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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 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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Episode 39: New Heavens & New Earth

Today is asmorgasbord of topics. We’re talking about the red cup… or actually, the outrage over the outrage of the red cup. We also talk Christian or Christianese, and spend our “ology” segment talking eschatology, specifically: what’s the point of the new heavens and new earth?
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Episode 38: Global Missions with A Jesus Mission

In our local church, November is a month that we focus on global missions… so today, we extend that conversation onto the podcast. Why is it ? We discuss the importance of the church being on the mission globally, and we talk with missionaries Andy Ziesemer and Ashley Olsen of A Jesus Mission.
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Episode 37: Predestination

Predestination. The word itself can carry a ton of baggage, yet the Bible clearly talks about it. So how do we approach this issue without the labels, frustrations, and arrogance that can so easily accompany those on both sides of this doctrine?
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Episode 36: A Clap Offering at the Revival

This episode is pretty much just a large Christian or Christianese segment. In addition, Tyler talks about virtual reality and the church, and Andrew talks about unity and diversity in the Church.
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Episode 35: A Bunch of Books

Today we’re recommending books, as well as talking about the way that we read.
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Episode 34: Alcohol

Should a Christian drink alcohol? Can a Christian drink alcohol? How much alcohol should a Christian drink? These are questions that pastors get every day. Join us as two pastors (one who drinks and one who does not) talk about this matter of conscience.

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