33 episodes

Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.New episodes every other week! For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

Native Exiles Alderwood Community Church

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.New episodes every other week! For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

    Jonah: Fiction or Historical?

    Jonah: Fiction or Historical?

    We've all heard the story about Jonah and the whale. But have we all explored the idea that the story of Jonah may have been a literary story to teach us an important lesson? Pastors Wyatt Martin and Steve Brooks talk about what it means to read the Bible literarily versus literally. Regardless of where you land on this debate, the book of Jonah is undeniably part of God's living word for us. 

    For a portion of this episode, Wyatt and Steve reference the passage where Jesus talks about Jonah the prophet. This passage can be found in Matthew 12, but Wyatt mistakenly quotes it as Luke 12.

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    Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.

    For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

    • 44 min
    Shame, Sexual Brokenness, and Trauma with Dr. Dan Allender

    Shame, Sexual Brokenness, and Trauma with Dr. Dan Allender

    What a treat it was to have Dr. Dan Allender from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology join us for this episode! He talks about shame and sexual brokenness, and how trauma affects our marriages/relationships.

    Dr. Dan Allender is a pioneer of a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy. For over 30 years, the Allender Theory has brought healing and transformation to hundreds of thousands of lives by bridging the story of the gospel and the stories of trauma and abuse that mark so many.

    Read his books!
    The Intimate Mystery
    The Cry of the Soul

    Learn more about Dr. Dan Allender here: https://theallendercenter.org/about/team/dan-allender/

    Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.

    For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

    • 57 min
    Bob and Dani Collins' Marriage Story

    Bob and Dani Collins' Marriage Story

    In this very special episode, we sat down with Bob and Dani Collins, the parents of Jon Collins from the Bible Project, to talk about their extremely vulnerable story. Bob and Dani were married for 35 years before a crisis broke up their marriage. By the grace of God and through the power of forgiveness and reconciliation, the two were able to repair their marriage. Tune in to hear how the two find healing as they learn how to love each other again.

    One of the major tools the Collins' used to save their marriage was the book, How We Love, which our church will be talking about at our relationship seminar in February 2023.

    To learn more about this event, visit our church website, or click here.

    Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.

    For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Health of Church Leaders

    Health of Church Leaders

    Tim Gaydos, former ACC pastor and Mars Hill Campus pastor, joins us on this week's episode about the health of church leaders. Pastor Wyatt and Tim talk about the reasons behind why it seems like there have been so many scandals revolving around church leaders recently. 

    Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.

    For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

    • 36 min
    Do I need to read the Old Testament?

    Do I need to read the Old Testament?

    Our church is going through the Bible in a year together, and we're finishing up the first 5 books of the Old Testament (the Torah). As we're reading through the many laws that are given in the Torah, it can be tempting to question whether or not these books are worth reading anymore since the New Testament teaches that we are no longer bound to the Levitical laws. Does that mean we don't need to read the Old Testament anymore? Listen in as Pastors Wyatt Martin and Steve Brooks talk about the importance of the Old Testament, and also answer questions submitted by people from the church.

    Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.

    For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

    • 50 min
    Disagreements in the Church ft. Gerry Breshears

    Disagreements in the Church ft. Gerry Breshears

    Dr. Gerry Breshears from Western Seminary came to our church a few weeks ago to talk about Genesis. This episode highlights his conversation with our Lead Pastor Wyatt Martin regarding handling disagreements in the church. He gives us a model to decipher which topics are worth debating, dividing over, or dying for. 

    To learn more about Dr. Gerry Breshears, visit https://breshears.net/

    Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.

    For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Dave2val ,

What interesting conversations!

These are quite interesting conversations that are based upon strong Christian faith that is based upon believing by faith in Gods communicating with His creation. That God would be able to love us and save us in our sinfulness, and then work with our shame and guilt as we change and mature in Christ. Truly a blessing to hear about the ‘nitty gritty’ and worse, and then learning how to respond in a loving and godly manner. Don’t stop, keep on with this.

stroussmouse ,

Beautiful and Gracious

Steve and Wyatt are filled with grace and love for people as they tackle complicated issues with biblical knowledge and insightful wisdom.

Don't trust NOTES ,

Excellent biblical discussions

I love this church, and respect the people involved in this podcast. Highly recommend as a supplement to Scripture reading, involvement in the body of Christ, and spiritual development.

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