“Something About An Integer and A Guy Named Driscoll”, Episode 11 of The Gospel Friends

“Something About An Integer and A Guy Named Driscoll”
Episode 11 of The Gospel Friends
What’s On Tap?
The Cold Open
“What were you guys thinking?!?”
The Main Event

Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll’s Removal from the Acts 29 Network

Post on Acts29Network.org:

August 8, 2014
A Message from the Board of Acts 29 concerning Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church

It is with deep sorrow that the Acts 29 Network announces its decision to remove Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from membership in the network. Mark and the Elders of Mars Hill have been informed of the decision, along with the reasons for removal. It is our conviction that the nature of the accusations against Mark, most of which have been confirmed by him, make it untenable and unhelpful to keep Mark and Mars Hill in our network. In taking this action, our prayer is that it will encourage the leadership of Mars Hill to respond in a distinctive and godly manner so that the name of Christ will not continue to be dishonored.

The Board of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network

Matt Chandler
Darrin Patrick
Steve Timmis
Eric Mason
John Bryson
Bruce Wesley
Leonce Crump

I. Am. Not. Anonymous.
Driscoll Apology: http://marshill.com/2014/07/21/the-weekly-7-21-14
Jonathan Merrit on Accepting Driscoll’s apology: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/commentary-why-i-accept-mark-driscolls-apology–and-you-should-too/2014/08/06/1cfe2962-1da6-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html
Driscoll at Strange Fire (Controversy): http://www.christianpost.com/buzzvine/mark-driscoll-crashes-john-macarthurs-strange-fire-conference-photos-106976/
Driscoll and the ‘Mars Hill Bus’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfTmgPhmlto

Dan Richardson: I owe so much of my early growth to their ministry so this is certainly painful to read. I pray that there be true repentance practiced and that Christ might be glorified through it. We should take no pleasure in what is going on at MH. These are real people, with real hurts caused by real sin.
Coming Soon: Discussion on Abuse in the Church
The Out of Place Undercard
Game: This or That, Chase
On Deck for Next Week: Warning Signs of a Cult
Listener Feedback
Caretaker Man (@baptistfixer)
@mygospelfriends As for us trying to get you guys all Osteenlike-famous here in Australia

Chris Susskin @csusskin This is David. Cap’n & Nuke are ‘Bama boys. I bleed orange&blue. You have a War Eagle shout out coming on Ep 11.

Superdad (@IamSuperdad)
@mygospelfriends Catching up on podcast.  Maybe our church is different, but amazing things are happening with our two different services. Both our “contemporary” and “traditional” services are filled with multi-generational families.  We may be an outlier tho. I believe the secret is in our Bible study times.  We have studies for all ages during both service times.

Eric Lopez (@Bigeasy3737)
@mygospelfriends Just started listening to the podcast & it’s freakin awesome. Thanks for putting this together guys.

Tom Sikes (@dad_2_10) @
mygospelfriends I listened the X, didnt know if I should laugh my head off or say Yea and Amen!!!

We recently asked the Twittersphere what topics would you like to hear us cover:

Rob Johnson (@RobJohnson90) says (Longer Ending of Mark; Be interested in your thoughts on it. Mark 16:9-20.

Dominick (@aDefeatedVictor) Hebrews 6:1, He says There seems to be a tension of what Hebrews 6:1 means. Whether it is speaking about what came before Christ or basic teachings of Christ.
The Aftershow
Fail of the Decade Follow-up


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“the X Friends”, Episode X (aka 10) of The Gospel Friends

“the X Friends”
Episode X (aka 10) of The Gospel Friends


What’s On Tap?


The Cold Open

“I am the worst pastor that ever lived…”


The Undercard

Game: Finish That Proverb


The Main Event

5 Easy Steps to a Shallow Christian Life, Chase

5 Easy Steps to a Shallow Christian Life

Stop Outsourcing Child Welfare, Nick

Yay or Nay, David


Question of the Week:

Are you in favor of a church having 1 traditional and 1 contemporary service? Why or Why not?

Emily LaVigne @Mumlavigne · Jul 31
@mygospelfriends if the church has two distinctive demographics where the congregation would be better served with such, then yes.
Marusha @Marusha76 · Jul 31
@mygospelfriends Against, because church isn’t about preferences but to serve God in pleasing and acceptable ways together.
Killer Tortilla @killerTortilla · Jul 31
@mygospelfriends Generally, no. Feels like two different churches in the same building. Focus on ensuring music is doctrinally sound.
Michael Robinson @wm_robinson · Jul 31
@mygospelfriends Im not in favor of it or against it. It just seen to work well. One usually overtakes the other.
Fr. Eddie Green @EdwardBGreen · Jul 31
@Marusha76 @mygospelfriends Matthew 13:52. But ideally together. Obviously high mass with a worship band is my ‘tradition’.
Desiree Johnson @mrsangrygrandma · Jul 31
@mygospelfriends I prefer a blended service. However, I’m not against two services. It’s not a heart issue, just one of musical taste.
Chris Land @jchrisland · Jul 31
@mygospelfriends That does not show unity in a church whatsoever. So I am not for it.
Caretaker Man ‏@baptistfixer Aug 1
@mygospelfriends @Marusha76 I’m not a fan but as long as there is enough time between the two for me to do my thing without crying in pain..
Caretaker Man‏@baptistfixer
@mygospelfriends @Marusha76 …seriously though, i second @Marusha76 . To aim worship @ congregants is abhorrent in the extreme.
Michael Woodard @RMichaelWoodard · Aug 1
@mygospelfriends I’m Ok with it. Today’s traditional was yesterday’s contemporary. Just keep Creator the focus, not creature.
Stephen Bowen ن @countryboy7477 · Aug 1
@mygospelfriends I spoke at a church that did this. It seemed to separate the elders & youth. Bad idea in my view but was working for them.
Desiree Johnson @mrsangrygrandma · Aug 1
@mygospelfriends @wadehowelljr some chrchs need 2 svc bc of size. If it makes sense to have 2 styles & still come together in service, ok


Listener Feedback

David – shout out to @ElijiahT
Once I catch up on all of the @mygospelfriends’ podcasts, maybe i’ll give timely feedback and win a box of honeycomb. (Also – as a soon to be podcaster, I’m a big fan of the show. I just need to set up my own hall of dogma AND also suggested Samus Aran as a ‘modestly dressed’ heroine)
@baptistfixer (caretaker man) for his iTunes review. (David’s Challenge to CareTaker Man)
Dan’s Call. Natalie’s comment.
@iamsuperdad called David, David Mctonguetwist)
@anonchurchmembr Guys I love the podcast. I feel like I am listening to myself talk to me. If that makes any sense. It’s a good thing.
Jon Lorbacher @Jon_Lorbacher · 18h @jdavidmcconnell @mygospelfriends no problem. I greatly appreciate what you guys are doing. Sure makes the workday go by quicker!

From Tony Staley:
Hey guys, I just wanted to ask your take on a subject close to my heart. We tweeted back and forth about the Warcraft movie and I would like to know your opinion on RPGs and MMOs.
My wife and I played Warcraft for a few years. We tried not to play while my son was up, but we played a lot after bedtime, 2 – 3 hours a day. We decided to quit when our second child was on the way. For multiple reasons, but primarily time, money and we did feel that the theme was potentially opening a door for demonic activity in our home, as our son did seem to be dealing with fear issues that have since resolved.
I have recently started playing hearthstone for 30 – 60 minutes every couple days and the movie is coming out in the next couple years, so what is your take?
@tonystaley on twitter.


The Aftershow

More (Interesting Church Signs)


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Special thanks to Shawn Lombard for our music – “Won’t Go ‘Til You Bless Me” from Rare Bird
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“Stall Wars”, Episode 9 of The Gospel Friends

“Stall Wars”
Episode 9 of The Gospel Friends
What’s On Tap?
The Undercard
Game: Batman or Shakespeare
The Main Event

Podcast Recommendations
Reasonable Faith with William Lane Craig, Chase
The Happy Rant, Nick
5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols, David

Can you worship your family?
It is possible to worship your family, at the expense of our call to the church and the gospel? How do we raise our kids, love our wives, pastor our homes and NOT make family an idol?http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/07/24/7-signs-we-are-worshipping-the-family/

Westboro at the Disco or Kickstart the Word
Middle-Class Clergy or Shades of Parenting
Where’s My Hymnal?
Listener Feedback

Thanks for the reviews! Humbled by our appearance on the iTunes Religion & Spirituality New and Notable section this week. If you like the show, please consider reviewing us on iTunes.

Shout out to Jeremiah Martin: @jeremiahdmartin Yes, I’m currently enrolled pursuing an M.Div in Chaplaincy. By the way, I love the podcast!

Lamar: I think super-powered and other epic heroes provide children opportunities to exercise their imagination and, by playing the good guy, reinforce what we teach about being good. I also think boys who throw a hammer or a shield, among others characters, in their play have good role models to emulate but 1, is hero-play just for boys? 2 considering Nick’s comments on comic and movie depictions of women, are there any good heroes for girls to play as? and 3 do any of them appear in movies you can watch with your family? Thanks!
The Aftershow

Fail of the Week: Takin’ care of business… in a minute or two or three…

The Gospel Friends, Episode 8 “Breakin’ the Law”

The Gospel Friends
Episode 8 “Breakin’ the Law”


What’s On Tap?


Oh No, You Didn’t

They killed Archie to make a political point?

And in related news, Thor is now a girl…


The Undercard
Game: Cereal Slogan Trivia


The Main Event

Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use (David)

TIOLI (Chase)
Facephone vs. “As the Osteen Turns” and Movie Trailers vs. Discussion Points > Moses vs. Unbroken

More on Suffering…

Kindle Unlimited, Netflix, Logos, Oh My! (Nick)


Listener Feedback

  • Care Taker Man (@baptistfixer): ”As I clean our sanctuary chairs, I’m reminded to be thankful that I don’t work for White Tail Chapel in Virginia.”
  • Voicemail from Josh


The Aftershow

Fail of the Week: 3 unassuming ministers, are almost arrested watching a grown man get a birthday spanking in a public place…


Contact Info

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Voicemail: (205) 575-9735


Special Thanks

Special thanks to Shawn Lombard for our music – “Won’t Go ‘Til You Bless Me” from Rare Bird
Website: ShawnLombard.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shawn-Lombard/

The Gospel Friends, Episode 7 “Where’s the Cap’n?”

The Gospel Friends
Episode 7, “Where’s the Cap’n?”
Where is Chase?
What’s On Tap?
Are You Guys Serious?
Dead or Meditating?
The Undercard
Game: Chick Flick Movie Quotes Quiz
The Main Event

Andy Stanley “The Bible Says” or “Paul Says”

Matt Walsh, the Pot Stirrer

Christians and Substance Abuse
@greshharbuck on Twitter
From the Hall of Dogma

Geek Out, Marvel vs. DC

Speaking in Tongues: is it a necessary part of Salvation? from Robert Johnson
The Aftershow

Anything Goes Church Service

The “everyone is on vacation, anything goes church service,” AKA tomorrow.

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Special thanks to Shawn Lombard for our music – “Won’t Go ‘Til You Bless Me” from Rare Bird
Website: ShawnLombard.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shawn-Lombard/


The Gospel Friends, Episode 6 “Waffle Wager”

The Gospel Friends
Episode 6, “Waffle Wager”


What’s on tap?
Oh No, You Didn’t…
Battlefield: Social Media

So, I have to agree with Laura Ortberg Turner on this one.

Posted by Keri Wyatt Kent on Monday, June 30, 2014

Game of the Week, Nick
Frozen Trivia
Five and Dime, David
When Politics, Culture invade Fast Food: Burger King unveils the a Proud Whopper
How Patriotic should our churches be?

Should a Church Display the American Flag?

Minister’s Kid’s Parents, Nick
a discussion of “Pastor’s Kid” by Barnabas Piper and how we balance family and ministry and the things that go along with it
Take It or Leave It, Chase
“Facebook” or “Pastor Superdad”
“Facebook” – http://www.ozy.com/acumen/is-social-media-killing-your-marriage/32192.article?utm_source=A1&utm_medium=pp&utm_campaign=pp
“Pastor Superdad” – Barnabas Piper interview Trevin: I hear people talking today about the need for a pastor to “pastor his family” first. You say this is bad advice. Why?
Barnabas: It’s bad advice because of what the term “pastor” has come to mean. I know people mean well by using it, but “pastor” is a job title loaded with a thousand expectations.
Pastors are, in many cases, expected to be supermen – morally superior, intellectually sound, theologians, counselors, preachers, teachers, businessmen, accountants, strategists, leaders, etc. If they bring those same sorts of expectations home nobody will benefit. Either they will think too much of themselves or feel like a failure.
Pastors’ kids don’t want superman. They want a present, loving father.

“Name Game” or “Falling Away”
“Name Game” – Is it okay to call yourself a Christian? http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/op-ed/its-ok-call-yourself-christian#l2EmVytUeWUqsP8Q.01
In Rolling Stone’s upcoming cover story, Mumford demurred when asked if he considered himself a Christian, as a teaser on the magazine’s website revealed. “I don’t really like that word. It comes with so much baggage,” he said, in terms that many fans will relate to. “So, no, I wouldn’t call myself a Christian.”
Mumford, the son of the U.K. founders of the evangelical Vineyard movement
As Mumford went on to explain about such people who call themselves “Christian,” “I think the word just conjures up all these religious images that I don’t really like. I have my personal views about the person of Jesus and who He was. Like, you ask a Muslim and they’ll say, ‘Jesus was awesome’—they’re not Christians, but they still love Jesus.”
“Falling Away” – The number one predictive factor as to whether or not a young Christian will retain his or her faith is whether that person has a meaningful relationship with an older Christian http://aspengroup.com/blog/millennials-need-a-bigger-god-not-a-hipper-pastor

“Abortion Trophy” or “Stetzer”
“Abortion Trophy” – http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/02/see-the-alleged-planned-parenthood-award-that-might-make-anti-abortion-advocates-feel-sick-to-their-stomachs/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons
“Stetzer” – http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2011/october/why-i-have-no-difficulty-helping-issue-christians-to-move.html

World Cup, Tim Howard’s Faith, and Tim Howard’s Saves
Tim Howard jokes / tweets:

The best Tim Howard jokes after 16 saves against Belgium

The 8 best tweets about Tim Howard and Jesus
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Special thank to Shawn Lombard for our music – “Won’t Go ‘Til You Bless Me” from Rare Bird
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Notable links we didn’t quite get to:

The “everyone is on vacation, anything goes church service,” AKA tomorrow.

The Gospel Friends, Episode 4 “Because I’m happy…”

The Gospel Friends
Episode 4, “Because I’m happy…”

2:51 – What’s on tap?
What is on Tap for today: Chase, David and Nick

4:36 – Oh no, you didn’t…
Megachurch Pastor Ed Young Promises to Refund Tithe if God Doesn’t Open the Windows of Heaven.

14:52 – Game of the Week, David
Name That Nintendo Game

23:15 – Take It or Leave It, Chase
“Brotherly Love” – I’m Southern Baptist, and I Love a Man (http://thegospelcoalition.org/article/im-southern-baptist-and-i-love-a-man)
alternative: “Marriage Redefined” (http://www.worldmag.com/2014/06/pcusa_redefines_marriage)
“Game of Thrones” – 12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ (http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/12-questions-to-ask-before-you-watch-game-of-thrones)
alternative: “Mene Mene Tekel Uparsin” (http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/06/man_charged_in_spray-painting.html)
“Happy” – Elevation Creative: Happy (http://www.stevenfurtick.com/elevation-creative/elevation-creative-happy/)

52:03 – Ask the Rev, David
Do fairy tales (encouraging imagination) help or hurt a child’s belief in God? (Resource article: http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2014/june/richard-dawkins-has-reason-to-fear-fairy-tale.html)

1:13:12 – Where are you coming from?, Nick

1:31:16 – World Cup Wrap Up
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Special thank to Shawn Lombard for our music – “Won’t Go ‘Til You Bless Me” from Rare Bird
Website: ShawnLombard.com
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The Gospel Friends, Episode 3 “Happy Father’s Day”

The Gospel Friends
Episode 3 “Happy Father’s Day”
Listener Callout

From Matt Redmond, who believed that our music taste from last week’s show was horrible and asked us to recommend some non-mainstream Christian music. Some names mentioned by the panel: Mat Kearney, Matt Papa, Bill Mallonee, Jason Upton,  Dustin Kensrue, Phil Wickham, Evan Wickham, Sam Knowles, Shawn Lombard and that new cutting edge artist that all the kids are talking about: George Beverly Shea!

Matt Papa’s The Reward of His Suffering Video. A fantastic song that will deeply spark you for evangelism and missions. May the Lamb who was slain receive the reward of His suffering!!!

What’s On Tap?
The Undercard

Are You Guys Drunk?
Un-Friendly Times at Friendly Baptist
Game of the Week: Catholic Word Association
The Main Event

Theology Nerds, Chase
How do you pronounce the Early Church Father’s name?  AW*-GUS-TEEN OR AW-*GUS*-TIN?

Second Largest Religion in Each State

Charismatic Teaching is breeding spiritual havoc….or is it?
Greek alert: When did Satan fall?
Take it or Leave It, Nick
Rachel Held Evans alleges that Jared Wilson’s post on married sex crossed the line and used the language of abuse when describing the pursuit of the wife by the husband. (CLICK HERE)  AND, Jessa Duggar picture of her holding an “assault” squirrel gun, stirs controversy. (CLICK HERE)

Fail of the Week, David
The Great Cider-pocolypse of 2014, in which members of our church were mercilessly poisoned by some rancid apple cider. (Warning: lots of vomiting)
The Aftershow
Listener Feedback

@Angry_Code asks ‘On canned sermons, should we also expect our youth and children’s pastors to not use canned curriculum? Or is that different?’
Really Bad Church Names

The Gospel Friends, Episode 2 “The Gospel Friends X, because X makes it cooler…”

The Gospel Friends
Episode 8 “Breakin’ the Law”
Twitter Feedback from @adhesivewombat
What’s On Tap?
Are You Guys Drunk?
Ministry uses bible verse and Adolf Hitler quote (we had honorable intentions!!)
Check This Out
The Undercard

Game: Heresy or Not?
The Main Event

Real Talk X: Music, Nick

Take It or Leave It
As the Driscoll Turns
Left Behind Movie Trailer

Pulpit Plagiarism – Is it on the rise? Is it even a problem? Should we even care?

Is pulpit plagiarism on the rise? Some blame the Internet

The Aftershow

Theology for Dummies aka Theogeeks: Antinomianism

Man fakes murder for Google street maps
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Special thanks to Shawn Lombard for our music – “Won’t Go ‘Til You Bless Me” from Rare Bird
Website: ShawnLombard.com
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