The Scott Stedman Podcast

The Scott Stedman Podcast

Scott Stedman discusses anything from religion, to psychiatry, to entertainment and makes connections between these three.http://thescottstedman.com

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February 23, 2024 67 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah reflect on the recent Town Hall presentation on February 15th, 2024.  We discussed our initial thoughts and break down our take on each question asked during this presentation.

 

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In this episode, Scott and Micah take a suggestion from a listener to discuss pastors counseling their church members.  We discuss the risks, rewards, and even if a pastor should counsel those outside their ministry setting.  

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February 9, 2024 66 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of Tithing and begin to look at the misuse of how modern churches convince people to tithe.  We discuss our experiences with Tithing, how churches can use the tithing concept to shame people, and is tithing supported in the New Testament.

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February 2, 2024 71 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the problem of politics being proclaimed in the church.  We look at this issue from our own experiences, what statistics say about it, and how to quench the political disdain within our church walls.

 

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In this episode of the Scott Stedman Podcast, We have Jeanette Flynn back with us to discuss Interim Pastoring. We share about the role of the Interim Pastor from Micah and Scott's experience and how the Interim has a vital role in really helping a church move and grow before the new full-time pastor takes the lead.

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January 19, 2024 57 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the role of volunteering at large events (Conferences, Street Teams, etc.)  During this conversation, Scott discusses the care he received when volunteering at a Children Pastor's conference and asks what local churches can do to model these big events to retain volunteers.

 

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January 12, 2024 66 mins

On this episode of the Scott Stedman Podcast, Scott, Micha, and Jordan discuss the topic of Burnout for Church Leaders and Volunteers.  We discuss our perceptions and experiences with burnout, look at recent statistics about burnout, and even give some practical boundaries to help prevent or lessen burnout in your ministry.

 

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January 5, 2024 36 mins

On this episode of the Scott Stedman podcast, we are looking at all the content we produced in the year 2023, and discuss some of our favorite episodes.

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of pastoral transitions regarding moral failings. We tackle the complexity around Ministers who left a church for various reasons, from adultery to embezzlement. We look at some of the key things where a minister can be restored to ministry while looking deeper into the work that needs to be done from each denominational credentialing board.

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December 22, 2023 45 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of cults and how some of the characteristics that make a group a cult are starting to seep into the church.  Some of those characteristics discussed include allegiance to the pastor, and strict rules given to the people, while leaders are above the rules.

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December 15, 2023 41 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the concept of Church Ghosting and some reasons why the church does not reach out when one leaves the church.  We discuss it from the leadership and member side, some of the misconceptions, and even why the church does not reach out to people who have left it.

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the results of Ohio's General Election and the Passing of Issues 1 and 2.  We talk about the reaction to these two Issues, what they mean, and how the church can respond to the aftermath.

For more information on the wording of these Issues, you can check them out here: https://www.ohiosos.gov/globalassets/elections/2023/gen/issuesreport.pdf

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December 1, 2023 46 mins

On this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the culture of "winning souls" to Christ, by sharing with other people how many individuals were "saved." We discuss the attitudes of churches and their leaders, who tend to focus more on the number of salvations instead of discipling people.

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss Kat von D's baptism and the wave of judgment towards her from the Christian community.

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November 3, 2023 33 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the creation of pastor appreciation month, ways churches show love to their pastors, and why it is important to appreciate your pastor.

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October 27, 2023 57 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micha discuss the continual influx of Christian Media from TV shows like The Chosen, and Shiny Happy People, to Movies like God's Not Dead and The Ressurection of Gavin Stone. We discuss the increase in both the encouraging and discouraging amount of Christian content as we wrestle with whether it will continue to grow or decline in the next few years.

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October 20, 2023 52 mins

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the foundational ways that Community Outreach can be successful and what factors define success.

 

 

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In this episode, Scott interviews Carma Wood and Nic Stanton-Roark, the founders of the CHOGAffirm movement. We discuss their journey to creating their movement, the responses they have received, and what is next for COGAffirm moving forward.

 

To learn more about CHOG Affirm you can go to their website https://www.chogaffirm.com/

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October 6, 2023 69 mins

Scott and Micah discuss an article that lists the reasons and groups of people that had led to 40 million Americans leaving the church in the last few years.  We discuss the four groups featured in this "dechurching," and the solutions offered to bring people back to church.  

For access to the article, click on the link below:  https://groundswellmovement.substack.com/p/the-great-dechurching

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In this episode, Scott and Micah look at some of the subtle ways Christians can be Judgemental.  We look at some of the innocent and passive-aggressive ways that church people have used their words to judge others from visitors, to other church members, and pastors.

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