Episode 003 - Bubble Boy (and Girl)

June 12, 2017

Why is it that as Christians we frequently separate and isolate ourselves from the rest of society? We explore the reasons for this and whether doing so is the right way to live out the gospel. We submit that, as Christians following the example of Jesus, we are called to "incarnate" the gospel - to move into the neighborhood and "stay" with people. We are invited not simply to "go" to people on "mission visits," but to actually "stay" with them, doing all-of-life with them. This is what it means to truly be missional. 

Editorial note: Shawn cites statistics which maintain that when evangelists send flyers out for seminars, they get one or two people to attend per 10,000 flyers. The stat is actually one or two people per 1,000 flyers, however.


Episode 002 - The Main(e) Thing

June 5, 2017

What is the mission of the church? The answer may surprise you. It's not putting on exciting programs, producing great music, feeding the homeless, or even loving people. Join us for this critical conversation - maybe the most important of them all.

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Episode 001 - Re-Imagining Church

May 29, 2017

We talk about why we don’t like church – about how it’s not truly church we don’t like, but our narrow definition of church as a program that takes place in a building. We discuss the difference between attractional and missional church, ending with a call to get back to biblical church: God’s people pursuing authentic community and living out the gospel in everyday life. Twitter: @mlabpodcast.