66 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
    • 4.9 • 85 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!

    “Staying Dapper as a Dad” -417

    “Staying Dapper as a Dad” -417

    “Staying Dapper as a Dad”



    The finale is here! Josh and Betsy are joined by Andrew Eckstrom to talk about how to stay dapper as a dad of four kids. In addition to discussing this important topic, they talk about Andrew’s efforts to raise money for cancer research and the importance of men being in a men’s Bible study. Finally, for the first time ever on Intersect, we introduce the lighting round. Hope you enjoy!



     

    Show Notes:

    Lebron James on his draft day

    Real Men Wear Pink | American Cancer Society

    Football vs. Fútbol

    Suggestions for future episodes? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 36 min
    “From Branding Products to Branding Ourselves” -416

    “From Branding Products to Branding Ourselves” -416

    “From Branding Products to Branding Ourselves”



    Social Media . . . these days, platforms like Instagram are the dominant channel through which many brands advertise. But in our quest to gain followers and get likes, have we become the product? Are we now branding ourselves? And if so, what impact is that making on our lives? Josh and Betsy dive into the world of Instagram for this interesting topic and bring Christian principles to the world of Social Media.



     

    Show Notes:

    Most followers per social media platform (stats)

    The Connected Child (book)

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    • 27 min
    “Wake Up, People…You’re a Miracle” -415

    “Wake Up, People…You’re a Miracle” -415

    “Wake Up, People...You're a Miracle”



    What an amazing universe we live in! There are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Each galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars. In this episode, Betsy and Josh discuss the book, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry, By Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Why does our amazing universe not move us to wonder more? Have we taken time recently to just take in the miracle of God’s creation? It’s time to talk Physics 101 and regain our sense of wonder. It’s time to wake up.



     

    Show Notes:

    Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry (book)

    Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich (book)

    Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (book)

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    • 25 min
    “Clothing, Consumption, and the Christian Life” -414

    “Clothing, Consumption, and the Christian Life” -414

    “Clothing, Consumption, and the Christian Life”



    Clothes, we all own plenty of them, and they help define who we are. But why have clothes gotten so cheap? What is the story behind the clothes we wear? Where were they made? Who made them? And should we care? Josh and Betsy bring a Christian worldview to the topic of clothing and consumption. In this episode, you will find a critical analysis of fast fashion and some practical suggestions for those who want to bring their faith to bear on their wardrobe. So suit up, and listen in!



     

    Show Notes:

    The True Cost (Documentary)

    Unravel (Short documentary)

    Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (book)

    Online Thrift Stores (article and guide)

    Invisible Child (book)





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    • 28 min
    “Football vs Fútbol” -413

    “Football vs Fútbol” -413

    “Football vs Fútbol”



    Are you ready for the debate of the century? Josh and Betsy are back to debate one another on this question: Which sport is better, American Football or what the rest of the world calls Football/Futbol? Producer Billy Grooms serves as the debate judge and picks a winner at the end. This debate will change your life . . . or at least give you a little entertainment!



     

    Show Notes:

    Suggestions for future episodes? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 27 min
    “Learning to Love the Gospels, Part 2” -412

    “Learning to Love the Gospels, Part 2” -412

    “Learning to Love the Gospels, Part 2”



    Josh and Betsy are back with Dr. Dan Doriani to discuss what makes each of the four gospels unique. Dan also shares about how he came to love the gospel of Matthew, and what gospel stories are deeply meaningful to him. Finally, he shares a bit about his own podcast, Working with Dan Doriani. Enjoy the second part of this conversation with a world-class biblical scholar.



     

    Show Notes:

    Dr. Doriani's podcast: "Working with Dan Doriani"

    Suggestions for future episodes? Email us at intersect@nepres.com

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

missydavis1 ,

Such great topics and insight!

We love this show and Josh and Betsy. These are such relevant issues, and I love that y’all are digging into them. Also love the book recs. From your friends, Missy and Martin

seekingmysavior ,

managing today craziness and anchoring yourself

Guideance relationship with your savior Jesus Christ.

emilyicing ,

Thoughtful and wise

Lots of thoughtful content,interesting and helpful

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