruining the World

November 22, 2019

Andy thinks that recognition and identity mixed with outrage and Twitter is ruining the world.  He might be right.  Join us this week as we talk politics, religion, and other things you shouldn't discuss in polite company.

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Slow Times Killed the Youth Group

Slow Times Killed the Youth Group

November 8, 2019

Youth Group just isn't what it used to be.  Why is that?  And what does it have to do with Stranger Things, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and the Age of Authenticity?

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Why Prayer Feels Weird

Why Prayer Feels Weird

November 1, 2019

New Time Religion is back from Summer Vacation!

In today's world prayer can feel awkward, weird, and disjointed.  Turns out there's a reason - and it's called the "immanent frame".

Dr. Andrew Root and Derek Tronsgard talk about what the immanent frame is, how it shapes our world, and why prayer is just the thing to bring back some meaning and mystery to our lives.

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