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We are the church. Not the building. Not the name. Us. The People. As Christians, we’re called to strive to be the church 365 days a year. Join Pastors Andrew Murch and Tyler Clarensau every week as they discuss life as Christians on mission, tackle different “ologies,” recommend books, and answer your questions.

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Episode 98: God Wants Me To Be Happy

"God wants me to be happy." We hear that a lot. But where does it come from? And should Christians say it? Also, the guys discuss a Facebook post about a former musical worship leader who claims he "never worshipped" while leading.
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Episode 91: No Coffee in the Sanctuary

After the briefest of conversations about millennials and the presidency, Tyler and Andrew discuss the struggles of a friend who is in the process of church revitalization. They cover spacial holiness, servanthood, and more.
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Episode 84: Calling Your Pastor’s Baby Ugly

How do you suggest expositional preaching to your pastor? Can you? Should you? Also, how do you pray the Psalms? Join Andrew and Tyler as they discuss these questions, as well as list their favorite books by Timothy Keller.
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Episode 32: Live Periscope Q&A (Part One)

We’re answering questions! This week’s episode is a recording of our Tuesday afternoon Q&A on Periscope. Join us live for our next Q&A, Tuesday September 29th at 12pm Pacific. Find the link at twitter.com/tobethechurch.
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Episode 72: The Problem is Sin

A lot has happened in our nation and in the Church since we sat down in the same room together, and we have a lot to say about our response as the church.
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Episode 57: Christian(ese) Dating & Instagramming Salvation

This week we begin a new segment, News From the Babylon Bee, where we take a look at the (fake) headline: "Man Surprised To Learn He Gave His Life To Christ At NewSpring Church On Sunday." That sparked a conversation about manufacturing salvation and baptisms in church gatherings, which started a conversation about Instagramming salvations. We also have Christian or Christianese, specifically talking about the things Christians say about dating.
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Episode 42: A Listener in Studio

We love getting questions from our listeners. Today, we have one of those listeners in the studio with us, all the way from Pennsylvania....
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Episode 130: Netflix & Sunday Night Services

This week, Andrew and Tyler are joined by Dave Leandre, Lead Pastor of Elmira Christian Center in Elmira New York. Andrew, Tyler, and Dave...
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Episode 90: Thanksgiving with the Ex-Youth Pastors

How do we celebrate Thanksgiving? By figuring out what we'd sound like drunk, talking about riots, and rapping Dr. Seuss. Join the Ex-Youth Pastors and the TBTC guys as they come together for this special Thanksgiving episode.
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Episode 48: Reading the Bible Wrong

Today we're planning our funerals. Yep... Also, a few weeks ago we talked about reading the Bible through in a year, and we received a few questions on how we could read the Bible wrong. So today we talk about looking for the gold nugget, taking things out of context, and looking at the entire Scripture as prescriptive.

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