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PodClass - The Problem of Objectification | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 1

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By Aaron Salvato & Brian Higgins
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Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins are here to talk about Jesus, faith, and the Christian Life. A show filled with powerful interviews, fascinating theological deep-dives, and a never ending stream of questions, there’s always something to discover on The GoodLion Podcast.

Check out the other great shows on the GoodLion network at

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PodClass - Slaves To Objectification Culture | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 2
In this class we will  - Cover the roots of objectification found in the garden of Eden - Examine the issue of how easy it is for us as a culture to justify and downplay objectification  - Contrast the Pharaoh in Exodus and his culture of Slavery with our current objectification culture and how it enslaves us to negative patterns of thinking. Stay tuned for the next PodClass as we look at our tendency as a culture to play the blame game when it comes to objectification, and examine the problem of women being blamed for sexual assault, and how men can fight this by renewing their minds.
November 15, 2019
Cultural Moment: Kanye, Critics, & Christianity (With Kellen Criswell & George Scanlan)
Aaron sits down with CGN team members Kellen Criswell and George Scanlan to talk about Kanye's new album. How should we treat celebrity conversions? Should we be critical, or optimistic? Bonus features: Brian Higgins makes an epic cameo at the end, and Kellen and George brainstorm about some new podcast ideas: "Bad Tiger" and "Mediocre Leopard." #kanye #jesusisking
November 8, 2019
Q&A: Should Christians Be Set Apart From Sex, Drugs, Music, and Politics?
Our First Mailbag Episode! Aaron And Brian Tackle The topic Of Being “set Apart” from a listener who writes in asking "Should Christians Be Set Apart From Sex, Drugs, Music, and Politics?"
November 1, 2019
PodClass - The Problem of Objectification | Fighting Sexual Objectification pt 1
We are introducing a new project for the GoodLion podcast network: the GoodLion PodClass! We gather students in a classroom environment to discuss important theological subjects. Our first subject will be fighting sexual objectification as the church. Show Notes: We'd like to thank Joshua Ryan Butler for his writings on Hell and others topics, If you’d like to go deeper into his views check out his fantastic book Skeleton’s in God’s closet We’d also like to thank Jefferson Bethke, we used a lot of his material in our research, if you’d like to check that out search for Jefferson Bethkes great talk he gave at the Q Ideas conference entitled: What Is My Role In The Objectification Of Women?  We hope that this class has been helpful to you, and we’d like to produce many more! If you want to support the work, check out Also, if this episode has stirred up any questions in you, we’d love to do a QNA episode responding to your questions in this series, so you can send a question to our instagram account, or send an email to The GoodLion Podclass is a production of the CGN/Calvary Global Network and Hesed Creative.  We are a nonprofit podcasting ministry run by a team of volunteers that seeks to bring quality, Jesus focused content to the body of Christ.  For more awesome podcast content, as well as articles, educational resources, and more, Check out our website Thanks guys, and remember, never stop learning! 
October 26, 2019
The Mechanics of Salvation - With Dr. Gerry Breshears
Aaron & Brian get the amazing Dr. Gerry Breshears on the show to discuss all our burning questions about Salvation. What does it mean to be saved? Can you lose your salvation? How do you know someone is saved? All this and more on today's GoodLion Podcast!
October 5, 2019
The Importance of Confession
Brian discusses with Aaron the topic of confession. Why should christians practice confession? Does confession mean you need a priest? Should we be open with our community? How do we trust one another? All this and more on today's GoodLion Podcast!
September 28, 2019
Depression, Suicide, and Christianity (With Wesley Towne)
In the wake of pastor Jarrid Wilson’s tragic suicide, Aaron & Brian sit down with pastor/speaker Wesley Towne to have a serious conversation about depression, anxiety, and suicide within the church. Wesley Town is a pastor and speaker who is currently focusing his efforts on speaking and teaching on Suffering and Mental Health. Check out his website at, where you can book him to speak at your church and check out his podcast Betters Days (a podcast about Mental Health + Suffering, and what it means to be human and follow Jesus.) Support the show at
September 21, 2019
Responding to Christian Leaders Leaving The Faith: Josh Harris, Marty Sampson, and reacting to those who struggle with grace, truth, and love.
Aaron and Brian discuss the recent news about author Josh Harris and Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson publicly stepping out of Christianity and how Jesus followers can handle these types of situations involved friends and family who struggle with the same things. We look at doubt, questioning, and wrestle with the meaning of the word "apostasy." Our heart is to help Christians see that this very real problem can be approached with grace, truth, and love.
August 23, 2019
Can a Christian Watch Sex Scenes? | (Pt 2)
Part 2 of our discussion on sex, violence, and nudity in media! We continue to look at what it looks like to deal with this kind of content as a Christ follower.
August 4, 2019
Can a Christian Watch Sex Scenes? | A discussion about violence, sex, nudity, and the Jesus follower. (Pt 1)
When it comes to shows like Game of Thrones and the like, many Christians are conflicted about how to handle them because of all the gratuitous violence and nudity. Should they watch them? Should they boycott them? There's a host of opinions, but not a lot of nuance to the conversation, which is what we try to accomplish. Join us for a thought provoking discussion about violence, sex, nudity, and the Jesus follower.
July 28, 2019
Hungering and Thirsting For Righteousness | Righteousness mini series Finale (Pt.7)
For our final episode in the righteousness mini series, Aaron and Brian discuss what they learned about this topic, and dive deeper into what it means to "hunger and thirst for righteousness."
July 21, 2019
Pharisees, Spears, & God's Righteousness | Righteousness mini series Pt.6
Aaron Salvato and Char Broderson discuss the key differences between Old Testament and New Testament depictions of righteousness, and what it means for the follower of Christ. 
July 9, 2019
Update - Returning from Hiatus, GoodLion PodClasses, Q&A Episodes, and fresh content coming soon!
Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you an update on where Aaron and Brian have been and let you know about the exciting stuff coming upon next on the GoodLion Podcast!
June 25, 2019
The Self-Righteous Pastor | Righteousness mini series Pt.5
Aaron Salvato, Brian Higgins, Bryan Stupar, and Char Broderson talk about self righteousness in the life of a pastor, and practices to overcome this pitfall!
May 6, 2019
Sinners Made Righteous | Righteousness mini series Pt.4
In part 4, Brian and Aaron discuss how Jesus was a friend of sinners, we hear a testimony from Nathaniel Bedson, and a discussion on self righteousness and our personal struggles with this sin by a group of Calvary Pastors (Zak Shellabarger, Wavey Cowper, Char Brodersen, and Bryan Stupar.)
May 1, 2019
Self Righteousness and Legalism | Righteousness mini series Pt.3
What does it mean to be Self-Righteous? What is Legalism?  In This episode of the Righteousness Series we take a look at the "Selective Sanctification" that comes with self righteousness, explore what Jesus meant when he said our righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees, and look at how our standing with God has less to do with us and more to do with Christ. Hosts Brian and Aaron discuss Legalism, while guests Nick Cady, Brian Stupar, and Wavey Cowpar discuss the pitfalls of self righteousness that Christians can easily fall into!
April 23, 2019
#4 | Questions from first-time Youth Pastors!
Brian and Aaron answer rapid-fire questions from guys who are just getting started as youth workers.  How do you balance life and ministry when you work part time? How do you lead when your volunteers are older than you? How can you empower your leaders to have a bigger role? How do you measure success in youth ministry? How do you build community coming into a new place What are some practical steps in developing a strong leadership team When planning a youth camp/retreat what have you found to be the best structure. Should they be more Bible study focused or free time/fellowship focused or maybe even something completely different?
April 16, 2019
#3 | Five things we would tell our younger selves about being a Youth Pastor.
Brian Higgins and Aaron Salvato share from their combined 20+ years of Youth Ministry experience by answering the question... "What would you tell your younger self about youth ministry if you could travel back in time to your first year as a youth pastor?" 
April 16, 2019
Righteousness and Sin | Righteousness mini series Pt.2
In episode 2 we explore the relationship between righteousness and sin. We look at how Jesus deals with sinners in the story of the woman caught in Adultery. Brian Higgins and Aaron Salvato discuss what Sin actually is and how it relates to righteousness, and pastor Brian Stupar shares with us strategies to overcome the endless cycles of guilt and shame. Finally we hear a true story from Aaron about how righteousness was found in the middle of a friend's lies and drug addiction.
April 10, 2019
What Even IS Righteousness? - Ft. Tim Mackie | Righteousness mini series Pt.1
The GoodLion Podcast is launching it's first mini series! We will be doing a deep dive into the topic of Righteousness. For episode one, we ask the  question, what exactly is Righteousness? Aaron Salvato presents the topic, and we hear a helpful explanation from Dr. Tim Mackie (the Bible Project.) Join us as we go deep into this Biblical topic!
April 2, 2019
#2 | Why start a Podcast about Preaching? - Brian Higgins
We talk with Brian Higgins about preaching, youth ministry, and why he started his podcast “First Time Bible Teacher.”
March 25, 2019
#1 | Grief and Loss - An Interview With Ben Courson
In our first episode of the GoodLion Podcast, Creative-Director Aaron Salvato sits down with Ben Courson to interview him about the recent loss of his brother Peter-John. The two discuss loss, grief, coping with tragedy, and share experiences and insight from their lives. 
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