The Threshing Floor

Happy Easter(tide). The Threshing Floor is super excited to talk about Easter today. We gathered together all of our crazy easter stories, favorite candy and plenty of other things to create a jaw-dropping, life-changing Easter episode for 2016.

Here is what we talk about:

  • Mini-Horses
  • Joshua's new ringtone
  • Periscope (the app, not viewing device)
  • Favorite breakfast cereal
  • favorite Easter candy
  • Easter puns
  • Easter traditions
  • Joshua sings (surprise)
  • Jesus getting into a light-saber fight
  • Willow the Movie
  • Crazy Easter Stories
  • Why Easter matters
  • Is Easter all about atonement? (Link to our episode on why atonement matters)
  • Preaching resurrection

Joshua's new ringtown link (Thanks to listener Matt Stout).

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Direct download: ttf59_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CDT


Back at New Room of 2015, Joshua and Chad sat down with Mark Swayze. Mark is the Charles Wesley of the New Room movement. We talk about contemporary worship and worship songwriting. Here's our full rundown of conversation topics.

  • Periscope and Twitter
  • BBQ Deathbed Confessions
  • Canceling Church
  • Is it worship if the sacrament isn't there?
  • Parent Pastor Podcast
  • Metallica plays with an orchestra
  • What does it mean to lead worship with JD Walt?
  • Leading horrible worship songs
  • Working with Ed Cash
  • Theologically complex worship
  • The rest of the gospel is the best of the gospel
  • Worship songs written for the local church
  • Worship that ISN'T Pre-Salvific
  • What Wesleyan songwriting looks like. 
  • Why worship leaders need to write music
  • Local expression of worship songwriting
  • CCLI Top 100 Songs for United Methodists
  • Chad rants. a lot. Seriously. A LOT.


Direct download: ttf58_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

The Three Horsemen of the cheap steak buffet are back with another award-winning episode of the Threshing Floor. In this episode we have a conversation about the role of adult conversion in the Christian Church. Specifically, we talk about the conversation about conversion inside of an infant baptism tradition. Joshua also spits out some serious knowledge he is learning in his ThM program at Candler School of Theology. 

Our conversation includes

  • Joshua's legendary "High-Ho Cherry-O" intro
  • Everyone's Dad like McDonalds coffee
  • Crocs
  • The Tedeschi-Trucks Band
  • Homestar Runner Lil'Brudder
  • Songs we won't get out of the car for
  • Chad learned the term "throwing shade"
  • What we mean by conversion
  • we've got to get used to the idea that people aren't Christian
  • the role baptism plays
  • The role "following up" plays in articulating the sacraments
  • head knowledge vs. heart knowledge
Direct download: TTF_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT