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Mike and Anthony discuss worship as a lifestyle, what that looks like as well as some hang ups and pitfalls for the worshipper.  
Mike Sternad from Calvary Chapel Mobile and Anthony Rea from Living Water Christian Fellowship share their thoughts, ideas, and experience working on the Upward Focus Podcast. 
Discussing the fabricated clash between two complementary ideas - grace and works, and how they fit in with the culture of the Deep South. 
The collaboration that started it all! Recorded at the 2018 Calvary Chapel Deep South Pastors' Conference, Mike and Anthony share their early thoughts and experiences on church planting in the Deep South. 
Mike & Anthony discuss the origin, pros, cons and issues surrounding Christian denominations. They also answer the question, "Is Calvary Chapel a denomination?" 
Mike and Anthony talk about what is to come for Season 2 of the Upward Focus Podcast. 
Mike and Anthony discuss raising up the next generation of servant leaders, theology, and intellectual honesty, with Pastor Pilgrim Benham from Shoreline Church in Bradenton, FL. www.thisisshoreline.com
Mike & Anthony discuss whether or not an ancient collection of books is still relevant today. 
At 22 years old Manolo Matos was asked to assume the Senior Pastor role of Calvary Lima, Peru - an already 12 year old church with around 600 people. Anthony interviews Manolo to get his first hand account of that transition, the challenges, what he has learned through the years, and identity in Christ. https://calvarylima.com
The guys discuss Theology - what is it? who cares? who wants to talk about Theology anyway? Also, the balance between truth and love and the benefit of personal theological study. 
Mike Sternad interviews Pastor Jeff Gipe on the issue of contentment answering questions concerning the the cause and cure of discontentment in our lives. https://www.jeffegipe.comhttps://newcreationhb.comAmazon link to Jeff's book: https://tinyurl.com/yanfhwbk
The guys discuss the touchy and polarizing subject of gender and gender fluidity. 
The guys discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of church and also confront questions like: Do I have to go to church? What should church look like? Should church smell good? 
Mike and Anthony discuss the concept of worship, smoke machines, and what makes a good worship leader.
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Aug 6th, 2019
Latest Episode
Oct 8th, 2019
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