13 episodes

Welcome to The Green Room: a space where leaders from The Austin Stone invite college students into vulnerable conversations around relevant topics.
College at The Austin Stone exists to help college students in Austin love God, the Church, the city, and the nations. For more information, follow us on Instagram @college_austinstone or visit www.austinstone.org/college.

The Green Room College at The Austin Stone

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Welcome to The Green Room: a space where leaders from The Austin Stone invite college students into vulnerable conversations around relevant topics.
College at The Austin Stone exists to help college students in Austin love God, the Church, the city, and the nations. For more information, follow us on Instagram @college_austinstone or visit www.austinstone.org/college.

    12: How Could A Loving God Send People To Hell? with Dr. Greg Breazeale

    12: How Could A Loving God Send People To Hell? with Dr. Greg Breazeale

    How Could A Loving God Send People To Hell?


    In this episode, MJ and Tyler sat down with Equipping Pastor for Austin Stone Institute, Dr. Greg Breazeale. Join us as we talk about one of the most sensitive topics in the Bible, theology, and Christian thought.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    11: If God Is Good, Why Do Bad Things Happen? With Marshall Perry

    11: If God Is Good, Why Do Bad Things Happen? With Marshall Perry

    If God is good, why do bad things happen?


    In this episode, MJ and Tyler welcome our friend, Marshall Perry, who serves as the Central & Downtown Groups Director of The Austin Stone. Join us as we talk about death, suffering, the problem of evil and so much more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    10: How Does God Feel About Abortion? With Margaret Gibson

    10: How Does God Feel About Abortion? With Margaret Gibson

    The topic of abortion comes with a lot of baggage, history, and politics. Most importantly, it comes with stories from real people.


    In this episode, MJ and Tyler welcome our friend and partner of The Austin Stone, Margaret Gibson, who served as former director of development for The Source, a full-service women’s health clinic that empowers women with better choices. Join us as we talk about all of it and unpack the heart of God on this polarizing topic.


    To learn more about this topic, check out our resource page here.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    9: Is Porn Really That Bad? With Jamie Ivey

    9: Is Porn Really That Bad? With Jamie Ivey

    In this episode, MJ and Tyler welcome back our friend and partner of The Austin Stone, Jamie Ivey! You may want to strap in for this conversation.


    The pandemic has affected almost all aspects of daily life. Travel is down; unemployment is up; and small businesses are struggling. But not all businesses are experiencing a downturn. The porn industry has reported large increases in traffic – for instance, some seeing an 18% jump over normal numbers after making premium content free for 30 days. In many regions, these spikes in use occurred immediately after social distancing measures were implemented.


    In relation to all the sadness and evil in the world, we discuss this question: is porn really that bad?


    For more honest conversations with Jamie, check out her new show on Youtube, "The Jamie Ivey Show," and check out her podcast "The Happy Hour" wherever you listen to shows.


    Additional Resources:
    10 Resources for Overcoming Sexual Sin & Brokeness From Austin Stone Counseling
    Fight The New Drug Website
    The Link Between Porn & Human Trafficking
    Life Support For The Porn Addict

    • 1 hr 11 min
    8: Is The Church Late To The Race Conversation? With Ross Lester

    8: Is The Church Late To The Race Conversation? With Ross Lester

    In today's episode, we sit down with our good friend and Preaching Pastor of The Austin Stone, Ross Lester and talked about racial justice, civil unrest, and the Church's responsibility in the mudst of it all.
    You're going to hear about Ross’ experience engaging racial justice both in America and South Africa, and several stories from MJ and Tyler on their own journeys when it comes to this topic. We only hit the tip of the iceburg on this extremely important issue, but we hope that this gets you started on your own journey to desire heaven on earth. Look out for more episodes coming in the future on this topic!


    "The American church, that has been my experience is more racially divided than any other church group that I've seen and I'm from South Africa. I'm from a place that had apartheid in my generation. And the attitudes of polarization that I've seen in the states have been mind blowing to me, along racial lines. And it breaks my heart but puts a fire in my belly to go, "Man, there's so much to be done." There's so much to be done." –Ross Lester


    For more resources on racial justice, visit the following liks!
    -Experiencing The Bible In Color Group Study & resources: https://austinstone.org/bible-in-color/
    -The Austin Stone's statement on Racial Injustice & Book Recommendations: https://austinstone.org/racial-justice/
    -Beauty of Racial & Ethnic Harmony, Halim Suh: https://subspla.sh/qgnzfxs

    • 1 hr 9 min
    7: What's The Point Of Gender Roles In The Church? With Kate Terry

    7: What's The Point Of Gender Roles In The Church? With Kate Terry

    In today's episode, MJ and Tyler sat down with our amazing friend and Downtown Director of Equipping & Women's Ministry, Kate Terry.


    We talk about our own stories surrounding gender roles in the church, our experiences wrestling with those topics, and much more. We hope that this episode leads to conversations of your own and even healing from ways you’ve experienced gender roles in the past. If you share on Instagram, make sure to tag us at @college_austinstone!


    "Again, it's not what the Scripture is saying. For me, the messiness of it and something I've had to wrestle through when I had those questions of, "Is this really good, God? Do you really love me? Do you really value me?" I had to ask that question of, "Okay, what is God's Word saying?" –Kate Terry

    • 1 hr 3 min

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