LOVE//WAR

LOVE//WAR

By LOVE//WAR
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The entire world is at war on a grand scale – a war that threatens to end life as we know it.

It sounds like hyperbole, right? But do us a favor. Grab your iPhone and check out your favorite social media network. Turn on that flat-screen TV and tune in to a 24-hour news channel. Better yet, open your door and walk down the street. The war isn’t just being fought in foreign arenas over land and oil – we’re in the midst of a constant social, cultural, and spiritual battle for our hearts and minds.

Terrorism. Depression. Poverty. Loneliness. Economic disaster. Slavery. Political upheaval. Technological saturation.

Maybe it’s not a matter of finding a place of safety and peace and goodness – maybe it’s up to us to create one. Maybe we’re meant to love because we’re loved first. Maybe this war needs an invasion of love.

On the Love//War Podcast, we’re going to use that philosophy to dive headfirst into the war. Answers won’t come easy, if they come at all – but we’re committed to unpacking and distilling the big, tough issues of this present darkness and finding the light at the end of the tunnel.

Grant Reitzel is a professional musician, business owner, and recovering pastor’s kid. Bryan Peach is a media and public relations expert, a writer, and a pop culture aficionado. It’s often said that politics and religion don’t make for polite conversation – but Bryan and Grant aren’t interested in a gentle tea party. This is a Love//War.
More places to listen
The entire world is at war on a grand scale – a war that threatens to end life as we know it.

It sounds like hyperbole, right? But do us a favor. Grab your iPhone and check out your favorite social media network. Turn on that flat-screen TV and tune in to a 24-hour news channel. Better yet, open your door and walk down the street. The war isn’t just being fought in foreign arenas over land and oil – we’re in the midst of a constant social, cultural, and spiritual battle for our hearts and minds.

Terrorism. Depression. Poverty. Loneliness. Economic disaster. Slavery. Political upheaval. Technological saturation.

Maybe it’s not a matter of finding a place of safety and peace and goodness – maybe it’s up to us to create one. Maybe we’re meant to love because we’re loved first. Maybe this war needs an invasion of love.

On the Love//War Podcast, we’re going to use that philosophy to dive headfirst into the war. Answers won’t come easy, if they come at all – but we’re committed to unpacking and distilling the big, tough issues of this present darkness and finding the light at the end of the tunnel.

Grant Reitzel is a professional musician, business owner, and recovering pastor’s kid. Bryan Peach is a media and public relations expert, a writer, and a pop culture aficionado. It’s often said that politics and religion don’t make for polite conversation – but Bryan and Grant aren’t interested in a gentle tea party. This is a Love//War.

More places to listen

012 - Pushing the Envelope for Jesus
Grant and Bryan explore the difficulty of creating the perfect illustration for a sermon and what happens when even a well-intentioned pastor goes too far.
58:48
May 8, 2019
011 - The Dark Side of the Web
Grant and Bryan talk about the seedy underbelly of the internet, why Grant hates photos of kids, and what Bryan's dream vacation is.
53:43
April 23, 2019
010 - Free-for-All
 In a bit of a free-for-all, Bryan and Grant discuss the Christian music industry and its history and pitfalls, plus an update on the depression episode of the podcast
57:18
January 19, 2019
009 - Movies
It's officially awards season as the Golden Globes revealed the 2019 nominees. Bryan and Grant talk about what they like and don't on the list, plus make some recommendations for your holiday movie binge.
57:48
January 12, 2019
008 - Marriage
Pulling from wisdom they've learned in marriage (if you can even call it "wisdom"), Grant and Bryan dig into relationships and marriage. They also discuss why they didn't kiss dating goodbye.
1:04:20
December 16, 2018
007 - What about Depression?
Grant and Bryan have a serious discussion about depression, including myths, misconceptions, and how to get help.
1:07:52
August 26, 2018
006 - Friday Free-For-All
Grant and Bryan deal with heavy topics like church abuse and free speech and lighter ones like books, music, and Grant's new favorite romantic drama movie.
51:55
August 17, 2018
005 - The Art of LOVE//WAR.
Grant and Bryan discuss the importance of art, evaluating creativity on its own merits, and their frustrations and concerns with "art" geared specifically toward a Christian audience.
1:02:46
August 10, 2018
004 - In the Green Room: Behind the Scenes of Worship.
Bryan puts on his journalist hat for a Q-and-A session with a special guest - Grant himself! - as the hosts go behind the scenes of what makes a successful worship experience in church.
1:12:06
July 27, 2018
003 - So Will I? Worship, Music, and Giving Back to God.
On episode three of the LOVE//WAR podcast, we're talking about a subject one of our hosts is intimately familiar with: worship. Grant gives a compelling, impassioned plea for authenticity in worship and what kind of environment he hopes to cultivate when he leads worship; Bryan talks about his sincere doubts and hang-ups about worship, and why he might need therapy after this intense and frank discussion.
1:08:16
July 16, 2018
002 - Mass Media Mayhem
Springboarding off the first episode, Grant and Bryan talk about one of America's (and the president's) favorite topics, the big bad mass media - and you won't want to miss Grant's rant about airline travel!
1:05:44
March 16, 2018
001 - Unsocial Media
On the inaugural episode of The Love//War Podcast, Grant and Bryan discuss the vices and virtues of communications in digital spaces, and why neither host has gotten around to sending thank-you notes from their weddings.
43:58
March 16, 2018
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