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In October of 2015, Mike Erre launched the VOX Podcast upon a season of struggling with the church's efforts to represent who Jesus is, what he's done, and what he is doing on this earth today. Committed to Talk About Anything, Mike quickly engaged into many of culture's most challenging conversations around the LGBTQ community, American politics, church politics, and Christian culture's catastrophe of marginalizing the very people that Jesus himself would associate with.

Learn more at www.voxpodcast.com

VOX Podcast with Mike Err‪e‬ Mike Erre

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 673 Ratings

In October of 2015, Mike Erre launched the VOX Podcast upon a season of struggling with the church's efforts to represent who Jesus is, what he's done, and what he is doing on this earth today. Committed to Talk About Anything, Mike quickly engaged into many of culture's most challenging conversations around the LGBTQ community, American politics, church politics, and Christian culture's catastrophe of marginalizing the very people that Jesus himself would associate with.

Learn more at www.voxpodcast.com

    284 - After Doubt - with A.J. Swoboda

    284 - After Doubt - with A.J. Swoboda

    Today, we sit down with author and professor of Bible and Theology, A.J. Swoboda, to discuss his new book, ‘After Doubt.’ We have a great conversation on deconstruction: the natural elements of it; and what’s helpful vs. what isn’t. How can we rebuild after tearing down the faith that was handed to us? What role do dead authors and past theologians play in the lineage of our faith and doubt? What does the Bible have to say about questioning? Is there room for anger and hate?

    You can pre-order A.J.’s book at: https://www.ajswobodawrites.com/
    Follow A.J. on twitter: @mrajswoboda

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram. 

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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    283 - What's Love Got To Do With It?

    283 - What's Love Got To Do With It?

    Sermon on The Mount: Chapter 18 - “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Matthew 7:7-12. “Ask, Seek, Knock…” THE GOLDEN RULE. Again(!!!), another section of the sermon that has been taught a lot, but is often missing the point or full context Jesus was bringing. Discernment continues to be the word of the day (week, year, lifetime). Jesus is wrapping up the sermon here and is beginning to tie together all the threads he has laid out, in the most brilliant and intentional way. Who in this section is asking, seeking and knocking? What does it mean? How do these actions tie into the previous sections? How do these relate to our neighbors and how we should approach them? And, why?

    So much of this is about playing the long game with one another, how we coexist as humans and how to actually love our neighbors as ourselves.

    These threads are weaving a beautiful tapestry that speak to so much of how we are to be, both with one another and with God. Jesus is speaking with such intention that resonates so much with where we are today.

    We at VOX are committed to not only confronting all of this, first in ourselves, but also to wrestle with what Jesus would have for us in this time. We are committed to repentance and a pursuit of discernment.

    This is the second section of the Sermon on the Mount. We’re excited to walk this road with you all.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on here and Instagram. 

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
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    Subscribe on iTunes - apple.co/1Lla1Nj

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon:
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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 47 min
    282 - Pearls, Pigs & Pushing Good Things on Others

    282 - Pearls, Pigs & Pushing Good Things on Others

    Sermon on The Mount: Chapter 17 - “Pearls, Pigs & Pushing Good Things on Others.” Matthew 7:6. “Do not give dogs what is sacred…” Again(!), another section of the sermon that has been taught a lot, but is often missing the point or full context Jesus was bringing. The word of the day (week, year, lifetime) is discernment. So much of what is said here is dismantling the place of condemnation the Church has taken. What is Jesus saying when using the terms ‘dogs’ and ‘pigs?’ Is it derogatory? What is sacred? What are the pearls? How are we to interact with those that need intervention? How does this section fit into and correlate with the previous parts of the Sermon?

    This thread is long, but Jesus is dissecting and confronting so much of how we interact and love as humans. How are we supposed to live life together both in community and in the world? We have much to learn from this section. Jesus understands the complexities of the issue, as well as the depth and uniqueness of each person listening.

    We at VOX are committed to not only confronting all of this, first in ourselves, but also to wrestle with what Jesus would have for us in this time. We are committed to repentance and a pursuit of discernment.

    This is the second section of the Sermon on the Mount. We’re excited to walk this road with you all.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram. 

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
    Voxpodcast.com

    Subscribe on iTunes - apple.co/1Lla1Nj

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon:
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    Follow us on Instagram: @voxpodcast
    Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/voxpodcast
    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 57 min
    281 - The Judgment of Judgment

    281 - The Judgment of Judgment

    Sermon on The Mount: Chapter 16 - “The Judgment of Judgment.” Matthew 7:1-6. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” Here we go with another passage that has been taught a lot, but is often missing the point or full context Jesus was bringing. What is judgment, really? What is ‘Krino,’ and how is it both good and bad? Is it a matter of how we judge or what we judge? How does discernment aide us in this? How is discernment made more palpable and effective? How can the ‘plank in our own eye’ teaching still be helpful and applicable for us if we have heard it so many times? Is there room for calling things or actions out in today’s world? There is so much to work through here. Jesus understands the complexities of the issue, as well as the depth and uniqueness of each person listening.

    We at VOX are committed to not only confronting all of this, first in ourselves, but also to wrestle with what Jesus would have for us in this time. We are committed to repentance and a pursuit of discernment.

    This is the second section of the Sermon on the Mount. We’re excited to walk this road with you all.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on here and Instagram. 

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
    Voxpodcast.com

    Subscribe on iTunes - apple.co/1Lla1Nj

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/voxpodcast

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxpodcast
    Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/voxpodcast
    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 1 min
    280 - What We Can Learn From Flowers & Fields

    280 - What We Can Learn From Flowers & Fields

    Sermon on The Mount: Chapter 15 - “What We Can Learn From Flowers & Fields.” Matthew 6:25-34. Holy moly. Let’s dig into worry and anxiety, shall we? Today we sit down with some critical responses to our last few episodes and discuss the balance between calling out certain things while celebrating others. Where is the line?

    Then we head back to the Mount, to pick up where we left off with Jesus’s sermon. Despite topical heading breaks the editors of the Bible unfortunately inserted, Jesus takes us into a conversation on worry that runs directly out of the last piece on treasures. What is he doing here? How has this section been grossly misinterpreted and taught over the years? How does worry connect to where our treasures lay?

    Many of us have been shamed in our depression and anxiety over the years, being told that we shouldn’t worry or fret, that it was sinful to be feeling the way we were. This is not what Jesus is doing here. He is, again, helping us to reposture and to broaden our understanding.

    We at VOX are committed to not only confronting all of this, first in ourselves, but also to wrestle with what Jesus would have for us in this time. We are committed to repentance and a pursuit of discernment.

    This is the second section of the Sermon on the Mount. We’re excited to walk this road with you all.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on here and Instagram. 

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
    Voxpodcast.com

    Subscribe on iTunes - apple.co/1Lla1Nj

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/voxpodcast

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxpodcast
    Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/voxpodcast
    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 56 min
    279 - When Unity Isn't Enough - with Dr. Timothy Gombis

    279 - When Unity Isn't Enough - with Dr. Timothy Gombis

    Gombis stops by for a conversation on a theological response and reflection on the last couple weeks. Gombis, a Pauline scholar and seminary Professor, walks us through his thoughts and how Paul might have addressed the church in this time. Where should the outrage have begun? How do we process an Evangelical pursuit of power? How can we effect change in our communities? How can Matthew 25 fuel our understanding of politics? How has the Church's imagination been taken hostage? Who did Andre the Giant and King Kong Bundy wrestle at Wrestlemania? There is so much to sift through as we, collectively, try to look forward.

    We at VOX are committed to not only confronting all of this, first in ourselves, but also to wrestle with what Jesus would have for us in this time. We are committed to repentance and a pursuit of discernment.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on here and Instagram. 

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
    Voxpodcast.com

    Subscribe on iTunes - apple.co/1Lla1Nj

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/voxpodcast

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxpodcast
    Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/voxpodcast
    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 21 min

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Why to carry it forward!

Listened to the podcast today for the first time and I appreciate the conversation and humor. You are doing what Christians should have been doing all along; wrestling with the scriptures and carrying the conversation forward with humility and an eager willingness to learn and grown in Christ. You have a new fan my Brothers. Keep the convo going.

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There is more nuance in theology and politics and this podcast discusses it all. It dives deep into that twisted relationship between politics and religion with Mike Erre and Tim Stafford letting me know I’m not crazy or alone with my frustration. This podcast has interviews with authors and theologians that have challenged me helped grown my understanding of Jesus’s actually teachings.

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Such a necessary voice in our church

Thanks for your commitment to calling those in our tribe up to Christ. I’ve been working through so much of this stuff for years and you guys helped put some really important language to it (things like the “Kingdom politic”). You guys are having really critical conversations.

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