The Flip Side with Noah Filipiak
Ep. 31: Interview with Patrick Filipiak on why he thinks you should get rid of Facebook

Ep. 31: Interview with Patrick Filipiak on why he thinks you should get rid of Facebook

June 26, 2020

In Episode 31, Noah interviews his oldest brother Patrick on why he (Patrick) thinks you should get rid of Facebook. Whether you agree or disagree with Patrick, you're bound to look at your social media behavior differently after this interview. 

We also jump into the mailbag for a BIG question about if God is in control of everything that happens or not.

Noah's rant is back and epic as always. 

You can email the show at podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Show notes:

Join Noah's Book Launch Team for new Zondervan book

Article on Theological Determinisim

Ep. 30: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Police Brutality, Riots, Racism, the Church
Ep. 29: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Ep. 29: Why do bad things happen to good people?

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! 

Email the show at podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Ep. 28: Brooks Hall, ‘99 Mr. Ohio Basketball, University of Dayton star, on giving his life to Jesus

Ep. 28: Brooks Hall, ‘99 Mr. Ohio Basketball, University of Dayton star, on giving his life to Jesus

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

www.brookshallbc.com

While Brooks was dunking over people his senior year, this is what 10th grade Noah was up to in the crowd:

 

 

As always, you can email the show at podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

 

Related:

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

 

Ep. 27: Finding Solid Ground in the Midst of a COVID-19 World

Ep. 27: Finding Solid Ground in the Midst of a COVID-19 World

March 13, 2020

Noah pauses to reflect on the unprecedented time of history we are experiencing with COVID-19. As followers of Jesus, can we reflect on where our security really lies? Can we reflect on how busy and hectic we normally live our lives and what we can do with this forced pause?  

Ep. 26, Interview with Nick Stumbo: Going from a pastor looking at porn to Director of Pure Desire Ministries, helping others find freedom

Ep. 26, Interview with Nick Stumbo: Going from a pastor looking at porn to Director of Pure Desire Ministries, helping others find freedom

February 17, 2020

Nick and Noah talk through the desire that is underneath the desire to look at pornography, and how the only real way to find freedom is to have that desire met in legitimate ways. Listen in to find out what those legitimate ways are and how you can get past the "every time is the last time" mentality toward pornography and sexual sin. The "legitimate ways" of meeting our deepest desires applies to any area of struggle you may be facing, not just pornography.

Nick is the Executive Director of Pure Desire Ministries. He has been in leadership for 15+ years. He was in Pastoral Ministry at East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington, for 14 years. Nick has a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies from Crown College and an MDiv from Bethel Seminary. He has authored two books, Setting Us Free and Safe: Creating a Culture of Grace in a Climate of Shame.

Pure Desire provides a safe place for hope and healing for men, women, and students impacted by sexual brokenness. Through group resources, counseling, events, and partnerships, men, women, and students can develop sexual integrity, restore broken marriages, and establish healthy relationships.
 

www.puredesire.org

The Pure Desire Podcast

Ep. 25 How the love we have from the Father, through Jesus is the antidote to our longings for acceptance, validation, and wholeness

Ep. 25 How the love we have from the Father, through Jesus is the antidote to our longings for acceptance, validation, and wholeness

February 1, 2020

Episode 25 is a podcast within a podcast, as we revisit one of the most important, and most asked for topics: 

The mailbag addresses fearing God and if God is always disappointed in us. 

We spend time in Matthew 3:16-17 for guidance on how to spend daily rhythm time with Jesus.

And the topic of the episode centers around knowing what The Best Thing is. 

Blog articles mentioned:

Shame vs. the Gospel - Is God Pleased with You?

House Money: Releasing God from "Your Best Life Now" and the Freedom this Brings

 

Ep. 24, Interview with Tyler St. Clair on dealing with the grind and insecurity of pastoring + race & the Church

Ep. 24, Interview with Tyler St. Clair on dealing with the grind and insecurity of pastoring + race & the Church

January 17, 2020

Noah interviews Tyler St. Clair on his church planting journey in the inner city of Detroit, MI. Tyler is the lead pastor of Cornerstone Church Detroit in Detroit, Michigan. He also serves as the network lead for Church in Hard Places in Acts 29’s S. Midwest Network. Tyler talks about dealing with the grind of pastoring and church planting, and the insecurity that most pastors deal with in wanting larger ministries or more recognition. This insecurity is similar to what every person faces in that we all look for something to give us our value, approval, and acceptance...all the things Jesus offers to us in the gospel when we know we our identity as the Father's beloved sons and daughters.

Follow Tyler on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tylerpsaint

Check out Tyler's writing on The Gospel Coalition's blog: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/tyler-st-clair/

Sign up for the next Beyond the Battle online group at www.beyondthebattle.com

Ep. 23: State of the Podcast + How to Live for Christ in this Messed Up World

Ep. 23: State of the Podcast + How to Live for Christ in this Messed Up World

December 31, 2019

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. 

Show Notes: 

The Primary Purpose of Sex is not Pleasure - from Noah's blog

Take 4 minutes to help make The Flip Side better at www.noahfilipiak.com/survey

Sign up for the Beyond the Battle online small group starting January 13th at www.beyondthebattle.net 

Email the show at podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Ep. 22: Trying to fill the hole inside of us & what to do with our brokenness

Ep. 22: Trying to fill the hole inside of us & what to do with our brokenness

December 16, 2019

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.  

 

Take 4 minutes to help make The Flip Side better at www.noahfilipiak.com/survey

Sign up for the Beyond the Battle online small group starting January 13th at www.beyondthebattle.net 

Email the show at podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Ep. 21: Depression, Elf on a Shelf, and get $1 every time Noah says “like”

Ep. 21: Depression, Elf on a Shelf, and get $1 every time Noah says “like”

December 2, 2019

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's blog articles on depression:

https://www.noahfilipiak.com/psalm-46-gift-struggle-depression-anxiety/

https://www.noahfilipiak.com/god-will-never-give-can-handle-oh-really/

https://www.noahfilipiak.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-insecurity/

https://www.noahfilipiak.com/turning-anxiety-into-worship-why-im-thankful-for-my-depression/

https://www.noahfilipiak.com/why-are-we-afraid-to-talk-about-our-depression/

https://www.noahfilipiak.com/is-suicide-an-unforgivable-sin-that-sends-you-to-hell/

 

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

Ep. 20: Interview with Jason Redoutey on Vulnerability and Grace Overcoming Shame and Addiction

Ep. 20: Interview with Jason Redoutey on Vulnerability and Grace Overcoming Shame and Addiction

November 15, 2019

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.  

www.heartsaliveandfree.org

 

Watch this video, putting yourself as the soldier and God as the family member running toward you:  

Ep. 19: The Flip Side is BACK! Topic: The Right Kind of Blindness

Ep. 19: The Flip Side is BACK! Topic: The Right Kind of Blindness

November 4, 2019

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.  

Check out the BRAND NEW Flip Side book club here.

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

Show Notes:

What’s it like to be one of the “regular people” in those Chevy commercials?

Ep. 18: A Flip Side Update + interview with Damon Seacott on being single and celibate in the Church today

Ep. 18: A Flip Side Update + interview with Damon Seacott on being single and celibate in the Church today

October 4, 2019

Key notes:

Beyond the Battle online groups for guys are BACK and launching in late October.  Check them out at www.beyondthebattle.net 

Ep. 17: Noah’s sermon on the Prodigal Son

Ep. 17: Noah’s sermon on the Prodigal Son

September 20, 2019

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.  

Ep. 16: Noah’s Sermon, Beyond the Sexual Purity Battle

Ep. 16: Noah’s Sermon, Beyond the Sexual Purity Battle

September 6, 2019

Noah's sermon from 12.30.18 "Beyond the Sexual Purity Battle" includes his testimony as well as a walk through 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. 

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 

Sign up for an online small group through Beyond the Battle with Noah before they sell out atwww.beyondthebattle.net 

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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.  

Don't forget the new Patreon freebies, plus the new "Clearance Rack" Patreon level of $1/mo! (Which gets you a free copy of Beyond the Battle, your choice of audio, e, or paperback)

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

Get 5 Beyond the Battle books and a $49 leader guide sent to you for a $5/month commitment.

Get 3 Beyond the Battle books and a $49 leader guide sent to you for a $3/month commitment.

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

Sign up for an online small group through Beyond the Battle with Noah before they sell out atwww.beyondthebattle.net 

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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.

Get 5 Beyond the Battle books and a $49 leader guide sent to you for a $5/month commitment.

Get 3 Beyond the Battle books and a $49 leader guide sent to you for a $3/month commitment.

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

Sign up for an online small group through Beyond the Battle with Noah before they sell out at www.beyondthebattle.net 

Struggling with online porn?  Use promo code BEYOND for a free 60 days of Covenant Eyes.

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. 

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

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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

 

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.  

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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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.   

Email your feedback, questions, topic ideas, and snarky remarks to podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Struggling with online porn?  Use promo code BEYOND for a free 60 days of Covenant Eyes.

Join Noah for an online small group through Beyond the Battle at www.beyondthebattle.net 

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. 

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give - when we hit 10 supporters, there will be a new episode on a bi-weekly basis!  20 supporters = weekly episodes! 

Email your feedback, questions, topic ideas, and snarky remarks to podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Struggling with online porn?  Use promo code BEYOND for a free 60 days of Covenant Eyes.

Join Noah for an online small group through Beyond the Battle at www.beyondthebattle.net 

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.  

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give - when we hit 10 supporters, there will be a new episode on a bi-weekly basis!  20 supporters = weekly episodes! 

Email your feedback, questions, topic ideas, and snarky remarks to podcast@beyondthebattle.net 

Struggling with online porn?  Use promo code BEYOND for a free 60 days of Covenant Eyes.

Join Noah for an online small group through Beyond the Battle at www.beyondthebattle.net 

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?

 

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

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

February 22, 2019

The pilot episode of brand new The Flip Side podcast goes a little long, but well worth it!  Make sure you listen to the end for "Noah's Rant," a staple to the end of every show.  This episode's rant is on megachurches that don't provide snacks at expensive conferences.

The bulk of the show is spent on the topic of Health & Wealth Theology / The Prosperity Gospel.

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give - when we hit 15 supporters, there will be a new episode on a bi-weekly basis!  25 supporters = weekly episodes! 

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Notes from the show:

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

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(2/6/19) Episode 12 (or 62): The Best Thing

(2/6/19) Episode 12 (or 62): The Best Thing

February 18, 2019

We crack open the mailbag in episode 12 to answer questions about fearing God and if God is always disappointed in us. 

We spend time in Matthew 3:16-17 for guidance on how to spend daily rhythm time with Jesus.

And the topic of the episode centers around knowing what The Best Thing is. 

Blog articles mentioned:

Shame vs. the Gospel - Is God Pleased with You?

House Money: Releasing God from "Your Best Life Now" and the Freedom this Brings

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(1/1/19) Episode 11: When Should You Tell Your Wife About Your Porn Problem

(1/1/19) Episode 11: When Should You Tell Your Wife About Your Porn Problem

February 18, 2019

We discuss if, when, and how you should tell your wife about your porn problem.  We also look at Psalm 51:1-2 as a tool for finding from Jesus what we're looking for from sexual sin. 

(12/7/18) Episode 10: Interview with Damon Seacott on choosing a life of singleness and celibacy

(12/7/18) Episode 10: Interview with Damon Seacott on choosing a life of singleness and celibacy

February 18, 2019

Episode 10 brings a special guest interview with Damon Seacott, who has chosen to live a life of singleness and celibacy.  This is a great episode for singles to have someone to relate to, and great for married folks to learn how to be in community with singles and why that's so important for both.  The Church has much to learn on how it over-emphasized marriage and the damage this can do to the mission and community of the Church. 

(11/1/18) Episode 9: Why Most Accountability Doesn’t Work + The Importance of Both Wings of God’s Airplane (Judgment & Mercy)

(11/1/18) Episode 9: Why Most Accountability Doesn’t Work + The Importance of Both Wings of God’s Airplane (Judgment & Mercy)

February 18, 2019

A great question from the mailbag brings up why a lot of accountability is ineffective.  Noah gives his thoughts on what you must have for accountability to work.  There's a new segment on breaking down a piece of Scripture as a guide for how to spend your daily time with the Lord.  This episode's scripture passage is Psalm 131:1-2.  The topic of the day is on the importance of emphasizing both God's wrath/judgment and his grace/mercy in order to be freed from sexual temptation.  These are two wings on an airplane and one without the other won't cut it.

Episode 8: What does the Bible mean by “One Flesh” as God’s design for sex?

Episode 8: What does the Bible mean by “One Flesh” as God’s design for sex?

February 18, 2019

In episode 8, Noah unpacks what the Bible means by "One Flesh" as it relates to sex.  Many thing "One Flesh" is talking about what happens when two people get married, but it's what happens when two people have sex.  This understanding is a big piece of the puzzle in understanding why we should not objectify people or think that sex is only about body parts. 

(9/18/18) Episode 7: Singleness & How to Spend Daily Rhythm Time with Jesus

(9/18/18) Episode 7: Singleness & How to Spend Daily Rhythm Time with Jesus

February 18, 2019

The mailbag brings a great question about singleness, particularly regarding singles where it doesn't seem like marriage is around the corner.  Noah then draws out how to spend daily rhythm time with Jesus, making sure we understand how essential this type of time is in order to quench the desire for sexual sin.

(8/22/18) Episode 6: Tools + fresh off the presses: BEYONDTHEBATTLE.NET !

(8/22/18) Episode 6: Tools + fresh off the presses: BEYONDTHEBATTLE.NET !

February 18, 2019

In episode 6, Noah wraps up the 6 episode series that goes through each of the small group videos for the book Beyond the Battle.  The "Tools" episode focuses on the need for next steps to take after a group is over.  In the mailbag, Noah discusses with men ages 45 to 54 have high rates of suicide.

The fresh-off-the-presses beyondthebattle.net is also unveiled in this episode.  Head over to sign up for the online video conference groups that Noah hosts, with the next round starting soon!  You can also read testimonials from previous group members and pick up the Beyond the Battle Leader's Guide if you are planning to lead your own group.

(7/22/18) Episode 5: Embracing Reality

(7/22/18) Episode 5: Embracing Reality

February 18, 2019

In this episode, Noah breaks down the 5th video in the 6th video small group curriculum.  The topic is "Embracing Reality" as we look at the perils of living in fantasy.  It doesn't matter how good fantasy food looks, you will die of starvation if you try eating it.  The mailbag also brings up the question of domestic violence and how porn is used as an escape when marital trouble strikes.

(6/27/18) Episode 4: God’s Recipe, Premarital Sex, New Audiobook!

(6/27/18) Episode 4: God’s Recipe, Premarital Sex, New Audiobook!

February 18, 2019

Beyond the Battle author Noah Filipiak breaks down the fourth video in the BTB free small group curriculum, "God's Recipe."  This episode discusses how we use Satan's recipe for sex as motivation for Christians to stay sexually pure, and how that just doesn't work.  Also, the Beyond the Battle is now available at southfrancispress.com !

(5/31/18) Episode 3: Objectification - The Dehumanization of Women

(5/31/18) Episode 3: Objectification - The Dehumanization of Women

February 18, 2019

Beyond the Battle author Noah Filipiak breaks down the third video in the BTB free small group curriculum, "Objectification: The Dehumanization of Women."  This gets us beyond the surface of simply telling ourselves, "Don't lust, it's bad," to retraining our brains to the point we don't even want to lust.  We look at Psalm 139 and discover who women really are, rather than the lie our oversexualized culture has taught both men and women to believe.

(5/8/18) Episode 2: Golden Gods with Golden Hair

(5/8/18) Episode 2: Golden Gods with Golden Hair

February 18, 2019

Beyond the Battle author Noah Filipiak breaks down the second video in the BTB free small group curriculum, "Golden Gods with Golden Hair."  The idea of this episode is that men look to women to give them what only God can, which is always (whether that's in porn, fantasy, or even marriage) going to end in disappointment.  The same holds true for women looking to this from men.  The episode looks at what it is we are truly looking for in relationships and sex, and the only guaranteed way to have that need met.  This episode also looks at several Christian purity or marriage books which set marriage up as an idol and cater to our self-seeking sin nature in order to produce short-term results that have long term repercussions.

(4/26/18) Episode 1: Entitlement is Your Worst Enemy

(4/26/18) Episode 1: Entitlement is Your Worst Enemy

February 18, 2019

In the inaugural episode, Noah breaks down the first video of the Beyond the Battle free small group curriculum, "Entitlement is Your Worst Enemy," giving an expanded explanation of the video.  He looks at Exodus 19, Romans 2:5, and Matthew 18:21-35 to look at how holy God is and how when we grasp this in balance with his grace, it brings tangible freedom to our struggles with sexual and relational sin. 

(10/16/18) THE FINAL EPISODE: Noah’s new job, pornography, Does God hate people?

(10/16/18) THE FINAL EPISODE: Noah’s new job, pornography, Does God hate people?

February 18, 2019

In this bittersweet episode, the Black & White Theology comes to a close.  Noah has taken a new job as a Church Consultant with Covenant Eyes.  We close out the podcast by answering the remaining questions in the mailbag.  We discuss, "Does God hate people?" like Romans 9 says he hates Esau.  We also discuss pornography and sexual sin and if there are differences between the reasons white people and black people struggle with sexual sin based on entitlement. 

If you'd like to keep up with Noah and Tyler, you can read Tyler's blog tylerpspeaks.com and subscribe to Noah's sexual purity podcast that he'll be continuing The Beyond the Battle Podcast, or read his blog at noahfilipiak.com

(8/25/18) Episode 8: Perseverance of the Saints & Partnerships Over Planting in African American Communities

(8/25/18) Episode 8: Perseverance of the Saints & Partnerships Over Planting in African American Communities

February 18, 2019

Noah and Tyler finish the "TULIP" with Perseverance of the Saints, in which Noah takes some issue with the traditional Reformed view.  From the mailbag, we discuss if planting or partnering with existing African American churches is best in African American communities. 

(7/31/18) EPISODE 7: IRRESISTIBLE GRACE & SHOULD BLACK PEOPLE GO TO WHITE CHURCHES?

(7/31/18) EPISODE 7: IRRESISTIBLE GRACE & SHOULD BLACK PEOPLE GO TO WHITE CHURCHES?

February 18, 2019

Pastors Noah Filipiak and Tyler St. Clair continue their breakdown of Reformed Theology's TULIP, discussing Irresistible Grace.  They also listen to an interview with Pastor Michael R. Jordan, a black pastor in Birmingham, AL who does not want a white megachurch putting a campus in his neighborhood and who is telling black people not to go to white churches.

(7/10/18) Episode 6: Limited Atonement & Cultural Appropriation

(7/10/18) Episode 6: Limited Atonement & Cultural Appropriation

February 18, 2019

Episode 6 hits on the "L" in TULIP, Limited Atonement.  Noah argues the word should be TUDIP instead.  In the mailbag section, we talk about cultural appropriation and if it is stealing from a culture or respect for a culture. 

(6/22/18) Episode 5: Worship Style & Racism! Spray painted N-Words! Ferguson! Abortion! Jeff Sessions! Romans 13! Immigration! Limited Atonement???

(6/22/18) Episode 5: Worship Style & Racism! Spray painted N-Words! Ferguson! Abortion! Jeff Sessions! Romans 13! Immigration! Limited Atonement???

February 18, 2019

Episode 5: Worship Style & Racism! Spray painted N-Words! Ferguson! Abortion! Jeff Sessions! Romans 13! Immigration! Limited Atonement???

(6/7/18) Episode 4: Unconditional Election, God’s skin color, Steve Kerr, and megachurches

(6/7/18) Episode 4: Unconditional Election, God’s skin color, Steve Kerr, and megachurches

February 18, 2019

Noah and Tyler take on the "U" in TULIP for the theological topic of this episode, Unconditional Election.  Via the mailbag, they discuss God's skin color and why megachurches should not be seen as the definition of a successful church in America.  And Tyler can't help but bring up President Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' White House visit, in which we look to our special correspondent Steve Kerr for insight on. 

(Unconditional Election Bible verses referenced in the episode can be found here)

(5/23/18) Episode 3: Dr. James Cone’s Black Liberation Theology

(5/23/18) Episode 3: Dr. James Cone’s Black Liberation Theology

February 18, 2019

Pastors Tyler and Noah dive into the mailbag to answer questions about marijuana, binding and loosing, and goals to set for someone who wants to fight racism.  Our topic for the day is a combination of a race issue and a theology issue as we discuss Dr. James Cone's black liberation theology in light of Dr. Cone's recent death. 

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