Episode 113: The Politically Driven Church

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Has our personal politics infiltrated our sanctuaries?  Does our faith influence our politics or does our politics influence our faith?  Scott & Micah discuss the ins and outs of politics in the church and should politics have a place in the church.

Notes from the Show

The Capitol Attack Signaled a Post-Christian Church, Not a Post-Christian Culture

The Real Origins of the Religious Right

Information on the Johnson Amendment

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

The Deconstructing Faith Series: Episode 7 – Veronica Wylie

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Veronica grew us having a diverse upbringing within her family and church life.  When her family moved to Indiana from Texas, she begin to find a sense of home within the church and at college.  However, during her time at a private Christian university, she began to deconstruct her faith as she moved out west to pursue an acting career.

 Join us as we hear Veronica’s story of her faith deconstruction and if she will ever decide to be part of a local church after he wild experience at a church in West Hollywood.  If you have any questions or comments on this episode, please send us a message over at thescottstedman.com   

The Deconstructing Faith Series: Episode 6 – Phil Van Dyke

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Phil Van Dyke grew up in a standard protestant Christian home, and the church was a huge part of his faith development and life.  When Phil went to a private Christian University, that was when he began to question his faith and the world around him.

 Join us as we hear Phil’s story of his faith development and why he has converted to the Catholic Church.  If you have any questions or comments on this episode, please send us a message over at thescottstedman.com  

The Deconstructing Faith Series: Episode 5 – Mandi Hamilton

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Mandi is a Pastor’s Daughter, who practically grew up in the church.  After graduating college and going to work at a megachurch, she began to experience some of the anxiety and fallacies of church life and began to reevaluate what the church is supposed to be.

Join us as we hear Mandi’s story of her faith development and where she is now.  If you have any questions or comments on this episode, please send us a message over at thescottstedman.com