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Burning Questions

Recorded from Chestnut Mountain Church, the Burning Questions Podcast is designed to answer questions submitted by students that they have been wondering about or longing for an answer to. The Burning Questions Podcast is hosted by Jared Cagle, a pastor at Chestnut Mountain Church, and features guests to help us answer students’ burning questions. If you have a burning question that you have been longing for an answer to, DM us on our Instagram @cmcstudents_.

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Experiencing God in the Midst of Depression - Chris Gibbs

In this episode, we welcome special guest, Chris Gibbs, to answer our third burning question: "Everything is going wrong in my life and I feel like God is a million miles away. I’ve tried everything but nothing is working. I’m depressed. How do I experience God in the midst of depression?" Through Chris's story and journey of depression, Chris has been able to experience God in the midst of depression even when it seems like everything is going wrong in life. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student. 

28mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Being Friends With Unbelievers - Roundtable Discussion

In this episode, we welcome special guests, Chase Adams, Hannah Aycock, and Brody Millwood, to answer our sixth burning question: “A lot of the people I’ve built relationships with at school are lost and don’t know God. I’m struggling with finding a balance between being close friends with them so that I can share my faith and not being influenced by the decisions that they’re making. How do I continue to be friends with these people and find the balance? ”To answer this question, we have a roundtable discussion offering the perspectives from students themselves and also student leaders. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about finding the balance of friendship.

28mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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The Suicide War - Sam Bowman

In this episode, we welcome special guest, Sam Bowman, to answer our fourth burning question: "If you commit suicide, are you going to hell?" To answer this question, Sam is able to lean into his own battle of depression and deep struggles with suicidal thoughts. To the one who has attempted suicide or is considering suicide, in Sam's words, 'doubt your doubts.' Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about this war on suicide.If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 1-800-273-8255.

20mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Boundaries in Relationships - Jared Cagle

In this episode, our host, Jared, tackles our fifth burning question: "For a young couple that is dating, how do they go about setting boundaries in their relationship? How do you have that boundaries conversation?" Jared discusses when to have the boundaries conversation in a relationship and how God designed relationships to be. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about boundaries in young relationships.

12mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Loneliness - Sidney Reed & Sam Bowman

In this episode, we welcome special guests, Sidney Reed and Sam Bowman, to answer our tenth burning question: "Right now, I’m walking through a season where I feel like I’m alone and I feel like I don’t have anyone I can turn to. How do I overcome this feeling of loneliness and being alone?" From their own experience in dealing with loneliness, Sid and Sam are able to unpack this question of dealing with loneliness versus being alone. Listen to this full episode as we answer this burning question submitted by a student about loneliness and feeling alone.

24mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #5