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City Gates: How Are You Guarding Your Life?

August 4th, 2017

Throughout history, city gates were EXTREMELY important! From ancient Israel to the castles of the Middle Ages, gates were the most vulnerable place in a city's defenses and of great strategic value. If you lose control of a city gate, you lose the city...and most likely your freedom or life! Even though we don't have literal city gates today, there are many ACCESS POINTS in our life that serves as a gate, an entry point into our begin. We also have gates that serve as access points into our society and nation. God commands us to defend our gates from enemy incursion. Want to know how incredibly much this applies to us? Listen to this episode of the Truth Barista - "City Gates: How Are You Guarding Your Life?" for big insights. It just might save your life.

Christians, Tattoos, and Cutting pt 3

December 3rd, 2016

And now the final POWERFUL episode about Christians and Tattoos - "Think Before You Ink." Our special guest is Kari, a former "cutter," who talks about her experience of God's freedom from self-harming behavior. This is an absolute MUST hear!

 

Christians, Tattoos, and Cutting, pt 2

November 29th, 2016

In this episode, the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry, the kitchen guy, continue their discussion about whether Christians should get tattoos or not. Their talk begins to move into the darker side of "decorating" the human body, i.e. body modification and why this underground movement is coming to the surface in our day. Their friend, Kari, then joins them as their discussion turns toward the topic of self-mutilation known as cutting. Kari's story is one of great hope! And again, perhaps there's an aspect to tattooing that is simply an expression of something deeper, more serious? You be the judge.

Christians and Tattoos (pt 1) - Think Before You Ink

November 18th, 2016

Get ready! The Truth Barista takes on one of the most widespread cultural practices of our day - Tattoos! Is tattooing the right or wrong thing for a Christian to do? Is getting a tattoo entirely innocent or are there other very serious issues to consider? Is it harmless fun or something destructive, even sinister? The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry don't even agree about this topic! Listen in for a VERY thought-provoking 3-part discussion about tattooing, body modification, and a frank interview about cutting with a very special guest in our third episode. You WILL be challenged to THINK BEFORE YOU INK! If you have input on this topic after listening, the Truth Barista woul LOVE to hear your thoughts. Email him at thetruthbarista@gmail.com!

C’mon! How Serious Is Anger? Pt. 2

November 14th, 2016

The Truth Barista and Larry continue their talk about how serious anger can be. Join in the fun and learn something!

C’mon! How Serious Is Anger? Pt. 1

November 7th, 2016

Yeah, everybody gets torqued once in a while. It's human nature. But that's the problem...it's human nature. Anger is a natural part of who we are and it can be sparked by a lot of things. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry look at the subject of anger and how really serious it is. Is anger ever acceptable? If so, how does Jesus want us to deal with it? Is anger even a serious thing at all? Can it lead to bigger problems or not? This first of a two-part podcast takes the subject of anger head-on!

Christians and God’s Law: How Important Is It?

October 7th, 2016

Christianity sprang from Judaism in the first century. Jesus was a Jew, the disciples were Jewish, the first century community of believers were primarily Jewish. The cornerstone of Israel's covenant with God is the terms of their relationship - the Torah or Law. So, does the Torah/Law still pertain to the outgrowth of Judaism now called Christianity?

MANY Christians misunderstand what the "Law" is and have been taught that it no longer pertains to them, except that it shows them how terribly awful people are and their need for Jesus. Well...that is a part of it, and there is truth to that, but it isn't the primary part. The Truth Barista and Larry invite you to join the discussion on the Christian and God's Law: How Important Is It? Guaranteed, you'll be challenged!

Christians and Politics - Arrrrgh!

September 20th, 2016

It's said that there are two things that people shouldn't talk about at the dinner table - Religion and Politics. Well, guess what? The Truth Barista takes on both...AT THE SAME TIME!!

Our topic covers such challenging issues as "Should Christians be involved with politics?" "WHY on earth would they/should they be involved with politics?" "Fine. HOW should we be involved in politics?" "What if I don't like either candidate?" Take a listen. See if you agree!

Can You Hear Me Now? (Hearing God’s Voice)

July 9th, 2016

Hearing God's voice? Even suggesting that a person can hear God speak would freak a lot of people out! If they didn't call for an immediate psych evaluation, at the very least they would think the person had a screw loose. And yet, many people, especially Christians, really want to hear from God. The truth is...YOU CAN! Join the conversation and let God speak to you through this episode of The Truth Barista!

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