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Welcome to the Table

Welcome to the Table

By Khalil Burton
On this podcast with hosts Sean Silverii and Khalil Burton, we’re asking how to be faithful followers of Jesus in a time of such diverse beliefs and cultural change. With a casual but thought-provoking tone, Pastors Sean and Khalil interview a diverse range of guests to bring a unique roundtable of perspective for us to learn from. Come, pull up a seat, and join the conversation.
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21 Bring the Kingdom of Heaven Here
Many Christians have read Jesus' famous words in The Lord's Prayer from Matthew 6:10. "Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." The question that verse immediately sparks is... well, how? What does the Kingdom of Heaven look like? How do we bring the Kingdom of heaven here in our daily lives? With special guest, Jeff Sandstrom, we explore exactly what that looks like and what that means for an everyday follower of Jesus like you.
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February 4, 2021
20 Gen SeXYZ: Love, Sexuality & Youth
In this conversation around the table, we're chatting with Jeff Grenell about biblical sexuality. It's a conversation we often don't engage in much within the church and is a sorely needed conversation in a world of confusion around topics of sexuality. Jeff is a youth ministry specialist with four decades of experience! He is the founder of Ythology and teaches at North Central University in Minneapolis Minnesota. This conversation is built around Jeff's brand new book where he delves into topics like the present sexual revolution in America, over-sexualization in culture, the lack of influence of a healthy family and marriage on teens, homosexuality, dating relationships, virginity, gender nonconformance, and other vital (and often thorny) issues. We highly encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us Show Notes: Jeff's Ythology website Jeff Grenell's books: If Job had Twitter Gen SeXYZ Scripture for a Biblical Sexuality Ethic Genesis 1-3 (creation intent), Proverbs 5-9, Song of Solomon, Matthew 5:15,19, Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 6,7, 2 Timothy, Jude, Revelation 22:15.
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January 21, 2021
19 People of Unity in a World of Differences
It's not news to anyone that the rhythms of our world are rooted in division and differences. We cancel those we disagree with and vilify those with different views. What does it look like for God's people and His church to be different? How are we to pattern ourselves after Christ and what does it look like to be people of unity in a world of differences? That's what this conversation is about. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us
33:21
January 8, 2021
18 Missiology & Purposeful Pain
This is such an important and timely conversation. Joil reminds us that every Christian has a mission, no one is called to sit on the bench. We also dive into God's power amidst pain and suffering. Suffering for God is purposeful pain, more on that in the episode...  Having Joil Marbot around the table with us this month was such a privilege. Joil is an  Assemblies of God missionary to the great country of Ecuador with an incredible heart for spiritual formation and the deep things of God. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us Show Notes: Joil Marbut's Podcast: Sage Spirituality Book Recommendations: Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water Richard Foster's Celebration of the Disciplines Donald S. Whitney's Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Timothy Keller's Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering
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December 17, 2020
17 Reclaiming Lasting Impact Through Meaningful Moments
Having a meaningful and lasting impact in the world and in the lives of others is a desire that everyone is drawn to. Culture often desires that lasting impact but doesn't know how to truly foster it., nor can it in the deepest ways  In this conversation with Sarah Massar, youth pastor in Spray Oregon, we're discussing how the Christian life goes beyond cultural values and individualistic desires and how we can reclaim significant and meaningful impact in seemingly insignificant ways but ones that truly draw others towards Christ. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us
35:51
December 3, 2020
16 Using Our Resources for the Kingdom
Everything that we possess has been given to us for the purpose of building God's Kingdom. The question is, what does it look like to think through our resources for the purpose of building God's church and advancing his mission in the world beyond living just for ourselves. Ron offers some amazing suggestions for how anyone can start living generously today with what they have. Ron Brockmann serves as a church council member and is also the owner of several small businesses that he uses diligently for the purpose of blessing, serving, and meeting needs in the name of Jesus. He's the perfect guest to join us for this conversation at the table. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us
36:44
November 19, 2020
15 Elevating Our Thinking As Christians
Loving the Lord with our minds is something Jesus calls every one of his followers to do within the Greatest Commandment. What does this look like in everyday life? The Christian faith shows us through the biblical understanding of wisdom, natural skepticism (even toward ourselves), and allowing our perception of the world to be challenged. Loren Kerns is the director of the DMin program at George Fox's Portland Seminary in Portland Oregon. In this conversation, we get taken on a journey that truly challenges our own thoughts on what it means to elevate our thought as Christians in our modern world. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us
42:12
November 5, 2020
14 Seeing Prayer As Our Starting Point
How did Jesus know what to do each day as he fulfilled his mission and lived obediently to God?  How did he discover his daily instructions from his Heavenly Father? The answer is found through a regular and routine life in prayer.  Do you ever feel like nothing happens when you pray? Let's redefine why we walk with God and what it is we're looking for in our walk with Him. Tom Bachman of Oregon Youth Alive reminds us that prayer is meant to change us, to help us see the world through God's eyes, and to jump-start our faith as we're getting started. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us Show Notes: Oregon Youth Alive Oregon Prayer Force Facebook Page Instagram Student Prayer Mission
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October 15, 2020
13 The Cure for Cultural Christianity - Gospel Fluency
It might be a surprise to some that research shows the reality that most American's have a very minimal concept of what the Biblical Gospel truly is. While there might be a culture of Christianity, it has no power to save you or change you. True transformation and spiritual renewal are unleashed through the power of what we're calling "Gospel fluency". David Hertweck, lead pastor of Trinity Assembly in Clay New York, unpacks what it truly means to be Gospel fluent and how that changes the way we live from preaching the Gospel to taking out the trash. ----------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast Show Notes: Books Referenced in this episode (clickable links): David Hertweck | Good Kids Big Events and Matching T-shirts Timothy Keller | 
Prodigal God Tim Chester | You Can Change Paul David Trip | New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional Sally Lloyd-Jones | Jesus Storybook Bible for Kids Timothy Keller | The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms
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October 1, 2020
12 Living the Unhurried Life | How to Slow Down Pt.2
Our culture in America is built on busyness and many of us forget to  simply slow down. When being busy is a cultural value, how do we remind ourselves of the importance of the pause? That's our discussion at the table with Pastor Andrea Mendenhall of Hope Church in Albany Oregon.  Enjoy this two-part conversation.  ------------ Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
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September 17, 2020
11 Living the Unhurried Life | How to Slow Down Pt.1
Our culture in America is built on busyness and many of us forget to simply slow down. When being busy is a cultural value, how do we remind ourselves of the importance of the pause? That's our discussion at the table with Pastor Andrea Mendenhall of Hope Church in Albany Oregon. Enjoy this two-part conversation. ----------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
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September 3, 2020
10 Letter Writing and Loving One Another
The Art of Letter Writing. It's becoming a lost art but it really is such a powerful form of loving one another and discipling well. Why should we write letters? We hope to encourage you in this episode to pause for the purpose of writing an intentional letter to someone you know and love, or to notice and celebrate what you see God doing in someone's life this week! ----------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
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August 20, 2020
09 How do we lament well?
What does it mean to lament? We're discussing lamentation (somewhat on the fly) and some thoughts on how the Bible teaches us to mourn, grieve, and lament alongside others. What is a lament and how do we lament well? A lamentation is simply a strong expression of grief or sorrow. Learning how to navigate these feelings in our lives and the lives of others is important. Hopefully this discussion helps you learn how to lament Biblically and lament well. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
34:48
August 6, 2020
08 What does discipleship look like for normal people?
At the table with us is Latisha Burley, a phenomenal youth pastor and thinker serving at People's Church in Salem Oregon. Discipleship can be a  confusing conversation, there are so many different definitions about what discipleship even is; even worse is there's not a lot of help in clarifying how those of us not working in ministry are supposed to go about it. We're working through it together in this conversation. ------------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
32:00
July 17, 2020
07 The Gospel As One Complete Story
With all of the different book heading, different chapters, and individual verse headings, it's easy to let them get in the way of truly understanding scripture as it was meant to be read. At the table, we're discussing the Bible as one complete story from cover to cover. Our friend Jeff Sandstrom leads the way in this discussion. In addition to works alongside the Church Multiplication Network (CMN), Jeff is the campus pastor of Calvary Sugar Grovel; a campus of Calvery Church in Naperville, IL. Jeff is a phenomenal storyteller and has helped all of us get lost in wonder at the story that is the Gospel. Tune in and let Jeff help you read the Bible with a clearer vision. --------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
35:60
July 2, 2020
06 Humor as a means for Hope
Our everyday world is saturated with outrage and anger, but what part can humor play in our story and life as followers of Jesus? We discuss this with Garland Owensby, the Youth and Student Program Director for SAGU, and with special guest-host, Jeff Gowing, our good friend, and youth pastor from Florence Oregon. Join us at the table for a timely conversation! ------ Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review or do so from wherever you're listening to support the show and help more people discover it! We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
37:38
June 18, 2020
05 Opportunities for the future
This current moment in time may seem like an unfortunate one, but is it possible that through this global crisis we might discover new opportunities for God's church to have a meaningful impact in the world around us? God always uses difficult seasons to unlock doors to new opportunities in our world. That's the discussion we're having with Dr. Debbie Lamm Bray of Northwest University Oregon Campus. ---------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review and help more people discover the show. We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast To Connect with Debbie Lamm Bray & Northwest University  visit the link below: www.oregon.northwestu.edu
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June 4, 2020
04 About Us - Sean & Khalil
We thought it would be fun to let our listeners get to know us a little bit better. In this episode, we highlight a little more about who we are, what we're passionate about, and what led us to this podcasting experience with you, our listeners. Let's get to know each other a little bit. ------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review and help more people discover the show. We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
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May 21, 2020
03 Living the Generosity Lifestyle
What does it look like to live generously in all facets of life and how do you go to the next level? That's what we're discussing around the table this month with Pastor Brian Eno of Hope Church in Albany Oregon. ------ Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review and help more people discover the show. We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast Notable Mentions from this Episode: Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life | https://amzn.to/3p5n00n S.H.A.P.E Assessment | https://www.freeshapetest.com/ Spiritual gifts | what Gifts has God given you? Heart | what gets your heart pumping? Abilities | what natural strengths do you possess? Personality | what makes you, you? Experiences | what in your past has shaped who you are today? Time, Talent, Treasure Closed handed vs. Open-handed living
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May 7, 2020
02 How do we Sabbath well?
In this episode, we're exploring the biblical command of sabbath and what it looks like to sabbath well in today's world. With special guest, Pastor Andrea Mendenhall, we explore some of the important factors to take into account while determining what sabbath rest looks like for you. ---------- Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review and help more people discover the show. We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan | https://amzn.to/3mvDA83
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April 9, 2020
01 How to be a Christian amidst pandemic & crisis
How do Jesus followers respond in a time like this? Amidst fear and self-preservation, how can we be different? What does it look like to neighboring well, to love, and to serve the people around us? What does the Bible have to say about how Christians are to think and live when everyone seems afraid? ------ Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! Be sure to hit subscribe and tap here to write a review and help more people discover the show. We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, so drop a message for us at https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast
20:56
March 26, 2020
00 Welcome - Intro episode
Welcome to the Table, in this episode we simply want to give you a quick overview of what you can expect in future episodes. We'd love for you to rate and subscribe to be a part of this continuing conversation. Become a supporter of the podcast by visiting: https://anchor.fm/wtttpodcast/support
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March 25, 2020