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Calibrate Conversations is a podcast that helps to reveal and untangle the lies we have believed as we seek to embrace God's standard for sexuality. Join us weekly as we discuss topics ranging from faith, sexuality, and culture.For more resources, visit www.CalibrateMinistries.com 

Calibrate Conversations w/ Brady Cone The Great Exchange

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

Calibrate Conversations is a podcast that helps to reveal and untangle the lies we have believed as we seek to embrace God's standard for sexuality. Join us weekly as we discuss topics ranging from faith, sexuality, and culture.For more resources, visit www.CalibrateMinistries.com 

    The Controversy Around the Billy Graham Rule

    The Controversy Around the Billy Graham Rule

    Listen in as we explore the sensitive and controversial topic of the Billy Graham Rule, a principle where men, particularly in Christian circles, avoid spending time alone with women who are not their wives. The conversation unpacks the heated debate sparked by a tweet about the rule's negative implications for women, discussing feelings of degradation and limitation in both professional and personal realms. We also address the necessity of boundaries and the challenge of maintaining meaningful interactions across genders, reflecting on the rule's origin as a protective measure for Billy Graham and its modern-day application. As we navigate this complex subject, we invite listeners to consider the nuanced aspects of creating safe yet inclusive spaces within Christian ethics and relationships.

    This candid discussion is essential listening for anyone seeking wisdom in their interactions with the opposite sex. We lay out foundational principles of respect, protection, and avoiding assumptions that can enlighten your approach to setting boundaries. Illuminating personal anecdotes and scriptural references, including the oft-quoted 1 Thessalonians 5:22, contribute to a rich tapestry of insights into how we can battle lust through restoration and cultivate edifying friendships. Church leaders, ministry workers, and anyone invested in the health of Christian communities will find value in our exploration of these sensitive yet critical topics. Join us as we offer a fresh lens through which to view the very real challenges of maintaining integrity and compassion in our relational lives.

    Join us weekly as we strive help people embrace God's standard for sexuality! 

    TIMESTAMPS:

    (00:16) - Exploring Boundaries in Ministerial Relationships
     (09:12) - Challenges With Billy Graham Rule
     (16:32) - Principles of Restoration and Relationships

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    • 31 min
    Homosexuality & The Old Testament w/ Dr. Peter Goeman

    Homosexuality & The Old Testament w/ Dr. Peter Goeman

    Listen in as Dr. Peter Goeman from Shepherd's Theological Seminary joins us to unravel the truths and common misconceptions about biblical sexuality. Together, we tackle the contentious interpretations of the word "homosexual" in the Bible and the cultural attempts to invalidate its teachings in the modern context. Dr. Goeman brings his expertise to the forefront, emphasizing the importance of understanding the original languages to faithfully apply the Scriptures to our lives.


    In our thought-provoking conversation, we navigate the challenges of interpreting and applying Old Testament laws, especially concerning discussions around homosexuality. Dr. Goeman shares insights from his dissertation, focusing on the relevance of Old Testament passages to the New Testament, and we confront arguments that aim to sidestep these scriptures based on contemporary perceptions of love. The discussion also explores the role of special revelation in shaping our ethical framework and the resources available through Calibrate Ministries for parents of LGBTQ children. Join us to gain clarity on the complexities involved in understanding ancient laws to today's society, and to understand the distinctions between misinterpretations and the true intent of Scripture.


    TIMESTAMPS:


    (00:16) Understanding Biblical Sexuality Through Scholarly Analysis
    (10:21) Interpreting and Applying Old Testament Scripture
    (14:31) Interpreting Old Testament Laws and Creation
    (25:31) Analyzing Polygamy in the Bible


    Connect w/ Dr. Goeman here:


    Youtube:  @thebiblesojourner  
    Podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-bible-sojourner
    Website: https://petergoeman.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjgoeman/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goemanpj
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/petergoeman_


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    • 38 min
    Facing Same-Sex Attraction as a Christian w/ Aaron Payne

    Facing Same-Sex Attraction as a Christian w/ Aaron Payne

    Growing up on a Florida farm, Aaron might have seemed to have an idyllic childhood, but beneath the surface, he was wrestling with a challenge that many find incongruent with their faith – same-sex attraction. As we sat across from each other, I was struck by Aaron's unflinching candor about his journey, a narrative that unfolds as a testament to resilience and grace amidst the often tumultuous intersection of Christianity and sexuality. This conversation opens a window into the heart of someone navigating the waters of personal identity, longing for connection, and the deep-seated desire to remain true to his spiritual convictions.  


    Throughout our discussion, Aaron pulls back the curtain on the misconceptions and personal challenges he's faced, shining a light on the complex emotions that accompany a life lived at the crossroads of societal expectations and self-acceptance. We explore the poignant struggles of self-denial, the stigmatization faced within religious communities, and the universal battle against loneliness. Aaron's vulnerability highlights the tension many people feel when their authenticity seems at odds with their faith, painting a vivid picture of the courage it takes to stand firm in one's beliefs while also seeking acceptance.  


    In a moving narrative, Aaron shares moments of weakness and triumph, from the grip of sexual addiction to the power of grace that has proven to be his beacon in the darkness. His story is a reminder of the critical role a supportive church family can play, and the enduring nature of God's love that extends beyond our human frailties. This episode is a celebration of genuine connection, a call to parents to embrace their children's emotional experiences, and an inspiring look at finding one's identity in Christ amidst the trials we face. Join us as we witness Aaron's powerful journey of faith, sexuality, and the redemptive power of a supportive church community.


    TIMESTAMPS


    (00:09) - Navigating Same-Sex Attraction With Grace
     (12:17) - Misconceptions and Challenges of Same-Sex Attraction
     (21:16) - Navigating Sexual Addiction and Loneliness
     (32:44) - The Struggle With Guilt and Brokenness
     (36:51) - Navigating Faith and Sexuality as Christians
     (47:51) - The Challenges of Online Connections
     (54:48) - God's Unconditional Love and Support


    Join us weekly as we strive help people embrace God's standard for sexuality! 


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    • 56 min
    HOT TAKE: The Alistair Begg Controversy

    HOT TAKE: The Alistair Begg Controversy

    Brady offers his hot take on the recent Alistair Begg controversy. 

    Join us weekly as we strive help people embrace God's standard for sexuality! 

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    • 42 min
    God Can Redeem & Restore Marriages: Adam & Lauren's Story

    God Can Redeem & Restore Marriages: Adam & Lauren's Story

    Join us on a profound journey with Adam and Lauren Jones as they open up about the intricacies of their marriage, the challenges of aligning sexuality with faith, and the redemptive power of grace in their lives. Listen in as they recount their contrasting upbringings and the transformation that occurred when their lives converged, weaving a narrative of hope and the undeniable strength found in personal faith and a supportive spiritual community. From the dynamics of their home in Spearfish, South Dakota, to the heartening process of raising both biological and foster children, their story is a testament to the impact of divine love in overcoming life's hurdles and reshaping relationships.

    Adam and Lauren detail their personal battles, from confronting the aftermath of an affair to the daunting task of rebuilding trust in their relationship. They share insights on the role of biblical counseling, the significance of individual spiritual health, and the metaphorical journey towards vertical alignment with God. Through the darkest moments of contemplating loneliness and depression, to the resurgence of hope and restoration, their stories illuminate the power of love, commitment, and divine intervention. This episode offers an uplifting message for anyone facing the complexities of personal struggle within relationships, emphasizing the potential for grace-filled reconciliation and the enduring hope for a future built on truth and restoration.

    Don't miss this profound and grace-filled episode! 

    TIMESTAMPS:

    (00:00) Sexuality and Marriage
    (10:02) Navigating Relationships, Marriage, and Faith
    (16:29) A Journey of Redemption and Transformation
    (26:36) Struggles With Infidelity and Trust
    (33:25) Challenges of Marital Infidelity and Self-Reflection
    (39:41) Navigating Through Counseling and Healing
    (44:59) Solo Life
    (49:41) Struggles, Grace, and Redemption
    (58:42) Struggling With Repentance and Deception
    (01:02:12) The Journey to Vertical Alignment
    (01:12:26) Restoring Trust and Reconciliation in Marriage
    (01:24:49) Navigating Truth and Love in Relationships
    (01:28:07) Hope and Restoration in Relationships


    Join us weekly as we strive help people embrace God's standard for sexuality! 

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Responding To Comments

    Responding To Comments

    This week we are joined by Caleb Garza, a content creator for Calibrate Ministries, to respond to Youtube comments. 

    Join us weekly as we strive help people embrace God's standard for sexuality! 

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Number Two. ,

Sly2

Excellent takeaways from Andy Stanley issue. Thank you dear brother.

TheOriginalGilmore ,

Love this podcast

Not only does Brady present biblical truths about tough topics, he does it with love and a gentle spirit, which I so appreciate. So often commentators on these topics aren’t so gentle. He also brings on wonderful people with amazing life stories of how God moved in mighty ways in their lives. I look forward to every episode.

JakeNoonan! ,

Super encouraging!

Well done! Brady and Jason are encouraging and great to listen to. Keep up good work!

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