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Episode # 58 | From The Mouths Of Millennials


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Episode # 58 | From The Mouths Of Millennials


episode # 58 | from the mouths of MILLENNIALS

Millennials. People talk about them. People write about them. People blame them for stuff. We're taking some time to talk and listen to 2 millennials about their experiences with church. Looking for a new church home, seeking community, finding a place to belong and the God they want others to see. All this and more in this week's episode.

Buzzwords: Alex's Therapy, Speak of the Devil, Lorne's audio nightmare, The 2 outta 10, Kyle gets nothing, Church Hunters, All the shout outs, LOL explanations, Grocery store metaphor, Past influences, God in the messy, #TryPod

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Episode # 57 | Gentleness & Self Control


Episode # 57 | Gentleness & Self Control


episode # 57 | gentleness & self control 

WE DID IT! Way to go gang! Made it to the end of the Fruits of the Spirit suite. Never mind everyone is horribly tired of it and we had to do the last two in one episode...it's still a wrap. We're talking gentleness, self control and why all these fruits make a difference this week. Come see what all this work has been leading up to.

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Buzzwords: NO MORE FRUIT!, We apologize, Fruit smoothie, Alex defeated, Don't hard pet the cat, Muppetcast, Mindful, Gentle Ben, The over/under on Kyle moving, Double Dare Heaven, Moral Police, Lorne's brand loyalty

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Episode # 56 | Faithfulness


Episode # 56 | Faithfulness


episode # 56 | Faithfulness

Yep...still here. It's a new week which means it's time for another THWTH. Are you ready? We're deep in the Fruits of the Spirit and it's time to talk Faithfulness. Where does it come from? Who's in charge of making it happen? I bet you know the answer. Tune in to see if you're right!

Buzzwords: Kyle in the middle, Hello tangents our old friend, It's good for you!, Filled with faith, Gifts!, Confidence in the uncertainty, Mother Teresa, Expressing loyalty, Know by what we learn, Did we repeat?

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Episode # 55 | Goodness


Episode # 55 | Goodness


episode # 55 | goodness

Goodness gracious me! We're continuing our Fruits of the Spirit suite with goodness. How do you hear "good"? Would you say that good is a part of your identity? Alex and Lorne are here this week to take you through the ins and outs of what it means to be good.

Buzzwords: Kyle on blast, Zen places, Baby breaths, Tangents!, Pastor jokes, Bad Greek pronunciation, Good God!, Pure gift, Identity, Relationship reminders, Live into the story, You're good!

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Episode # 54 | Kindness


Episode # 54 | Kindness


episode # 54 | Kindness

Where have you seen kindness? It could come from an unlikely source or happen out of the clear blue. We know one thing...it's more than just nice. We continue on through our Fruits of the Spirit suite as we dive deeper into what we all could use a little more of.

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Buzzwords: Refresh your spirit, Irritable Pastor Syndrome, Uncharacteristic Kyle, Exploding heads, Church people gotta be nice, Proactive kindness, Growing mercy, Acting on behalf of, Something I can do here, Blessing vs tolerance, Reflecting God, Opposite of culture

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Episode # 53 | Patience


Episode # 53 | Patience


epsiode # 53 | Patience

Truth telling time. Raise your hand if patience isn't your thing... good it's not just us... We're diving deeper into this Fruit of the Spirit to see what God's patience might look like and how we can mirror it because of the Spirit. Get ready to learn a thing or two about patience (if you can stick with us!)

Buzzwords: The Nasty Nati, Let's Go!, Lorne is in-touch, Alex quotes Jay Z, Instant gratification, Google consultation, Grandpa's back!, Bringing out the Greek, Persevering, Community endurance, Difficult situations, Still unfolding

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Episode # 52 | Peace


Episode # 52 | Peace


episode # 52 | Peace

What grounds you and keeps you rooted? This week we tackle the challenging topic of peace. Is it a presence or an absence? How does quiet factor in? The guys answer these questions and more than you ever wanted to know about the low clinging vine as we continue our journey through the Fruits of the Spirit.

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Buzzwords: How's the weather?, Lorne's multiple allergies, More fruit!, Alex's pea facts, Shalom, Finding center in the midst, Spirit doin' work!, Tense quiet, Grace with peace, The Holy Howdy, Engage conflict with a purpose, Non-anxious presence

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Episode # 51 | Travel Bans, Refugees and The Church


Episode # 51 | Travel Bans, Refugees and The Church


episode # 51 | travel ban, refugees and the church

At THWTH we like to be topical...about a week late. We have a great guest in Paul Erbes from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. Through passion, helpful history, stats and storytelling Paul gives us some great thoughts on refugees and our call to welcome them. We hope you'll find this episode insightful and informative as you think about everything that's going on in the world these days.

Featuring- Paul Erbes

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Buzzwords: Health check, Who's honored? We're honored!, Spreading information, Neighbor to others, Guidance and expertise, Challenging work, Listening and understanding, Prayer is powerful, Peter, Paul and disagreement, God in each other, Solid stats, Ideological vetting, Debunking myths

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Episode # 50 | Love (and action figures)


Episode # 50 | Love (and action figures)


episode # 50 | Love (and action figures)

What is love? Baby, don't hurt me. Don't hurt me, no more. But seriously...the guys tackle this question this week as they struggle with love capacities, zero sum love totals and inanimate plastic objects. Our look at the Fruits of the Spirits, hotdish style, continues this week as we wrestle with God's challenge to love.

Buzzwords: Geology cast, Chit Chat designs, Will of God, Lorne's death throws, Pastor voice, Alex's action figures, What am love?, 4 words for love, Kyle's country deep cut, Unexpected examples, Self sacrificial, "The tension of living intentionally"

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Episode #49 | Joy


Episode #49 | Joy


episode # 49 | joy

Does everyone seem a bit off to you lately? With everything that's going on in the world we're all looking for a little joy. Are we good? Cultivating joy can be a tough thing especially if you're unsure whether you're allowed to do it. This week the guys are talking joy and struggling with how it comes, when it should happen and more.

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Buzzwords: Cinncy Hotdish Studios, Everyone is mad, Jonesin' for some joy, Lorne's retraction, Fruit of the spirit, Valuing joy, Consulting Google, Tomb is still empty, Read the room, Worse thing not the last thing

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Episode # 48 | Missionaries


Episode # 48 | Missionaries


episode # 48 | missionaries

(Quick Note: The audio this week is different than what you are used to. We'll have it back to normal next week!)

We're crushing our resolution goals this week by welcoming on, not just one but two guests! They are missionaries to the Middle East and have a ton of great stories and insights to share. These aren't your typical run-of-the-mill, old school type of missionaries. Their insights are guaranteed to change your notions about who missionaries are and what they do.

Featuring- Missionaries to the Middle East

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Buzzwords: "Who doesn't know about Jesus?", Mission origin stories, Telling the story, Holy Spirit conversions, Serving neighbors, Long relationships, Leading with service, "Jesus is not a white person", Hospitality, The "Deep Questions" hours, Coffee shots, Cool smoke tricks

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Episode # 47 | Shakin It Up


Episode # 47 | Shakin It Up


episode # 47 | shakin it up

This deep in the hustle the guys are lacking on a bit of energy so they've come up with some ways to shake it all up. We've gotten fired up for 2017 with more interviews, answering your church wonderments and talking more about them church words. 2017 is going to be the year to remember but we need your help to do it!

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Buzzwords: Mouth-sound Hlad, 2 Cinny too much, Change is in order, Disney movie review, Alex's deep sadness, Somewhere...out there..., Worn out jokes, Focusing our energy, "Get behind me Satan!", Lil' Jesus in a Patagonia vest

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Episode # 46 | Resolutions


Episode # 46 | Resolutions


episode # 46 | Resolutions

Happy New Year! The gang's all back! What are your thoughts on resolutions? Do you make them or do you scoff at them? This week the guys do a deep dive into the world of making changes during this season of making (and sometimes breaking) resolutions.

Featuring- Intern Kyle Symanski

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Buzzwords: Cute combos, Texas New Year's traditions, Got them goals, Resolution goofs, Lorne's all alone...but crushing it, Reset button, Formative moments, Kosher Alex, "For real?!?", What's broken, Step 1: Graph Paper

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Episode # 45 | Grumpy Pastor


Episode # 45 | Grumpy Pastor


episode # 45 | grumpy pastor

We've rustled up another Hotdish Hero for you this week! Alex and Kyle talk to The Grumpy Pastor who thinks we're all a little grumpy sometimes. He's a blogger and a pastor who looks to get some conversation going in a world where we're not always interested in talking or listening.

Featuring- Pastor Lyle Snyder

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Buzzwords: Careful with baby names, Comic book goofs, Hotdish Iron Curtain, Boring spy, Lots of Grey, Intentionally instigate, Healthy conversations, Big picture stuff, Lots of real talk, Kyle needs some resistance, Listening helps understanding

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Episode # 44 | Fierce Christmas w/ Pastor Alice Connor


Episode # 44 | Fierce Christmas w/ Pastor Alice Connor


episode # 44 | fierce christmas

Time for the Christmas episode...at the end of Advent! This year we're going to have a Fierce one. This episode has it all: a special guest, sharing of treasured Christmas memories and a conversation about the fierceness of Mary. Have a Merry Christmas!

Featuring- Pastor Alice Connor

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Buzzwords: Lorne had a baby!, Well played mom, Books are crazy, Christmas vomit, Notes from Santa, Mary the prophet, Disney-fication, R-rated Bible, Mundane Good News, Preach!

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Episode # 43 | The Grinch Who Stole My Carols


Episode # 43 | The Grinch Who Stole My Carols


episode # 43 | the grinch who stoly my carols

Who's that green guy hanging out in the corner? WAIT! He's taking all the...darn. Guess we're stuck with Advent songs now. Unless you tune into your local station that's playing 24/7 Christmas music. Hopefully the green dude hasn't gotten there yet. The guys welcome on a very talented guest this week to talk about when is the right time to bust out the Christmas carols. Where do you fall on the spectrum of before Thanksgiving or not until December 24th?

Featuring- Viktor Andersson

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Buzzwords: Continuous Christmas Creep, Advent traditionalists in Texas, In the desert, Cultural disconnect, Rhythm of Advent, Mary knew, Your new 2016 Christmas song recommendation, Music makes emotions, That's beautiful Dickens!, Tradition!, Humble hotdish

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Episode $ 42 | Santa Clause & The Apocalypse


Episode $ 42 | Santa Clause & The Apocalypse


episode # 42 | Santa clause & the apocalypse?

We continue our Advent themed episodes by answering some church wonderment questions. You know it's about to get crazy and random. The guys get into some deeper theology this week but they get there in ways you wouldn't expect. There are even a couple of fun stories along the way, it's one of our Christmas gifts to you.

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Buzzwords: Alex's laundry fort, Highway analogies, Lorne triggers Alex, Water balloon confessions, #pringlesforkringle, Boring Bible, God the Novelist, Biblical interpretation, Jesus can fix it!, Are you ready? Active waiting

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Episode # 41 | Advent


Episode # 41 | Advent


episode # 41 | advent

It's after Thanksgiving which means it's time to pull out the Advent wreath, light that first candle and trim the tree...WAIT! Not that last one. We're in a new year in the church calendar and we're entering into a season of preparation and anticipation. How do you celebrate Advent? What do you do to get ready?

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Buzzwords: The Lone Ranger, Kyle Googles things, Et Tu Brute?, Starting over, Countdown to Babytown, Rad lizard baby, Lorne's reputation, Slowing down or ramping up?, Tales from Ikea, God showing up, Charles Dickens wisdom, Christmas Pep Rally, Active people of God, Not your Birthday.

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Episode # 40 | Transition


Episode # 40 | Transition


episode # 40 | transition

Big announcement from the Hotdish Studios this week which paves the way for the guys to process the transition time that's happening in the United States. Change can be refreshing to some and terrifying to others. Even more reason to get out there and listen to some stories. Put away the big ol' brush you might normally paint with and look through the lens of the Gospel during this time of transition.

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Buzzwords: A botched intro?, Old Timey PSA, Kyle's diggin' in, Return of Grandpa Lorne, Interior decorating tips, New opportunities, THWTH Lutheran Church, Cincinnati Bacon Burp, Honoring voices, Tough stuff, Echo chamber resurgence,

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Episode # 39 | Church Wonderments


Episode # 39 | Church Wonderments


episode # 39 | church wonderments

Have you ever wondered about stuff? Apparently a lot of people have including most of the...internet. Without Lorne, Kyle and Alex go on a deep dive into the corners of the internet. The result? Lots of laughs answering random questions related to faith. Be sure and submit your questions for the next round of Church Wonderments.

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Buzzwords: Deep hole of questions, No plagiarism here, Wheel-ception, Grace throughout, Looney Tunes Bible, George Noory shout-outs, You broke fish!, Bookstore theology, Ebeneezer's crushing it, Gifts from Sky Dad

 

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Episode # 38 | Unity


Episode # 38 | Unity


episode # 38 | unity

Well, that happened...and no matter the result know that we are here for you. Now comes the fun part where we look forward, keep going and work towards some unity. Not unity where we all agree, mind you, but unity around working on listening and coming together. It's different than what we have been experiencing. It's not easy, but the fight is worth it.

Buzzwords: (insert name here), Alex's growth, swearing 4 year olds, Pump the breaks, Practicality!, Find what you love, Common ground, Action items, Advocate for what you care, Lorne's rap, Encountering the other

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Episode # 37 | Election Spectacular


Episode # 37 | Election Spectacular


episode # 37 | election spectacular

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Actually, not really...we're not entirely sure what's going on. That's why we invited a special guest on to help us navigate this confusing political environment. With some practical advice from him and some thoughts from the guys we might just make it through this election cycle.

Featuring- Greg Matusak

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Buzzwords: Buck Buck!, Fight night, The contestants, The More Perfect Union, Speak for yourself, Anxiety for days, Listen, Faith informing politics, Dialogue, Move toward understanding, What are you for?, Dessert fight!

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Episode # 36 | Holy Book of Horrors


Episode # 36 | Holy Book of Horrors


episode # 36 | holy book of horrors

It's a spooky time of year and the guys are getting into the spirit of things during their THWTH brainstorming retreat. It's a good thing they brought their equipment with them to capture the experience. Listen, if you dare, as we regale you with tales from the Holy Book of Horrors!

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Buzzwords: S'more of what?, Camp Indiscriminate, Alex's remix, Clown avoidance tactics, Embellishments, Origin story of a duo, Ancient "bro stuff", A curse!, Canon: the bible is dusty, Paranoia, Adding witches to the game

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Episode # 35 | Distraction


Episode # 35 | Distraction


episode # 35 | distraction

Distracted? What do you mean I'm distracted? I'm not...Hey! Look at that! Okay, so maybe as a culture we are a little distracted with all of the white noise around us. The guys risk biting the proverbial hand that feeds by discussing the ways we are easily distracted and how that affects things. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE US!

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Buzzwords: Cats and fish tanks, Our viral faves, The descent, Alex called out, News gets you!, The return of grandpa Lorne, Addicted to distraction, Werther's originals, Kyle the gumshoe, No space, Practicing silence

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Episode # 34 | Colleagues In New Frontiers


Episode # 34 | Colleagues In New Frontiers


epsiode # 34 | Colleagues in new frontiers

You know what this podcast needs? More pastors. Wait! Before you run away, don't worry! This one is worth a listen. The guys welcome on two of their colleagues who also podcast. They talk about the art of podcasting and where they are finding hope in the church of today. There's a new frontier out there and all five of these guys are journeying into it.

Featuring- Pastors Geoff Sinibaldo and Joe McGarry

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Buzzwords: Sleepy Alex is sleepy, That shoutout game, Other podcasts?!?, Folically challenged pastors, Razor endorsement deals, Painting with words, Making a statement, Podcast-ception, Living day to day, Be a part of the story

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Episode # 33 | Full on Fall


Episode # 33 | Full on Fall


episode # 33 | Full on fall

It's time for apples! It's time for pumpkins or pumpkin spice! It's time for cooler weather(in some places)! We're all hyped for fall this week and everything it brings. From out of control Texas traditions to trying new things as people get back into the routine the guys are talking all things Autumn. What gives you life as the season changes?

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Buzzwords: Water is life, PSL count, Pork on Pork on Pancakes, Porkopolis, Mumstrosities, Wicked mum stunts, Back from church lite, New things, Coming together, Faith formation stories, What gives life?

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Episode # 32 | Protest


Episode # 32 | Protest


episode # 32 | protest

2! 4! 6! 8! Rhyming chants are really great! There has been a lot of protesting going on in our country and the guys are giving their take on it this week. From standing to kneeling, they don't cover it all, but they hit a protest you've heard about and one you maybe haven't. Not an easy conversation, but one that leaves us wondering, what would cause you to protest?

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Buzzwords: Capri Sun Foley work, Lorne's exaggerations, Kyle's fantasy gaming, THWTH Sesame Street, Dakota Access Pipline, Colin Kaepernick, "IT's HAIRY", Alex is a thinker, Stay at the table, Makin' a stink, Seeking understanding, Holistic peace, Courageous conversations

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Episode # 31 | FANtastic Feedback


Episode # 31 | FANtastic Feedback


episode # 31 | fantastic feedback

FINALLY we wrap up our never-ending contest. You can't say we haven't made good on our promises...it might just take a while. The guys read the winning submissions and welcome on a special guest. They also talk about feedback: when it's helpful, when it's not, why it's important, and one of the Christian versions of feedback, prayer.

Featuring- Drew McCaffery

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Buzzwords: Lorne's epic life, 5-Star podcast, Alex's deep sadness, Butter popcorn topping, Hoopies!, The Dance-Dance champ, Feedback as dialogue, Prayer as primary gift, Grandma's blood sugar!, Keeping the circuit together, Free prayer!

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Episode # 30 | Toothbrush Engineering and Leadership w/ Bishop Mike


Episode # 30 | Toothbrush Engineering and Leadership w/ Bishop Mike


episode # 30 | toothbrush engineering and leadership w/ bishop mike

Here comes the Bishop! And some toothbrush shaming? Bishop Mike Rinehart is down to earth and his humor matches our own. His take on the church is a wider one which means more great stories, more perspectives and more insights. Enjoy!

Featuring- Bishop Mike Rinehart

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Buzzwords: Alex's shame monster, Dark dental truths, Podcasts are your friend!, Lorne paints in silence, Helping out Lousiana, 1,000 year rain, What's a bishop?, Chess goofs, Listening to community, That water tastes good!, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

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Episode # 29 | An Immodest Proposal


Episode # 29 | An Immodest Proposal


episode # 29 | An Immodest proposal

The church is DYING! Well, that's what some folks claim. Today on the show the guys welcome a guest who has an...interesting...proposal for change in moving church forward. It looks like facing up to fears and living out words from Jesus. It looks like sacrifice and death, but trusting that it leads to beautiful resurrection.

Featuring- Tim Brown

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Buzzwords: Taco Tuesday!, Weather wrap-up, Buzzmarketing Bojangles, Lorne's foodie intentions, Dying well, Scarcity mentality. Naming fears, One church-one mission-multisite, Called and challenged, Consumer model, Faithful or successful?

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Episode # 28 | Religious Freedom


Episode # 28 | Religious Freedom


episode # 28 | religious freedom

The academic meets the spiritual today as the guys welcome on a special guest to talk about his research into how religious freedom affects us all. It seems like a straightforward topic, but we quickly find out that it gets messy real quick. For people of faith that's okay because we know there is beauty to be found in the messiness.

Featuring- Jeff Gottlieb

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Buzzwords: Car safety tips with Lorne, Cheerful intro, Kyle cares naught for your tummy, Live in the nursery, Constant changing concept, Drawing principles out, A Christian nation?, Living out a divine story, Supporting other's faith practices, Protect for all people

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Episode # 27 | #Blessed


Episode # 27 | #Blessed


episode # 27 | #blessed

We start this week with some mail from you, our awesome listeners. One of the e-mails leads into a conversation about being "#Blessed." Counting your blessings and being grateful can be a good thing, but when it turns into hotdish culture you know the guys are going to talk about it. We may be blessed, but for what?

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Buzzwords: An Olympic sized intro, Lorne wants to go fast, Thank yous all around, Duck Tales deep cut, Read the room Christ followers!, Garden analogies, Medicating with gratefulness, Cupcake bagels, Blessed to be a blessing, Low hanging comedy fruit,

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Episode # 26 | Language


Episode # 26 | Language


episode # 26 | language

How would you say you are feeling right now? Are you striving or are you thriving? I'm not really sure what that means...Today the guys dive into the language that we use that sometimes we don't even understand. We hope this conversation inspires and challenges you to reflect on the words we use to share faith so that we can overcome some language barriers in culture.

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Buzzwords: Kyle is out of the loop, All the buzzwords, Creating culture, Times are tough for Lorne, Attentive to words, Justice!, Illuminating the Gospel, Authenticity, Looking for balance, We went to the moon?, Irony of all ironies

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Episode # 25 | Bible or Blockbuster?


Episode # 25 | Bible or Blockbuster?


episode # 25 | Bible or blockbuster?

Coming this Summer...chills...drama...courage...love...all from a Bible story? You don't always have to go to the movie theater to find a great story. Often the stories in scripture can be just as engaging as the plot to a movie. Come test your knowledge on our second game show episode! Can you tell the difference between a Bible story or blockbuster?

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Buzzwords: A grammar discussion, Flyin' three sheets, Paraprosdokian, Lorne the game show contestant, Kyle's Feud Team, Throwing shade at Sajak, 90s game show cast, Tough questions, "That's Jesus!"

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Episode # 24 | Behind The Mic


Episode # 24 | Behind The Mic


episode # 24 | behind the mic

Today we take you behind the curtain a bit to get to know the minds and the personalities behind THWTH. Don't worry! We don't tear down all the mystery. We hope you enjoy this quick glimpse behind the mic. We are so thankful for you, our listeners, and hope you'll continue on this journey with us!

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Buzzwords: Squad is at full strength, Extended contest, Assumptions were made, Kyle's brain child, Still in process, Lorne got stuff printed, Alex is a podcast fanatic, When world's collide, Hoping for more ideas, Come join the community!, Taking this to the next level

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Episode # 23 | The Castle Church Brewing Community


Episode # 23 | The Castle Church Brewing Community


episode # 23 | the castle church brewing community

BEER! ...Do we have your attention now? This week the guys welcome two, count 'em, two special game-changing guests to talk about a community of faith and craft beer that they are heading up in Orlando, FL. Raise a toast! To Castle Church Brewing and a new vision of a church community they are working towards.

Featuring- Brewmaster, Aaron Schmalzle and Pastor, Jared Witt

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Buzzwords: Hitting the charts, Alex's entourage, Many horses, A "tent-making" ministry, Luther's favorite beer, A new model, Learning from Jeff Goldblum, Resurrecting a beer, The hidden God, Living out faith in everyday life, Creating organic community, Doing stuff the long way

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Episode # 22 | 5 Signs You're Insulting Your Pastor...


Episode # 22 | 5 Signs You're Insulting Your Pastor...


epIsode # 22 | 5 Signs you're insulting your pastor...

We know you, you're good people and would never insult your pastor. At least not intentionally. Wait, maybe I have once before? The guys welcome a special guest this week to talk about 5 ways we may unintentionally (or intentionally?) insult our pastors, especially those who are female.

Featuring- Intern Anna Ernst

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Buzzwords: Alex kisses culture, Lorne goes to the real gym, Lady or Gentleman Pastor, Kyle is a solid guy (and not here), Marriage is a team effort, Little Pastor on the Prairie, Keep comments productive, The salary gap, Stand up! Speak out!, Be mindful

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Episode # 21 | The Dungeon Master Pastor


Episode # 21 | The Dungeon Master Pastor


episode # 21 | the dungeon master pastor

We're going on an adventure! Grab your adventuring party and your 20 sided dice. The guys welcome a special guest to talk more about how playing a game can do a lot of great things for us as disciples. We're geeking out a little this week as we discover how epic our faith really is.

Featuring- Rory Philstrom

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Buzzwords: Alex is back and he has a note, Lorne's gone, Kyle loves him some Superman,  Modern day myths, Complex imagination, Assumption of incompatibility, Referee of imagination, Hint of the epic, Play or observe?, Dungeon Master Apologetics, Speakin' like Jesus, We're not in this alone

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Episode # 20 | Faith & Freedom?


Episode # 20 | Faith & Freedom?


episode # 20 | faith & freedom?

America is celebrating her 240th birthday and the trials for the Summer Olympic games are heating up. It's a great time to talk about how our faith and our national pride interact with each other. Which flag flies highest for you?

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Buzzwords: You hear that?, The cat's away, Kyle loves the Olympics, Lorne bleeds red, white and blue, The fireworks shed, Popsicle secrets, Patriotism/Christianity mash-up, Pledging allegiance, Personal wrestling, Texas pride, Citizenship influenced by faith

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Episode # 19 | Summertime


Episode # 19 | Summertime


episode # 19 | summertime

Summertime and the livin' is...well...different. Different rhythms and a different pace lead to new space for relationship. What will you do during the summer to rejuvenate your faith?

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Buzzwords: Lake time!, Kyle has a questions, The Belly Button Dilemma, Lorne is confident, Belly Button 4 is the worst, Leaf Lint, Getting macros right, Alex is silly excited, Practicing faith, Don't have to go far, A kickstart

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Episode # 18 | Orlando


Episode # 18 | Orlando


episode # 18 | orlando

It's a week later but it's still important to talk about what happened in Orlando on June 12th. The guys share honestly the stories of their first reactions and the places where they are at now. With healthy conversation they turn the conversation to some difficult places. Mainly a look inside ourselves and a call to action: to be reminded that we are in this together and we are called to love.

Buzzwords: In the midst of mourning, Again?, It's not one thing, Can't look away, Vulnerability and introspection, Answer is through love, In this together, Bracing for a debate, Standing with victims, I (We) get it, Value conversations

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Episode # 17 | Outlaw Christian


Episode # 17 | Outlaw Christian


episode # 17 | outlaw christian

We have a super helping of Hotdish! this week with a very special guest. The guys are interviewing Dr. Jacqueline Bussie about her new book "Outlaw Christian." The book and this episode are an exploration of pain, how we try to avoid it or cover it up, what we should do with it and how we are called to find authentic faith by breaking the rules.

Featuring- Dr. Jacqueline Bussie

You should totally pick up this book: outlawchristianbook.com

Interested in having Jacqueline speak at your event? jacquelinebussie.com

Want to attend an awesome festival w/ Jacqueline? wildgoosefestival.org

Buzzwords: Pop(Soda? Coke?)Talk, Go Cobbers!, Defying unwritten laws, Anger at God, In this together, Cultural cues into holy, Doubt is a part of the journey, Questions are essential, Composting pain, Vulnerability incarnate, Hope is a rope

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Episode # 16e | Are You A...Teacher?


Episode # 16e | Are You A...Teacher?


episode # 16e | Are You a...Teacher?

It's the last part of our 5 part series breaking it down Ephesians 4 style! Do people come to you for help with wrapping their mind around a concept? Do you love sharing ideas and seeing how they make a difference in someone's life? Then you might be a Teacher!

take the survey: fivefoldsurvey.com

Read more: click here

Buzzwords: Alex teaches Lorne a thing or two, Mind blowingly revelatory, Connecting the dots, Light bulb moments, Lorne tries to diagnose his family, Point to truth or wisdom, Kyle comes from a line of teachers

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Episode # 16d | Are You An...Evangelist?


Episode # 16d | Are You An...Evangelist?


Episode # 16d | Are you an...evangelist?

Part 4 of the 5 part series breaking it down Ephesians 4 style! Are you passionate about something, so much so that everyone knows about it? Are you good at rallying people together? Then you might be an Evangelist!

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Buzzwords: Alex preaches Captain America, Always be selling, Lorne trolls Alex, Potentially uncomfortable images, Mr. America competitions, Bringing good news, People gather-ers, HYPE!, Joy vs passion

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Episode # 16c | Are You A...Prophet?


Episode # 16c | Are You A...Prophet?


episode # 16c | are you a...prophet?

Part 3 of the 5 part series breaking it down Ephesians 4 style! Do you say a word or phrase that takes conversations deeper? Does it seem like you have an intuitive sense of the times? Then you might be a Prophet!

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Buzzwords: What's Alex doing at 3:00?, What's Kyle doing in the morning?, Lorne's got the vision, Volume!, Isn't just future prediction, Attuned to other rhythms, Truth tellers

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Episode # 16b | Are You An...Apostle?


Episode # 16b | Are You An...Apostle?


episode # 16b | Are You an...apostle?

Part 2 of the 5 part series breaking it down Ephesians 4 style! Would you describe yourself as visionary or pioneering? Are you interested in leading people into the future? Then you might be an Apostle!

Take the 5-fold survey fivefoldsurvey.com

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Buzzwords: Pushing into new territory, Selling all our stuff, Explorers and innovators, Marginalized in Christian community, Can sometimes be snuffed out, "Change for change sake", We need each other.

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Episode # 16a | Are You A... Pastor?


Episode # 16a | Are You A... Pastor?


episode # 16a | Are you a...pastor?

It's the first part of a five part series! Releasing all this week, the guys are talking about 5 distinct gifts that we can have. It's a journey of discovery for them and for you! Do you care about how people feel after a conflict? Do you have a heart to be with people when they are in need? Then you might be a pastor!

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Take the survey! fivefoldsurvey.com

Want to learn more about 3DM? http://www.3dmovements.com

Looking for a resource? http://weare3dm-store.3dcartstores.com

Buzzwords: Alex goes fishing, The perfect donut, Kyle throws back with cookies, Master of everything!, Making a model Christian, Lorne's pastor hat, Khaki pants and comb-overs, Christians aren't cookie cutter, Pastor=Shepherd, Jobs vs. Vocations, A shepherd's heart.

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Episode # 15 | Cross + Generational


Episode # 15 | Cross + Generational


episode # 15 | Cross + generational

Faith formation, it's not just for the kids anymore! The guys welcome another guest on this week to talk about how his community is changing the way they do ministry with young disciples. Through story we hear how important it is to form and live out faith together across all ages, for all people. Let's get ready to blow some stuff up!

Featuring- Paul Moody

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Buzzwords: Kyle is loyal, "GET TO THE STEERING WHEEL", Lorne gives some shutouts, An interesting emotional roller-coaster, Better together!, Poking bears, Cultural shifts, Alex hard passes on math, Double the boat metaphors, Cake means you're done!

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Episode # 14 | #Decolonize


Episode # 14 | #Decolonize


episode # 14 | #decolonize

Buckle up Hotdish! fans, we've got a good one for you. The guys welcome a special guest who is involved in a movement that is currently happening within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America called #DecolonizeLutheranism. Through her story we are reminded about the power of relationships, our unity in mission and the multitude of voices that are out there. This episode is sure to give you something to think about!

Featuring- Kwame Pitts

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Buzzwords: The land has changed Alex, Faith and unity, Open to teaching each other, Kwame knows gumbo, Lots of wisdom, Lorne's organ story, One voice among many, Something about a relationship, Speakin' Kyle's language, Don't be afraid to do ministry!, Called to suffer together

http://decolonizelutheranism.org

 

 

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Episode # 13 | Pentecostisode


Episode # 13 | Pentecostisode


episode # 13 | pentecostisode

Happy Birthday, Church! This episode is full on liturgical as the guys talk Pentecost and how the spirit is moving today. What new place or thing is the Spirit calling you to? (Note: This episode contains FIRE and is not for the faint of heart)

Guest Spot- Anna Ernst

Buzzwords: Lorne is earthy, The wear red conspiracy, Alex's social experiment, Wind and fire....missing earth, The Jerusalem club scene, Kyle didn't start the fire...but he keeps it going, Choose Your Own Adventure!, Summer mode engaged, Ministry mirroring the academic year, self fulfilling prophecies, Pentecost 2: Electric Boogaloo

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What in the world were the Buc's Thinking?

What in the world were the Buc's Thinking?

Watch out for those STARTER Jackets!

Watch out for those STARTER Jackets!

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Episode # 12 | Excellence


Episode # 12 | Excellence


episode # 12 | Excellence

We're not the slickest podcast on the block, but the guys are sure trying. They are talking excellence this week and how it has a tendency to creep into church culture. Through goofs and stories they highlight what they think is important about community.

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Buzzwords: New shot at an intro, Alex knows the secret, Spilled crackers, Lorne with the Bible check, Excellence creepin' everywhere, The Way of Volume, Mad Scientist Kyle and his Holy Experiments, Darn it Suzie!, Lots of stories, Faith isn't measurements and metrics

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Episode # 11 | Cozy Culture


Episode # 11 | Cozy Culture


episode # 11 | cozy culture

How ya feelin'? Feeling comfy and cozy? Then prepare to be woken up because the guys are taking on purely cozy culture. In the first breaking down of the "5 Signs" episode, we try and find a better balance between cozy and challenge.

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Buzzwords: Alex is swell, Breakin' down, Kyle chases his horses, Jesus baked cookies!, A boy and his shorts (Lorne), Goin' down for a nap, Burnout culture, Jesus made breakfast too!, Backwoods Jesus, Challenged to grow, Caring before competition

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Episode # 10 | Church Bait


Episode # 10 | Church Bait


Episode # 10 | Church Bait

We have the funny pastors! The Lights! The Experience! Come listen... Is it working? This week the guys talk how we share about our communities and what we share or should share. Are you attracting or inviting? Come listen and compare against the THWTH standard of challenging cliche casserole culture!

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Buzzwords: Kyle is a Ford man, Pretty solid Foley work, First cars, Lorne checks mail, Competing Senior Citizens, Pastors always be selling, Church Costco!: The Church Store, Alex *does* FIT, Putting on a show, Hearts bared open, Ensnaring and lighting a fire, Church splash zones, Coming full circle

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Episode # 9 | Building Bridges


Episode # 9 | Building Bridges


Episode # 9 |Building Bridges

Recorded on St. Patrick's Day, we're digging deeper into some hotdish...culture by having on a special guest. He's a real "Hotdish Hero" from Minnesota. We jump right into what does it mean to cross boundaries, how do we interact with others, what role fear should play and how we build bridges between each other. Grab your hammer and hard hat so we can get building!

Featuring- Patrick Shebeck

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Buzzwords: Bring your friend to work day!, 2 on 2, Lorne likes both East and West side, Worlds collide, Kyle has a friend!, Busts made of butter, Battle make-up on, Alex's unintentional pun, Tire slashers, Charity vs service, Call to humanity, Live it out

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Episode # 8 | 5 Signs You're LEADING a Hotdish Culture


Episode # 8 | 5 Signs You're LEADING a Hotdish Culture


Episode # 08 | 5 Signs you're leading a hotdish culture

Am I contributing to hotdish culture? The guys are back with another top 5 list. This time it's ways to know you are leading a hotdish culture. Don't worry if you're not a leader! Listen in, so when you become a leader, you're ahead of the game and can nail it...like Alex.

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Buzzwords: Lorne adds a new dimension, Ivory towers of judgement, You like us-we like you-we're all likable!, Alex nails it, Inventing models, Worshipping worship?, Kyle wants people to like his church, Grinding the ax, CHURCH WORD ALERT!, New segment: shout-out

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Episode # 7 | Holy Scripture...or Heated Soap?


Episode # 7 | Holy Scripture...or Heated Soap?


EPISODE # 07 | HOLY SCRIPTURE...OR HEATED SOAP?

It's the newest game show around: HOLY SCRIPTURE OR HEATED SOAP OPERA! Before we get to the game the guys talk about the Bible and how we approach it. Who will win the Bible smack-down between Alex and Lorne? Listen to find out!

Buzzwords: Work-shopping new bits, More Alex impressions, the 'Bloids, Gospel fluency, Lorne invents words, Scapegoat pastors, Bible bully, Game show host Kyle, Dirt and Drama, Storytelling, Bringing it alive

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Episode # 6 | Holy Hangover


Episode # 6 | Holy Hangover


episode # 6 |HOLY HANGOVER

It's after Easter and the guys need some rest...seriously. They're not too tired to share the ways they take a break, which sometimes is a little too much sharing. Their exhaustion is your gain this week as they discuss resting and recharging.

Buzzwords: The newest member, Lorne goes "teenage girl", Raisin' the roof!, Alex gets giggly, The mysteries of crunch-coat, New inventions, Kyle goes to the golf yard, Whipty-Do Elixer, Finding time to focus, Working from rest

In the Cincinnati area and want to try the BEST crunch coat out there? Visit Whipty-do!

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Episode # 5 | HOLY WEEK


Episode # 5 | HOLY WEEK


Episode # 5 | Holy Week

IT'S HOLY WEEK! Okay... that's a bit much. The guys are excited and ready, with your guide to celebrating this "Super Bowl" of the church year. With interesting facts, stories, confessions, humor and more, you'll be prepared for everything that happens this week.

Buzzwords: Kyle-The Super Liturgist, Taco Tuesday, Final Countdown, Alex's on-point impressions, Trida...Trida...TRIDOOM!, Lorne's Confession, Something for everyone!, Good Friday Fanatics, Reconnecting with the story

Interested in the book Alex mentioned? The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone.

 

 

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Episode # 4 | Faith & Fitness


Episode # 4 | Faith & Fitness


Episode # 4 |Faith & Fitness

"It's easier to be alive when we're not killing ourselves." The guys welcome a guest to help them try and figure out the link between fitness and faith. Can she convict them to turn from their terrible eating habits before it's too late?

Featuring- Aubree Blomgren (www.forcefitnesstx.com)

Buzzwords: Alex's Intervention, Temple of Doom, Kyle's Twang, Literal Hotdish, Gutty-works (Ghetti-works?), Everyday is Sunday!, Mind, Body, and Spirit, Lorne buys too many workout programs, Gas station pizza, chocolate, BLT's...OH MY!

Links, Books, etc. mentioned on this episode:

Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss.

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Episode # 3 | It's Lent and Alex is Grumpy


Episode # 3 | It's Lent and Alex is Grumpy


Episode # 3 | It's Lent and alex is grumpy

It's Lent and Alex is super grumpy and confused. The guys explore Lenten disciplines and challenge the church to consider what it's really all about. 

Want more food for thought? Check out this article to see what Pope Francis has to say. 

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Episode # 2 | 5 Signs You're Living In a Hotdish Culture


Episode # 2 | 5 Signs You're Living In a Hotdish Culture


Episode # 2 | 5 signs your living in a hotdish culture

What is a hotdish culture you ask? listen in as the guys discuss the symptoms of cliche casserole culture that is WAY too prevalent in the church.

Want some food for thought? Follow this link to read a great article.

 

 

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Episode # 1 | An Introduction


Episode # 1 | An Introduction


Episode # 1 | AN introduction

We are 'To hell with the hotdish!' and we are committed to pushing the church beyond it's cliched casserole culture. We're challenging the faithful from getting too comfortable by engaging the church's time honored tradition of 'talking about it' - but now we can do it through the internet.