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Weekday Worship

94 EpisodesProduced by Generations NorcrossWebsite

Weekday Worship is a podcast of Generations Church in Norcross, GA designed to take our conversations about the gospel and life with God outside of just Sunday sermons and into the week. Whether through discussions of the sermon, theology, culture, or anything else, our desire with this podcast is t… read more

94 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Faster and Furious-er

January 12th, 2023

1:05:42

This is a rerun episode from last year. As a community, Generations is about to start a church-wide week of fasting and prayer on January 15. This is a conversation we had last year before another week of fasting and …

The Faith Once For All Delivered to the Saints

November 23rd, 2022

56:19

A conversation about Thanksgiving traditions, and we revisit from last week, a letter from a 2nd-century follower of Jesus to his un-believing …

A Letter from Your Brother

November 17th, 2022

47:49

A conversation flowing from a 2nd-century disciple of Jesus, regarding the distinctive life of Christians at that time in the Roman Empire, and what we can learn from them. 

Beef: It's What's for Dinner

October 27th, 2022

1:17:29

A conversation about a recent petty beef Caleb had with James, an ancient personal beef Abraham had with God, and an old theological beef Paul had …

221 Baker Street

October 20th, 2022

51:54

A conversation about one of most mysterious figures in the Biblical text along with some other mysterious references.  

Plenty of God

October 13th, 2022

39:31

A conversation about Caleb's favorite Dr. Seuss book, a gift he received that keeps on giving, and contrasting a life of fear with a life of faith from Genesis 13. 

The Prequel to the Prequel

October 6th, 2022

49:03

Finally, after lengthy and sometimes tenuous contract negotiations, the boys are back in the podcasting saddle. We touch on a few of Caleb's life changes and have a conversation about the background and background to …

The Preseason

August 24th, 2022

1:00:52

Getting ready for the start of a new weekday worship season, but not quite there yet, this is a conversation covering a wide range of topics related to the new ministry year launching at Generations. Adam Barker and …

A Man You Didn't Know You Want to Know About - part 2

July 7th, 2022

59:57

The second half of our conversation about Cyprian, which includes a range of other spin-off topics much to Caleb's chagrin. 

A Man You Didn't Know You Want to Know About - part 1

June 30th, 2022

53:37

A conversation introducing a 3rd-Century North African Bishop with, as always, some surprising rabbit trails. 

Theologian, Pastor and Covert Operative: Introducing Caleb's First Ministry Hero

June 23rd, 2022

1:19:48

A conversation about one of the most intriguing, celebrated and written about Christian figures of the 20th Century. 

Perpetua

May 26th, 2022

54:26

A conversation about a mighty woman of God who most of us have never heard of. 

The Exhausted Majority

May 20th, 2022

1:10:30

A conversation interacting with a recently published article on the destabilizing of democracy and the open door for the church. 


Why the Last 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid by Jonathan Haidt

Get to Know Your Elders part 2

May 6th, 2022

58:56

Generations installed two new elders this past Sunday and we wanted to let them share more about their stories so you get know these men who are charged with shepherding this local church.

Part 2 is a conversation with …

Get to Know Your Elders part 1

May 5th, 2022

47:46

Generations installed two new elders this past Sunday and we wanted to let them share more about their stories so you get know these men who are charged with shepherding this local church. 

Part 1 is a conversation with …

A Missionary Rom Com

April 28th, 2022

1:08:17

A conversation with one of our mission partners, Joel Ballew, about how he knew he could play college basketball, why his daughters are all named …

The Reasonableness of Believing the Resurrection

April 14th, 2022

57:44

A conversation about the most important event in history and whether we're crazy to believe in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. 

How Should We Think About Tithing?

March 31st, 2022

1:01:01

A conversation about trauma from Caleb's high school years that was triggered by last week's episode; his dramatic experience at local restaurant; …

An Interview to Imagine

March 25th, 2022

1:02:14

A conversation with special guest Andrew Hixson, a long time member of Generations and Norcross City Council, touching on workouts with Caleb, eating out with James, and the special beauty of being embedded within a …

Do you know my son?

March 17th, 2022

55:27

A conversation about the aches and pains of aging and interacting with a recent article that's gone viral, which promotes the significance of church community.  

The Myth of Ownership

March 10th, 2022

49:50

A conversation about old books, good sub sandwiches, the myth of ownership and the responsibility of stewardship.

Where Your Treasure Is

March 3rd, 2022

49:29

A conversation about what Jesus has to say about the relationship between earthly treasure, internal affection and the binary reality of Lordship. 

The Pelican Brief and Re-Creation Mandate

February 17th, 2022

50:10

A conversation bringing a troubling Generations' conspiracy to light and fleshing out a few more aspects of singleness from a biblical perspective. 

Walking in Union With Christ

February 9th, 2022

1:02:10

A conversation about facial hair products, Cheetos dust, a potential spinoff food podcast, and as promised, applying union with Christ to real life. 

Union with Christ

February 3rd, 2022

49:33

A conversation about podcast swag, our challenges with facial hair, and the breathtaking reality of what it means to be in union with Christ. 

Church, Education and the Next Generation

January 27th, 2022

47:31

A conversation about a recent study regarding the effects of different educational environments on the formation of young people, where the church fits into the development, and as promised, some poetic contributions to …

Fast and Not So Furious

January 19th, 2022

1:07:28

A conversation about Caleb's Twitter stalking, poetry, and Isaiah 58.  

Not So Fast...

January 12th, 2022

1:05:42

A conversation helping us to prepare spiritually and practically for a week of corporate fasting and prayer at Generations. 

Leave Yo' Drama to Yo' Mama

January 5th, 2022

1:04:20

A conversation with special guest Stephanie Simmons about art, dance and drama and how to engage these common grace spaces with Christian …

But The Greatest of These is Love

December 16th, 2021

1:01:37

In the final episode of 2021, we revisit last week's conversation and contrast a cultural version of love with the Biblical vision of love.  

The Sovereignty and Supremacy of the Self

December 8th, 2021

1:00:17

A conversation about the movie Frozen, a restaurant named Gu's, and a couple recently published articles about loving the self. 

The Acts 29 Episode

December 1st, 2021

1:01:46

A conversation about The Acts 29 Network: What is it? Why did Generations join it? Why are we still part of it? Does it matter? We address all this and more.  

The Will of God for You

November 24th, 2021

59:28

A conversation about Thanksgiving celebrations, twins in our lives, Caleb's dream job, a whole bunch of name dropping and some clarity about God's …

Becoming People of Understanding

November 18th, 2021

1:18:02

A conversation with a special guest about the development of our own self-understanding, the importance of curiosity in understanding others, and …

He Who Has Ears

November 10th, 2021

1:03:34

A conversation considering a Ph.D topic for Caleb, the hard work of show prep put in by James, and how we should approach hearing the reading and …

Where We Find Ourselves

November 3rd, 2021

54:38

Recurring guest Scottie Finlayson joins the podcast for a conversation about how things are going after 1 year on staff. James and Scottie reflect on the state of the church and what it's been like working together over …

Making Sense of Stories

October 21st, 2021

1:03:30

A conversation about what kind of movies moves us, why they move us and how to think critically about what we watch; plus, Caleb gets schooled on …

Another Body Issue

October 12th, 2021

52:14

A conversation about famous people from Norcross, the implications of Christianity for our physical bodies, and the extraordinary godliness of sleeping.  

The Body Issue

October 6th, 2021

53:35

A conversation about Caleb's refined tastes, James' physical defects, and a universal source of angst and frustration. 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

September 29th, 2021

53:40

A conversation reminiscing about Christian Music over the last 40-50 years, which may or may not include Caleb doing a Mac Powell impression.  

On Mission in the Workplace

September 22nd, 2021

46:30

A conversation about the urgency of Christian mission, representing Jesus in our vocation, and some thoughts on the best dressed at Generations.

The Metaphors That Shape Us

September 8th, 2021

59:59

A conversation in which we reminisce about the beginnings of COVID, imagine what we're becoming as a community, and consider a pressing but often ignored need which the church is surprisingly positioned to meet.      

Biblical Christianity is Supernatural Christianity... and vice versa

September 1st, 2021

1:02:05

A conversation touching on our political doppelgangers, our theologian headshot t-shirts, and the very real need of the Holy Spirit for all of life …

A Church That Nurtures Its Own Life

August 25th, 2021

56:03

A conversation exploring the connection between the gospel and theological clarity, the origins of the internet and the resilience and relevance of …

A Few Good Men

August 18th, 2021

1:01:19

A conversation with special guest, Dr. Ray Ortlund Jr., articulating a compelling vision for masculinity, a beautiful hope for what a church can be, …

Happy Podiversary

August 11th, 2021

53:25

After a summer hiatus from Weekday Worship, we're back for a new season. Listen in as we sort out a lingering interpersonal conflict, Caleb's cosmic ministry ambitions, James' return from Sabbatical, and the …

A Look Back: A Word of Prayer

July 29th, 2021

51:28

Weekday Worship is featuring messages from a year ago when our culture was in turmoil, we were not meeting in person as a church, and there was a lot …

A Look Back: A Word of Encouragement

July 22nd, 2021

46:07

Over the rest of July, Weekday Worship is featuring messages from a year ago when our culture was in turmoil, we were not meeting in person as a …

A Look Back: A Word of Caution

July 15th, 2021

48:47

Over the rest of July, Weekday Worship is featuring messages from a year ago when our culture was in turmoil, we were not meeting in person as a …

From North Alabama to South Africa 2.0

July 6th, 2021

53:18

A conversation with Maegan Cody about growing up in the Wilson house, ministry in the Cody house, Eminem and the hopes and fears of raising children on the mission field. 

From North Alabama to South Africa

June 30th, 2021

59:44

A conversation with Michael Cody about the twists and turns of life and campus ministry which are taking their family from Florence, AL to Johannesburg. 

An Origin Story: Jasmine Gilcrease

June 23rd, 2021

1:06:07

A conversation about puppet ministry, little known college mascots and spiritual formation in the local church.  

Partners In The Gospel

June 16th, 2021

1:05:04

A conversation with pastor and church planter, Eduardo Fergusson, about life and ministry on the Northern Coast of Colombia and gospel partnership …

Rest and Renewal

June 8th, 2021

54:48

A conversation about vacations, church softball, youth sports and sabbath. 

You Need the Church; the Church Needs You

June 1st, 2021

51:02

A conversation about summer, returning to normal, academy awards and the gathering of the church.

Rediscovering the God-ness of God

May 25th, 2021

1:09:36

A conversation about the the weightiness of God, the casualness of the Church and the appropriateness of impractical Christianity.

Church History Myths

May 19th, 2021

56:10

A conversation correcting and clarifying some myths about church history including Santa's temper tantrum at Nicea.

Church History Made Easy by …

A Missionary Story

May 11th, 2021

54:47

A conversation with special guest, Rachel Furnish, ranging from learning languages to teaching engineering, to the providence of God and her new missionary assignment.

An Exhausting Worldview

May 5th, 2021

1:03:37

A conversation about meaning, suffering, plagiarizing sermons, and living out of the right story. 

All is Vanity

April 27th, 2021

1:12:07

Part 1 of a conversation about meaning, suffering sleeping through church.

My Generation isn't Suffering Enough by Freya India

Who Let the Dog Out?

April 20th, 2021

1:00:08

A conversation about treachery between friends, and helping new Christians to take the best early steps in their newness of life in Christ.  

Next Man Up

April 14th, 2021

53:36

A conversation about radio sound effects, idolatry and true worship. One of the boys is out of commission, but like every good organization, Weekday …

Newness of Life

April 7th, 2021

55:58

A conversation about Spring Break in Panama City and Christian Conversion... two things that always go together. 

Government and the Gospel - 1 Peter 2

March 31st, 2021

57:41

A conversation about Easter skits, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and 1 Peter 2.  

Government and the Gospel - Romans 13

March 23rd, 2021

46:47

A conversation interacting with Romans 13 regarding secular government, Christian citizenship and the call of submission. 

It Takes a Church

March 16th, 2021

48:16

A conversation about parenting and the importance of church family in shaping the next generation. 

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Brotherhood

March 9th, 2021

52:49

A fun conversation about friendship, with some serious moments. 

Going Global

March 4th, 2021

56:16

A conversation with one of our mission partners in Colombia, our first international guest on the weekday worship podcast, Pastor Juan Hernández.

Change of Pace

February 25th, 2021

47:49

Caleb is MIA this week, but Weekday Worship is a rain or shine podcast. We welcome Martina McCallie, the fearless leader of Women's Ministry at Generations, for a conversation about a range of topics from life and …

Finale... or Finally (Progressive Christianity part 6)

February 17th, 2021

1:04:50

A conversation wrapping up our series on Progressive Christianity, interacting especially with one of the leading voices in this stream. Plus, final thoughts.

Link to resources referenced in this series

Almost Done (Progressive Christianity part 5)

February 9th, 2021

45:49

A conversation responding to Progressive Christianity as we understand it. This episode deals with Wrath of God.

Link to resources referenced in this series

Progressive Christianity part 4

February 2nd, 2021

1:05:56

A conversation responding to Progressive Christianity as we understand it. This episode deals in the Doctrine of Sin and Atonement.

Link to resources referenced in this series

Progressive Christianity part 3

January 26th, 2021

1:05:20

A conversation responding to Progressive Christianity as we understand it. This episode deals with the doctrine of Scripture. 

Link to resources referenced in this series

Everything is Awesome

January 13th, 2021

55:20

A conversation about what went down in D.C. last week, how that impacts the broader perception of the church, and where do we go from here.

Articles …

New Year, New You

January 5th, 2021

56:04

A conversation about the good and bad of new year's resolutions, self-improvement and Bible Reading in 2021


BONUS EPISODE: An Origin Story

December 22nd, 2020

59:31

Weekday Worship welcomes our second guest ever. A conversation with Generations' Pastoral Resident, Scottie Finlayson.

A Christmas Special

December 15th, 2020

51:28

Christmas cheer and a conversation about our favorite themes traced through the storyline of the Bible. 

A Surprise Critique of a Successful Church

November 24th, 2020

56:40

A conversation about Jesus' assessment of a kind church most of us want to be a part of.

Literacy is Good

November 17th, 2020

56:07

A conversation about the value of reading that's way more engaging and exciting than it sounds on the surface.

 

A Million Dollar Podcast

November 10th, 2020

57:02

A conversation around materialism, gratitude and stewardship with a couple soon-to-be millionaires.

Recommendations:

John Piper message - Don't Waste Your Life

John Piper book - Don't Waste Your Life

Ross Lester - My …

Solving the Problems of the Whole World

November 3rd, 2020

59:14

A conversation about election day, polarization and the sovereignty of God.

Reflections from a Better Half

October 27th, 2020

40:01

A conversation, and predictably shorter conversation, about life and ministry with special guest, Betsy Rowell. 

Christianity is Trinitarian

October 20th, 2020

56:34

A conversation about the doctrine of the trinity and relating to the totality of God. 

Recommendations:

- The Forgotten Trinity by James White

- Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

Institutional Distrust and the Church

October 13th, 2020

1:10:42

A conversation about recent cultural trends of deepening social and institutional distrust, and the opportunity before the local church.

This episode …

Addressing Pornography

October 6th, 2020

1:02:30

A conversation about some of the realities of pornography and it's effects, as well as how we deal with this area of sin and fight for freedom and …

Thinking through Entertainment

September 29th, 2020

54:21

A conversation about entertainment - considering how we got to a place of such sexual laxity permeating every layer of entertainment and how we might reconsider our own consumption as Christians. 

Recommendations from …

Abiding in the Gospel

September 22nd, 2020

47:05

A conversation about the gospel, spiritual rhythms, and the renewal of the Spirit in every day life.

God and Country

September 15th, 2020

44:41

A conversation about culture and country through a biblical filter.

Reflections on Re-Gathering

September 9th, 2020

47:11

A conversation reflecting on re-gathering as a church for the first time in 6 months, including hopes for the larger Church as we forge ahead. 

Mission: Thinking through the Ministry of Reconciliation

September 2nd, 2020

50:36

A conversation exploring ordinary, everyday mission as a Christian.

Community: What Makes a Church?

August 27th, 2020

47:46

A conversation thinking through what makes a church a church

Spirituality: Reading the Word

August 21st, 2020

48:20

A conversation on approaching and studying Scripture.

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