Episode #9 “The Next Generation”

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!

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Episode #8 “Grief is Life”

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!

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Episode #7 “Comedy is Life”

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?


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Episode #6 “Hurting the Poor”

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!

 

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Episode #5 “Bathrooms, Boycotts and Gender”

April 28, 2016

Are you Ready! Episode #5 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.

This week our theme is "Bathrooms, Boycotts and Gender" as we discuss some current hot button issues in our culture. The guys have a meaningful discussion about public bathroom policies and transgenderism. Joining us for the discussion is Pastor Ryan Phipps whose gender neutral bathroom proposal went viral on HuffPost. Also Owen Meh and Paula Williams (formerly Paul) who was a prominent figure in the Evangelical church world for decades join us to share their perspectives as transgender people.
This episode will make you think and challenge some of your pre-conceived notions. We hope it will be helpful to you as you engage this issue and try to live like Jesus.
 
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Episode #4 “Pastors Gone Rogue”

April 22, 2016

Here we go! Episode #4 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.

This week our theme is "Pastors Gone Rogue" as we discuss what happens when Pastors don't act like pastors. The guys investigate some recent mega church pastor implosions (Mark Driscoll and Darrin Patrick). Is there a propensity to abuse, ego, pride and arrogance by leaders of Mega churches? Joining the lively discussion is guests Warren Bird from Leadership Network and mega church pastor Matthew Hartsfield.
This episode contains everything from Bill Hybels, Bigfoot, Covenant groups, stats, the Avengers and much more!
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Episode #3 “Culture Club”

April 13, 2016

The boys are back for episode #3 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.

This week our theme is "Culture Club" as we talk about what is happening in our culture. Walt Mueller who is an author, speaker and culture guru joins us along with Kelsey Griswold, former Miss Oklahoma, 2nd Runner-Up to Miss America and Actress who was currently seen on TV in American Crime Story: The OJ Simpson Trial and soon to be released  feature films.
They talk about current pop culture and the good and bad in it. Kelsey shares her powerful story of being an orphan, dealing with depression and her past drug use and struggles.
This episode contains everything from Hanson, Jesus, cheerleaders, Wally World, selfies, sex, Ferris Bueller, beauty, Cuba Gooding Jr. and much, much more!
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Episode #2 “Versus”

March 30, 2016

Mark, Mike, Marv and Jon are back for episode #2 of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.

This week our theme is "Versus" in honor of Batman Vs. Superman. We look at battles going on in Politics and Big churches vs. Small churches. This episode includes talk about Donald Trump, Andy Stanley, Backstreet Boys, Air Jesus, the Wahlberg brothers, hunting for doughnuts with DC TALK, In & Out Burger and lots more. Where else you gonna find that?
Plus much more.
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Episode #1 “What Good is Jesus?”

February 28, 2016

Join Mark, Mike, Marv and Jon for the inaugural episode of POST CHRISTIAN PASTORS. Four Pastors discussing and debating Faith, Relationships, Politics, Theology, Pop Culture and much, much more.

This week our special guest is Reality Tv star, writer, podcaster and expert in religion (she has a PHD in it!) Susie Meister. She joins the guys for some lively discussion about growing up evangelical, prosperity preachers and her own spiritual journey. We also play a little game with her.
Our own Marv Nelson discusses his new book "What Good is Jesus?" 
Plus much more.
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