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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 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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Episode 33: All 10,080 Minutes

This week, most of our discussion revolves around the idea that we are the church everywhere we go, every day ... all 10,080 minutes a week. (Yeah, we looked it up.) So what does that mean for Sunday? Who is the gathering for? What’s the point? We tackle these, and many other questions.
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Episode 32: Live Periscope Q&A (Part One)

We’re answering questions! This week’s episode is a recording of our Tuesday afternoon Q&A on Periscope. Join us live for our next Q&A, Tuesday September 29th at 12pm Pacific. Find the link at twitter.com/tobethechurch.
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Episode 31: Sacred or Secular? The Way We View Art

Today we’re joined by fellow pastor, musical worship leader, and beard connoisseur Chris Centola. We spend the majority of the day talking about how Christians relate to film, TV, and ficton. We also discuss our Learn, Live, Lead strategy for discipleship, and Chris’s magnificent beard.
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Episode 30: Can You Be a Christian Without the Church?

This week we talk about our new podcast, Life @ LifePoint. Andrew talks about his recent trip to Haiti, we discuss the exclusivity of denomination names, and we spend a good amount of time talking about how Christians should read the news. For this week's "ology" segment, we talk ecclesiology and the big question: can you be a Christian without the Church?
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Episode 29: Being the Church w/ Emmy winner Michael Key

Andrew is in Haiti, Courtney is in Hungary, so this week we break our normal format to talk with Emmy award winning make-up artist Michael Key about what it looks like to be the church in the TV/film industry, as a boss, and as a husband and father.
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Episode 28: Family and the Gospel

Today we catch up with Courtney on her short term mission in France, and we talk about why we would charge money for a "Night of Worship" concert. Also, we're joined by LPC's new Family Life Pastor Michael Anderson, and we talk about the Dallas Cowboys, working at LifePoint, and equipping parents to teach their kids the gospel.
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Episode 27: Thinking Out Loud

On Episode 27, Tyler and Andrew get back to our normal format, and we're catching up. We answer a ton of questions that have come in over the last few weeks on issues like Christian hedonism, baptism, and new team members. We also bring back our "Ology" segment, talking ecclesiology: using numbers to gauge our effectiveness, and what's the deal with "online church?"
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Episode 26: Chad Gardner of King’s Kaleidoscope

Today we're joined by Chad Gardner, the front man for King's Kaleidoscope. We talk about the formation of the 10-piece band, the new record Becoming Who We Are, and the importance (or lack of) of creativity in the local church body. Also, Courtney and Tyler talk about short term missions trips.

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