The Filter for December 21

This week Todd Rhoades and I talk the end of the world, Newtown Connecticut, Westboro Baptist, and how the church deals with all the craziness:


Show Notes:

Some believe Friday is doomsday on the Mayan calendar; the Mayans don’t (0:21)

Newtown: (3:45)

Westboro Baptist: (18:55)

Christian Boob Jobs, Evangelical Spray Tans, And Botoxed Church Leadership (27:45)

Advent: Learning to Shovel Jesus Out (34:11)

After the big win… (37:21)


About the Author: Matt Steen

Over the last fifteen years I have been a Church Planter, Youth Pastor, Executive Pastor, and now I serve churches through coaching (, providing online giving services (, and through keeping them informed ( I love Jesus, my wife, the Redskins and Capitals and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ.