30 episodes

One thing is constant about this moment in history in which we are living: change. We see huge cultural shifts happening all around us, and when coupled with the ever burgeoning place that technology holds in our lives, it’s sometimes hard to stay on top of the ways in which our world is changing. Our goal at "Intersect" is to dissect cultural trends that we are experiencing in our increasingly global world through the lens of a gospel worldview, with a good dose of humor. How are we as Christ followers to live faithfully in this cultural moment?

Join us for thoughtful conversation, goofy news stories, and lots of laughs!

Intersect: Where Church Meets Culture Northeast Presbyterian Church, Josh and Betsy Desch

    • Society & Culture

One thing is constant about this moment in history in which we are living: change. We see huge cultural shifts happening all around us, and when coupled with the ever burgeoning place that technology holds in our lives, it’s sometimes hard to stay on top of the ways in which our world is changing. Our goal at "Intersect" is to dissect cultural trends that we are experiencing in our increasingly global world through the lens of a gospel worldview, with a good dose of humor. How are we as Christ followers to live faithfully in this cultural moment?

Join us for thoughtful conversation, goofy news stories, and lots of laughs!

    “2019 – A Year in Review” – 206

    “2019 – A Year in Review” – 206

    "2019 - A Year in Review"

     

    "How was your 2019? What are your goals for 2020? Josh and Betsy are back in a new fun format to answer questions like, "What was the most impactful book you read in 2019?" and "What are some entertaining podcasts you listened to this past year?" As a special treat, the questions are selected and read by show producer, Billy Grooms. Join us as Josh and Betsy reflect on 2019, and share their goals for 2020. Give it a listen!"

     

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 27 min
    “Sleep, Part 2 – Why Sleep Is Spiritual” -205

    “Sleep, Part 2 – Why Sleep Is Spiritual” -205

    "Sleep, Part 2 - Why Sleep Is Spiritual"

     



    In part 2 on the topic of sleep, Josh and Betsy return to take a deeper dive into the area of sleep. Specifically, they examine sleep from a spiritual perspective.  Sleep is spiritual because it reminds us of our limitations and because sleep is a kind of surrender. When we lay our heads down at night, we entrust ourselves and our problems into the hands of Him who never "slumbers nor sleeps”. You spend a third of your life asleep, why not spend a little time with Josh and Betsy exploring this vital topic?



     

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 24 min
    “Sleep, Part 1 – Why Aren’t We Sleeping?” -204

    “Sleep, Part 1 – Why Aren’t We Sleeping?” -204

    "Sleep, Part 1 - Why Aren't We Sleeping?"

     



    Americans aren’t sleeping as much as we used to. In fact, we now sleep an average of 1.5 – 2 hours less per night than we did in the 1960s. And this is not a good thing! Sleep is essential to living a healthy, balanced, and God-glorifying life, and we are arrogant to neglect proper sleep. In this episode, Josh and Betsy dig into the reasons that we modern Americans aren’t sleeping, and why it matters more than we think. You spend a third of your life asleep, why not spend a little time with Josh and Betsy exploring this vital topic?

     

    Book: 

    "The Tech-Wise Family" by Andy Crouch

    Articles:

    "Arrogance of Ignoring Need for Sleep"

    "iPhone Screen Test"

    "The Religion of Workism is Making Americans Miserable"

    "Teens Don't Get Enough Sleep"

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 25 min
    “Even Better Than The American Dream: An Interview with Dr. George Murray” -203

    “Even Better Than The American Dream: An Interview with Dr. George Murray” -203

    "Even Better Than The American Dream: An Interview with Dr. George Murray"

     



    So many people desire to achieve the American Dream. But is there something better? In this episode, Josh and Betsy interview Dr. George Murray, former president of Columbia International University (CIU). Dr. Murray is a former missionary to Italy who has ministered in over 70 countries. If you are looking to live a life that is about more than just keeping up with the Jones', then listen to Dr. Murray's powerful words on how to live a life that is distinctly different from the never-ending pursuit of the American Dream.

     

    Books Dr. Murray Mentioned:

    "The Knowledge of the Holy" —A.W. Tozer

    "Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows" — Ravi Zacharias

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 47 min
    “Book Report – ‘The Coddling of the American Mind'” -202

    “Book Report – ‘The Coddling of the American Mind'” -202

    "Book Report — 'The Coddling of the American Mind'"

     



    Josh and Betsy are back with another book report, so take a look (or a listen) — this book has generated incredible controversy across American culture. Are young Americans “emotionally and intellectually coddled” today? And if so, what should we think and do about it?

    This and more in the latest from Intersect.



     

    Show Notes: The Atlantic Magazine Article

    Books: "The Coddling of the American Mind"

    Yale Students Protest Video: Yale Students Berating Professor - Highlights

    Josh was reading: "Dreamland... America's Opiate Epidemic" 

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 34 min
    “Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work”, with Anthony Livoti – 201

    “Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work”, with Anthony Livoti – 201

    "Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work"

    with Anthony Livoti

     



    Connecting our faith to our work is not always easy. What should this look like for a Christian? Is it as simple as being ethical and sharing our faith in appropriate settings? In this first episode of Season 2, Josh and Betsy sit down with Anthony Livoti, a defense attorney for Murphy & Grantland, P.A. in Columbia, S.C., to hear Anthony's thoughts on this important topic. Tune in to hear practical thoughts on how to live out your faith Monday through Saturday.



     



     

     Show Notes:CNN Article

    Books: "Leadership and Self Deception" by The Arbinger Institute

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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Relevant. Biblical. Funny.

You will profit greatly from this podcast. Josh and Betsy discuss many interesting topics with grace and truth. Check it out!

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Love the content!!

Josh and Betsy are awesome at discussing real, relevant and current topics, while applying the Word to get a Godly perspective!!

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Great podcast. Josh and Betsy are entertaining and the down to earth topics make you think! Give it a shot and you’ll love it!

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