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Burn the Haystack

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!

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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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17
Apr 2019

Real Life and Real Ministry in London with Paul King Brown

This week, we interview Pastor Paul King Brown. He’s the pastor of London Live in Notting Hill, UK. We talk leadership, the start-up of London Live, and doing real ministry with real people in one of the most cosmopolitan, diverse, and dynamic cities in the world. For more on Pr Paul and London Live, visit the London Live website.

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10
Apr 2019

Do we Worship the Bible?

In January of 2019, Bible teacher and influencer Beth Moore fired a string of tweets critiquing the way we have a tendency to study the Bible without allowing it to point us to the one it's all about. In this episode we examine what she meant, how we view the Bible, and answer that age-old question: the Bible. Do we worship it?

The 3 Bottom Line Reasons Why Local Adventist Churches Are Dead

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3
Apr 2019

Benjamin Lundquist and Young Adult Ministry in the Hipster Capital of the World

Our guest this week is Benjamin Lundquist. He's a pastor, Young Adult leader, and currently hails from Portland, Oregon. We talk to him about life, leadership, and reaching young adults in the hipster capital of the world. For more on Benjamin and Growing Young, check out Oregon Young Adults or Growing Young Adventists.

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27
Mar 2019

What’s a Zeitgeist?

This week, Josh and Jesse talk about Christchurch, moral relativism, and the cultural zeitgeist. This episode really has it all!

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20
Mar 2019

Why Christian Movies are so Bad

This week, we talk to Jordan and Scotty from WeMovies Podcast about film, TV, which of the Star Wars Prequels they'd prefer to watch under duress, and why Christian movies are usually so terrible.

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13
Mar 2019

This Episode is Frivolous and Wrong on so Many Levels

This week, the guys talk about the Avondale Barn Dance controversy. Apparently the Barn Dance, which has been running for the last 30 years, is problematic in the eyes off some people. So, let's talk about it.

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6
Mar 2019

Why we Burn Haystacks, Revisited

This week, the guys revisit the place where all this started. Why should we burn haystacks? Is it still relevant? What have we learned a year on? Strap yourselves in for some reflections and nostalgia people!

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27
Feb 2019

Stanley vs the World

This week, the guys interview the one and only Stanley Pomianowski: director, writer, and filmmaker. He's worked on many fantastic projects, and his latest project is Ellen versus the World; a webseries that focuses on a conventional Adventist family who have been suddenly thrust into every Adventist's worst nightmare: living in the 'real world!'

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Ellen versus the World

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20
Feb 2019

Should You do the Daniel Fast?

This week, the guys check out one of the hottest trends so far this year: the Daniel Fast! Also known as the Daniel Diet, it's been popularized in the last few weeks by actor Chris Pratt, and it turns out to be really prolific in the evangelical world, especially at the beginning of the new year. They talk about the Daniel Fast, the Health Message, CHIP, and how we can help people talk about health as it relates to following Jesus.

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13
Feb 2019

Building Bridges in the Deaf Community feat. Jess Laws

This week, the guys interview one of Josh's best friends, and sign language learner, Jess Laws. She's been learning Auslan (Australia's official sign language) for a while now, and she's also been learning a lot in the deaf community. In this episode, we talk to her about deaf culture, what it's like being hard of hearing, and how churches can minister to this community.

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6
Feb 2019

Have you been Institutionalised?

This week, the guys talk about institutions vs movements. Is one exclusively better than the other? 

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30
Jan 2019

Leading in a Church that Millennials Love feat. Junior Broodryk

This week, the guys talk to Junior Broodryk; a local from Palmerston North, NZ, and together with his wife Leah are the Young Adult Pastors of Vision Church. Junior has an incredible story of faith, coming to Jesus, and helping creating environments where young adults and students have done the same. Josh and Jesse talk vision (excuse the pun), friendship, and leadership. We hope this episode encourages and motivates you, as it did us!

To find out more about Junior, Vision Church and their upcoming Young Adults and Leadership Conference, check out their website.

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23
Jan 2019

What is Prooftexting, and is it Safe?

In this episode, Josh and Jesse tackle one of the biggest problems in Christianity - prooftexting. The usage of Biblical literature and other sources to prove one's point not only is a bad idea; it's also potentially incredibly damaging. In this episode, the guys talk about why it's a problem, as well as a better way to read the Bible.

If you're wanting to delve deeper into reading the Bible in a healthy and helpful way, here are some great resources to get your started.

Bible Gateway | BibleHub | Enduring Word Commentary | Read Scripture App | The Bible Project

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