269 episodes

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, 544 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

    255 - Politics of Salt & Light

    255 - Politics of Salt & Light

    The Politics of Salt & Light. We’re continuing on through the Sermon on the Mount, with the oft quoted verses focusing on Jesus’s calling to the people to be both Salt and Light. What did Jesus mean when he called the folks at the mount to be Salt? What implications did that have? What of the command to be Light? To whom and how? How does this section play off of the Beatitudes that precede it? How do these commands relate to us, today?

    Painting by Sadao Watanabe.

    We have always viewed VOX as a community, despite it existing mostly within the digital realm. 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
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 7 min
    254 - Of Such As These

    254 - Of Such As These

    Of Such As These. Mike cracks open the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, by dissecting the word ‘Blessed.’ How does the word translate? What was Jesus trying to say here and to whom? The context of these ‘Beatitudes’ helps us to understand the Kingdom Jesus was ushering in, and how we are to interact with the message He was delivering to those people at that time. What does it mean to be meek? What scripture was Jesus referencing and how would it be interpreted by the folks listening? These are the Politics of Jesus.

    We have always viewed VOX as a community, despite it existing mostly within the digital realm. 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:
    www.voxpodcast.com

    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

    • 56 min
    253 - Neither Right, Nor Left, Nor Religious

    253 - Neither Right, Nor Left, Nor Religious

    This week, we are beginning a series going through the Sermon On The Mount. In a time where we are continually divided, even within the church, we take a look at a different affiliation, one that supersedes nation and location and informs how we exist within others: the Kingdom of God. In many ways, this is a series that will challenge much of what we hold tight within our identity (for Mike & Tim especially!), and we’re very excited to embark on with all of you.

    We have always viewed VOX as a community, despite it existing mostly within the digital realm. 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.

    The book Mike references is: https://www.amazon.com/Scandalous-Witness-Political-Manifesto-Christians/dp/0802877354/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=lee+camp+scandalous+witness&qid=1595170355&sr=8-1

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 57 min
    252 - Mailbag: Apologies, Genesis and Covid Church

    252 - Mailbag: Apologies, Genesis and Covid Church

    Here we go! VOX receives many listener questions. While we try to answer as many as we can, every now and again we like to take an episode to discuss some big ones. Today, Mike and Tim answer a few. How do we know an apology is sincere when they’re always wrapped in buzzwords? Should the Church be inventive and let go of their current format during quarantine? Were there other people outside of the Garden in Genesis? Alway feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com.

    Books that are discussed:
    Genesis Unbound: https://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Unbound-Provocative-Creation-Account/dp/1935651218/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3K3OQTE8T0IR1

    The Lost World of Genesis One:
    https://www.amazon.com/Lost-World-Genesis-One-Cosmology/dp/0830837043/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3K3OQTE8T0IR1

    The Temple and the Church's Mission: https://www.amazon.com/Temple-Churchs-Mission-Biblical-Theology/dp/0830826181/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3UZGOX0OS8SUG

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 49 min
    251 - Faith Improvised - with Tim Gombis

    251 - Faith Improvised - with Tim Gombis

    We're back with the inimitable and brain melting Dr. Timothy Gombis to discuss a theology of race and the diverse Kingdom God intended. It is a conversation packed with interpretation and intention. What is the hope for the modern evangelical church during this time? What is its role? Further, Dr. Gombis shares about his new podcast that will debut in two weeks: "Faith Improvised."

    We also celebrate Bonnie Lewis's last episode as co host as she transitions to her brand new podcast, "The Timshel Cast!" The first episode is out today and can be heard here: https://anchor.fm/timshelcast/episodes/Episode-1--In-the-Text-What-is-Timshel-egcksu/a-a2kse5j

    As we await the "Faith Improvised" podcast, Dr. Gombis can be read here: https://timgombis.com/

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford
    www.timothyjohnstafford.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr
    250 - Be The Bridge - with Faitth Brooks

    250 - Be The Bridge - with Faitth Brooks

    Faitth Brooks is the Director of Operations at Be the Bridge to Racial Unity, an organization dedicated to empowering people and culture towards racial equality, healing and reconciliation. On today’s episode, we sit down with Faitth to learn more about the work of Be the Bridge, how we can be allies that make a difference, and her important perspective on what it is like to be a black woman in America.

    Be the Bridge is a well of information that helps educate, inform, and then act at a fundamental level in people’s families and communities. In today’s conversation, Faitth describes the powerful result of taking small steps towards change. If you want to find out more information about the work Be the Bridge does, download Be the Bridge’s resource guide, or join a group, you can visit:https://bethebridge.com or visit them on instagram: @beabridgebuilder

    For more information about Faitth, please visit: https://www.faitthbrooks.com or Instagram: @faitthb

    Learn more about the VOX Podcast:
    www.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

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

Maebe the cat (male) ,

Holding on to Christian faith, but open to follow where the questions lead

In 2009, I had just moved to California and a friend of mine invited me to attend his church. It was a mega church, and I really didn’t expect to be challenged in any way (I was open to being a part of institutional church, but really wasn’t having success finding anything other than the evangelical sinner’s prayer type church or churches that held to fluffy easy “gospel”s). I walked in and rolled my eyes at the smoke, big screens, and rock music atmosphere and had trouble even sitting through the worship music. Then Mike Erre spoke. I felt like I had finally found a “pastor” who was on the journey with me and who was not afraid to ask hard questions. He also had a similar understanding of what the gospel message consists of... which is important to me, as I believe most evangelical churches have dumbed the gospel down to be mental ascent to certain “objective” facts about Jesus and God.

Fast forward to 2020, my personal journey has continued to parallel Mike’s in so many ways. We have both been confronted with major character flaws of our own making and have had to reach out in humility for help, our beliefs about scripture and doctrine have changed, our borders defining who is “in” and who is “out have expanded. In some ways I have more traditional views than him and in others I find myself more progressive leaning towards hopeful universalism. Regardless, he continues to challenge me and encourage me in my version of “spiritual homelessness”.

I wholeheartedly recommend this podcast. Through years of listening, I’ve laughed through episodes, wept through episodes, and found myself pushed to think critically in ways I hadn’t before. Listen and find Jesus increasingly beautiful, and the Way of Jesus increasingly fulfilling (though not without a cost)!

amendon2456 ,

Thank you!

I love this podcast beyond what words I have and emotions I can describe. These conversations are so important and I hope that Christians and non-Christians can come together and learn!

Scott1122376 ,

Love it

Great podcast, it has offered some opposing views to what I had believed growing up, which has led to research and learning and growth on my part. Also... Gombis. Good. And the hairstyle rundowns are solid. I’m in your camp on that front Mike.

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