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!
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.
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.
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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June 16, 2016
Episode #11 is Live! Just four pastors discussing and debating faith, relationships, politics, food, entertainment, ministry, theology, pop culture and much, much more!
This week our theme is "Eat, Pray, New Orleans" as the guys welcome probably their most interesting guest, Ray Cannata. Ray is a Presbyterian minister who moved to New Orleans just weeks after Katrina to lead a dying church and help in the rebuilding of the city. Ray is such a unique character and not your typical pastor by any measurement an his eclectic personality makes for fun conversation and listening.
Shortly after his arrival there he decided to eat in every one of New Orleans 700+ restaurants in an effort to get to know the culture and people of the city. He accomplished his goal and a documentery film called The Man Who Ate New Orleans was made about Ray's quest.
He is also a member of the Rolling Elvi a group that dresses up as various incarnations of the King of Rock and Roll and participates in Mardi Gras parades, community functions and charities. Ray is known as King of Propulsion!
Ray's unorthodox style of ministry and life has opened up plenty of avenues for him to share the gospel with people in a city that has very few evangelicals. You will enjoy Ray and the stories he tells about The Big Easy!
This show includes talk about Elvis, hot dogs, ministry, Brangelina, Hurricane Katrina, food, gutting houses, Mardi Gras, bikers, not having a car, Gumbo, rebuilding houses, aliens and of course Jesus!
*This podcast was recorded before the events in Orlando so it is not addressed in this episode
June 9, 2016
The guys celebrate Episode #10! Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.
This week our theme is "Be my Neighbor" as we discuss how to really love your neighbor and live out the second greatest commandment. The guys welcome to the show Dave Runyon author of The Art of Neighboring. Dave is a former pastor and now leads a ministry that helps bring together government, business leaders, churches and non-profits for the common good of his city Denver, Colorado. It is a lively conversation that will challenge you about how well you really love your neighbors and seek their best.
The show begins with the guys discussing why there are good things about the USA being Post Christian and also some of the great things Christendom brought that we miss.
The show includes talk about gorillas, Christendom, living in Babylon, Fred Rogers, DenverBroncos, weed, Tebow, good parties, evangelism, deep conversations, persecution,Christian Zumba, the common good, “seven” spiritual laws, Hilary Clinton, the ApostlePaul, Vanilla Ice, Sylvester Stallone and much more.
June 2, 2016
The Boys return for Episode #9 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.
This week we take a look at "The Next Generation" as we discuss teenagers, kids and young adults and how the world they are growing up in is so much different than the generations before. This show is one everyone can relate to and especially those with kids, teens or work with them.
The guys welcome author, 25 year youth pastor and speaker Brock Morgan. Brock is regarded as one of the top youth ministry speakers and writers in the country. His book Youth Ministry in a Post Christian World is a must read for anyone who has teens or works with them. Brock leads a new ministry in Washington D.C. called Generation514 and a new national youth conference called The Amazing Next. Also, Travis Deans joins us. Travis is a regional director for The National Network of Youth Ministries and his work in the Pittsburgh area brings together hundreds of youth pastors and thousands of students. He is in the trenches with kids every day.
This episode includes talk on youth ministry, facial and armpit hair, teens, tacos, awkward ministry moments, media, waiting on God, transcendence, poop, deep theology, west coast vs. east coast, pastoring at home, Bon Jovi and much, much more.
Come and listen!
May 25, 2016
Back again! Episode #8 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.
This week our theme is "Grief is Life" as we discuss the side of life nobody wants which is grief, suffering, loss and tragedy. It is a follow up to episode #7 "Comedy is Life".
The guys welcome author and spiritual director Beth Slevcove. Beth has written a beautiful and meaningful book Broken Hallelujahs: Learning to Grieve the Big and Small Losses of lIfe. In the book she documents the process of grief she went through during the untimely death of her brother. Beth also looks at the "beauty and the brokenness" in all areas of life including marriage, friendships and faith. This is an honest discussion about pain, grief, faith and loss and how we find Jesus in it all. Yes there is some humor too!
This episode includes talk on marriage, running with the bulls, profanity, Shiva, C.S. Lewis, surfing, a Benedictine monastery, take a pill theology, laments, tattoos and pleasure. Come and listen!
May 20, 2016
Here we GOOOOO! Episode #7 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.
This week our theme is "Comedy is Life" as we discuss comedy and humor. The guys welcome nationally known stand up comedian/actor Aaron Kleiber. Aaron has headlined at comedy clubs all over America and has performed with some of the biggest names in comedy. He has also had roles in feature films and commercials. His unique story of moving from full time ministry to full time comedian is very interesting and honest. He is a Christian but not a Christian comedian and he shares what that means to him. If you enjoy a good laugh and some straight talk you will enjoy Aaron's thoughts on his life, faith and career.
**The episode does begin with a brief segment (approx 12 min) dealing with Transgenderism and the federal mandate to public schools about bathrooms and showers. It is a follow up and further commentary on Episode 5.
This episode includes talk of youth ministry, zombies, Steve-O, Chattanooga, drunk hecklers, kids, PG-rated mens retreats, fake pastors, brokenness, In Living Color, Jesus' humor, The Breakfast Club, paying the bills and Sweet Chin Music and more. Where else you gonna find that?
May 4, 2016
Here we GOOOOO! Episode #6 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.
This week our theme is "Hurting the Poor" as we discuss whether the ways we currently help the global poor is actually hurting them. The guys welcome Mark Weber from the award winning documentary Poverty,Inc. which tackles this issue and asks the question who really profits from helping the poor. Also Chris Pfeiffer from Espwa joins us to talk about their work on the ground in Haiti and how they strive for the good of the poor.
This episode includes talk of eggs, Bono, orphans, economics, Toms Shoes, Haiti, forgein aid, justice, peanut butter, Godzilla, Justin Beiber and Beyonce. Where else you gonna find that?
Plus much more!