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You Never Studied
You Never Studied
Two moderately-informed pastors try and make sense of church, media, and culture.
Oct 12, 2020
Episode 58: A Theology of Covid-19 and Web Slinging Meets Sling Ringing
Is Covid-19 a "blessing from God" or "divine judgment"? Or neither? It depends on who you ask and who's been infected... maybe? Hans and Evan try and make sense of this question. ALSO--Doctor Strange is joining Spider-Man for his third solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But will they use their made-up names?
Oct 6, 2020
Episode 57: Urban Legends of Church History w/ Michael Svigel & John Adair
You know all those stories you've heard about the early church? The books of the Bible were formed by a committee? Santa punched a heretic in the face? Hans and Evan get to the bottom of some of these legends and erroneous claims with authors and professors Michael Svigel and John Adair, as they discuss their new book: Urban Legends of Church History.
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 56: Hopelessness, Sneak Peek, and Wandavision
Hans and Evan talk through an Atlantic article on coping with the feeling of hopelessness during these troubling times. Then, we give a sneak peek at next week's deep dive into the Urban Legends of Church History. And Evan might just sell Hans on Wandavision on the air.
Sep 21, 2020
Episode 055: Catholic Converts, Trinitarianism, and DUNE
The former editor of Christianity Today, among the foremost Evangelical Christian publications, converts to Catholicism. Hans and Evan discuss. Also Robert Letham's book on the Trinity. And the incredibly amazing Dune Trailer--at least, according to Evan.
Sep 8, 2020
Episode 054: Beatles Break-Up Nuance, Sermon On The Mount, and Facing the Music with Bill and Ted
Evan and Hans discuss the Beatles Breakup 50 years later and narratives that persist even though, like many things, the truth is much more complicated. Speaking of Truth, Hans talks a new book on the Sermon on the Mount. And then Evan reviews Bill & Ted Face the Music.
Aug 31, 2020
YNS After Hours - DC Fandome
Busy weeks for both Hans and Evan meant we didn't exactly come locked and loaded with a stacked episode this week. But you know who did come stacked for their online presentation this week? DC with their new film slate at their online "DC Fandome" event. Listen as Hans and Evan (okay, really just Evan) unpack it all for you.
Aug 24, 2020
Episode 053: Mental Health Pandemic with Scott Bradford
The CDC issued a new report that showed a marked increase in mental health issues and substance abuse. We talk to Medical Professional Scott Bradford about it. He believes this is a significant problem that is being underreported in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to our conversation to see what it all means.
Aug 17, 2020
Episode 052: Time Away Takeaways, The Ripken Way, and Your Suggestions
Hans and Evan are back! A good hiatus isn't worth much if you don't talk about what you did and what you learned. That leads Hans to a discussion about coaching baseball THE RIPKEN WAY! And then we answer your burning questions you had for us the break about Bon Iver, Taylor Swift and the Snyder Cut!
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 051: Getting Lost, Disagreeing about Politics, and Coffee Dad Shuffle
What happens to your brain you get lost? Hint: nothing good. What happens to Christians when they disagree about politics? Hint: also nothing good--usually--but we should work to change that and Jonathan Leeman's short booklet "How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?" is a good start. Then, Ben Rector's quarantine-inspired jam "It Would Be You."
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 050: Religious Recession, Alicia Keys Tiny Desk, and Keaton Batman
Episode half a hundred! Thanks for sticking with us this long. We didn't even know this was our 50th episode (plus some random episodes). Where do we head with this one? To some of our favorite topics. What might COVID do for the church negatively? Have you seen the Alicia Keys Tiny Desk concert? Also, somehow old man Batman is coming back.
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 049: Empathy, Teaching Theology, and Bill and Ted
Evan is back and we are all happy about it! It was time to get back to the basics—a normal flow of a show. A recent article on empathy got us wondering how thinly you can slice words before they mean almost nothing. That convo reminded us of how difficult it is to teach well. Then, to top it off, we talked a bit about the new Bill and Ted and whether or not it is a movie theater visit for us. Like, share, and subscribe.
Jun 8, 2020
Episode 048: Pastor and Plebe Takeover
Evan was out of commission for an evening, but Hans roped in his brother, Dale, to come join for the podcast. They previously had a podcast (Pastor and Plebe) that was more of a freeform podcast and gave it a run again for this episode. Guilty consciences, race, and selfishness all show up in this episode.
May 28, 2020
YNS After Hours: COVID-19 & Resuming Public Worship Services
Hans and Evan are joined by special guest, fellow pastor, and family member, Kevin Bowles, to discuss how each is trying to approach resuming public worship gatherings at their respective churches.
May 25, 2020
Episode 047: Youth Ministry Retrospective with Steve Corn
It isn't every day that we get to have an episode with one of the biggest influences in both of our lives. Steve Corn entered into our lives when we were young (around 10) and has been there ever since. We talk youth ministry, career changing, family discipleship strategies, and much more on this latest edition of You Never Studied.
May 18, 2020
Episode 046: Cruise Blues, Investing Noobs, and Koresh's Short Fuse
Some people cannot WAIT to get back to . . . whatever it was that they were doing before they had to stop doing it. In a recent article that was (drumroll): cruise lines. We spend some time discussing the idea of longing for the past. From there Hans shares a book he read to help him teach his kids about invest in the future, and Evan finishes discussing Waco (now on Netflix).
May 11, 2020
Episode 045: Disciple-making and Lifelong Learning with Vick Green
With COVID-19 shutting down what seems to be all other news, it is a good time to expose the world to some of our friends. This week's episode we interview Vick Green. We both served on staff with Vick and he has since moved on to focus heavily on helping local churches improve their disciple-making. He's a great hang and really helpful if you feel like you're stuck in ministry. Listen to this episode to learn about what he's working on and how he keeps himself sharp as a learner
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 044: Home Movies and Piper's Take on Corona
Sometimes people say things and then have to immediately have to un-say those things. It isn't uncommon—but when you are part of a multi-billion dollar enterprise, the stakes are a little higher. Warner Brothers said, "We are rethinking the movie experience" and then said, "Jk we love movies." In the world of COVID, these stories make us chuckle. That plus John Piper wrote a book on COVID make up this week's You Never Studied.
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 043: Screen Time with Grace, Worthy Women, and Kids Fantasy Books
A recent Wired article talked about how to just shut off your screen time notifications so that you don't feel guilty. Should this be what we do? How has staying at home changed our schedules and how we approach our days? Hans finished up a book recommended by a congregant, and Courtney (Hans' wife) is tearing through Harry Potter books with the kids.
Apr 6, 2020
Episode 042: On Passover (with Chris Katulka)
This week we brought in Hans' old seminary friend Chris to help discuss Jesus, holy week, and Passover. Chris works for Friends of Israel and spends his days doing radio, writing for their ministry, and (when no virus) leading trips to Israel to better help people better understand what God has revealed in Scripture.
Mar 30, 2020
Episode 041: Ask the Expert(s)—Digital Eucharist with Dr. Michael Svigel & Dr. John Dyer
With so many churches live-streaming, the decision on communion comes to the forefront. On a whim, we asked Dr. Michael Svigel, department chair of theological studies at Dallas Seminary, if he’d come on to live stream an episode of our podcast. Dr. Svigel had argued that churches could replicate many things, but communion was not one of them. Dr. Svigel said he would do it, but only if Dr. John Dyer, dean of enrollment services and distance education at Dallas Seminary (also a coding ninja), would join. Dr. Dyer writes on the intersection of theology and technology. Last week he wrote about historic views of communion as well as how churches approach participating in communion online. Graciously, and on short notice, both came on to discuss, and the conversation was incredibly helpful.
Mar 23, 2020
Episode 040: The Coronasode (Live [to tape!])
In different times we do different things—like live stream the recording of the episode and leaving it for you to enjoy on a Monday (with minor edits). A week ago many churches were scrambling to figure out what to do and how to do it when they weren't meeting. We work through this reality, our decisions, some lessons learned, and a couple predictions now that life has been somewhat upended temporarily.
Mar 9, 2020
Episode 039: Coronavirus and the Christian, Revolutionary Prayer, and the New Batmobile
With COVID-19 in the states and cases growing each day, it was time to talk about how Christians (and churches) could approach it (or any) public health crisis. Evan takes some time after that to remind us of prayer—specifically the Lord's Prayer—and its role in our lives. We follow this all up with a discussion about the Batmobile, because Hans can't offer anything on those third segments anymore.
Mar 2, 2020
Episode 038: Feedback on the Show, Surviving in Snow, and Pastors Need Bros
Happy eleven monthiversary!!! We go in opposite order this week as we need YOUR feedback on the show heading into a new year (you can also sponsor it if you'd like) (1:06). From there we ask ourselves what we'd do if we broke our leg miles away from help (also in sub-freezing weather) (11:47) and talk a bit about lasting as a pastor (23:59).
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 037: Security or Spying, MLJ on Preaching, and JMMs New Album
In this episode, Hans and Evan talk about the merits of accessible home security tech—Hans isn't a fan, Evan isn't NOT a fan (02:05). Another book on preaching (Hans' read this time—22:51) and a John Mark McMillan chaser bring you this episode of You Never Studied (32:12).
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 036: Delivering for Dollars, Preaching Advice, and a Band of Brothers
What happens when you try and make a living shuttling food from place to place in your beater of a car? We take a Car and Driver article and discuss the merits (and detriments) of gig economy delivery jobs (02:49). Evan then changes gears (no pun intended) to a recent book on preaching (20:40). Finally, we discuss the Jonas brothers getting back together (27:42).
Feb 10, 2020
Episode 035 (Hans Solo): A Tale of Two Churches, Three Kings, and a Grammy Family
With the Godbold clan down with the flu, Hans had to handle this episode by himself. What else was he supposed to talk about than Star Wars? Lots, actually. News came out amongst Chicagoland churches about their continued issues in transitioning (in the case of Willow) and another (James MacDonald) trying a new church strategy to avoid drama (2:10). That topic plus a book (21:18) plus carpool karaoke (25:50) means—that’s right—another episode for you.
Feb 3, 2020
Episode 034: Christian Withdrawal, Enjoying it All, and a Space Family AWOL
Sometimes we just want to leave—to skip town and move away with people we like and who agree with us. Well, some people do that—and they take over entire towns. Join us as we investigate what happens when an offshoot of Catholicism spends 40 years in a Kansas town. Hans gives a brief review of Death by Living and Evan reviews Lost in Space.
Jan 27, 2020
Episode 033: Pastors, Power, and Picard
Social media makes it possible to catch people at their worst (we hope). This happened recently when a pastor was caught mid-sermon asking a mom to take her child outside of the sanctuary. It isn’t a good look. We take some time to discuss this and—spoiler alert—Hans has a little sympathy (a little). We then discuss a book on pastor and abuses of power (as well as what to do about it) and finish up with a leader who didn’t abuse power—Picard. (*Note: *Hans mentions the metadata for the church’s website changing from being one of the friendliest churches. He just checked it again and it is back. Blame him for the confusion.)
Jan 20, 2020
YNS After Hours: Say it Ain't 'Stro
It’s a sad day when the Astros are found cheating in a big way. Positively, we are talking about baseball in January. Negatively, the Astros are nefarious cheaters who will never be seen as the textbook way to win a championship ever again. Hans needs some time to process this gut punch, but baseball is to Evan what Star Wars is to Hans. We bring in friend of the show Ben Haug to process the news and what we are supposed to do about it.
Jan 13, 2020
Episode 032: Paying Attention, The Death of Expertise, and Foster Kid Super Heroes
We get back into the new year with a great episode for you: Mr. Rogers and the value of being present, a (finally) finished book on expertise, and a movie about something or another that Evan saw (it was Shazam!). Perhaps it was the few weeks off, perhaps it was the content, but we are glad to have *this* episode be the one to kick-off 2020.
Dec 30, 2019
Episode 031: YNS Year in Review
We did it! Thirty-one episodes, a few bonus episodes, and 2019 is in the books. Tune in as we discuss our favorite episode moment, best reads, best movies, biggest lessons, and more on this final 2019 episode of You Never Studied.
Dec 23, 2019
YNS After Hours: The Rise of Skywalker
Evan saw the Rise of Skywalker. So did Hans—except not really. Hans’ brother, Dale, saw it WITH Evan (also with Zac, Evan’s brother). Hans and Dale used to have a podcast, so it only made sense to bring Dale in to talk about this movie (and all of Star Wars) in our gift-that-keeps-on-giving episode of You Never Studied—the Rise of Skywalker.
Dec 16, 2019
Passing Notes: Time Management and the Christian
This week we take a question that one of our listeners sent in. Should I spend my weeknights involved in church-sponsored activities or in proactive community involvement (trail clean-ups, park days, city or neighborhood sponsored events, etc.) or by simply being home and intentional with my neighbors? And how does that change when I purposefully involve other believers who live near me? It's a great question as we head into the holidays.
Dec 9, 2019
Episode 030: Frozen People, Frozen Chosen, Frozen Sequel
Have you heard about a potential new way to bury people? Yeah. It’s weird, or at least weird to Hans (and hopefully you). RC Sproul then walks us through what we can know about God, and Evan gives us his thoughts on Frozen 2 (he has three daughters). You’ll enjoy the discussion as we talk about all things frozen.
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 029: Disney + Marriage = Mandalorians
Nostalgia is quite a drug and Disney Plus knows it. With 10 million subscribers on day one, Disney surprised even themselves. Is that a good thing for us as consumers? Is 24/7 access to our heartstrings a drug worth taking? This plus (no pun intended) a great book on marriage and a short review of the Mandalorian.
Nov 18, 2019
Episode 028: Ask the Expert with Dr. Bart Stykes
It isn’t that often that we get to chat with a sociologist—twice! After recording our first “Ask the Expert” with Bart Stykes (who is a member of Genesis with Hans) we decided to re-record so that you could get even more expert precision! We hear about Bart’s research interests, learn how he navigates life as a believer in a field that isn’t full of believers, and then learn that he also loves—volleyball!
Nov 11, 2019
Episode 027: (Re)Animated Performers, Thoughts from a Reformer, and Cinema's Mourner
Have you heard the one about James Dean coming back from the dead in order to be in a movie? Well, we’ll wait and see whether it happens or not, but the concept itself has some pretty significant ethical considerations—which Evan breaks down for us. We gear change it into an easy read by John Calvin for those interested in getting into the Reformers, followed by what cinema is (or isn’t).
Nov 4, 2019
Episode 026: Removed Pastors, Reformed Families, and Recovering Terminators
A late-in-the-week podcast means we could grab a story that dropped Sunday night. Many have heard about the issues at Harvest Bible Chapel with James MacDonald, but more got added to the story Sunday when the elders of the church shared more information with the church regarding their dismissed pastor, James MacDonald. Evan shares about a brief book on family worship and then shares about his favorite movie: TERMINATOR SIX!!!!!
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 025: Minority Rules & 13 Bar Blues
Recent research has shown that the bulk of political tweets on social media come from a small percentage of users. The echo chamber is real and it affects us. How do we combat this mentality in our churches? After that, we skip our normal “Hit the Books” to jump right into a chat about one of our favorite folk musicians: David Wilcox.
Oct 21, 2019
Passing Notes: Ministry Experience & Criticism
From time to time we tackle a topic that was (1) suggested by others or (2) something we ourselves have talked about for some time. This one was the latter. In this week’s episode, we tackle the issue of ministering in church while operating in a world where there are no more experts. It isn’t a deep dive, but a beginning conversation that we might come back to from time to time as we work through the podcast. Listen in and let us know your thoughts.
Oct 14, 2019
Episode 024: Abbey Road Turns 50, Big Eva's History, and Arthur Fleck's Misery
The Beatles never leave. Ever. Even 50 years after Abbey Road, the album went number 1 in the UK. It’s amazing when some music has such staying power. After thinking through this idea, we apply it to the church. Hans finished up Thomas Kidd’s new book on evangelicalism, and then he talks about why he probably shouldn’t have seen the Joker movie.
Oct 7, 2019
Episode 023: Online Giving, Christian Finances, and $pider-Man
With tens of millions of dollars to be made, companies are going all-in on the digital giving game. One such company made almost 100 million dollars processing 4.2 billion in church giving. Billion with a “B.” We tackle that topic, why churches do it, and even briefly on if that’s such a good thing in the scheme of things. Hans finished up a book on stewardship and then we end with the good news: Spider-man is back in the MCU.
Sep 30, 2019
Episode 022: Cancel Culture, Christian Conscience, & Feige Star Wars
After a week of whistleblowers and impeachment talk, we wanted to change the focus. To where do we change the focus? Beer money, bad tweets, and the inconsistent way a society applies forgiveness to screw-ups like us. Evan then tackles a book on the conscience and we end with a little Star Wars (like always, it seems).
Sep 23, 2019
Episode 021: Kanye Does Church, Science Destroys the Earth, and Rodman For Better or Worse
A lot has been made of Kanye’s Sunday Services. As more video comes our of recent services (and a new album announced), some folks are wondering what to make of it all. We take on that topic this week—since we are both Kanye experts. Evan tackles the end of the world in a new book he finished up, and Hans chats about the new Dennis Rodman 30 for 30. Listen in.
Sep 16, 2019
Passing Notes: Thoughts on the Modal American
We took a week off of our regularly scheduled programming to tackle an interesting topic: stats and their application to the church. A couple of folks share NPR’s “Modal American” podcast with us and were curious what we thought and/or other applications of the concept. The result: this episode. We aren’t great with stats, but we were able to talk about some of the ways we use metrics in our own churches.
Sep 9, 2019
Episode 020: Benny Hinn's Remorse, The Hate U Give, and Fun VFX
Benny Hinn—a notable prosperity preacher and faith healer—says he doesn't agree with things he used to proclaim. How do we handle these types of statements? Is there any room for restitution? Do we just say "Great!"? We don't have all of those answers, but we do tackle the issues. Speaking of issues, Hans recently finished up a novel on police shootings that gave him a different perspective. All of that discussion is followed up with Evan nerding out about video effects people.
Sep 2, 2019
Episode 019: Chicken Sandwich Wars, Church Books, and Andy Mineo
Your *definitive* guide to the better chicken sandwich is here. Just kidding. But we did get our hands on one, even though they're sold-out nationwide. The convo on chicken, of course, led Hans to a conversation about church growth strategies, which led to a conversation about church books, which led to a conversation about Andy Mineo. This is your one-stop shop for anything you care about this week.
Aug 28, 2019
YNS After Hours: Spider-Aww Man!
Evan gives Hans the details concerning last week's bad news surrounding Disney/Marvel's Partnership with Sony to use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In short--it is not looking great.
Aug 26, 2019
Episode 018: Rethinking Meritocracy, Bad Ecclesiology, and Gaffigan Comedy
The idea that working hard is a good thing should go without saying. However, working hard (and competing with others to work harder than them) can also be an endless cycle one gets caught up in. In this episode, we take on the idea of how churches can present an alternate reality to the world’s system of merit. From there we tackle a Screwtape letters sort of geared specifically to the church, and Hans and Evan chat briefly about the new Jim Gaffigan special.
Aug 19, 2019
Episode 017: Publicly Leaving the Faith & The Apostles Creed
Pastors and church leaders leaving the faith has been a common theme of the past few years. The past month has seen two folks make a public decision to leave the Faith (or start leaving the Faith). As pastors, this is something we care a lot about, so we took a little extra time this week to discuss the idea of leaving the church, how we view it, and a tie-in to church history.
Aug 12, 2019
Episode 016: MoviePass' Misrepresentations, Un-indoctrination Through Education, and Mysterious & Exotic Locations
Ethical and legal—while not the same thing, people like to think they are. Unfortunately for Moviepass, they seemed to cross both of those lines when they decided to unilaterally change a bunch of passwords for heavy users to try and stop hemorrhaging money (it didn’t work). A recent read by Hans by someone who would’ve never known what Moviepass was (had she not left her fundamentalist family) got him thinking about seeing the world through the eyes of others. Speaking of seeing the world through the eyes of others . . . Evan gives his thoughts on the newest season of Expedition Unknown.
Aug 5, 2019
YNS After Hours: How Firm A Foundation
We recorded an episode, then the software crashed and we lost said episode. We looked at each other with the "I really don't want to redo that one" look. Then we opted to just talk about the past year of Hans' life as he tried to make his house work right. Listen in and commiserate.
Jul 29, 2019
Episode 015: Ask the Expert with Brad Munson
Who doesn’t love Chick-fil-A? That’s what we thought. Now, what do Chick-fil-A and the StrengthsFinder assessment have in common? More than you think. Come hear what this weeks expert, Brad Munson, TBC member and Owner/Operator of a CFA in Houston has to say about these two worlds. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll learn a lot. We did.
Jul 22, 2019
Episode 014: Marriage Sanctimony, Holy Matrimony, and Stranger Things - Holy Moly!
Today we tackle a subject that—in *some* way, shape, or form—affects everyone. Marriage. A recent article in The Atlantic about marriage and the potential negative effects on people got us thinking about marriage more closely. Hans was able to tie-in a book he had recently read on the subject, and then we tackle the phenomenon that is Stranger Things.
Jul 15, 2019
Episode 013: Trusting Each Other, Trusting the Gospels, and Trusting Spider-Man
The internet has made everyone no longer trust information. How can the church fill in the gap as a place of high trust? Speaking of the church and being trustworthy—Evan finished up a book about trusting the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that you should check out. And last but not least—Evan waxes eloquent on the new Spider-Man.
Jul 8, 2019
Passing Notes: Glorifying God & Hobbies
This week we take another dive into the mailbag to answer another listener question: How far is too—with my hobbies? Most people have things they love doing that, if not careful, take way too much of their time. How can Christians not go overboard here?
Jul 1, 2019
Episode 012: The Flexible Worker, the Lifelong Learner, and the Backwards "MURDER"
This week we tackle a topic that affects almost all of us in some way: how specialized should you be in your career? Taking a story from The Atlantic about generalization and specialization of roles in the Navy, we apply it both to ourselves and to people we would pastor. Evan throws a wrinkle into it all when he does a little extra research, too. The topic reminded Hans of a book he read a little while back. After that, we tackle the trailer for Doctor Sleep (we=Evan).
Jun 24, 2019
Passing Notes: What About Self Promotion?
We take a break from our normal flow to tackle a question from our friend Vick Green: How should Christians handle the tension between (1) creating content and (2) self-promotion. Is there a yes or no answer to these questions? How do we approach it with our incredibly successful podcast?
Jun 17, 2019
Episode 011: MiniDiscs in the Closet, Hey-Ya Habits, and A Difficult Watch
Someone stole hours and hours of MiniDiscs from Radiohead—a band Evan really likes and Hans likes in theory—and held it ransom for $150,000. Rather than pay a ransom Radiohead released all the music and Hans quickly saw the sermon illustration. Speaking of music (not music ransoms), a recent book Hans finished up taught him a cool story about “Hey Ya” (the book was fine, not great). Then, in an unrelated study break, Hans talks a bit about the Chernobyl miniseries.
Jun 10, 2019
Episode 010: Platt's Trump Situation, Church and State Separation, and Aladdin's New Interpretation
A tiny segment of evangelicalism short-circuited last week when POTUS paid a surprise visit to a church and David Platt prayed for him. That led Evan to think about a recent read on church and state and share his thoughts (tl;dr: he liked the book and thinks every American Christian should read it). Finally, there's a new Aladdin that made Evan cry.
Jun 3, 2019
Episode 009: 144,000 Steps, The First Lady Reflects, and Picard's New Treks
Pedometers are no longer needed, even if Evan thinks they are. Hans finished up Michelle Obama's new memoir, and Evan is excited about the new Picard show.
May 28, 2019
Episode 008: Space Exploration, Retaining Information, and DMB Exceeds Expectations
Beneath Evan’s cool and calm exterior is a man who gushes all things space. He doesn’t know the size of the footprint on the moon (psshh), but he does know a lot—much more than most laymen. With that knowledge, and news of a new NASA timeline to get back to the moon, it was time to discuss space. Hans contributes little to the conversation in regard to expertise, but he does talk about a book he finished up on teaching more effectively. Finally, the two talk about their recent experience at the Dave Matthews concert.
May 20, 2019
Episode 007: Ask the Expert with Jeff Manna
A new segment drops this week on You Never Studied! Welcome to "Ask the Expert." In these segments, we'll talk with someone who has unique expertise in an industry but ALSO unique expertise in something completely unrelated. Come for the expertise, but stay for the side-hustle. In this episode, a meteorologist of almost thirty years—Jeff Manna—shares with us his love for weather AND 80s and 90s Christian rock.
May 13, 2019
Episode 006: Lonely Men, a Lofty God, and a Scary Clown
A recent article has Evan and Hans thinking about male loneliness. Is it a real thing? What's missing? What does the church do? Evan just finished up a book on God's attributes (he liked it), and Hans and Evan share their affinity with the It movies.
May 6, 2019
Episode 005: Pastor Assessed, Poverty Addressed, and Twilight Zone Refreshed
What's the Acts 29 assessment process like for an established church (at least from Hans' perspective)? What's life like form the perspective from the working poor? How about a new Twilight Zone? This episode has all the feels.
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 004: Extended Study Break—Avengers: Endgame
Making over 600m in its opening weekend, it is clear that Avengers: Endgame—and the whole MCU—has lefts its mark on culture today. Listen in as Evan and Hans discuss the finale in two parts: spoiler-free and spoiler-full.
Apr 24, 2019
YNS After Hours: Star Wars Crash Course
What do you do when you finish an episode and Evan has more to say than there is possibly time for? You make a separate episode and tell him to start talking. And he does. And it is wonderful. We hope you enjoy our After Hours edition—a way for us to build on what we discussed in the previous episode. Only for the most committed.
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 003: Cool Kicks for Christ, Dating Advice, and the Skywalker's Rise
In this episode we dive deep into what some might consider pastoral vanity; our friend David Mills wrote a book and you should consider what he has to say; and Hans watched the newest Star Wars trailer for the first time. Did he like it? Does he know much about anything Star Wars? (No.)
Apr 15, 2019
Episode 002: Wade-ing Through Therapy, Lament, and Killing Bear Grylls
After finishing his NBA career, Dwyane Wade admits he's gonna need therapy to make the transition. Hans thinks it is a smart move. Evan shares about a book on lamenting a wife's chronic illness and then he waxes eloquent on the new Bear Grylls Netflix special.
Apr 8, 2019
Episode 001: Rabbits, Habits, and Villains in Purple Jackets
Come with us as we discuss Easter, a book Hans recently read about habit-making (and breaking), and Evan shares us with his take on the Joker trailer.
Apr 1, 2019
Episode 000: The Prologue
Welcome to the show! How'd we get the name? What are you in for? How is this thing gonna work? How familiar is Hans with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? All this is and more are coming to you in our zeroeth episode: The Prologue!