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129: Back to the Basics of Simple Church Part Two

Recently, Gavin Duerson hosted a breakfast seminar for his network of house churches in Lexington, Kentucky. In today’s podcast, he recaps some of the key principles shared at that seminar. This is part two of a two part series.

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128: Back to the Basics of Simple Church Part One

Recently, Gavin Duerson hosted a breakfast seminar for his network of house churches in Lexington, Kentucky. In today’s podcast, he recaps some of the key principles shared at that seminar. This is part one of a two part series.

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127: Deconstructing

What does a person mean when they say they are “deconstructing their faith?” Does it mean that they have questions, or even doubts about their faith in Christ, or does it mean that they are walking away from their faith altogether? If so, what can the church do to help such a person? Tom and Gavin explore this phenomenon in the North American Church.

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126: We Review “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill”

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Tom and Gavin review the popular Christianity Today podcast series, “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” We examine the spectacular arc of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, pastored by Mark Driscoll, from its simple beginnings to its tremendous popularity and its sudden implosion in 2014. There is much for any church to learn from this story and the Keep it Simple Podcast will highlight some of the cautionary lessons to be learned.

If you want to listen to Christianity Today’s podcast, “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” by Mike Cosper, go here:

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/

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125: We’re Back Baby! A Long Overdue Update!

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After two years of silence, Tom and Gavin sit down before the microphones to record another episode of Keep It Simple: A Simple Church Podcast. I this episode, we discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected our house churches and where we would like to see our churches go in the coming months.

 

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124: What Does a Local Church “Owe” Its Members?

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In today’s lively discussion, Tom “ambushes” Gavin with an impromptu question: What is the local church’s responsibility towards its members/attendees? Listen as Tom and Gavin hash out what they see are just some of the duties that a local expression of a church should perform to serve its congregation.

 


123: How Our Churches Encourage Us

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Today, Tom and Gavin reflect on the many ways that their churches have blessed them over the years. During times of blessing and during times of heartbreak, our brothers and sisters in Christ rally to help and encourage us. Let us continue to bless each other as we practice the “one-anothers.”

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122: Five Years!

 

 

 

 

 

The Keep It Simple Podcast has been around for five years! Today, Gavin and Tom reflect on the past five years of podcasting and being advocates for simple forms of church (house church, organic church, micro church).


ACTING OUT! Lessons from the Book of Acts

Episodes Six through Ten

You may have noticed some short interruptions our podcast episodes that we call “Acting Out.” No, we are not misbehaving. Acting Out is the segment of our show when we look to the book of Acts in the Bible and find lessons from the early church. In this brief segment, we ask ourselves, If the 1st century church turned the world upside down then, what could the church today do equally well in the 21st century?

Since these episodes of Acting Out are very short, we have combined them into a series with five episodes in each download. We look forward to producing more episodes to include in our normal “Keep It Simple” podcast. Enjoy!

Acting Out Chapters 6-10

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ACTING OUT! Lessons from the Book of Acts

Episodes One through Five

You may have noticed some short interruptions our podcast episodes that we call “Acting Out.” No, we are not misbehaving. Acting Out is the segment of our show when we look to the book of Acts in the Bible and find lessons from the early church. In this brief segment, we ask ourselves, If the 1st century church turned the world upside down then, what could the church today do equally well in the 21st century?

Since these episodes of Acting Out are very short, we have combined them into a series with five episodes in each download. We look forward to producing more episodes to include in our normal “Keep It Simple” podcast. Enjoy!

Acting Out Chapters 1-5

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