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Rogue Table Talks

38 EpisodesProduced by Calvary ChurchWebsite

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

38 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

#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.

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#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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