Welcome to the #AskSteveAustin Podcast. This is the 11th and final episode of the Sermon on the Mount Series, featuring Steve Austin (with Ryan Dunn).
Convinced that social media is increasingly where people gather, Rev. Ryan Dunn seeks to help the church meet the world through online relationship building. He currently serves with United Methodist Communications as the chief blogger, editor, and social media minister for the Rethink Church initiative. His prior work experiences include youth pastor, sports blogger, web marketer, and radio producer.
In Episode 78 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with Brad Polley, co-host of the Inglorious Pasterds Podcast. In this episode, we talk about the Beatitudes, the meaning of “righteousness”, and spanking the monkey.
The Beatitudes and Masturbation
Spanking the Monkey with Brad Polley
The REAL Reason Paul went Blind
The Beatitudes: Who Cares?
I don’t think Joel Osteen preaches on this very often.
What’s about to come after this is completely upside down and backward. Nothing about this is how society works.
Blessed are the poor in spirit? Blessed are those who mourn? The modern church doesn’t believe any of this.
“There’s more opportunity for God when you’re at the end of your rope.” What are you even talking about?
The Kingdom of God is a completely upside down reality. The path of Jesus is the path of downward mobility.
Grace is a level playing field, whether you like it or not.
“Grace isn’t opposed to hard work, but it is opposed to earning.” Dallas Willard
You can’t buy or earn your way into God’s Kingdom.
When you’re poor, you don’t have much to defend.
When you’re mourning or meek or a peacemaker, you aren’t trying to defend things.
We mentally ascent to these words, but we keep them at arm’s length.
What does “righteousness” mean? I think Jesus is talking about an inner posture.
If you deal with the internal life, the external life will take care of itself.
Prohibition just increases the temptation.
When righteousness is your posture, everything else takes care of itself.
“To the extent that you live in fear, that is the extent to which you don’t know that you are loved.” -Paul Young
Sometimes hungering and thirsting for righteousness might be calling the therapist.
Welcome to Episode 72 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast with Steve Austin, featuring Ryan Brown. This Summer, we’re talking through The Sermon on the Mount, and today’s conversation dives deep on the topic of divorce. Ryan is an Enneagram 2 and a child of divorced parents, with lots of wisdom to share.
Ryan C. Brown is a passionate community organizer specializing in community relations, curriculum development, and event programming within the greater Los Angeles area. Ryan has a strong passion for Social Justice and culture initiatives and serves as a Community Advocate through panel discussions, community events, public awareness campaigns, and resource coordination on topics such as: racial inequality, environmental challenges, and community collaboration. Ryan is also motivated to mentor and develop youth by encouraging creative problem-solving techniques and strategies and frequently volunteers his time speaking in classrooms and in small groups throughout Los Angeles. He currently serves as the host for The Mission Podcast, a monthly, faith-based, social justice conversation and also writes for his personal blog, rcspeaksla.com.
Episode 66 of the #AskSteveAustin podcast with Steve Austin is a BONUS episode – A Tribute to Steve’s grandfather, Ben House. In this episode, Steve shares some personal stories and journals, talks about blessings, and shares his grandfather’s favorite Scripture.
Number 6:22-27- “And the Lord said to Moses, Speak unto Aaron and his sons, saying, “Use this wisdom to bless the children of Israel, saying, ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His Face to shine upon you, And be gracious to you, The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace. And they will put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
Deuteronomy 21:5 – “And the priests of the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the Lord, your God, has chosen to minister, and to bless in the name of the Lord; And by their word shall every controversy and every punishment be settled.”
1 Chronicles 23:13 – “And Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, and he and his sons forever, to burn incense before the Lord, to minister, and BLESS in His name forever.”