Rogue Table Talks

#7 Judges - Othniel

An episode of Rogue Table Talks

By Calvary Church
A place we gather to discuss our message series, culture and how the two intersect.
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A place we gather to discuss our message series, culture and how the two intersect.

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#33 Source of Joy (Mary's Joy)
Chad's back this week! Mike and Chad discuss accessing the source of joy. How does Elizabeth’s (Spirit-inspired) understanding of what is happening lead to her joy? How can this be true and be common to all people?  What if people don’t believe in the larger story?  Can they have joy? What if people do believe in the larger story?  Does it mean joy is guaranteed? Scripture: Luke 1:39-55
December 15, 2019
#32 We Were Made for JOY
What is joy? Is it just happiness and pleasure. Join us this week as we dive deeper trying to understand the JOY in our lives and where it comes from.
December 8, 2019
#31 enTRUSTed - Gratitude
How do we have attitudes of gratitude? God wants us to have a life of flourishing and he wants to bless us. Join Mike and Chad as they discuss what this looks like in our culture. Scripture this week: Deuteronomy 8:10-18, John 12:1-8
December 1, 2019
#30 enTRUSTed - Stewardship
This week we take a look at what it means to steward what has been given to us. 
November 24, 2019
#29 enTRUSTed - Spend/Save/Give
How should we think about spending, saving, and giving? What emotions do we experience when we encounter those things? Chad and Mike discuss. Scripture referenced in this episode: Ecclesiastes 5:19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. Proverbs 21:20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it. Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
November 17, 2019
#28 enTRUSTed - More
In a culture that pushes for more and to go to whatever extreme possible to obtain it; this week, Mike and Chad discuss our fascination with the feeling of needing more. Can we learn to know what it is to be content?
November 10, 2019
#27 enTRUSTed - Live Simply
Contentment. Do we live lives full of being content or always longing for the next "thing?" Where is our heart in our desires? This week Mike and Chad focus in on our posture towards living content lives. Scripture referenced this week: Proberbs 15:16, Proverbs 19:23, 1 Timothy 6:6-10
November 3, 2019
#26 Vision
Who are We? What is our Mission? What are We Doing? What are we Responsible For? What is the Church? This week Mike and Chad talk about the vision of the church. Scripture in this episode: 1 Peter 2:9-10, Romans 4:17, Ephesians 2:19-22
October 27, 2019
#25 Jesus Unexpected: Politics
We're talking politics this week! Who's excited? Mike and Chad are! Listen in as they discuss Jesus and politics. Chinese Pastor's Declaration - Tim Keller Article - Scripture referenced in this episode: Matthew 22:15-22, Romans 13:1-7
October 20, 2019
#24 Jesus Unexpected: Jesus & Women
This week we welcome Debbie Durso, Sheila Smude, and Lindsay Walker to the podcast. How did Jesus subvert cultural expectations and expressions related to women? Listen in and find out what our panel has to say. Scripture: John 4:4-30,  Luke 8:1-3
October 13, 2019
#23 Jesus Unexpected: Enjoyed a Good Party
Do you like to party? Jesus did. This week Mike and Chad discuss how Jesus went to parties to be in relationship with people.  Scripture in this episode: Mark 2:15-17, Matthew 22:2-4, Luke 7:31-35, 1 Corinthians 5:9-10
October 6, 2019
#22 Jesus Unexpected: On Judgement
Mike and Chad discuss the cultural evolution of judgement. Also, how does all of this not judging relate to the complete holiness of Christ and the perfection to which we are called? Scripture References: Matthew 7:1-5, Luke 6:37-42, Hebrews 12:14
September 29, 2019
#21 Jesus Unexpected: Cared More About Our Hearts Than Our Hands
This week, Mike and Chad talk about Jesus as the one who speaks of transformation in our heart and obedience in our heart, more than an outward obedience.  Scripture References: Luke 6:43-45, Jeremiah 17:9, & Psalm 139:23-24
September 22, 2019
#20 Jesus Unexpected: Broke Unnecessary Rules
Jesus went Rogue and was unexpected by the religious people of his day. Here from Mike and Chad on what that means for us in today's world. Scripture references: Matthew 12:1-8 & Luke 6:6-11 & Colossians 2:20-23 CS Lewis Quote: "The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self – all your wishes and precautions – to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call ‘ourselves’, to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and yet at the same time to be ‘good’. We are all trying to let our mind and heart go their own way – centered on money or pleasure or ambition – and hoping, in spite of this, to behave honestly and chastely and humbly. And that is exactly what Christ warned us you could not do. As He said, a thistle cannot produce figs. If I am a field that contains nothing but grass-seed, I cannot produce wheat. Cutting the grass may keep it short: but I shall still produce grass and no wheat. If I want to produce wheat, the change must go deeper than the surface. I must be ploughed up and re-sown." – Mere Christianity
September 15, 2019
#19 Where Prodigals Belong
Our final episode as we walk through our Welcome Home series. How do we welcome people into community with us? How can we share the gospel through our daily lives? Listen as Mike and Chad share their thoughts on this final Welcome Home episode.
September 8, 2019
#18 Where Questions Are Heard
In an interesting turn of events there was a podcast feel to this week's message. So, be sure to listen to the message as well as this week's Rogue Table Talk. Mike and Chad dive into the world of questions and why questions are important and should be welcomed. Message audio can be found HERE.
September 1, 2019
#17 Where the Busy Rest
Rest is hard. Is it a part of our rhythm? How do we rest? Are we really resting? This week we take a look at what it means to rest in a culture that seems to always be going and doing.
August 25, 2019
#16 Where Compassion Dwells
This week we talk about compassion. Compassion can be complicated, but we are called to it. Listen in, as Mike and Chad discuss.
August 18, 2019
#15 Where Everyone Is Welcome
This week, Mike and Chad talk about how culture can shape our views on welcoming someone. Does it matter what your history is? How do we trust? How do we extend grace? What matters? This is the beginning of a new series at Calvary called "Welcome Home." Thanks for listening!
August 11, 2019
#14 Judges - Ruth
This week we have a special guest join us to discuss Ruth. Listen as Susan James, Mike, and Chad discuss Ruth and the beauty of God's redemptive story whether a native or a foreigner. How does the story of Ruth relate to me? God has a plan.  Scripture for this week is the book of Ruth.
August 4, 2019
#13 Judges - Samson
This week we dive into the story of Samson and the loss of his identity. Have we lost our identity in the culture we are a part of? Listen as we discuss everything revolving around the story of Samson. Bible passages related to this episode: Judges 13, Judges 14, Judges 15, Judges 16, Judges 17
July 28, 2019
#12 Judges - Jephthah
This week we take a look at how culture impacts the church. What do we bring with us when we worship? Does culture influence the church, or vice versa? Is there a balance? This week's episode is sure to raise some questions about who we are and how we engage with the Creator and society around us. Read the story: Judges 10 & Judges 11
July 21, 2019
#11 Judges - Abimelech
Mike and Chad dive into the story of Abimelech this week. Listen to hear how the life of Abimelech relates to us here and now. Thank for listening. Scripture for this week.
July 14, 2019
#10 Judges - Gideon
This week Chad and Mike take a look at Gideon and his underdog story. However, all doesn't appear as it seems. You're in for a wild ride with all of Gideon's ups and downs. Also, be sure to stay until the very end for a little something extra. Thanks for listening! For more content, visit our website.
July 9, 2019
#9 Judges - Deborah
This week we take a look at our next judge, Deborah. Mike and Chad go rogue and venture away from the story for a moment to highlight women in the church. Follow along with us in the book of Judges. Video Overview of the Book of Judges.
June 30, 2019
#8 Judges - Ehud
The account of Ehud in the book of Judges is very detailed. In this week's episode we'll take a look at those specificities. Blood, death, and dung...yep, it gets detailed.  Read along with us in Judges. Judges Overview Video
June 23, 2019
#7 Judges - Othniel
Is there room for ordinary?  Is there a place for everyday, faithful people to make an impact?  Today we meet just your ordinary guy in the Bible. He doesn’t have an unusual beginning. He doesn’t do great miracles. He doesn’t make a big splash in the culture. But he lives faithfully before God and others, every day, day after day, same after every same day and God uses Him. What makes the ordinary, extraordinary, the power of living faithfully. Instead of holding on tightly to who he thought he needed to be, he became who God meant him to be. If you ever wonder if God notices, or sees or cares about your life, take notice. That is the lesson of everyday faithfulness. Let go of who you think you should be and become who God meant you to be. Judges Resource Video Scripture for this week is Judges 3.
June 16, 2019
#6 The Book of JUDGES Overview
This week is an overview of the whole book and series. The book of Judges consists of a similarly repeated cycle in this period of Israel’s history:  The people become complacent and turn their focus away from God.  Eventually, trouble and difficulty come their way, usually from oppressive enemies. They call out to God for help and God raises up a Judge who leads them to political victory and spiritual fullness. The people turn to God and enjoy His favor until they become complacent and the cycle repeats itself.  We all bow down to something or someone. Our choice is whether we bow to a God who saves or a God who enslaves us. Judges reminds us that small areas of disbelief can have big consequences. Listen as Chad and Mike go beyond the message in this week's Rogue Table Talks! This week's Bible passage is Judges 1 & Judges 2.
June 9, 2019
#5 Control & Manipulation
This week Chad and Mike dive deeper into the topic of control and manipulation. The Bible passage for this week is Judges 13:3-5, Judges 14:15-17, and Judges 16:6-20.
June 2, 2019
#4 Insults, Attacks and Belittling: I Can’t Value You
Do you feel valued in your relationships?  This week Chad and Mike discuss in further detail how we handle being attacked and belittled. The Bible passage for the week is 1 Samuel 16:1-13 & 1 Samuel 17:26-29.
May 29, 2019
#3 Bitterness & Unforgiveness
This week, Chad dives into how we can better deal with bitterness and how to forgive. It's not easy, but we hope these words may help you take a step in that direction. To watch this past weekend's message, visit
May 22, 2019
#2 Favoritism
This week, Chad and Mike weigh in on favoritism and how we can approach and handle it through life.
May 15, 2019
#1 Secrets
Why do we keep secrets? Is there a safe way to share them? Do you have a person you can confess to? Are you a person people can confess to? All of this and more as Mike and Chad talk about the elephant in the living room. Secrets.
May 8, 2019
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