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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 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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Episode 53: Road Trip (Part Two)

We're still in the car... This week we continue the conversation from last week, covering topics like church culture, the language we use, Andrew's job as a TBN prayer warrior, and more.
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Episode 52: Road Trip (Part One)

We're on the road this week. Andrew has been teaching at pastor's seminars, so we decided to take the podcast gear with us and record in the car. In fact, that's kind of how this podcast began... two guys sitting around talking about whatever was on their minds. Now we just record it. *Note: this is part one of a two-part episode.
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Episode 51: Preaching & the Prosperity Gospel

We started talking about preaching, and we ended up talking about false teaching, heresy, the prosperity gospel, and the effects on the people in churches that teach that way. Also, we answer another pointed political question.
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Episode 50: Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie

It's our 50th episode! It's our one year anniversary! Today we play a few games, including Yeezus or Jesus and Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie. We also take a pointed political question, and bring back our segment called "Questions With Drew."
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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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