COME & LIVE! (CHAD JOHNSON) VS. BAD CHRISTIAN

Iron sharpens iron? You'll have to be the judge. Chad Johnson, an old time friend of Matt and Toby's and founder of ComeandLive.com and TakeHold Records, joins us with David Pierce, Ben Pierce (Steiger.org), all three bringing a different angle of what it means to be a Christian. Should Toby and Matt be more evangelical at Emery shows? Why did Aaron Gillespie, due to using some choice words, get the boot from speaking at a Steiger event? How vital to the gospel is the message of sanctification? Do we pick and choose what qualifies as sanctification and overlook possibly more important examples?

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WAKA FLOCKA FLAME BANNED FROM CRUISELINE BECAUSE SOMEBODY (MAYBE FLO RIDA) POOPED ON POOP DECK

Imagine that you are on a cruise ship. Not just any cruise ship—New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's Party Ship, run by Norwegian Cruise Line. The smell of the briney sea mingles with the smell of bro sweat and frozen margaritas. The sun beams down onto the deck, an intoxicating catalyst. All is well. Nobody has chest hair. You hear somebody shout "69" a few feet away; a second later, the inimitable sound of tin on skull, a crushed Natty Lite can to the dome. The host is in his element. All is well.

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EVANGELIZING STRIP CLUBS

A Canadian strip club doubles as a church. We've been saying that church is stale and isn't trying anything new, well not in Canada, my friends! A gentleman’s club in Guelph, Ontario, is holding church services right on the stage next to the stripper pole. Jack Ninaber and his wife Sharon decided they would host a Christian fellowship service at the unconventional space in order to bring religion to people who don't feel comfortable seeking it out, CTV reports.

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REESE ROPER OF FIVE IRON FRENZY

Singer of long-time Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy, Reese Roper joins us to reflect on the early days of touring and their Kickstarter success. They raised over $200K  with a goal of $30K - an amazing feat that shows just how many christian ska fans that still exist. He also discusses how the ska band Less than Jake acted more Christ-like than most Christian bands, which is no real surprise to those inside the christian music world, and Reese goes a bit into how the church is warped politically. Everybody knows that God is a republican.

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ANDY OTHLING (LOWERCASE NOISES), SEXUAL REPRESSION AND GUITAR PEDALS

I know we joked about it on the episode, but it really is so strange to be working with the BC guys on this new album of mine. I listened to a lot of Emery in college (but I have to admit, I was one of those guys that didn't end up buying the 3rd album for whatever reason) and have been enjoying the podcast since close to the beginning. I had no idea they would be interested in my type of music and wasn't pursuing any partnership initially. But here we are!

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