The Filter for October 11

After a two week hiatus, The Filter returns! This week Todd and I kick around all sorts of church stuff: from Pulpit Freedom Sunday to National Coming Out Day, the importance of who you put on stage to the last days of a mega-church.

The live show starts somewhere around 8:30ish, check it out and let us know what you think!

Show Notes:

Five Suspended Church Employees Return to Work (2:34)

The Dark Side of Pastor Appreciation Month (5:05)

The Painful Slow End to a Megachurch (8:14)

What if discipleship was fun? (12:01)

Church Offers Free Weddings for Couples who are Shacking Up (15:06)

The Easiest Way to Thrive as an Outlier (19:06)

Church Hosts “National Coming Out” Day Event with Christian Gay Artist (22:05)

Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Politics and Provocation (26:10)

Pastor Rebukes ‘Passive, Coward’ Churches (28:42)

Protestants No Longer the Majority in the US (34:07)

Survey: One in five Americans has no religion (34:07)



About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.