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Episode 7

Chasing Excellence

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What We're Discussing...

Have you seen the documentary of Barry Sanders called, “Bye Bye Barry” on Amazon Prime? We have! We thought it was awesome, and so now we’re inspired to talk about some of the things we recognized in the way Barry played the game, compared to men of faith in the Bible. Join the conversation on Episode 7 of the Slingshots & Swords Podcast, and check out how football is an interesting place to learn about how to be “excellent” as a Christian man.

 

Also, check out our blog article in how to make sure your interests and hobbies like football, don’t become idols in life, but instead, valuable Christian learning environments.

See the world as God does. respond accordingly.

On this podcast, we're discussing daily life circumstances in our homes, schools, and work places, to understand the spiritual implications we face everyday in those areas, training our bodies, minds, and hearts to fight the good fight of faith with the weapons of warfare God has provided.

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Havcutz & b.Side

candidly Discussing the real-life battle grounds for Christian Men

Anger. Anxiety. Body-Image. 
Depression. Family. Fatherhood. Loneliness. Money. Marriage.
Relationships. Sex. Sexuality.
Stress. Work. ​

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Since the beginning, men have been the subject of attack from PRINCIPALITIES, pOWERs, RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS AGE, AND SPIRITUAL HOSTS OF WICKEDNESS IN HEAVENLY PLACES. THE ATTACKS ARE TRICKY and HARD TO DETECT. These attacks are EFFECTIVE. THIS MEANS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "SIMPLE PROBLEM" FOR MEN TRYING TO LIVE GODLY LIVES.

 

while the battle is spiritual, the conflict starts in our minds. The things we see and hear will help us or hurt us. We're here to look at how our enemy uses stereotypes, family dynamics, cultural pressures, politics, education, sports, entertainment, and so forth, to make us weak and ineffective men of God. The more we know about how our enemy fights, the better equipped we can be to counter!

The truth is, the Bible is good enough to cover every significant life-topic, equipping us to live the way god expects:

empowered, encouraged, with enthusiasm unknown to mankind!

 

Take King David for example. Whether he was a young shepherd boy fighting giants with a slingshot, or a grown man defending his nation with the sword, the LORD provided the wisdom, strength, and skillset to win; and God gained the glory.

 

So on this podcast, nothing is off limits. we're discussing everything that matters to men that are striving for godliness. We're discussing real-life topics candidly, especially tough issues that might not get addressed in the average church. we're hitting these subjects without shame, to enable today's male generation and the next, to glorify the name above all names, in all things we do.

 

Learn to see the world Biblically, and use the spiritual tools that God provided to walk in victory. Whether the circumstances call for a subtle response or an aggressive one, we'll dissect the scriptures to learn the wisdom of God, and vibe out to some cool beats in the background.   

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