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Wake Up To The Mission (Evan Wickham) – Resist Apathy pt 6

Evan Wickham and Aaron Salvato discuss the "Mission of God" and what it means for followers of The Way of Jesus. They discuss their shared background growing up as pastor's…
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Wake Up To Your Need For Christ – Resisting Apathy pt.5

So often we turn to things like money, stuff, safety and security to give us what we need. In doing so, we often grow apathetic towards our true need: Christ.…
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Wake Up To Holiness – Resisting Apathy pt.4

A dive into the concept of God's Holiness and the call for Christians to be Holy. What does Holy even mean? How can we be asleep to this reality? We…
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To The Christian Who Has Lost Their Passion – Resist Apathy pt3

Brian and Aaron respond to a message from a listener who 1. admits her struggle with apathy, and 2. also shares some beautiful insight on how to resist it! In…
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Wake Up To The Love – Resisting Apathy pt.2

Part 2 of GoodLion's series on "Resisting Apathy." The first step to waking up from the slumber of apathy is recognizing God's story and where we find our place in…
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How To Break Free From Apathy – Uche Anizor | Apathy Series

In this episode, Aaron speaks with professor Uche Anizor, author of the book "Overcoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for Those Who Struggle to Care". They discuss the struggle many church kids…
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Wake Up To The Story – Resisting Apathy pt.1

Part one of a new series by GoodLion Ministries called "Resisting Apathy". Aaron and Brian speak into the problem of apathy in the Christian life, noting how it is a…
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Is the Bible The Word of God, or is Jesus? – Evan Wickham

Years ago I heard one of my mentors, Evan Wickham, use a phrase I found compelling. He said: "Jesus is what God has to say." It was powerful and it…
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Community – A Mess Worth Making

Brian Higgins shares with us about the necessity of community in the Christian life. We are currently living through a post-pandemic cultural moment where many Christians are finding it hard…
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Can a Sin Be Unforgivable?

Is it possible for a sin to be so bad that Jesus himself can never forgive you? This is a question that’s haunted many Christians, especially in light of the…
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Mission Drift, Political Extremes, and Wisdom in the Negative World – Mike Doyle

In a cultural moment that is growing hostile towards the Church, it's becoming easier than ever for Christians to slip into mission drift. “Without careful attention, faith-based organizations will inevitably…
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Tim Keller, the War on Winsomeness, & Responding to the “Negative World.”

Many Christians now sense the world has shifted. While culture was once positive towards Christianity, we now see a world that has shifted from openness, to indifference, and now hostility.…
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Abortion, Christians, & The Value of a Life (with Ryan Lynn) / Rebroadcast

Abortion is a hot button topic that is often debated by both Christians and non Christians. Ryan Lynn (Founder of the Speak Life Collective) is here to challenge us on…
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Living In The Negative World – (Mike Doyle)

Throughout our lives many of us have heard older generations harken back to a time when Christians were accepted, praised, and embraced by the culture. Everyone went to Church on…
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The Way of Jesus vs The Way of Peter – #FiresideTheology

Defensive violence, wounded Healers, and how radical enemy-love changes the world! So often as Christians we feel we must defend Jesus and lash out at those who are against Him.…
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Brian and Aaron Become Dads – (Season 8 Premiere)

The GoodLion Podcast is back for season 8! Brian and Aaron sit down for a heart to heart about a recent big change in their lives: becoming fathers!
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Pastoring In A Ukrainian War Zone – Benjamin Morrison (Season 7 Finale)

With war raging between Russia and Ukraine, we wanted to take a moment and connect with a pastor in the thick of it. Friend of the show and CGN pastor…
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Hypocrisy Hurts Our Witness. Humility Heals It – Nick Cady

Aaron talks with Nick Cady all about the problem of Christian hypocrisy, how it is harming the church, and how it shatters the witness of the Christian Church. Nick speaks…
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Love, Not Fear – Advancing the Kingdom | GoodLion Theology Class #6

Fear is the enemy of love. The idols of safety and security can push us to live the Christian life from a posture of fear. If we are to advance…
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Waging Peace on Social Media: Lessons From The Comment Section

In an age where tech dominates our lives, we spend so much time on social media. Christians need to face the facts. Whether we like it or not, social media…
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Simple Obedience, Not Escapism | Advancing the Kingdom – GoodLion Theology Class #5

This world is not our home. It was never intended to be. We are pilgrims here on earth and we should live as such. The problem that has arisen is…
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Missionaries, Not Separatists | Advancing the Kingdom – GoodLion Theology Class #4

In the New Testament, Christians are called to be in the world but not of the world. In other words, we are called to live in society and interact with…

Gerry Breshears: The Mechanics Of Salvation – (Best of GLP)

This week we present to you an old episode from season 2! We are hoping it will bless some of you listeners who may have missed it the first time…
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The Kingdom Advances Not by Force, But Through the Church | Advancing the Kingdom – GoodLion Theology Class #3

How does a Kingdom advance normally? Through the sword. Violence, war, and bloodshed. Jesus' Kingdom is much different. The Kingdom of Heaven does not advance through the sword, but rather…
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The Kingdom Advances In Our Hearts, Not Our Self-Interests | Advancing the Kingdom – GoodLion Theology Class #2

There is a dangerous tendency today to make the Kingdom of Heaven about what we need, or want. It is not about us. The Kingdom is about Him. He should…
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What IS the Kingdom of Heaven? – GoodLion Theology Class

Welcome to the GoodLion theology class, a brand new segment on the show where we bring you rich theological lessons and thoughtful discussions with our students! In part one of…

What IS the Kingdom of Heaven? | Advancing the Kingdom – GoodLion Theology Class #1

Welcome to the GoodLion theology class, a brand new segment on the show where we bring you rich theological lessons and thoughtful discussions with our students! In part one of…
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The Joys and Challenges of Holy Sexuality – with Dr. Christopher Yuan

Sexuality is one of the main ways people identify themselves today. Our modern moment asks people to freely express who they are by unchaining themselves from traditional concepts of sexuality.…
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Navigating The Highs and Lows of Faith – Why do I feel close to Jesus one day, and distant the next?

Aaron and Brian take some time to answer a great question from a friend: "Why do I feel closer than ever to Jesus one day, and then other days I…
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Wrestling With The Supernatural – (With Michael Bowles) | A discussion on demons, healings, signs from God, and other spiritual experiences.

Aaron and Brian chat with their friend Michael Bowles (Pastor, former youth pastor, and current student at Western Seminary) about the challenges of wrestling through the supernatural. The guys talk…
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Gerry Breshears: Did the Father forsake Jesus on the Cross? (and other questions about atonement.)

Prof Gerry Breshears is back for his record breaking 3rd time on the show! In this episode we dive into the debate swirling around PSA (Penal Substitutionary Atonement) and ask…
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Navigating Change – With Sarah Yardley

Most people struggle with change. When we go through major change in a short period of time, it can easily overwhelm us. Learning to navigate change well is crucial to…
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The Messiness of Church Unity in the 2020s – With Scott Sauls

In a culture where every issue requires us to take sides, finding unity is incredibly difficult. This has shown up in the church as Christians are dividing over covid, politics,…
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Don’t Try To Build The House While It’s Burning – with Justin Thomas

The last 18 months seemed to tear everything apart. The normal structures of our lives, our work, and our relationships seems to have fallen completely apart. For many of us,…
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Social Justice: Should Christians use the term, or avoid it? – With Dave Lomas, ft. arguments from Voddie Baucham

In all of the insanity, confusion, and cultural upheaval of the early 2020s, there's been a growing resurgence of the term “social justice” that has taken the world by storm,…
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Engaging with Real Deconstruction: A look at Exvangelical memes – With Dominic Done!

Deconstruction is a growing trend in religious and philosophical circles. While many Christians have begun to address deconstruction, we don’t often engage with deconstructionist ideas directly. In this episode, Aaron…
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Why You Should Rest – Season 6 Finale

As Aaron and Brian get ready to go on an official break, they reflect on the importance of rest, the pitfalls of workaholism in ministry, and the call of Jesus…
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Conflict In The Age of Postmodernism – 3 Personas of Postmodern Thinking

In today's world, many of us are afraid of confrontation. Confrontation is uncomfortable. None of us like to be in a disagreement with someone, especially if we believe we need…
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Young People, Postmodernism, and How it Blinds Their Eyes to Truth

In this episode, Aaron and Brian explore the way that postmodern thinking is currently effecting young people. As two former youth pastors, we have a huge heart for young people.…
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The Power of Online Ministry – Mike Winger

We've got a special treat for you guys: Aaron has asked his old friend Mike Winger to come on and chat about the power and potential of doing ministry work…
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The Dangers of Postmodernism

Postmodernism may be today’s common thinking, but is that a good thing? In this episode, Brian and Aaron push past the facade of freedom postmodernism offers to explore some of…
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Evan Wickham: Hope for Doubters & Deconstructionists

Why are Millennials and GenZ kids who grew up in the Church leaving in droves? How can we reach people struggling with doubt and deconstruction? Evan Wickham, pastor of Park…
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What is Postmodernism, and why should we care?

In this episode Brian & Aaron begin to scratch the surface of a notoriously hard to define topic: postmodernism, specifically postmodern philosophy. While western culture has been in the grip…
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Exiting Survival Mode (Brian Higgins)

In this midweek message, Brian takes us through the example of Peter and shows us a path to get out of "survival mode" as we fix our eyes on Jesus.
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The Simple Gospel

Have you ever wondered if you are actually saved? if Jesus' work on the cross was enough to really save you? Have you ever been discouraged about how sometimes the…
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Beyond The Shadow of a Doubt – The Story of Doubting Thomas

In this GoodLion midweek message Aaron shares with us about the evil twin brother of faith - doubt. Doubt is not a very fun topic to talk about because it's…
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Before You Plant A Church – With Pilgrim Benham

Brian Higgins sits down with church planting veteran Pilgrim Benham to discuss the ins and outs of everything you need to know before you plant a church. Show Links: -…
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Christianese Showdown – Brian Vs Aaron

In this BONUS episode Aaron & Brian square off to see who can fire off the most "Christainese" phrases in rapid succession.
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Abortion, Christians, & The Value of a Life (with Ryan Lynn)

Abortion is a hot button topic that is often debated by both Christians and non Christians. Ryan Lynn (Founder of the Speak Life Collective) is here to challenge us on…
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Q&A – How Do You Avoid Sin?

Ask GoodLion: What are your strategies for avoiding sin? Brian and Aaron discuss the importance, of confession, openness, accountability, and resisting the devil so he will flee from YOU (instead…
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Faith, Hope, & Love – 1 Cor 13 (Midweek Message)

GoodLion is starting an online young adults ministry! Aaron preaches the first message on the importance of Faith, Hope, & Love in a world desperate for all three. - GoodLion…
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Is God Allowing Suffering Just As Bad As Him Causing It?

When God made the world, he called it good... and yet when we look at the world today, a lot of times it doesn't really seem very good. It's filled…
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Q&A: Majoring on the Minors? (Eschatology, Calvinism Debates, and LGBTQ issues)

Ask GoodLion: How are ways that Christians “major on the minors?” Aaron and Brian discuss eschatology, Calvinism / Arminiamism debates, LGBTQ issues, and how the way we talk about these…
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Q&A: Are words necessary when preaching the Gospel?

Ask GoodLion: Are words necessary when preaching the Gospel, or is the often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi quote “Preach the Gospel.... and if Necessary use words” good advice?…
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Warnings About Progressive Christianity (Repost from Can I Say That?)

Aaron gets invited to come onto Brenna Blain's podcast "Can I Say That?", a podcast that tackles tough topics around Christianity and faith. In the episode, Aaron speaks with Brenna…
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Does God Cause Evil and Suffering? – ft Gerry Breshears and John Piper

In this episode, we dive into some dangerous territory: questions about God's sovereignty. The sovereignty of God can be an extremely challenging topic for Christians. A lot of the debate…
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Following Jesus In The Midst of Same Sex Attraction – Brenna Blain

Brenna Blain (host of the Can I Say That? Podcast) shares her story about the unique challenges of being a same sex attracted woman of faith. She tells us about…
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Strength In The Weak Places

No one wants to admit they are weak. Our culture puts a high value on strength. But even the strongest among us have weaknesses. Everyone does, even though we all…
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Why Wait For Marriage? (With Jon Keith and Jordan Aly) – A Discussion on dating and sexuality.

Aaron sits down with his old friend Jordan and her boyfriend (now fiancé since the time of this recording!) Hip-Hop and R&B artist Jon Keith to discuss dating, sex, and…
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The Way We Win – A Response To The Events at the U.S. Capitol

The way to win is not through violence, revolution, or political power. The way to win is through the person of Jesus, and for Christ followers our strategy is laid…
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The What and Why of Discipleship

Brian and Aaron discuss discipleship. What is discipleship? Why do we do it? Why is it important? What are ways we misunderstand it? All these questions and more on today’s…
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Creativity

In the last episode of the season, Corrie Jackson leads us through a conversation on creativity. Join us as we discuss why creativity and creative expression matter for us as…

A holiday break + Some rad links!

Aaron and Brian are taking a few weeks off for the holidays! For now, here's some links to dive deeper into what we do at GoodLion! Show Links: - Join…

Aaron & Brian Do Avent

Aaron and Brian have a holiday hangout and discuss a topic that they know nothing about: Advent! Is it essential to the faith? Is It just "Hipster Christmas?" Or is…
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Questions About Systemic Racism, With Benjamin Morrison

On this week's episode, Aaron sits down with Pastor Benjamin Morrison to discuss two articles he wrote for CalvaryChapel.com about the issue of systemic racism. The articles received some pushback…
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Knowing God’s Will

Kai Wilbanks shares a short devotional on what it means to know God’s will and follow it even in the mundane, and then Aaron Salvato and the rest of the…
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Masks, Churches, & Christian Struggles During Covid

The entire Good Voice Collective intern team discusses all the crazy challenges facing churches and Christians during Covid-19. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/goodvoices/message
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Cross-Culture Christianity – With Phil Metzger

Aaron sits down with Phil Metzger (lead pastor at Calvary San Diego) to talk about the art of "Crossing Cultures." Phil and his family have spent meant years overseas as…
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Dealing With The Change of Covid

Shaviane Abiel leads us through a devotional look at all the challenging changes we have been facing in our lives this year. We hope this episode helps you draw closer…
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5 Ways to Re-Center on Jesus When The World Seems Crazy

Aaron & Brian are back together to talk about 5 practical ways to Re-Center ourselves on Jesus (when the world seems crazy.) In all the insanity, loss, and change of…
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No Matter Who Wins, Jesus Is King

As we wait for election results, Aaron wrestles through his own doubts, anxieties, and fears around the effects of political ideologies and parties on both the Church and the world,…
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Living Like Jesus In Election Season

The 2020 election is one of the most pervasive and divisive topics in American culture. In this episode, Brian discusses the culture of anxiety surrounding the election, they way Jesus…
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Diving Deeper into Doubts and Questions

Aaron & Brian take an episode to respond to more questions from listeners about doubts and faith.
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What should we do with our doubts? – ft. Dominic Done

Aaron invites pastor and author Dominic Done onto the show to discuss questions about faith and doubt. Question asked: 1. What has been your biggest crisis of faith and how…
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God’s Right To Change The Plan

People generally want to feel in control. We work, think, and plan to map out where our lives are going. But sometimes, it feels like God comes along and totally…
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Evangelism in a Pandemic? – With Joel Turner

Pastor and comedian Joel Turner talks with Aaron about evangelism... specifically the challenges of doing it during a pandemic, his views on top methods and best practices, the involvement of…
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Social Media: Distraction, or Gospel Opportunity?

Aaron & Brian are back with Season 4 of the GoodLion Podcast! Is social media a distraction to Christians, or does it actually present one of the greatest Gospel/Evangelism mission…
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The Way Of The Peacemaker

From Aaron: Some words on something I think is very important: peacemaking in the age of online discussions. We NEED to be talking about how to navigate this. It's SO…
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People of Peace in the Midst of a Culture War

In this episode, Brian and Aaron discuss the reality of "Cultural Pharisees". At one time, Conservative Christians were seen as the strict moralists of the day, but currently, we see…
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The Challenges of 2020 – A recap with Aaron and Brian

Aaron & Brian are back recording together for the first time in weeks, and they have a LOT to decompress about. Life, work, COVID, Racial tensions, division in the Church,…
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The Cup Of Wrath – Understanding God’s Justice and Mercy

Why is God's wrath often depicted in the Scriptures as a cup of wine? How are we to understand God's wrath theologically? Who must face God's wrath? Who will be…
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How Can We Be a Light in a Politically Divided World? (With Scott Curran) | Tough Questions for the Current Crisis miniseries p4

2020 has been a politically charged year. Between Covid 19, the upcoming election, debates about health and safety vs rights and religious freedom, and now the recent murder of George…
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When Injustice Meets Divine Justice

In light of the current unrest, division, and racial tensions in our world, Aaron shares a timely message from the book of Micah about injustice and God's idea of divine…
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Can Wrath Be Redemptive? | Tough Questions for the Current Crisis miniseries p3

As we wrestle through the tough questions raised by Covid-19, we begin to look at the topic of God's wrath. Could God be the one behind this pandemic? Is it…
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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome – With Mike Neglia

Aaron sits down with Mike Neglia (Calvary Cork, Expositors Collective) to discuss the struggle of "Imposter Syndrome", a psychological pattern in which one doubts one's accomplishments and has a persistent…
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Does God Punish The World With Pandemics & Natural Disasters? | Tough Questions for the Current Crisis miniseries p2

When we face a some sort of big global crisis, many make statements about how this is certainly proof of God's wrath and judgement against the world. Aaron and Brian…
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Did God Cause Covid-19 in order to Punish Specific People? | Tough Questions for the Current Crisis miniseries p1

The Covid-19 Crisis has been the most challenging thing our world collectively has faced since WW2. For many, a part of that challenge has been the tough theological questions that…
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Does Contentment Make Us Complacent? (Bonus)

Aaron and Brian answer a question from their buddy Sam. We've been preaching a lot about finding contentment in Jesus, but is their a danger we can have towards growing…
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The Difference Between Contentment and Ambition (Bonus)

In this short bonus episode, Brian and Aaron answer a question from a listener about finding the balance between being ambitious, and finding contentment in Jesus.
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What Exactly Is Spiritual Thriving?

Everyone is focused on improving themselves during the Covid-19 crisis, but how does that work spiritually? Most people think of adding a lot of spiritual habits to their daily routine.…
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A Prayer For Covid-19

"Thank You, father. This calamity is not the first one You've seen, nor will it be the last. You've seen so much more than we can comprehend. You've been fighting…
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Our Wives talk with us about Marriage in the Covid-19 Age!

Wives of the hosts Brooklynn Salvato and Tori Higgins join Brian and Aaron for a very special episode. We talk about what marriage is like in this crazy cultural moment,…
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Jesus: The Unseen Savior (John 1:14-18)

No human has actually ever really seen what God looks like, but Jesus has made God known and visible. That's amazing. Because of Jesus... you can see God. We don't…
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The Pain of Rejection (John 1:9-13)

Jesus, the true light which gives light to everyone... was coming into the world, and yet the world did not know Him. His own people did not receive him. Imagine…
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Content in Christ Alone – Contentment in the midst of Quarantine (pt 2)

What does scripture say about contentment? How can we find contentment in Jesus alone? And how can we be satisfied when God changes our plans? Aaron and Brian study scripture…
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Reflect The Light Of Christ (John 1:6-7)

"Oh Lord, I am like the moon, without the sun I hang in darkness too. So be the light, the light that shines through. Reflect off me the love that…
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Contentment in the Midst of Quarantine – Part 1

How can followers of Jesus practice contentment while living in this discouraging moment of Covid-19? Aaron and Brian discuss the vices of discontentment and comparison in creativity, ministry, and daily…
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The Empty Road

"The Logos was sent to bridge the enormous gap between God and the material world." - Philo. What road are you walking? There are so many roads, but not all…
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Relentless Love

"Jesus is eternally and tirelessly bringing everything and everyone together. The energy of reconciliation is the dynamo at the heart of the universe." - Eugene Peterson. Jesus loves His family…
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Fear, Faith & The CoronaVirus

Brian and Aaron discuss all the chaos enveloping our lives with the outbreak of COVID-19! If God hasn't given us a Spirit of fear... what do we do with the…
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Jesus’ Death: failure or victory? (With Wavey Cowper & Thomas Fretwell)

Today's episode is a journalistic piece, a response to a clip from NPR's "This American Life" where Professor Elaine Pagels states that Jesus' death on the cross was an utter…
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What are Spiritual Disciplines?

In a world of instant, some of the best things take time. This is especially true in the Christian walk. The common Christian phrase for this steady change is “spiritual…
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Hard Questions About Evil and God’s Judgement – With Gerry Breshears

Why does God seem violent in the Old Testament and loving in the New Testament? Why did Uzzah, Annias, and Saphira have to die? Is Greg Boyd's cruciform hermeneutic a…
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Evangelism: How to share Jesus with the people you know!

Most Christians have friends who are not believers, but sharing Jesus in those friendships can be really hard. In this episode, Aaron and Brian talk through the dynamics of evangelizing…
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Evangelism: 3 Methods for sharing The Gospel with total strangers.

Sharing the gospel is hard. No matter how much we may want to evangelizing, getting ourselves to do it can be tough. In this episode, Aaron and Brian talk through…
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Helping Those Who Hurt. – Grief and Loss Mini-Series pt3, with Sarah Rylynn

In our final episode on grief and loss, Sarah shares with us some practical advice on how to help and minister to those who are hurting.
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Hearts Rebuilt From Hope

"Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate." - Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams. Jesus is the God who loves to reach into our brokenness, pick up the…
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Jesus Holds The Universe Together – (John 1:3)

"A cosmic mystery of immense proportions, once seemingly on the verge of solution, has deepened and left astronomers and astrophysicists more baffled than ever. The crux … is that the…
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Jesus is what God has to say – (John 1: 1-2)

Have you ever wondered... if I could sit down with God face to face, what would He say to me? You don't have to wonder. He's already said it! Jesus…
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Balancing Ministry with Adulting

Brian and Aaron discuss the challenges of adulting while doing ministry. Both share their experience of formerly being full time youth pastors, who now are working full time outside of…
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PodClass – Ways Men and Women Can Help One Another Fight | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 5

In today’s class I ask the men in the class, what would you want to tell your sisters in Christ that they could do to help you fight the battle…
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Grief, Depression, and learning to heal. – Grief and Loss Mini-Series pt2, with Sarah Rylynn

In part 2 of our 3 part series on Grief and Loss, Sarah shares with Aaron about the link between Grief and Depression and how hope can be found in…
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What if my faith makes me an outcast?

What do you do when your faith makes people see you as "uncool?" Brian and Aaron field a question from a listener.
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God, how could you let this happen? – Grief and Loss Mini-Series, with Sarah Rylynn

What do we do when life brings us through unimaginable grief, loss, and tragedy? How do we handle the doubts and questions that arise about God's love and character? Sarah…
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Devotions or Devoted? – a look at the purpose of personal time with God.

Should we read the Bible as a devotional, or should we read the Bible and pray in order to grow more devoted to Jesus and His Kingdom? Aaron and Brian…
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Theology: God is Incomprehensible

Aaron talks about the theological theme of God being Incomprehensible. ​God is different from us; and that’s a good thing. ​God will always hold some mystery for us because an…
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PodClass – The Answer To Sexual Brokenness Is Not Sexual Liberation | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 4

Last week we looked at the trend of men blaming objectification on the women who are victims. This week we are going to examine the other side of the coin,…
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PodClass – Men & The Need To Renew The Mind | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 3

In this class we will  - Examine our cultures tendency to play the blame game. - Specifically in this episode we will look at how natural and easy it is…
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36. Emotionally Aware Teaching

In the search for truth, sometimes we ignore the emotional state of our people. To teach the Bible effectively, we need to remain aware of the emotions of our congregations.…
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PodClass – Slaves To Objectification Culture | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 2

In this class we will - Cover the roots of objectification found in the garden of Eden - Examine the issue of how easy it is for us as a…
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35. Crafting a Teaching Calendar

Everyone prepares for what they find important. In our Bible teaching, it's important that we prepare ahead of time. A good teaching calendar can help you teach prepared in many…
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Cultural Moment: Kanye, Critics, & Christianity (With Kellen Criswell & George Scanlan)

Aaron sits down with CGN team members Kellen Criswell and George Scanlan to talk about Kanye's new album. How should we treat celebrity conversions? Should we be critical, or optimistic?…
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34. Applications Without Legalism

Many people think being a Christian is a list of rules to follow. Unfortunately, bad application methods can reinforce wrong ideas about God. In this episode, we define legalism, mention…
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Q&A: Should Christians Be Set Apart From Sex, Drugs, Music, and Politics?

Our First Mailbag Episode! Aaron And Brian Tackle The topic Of Being “set Apart” from a listener who writes in asking "Should Christians Be Set Apart From Sex, Drugs, Music,…
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33. Don’t Assume What Your Audience Knows

Teaching above the head of your audience is a great way to get them to tune out. In this episode, we discuss how to make sure you're staying on track…
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PodClass – The Problem of Objectification | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 1

We are introducing a new project for the GoodLion podcast network: the GoodLion PodClass! We gather students in a classroom environment to discuss important theological subjects. Our first subject will…
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32. Teaching Without Notes

Many Bible teachers feel like slaves to their notes. But breaking free can be a scary process. This episode talks about the need to learn this important skill as well…
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The Mechanics of Salvation – With Dr. Gerry Breshears

Aaron & Brian get the amazing Dr. Gerry Breshears on the show to discuss all our burning questions about Salvation. What does it mean to be saved? Can you lose…
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The Importance of Confession

Brian discusses with Aaron the topic of confession. Why should christians practice confession? Does confession mean you need a priest? Should we be open with our community? How do we…
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Depression, Suicide, and Christianity (With Wesley Towne)

In the wake of pastor Jarrid Wilson’s tragic suicide, Aaron & Brian sit down with pastor/speaker Wesley Towne to have a serious conversation about depression, anxiety, and suicide within the…
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31. Dealing With Discouragement

Every Bible teacher will face discouragement at some point. The question for Bible teachers is what they'll do when discouragement comes. This episode talks about analyzing your discouragement, finding the…
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30. The Teacher as Servant

Jesus came to be a servant, not to receive service from us. Bible teachers need to follow his example. This episode examines some bad motives that may slip into the…
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29. Being Personal vs. Making It About You

For Bible teachers, it can be hard to be transparent. We want to be honest with our listeners, but how much is too much to share? This episode helps answer…
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Called to Partnership With God

In covenant partnership, obedience brings life!
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Responding to Christian Leaders Leaving The Faith: Josh Harris, Marty Sampson, and reacting to those who struggle with grace, truth, and love.

Aaron and Brian discuss the recent news about author Josh Harris and Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson publicly stepping out of Christianity and how Jesus followers can handle these types…
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28. Can You Study Too Much For A Sermon?

Can you reach a point in your study where it stops being helpful? The answer to that might actually be yes! At some point, a Bible teacher needs to know…
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We are called to Lay down Religion and Step Into Relationship

Laying down Religion and Stepping Into Relationship
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27. Handling In The Moment Teaching Requests

In your teaching life, you'll often have plenty of time to prepare your sermon. But sometimes, you'll get almost no time at all. How can you respond to these requests…
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You won’t find calling without relationship.

He’s always speaking. Are you listening?