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Burn the Haystack

13
Nov 2019

Who Gets to Define Christianity?

This week, Josh and Jesse springboard off their conversation last week on Kanye West to a conversation about power and influence in Christianity. Put simply: who gets to define what are appropriate expressions of Christianity, and what aren't?

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6
Nov 2019

This Episode is Water

So, Kanye West just released an album. And it's a Christian album. What are we to make of it, and what does this mean for the Christian world? Let's talk about that!

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30
Oct 2019

Female Pastors, Gender Roles, and the Church

This week, Josh and Jesse tackle one of the more controversial topics of our church today - women and pastoral ministry. Currently in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, women can not be ordained into pastoral ministry. The guys have refrained from tackling this issue head-on until now, so enjoy our take on ordination, women in ministry, and how gender plays into the church's mission.

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23
Oct 2019

Shantel Smith has Left the Building

This week, Josh and Jesse talk to Shantel Smith. Shantel was, until very recently, a pastor, speaker, and content creator working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In this episode, we talk to her about her resignation from being a fulltime pastor - why she did it, how she sees the church today, and what's next for her ministry. 

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16
Oct 2019

The Three Angels’ Messages, Part 3

This week, Josh and Jesse finish up their series on the Three Angels' Messages. 

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9
Oct 2019

The Three Angels’ Messages, Part 2

This week, Josh and Jesse are all about Babylon. Get ready for a deep dive!

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2
Oct 2019

The Three Angels’ Messages, Part 1

This week, Josh and Jesse return from their time at South Queensland Big Camp. Never fear though, because They have new content to share! We're about to embark on a 3-week journey talking about The Three Angels' Messages from Revelation 14.

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25
Sep 2019

Josh Wood on How to Feel More Invested in Your Local Church

This week, one of our awesome teammates, Josh Wood, joins Josh and Jesse to talk about 4 ways to feel more invested in your church. This is our final episode in our September-long deep dive into helping your local church. We hope you've enjoyed this month!

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18
Sep 2019

5 Destructive Behaviours that could Kill Your Local Church

This week, Josh and Jesse continue their series on building up your local church with 5 toxic behaviours that could end it all (cue dramatic music here)! 

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11
Sep 2019

How to Incite an Insurrection in Your Local Church, Part 2

This week, Josh and Jesse finish their two-part 7 Steps to Change your Church conversation. If you haven't already, check out episode 77 for part 1!

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4
Sep 2019

How to Incite an Insurrection in Your Local Church, Part 1

This week, Josh and Jesse start a 2-week conversation on how you too can start a youth revolution in your local church! There are 7 key points to cover, which you'll be able to find in a blog article on the website. 

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28
Aug 2019

Jess Shipton Unlocks the Wonders of Blogging and Digital Marketing!

This week, Josh and Jesse talk to Jess Shipton, creator of Smile Without Reason Blog, as well as the founder of JES Solution Marketing. We talk blogging and marketing; Jess's two big passions and areas of expertise! To check her blog out, or to enquire with her marketing company, check out the links below!

JES Solution Marketing / Smile Without Reason

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21
Aug 2019

Why are these Christian Leaders Suddenly No Longer Christian?

This week, we take a dive into the controversy surrounding two influential (ex) Christian leaders: Joshua Harris and Marty Sampson. In the same month, both have come on the record saying they're abandoning their previously firmly-held beliefs, are no longer Christians.

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14
Aug 2019

Kaleb Eisele is BACK!

This week, Kaleb Eisele from Humans of Adventism comes back. We talk what's changed since last time, his new job, and his new home on the other side of America. 

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7
Aug 2019

How Jordan Peterson Can Change the Way you Read your Bible

This week, Josh is taking a break, and Jesse talks about how watching Jordan Peterson's Biblical lectures changed the way he reads the Bible.

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31
Jul 2019

“What Does the Bible Say?” isn’t Enough Anymore

This week, Josh and Jesse tackle a phrase that many a Christian has found themselves saying: "What does the Bible say?" On the outside, it seems a perfectly reasonable, and fairly spiritual thing to say, and yet there's a problem. Western society, particularly, doesn't respect the Bible as an authority like it once did, so do we need to shift our language when talking about spiritual truths in our modern context?

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24
Jul 2019

Keira Bullock is Single

There's a lot of single people in the world, and Keira is one of them. Back for a second interview, this time Josh and Jesse talk to Keira about singleness, the stigma that surrounds it, and how we need to learn to listen better and be more open to different viewpoints when dialoguing about topics such as singleness.

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17
Jul 2019

What’s so Bad about Hand-Raising?

This week, Josh and Jesse talk about one of the most egregious sins affecting the church today. Is it alcohol? No! Pride? Not a chance, bucko! It's raising hands! *queue sinister music* But seriously, what's the deal with all these hand-raising, emotional hippies? Is it Biblical? Is it satanic? Let's find out!

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10
Jul 2019

Alex Dion Wilson Started the First Instagram-only Church

This week, we talk to pastor, Instagrammer, and social media influencer Alex Dion Wilson. Alex hails from California, USA, and has become recognized on the Instagram platform for his innovative 10-second sermons. Recently he started instachurchlive, the very first Instagram-only church. 

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3
Jul 2019

What is my Purpose?

This week, Josh and Jesse wax eloquent about purpose, meaning, and the essence of life. Yeah, it's really deep.

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26
Jun 2019

Ben & Kim Lundquist: Building a Marriage that Lasts

This week, we conclude our two-part conversation with Ben & Kim Lundquist on a deep dive into marriage, co-habitation, loyalty, and building a relationship that stands the test of time. 

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19
Jun 2019

Ben & Kim Lundquist: Dating on Purpose

This week, Josh and Jesse begin a two-part conversation with Ben and Kim Lundquist. They talk about dating on purpose (as opposed to on accident), their story, and how to navigate the complicated, awkward world of relationships in the 21st century.

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12
Jun 2019

Have we been Breaking the Law this Entire Time???

This week, Josh and Jesse talk about one of the most fun topics ever - the Law! Love it or hate it, the Law makes up a huge chunk of our Bible, and we can't ignore it; yes, even those weird, seemingly immoral, and awkward ones. 

The Bible Project Podcast - The Law

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5
Jun 2019

Nathan Brown’s Journey to the Holy Lands

This week, we had the chance to talk to Nathan Brown about his travels to the Holy Lands over the last few years, as well as his new book, Of Falafels and Following Jesus. If you've ever been interested in seeing the sites of so many well-known Biblical narratives, we definitely recommend his book!

Check out Of Falafels and Following Jesus // Watch the Trailer

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29
May 2019

The Music Episode

This week, the guys talk about one of the more hotly contested issues in the church: music. Though it causes major arguments, one thing's for sure: everyone has a strong opinion on it, and virtually no-one agrees. So, let's talk about that!

Check out 'In Tune with God' by Lilianne Doukhan

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22
May 2019

Getting Your Church Online with Laura Hutchinson

In this episode we talk to Laura Hutchison. Laura is a marketer, podcast addict, and Jesus follower from Sydney, Aus. She talks to us about how to take your church from invisible online to a real presence. We also talk Facebook groups and communities, and how you can best leverage social media to spread the message of Jesus.

Laura on Instagram // I LOVE SEO with Kate Toon // 19 things NOT to do in a Facebook group

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15
May 2019

Is Adventism Doomed?

It's no secret that Josh and Jesse love to talk about the denomination they find themselves in, its systems, and ways it can get better. In this episode, we look at the future of Adventism, and ask the all-important question: can it survive the future, and if so, what does that future look like?

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8
May 2019

How Church must be Redesigned if it’s going to Survive the 21st Century

The future of church, property, and buildings isn't looking good. In this episode, we look at ways you and I can get ahead of the ball and set about redesigning church for the 21st century.

Re-designing Church for the 21st Century

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1
May 2019

Emily Weber teaches you how to Laugh at the Church, Culture, and Yourself

This episode, we were lucky enough to interview Emily Weber from Adventist Millennial Podcast. We talk about comedy, humour, and how that interacts with the way we see ourselves and Christianity.

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24
Apr 2019

We Answer Your Questions!

This week, we answer ALL of your questions! Even the weird ones! Thanks to everyone who left us a question on Insta and FB. If you’d like to do another Q&A episode in the future, let us know by sending us a message on Social or just by going to our website. Enjoy!

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