S5: E3 Understanding Joshua Harris: Doubt & Belief

Two months ago, pastor-writer Joshua Harris publicly announced he was no longer a Christian. Fitch and Moore do an “icy take” on his announcement, seeking to understand Harris’ evangelical culture. Fitch and Moore attempt to grasp the purity culture that Harris helped shape and then explore how legalism, individualization, and cognization produce a church unable to doubt and ask meaningful questions.
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S5: E2 Eschatology for Mission

Who cares about the “end times”? Should we leave behind the “Left Behind” conversations? Does pre-trib, post-trib, etc, even matter? Fitch & Moore talk about “over-realized eschatology” and how it can inhibit the church.
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S2E2 – Steve Cuss – Managing leadership anxiety, part 2

Have you ever experienced anxiety as a leader?  Part 2 of our conversation with Steve is crash course is Family Systems Theory, theology of anxiety, and Romans 6. So much of who we are as leaders has to do with us learning to navigate personal anxiety which is a journey of naming what is causing the anxiety at hand and learning to let go of it.
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206 – Christena Cleveland on whitemalegod and More!

This Week on Seminary Dropout… Christena Cleveland Ph.D. is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the recently-launched Center for Justice + Renewal, a non-profit dedicated to helping justice advocates sharpen their understanding of the social realities that maintain injustice while also stimulating the soul’s enormous capacity to resist and transform those realities.
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S4: E16 Summer Reading Recommendations

If you haven’t read these books yet, pick them up! Mike highlights our top 3 episodes from the past year and gives a list of corresponding reading. If you haven’t already read these fine books add them to your list for summer 2019. S4: E6 Caught in the Middle: Human Sexuality –Phenomenology of the Spirit by G.W.F.
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203 – Michael Rhodes, Author of ‘Practicing the King’s Economy’

Check out This Week’s Sponsor:   This Week on Seminary Dropout… Michael Rhodes is the director of community development and an instructor at the Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies, where he heads up efforts to equip urban pastors and community development practitioners with theologically informed tools for community transformation. The church in the West is rediscovering the fact that God cares deeply for the poor.
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S4: E12 Resurrection. Time. Worship

Does it matter when we worship corporately? Midweek service? Saturday night? What about corporate worship over Facebook Live and YouTube? Drawing from the work of Alexander Schmemann, Fitch and Moore discuss the cultural view of “flat” time that commodifies worship.
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S4: E10 Us vs Them: Salvation

This is part two of our three-part series on Fitch’s upcoming book: The Church of Us vs. Them. We talk about our first concerts, “making a decision for Christ,” and how to reimagine salvation in terms of witness and presence.
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Tish Harrison Warren on Miscarriage and Liturgies of Lament

In this episode,Tish Harrison Warren shares her painful story of miscarriage. Because miscarriage was a wordless experience, she recognized her need for words from her community. She grasped on to liturgies of lament, wrapping time-tested words around her grief in the presence of community.
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S4: E9 Us vs. Them: The Inerrant Bible

Is a hotdog a sandwich? This is the first of our three-part series on Fitch’s upcoming book: The Church of Us vs. Them. We talk about “clobber verses,” the narrative arc of Scripture, and how the Bible gets turned into an “enemy making machine.
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Seminary Dropout 199 – Carolyn Custis James, Author of ‘Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth’

This Week on Seminary Dropout… Carolyn Custis James is an award-winning author and international speaker. She blogs at www.carolyncustisjames.com, as a Leading Voice at MissioAlliance, and at Huffington Post, is an adjunct faculty member at Biblical Theological Seminary, and a consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament.
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ReAdvent

Just in time for Christmas, we talk about Advent! 😉 Fitch and Moore repurpose the four Sundays in Advent around the themes of God’s disruptive and generous presence in this world.
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Conservative–>Progressive–>Atheist???

A recent article from The Gospel Coalition observes the “slippery slope” of belief from Progressive to Atheist. Dave and Mike back it up one step to include Conservatives and contend that Progressives and Conservatives are essentially the same–just different teams unaware of the Christendom field they are fighting on.
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Seminary Dropout 196 – Lee Strobel, The Case For Miracles

Our Sponsor: Sponsor a Child — At Compassion we take a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education. This Week on Seminary Dropout…   Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books.
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Should Christians Vote?

Is this even a question Christians should be asking? Does it reek of privilege and entitlement? Fitch and Moore discuss if/how Christians should vote in the upcoming election. Fitch does an average Hauerwas impression and examines how our culture means we now “vote for commercials, not people.”
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Interview with Pastah J

Fitch is in Canada so Mike takes over the podcast!!!! He sits down with Jonathan “Pastah J” Brooks to talk about his new book “Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.”
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Elitism in the Church

How should the church engage “elite culture”? Should our books be on the New York Times bestseller list? Our influence wielded in the halls of power? James Davidson Hunter’s book “To Change the World” has a unique proposal for engaging “elite culture.”
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Bible Battle

  New season! New co-host! Mike Moore joins Dave Fitch to talk about the B-I-B-L-E. How do we appeal to the Bible in midst of conflict? How does a pastor steward their leadership position?
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Betwixt Update, Behind the Scenes & Prep for Season 2!

Betwixt takes you behind the scenes to see how the podcast has been produced and what’s changing for Season 2! We will continue to have fascinating guests and share compelling stories from the in-between spaces where growth and transformation happen. But, Deb is taking a short pause to finish a linen-closet/isolation booth make-over and to spend time with her kids before they head back to school in September! Over the next month, I’ll be recording, editing and producing new episodes with the hope of launching Season 2 late September!
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