Episode 19 “Peace in a Mad, Mad World”

October 4, 2017

Episode 19 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, ministry, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

Welcome to Post Christian Pastors! This episode was recorded just a day after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and over 500 people injured, some of those barely clinging to life. The guys spend the first part of the podcast talking about the shooting and looking for answers to the senseless violence in Vegas. They then turn their attention to our divided culture which is filled with OUTRAGE and DIVISION. From political divisions, racial divisions, to battles over players kneeling during the national anthem and more, all mixed together has left many feeling hopeless about our future as a people. Unity and dialogue in our differences seems impossible. How can we build bridges to each other and hear each other? Those are just some of the questions pursued during our discussion. It is an impactful discussion and will be useful to you as you pursue PEACE in your context.

Joining the guys for the discussion is guest Jon Huckins

Jon is a pastor, author, and leadership coach. He is the Co-Founding Director of The Global Immersion Projecta peacemaking training organization that is activating the North American Church as an instrument of peace. He is also on staff with Thresholds as a missional church leadership coach and co-leads a neighborhood faith community.

Jon spends his life coaching organizations and people on how to be peace makers here at home and internationally. Our focus with Jon is unpacking his latest book Mending The Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World with Jer Swigart. It is a great read which we highly recommend during these divisive days.

He has a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and writes for numerous publications including, TheOOZERed Letter ChristiansSojournersRELEVANT and Burnside Writer’s Collective. He has written a few books Teaching Through the Art of Storytelling, Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community.

He lives in San Diego with his wife Jan and four kids.

 

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Episode 18 The “F” Word

September 22, 2017

Episode 18 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, ministry, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

Welcome to Post Christian Pastors! We are finally back! It has been too long and we apologize for the big break but we are sure you will enjoy this episode! In this Episode titled "The "F" Word" the guys look at everyones least favorite topic FAILURE! Yet it is something we all have in common. The episode looks at failure in life and ministry and asks the question "If what we see as failure is really failure after all?". The guys share some funny stories of failure in their lives and in ministry. Mike has an epic story you dont want to miss. There is also a Gladiator style thumbs up thumbs down game at the end of the show. So if you have ever failed or feel like a failure sometimes then this episode is for you! 

Joining the guys for the discussion is guest Chris Vitarelli

Chris has been the pastor of the Road Community Church in Fenton, MI since 2011 and has been in full-time ministry for over 17 years.

He wrote a book called "Failure in the Balance" where he looks at "FAILURE" in ministry and how we really define success in life and ministry. He is also the host and creator of the Small Church BIG Deal Conference, being held now for the third year in two locations in the USA.

He is a graduate of Cedarville University and earned his masters degree in 2015 from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris and his wife Jody have four kids, Gabriel, Angelina, Landon, and Sofia. 

 

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Episode 17 “Jesus In TrumpLand” (Short)

March 29, 2017

*This version of Episode 17 does not include the guys discussion on refugees and has been shortened by 30 minutes. Both versions of this episode are available.

Episode 17 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

Welcome to Post Christian Pastors! Sorry for the Hiatus everyone! We are back and looking forward to bringing you great podcasts in 2017! In this Episode titled "Jesus in TrumpLand" the guys tackle life after the election and issues in the first months of a Trump America. They discuss Immigration, Refugees and the Media in this brave new world. TrumpLand is never short of controversy and excitememt. Many Christians are very excited that Trump is the President and many are horrified by that fact. While others saw Trump as the best choice among bad options. So whatever you think, welcome to the show. The guys will share their thoughts about how one tackles some of the parts of the Trump doctrine from a Christian perspective and Oh! Yeah! What about the MEDIA? What part do they play in all this and what was it like in the hours and days after and during the election.

The guys welcome an EMMY Award winning guest. Yes, I said EMMY. Matt Nelko joins us from New York City. Matt is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and media consultant based in Manhattan. Over the course of his 28-year career, he has written, produced, reported for, and anchored more than 33,000 news broadcasts, including such globally-recognized shows as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, Nightline, and the CBS Evening News as well as ABC News Digital and programming for Apple TV. His reporting and anchoring credits include CNN Radio, NBC Radio, AP Network News, RTE, Air America Radio, and Sirius Satellite Radio."

Matt takes us behind the scenes of corporate media, sharing stories about election night, fly over states, media bias, how people of faith are seen and what lessons were learned in light of a Trump victory.

This is a timely discussion about politics, media and Christian responsibility. You wont be disappointed!

*This episode contains some minor language

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Episode 17 “Jesus in TrumpLand”

March 29, 2017

Episode 17 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

Welcome to Post Christian Pastors! Sorry for the Hiatus everyone! We are back and looking forward to bringing you great podcasts in 2017! In this Episode titled "Jesus in TrumpLand" the guys tackle life after the election and issues in the first months of a Trump America. They discuss Immigration, Refugees and the Media in this brave new world. TrumpLand is never short of controversy and excitememt. Many Christians are very excited that Trump is the President and many are horrified by that fact. While others saw Trump as the best choice among bad options. So whatever you think, welcome to the show. The guys will share their thoughts about how one tackles some of the parts of the Trump doctrine from a Christian perspective and Oh! Yeah! What about the MEDIA? What part do they play in all this and what was it like in the hours and days after and during the election.

The guys welcome an EMMY Award winning guest. Yes, I said EMMY. Matt Nelko joins us from New York City. Matt is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and media consultant based in Manhattan. Over the course of his 28-year career, he has written, produced, reported for, and anchored more than 33,000 news broadcasts, including such globally-recognized shows as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, Nightline, and the CBS Evening News as well as ABC News Digital and programming for Apple TV. His reporting and anchoring credits include CNN Radio, NBC Radio, AP Network News, RTE, Air America Radio, and Sirius Satellite Radio."

Matt takes us behind the scenes of corporate media, sharing stories about election night, fly over states, media bias, how people of faith are seen and what lessons were learned in light of a Trump victory.

This is a timely discussion about politics, media and Christian responsibility. You wont be disappointed!

*This episode contains some minor language

 

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Episode #16 “What Lives Matter”

November 16, 2016

Episode 16 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

Welcome to Post Christian Pastors! In this Episode titled "What Lives Matter" the guys look for a way thru the very devisive issue of race in our culture. Our country seems so divided along racial lines and how do we as Christians strive for the unity that Christ commands for His people. This is a very complex issue and a very emotional one and one that can be very difficult to have conversation about where people actually listen to each other. 

The guys welcome two great guests, Dr. Todd Allen and Fred Lynch. Todd is a professor in the Communications Department at Grove City College and has also spent his adult life educating people about racial issues. Todd leads a yearly Civil Rights bus tour called "Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights" which has received high praise and partners with the PNC Foundation. He is a prominent voice in educational circles on racial issues. Fred is a national speaker for Rachels Challenge founded in the name of Rachel Scott who lost her life at Columbine. He was the founder of PID one of the original Christian rap groups. He speaks to teens all over the USA and is also an author.

This is a lively discussion, one you dont want to miss.

*This episode was recorded prior to the Presidential Election of 2016

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Fred Lynch

Returning to Roots Of Civil Rights Tour

Rachels Challenge

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Episode #15 “One Crazy Election”

November 5, 2016

Episode #15 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

The Boys dive head first into the Presidential election! This episode called "One Crazy Election" starts by the guys letting you know who they are voting for and why. You may be surprised who each of them chooses. It is a lively discussion about what this election season says about our country and how Christians should see their civic duty of voting and engage people who vote differently then they do.
The guys welcome pastor and author Scott Sauls to help bring some clarity to the issue. Scott is the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Previously, he was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with Tim Keller. Scott is the author of Jesus Outside the Lines and Befriend.
Scott also planted churches in Kansas City and St. Louis and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats and for college students.
Scott writes a weekly blog at scottsauls.com 
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Episode “Ignition Backstage”

October 21, 2016

Episode "Ignition Backstage" is Here! Post Christian Pastors is four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

Welcome to a very special episode of Post Christian Pastors recorded live backstage at the Ignition Event in Pittsburgh,PA on September 25, 2016. Pastor Mark flies solo for this episode as some very special guests who gave leadership to the event join him for some great conversation.
321 Improv joins the fun. They are a traveling Christian Improv group that performs all over the country in churches, colleges, etc. They share about the place of laughter in the church, weird stuff that happens during events, Primanti sandwiches, life on the road and lots more. Go Here!
Next, Jonathan Mckee stops by for a great convo. Jonathan is a national youth speaker, teen guru and author of over 20 books. He shares insights from his latest book 52 Ways to Connect With Your SmartPhone Obsessed Kid. Challenging stuff for all of us smartphone addicts! You can pick up that book and hear more on his website.
Finally, Red Letter Hymnal drops in to discuss their music, ministry, puppets and their rappin' bass player. They are a band you should know. Check them out HERE!
This is a fun episode so make sure you give it a listen!
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Episode #14 “Sports Idol”

September 20, 2016

Episode #14 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

The Boys are back from Summer vacation and into the Fall! They are excited to get back into some great episodes and relevant topics. Today's episode is titled "Sports Idol" as the guys discuss pro athletes, and whether or not youth sports has become a huge idol in our culture.
The guys welcome guest Nathan Whitaker to the show. Nathan is a New York Times Best-Selling author six times over with his first book Quiet Strength with Tony Dungy selling over three million copies. Nathan has also written books with Tim Tebow and he is a former Duke athlete himself. Nathan worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars and was part of the championship season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a big ring! Nathan also gives messages on leadership all over the country.
Todays  episode contains great behind the scenes looks at Tony Dungy and Tim Tebow and discusses the recent Colin Kapernick controversy.
You can find more out about Nathan at www.nathanwhitaker.com
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Episode #13 “American Refugee”

August 8, 2016

Episode #13 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

The boys are back from Summer vacation with their most serious episode yet. This week our theme is "American Refugee" as we look at the worldwide refugee crisis, ISIS, terrorism, the persecuted church and the challenges of being a Christian in Syria and Iraq.
The guys welcome Syrian refugee "Michael" (Not his real name out of safety for him and relatives still in Syria) who lives here in America with his wife and two children. Michael story is powerful and a sober reminder that following Jesus can be deadly in parts of this world.
You will be moved by what "Michael" has to share and our hope is you are encouraged to help refugees as you are able.
The last 15 minutes of the podcast are especially powerful and emotional. So make sure you listen all the way through.

Check out Ananias Mission for how you can help.
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Episode #12 “Finding Hope”

July 1, 2016

Episode #12 is Here! Four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, pop culture, politics, food, entertainment, theology and much more!

This week our theme is "Finding Hope" as we look at that elusive thing called HOPE and where it comes from. The guys welcome Mark Oestreicher who is the former president of Youth Specialties and founder of The Youth Cartel. He is also author to over 70 books and has written a great book called Hopecasting: Finding, Keeping and Sharing the Things Unseen. It is a great book that challenges the American idea of hope an talks about the important role suffering plays in HOPE. Marko's journey through dark times and exile and how Jesus met him there will be an encouragement to you and hopefully will give you a sense of strength to find hope no matter what you are facing.
This podcast will speak to anyone looking for or trying to understand hope.
The conversation includes talk about The Cleveland Cavaliers, the events in Orlando, Haitian earthquake, youth ministry, job loss, Isaiah, exile, gift of hope, vulnerability, busyness, Elvis Costello, arrogance, tattoos, middle school kids, Mike Yaconelli, The butt with two halves song and of course Jesus! 

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