The Threshing Floor

Our hosts are back with an action-packed episode full of excitement, suspense, and romance...well, not really. We have a conversation about prayer and what it means to us currently.

  • Death Zombie Flu.
  • Call of Duty Zombies.
  • Get Out.
  • Event Horizon.
  • Ernest Goes to Camp.
  • Jurassic Park.
  • What does ministry look like to you right now?
  • church adolescence. 
  • Senior Pastors get dessert. 
  • Watching the Shack.
  • #ShackRant
  • Jesus in the midst of chaos. 
  • The era of the plastic. 
  • Disciplines as a trellis. 
  • create space and structure. 
  • Scripture/Prayer process. 
  • Recent prayer life. 
  • What does it mean to have short prayers?
  • Pissed off Eugene Peterson.
  • How do we bridge the suburban and urban church?
Direct download: TTF_83_mixdown.mp3
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Chad sits down with Adam Weber, lead pastor of Embrace Church, and has a conversation about prayer and his new book Talking with God. Chad and Joshua talk about prayer and how big of fans we are of Adam. 

Our conversations include: 

  • RIP Bill Paxton.
  • The Summer will have her fury. 
  • Hatfield and McCoy's
  • Sturgill Simpson and his grammy. 
  • The roots of Bro Country. 
  • Roadies. 
  • The Allman Brothers.
  • Conversation with Adam.
  • How we all love Matt LeRoy. 
  • Shift in prayer life.
  • It's isn't a last resort.
  • It shifts into the first thing. 
  • Prayer is the only option. 
  • your to-do list is secondary to staying with the Lord. 
  • Spend time on your knees. Literally.
  • Make prayer the foundation of your life. 
  • We don't need to #hustle so much. 
  • Sabbath. We aren't robots or machines. 
  • Corporate Prayer.
  • A staff value. 1st place is on our knees. 
  • Partnership Class. 1st ask is prayer. 
  • Prayer after services. 
  • Write/type while praying. 
  • Marca Dawn on Prayer. 
  • Our prayer life is like a phone call with loving parents. 
  • Shame and prayer. And why we need to drop it. 
  • Parent shaming. 
  • How you view God will determine how you pray. 
  • Chore or a relationship. 
  • Leadership and corporate prayer. 
  • Prayer is a deliberate and public activity.

Direct download: TTF_84__final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

It's Lent. And we just finished Mardi Gras. On this episode, Chad and Drew have a conversation about getting ready for Lent and traditions before Ash Wednesday. We also have a conversation with Dr. David Fitch from Northern Seminary in Chicago. 

Our conversations include:

  • Joshua is skiing.
  • Youth group ski trips.
  • Movie censorship.
  • Mardi Gras.
  • Shrove Tuesday.
  • King Cake.
  • Fat Tuesday and the Filthy Fifty.
  • Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday is the liturgical version of the classic Beatles or Stones question.
  • David Fitch.
  • Theology of Sacramental Presence.
  • How the presence of Christ manifests in places.
  • How are sacraments turned outward.
  • A little fasting goes a long way.
  • The whole church needs more Lent.
  • You will not have a you that is a me without the us.
  • How have you become reconciled back to Christ for the purpose of this world?
  • Living as reconcilers.
  • We pray to "our" Father, not "my" Father. 
  • Different versions of the "presence" of Christ as subjective, experimental or a social reality.
  • Sin in the camp effects the camp (exodus). 
  • Peacemaking and reconciling.
  • Do we believe in reconciliation or do we do reconciliation?
  • What does Lent look like for the sake of other people?
  • Lent and communal sins.
  • Church Calendar (as Christendom).
  • Communal Penitence. 
  • Lent as a prophetic presence.
  • It can't just be purple stuff.
  • Post-modern reality is a reality of community.
  • Lent as the presence of Christ.
  • Christ is a social constructor NOT a social construct. 
  • David Fitch and his Facebook skills. 

Find and interact with David Fitch @fitchest and MissioAlliance 

Direct download: TTF_82_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT