Becoming Something with Jonathan Pokluda

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We’re all becoming something. What are you becoming? It's our goal for you to intentionally become the person God has called you to be. We'll release an episode each week with answers to real questions that college students and young adults are asking us. Listen in as Jonathan Pokluda, Nate Hilgenkamp, and Kathy Davidson help you navigate life in your 20's and 30's!

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Episode 138: Red Flags For Girls
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If you're a guy who is single or dating, we're here to help you lookout for RED FLAGS from any girl you might be interested in. We talk about traits in girls that should make you pause (or even break up). Girls...check out this episode to know the type of woman godly guys are looking for!
Nov 29, 2021
Episode 137: Red Flags For Guys
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If you're a girl who is single or dating, we're here to help you lookout for RED FLAGS from any guy you might be interested in. We talk about traits in guys that should make you pause (or even break up). Guys...check out this episode to know the type of man godly women are looking for!
Nov 22, 2021
Episode 136: Who Am I Supposed To Be? (feat. Jamie Ivey)
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We're joined by author and podcaster, Jamie Ivey, this week to talk all things identity. We discuss how to get over comparison, how to know your gifts, and how to actually like your gifts. You're going to love hearing from the gift that is Jamie Ivey! You can listen to her podcast "The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey" or order her books here: https://www.jamieivey.com
Nov 15, 2021
Episode 135: What Does Faith Look Like?
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Faith is a word that is thrown around in Christian circles, but what does it really mean? What does it mean to have faith? What does it take to grow your faith? And what does faith look like in real life? We answer all of those questions and more on this episode!
Nov 08, 2021
Episode 134: How To Make Decisions
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Whether it's choosing to leave a job, date a girl, move cities, we'll face a lot of decisions as young adults. In this episode we help you create a plan to help make your decisions better! Check out this episode to protect your decisions from YOU!
Nov 01, 2021
Episode 133: Is God Even Listening? (feat. Derwin Gray)
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In this episode we talk about talking to God. Why should we pray? What does prayer accomplish? We ask all those questions and more to Derwin Gray, who just wrote a fantastic book on prayer called "God, do you hear me?". Pick up the book here: https://www.amazon.com/God-Do-You-Hear-Me/dp/B09HSTP7QS/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Derwin+gray&qid=1634764557&qsid=147-7132712-8088650&sr=8-2&sres=1535995734%2C1400230489%2C1535995718%2CB00DTX1T1E%2C1535994894%2CB01FGL3ZQI%2CB00QL9LFAS%2CB08ZMBCM7R%2C1535994908%2CB0170ZFFOI%2CB07N96XQ78%2C108775920X%2C0802419755%2C1400221765%2C1400216559%2C1587434709&srpt=ABIS_BOOK
Oct 25, 2021
Episode 132: Why Is Dating So Hard? (feat. Lisa Anderson)
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On this weeks episode we cover A LOT of ground on the topic of singleness and dating. Lisa Anderson, who is the director of Boundless at Focus on the Family, joins us to help answer questions y'all have been sending our way. To buy Lisa's book "The Dating Manifesto" click here: https://family.christianbook.com/dating-manifesto-drama-pursuing-marriage-purpose/lisa-anderson/9781434708878/pd/708872?p=1159433&event=ORC
Oct 18, 2021
Episode 131: I Want What They Have
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In this episode we talk all things envy and jealousy. How can you combat the desire to have what other people have? How can you learn to celebrate other's successes rather than resent them for it? We address all of that and more on this week's episode!
Oct 11, 2021
Episode 130: Anxiety (feat. David Marvin)
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In this week's episode, we're joined by David Marvin who is the author of the new book "We're All Freaking Out (and why we don't need to)". We have a discussion on anxiety and its' impact on our generation. If you want to pick up a copy of David's book click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PYJSTLZ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Oct 04, 2021
Episode 129: Is the Bible Authoritative?
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In this week's episode we talk about how authoritative the Bible should be in our walk with Jesus. Can we trust it? How can we interpret something written thousands of years ago? We answer those questions and more!
Sep 27, 2021
Episode 128: Dating Q&A
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The most questions we get from y'all are BY FAR on the topic of dating. We took a few of them and packed them into this podcast. We cover things like DTR's, expectations, dating the wrong person, and more.
Sep 20, 2021
Episode 127: The Rise And Fall Of The Megachurch
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This week we talk about the role of the megachurch in the modern church landscape. We've seen many megachurches fall because of leadership that isn't submitted to Jesus. Does that mean megachurches are bad? What makes a church biblical? We talk about all of this and more on this week's episode!
Sep 13, 2021
Episode 126: In My Feelings
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In this week's episode we talk about how feelings and faith interact. Can we trust our feelings? Should we make decisions based off of our feelings? We talk about all of that and more!
Sep 06, 2021
Episode 125: Cynicism In Christianity
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In this week's episode we talk about the rise of cynicism within Christianity and if it is at odds with the gospel. How can we be optimistic when things in the world look so grim?
Aug 30, 2021
Episode 124: How To Make Disciples
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In the Great Commission, Jesus gave us the command to go and make disciples. In this episode we talk about what that practically looks like. What does it mean to make disciples? What does it mean to be discipled? If you want to grow in your faith and help others grow in their faith, check out this episode!
Aug 23, 2021
Episode 123: Lukewarm Faith
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Are you feeling lukewarm in your faith but don't want to be? This episode is for you! Here we describe the characteristics of a lukewarm faith and how to get out of it. We also talk about how to challenge believers in our life who seem to be lukewarm in their walk with Christ.
Aug 16, 2021
Episode 122: What Should I Look For In a Church?
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Whether you've moved to a new city and are looking for a church or are unsatisfied with your current church, we are here to help! In this episode we talk about the characteristics of a healthy church and the things you should keep in mind as you are looking. We also talk about whether streaming services online can count as your church.
Aug 09, 2021
Episode 121: What is Gaslighting?
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Our world is quick to take sides and call names, all the while without actually taking time to listen. In this episode we talk about the term "gaslighting" and how we see it take place in our culture. We also discuss how Christians can respond differently to areas of disagreement.
Aug 02, 2021
Episode 120: The Importance of Worship (feat. Shane and Shane)
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Shane and Shane!!! We're joined by two legends who talk with us about how they got into leading worship, the meaning of their new album, and why Shane and Shane sing Scripture. Check out their new album, "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" wherever you listen to music!
Jul 26, 2021
Episode 119: Why Professionalism Matters
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The workplace is a very different place than it used to be just a decade ago. Working from home and casual workspaces are far more prevalent than ever. In this episode we talk about why professionalism still matters, even in different working environments. JP talks through why professionalism can honor God and love others well. If you have a job, or ever plan to have a job, check out this episode!
Jul 19, 2021
Episode 118: Wedding Planning
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In this episode we promise to help make your wedding the most EPIC and INSTAGRAMABLE wedding of the year! Ok...maybe not. But we do try to help you prepare a wedding that will honor God and encourage those around you. We talk everything from budget, to invite list, to what we'd do over for our own weddings. Before you say "I do", check out this episode!
Jul 12, 2021
Episode 117: How to Breakup (and can I get back together with my ex??)
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Breakups are never fun, but we are here to try to make it easier on everyone. In this episode we talk about what you need to say during a breakup, and how to know when you should or shouldn't get back together with your ex. This episode will help you when you need it most!
Jul 05, 2021
Episode 116: What Will Heaven Be Like?
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Are we playing harps on a cloud? Will there be golf? Is Heaven in outer space? We talk about all these questions and more on this episode as we discuss what Heaven will be like!
Jun 28, 2021
Episode 115: Battling Burnout
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Sometimes you just feel like you've hit a wall when it comes to school, your job, or even a relationship. In this episode, JP talks about how to prevent burnout, and what to do if you're experiencing it. Check out this episode for some fresh perspective on why you do what you do!
Jun 21, 2021
Episode 114: Following Jesus In The Workplace (feat. John Houston)
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In this episode we are joined by special guest to discuss how to follow Jesus in the workplace. John Houston has used his work as a homebuilder as a ministry. We talk about what it looks like to be used by God no matter your choice of career. As Christians we're all in ministry, it just depends on where we do it!
Jun 14, 2021
Episode 113: Is Following Jesus Fun?
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In this episode we discuss the role that fun has in our relationship with Jesus. Many of us have grown up thinking that following Jesus will actually keep us from fun. All we know is a list of rules that tell us to not drink, smoke, or have sex. Is there more to Christianity than that? Check out this episode as we talk about whether living with Jesus makes our life more fun.
Jun 07, 2021
Episode 112: How To Share Your Faith (And Why You Should!)
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In this episode we talk about why we need to be talking about Jesus. For many of us, we feel uncomfortable about sharing our faith and don't even know where to begin. JP gives us step by step instructions on how to ask about faith, how to share your faith, and what to do when it doesn't go well.
May 31, 2021
Episode 111: Why Pride Will Ruin Your Life
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Have you ever heard the phrase, "Pride comes before the fall"? Well, it's true! (And biblical: Proverbs 16:18). In this episode we talk about the dangers of pride and how to catch it before it overtakes you. We also discuss how to have humility and why it makes you (and everyone around you!) better.
May 24, 2021
Episode 110: Can Christians Struggle With Mental Health (feat. Debra Fileta)
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In this episode we talk with Debra Fileta, who is a licensed professional counselor, about struggling with mental health as a follower of Jesus. We discuss things like how to know when you need help, and steps you can take to find healing. If you or someone you knows struggles with mental health, this episode will be a helpful resource for you!
May 17, 2021
Episode 109: Honoring Your Parents As An Adult
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We all know the commandment "Honor Your Father and Mother", but does that ever expire? What does it look like to honor your parents when you step into adulthood? What if you have really difficult parents? We cover all of that and more on this episode. (And with a surprise appearance from contest winner, Briggs Webster!)
May 10, 2021
Episode 108: How To Give Biblical Counsel
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If you're in community with other believers, you'll often be asked to give advice on what to do in a certain situation. In this episode we talk about what it takes to be able to give wise, biblical counsel to those in your life. If you want to grow as a friend, make sure to listen to this episode!
May 03, 2021
Episode 107: Who Goes To Heaven? (and how can I know if I will?)
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Who goes to Heaven? It's one of the most important questions you'll ever ask! In this episode we talk about how we are saved, and how we can have assurance in our salvation. This podcast is one you'll want to share!
Apr 26, 2021
Episode 106: Should I Want To Have Kids?
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Nate is about to be a Dad and asks JP for some help! So in this episode JP talks about how parenting has helped him understand the love of his Heavenly Father. JP also gives a realistic picture of parenting and why it helps make us more like Jesus. If you are a parent, want to be a parent, or even don't want to be a parent, check out this episode!
Apr 19, 2021
Episode 105: Cancel Culture
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What is the line between justice and grace? Is cancel culture biblical? What does reconciliation look like with someone who has hurt you? We talk about those questions and more on this episode!
Apr 12, 2021
Episode 104: How To Have Grit
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In this episode we talk about what grit means, and why so many young adults don't have it. Grit is the key to growth in any area of you life. Because of this, we want you to have a gritty faith! To figure out how to have grit, check out this episode!
Apr 05, 2021
Episode 103: Food
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Food can be such an enjoyable part of life, but that isn't everyone's experience. Some people struggle with eating too much, while others struggle with eating too little. In this episode we talk about things like eating disorders and what it means to glorify God when we eat.
Mar 29, 2021
Episode 102: Thank You For Rejecting Me (feat. Kait Warman)
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In this episode we talk with author and podcast host, Kait Warman, on how to handle a breakup. When can breakups be good for you? How do you know you are over your ex? We talk about all of that and more on this episode!
Mar 22, 2021
Episode 101: Lies Young Adults Believe (feat. Paul Angone)
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Being a young adult can feel like a fragile season of life. When things don't go our way, we are prone to believe lies about our identity and our purpose. In this episode we are joined by Paul Angone who will speak some truth into the lives of young adults. If you want to buy his book "25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing" click here: https://www.amazon.com/Lies-Twentysomethings-Need-Stop-Believing/dp/1540900703
Mar 15, 2021
Episode 100: Arranged Marriage??
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When JP announced the release of his book "Outdated" he also announced an "arranged marriage" contest. We talk about what that means and why community is so necessary in dating relationships. If you're looking to re-thinking dating, check out this episode!
Mar 08, 2021
Episode 99: Secrets To Dating Better (aka The Best of Outdated)
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Outdated releases on March 2nd, and in this episode JP gives us some of the best secrets that he's learned on dating. After being in ministry for over a decade and observing thousands of relationships, JP shares biblical advice on how to date better. If you want to hear a few sneak peaks from his book, check out this episode! Order Outdated on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Outdated-Find-Lasts-Dating-Changed/dp/080109495X
Mar 01, 2021
Episode 98: Online Dating
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Should Christians try online dating? What are the pros and cons to all of the new apps available for dating? We talk about that and more on this episode! Buy JP's book "Outdated" here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/080109495X?pf_rd_r=TZAC33T3Z9REFM14GTF9&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=b558e5cf-f579-463e-82ec-157e08073057&pd_rd_w=dBPsa&pd_rd_wg=IoAOj&ref_=pd_gw_unk
Feb 22, 2021
Episode 97: How Do I Know When I'm Ready To Date?
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How can you know when you're ready to date? You may be coming off of a breakup or out of a season of singleness and wondering when you are ready. We're here to help! JP gives you 5 questions to ask yourself to know when you're ready to date again. Buy JP's book "Outdated" here: https://www.amazon.com/Outdated-Find-Lasts-Dating-Changed/dp/080109495X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=HQFW5ZYY102V&dchild=1&keywords=outdated+jonathan+pokluda&qid=1613070052&sprefix=outdated%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-2
Feb 15, 2021
Episode 96: Finding Freedom From Sin (feat. John Elmore)
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Are you stuck in sin? If not you, surely someone you know who is. John Elmore leads one of the largest recovery ministries in the nation and he drops some WISDOM on this podcast! If you're looking for freedom, John will help lead you to the place where you can find it. Buy his book "Freedom Starts Today" here: https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Starts-Today-Overcoming-Addictions/dp/1540900622
Feb 08, 2021
Episode 95: Video Games
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We frequently get e-mails from listeners about the topic of video games. Oftentimes, it's girlfriends asking if their boyfriend plays too much. In this episode we talk about if video games are ok to play, and some ideas with how to spend your time more wisely!
Feb 01, 2021
Episode 94: Does Modesty Matter?
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Modesty is a word that is often thrown around in church, but a lot of us don't know what it means or why it matters. In this episode we talk about the meaning of modesty and what it looks like for us today.
Jan 25, 2021
Episode 93: I'm Single And I Don't Want To Be
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When it feels like everyone else is dating, it can be difficult to remain content when you are single. In this episode we talk about what to do when you don't enjoy being single, but are. If singleness (or the idea of it) is difficult for you, check out this episode!
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 92: Materialism
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How much stuff is too much? How do I know if I struggle with materialism? What are the dangers of materialism? We cover those questions and more on this week's episode!
Jan 11, 2021
Episode 91: Goodbye 2020! (And our resolutions for 2021)
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We are SURE that none of you accomplished your resolutions for 2020. With that crazy year behind us, we're excited for what's in store for 2021. In this episode we talk about our resolutions for this year and what yours should be!
Jan 04, 2021
Episode 90: Finding "The One"
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In dating, you're trying to find "the one". This magical person that you were destined to marry since they moment you were born. In this episode we talk about that idea, and if it lines up with Scripture. If you're looking for a husband/wife, we want to help you!
Dec 28, 2020
Episode 89: Spiritual Gifts
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This week we talk about the topic of Spiritual Gifts. Does everyone have them? What are they? How do we use them? We tackle those questions and more on this episode!
Dec 21, 2020
Episode 88: How To Break A Soul Tie (and are they real?)
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On JP's Friday Q&A on Instagram, one of the most frequent questions he's been getting is how to break a soul tie. We use this episode to go more in depth on this topic and discuss if it's even a real thing. We'll also help you know the steps to take to recover from a past relationship.
Dec 14, 2020
Episode 87: Learning To Love The Bible (feat. Tara-Leigh Cobble)
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In this episode we talk to a podcast superstar! Tara-Leigh Cobble has helped thousands of people fall in love with the Bible, and she has released a book called "The Bible Recap" to help you do the same. If you want to grow in your understanding and appreciation of Scripture, this podcast is for you!
Dec 07, 2020
Episode 86: Long Distance Relationships
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Long distance isn't fun, but sometimes it's necessary in a relationship. In this episode we talk about how to grow your relationship even when you're not together. We also discuss potential dangers of long distance, and how to wrestle through not trusting your boyfriend/girlfriend. If you're in a long distance relationship (or might be!) this episode is for you!
Nov 30, 2020
Episode 85: Mental Health
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What role does our faith play in our own mental health? Does struggling with mental health mean you're not a "good Christian"? We tackle these topics and more on this episode!
Nov 23, 2020
Episode 84: Insecurity
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In a culture of comparison it's easy to struggle with insecurity. It can seem like everyone is more talented, has more friends, and has more fun. But in this podcast we give you tools to help you fight this battle and find freedom from insecurity!
Nov 16, 2020
Episode 83: Learning How To Pray
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Many of us struggle finding time to pray, staying attentive in prayer, and even knowing what to say when we pray. We talk about all of that and more in this episode. If you want to grow in your prayer life check this episode out!
Nov 09, 2020
Episode 82: Ken Costa Interview
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Ken Costa, in the words of JP, might be the most successful person you'll ever listen to. He's done a tremendous amount in the business world, but has also chosen to invest much of his life into ministry. Check out this episode to hear how he and JP met (there were tears involved!), and what Ken is learning about the future of the Church. Download Glorify app here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/glorify-daily-worship/id1490587079
Nov 02, 2020
Episode 81: Who Should I Vote For?
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Some Christians are having a hard time this year figuring out which candidate should get their vote. In this episode JP and Nate discuss some of the hot button issues and attempt to give you a framework for how you should think about voting. Before you vote, check out this episode!
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 80: Can you be just friends with the opposite sex?
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Is it ok to be just friends with the opposite sex? Should you hang out 1 on 1 with someone who isn't your girlfriend/boyfriend? Those questions and more on this episode of Becoming Something!
Oct 19, 2020
Episode 79: Your Highest Aspiration
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We all have goals and aspirations in life, but what should be our most important one? In this episode, JP breaks down why our highest aspiration in life should be to be holy. Find out why by taking a listen!
Oct 12, 2020
Episode 78: Understanding the Holy Spirit
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As Christians we know that the Holy Spirit is supposed to be important, but what does He really do? Does the Holy Spirit only help with things like miracles and speaking in tongues, or can we access Him on a daily basis as well? If you've ever wondered these questions, this episode is for you!
Oct 05, 2020
Episode 77: In The World, But Not Of It (feat. Jeanine Amapola)
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In this episode we talk with influencer Jeanine Amapola. She gives us the Christian perspective of how to follow Jesus, while also trying to influence people. Jeanine shares that she's found that joy comes from Jesus, not from everything this world has to offer. Check out this episode to hear her story!
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 76: Living With Loneliness
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Young adults were lonely. And that was before 2020 happened! What can young adults do when they feel stuck in a season of loneliness. Listen to this episode to find out!
Sep 21, 2020
Episode 75: Christians and Alcohol
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To drink, or not to drink? In this episode we break down when Christians can and cannot drink. If you've got questions about alcohol, this podcast is for you!
Sep 14, 2020
Episode 74: Pursuing Unity
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Our country is as divided as we've ever seen it. In such a hostile culture, what can Christians do to pursue unity? In this episode we talk about our role as peace makers and how to confront conflict head on!
Sep 07, 2020
Episode 73: How Far Is Too Far?
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When you're trying to follow God before marriage it can feel like He is keeping you from something. In this episode we talk physical boundaries: what they are and why God made them. If you're single, dating, or engaged, this episode is for you!
Aug 31, 2020
Episode 72: The Worldwide Search for Kathy's Replacement
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Kathy is officially on maternity leave, so JP and Nate start their nationwide search to find her replacement. They interview people from Canada, to New York, to Michigan. See how the search played out!
Aug 24, 2020
Episode 71: When Should We Breakup?
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There are only two routes in a dating relationship: you either get married, or you break up. In this episode we answer the most common questions sent in to us about breakups. If you're dating someone and you're on fence (or just looking for the person you shouldn't breakup with), this episode is a must listen!
Aug 17, 2020
Episode 70: How To Disagree
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Everybody seems to have an opinion these days about everything! What happens when we disagree? If you want to grow in your ability to have a disagreement, check out this episode!
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 69: The Enneagram and the Bible
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The Enneagram is one of the hottest topics in Christianity. Does it line up with Scripture? Can it help us follow Jesus? Listen to this episode to find out!
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 68: Grief as a Christian
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This week we give you an update on JP's life and the importance of his relationship with Jesus. If you are going through a season of grief, or helping someone through their own season of grief, this podcast is for you.
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 67: Stewardship Is A Lame Word
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In this weeks episode we talk about all things stewardship. Even though stewardship is a lame word, it's also a biblical one. If we want to be godly stewards of our lives, we first have to know what it means!
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 66: Watch Your Words!
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You say thousands of words every day...are you using them well? In this episode we talk about sarcasm, jokes, and intentional conversations. If you want to get better with your words, don't miss this episode!
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 65: Why You Don't Pray
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We all know we should, but not many of us actually do! In this episode we want to help you become a person of prayer. If you struggle with making time to pray or knowing what to pray for, you won't want to miss this episode!
Jul 06, 2020
Episode 64: How To Live Authentically
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On this week's episode we talk about how to live an authentic life. We want to keep you from a life of regret and shame, and authenticity is one of the steps to get there. If you want to live in freedom, check out this episode!
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 63: How To Memorize Scripture
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How in the world does JP have so much Scripture memorized? In this episode, we pick his brain and see if he has any tips on how to internalize Scripture. If you're looking to grow in your understanding of the Bible, don't miss this episode!
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 62: How To Not Gossip
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In this week's episode, we talk about talking behind people's backs! We discuss what the the problem is with it and how we can change. Don't miss this podcast!
Jun 15, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Costi Hinn (Episode 26)
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Costi Hinn, the nephew of famous televangelist Benny Hinn, comes on the pod to share his history with the prosperity gospel. Costi also appeared on the documentary "American Gospel" and shares his thoughts on the current state of the Church in America.
Jun 08, 2020
Episode 61: Church Post-Covid
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How has COVID changed the church? In this episode we talk about whether or not church attendance has shifted forever, and whether or not you need to be a member in a local body. Don't miss this episode!
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 60: Technology Post-COVID
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What will our interactions with technology be like after COVID-19 has passed us? Should we utilize the way that tech/social media has helped our lives, or should we have some resistance?
May 25, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Ben Higgins (Episode 25)
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In this episode, we catch up with a Bachelor legend! Ben Higgins joins us to discuss his journey of faith, how he's using his platform, and the importance of coffee. Take a listen!
May 18, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Bryan Carter (Episode 24)
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We call Bryan Carter who is the Senior Pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, Texas. Bryan has held that role for 15 years and also sits on the board of a number of high impact organizations. Take a listen!
May 15, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Propaganda (Episode 23)
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Propaganda is an author, spoken word artist, and deep thinker. We get to hear about what he's up to, and how he's processing our current reality. Give it a listen!
May 14, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Brad Jones (Episode 22)
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Brad Jones is one of the pastors at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. Brad has been on the forefront of the Passion movement, and we get to hear about how their church is mobilizing in this season!
May 13, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Michael Todd (Episode 21)
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We catch up with the legendary Michael Todd! He just released a new book called "Relationship Goals" and he gives a sneak peak of what he's written. Don't miss this episode!
May 12, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: The Chosen (Episode 20)
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In this episode we talk to Dallas Jenkins who is the director of the hit series called "The Chosen". This series details the life of Jesus and it will be a game changer for your faith! Take a listen to hear the behind the scenes story of how it came to be.
May 11, 2020
Episode 059: Clayton King on Dating and Life Change
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In this episode of Becoming Something, JP interviews Clayton King, author and founder of Clayton King Ministries. They talk all things dating and also discuss why Clayton is so excited about his new book, Reborn. Take a listen!
May 04, 2020
Episode 058: Apathy with Micah Tyler
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In this season it's so easy for us to become apathetic. Since we've got nowhere to go and nothing to do, we can fall into watching Netflix for hours. In this episode we discuss how to discipline yourself for godliness and give you the second part of our conversation with Micah Tyler!
Apr 27, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Micah Tyler (Episode 19)
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Micah Tyler is one of the leading artists within Christian music. His songs have millions of plays on Spotify and can be heard on the radio all across the country. We ask him about his journey and what he's learned along his (very unusual!) path.
Apr 20, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Coach Scott Drew (Episode 15)
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Scott Drew is the longtime head coach of the Baylor Bears basketball team. He led them to a number 1 ranking this past year and we ask him how he's coping with their season being cut short. You'll be encouraged by his optimism!
Apr 13, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Sean Lowe (Episode 16)
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Sean Lowe is a former contestant on The Bachelor who was famously known for his love for Jesus. We ask him what advice he has for singles in this season, what Chris Harrison is really like, and more!
Apr 13, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Tara-Leigh Cobble (Episode 17)
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Tara-Leigh Cobble is the founder of D-Group and writer and host of The Bible Recap Podcast. She has helped thousands of people grow in their love for Scripture, and we get to hear how it all happened!
Apr 13, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Jason Castro (Episode 18)
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Jason Castro is a former contestant on American Idol (4th place finish!). He's also a believer in Jesus and we catch up on how he's processing this season of life.
Apr 13, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Matt Chandler (Episode 8)
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Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church and the president of the Acts 29 network. Matt is the author of The Explicit Gospel and is one of the most listened to pastors in America.
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Christian Huff (Episode 9)
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Christian Huff and his wife Sadie Robertson Huff are young adults leading other young adults to Jesus. They just completed their 2020 College Tour where they shared the gospel at campuses all across the United States.
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Clayton King (Episode 10)
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Clayton King is the teaching pastor at NewSpring Church and the president of Clayton King Ministries. His new book "Reborn" releases on May 5th!
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Adam Tarnow (Episode 11)
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Adam Tarnow is the Director at Watermark Community Church. Adam is a leading thinker on communication in the Church. We had him on to discuss how COVID-19 is changing the landscape for churches across the country.
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Shane Barnard (Episode 12)
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Shane Barnard is one of the Shanes from Shane & Shane. Churches all across the country have benefited from Shane Barnard's music for nearly two decades. We caught him as he was writing a brand new song!
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Tedashii (Episode 13)
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Tedashii is one of the leading Christian rappers in America. His music has millions of listens on Spotify and has impacted a generation. We check in on what Tedashii is up to!
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Jamie Ivey (Episode 14)
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Jamie Ivey is the host of The Happy Hour podcast and the author of multiple books. She and her husband Aaron Ivey live in Austin, Texas. We check in on how she's doing in this season!
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 057: How Has The Internet Changed Dating?
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In this week's episode we talk about how the internet has changed the dating game. Is DM'ing someone ok? What about ghosting? We address those issues and more!
Mar 29, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Todd Wagner (Episode 1)
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Todd Wagner is the Senior Pastor of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas and author of "Come and See". Check out what he had to say!
Mar 23, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Jennie Allen (Episode 2)
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Jennie Allen is the founder of IF: Gathering, author of "Get Out of Your Head", and host of the "Made for This" podcast. Check out what Jennie had to say about our current situation!
Mar 23, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Preachers N Sneakers (Episode 3)
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Preach McSneaks is the man behind the instagram account "Preachers N Sneakers". He talks about materialism, criticism, and cynicism. Check out our conversation!
Mar 23, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Annie F. Downs (Episode 4)
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Annie F. Downs is the host of the "That Sounds Fun" podcast and author of multiple books. We call her as she's in the middle of her own quarantine!
Mar 23, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: David Marvin (Episode 5)
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David Marvin is the leader of The Porch, the young adults ministry out of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas. The Porch is a weekly gathering of thousands of young adults all across the country. Check out David's thoughts on anxiety in quarantine!
Mar 23, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Shane & Shane, Jefferson Bethke (Episode 6)
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Shane & Shane need no introduction. They have been writing and leading songs for The Church for nearly 20 years. Jefferson Bethke is the author of "To Hell With The Hustle" and co-host of "The Real Life Podcast". Check out how these leaders are handling today's situation!
Mar 23, 2020
Quarantine Cold Calls: Ben Stuart and Timothy Ateek (Episode 7)
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Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church, Washington D.C. Timothy Ateek is the Executive Director of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M. Breakaway is one of the largest weekly gatherings of college students in the country. Check out how they are thinking through life in quarantine!
Mar 23, 2020
Episode 056: How To Change The World
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In this week's episode we're talking all about how to reach the next generation. As people in their 20-30's are leaving the church, we want to change that. JP just released a new book called "Welcoming the Future Church", and we discuss how to impact young adults with the gospel.
Mar 15, 2020
Episode 055: Stuck In Dating
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Do you feel stuck in singleness or your dating relationship? We're here to help you feel unstuck in whatever situation you're currently in. God has a purpose for every season of your life!
Mar 08, 2020
Episode 054: How Important Is Physical Attraction?
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When you're looking for who to date, how important is physical attraction and chemistry? On this episode, we help you find the answers to that question!
Mar 01, 2020
Episode 053: Get Out Of Your Head!
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When is the last time you thought about what you think about? Many times our thoughts can lead us to a place we don't want to be. This week we are talking about how to remove unhelpful thoughts and replace them with God honoring ones!
Feb 23, 2020
Episode 052: Becoming Courageous
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"Be strong and courageous" is a theme throughout the Bible, the only question is, how do we do that?? In this episode we talk about how to become more courageous so you can do whatever God has called you to accomplish.
Feb 16, 2020
Episode 051: Overcoming Shame
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We've all done things that we regret, but does shame have to follow us our whole lives? On this week's episode we talk about how to overcome shame and where we can find freedom from our past.
Feb 09, 2020
Episode 050: How To Find Your Purpose
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One of the most important questions for you to answer in your young adult years is "What's my purpose?" If you don't feel like you've got clarity, we're here to help! Check out what the Bible has to say about why you exist and why your life has purpose.
Feb 02, 2020
Episode 049: Money Management
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We're talking about money, money, money! How much should we save? How much should we spend? How much should we share? All of those questions are answered on this week's episode!
Jan 26, 2020
Episode 048: Simplify Your Life
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Most of us just have too many things on our schedules. We're busy and tired and we don't know what to do. Well, we're here to help! Check out this podcast for wisdom on how to simplify your life!
Jan 19, 2020
Episode 047: The Cynical Christian
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As you get older, you tend to grow less and less optimistic. In this episode, we talk about why that is, and whether or not cynicism is compatible with Christianity. If you feel surrounded by negativity, then check out this episode!
Jan 12, 2020
Episode 046: Are you a Christian?
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Are you a Christian? Your immediate reaction is probably yes. But some of us have learned the wrong definition of what it means to be a Christian. Check out this episode and we pray it helps you follow Jesus!
Jan 05, 2020
Episode 045: New Year, New You!
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In this week's episode, we're talking all about New Year's Resolutions! We discuss what resolutions you should make, why our resolutions fail, and how to maintain discipline. We hope this podcast helps your 2020!
Dec 29, 2019
Episode 044: Attitude of Gratitude
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Christmastime is one of the hardest times of the year to be grateful! We're bombarded with so many things we think we need that we lose sight of everything we already have. In this episode we talk about how you can grow in your gratitude.
Dec 22, 2019
Episode 043: How To Choose Joy
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Many of us have heard the phrase "Choose Joy," but how is that even possible? In this week's episode, we talk about what joy is and where we can go to find it.
Dec 15, 2019
Episode 042: Family Time
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With the Christmas season fast approaching, many of us will be spending increasing amounts of time with family. We are here to help! In this episode, we talk about how to make family time more meaningful for you this season.
Dec 08, 2019
Episode 041: How To Slow Down Your Life
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Many of us are running at a pace of life that simply isn't sustainable. We're always a little tired and always have a little too much on our to-do list. In this week's episode, we're here to help you get a hold of your life and slow things down.
Dec 01, 2019
Episode 040: The Pokluda's Story
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In this week's episode we wanted you to learn the do's and don't's of dating and marriage from people who have been there and done that. JP and Monica spend time unpacking all that God has taught them throughout their years together. Don't miss their story!
Nov 24, 2019
Episode 040.5: LIVE Q&A
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In this bonus episode of Becoming Something, we're sharing a live Q&A done at our church. These questions were sent in by young adults who are trying to figure out how to date biblically. JP and Kathy share answers to questions that you're probably asking!
Nov 24, 2019
Episode 039: Why Should I Read The Bible?
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In this episode, we talk about the importance of reading the Bible on our faith. We'll equip you with what to read, when to read, and how to read it. Don't miss this episode!
Nov 17, 2019
Episode 038: Stuck In Sin
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In this week's episode, we talk about how to get out of a sin you've been struggling with for a long time. If you're tired of where you're at and want to take steps towards freedom, this podcast is for you!
Nov 10, 2019
Episode 037: Comparison
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In this week's episode, we address all the issues that come with comparison. We've all heard that comparison is the thief of joy, but how do we overcome it? Check out this episode for some Biblical wisdom on how to quit playing the comparison game!
Nov 03, 2019
Episode 036: Sex
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In this week's episode, we talk about all things related to sex. Why do you have to wait until marriage? What does sex in marriage look like? What creates good sex? We even brought a special guest! Don't miss this episode!
Oct 27, 2019
Episode 035: Dealing With Heartbreak
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In this week's episode we talk about how to biblically recover from heartbreak. We've all been there...and we all want to help you through this season in your life! If you need some encouragement today, check out this episode!
Oct 20, 2019
Episode 034: Why Guys Don't Ask Girls Out
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We hear it over and over again in young adult ministry...girls are frustrated with guys! Guys aren't asking girls out and in this podcast we try to figure out why that is. If you're a guy looking for advice or a girl looking to better understand, check out this episode!
Oct 13, 2019
Episode 033: The Person You Need To Date!!
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On this week's episode of Becoming Something we admit that many people don't even know what they are looking for. Rather than dating aimlessly, let us help you date with a purpose! This episode will help you know if your bf/gf is the one, or if they've got some work to do! Don't date without listening to this podcast!
Oct 06, 2019
Episode 032: Self-Care
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In this week's episode, we tackle the ever popular idea of self-care. We take some time debunking culture's idea of self-care, and replace it with things that will actually fill us up. You won't want to miss this episode!
Sep 29, 2019
Episode 031: Anxiety
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Anxiety is at the highest levels they've ever been among young adults. On this week's episode we talk about why that is, and how to find a fix for it. If you're needing to find some peace of mind, check out this episode!
Sep 22, 2019
Episode 030: How to talk about Jesus with people who don't know Jesus
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In this weeks episode we talk about how to start a spiritual conversation with people who don't know, or don't care about Jesus. Evangelism can feel awkward, but JP has some tips that will make it feel normal! If you know someone who doesn't know Jesus, you need to listen to this episode!
Sep 15, 2019
Episode 029: Do I need a mentor?
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On this week's episode we talk about the necessity of mentoring. Do you need a one on one relationship with someone older in order to grow in your faith? We talk about the benefits of mentoring, but also some surprising downsides!
Sep 08, 2019
Episode 028: Developing Discipline
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Discipline is something that everybody wants, but it feels like nobody actually has. In this episode we talk about the importance of discipline and how to grow in your love for it. If you're still trying to succeed in your New Year's resolution, this is for you!
Sep 01, 2019
Episode 027: Can Christians Party?
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School is back in session! With classes starting back up, that means parties will be as well. On this week's episode we talk about what the Bible has to say about partying, alcohol, and how to have fun. Take a listen!
Aug 25, 2019
Episode 026: Mistakes in Relationships
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This week we looked at some of the common mistakes that people make in dating. We address what not to look for, what not to do, and how not to pursue. We hope this episode keeps you from making these same mistakes!
Aug 18, 2019
Episode 025: How to Find Love
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Everybody wants it...not everybody finds it. If you're looking for love, we hope this podcast will help you find it. Not some cheap knock-off. But the real thing. Check out this episode if you want to hear more!
Aug 11, 2019
Episode 024: Mailbag!!!
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In this week's episode we let y'all determine the topics! We answer a number of questions that you have asked us including: Can Christians have tattoos? Predestination or Free Will? Are Catholics Christians? Find the answers to those questions and more on this episode!
Aug 04, 2019
Episode 023: Can Christians Cuss?
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This week's episode is all about those four-letter words! JP talks about whether or not Christians can or can't cuss. Don't miss this episode all about ****!
Jul 28, 2019
Episode 022: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 22
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On this week's episode we talk about 10 things that we wish we knew when we were 22. It's our hope that you learn from our mistakes so that you don't have to make the same ones!
Jul 21, 2019
Episode 021: How To Succeed At Failure
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On this week's episode we talk all about failure! Most of us are so afraid of failure, even though failure can be one of the greatest tools towards growth. JP talks about how to recover from failure and how it can become a part of your story!
Jul 14, 2019
Episode 020: Dry Seasons
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What happens when you don't feel like following Jesus? When reading the Bible just feels like a chore? In this episode we give you some keys to help you break out of your dry season. If you are struggling with your faith right now, or you know someone who is, this episode is for you!
Jul 07, 2019
Episode 019: Netflix or No Netflix?
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In this week's episode of Becoming Something we talk all about media consumption. From Netflix, to movies, to TV, to instagram, media is all around us. We try to help you set some guidelines of what you should and shouldn't watch. Forget about your Netflix binge and check out this episode!
Jun 30, 2019
Episode 018: Church Problems
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On this episode we talk about church! As more and more people stop going to church, we try to answer why this might be. We believe that the church is essential for your growth as a Christian because you don't just go to church, you are The Church!
Jun 23, 2019
Episode 017: Friendships
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In this week's episode we talk about the importance of friendships and how you can deepen your relationships with those around you. We talk about how to have meaningful community no matter where you're at. If you're struggling to find community, take a listen to this episode!
Jun 16, 2019
Episode 016: Abortion
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In this week's podcast we take on a topic that is extremely timely in nature. Our culture is having serious debates about abortion and we think the Church needs to step up and lead in this dialogue. Check out this episode to see how Christians should respond to this issue! CORRECTION: We sincerely apologize for an incorrect stat given in this episode on when the majority of abortions take place. The majority do not happen after 21 weeks.
Jun 09, 2019
Episode 015: People Pleasing
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In this week's episode of Becoming Something we're talking about people pleasing! When the opinion of other people is what we live for, we'll end up exhausted. We talk about the dangers of people pleasing, what it looks like, and how to free yourself from it. We pray it helps you!
Jun 02, 2019
Episode 014: All About Break-Ups
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The vast majority of people in life will go through a break-up and they aren't easy! There are tons of questions surrounding break-ups like: How do you break-up with your boyfriend or girlfriend? How do you recover from a break-up? How can you help a friend with their break-up? All of these questions and more are addressed in this week's episode!
May 26, 2019
Episode 013: Workplace Expectations
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On this episode we talk about some of the common problems young adults have when they enter the workplace. What do you do when you have a bad boss? How do you lead up? Is any job a ministry? We talk about all of these questions and more!
May 19, 2019
Episode 012: Body Image
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On this week's episode we discuss the problems that arise with an incorrect view of Body Image. We believe that a biblical view of your body will help you be healthier in all areas of you life! Even if you don't struggle with body image, we provide tips on how to serve others well in this area!
May 12, 2019
Episode 011: Money
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This week we discuss one of the topics that Jesus talked about the most...money! How should Christians handle money? How can we free ourselves from the love of money? Those questions and more are addressed on this week's episode of Becoming Something!
May 05, 2019
Episode 010: Social Media
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In this week's episode, we tackle one of the things we spend a lot of our time consuming. JP answers how social media has changed us, and how we can learn to not be overcome by it. Don't miss this episode!
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 009: Singleness
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In this episode of Becoming Something we talk about some of the common misconceptions about singleness. JP explains why singleness can actually be a gift, and how it can be one of the best seasons of your life. If you're single, know anyone who is single, or ever have been single, this episode is for you!
Apr 21, 2019
Episode 008: How To Find God's Will
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Have you ever been trying to make a decision and just wished God made things more clear? Us too! On this episode we try to help you figure out what God's will is for your life so you can be more confident in the decisions you have to make.
Apr 15, 2019
Episode 007: What To Look For In A Girl
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In this week's episode we talk about what it is that guys should be looking for in a girl. If you are single or dating, this podcast will be helpful! Girls, make sure to tune in to hear who you should be becoming!
Apr 08, 2019
Episode 006: What To Look For In A Guy
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In this episode of Becoming Something we discuss the important characteristics in a guy. If you are a girl, you need to listen to this episode! And if you're a guy, you REALLY need to listen to this episode!
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 005: Stressed Out
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On this episode of "Becoming Something" we talk about the rising amounts of stress in college students and young adults. Is there any way to avoid stress in our hyper-competitive and comparison obsessed world? Tune in to find out!
Mar 25, 2019
Episode 004: JP Doesn't Do A "Quiet Time"
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In this week's episode we ask JP what it looks like to daily grow in our love for Jesus. He says it's far more exciting than how we typically describe it. Check out this episode if you are looking to be challenged in your faith!
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 003: How To Handle Conflict
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In this episode we address everyone's greatest fear...conflict! Even though conflict can be uncomfortable we believe it is a training ground for deeper relationships. Check out this episode for more!
Mar 11, 2019
Episode 002: Finding Freedom From Porn
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On this week's episode of Becoming Something we talk about the dangers of porn and how to overcome it. Although it is one of the most pervasive problems in our generation, we believe that you can find freedom from this struggle!
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 001: Relationships Q&A
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A live Q&A on relationships with Jonathan Pokluda. This conversation took place at the Waco Hippodrome Theater on February 10. Since it was recorded in a unique setting, it will be helpful to turn up the volume during the interview!
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 000: Intro
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A preview of what's to come with "Becoming Something."
Feb 25, 2019