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Blaise Pascal
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#150 – Joey Odell: Can You Laugh at Your Enemies and Love Them?

Making mistakes in how we represent Jesus comes at a higher price in the age of social media. More eyes are watching, whether we realize it or not. We should stand for truth in the public square. But we need to do it in a way that honors our Lord and that is winsome to those watching and listening.

That’s where the fine art of Christian mockery comes in. Is it possible to laugh at our enemies and love them?

Joey Odell joins Andrew for a conversation around Blaise Pascal’s six principles for Christian mockery.

• 4 mistakes Christians make on social media
• The biblical basis for Christian mockery
• Pascal’s 6 principles for mockery

Resources Mentioned
Faith Is Not Blind by Joey Odell
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
• Blaise Pascal’s 11th Provincial Letter
• Video series What Would You Say?

Original Release Date: 3/23/2023

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Godly Parenting
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#149 – Shelton Markham: Parenting the Next Generation of Disciples

Being a parent is a tremendous blessing — but it also presents us with some of life’s greatest challenges. What does success look like in parenting? What principles and practices can guide us as we live a life of faith and seek to raise godly children?

Andrew welcomes Shelton Markham back to the show and they discuss what it looks like to parent on purpose, including:

• What does successful parenting look like?
• Value-based vs. performance-based parenting
• Being present and attentive
• Giving grace and enforcing consequences
• Guarding your children from technology
• Things to be praying for your children

Resources Mentioned
The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
The Teen’s Guide to Social Media by Jonathan McKee
Sticky Faith by Kara Powell

Original Release Date: 3/16/2023

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Cultural Christianity
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#148 – Jim Cameron: Shaping Disciples by God’s Truth Instead of Culture’s Trends

Who am I? How do I determine right from wrong? How can I find meaning and fulfillment in life? God’s scripture helps us answer these questions, but so does the culture we are part of. The challenge for a disciple is to be shaped by God’s truth rather than culture’s trends.

Jim Cameron joins Andrew to talk about current cultural forces, how they are undermining discipleship and disciple-making, and what we can do to address them. They discuss:

• Why Moralism Misses God
• Can We Find Meaning by Looking Within?
• A Compromised Gospel
• Disordered Desires: Sexuality and Identity
• Deprogramming Cultural Lies

Resources Mentioned
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel by Christopher Yuan
Why You Think the Way You Do by Glenn Sunshine
Rethinking Sexuality by Juli Slattery
The Twisted Gospel Threatening the Church Today by Jim Cameron

Original Release Date: 3/2/2023

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Making Disciples
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#147 – Should You Have a Plan or Program for Making Disciples?

Should you have a path, plan or program when it comes to making disciples? Is formal disciple-making best, or should you take a more informal approach when discipling others? How much structure is too much?

In this throwback episode, Andrew talks with Abigail and Lakeith about different approaches to making disciples, including:

• Formal vs. Informal Discipleship
• How Did Jesus Disciple?
• Can the Church Do a Better Job?
• Strengths and Challenges of Each Approach

Original Release Date: 3/12/2020

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Forgiveness
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#146 – Shelton Markham: Forgiving Others When It’s Impossible

Some of the most shocking statements of Jesus are found in his teachings about forgiving others. Yet often we as his followers ignore or make excuses for why we don’t need to obey his teaching to forgive. What did Jesus really teach about forgiving others? How can we forgive those who have deeply wronged us? How do you forgive when it seems impossible?

Shelton Markham joins Andrew to talk about what forgiveness is — and isn’t — and how we can better practice what Jesus taught. They discuss:

• What Jesus Actually Taught
• What Forgiveness Is — and Isn’t
• How Forgiveness Is An Event and Process
• The Role of Prayer and Community

Resources Mentioned
What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Phillip Yancy
Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? by Tim Keller

Original Release Date: 2/16/2023

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Come follow me
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#145 – Susie Walther: Enduring for a Lifetime as a Disciple of Jesus

“The one who endures to the end will be saved.” In an age of instant, it’s hard to develop spiritual muscles that help us live “a long obedience in the same direction”. In an age of comfort, it’s hard to accept that Jesus calls us to suffering and adversity. What does it take to become a person who follows Jesus through thick and thin? What does it take to live faithfully for a lifetime?

Susie Walther joins Andrew to share secrets on how to endure for the long-haul as a disciple of Jesus. They discuss:

• 8 Reasons People Don’t Endure
• Developing a Vision for Discipleship
• How Expectations Will Make or Break You
• Enduring with Jesus vs. for Him

Resources Mentioned
• The Well Training Ministry: https://thewelltraining.org/

Original Release Date: 2/9/2023

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Bible Study
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#144 – John Snyder: Secrets To Learning the Bible for a Lifetime

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you…” Modern believers face unique challenges when it comes to dwelling with the Scriptures. There is much noise and distraction in our lives. How to we go deep in the Scriptures and allow them to shape our lives? How do we become saturated with God’s word so we are able to live and share it well?

John Snyder joins Andrew for a practical conversation on what it takes to become a person of the book, someone who rightly handles the word of truth. They discuss:

• Motivations and Roadblocks
• Why Depth Requires Diligence
• Developing a High View of Scripture
• How to Learn for a Lifetime

Resources Mentioned
• [Reel] People of the King and the Book
• [Video] 3 Questions for Effective Bible Study

Original Release Date: 2/2/2023

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Overcoming Adversity
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#143 – Brad Palm: Trusting God In Your Darkest Hours

In 2009 Army pilot Brad Palm came to faith in Christ and his life changed forever. On a moonless night 8 years later, his helicopter went down during a combat mission and his life was again forever changed.

In this conversation he shares the story of how God brought him through his darkest hours and what he has learned as a follower of Jesus — in the good times and the bad.

Resources Mentioned
• Brad’s appearance on the SOFcast Podcast
• [Video] What Does It Cost to Follow Jesus?

Original Release Date: 1/26/2023

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Gospel Truth
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#142 – Shelton Markham: Understanding the Gospel on 3 Levels

The gospel is God’s message of good news concerning his son, Jesus: Who he is, what he has done, what he is doing, what he will do… and how we can be part of it.

Yet it’s easy for our lives to drift from this message. Or to add other ideas and ingredients into what we call “the gospel”.

On today’s show Andrew and Shelton talk about why we need to be faithful to the gospel in 3 specific ways:

1) getting the Content right
2) allowing it to Configure our way of thinking and living
3) learning how to Communicate it more effectively to others

Resources Mentioned
• Quick Study: What Is the Gospel?
• [Video] 5 Essentials: What Is the Gospel?

Original Release Date: 1/19/2023

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Discipleship
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#141 – Big News for ITH: What’s Changing and What Isn’t in 2023

Last year brought a lot of change to our families and ministry and it looks like 2023 will be continuing that theme! Join us for some big updates about our lives and the future of ITH.

In this episode, Andrew and Abigail share updates and then delve into a great discussion about following Jesus and making disciples, including:

•  Abigail’s move to Germany and her BIG news
•  What does it mean to be in the harvest?
•  Why God uses ordinary people like you and me
•  Andrew’s lessons working bi-vocationally in 2022
•  Do people need more structured discipleship?
•  How disciple-making is both a science and an art
•  Future plans for ITH

Resources Mentioned
•  Sign up for our monthly ITH email newsletter
• Visit Abigail’s website
• Subscribe to Abigail’s monthly newsletter

Original Release Date: 1/12/2023

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Parables of Jesus
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BibleLab | The Parable of the 10 Virgins

In Matthew 25.1-13, Jesus gives the parable of The 10 Virgins. Why did he teach this parable to his disciples and what does it mean for us today?

•  Intro
•  Context: Background and Audience
•  The Parable of the 10 Virgins
•  Understanding the Parable
•  What Does It Mean to “Be Ready”?

The goal of the BibleLab series is twofold: 1) to help you better understand the Bible and 2) to equip you with tools that help you learn more when you read and study the Bible on your own.

Original Release Date: 12/22/2022

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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?
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#140 – Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? with Shelton Markham

People of faith should be thoughtful about what we believe and celebrate. Our convictions and practices should be guided by truth, not by what’s familiar in our culture or comfortable in our traditions.

In this episode, Andrew is joined by Shelton Markham and they have an extended conversation about Christmas, including:

•  Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?
•  Is the Christmas holiday rooted in paganism?
•  How should Christian parents handle Santa Claus?
•  How to avoid the commercialization of Christmas
•  and more…

Resources Mentioned
•  ITH Advent Series: https://www.instagram.com/intotheharvest/
•  Article: Is Christmas a Pagan Rip-off?
•  Article: The Date of Christmas
•  Book: Santa, Are You For Real?
•  Video: Horus Ruins Christmas

If you want a copy of the audio “Christmas and Paganism” mentioned in the episode, request it by emailing andrew@intotheharvest.org.

Shelton Markham is pastor of Paseo Del Rey Church in Chula Vista. To learn more about his ministry, please visit https://paseodelrey.org/.

Original Release Date: 12/1/2022

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