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The God Journey

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An ever-expanding conversation for those living beyond religious performance

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An ever-expanding conversation for those living beyond religious performance

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Great show

By MichaelPicklePatrick - Apr 08 2018
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A really open, honest, and mature conversation about faith and Christianity

The best wine came at the end

By Kytrader - Jun 17 2012
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These podcasts just get better and better as you listen and let the message soak in.

iTunes Ratings

157 Ratings
Average Ratings
139
4
5
7
2

Great show

By MichaelPicklePatrick - Apr 08 2018
Read more
A really open, honest, and mature conversation about faith and Christianity

The best wine came at the end

By Kytrader - Jun 17 2012
Read more
These podcasts just get better and better as you listen and let the message soak in.
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The God Journey

Latest release on Feb 14, 2020

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Rank #1: He Is Not Hiding From You (#712)

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Welcome to 2020! As Season 16 begins, Wayne takes a few moments to share a bit from his journey and what the podcast might look like in the year ahead. The observations he shares are specifically for those who feel like God hides too well from them and they wish he would make himself more plain to them. Taking Jesus' words from the upper room discourse in John, we discover that he wants to make himself plain, which is why he's opened a door of love for us because without it we cannot see how he is making himself known to us.

Podcast Notes:
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In Season
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Jan 03 2020

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Rank #2: “Don’t Go Home, Beth Moore.”(#706)

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The recent comments by John MacArthur about popular Bible teacher Beth Moore once again bring into question whether or not Scripture forbids women to share their gifts with the body of Christ. That invites a conversation about our view of Scripture, legalism, women, and the polarization that happens even in the body of Christ. Brad and Wayne walk through that minefield together as they share their own journey in growing beyond paradigms that cemented early in our lives that may be based on false interpretations.

Podcast Notes:
John MacArthur Is No Stranger to Controversy
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Nov 15 2019

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Rank #3: Erring On the Side of Love (#703)

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"We have to question the intentions of any group that insists on disdain toward other people as a membership requirement," said Brené Brown, in Daring Greatly.  Wayne's two coauthors for A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation, Bob Prater of Bakersfield, CA and Arnita Taylor of Dallas, TX, join him for a discussion on how to live generously in the world, especially with people who we might be tempted to perceive as our enemy. They talk about having a growth mindset that allows you to take in new experiences and learn from them. Their new book releases November 19. If you'd like to be part of the Launch Team for this book or to join the authors in Dallas or Southern call, see Wayne's blog about how to do that. If you'd like to pre-order your book, you can do so at the link below.

Podcast Notes:
A Language of Healing for pre-orders or to RSVP for events around the book launch in Dallas and in Los Angeles
Previous Podcasts with Arnita
Email Arnita
Previous Podcasts with Bob
Email Bob
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Oct 25 2019

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Rank #4: The Precious Gift of Sex (#707)

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[Warning: This podcast contains a frank discussion about sex that may not be appropriate for all audiences. You might want to listen to it before your children overhear it.] Tracy Levinson, author of unashamed joins Wayne for a candid discussion about sex as only she can, spurred by emails we both received recently from different couples asking if they really needed to wait until marriage. Rather than the casual amusement, our society considers sex to be, the act itself bonds us to another person in a way that is so deeply precious, God designed it for the safety of a lifelong covenant relationship. That's the only place to protect our emotions and avoid the pain that casual sex offers. They also talk about masturbation, lust, and dealing with shame where we fall short of the life God invites us to experience.

Podcast Notes:
Tracy's Facebook post about premarital sex
Previous podcasts with Tracy
Tracy's book, unashamed: candid conversations about dating, love, nakedness, and faith
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Nov 21 2019

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Rank #5: Seeking Truth in a World Overrun With Bias (#705)

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Where can one find out what's true anymore, when people, politicians, and the media are only cherry-picking the facts that serve their particular agenda? Brad joins Wayne for a discussion about the polarization of our culture and where it might lead and how it has affected their own relationship. How can we have meaningful conversations with people who don't just have a different interpretation of the facts, but a disagreement about the basic facts themselves. They also talk about the difficult relationship between love and judgment.

Podcast Notes:
A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation
Pew Research on Polarization
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Nov 08 2019

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Rank #6: Authenticity in Sexuality and Leadership (#702)

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You can't be authentic with others until you learn to be honest with yourself. Kyle Rice follows up last week's podcast by joining Wayne again as they respond to some listener email and find themselves in a conversation about the desire for authenticity, and how it is often punished in religious settings, especially when people aspire to leadership. You can be gifted on a stage and still be lost internally. This life is always easier to talk about than it is to live. They also spend some time talking about sexual desire in an age where sex is treated too casually and often dishonestly for those struggling to keep the gift inside God's boundaries and thus experience its full joy and beauty.

Podcast Notes:
Email Kyle
Past Podcasts with Kyle
If You Can Help Us in Kenya

Oct 18 2019

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Rank #7: Why Are Young People Turned Off to Faith? (#711)

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"What is it that young people see in us that woos them to the Father, and what about us makes them think our faith is irrelevant in their lives?" That's what one listener asked me to do with Kyle, so Kyle Rice is back on the podcast to talk about how we can engage people with the engaging adventure of a life of Jesus, instead of a faith filled with boredom and obligation. Their conversation touches on hypocrisy and how much young people crave authenticity and someone who simply cares about them. If you consider yourself a young person, provide your answer to the opening question in the comments below.

Podcast Notes:
Email Kyle
Past Podcasts with Kyle
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Dec 20 2019

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Rank #8: A Beloved Child of a Gracious Father (#704)

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They begin by revisiting their previous podcast about life traveling at the speed of relationships, through the letters of other listeners who are finding the same joy in that reality. Then, Wayne and Julie take a look at the pitfalls and dangers of trying to find our identity in anything other than resting in the joy of being a beloved child of a gracious Father. If not, we will try to find it in something else that can never fill that need—our spouse, our children, our success, our vocation, our gifts, or in other people. It happens even when we are unaware of it and puts pressure on us and others in ways that destroy relationships rather than celebrating them.

Podcast Notes:
Email Julie
Previous podcasts with Julie
Parenting Resources:  Parenting by Paul David Tripp and Loving Our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk
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Nov 01 2019

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Rank #9: A Woman’s Gift (#710)

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Wayne invites Tracy Levinson back to discuss further developments in the John MacArthur/Beth Moore bruhaha after MacArthur fleshed out more of his views about women in leadership and women in general. Are they more easily deceived? Do they bear less an image of God in the world? Does Scripture restrict them from sharing their gifts with the family? After tackling some email about sexual issues from their previous podcast, Tracy and Wayne unpack their thoughts about the giftedness of women and their participation in God's family.

Podcast Notes:
Previous podcast on the MacArthur/Moore Controversy
Article on MacArthur's Sermon
Previous podcasts with Tracy
Tracy's book, unashamed: candid conversations about dating, love, nakedness, and faith
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Dec 13 2019

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