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Ep. 11 (or 73) Interview with Kevin Butcher on shame, suicide, when God doesn’t heal us, suffering, ministry burnout, & the Father’s love

Ep. 11 (or 73) Interview with Kevin Butcher on shame, suicide, when God doesn’t heal us, suffering, ministry burnout, & the Father’s love

June 17, 2019

In episode 11 (73), Noah interviews Kevin Butcher, Noah's identical twin, give or take 30 years.  Noah and Kevin are both 8's on the Enneagram, ENFP's, D's on theDISC, church planters in the inner city, entrepreneurs, authors, and podcasters... look out!  Kevin's similar wiring to Noah has made him a great mentor.  Kevin is the executive director of Rooted Ministries, a nonprofit designed to come alongside isolated and discouraged pastors.  If that describes you, reach out to Kevin at www.rootedministries.co

Kevin was a lead pastor for 35 years - most recently the founding and lead pastor of Hope Community Church of Detroit, a messy fellowship of human beings from every kind of racial, economic, and educational background who own their emptiness and pursue healing through the love of God in Jesus Christ.  In 2018, after 16 years at Hope, Kevin launched and became the executive director of Rooted Ministries, Inc.

Kevin is passionate about helping believers live in authentic community — across racial, socioeconomic and all lines of division — learning to truly love one another in the chaos of real relationships, learning to celebrate our differences, and learning to stay together even when we don't like one another – so that the world will see a living picture of Jesus Christ.

He is also passionate about helping believers find healing and freedom from childhood wounds — the ones that often keep us trapped, living addictively and in deep dysfunction – unable to experience true freedom in Christ. Kevin has come to believe this kind of deep healing comes only through personal, transformational experience with the powerful love of God in Jesus Christ.   

Show Notes:

Choose and Choose Again: The Brave Act of Returning to God's Love (NavPress) by Kevin Butcher

www.rootedministries.co 

https://www.rootedministries.co/podcast 

 

Ep. 10 (or 72) (Looking at all the facets of…) David Platt Prays for Donald Trump on the stage of a worship service

Ep. 10 (or 72) (Looking at all the facets of…) David Platt Prays for Donald Trump on the stage of a worship service

June 11, 2019

Episode 10 discusses the June 2nd scenario of Pastor David Platt praying for President Donald Trump from the stage of a McLean Bible Church worship service.  You probably already have lots of predetermined feelings about this, so rather than write something that will make you listen (if you agree), or dismiss this (if you disagree), go ahead and listen and see if there's a different way to approach topics like this than you are used to.  

And a tragic day in Flip Side history, there is no Noah's Rant!  This turned into a "double episode" length-wise so sit back, catch some corn, and enjoy!  

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Ep. 9 (71), The Poverty Gospel vs. The Prosperity Gospel

Ep. 9 (71), The Poverty Gospel vs. The Prosperity Gospel

May 31, 2019

Episode 9 compares the "Poverty Gospel" to the "Prosperity Gospel," two opposites that both end up reflecting legalism.  The conversation leads into tackling some very tough words of Jesus, and the ageless debate between faith and works.  

Noah's rant addresses online password systems that don't let you use special characters.  

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SHOW NOTES:

Podcast episode #1 (or #63) – The Flip Side Pilot – Health & Wealth Theology / Prosperity Gospel

Blog article: 

A humble, biblical look at health & wealth theology (the prosperity gospel)

Ep 8 (or 70) Catch-Up Episode!

Ep 8 (or 70) Catch-Up Episode!

May 16, 2019

Episode 8 gets caught up on the mailbag and all Flip Side happenings and shenanigans.  Mailbag covers Game of Thrones and unsettling parts of the Bible.  Some previews of upcoming episodes, a ranking of which episodes have the most listens, and of course Noah's Rant, which takes on fitted sheets.  Lots of fun (and some good content) had by all.  

Also a new Patreon offer is introduced:

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SHOW NOTES:

Noah's sermon on the book of Revelation: https://vimeo.com/172643620 

 

Ep 7 (or 69) Noah interviews Troy High School classmate Matthew Thornton on following Jesus after a life of “Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll”

Ep 7 (or 69) Noah interviews Troy High School classmate Matthew Thornton on following Jesus after a life of “Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll”

May 8, 2019

In episode 7, Noah catches up with high school classmate Matthew Thornton, who is following Jesus after living a life of (in Matthew's words) "sex, drugs, and rock & roll" that began at age ten and led to full blown alcoholism and accompanying depression at age 21.

Noah and Matthew attended the same church (where Matthew's dad was pastor) in sixth and seventh grade.  Gotta love this photo of Noah and Matthew from 1996, the summer before 8th grade, at Christian camp:

We polish off the episode with Noah's Rant taking on dudes who don't wash their hands after going to the bathroom. 

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Ep. 6 (or 68) The debate around if Game of Thrones is porn or not

Ep. 6 (or 68) The debate around if Game of Thrones is porn or not

April 17, 2019

Game of Thrones kicked off its 8th and final season this week.  The Flip Side presents the debate on if GOT is porn or not.  

Noah's Rant takes issue with using "How are you?" as a greeting...

New mailbag question for listeners: What parts of the Bible are the most confusing or unsettling for you?  Email your answers to podcast@beyondthebattle.net   

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Show Notes:

Get 30 days of VidAngel (where you can filter out sex scenes and nudity from TV shows and movies) at www.noahfilipiak.com/vidangel

Game of Thrones as porn: Producer calls viewers his "pervert audience"

If you are watching Game of Thrones, you are watching porn

 

Ep. 5 (or 67) The Lord’s Prayer, books, and being on hold

Ep. 5 (or 67) The Lord’s Prayer, books, and being on hold

April 10, 2019

Episode 5 (or 67) takes a look at The Lord's Prayer, what each line really means, and how to really use the prayer in an impactful, experiential way to hear from God.  

The mailbag segment hears from listeners on what books have helped grow them and books they disagreed with, and Noah chimes in with his.  

New mailbag question for listeners: What parts of the Bible are the most confusing or unsettling for you?  Email your answers to podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Noah's rant goes off on when you're waiting on hold and the automated recording tricks you into thinking someone is about to take your call.  

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Ep. 4 (or 66) Shame: What Does God Think of Me? + Superman is the lamest superhero

Ep. 4 (or 66) Shame: What Does God Think of Me? + Superman is the lamest superhero

March 27, 2019

Episode 4 / 66 addresses the topic of shame as it relates to the question of, "What does God think of me when He looks at me?"

Noah's rant goes off on why Superman is the lamest superhero ever.  

Noah asks you what (non-Bible) book has helped you grow the most?  What book have you most disagreed with?  Answer at podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give - when we hit 10 supporters, Noah won't shave for a month.  20 supporters = handlebar 'stache for a week.   

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Show notes: 

Shame vs. the Gospel – Is God pleased with you?

#3 (or 65) The Enneagram, Attraction vs. Lust, & Your map app talking to you in a public restroom

#3 (or 65) The Enneagram, Attraction vs. Lust, & Your map app talking to you in a public restroom

March 15, 2019

Episode 3 / 65 covers a question from the mailbag about lust vs. attraction.  Noah talks about the Enneagram and a new book released this week by his friends Clare and Scott Loughrige, along with Adele and Doug Calhoun, Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation.  Noah's rant covers all the ways the map app will drive you bonkers, including talking to you while using a public restroom. 

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Show notes: 

Relevant Magazine’s articles on the Enneagram

The Rise of the Enneagram

https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/the-rise-of-the-enneagram

Looks at some of the confusion surrounding different perspectives of the Enneagram as well as a basic explanation of the Enneagram. Also gives explanation of the modern rise of the Enneagram and how it focuses on what you can become  (not just who you are), and in a spiritual realm, is a tool that can help with transformation. Looks at different uses of it; cautions against using free/basic tests.

 

How the Enneagram Can Point You to God

https://relevantmagazine.com/god/enneagram-makes-sanctification-specific

Explains and gives a relational/gospel/Biblical foundation for the Enneagram, using it as a tool in our relationship with God and each other. It also addresses some Christians’ issues with the personality tool. Basically explains the Enneagram could be used as a potential roadmap to God’s healing.

 

Each Enneagram Type’s Biggest Fear & What to do About It

https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/each-enneagram-types-biggest-fear-and-what-to-do-about-it

Focuses on the fear associated with each Enneagram number and how to deal with it.

 

The Best Books for Your Spiritual Growth Based on Your Enneagram Type

https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/the-best-books-for-your-spiritual-growth-based-on-your-enneagram-type

A type-by-type book recommendation based on the Enneagram.

 

3 Ways of Finding Your Enneagram Type That are Better Than Taking Some Online Quiz

https://relevantmagazine.com/god/3-ways-of-finding-your-enneagram-type-that-are-better-than-taking-some-online-quiz

Includes a recommendation for a $10 test online, as well as an emphasis on learning in community.

#2 (or #64) Lent, Masturbation, and Folgers

#2 (or #64) Lent, Masturbation, and Folgers

March 5, 2019

Episode 2 / 64 covers why Lent is awesome, using Lent to help the most vulnerable this year (and if you'd like to get involved).  The mailbag brings a question about masturbation, and Noah's Rant targets the Folgers Cafe at the local Marathon gas station.  

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Show notes: (scroll to bottom of article for section on masturbation)

Parenting Advice: How to Raise Boys in this Oversexualized World 

Lenting for the Most Vulnerable: Will You Join Me?