The Thinking Cup Podcast

The Thinking Cup Podcast

Share a thoughtful moment considering today’s culture and challenging topics from a Biblical perspective. It’s not just another hot-take about a passing hashtag, its honest and transparent conversation with unique perspectives and a little dose of humor.... Show More

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September 29, 2020 42 min

With the nomination of a conservative Supreme Court Justice, the abortion debate has come back to the forefront. Is abortion moral? Even if it’s not, do I have the right to tell someone what is or isn’t? In this podcast, Mike and Ben discuss in this admittedly uncomfortable conversation. Plus, coffee talk and some really bad dad jokes.

 

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September 17, 2020 49 min

There is a growing reality that many people aren’t just ignorant of the Bible and its stories, they are also skeptical of them. In this episode we’re discussing hermeneutics: what they are and why they matter--especially since hermeneutic is not a word most people use.

PLUS -- More dumb dad jokes and coffee shop talk.

It's not your normal Bible talk.

 

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September 10, 2020 48 min

Why are we so desperate to have everyone choose a side or position? Today we take a look at religion, politics, political parties, and why we’re so anxious to impose our positions on others, and have them agree with us.


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With the elections heating up and drawing closer, it might seem like there is some real craziness and absolute silliness going on. 

 

How do we arrive at the ideas and preferences we have? And more importantly, what is the solution for the division and polarization that is going on? Is it even possible?

 

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August 27, 2020 34 min

Let’s face it. It’s brutal in our society and local communities right now. The political world is heating up with the current election cycle. And as a result, the debates on Social Media, in the breakroom at work, and even within our own homes, thoughtful discussions have and are turning into shouting arguments. 

 

Today we want to take a balanced look at both sides of the aisle, and seek for understanding not only from a concerned c...

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August 24, 2020 37 min

Is politically correct speech driving you crazy? What if it's really limiting our ability to speak freely about the things that really matter? And what does an effective Christian response to political correctness look like?

 

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August 13, 2020 39 min

Blaming others is a natural and great way to push people away. If you want to create a dangerous environment where there is no trust and feelings of judgment--you can just blame them. This is part 2 in our conversation that began with Episode 12, The Blame Game.

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July 23, 2020 40 min

The Blame Game, complete with finger-pointing, fault-finding, buck-passing, and pain inflicting, is one of the most destructive human tendencies. When something goes wrong, do you immediately try to figure out who was at fault? In this episode, the guys explore the why of the game, and how we can quit as winners.

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July 15, 2020 68 min

Society seems to be losing its ability to focus on the things that really matter. People are outraged over everything from gun control, wearing masks in public, and racism. What drives it? How do we overcome it? It’s our most outrageous show yet.

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July 1, 2020 48 min

What do we mean when we say something is right or wrong? Who determines what is right or what is wrong? Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Mike and Ben discuss how the truth has been minimized to individuals in this engaging conversation on moral relativism.

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June 24, 2020 70 min

Why is it so hard to talk about Racism? How can we stop racism? Do the pictures we all saw in church as kids, of a white Savior, affect racism? Mike and Ben welcome guest Randy Maxwell in this engaging conversation.

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June 18, 2020 58 min

Every dad likes to tell bad dad jokes. In this special Father's Day Edition, Mike and Ben welcome Guest Marcus Mullins to talk parenting, adoption, and to tell a few bad dad jokes. It's laugh-out-loud fun in this show.

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June 4, 2020 55 min

With rioting and looting in the streets, and the call for justice in an injust world, Mike and Ben explore to find answers that will make a difference in the community.

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May 28, 2020 58 min

The debate is getting stronger and sharper as the country continues to reopen: Should we be opening or should we wait a little longer? Should churches be opening? In this episode, Ben and Mike discuss how people arrive at the conclusions they do.

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May 21, 2020 43 min

As if parenting wasn’t hard enough before quarantine, now you’ve been thrust into teaching school and managing your regular work load--all from home. On this episode we talk about five common issues quarantine is having on parents and kids, and solutions for success going forward.

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If absence makes the heart grow fonder, what does forced proximity do to it? Or as one meme stated, “When I said ‘in sickness or health, for better or worse, I didn’t realize it meant 24/7.” In this episode Ben and Mike discuss issues in the home during quarantine, and healthy responses.

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In the quarantined world of COVID-19, the reopening of the economy, and conflicting news, how do you choose which voice(s) to listen to? How should the Christian respond in a polarized world?

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April 29, 2020 58 min

What does it mean to be saved? Can a person who has come to Jesus lose their salvation? How is that even possible? On today’s podcast, we discuss common Christian misunderstandings about the important subject of being saved in Christ.



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April 23, 2020 50 min

Look back at the last month and a half and what we thought was our normal has been changed into a new reality. In this first ever episode of the Thinking Cup Podcast, we want to explore those realities. Is the world really going to end because of COVID 19? How should we respond in the midst public panic? And what is the Biblical perspective of keeping faith when we are really afraid?



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