The Flip Side with Noah Filipiak
Ep. 15 (77) How an urban, multi-ethnic church planter ended up in Middleville and working at a suburban megachurch

Ep. 15 (77) How an urban, multi-ethnic church planter ended up in Middleville and working at a suburban megachurch

August 23, 2019

Ep. 15 is packed!  

There's a hard hitting mailbag, covering both same sex attraction and what to do after you've unintentionally seen porn on your computer. 

Noah talks about Covenant Eyes' Custom Block List, which they just brought back.

Kids puking on a whale watching tour. 

Living with the in-laws.

Noah is trying to be young and hip so is now using Instagram @noahfilipiak - He is asking for help on what Instagram is for, besides selfies and food pics.  

Limits.  And the quote, "When the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change...THAT'S when people change."

And the topic of the day: How an urban, multi-ethnic church planter ended up in rural Middleville and working at a suburban megachurch

 

Ep. 14 (76), Bonus Episode: Noah’s sermon titled “When Your Hope is in the Best Thing,” 1 Peter 1:3-12

Ep. 14 (76), Bonus Episode: Noah’s sermon titled “When Your Hope is in the Best Thing,” 1 Peter 1:3-12

August 14, 2019

Noah just moved to Grand Rapids and is living with his gracious in-laws until his house in Lansing sells.  As a result, there's not yet a quiet place to record so this is a bonus episode of a sermon Noah preached on January 20th, 2019.  It is on 1 Peter 1:3-12 and is the last sermon he preached at Crossroads and the most recent sermon he has preached to date!  Be encouraged by the true source of our hope, whatever our circumstances. 

Ep. 13 (or 75) Community as Step 2 of the Father’s Love Healing Our Shame

Ep. 13 (or 75) Community as Step 2 of the Father’s Love Healing Our Shame

July 18, 2019

The last few Flip Side episodes have had the theme of the Father's love healing our shame.  Shame being the feeling that we aren't good enough, that we don't measure up.  Last episode focused in on what truths to remind ourselves of (vs. the lies of shame).  This episode follows up with the key step 2 of the process, and that is having brothers and sisters in Christ who model the Father's love to us.  We take a look at what this looks like, including opening up the mailbag to hear how people have experienced this in real time.  The mailbag entries also give some thoughts about church small groups.  Noah then weighs in on what he thinks of church small groups, and gives listeners a layered plan for finding healing community in their lives.  

Ep. 12 (74) Carrying Your Cross as the Antidote for the Never-Ending Cycle of Seeking Approval

Ep. 12 (74) Carrying Your Cross as the Antidote for the Never-Ending Cycle of Seeking Approval

July 5, 2019

Episode 12 provides a practical path to walk to fill the hole inside of us that screams out for approval and to be told we are valuable.  We typically attempt to fill this hole with sexual sin and fantasy, as well as anything from money, our reputation, to our last three Facebook posts.  

Noah's Rant describes why it would be better if robins were extinct.  

Show Notes: 

Jamie Winship talking about shame and living in the truth, instead of believing the lies. 

 

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!  

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give 

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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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You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give 

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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:

Get 10 Beyond the Battle books and a $49 leader guide sent to you for a $10/month commitment.

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You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give 

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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   

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:

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