Category Archives: If That Makes Sense

“If That Makes Sense” is a podcast with a group of young adults talking about some of the questions and challenges their generation faces as followers of Jesus.

Ep38: Finally, Some Good News! (Romans 3)

No matter how long you’ve been a Christian, it’s essential to be reminded what you’ve been saved from – and what you’ve been saved to!  We’re looking at Romans 3 for what it really means to be saved and why the gospel is the whole world’s “good news.”

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Ep37: Judging Others (Romans 2)

We have a judgement problem. From labeling others on social media, to looking down on those who aren’t as “righteous” as we think we are, to outright refusals to call evil what it is, we all desperately need God’s truth in our judgements. Tim, Mike and Tately take a look at Romans chapter 2.  

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Ep36: Same Sex Attraction (Romans 1)

The confusion surrounding today’s conversations on sexuality can be overwhelming.  But God’s Word provides the most loving (if not always the easiest) truth for a flourishing life!  How does the book of Romans inform our response to same-sex attraction?

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Ep35: We Know Better… (Romans 1)

It’s a new episode series for If That Makes Sense, where we explore what the book of Romans has to say to our lives and the world today. Starting us off, Tim, Becki and Robbie look at the ways God has made each one of us to know right from wrong… even if we deny it.

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S2 Finale: The Digital Media Diet

Season 2 wraps up with a special interview episode; season 3 is around the corner this Spring!

From headlines to streaming shows to, yes, podcasts, there’s no doubt we’re consuming more media now than ever before.  Christians can’t afford to approach their digital media diet uncritically.  Brett McCracken, author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World, joins Mike and Tim for a special episode about what we’re putting into our minds, how it’s shaping us, and what wisdom brings to the table in today’s online all-you-can-eat environment.

Ep33: Holy Friendship

The gift of good friends is a gracious blessing, but, unfortunately, it’s not one that is guaranteed in every season of life. Whether you’ve got your own squad, or you’re still waiting on having one person to call “bestie,” what does it take to first *be* a good friend? And what are some of the surprising things God does through friendship?

Ep32: Modern Day Pharisees

Jesus repeatedly, publicly denounced one kind of person.  In the first century, they were usually the Pharisees – devout students and teachers of the Bible with one problem: a bad habit of self righteousness and a knack for contemptuous pride.  How does “Phariseeism” creep into our lives in ways we never intended, and how do we lovingly help put it to death in ourselves and our church communities?

Ep31: How Should Churches Share the Gospel?

Every Christian church agrees that sharing the gospel is important.  But what’s the best way to do that: getting people from the world into the church, or getting Church people out into the world?  Maybe it’s not one over the other; what are the strengths and weaknesses of both, and what do we feel called to do?

Episode 30: Adoption and Fostering

It shouldn’t be surprising that Christians are among the most likely to adopt, and many are passionate about foster care. After all, God chose to bring us into His family. Adoption and fostering are some of the best pictures we have of God’s love for us, but – just like our relationship with our Heavenly Father – the road isn’t always easy. Merri and Becki share from their families’ own tough but life-changing experiences with adoption and fostering.

Episode 29: Doubt as a Believer

Does having doubt make you a bad Christian?  Is experiencing doubt always a bad thing?  What does a Christian do in a season where God may seem distant or the beliefs of the faith feel unclear?  Tim, Trinity and Mike discuss this sometimes-scary topic from a relatable perspective.