Pirate Monk Podcast

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This is a refreshing discussion with theologian, author and professor  Brad Jersak that spans a myriad of subjects - from interactions with people of diverse viewpoints, love addiction vs. sex addiction, the purpose of confession and repentance, and what "the God of our understanding" and "progress not perfection" really mean. www.bradjersak.com   Featured song: "If Old is Grey" by Chad Land; used by permission (https://soundcloud.com/chad-land)  Other music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
Have you ever made a promise to yourself to create a new habit but gave it up after only a few weeks?  How are those new year's resolutions holding up after a month?  Drew Dyck noticed this pattern in his own life and decided to do some study into both the scientific and biblical principles related to self-control.  Nate and Aaron have a great discussion with Drew about partnering with God and your community even in the small areas of our life.  You can find even more details in his book, Your Future Self Will Thank You.  (drewdyck.com) Also, Nate opens the mailbag and shares a few recent notes.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
In part two of our series on domestic abuse, we talk with "Becky", an abuse survivor.  Her story is one of pain, fear and redemption, but does point out how the Christian community can sometimes fall into the trap of excusing abusive behavior in the name of avoiding divorce.    Can every marriage be saved?  Should every marriage be saved?  Abuse should never be tolerated in the name of statistics.  The guys tackle this tough subject in light of the gospel in compassion, grace and love.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
Before you immediately dismiss your need to listen to this episode, we'd challenge you to have an open mind. When we hear the words "domestic abuse", we often think of videos of athletes in elevators, but can we recognize more subtle forms of abuse? Use of Power to Control others through Fear or Intimidation is Abusive even if there are never any bruises or broken bones. Join us as we begin a two-part series on this important topic.  We talk today with Chris Moles (chrismoles.org), a pastor and Biblical counselor who helps churches and families confront the evil of domestic violence. If this discussion sparked any questions in you, check out Chris's article - Am I Abusive?   We also get to hear a couple of songs from Aaron's new album, The End of the Fall.  You can listen and download the entire album at https://soundcloud.com/aaron-porter-778791650/sets/the-end-of-the-fall.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
Nate and Aaron speak with Randy Turner, author of Rescuing the Rogue, about mentoring, learning intimacy the hard way, what intimacy truly is and how to root out the false beliefs we have about intimacy. If you'd like to explore this topic further, you can reach Randy at rturner@transformingfamilies.org.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
Nate interviews Noah Filipiak, author of Beyond the Battle.  Noah is a pastor who talks openly about his struggle with porn, the journey from entitlement to contentment through recognizing the true needs beneath the behavior, and the real definition of love.  Noah also facilitates Beyond the Battle online 7-week zoom groups which focus on your identity in Christ in an oversexualized world.  For more information, visit beyondthebattle.net or noahfilipiak.com.   Nate and Aaron also discuss the importance of Gratitude for our overall physical and mental health.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
Clinton and Charity Munoz of the Restored 2 More podcast share their winding path of addiction, discovery, missteps in finding help, and finally to the true redemptive help that they needed. They are now helping couples move from infidelity to intimacy.  Learn more at restored2more.com.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society and also features the new song When You're Lying by Kristin Larkin.  You can find her music at kristinlarkin.bandcamp.com.  For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
In this follow-up to episode 280, Nate and Aaron talk with Brian Tholstrup, a fellow pirate monk whose primary drug of choice was alcohol.  The guys discuss how recovery is not "one-size-fits-all" and how each of us has to assess what is helpful in our own journey while avoiding the lure of the "easier, softer way".   Nate and Aaron also discuss how easy it is to get distracted by seemingly harmless pursuits, such as gaming.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.    
Today Nate interviews Chad and Angela Anderson as they share the story of Chad's pornography addiction, D-Day and their continuing redemption. Chad is now a certified recovery coach sharing what he has learned with other men.  Chad's contact info is: 727integratedlife.com; phone 615-405-6152; email chad@727integratedlife.com Angela can be reached at angela@727integratedlife.com   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.
Our guest today is Jack Eason, author of The Loneliness Connection, which explores the power of community and togetherness, finding similarities instead of differences in the midst of a divisive world.  Find out more about Jack and his work at https://www.jackeason.org/     Music on the podcast   Little Jam by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61299 Ft: Javolenus   Chronically Deranged (Autopsy Mix) by Whitewolf (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Whitewolf225/60658 Ft: bangcorrupt   The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode
Tullian shares his history as both the prodigal and the older brother, and now as someone who simply recognizes his desperate need for Jesus!  To learn more about Tullian's work, please visit: www.tullian.net Music on this podcast: That Kind of Love, PFR Sirens, ATTALUS 78 Eatonwood Green, Rich Mullins
Today the guys talk with certified mentors Jay and Lori Pyatt who get raw and vulnerable in sharing their redemptive story about God pulling them back from the brink of divorce, the impact of shame and deflection in marital communication, their ongoing recovery walk, and how their journey led them to helping others avoid the pitfalls along these rocky paths. Resources mentioned on the podcast: Bonds that Make Us Free, C. Terry Warner   To learn more about Jay and Lori's work, please visit: https://thecouplecure.com/     Music on this podcast: Scars, I Am They Sirens, The Gray Havens Burden, Foy Vance
Nate and Aaron again welcome one of our favorite guests, trauma specialist Kaka Ray, to discuss COVID fatigue, monopolizing conversations, and balance in recovery.  Kaka will also be returning as a workshop speaker at the upcoming Fall retreat - both the in-person and the virtual versions.  To learn more about her work, visit: http://www.kakaray.com/
Nate and Aaron sit down to chat about a book that sent Nate on some interesting journeys and ongoing self-discovery, Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Drinking Alcohol.  You might not get any answers, but we sure hope today's episode raises a couple of questions.
Today, Nate and Aaron talk with Carolyn Weyel about introversion.  What does it mean?  How does shame get attached to it?  And how do those pesky extroverts make everything worse!!!  Whether you are an introvert or just happen to be living on the planet earth, there is something in this conversation for you.
Sit back and get ready for a conversation with Michael Brody-Waite, author of Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts, as he unpacks some of the most important information you might hear about masks during these strange times.  No...not those masks.  To learn more about Michael and stay posted on what he's up to, log on to: https://michaelbrodywaite.com/
Get ready for a gospelicious conversation with John Lynch.  To hear more of John, head on over to his website and get encouraged. https://www.johnlynchspeaks.com/
Nate and Aaron enjoy a great conversation with Michele and Tom Weaver as they explore their experience with "friends" who weren't helpful, betrayal, and hope.  Don't miss this inspiring journey of hope and healing and coming to the table.    
Ever wondered what creole cooking, Presbyterians, and Elvis have in common?  Find out today as Nate and Aaron chat with Pastor Ray Cannata of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New Orleans.
Today Nate sits down with Dr. Curt Thompson, author of books such as The Anatomy of the Soul, and The Soul of Shame, and talks about the profound connection between our spiritual formation and amazing neurological creation.  It's all tied together and the answer to every question you've ever had, including this week's winning lottery numbers, will be revealed on today's episode of, the Pirate Monk Podcast. To check out what Curt is up to or to learn more about his practice, head on over to... https://curtthompsonmd.com/
Today Nate and Aaron sit down and chat with author, musician, theologian, Michael Card as he discusses his new book, Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God's Lovingkindness.  Nate and Aaron also discuss how you can serve other men as a temporary Silas as they plug into the online Samson community.  To get more information on that process, head over to... https://samsonsociety.com/what-is-a-silas/ and click "Register as an available temporary Silas."      
Get out your pen and paper, Aaron is chatting with a couple of Samson OGs who are deep in the world of music and are passionate about art and how it feeds the soul.  You'll get their recommendations on listening choices and taking some purposeful time to let your heart be filled through the miracle of music.  All that and more on today's episode of the Pirate Monk Podcast.
It's deep, it's heavy, it's important.  Today the boys chat with Karen Ellison about the heart wounds that occur after an abortion for both women and men.  Karen works with the ministry Deeper Still and provides resources and free retreats to help people with tools to find healing for a pain that is often forced underground by our Christian culture.  To check out more information on Deeper Still, go to: www.godeeperstill.org
Feeling fear during this strange time?  Checking the news for reassurance and only experiencing further fear?  Today Nate and Arron sit down with Christine Dente to try to unpack some solutions to engage information with better choices and more wisdom. Check out Christine's website Finding Life in the Bigger Story at https://christinedenteoutofthegrey.com  Some of the proposed ideas to consider were: 1. Consider the message: does the headline incite fear? Does the information smell like clickbait?    2. Consider the purpose: Is it grim entertainment? Grisly voyeurism?  Why is it written and why do you want to read it?   3. Consider your filters: are you willing to open your mind, humble yourself, ditch confirmation bias and deal with the cognitive dissonance?    4. Consider your interests: choose a specialty then dive deep. Can you become an expert on one issue?  Can you become such an expert without judging others for not having the same interests?   5. Consider the dosage: How many hours are you spending imbibing information and attitudes that can saturate the soul. Is meditating on these ideas helpful or beneficial to your soul?  Do they increase your love and compassion, or do they make you afraid and angry?   6. Consider the agenda:  Follow the money. What is the underlying ideology? Is it hidden or obvious? Is the bias showing?   7. Consider the alternatives: Podcasts and other long-form, unedited conversations offer a format for engaging issues on a deeper level. Can you hang?   8. Consider the times: be selective with the time of day and amount of intake. Can you control your information exposure in a healthy way?     9. Consider the sensation: Wait 48 hours before believing the worst. Often, the sensational news is refuted within 48 hours.    10. Consider the source: Read the original documents or watch the original video footage instead of someone’s interpretation.     11. Consider the angles: Read and listen to people on all sides of an issue. This gives a balanced perspective and a clearer picture of what’s going on. Is the truth closer to the middle?     OUTRAGE PORN Check two three Baby take a tip from me There is a storm headed here And if you want to live in fear Then tune on in Every tear shed earns a grin Check three four Baby, better lock your doors Cause if you want to get caught All you gotta do is stop And then you die Something will kill you if you try Check five six Gonna show you some new tricks I search the world for a fear Sell you outrage and a beer And watch you hide Take all your toys and go inside JUST TRUST ME I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED DEAR I DON’T MEAN YOU HARM HERE CLOSE YOUR EYES TAKE MY HAND LISTEN, I’VE GOT NEWS TO TAKE YOU TO EXTREMES AND PASSION YOUR REAL LIFE NEVER CAN Stand, Kneel, Crawl I’ve got outrage porn for all Viruses politics Lairs and the lunatics And then you fall Facedown make me your god your all Here’s my take Quick facts on instant bake You don’t need to do the work I know you’ll love my  line The parties rollin’ here full time JUST TRUST ME I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED DEAR I DON’T MEAN YOU HARM HERE CLOSE YOUR EYES TAKE MY HAND LISTEN, I’VE GOT NEWS TO TAKE YOU TO EXTREMES AND PASSION YOUR REAL LIFE NEVER CAN  
The doctor is in.  Our Samson friend from the Bay area is checking in for a conversation about dealing with fear during this strange time in our world, as well as taking responsibility for our healing process from past hurts.  
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Podcast Details

Created by
Nate Larkin
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 25th, 2009
Latest Episode
Feb 8th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
280
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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