By Aaron Salvato37 item(s) found

by Aaron Salvato - 1 month ago

Advice for pastors and preachers on Easter sermons and more!

Well everyone, as you know the season of Easter is upon us!My colleagues and I over at Calvary Global Network were talking about ways we could serve the pastors in our network during this busy time, and we had a thought: there is so much pressure on preachers to come up with an Easter sermon every year that is both fresh and also impactful / eva...

by Aaron Salvato - 4 months ago

The Way of Peter vs The Way of Jesus

The way of Peter will always be more attractive to the flesh than the way of Jesus. In a culture that despises any sign of weakness, cutting our enemy down feels much more productive than trying to heal them. We see this play out the night that Jesus was arrested. Peter's heart was in the right place. In the garden, Jesus was betrayed and surrounded by enemies. Ever the loyal disciple, Peter belie...

by Aaron Salvato - 4 months ago

Don’t Try To Build The House While It’s Burning - with Justin Thomas

2020 seemed to tear everything apart. The normal structures of our lives, our work, and our relationships seems to have fallen completely apart. For many of us, this has created a sense of loss. The things we trusted in let us down and now we don’t fully know where to turn. We’re not sure what we can or should trust in anymore. For others, this has led to a strong desire to rebuild. Rather than wal...

by Aaron Salvato - 6 months ago

Engaging with Real Deconstruction: A look at Exvangelical memes – With Dominic Done!

Deconstruction is a growing trend in religious and philosophical circles. While many Christians have begun to address deconstruction, we don’t often engage with deconstructionist ideas directly. In this episode, Aaron and Brian are joined by Dominic Done, author of When Faith Fails: Finding God In the Shadow of Doubt and founder of a ministry to skeptics and doubters called Pursuing Faith. Aaron, ...

by Aaron Salvato - 7 months ago

Young People, Postmodernism, and How It Closes Their Eyes to Truth

In this episode, Aaron and Brian explore the way that postmodern thinking is currently effecting young people. As two former youth pastors, we have a huge heart for young people. They aren’t just the future of the church, they are the present. If you’re a young person between the middle school and college age listening to this, we appreciate you, and we are glad you are here. One of the biggest pro...

by Aaron Salvato - 8 months ago

The Dangers of Postmodernism

Postmodernism may be today’s common thinking, but is that a good thing? In this episode, Brian and Aaron push past the facade of freedom postmodernism offers to explore some of its dangers. The second episode of this new miniseries begins with a quick recap on what postmodern thinking actually is, something that is not always easy to define. With that definition in mind, Aaron and Brian highlight the fact ...

by Aaron Salvato - 9 months ago

What is Postmodernism, and Why Should we care?

In this episode, Brian & Aaron begin to scratch the surface of a notoriously hard to define topic: postmodernism, specifically postmodern philosophy. While western culture has been in the grip of a postmodern movement and mood since the 1960s, many Christians struggle to identify what exactly postmodernism is, and why it presents a problem for the Church. In part one of a new miniseries, the guys jump head...

by Aaron Salvato - 9 months ago

Evan Wickham: Hope for Doubters & Deconstructionists

Why are Millennials and GenZ kids who grew up in the Church leaving in droves? How can we reach people struggling with doubt and deconstruction? Evan Wickham, pastor of Park Hill Church in San Diego, has a lot of perspective to offer on this topic. Between his time as a youth pastor, traveling worship leader, and spending years pastoring in Portland (a culture hostile to the Christian faith), Evan has seen his fai...

by Aaron Salvato - 9 months ago

The Power of Online Ministry - Mike Winger

We've got a special treat for you guys: Aaron has asked his old friend Mike Winger to come on and chat about the power and potential of doing ministry work online. Mike started out as a youth and assistant pastor at a local church, before God started leading him to a new mission field: the internet. Mike runs the theology and apologetics youtube ministry, ...

by Aaron Salvato - 1 year ago

Abortion, Christians, & The Value of a Life (with Ryan Lynn)

Abortion is a hot button topic that is often debated by both Christians and non Christians. Ryan Lynn (Founder of the Speak Life Collective) is here to challenge us on how we can think through this divisive topic as followers of Christ.In this discussion, Aaron and Brian dialogue with Ryan about the value of an unborn life, how to respond to those who hold pro-choice views, what it means to be pro-life, th...