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Weekday Worship

Weekday Worship

By Generations Norcross
Weekday Worship is a podcast of Generations Church in Norcross, GA designed to take our conversations about the gospel and life with God outside of just Sunday sermons and into the week. Whether through discussions of the sermon, theology, culture, or anything else, our desire with this podcast is to “exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today’” (Hebrews 3:13), and we pray that you are blessed by it.
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A Man You Didn't Know You Want to Know About - part 2
The second half of our conversation about Cyprian, which includes a range of other spin-off topics much to Caleb's chagrin. 
59:58
July 07, 2022
A Man You Didn't Know You Want to Know About - part 1
A conversation introducing a 3rd-Century North African Bishop with, as always, some surprising rabbit trails. 
53:37
June 30, 2022
Theologian, Pastor and Covert Operative: Introducing Caleb's First Ministry Hero
A conversation about one of the most intriguing, celebrated and written about Christian figures of the 20th Century. 
01:19:48
June 23, 2022
Perpetua
A conversation about a mighty woman of God who most of us have never heard of. 
54:26
May 26, 2022
The Exhausted Majority
A conversation interacting with a recently published article on the destabilizing of democracy and the open door for the church.  Why the Last 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid by Jonathan Haidt
01:10:31
May 20, 2022
Get to Know Your Elders part 2
Generations installed two new elders this past Sunday and we wanted to let them share more about their stories so you get know these men who are charged with shepherding this local church. Part 2 is a conversation with Zac Gilcrease.
58:57
May 06, 2022
Get to Know Your Elders part 1
Generations installed two new elders this past Sunday and we wanted to let them share more about their stories so you get know these men who are charged with shepherding this local church.  Part 1 is a conversation with Caleb Hawkins. 
47:47
May 05, 2022
A Missionary Rom Com
A conversation with one of our mission partners, Joel Ballew, about how he knew he could play college basketball, why his daughters are all named after U.S. Presidents, and his unlikely journey from being a successful business man and entrepreneur turned missionary in Colombia - plus a surprising reveal about a preferred genre of movies for both James and Joel.  
01:08:17
April 28, 2022
The Reasonableness of Believing the Resurrection
A conversation about the most important event in history and whether we're crazy to believe in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. 
57:44
April 14, 2022
How Should We Think About Tithing?
A conversation about trauma from Caleb's high school years that was triggered by last week's episode; his dramatic experience at local restaurant; and sorting through a biblical concept that is often handled sloppily and irresponsibly.  
01:01:02
March 31, 2022
An Interview to Imagine
A conversation with special guest Andrew Hixson, a long time member of Generations and Norcross City Council, touching on workouts with Caleb, eating out with James, and the special beauty of being embedded within a local church and local community that share their location. 
01:02:15
March 25, 2022
Do you know my son?
A conversation about the aches and pains of aging and interacting with a recent article that's gone viral, which promotes the significance of church community.  
55:27
March 17, 2022
The Myth of Ownership
A conversation about old books, good sub sandwiches, the myth of ownership and the responsibility of stewardship.
49:50
March 10, 2022
Where Your Treasure Is
A conversation about what Jesus has to say about the relationship between earthly treasure, internal affection and the binary reality of Lordship. 
49:29
March 03, 2022
The Pelican Brief and Re-Creation Mandate
A conversation bringing a troubling Generations' conspiracy to light and fleshing out a few more aspects of singleness from a biblical perspective. 
50:11
February 17, 2022
Walking in Union With Christ
A conversation about facial hair products, Cheetos dust, a potential spinoff food podcast, and as promised, applying union with Christ to real life. 
01:02:10
February 09, 2022
Union with Christ
A conversation about podcast swag, our challenges with facial hair, and the breathtaking reality of what it means to be in union with Christ. 
49:34
February 03, 2022
Church, Education and the Next Generation
A conversation about a recent study regarding the effects of different educational environments on the formation of young people, where the church fits into the development, and as promised, some poetic contributions to the podcast. 
47:32
January 27, 2022
Fast and Not So Furious
A conversation about Caleb's Twitter stalking, poetry, and Isaiah 58.  
01:07:28
January 19, 2022
Not So Fast...
A conversation helping us to prepare spiritually and practically for a week of corporate fasting and prayer at Generations. 
01:05:43
January 12, 2022
Leave Yo' Drama to Yo' Mama
A conversation with special guest Stephanie Simmons about art, dance and drama and how to engage these common grace spaces with Christian faithfulness.  
01:04:21
January 05, 2022
But The Greatest of These is Love
In the final episode of 2021, we revisit last week's conversation and contrast a cultural version of love with the Biblical vision of love.  
01:01:37
December 16, 2021
The Sovereignty and Supremacy of the Self
A conversation about the movie Frozen, a restaurant named Gu's, and a couple recently published articles about loving the self. 
01:00:17
December 08, 2021
The Acts 29 Episode
A conversation about The Acts 29 Network: What is it? Why did Generations join it? Why are we still part of it? Does it matter? We address all this and more.  
01:01:46
December 01, 2021
The Will of God for You
A conversation about Thanksgiving celebrations, twins in our lives, Caleb's dream job, a whole bunch of name dropping and some clarity about God's will for your life. 
59:28
November 24, 2021
Becoming People of Understanding
A conversation with a special guest about the development of our own self-understanding, the importance of curiosity in understanding others, and some helpful feedback for the massive weekday worship production team.
01:18:03
November 18, 2021
He Who Has Ears
A conversation considering a Ph.D topic for Caleb, the hard work of show prep put in by James, and how we should approach hearing the reading and preaching of God's Word.
01:03:35
November 10, 2021
Where We Find Ourselves
Recurring guest Scottie Finlayson joins the podcast for a conversation about how things are going after 1 year on staff. James and Scottie reflect on the state of the church and what it's been like working together over the last year.   
54:38
November 03, 2021
Making Sense of Stories
A conversation about what kind of movies moves us, why they move us and how to think critically about what we watch; plus, Caleb gets schooled on show intros.
01:03:30
October 21, 2021
Another Body Issue
A conversation about famous people from Norcross, the implications of Christianity for our physical bodies, and the extraordinary godliness of sleeping.  
52:14
October 12, 2021
The Body Issue
A conversation about Caleb's refined tastes, James' physical defects, and a universal source of angst and frustration. 
53:36
October 06, 2021
A Trip Down Memory Lane
A conversation reminiscing about Christian Music over the last 40-50 years, which may or may not include Caleb doing a Mac Powell impression.  
53:40
September 29, 2021
On Mission in the Workplace
A conversation about the urgency of Christian mission, representing Jesus in our vocation, and some thoughts on the best dressed at Generations.
46:31
September 22, 2021
The Metaphors That Shape Us
A conversation in which we reminisce about the beginnings of COVID, imagine what we're becoming as a community, and consider a pressing but often ignored need which the church is surprisingly positioned to meet.      
59:59
September 08, 2021
Biblical Christianity is Supernatural Christianity... and vice versa
A conversation touching on our political doppelgangers, our theologian headshot t-shirts, and the very real need of the Holy Spirit for all of life and ministry. 
01:02:06
September 01, 2021
A Church That Nurtures Its Own Life
A conversation exploring the connection between the gospel and theological clarity, the origins of the internet and the resilience and relevance of God's Word. 
56:03
August 25, 2021
A Few Good Men
A conversation with special guest, Dr. Ray Ortlund Jr., articulating a compelling vision for masculinity, a beautiful hope for what a church can be, and a million pearls of dignifying insight and wisdom.    Show notes:  You can pre-order Dr. Ortlund's new book, The Death of Porn, here.  You can find more content and resources from Ray and his wife, Jani, at Renewal Ministries by clicking here. Click here to see the article, How Afghan Pastors Reflect on God's Sovereignty, referenced at the end of this interview.   
01:01:20
August 18, 2021
Happy Podiversary
After a summer hiatus from Weekday Worship, we're back for a new season. Listen in as we sort out a lingering interpersonal conflict, Caleb's cosmic ministry ambitions, James' return from Sabbatical, and the long-awaited relaunch of a new ministry year at Generations.  Click here for a visual aid to this week's episode.  
53:26
August 11, 2021
A Look Back: A Word of Prayer
Weekday Worship is featuring messages from a year ago when our culture was in turmoil, we were not meeting in person as a church, and there was a lot of conflict over how Christians should be responding to our painful and uncertain times. The series is titled How Should We Then Live? and it is still very timely for us. We are featuring the last message in that series this week, which is from Isaiah 63:15-64:12. It's called, A Word of Prayer.
51:28
July 29, 2021
A Look Back: A Word of Encouragement
Over the rest of July, Weekday Worship is featuring messages from a year ago when our culture was in turmoil, we were not meeting in person as a church, and there was a lot of conflict over how Christians should be responding to our painful and uncertain times. The message we're featuring this week is from Mark 14:1-9 and it's called, A Word of Encouragement.
46:07
July 22, 2021
A Look Back: A Word of Caution
Over the rest of July, Weekday Worship is featuring messages from a year ago when our culture was in turmoil, we were not meeting in person as a church, and there was a lot of conflict over how Christians should be responding to our painful and uncertain times. The message we're featuring this week is from John 11:38-53 and it's called A Word of Caution.
48:48
July 15, 2021
From North Alabama to South Africa 2.0
A conversation with Maegan Cody about growing up in the Wilson house, ministry in the Cody house, Eminem and the hopes and fears of raising children on the mission field. 
53:18
July 06, 2021
From North Alabama to South Africa
A conversation with Michael Cody about the twists and turns of life and campus ministry which are taking their family from Florence, AL to Johannesburg. 
59:45
June 30, 2021
An Origin Story: Jasmine Gilcrease
A conversation about puppet ministry, little known college mascots and spiritual formation in the local church.  
01:06:08
June 23, 2021
Partners In The Gospel
A conversation with pastor and church planter, Eduardo Fergusson, about life and ministry on the Northern Coast of Colombia and gospel partnership between churches. 
01:05:04
June 16, 2021
Rest and Renewal
A conversation about vacations, church softball, youth sports and sabbath. 
54:49
June 08, 2021
You Need the Church; the Church Needs You
A conversation about summer, returning to normal, academy awards and the gathering of the church.
51:03
June 01, 2021
Rediscovering the God-ness of God
A conversation about the the weightiness of God, the casualness of the Church and the appropriateness of impractical Christianity.
01:09:36
May 25, 2021
Church History Myths
A conversation correcting and clarifying some myths about church history including Santa's temper tantrum at Nicea. Church History Made Easy by Timothy Paul Jones In the Year of Our Lord by Sinclair Ferguson 2,000 Years of Christ's Power Series by Nick Needham
56:11
May 19, 2021
A Missionary Story
A conversation with special guest, Rachel Furnish, ranging from learning languages to teaching engineering, to the providence of God and her new missionary assignment.
54:47
May 11, 2021
An Exhausting Worldview
A conversation about meaning, suffering, plagiarizing sermons, and living out of the right story. 
01:03:38
May 05, 2021
All is Vanity
Part 1 of a conversation about meaning, suffering sleeping through church. My Generation isn't Suffering Enough by Freya India
01:12:08
April 27, 2021
Who Let the Dog Out?
A conversation about treachery between friends, and helping new Christians to take the best early steps in their newness of life in Christ.  
01:00:08
April 20, 2021
Next Man Up
A conversation about radio sound effects, idolatry and true worship. One of the boys is out of commission, but like every good organization, Weekday Worship has a "next man up" mentality. 
53:36
April 14, 2021
Newness of Life
A conversation about Spring Break in Panama City and Christian Conversion... two things that always go together. 
55:59
April 07, 2021
Government and the Gospel - 1 Peter 2
A conversation about Easter skits, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and 1 Peter 2.  
57:41
March 31, 2021
Government and the Gospel - Romans 13
A conversation interacting with Romans 13 regarding secular government, Christian citizenship and the call of submission. 
46:47
March 23, 2021
It Takes a Church
A conversation about parenting and the importance of church family in shaping the next generation. 
48:17
March 16, 2021
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Brotherhood
A fun conversation about friendship, with some serious moments. 
52:50
March 09, 2021
Going Global
A conversation with one of our mission partners in Colombia, our first international guest on the weekday worship podcast, Pastor Juan Hernández.
56:17
March 04, 2021
Change of Pace
Caleb is MIA this week, but Weekday Worship is a rain or shine podcast. We welcome Martina McCallie, the fearless leader of Women's Ministry at Generations, for a conversation about a range of topics from life and ministry to Roger Federer and the Word of God. 
47:50
February 25, 2021
Finale... or Finally (Progressive Christianity part 6)
A conversation wrapping up our series on Progressive Christianity, interacting especially with one of the leading voices in this stream. Plus, final thoughts. Link to resources referenced in this series
01:04:51
February 17, 2021
Almost Done (Progressive Christianity part 5)
A conversation responding to Progressive Christianity as we understand it. This episode deals with Wrath of God. Link to resources referenced in this series
45:49
February 09, 2021
Progressive Christianity part 4
A conversation responding to Progressive Christianity as we understand it. This episode deals in the Doctrine of Sin and Atonement. Link to resources referenced in this series
01:05:56
February 02, 2021
Progressive Christianity part 3
A conversation responding to Progressive Christianity as we understand it. This episode deals with the doctrine of Scripture.  Link to resources referenced in this series
01:05:20
January 26, 2021
Progressive Christianity part 2
A conversation profiling progressive Christianity.  Link to resources referenced in this series
01:03:11
January 21, 2021
Progressive Christianity part 1
A conversation profiling progressive Christianity. Link to resources referenced in this series
52:51
January 19, 2021
Everything is Awesome
A conversation about what went down in D.C. last week, how that impacts the broader perception of the church, and where do we go from here. Articles referenced: Ross Douthat - How Trump Made the Fantasy Real Russell Moore - The Roman Road from Insurrection
55:20
January 13, 2021
New Year, New You
A conversation about the good and bad of new year's resolutions, self-improvement and Bible Reading in 2021
56:05
January 05, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: An Origin Story
Weekday Worship welcomes our second guest ever. A conversation with Generations' Pastoral Resident, Scottie Finlayson.
59:31
December 22, 2020
A Christmas Special
Christmas cheer and a conversation about our favorite themes traced through the storyline of the Bible. 
51:28
December 15, 2020
A Surprise Critique of a Successful Church
A conversation about Jesus' assessment of a kind church most of us want to be a part of.
56:40
November 24, 2020
Literacy is Good
A conversation about the value of reading that's way more engaging and exciting than it sounds on the surface.  
56:08
November 17, 2020
A Million Dollar Podcast
A conversation around materialism, gratitude and stewardship with a couple soon-to-be millionaires. Recommendations: John Piper message - Don't Waste Your Life John Piper book - Don't Waste Your Life Ross Lester - My Life as a Suburban Church Planter
57:03
November 10, 2020
Solving the Problems of the Whole World
A conversation about election day, polarization and the sovereignty of God.
59:15
November 03, 2020
Reflections from a Better Half
A conversation, and predictably shorter conversation, about life and ministry with special guest, Betsy Rowell. 
40:02
October 27, 2020
Christianity is Trinitarian
A conversation about the doctrine of the trinity and relating to the totality of God.  Recommendations: - The Forgotten Trinity by James White - Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves
56:34
October 20, 2020
Institutional Distrust and the Church
A conversation about recent cultural trends of deepening social and institutional distrust, and the opportunity before the local church. This episode is inspired by an article published recently in The Atlantic which has garnered some widespread attention and which we believe has implications for the Church of Jesus for such a time as this. We link to the article below.   America is Having a Moral Convulsion by David Brooks
01:10:43
October 13, 2020
Addressing Pornography
A conversation about some of the realities of pornography and it's effects, as well as how we deal with this area of sin and fight for freedom and wholeness. 
01:02:31
October 06, 2020
Thinking through Entertainment
A conversation about entertainment - considering how we got to a place of such sexual laxity permeating every layer of entertainment and how we might reconsider our own consumption as Christians.  Recommendations from this episode: We Cannot Be Silent by Albert Mohler As In Heaven - A podcast exploring race and justice from a Christian perspective. 
54:22
September 29, 2020
Abiding in the Gospel
A conversation about the gospel, spiritual rhythms, and the renewal of the Spirit in every day life.
47:05
September 22, 2020
God and Country
A conversation about culture and country through a biblical filter.
44:41
September 15, 2020
Reflections on Re-Gathering
A conversation reflecting on re-gathering as a church for the first time in 6 months, including hopes for the larger Church as we forge ahead. 
47:11
September 09, 2020
Mission: Thinking through the Ministry of Reconciliation
A conversation exploring ordinary, everyday mission as a Christian.
50:36
September 02, 2020
Community: What Makes a Church?
A conversation thinking through what makes a church a church
47:47
August 27, 2020
Spirituality: Reading the Word
A conversation on approaching and studying Scripture.
48:21
August 21, 2020