69 episodes

The Old Fashion Dads Podcast: Average Dad's having real conversations. Listen in as two fathers (and the occasional guest) discuss different issues centered around being a dad (from a Christian Worldview), while sipping on a different whiskey each week, and usually accompanied by a good cigar.

Old Fashion Dad Podcast Christian Bringolf & Christian Harris

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

The Old Fashion Dads Podcast: Average Dad's having real conversations. Listen in as two fathers (and the occasional guest) discuss different issues centered around being a dad (from a Christian Worldview), while sipping on a different whiskey each week, and usually accompanied by a good cigar.

    5 Tips to Jump Start Your Marriage

    5 Tips to Jump Start Your Marriage

    On today’s episode we are talking about 5 things you can do to jump start your marriage... or 5 things that we should all be continually doing in our marriage, if we want them to be healthy and God glorifying.
     
    NOTES:
    This Weeks Whiskey: J.T.S. Brown Kentucky Bourbon - Heaven Hill Distillery Pappy Van Winkle Cigar Christian B. was a guest on Chad and Tyler's podcast, "The Honest Cigar Experience" recently, to talk marriage and gave 5 Tips to Jump Start Your Marriage. Episode 61 - "5 Steps to a Thriving Marriage with Christian Bringolf" - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-honest-cigar-experience/id1525048020?i=1000541075201  
    5 Tips to Jump Start Your Marriage:
    Know why your marriage is not functioning well.  Don't make happiness your goal in marriage Protect your marriage Steward your marriage well Lead from a place of humility  
    What does it mean protect your marriage?  When we make "happiness" our goal in marriage, we are willing to sacrifice everything else on the alter of self-satisfaction, chasing our passions and being "true to ourselves"... which really means do what you want, follow your passions and whims and don't judge. It leads to pursuing immediate gratification and neglect the hard thing and commitments we've made As Christians, God and His Word is our highest authority... not ourselves, not our minds, not societal trends. In the Bible, God designed men to protect and defend their family, property and stand up to evil. While many Christian men are willing to physically "lay down their life" for their wife or family... it's more likely that our greatest threat to our marriage is not external... but internal. The greatest threat is internal - The greatest threat is the husband not leading well and sinning against his own family. Ephesians 5 To steward our marriage well means to recognize that the marriage and your spouse doesn't ultimately belong to you but rather, it belongs to God and you are to take good care of it, as if it was yours. How would we treat our view our spouses differently if we saw God as our Father-in-law? We as husbands need to "practice" at our marriage. Marriage is a perishable skill and we have to work at it to get better and cultivate our wife.  
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    • 39 min
    Why We Say Merry Christmas And Not Happy Holidays

    Why We Say Merry Christmas And Not Happy Holidays

    On today’s episode we are talking about what we say "Merry Christmas" and not simply "Happy Holidays".
     
    NOTES:
    It acknowledges our condition - sinners in need of a savior It acknowledges who is in control and on the throne It is a recognition and celebration of the hope we have in Jesus It is God glorifying... or at least that is our heart disposition for us, towards God  
    Christmas is not just about Christmas trees, presents, Christmas decorations and yummy holidays smells... it's primarily about what Christ has done in humbling Himself to come to the earth as a human, fulfill scripture and save humanity back to Himself... giving us life and hope in Himself. 
    Genesis 3:4-6 - But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise,2 she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. John 3:16 - “For hGod so loved the world,9 that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 - But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Romans 5:2-5 - Through him we have also obtained access by faith[a] into this grace in which we stand, and we[b] rejoice[c] in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.  
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    • 11 min
    Fear & Anxiety (not trusting God & our desire to control life)

    Fear & Anxiety (not trusting God & our desire to control life)

    On today’s episode we vent a little on the parenting challenges of letting our kids experience the consequences for their decisions, but we mostly talk about fear and anxiety. We get into how much of these struggles stem from us trying to control our lives, instead of trusting God and placing our hope and identity in Him.
    NOTES:
    This Weeks Whiskey: Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon Oliva cigars - series O Love and Logic (book) - https://www.loveandlogic.com/collections/parents  What are some of the factors that lead us to be anxious and fearful day-to-day? A big factor is our perspective. Where are we getting our information from and is it a constant stream of bad information from social media and the mainstream media that taps into our fears and insecurities, to keep us hooked. Stop and ask yourself, does how bad I'm being told things are, actually reflect the reality I'm living... or is there a disconnect between what you are being told is true and the correct state of the world "out there", reflected in your personal life? People will also be fearful and anxious if they have a low view of God. Either God is in control and in charge or He's not. If you are a humanist and don't believe there is a God, then everything in life is dependent on you and that is a crushing burden to bare... how can you not be anxious or stressed with that world view. In his counseling practice, CB says that so many people come to him knowing their anxiety and depression originated within them... but they also think that the answer to these problems is also within them... But scripture tells us that our problem is our sin nature that is within us but our solution to that is found outside of us, in Jesus. The idea that "I can't learn to love someone else until I learn to love myself" is utter nonsense. That's like saying that "I need to become more selfish, in order to learn how to be less selfish". Our problem is not that we don't love ourselves enough. The problem is that we already focus too much on ourselves. The honest person may even outright say, "I don't want to submit myself to anyone else... I want to do what I want to do and be my own god". When we are our highest authority and answer only to ourselves, where do you look for hope if there is nothing greater outside of yourself? Many people crank down on trying to control every aspect of their life, which leads to even more anxiety and fear... especially when things don't go their way or they realize that most of life is totally outside of their control. Psalm 139 - David is calling out to God to search and know his heart. We need to always be evaluating our heart and our level of dependence upon God. No matter how "modern" and advanced we get as humans or society, we will never outgrow our need for God. Human nature, human needs and God don't change, even as societies and technology inevitably will. We are forgetful and get full of ourselves and so we need to regularly be in God's Word, to be reminded of God's truth and give us perspective to what is truly important in life. One of the biggest "proofs" that God wrote the Bible and not humans, is that we would paint ourselves and humanity in a much better light. We would write ourselves as the hero, not the villains in need of a savior. Atheism vs. Christianity: If you are Atheist (there is no God), then it totally makes sense to just do what you want because you are your own highest authority. Why would you want to or try to be good or kind or help others when there is no objective right or wrong and logically, doing what is best for you is all that really matters. Because of God's Common Grace, even non-Christians who don't know or love God can have a better grasp on being kind and merciful though they are in open-rebellion against God. Mathew 6:25-34 - "Therefore I tell you, fdo not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and

    • 58 min
    Feminism & The Church

    Feminism & The Church

    We recorded this episode the summer of 2021 with return guests, Julia Bringolf and Stacy Manning. In this lively discussion, we get into the topic of Feminism, the varies waves of the feminist movement and the impact it's had on the church and society at large.  
    NOTES:
    •Recorded August 26, 2021 - released December 4, 2021
    •This Weeks Whiskey: Bourbon from Willy's Distillery, Ennis, MT
    •(Return) Guests (from Ep. 47 on Masculinity from a wives perspective):
    •Julia Bringolf - Christian Bringolf's wife
    •Stacy Manning - Co-Author of "Them Before Us, Why We Need a global Children's Rights Movement"
    •If feminism is such a good thing, why are there 4 generations / iterations of it (1-4th waive feminism)?
    •The feminist movement was really born out of men abdicating their responsibility to lead and take care of woman (Feminism was a response to an injustice in the world).
    •Freedom and right to provide for ourselves are essential in life and some would say the Suffrage Movement was born out of that - woman fighting for the right for woman to vote, own land and work. 
    •The leaders of the suffrage movement were largely affluent, high-society woman who needed something to do with their time - They weren't fighting for woman to work in factories... they wanted woman in board rooms. They wanted the "privileges" of the men of that day, without the responsibility's (going to war, fighting fires, put themselves in harms way)
    •Ironically, it took a government of men to vote to give women the right to vote.
    •Original feminism still allowed for glorifying God and honoring biblical gender identity.
    •As feminism gained traction and saw wins for Woman's rights, the fight shifted away from fighting for woman's rights and became about fighting agains men and in the 1960's, the fight for freedom and equality became a fight for "being better" than men, which includes sexual autonomy and breaking of sexual boundaries... which doesn't honor God.
    •Today's feminism has become ugly and not glorifying to God.
    •"When woman received the right to vote, the country started pivoting to the left... because woman seek security and generally don't take the same risks men are willing to... and were more willing to vote [tax payer] money into their own pockets" - Stacy
    •Too many women felt like they couldn't rely on their husbands (men weren't doing their job), so in order to get the security they desired, they used the vote to have the government step in and start taking care of them (replacing the role of the family, men in particular).
    •The Bible says that the husband (man) is the head of the house, like Christ is the head of the church, and with that comes a sense of power. In a biblical world, the one "in charge" takes responsibility for those under them, those in their care.
    •Adam's first sin was abdicating his headship and care of Eve. 
    •For much of human history, woman were second-class citizens, less than men, subjugated and even seen as property... which is never how it was intended. When God created Adam and Eve, it was in a complimentarian context, where man and woman were distinct and different and designed to compliment one another. 
    •Men and women represent the different halves and characteristics of God... without each other, this world is not complete.
    •In all the discussion around feminism and equality of the sexes, the issue os sin is never talked about and that is the real issue (with everything). 
    •Phases of Feminism:
    •1st wave: 1900s-1930s (woman's suffrage movement)
    •2nd wave: 1940s-1960s (men going to war while woman went to work outside the house & post-war autonomy where woman (the parents of the hippy generation) pushed back against traditional gender roles of having to go back to working in the home)
    •3rd wave: 1960s- (Sexual revolution where woman wanted to be as "free" and promiscuous as men, though hippy culture was very small in the context of the larger Amer

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Vaccines, Mandates & Liberty

    Vaccines, Mandates & Liberty

    With all the uncertainty, fear, division and threat of mandates and eroding liberty... we dig into our identity as Christians, where we find our hope and when is the right time to "stand up" for God and truth in any cultural moment.
    NOTES:
    This Weeks Whiskey: Mossburn Single Malt Scotch - 10 year This Weeks Cigar - @standardandtwain Deeper Dive Resources: Owen Strachan @profstrachan | Podcast - The Antithesis | Book - "Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel, and the way to stop it" @darrelbharrison & @virgilwalker of the Just Thinking Podcast @podcast_just | Book - "Just Thinking About The State" We are addressing this topic today focusing on our Identity and hope as Christian's Within Christian circles, I've primarily heard two extremes: It's our duty as Christian's to get vaccinated and wear masks and if you don't, you are being "unloving" and un-Chirst like... or the opposite of, don't tell me what to do, I have my freedom and no one is going to make me do anything I don't want to do.... neither of which are helpful attitudes. Romans 12 - I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. The toxicity of pop-culture has infiltrated the church so much, that we are even seeing the same "virtue signaling" with Christians, where they are "cancelling"one another and "unfriending" each other on social media for having differing social or political views... when we should be rallying around Jesus, not our political causes and affections. Where is our deepest passion and allegiance... to Jesus and the Gospel, or our stance on vaccines, mandates and liberty? As soon as we take our eyes off Jesus, we start to loose perspective and start placing our hope in worldly things... our anxiety builds as we seek to gain control of the cause around us. It would seem that the issue of vaccines (whether you and your family get them) should be a matter of personal conscious and not coerced by the government, economic or social pressure.  Ultimately, our identity needs to be in Jesus and not in our social / political stances... and those stances need to be respectful of others positions and convictions. Do we really believe and trust in God? Or does our anxiety over mandates simply reveal our heart of not trusting God and trying to take matters into our own hands? Standing with God and for God's truth, being obedient to God IS what we are called to and is "doing something" in this cultural moment. Keep God on His throne and not taking matters into our own hands and responding in a humanist manner (acting as if there is no God). If a government is preventing Christian's from worshiping God or leading it's citizen's into sin... that is when we stand up and follow God over our government or civil leaders.  
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    • 59 min
    No, You Can NOT Handle It All (work and mindset)

    No, You Can NOT Handle It All (work and mindset)

    America is the land of opportunity and hard work... the downside of this is that we are often told and believe that we can do it all. We are told we can be anything we want to be or do anything we want to do, as long as you believe in yourself and work hard enough. Today we explore the truths and lies wrapped up in this narrative.
     
    NOTES:
    This Weeks Whiskey: $500-$700 bottle of Yama from Bainbridge Distillery - American Single Grain Barley Whiskey. Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask Christian talks about his life-changing conference with Tony Robbins for his real estate carrier with eXp Realty and completing his first "Spartan Race" (8 miles with 25 obstacles). Confronting the lie, that you CAN do it all. Believing that you can handle everything and do everything (and constantly failing at it) leads to a lot of anxiety and a general sense of failure and inadequacy in our life.  Social media makes us feel even worse about ourselves because it appears that other people are able to do it all and have it all... when in reality, social media is just showing you the "best of" clips of someone's life and is heavily curated/edited. While Capitalism is a great economic system, the downside is the temptation to OVERwork or pursue monetary "success" at the expense of all else. Being better at saying "no" to most things that come our way, so that we can live more intentionally in saying "yes" to the things that align with our will get us to our personal and professional goals (which you have to do the hard work of defining and writing down what those goals are, if you ever want to achieve them). We are constantly striving to be accomplishing, to do more and move the ball forward... which I think is how God created us and is part of our calling to fulfill the great commission of cultivating the earth (creating culture and making something out of the raw potential of God's creation). Where is the fine line of being content in God, accomplishing things and making sure to rest (but not slack off and become lazy). Like with fitness - In life we are either moving forward or backwards... growing or shrinking... it's near impossible to just "tread water". It's great to have big, non-limiting beliefs and work hard for what you want... but most people can't "have it all" or be anything they want to be, if they just set their mind to it. We have limitations: limitations of time, money, skills, connections, etc. This doesn't mean you can't accomplish great things and have an amazing life with God's help. He who works harder and perseveres will always get further and accomplish more then he who just has raw skill. Proverbs 16:9: In their hearts humans plan their course but the Lord establishes their steps. Comparison will rob you of your joy. Don't compare yourself to others or you will always be miserable and unsatisfied, striving after what others have. What you believe you can do (or what you think you can't do) will largely dictate what you attain in life. "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right" What you choice to think about and focus on makes all the difference in the world. What you think about will dictate your perspective and emotions. 2 Corinthians 2:5: "... take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" Work is good! We should work hard and do a great job at it... but work shouldn't become so important to us, that it becomes our identity or becomes our object of our affection.  Christian outlines the way he organizes his days and accomplishes his personal and professional goals. Living life with intentionally: Elite Journal - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PW2T6JG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1   
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Schmangles ,

Real Conversation

On the Old Fashioned Dad podcast Christian and Christian have conversations that are marked by honesty and authenticity. I enjoy the approach they take each episode. You really feel like you could be sitting around a campfire enjoying a whiskey with them.

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Great adulthood podcast

Although it’s called the old fashioned dad, I think it’s a great podcast for all adults. Having good role models so much needed in our society. I see these gentleman as good role models. Everyone can learn something just by joining in with a glass of your favorite drink, and listening to some dads talk.
Thank you for great content!

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Greatness

Fantastic podcast keep up the good work fellas

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