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Things That Matter

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“Things That Matter,” features insightful conversations between Pastor Brian Brodersen and various guests from around the world on important topics in theology, ministry, current events and culture.

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“Things That Matter,” features insightful conversations between Pastor Brian Brodersen and various guests from around the world on important topics in theology, ministry, current events and culture.

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32 Ratings
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By Ninkies - Dec 15 2018
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I used to attend Calvary Costa Mesa and must state and reiterate that I LOVE Pastor Chuck. I learned about the love of Jesus and the bible from his teaching verse-by-verse, but I am beyond thrilled with where Brian (and Cheryl) seem to be going with CCCM. I especially like his interview most recently with Lee Strobels son (shame on me for not remembering his name!!) but its another transformative, biblical discussion and I am looking forward to more of the same.

Wonderful interview

By Jilld1970 - Sep 01 2018
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Good to hear Rick put sensible words to the craziness out there. Hear say and rumors. Love the few words needed to answer what our purpose is. To show Jesus in our words and actions..

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
0
4
2
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Excellent

By Ninkies - Dec 15 2018
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I used to attend Calvary Costa Mesa and must state and reiterate that I LOVE Pastor Chuck. I learned about the love of Jesus and the bible from his teaching verse-by-verse, but I am beyond thrilled with where Brian (and Cheryl) seem to be going with CCCM. I especially like his interview most recently with Lee Strobels son (shame on me for not remembering his name!!) but its another transformative, biblical discussion and I am looking forward to more of the same.

Wonderful interview

By Jilld1970 - Sep 01 2018
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Good to hear Rick put sensible words to the craziness out there. Hear say and rumors. Love the few words needed to answer what our purpose is. To show Jesus in our words and actions..
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Things That Matter

Latest release on Jan 30, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Best of Series: Cheryl Brodersen on the Role of a Pastor's Wife

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On this “Best Of” series, Cheryl Brodersen joins Pastor Brian Brodersen in a discussion on the role of pastor’s wife. Cheryl addresses terms like “identity” versus “role,” and shares some encouraging thoughts for women and men. Enjoy this special highlight from “Things That Matter!”

Oct 17 2019

33mins

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Rank #2: Best of Series: David Guzik on Bible Study

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Enjoy this episode of “Things That Matter” as Pastor David Guzik talks with Pastor Brian Brodersen on Bible exposition, studying the scriptures and Bible commentaries. David and Brian encourage both pastors/Bible teachers, and by extension all believers, to simply keep digging into the Word and delight in it as Psalm 119 proclaims. Enjoy David’s commentary and other resources at enduringword.com.

Oct 03 2019

27mins

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Rank #3: Best of Series: Rick Warren & the Controversies Surrounding His Life & Ministry

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Join us on this “Best of Series” as we highlight key episodes from “Things That Matter.” Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church addresses the controversies that have surrounded his life and ministry such as “Chrislam,” his involvement with the “New Age,” as well as the misconceptions circling His own personal faith in Jesus!

Sep 20 2019

21mins

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Rank #4: Things That Matter: Faith & Prayer as a Pastor

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Pastors Brian Brodersen, John Hwang and Richard Cimino conclude their pastoral series with a discussion on the power and importance of prayer, and the place for faith in the pastor’s life. Thanks for joining this miniseries on pastoral ministry. Stay tune for more “Things That Matter!”

Jul 25 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Leader

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In this pastoral series with pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang, we have been breaking down the role of a pastor. Today we focus on the pastor as a leader. How is leadership defined in ministry? Brian, Richard and John share key points on this episode of “Things That Matter.”

Jul 11 2019

28mins

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Rank #6: Things That Matter: Wisdom & Grace in the Age of Outrage

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Welcome to a new season of “Things That Matter!” We look forward to sharing many discussions on theology, culture and current events! Host Pastor Brian Brodersen is joined with Dr. Ed Stetzer of Wheaton College and “Christianity Today,” as they discuss the rise of social media and its effect on evangelicalism, particularly in American culture. Dr. Stetzer has written a book, “Christians in the Age of Outrage” and highlights his studies in this episode you will not want to miss!

Feb 15 2019

32mins

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Rank #7: Things That Matter: Discipling, Engaging and Influencing Creatives

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On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Thomas Terry of Humble Beast Records addresses the current state of our culture, as creativity is idolized and worshiped. Thomas stresses the need for the church to invest into creatives, disciple them and influence them toward a biblical worldview. In doing so, they may be equipped to use their gifts for the furtherance of the gospel. Learn more about Humble Beast Records and their vision to disciple, encourage and engage with creatives at humblebeast.com.

Nov 09 2018

29mins

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Rank #8: Things That Matter: Going Where God Calls You to Go

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Hear from Pastor Ray Dash of the Rock Christian Fellowship in Newark, New Jersey, as he talks about his story of salvation, the ministry God led Ray to, and his petition for you to not give up in ministry. Have you felt God’s call stir within you? As God calls and leads you, go!

Oct 25 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: Things that Matter: Doing Church in the LGBT Community

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Serving in a highly dense population with a huge emphasis of the LGBT community, Justin Thomas of Calvary of the Hill in Seattle, Washington, shares on this episode of “Things That Matter” that so often the Church can tend to people with certain issues but ignore others if the issue is too “messy.” Justin reminds us that we are doing life alongside a variety of people who all need to know the love of Christ.

Oct 12 2018

27mins

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Rank #10: TTM S03E08: Bible Study: Practical Approaches to Study, Meditate and Grow in Understanding God’s Word

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Studying the Bible: How do we do that? Where do we start? How do we understand the historical context of the Bible? Andy Deane, Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA, shares insight on approaching a study time in God’s Word without feeling overwhelmed. Enjoy this episode as Andy shares different ways to study the Bible with the ultimate blessing of deepening our relationship with Jesus. Andy has also written a book titled, “Learn to Study the Bible,” where he gives 40 different approaches to study God’s Word. Andy closes by sharing exciting news of CCBC Murrieta obtaining accreditation in the near future!

May 24 2018

29mins

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Rank #11: TTM S3E07: Redemption, Comedy, the Gaza Strip and the Refugee Crisis

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Enjoy this episode of “Things That Matter” as host Pastor Brian Brodersen shares many laughs with guest comedian Nazareth Rizkallah. Having grown up in the Gaza Strip and moved to the U.S. as a young man, Nazareth shares his testimony that brought Him to salvation. He uniquely provides insight to the tension between Israel and Palestine and how the Lord opened the opportunity to minster to refugee families through the ministry he leads called Voice of the Refugees. Nazareth closes by sharing many stories of God miraculously changing his situation and has since written a book titled, “Hope in 24 Hours” that is based on these experiences.

May 10 2018

31mins

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Rank #12: TTM S2 E20 - Rick Warren on Suffering & the Ministry

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Suffering is an inescapable reality. Pastor Brian Brodersen and Pastor Rick Warren discuss the aspects of suffering that often occur in full-time ministry. Pastor Rick shares three areas of suffering that he has continuously dealt with throughout his pastoral career. Whether you are involved in full-time ministry or not, be encouraged that the Lord will provide incomprehensible strength that only He can give through a relationship with Him.

Jun 23 2017

34mins

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Rank #13: TTM S2 E10 - Rick Warren on the Controversies Surrounding His Life and Ministry

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On this episode of Things That Matter, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church addresses the controversies that have surrounded his life and ministry such as “Chrislam,” his involvement with the “New Age,” as well as the misconceptions circling His own personal faith in Jesus!

Apr 13 2017

21mins

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Rank #14: TTM S2 E4 - Larry Taunton on Christopher Hitchens, Atheism & the Gospel of John: Vault

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Cultural commentator, columnist and author of, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Larry Taunton, shares with Pastor Brian Brodersen about his friendship with Christopher Hitchens that led to the authoring of the book. Having debated many professional atheists, Taunton has often been challenged with the hard question of suffering. Through his own experiences, Taunton shares his approach to this question as a believer when faced with this challenge in discussion.

Mar 02 2017

18mins

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Rank #15: Best of Series: Randy Alcorn on the Reality of Heaven and Happiness

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How real is heaven to you? Even as believers, is heaven just a concept that we read or study in the Word rather than a real, ultimate destination? We read about joy and hope God infuses within us towards, not only heaven, but also to carry us through the ups and downs of this life. Do we truly LIVE this reality out for others to see? Pastor Brian Brodersen considers such truths in a discussion with author, Randy Alcorn. Having written over fifty books, pastored a church at one time and now directing the non-profit, Eternal Perspective Ministries, Randy shares the need to remember that true happiness and hope in heaven is a real thing that matters.

Jan 30 2020

13mins

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Rank #16: Best Of Series Dr. Gerry Breshears on Theology and Training Men in Ministry

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On this "Best Of" episode, Dr. Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary shares two theological trends that have caught his attention. One has been that of local pastors coming alongside to serve their city in the name of Jesus. He also discusses "Theological Tribalism," which has become a trend of "meanness" amongst believers in various evangelical groups. Pastor Brian and Dr. Breshears conclude by talking about the cohort Dr. Breshears guides and disciples through a specific program at Western Seminary for men in ministry.

Jan 17 2020

18mins

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Rank #17: Best of Series: Dr. Paul Tripp on the Depth of God's Grace

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On this "Best Of" episode, Dr. Paul Tripp and Pastor Brian Brodersen discuss that no one is ever a “grace graduate.” So often those in pastoral ministry experience graceless living because they can "Improperly equate biblical knowledge, theological ability and success in ministry as spiritual maturity.” We hope you are encouraged by this episode.

Dec 12 2019

21mins

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Rank #18: Best Of Series: Matt Redman on the “Heart of Worship”

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Enjoy this “Best Of” episode with music artist, Matt Redman, known for “10,000 Reasons,” “Heart of Worship” and more. Matt shares experiences and lessons he learned from God’s call in worship ministry that present a value to all believers.

Nov 14 2019

25mins

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Rank #19: Best Of Series: Marijuana and Christians

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On this “Best Of” episode, Pastor Brian Brodersen and toxicologist Dr. Lu Wing discuss legalized Marijuana, the cultural questions it creates and a healthy perspective for Christians.

Nov 01 2019

21mins

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Rank #20: TTM Episode 0

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Pastor Brian Brodersen and Josh Turansky discuss the new Things that Matter program.

Jul 07 2016

9mins

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