October 24, 2020
Noah introduces the next Flip Side Book Club book, Spiritual Friendship by Wesley Hill. Pick up your copy today and sign up to be a part of the book club here. Spiritual Friendship explores gay celibate friendships or partnerships of Christians who are committed to a high view of Scripture and God's design for sex and marriage to be for a man and a woman. The book club will be a place we can respectfully wrestle with, debate, and converse with Wesley's thought-provoking and challenging ideas. It's more than okay to disagree and give challenges as we sharpen each other in our understanding. Noah will be interviewing Wesley on the podcast in January and book club members will be welcomed to send in their questions for Wesley to answer.
The topic of this episode is based around a sermon Noah preached recently on Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-39. In a chaotic season of COVID-19, racism, and a divisive election, let this passage of Scripture bring peace to these chaotic waters and the daily pain of living in a fallen world.
September 18, 2020
Episode 35 brings an interview with Kevin DeVries, founder and president of Grace Explorations. Kevin's story includes two divorces, climbing huge mountains, looking for Noah's Ark, skiing to the North Pole, and more. Kevin was confronted with the emptiness inside of him, which led him to a path of vulnerability and letting Jesus' grace meet him in his brokenness. This led Kevin to found Grace Explorations, a place for men to tell their stories of meeting this type of grace amidst their brokenness. Kevin recently had cardiac arrest while out for a run. He died for 15 minutes, met the Risen Christ, and tells about the amazing experience.
Visit www.graceexplorations.com to learn more.
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August 17, 2020
Noah sits down to talk with Todd Wilson about God's design for sex within marriage between a man and a woman--balancing the need to hold on to biblical truth while holding on to biblical compassion for those who identify as gay or as same sex attracted.
The topics of gender dysphoria, transgender issues, homosexuality, pornography, and sex outside of marriage are all discussed. Also discussed is how the Church must do a better job in talking about sex and in providing a supported lifestyle path of community for those who are committed to living a single, celibate life.
Dr. Todd Wilson is the Co-Founder and President of the Center for Pastor Theologians and the author of multiple books, including Mere Sexuality. Mere Sexuality was a recent Flip Side Book Club read where Noah and podcast listeners interacted through the book's contents at https://www.noahfilipiak.com/category/the-flip-side-book-club/
You can hear more from Todd at:
The Pastor Theologian Podcast
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July 22, 2020
Noah continues the conversation started in Episode 32's interview with Preston Sprinkle on how to talk about politics and polarizing issues in this divided cultural climate we find ourselves in.
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July 7, 2020
Noah interviews Preston Sprinkle on how to talk about politics & polarizing issues. The heart of this topic comes from the social media and political climate we are in where it has become very difficult to have civil and loving conversation with people you disagree with. We also look at way the Church goes too far in being partisan or to the other extreme of avoiding biblical issues that happen to be political.
Preston Sprinkle (Ph.D.) is an international speaker and a New York Times bestselling author, who’s written a dozen books including Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church & What the Bible has to say, and People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is not just an Issue. Preston currently serves as the president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, an organization that equips Christians to engage questions about faith, sexually & gender with theological faithfulness and courageous love. Preston also hosts the popular podcast “Theology in the Raw” and posts regularly on his YouTube channel “Preston Sprinkle.”
A Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
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April 27, 2020
In Episode 29, we tackle the age old question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
And of course there's a Noah's Rant to lift your quarantined spirits!
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April 2, 2020
Noah interviews Brooks Hall on giving his life to Jesus Christ a little over a year ago. Brooks won the 1999 Mr. Ohio Basketball award, given to the best player in the state. He went on to be a 4-year starter at the University of Dayton (3x all conference), as well as a career in professional basketball. He currently is a radio commentator for the University of Dayton basketball team and the founder of and recruiting coordinator for Brooks Hall Basketball Consulting, helping high school basketball players get college scholarships.
Connect with Brooks via his website and Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/brooks.hall.714 - Personal Page
www.facebook.com/brookshallbc - Business Page
While Brooks was dunking over people his senior year, this is what 10th grade Noah was up to in the crowd:
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