Off the PulpitApr 18, 2023
The Korean PK Life w/Sam Bay
In this episode, we chat with Sam Bay about his own experience as a pastor's kid, his own blessings and scars, and lessons for the church.
Shame & Shame Culture
In this episode, we chat about what shame is, how it works, and what we can do as the church to confront it.
The Midlife Crisis
In this episode, we explore the phenomena of the midlife crisis, its intersection with our faith in Jesus, and the potential role of the church in navigating this challenging life phase.
The Great Dechurching w/Michael Graham
In this episode, we chat with author Michael Graham delving into his newly co-authored book, The Great Dechurching. We chat about why people are leaving, what the church can do, and the glimmers of hope in our current cultural moment for the church.
Spiritual Warfare: Satan, Demons, & Lies
In this episode, we chat on spiritual warfare, misconceptions, and how to practically wage war as disciples.
Breaking the Silence w/Christy Ro: (PT2) Confronting Abuse in the Asian-American Church
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Christy on her thoughts and wisdom on how our churches can learn, better protect, and combat abuse.
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Breaking the Silence w/Christy Ro: (PT1) The Trip
Content Warning: Sexual and Spiritual Abuse
In this episode, we converse with Christy Ro on her courage, heroism, and uncovering of abuse during a summer mission trip.
This will be a two-part conversation with Christy: PT1 The Trip & PT2 Confronting Abuse in the Asian-American Church.
Lukewarm Faith, Wilderness Seasons, & Hope
What can you do when you are lukewarm in your faith? How do you navigate through the wilderness with God? And why does God allow the valleys of our faith? In this episode, we discuss all of the above and more.
The (Church) Office
In this episode, we chat about the ins and outs of church work/staff culture.
Finding Our Voice: Asian-American Worship?
In this episode, we explore the idea of Asian-American worship and delve into the process of discovering our unique voice in worship music.
A Tribute to Our GOAT, Timothy Keller
A tribute to our most formative and helpful shepherd, Timothy Keller.
Heaven & Hell
In this episode, we discuss distinguishing between cultural influences and Scriptural truths concerning heaven and hell.
Worship, Emotions & BEEF
In this episode, we chat about the Netflix show BEEF and why so many Asian-Americans resonated with the depiction of the church experience.
The Wives Takeover
In this episode, the wives takeover and chat about all things pastor wive life and women in the church.
Building the Asian-American Church w/Jay Song
In this episode, we chat with Pastor Jay Song about how we can build an Asian-American ecclesiology to serve our congregations.
Reparations w/Duke Kwon
In this episode, we chat with Pastor Duke Kwon about his most recent book Reparations and traversing through the Asian-American church.
Fallen Pastors: Why Pastors Fall & How to Hope
In this episode, we discuss the spiritual epidemic of fallen pastors in our current moment and how the church can respond in health and hope.
Jesus & Gender w/Elyse Fitzpatrick
Retreats & Revival
In this episode, we chat about why retreats, why we have so many of them, and what genuine revival looks like.
Is the Church™ a business?
In this episode, we chat about how the church organizes itself in America and how eerily similar it is to a business.
Relational Tear and Repair
In this episode, we chat about relational pain and difficulty and how to move toward relational repair.
Sex, Singleness & Same-Sex Attraction w/Sam Allberry
In this episode, we chat with Pastor Sam Allberry about sex, singleness, and same-sex attraction.
In this episode, we chat about how many of us (and churches) can become theologically rigid and how we can form theological views based on the Word more than celebrity.
Gray Areas: Alcohol, Sex, Drugs & Jesus?
In this episode, we dive into the gray areas of our faith and life in hopes to find some wisdom through it all.
The Future of the Asian-American Church w/Andrew Ong
In this episode, we welcome Andrew Ong to discuss his Ph.D on the future of the Chinese-American church and our own collective thoughts of the Asian-American church moving forward.
When Narcissism Comes to Church w/Chuck DeGroat
In this episode, we chat with Dr. Chuck DeGroat, professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary and author of When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse, about how to deal with the endemic of narcissism in the church context.
State of the Pod & the Church
We reflect back on our 50th episode and also discuss the state of the Church.
The Analog Church & Christian w/Jay Kim
In this episode, we chat with Jay Kim, the Lead Pastor of WestGate Church and author of Analog Church & Analog Christian, on the relationship between technology and our discipleship.
Our Celebrity Pastor w/Ray Ortlund
In this episode, we chat with Pastor Ray Ortlund who is the founding pastor of Immanuel Nashville, author of several books & commentaries, and has also been in pastoral ministry for almost 50 years. We chat about his thoughts on church, sin, tribes, and more.
Church Hopping & Shopping
In this episode, we briefly share our thoughts on the recent Supreme Court decision upending Roe v Wade and how to go about leaving and finding a church.
Dealing With Your Past
In this episode, we chat about dealing with your past and how our faith intersects.
Tragedy in Uvalde
In this episode, we try and process the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas as a Christian and also discuss the recent news regarding the Southern Baptist Convention.
Life in Hollywood w/Justin Min
Agree to Disagree
In this episode, we finally bring out our disagreements (sorta).
The Sexual Reformation w/Aimee Byrd
We Go On w/John Onwuchekwa
You've Got a Friend in Me?
In this episode, we chat about friendship, how it is forged, and why friends are so important for your soul and the church.
The Church Amid War & Crisis w/Mark Sayers
In this episode, we chat with Pastor Mark Sayers (RED Church of Melbourne, Australia) about the war in Ukraine, discipleship, and even church membership.
Sharing Our Faith in a Secular Age w/Rebecca McLaughlin
White Evangelicalism & the Asian-American Church
In this episode, we chat about how much white evangelicism has influenced our own ministries and churches, the impact, and a possible future.
The COVID Church (pt2)
In this episode, we reflect on how COVID has shaped and formed the church two years into the pandemic.
How Do We Change?
Happy New Year!
In this episode, we chat about theories of change, spiritual formation, and how to strive for transformation over information in our discipleship.
The Gospel & Vocation
*We apologize for the sound quality and crying babies in the background!*
In this episode, we chat about vocation, work, calling and how it all ties in the with the Gospel.
Twitter, TikTok, Instagram & the Soul
In this episode, we chat about how social media shapes the soul and how discipleship and the smartphone can find a way forward.
The Intentional Father w/Jon Tyson
In this episode, we chat with Jon Tyson (Lead Pastor at Church of the City NYC) about his most recent book The Intentional Father, his observations/thoughts of the church at large, and his own experience in his preaching.
Mental Health & Jesus? (or how to deal with family trauma, apathy, & counseling)
In this episode, we chat about our own thoughts, experiences, and hopes for the intersection of mental health and the church.
Live No Lies w/John Mark Comer
In this episode, we chat with John Mark Comer (the founding pastor of Bridgetown Portland) about his new book Live No Lies, how we are formed (& deformed), and thoughts on the current cultural moment for the church at large.
The Tribal Church?
In this (bonus) episode, we chat about the tribes in the church, our own observations, and how the future might play out.
Understanding Spiritual Abuse w/Dr. Diane Langberg
So what exactly is discipleship?
In this episode, we chat our thoughts on spiritual growth & formation, discipleship in different tribes and some Enneagram action.