The Filter for December 10

The Filter is back for another week. Join Todd and I as we talk conflict in the church, Pat Robertson and Ken Hamm’s dust up, going to hell with Ted Haggard, sleeping with cell phones, and much much more.

Big changes are coming for The Filter in the near future… and we are excited about what’s about to come. For the time being, grab a cup of coffee, a bagel, or your lunch and hang out with us:

Show Notes:

44% of cell phone owners have slept with their cell phone (0:05)

Depression  Adolescent Sexual Activity in Romantic and Nonromantic Relational Contexts: A Genetically-Informative Sibling Comparison (5:45)

Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” book resulted in a 3,000 member decrease at Mars Hill Michigan (12:42)

Re-evangelizing New England (19:38)

Ken Hamm and Pat Robertson fight over creation (26:21)

Church Conflict: Why not rather just be wronged? (29:40)

WWJD…about taxes? (36:20)

West Point cadet quits over religion (42:18)

Do what you can, where you are, with what you’ve got… (46:20)

Going To Hell with Ted Haggard (52:03)


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.

  • Chet

    Another great episode.