Episode 105: What's The Worst That Could Happen If Greg Started A Mega-Church?

This week, Greg asks a question no one saw coming: 'What would be the worst thing that would happen if I started a megachurch?' Scott and Alan came up with a long list of worst case scenarios but it also raised some interesting points about small churches, megachurches, community, the values that we hold dear and what it means to be a Christian in Ireland.

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Episode 104: Good Friday Booze, Religious Survey Blues and the Irish Religious Apocalypse.

1 in 10 Irish people identify as non-religious, religious education is on the decline in schools and, from next year, you'll be able to buy alcohol in Ireland on Good Friday. Is this is a religious apocalypse?! Is it time to turn our churches into bomb shelters?! What does the future hold?! We don't know but we're happy to talk about it. 

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Episode 103: The Danger of Loneliness and the Difference Between Isolation & Solitude.

This week, the lads reflect on recent findings from the US Surgeon General that the most prevalent health issue in the US is not cancer, heart disease or obesity. It's loneliness. This leads to conversations about bonding, friendships and the crucial difference between isolation and solitude.

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Episode 102: Sovereignty, Suffering, Privilege and Participation.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about an article by John Pavlovitz called, 'Christian, Stop Telling Me God Is In Control' and discuss suffering, sovereignty, privilege and participation. 

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Episode 101: Church, Cliques, Community and Comfort.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott respond to a listener question about how we deal with cliques in Christian community, the challenge of being aware of them, the struggle to dismantle them and the need to push past what keeps us comfortable.

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Episode 100: Tim Keller, Legacy and Leaving At The Top Of Your Game.

We finally recorded our 100th episode! Thanks so much for listening and being part of this podcast. We still can't believe we get to do this!

This week, we talked about an article by Krish Kandiah about Tim Keller leaving Redeemer Presbyterian in New York and the 5 lessons he has drawn from it. We also talk about the launch of the Nua Film Series and Alan dressing as St. Patrick for the town parade. 

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Special Feature: Tragedy in Tuam

:: Trigger Warning :: This episode contains conversations about abuse that some listeners may find traumatising or upsetting. If you think you might be adversely affected by such a conversation, it's probably best to give this one a miss.

Following the news that emerged recently of the discovery of human remains in Tuam, Co. Galway, Alan, Greg and Scott sat down with Dr. James Gallen to talk about Mother and Baby Homes, historical abuse in the Church and where we go from here as Christians.

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Episode 99: And The Winner Is ... Not Hacksaw Ridge, Alan.

In Episode 99, the lads talk about the 2017 Oscars and the predictions they made before the awards were announced. Highlights include our enjoyment of the La-La-Land and Moonlight mishap on the night, Alan's love for Hacksaw Ridge ... and Greg's 5-part dismantling of it.

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Episode 97: The Religious, The Spiritual, The Nuns and The 'Nones'.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about a brilliant article by Krista Tippett about why 'Religion does not have a monopoly on faith' and her belief that the 'the new nonreligious may be the greatest hope for the revitalisation of religion.'

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Episode 96: The Inner Life, Spiritual Direction and Staring Into The Abyss.

This week, the lads play a stupid new game called 'A Joyful Noise Unto the Lord' and there's a good chance it will never be played again by anyone, anywhere.

They also have fascinating conversation about spiritual direction, the inner life and the role it can play in our growth as people.

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Episode 95: The 5 Mistakes That Rebels Make.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about a brilliant article by the Harvard Business Review on the mistakes that culture changers make, particularly as people who have tried and failed in a church context.

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Episode 94: Millennials, Entitlement and Participation Trophies.

In Episode 94, Alan, Greg and Scott respond to Simon Sinek's viral video about millennials in the workplace, the way they are stereotyped as being entitled and the danger of participation trophies.

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Episode 93: Falcon Attacks, Romans 13, Confronting Prejudice & Christian Resistance.

The boys are back in town! After a Christmas break extended by studies, surgery and film projects, Alan, Greg and Scott are back with their potent mix of insight and ineptitude.

In Episode 93, the lads talk about the inauguration of Donald Trump, Jim Wallis' perspectives on Christian resistance and how we respond the rise of prejudice and the Alt-Right in Ireland.

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Episode 91: Biblical Literalism Causes Church Growth & Other Tricky Truths.

In Episode 91, the lads talk about a study done by David Haskell that shows a link between church growth and conservative theology. They explore potential reasons for this as well as what it means for ministry practice, particularly in a post-Christian context.

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Episode 90: Worship & The Christian Industrial Complex Featuring Chris 'Coldplay' McClarney.

This week, Greg and Scott talk to Chris McClarney, a worship leader and songwriter who wrote songs like 'Your Love Never Fails' and 'Everything and Nothing Less.' We talk about writing, trusting God, the worship 'industry' and making music for 'Becky'.

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Episode 89: Our Flabbergasted Response to the Election of Donald J. Trump. o

This week, AlanGreg and Scott were finally able to get together and find words to express their reaction to the election of Donald Trump ... though the event itself and the aftermath have often left them lost for words. We also play #50ShadesOfPray which takes the edge off a little.

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Episode 88: Authoritarian vs. Creative Leadership

In Episode 88, the lads talk about Scott being burgled, Alan being 'Bad' (by Michael Jackson) and about the differences between authoritarian and creative leadership.

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Episode 87: Outreach, Engagement, 'Mission' & Manipulation.

This week, Alan, Greg and Scott talk about the differences between outreach, engagement and mission, particularly as people who want to be authentic in a world that can smell manipulation from a mile away.

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