The Grace Cafe Podcast

The Grace Cafe Podcast

Christian, God isn't mad at you and he's not disappointed in you. If that's the message you've been hearing, you've been lied to. His love and affection for you is unending and will never change or diminish. We invite you to pull up a chair and your favorite beverage and join the conversation. We're Jesus-centered and gospel-focused (no, really!) with no strings attached. You've reached the podcast home of Mike and Susan Adams, a former pastor and pastor's wife who survived a crash and burn into grace in 2009 and aren't afraid to talk about it. What we bought before, we just can't sell. Welcome to the Grace Café Podcast!... Show More

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Welcome to episode 64 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. We hope your summer is going swell! This short episode is an important update outlining some of the changes going on with us at The Grace Cafe. In order to save on some of our monthly podcast and blog expenses, we've moved The Grace Cafe and UnSunday Show websites to a free hosting service. I've noticed that some of you prefer to download and listen to our podcast episodes via a web ... Read more

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Welcome to episode 63 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. This episode is a conversation that Susan and I had with J.D. Zomer of the Jesus Unfiltered Podcast. We came away from this podcast so encouraged by our conversation and we think you will be too. J.D. not only hosts the Jesus Unfiltered podcast but he also facilitates Religion Free Ministry in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and he shared some of the current and future details of what's g... Read more

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Welcome to episode 62 of the Grace Cafe Podcast. Let's talk about identity theft. Not the kind we hear about in the media where our credit cards and personal information get stolen, but another kind of identity theft. Let's talk about who we are in Jesus and what happens when someone (or even ourselves) steals that from us. Let's talk about what happens when we forget our identity in Jesus and all that is ours in him and we look in... Read more

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June 27, 2019 40 min

Welcome to episode 61 of The Grace Cafe Podcast! We were in a recent conversation with someone who asked us why we podcast, what our goals are in this podcast, and what the future of The Grace Cafe Podcast looks like. This generated some good conversation between the two of us and we wanted to share those thoughts with you in this episode. Along the way, we touch on other topics like: Community and freedom. How religion damages us... Read more

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June 14, 2019 33 min

Welcome to episode 60 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. We're finally back in the podcast booth following our most recent road trip and recovering from a fresh bout with sickness. We recap some of our trip and a couple of conversations we had along the way. We also broach these new topics: The Brene Brown Netflix Special. Fear and engineering smallness. Be careful quoting church fathers (we don't need another hero). Hebrews 3 and an intr... Read more

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June 6, 2019 65 min

Welcome to episode 59 of the Grace Cafe Podcast! After a 3-week road trip to see family and friends, followed by sickness, we're slowly climbing back into the podcast saddle. This is one of our favorite episodes from our old Known & Loved Podcast. It's a conversation from a couple of years ago with our friends Greg and Kim about our coffee shop encounter that happened in June of 2015. We've known Greg and Kim for close to 30 years ... Read more

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May 19, 2019 75 min

Welcome to episode 58 of The Grace Cafe Podcast! I (Mike) managed to finish editing this episode which is a conversation with two of our friends who live in Chattanooga Tennessee, USA. We hadn't enjoyed a face-to-face conversation with Chris Stapleton (not the country musician) and Josh Scott (he's not a country musician either) in about a year, so we got them on the line and recorded it. Yes, they knew we were recording it. Our co... Read more

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Welcome to episode 57 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. Jesus is better. That's the theme we see in the New Testament letter to the Hebrews. As the writer of this amazing letter writes to his Jewish friends who were born and raised under the Old Covenant, his purpose is to show them that Jesus is the New Covenant fulfillment of all that the Old Covenant only pictured. Jesus is a better priest with a better sacrifice with a better covenant... Read more

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April 21, 2019 33 min

Welcome to episode 56 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. Our freeform conversation in this episode goes all over the place. We just grabbed the mics and started talking. Here's a few of the topics that came up as we talked: We've been made obedient from the heart. Did Paul preach law and gospel? The Law increases law-breaking. God did for us what the law couldn't do. Were non-Jews ever under the Law? Is anyone under the law today? Does th... Read more

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April 14, 2019 25 min

Welcome to episode 55 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. This episode is a continuation of sorts of our last two episodes as we continue to talk about the impact of forgetting our identity when it comes to theological talking points like perseverance, suicide, and calling unclean that which God has cleansed. What is perseverance and if a Christian commits suicide, were they really a believer? Is it up to me to get myself safely into heaven... Read more

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April 7, 2019 26 min

Welcome to episode 54 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. Guess who's back? Susan eases back into her podcast chair as her voice continues to slowly return. We revisit some of the topics that came up in the last episode that Susan wanted to talk about, now that her voice is starting to return. More specifically, God's words to Peter in Acts chapter 10 instructing him to not call anything unclean that God has cleansed. There is no "one size ... Read more

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March 31, 2019 35 min

Welcome to episode 53 of The Grace Cafe Podcast! That pesky flu virus I told you about last week has exited our home but some of its side effects are lingering. Namely, Susan is still without a voice. There's a lot of whispering going on around here and note-writing on Susan's part. Needless to say, our conversations have been a little one-sided. But that didn't stop her from joining me in the high-tech podcast studio for this epis... Read more

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March 24, 2019 49 min

Hello friends and welcome to episode 52 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. The flu bug has hit our house pretty hard and we were unable to record a fresh episode for you so I (Mike) reached over to my recently launched UnSunday Show and grabbed an episode from there to share with you. This episode centers around formal church membership and asks some honest questions about what formal church membership is, why it's there, and who benefits.... Read more

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March 17, 2019 56 min

“While the church served its purpose, I probably was asleep for many years. And now I’m waking up to living.” -Allison Stanley Welcome to episode 51 of The Grace Cafe Podcast! Not to be confused with Area 51. Well, there may be a few similarities. This episode is a conversation between Susan and two of our friends, Allison Stanley and Nora Shaw. Allison has been on our show twice before, in episodes 10 and 11 and Nora joined Susan ... Read more

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Welcome to episode 50 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. This episode captures Susan's conversation with her friend Nora Shaw. Nora talks of her journey into the freedom of the gospel and some of the ways organized religion inhibits that freedom. Religion forces us to fit in while never really belonging because we can't be our true selves there. The freedom Jesus and the New Testament writers talk about is a freedom apart from performance,... Read more

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March 3, 2019 26 min

Welcome to episode 49 of the Grace Cafe Podcast! Let's talk about picking up the pieces and rebuilding your life and identity following spiritual abuse. You've suffered such loss at the hands of an abuser, someone you trusted but who ended up weaponizing your story against you, resulting in so much loss. Loss of friends. Loss of reputation. Loss of family relationships. Loss of confidence. Loss of identity. Loss of hope. What now? ... Read more

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Welcome to episode 48 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. Let's continue our conversation about spiritual abuse. Like abusers in other forms of abuse, spiritual abusers act with intentionality and purpose. They are skilled and accomplished in silencing their victims using tools such as shaming, shunning, bullying, power posturing, lying, and gossiping, to name a few. Spiritual abusers cannot be reasoned with. Once a victim of spiritual abus... Read more

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February 17, 2019 35 min

Welcome to episode 47 of the Grace Cafe Podcast. Let's talk about spiritual abuse. Spiritual abuse leaves no physical marks. It's a silent abuse that usually happens behind closed doors or in settings where no one else sees it occurring, or only the select few leaders witness it but don't see it for what it is, spiritual abuse. Spiritual abuse makes its victims think there is something wrong with them when in reality, there is some... Read more

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Welcome to episode 46 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. Let's talk about humility. Humility is an ingredient that's missing in abusive top-down authority environments where misinformed leaders believe it is their job to manipulate others through the use of punishments and rewards; punishments for failing to comply and rewards for compliance. In top-down authority environments, power flows down while money flows up and those at the top wor... Read more

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February 3, 2019 40 min

Welcome to episode 45 of the Grace Cafe Podcast. We're continuing our look at Jesus' encounters with various people and this week we look at his interaction with the Pharisees, specifically in Matthew 23. The Pharisees were legalistic, hypocritical teachers of the Law. Some of Jesus' harshest and most critical words and warnings were directed toward these religious people. Jesus described the Pharisees of his day as blind guides an... Read more

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