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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 63: Donald Trump & Transgender Bathrooms

This week we talk about what it looks like to be the church in light of the very controversial and polarizing topics of transgender bathrooms and Donald Trump.
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Episode 62: Heaven’s Gates // Hell’s Flames

What started as a conversation about Heaven's Gates/Hell's Flames, Judgment Houses, and Left Behind, ended up as a conversation about when we stop listening to new music, church generational dynamics, and the importance of being together.
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Episode 61: Chasing Church Growth

Andrew and Tyler were at a pastor's conference this week, so they recorded from North Town Coffee in Yakima, Washington. They grabbed a cup of coffee, found a table, and talked about the dangers of chasing church growth.
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Episode 60: Introducing “Ex-Youth Pastors”

Tyler's had some interesting conversations this past week, and we're talking about them on the podcast this week. How can we discern God's will? What do we do when "church" isn't quantifiable? Also, Michael and Drew join the show to tell us about their new podcast, Ex-Youth Pastors.
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Episode 59: News from The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee is the greatest thing to happen to the Internet since Candy Crush. Today we simply look at articles from this "Onion-esque" news source, and then talk about the tongue-in-cheek truth inside them.
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Episode 58: Women in the Old Testament

Women in the Old Testament... Numbers 5 is odd... Why in the world would God tell a man who suspects that his wife is unfaithful to humiliate her by having her drink cursed water?
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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 56: The Attractional Church

It's Holy Week, and we're talking about the Attractional Church. How "big" do we get on Easter Sunday? How do we get those Easter folks to come back to our church? Should we try? Today we talk about this... and Christian billboards.
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Episode 55: Facebook Theology

It's another question-answering episode. What do we do when other Christians post videos that are theologically off base? How quickly do we try to change a church culture if we're in leadership?
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Episode 54: Praying for the Home Team

Should a Christian pray for their team to win? Shouldn't a Christian pray about everything? What happens in community when we pray about trivial things? Tyler and Andrew tackle this subject. We also talk a little "Christian or Christianese," discussing the phrases "personal Lord & Savior" and "the sinner's prayer." Also, isn't it better for someone to go to a prosperity church than not going to a church at all?

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