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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 49: Tattoos & the Songs We Sing

Should a Christian get a tattoo? Where would a Christian even get the idea that they shouldn't? How important are the songs we sing? How much should we care about the theology of what we sing? Who are we even singing to? This, and more here on Episode 49.
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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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Episode 47: What’s the Deal with Prophecy?

What on earth do we do with people who prophecy about catastrophic events or the end of the world? When does a Christian symbol become an idol? What's the deal with the FISH thing on the back of cars? This is episode 47, and these are the things we discuss.
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Episode 46: Bad Youth Group Names

Andrew and Tyler are back! We get things rolling by talking about some of the worst youth group names we’ve ever heard, including The Fire Escape. We also talk about reading the Bible through in a year, and give you a great new resource to help you with that goal. We also catch a glimpse of our other podcast, Life @ LifePoint, as our local context wrestles with what it looks like to be the church in our local community.
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Episode 45: What Does It Look Like to be the Church?

It's 2016! We thought it would be great to kick off the year by having a conversation with some friends about what it looks like to be the church in their lives. Sarah, Holly, and Cory join Andrew and discuss being the church at Red Lobster, Costco, in their homes, and more.
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Episode 44: The Christmas Episode

Merry Christmas! This week, we’re talking Christmas. Can we take Christ out of it? How should we watch Christian Christmas movies? Should we? Andrew and Tyler discuss this, as well as talk about some of their favorite Christmas traditions, Christmas movies, and the worst gifts they’ve ever received.
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Episode 43: Interns on Equipping

Today we talk about equipping the church for the work of the ministry, and we have the conversation with an intern, a former intern, and a music pastor. We also talk “Christian or Christianese,” and recommend a few resources that are in our wheelhouse.
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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 41: Black (Friday) Sabbath

This week we talk about the point of kid’s ministry, cheesy Christian kids music, and contextualizing the gospel for kids. For today’s “ology” segment, we talk Sabbath. Is it required? Is it smart? What should a sabbath look like for a Christian?
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Episode 40: Healing

A few weeks back, when we talked about revivals, Tyler promised a story about his own experience in a revival setting. Today he tells that story, which sparks an entire conversation about healing, healing rooms, and name it/claim it theology.

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