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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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CTJ# 25: The Feminist Interview

This week, Justine joins us to discuss feminism.  This really wasn’t a debate – we wanted to better understand the pretenses of feminism from someone who was willing to discuss and be asked questions.  This is just a feminist interview.  We discussed the Women’s March and what it meant, coming from someone who attended one of the marches first hand! We tried to dig down to some of the depths of what feminism means and see how they align with the Biblical world view.  And, as Tim always tends to do, we discussed the political undertones (and perhaps overtones) of the recent events and how it all ties together.

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CTJ #24: Post-Truth & Cotton Candy Theology

This week Jordan is back on the podcast from Seattle to discuss the 2016 Oxford Word of the Year, Post-Truth.  Tim, Rob, and Jordan discuss a growing undercurrent in Christianity that places higher value on our experiences and feelings than the Word of God.  Of course, we can’t help but comment on the current political landscape since it is the inauguration week!

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CTJ #23: What About Morality? Atheism vs Christianity

This episode we are joined by Kyle to have an open and honest conversation about Christianity vs Atheism.  We may not settle the debate but wanted to start the dialogue to get it out on the table.  As you know, on CTJ – we like to understand all sides of the debate to better relate to our fellow man.  Kyle was so gracious to join us and give us his thoughts and opinions on this great topic.  The major theme found in this discussion falls into the topic of Morality – and how humans can be such moral creatures.  Does this give us evidence for a Creator or not?  This will not  be the only episode on this topic and we would love you input.

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CTJ #22: Keeping a Christ Centered Marriage

We have all said the words about our relationships “oh yes, we have a very Christ centered marriage” or relationship or friendship – whatever the case.  However, how true are those statements?

Paul Tripp once said, “either Jesus lives in the 10,000 little moments of your life or he does not live in your life at all.”  We discuss what it means to have a Christ centered marriage – in that it starts with a Christ centered life.  This topic is even more relevant in today’s world that is drifting further and further from God.  Our lives should speak of Christ – and our marriages should be telling others the gospel.  Join us as we discuss this vast topic – that we don’t even begin to feel that we’ve somehow mastered or accomplished.

Especially on this podcast – we would love to have your input and experiences!

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CTJ #21: Donald Trump – Christian Conservative Movement

Donald Trump.  The best choice for the Christian Conservative?

This week, after a long hiatus, Tim and Rob discuss a very hot topic in the media lately.  Donald J Trump.  Is the Donald Trump Christian Conservative movement valid in their effort to exalt him so proudly?  Has the Christian Right lost their way in political blindness and bias?  Is ANYONE better than the wicked witch of the left?  Join us as we discuss rant about Donald Trump and the Christian Conservatives backing of him.

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CTJ #20: Worth the Wait?

Episode #20!  A milestone for CTJ, thanks for continuing to listen.  This week, after a long hiatus due to someone on the podcast getting married, we are back to discuss…. marriage.  Tim has 10 days experience at this point and looks to unload all of his experience and wisdom on the blessing that is marriage.  We also can’t help but discuss Trump – as that is the flavor of the month for the media, Christians, and generally the entire world!  Join us as we dive into this week’s topics and learn about Tim’s new book!

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