“Buying Bernard”, Episode 22 of The Gospel Friends

“Buying Bernard”
Episode 22 of The Gospel Friends


What’s On Tap?


What Were You Thinking?!? Global Edition, David


A Stool Bank in Massachusetts Will Pay You $40 a Day for Your Poo

Young Woman Spends an Entire Week inside KFC Restaurant after Being Dumped by Boyfriend

Woman Tries to Sell Imaginary Friend on eBay


The Undercard

The Impossible Game, Chase


The Main Event

From Brad Melton: Would appreciate this as a podcast discussion topic – entrepreneurial tent making vs. full-time missions support raising. Experiencing this with some good friends who are full-time fundraising for the mission field. Other friends are firm in their opinion that tent making is the correct approach.

Chris James Stuttard via Facebook
Just to be super awkward may I throw in the George Muller card. That guy did all his work never asking for a penny. Built orphan houses and fed thousands. Was donated millions and never asked for a penny.
For him he relied on God for the money and just did what he knew God wanted him to do.

Brad Melton
Yep. Thanks, Chris. Would very much appreciate that third approach thrown into the mix as well. Focused my plea on just FT vs TM because these are the two viewpoints predominantly at odds among my friends, as well as the two focused on by this blogger review. However, I agree the conversation needs to include all options -especially the holistic trust in God approach you mentioned. Perhaps the topic should be titled “What is the best/correct strategy for missions support?”

Are short term mission trips good stewardship?



Real Friendship: A discussion of what REAL gospel friendship looks like and how to nurture it in a church full of busy and tired people, David



Listener Feedback

From the Hall: Halloween, Nick



New Blog from Kevin Small (Dr. Septum)


From The Twitter:

FunkyStickman (@FunkyStickman)
@mygospelfriends Ep 21 Geek quiz: I built many Socket 7 computers. That was the original Pentium socket, also the AMD K5/K6 and Cyrix 6×86

Let There Be Movies (@LetThereBMovies)
10/21/14, 12:49 PM
Note to self: Don’t workout at the gym while listening to @mygospelfriends. Giggling in the middle of a squat is awkward. Seriously, some of THE best marriage commentary and advice I’ve ever heard. Great stuff. Stealing it all 🙂

LOC Podcast (@locpodcast)
@mygospelfriends We checked out the newest podcast! We needed a follow up. Do any of your wives love Channing Tatum? Keep up the good work

Alexandria Romano (@focusAlexandria)
Just a shout out to my new favorite podcast @mygospelfriends who I have accidentally been calling Happy Gospel Friends. #AlaskaLovesYou


The Aftershow

Top 10 Richest Pastors in the World



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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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“In Your Face, David”, Episode 14 of The Gospel Friends

“In Your Face, David”
Episode 14 of The Gospel Friends
Special Guest Host: Samuel Knowles


The Cold Open

Samuel needs to find his podcast voice…


What’s On Tap?


The Undercard

Game: The Return of TechTalk Tech Quiz, Nick


The Main Event

Arkansas Truck Fire and Sports Taken Too Far, Samuel

Brad Melton (@BradEMelton)
@mygospelfriends Love your show. I’ve become a big fan. David, I’ll do my best to remain a fan after Saturday. #GOHOGS!#WPS!

Kirk Cameron Wants to Save Christmas, Nick

David Platt to lead IMB, Chase

“The price is certainly high for people who don’t know Christ and who live in a world where Christians shrink back from self-denying faith and settle into self-indulging faith. While Christians choose to spend their lives fulfilling the American dream instead of giving their lives to proclaiming the kingdom of God, literally billions in need of the Gospel remain in the dark”

James Mc Sorley Hi Chase, dont know the guy in question but our own pastor is moving on after over sixty years in the ministry and it was heartbreaking! I pray that the church in Brookhills as well as our own flock in Belfast are able to transition quickly and accept and help the new pastors in our respective assemblys. Looking fwd to downloading the latest podcast!


Listener Feedback

Voicemail from Chris Stuttard

Congrats to Jared Buckley & Rob Johnson, new babies in the house

James McSorley (@JMCS76)
@mygospelfriends Yes! David from the show & also of the McConnell clan. (Even though Chase erroneously calls me Scottish). Go Irish!

Superdad (‏@IamSuperdad)
Don’t mess with Lancelot Link and Marta Hairy!!  @mygospelfriends pic.twitter.com/3aTazuQ9tI

James Mc Sorley ‏(@JMCS76)
@mygospelfriends Hi guys, great podcast. Heard about it via twitter. Could be you’re 1st Irish listener! Not from Athenry though.:-(

Jeff Nichols (‏@JNickNC)
Now see that’s what you call an entertaining Twitter bio – the one from @mygospelfriends. Podcasters take note.

Calvnst Wonder Woman (‏@CalvnWndrWoman)
@mygospelfriends Looking for help with your battles, let me know! Good to meet you!

FunkyStickman (@FunkyStickman)
@mygospelfriends Ep. 4, I knew all the NES quotes! Your nerd cards are hereby revoked. 😉 Can’t believe no “all your base are belong to us”
@mygospelfriends To be fair, I do have geek cred: started a band doing NES covers of pop/rock music. @NotEntirelyChip
@mygospelfriends We do take requests, any song you’d like to hear done Nintendo-style?  Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed.

Ep 13 Feedback from Michael Woodard (@RMichaelWoodard)
@mygospelfriends I remember High School where someone would sneeze and 5 class clowns would alternate saying bless you.

Ep 13 Feedback from Chris Stuttard (@ChrisStuttard)
@mygospelfriends @RichardDawkins if we use abortion to stop people’s future suffering should we all be aborted?? As we will all suffer.

UPDATE on the ‘TheTwitter’ Voting from last week

Jon Lorbacher ‏@Jon_Lorbacher
@mygospelfriends lol at the “the twitter” haters. I’m cool with it. I usually chuckle when I hear the twitter.

Jeremiah Martin ‏@jeremiahdmartin 
@mygospelfriends I love the Twitters. Keep up the good tweats!

Elijiah Thompson (Hall of Dogma)
My vote: Thine Twitters #‎KJV1611

Alyson McConnell (@alymcconnell)
No to ‘TheTwitter’. And my vote counts for 10 – because I am a spouse.

@imsuperdad I shall be forever more angered by those who do not refer to the service as “The Twitter”.  @mygospelfriends


The Aftershow

The Hall of Dogma Fantasy Football League


“To every toiling, heavy-laden sinner, Jesus says, Come to me and rest. But there are many toiling, heavy-laden believers, too. For them this same invitation is meant. Note well the words of Jesus, if you are heavy-laden with your service, and do not mistake it. It is not, Go, labor on, as perhaps you imagine. On the contrary, it is stop, turn back, Come to me and rest. Never, never did Christ send a heavy laden one to work; never, never did He send a hungry one, a weary one, a sick or sorrowing one, away on any service. For such the Bible only says, Come, come, come.”
– Hudson Taylor



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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/