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Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

By The Example Project
A podcast from The Example Project.

Starting the Conversation seeks to break down barriers by listening, questioning and learning from each other through thoughtful conversation.

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Protest + Pray for Trump

Starting the Conversation

Can a Christian enjoy the NFL, Cosby & Walmart?
In the last of our 4 Part series on Patriotism and the Church Paul and Sam discuss how we live out a Biblical example of protest while also participating in the culture around us.
November 19, 2018
Protest + Pray for Trump
On Part 3 of our special 4 part series on Church and Patriotism Sam and Paul talk about Biblical examples of protest as demonstrated through the lives and actions of men and women in the Bible and how they help us understand how to live this out today. NOTE - We talk a bit about a man named Nicodemus but in reality got his name mixed up with another man by the name of Zaccheus. It is Zaccheus we were discussing and not Nicodemus.
November 05, 2018
What Does It Mean to be Patriotic and Be a Christian?
Part 2 of a 4 Part Series on Patriotism and the Church. On this episode Sam and Paul discuss how they process being patriotic through the lens of their Christian faith.
October 22, 2018
Should a Christian Be Patriotic?
The first of a special four part series on the topic of Patriotism. On this week's episode Paul and Sam discuss whether Christians can and should be patriotic.
October 08, 2018
Church Leadership and Diversity
Brian and Sam discuss how a diverse church leadership group faithfully serves all that they are called to lead and not simply a majority.
September 17, 2018
Our Religion Was Whitewashed
Brian, Sam and Paul discuss the practicality of multi-ethnic churches. God's people come from all nations, ethnic groups and cultures in a beautiful display of the power of God to redeem broken people and restore us to community with each other and Him. Living this out together takes effort and understanding on our part to live out this calling of community.
August 13, 2018
The Importance of Conversations That Matter
On this episode of Starting the Conversation we join The Example Project's Sam Mathews, Brian Higgins and Paul Lawrence as they discuss why conversation matters, the ways in which we do it poorly as well as discuss future episode topics for Starting the Conversation.
July 16, 2018
Teaser: What is STC?
In this episode The Example Project's Brian Higgins and Paul Lawrence discuss a recent quote from Oscar Robertson in which the Big O asked where are all the white athletes in regards to a speaking up for justice and the oppressed. Brian and Paul in turn ask this question of themselves but also the church in general when it comes to listening and conversing with our minority brothers and sisters, but also all who are experiencing hurt in our churches.
July 03, 2018