Ep. 8: Melancholy Pt. 2

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Our friend Erick Jones spent a few years working with kids with mental health issues, so he stopped by to talk about it. We looked through the lens of Job and discussed whether or not Job could have been experiencing a period of depression. How should we approach God when asking for things, and do desperate prayers work any better?

Ep. 7: Melancholy and the Occasional Sadness (Job 6 – 9)

We discuss sadness and Job’s reaction to his troubles. Is sadness justified in light of truth? How does God view our sadness? And why is it sometimes hard to find support? Oh, and we’re close to having our first batch of shirts made!

Bonus Episode: The Unique Need For Youth Ministry

Recorded at West Coast Grace Youth Camp, Phil Long from Grace Bible College and Mike McFadden from Grace Bible Church of Phoenix join us to discuss the history and future of youth ministry. How much does culture influence what we do? Is there a science to youth ministry? And what will it look like 10 years from now? Check out Phil’s blog at readingacts.com and West Coast Grace Youth Camp at wcgyc.com.

Ep. 6: Why Can’t We Be Friends? (Job 1 – 5)

Collin professes his love for real sugar in Mexican Coca-Cola and declares that Elizabeth is probably a better person than most. Did Job have good friends? What do we do when our friends aren’t so good to us? And our youngest boy interrupts to ask for candy.

Ep. 5: Of Nations and Towers, Pt. 1 (Genesis 11: 1 – 8)

Our friend Mike McFadden, Family Ministries Pastor at Grace Bible Church of Phoenix, stops by to discuss Independence Day and whether or not there is a difference between patriotism and nationalism. Can either truly coincide with Christianity? How much does media shape our view of opposing political sides? And, Collin apparently forgets that the Prime Minister of England isn’t Tony Blair anymore.

Ep. 4: Is God Creative? (Genesis 7 -9)

We discuss our recent trip to Legoland in California and Collin compares Noah to Ronnie James Dio. Is creativity a burden or a blessing? And is God creative?

Ep. 3: It Just Flat Out Sucks Being Green (Genesis 4 – 6)

Collin pines for a Monty Python themed Vacation Bible School, much to Elizabeth’s chagrin. Was it envy or jealousy that caused Cain to kill Abel? And what’s the difference? Is social media just making us all envious of one another?

Ep. 2: Fear No Snake (Genesis 3)

We stay up way past our bedtime discussing fear, and whether or not churches use fear the same way some politicians do. If God is omni [blank] , do we actually have anything to fear?

Ep. 1: The Art of Complication (Genesis 1 – 3)

Elizabeth and I take a quick look at the account of the fall in Genesis, and the subsequent complications that have followed. From the death of Chris Cornell, to marriage, to politics and social media, life can be pretty complicated. But do we sometimes further complicate things by our own actions? And where oh where should we eat lunch?

Introduction / Welcome to the Podcast

I discuss the nuts and bolts of this podcast, thank my friends and family for their support, show off my little studio (small corner of my garage), and wonder whether or not some of my decor is actually an idol.

Introduction to Ep. 1 / The Art of Complication

Introduction to Ep. 1. Why do tend to make things so complicated? Do we bring a lot of it on ourselves? How much does Genesis and the account of the fall really affect us today?