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JUDGMENTAL -- Together #forSalem (Ep 16)

Why are Christians so judgmental? If Jesus himself said, “Do not judge,” then why are the people who claim to know him the best often the best at judging others? The answer and the solution might surprise you.

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Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
2:45 Jon
28:45 Announcements & Chip Thief

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Giveaways: Salem Ale Works  || Enter to win: Agape Custom Shop (follow our Social Media channels for deets)

Music we listened to making this episode:
The Vines- Get Free
Hillsong Young & Free, Best Friends
Franz Liszt- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Book recommendation: Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning

Video recommendation: The Chosen (a highly recommended and non-cheesy Jesus series)

Bible Readings:
Ephesians 2:1-10
Psalm 103

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TOGETHER #forSAlem BONUS CONTENT:

What usually turns people away from Christianity is not Jesus, but religion. “Jesus is cool but I can’t handle those holier than thou judgemental hypocrites, the expectations, the group-think, and all the rules.”

But the same things people reject about church… Jesus also rejected. Many of the things we think and feel about “church” were never part of following Jesus in the first place. Is following Jesus just another religion or is it something better? Is there something more? What’s the difference?

Show Notes

— NEW SERIES — What often keeps us from understanding the real Jesus is all the religion that’s been wrapped around his movement. As we peel back the layers and take a closer look, we see that the same things we reject about religion Jesus also rejected. In this episode we discover that following Jesus doesn’t mean we have to change everything about ourselves and conform to religious expectations. Following Jesus means transforming into even more of who we were created to be.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Let’s take a drive…
3:30 “Jesus v. Religion: Conform” with Jon
24:00 Parking lot announcements

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▶ Music we listened to making this episode:
Bobby Darin- Beyond the Sea
Bethel Music- Raise a Hallelujah
Jimmy Eat World- My Best Theory

▶ Book recommendation: Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning

▶ Bible Readings:
John 21
Listen to Luke’s Gospel on Spotify

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“A Better Way” Series

Politics and the Kingdom

Our society is so polarized it’s turning into chaos. As Jesus-Followers we can choose to be part of the solution or add to the problem. Paul gives us a road map to not just get through times like this but actually/actively make things better. Christians role during a time like this is to show there is another way. A better way. The way of God’s Kingdom of love

Show Notes

As we walk through this time of polarized chaos does it, again, have to be one side against another? There is a better way. We can be part of the problem or we can be the solution. Let’s walk a new path together.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Wade in the Water
1:30 Welcome
5:30 “Step One: A Better Way to Think” with Jon
33:00 Giveaway & Announcements

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This episode was recorded on June 3 & 4, 2020.

Show Notes

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
2:00 ‘Ask Ace’ Game
8:00 A Better Way to Love, Jon Silva
34:00 Giveaway & Announcements

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GiveawaysUncle Troy’s BBQ ||  Enter to win: Truffle Shuffle Salem

▶ Music we listened to making this episode:
Nada Surf: Popular  ||  Andy Grammer: Don’t Give Up On Me  ||  House Sessions 6

▶ Book recommendations: Four Loves, C.S. Lewis

▶ Other Resources:
Word Study: Agape (“Love”), The Bible Project ||  Romans 12 link to read ||  Fun Questions to Practice Listening (some used for Ask Ace segment)

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This episode was recorded on June 10 & 11, 2020. Part 2 of our “A Better Way” series.

Show Notes

Often winning means someone else loses. We win arguments and lose friendships. It puts us all in a constant spiral of anger and revenge. Following Jesus offers another way. There’s a better way to win.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
4:30 “A Better Way to Win,” Jon
28:30 Giveaway & Announcements

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▶ Music we listened to making this episode:
Yellowcard- Way Away
See a Victory- Elevation Worship
Tori Amos- Smells Like Teen Spirit

▶ Book recommendations: Four Loves, C.S. Lewis

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This episode was recorded on June 17 & 18, 2020. Part 3 of our “A Better Way” series.

“Where do we go from here?” Series

A REACTION TO COVID-19

What do we want things to be like when we come out of this? We want things to be better. In light of the freedom Jesus brings what can we be after this? (April, May & June 2020)

 

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What do we want things to be like when we come out of this? So much has changed these last few weeks. In some instances they have changed forever. But what if, instead of seeing this as the end of something, we see this time as a chance to create something better? 

In this series, Where do we go from here?, we will be exploring this idea and the areas we can start changing for the better right now.  

In part 1, we talk about the big picture of our relationship with God, why the old way of religion sucks, and how Jesus’ new way makes things so much better.

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This episode was recorded on April 16 & 17, 2020.

Show Notes

Life is complicated… even before all of this. Now even little things like getting groceries is a major task. It won’t ALWAYS be like this. So we’re asking: where do we go from here? What do we want life to be like after this? We are probably all realizing our answer might be… SIMPLER! A calendar that’s open, an unfettered relationship with God and better relationships with others. It’s really *why* Jesus came. In fact, rules were never God’s intention. And in this episode, we look closely at the one, simple rule Jesus has for us. And we ask ourselves, “What does love look like?”

“Where do we go from here?” (Part 2)

This episode was recorded on April 23 & 24th, 2020.

Show Notes

What if there was one principle that could help us improve our closest relationships during this quarantine? There is! And It’s something all of us can start practicing now to create the relationships we long for now and for years to come.  

This episode was recorded on April 29 & 30th, 2020.

 

 

Show Notes

Family dynamics are difficult to navigate, especially during a pandemic. Is there a way to come out of this stronger and happier as a family? We think so.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome (Special Hosts: Andrew & Jonny)
2:30 Advice from the Pros: “Kid Chats”
8:00 Jon – “Family Drama”
33:00 Giveaway winner & announcements

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“Where do we go from here?” Family Drama, Part 4 was recorded on May 6 & 7, 2020.

Show Notes

So many things have had to be postponed and cancelled during this weird time. We’ve been forced to slow down and though there is disappointment for the good times we’ve missed there’s also a sense of freedom looking at our decluttered calendars. When we come out of this… how can we keep this peaceful pace and still do everything that we need to do?

“Where do we go from here?” Overactive Calendars, Part 5

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
2:30 Then & Now
8:00 Jon – “Overactive Calendars”
33:00 Giveaway winner & announcements

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This episode was recorded on May 13 & 14, 2020.

SHOW NOTES

Money. If we only had a little more we’d have a much better life, right? Maybe not. Maybe it’s how we view our money is what makes life better. Let’s talk about how we can find security and peace in a time when everything (especially our financial future) seems uncertain and chaotic.

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Jesus created the Church to reflect his love to the world. But, often, this is not what the Church or Christians are known for. How can we use this time to re-focus on the purpose of the Church?

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Found / Tonight cover by Ryan & Allie
3:00 Welcome
5:00 Getting to Know Your Socially Distant Neighbor
13:30 “Why Church?” w/ Jon
35:00 Giveaway & Announcements

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This episode was recorded on May 27 & 28, 2020.

TOGETHER #FORSALEM

How can we be Together when we’re quarantined and isolated? What can we do to be FOR our neighbor when we can’t be near? How do we love best in an unprecedented time like this? (March & April, 2020)

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In this first episode of Together #forSalem, Jon and Aaron talk about how weird things are right now and how we can still be neighbors who are FOR each other, even in this new (but temporary) normal. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway (details in episode)!

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Recorded on March 19, 2020.

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This pandemic and having to stay at home as much as possible can be a real test of our relationships. But what if we saw this time as a chance to improve our relationships and not just struggle through them? In this week’s episode, Jon talks about the root of conflict in relationships and the solution… it’s something that may surprise you. Afterward, Jon and Liz discuss some key elements in working through conflict in relationships.

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Recorded on March 25 & 26, 2020.

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Let’s be frank: We never know what the next news report will say, and right now that feels scarier than usual. Many of us are sheltering in place, some working from home, some of us essential and still reporting. This week we explore the two responses: panic or denial… and introduce a possible third way to respond. And, we hope to provide some practical tips for what to do when we feel afraid.

SHOW NOTES

Recorded on April 1 & 2, 2020.

SHOW NOTES

Money. If we only had a little more we’d have a much better life, right? Maybe not. Maybe it’s how we view our money is what makes life better. Let’s talk about how we can find security and peace in a time when everything (especially our financial future) seems uncertain and chaotic.

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Recorded on April 8 & 9, 2020 for Easter Weekend.

 

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