Family Discussion
Digital Hirelings

Digital Hirelings

December 15, 2020

What is a digital hireling and why are they damaging for local churches? In today's episode, Lisa and Marcos discuss the distractions and challenges digital hirelings pose, provide tips on how to navigate the many voices clamoring for your attention, and encourage folks into deeper relationships with their local churches. We hope you enjoy this final episode of 2020!

The Church’s Role in Culture Change

The Church’s Role in Culture Change

December 8, 2020

Does the Church have a place in the ongoing quest for culture change? Can the Church go too far (or not far enough) in seeking that change? Should we engage policy or only people? Lisa and Marcos tackle this controversial but important topic. 

The Goal of Justice Conversations

The Goal of Justice Conversations

December 1, 2020

Many seem to be confused about the end goal of justice conversations in the church. What are we trying to accomplish? How will we know when we've met our goal? Lisa and Marcos share their hope for these conversations and orient the topics of race and justice toward the primary purposes of the Church.

Defining “Race” and “Racism”

Defining “Race” and “Racism”

November 24, 2020

Whenever people have conversations about race and racism, definitions are vital. Lisa and Marcos offer their definitions, discuss why the definitions are important for constructive and edifying conversations, even when Christians disagree about these important issues.

The Role of Lament in the Face of Injustice

The Role of Lament in the Face of Injustice

November 17, 2020

Wherever injustice is found, Christians are called to respond with the justice and love of God. Many leaders argued that the first step toward action is lament. What is lament? Is it helpful? How can lament actually perpetuate the problem? Marcos and Lisa explore this biblical construct in today's context.

Family Discussion Election Special

Family Discussion Election Special

November 10, 2020

What a week! The votes are counted and the decision has been made. But how are our hosts reacting? Today, Lisa and Marcos discuss the 2020 election, their concerns, their hopes, and what they desire for the church. This is not an episode you want to miss!

How Love Motivates Justice Discussions

How Love Motivates Justice Discussions

November 3, 2020

Any times issues of race or justice are brought up, love is quickly thrown out the window. Lisa and Marcos discuss how love motivates us to have difficult conversations and helps us have those conversations in Christ-honoring ways.

Season Three Premiere! A Foundation for Justice Conversations

Season Three Premiere! A Foundation for Justice Conversations

October 27, 2020

Marcos and Lisa are back! And they're going there: it's time to talk about race, ethnicity, and social justice. Season Three is going to be a wild ride! Subscribe, rate, and review as you come on in to this Season's Family Discussion!

SEASON FINALE: The Church Beyond COVID-19

SEASON FINALE: The Church Beyond COVID-19

May 19, 2020

In our Season Two Finale, Marcos and Lisa discuss what lessons the church can take from COVID-19 into a post coronavirus world. What innovations should continue on? What perspectives about church have been challenged for the good? What do they hope gets left behind? This is a challenging but important way to finish Season Two. Until next time!

A Family West Wing Discussion

A Family West Wing Discussion

May 12, 2020

Lisa and Marcos decide to take a break from discussing the pandemic and turn to one of their favorite pastimes: Watching the West Wing. Your hosts share their favorite moments and characters, explore the politics of the show, and discuss the way creator Aaron Sorkin handles religion. It's a fun break that we all need. Enjoy!

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