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Battle Ready with Erwin & Aaron McManus

Battle Ready with Erwin & Aaron McManus

By Erwin McManus + Aaron McManus
Battle Ready is a podcast for the mind, body, and soul from father-son duo Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus.
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Aaron and Erwin McManus dive into the writing process of Erwin's newest book, The Genius of Jesus: The Man Who Changed Everything in this episode of Battle Ready. Erwin illuminates the idea and drafting process for the book, and reveals how the book almost never got released.   After Aaron shares the quote, 'If you aim at nothing, you hit nothing,' they both converse on the damaging affect of limiting your life and striving for less.  Join this conversation to find what will hit the mark in your own life, and what may cause you to fall short. — LINKS:  The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 Battle Ready Book Club: battlereadypodcast.com/bookclub "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
50:20
September 17, 2021
A SOLO MISSION - S04E43
— LINKS:  The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 Battle Ready Book Club: battlereadypodcast.com/bookclub "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
23:28
September 10, 2021
PROVING GROUND - S04E42 - with Matt Pagan
Aaron McManus and special guest Matt Pagan dive in and explore life lessons as they relate to surfing on this episode of the Battle Ready podcast. From growing up in LA to catching 20-foot waves in Hawaii, Matt Pagan takes us through his journey of becoming a pro surfer, getting involved in Mosaic and eventually starting Pagan USA. Pipeline Surfing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBiatekzUo8 Pagan USA: https://paganusa.com — LINKS:  The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 Battle Ready Book Club: battlereadypodcast.com/bookclub "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
45:38
September 3, 2021
I CAN'T - S04E41
Erwin and Aaron McManus join together for a fun and interesting look at the idea of "can't" and what it means to have discipline and the strength to try.   Don't miss this laughter filled episode full of insight and wisdom.   —  LINKS:  The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388  Battle Ready Book Club: battlereadypodcast.com/bookclub   "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623  Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast  Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330  Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz  Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready —  Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast  Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
37:34
August 27, 2021
THE INTELLECTUAL CEILING - S04E40
Erwin and Aaron McManus are back together again after Erwin returns home from attending TEDMonterey 2021: The Case for Optimism, a massive conference of innovative thinkers and creators in the areas of technology, entertainment, and design.   Erwin and Aaron discuss the idea that optimism is the proposition that all evils are due to lack of knowledge, a mental framework Erwin vehemently rebukes. They discuss the real root of optimism and hope in people’s lives: is it the intellectual ceiling, or the human dilemma?   The duo ultimately bring it back to two questions: how can humanity make the world better, and how can we as humans get better ourselves?   Don’t miss this discussion of ideas that have stymied the world’s best thinkers, and get ready to have your own thinking challenged and elevated.  —  LINKS:   The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 Battle Ready Book Club: battlereadypodcast.com/bookclub   "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623  Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast  Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330  Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz  Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready—  Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast  Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
48:25
August 20, 2021
CREATIVE INDIRECTION - S04E39 - with Tess Roy
Aaron McManus is joined by Tess Roy on this special episode of Battle Ready. Tess Roy is the head of production for Mosaic, and has worked with Aaron for over seven years to create, shape, and hone the Mosaic brand. From the early days, when both of them could barely use a graphic design program, to now managing a team of over 15 staff people and hundreds of volunteers throughout the years, this team of two has traveled the ups and downs of the creative process together. If you want to be inspired to create, or learn how to build an innovative and impactful team and brand from the ground up, this episode is for you! — LINKS: The Future Of - Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPuRAm44lGA  The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
59:21
August 12, 2021
MARIAH + AARON - S04E38 - with Mariah McManus Goss
Aaron McManus and his sister Mariah McManus Goss co-host this episode of the Battle Ready podcast, exploring their sibling relationship and tackling a  much contested subject: how do you get married?   Join this duo as they pull from their own family life, dating histories, and the lessons they’ve learned as they talk through how to date and build a relationship that will stand the test of time. — LINKS: The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:29:30
August 6, 2021
EMPATHY: IF YOU DON'T USE IT, YOU'LL LOSE IT - S04E37
From Erwin’s new book, The Genius of Jesus: The Man Who Changed Everything, Erwin and Aaron McManus dive into a chapter of the book that discusses a hot topic in the world today: what is empathy, and does it matter? In this new episode: ‘Empathy: If You Don't Use It, You'll Lose It’ you’re invited to join their conversation and learn why empathy is the highest form of intelligence. Don’t miss this sneak peek of The Genius of Jesus: The Man Who Changed Everything, and preorder your copy of the book today at thegeniusofJesus.com — LINKS: The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
58:01
July 30, 2021
OPEN SOURCE EDUCATION - S04E36
— LINKS: The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:17:51
July 23, 2021
DOES GOD EXIST? - BONUS EPISODE
Erwin and Aaron McManus filmed a special episode of Battle Ready as part of a new series tackling faith’s tough questions. This week, Aaron asked, ‘Does God Exist?’ and Erwin tackles the top head on, confronting the most common misconceptions about God and the universe as he beautifully explains the existence of God as an intentional creator.  — LINKS: The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
19:42
July 20, 2021
FEAR OF FALLING IN LOVE - S04E35
Erwin and Aaron McManus engage in a personal and heartfelt conversation this week about the 'Fear of Falling in Love' - specifically, Aaron's fear of falling in love. As Aaron shares his experiences and difficulties in finding love, Erwin pulls back the layers of conversation to get to the heart of the issue: what do you do when you don't think you're worthy of being loved? From identity crises to crises of uncertainty, Erwin and Aaron have a no holds barred discussion about how to find purpose, how to find peace, and how to find love. — LINKS: The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
44:55
July 16, 2021
SHOULD THIS BE LEGAL? - S04E34
Erwin McManus is joined by special guest Mariah McManus Goss for a brand new episode of Battle Ready. The father-daughter duo discuss sprinter Sha'carri Richardson’s one-month probation from running after testing positive for having marijuana in her system - a rule violation that could affect her selection in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic games. Beyond the hot debate of what outside issue could have influenced her probation, the McManuses steer in a different direction: should the rule she broke even be a rule?  Erwin and Mariah also take time to celebrate the other founding half of the Battle Ready Podcast, because it’s Aaron McManus’ birthday! Join them in celebrating and share a little birthday appreciation for Aaron on the Battle Ready instagram or YouTube page! — LINKS: The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388 "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
54:18
July 9, 2021
GET TO WORK - S04E33
Erwin and Aaron McManus take on opposite sides of a pressing debate: when you work a lot, is it hard to have more energy? Or do you get more energy when you work a lot? In 'Get to Work,' they discuss a looming problem in America - people aren't going back to work. Drawing from research that shows the decline in work applications and the new emergence of 'start bonuses' and an increase in wages for lower paying jobs, Erwin and Aaron try to get to the bottom of work; how it builds character, what work is best for each person, and how to handle burnout if your work never sleeps.   —   LINKS: The Genius of Jesus:  https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Jesus-Erwin-Raphael-McManus/dp/0593137388  "The Genius Of" Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623  Subscribe to the new Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast   Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-ready-with-erwin-aaron-mcmanus/id1300400330   Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6L6MJBPCyKSbT4KlN8NDoz   Check out Battle Ready merch:  https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battle-ready  —    Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast   Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast   Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com   www.battlereadypodcast.com
56:11
July 2, 2021
FACING YOUR FEARS - S04E32
Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss one of freedom’s greatest adversaries: fear. What fears control us and have mastery over us? Aaron opens up about his fear of dating and Erwin shares his practical steps for making courageous choices. If you’re going to be afraid, be afraid of the right things — and know that when you fear God, you will fear nothing else.    — LINKS:  The Genius of Jesus: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593137388?pf_rd_r=N64JYW7Z2B7NMZENR4M1&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=59408c2d-00d0-4e91-9830-afd6005d3cb2&pd_rd_w=06EIY&pd_rd_wg=Hz1SB&ref_=pd_gw_unk The Genius Of Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-genius-of-with-erwin-raphael-mcmanus/id1572332623 New Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
56:30
June 25, 2021
HAVE NO ENEMIES - S04E31
What does Jesus mean when he tells us to love our enemies? Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss this and much more on this exclusive new Battle Ready Podcast episode.  —   SUBSCRIBE to the new Battle Ready channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8a...     THE GENIUS OF: https://thegeniusof.com     Check out Battle Ready merch here: https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collect...   —     Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast   Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast   Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com  www.battlereadypodcast.com
44:02
June 18, 2021
WHAT'S THE RIGHT QUESTION? - S04E30
Erwin and Aaron McManus tackle a variety of topics as they discuss the future, the church, and how to regenerate in every chapter of your life. From how to ask the right questions to solve complex issues, to the personal nature of all business, their conversation draws you in to the modern day perspective of this father and son duo.  Dive into the perils of comfort, the systemic envy of other's success, and get ready to enjoy an incredible moment involving a business meeting, Erwin, and a diet coke.  —   LINKS: THE GENIUS OF JESUS: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593137388?pf_rd_r=N64JYW7Z2B7NMZENR4M1&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=59408c2d-00d0-4e91-9830-afd6005d3cb2&pd_rd_w=06EIY&pd_rd_wg=Hz1SB&ref_=pd_gw_unk   New Battle Ready YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/battlereadypodcast   Check out Battle Ready merch here: https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready     —    SUBSCRIBE to the new Battle Ready channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8aisX2UVtIyuxpeo9VSpQ    THE GENIUS OF: https://thegeniusof.com    —    Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast   Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast   Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com   www.battlereadypodcast.com
45:03
June 11, 2021
RESILIENCY - S04E29
Joined by Aaron McManus, pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus dives into the topic of resiliency, what it means to be resilient and how you can learn to be more resilient in your life!   —  SUBSCRIBE to the new Battle Ready channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8aisX2UVtIyuxpeo9VSpQ  THE GENIUS OF: https://thegeniusof.com  Check out Battle Ready merch here: https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready  —  Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast  Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com  www.battlereadypodcast.com
52:08
June 4, 2021
LIFE IS A CALCULATED RISK - S04E28
Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 as California schedules to re-open in June and talk about the idea of "trusting the science" and what that means in today's world. —  SUBSCRIBE to the new Battle Ready channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8aisX2UVtIyuxpeo9VSpQ  THE GENIUS OF: https://thegeniusof.com  Check out Battle Ready merch here: https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready  —  Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast  Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com  www.battlereadypodcast.com
44:16
May 28, 2021
A CEASE FIRE - S04E27
Erwin and Aaron McManus continue the conversation on the violence in Israel and the unending conflict between Israeli people and Palestinians. They also discuss the recent LA Times article critiquing the El Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele and his impact in the world as a leader.  — SUBSCRIBE to the new Battle Ready channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8aisX2UVtIyuxpeo9VSpQ THE GENIUS OF: https://thegeniusof.com Check out Battle Ready merch here: https://shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready — Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:00:41
May 21, 2021
THE FIGHT FOR HUMANITY - S04E26
Erwin and Aaron McManus talk about the rising violence in Israel and the unending conflict between Israeli people and Palestinians. Their discussion looks at perspectives from both sides of the conflict as they view and work through how Christians should respond and react. In a conflict so complicated and nuanced with centuries of history, what should we say, and how do we fight for the humanity for all people as followers as Jesus? — Check out Battle Ready merch here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready  — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
45:05
May 14, 2021
STARTING FROM SCRATCH: MEXICO CITY - S04E25
From Mexico City with special guest Emerson Nowotny, Erwin and Aaron McManus dive into another Battle Ready episode around the idea of "starting from scratch". From the difficulties of starting a campus to the idea of courage vs talent, the three explore what it means to build something meaningful and what it takes to get there. — Check out Battle Ready merch here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
55:10
May 7, 2021
CREATIVITY IS THE NEW COMMODITY - S04E24
Erwin and Aaron discuss two topics they’re very passionate about: genius and creativity. Firstly, they discuss Erwin’s fascination with genius, how he views it in a uniquely spiritual way, and his journey to explore the genius in everyone with a new, upcoming project. They then discuss creativity and its underrated value to improve your life and work. Erwin inspires by illustrating the possibilities in life when we inject creativity into everything we do. If you missed it, don't forget to check out Ed Mylett's podcast featuring Erwin McManus: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ed-mylett-show/id1181233130 — Check out Battle Ready merch here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
40:53
April 30, 2021
GIVING AWAY GENIUS - S04E23
Erwin and Aaron McManus are back after a quick "spring break" and dive right into discussing current cultural events, including Covid-19 vaccines, reactions to the Derek Chauvin trial, and the social hurdles we're soon to face as society returns to normal. They chat about Erwin's recent trip to a conference in Miami, from what it was like to return to speaking in front of hundreds of people, to the concepts and ideas that were presented at this event for successful entrepreneurs. Erwin comments on how to respond when people criticize Christianity, and how you can create the mindset that you have to earn the right for your voice to be heard in every room. –Links from this episode– The Ed Mylett Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ed-mylett-show/id1181233130 Born to Impact with Joel Marion: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/born-to-impact/id1437958494 — Check out Battle Ready merch here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
46:41
April 23, 2021
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE - S04E22
Erwin and Aaron McManus talk about the various arenas of our lives that we have control over, from creativity to courage to the faith that we chose, and how the decisions and mindsets within those arenas can impact our futures. They take more questions from listeners and discuss topics from minimalism, to the ethics of wealth, and the fashion culture in church.  You're invited to join us at Mosaic for Good Friday and Easter online experiences! Go to mosaic.org/easter to find the gathering times and where to watch.  — A new line of merch just dropped, check it out here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:02:44
April 2, 2021
HAVING THE HARD CONVERSATIONS - S04E21
Erwin and Aaron McManus tackle a variety of listener questions and topics. They discuss the rise of the underdogs in college basketball, the power of a “nothing to lose” mentality, and how cultures are established and stick within teams. They talk about different challenges in communication: from conflict, to hard conversations and negative feedback. Lastly, Erwin and Aaron talk about the rise of Asian-focused violence and its impact on culture, from continued strains of racial and political differences, to the way social media influences how we show our support. — A new line of merch just dropped, check it out here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
55:58
March 26, 2021
HOW TO REOPEN - S04E20
With Los Angeles embracing a relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions this week, Erwin and Aaron McManus take a step back and look at the basics of how we reopen not only our cities, businesses, and churches, but how we reopen ourselves. They reflect on how the past year has affected people and the challenges we will face when trying to return to a so-called "normal." They discuss struggles with finding a job, finding joy within your life, and the internal work needed to emerge into this next season with hope and purpose. — A new line of merch just dropped, check it out here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
45:59
March 19, 2021
QUICK UPDATE - S04E19
With a busy season of projects, shoots, and other surprises, Erwin and Aaron McManus give a quick update on the podcast's schedule moving forward this year. New episodes now drop every Friday! — A new line of merch just dropped, check it out here: shop.erwinmcmanus.com/collections/battleready —  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
05:03
March 16, 2021
THE COMEBACK - S04E18
With Los Angeles on the verge of reopening Erwin and Aaron McManus reflect on a year of lockdowns, quarantines, and stay-at-home orders as they look forward to the return of some normalcy. They discuss how the year has changed people and society, the new perspectives we've gained, and the things they missed most that they can't wait to return to. — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
45:54
March 12, 2021
THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY - S04E17
Erwin and Aaron McManus along with special guest Joe Smith talk about the idea of "The Illusion of Safety" and how dangerous it can be to society. From the COVID Crisis to raising a family, they talk about the battle between fear and courage and the importance of asking tough questions.   —   Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt  —  Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt   —   Support the podcast: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
58:43
March 9, 2021
LOSING CONTROL - S04E16
Erwin and Aaron McManus answer the question "How do you commit to something without control?" They dive into the different contexts we find ourselves where commitment is essential and control is anything but guaranteed—from teams to filmmaking to book writing. They discuss leadership implications, the importance of being a follower, and the importance of pastors in leadership and personal development. — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
54:07
March 2, 2021
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS - ROUND 2 - S04E15
Erwin and Aaron McManus continue to answer listener questions, diving into conversations on leadership, communication, and navigating through life. They go in-depth about the relationship between hardship and greatness, learning how to speak and communicate, and how choosing the world around you affects your ability to spread the message of Jesus. — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
42:28
February 26, 2021
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS - ROUND 1 - S04E14
Erwin and Aaron McManus answer wide-ranging questions from listeners, spanning topics from theology, leadership, and entrepreneurship, to modern Christianity. They answer questions such as “Is desiring wealth a selfish desire?”—“What do you do when you outgrow your church?”—and “How do you know when God is really speaking to you?” — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:03:14
February 23, 2021
LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP - S04E13
Erwin and Aaron McManus are joined by Lawrence Fudge from Mosaic Seattle to discuss leadership and what it takes to launch a new campus. They dive into what lessons they took away from their different experiences, how they grew as leaders, and how they mobilized their teams to tackle the challenges of starting successful movements of Jesus in cities vs. suburbs. The topics range from what a leader should look for when building teams, how to respond when things aren’t going well, and how to recognize the strengths and weaknesses in your team members and enable them to thrive. — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:29:30
February 19, 2021
MOSAIC HOUSES - S04E12
Erwin and Aaron McManus talk about Mosaic's newest initiative: Mosaic Houses. Mosaic Houses is a new way to keep the global Church resilient, agile, and connected. Aaron breaks down who Mosaic Houses hosts are: people all across the world who call Mosaic their home and want to ‘officially’ become a part of the community and serve under the spiritual authority of Pastor Erwin McManus. Mosaic provides tools and resources for members to build a vibrant community for anyone close or far from Jesus, unifying people around the world around the common mission of Jesus. Erwin and Aaron show how the church responds to our changing world, by taking the best of the past and the best of the present to create the best future. If you'd like to host a Mosaic House, visit mosaic.org/houses — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
25:44
February 16, 2021
MEETING IN THE MIDDLE - S04E11
Erwin and Aaron take us through a new wave of cancel culture, from Disney+ to the Super Bowl. Set against the backdrop of the retracted Bruce Springsteen commercial for Jeep, they discuss who is punished or ‘canceled’ by society for past mistakes, and who is allowed to emerge unscathed. How do you move forward to create the future while embracing free speech and the ways free speech will differ in ideology with each person? With an eye-opening look at other countries and cultures’ reparations for their past mistakes, Erwin gives an impassioned appeal for our country to work to meet somewhere in the middle, even amongst our differences. — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:12:14
February 12, 2021
EDIT THE PAST - S04E10
Our culture is struggling with a new kind of balance: how do we compensate and address the wrongs of the past without discarding or omitting the United States' important history? Erwin and Aaron McManus step into this nuanced debate and examine what it means to embrace change that recognizes both the positive and negative affects of our history. The conversation ranges from the colonial histories of Europe, to America’s founding and beginnings, to current canceled personalities and politicians. — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now shop.erwinmcmanus.com/products/jaime-batte-ready-t-shirt — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
33:01
February 9, 2021
SIDE EFFECTS OF ISOLATION - S04E09
Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss the lingering effects they've felt and observed from a year of lockdowns, isolations, and quarantines. Erwin emphasizes the need to take care of yourself and identifies simple actions we can do to help bolster our mental, physical, and spiritual health. They talk about how to approach your work with the same mindset and care for the balance of focus and rest that is key to our productivity and creativity.  — Buy the NEW J'aime Battle Ready T-shirt — Available Now! Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
13:29
February 5, 2021
FOUR CURES FOR APATHY - S04E08
Reflecting on this weekend's message "The Drive for Greatness" Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss the sources around us that inspire us to be great, and how oftentimes we can feel unmotivated, even when life is going well. How do we fight off our apathy and embrace the potential for greatness in our lives? Erwin and Aaron lay out four solutions that can help you fight through the lethargy of life and embrace its goodness and possibility. Watch the ‘The Drive for Greatness’ from Mosaic – Support the podcast here: anchor.fm/battlereadypodcast Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
23:30
February 2, 2021
ESTABLISHING PATTERNS TO CHANGE - S04E07
Erwin and Aaron McManus walk us through the necessity of change to improve your work and create a better future. They discuss the systems you need to implement to grow and the 'intangible variables' in your life that affect your work performance. Erwin opens up about his Latin heritage and journey as an immigrant - how that perspective shapes his work as a business owner, a creator, and an innovator. He draws us into a discussion on the minority 'glass ceiling' and how one person's achievements can give someone else hope to change their life for the better. Erwin leaves us with this impactful insight: 'The best way to feel big is to stay in a small room. I want to enter a room where I feel small until I get bigger and bigger.' He encourages listeners to surround themselves with people who dream bigger, letting us know that: 'The people you surround yourself with are a reflection of who you are and who you’ll become." — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
31:10
January 29, 2021
SPIRITUAL WARFARE - S04E06
Filmed in January of 2020, Erwin and Aaron McManus walk the streets of Stockholm and have a conversation on journeys in leadership, the atmospheres that affect the spaces we occupy, and the spiritual warfare that wages around us. Aaron reflects on his journey leading the Mosaic Venice campus, and how he and his team went from struggling attendance to standing-room only gatherings. He asks Erwin about the influence and power of spiritual environments, the ways in which they affect us, and - as Erwin points out— what it means that they are a reflection of the spiritual warfare happening all around us. - Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
17:40
January 26, 2021
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE WORLD CHANGES - S04E05
It's not news that the world is changing, but how we react to that change is a topic that Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss through the lens of culture and the church. How do churches innovate when their doors are closed? Or when their context and community isn't a part of people's new routines? Erwin and Aaron talk about how the church must be constantly innovating, not to be trendy and cutting edge, but to create the future that humanity is moving toward - or they risk being left behind. They talk about how to reach a growing global audience, Mosaic's history as an innovator and its ability to change as culture evolves, and where potentially the church is headed in the future. — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:06:47
January 22, 2021
CHURCH, COFFEE & CULTURE - S04E04
Erwin and Aaron McManus talk about the different expressions, structures and sizes of churches in the world and how culture is direct reflection of its surroundings.  Using the idea of a coffee shop, the father-son duo discuss how a business, or a church, grow over time, establish a culture and a following, and how with growth and change the ability to stay consistent defines the culture. They ask what is a megachurch? How do the cultures of different cities and towns translate in the to the culture of the church? Through these parallels they reflect on the origins and foundations of Mosaic's culture, and cast vision for the future of Mosaic. —  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
56:08
January 15, 2021
ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY - S04E02
In the wake of the violent riots in Washington, DC that saw the electoral vote certification interrupted and the US Capitol building invaded, Erwin and Aaron take stock of the state of America. They talk about the significance of the events on January 6th, 2021 and the deteriorating political discourse that led us there. From lessons on leadership and the dynamics of social and personal relationships, they ask the question: how can we use this latest event to look within? They exhort listeners to examine how we handle the responsibility of our words and actions, and how we handle ourselves when we lose. Erwin quotes the apostle Paul from 1 Corinthians, "Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial," as he challenges us to always consider the consequences of our words and actions. - Check out the latest merch at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
54:13
January 8, 2021
HOW TO HANDLE THE FUTURE - S04E01
Where in the world is the future created? Erwin and Aaron McManus look ahead at the new year and discuss how the disruptive nature of 2020 shook the way we understand how the future is created. In the world of the internet, are cities the mecca of creativity and opportunity as they once were? They talk about how you should talk to yourself coming out of a difficult year, how to manage the voices in your life, and how to handle the weight and struggles of the past and still thrive in your future. What do we do when we know the time ahead is going to be hard? How are we posturing our lives with hope? - Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
49:17
January 5, 2021
ROI OF THE SOUL - FROM THE ARCHIVES: S01E04
Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss the nature of our relationship to our souls, how Jesus sees the best in us, and how He leads our souls towards the richest, most fulfilling, and rewarding life.  This episode from the archives was recorded live at Mosaic Venice on November 25, 2017. - Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
42:36
January 1, 2021
COURAGE - FROM THE ARCHIVES: S01E10
Erwin and Aaron McManus talk about courage, fear, and how we let those forces affect our lives in this archive episode from Season 1, originally recorded at Mosaic Venice on March 7th, 2018. - Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
44:48
December 29, 2020
DREAMS (I AM HUMAN) WITH MARIAH MCMANUS - FROM THE ARCHIVES - S02E05
Aaron and Mariah McManus talk about the importance of having dreams, how to build different dreams at different times, and the seasons of life.  "My mission is still the same regardless of my occupation." - Mariah McManus This episode originally aired on May 31, 2019, and was recorded live at Mosaic Venice. Merry Christmas!  - Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast  Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
54:25
December 25, 2020
MENTAL HEALTH - FROM THE ARCHIVES: S01E02
"You can't allow your past pain to close you off from your future healing."  Pastors Erwin and Aaron McManus talk about one of the most overlooked issues in the church - mental health. Depression and anxiety are a very real struggle for so many of us, and so we felt the need to talk about it as well as what it means to be human. This episode originally aired on November 14th, 2017, and was recorded live at Mosaic Venice.  -  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
54:55
December 22, 2020
IDEAS, IDEALS, IDEOLOGIES - S03E37
What are the traditions and beliefs you follow and why? Erwin and Aaron discuss how our beliefs and traditions can turn from well-intended guidelines into rigid structures that become less about belief  and more on the rules themselves. How do the ideologies that seek to shape our lives affect how we live? Erwin pushes against the lure of ideologies and challenges our seeming willingness to subscribe to traditions that don't allow for nuance and compassion. They both discuss the need to constantly reevaluate our lives to align with the ideals of Jesus, and not the ideologies of people and institutions. – Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
54:04
December 18, 2020
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS - S03E36
Don’t we all need a little help when it comes to surviving the holiday season and the family interactions that come with it? (Asking for a friend.) Erwin and Aaron break down the tough family dynamics that most people will encounter around the holidays. How can we deal with those confrontations and relationships in ways that are healthy and empower us to embrace our personal journeys and earned identities? Using their own family and experiences, they touch on how to identify those problematic relationships and patterns that can lead to unhealthy interactions. They show how to help people let go of the things they hold against one another and break down the relationship between forgiveness and trust. Erwin and Aaron discuss the different cultures we walk into—even within familiar homes and households— and how to embody grace this holiday season. – Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
50:33
December 15, 2020
HOW TO FIGHT BACK - S03E35
Erwin and Aaron McManus tackle the topic of criticism, how to deal with it, and how it should affect your inner world. They talk about the context where criticism is healthy and necessary, and when it oversteps and reveals more about the character of the critic. So many of our actions and reactions are influenced by criticism, and Erwin explains how our reactions to critique, and conflict in general, are the most revealing. The father-son duo discuss past challenges, failures, and struggles and how they handled and overcame criticism to thrive and succeed. – Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
48:46
December 11, 2020
NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED - S03E34
In today’s modern Christianity, what are the expectations put on pastors? What do you expect from your pastor - and why? Erwin and Aaron McManus have a transparent discussion on the complexities of pastoring and break down the growing assumptions and ideals placed on pastors.   How can Christians rethink these commonly held ideas? With the official launch of Erwin’s new fashion label, Erwin Raphael McManus, the discussion revolves around the public reception to the clothing line, its price point, and the debated question: does being a pastor fit in the world of luxury fashion, and how? Can a pastor also be a successful artist? A successful businessman or woman? Erwin and Aaron tackle these weighty questions and give their take on the growing culture of negativity that comes with success within the church. – Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:25:14
December 8, 2020
THEOLOGY VS CULTURE - S03E33
Erwin and Aaron McManus take us on a deep-dive into their relationship between ideology, politics, culture and theology. They debate what or who Battle Ready stands for and against - can a public platform take a middle stance? Aaron opens up about what it’s like to want love, and Erwin explores the power of love through the person of Jesus.  They dissect the evolving image of Jesus throughout the church and wider culture, and ask if the church's idea of Jesus has parted from the intention God had and the life Jesus actually lived. "We try to create a king Jesus Christianity rather than a servant Jesus Christianity" - Erwin McManus — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
45:20
December 4, 2020
THE PRINCIPLES OF PRODUCTIVITY - S03E32
After a long Thanksgiving weekend Erwin and Aaron come back into the studio and celebrate 50 episodes of Battle Ready! They shake off the tryptophan-induced food comas and talk about how to be your most productive self as 2020 winds down in December. Erwin puts Aaron in the hot seat and asks him what makes him most productive as Aaron finds himself in anther busy, work-filled season. The father-son duo come away with three key principles for productivity, how to inject more positive productive habits into your life, and leave us with a 30-day challenge to finish the year off strong. Thank you everyone who listens and watches Battle Ready every week and has supported the podcast throughout all 50 episodes! — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
37:57
December 1, 2020
ON CHESS & SELF-DESTRUCTION - S03E31
Erwin and Aaron McManus jump into a wide-ranging conversation that first lands on chess, sparked from their recent viewing of the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit, and discuss their personal histories with the game and how it can be used as a great metaphor for dealing with personal growth and struggles.  Talking about personal struggles leads the father-son duo to discuss the general standards held for pastors and society's obsession with tearing down anyone who makes mistakes—how the mistake of one can also quickly escalate into the failure of all. The self-destructive tendency of all humans doesn't omit pastors, as Erwin and Aaron point out, and they discuss how important the people in our lives are to helping us survive those tendencies. — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
46:17
November 27, 2020
WE'RE SHUTTING DOWN - S03E30
As Los Angeles prepares to enforce new stricter stay-at-home restrictions before Thanksgiving, Erwin and Aaron discuss the church's role during times like these. How should the church respond when the government's restrictions begin to limit their ability to serve people? If you'd like to donate to help fund food boxes for Mosaic's Thanksgiving community support project, go to mosaic.org/thanksgiving. —  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
22:06
November 24, 2020
STARTING FROM SCRATCH: ERWIN RAPHAEL MCMANUS - S03E29
Our next Starting From Scratch episode is a special one, as Erwin McManus talks about the launch of his new clothing line "Erwin Raphael McManus" and gives us a exclusive sneak peak at some of the pieces and designs. Erwin and Aaron talk about the beginnings of Erwin's new line, illuminating the deceptive nature of a brand launch; what looks instantaneous requires days and years of unseen thinking, planning, and imagining. Erwin opens up about the process of removing the mental hurdles that come with starting something from scratch and how to gain the perspective needed to succeed. The conversation touches on the purpose of art in the church, how geniuses manage their time and their creativity, and how to prepare for failure and success. Check out the first look at some limited items in his collection, and learn more about the inspiration and sub-themes behind the designs, materials, and branding. **New Launch Date for Erwin Raphael McManus: December 4**  Check out www.erwinraphaelmcmanus.com for updates. — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
37:38
November 20, 2020
CREATING OUT OF CRISIS - S03E28
Erwin and Aaron dive into the details behind Erwin's new company and why he decided to start a business, and a risky creative endeavor, in the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis. They discuss the common double standard held in the Christian world where pastors are expected to work more and earn less. Why is it that Christianity is uncomfortable with pastors making money from their own creative or entrepreneurial efforts? Erwin reflects on his journey as a pastor, how in his early years it was only through his work outside the church that he could afford to live and work as a pastor, adding the current context as he prepares to launch his new collection. Erwin and Aaron discuss the inherent controversies that come with pairing luxury goods with Christianity, and the struggle for people to respect the value of art, whether it manifests in fashion, film, photography, design, etc. Join us on Friday for Part 2 of this conversation! — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us: aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:01:46
November 17, 2020
STARTING FROM SCRATCH: THE LAST ADAM - S03E27
After a quick tease of Erwin's upcoming new project, Aaron sits down with Joshua Rhodes, creative director and creator of The Last Adam — a faith-based clothing line and brand started in 2018 — and asks him about the origins of his brand, how he started out, and what he's learned along the way.  From creative purpose to the source of creativity and the importance of rest, Aaron and Joshua dive into the nuances of creation and artistic expression. They discuss the balance of work and personal creativity, sources of inspiration, and how authenticity in your brand is what creates genuine engagement.  Joshua shares the origins and inspirations behind his designs for The Last Adam, and his vision for what faith-based clothing could be. This leads to a larger discussion on creativity in the Church, how the majority of designs and content don't include the outsider, and the political divide seen in the church from the response to the "Defend the Oppressed" billboard which Joshua helped design.   Check out The Last Adam — thelastadam.com — and follow them @thelastadam_official — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:07:19
November 13, 2020
WINNING WITH HUMILITY, LOSING WITH HONOR - S03E26
Erwin and Aaron McManus return to talk about the presumptive election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and frame the conversation around how we handle winning and losing.  Moving from politics Erwin and Aaron reflect on Mosaic's One-Day Conference and the sessions on leadership and communication. Erwin poses an interesting connection between the contact tracing we see in the efforts to contain and trace the origins of Covid-19, and how we can use the same concept to discover the source and motivations of our decisions. How well can you see the patterns in your life, whether good or bad? Who in your life can help you recognize those patterns? Are your decisions predicated by their proximity and probability to negative consequences? How do your patterns relate to your own leadership? — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
44:05
November 10, 2020
HOW DID WE GET HERE? - S03E25
Reflecting on the past election week, Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss the state of our country, democracy, and how we should think about the growing divide in America. From how we listen and learn from those who don't succeed, to the dignity we should embrace in victory, Erwin and Aaron break down the health of democracy in our society in light of this year's election. How do we fight for a better world together, regardless of the people in power or the political affiliations they hold? Instead of fighting against people and party ideologies, Erwin challenges us to choose the battle for ideas, where the best ideas are those that make our country and our world better. — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
54:30
November 6, 2020
HANDLING DISAPPOINTMENT - S03E24
On Election Day in America, Erwin and Aaron talk about how we handle disappointment as individuals and as a society. From the World Series to the president, they dissect our responses when we don't get who or what we want. What do your expectations and your reactions to disappointment say about your character? This integral question is what Erwin challenges younger generations to consider as the tensions within the US rise. Both Aaron and Erwin implore us to constantly check how we are handling disappointment in our lives. No matter what, there will inevitably be those you disagree with, and things cannot always go your way. We must approach those situations with maturity and ultimately respect if we strive to live in a better world. We hope everyone has a safe Election Day and we'll see you on Friday! —  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:28:50
November 3, 2020
FROM THE ARCHIVES: HOW TO THINK - S01E01
This week we're digging into the archives and going back to where it all began. Take a listen to the first-ever episode of the Battle Ready podcast with Erwin and Aaron McManus, originally released on October 26, 2017.  The father/son duo talk about the power of ideas, how to actually think better, and the value of different perspectives. — Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
29:37
October 30, 2020
THE EVOLUTION OF CREATIVITY WITH MARIAH MCMANUS & MOSAIC MSC - S03E22
Aaron laughs, cries, and cry-laughs in talking with Mosaic MSC during their writing retreat in beautiful, snowy Wyoming and asks them about their creative process, how they’re writing music for the moment, and how God is speaking to them in this season. The group shares what’s been on their hearts since writing Human and living through isolation during the pandemic, and now how they’re approaching writing a new album.  Interviewed in this episode w/ Mosaic MSC: Mariah McManus Goss, Carlos Pimentel, Brooke Figueroa, Andres Figueroa, Robbie Aholoka, and Colin Dennard —   Listen to Mosaic MSC's newest album Human (Deluxe), wherever you listen to music!  Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
34:31
October 27, 2020
PAIN TOLERANCE & TRUST ISSUES - S03E21
Pain is something we all deal with, and on this episode, Erwin and Aaron McManus open up on their different experiences with pain and how the way you handle pain can expand or limit your future. Some of the deepest pains are those felt when trust is broken. Erwin & Aaron talk about the importance of trust — how trust is the fuel for love, for relationships, for collaboration — and that trusting others, even through the pain we may experience, builds trust in ourselves. — New limited-time Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
42:28
October 23, 2020
THE END OF DEMOCRACY - S03E20
Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss the concerning patterns they see emerging in life and in politics across the country. Their conversation takes us from the freedoms we take for granted, to our acceptance and participation in cultural censorship, to distress at a new wave of entitlement. Erwin outlines his fears of the growing precedents being set with Executive Orders and local mandates in response to COVID-19, and asks how far we’re willing to give up our freedoms in the name of health and safety. The father-son duo both address a growing trend of removing people who are experts in their field from conversations in which they would offer a dissenting opinion. What will it take for us to engage with higher thought by opening our ideas up to debate and disagreement?  They make a call to action to avoid falling into a trap of conformity and censorship. Erwin cautions a growing sense of entitlement he sees emerging in society. Part of the freedoms we enjoy are being able to work, and to work for the lifestyle we desire. Pastor Erwin is worried that we can easily lose sight of things that have value, even the church, when we lose sight of earning what we enjoy. — New limited-time Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
58:37
October 20, 2020
THE ALGORITHM OF CULTURE - S03E19
Erwin and Aaron McManus tackle a myriad of topics, spanning freedom of speech to reconnection with God, and discuss the variety of factors and influences that shape the inherent biases of the culture we live in. Erwin and Aaron volley back and forth when discussing the validity of a voice - when should a person speak, when should they be silent, and - a more difficult distinction - when do they have the right to be heard? They break down Aaron’s frustration with a particular review of the podcast and share its evidence of entitlement. Aaron shines a light on the struggle of the expectations placed on a pastor - he advocates that pastors can be held to greater responsibility while still being granted the leeway to fall short of perfection. Erwin speaks against hate as the response to anything you do not love - for example, if you love one basketball team, it doesn’t require you to hate their rival. He shares the missed opportunities and narrowed capacity for joy when you choose to expend energy on hate, and challenges the listener to go down a better path. — New Battle Ready merch is available for a limited time! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
56:05
October 16, 2020
INSPIRED TO STEAL - S03E18
Erwin and Aaron McManus discuss the relationship between imitation, theft, and originality in creating something new. Erwin ruminates that before you create, first you imitate; there is a structure to every piece of clothing, art, film, etc. that serves as the beginning for every creative process. Aaron dives into inspiration and shares the origins of his creative process. They both discuss Erwin's past and present work - the people who have copied his talks and books with no apology and great success, and the projects he is currently pursuing that people in his life didn't believe he could achieve. Erwin reminds us that to create anything is courageous - but we must be compelled to create the best expression of what is unique to us. — Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
39:12
October 13, 2020
STARTING FROM SCRATCH - S03E17
Erwin and Aaron talk about Aaron's side project Pagan USA, a brand & clothing line he started with his friends, and what it's like to start something you care about and create it from nothing.  From risk, to personal development, to selecting and growing a team, Erwin highlights key elements of Aaron's journey with Pagan and how the way he's managed the company has valuable life lessons and insights. Aaron reflects on the experience of launching Pagan in 2020 and how now was the right time to take the risk and start something new.  Aaron flips the conversation and gets his dad to talk about the motivations for starting his own side project and how passion and love for the work play a central role in where we find meaning and fulfillment in what we do. — Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
52:56
October 9, 2020
SHOULD YOU VOTE YOUR FAITH? - S03E16
Erwin and Aaron discuss the current political landscape in the aftermath of the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.  They discuss the current animosity between the two candidates and the growing partisan divide it represents in the country. Erwin longs for a world where the differences of both sides are acknowledged and the best ideas that make the world better become the priority. Aaron sees a lack of vision and generational leadership stoking the conflict and calls on young people to step up and lead the change they want to see in the world. In a final note, Erwin challenges the common phrase “vote your faith,” and implores people to vote for the best version of the world they see possible, not a predetermined course set by certain religious ideologies. — Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast Email us! aaron@battlereadypodcast.com www.battlereadypodcast.com
47:36
October 6, 2020
THE UNIVERSE DOESN'T LOVE YOU - S03E15
Erwin and Aaron tackle a great email from a listener who talks about their struggle with the message of Jesus in contrast to the beliefs of close friends while living in a city that tends to talk about the ‘universe’ rather than God.  Erwin first addresses the idea of the universe as a substitute for God and religion, pointing out that love is not possible if there is nothing 'out there' but the universe. In this way, the universe doesn’t love you, but God does.  Aaron and Erwin dive into the nuances of searching for God—something bigger than our unbelieving or curious selves— from rules like the Ten Commandments to the search for alien life, and how to find God, not out there in the stars, but within us. Their hope is that through this podcast and your own curiosity, you might stumble into an encounter with the Creator of the universe and experience His love. — Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast www.battlereadypodcast.com
34:30
October 2, 2020
CLAPBACKS - S03E14
Erwin and Aaron discuss a listener’s divisive comment on their previous episode, ‘Burnout.’  The listener took offense at Erwin saying the concept of burnout was a white disease. Erwin reminds us that some statements are intended to be light, and that the use of humor has the power to provoke thought and promote deeper conversation. Aaron suggests that to intentionally misinterpret the words of another person points to a lack of wisdom. They both dive deeper into the context of what burnout is, who it affects, and Erwin and Aaron’s personal histories with fighting burnout. — Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast www.battlereadypodcast.com
33:51
September 29, 2020
BURNOUT - S03E13
Continuing their European tour, Erwin and Aaron stopped by Hillsong Amsterdam in January and held a surprise Battle Ready recording, joined by Pastor Richard Vanderkolk, where they tackle a highly prevalent issue throughout the Amsterdam culture: burnout.  Erwin challenges the notion of burnout as something that all humanity deals with, painting it more as a symptom of privileged and affluent Western culture. What does it mean to be able to claim burnout?  Aaron asks this in the place of the typical millennial that finds themselves in a culture that prides independence and individuality, but who struggles with the harsh realities of life and the workforce. How should you respond when your level of work doesn’t match your passion? To combat burnout Erwin looks for practical and simple measures that focus on improving the things you can control, like the people you surround yourself with and the environments in which you live and work. He encourages that places like the Church are good for you, not just because of the spiritual aspect, but they challenge you to put yourself in an environment of hope and positivity. The Church is on the path towards embracing the life you want to lead. — Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com   Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast   www.battlereadypodcast.com
47:48
September 25, 2020
ENVIRONMENTS - S03E12
This week we’re coming at you from Stockholm, Sweden! This episode was captured in January of 2020 while Erwin & Aaron were visiting friends and different churches in Western Europe. While on the road, our father-son duo reflect on the importance of environments and the spaces we create for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. From seeing the small details, to the people and the attitudes within a space, everything can contribute to an environment. How can we prepare spaces, especially church spaces, to be the most welcoming and uplifting experience for an outsider? Aaron talks about how a church is uniquely positioned to be a communal experience that people rarely find outside in the secular world.  Erwin sees environments as the circumstances that allow a person to be receptive and open to a positive experience and positive outcomes. Leadership is about creating these kinds of environments that create great spaces and set your teams up for success. — Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast www.battlereadypodcast.com
25:13
September 22, 2020
ANSWERING EMAILS PT 2 - S03E11
(Biblical Language, Christian Language, Human Language) Erwin and Aaron receive a 'hostile' email from a listener who worries that the Battle Ready content isn't biblical. Erwin breaks down for us what 'biblical language' is and how it relates to Jesus. How does the language of the Church relate to the outsider? Aaron and Erwin discuss how traditional Christian jargon can be alienating to a non-believer and create an exclusive 'insider' culture. Erwin explains his intention for Mosaic to be a place that uses human language so anyone can understand and experience connection. They dive into the conflict between Christians and others who are used to hearing certain phrases and cliches, types of speech the email's writer strongly associates with faith. Erwin points out that we want to hear things explained in the language we're used to, but Jesus came and explained things to people, not in the language of the religious, but in the language of the people. His ability to communicate truths without religious language is something we all should strive toward. Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:00:21
September 18, 2020
ANSWERING EMAILS PT 1 - S03E10
Erwin and Aaron dive into listener emails and discuss questions asked on dating, relationships and conflict. On dating and relationships, they explore the common problems that one of our listeners encounters: from not knowing what to look for in a partner, to knowing when it’s time to end things and move on. Erwin is always challenging Aaron to “cast his net” and continue to date, and that dating should be seen as a positive and proactive thing—refraining from dating is holding your future hostage to your past. Erwin notes that you shouldn’t look for someone who makes your life easier, but rather makes life more interesting. A listener asks about conflict and how we should handle confrontations in our lives, from our close relationships to, as Erwin points out, the conflict-riddled world around us. When thinking about how we grow in relation to conflict, we shouldn’t assume that everyone responds the same. The best way to overcome these differences is to find conflict amongst ideas, not people. Erwin challenges us to win the person, not the argument. Battle Ready Merch is here! Get it now at shop.erwinmcmanus.com Follow us on Instagram @battlereadypodcast www.battlereadypodcast.com
51:53
September 15, 2020
IS THIS THE END OF THE WORLD? - S03E09
(Apocalypse Obsessed Cultures / Heaven on Earth / Dystopian Future) Erwin & Aaron invite us into a discussion of their favorite new TV show, Raised by Wolves, and explore why as a culture we're fascinated by apocalyptic stories. Erwin notes that it's not just Christians (or theists in general) that are obsessed with end-of-world narratives, but atheists are equally interested in such stories. Is it possible that the ‘end of the world’ as we expect it has already happened? What if the accepted Christian interpretation of Jesus' second coming is wrong? Erwin challenges us with these questions and flips the conversation of the apocalypse into an opportunity as followers of Jesus to create Heaven on Earth - an idea realized through the understanding that Jesus is on earth through his followers, and we are the conduits in which Jesus is revealed to the world. Rather than living for a future that is doomed to destruction or dystopia, Aaron and Erwin challenge humanity to create the future for the next generation, one that is more open and aware of itself. From climate change to social issues in our society, to war and violence, we are the vehicles in which the future is changed for the better and becomes God's kingdom on Earth. "I want to go down fighting creating the new Heaven and the new Earth" –Erwin McManus Follow us on IG @battlereadypodcast Battle Ready merch is here! Go to shop.erwinmcmanus.com to and grab a hat today!
50:35
September 11, 2020
PERMISSION TO DISAGREE - S03E08
(Picking Sides / Forgiveness / Personal Growth) Erwin and Aaron discuss the current social culture of having to choose a side; right or wrong, left or right and the lack of space there is to disagree with oneself or to change your mind. Our higher level of thinking is jilted when everyone close to us agrees with us, and we are unable to understand opposing viewpoints when we are consumed with being loyal to one side. They discuss the filter of bias, like when Erwin is categorized and filtered through a ‘right-wing’ lens because he is a Christian pastor. Aaron and Erwin discuss each side that exists on mask-wearing during Covid-19, the shooting of James Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the political landscape. Aaron and Erwin discuss how it is okay to be wrong and to later disagree with yourself. They reminisce about the many things in their past they now have changed. including trends, travel and music. The lack of permission to disagree with yourself has created a culture of cancel – no one is given the time to learn they were wrong and to change. Failure is demonized and as a society, we never grow or learn. Erwin and Aaron talk about their own family dinner table having opposing views, and agree that when it comes to politics, you should attack the policy but not the person. Erwin leaves us with the hope that even though we are imperfect humans, we can choose to assume the best in each other. If we could do this, it would create a ripple of positive effect and allow space for a more empathetic and beautiful future. Follow us on IG @battlereadypodcast www.battlereadypodcast.com
01:12:06
September 4, 2020
HAVE FATHER, WILL TRAVEL - S03E07
Erwin and Aaron are joined by Mariah McManus Goss on Erwin’s 62nd birthday to reflect on his life and what it was like growing up in the McManus home, how until recently they never went on proper vacations, the challenges that came with living up to the standard Erwin set for them, and how as a family they stood behind their dad and refused to conform to the traditional success model of the Christian world.  The wild stories of Aaron’s trips abroad and Mariah’s early experiences in travel illustrate Erwin’s commitment to make his children citizens of the world and see the richness of humanity in different cultures. He taught Mariah and Arron about generosity at an early age, even in their poor beginnings, that there was always enough to give back to God and others.  Erwin takes a few moments to reflect on his journey as a father and how much his children changed the meaning of his life. From reflecting on early parenting mistakes and lessons taught to the evolution of his relationship with his kids, Erwin can’t help but be proud to call his children his friends in this stage in life.  If there’s one thing the McManus’s are not is traditional, and that rebellious spirit ignited a loyal passion between them as Erwin spoke in many traditional Christian platforms, never comprising his calling to speak about Jesus in a way that no one else was.  Aaron sums up the conversation reflecting on the purpose of Battle Ready: “This podcast is a roadmap on how to think. How to change your thinking— how to challenge your thinking. How to think, not just on the left or the right, but to continue moving forward.”
01:05:31
August 28, 2020
TROUBLE IN THE BUBBLE – S03E06
NBA Bubble / Personal Character / Future of the Church In this week’s podcast, Erwin and Aaron McManus use the NBA ‘bubble’ as context to discuss what it means to overcome and achieve greatness in challenging environments. Right now we are watching some basketball players excel, while others are choking. Erwin reminds us that we don’t have the right to complain about something that everyone else is experiencing. We are all being faced with obstacles right now. But, those who prepared ahead of time are coming out on top. To be able to thrive in moments of pressure, we need to be living for an audience of one: God. When we live for the applause outside of our own ‘bubble,’ we cave when the cheers subside. As humans, we are meant to live in a drive that is deeply internal. Our work and our achievements can only take us so far if we depend on praise from others. Aaron opens up about areas in his character he has grown in as well as where he wants to continue to see growth. Erwin reminds him that sometimes, we outgrow relationships as we grow. And growth by nature is incremental. We all need relationships that believe in the best of us. Lastly, the McManus duo answers a question from a listener about how they see the future of the Church. They address the need for a diverse group of thinkers within the Church including: John Mark Comer, Michael Todd, Judah Smith, and Chad Veach. These voices are bringing unique perspectives and messages needed for this time. – Battle Ready Podcast - Season 3 Episode 6 - Trouble In The Bubble For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic / Erwin McManus
58:30
August 26, 2020
THE ART OF WASTING YOUR TIME – S03E05
On this week’s episode of Battle Ready, Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus discuss what has been ‘wasting their time.’ And before we assume this is by nature a bad thing, Erwin assures is that being entertained and taking time to enjoy things is not necessarily always a waste. It can fuel us. And in some ways it can simply stop us from going (completely) crazy.   While sharing about their favorite shows and documentaries, Erwin emphasizes that what we watch is usually a reflection of us and our passions. The McManus duo express their feeling of loss over sports being paused and how we are currently reflecting a lot on past moments in culture because there ‘isn’t much to talk about,’ as Erwin stated.   Whether in sports, politics or entertainment, there will always be greatness and scandal. Aaron poses the question-why we chose to listen to mediocre voices when there are fascinating voices with something to say. Erwin shares that in some ways, we have come to despise greatness as it can feel like it calls out everyone else.  In this week’s episode, we learn how to and how not to waste our time. We can’t wait to hang with you. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
52:03
August 14, 2020
COPING MECHANISMS – S03E04
Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus discuss different strategies to cope during this pandemic. In the conversation, Erwin addresses the reality of the dangers of life. He uses sharks in the water as a symbol for this danger. As humans, we have to decide to live fully in the face of risk. We either learn to swim and navigate the waters, or stay on the shore-afraid and paralyzed. Aaron highlights that the protests for Black Lives Matter were a direct representation of this; many people risked contracting COVID for the sake of joining the fight for justice.    Aaron also shares on the power of discipline to overcome feelings of depression. He addresses the importance of simple disciplines such as eating healthy, working out and getting enough sleep. With such a lack of external structure, we have to build the muscle of internal discipline. Erwin builds on that statement, explaining that humans are meant for progress. We need attainable short term and long-term goals right now.   Aaron shares that the struggle with progress is that sometimes the process to achievement doesn’t look similar to the intended outcome. And sometimes, failure and mistakes are a part of that process. Erwin reminds Aaron of the importance of not letting mistakes define us, but inform us. Erwin also reminds us that small steps create big outcomes. To cope during this time, it’s important to celebrate even when the victories seem small. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
01:01:43
August 7, 2020
WHAT I REALLY THINK ABOUT YOU – S03E03
(Black Lives Matter, COVID-19 and 2020) Erwin and Aaron McManus sit down and reflect on the current state of the world and how the past five months has been a battle no one saw coming. From COVID-19 shutting down the world as we knew it, to the state of racial injustice and unrest in America, to the unseen crisis looming as we wade into an uncertain future defined by this unprecedented period of isolation and fear. They dive deep into the mental health ramifications of the current quarantine situation, the importance of caring for one’s mental health and soul, and how it is an essential role of the church to care for the spiritual well-being of all people. While we must understand our greater role in responding to the fight against racism and COVID-19, it is equally important that we must not forget to live. We mustn’t be afraid to live fully, even while being safe, in the midst of these difficult times. – Battle Ready Podcast - Season 3 Episode 3 - What I Really Think About You For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
01:02:39
July 31, 2020
FALLING FORWARD PT 2 – S03E02
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 3 Episode 2 - Falling Forward Pt. 2 For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
33:54
February 14, 2020
FALLING FORWARD – S03E01
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 3 Episode 1 - Falling Forward For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
23:53
February 8, 2020
FATHERS + SONS PART 2 – S02E08
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 8 - Fathers + Sons Part 2. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
57:51
September 13, 2019
FATHERS + SONS – S02E07
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 7 - Fathers + Sons. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
58:35
August 17, 2019
HOLY SPIRIT (SIGNS & WONDERS) – S02E06
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 6 - Holy Spirit (Signs & Wonders). For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
52:48
July 26, 2019
DREAMS (I AM HUMAN) – S02E05 W/ MARIAH MCMANUS
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 5 - Dreams (I Am Human) featuring Mariah McManus For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
52:25
May 31, 2019
FAMILY DYNAMICS / HATERS – S02E04
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 4 - Family Dynamics / Haters For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
59:39
May 19, 2019
DECODING THE WARRIOR – S02E03
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 3 - Decoding The Warrior For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
34:60
March 1, 2019
THERE IS NO SUCCESSION PLAN – S02E02
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 2 - There is No Succession Plan What do you do when you feel like you are failing? This episode is all about failure, the process and longevity. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
33:49
December 5, 2018
I FEEL LIKE I’M FAILING – S02E01
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 2 Episode 1 - I Feel Like I'm Failing What do you do when you feel like you are failing? This episode is all about failure, the process and longevity. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
36:35
November 3, 2018
COURAGE – S01E10
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 10 - Courage For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
42:06
May 8, 2018
THE CREATIVE PROCESS (with Mariah McManus Goss) – S01E09
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 9 - The Creative Process Episode featuring: Erwin McManus, Aaron McManus and Mariah McManus Goss. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
46:27
April 27, 2018
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A LEADER – S01E08
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 8 - What To Look For In A Leader Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
10:52
April 19, 2018
THE POWER OF INFLUENCE – S01E07
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 7 - The Power of Influence Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
41:34
April 18, 2018
LOYALTY, LOYALTY, LOYALTY – S01E06
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 6 - Loyalty, loyalty, loyalty (Blake Griffin) Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
07:46
February 1, 2018
3 THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT – S01E05
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 5 - 3 Things You Can't Live Without Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
46:22
January 2, 2018
ROI OF THE SOUL – S01E04
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 4 - ROI of The Soul Filmed live at Mosaic Venice. Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
42:33
November 25, 2017
RESILIENCY – S01E03
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 3 - Resiliency Filmed Live at Mosaic Venice. Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
53:38
November 17, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH – S01E02
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 2 - Mental Health Filmed Live at Mosaic Venice. Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
53:45
November 14, 2017
HOW TO THINK – S01E01
Battle Ready Podcast - Season 1 Episode 1 - How To Think Episode featuring: Erwin McManus and Aaron McManus. For more information, visit erwinmcmanus.com ©Mosaic LA / Erwin McManus
26:05
October 26, 2017