“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

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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 6 “Waffle Wager”

The Gospel Friends
Episode 6, “Waffle Wager”


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

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