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Open and heartfelt discussions with four sinners saved by Grace. A Podcast from the Leaders of the Prodigal Son's Outreach Program. Based in Philly.

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Open and heartfelt discussions with four sinners saved by Grace. A Podcast from the Leaders of the Prodigal Son's Outreach Program. Based in Philly.

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Prodigal Son's Podcast

Latest release on Jan 13, 2021

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Open and heartfelt discussions with four sinners saved by Grace. A Podcast from the Leaders of the Prodigal Son's Outreach Program. Based in Philly.

Physical Pains Equal Spiritual Gains | Prodigal Sons Podcast | Episode 43

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Hey all!! We are talking today about how physical health relates to spiritual health, aka, how Physical Pains equal Spiritual Gains! 

We all have some New Years Resolutions that have been going good or bad. Let's stop and remember why we are doing this! God has given us a wonderful gift in our bodies. We need to take care of them so we can continue to do God's work! 


The Prodigal Sons are Dave, Tom, Elijah and Shawn. They are four sinners saved by grace based in the Philadelphia area. 

Jan 13 2021

1hr 19mins

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Transformations: The Damascus Road | Episode 42 | Prodigal Sons Podcast

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Hey all! We are so excited to announce that we are doing a Biggest loser competition between Shawn and Dave! This episode does feature a video that can be seen at this link: https://youtu.be/7E_75V8OWG4

After we are talking about how Saul of the Bible changed to Paul at the Damascus Road! The guys really go in depth with this topic, as they relate Saul to mistakes in their own lives, and as they continue to strive to serve God more. 

Also, I definitely had some technical problems with this episode. I'm still working with one hand, (as the guys so lovingly called me, Edward Scissorhands...). Thank you for your patience and enjoy the wonderful wisdom of how God treats us and Paul! 


The Prodigal Sons are Dave, Tom, Elijah and Shawn. They are four sinners saved by grace, based in the Philly area. 

Jan 09 2021

1hr 19mins

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Joking about 2020 and Preparing for 2021 | Episode 41 | Prodigal Son's Podcast

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Hello all! This is a very goofy show. The guys talk about the new year, their plans and hopes and really just goof around. Come and laugh with us!! 

Bonus! There's going to be a Biggest Loser Competition!


The Prodigal Sons Dave, Tom, Elijah and Shawn. They are four sinners Saved by Grace based in the Philly area.

Dec 30 2020

1hr 20mins

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A Very Prodigal Christmas!

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Hello everyone!! Welcome to our Christmas Episode!! We're going to talk about the meaning of this wonderful holiday, give some gifts and spread some Christmas cheer!


The Prodigal Sons are Dave, Tom, Elijah and Shawn. They are four sinners saved by grace based in the Philadelphia area.

Dec 23 2020

1hr 21mins

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Killing (Or just Annoying) Each Other with Kindness | Prodigal Sons Podcast | Episode 39

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Hello everyone! We are on Zoom due to the lockdown. It is going to be a bit weird, but we are so excited to talk about kindness as we come into the Christmas season! Get ready for some feels because we are giving out compliments out like Oprah! 


The Prodigal Sons are Dave, Tom, Elijah and Tom. They are four sinners saved by grace, based in the Philadelphia area. 


As Promised, I'm including the link to Shawn's sermon. 

https://fb.watch/2pQ2BKT-gN/

Dec 16 2020

1hr 8mins

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How to Pray as Taught by a Pastor | Prodigal Sons Podcast | Episode 38

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Hello! Welcome to How to Pray Part 2! We got a pastor this time! But he was busy so we got Pete. 

Do you have something on your mind or on your heart? Is it worry, or anger or pain or something that just won't go away? Then bring it before God! We  will show you a great method to calm all those pesky emotions of 2020. 

No but seriously, this is a really good step by step process for praying about things. You should listen. 


The Prodigal Sons are Dave, Tom, Elijah and Shawn. They are four sinners saved by grace based in the Philadelphia area. 


The "How To" Steps for Praying about something on your mind. As Taught by Pastor Pete.


1. Find a quiet place and identify a troublesome feeling or situation that you want relief from. Be specific about the emotion.

2. Focus intently on the emotions you are feeling. Ask the Lord to stir that emotion within you in a safe way so it can be dealt with.  How intense: 1-10

3. Allow your mind to drift back through time to a memory or situation which sits at the source of that emotion.

4. Identify the lie.  Ask yourself: “Why do I feel this way in this memory?”  The emotion will match the lie.

5. Open your awareness to the presence of God in that memory.  Ask Jesus to show you where he is in the memory (visually, audibly, or just as an assurance or presence).

6. Once aware, ask Jesus to speak truth to the lie that is causing the troublesome emotions.

7. When you hear the truth, speak it to yourself and observe how the truth dispels the emotion.  As you embrace the truth Jesus speaks, God will bring healing and freedom to many aspects of your life that were governed by the lie.

8. Finally, go back to the memory.  Observe your feelings.  If you can face that situation with peace and calm, it’s over.  If there are more feelings, explore those by repeating the process.

9. If you don’t have a realization of truth in a few minutes, there is a reason.

9a. Maybe you missed something important If so: Go back and revisit

9b. Maybe there is a contrary spirit working to block what God wants to do (must deal with that). If So: “I command all contrary spirits to stand aside, in the name of Jesus Christ, until we can complete the work God has called us to do.

9c. ”Maybe you don’t want to accept a truth that God might be saying to you. If so: If you really want release, confess your anger, rage, offense etc to God, admit your powerlessness on your own.  Ask Him to release you completely


If you got to the bottom, you are awesome and we love you! 

Dec 09 2020

1hr 7mins

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How to Pray: As Taught by Sinners | Prodigal Son's Podcast | Episode 37

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Hi All! We're going to be talking about How each of us Pray.  

Prayer is an important part of our lives, and we want to take some time to talk about it. Each of us talks to God in different ways and all of those ways are important! God hears you!  

 The Prodigal Sons are Dave, Tom, Elijah and Shawn. They are four sinners saved by grace based in the Philadelphia area.

Dec 03 2020

1hr 13mins

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Thanksgiving Goes Off the Rails | Prodigal Sons Podcast | Episode 37

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Hi all! Admittedly, this is a goofy episode. Lots of stories, lots of jokes and a lot of thankfulness. Come and laugh with us as we talk about past and future Thanksgivings.   

The Prodigal Sons are Dave, Tom, Elijah and Shawn. They are four sinners saved by grace, based out of the Philadelphia area.   

Producer's note: I should have gotten this episode out before Thanksgiving, but I was with my family. Sorry guys. Trust me, these jokes don't go out of style even though it's after Turkey day!

Dec 01 2020

1hr 8mins

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The Power of Music | Episode 35 | Prodigal Sons Podcast

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Hey all!  

Dave and Tom left us to become Ventriloquists, so our recurring guests Claire and Crystal have come to sing and chat with us!  

(Don't worry, Dave and Tom will be back!)   

We talk about how God has given us the amazing gift of music and how it has affected each of us in different ways.  

Get ready to hear plenty of singing!

Nov 18 2020

1hr 20mins

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Strength in the Face of Adversity | Bible Study on Esther | Episode 34

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Hey all! It was a rough week this week for each of us in our own ways. We all got to come together and spend some time joking around and talk about the Book of Esther.  

In this episode, we feature discussion about: The Easter Bunny, a giant cut out donkey, Chapstick getting throw at Dave, and Ahasuerus or Xerxes, we're not sure which pronunciation is correct.

Nov 11 2020

1hr 10mins

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Why does God let bad things happen? | Study on the Book of Job | Episode 33

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Hi all!! This was a weird episode as we were all distracted by current events. The guys talk about Shawn's crazy day last week, try not to talk about the election and then we dove into the Book of Job.  

Is it about getting a job? Was Job really patient like we are all told? Why does God let bad things happen?

Nov 06 2020

56mins

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Episode 32: Finding and Keeping Friendships

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Hey everyone! This was a weird day for the group. We have two guests on today, Crystal and Bryan! We talk about the importance of friendships in our lives, and we hear plenty of great stories.

Nov 03 2020

1hr 10mins

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Episode 31: Children are Crazy, and the Prodigal Sons are Hyper

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We were getting serious for too many episodes, so we decided to just tell stories about our kids this week. The guys get showed up by their in-studio audience on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, and then tell a surprising amount of poop stories about their kids.

Oct 22 2020

1hr 17mins

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Episode 30: God calls us to Focus on Him, not on Politics

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Hey all!! Voting has started in the US and we have some things to say about the current political climate. The Sons have wonderful skit to start out the show. We play two truths and a lie (Politics edition) and then we address the Red and Blue elephant in the room.  No rants or hate, just good points and thoughts as we go into the Voting Season. 

Get out and Vote!!  

Oct 20 2020

1hr 25mins

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Episode 29: Forgiveness is Hard

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Hey all! The guys play Never Have I Ever and we transition from our series on Anger to talking about Forgiveness.

Oct 11 2020

1hr 11mins

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Episode 28: The Sons went off Topic in this One AKA Anger Pt 3

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Hey everyone! We have a special guest today! Say hi to Claire! She brings some wonderful perspective to the variety of topics that the Sons talked about. After a round of Bible trivia, the Sons finish up their three part series on anger.

Oct 03 2020

1hr 5mins

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Episode 27: The Prodigal Sons Get Angry Pt 2

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We didn't get to tell all our stories about this topic, so we are back to talking about anger!  

The Sons goof off beforehand talking about the Baptism last Sunday (Videos coming soon!). They play a new game called "Who is it?".  

Finally, the guys get deep with their experiences and stories of what they have learned about being angry.

Sep 23 2020

1hr 20mins

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Episode 26: You won't like the Prodigal Sons when they're Angry

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Part 1 of our 2 part series on Anger! The Sons spend a lot of time yelling (you know, for practice) as they talk about what anger has done to their lives. We decided during the show to make this a two part episode. The guys have a LOT to say about anger!  

Sep 16 2020

1hr 13mins

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Episode 25: Hope is our Responsibility

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Hey all! I want to apologize for the audio in this episode. The Sons did Great! but I had my volume up too high. We are all a work in progress :) 


The Sons are missing Tom and Shawn, but our guest Josh Hostetter is here to help! Josh gives his wisdom as a counselor as we discuss how hope is essential to our lives and our ministry. Keep building up that reservoir of hope!  

Sep 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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Episode 24: Honesty is a Prodigal Sons Policy

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This week the Sons had a heart to heart and really wanted to come back strong with this episode.  I think that they really got their mojo back as we started talking about honesty. 

The Sons play two lies and a truth, and realize quickly that they are very bad at this game. They continue with that theme talking about how integrity and honesty is integral to a Christian's ministry.  

Sep 03 2020

1hr 18mins

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