290 episodes

Pastor Chris Plekenpol deals with Faith, Culture, and everything in between. Recording from Austin, TX, Pastor Plek deals with many of the issues that he faces pastoring in a post-Christian environment. He takes questions from his congregation and beyond to help Christians navigate culture from the Christian perspective.

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Pastor Chris Plekenpol deals with Faith, Culture, and everything in between. Recording from Austin, TX, Pastor Plek deals with many of the issues that he faces pastoring in a post-Christian environment. He takes questions from his congregation and beyond to help Christians navigate culture from the Christian perspective.

    The Unseen Easter Journey

    The Unseen Easter Journey

    292: James and Holland are back with Pastor Plek to share their different Easter Sunday church experiences. Holland and James offer their personal insights on how even a no-show baptism and an unexpected car accident couldn't overshadow the celebration of Jesus's resurrection and the impactful outreach at Elm Ridge apartments. As they navigate the complex journey of shepherding culturally Christian individuals towards authentic faith, they grapple with the delicate balance of addressing sin with love and grace. Listen in for a conversation that's as real and raw as ministry itself, anchored in the hope and challenges that define our calling.

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    • 50 min
    Human Suffering and the Role of Faith

    Human Suffering and the Role of Faith

    291: Pastor Plek, Machine Gun Nick, Adrienne, and special guest Suzanne Baldwin attempt to unravel the threads of human suffering in this episode of Pastor Plek's Podcast. This episode pulls back the curtain on the raw and real moments of despair with our guest, Machine Gun Nick, whose spiral into self-destruction offers a powerful testimony to the perils of losing faith in the midst of suffering. Suzanne weighs in on the illusion of control and the empty promises of moralism, as Adrienne sheds light on the ease with which we misjudge others' struggles.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Easter Reflections

    Easter Reflections

    290: Pastor Plek is joined by Adrienne and Machine Gun Nick on this Easter sunday recap episode. Together they reflect on the emotional resonance of Easter, and share tales of community, catharsis, and the unexpected connections that faith can forge.  The conversation turned deeply personal as they traced the contours of anger, forgiveness, and transformation. From the rawness of confronting past trauma to the complexities of extending grace, their stories revealed the often-painful journey towards peace. Tune in to hear more!

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    The Transformative Power of Confession and Prayer

    The Transformative Power of Confession and Prayer

    289: Pastor Plek is joined by Machine Gun Nick and John Milton to explore the raw power of confession and the restorative embrace of prayer, drawing from the deep wells of James 5:16 and 1 John 1:9. Prepare to be moved by tales of vulnerability within Pastor Plek's men's group, where the act of laying bare one's struggles invites a communal healing.

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    • 36 min
    A Deep Dive into Faith-Based Controversies

    A Deep Dive into Faith-Based Controversies

    288: Pastor Plek, Adrienne, and Machine Gun Nick are back to recap Pastor Mo's sermon on Luke 22. They don't shy away from the tough questions as they weigh the responsibilities of faith against the instinct to protect oneself, all while finding the humor in navigating this complex terrain.

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    • 43 min
    Courageous Tales of Identity and Belief in the Christian Sphere

    Courageous Tales of Identity and Belief in the Christian Sphere

    287: Aaron Swanlund, Michael McGinnis, and Kaylor Reiter join Pastor Plek this week for a conversation exploring the heart of faith and same-sex attraction. They delve into the intricate tapestry of family dynamics, exploring how the revelation of same-sex attraction unfolds within the complex web of relationships. The episode paints a vivid portrait of vulnerability, acceptance, and the often underappreciated strength of single parents. Furthermore, they reveal the transformative journey from internal conflict to self-realization and understanding, all while fostering a deepened relationship with God that reshapes personal identity.

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    • 48 min

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