Fueled by Caffeine and Christ

Fueled by Caffeine and Christ

A podcast dedicated to the navigation of the Christian life in the 21st Century, with the aid of just a "few" caffeinated beverages. Our Hosts: Chris Clark and Justin Luciano. Our Home: West Park Methodist Church http://www.westpark.church/ Our social media platforms: Join us on Facebook @fueledbycandc, Follow us on Instagram @fueledbycandc, Email us at fueledbycandc@gmail.com


June 21, 2022 68 min

The guys are back to discuss chapter 3 of "The Divine Commodity:" called "The Branding of the Heart." 

In this episode, Justin and Chris talk about how this one chapter truly opened their eyes to what has been going on in our churches for the past century.  A lot has taken place to further the brand of church rather than the ministry of church and this chapter illuminates it brilliantly. 

We both are blown away by w...

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As the guys continue in their discussion of the book "The Divine Commodity" by Skye Jethani, they seek to bring attention to the new ways that this book has caused them to think about the church.  This chapter focused on the ways that we as Christians tend to fill the times of silence with other things.  Justin and Chris also take a hard look at a study that was depicted called Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.  According to th...

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Chris and Justin take some time to begin discussing a book they both read which has left a lasting impression on each of them.
"The Divine Commodity " by Skye Jethani has really grasped our minds and put them through the metaphorical gauntlet by causing us to think about how Consumer Christianity has taken control of our churches across the globe. 

In this episode, the guys try to wrap their heads around some of the thing...

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February 19, 2022 57 min


In this episode, Justin and Chris discuss a topic that is HUGE in our world today, and that is VIDEO GAMES!!!  This form of entertainment has been monumental in the lives of teens and adults, alike, for over the past 30-40 years.  One needs only to look that the video game industry amassing well over $180 BILLION last year to understand what kind of influence it has in our society.  Knowing the grandeur of this topic, the...

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January 24, 2022 52 min

It has been a while, but Justin and Chris begin season 2 of the Fueled by Caffeine and Christ Podcast with a look back at the first year of the show.  What went well?  What could we work on?  How good was all the coffee and tea that they drank?

Throughout this first year of podcasting, we have been so blessed to be able to share our thoughts with you all.  It is important to know that Justin and I have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves a...

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December 3, 2021 61 min

Justin and Chris return to their conversation with Steven Carlaw about the spiritual warfare that is being waged in our church bodies and the mindset that church leadership needs to have as we seek to correct mistakes that have been made in the past.  This was a very poignant conversation that we all need to be having in order to see change and growth happen.  We can never learn from our mistakes if we aren't shown that we are ...

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November 19, 2021 70 min

We're Back!
After a month or so break, Justin and Chris are joined by Steven "Puff" Carlaw to discuss an extremely difficult topic that is plaguing our churches across the world.  Our conversation steered us in the direction of the spiritual warfare being waged in the form of complacency and comfort.  How do we fight the urge to stay home from church on a Sunday morning and get that extra hour of sleep when fellowshippi...

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October 1, 2021 65 min

On this week's episode of the Fueled by Caffeine and Christ Podcast, the guys are joined by their long time friend, Brad Hawkins as they discuss the issue of Biblical vs. Cultural Christianity.  Is God merely a Cosmic Therapist whose only job is to help us when we call on Him, or is He the Creator of all things who seeks to have a fruitful, nourishing relationship with each of us?  This is a very convicting discussion and you d...

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Today on the show, the guys discuss a whole variety of different topics as they welcome in the Fall months with a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a conversation about the first meetings of their ministries that took place this week.  From the planning process to the goals of their efforts, Justin and Chris talk about what God is doing in the groups they are leading.

As always, feel free to reach out to us at:
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August 13, 2021 53 min

On this episode of the Fueled by Caffeine and Christ Podcast, the guys were joined by Dr. Kevin Ludwig to discuss what science and the Bible have to say about evolution, dinosaurs, and Creation.  As Christians, we have a assurance in Scripture of God as Creator, but what does modern science teach about the creation of the universe and how we humans got here?  Listen in as the guys discuss these burning topics.

Within the episode, Ch...

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July 30, 2021 49 min

Justin and Chris take a look at the discipline of Biblical fasting in this week's episode.  They also talk about the awesome event of Justin's baptism while they were on vacation.  Tune in to see what they talked about!

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Guys, we hit 10 episodes of the Fueled by Caffeine and Christ Podcast!  Thank you so much for sticking with us through our journey in podcasting!  We are blessed to have you all listen to us and look forward to providing you more and more episodes!
 In this week's episode, Chris and Justin discuss what it takes to start a new ministry in church.  Whether it is starting from scratch or reworking an older model, the guys look to g...

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June 21, 2021 73 min

Justin and Chris are joined by two very special guests, their dads Joey Luciano and Dave Clark.  The guys discuss the joys of fatherhood and everything that comes with it.  Enjoy listening as they reminisce about how they grew up and are now all fathers themselves.  

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May 28, 2021 66 min

In this episode, Justin and Chris talk about what they have experienced in their own marriages and also discuss the different roles in a marriage relationship.  They look at different Bible passages that talk about what jobs the husband and the wife have in a marriage and how people have misconstrued them in the past. 
If you have other insight or questions for us, make sure you reach out on our:
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May 14, 2021 61 min

Chris and Justin talk about the moms in their lives.  Don't forget to show the moms in your life some love and it doesn't have to just be on Mother's Day. 
Share some stories about the moms in your lives with us too!

Here's the link to the article that Justin was referencing from today.  Take a look!

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April 30, 2021 59 min

Chris and Justin talk about how Christians are commonly perceived by unbelievers in both some comical and convicting ways.  The conversation seeks to put to rest some of these misconceptions about what we, as followers of Christ, act like as opposed to what we are called to be like. 

If you think that we missed any that would be a good addition for us to cover, please reach out to us at our links below:

Instagram: @fueledbycandc

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April 16, 2021 76 min

On this episode, Justin and Chris welcome Senior Pastor David Strope into the studio to discuss the burning topics about being a pastor in today's crazy world.  From sermon length to Lord of the Rings, the guys have a great discussion!  Thanks again Dave for squeezing in some time with the Fueled by C and C crowd!

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April 2, 2021 59 min

In this episode, Chris and Justin talk about the scarcely covered topic of Doubt in Christianity.  This difficult subject has lasting effects if it's not dealt with and the guys seek to bring the problem of letting unexpressed doubt fester to light and how to deal with it.  

If you would like to read the book we were referencing, here is a link to Bobby Conway's website, https://oneminuteapologist.com/.  His book is Doubting...

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March 19, 2021 58 min

The boys are joined in the studio today with special guest host Alex Gregor as the three of them discuss what Biblical worship truly is.  Take a listen as they talk about the many experiences that they have had describing both mountaintop highs and some lows of being apart of worship, as well.  Also referenced by Chris, this video by Louie Giglio really shows off the idea of nature joining in on the worship of our Great God.  Take ...

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March 5, 2021 57 min

Chris and Justin talk about the necessity for Christian Fellowship amongst believers.  In this episode, the guys reminisce about the times in their own lives that have seen life-long relationships and bonds formed through the accountability and friendships that fostered them.  To hear the sermon that they reference from John Piper, click on this link.

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