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Rogue Table Talks

73 EpisodesProduced by Calvary ChurchWebsite

A place we gather to discuss our message series, culture and how the two intersect.

73 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Rogue Table Talks #73 Knowing Jesus - Jesus is Tempted

September 27th, 2020


This week, Mike and Chad discuss the topic of temptation. How does culture influence us or make us feel about temptation? Is there something that's …

#72 Knowing Jesus - Baptism

September 20th, 2020


Ceremonies / Markers / Liturgies…in the Evangelical world, we don’t do this a lot. But there is a place for them. What have been some important ceremonies or markers or liturgies in your life? This week, we talk about …

#71 Knowing Jesus - Disruption

September 13th, 2020


This week, Mike and Chad discuss Jesus' visit to the temple while he was still a kid. Mary and Joseph lost track of him and found him at the temple listening, responding, and teaching.

Why can’t things just stay the way …

#70 Knowing Jesus - The Story of the God-Man

September 6th, 2020


What is my part of the story? What perspective does this give on my life? On suffering? On the craziness of the world? Mike and Chad discuss in this week's episode.


Galatians 4:4-5 But when the set time had …

#69 REmember - Do You Remember When

August 30th, 2020


Everyone is back from vacation! Join Mike and Chad as they talk about what it means to remember and why it's important. Memories are powerful and …

#68 - REform - Grieving Where I Am and Joyful About Where I Am Going

August 23rd, 2020


Join Mike as he talks about the grief of facing where we are and - at the same time - rejoicing over God grace, promise and future for us as we ponder Nehemiah 8 together.

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#67 REnew - Flourish

August 16th, 2020


What does a fully flourishing life look like? How can our flourishing be of use to others? Listen in as Mike talks about how our story and a …

#66 REbuild

August 9th, 2020


This week, join the discussion of why and how we rebuild our lives. Or rather, how God can rebuild our lives. Mike and Chad discuss.

Scripture: Nehemiah 4:1-9

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#65 REquest - Passion, Prayer, and Purpose

August 2nd, 2020


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This week, Mike and Chad discuss the correlation between our passions and our prayer life. How do our passions give us purpose? Do they?


#63 RElentless - Restoration in Our Culture

July 19th, 2020


Join Mike and Chad as they look at history, find our place in the story, and restore purpose.

Scripture: Ezra 7-8

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#62 REply - The Surprising Necessity of Resilience

July 12th, 2020


What is God’s call on our lives? For our church? For the church in the world? What are some things that are required for us to faithfully follow this …

#61 REturn - Nostalgia and Returning and Renewal

July 5th, 2020


Is Nostalgia good? Bad? Why or why not? What is the danger of nostalgia? Is there a benefit? Join Mike and Chad for the discussion!

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#60 1 Thessalonians - The End of This Part of the Story

June 28th, 2020


Is this the end? We are so busy managing the middle of our stories that we often live without the end in mind. Join Mike and Chad for discussion about the end.

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

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#59 1 Thessalonians - Grief and Death and Resurrection and Hope

June 21st, 2020


Where does hope come from?  The resurrection and hope of eternal resurrection gives hope - but that implies death and that involves grief. And what …

#58 1 Thessalonians - Why Does How I Live Matter?

June 14th, 2020


We have the hope that comes from knowing that how we live matters - it has meaning. 

Join Mike and Chad as they discuss how this translates to our …

#57 1 Thessalonians - Hope In Difficulty

June 7th, 2020


Join Mike and Chad as they continue to discuss 1 Thessalonians and how/where we can find hope.

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#56 1 Thessalonians 2 - Hope of Transformation

May 31st, 2020


How does the way we read God's Word translate to the hope of transformation?

1 Thessalonians 2:13

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#55 1 Thessalonians 2 - Hope Demonstrated

May 24th, 2020


How do we demonstrate hope as part of a transformed life?  And without demonstrating hope - do we have anything to say?

1 Thessalonians 2

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#54 1 Thessalonians - Faith, Hope & Love

May 17th, 2020


How do we communicate the gospel in our cultural moment? What is our cultural moment? In this week's episode, Mike and Chad dive in and discuss.

#53 Braving the Wilderness - Wilderness and Wonder

May 10th, 2020


God is in the wilderness with you. Mike and Chad talk about experiencing the presence of God in the wilderness.

Scripture: Exodus 16:9-20

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#52 A Message From Chad

May 3rd, 2020


Chad shares his story on his recent announcement of moving to South Carolina with his family.

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#51 Braving the Wilderness - Temptation in the Wilderness

April 26th, 2020


Going through life on autopilot - we may not be aware of our temptations, fallings and failings - maybe a blessing in the wilderness is we are more likely to face up to some temptation. Listen in as Mike and Chad …

#50 Braving the Wilderness

April 19th, 2020


Why the wilderness? There are plenty of Biblical examples of wilderness: Jesus, David, Moses (before Exodus), and God’s people. What are the commonalities? The differences? What does the wilderness mean for us? Mike and …

#49 Easter

April 12th, 2020


A special Easter edition with Mike and Chad!

Scripture:  Luke 24:36-44

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#48 AMEN - Praying Without Ceasing

April 5th, 2020


What are the factors of persistent prayer? Faith and hope? And what's my role? Mike and Chad discuss on this week's episode.

Scripture: Luke 18:1-8

#47 AMEN - Praying for Others

March 29th, 2020


In this week's episode, Mike and Chad discuss what, and how, we can pray for others. They discuss topically and about the language we use.

Scripture: Philippians 1:3-6, Ephesians 1:15-19, John 17:20-23, Acts 12:5-7

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#46 AMEN - Lament

March 22nd, 2020


This week, Mike and Chad weigh in on the heavier topic of lament. A very timely discussion you don't want to miss.

Scripture: Psalm 13:1-2, 2 Samuel 1:24-26a, Lamentations 1:1-2, 4

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#45 AMEN - Prayer & Worship

March 15th, 2020


What is worship? Mike and Chad discuss in this week's episode!

Scripture: John 4:24, 1 Chronicles 16:8-36, 2 Samuel 6:20-22

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#44 AMEN - Prayer & Fasting

March 8th, 2020


This week Mike and Chad discuss prayer and fasting. Is it something we're called to in the Bible? Is it one more thing we need to add to our life? Find out their thoughts by listening...
Thank you for joining us for …

#43 AMEN - Praying God's Word

March 1st, 2020


Mike and Chad talk about the importance of praying the scriptures. Is there a right way? Is there a wrong way? Listen in on the discussion. 

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#42 Amen - Presence

February 23rd, 2020


Today marks the beginning of a 40-day prayer challenge and new series revolving around the subject. Listen in as Mike and Chad open up on their …

#41 Margin - Morality

February 16th, 2020


This week Mike and Chad talk about margin and temptation. The gospel is the only margin from temptation that works - the gospel that transforms us more and more into the image of Christ. Thanks for listening!

Scripture …

#40 Margin - People

February 9th, 2020


What does margin FROM people look like? What does margin WITH people look like? Listen in as Mike and Chad discuss.

Scripture in this episode: Matthew 14:22-24 & John 6:22-35

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#39 Margin - Technology

February 2nd, 2020


We understand the irony of talking about margin with technology; using technology 🙄 ...but here we are. This week we tackle the question, "Does my …

#38 Margin - Work

January 26th, 2020


WERK! Or work, as some people call it, can be worship or the object of worship. Work is not the result of the fall, rather, work existed before the …

#37 Margin - Schedule

January 19th, 2020


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This week we talk about our schedule! Too busy? Always feel rushed? …

#36 Margin - Sabbath

January 12th, 2020


We're back for the New Year! We hope you all had a great holiday season. This week we dive into a discussion about the Sabbath and rest. Rituals and …

#35 End of the Year Reflections

December 29th, 2019


In this episode we reflect on the past year. What are some areas we can focus on to be more on mission and follow Christ closer? We ponder this and …

#34 Finding Joy in the Insignificant

December 22nd, 2019


This week, Chad and Mike discuss the places we find joy and that it may be hidden in the darker places in our lives.

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#33 Source of Joy (Mary's Joy)

December 15th, 2019


Chad's back this week! Mike and Chad discuss accessing the source of joy.

How does Elizabeth’s (Spirit-inspired) understanding of what is happening lead to her joy?
How can this be true and be common to all people? …

#32 We Were Made for JOY

December 8th, 2019


What is joy? Is it just happiness and pleasure. Join us this week as we dive deeper trying to understand the JOY in our lives and where it comes from.

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#31 enTRUSTed - Gratitude

December 1st, 2019


How do we have attitudes of gratitude? God wants us to have a life of flourishing and he wants to bless us. Join Mike and Chad as they discuss what …

#30 enTRUSTed - Stewardship

November 24th, 2019


This week we take a look at what it means to steward what has been given to us. 

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#29 enTRUSTed - Spend/Save/Give

November 17th, 2019


How should we think about spending, saving, and giving? What emotions do we experience when we encounter those things? Chad and Mike discuss.

#28 enTRUSTed - More

November 10th, 2019


In a culture that pushes for more and to go to whatever extreme possible to obtain it; this week, Mike and Chad discuss our fascination with the …

#27 enTRUSTed - Live Simply

November 3rd, 2019


Contentment. Do we live lives full of being content or always longing for the next "thing?" Where is our heart in our desires? This week Mike and …

#26 Vision

October 27th, 2019


Who are We? What is our Mission? What are We Doing? What are we Responsible For? What is the Church? This week Mike and Chad talk about the vision of the church.

Scripture in this episode: 1 Peter 2:9-10, Romans 4:17,

#25 Jesus Unexpected: Politics

October 20th, 2019


We're talking politics this week! Who's excited? Mike and Chad are! Listen in as they discuss Jesus and politics.

Chinese Pastor's Declaration -

#24 Jesus Unexpected: Jesus & Women

October 13th, 2019


This week we welcome Debbie Durso, Sheila Smude, and Lindsay Walker to the podcast. How did Jesus subvert cultural expectations and expressions …

#23 Jesus Unexpected: Enjoyed a Good Party

October 6th, 2019


Do you like to party? Jesus did. This week Mike and Chad discuss how Jesus went to parties to be in relationship with people. 

Scripture in this episode: Mark 2:15-17, Matthew 22:2-4, Luke 7:31-35, 1 Corinthians 5:9-10

#22 Jesus Unexpected: On Judgement

September 29th, 2019


Mike and Chad discuss the cultural evolution of judgement. Also, how does all of this not judging relate to the complete holiness of Christ and the …

#21 Jesus Unexpected: Cared More About Our Hearts Than Our Hands

September 22nd, 2019


This week, Mike and Chad talk about Jesus as the one who speaks of transformation in our heart and obedience in our heart, more than an outward obedience. 

Scripture References: Luke 6:43-45, Jeremiah 17:9, & Psalm …

#20 Jesus Unexpected: Broke Unnecessary Rules

September 15th, 2019


Jesus went Rogue and was unexpected by the religious people of his day. Here from Mike and Chad on what that means for us in today's world.

Scripture …

#19 Where Prodigals Belong

September 8th, 2019


Our final episode as we walk through our Welcome Home series. How do we welcome people into community with us? How can we share the gospel through our daily lives? Listen as Mike and Chad share their thoughts on this …

#18 Where Questions Are Heard

September 1st, 2019


In an interesting turn of events there was a podcast feel to this week's message. So, be sure to listen to the message as well as this week's Rogue Table Talk. Mike and Chad dive into the world of questions and why …

#17 Where the Busy Rest

August 25th, 2019


Rest is hard. Is it a part of our rhythm? How do we rest? Are we really resting? This week we take a look at what it means to rest in a culture that …

#16 Where Compassion Dwells

August 18th, 2019


This week we talk about compassion. Compassion can be complicated, but we are called to it. Listen in, as Mike and Chad discuss.

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#15 Where Everyone Is Welcome

August 11th, 2019


This week, Mike and Chad talk about how culture can shape our views on welcoming someone. Does it matter what your history is? How do we trust? How …

#14 Judges - Ruth

August 4th, 2019


This week we have a special guest join us to discuss Ruth. Listen as Susan James, Mike, and Chad discuss Ruth and the beauty of God's redemptive story whether a native or a foreigner. How does the story of Ruth relate …

#13 Judges - Samson

July 28th, 2019


This week we dive into the story of Samson and the loss of his identity. Have we lost our identity in the culture we are a part of? Listen as we …

#12 Judges - Jephthah

July 21st, 2019


This week we take a look at how culture impacts the church. What do we bring with us when we worship? Does culture influence the church, or vice …

#11 Judges - Abimelech

July 14th, 2019


Mike and Chad dive into the story of Abimelech this week. Listen to hear how the life of Abimelech relates to us here and now. Thank for listening.

Scripture for this week.

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#10 Judges - Gideon

July 9th, 2019


This week Chad and Mike take a look at Gideon and his underdog story. However, all doesn't appear as it seems. You're in for a wild ride with all of Gideon's ups and downs. Also, be sure to stay until the very end for a …

#9 Judges - Deborah

June 30th, 2019


This week we take a look at our next judge, Deborah. Mike and Chad go rogue and venture away from the story for a moment to highlight women in the …

#8 Judges - Ehud

June 23rd, 2019


The account of Ehud in the book of Judges is very detailed. In this week's episode we'll take a look at those specificities. Blood, death, and dung...yep, it gets detailed. 

Read along with us in Judges.

Judges Overview …

#7 Judges - Othniel

June 16th, 2019


Is there room for ordinary?  Is there a place for everyday, faithful people to make an impact?  Today we meet just your ordinary guy in the Bible. He …

#6 The Book of JUDGES Overview

June 9th, 2019


This week is an overview of the whole book and series. The book of Judges consists of a similarly repeated cycle in this period of Israel’s history: …

#5 Control & Manipulation

June 2nd, 2019


This week Chad and Mike dive deeper into the topic of control and manipulation.

The Bible passage for this week is Judges 13:3-5, Judges 14:15-17, …

#4 Insults, Attacks and Belittling: I Can’t Value You

May 29th, 2019


Do you feel valued in your relationships? 

This week Chad and Mike discuss in further detail how we handle being attacked and belittled.

The Bible passage for the week is 1 Samuel 16:1-13 & 1 Samuel 17:26-29.

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#3 Bitterness & Unforgiveness

May 22nd, 2019


This week, Chad dives into how we can better deal with bitterness and how to forgive. It's not easy, but we hope these words may help you take a step in that direction.

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#2 Favoritism

May 15th, 2019


This week, Chad and Mike weigh in on favoritism and how we can approach and handle it through life.

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#1 Secrets

May 8th, 2019


Why do we keep secrets? Is there a safe way to share them? Do you have a person you can confess to? Are you a person people can confess to? All of this and more as Mike and Chad talk about the elephant in the living …

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