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Elias Dummer Interview: Part 2

Part 2 of our interview with Elias Dummer (a Canadian musician, songwriter, and writer well-known for co-founding the contemporary Christian band the City Harmonic) about all things worship, his new album (The Work, Vol 2), favorite memories and songs from The City Harmonic days, (Manifesto anyone?!?!), and many other things. Note: There is a significant…

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Elias Dummer Interview: Part 1

We get a unique opportunity to interview Elias Dummer (a Canadian musician, songwriter, and writer well-known for co-founding the contemporary Christian band the City Harmonic) about all things worship, his new album (The Work, Vol 2), favorite memories and songs from The City Harmonic days, (Manifesto anyone?!?!), and many other things. We got to enjoy…

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Conflict: Part 2

Continuing the discussion on conflict, we highlight “baby steps” for learning to approach conflict in a healthy way, for those on the codependent end of the spectrum as well as the domineering end. We hope this episode can offer some helpful ideas for anyone on that spectrum.

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Conflict: Part 1

“Some misguided Christian leaders feel that they must preserve harmony at any cost, so they do everything possible to reduce friction. They should remember that there is no friction in a machine that has been shut down for the night. Turn off the power, and you will have no problem with moving parts. Also remember…

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Early Education: Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2! Last week, we got started in our conversation with Chris Pratt, Mark’s wife and Kellie Perry. In this two-part episode, we’re discussing a topic these women are so passionate about, Early Education. We chat about the value of reading in the home, what aspects of education can be polarizing, and…

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Early Education: Part 1

This episode was another treat for us as we got to have Chris Pratt, Mark’s wife back on the show, along with Kellie Perry, Justin’s sister-in-law who has, in her words, become podcast famous for cameo mentions in previous episodes (the Wives episode). In this two-part episode, we’ll discuss a topic these women are so…

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Creation/Evolution

Creation vs Evolution: this ongoing debate, now spanning 3 centuries, is certainly a heavyweight contender for “Most Polarizing Topic”. Mark and Justin explore this topic of our origin, acknowledging even the polarized beliefs among those considering themselves “Creationists”, and discussing the immense possibilities for a God who can create a universe. Show Notes: Nasa.gov Webb…

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Planting Things

Today, Mark and Justin talk (some may say nerd out) about the value of planting and growing things. They discuss the valuable lessons emphasized through the natural processes that occur in the life-cycle of a plant — things like seasons, dormancy, blooms, and fruit. The metaphors for life seem to never stop, and in the…

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Worship

What is worship? Is the dictionary definition adequate. Is it an experience? Is it an action? Is it a state of mind? Is it dependent on a deity? So many questions, too little time, but In today’s episode, we discuss how we see worship, and we would love to hear how you see it. Drop…

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Thinking/Feeling

How often do we confuse thoughts for emotions and vice-versa? Certainly, our vocabulary doesn’t help when we say “I feel like” to describe what we’re thinking and “I think” when explaining how we feel. Today, we discuss that conundrum, the distinction between these two parts of our psyche, and some practical strategies for communicating our…

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