The first annual State of the Podcast talks about the Flip Side Podcast Survey and some upcoming improvements to the podcast. Topic of the day is how to live for Christ in this messed up world. How to stop from being gradually assimilated into the world's way of operating, particularly around the around of sex, but also in how we view Scripture and our overall worldview.
Noah's Rant addresses the "shake a hand with a neighbor" time during many church services.
Episode 22 dives into all the many ways we try to feel whole, valuable, accepted, and loved. Noah leads the way with opening up about some current struggles he is dealing with. This leads to a conversation about what to do with our brokenness and the amazing way God's love can be experienced in the midst of not knowing how to fix ourselves.
Ep. 21 talks about depression, and depression within the Church specifically. Why we don't talk about it enough and why we need to talk about it more. And in general, the Church's hesitation to talk about anything that is vulnerable or deals with our struggles.
Noah's Rant gets into how much people say "like," including Noah himself, and offers you a chance to earn a $1 every time Noah says "like" on the podcast from here on how (legal fine print: starting in episode 22!)
Also make sure you get a say on what Flip Side listeners will be called, as the leader in the clubhouse is the Flippopotamuses!
Noah catches up with Jason Redoutey on how encountering the affirming love of God satisfied Jason's lifelong quest for approval and affirmation. A quest that led him to a double life of porn, lies, womanizing, and cheating in his marriage. Shame was once the ruler in Jason's life, shame that has been replaced by love and grace, found through vulnerability. Jason now helps other men find this same overwhelming love of God as one of the directors of Hearts, Alive, and Free.
After a brief hiatus, "real" episodes of the Flip Side are back! After catching up on the mailbag, the topic of the day is the right kind of blindness, and of course, the moment you've all been waiting for: Noah's Rant finally chimes in on the "real people, not actors" Chevy commercials.
Episode 17, the LAST DAY Noah has to work on his rental house!!!! That means a sermon episode, this one is on Luke 15's Prodigal Son, which Noah preached at Crossroads' new building Grand Opening on September 16th, 2018.
The next Flip Side will be "back to your regularly scheduled" programming since the rental house work will be ooooooover! Thanks for staying tuned in.
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.