Are we discouraging people from getting married because we keep talking about how hard it is? Are we doing a disservice to our kids and those looking forward to marriage by beating the drum that marriage is SO hard - thus discouraging them from taking the plunge? Mark and Dave talk about the truth and the fallacy relating to marriage in the 2010s.
Has your church been taken over be a desire to reach those who aren't currently going to your congregation? We're all for reaching the lost and the seekers, but do we have to dump the core members of our church in the process? It's like the cell phone companies that give so much better deals to NEW customers and leave the old ones behind. Mark and Dave discuss how this pracdice is causing long time churchgoers to leave and the sad thing is - no one is noticing?
Mark and Dave talk to Pastor and Author Ben Young about his new book "Room For Doubt" and discuss how doubt regarding our faith can actually be healthy.
The only thing harder for people trying to engage a subcultur.te like Evangelical Christianity is trying to manage and understand its lexicon. Man, we use a lot of terms that no one outside the church could EVER embrace! On this edition of Faith Busters, Mark and Dave have some fun with overused Church Jargon and expose the excruciating way we discuss basic church doctrine and terms that exclude those trying to learn about the faith.
20 years ago, Josh Harris, a 20 year old writing prodigy, published a book called "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and turned the Christian youth group world on its ear. Now at the age of 40, Josh has launched an apology tour asking people to forgive him for what he now says was erroneous advice. Not only that - he wants you to give to a kickstarter program financiig a documentary on his apologies. Needless to say, Mark and Dave are not going to be contributing. They discuss changing dating roles and some of the fallout from Josh's advice.
"Be anxious about nothing?" We all know the verse, but in spite of that, we all deal with a dose of anxiety in our lives - some more than others - like co-host Mark Gilman, but on this edition of Faith Busters, Mark and Dave Gerber discuss a list that was put together by researchers on what really makes Christians, speciifically, anxious as all get out. The guys discuss ways to counter that and look to God for answers.
You've seen them on street corners, at public transit stations, outside of ballparks and on college campuses - the people with the megaphones and microphones telling you you're either going to Hell or need to repent or both. But why? Mark and Dave discuss the history and implications of this "in your face and in your ears" evangelism and whether or not there are more effective ways to reach people for Jesus (there are)?
Feminism and the church is as old as ... well, the bible. Today we look at the new post-modern feminism and our guests Wendy Alsup and Tami Zacharias don't believe feminism should be co-opted by the liberal women's rights movement.
Where would we be without our cell phones? More improtantly - how are you using them? There are certainly good ways to tweak your cell phone use so it's more "Earthly and Heavenly Good." On this episode, Mark and Dave discuss ways to use your cellular attachment for good and how mobile device use in the church has changed over recent years, even in the pulpit.
In part two of our shows on dating we look at the terrifying travails of online dating fromt he perspective of Carrie Lloyd, a pastor and author of countless relationship articles as well as her latest book, "Prude." From eHarmony to Match to Christian Mingle we take a look a hard look at the pitfalls and barriers online dating presents us with and some common sense advice on how to survive dating in the 2010's.