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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 9: Pastors, Stop Calling Your Wives Hot

On this week's podcast, we are joined by LPC Youth Pastor Drew Saccenti, and we discuss his popular blog post, "Pastors, Stop Calling Your Wives Hot." We also talk strategy with Chris, the winner of our March Madness bracket. Anonymous Comments are back, and we handle some listener questions.
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Episode 8: The Church and Art with Scott Erickson

This week, we break our normal format to talk about the creative elements of Good Friday and Easter. LifePoint's Media Director Bo Lane joins Tyler as they discuss the weekend, have a conversation with Scott Erickson, the painter from Good Friday, and listen to a song from the Death Deserved Gathering.
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Episode 7: What Does a Pastor Do All Week?

It's Easter week, and we're gearing up for a great weekend here at LifePoint. Today we discuss a question we get asked often: "What does a pastor do all week?" We talk church size dynamics and the role of a Lead Pastor as a church grows. For this week's OLOGY segment, we cover pneumatology, prophecy, yelling out in church, and how the Holy Spirit moves.
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Episode 6: Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

On Episode 6, we premiere the first song from next week's Good Friday gathering, and we talk about the way that pastors should dress and Andrew's biceps. In this week's Ology segment, we discuss soteriology, the study of salvation, as well as the idea of altar calls, J.D. Greear's book "Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart," and our own experiences of salvation.
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Episode 5: Eschatology with Gerry Breshears

This week, Tyler and Andrew begin a new segment dissecting "Anonymous Comments" that we have received at LifePoint. We are also joined by last...
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Episode 4: The Church and Community

It's time for March Madness, so fill out a bracket and join our challenge. Today we talk about the importance of community in our...
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Episode 3: The Christian Sexual Ethic

Today we are joined by Sam Cassese, Associate Pastor here at LifePoint. Join us as we discuss Sunday's sermon, The Christian Sexual Ethic, as...
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Episode 2: The Role of Music in Church

Have we put music in the church in a place that it doesn't belong? Have we functionally decided that it has become a mediator...
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Episode 1: Expositional Preaching & Andrew’s Face

Today we talk about our conviction to preach expositionally, the concept behind our our current sermon series artwork, and how we interact as the church together. We'll cover why Andrew's face was swollen to twice its size, what Tyler is listening to, and a few highlights from The Hope and The Burden.

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