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Pretty Much Jesus

Pretty Much Jesus

By Kelly O'Neal
Stories, fun facts, conversations, and....well, pretty much Jesus. An encouraging podcast dedicated to helping you fix your eyes on the Hope and Joy of life.
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Ep 24: The Indicator Tree
Every year the cherry blossoms of Washington D.C. put on a spectacular display of natural beauty. But there is something even more beautiful that takes places just days before. This inconspicuous event is a picture of Jesus and it is the best news for you today. 
May 17, 2022
Ep 23: Are You a Deer or a Squirrel?
Find out if you are a deer or a squirrel and what it means as a follower of Jesus. 
May 10, 2022
Ep 22: Kids Say the Wisest Things (the wrong way!)
There is a reason they call it the "wisdom" of a child and not the "tact" of a child. Find encourage in this episode that spans the gap between the goofy things kids say and the incredible hope you can have even in the face of death. 
May 03, 2022
Ep 21: The Greatest Film of All Time
Listen to find out what is the greatest film of all time (Well, I suppose that's debatable). This wonderful 90's flick might bring back some memories, and of course there is a Jesus nugget in there. 
April 19, 2022
Ep 20: 5-2 Moments
Sometimes in life we find ourselves in situations where we simply do not have what it takes. I call those "5-2 moments," and it's these moments that beckon us to fix our eyes on Jesus again. In fact, he specializes in 5-2 moments. 
April 12, 2022
Ep 19: Denali
Did you know Denali is taller than Mount Everest?! Listen to find out why. Denali and incredibly large and, oddly enough, very small. The difference is perspective. Discover what this means for you and more importantly what it has to do with Jesus. 
April 05, 2022
Ep 18: Eleventh Hour Worship + Worship with Perspective
Shane Selby and Makayla McKibben of Eleventh Hour Worship join me to talk about leading worship in light of Jesus' return--along with some other exciting news! They are the real deal--for real. Check out their their music on all streaming platforms including Apple and Spotify, as well as their website:
March 29, 2022
Ep 17: Red Rover
Find out what the old playground game Red Rover has to do with Jesus, and why it is good news for you. Prepare for 10 minutes of pure encouragement!
March 22, 2022
Ep 16: Transformers and A Golden Stump
This episode is for everyone, but especially those who like the Transformers or miss the old Golden Gallon gas stations. In any case, we all love a good bizarre dream story. And of course, somehow it ends up being about Jesus. 
March 15, 2022
Ep 15: Greatest Comeback I've Ever Witnessed
Have you ever experienced an event or celebration so exciting you'll never forget how it made you feel? This is the story of one of these moments for me. These moments, and how they make us feel, tell us something about Jesus and the most epic celebration that has yet to be! #Revelation
March 08, 2022
Ep 14: Walter and the Woodpecker
It's not a children's storybook--it's a story about a boy named Walter, a woodpecker, and baseball. Oh, and Jesus. 
March 01, 2022
Ep 13: SpaceX and Jesus
This one is out of this world...literally. Seriously though, thank you Elon Musk and SpaceX for giving us a pretty cool living illustration of good things to come--and of course it involves Jesus. Check out this video first to see what I'm talking about.
February 22, 2022
Ep 12: The Best of Super Bowl LVI
The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of athletic achievement and cultural glory. Super Bowl LVI was no different. But the best part of this year's Super Bowl might surprise you. Here's a hint: it involves Matthew Stafford. Check out this link to see what I'm talking about: 
February 18, 2022
Ep 11: Pastor Derrick Brite + Jesus in the OT & Jesus as Human
Where is Jesus in the Old Testament? Why is Jesus' humanity just as important as his divinity? We'll take a deep dive into these questions in this conversation with Pastor Derrick Brite. 
February 15, 2022
Ep 10: Alligators and Whoppers
Between alligators and whoppers there is a powerful reminder: hope changes how we think and live. 
February 08, 2022
Ep 9: Elephant in the Room--Literally
It's time to talk about the elephant in the room--figuratively.....and also literally. 
February 01, 2022
Ep 8: Snakes On A Farm
Fear and anxiety are addressed in this sequel to "GOAT of Goats." But first, learn how to find snakes on a farm, and hear about something amazing Jesus once said--while he was glowing! If you're more scared of theme parks rides now than when you were a kid, this one is sure to hit. 
January 25, 2022
Ep 7: GOAT of Goats
Let's have a goat vote: Michael Jordan or Lebron James? Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus? Yo-yo Ma or....well let's face it, it's Yo-yo Ma. These individuals, and others, inspire us with their skills and success in their respective crafts. Yet, what if there is a greatness that outshines them all? What if there is One who's greatness is so vast and consequential it demands your attention and has the power to change your life? The truth is the debate has been settled--there is in fact a GOAT of goats! 
January 18, 2022
Ep 6: The Speed of Light (CHRISTMAS EPISODE!!!)
Light is so fast it is impossible to observe it in motion......Or is it? Researchers at MIT sought to do just that--make light observable in motion. But it's not the first time light was "slowed down" to an observable speed. In this Christmas edition of the podcast, discover how Christmas is really a story of light in slow motion.  Link to MIT experiment:
December 15, 2021
Ep 5: The Legend of Johnny Combat
What does river rafting, Jesus, and a man named Johnny Combat have it common? Find out in this adventure story. 
August 17, 2021
Ep 4: Googol-whaaat?
Some numbers are so big they feel meaningless. But what if they actually tell us something about God--about Jesus? Discover what is the largest number that has a name, and what it says about God's astronomical goodness! See John 3:16 in a whole new light. Buckle up for this one!
August 17, 2021
Ep 3: The Bullseye
Is there a bullseye in LIFE? If there is, how do you know if you're hitting it? It turns out archery has a lot to say to you and I about life and Jesus. 
August 12, 2021
Ep 2: The Bear
Step aside Usain Bolt--make way for the bear. There is no creature quite like the bear, and that says something about Jesus. 
August 11, 2021
Ep 1: Pretty much....Jesus!
An introduction to the podcast with a special treat at the end!
August 11, 2021