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Part 2: Be Anxious For Nothing? CTJ #35

One episode just wasn’t enough to cover the huge topic of Anxiety – if you didn’t catch the first episode check that out here (Episode 34).  This episode, Jordan joins Tim and Rob to further the discussion about anxiety.  We touch on Tim’s experiences and realizations after the last episode especially focusing in on spiritual mediocrity and how lazy Christianity affects every other area of our lives.  We dial into Christian basics, connecting with God, marriage, insecurities, and more.

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Be Anxious for Nothing? CTJ #34

This week is a special episode with Rob and Tim where Tim shares his personal experience over the last few months with anxiety.  He felt it was important to share his story, lessons learned, and empathize with any listeners who struggle with anxiety.  We talk through some of the stigmas, the insecurities, how social media influences it, and many other aspects of anxiety.

We would love to hear your input and experiences as well so please send us messages or emails with your thoughts about the episode.

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Christians, Weed, and Porn – CTJ #33

This week, Jordan is back in town to join us as we discuss a few  hot items in the news lately.  First, the hypocrisy of people’s reaction to the passing of Hugh Hefner and the current sexual misconduct allegations/convictions of many Hollywood elites and others.  With the promises of the newly elected NJ Governor, we discuss the impact of weed on the local church.  This discussion leads us down the path of addiction where we touch on the current drug epidemic and then finally segue back to pornography addiction.  We hope you can follow along and enjoy the discussion.

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The Western Culture: Guns, Patriotism, and Politics – CTJ# 32

This *could* be Part 1 of a Series called: “Christianity in the Western Culture” and we will cover a few points this week including: Guns & Protection, Patriotism & Protests, Wealth & Success, Individualism, Knowledge and Understanding.

After catching up, Tim and Rob discuss Guns, Politics, and of course, Donald Trump.  A late night recording produces a more unfiltered and raw episode this week as we discuss the Vegas shooting, guns, politics, Donald Trump, and how Christianity fits into all of these topics.  We have an obligation as Christians to continue living after the calling of the gospel – no matter the circumstances, political landscape, or current events.

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Racism: How the Church Responds – CTJ #31

Racism, a wildly hot topic that seems to only be growing in intensity over recently years (and weeks).  Tim and Rob discuss racism, the best they can, and how the church should be responding to it.  But let’s be clear about something first.  In many ways this is a difficult one for us, the first being that we haven’t been the victims of systematic racism.  However, that doesn’t mean we didn’t want to take up this topic and attempt at speaking to the church about it.  We need your feedback on this one and will probably have another episode on this again.  Until then, please join us as we navigate through the modern mess of society and church life when it comes to racism.

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Heresy: How to Detect and Deal – CTJ #30

Our 30th episode.  Finally.  Thanks for your patience.  With so much going on with various “Christian” figures in the news, we sit down to discuss the topic of heresy.  What is it?  How do we detect it?  How do we deal with it?  We try to hit on some practical suggestions while discussing this important and sometimes misguided topic.

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CTJ #29: Authentic Christianity – What is Authenticity?

Authentic Christianity” is one of those buzz words in Christian circles that we all like to rattle off.  We all want to be known for our authenticity.  This week, Jordan is on the episode again, with Tim and Rob, to discuss the true meaning of authenticity for Christians.  Is it more than just being open about our brokenness?  Is it that at all?  What does it really mean to be an authentic Christian and what does that look like practically?  Join us to hear our thoughts this week.

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CTJ# 28: Capital Punishment Killed Jesus

This week we tackle the topic of Christians and capital punishment.  Being undecided at the start of the episode, Rob discusses the topic with Tim to think through how the death penalty lines up with the teachings of Jesus.  Tune in and get engaged.  If you are tired of typing out our long URL, you can find us at www.ctjpodcast.com

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CTJ #27: Jerry McCarty – Community Outreach

Tim and Jordan sit down, metaphorically speaking, with their good friend Jerry, who travels the world helping local communities better serve their community motivated by the gospel.   At the heart of every thriving gospel work is some sort of community outreach!  Some of the questions asked include:

  1. How do we love our neighbor as ourself?
  2. How do we love those who need it most in real ways?
  3. What does the Church need to change to be a better light in such a dark world?

Join us in the discussion of these questions in this episode with Jerry!

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CTJ #26: Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne is a Christian activist, author, and also one of the founding members of the Simple Way, which is located in our backyard – Philadelphia.  We sat at Shane’s kitchen table and  touched on a variety of topics that all center around the sanctity of life: abortion, capital punishment, refugees, homelessness, war, violence, and of course – politics.  Join us for an encouraging discussion with Shane Claiborne on authentic Christianity lived out by loving those around us.

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