The Threshing Floor (general)

In the 70th episode of The Threshing Floor, Chad and Drew talk about Joshua's dangerous and deadly podcasting setup. We also reflect on over 3 years of The Threshing Floor and talk about some shifts and changes we want to take. Our big conversation is about game changer gatherings and what it means to come together with other people.

Our conversation includes:

  • Segments on segments
  • Adventures in contextualization
  • How faith podcasting has changed
  • Passion One Day
  • summer camps
  • mission trips
  • How we are excited about New Room
  • What are we expecting?


Direct download: ttf70_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

In this Threshing Floor, Drew and Chad talk about our typical shade thrown to missing hosts. So we have decided that Joshua is at a desert monastic retreat center in the suburbs of Atlanta. Besides that, we focus our main conversation on the transition in ministry roles we each have gone through in the last 10 years.

Our conversation includes:

  • Gravel Pits
  • Joshua is a monk
  • cesspools
  • Salute Your Shorts
  • Rights of passage
  • Hog Hunting
  • Arm breaks
  • Cast warfare
  • BBQ sauce
  • 10 years ago we thought we would be doing...
  • 2nd chair leadership
  • Clarity of call
  • Being pigeon-holed in ministry
  • Clear distinct steps
  • God can call out of a deep revival movement
  • We have Master's degrees. We can make up words
  • Who we are in worship is rooted in our active call.
  • twitter questions
  • Our current favorite worship records
Direct download: TTF69_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

In this episode, Drew sits down with his D.Min cohort leader, Michael Frost, and has a conversation about missional leadership. They dig deep into the power of stories and the realm of mission. 


Other conversations include; 


No Chad due to Foundry's VBS
Productivity and Sermon Prep
The Weirdest Sermons that We've Ever Experienced
Bible Math and the Omega Code
Josh's Summer in Atlanta
New Room and the TTF House Party (?)
New Room Give Away Details
Drew and Josh on Gardening
Drew in School and our intro of Michael Frost
Michael Frost Interview
Frost: How He got into the missional conversation
Frost: What does Missional even mean?
Frost: What he's writing about these days
Drew and his love of Australians
Mission leads to good stories
Do we know our neighbors? The Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
Being on mission where you live
What is the relationship between worship and mission?
Josh and Drew share albums they have been listening to lately.
Peace Out
Direct download: TTF68_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

So what were you expecting to happen?

In this episode, our main conversation centers around Holy Spirit expectation. More specifically, what does it mean to develop a culture in your life and church. 


We also talk about plenty of other great things. 

Nicknames for Chest Hair
Taco Bell Crunchwrap sponsorship
Bigfoot costume
Chuck Knows Church
Christian Mingle (again)
Babylon Bee
The Nutty Professor
John Mark McMillian or Tupac

Main Conversation
What does it mean for us to load the deck for the Holy Spirit to come?
Language creates culture
We have to talk about what it means to be the church
What does it mean to go to church expecting to meet with God
I didn't expect the Holy Spirit...I expected trouble
We expect God to come, sadly it's because we want him to do what WE want him to do
Liturgy of Faithfulness
So how do we foster this?
What if our expectation and preparation is the beginning?
Priest and prophet as opposed to preachers and pastors
We must welcome people into this reality

Direct download: TTF67_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19am CDT

In yet another rousing episode of the Threshing Floor your hosts have a conversation about what it means to practice good self-care in ministry. We also have an extended conversation about what it means to grow old and homemade hair remedies. 

Our conversation includes (but is not limited to):

  • Willie Nelson's birthday cake
  • Getting old
  • Make Joshua's hair great again
  • Redneck mustard gas
  • Going grey
  • Oversize coveralls
  • Kingdom Week at Asbury
  • If you don't order your time...someone else will
  • Vocational ministry expectations
  • Learning to say no
  • The things that burn you out are usually not central to your own call and Passion
  • Everyone has chores
  • Chores vs. Passions
  • Learning to Develop Leaders
  • Huddle House vs. Waffle House
Direct download: TTF66_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm CDT

What happens when you mix Netflix and Christian dating? Well, you get a great movie to talk about and Joshua puts his dating life in the hands of Drew and Chad. This and more in the latest Threshing Floor!

Our primary conversation surrounds Christendom and the theology of infant baptism. We started our conversation with this article written by Jason Micheli called "Infant Baptisms Malignant Assumption."

Our topics include:

  • snoop dog greeting
  • preacher techno/sermon jams
  • Richter Giveaway 
  • Waffle House
  • Gas Station Breakfast
  • Joshua is a karaoke legend
  • Lionel Richie
  • Christian Mingle
  • Can Drew and Chad run start and run Joshua a Christian Mingle account?
  • Baptism
  • Christendom and the Water
  • baptism as a commitment to kingdom living
  • our bar for what it means to be a follower of Jesus is low
  • Baptism and to become more...
Direct download: TTF65_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34am CDT

In this episode of The Threshing Floor, Joshua and Chad sit down and have an amazing conversation with Dr. Sandra Richter. Dr. Richter is the author of the Epic of Eden and several other studies on Currently, Dr. Richter is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. 

This episode you can hear us talk about:

  • Is Chad dead?
  • Holding fish.
  • Joshua goes on a spiritual retreat.
  • Do we always need our phone?
  • What we rely on shows our coping mechanisms.
  • Unplugging and getting away. 
  • John 15. 
  • How are we giving room for the Holy Spirit to work?
  • Joshua bought a bonsai.
  • The karate kid
  • How Joshua bootlegged seminary
  • Does the Old Testament make God look like a monster?
  • Star Wars.
  • God's original blueprint. 
  • The fact that God loves us. 
  • The law. 
  • The Old Testament is a survey of a missionary God who loves his people. 
  • Other choices than striking us dead. 
  • The Threshing Floor is like iCarly.
  • Taylor Swift and Song of Songs
  • Who would win in a fight? Esther or Rahab?
  • Epic of Eden study.
  • information to transformation
  • Looking through scripture to where we see Jesus. 
  • Reading scripture without the Old Testament (and the impossibility).

We are stoked to give away a free set of Dr. Richter's latest Isaiah OneBook study. It will be released at New Room this year. To win you need to do these two things. 


1. Sign up for the New Room Conference. You can do that at

2. At checkout, use the code TTF in the box. That will enter you for the drawing. 


If you are already registered for new room, just shoot us an email at and let us know. We will make sure your name gets in the drawing. 

Direct download: TTF64_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

The Threshing Floor is rounding the corner with the last few of our New Room Conference conversations. In this episode. Joshua and Chad sit down with the Rev. Dr. Timothy Tennent, president of Asbury Theological Seminary. We have a conversation about church planting, post-Christendom and the broader scope of worldwide Christianity.

Our larger conversation consists of:

  • Joshua's Jazz Intro
  • How we plan TTF
  • Rebecca Black
  • Editing the last episode
  • Why we make Andrew Dragos work more
  • The Warriors
  • The Church and global context
  • The center of global Christianity
  • Where does the church stand in relation to the world?
  • Living in post-Christendom
  • Post-Christendom doesn't assume having a voice.
  • Build it and they don't care



Direct download: ttf63_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

The Threshing Floor is back! In this episode, our hosts sit down to talk about TONS of different things. Our larger conversation focuses on itinerancy and church leadership tenure. We also break down into conversations about Swedish Christian death metal, bowel health and Drew's guest appearance on the Parent Pastor Podcast.

We talk about

  • Flannel Lined Blue Jeans
  • Selling Bibles
  • Chad worked in Christian Retail
  • Sweden is metal only
  • LORDI 
  • Joshua's bathroom
  • squatty potty
  • Parent Pastor Episode with Drew (link)
  • Kids Television
  • Wildkratts
  • Giving Yourself to the City
  • Tenure length in different traditions
  • Giving yourself to your city
  • Joshua's use of Peace Out. 
Direct download: TTF_62_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm CDT

The Threshing Floor can almost get discount coffee at McDonald's! We are excited about our 61st episode. We have tons of great content geared up and ready for you. Our main discussion centers around some twitter conversations we have been having about missional priorities and how they can drive the decisions we make in church, leadership and worship. 

We also talk about;

  • our eligibility for sr. citizen discounts
  • Grey Beards
  • The Hair Club for Anglicans
  • Allan leather Bible's
  • Merle Haggard's death
  • Sturgill Simpson's new record
  • Joshua sings
  • Convoy
  • Having a clear sense of calling
  • What faithfulness means
  • Highway of Holiness
  • Are short term mission trips good?
  • who is God calling you to be?
  • The decisions that we make speak to the priorities that we have. 
Direct download: TTF61_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT