10 episodes

Your host, Richard Padilla, sits down with his straight friends to have raw, honest conversations on how the Christian Church can practically meet the needs of those who struggle with homosexuality. Through learning about and practicing the 4 T's, Touch, Time, Transparency, and Teamwork, the church can be a place of deep friendship, love, hope and healing.

The 4T's and the Church Richard Padilla

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Your host, Richard Padilla, sits down with his straight friends to have raw, honest conversations on how the Christian Church can practically meet the needs of those who struggle with homosexuality. Through learning about and practicing the 4 T's, Touch, Time, Transparency, and Teamwork, the church can be a place of deep friendship, love, hope and healing.

    Teamwork: The 4T’S can help Christians who struggle with homosexuality if Married Christians value Friendships.

    Teamwork: The 4T’S can help Christians who struggle with homosexuality if Married Christians value Friendships.

    Richard, Kolby, and Bethany talk about the importance of Friendship in order for the 4T'S to be successful in a Christian community. They talk about how important it is for Christians to start valuing friendship, how marriage isn't the most important relationship for a human, how can we train children to value friendship and not believe in the lie that marriage will fulfill all your needs.
    They tackle the importance of the Church loving Christians that struggle with homosexuality and how the 4T's is a method to accomplish that.

    Teamwork: The 4T'S and the Church Team up with Your Other Brothers

    Teamwork: The 4T'S and the Church Team up with Your Other Brothers

    Join Richard and Tom as they discuss various topics related to homosexuality, culture, storytelling, the Christian community, Your Other Brothers, and The 4T'S and the Church,

    Teamwork: Listening to each other even if you disagree about the Nashville Statement

    Teamwork: Listening to each other even if you disagree about the Nashville Statement

    Listen to Richard and two signers of the Nashville Statement talk about Statement and how to relate with it whether you agree with it or disagree with it. 
    Here is a link of Side B christians who signed the statement and responses to critics of the statement. 
    https://cbmw.org/topics/the-nashville-statement/responding-to-cts-editorial-against-the-nashville-statement/
     

    Part 2 - Dr. Thoennes and Richard talk about transparency, same sex attraction, George Clooney, and the locker room.

    Part 2 - Dr. Thoennes and Richard talk about transparency, same sex attraction, George Clooney, and the locker room.

    Professor Thoennes and Richard dive into the complexity of same-sex attraction. Why is George Clooney handsome. The locker room, physical transparency. The goodness of beauty.

    Dr. Thoennes and Richard talk about the 4T'S meeting the needs of Christians who struggle with Homosexuality (Part1)

    Dr. Thoennes and Richard talk about the 4T'S meeting the needs of Christians who struggle with Homosexuality (Part1)

    “Many men who have high same-sex needs eventually decide: “Being in the gay lifestyle is better then being in the church, Because in the gay life, you go into a bar and everyone hugs and kisses you. You go to a church, you don't get hugged and kissed by anyone. Some of them, the more artistic, the more politically astute, or maybe the more sensitive ones will do it......Christians are talking heads or praying heads. They can't get down to where you really need to be. Your skin is your largest organ in your body and they are afraid of it. They are afraid to touch, they are afraid to love, they are afraid to sacrifice, afraid to get messy. “Oh my god, what do you mean its going to take 10 years for you to get better? I don't have time that kind of time.” So the gay life appears to be a whole lot more love, acceptance, and laughter."

    The quote above is from a book called A Bigger World Yet, Faith, Brotherhood, & Same - Sex Needs - It's written by Tim Timmerman

    Episode 5: When 2 Side A Christians talk with a Side B Christian

    Episode 5: When 2 Side A Christians talk with a Side B Christian

    Two Side A Christians talk with a Side B Christian. They share their journey as they went through pain, suicide, questions towards God, and their change of theology that being gay is good.

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4.3 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

R Fleming ,

Check it out

Love the honesty here! I found this during a late night Google search. If you’re even somewhat serious about digging deeper or just struggling with SSA, check it out!

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Trigger Warning

If you are SSA and your faith stay away from the 5/29/18 show.

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Eye-opening for straight Christians

Richard and his fellow hosts podcast from between a rock and a hard place.

On the one hand, they have committed themselves to orthodox Christian teaching on sexual issues. Many within the church like to pretend that they do not struggle with sexual immorality, but for people like Richard who have same-sex attraction, Christian culture does not look the other way on their struggle like they tend to look the other way on serial divorce or even porn addiction. Therefore, guys like Richard feel especially judged.

On the other hand, their commitment to orthodox Christian living puts them at odds with popular society - a society which looks at people like Richard with either hate or belittling sympathy. They either hate him because he stands in defiance of the "born this way" and "all love is love" philosophies that the LGBTQ+ community has mainstreamed or they treat him with belittling sympathy by assuming he holds his belief out of shame, not out of a commitment to a God whose moral order Richard deeply believes is good and just.

From their vantage point between the rock and the hard place, Richard and his fellow hosts speak winsomly, honestly, and clearly about the cross they bear. This podcast is full of great insights for fellow Christians who want to know how they can stand firm on the teachings of scripture while also helping their brothers and sisters in Christ by bearing their burdens. I was especially helped by episode 4.

Great work, guys! Keep it up!

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