Episode 125: Rejecting Exceptionalism & Embracing Mediocrity.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about the modern trend of telling kids that they are exceptional ... but surely some of us have to be average? It's a lot of pressure to be the best at everything. is that pressure harming us? Is it ok to just be ok at things?

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Episode 124: Halloween, Hell-Houses, Haunted Houses and Hallelujah Parties.

As the lads reflect on Halloween in Ireland, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about their experiences of Halloween in Christian culture — from awesome haunted houses to terrifying hell houses to cringey Hallelujah parties!

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Episode 123: Beauty, Truth, Empiricism & Intuition with 'Science Mike' McHargue.

This week, Al, Greg and Scott got the chance to hang out with 'Science Mike' McHargue who was in Ireland speaking at Rubicon and in UCD. They talked about neuroscience, beauty, empiricism, intuition, the power of profanity and how to seek out truth.

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Episode 121: Return Of The Mark.

In this week's episode, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about the reaction to Mark Driscoll's return to public ministry and his platform on the Patheos blog. The news has provoked a variety of responses (both positive and negative) but the lads focus on Martin Saunders' passionate article in Christian Today and explore what it teaches us about ministry, leadership, redemption and starting over. 

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Episode 120: Retreats With Munkle.

In Episode 120, the lads were supposed to be talking about something completely different but ended up grilling Greg about the retreat he was about to go on, why it's so important and how we can all do it — even beginners!

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Episode 119: Public And Private Faith On Its Knees

On September 24th, Michael Frost wrote a brilliant article in The Washington Post about 'Christianity On Its Knees' as he juxtaposed the faith and practice of Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick. For Alan, Greg and Scott, it raised the question of what kind of public faith is acceptable in the world today and what kind of practice should we aspire to?

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Episode 117: The Irish State and the State of Ireland.

This week on The Graveyard Shift, the lads talk about Fintan O'Toole's fascinating article in The Irish Times called, 'The State of Us.' We explore his deep dive into the way in which we collectively understand our story in Ireland and what it means for life, community and church.

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Episode 116: Marmalade, Sausages, Wonder & Insecurity.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about bad movies, worse food combinations and how to face, evaluate and respond to big life changes. The second part of the podcast is definitely insightful. We make no promises about the first half.

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Episode 115: WE'RE BAAAACCCKKKK!

It's September and the lads are back on the podcast autopsying Alan's jokes, interrupting each other and discussing what they've learned this summer. Tune in on iTunes or Stitcher and join the conversation on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

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Episode 113: Christian Wrestling, Jesus As A Teen And Evangelism Gone Wrong.

This week, the lads discover that there is such a thing as the Christian Wrestling Federation and mildly lose their minds before debating whether or not this is distasteful because it's cheesy and Christian or because it's wrestling in general.

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(Readers Beware for the Above: The language and sentiment won't be to everyone's taste ... but we still believe in giving credit to the writer that pointed us in this direction.)

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Episode 112: The Difference Between Complaining and Critiquing.

This week, the lads dive into an article on whether or not there is a difference between complaining and critiquing, the importance of motivation and how to deal with both.

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Episode 111: 20 Most Ultimate Fails.

This week, Al, Greg and Scott talk about an article by Carlos Rodriquez on his '20 Most Ultimate Church Leadership Fails' and share which ones they are most prone to falling into. Talk prep, meeting pitfalls, loneliness, community and a debate over the word 'Kingdom'. Enjoy!

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Episode 110: Alan and Greg give Scott advice about married life.

This week, with Scott's wedding approaching, he peppers the lads with questions about married life, how different it is for every couple and things to know about the first year.

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Episode 109: The Power Of Comedy, Laughter and Jokes Gone Bad.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about the importance of humour, comedy and making people laugh. When perfectly judged, it can transform thoughts, perspectives and communities. When misjudged, the consequences can be dire! Make sure to listen to the very end for an outtake from when Scott was out of the room ... 

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Episode 108: The Problem with the Bible.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about a brilliant article by Brian Zahnd about the perspective from which we read the Bible and how easy it is to think we are the oppressed when we, in the Western world, are more likely to be the oppressor.

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Episode 107: Apple Stocks, 80's Christian Tees & Other Things We Would Tell Our 20-Year Old Selves.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about advice they would give their 20-year old selves. As always, it ranges from the ridiculous (Alan's Christian Tees) to the sublime (rarely).

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Episode 106: How We Became Experts in Humility And You Can Too.

In this week's episode, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about humility, something Peter Wehner calls 'a neglected Christian virtue.' The conversation spans everything from why we were not taught more about it growing up to what it means to struggle with it in our daily lives.

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