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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.

To Be The Church Podcast

Episode 18: No Easy Math

Today we're answering questions, and often we don't have the answers. Andrew and Tyler cover everything from God punishing the faithful to drummers getting struck by lightning to what it really means to be the church.
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Episode 17: An Underground Missionary

On this week's episode, we break our normal format to talk with a missionary who is serving in one of the most volatile regions in the world. We talk about preaching the gospel to unreached people groups, life in a country where you're not welcome, and the dangers of life on the field.
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Episode 16: Leadership & the Way Millennials Treat the Church

Brent joins Tyler and Andrew again this week, as they rapid fire some Christian vs. Christianese. They also talk leadership, the Kansas City Royals, and how leaders should spend their time. In this week's "ology" segment, we talk about the much talked about "millenials" and the way that they treat the church.
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Episode 15: How We Choose Church Music

This week, Andrew and Tyler are joined by LPC's Executive Pastor, Brent Kimball. They answer some questions revolving around the cussing episode, as well as talk doxology, how we choose our music, and Hillsong's lyrics.
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Episode 14: Christian or Christianese?

This week, we begin a new segment: Christian or Christianese, where we discuss terminology used by Christians. We also handle an Anonymous Comment, talk Ecclesiology, and discuss Tyler's uncomfortable Sunday morning.
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Episode 13: Cussing, Cursing, & Flipping the Bird

Today we talk about cussing, cursing, swearing, flipping the bird, and Tyler's Grandma. Enjoy. CONTACT US: podcast@tobethechurch.com, facebook.com/tobethechurch & twitter.com/tobethechurch SUBSCRIBE ON:
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Episode 12: When to Leave a Church Part Two

On Episode 12, Andrew and Tyler talk about the fact that they'll likely regret a lot of things they say on this podcast. They continue the conversation from last week about pastoral transitions, and they talk about Ecclesiastes 3, God's sovereignty, and our new sermon series "For Tomorrow We Die."
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Episode 11: When to Leave a Church Part One

On today's episode, Andrew and Tyler talk about when to leave a church, the classic cop-out "I'm not being fed," and the role that staff transitions play in the decision to leave. We also talk about Romans 7 and the concept of "already/not yet," the idea that the kingdom of God is here in true form (because of Jesus), but not yet in full form (because he hasn't yet returned).
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Episode 10: Random Questions with Drew

This week, Drew tells us about the recent mission to The LA Dream Center. We also talk about Spring Training in the church, and...
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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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