A101 Rediscovering Faith with Matt Mendez

August 19, 2019
 Today,  Matt Mendez, Ryan's childhood friend, joins Ryan to talk about his journey with faith.  They dive into childhood, what leaving faith was like, and now his recent return to faith. It's a story that's still being written, and we are privileged to hear the conversation and perspective as the story is unfolding in real-time. Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.org Music by Justin Janetzko Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobile
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A100 Regional Conference Reality with Evan Willis

August 12, 2019
WE MADE IT TO 100! We thought about doing something different for this episode, but we wanted to give you the content that brought us here and that you listen for. We've brought on Evan Willis, a regional conference pastor in Charlotte, NC, to school us on the history of regional conferences and to discuss the value of them in 2019 Adventism as well as historical Adventism. Absurdity is just getting started, so thank you for being on the ride with us!
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A99 Church Actions vs. Church Values

August 05, 2019
We are one away from episode 100! This week, we dive into what the Church says it values vs. what the Church's actions indicate it values. Do these two things line up? If they don't, how do we change that, and if they do, how do we keep it that way?  Music by Justin Janetzko Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: 
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A98 Body Shaming and Modesty Culture

July 29, 2019
We talk about the Swansboro Methodist Church of an older church leader confronting a young worship leader about her style of dress that escalates to swearing and resulted in a viral video. From there, we dive into modesty culture and the issues around framing modesty only around how it impacts men. Articles discussed in this week's episode:Swansboro Methodist Story
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A97 Avoiding Sin at All Costs

July 22, 2019
This week, we talk about the temptation to put up such strong boundaries to keep ourselves from sinning, that we often lose sight of the "abundant life" Jesus claimed we would have. We talk about a cohabitation motion from the 2015 General Conference Session and we try to figure out what the proper balance point is. Music by Justin Janetzko Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: 
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