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A conversation where we save the best, and burn the rest of our culture and faith practices.

Burn the Haystack Josh & Jesse

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A conversation where we save the best, and burn the rest of our culture and faith practices.

    Saying Goodbye to the 2010s

    Saying Goodbye to the 2010s

    In this episode, Jesse and Josh are joined by the whole team: Josh Wood and Laura, to discuss their top memories of the last decade. Prepare for some serious nostalgia and reminiscing as we celebrate the end of another year, and the end of the decade!
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Matthew Hunter went Full Francis

    Matthew Hunter went Full Francis

    Today, Josh and Jesse talk to Matthew Hunter. Matthew is a pastor, church planter, and thought leader originally hailing from Victoria, Australia. He is now a pastor living and ministering in Adelaide, SA. The guys talk to Matthew about church planting, missional living, and his experiences learning about organic church from Francis Chan. Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Are Independent Ministries Bad for Us?

    Are Independent Ministries Bad for Us?

    In this episode, Josh and Jesse talk all about independent ministries. What are they, why do they exist, and are they a net negative or positive for the church?
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    • 55 min
    Blizzard, Blitzchung, and China

    Blizzard, Blitzchung, and China

    In this episode, Josh and Jesse talk about a recent controversy that started in a humble Hearthstone tournament, and has quickly become a major talking point in the Hong Kong conversation. This episode is a bit different from what we've touched on in the past few months, so we hope you enjoy our take on Blizzard, Hong Kong, and censorship culture. Website and Blog | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Instagram Send us an email at burnthehaystackpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    TJ Sands is the Bling King

    TJ Sands is the Bling King

    Show Notes
    This week, we talk to TJ Sands. TJ is a pastor working in the Oklahoma Conference, and leads the second-largest church in his conference. He's also passionate about discourse and honest conversations, and boy do we have one for you today! Jewelry and the use of it has been a divisive issue in the church ever since the Victorian era. Even today, people look down at those who wear wedding earrings, necklaces, or even wedding bands. So, what's the deal? Does the Bible truly prohibit it, as many assume, or is there something deeper to the conversation?
    (05:30) Question of the Week:
    (15:56) The 'Clobber Texts.'
    1 Timothy 2.8-10 (NKJV)
    “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.”
    Isaiah 3.18-23 (NKJV)
    “In that day the Lord will take away the finery; the jingling anklets, the scarves, and the crescents; the pendants, the bracelets, and the veils; the headdresses, the leg ornaments, and the headbands; the perfume boxes, the charms, and the rings; the nose jewels, the festal apparel, and the mantles; the outer garments, the purses, and the mirrors; the fine linen, the turbans, and the robes.”
    1 Peter 2.9 (NKJV)
    “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”
    Exodus 33.3-4 (NIV)
    "'Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.' When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments."
    1 Peter 3.3-4 (NKJV)
    “Do not let your adornment be merely outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel – rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
    (32:50) Verses that Portray Jewelry in a Positive Light 
    Genesis 24.47 (NIV) nb: improperly quoted as Genesis 22
    “I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ “She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milkah bore to him.’
    “Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms,..."
    Exodus 3.22 (NKJV)
    “And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed. But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the Egyptians.”
    Proverbs 1.8-9 (NIV)
    "Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck."
    Ezekiel 16.8-14 (NIV)
    "‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine.
    “‘I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you. I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments. I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck, and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Beth Moore vs John MacArthur

    Beth Moore vs John MacArthur

    Show Notes
    In light of our conversation about women in ministry, new expressions of Christianity, and the constant struggle between established power structures and emerging voices in the Christian space, we thought it appropriate to address a recent controversy. Popular preacher, author, and "theologian" (quotations added) John MacArthur recently made some provocative statements directed to another popular preacher and author: Beth Moore. Specifically, he said that she should 'go home,' that she is 'narcissistic,' and that just because she's skilled at 'selling makeup,' does not mean she should be allowed to preach. Yep, it's a doozy this week. Let's discuss it.
    (03:51) Question of the Week (thanks to ramjo95 on Instagram):
    If you could be any superhero, who would you be? 
    (11:17) Intro to the Discussion on John MacArthur and Beth Moore.
    (13:54) The 'Go Home' Clip.
    We snipped a small portion off the clip toward the end. If you'd like to hear it in its entirety, you can find it here on Youtube.
    (21:38) Can MacArthur and Johnson's position be defended? Josh and Jesse try to make sense of their statements in context.
    (37:18) Should we allow culture to inform our exegesis of the Bible?
    (40:31) Beth Moore's Response to John MacArthur and our final thoughts
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    John MacArthur thought it necessary to clarify the stance he made through a sermon at his church, Grace Community Church. You can watch it here on Youtube. Christian Post summarized the sermon. You can find the article here. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min

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