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Water Cooler Christian

What does it look like to be a real Christian?That's the question Kurt Sears and Brady McCullough are trying to answer after walking away from their faith and coming back. Gather around the digital water cooler as a manager in Corporate America and a high school history teacher explore the Bible together, and discover what it looks like to live out your faith while balancing life, family, and a full-time job.

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Episode 17: New Year's Temptation

The new year is a month old and your resolutions are falling apart! Kurt and Brady take a look at temptation and it's impact on our lives. Who is ultimately responsible when we fail? Is it God, Satan, or us? References: Genesis 2:15-17 James 1:13-15 Genesis 3:6-9 Job 1:1-5 Mark 10:17-27 Job 1:6-22 Job 42:12-15

57mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 27: Work

Got a case of the Mondays? Hate the people at work who ask you if you have a case of the Mondays? Then this episode is for you! Kurt and Brady explore the topic of work from a Biblical perspective, and show how Jesus and the Gospel allow us to create a new perspective of our 9 to 5. References: Genesis 1:26-30 Genesis 3:17-19 Revelation 21:22 - 22:5 Mark 6:1-3 John 19:15-18 Matthew 16:24-25 Colossians 3:23-24

54mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 36: This Old House

If God created everything, why did He live in a tent in the Old Testament? Strap on your tool belt and hard hat as Kurt and Brady demo the Tabernacle that Moses built, and remodel it using the blueprint given to us by the person and work of Jesus Christ. References: Exodus 40:1-16 Matthew 27:45-53 Hebrews 8:1-6 Hebrews 9:1-3 & 11-14 Hebrews 10:1-10 & 19-25

54mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 24: Bible Study 101

Water Cooler Christian celebrates one year of existence! Kurt and Brady take some time to reflect on the past year and how the podcast has impacted their Christian lives. Listen in as they discuss practical tips on how they approach studying the Bible for the show, and the importance of Scripture for modern Christians. References: 2 Timothy 3:12-17 Matthew 23:1-12 Isaiah 55:6-11

48mins

27 May 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 9: Tailgating for Jesus

Football season is back! Kurt and Brady are kicking it off by talking about worship. What is worship? How are we as Christians supposed to worship? Am I worshiping the wrong way? Tune in to find out how this one thing can make all the difference in your relationship with God. References: Exodus 20:1-8 Exodus 14:26-15:5 Matthew 6:5-13 Matthew 15:7-9 Psalm 135

59mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 34: The Angry God

Just in time for Halloween, we're looking at the scariest emotion of them all, anger. Most people view the God of the Old Testament as an "Angry God," but how do we reconcile this view of God with the person of Jesus? Join Kurt and Brady as they explore the topic of Anger, and discover how Christians should approach this seemingly negative emotion. References: Genesis 18:16-33 Deuteronomy 3:21-29 Numbers 20:8-12 John 2:13-21 James 1:19-20 Ephesians 4:26-27

1hr 1min

28 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 11: Just Add Water

The recipe is simple: A cup of Salvation and a healthy dose of church, but what happens when we add water to the mix? Is Baptism really necessary or is it just a nice religious construct to make us feel good? Do you need Baptism to be saved? Can anyone baptize people or do you need a professional? The answers to these questions might not be as simple as you think. References: John 3:5-8 Matthew 3:13-17 1 Peter 3:18-22 Luke 12:49-53 Romans 6:1-7

59mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 33: Good Grief!

If you live long enough you'll grieve. Our culture often tries to minimize grief and push it to the margins of our lives, but can this emotion ever be good? Kurt and Brady take a page from Charlie Brown's playbook and explore the idea of "good grief" by examining God's grief. References: John 11:1-37 Psalm 78:35-40 Luke 19:41-44 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

59mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 35: God Walks Alone

If you've ever wanted to understand the entire narrative of the Bible from beginning to end in one hour, then this episode is for you! Kurt and Brady take on the topic of "Covenants" to see what promises God makes throughout Scripture to His people, and how these promises shape the very foundation of the entire Christian faith. References: Genesis 3:14-19 Genesis 9:8-17 Genesis 15:1-21 Exodus 24:6-10 Jeremiah 31:31-37 Hebrews 8:6-13

1hr 1min

11 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 25: Holy Spirit 101

There are few topics more divisive in the American Church than the function of the Holy Spirit. Strap in as Kurt and Brady wade into the murky waters of the Holy Ghost to explore why He is important, and how He plays a vital role in our daily Christian lives. References: Genesis 1:1-2 John 1:1-2 Joel 2:28-29 John 1:29-34 John 16:4-15 Acts 2:17 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 2 Corinthians 3:17-4:1

56mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 39: Questioning the Faith - Part 1

As we kick off Season 3, we take a candid look at questions Kurt and Brady have about the faith. In this episode we discuss discontentment with the American Church, and ways we feel we can improve our own interactions with a community commanded by Christ. References: Revelation 3:14-22

47mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 32: A Remedy for Anxiety

Anxiety is a very real concern for many Americans, but what does the Bible say about it? Join Kurt and Brady as they focus on an issue that most people have or will face in their life, and learn how adjusting our vision as Christians may help us find perspective when our world is out of control. References: Matthew 6:25-27 Psalm 39:4-6 Psalm 147:7-11 Romans 8:28-30 John 4:7-42 1 Corinthians 1:28 - 2:2 Psalm 42:1-6

1hr

30 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 18: Passing the Test

Do you constantly find yourself struggling with the same sin over and over? In part two of our discuss on temptation, Kurt and Brady explore Christ's model for overcoming these daily tests. References: Matthew 4:1-11 Deuteronomy 8:2-6 Exodus 17:1-7 Deuteronomy 6:14-25 Hebrews 4:14-16 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

59mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 41: Questioning the Faith - Part 3

What are you most afraid of when considering a life lived for Christ? Kurt and Brady discuss topics like identity, success in ministry, and skateboarding in this third installment of the series. References: Luke 12:4-7 Genesis 18

51mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 26: Christian Service 101

In a world full of deadlines and to-do lists, many Christians struggle to figure out what truly serving Christ looks like. Join Kurt and Brady as they explore the topic of Christian Service through the lives of two sisters in the Bible, and discover how there may be more to a life lived for Jesus than just going to church on Sunday. References: Matthew 6:19-27 Luke 10:25-37 Luke 10:38-42 John 12:1-8 Matthew 25:40-46 Matthew 5:38-42

54mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 10: Let's Say Grace

Kurt and Brady hit double digits with an episode on the topic of Grace. You hear the word it all the time in church world, but what is it really? Find out how grace should be something lived out daily by those who claim to follow Christ. References: John 1:10-18 Matthew 18:21-35 Jonah 1-4 Titus 2:11

56mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 29: Banquets & Bridesmaids

It's wedding season once again and people are saying their vows and cutting their cakes. To celebrate, Kurt and Brady are continuing their exploration of the parables with two that use wedding festivities to help us better understand what the Kingdom of God of like. References: Luke 14:12-24 Revelation 19:6-9 Matthew 25:1-13 & 31-46 Matthew 7:13-14 & 21-23

57mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 30: Samaritans & Servants

It's our back to school episode as we continue our series looking at the Parables of Jesus! Sharpen your pencils and grab your backpacks as we take a look at the story of the Good Samaritan and the story of the Unmerciful Servant. Kurt and Brady explore what being a straight-A student in the Kingdom of God actually looks like. References: Luke 10:25-37 Matthew 18:21-35 Matthew 25:31-46

59mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 16: Second Christmas

It's the first ever Water Cooler Christian Christmas Special! Grab a Christmas cookie and sit down by the fire as Kurt and Brady tell tales of the origins of Christmas. Hear how the wise men brought Jesus essential oils, why Christians banned Christmas, and about a new holiday celebration called Second Christmas! This promises to be the best Christmas episode we've ever made. References: Matthew 2:1-12 Galatians 4:4-5, 9-11 Isaiah 40:1-11 Romans 14:5-7 Luke 2:8-14

59mins

24 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 23: Sunday School Stories - Samson

It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's the final episode of our Sunday School Stories series! This one promises to be "super" as we explore a Biblical superhero of sorts in the story of Sampson. Discover how pride, free will, and a whole lot of hair can teach us something important not only about the Old Testament, but about the daily lives of Christians as well. References: Judges 13-16 Philippians 3:18-21

58mins

13 May 2019

Rank #20