Podcast Archive

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The Top 5 Most Influential Books

In this episode, I’m joined by Brian Sauve and Dan Berkholder to talk about the five most influential books we’ve read. Spoiler alert: some of our picks turned into clusters. In any case, you’ll get your money’s worth in this

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How to Be Properly Hated

Are you hated in today’s culture? If not, you should probably be concerned. The fact is, if we’re faithful to Christ, that means the world will hate us. Consider this a roadmap to being hated — and how to do it as a Christian, i.e. with joy & gratitude, not bitterness. 

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The Great Battle for the Hero’s Soul

In this episode, we talk about the Great Battle for the Masculine or heroic soul. We’ll talk about why men long to have the odds stacked against them, back to back with other great men, in a fight that demands their very best—courage, competence, and strength. We’ll also talk about how you can cultivate virtue. 

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Soft Men Will Get You Killed

Men of weak character put the people around them at risk, and this only worsens as timid-hearted men of delicate constitution rise in the ranks of leadership within a community, church, or government. Think of Captain Sobel in Band of Brothers, the

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Psalms that Curse with Sean McGowan

Should Christians pray the imprecatory Psalms? Many notable Christian voices, including C.S. Lewis, say ‘no.’ However, we find the imprecatory Psalms on the lips of New Testament authors and Christ. So what’s the verdict? In this episode I talk with

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Why Men Want Churches That Challenge Them

In the American church today, the standard philosophy when it comes to attracting men is that you set the barrier for entry as low as possible. You ask little to nothing from men, you don’t expect much from them by way of attention span or effort, and you try to make the service as much like a rock concert or sporting event as possible. In effect, we treat our men like Homer J. Simpson (a moron) or Ned Flanders (effeminate), and are then surprised when the competent men aren’t present. 

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Why God Prefers Small Bands of Hard Men

In this episode, I talk with Dave and Kyle from Reformed Operator about why God so often prefers to work through faithful men serving as warriors for His cause. Such was the case with the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts, which we talk about in this episode. We also talk about Kyle’s recent article, Who Dares Wins, about the Rhodesian SAS. We talk about what Guerilla Theology is, why it’s important, and how you can develop a “Minuteman Mindset.” 

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Part II: How to Get the Most Out of Your 20s

In this episode, I talk about the positive things you can be doing to maximize your 20s and set yourself up for several decades of fruitfulness. We’ll also talk about how to build a legacy vision for the next 50, 500, and 1,000 years, and why this is important. We’ll also address why you…

Need to focus on sowing seeds & patiently plodding 
Need a mission and how to discover yours
Should prioritize rest is as important as prioritizing work
Must crush porn
Should cultivate a thriving, pleasurable marriage bed
Should surround yourself with wise financial input
Must prioritize a worshipping community
Need to fall in love with the system, not results 

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Part I: How to Get the Most Out of Your 20s

When it comes to living well in your 20s, society has a lot of poisonous ideas about what the good life would actually look like. Pagan culture encourages delaying responsibility, marriage, and family in exchange for careers, promiscuity, and carefree living. But does that work? Does it lead to happiness? Or is it quietly fueling a massive societal implosion? 

In this episode, we’ll talk about the six main lies that would cause you to not live well in your 20s. Next episode, we’ll deal with the positive things you can focus on in your 20s that will set you up well for decades to come. What’s worth investing in? We’ll talk about that, too. 

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1917 with Dr. Owen Strachan

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Owen Strachan, Provost & Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, AKA, “The Strip Mall Seminary.” We’ll unpack the deeper themes in 1917, a film about WWI. We’ll also talk about…

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10 Reasons Why Men Hate Going to Church

OK, so I threw in an 11th reason. Call it “bonus material.” But seriously, why do men hate going to church? The Western church is comprised mostly of women, sometimes as much as a 65% female majority. Again, why is this? We’ll explore the reasons in this episode. 

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Why ‘Churchianity’ is Destroying America

In this episode, I talk about ‘Churchianity,’ an insidious teaching in the church that, like the Matrix, is hidden everywhere in plain sight. It explains The Gospel Coalition and why so many evangelical pastors have gone Woke. The term comes from Dr. Joe Boot of the Ezra Institute, whose writings also helped shape my thoughts on pietism. 

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Review: It’s Good to Be A Man (The Book)

In this episode, I review the new book, It’s Good to Be a Man, by Michael Foster and Bnonn Tennant. Released by Canon Press, IGTBAM is a book that every man should read, especially Christian men striving to become godly patriarchs with genuine, righteous gravitas. We’ll talk about why the book is important at this particular cultural moment, and discuss some of the core concepts in the book. 

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Christianity & Social Justice with Jon Harris

In this episode, I talk with Jon Harris about his new book, “Christianity and Social Justice: Religions in Conflict.” We talk about the history of the social justice movement, why it is a competing religion with Christianity, and the key players who are pushing it in the church. Jon gives his take on the fate of the SBC, including with key players at key seminaries, and his experience as a podcaster who’s gained notoriety from opposing Wokeness in the modern church. 

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Pietism vs. Piety: What’s the Difference?

In this episode, I compare and contrast the unbiblical counterfeit of Pietism with the real thing, Piety. We’ll talk about what Pietism is, why it’s a distortion of biblical teaching, and how it has negatively impacted American evangelicalism. We’ll also talk about what biblical Piety is and why it’s good for culture & society.

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How Should Christians Think About Relocation?

In this episode, I talk with Pastor Brian Sauve about how Christians should think about relocating to a different state and worship community. What priorities should order that decision? How should fathers lead through these difficult decisions? What factors should weigh most heavily when considering a move? 

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Top Shelf: Atomic Habits by James Clear

In this week’s episode, I begin my “Top Shelf” series, highlighting and reviewing some of my favorite books. These are the titles I re-read each year. They’re just that good.

First up is James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits. If you’ve ever wanted to change your habits and understand why you do what you do, this is your book. It’s encouraging. It helps you build a successful, flourishing life.

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