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Top 5 Episodes of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast:
5. I was a Pastor when I Nearly Died by Suicide – https://bit.ly/2roJzSC
Episode 20 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast is a bonus episode, in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. In this episode, Steve Austin shares his story of nearly dying, while he was serving as a Christian pastor. Don’t miss this powerful tale of Steve’s darkest night.
4. The Wonderful Truth about Heaven & Hell – https://bit.ly/2FTzQb6
On Episode 15 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with a very special guest, The Reverend Ed Bacon. Together, these friends discuss the wonderful truth about Heaven and Hell. Having conversations around Heaven and Hell can be heavy, scary, and divisive. That’s exactly why Steve invited Ed Bacon for this “Ask the Expert” segment.
3. Empty the Pews – https://bit.ly/2roIREW
In Episode 19 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with Christopher Stroop, creator of the viral hashtag #EmptyThePews. If you feel disappointed with the Christian Right’s response (or lack thereof) to Charlottesville, this episode is for you. If you’re sick over Evangelical Christianity’s love-affair with Donald Trump, don’t miss this one. If you have been sickened over the recent Nashville Statement, this is a conversation you do not want to miss!
2. Six Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Being Muslim – https://bit.ly/2K1cp2h
In Episode 21, Steve Austin talks with Mohamed Ghilan and Sakinah Kaiser about life as a Muslim. The media, politicians, and even fear-based religious leaders would have us believe that Islam is the enemy, but it just isn’t true.
1. Grace: A Divine Vulgarity – https://bit.ly/2KHAP1L
Episode 59 includes a conversation with Billy Graham’s grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, plus a selection of music by the Drew Hale Band. What is grace, and how does it inform the way we live today? Listen to find out.
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5 “Honorable Mention” Episodes You Shouldn’t Miss:
1. The Namaste Project & Spiritual Self-Care – https://bit.ly/2jG3yb8
Welcome to Episode 55 of #AskSteveAustin Podcast, with Steve Austin and Dr. Holly Oxhandler. The show is sponsored by Audible.com – sign up for your free month’s membership at audibletrial.com/asksteveaustin! What does “namaste” mean? What is spiritual self-care? And how are things changing for helping professionals, in the areas of faith and mental health? Listen now!
2. The Journey to Wholeness in a Time of Polarization – https://bit.ly/2I47xZE
To celebrate the 50th Episode of the #AskSteveAustin, Steve Austin welcomes Paul Young and Ed Bacon to the show. In this episode, the three friends talk about the journey to wholeness in a time of religious and political polarization. What are we talking about when we talk about wholeness? When it seems like everyone is standing across the great chasm, shouting at each other, all of those things sound great – but what does it look like in real life to make or become the bridge?
3. Loving Your Neighbor has Something to do with Racism – https://bit.ly/2IhGRrw
On episode 16 of the #AskSteveAustin podcast, Steve Austin talks with artist, theologian, and managing editor of RELEVANT Media, Andre Henry. What is a theology of justice? Listen to this powerful conversation to learn more.
4. The Very Worst Missionary – https://bit.ly/2vCrLrp
On Episode 61 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve sits down with Jamie Wright, author of the new bestseller, The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever. *Warning: if you’re a prude, you may want to skip this episode (or it could be exactly what you need). Jamie is the perfect balance of faithful and foul – listen at your own risk.
5. How Do I Get More Sex? – https://bit.ly/2IhHFwy
You asked for it, well now you got it. In Episode 30 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with Katie and Candice from Free Sex Podcast about how to get more sex. This is the conversation you’ve been waiting for! If you’re married and tired of #LameChristianSex, don’t miss this episode.
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Where the Show is Headed
This Summer, I’ll be hosting a series on The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’s longest teaching in the Bible. I’ve invited some of my favorite folks on the podcast to discuss their favorite portion of The Beatitudes. We’ll be covering selected pieces of Matthew 5, 6, & 7 – looking for ways the Scripture still applies to us today. I think you’re going to love this series!