What do pool noodles, a children's hospital, and a bunch of guys named Josh have in common? This podcast! Join the teaching team at The Crossing Church as they provide a safe place for Green Bay Packers fans to vent their frustration, explore how revival is at the forefront of what it means to follow Jesus, and seek to provide a particular staff member with a bunch of useless TV knowledge that they'll never need unless they go on Jeopardy (I hear Aaron Rodgers might be the permanent host for that show!) and Saved By The Bell is a category.
Want to know what happens when the guy in charge of writing the episode synopsis for the podcast isn't involved in making it this week? This. This is what happens.
Join the teaching team at The Crossing Church as they dive into their second week of our new sermon series, God Is _____. Will they talk about flying monkeys and the Cuban Missile Crisis? Who knows! The guy writing this sure doesn't!
When it comes to large holiday events, nothing is more tiring than Arbor Day... Join the teaching team at The Crossing Church as they explore the mental comedown from Easter, how God exceeds our own capacity to understand, and how cupboards are the foundation for a strong marriage.
*This episode was recorded prior to the horrific events that occurred in Boulder, CO on March 22, 2021. We condemn violence and lament the loss of life that occurred on that day. We seek to share the truth of Christ in our community and our world, and desire to do the work to make sure this doesn't happen again*
Have you ever wanted to go into a podcast experience completely blind with absolutely no idea what you were going to experience? Well then this is the episode for you because the guy responsible for writing these promos hasn't listened to it yet either! Join the teaching team at The Crossing Church as they continue to explore their sermon series that for some reason focuses on the letter "P", the worst three letters that any young man could ever hear, and how our decision to follow God isn't one out of necessity, but out of true desire to serve!
Have you been looking for an in-depth, well thought out podcast that highlights important distinctions from Scripture and theology? Well let me tell you, you're in the wrong place because THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Join Pastors Brian, Nate, and Mark as they talk about sports that none of them could ever play competitively, how the culmination of failures doesn't mean that God is done working with you, and how lessons from a donkey are much more eloquent than you could ever imagine.
Does anyone want to move to Canada with us? The teaching team at The Crossing Church wraps up their series on the Beatitudes by trying really hard not to be bitter, discovering that a passion and relationship for the Church is what should drive believers, and giving horrific life advice like "don't eat dessert late at night". Seriously, who thinks ice cream at night is a bad idea?!
The sky is falling, the sky is falling! This week the teaching team considers their spelling abilities, how we can pursue peace as God's children, and what happens when an airplane decides to deposit some of its engine parts on your front lawn. Also, be sure to check out our Lenten Devotional Study on our website through the entirety of this season of Lent! You can find it at crossingchurch.org/lent as well as past entries!
We hear a good word from Pastor Lesley this week, which means that the boys on the podcast should be behaved, right? WRONG! Join the teaching team as we discuss sportsball (even though we promised not to), how we cannot give what we have not already received, and the incredibly important debate about peanut butter that you didn't know we needed to have.
Join the Crossing Church Teaching Team this week "on location" as the three stooges talk food that should always be consumed during the Super Bowl, how Pastor Brian shouldn't be trusted with the immense choices when it comes to purchasing jeans, and what a made-up word can do to make us re-think our identity and re-discover it in the foundation of Christ.
It's been too long! After a brief hiatus, The Crossing Church Rewind is back! Join the team this week for laughter, moments that could be labeled as PG-13, and the exploration of the beatitudes and how they fundamentally change our outlook on the world.
Welcome to our first draft of a new podcast all about food! We're kidding, can you imagine? Join Pastors Mark, Lesley, and Nate this week as they explore how to ruin a wedding anniversary, what happens when your friends don't actually believe that their house is on fire, and how a human understanding of jealousy isn't enough to understand the love that God has for us.
New schedules, new times, a new release date (no, not usually on Mondays, there was a technical glitch...) but still the same podcast! Join the teaching team as we begin a new sermon series, try to figure out how the Cleveland Browns are actually winning, and look ahead to what's in store in the future!
Episodes will start releasing on Friday mornings, starting October 9th, 2020!
The teaching team at The Crossing Church continues with our series on Unstoppable, a series which has lasted longer than Elton John's "Farewell Tour". This week we dive back into Acts 12 to finish the story of Peter, discover how it's rude to not answer the door, and rely on prayer not as a last resort but as our first response to anything life may throw our way.
*Insert Shia LaBeouf gif about magic here* This week Pastor Nate fails to impress his daughter, Pastor Lesley is horrified by processed dairy, and Pastor Mark is just wondering if the podcast email actually works. Join the teaching team this week as we explore a story you may not be familiar with from the book of Acts, a Roman solider named Cornelius. Don't worry, this Cornelius doesn't lick pickaxes for a living...
Did you know that 8:30am is an actual time during the week? Pastor Mark learned that during this week's podcast! Join the teaching team as we talk important times (be home by 11:52pm...), blinding lights, and so many mixed metaphors it'll make your head spin. Our series on the book of Acts continues this week discussing the conversion story of Saul to Paul!
Ever want to hear three guys have a dignified and proper conversation in podcast form? Well this isn’t that! Pastors Nate, Mark, and Brian chat about Philip and the Ethiopian official in the book of Acts, unruly hair, and how you should definitely hug Pastor Nate the next time you see him. He loves it when people touch him (But wear a mask and wash your hands after!)
Another week, another podcast! Don't worry, we've got all the perrychicking (spoonerisms are great!), love of breakfast, and honest kids that you can handle. We talk what it means to live in a community of faith, how we should be moved to action by the message of the Gospel, and how Pastor Nate's weird elbows were once covered by a sweater vest (there are pictures out there, somewhere...). The teaching team continues our series in the Book of Acts and the early church!
Have you ever had a gaff while speaking in public? A lot of us have. But have you ever done it in leather pants? Only one member of our teaching team has that experience! We talk boldness in the church, unity as we should experience it today, and show tunes (We have more than one diva on staff!). Join the teaching team as we continue to explore the early church in the Book of Acts.
Ever wonder what would happen if The Three Stooges made a podcast? This one gets a little out of control as Pastors Brian, Nate, and Mark reflect on the journey of two expecting servants, what it means to be a "momma's boy", and how any brownie points end exactly at midnight.
While the boss is away, the minions will play... or cause chaos and ramble in so many different directions this podcast episode that we lose count and somehow manage to find a carrier pigeon to bring us back home. Join the teaching team as we introduce a new sermon series titled Unstoppable, exploring the inception (BWAAAAAHHHH) of the early church in the book of Acts.
In the midst of chaos, pain, and horrific reminders that this world and the United States of America still have so far to go when it comes to racism, the teaching team at The Crossing Church attempts to share our thoughts. We also wish to make way for voices more qualified than ours to speak on this subject as we embrace the practice of being slow to speak and quick to listen. We stand with our black brothers and sisters, and all persons of color, in affirming their place in our Church, in our communities, and in this world.
References and media resources mentioned in this episode:
"The Cross and The Lynching Tree" by James H. Cone
"White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo
"Stamped From the Beginning" by Abram X. Kendi
"The Color of Compromise" by Jemar Tisby
Books Designed for Children (referenced by Pastor Lesley)
"Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man" via Emmanuel Acho
"White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White" by Daniel Hill
"Be the Bridge" by Latasha Morrison
The gang's all here! We catch up after a week off and introduce a brand new sermon series. Join the teaching team as we cover everything from ancient language to how our wilderness may be a place for growth!
As the teaching team wraps up the final week in their series on the book of Daniel, we talk murder hornets and flamingos, how influence is most powerful through relationship, and Pastor Nate once again forgets the basic foundation of the English language when trying to end this episode.
This week we explore the final meaning of the Writing on the Wall in Daniel. We also share a therapeutic moment discussing our Amazon spending habits, and Pastor Nate and Pastor Mark celebrate a decent NFL Draft as Cleveland Browns fans while "The Big Cheese" evidently needs more therapy with his Green Bay Packers...
The teaching team at The Crossing Church explores what happens when our life is out of balance and how to find balance again. We also talk about the strangest jobs we've ever had, Pastor Nate gets personal (you won't want to miss this!), and "tell me something good!"
The teaching team finds out that 150 balloons aren't very exciting, Jesus is the king of an upside-down kingdom, and we're all just little donkeys. Join us as we recap a very special (and different!) Palm Sunday sermon that looks at things from a slightly different angle and asks the question, "what's tying you back?"
Join the teaching team at The Crossing Church for what might be the most off-the-rails episode yet! We discuss going stir-crazy, the writing on the wall, and ways that we can reach out and still "be the church" in the midst of isolation.
We took a week off, but we are back! Join us as we talk about how the church is still the same (even digitally!), how King Darius showed faith by setting his alarm clock, and how to handle not seeing each other face-to-face!
The teaching team covers a little construction update, explores the narrative of the fiery furnace (and some of our own experiences with fiery furnaces), and wizardry. Join us as we explore Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in week 2 of The Book of Daniel: Unshakable.
We talk about All-Star basketball, how to remain strong in your convictions with grace and love, and dad jokes. Lots and lots of dad jokes... Join us as we recap week 1 of our new sermon series, The Book of Daniel: Unshakable.
Join us this week as we dive deeper into the parable of The Good Samaritan. Pastors Mark, Nate, and Brian talk Oscars, what it means to love others despite our differences, and why Pastor Nate cried during Patch Adams.