Episode 135: 11 Ways Churches Abuse their Pastors

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss an article that details the 11 ways churches to abuse their pastoral staff.  Scott and Micah share their wisdom and experiences regarding the items on this list.

You can find the article here: 11 ways pastors are abused

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Episode 124: Women in Ministry

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In this episode, Scott interviews Shannon New Spangler and Mary Stephens about their calling to ministry, some of the challenges they face, and advice for other women who feel the call to ministry. If you love the podcast, become a supporter at https://ko-fi.com/thescottstedmanpodcast

Episode 119: 10 Things NOT to say to your Pastor

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In this episode, Scott & Micah discuss an article by Joe McKeever on the Top 10 things not to say to your pastor and dive deep into the rootedness of why such comments are made and how it has affected pastors and the ministry when these hurtful things are said.

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Link to the Article — https://www.crosswalk.com/slideshows/10-things-you-should-never-say-to-your-pastor.html

Episode 117: Does Calling Matter?

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the concept of calling and does it matter in our modern church culture.  We share our experiences and even discuss the trend of “pastor poaching” in this episode.

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Episode 112: The State of Worship

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Scott and Micah discuss the topic of worship and answer some of the most burning questions that we have heard through our career in ministry.  Topics such as style, technology, sacraments, and are there certain music that should not be played in services.

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The Deconstruction Faith Series: Episode 10 – Emily Haynes

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Emily’s church experience has been different from the rest of our guests.  Being involved in church, gave exposure to some of the hypocrisy that she witness in church leadership, as well as questioning the strong emotional output and if that is the Spirit, or just our neuropathways firing off.  

Join us as we hear Emily’s story of her church experiences and why she thinks sometimes the church can act more like a cult, than a biblical church.  If you have any questions or comments on this episode, please send us a message over at thescottstedman.com  

The Deconstruction Faith Series: Episode 9 – Britta Yeager

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Britta had been a part of the Christian church culture from the time of birth.  However, a question asked in a class at a Christian college began to question the church culture she was brought up in and was able to see some of the fallacies in the mega-church culture where she worked at.

 Join us as we hear Britta’s story of her faith deconstruction.  If you have any questions or comments on this episode, please send us a message over at thescottstedman.com    

The Deconstructing Faith Series: Episode 8 – Ryan Garnes

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Ryan Garnes has a passion for ministry and has been involved in church from worship ministry to youth ministry.  However, specific events in the leadership of the church had led to his departure from the church and pursue other avenues of ministry outside the church.

Join us as we hear Ryan’s story and his views on ministry in a post-modern world.  If you have any questions or comments on this episode, please send us a message over at thescottstedman.com