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Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, Pr. Brandon Johns
Conversations about faith that matter every day.
Feb 8, 2021
What is the best part of church?
In this episode, we discuss what we thing the best part of church is and share some experiences from our lives.
Feb 8, 2021
Do you have to be obedient to get God's favor?
In this episode, we discuss God's favor. Who is it for? How do you get it?
1 hr 13 min
Dec 15, 2020
Faith Changes our Perspective
In this episode we discuss how faith changes our perspective on our lives, community, and the world. We also get around to realizing the our perspective also changes our faith. Join us for the conversation!
Nov 24, 2020
How do we wait with hope when times are so challenging?
We are coming upon the Christian season of Advent. It is a time for contemplation, waiting, and expectation of the promised Savior. How does that help us get through the holidays when we are challenged with life during a pandemic and especially with the coming holidays. We talk about all this and more.
Nov 18, 2020
How can we engage in faith and the church while physically distancing?
These time are hard. It's hard to stay connected why we have to physically distance. How to we grow our faith and engage with others when we have to do it virtually and in perfect honesty we are tired of virtual. Let's talk about it.
Oct 30, 2020
When things are going wrong how can we be blessed?
In this episode we discuss what being blessed means from a societal and biblical perspective. What did Jesus mean when he said that those who mourn, poor in spirit, meek and etc are blessed? What does it mean to be blessed? Can we be blessed in a times trouble?
Oct 6, 2020
What does the sign Jesus 2020 mean to you?
Speaking about politics is difficult. What benefits are there to have the discussion? Does political party matter? How should Christians participate in politics? Or should they?
Sep 22, 2020
Is it possible and important to have relationships with people we disagree?
Everyone has opinions, and not all people think the same. How do we have relationships with people we disagree? Is it important to have relationships with people whose view differ from our own?
Aug 5, 2020
What will the church look like post COVID-19?
Today we explore what the church might look like in the future. Is physical presence important? Can we have virtual communion with depth? What does the future of worship look like? Will everyone come back to the church building when the pandemic is over?
1 hr 11 min
Jul 28, 2020
What did Jesus mean when he said love our enemies?
What did Jesus when when he said we are to love our enemies? How do we do it? What does loving our mean? Who are our enemies?
Jul 21, 2020
We are feeling weary, how do we persevere?
This time of living in a global pandemic can make us weary. How do we make it through this? How do we persevere through difficult times? We explore these question in this episode related to our Christian faith.
Jul 14, 2020
Can God be all loving and all knowing at the same time?
Exploration of how God who we believe is all loving can allow the great evil in the world and be all knowing.
1 hr 3 min
May 14, 2020
How can we find joy in quarantine?
In this episode, we discuss what it's like to live in quarantine; how life has changed and ways that we've found joy.
May 14, 2020
What does Communion (Lord's Supper) mean for us?
What is communion? What does it do for us? Is it important? How do we think about it in the time of pandemic?
1 hr 12 min
May 1, 2020
How do we care for our neighbor?
We discuss this week; who is our neighbor? how do we care for our neighbor? what does it look like to care for a neighbor during a pandemic?
Apr 20, 2020
Do we still have prophets today?
What is a prophet in the bible? What do prophets do? Are they like fortune tellers? Do we still have prophets today?
1 hr 11 min
Apr 7, 2020
Does God Cause Pandemics?
How much does God intervene in our world? Our we being punished with this new virus? Does God punish or bring about disease?
Apr 1, 2020
What does the Lord's Prayer mean to you?
Have you ever listen to the petitions to God in the Lord's Prayer? How does it change you? How does it affect your life or your relationship with God?
1 hr 5 min
Mar 23, 2020
Why do we Pray?
This recording was a live video recording that is posted on FaceBook. We talk about many aspects of prayer, specifically about praying out loud and for and with others. How does this type of prayer help us? What does it do?
Mar 10, 2020
How does faith speak to you in times of fear?
In this time when people are in fear of medical and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we wanted to take time to discuss how faith speaks to us in a time of fear? What Scripture has to say about fear is timeless. Scripture helps us to understand the hope we have in Christ in the time of fear.
Feb 27, 2020
What practices are important for Lent?
We explore Lenten practices. We do we do them? Does it matter? What make a Lenten practice good? What's the point?
Feb 17, 2020
Dust to Dust
To dust you were created and to dust you will return? What does that mean? Why does it matter? Do you want to know what Ash Wednesday is about? Is Ash Wednesday important?
Feb 14, 2020
Should we tell others about Jesus?
Is it okay to talk about Jesus at work? To your friends? How do you have a conversation about your relationship with Jesus?
Feb 6, 2020
Faith and Politics
Does our faith have anything to do with politics? Was does the bible have to say? Should Christians vote? Run for political office?
Jan 14, 2020
Is Jesus the only way?
Is Jesus the only way? The only way to what? What does that mean? What happens to those who don't believe in Jesus?
Jan 8, 2020
Have you had an epiphany?
We've had an epiphany! Have you had an epiphany? The Christian Church has a season of Epiphany. What was the epiphany and what does Jesus have do with it?
Dec 10, 2019
Are traditions important?
Are traditions important? What does Jesus have to say about traditions? Why do we hold so tightly to them? Join us as we sort through thinking about traditions and what part they play in faith.
Dec 2, 2019
Peace in a world rampant with violence
In this episode we discuss peace and what that looks like in every day life. This discussion of peace involves a lot of talk about violence because that is Pr. Christman's favorite topic. Truly it is helpful to get to the heart of peace by discussing it along side violence.
Nov 20, 2019
Are angels real?
What does the bible say about angels? Do we become angels when we die? Do angels help us? This time of year as we decorate for our holy days with angels and talk more about them, especially since it was an angel that delivered the message to Mary that she would have the baby Jesus. So we thought that was a good discussion to have. Join the conversation!
Oct 31, 2019
On All Hallows Eve We Remember the Saints
Today is the day that we recognize Halloween. This is the day that Christians cooped a pagan festival and made it a holiday that now is mostly celebrated as a secular celebration. The Christian church remembers the Saints that have gone before us, but what is a Saint? Join our discussion to explore this conversation together!
Oct 7, 2019
Gratitude, so what?
This conversation has a rocky start, but we are full of gratitude for your listening ears. See what I did there? We discuss what it means to have gratitude and how does gratitude play out in our daily lives. What does it do for our relationship with God and others? How does it change our lives?
Sep 24, 2019
Do our bodies matter to God?
There is a passage in 1 Corinthians that says our body is a temple. What does this mean? Have you experienced this passage in a good way or bad way? We discuss what it means to each of us and what it means as it is lived out daily (in our opinion anyway).
Aug 12, 2019
Human Care for Creation
Does God care what we do with creation? What is the human role in caring for creation? Does it matter what we do to this earth if God is planning a new one?
Aug 5, 2019
Should Christians be friendly and generous to strangers?
Should Christians be friendly and generous to strangers? Let's discuss what the Bible has to has about it. Is it different from the Old Testament to the New Testament? What does that look like in our world, especially when we are concerned with safety?
May 28, 2019
Is all Scripture equal?
Is all Scripture equal? If it is, how do we reconcile verses that seem to contradict? If it isn't, what do we keep, what do we throw out? Can we throw out Scripture? Is all Scripture useful even if it isn't equal?
May 6, 2019
What does Baptism do?
Baptism is God's promises given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ coupled with water. Why do we do it? Is it important? What if someone isn't baptized? Who should be baptized and when?
Apr 15, 2019
Did Jesus really come back after his death?
Easter is right around the corner so Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns discuss can it be true that a human came to life after death? What does that mean for us?
Apr 1, 2019
Is Confession Still a Thing?
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns talk about I'm not so bad, why do I need to confess? What's the purpose of confession? How do we do it? What does God do?
Mar 15, 2019
Deny yourself and take up your Cross daily
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns explore what Jesus means when he tells us to deny ourselves and take up our Cross daily. What the heck does that mean anyway? How does that connect with Lent? What benefits does it have? How does it affect our faith?
Mar 8, 2019
Do you believe in miracles?
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns discuss miracles. What are miracles? Are they a thing of the past? Do they happen today? Have you experienced a miracle in your own life? What did it look like?
Jan 15, 2019
Jesus is the Redeemer, but what does that mean?
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns wrestle with the idea of a redeemer. What does it man that Jesus is the Redeemer? What is he redeeming us from?
Jan 7, 2019
The Purpose of the Church
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns talk about the purpose of the church. The church is here to do the work of God, but sometimes it is a difficult organization to be a part of and sometimes it lets us done. In this podcast we talk about the positives and negatives of the church made of humans and how God works through that for the good of our lives, our communities, and our world.
Dec 19, 2018
Christmas is God Born and named Jesus
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns talk about what does it mean to us that God came as the human Jesus Christ. God coming as a the person of Jesus Christ and live among us is challenging to comprehend with our rational minds. So we talk about the churchy word Incarnation that is used to describe this event that will occur. Christians celebrate this day and we call it Christmas.
Nov 26, 2018
Believing in Things We Can't Prove
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns talk about faith. Faith is a big subject. Where does faith come from and what does it do for us?
Nov 13, 2018
Promises Made and Broken, but not by God
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns discuss covenant. What's the big deal about God's covenants with us? How is it different than the promises we make to each other?
Oct 25, 2018
When Should We Speak Up?
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns explore social justice. When and how are we called to action?
Oct 7, 2018
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns wonder about God grace for us and how we share that grace with others. What is grace anyway?
Oct 3, 2018
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns discuss what is stewardship and how do we manage the gifts we have been given by God.
Sep 20, 2018
Covetness and Vanity
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns explore how we wrestle with what is coveting and vanity.
Jul 25, 2018
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns explore what it means to grieve with hope.
Jul 25, 2018
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, and Pr. Brandon Johns have a conversation about how their very different backgrounds lead to a shared community in Christ.
Jun 20, 2018
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, Pr. Brandon Johns discuss how does faith and anxiety live in the same person?
Jun 20, 2018
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, Pr. Brandon Johns discuss what is reverence anyway?
Jun 20, 2018
Pr. Nathaneil Christman, Pr. Angela Smith, Pr. Brandon Johns discuss what it means to pray without ceasing.
Jun 18, 2018
May 14, 2018