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The pastor of disaster, the innovator of offense, hero to dozens... it's me it's me, the T-O-N-Y-T. {speaker, singer, actor, artist, puppeteer, pastor, writer, wronger, gamer, geek, father & friend; none of which means a thing if it doesn't reflect Jesus}

Episode 142// The Healing Power of Laughter

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“Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.”~Christopher Fry

This week we talk about why it's important for Christians to keep a good sense of humor, what in the Bible makes us laugh, and how we can lean into joy in these uncertain times. 
Special Guest pastor/comedian Chris Binion

Episode 141// DON’T PANIC

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“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”~Charles Spurgeon

This week in Christ Culture and Nerd Culture we invite licensed mental health counselor Joy Clifton to share with us smart and Godly ways to identify and cope with fear, panic and anxiety.

Plus we continue our Best Thing Ever Duos bracket and try to figure out what US state we’d be if we were a US state.

JOY’S VERSES

ISAIAH 26:3

2 TIM 1:7

PHIL 4:6-7

2 COR 10:5

meeting flash!

We’re excited to go up to the Acme Superstore in Longwood, FL to meet Sam J Jones, Flash Gordon himself! He’ll be up there this Sunday from noon to 4pm, so head out right after church and meet a legend! We’ll be there!

Gordon’s alive! Here at Acme Superstore, Sam J. Jones star of cult classic Flash Gordon will be appearing Sun, March 14th from 12pm to 4pm or until every fan gets a chance with the man, the myth, the legend! One day only on Sunday, March 14th, don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime!

Episode 140// Our covid year (partS one & TWO)

PART 1
PART 2

“It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear”~President Donald Trump

In part one of this special two-part episode we invite some of our NOGSquad to share their stories about living through a year of global pandemic.

We play The Metagame with the lovely Tori Lein Lones (@mochimoristudio) and ask some questions about what we would have said to ourselves before the world fell apart.

Episode 139// NOG BLACK

“The time is always right to do what is right. ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s Black History Month! We’re joined by special guests Micah Simms (EL-7VEN), Lem Fillyaw, and Matt Williams who share their perspective as black Christian nerds on fandom, faith, and finding social justice.

Check out Micah on Twitter- https://twitter.com/EL_7VEN

Engage with Lem at- https://linktr.ee/badgamerelite

Hang with Matt and the Jeek Nation- https://jeeknation.wixsite.com/jeeknation