The Underground Sessions

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July 14, 2020 42 min
On this episode of the Underground Sessions Podcast, Pastor Bob interviews legal expert Jesse Nash on some important decisions handed down by the Supreme Court during the 2020 term. There are five important cases we cover in this episode:  June Medical Services vs. Russo Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue Our Lady of Guadalupe School ...

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This episode looks at the journey of Father Rick Morley into the Episcopalian tradition. Rick leads a local clergy council and Basking Ridge. He grew up in Ocean City, NJ and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1996 with a BA in Theology and a BS in Psychology. Rick holds a MDiv from The Candler ...

Read moreAn Episcopalians Journey Into Faith- Father Rick Morley- 7.1.2020

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In this episode, we continue our conversation about home education with Alex DePierro. Specific focus was given to Classical Conversations, as well as the challenges and benefits of home education with a large family. 
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In this episode, Pastor Bob and Dave talk about how Christians should engage the government. This discussion involves a robust understanding of Scripture and the tradition you come from. They also discuss current events and offer resources for further study. 
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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, parents are having to wrestling with teaching their kids at home while at the same time working two jobs. People have taken to social media to talk about their “homeschooling” adventures. But… is this true home education? In this episode, Bob talks with homeschool veterans Mary Alice Landau and Ruth Lica about their ...

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In this episode, Pastor Bob talks with other members of MBC’s Family Ministry Team about the “Post Christian” world view that is shaping our youth. What is Post Christian? What are it’s effects on Gen Z? We will offer some definitions and considerations, as well as suggestions on how to tell a better story that ...

Read more19. The Post Christian Worldview’s Effects on Gen Z- MBC Family Ministry Team- 5.20.2020

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In this episode, Bob speaks with Jayson Casper, the Middle East correspondent for Christianity Today. He reports on news at the intersection of religion, politics, and culture. He resides with his family in Beirut, Lebanon, having relocated recently following nine years in Cairo, Egypt. He has lived also in Tunisia, Jordan, and Mauritania, and appreciates ...

Read more18. Lessons From Lebanon- Jayson Casper- 5.11.2020

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Pastor Bob is joined by his wife, Amanda, to discuss the significance of Mother’s Day, as well as the challenges of pregnancy and preparing for children. This is a heartwarming episode with some laughs and poignancy. 
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In this episode, Pastor Bob speaks with Paul DeMena who runs an international school and clinic in Wuhan, China. Paul has ministered there for almost 20 years, and has been on the front lines of dealing with the COVID-19 Virus. Bob and Paul talk about his experience, as well as what to expect in the ...

Read more16. A Word From Wuhan- Paul DeMena- 4.22.2020

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Bob is joined by fellow Pastors Peter Pendell, Chad Boudreaux, and Dave Hentschel to discuss the church’s impact and response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Topics we cover are: (1) Discovering Missional Opportunities in the Crisis (2) Developing Good Theology of Suffering (3) Artistic Reflections (4) Shepherding People well.  Episode Notes: Breakpoint Article– https://breakpoint.org/running-into-the-coronavirus-crisis-with-lettuce-and-lo...

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Pastors Bob and Dave continue their conversation about the authority and veracity of the Bible in our modern age. 
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Pastor Dave Hentschel joins Pastor Bob to discuss current challenges to Bible’s authority. This will be a two part episode the covers MBC’s articles of faith as it relates to the Bible. 
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In this episode, Pastor Bob is joined by the Family Ministry Team from Millington Baptist Church to discuss current trends and implications of ministering to the next generation. The millenial generation has received outsized attention, but generation z are the new up and comers. How do we reach and parent them effectively? Rachel Rickershauser, Director ...

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In this episode, Pastor Bob takes the conversation on religious freedom deeper with Jesse Nash, a recent panelist at our Underground Session event. What is religious freedom? Why is it important? How does it benefit society? These are the questions we’ll answer in depth in our wide ranging discussion.  Jesse is a pastor’s kid, venture ...

Read more11. Religious Freedom- A Longer Discussion- Jesse Nash- 1.14.2020

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Pastor Bob is joined today by Pastor Nithin Thompson of Liquid Church in Parsippany, NJ. This episode features a thought-provoking discussion about challenges confronting the future of the American church in five areas: technology, communication, politics, race, and secularism. Nithin is married to Jackie and they have two kids: Selah and Wesley. He is a ...

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As a follow up to the recent Spiritual Gifts Summit held at MBC, Pastor Bob Erbig and Pastor Dave Hentschel discuss the different views related to the supernatural, or sign gifts discussed in the Bible. The main scriptures related to spiritual gifts are 1 Corinthians 12 & 14; Ephesians 4; Romans 12. Bob and Dave ...

Read more9. The (Supernatural) Spiritual Gifts- 12.5.19

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In this episode, Bob welcomes Dr. Rosette Adera to the podcast for a wide-ranging conversation. They discuss her story of leaving Rwandan during the genocide in the 1990s, as well as the hot topic of immigration. Dr. Adera is the Chair of the Business Administration Department at Pillar College where she enjoys infusing Biblical principles ...

Read more8. Immigration and the Rwandan Genocide- Dr. Rosette Adera- 11.11.19

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In this episode, Pastor Bob talks with Tom Russo about local NJ politics, his book There Are No Politics In Heaven, and how Jesus Christ transformed his life.  Mr. Russo currently serves as Town Manager in Newton, NJ, with over eleven years of dedicated service to the County Seat of Sussex County, NJ. Mr. Russo has ...

Read more7. There Are No Politics In Heaven- Tom Russo- 11.4.19

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This episode was recorded at our live Underground Sessions event on October 5, 2019. The topic of the evening was Religious Liberty and The Disintegration of Social Discourse. This episode featured panel responses to audience questions. The panel was comprised on Dr. Doug Groothuis, Jesse Nash, and Dr. Rosette Adera.  Resources: www.DouglasGroothuis.com www.denverseminary.edu www.pillar.edu
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This episode was recorded as part of our live Underground Sessions event on October 5, 2019. The topic of the event was Religious Liberty and the Disintegration of Social Discourse. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Douglas Groothuis who spoke on the topic of “Christians, Religious Liberty and Loving Your Political Enemies.” Dr. Groothuis is Professor of ...

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