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Crossing Cultures

By Phil Metzger
This Podcast is dedicated to helping people connect to those who live, think, and believe differently than they do.
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44. 2 Corinthians 10:1-6: Super Apostles PART 1 With Phil Metzger

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48. 2 Corinthians 12: Super Apostles PART 5 with Phil Metzger
On this episode of Crossing Cultures, Pastor Phil continues a series in 2 Corinthians titled "Super Apostles."  If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
36:33
January 10, 2022
47. 2 Corinthians 11:16-33: Super Apostles PART 4 with Phil Metzger
Don't miss tonight's episode as we continue through our Super Apostles series through 2 Corinthians 10-13. This will be the final episode live on the radio. Starting January 9th we will conclude season 3 with our last two episodes in the book of 2 Corinthians. Stay connected with our podcast to see what's in store for season 4 of Crossing Cultures.
55:40
December 27, 2021
46. 2 Corinthians 11:1-15: Super Apostles PART 3 with Phil Metzger
Don't miss tonight's episode as we continue through our Super Apostles series through 2 Corinthians 10-13. We also have a special look at a previous episode titled "Understanding Special Needs." 
55:11
December 20, 2021
45. 2 Corinthians 10:7-18: Super Apostles PART 2 with Phil Metzger
Tonight on Crossing Cultures, Pastor Phil continues in a series titled "Super Apostles." In this episode, we also have music from @josh.alexander.white  @the_dwelling  @shemtaylortmu  @thenewdivide. Catch this episode live on @kwve (107.9) and @ksdwradio (88.9) at 5pm or on any podcast platform or YouTube. 
56:02
December 13, 2021
44. 2 Corinthians 10:1-6: Super Apostles PART 1 With Phil Metzger
This week on Crossing Cultures Pastor Phil starts a series in 2 Corinthians titled "Super Apostles" If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:28
December 06, 2021
43. Matthew 19:14: Jesus Loves the Little Children
This week, pastor Phil pauses on his study through 2 Corinthians to have a conversation with Daryl Yard and the kids of Calvary San Diego. The music in this episode can be found on any music platform. Artist: The New Divide  |  Song: "Child of the King" Artist: The New Divide  |  Songs: "Hijo Del Rel" If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:15
November 29, 2021
42. 2 Corinthians 9 with Phil Metzger: Gospel Money PART 3
This week, Phil finishes up a three-part series in the book of 2 Corinthians titled Gospel Money.  The music in this episode can be found on any music platform. Artist: Shem Taylor  |  Song: "The Serpent" Artist: The New Divide  |  Songs: "Living Hope" & "Nothing I Do" Artist: Ashley Lagunas |  Song: "Marry Magdalene" Artist: Josh White  |  "Awake" Artist: THe Dwelling  |  "Sweatest Sound" If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.    Connect With Us:   Instagram: @crossing.cultures   Website: www.crossingculture.org   Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com   Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
52:60
November 27, 2021
41. 2 Corinthians 8:16-24 with Phil Metzger: Gospel Money PART 2
In this week's episode, Pastor Phil continues his study on the topic of Gospel Money in 2 Corinthians 8:16-24.
55:37
November 15, 2021
40. LGBTQ & Christianity REVISITED
In this episode, we revisit a message Pastor Phil gave on the topic of LGBTQ & Christianity. You can catch it live at 5 pm on KWAVE (107.9) and KSDW (88.9).  Music in this Episode: Artist:  Josh White | Song: The Invitation If you are interested in diving deeper into topics like this, check out seasons 1 & 2 of our show on any podcast platform or on YouTube. 
54:41
November 08, 2021
39. 2 Corinthians 8:1-17 with Phil Metzger on the topic of Gospel Money
In this episode, Phil Metzger teaches through 8:1-17 on the topic of Gospel Money.   Also featured in this episode is Music by the New Divide. You can find them on any music platform.
49:27
November 01, 2021
38. Pro-Life and the Gospel REVISITED
In tonight's episode, we look back once again to a conversation we had in Season 2 of our podcast. This discussion on Pro-Life and the Gospel with Priscilla Dicken was one of the highlights of our experience in recording this show. We are looking forward to sharing her story and experience with you.  Music in this episode: SONG: Life Matters Artist: Shem Taylor All of Shem Taylor's music can be found on any music platform. If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
47:20
October 25, 2021
37. Race and the Gospel REVISITED
In this episode, we revisit a conversation we had with Nick Roach on Race and the Gospel during Season 1 of our podcast. You can catch it live on KWAVE (107.9) and KSDW (88.9) at 5pm or on any podcast platform and YouTube. If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:56
October 18, 2021
36. 2 Corinthians 7:1-16 With Phil Metzger and The New Divide
In this episode of Crossing Cultures, we sit down with Andy Ziesemer to talk about his mission organization A Jesus Mission and his band The New Divide You can find out more about A Jesus Mission on their website: www.ajesusmission.org You can listen to A New Divide on any music platform If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:50
October 11, 2021
35. 2 Corinthians 6:3-18 with Phil & Joy Metzger and Argaw & Rachel Ayele
In this episode of Crossing Cultures, Phil and Joy continue their conversation with Argaw and Rachel Ayele as they discuss their thoughts on missions. If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
53:53
October 04, 2021
34. 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2 with Phil & Joy Metzger and Argaw & Rachel Ayele
In this episode of Crossing Cultures Phil and Joy interview Argaw and Rachel Ayele on what inspired them to go on the Mission Field   Music in this Episode: Artist:  The New Divide | Song: Hope is Restored   If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.     Connect With Us:     Instagram: @crossing.cultures     Website: www.crossingculture.org     Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com     Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
54:48
September 27, 2021
33. 2 Corinthians 5:12-17 with Phil & Joy Metzger and Jeremy & Adrienne Camp
In this episode of Crossing Cultures Phil and Joy interview Jeremy and Adrienne Camp on their new book "In Unisen" and their thoughts on 2 Corinthians 5:12-17.   If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. You can find us on any podcast platform or on our website.    Connect With Us:     Instagram: @crossing.cultures     Website: www.crossingculture.org     Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com     Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
56:00
September 20, 2021
32. 2 Corinthians 5:1-11 with Phil & Hanna Metzger and Bella & Aerie Camp
In this episode of Crossing Cultures Phil and his daughter Hanna interview Bella and Aerie Camp on what inspired them to write their new singles "Carry You Through" and "What We Need."    You can check out Bella and Aerie's music on any music platform!    Artist: Bella Camp | Song: Carry You Through   Artist: Aerie Camp | Song: What We Need    If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.     Connect With Us:    Instagram: @crossing.cultures     Website: www.crossingculture.org     Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com     Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:46
September 13, 2021
31. 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 with Phil & Joy Metzger and Sam & Hannah Stockill
Join us live today on KWAVE (107.9) and KSDW (88.9) at 5pm (PST) as Phil and Joy interview Sam & Hannah Stockill on their thoughts of 2 Corinthians 4:13-18   If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.     Connect With Us:     Instagram: @crossing.cultures     Website: www.crossingculture.org     Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com     Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:38
September 06, 2021
30. 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 with Phil & Joy Metzger and Pam Markey
In this episode, Phil and Joy Metzger interview Pam Markey on her thoughts of 2 Corinthians 4:7-12   You can check out the music used in this episode on any music platform!  Artist: The New Divide | Song: Nothing I Do If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.     Connect With Us:  Instagram: @crossing.cultures     Website: www.crossingculture.org     Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com     Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:32
September 05, 2021
29. 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 with Phil & Joy Metzger and Jed & Renee Gourley
Join us live today on KWAVE (107.9) and KSDW (88.9) at 5pm (PST) as Phil and Joy interview Jed and Renee Gourley on their thoughts of 2 Corinthians 4:1-6    If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.   Connect With Us:   Instagram: @crossing.cultures   Website: www.crossingculture.org   Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com   Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
55:59
August 23, 2021
28. 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 with Phil & Joy Metzger and Paul & Melanie Billings
Join us as Phil & Joy Metzger have a conversation with Paul & Melanie Billings about 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.   Connect With Us:   Instagram: @crossing.cultures   Website: www.crossingculture.org   Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com   Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
52:39
August 16, 2021
27. 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 with Phil Metzger and a group of Pioneer Missionaries
Join us as Phil Metzger and a group of Pioneer Missionaries have a conversation surrounding 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 You can check out the music used in this episode on any music platform! Artist: The New Divide | Song: Child of the King Artist: The Dwelling | Song: Sweetest Sound If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
52:09
August 09, 2021
26. 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 with Phil Metzger and Young Adult Leaders
Join us as Phil Metzger and a group of Youth and Young Adult leaders in the church have a conversation surrounding 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
51:26
August 02, 2021
25. 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4 with Phill Metzger & Andrew Mcall
Join us as Phil Metzger and Andrew Mcall have a conversation surrounding 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4 If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us: Instagram: @crossing.cultures Website: www.crossingculture.org Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
53:19
July 26, 2021
24. 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 with Phil and Joy Metzger
Join us as Phil and Joy Metzger have a conversation surrounding 2 Corinthians 1:1-11   If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.   Connect With Us:  Instagram: @crossing.cultures  Website: www.crossingculture.org  Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com  Phil Metzger Twitter: @metzgerphil
53:34
July 19, 2021
23. A Conversation with Greg Elsasser - Part Two
In this episode of the Crossing Cultures Podcast, Phil Metzger continues his conversation with Greg Elsasser to discuss Greg's life story, LGBTQ, and Christianity.   This is the final episode of Season Two of the Crossing Cultures Podcast. Stay tuned for more info on season Three coming very soon!   If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.   Connect With Us:  Instagram: @crossing.cultures  Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com  Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
39:58
June 30, 2021
22. A Conversation with Greg Elsasser - Part One
In this episode of the Crossing Cultures Podcast, Phil sits down with Greg Elsasser to discuss Greg's life story, LGBTQ, and Christianity If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
25:46
June 23, 2021
21. LGBTQ & Christianity
In this episode of the Crossing Cultures Podcast, Phil revisits a message he gave titled LGBTQ & Christianity" at Calvary San Diego. If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.    Connect With Us  Instagram: @crossing.cultures  Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com  Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
47:39
June 09, 2021
20. Pro-Life and the Gospel
In this episode of the Crossing Cultures Podcast, Phil and Joy Metzger have a conversation with Priscilla Dicken on Pro-Life and the Gospel  New episodes will be released every other week.  If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.    Connect With Us  Instagram: @crossing.cultures  Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com  Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
40:22
May 26, 2021
19. Understanding Special Needs - Part Two
In this week's episode of the Crossing Cultures podcast, Phil and Joy Metzger are joined by Michelle Sullivan of the "Littlest Warrior" and the "Advocate Like a Mother" Podcast. Listen in to Part Two of her story and about her perspective on being the mom of a child with special needs. This podcast exists to help Christians connect to those who live, think, and believe differently than they do. Our heart is to bridge gaps between people who think differently than we do, rather than creating cultural barriers that keep us from sharing the love of God with the world. You can follow Michelle Sullivan over on Instagram @meeshellsullivan, @littlest_warrior, and @advocatelikeamother Connect With Us Instagram @crossing.cultures Facebook at Crossing Cultures Podcast Twitter @metzgerphil Email thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com
30:20
May 12, 2021
18. Understanding Special Needs – Part One
In this week's episode of the Crossing Cultures podcast, Phil and Joy Metzger are joined by Michelle Sullivan of the "Littlest Warrior" and the "Advocate Like a Mother" Podcast. Listen in on her story and about her perspective on being the mom of a child with special needs. This podcast exists to help Christians connect to those who live, think, and believe differently than they do. Our heart is to bridge gaps between people who think differently than we do, rather than creating cultural barriers that keep us from sharing the love of God with the world. You can follow Michelle Sullivan over on Instagram @meeshellsullivan, @littlest_warrior, and @advocatelikeamother Connect With Us Instagram @crossing.cultures Facebook at Crossing Cultures Podcast Twitter @metzgerphil Email thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com
26:19
April 28, 2021
17. Crossing Cultures and the Beginning of Calvary Chapel
In this episode, Phil Metzger shares why Chuck Smith started Calvary Chapel and the importance of sharing the gospel in the world we live in today. Thanks for listening! If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review. We would love to hear from you! Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
35:40
April 14, 2021
16. Two From Bethlehem
In this week's episode, we reflect on the meaning of Holy Week and our need for Jesus. This message was pre-recorded on Palm Sunday 2021. Thanks for listening! If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review. We would love to hear from you! Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
46:05
March 31, 2021
15. What is Culture - Part 2
In this second episode of season two, Phil Metzger and Dr. Brian Howell discuss the importance of understanding our cultural and social worlds through a biblical perspective. Thanks for listening! New episodes will be released every other week. If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
42:52
March 24, 2021
14. What is Culture? - Part 1
In this first episode of season two, Phil Metzger and Dr. Brian Howell discuss the importance of understanding our cultural and social worlds through a biblical perspective.  Thanks for listening! New episodes will be released every other week. If this podcast has added value to you, please leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.  Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
35:02
March 23, 2021
13. In God We Trust - Part 2
In this episode of the Crossing Cultures Podcast, we look back to an earlier conversation between Phil Metzger and Nick Roach Titled "In God We Trust" which occurred on 5/10/20 at Calvary San Diego Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
33:43
December 23, 2020
12. In God We Trust - Part 1
In this episode of the Crossing Cultures Podcast, we look back to an earlier conversation between Phil Metzger and Nick Roach Titled "In God We Trust" which occurred on 5/10/20 at Calvary San Diego Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
34:31
December 16, 2020
11. Imago Dei
What does it mean to be made in the image of God? In this episode Phil Metzger and Nick Roach talk about understanding this idea and how it changes our perspectives of cultures and ethnicity Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
28:04
December 09, 2020
10. White Privilege
In this episode, Phil Metzger, Nick Roach, and April Diaz discuss the reality and responsibility the term “White Privilege” brings on us today. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil April Diaz: @aprilldiaz
39:36
December 02, 2020
9. History Part Two
In this episode, Phil Metzger and Nick Roach discuss History and why it matters. Your perspective on history depends on where you live in the world and your personal experience. “The good old days” is a myth for many. This two-part Episode attempts to tackle this myth by looking at America's past for what it really is, in hopes to better understand our present and pave the way for a better future. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
43:27
November 25, 2020
8. History Part One
In this episode, Phil Metzger and Nick Roach discuss History and why it matters. Your perspective on history depends on where you live in the world and your personal experience. “The good old days” is a myth for many. This two-part Episode attempts to tackle this myth by looking at America's past for what it really is, in hopes to better understand our present and pave the way for a better future. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
32:43
November 18, 2020
7. Pastor's Perspective on Race and the Gospel - Part 2
In part two of this interview, Calvary Chapel Pastors Bill Buffington, Tony Clark, and Phil Metzger as they discuss pastoring in the Calvary Chapel movement in relation to Race and the Gospel. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
36:14
November 11, 2020
6. Pastor's Perspective on Race and the Gospel - Part 1
In this episode,  join Calvary Chapel Pastors Bill Buffington, Tony Clark, and Phil Metzger as they discuss pastoring in the Calvary Chapel movement in relation to Race and the Gospel. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
38:55
November 04, 2020
5. Color Blindness
In this episode of the "Crossing Cultures" Podcast, Phil Metzger and Nick Roach discuss the topic of being "color-blind" and the implications that can have on an individual's culture. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
34:36
October 28, 2020
4. I'm Not Weird, You're Weird and Other Nonsense
In this episode, Phil Metzger and Nick Roach help define the ideas of ethnocentrism, strangeness, and privilege in hopes of unpacking the difference between racism and acknowledging our beautiful differences as people made in the image of God. Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil
38:13
October 21, 2020
3. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
With tensions between people groups flooding our world today, how do we learn to love our neighbor as God loves us? How do we know who our Neighbor is? What can we learn about God from our Neighbor? Join Phil Metzger, Nick Roach, and Dave Gibbons as these questions and more will be discussed in this episode of “The Crossing Cultures Podcast.” Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com Phil Metzger: @metzgerphil Dave Gibbons: @davekgibbons
38:04
October 14, 2020
2. The Art of Listening
Are we listening or just waiting till it’s our turn to speak? Are we after relationships or solutions? If you don’t listen your way into a conversation then you’ll probably have to talk your way out of a mess. In this episode, Phil Metzger and Nick Roach talk about what it means to truly listen. If you found value in this podcast, please subscribe and leave a review! We appreciate your support.  Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com
35:57
October 07, 2020
1. Race and the Gospel
This podcast exists to help Christians connect to those who live, think, and believe differently than they do. In this episode, Phil Metzger is joined by friend and former NFL player Nick Roach as they discuss how the Gospel can impact, relate, and bring hope to the racial issues we see around us. If you found value in this podcast, please subscribe and leave a review! We appreciate your support.  Connect With Us Instagram: @crossing.cultures Email: thecrossingculturespodcast@gmail.com
34:29
September 30, 2020
0. What is Crossing Cultures?
In this introductory episode, Phil Metzger talks about the premise behind the Crossing Cultures Podcast and what you can expect from season one. 
08:06
September 21, 2020