Ep. 21 talks about depression, and depression within the Church specifically. Why we don't talk about it enough and why we need to talk about it more. And in general, the Church's hesitation to talk about anything that is vulnerable or deals with our struggles.
Noah's Rant gets into how much people say "like," including Noah himself, and offers you a chance to earn a $1 every time Noah says "like" on the podcast from here on how (legal fine print: starting in episode 22!)
Also make sure you get a say on what Flip Side listeners will be called, as the leader in the clubhouse is the Flippopotamuses!
Noah catches up with Jason Redoutey on how encountering the affirming love of God satisfied Jason's lifelong quest for approval and affirmation. A quest that led him to a double life of porn, lies, womanizing, and cheating in his marriage. Shame was once the ruler in Jason's life, shame that has been replaced by love and grace, found through vulnerability. Jason now helps other men find this same overwhelming love of God as one of the directors of Hearts, Alive, and Free.
After a brief hiatus, "real" episodes of the Flip Side are back! After catching up on the mailbag, the topic of the day is the right kind of blindness, and of course, the moment you've all been waiting for: Noah's Rant finally chimes in on the "real people, not actors" Chevy commercials.
Episode 17, the LAST DAY Noah has to work on his rental house!!!! That means a sermon episode, this one is on Luke 15's Prodigal Son, which Noah preached at Crossroads' new building Grand Opening on September 16th, 2018.
The next Flip Side will be "back to your regularly scheduled" programming since the rental house work will be ooooooover! Thanks for staying tuned in.
Noah just moved to Grand Rapids and is living with his gracious in-laws until his house in Lansing sells. As a result, there's not yet a quiet place to record so this is a bonus episode of a sermon Noah preached on January 20th, 2019. It is on 1 Peter 1:3-12 and is the last sermon he preached at Crossroads and the most recent sermon he has preached to date! Be encouraged by the true source of our hope, whatever our circumstances.
The last few Flip Side episodes have had the theme of the Father's love healing our shame. Shame being the feeling that we aren't good enough, that we don't measure up. Last episode focused in on what truths to remind ourselves of (vs. the lies of shame). This episode follows up with the key step 2 of the process, and that is having brothers and sisters in Christ who model the Father's love to us. We take a look at what this looks like, including opening up the mailbag to hear how people have experienced this in real time. The mailbag entries also give some thoughts about church small groups. Noah then weighs in on what he thinks of church small groups, and gives listeners a layered plan for finding healing community in their lives.
Episode 12 provides a practical path to walk to fill the hole inside of us that screams out for approval and to be told we are valuable. We typically attempt to fill this hole with sexual sin and fantasy, as well as anything from money, our reputation, to our last three Facebook posts.
Noah's Rant describes why it would be better if robins were extinct.