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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
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

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!

    “How Can Black and White Christians Model Unity in Divided America?” -308

    “How Can Black and White Christians Model Unity in Divided America?” -308

    “How Can Black and White Christians Model Unity in Divided America?”

     



    We live in a polarized country. How can Christians show our witness to the watching world? Pastor Stephen Splawn of First Northeast Baptist Church returns for a second conversation with Josh and Betsy. This episode focuses on how the church is doing with race relations in terms of our witness to the world. Pastor Stephen gives honest critique and helpful suggestions on how the church and individual believers can grow in this area. You will be stretched, challenged, and built up through this episode.

    Show Notes:

    Racial Reconciliation Book Recommendations

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

     



     

    • 29 min
    “Barriers and Bridges to Racial Unity Among Christians” -307

    “Barriers and Bridges to Racial Unity Among Christians” -307

    "Barriers and Bridges to Racial Unity Among Christians"

     



    In this episode, Josh and Betsy sit down with Stephen Splawn, the Pastor of First Northeast Baptist Church in Columbia, to talk about a necessary and controversial topic in America today: race relations in the church. Pastor Splawn’s transparency and biblical insight make this a "can’t miss" episode for our listeners, in particular White Christians desiring to understand the perspective of their Black brothers and sisters in Christ.



     

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

     



     

    • 37 min
    “2020 – What a Year!!!”-306

    “2020 – What a Year!!!”-306

    "2020 - What a Year!!!"

     



    Bonus holiday episode! 2020 has been hard, so Josh and Betsy conclude the year with a light-hearted conversation about different things they have experienced in 2020, including many of their favorite Christmas-related things. Nothing serious here, just good, clean fun. Hopefully this episode will provide a little holiday cheer to those who listen.



     

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

     



     

    • 16 min
    “Confronting Homelessness in Columbia, SC and Beyond” -305

    “Confronting Homelessness in Columbia, SC and Beyond” -305

    "Confronting Homelessness in Columbia, SC and Beyond"

     



    In this episode, Josh and Betsy interview Craig Currey, CEO of Transitions Homeless Center in Columbia, SC. Craig dispels common myths about homelessness and provides practical ways that Christians can and should engage this challenge. Jesus told us to care about the least and the lost. Listen to this episode so that you will become better equipped to do just that.

    Show Notes:

    The Biblical Basis for Caring for the Homeless

    Transitions Homeless Center website

    Transitions resource cards:

    Print and cut out these double-sided cards

    and carry them with you to hand out to

    homeless individuals in Columbia, SC

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

     



     

    • 27 min
    “Who Is Catechizing Our Kids?” -304

    “Who Is Catechizing Our Kids?” -304

    "Who Is Catechizing Our Kids?"

     



    "Catechism" is an old word that describes training and instruction in the fundamentals of the faith. Who is catechizing Christian kids today? Is it only the job of the church? What role do parents play and how can we catechize our kids in the daily grind of life? Join Josh and Betsy as they discuss a surprisingly relevant topic. The next generation is at stake.

    Show Notes:

    "Sunday School Isn't Enough for Christian Kids" (2020) |

    Tim Keller

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/in-culture-pushing-gospel-without-god-sunday-school-isnt-enough-for-christian-kids-tim-keller-says.html

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

     



     



     

    • 27 min
    “Hot Take! Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma'” -303

    “Hot Take! Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma'” -303

    Hot Take! Netflix's "The Social Dilemma"

     



    This recent documentary film has elicited both great praise and strong criticism. Josh and Betsy do a film review to engage a pressing topic of our day. "How should Christians think about social media?" "How can it be used well?" A wide range of technology topics are covered in this energetic discussion.



     

    Show Notes:

    The Social Dilemma movie review (2020) | Roger Ebert

    “The Social Dilemma” Review: Unplug and Run - The New York Times

    Facebook's Rebuttal: "What 'The Social Dilemma' Gets Wrong

    What ‘The Social Dilemma’ Misunderstands about Social Networks - The Verge

    "The Social Dilemma" Movie Review - The Verge

    Dog Hugs Another Dog to Apologize for Eating Their Chewy (Video)

    Questions? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

     



     



     

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

P_Ryan2011 ,

Not your Mama’s Christian Podcast

Josh and Betsy don’t shy away from discussing all relevant cultural issues that Christians need help navigating. They do so with understanding, objectivity, and a touch of humor, and it makes for a very helpful podcast!

Also, the last several books I’ve read have all been recommendations from this podcast, and all have been fantastic.

SugarBear5321 ,

Relevant. Biblical. Funny.

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

Angabe17 ,

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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