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Join Pastors Gray Ewing and Eric Tonjes as they have conversations about life, faith, and ministry.

Simply Faithful: Christian Conversations Without the Hype Eric Tonjes

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Join Pastors Gray Ewing and Eric Tonjes as they have conversations about life, faith, and ministry.

    #55 The Old Testament & The New Testament

    #55 The Old Testament & The New Testament

    How do we think about the relationship of the Old and New Testaments? Do they contain different Gods? Different moralities? How do they fit together? What changes, and what stays the same? Join Eric and Gray as they discuss the story of Scripture and continuity and discontinuity in the Bible.

    What's Good:
    Eric - Axe Throwing

    • 38 min
    #54 Seven Deadly Sins - Gluttony

    #54 Seven Deadly Sins - Gluttony

    Join Eric and Gray as they engage in a bit of an experiment: an occasional series working through the seven deadly sins. This week: gluttony. It isn't just about what you think, and it is something we can all grow in confronting in our hearts. Make sure to let us know what you think of the mini-series idea!
    What's Good:
    Gray - the "second brain"

    • 35 min
    #53 Criticism of the Church

    #53 Criticism of the Church

    We are back! With Eric installed in a new job and Gray finally back from the travails of a three-month sabbatical, it's time to start the conversation again. This week, they discuss criticisms of the church, churches and church leaders. When is it warranted and good? When is it problematic? How should we assess such criticisms? Join them as they parse these hard issues.
    What's Good:
    Eric - Vinyl records, sort of

    • 35 min
    #9 Leaving Church (Rebroadcast)

    #9 Leaving Church (Rebroadcast)

    This is a rebroadcast of an episode from September of 2019.
    Lots of people have questions about leaving a local church-can we do it? When can we do it? How should we do it? Even more people have questions about finding a new church, whether after such a hard situation or as the result of a move. Listen as Eric and Gray discuss (and perhaps disagree) on the answers.

    • 35 min
    #52 Christian Creativity (with Crystal Davy)

    #52 Christian Creativity (with Crystal Davy)

    Gray is on sabbatical for the next few months, so the lunatic is running the asylum! Eric has Crystal Davy, musician, writer, and worship director at Grace Chapel in Lincoln, Nebraska on to talk about creativity and the arts in Christian circles. Join them for a thoughtful, extremely non-linear discussion of how the church should relate to creatives.

    What's Good:
    Crystal - Sourdough, before it was cool

    • 40 min
    #4 Family Discipleship (Rebroadcast)

    #4 Family Discipleship (Rebroadcast)

    This week, thanks to life circumstaces, we're rebroadcasting one of our earliest episodes, one that many seem to have appreciated. We will return to our regularly scheduled programming in two weeks.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

emwal314 ,

Gets to the heart of the matter

Love this podcast. It cuts right to the heart of a variety of tough topics related to Christianity while rooting them in real life experiences. Eric and Gray make controversial conversations approachable and clear to understand. They also keep the discussion lighthearted enough to really be *fun* to listen to.

AnchoredGrowth ,

Timely and Biblical Content

I am pleased that a friend suggested this Podcast... the content is always timely, challenging, and is framed and founded on sound biblical truth. They stretch my thinking and my belief. Thanks for being “Simply Faithful” in bringing engaging discussions!

NNBarin ,

My favorite podcast

The once a week podcast makes it all the more delightful to listen to. The topics and discussions had can be difficult but they need to talked about. Grateful for this podcast.

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