Some of the best holiday stories aren't the ones you find on TV or in the movies...but right there in your home (or someone else's home) surrounded by your friends and/or family. In this episode, we get to hear YOUR favorite holiday traditions and stories in our special holiday episode, "Our Happy Holidays". Stories and traditions from: 1. Nathan, NC 2. Brad, SC 3. Lucas, TX 4. Deborah, SC 5. Liz, SC 6. Cherie, SC... Read more
After watching the western church response to John MacArthur/Beth Moore, Kanye, then Kanye/Joel Osteen, and now Chick-fil-A I can confidently say that the reality is these folks get triggered just as easily as their liberal and millennial counterparts…they just get triggered over different things.
What do you Kanye West, Beth Moore, and John MacArthur have in common? They are all believers, and their recent actions have sparked a LOT of controversy in the Western Christian world over the last few weeks, and put a bright spotlight on a major issue facing the Church today...the ability to disagree with grace. Intro Music: "Angry Dance" by Simon Panrucker Outro Music: "Yours" by Brad Bates
I used to be obsessed in a very unhealthy way with politics. It consumed my thoughts, my actions, my social media, my discussions, my arguments...it very literally consumed everything. I spent many years expressing my views about all things political, and it was exhausting. It's Election Day 2019, and here are some of the thoughts running through my mind on the matter. Music: "Special Place" by Ketsa
It's been an interesting couple of weeks in Western Christianity as we saw the freak out over John MacArthur telling Beth Moore to go home and then a week later Kanye West dropping his gospel album "Jesus is King". In the middle of the commotion an interesting thing was revealed about the state of the American Church...we don't get along. In fact, we're pretty divided along some unfortunate lines. Music: "S... Read more
The church is a two-sided coin. On one side you have church leaders, and on the other side you have church members. Both sides think they ARE the coin, when in reality they are but one side of the SAME coin. As a result, unity is missing from many of our local churches. Sure, pastors have been guilty of beating the sheep, but the sheep have been guilty of biting the shepherd as well. In this episode, the Angry Christian crew discus... Read more
Being the leader in a church is hard work. Church folks can be some of the most frustrating and difficult folks to work with. But, despite their flaws (and our own) and the amount of stress and frustration we may face as church leaders, beating the sheep should never be an option. God doesn't take kindly to it, and we put ourselves in great danger when we ignore this fact and abuse the sheep for personal gain. Unfortunately, it... Read more
What is the place of anger? Is there ever a moment when anger (especially by Christians) is ever acceptable? Divorce? Abortion? Terrorist attacks? Car accidents? Self anger? We talk about these questions and more on Episode 002 of The Angry Christian, "The Place of Anger". [Ecclesiastes 3] Intro: "Angry Dance" by Simon Panrucker Outro: "Yours" by Brad Bates All other production: The Angry Christian Team
Have you ever been displaced? Perhaps physically by a natural disaster? Or spiritually and/or emotionally by your circumstances? In this episode of the Angry Christian Podcast we explore the topic of being displaced through stories (Brian shares his story of being displaced by Hurricane Katrina), scripture, and our own brand of fun. We also briefly touch on Pastor Jarrid Wilson and the American Churches sad response to suicide and ... Read more
Sermon snippet from Pastor Jason Hampton of Refuge Church in Indianapolis, Indiana concerning Jesus and anger. A powerful though around grief and anger.