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Episode 50: Brad Jersak Says The Idea Of An Eternal Oven Is Ridiculous And I Think He’s Right (Glenn’s Friends, Part 3)

Episode 50: Brad Jersak Says The Idea Of An Eternal Oven Is Ridiculous And I Think He’s Right (Glenn’s Friends, Part 3)

July 14, 2019

In this week's episode we sit down with former church planter, author, theologian, scholar Brad Jersak to talk about his book, "Her Gats Will Never Be Shut".  We talk about hell, what the Bible says about it, what the Bible doesn't say about it, and why the idea of an eternal over where people are tortured for eternity is ridiculous. 

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Her Gates Will Never Be Shut

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Episode 49: Kent Dobson Tells Us Why He’s An Ex-Megachurch Pastor And Why Faith Isn’t About The Quest For Right Beliefs (Glenn’s Friends, Part 2)

Episode 49: Kent Dobson Tells Us Why He’s An Ex-Megachurch Pastor And Why Faith Isn’t About The Quest For Right Beliefs (Glenn’s Friends, Part 2)

July 7, 2019

Greetings!  It's week 2 of our series "Glenn's Friends" and today we're sitting down with former megachurch pastor, Kent Dobson.  In what some would consider a pastor's dream Kent took over Mars Hill Church after Rob Bell left, but then ended up realizing that his life was headed in a different direction.  In today's episode he shares some of his story and talks to us about how faith isn't about certainty and it isn't about a quest for the right answers; faith, rather, is about something much more precious.

Enjoy!

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Bitten By A Camel

Kent Dobson

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Episode 48: Colby Martin Talks To Us About Getting Fired From His Church, Leviticus, And Becoming An LGBTQ Ally (Glenn’s Friends, Part 1)

Episode 48: Colby Martin Talks To Us About Getting Fired From His Church, Leviticus, And Becoming An LGBTQ Ally (Glenn’s Friends, Part 1)

June 30, 2019

Welcome to week 1 of Glenn's Friends, a series for July 2019 where every Monday I'll be sharing a different conversation I had with one of my friends - pastors, authors, teachers, etc.  In this week's episode we sit down with Colby Martin to talk about his book "Unclobber".  He'll talk about he book, how he was fired from his church, Leviticus, and how he become an LGBTQ ally.  Do you have questions about LGBTQ and what the Bible has to say?  This episode is for you.

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God Is An Elephant

Colby Martin 

Unclobber

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Episode 47: Lie #3 - God Expects More of You (Lies We Believe About God, Part 3)

Episode 47: Lie #3 - God Expects More of You (Lies We Believe About God, Part 3)

June 23, 2019

It's week 3 of our "Lies We Believe About God Series" and this week we're talking about the lie which says that God expects more us.  There's nothing wrong with aiming to do more in our lives in an effort to develop ourselves both personally and spiritually; but there is a problem when we buy into the lie which says that God has rigged the universe in such a way that the only way He can bless us if we work harder and do more.  Have you ever been made to feel ashamed because you weren't doing enough?  Or have you ever felt full of pride because you felt like you were doing so much more than everyone else?  This episode will give some perspective!

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The Universal Christ

Bitten By A Camel

Time Out Youth

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Episode 46: Lie #2 - The Bible Is The Word Of God (Lies We Believe About God, Part 2)

Episode 46: Lie #2 - The Bible Is The Word Of God (Lies We Believe About God, Part 2)

June 16, 2019

It's WEEK 2 of our 3 WEEK series, "Lies We Believe About God".  We'll be talking about lies or thoughts or ideas about God that often hold us back from knowing God at a deeper level and how being willing to remain open minded around these things and rethink them might help us to be drawn closer to God and closer to those around us.  Today is lie #2 - "The Bible Is The Word Of God" where we explore Paul's words that "all Scripture is God breathed" and what that does and doesn't mean.

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Episode 45: Lie #1 - God Is A Man (Lies We Believe About God, Part 1)

Episode 45: Lie #1 - God Is A Man (Lies We Believe About God, Part 1)

June 9, 2019

It's WEEK 1 of our 3 WEEK series, "Lies We Believe About God".  We'll be talking about lies or thoughts or ideas about God that often hold us back from knowing God at a deeper level and how being willing to remain open minded around these things and rethink them might help us to be drawn closer to God and closer to those around us.  Today is lie #1 - "God Is A Man" where we explore questions of gender surround God and what that means for you and me and the world at large.

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Time Out Youth

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My email: gsiepert@me.com

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The Shack

 
Episode 44: Tibetan Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, And The DNA Of Generosity

Episode 44: Tibetan Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, And The DNA Of Generosity

June 2, 2019

In this week's episode I share with you some of what I learned from a book I read in a partnership with Mike Morrell and Speakeasy - "The Lotus and the Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Christianity".  Mike sends me books every once and a while and all I need to do is read them and share them with YOU on the What If Project via a blog post and / or podcast.  I'm hoping to do this every few months so we'll consider this a trial run.  

Enjoy!

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Episode 43: William Paul Young And The God Of The Shack

Episode 43: William Paul Young And The God Of The Shack

May 26, 2019

Good thing you dropped by today, we're chatting with William Paul Young, the author of The Shack.  We talk heaven, hell, suffering, evil, prayer, and more as we wrestle with some hard questions.  Have you ever wondered why bad things happen?  And how to pray as you make your way through them?  Or watch your loved ones make their way through their own hard times?  This episode will give some FRESH perspective.

Enjoy.

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Time Out Youth

Cash App (iPhone)

My Cash Handle: $gsiepert

Phone Number: (HA.)

My email: gsiepert@me.com

Yung Citizen

F.I.T. by Young Citizen (not yet released!)

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William Paul Young

The Shack

Episode 42: What’s Next? (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 3)

Episode 42: What’s Next? (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 3)

May 19, 2019

This is part 3 of series, "Thoughts From The Doctor" where I'm spending each week answering a different question that people ask me when they find out that I just graduated with my doctoral degree.  

Week 1 - why did you get this degree?

Week 2 - what did you learn?

Week 3 - now what?  

And so today we'll explore that 3rd and very important question of what's next for me now that I've graduated?  I've spent 3 years working towards this degree and so what now?

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The Alexander John Shaia Episode

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Episode 41: Beach Balls, Failure, And The Surplus Of Meaning (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 2)

Episode 41: Beach Balls, Failure, And The Surplus Of Meaning (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 2)

May 12, 2019

In this week's episode I share with you my top 3 biggest takeaways from the doctoral program I just wrapped up at Alliance Theological Seminary.  

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Rob Reimer

- Soul Care

- Pathways To The King