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    Ep 949 | What ‘He Gets Us’ Gets Wrong

    enFebruary 12, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Focus on self-forgetfulness and denial in ChristTrue salvation and fulfillment come from trusting and obeying God, not self-love or cultural phenomena

      Self-love is not the answer to salvation or satisfaction. Instead, we should focus on self-forgetfulness and denial, embracing our new identity in Christ. Despite the cultural obsession with self-centeredness, true salvation and fulfillment can only be found in our creator. Meanwhile, the Super Bowl took place last night, with the 49ers and Chiefs competing. The event drew particular attention from the young female demographic, many of whom may not fully understand the game but are still engaged in the cultural phenomenon. Ultimately, no matter the chaos or confusion in our world, we are called to trust and obey in each moment, relying on God's strength for His glory.

    • The Super Bowl featured a star tight end's high-profile relationship and a fan favorite QB's inspiring faith journeyDespite the outcome, staying true to one's beliefs and values is important, as shown by the faith of fan favorite Brock Purdy and the groundedness of Travis Kelce's relationship.

      The Super Bowl match between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers went to the Chiefs, with Travis Kelce, their star tight end, making headlines for his high-profile relationship with Taylor Swift. The 49ers' quarterback, Brock Purdy, who gained attention for his Christian faith and underdog story, was a fan favorite due to his humility and unexpected success. Many were invested in the game, including a first-time football fan who was drawn to Purdy's faith and inspiring journey. Despite the Chiefs' reputation for arrogance, Brock Purdy's parents shared their pride in their son's public expression of faith and his prayer practices during games. The fan expressed admiration for Purdy's focus on peace and steadiness during chaos, rather than seeking victory through prayer. Overall, the Super Bowl was a reminder of the importance of staying grounded in one's beliefs and values, regardless of the outcome.

    • Fans preferred the San Francisco 49ers' humility and self-control over Travis Kelce's arroganceFans admired the 49ers for their respect, self-control, and faith, contrasting Travis Kelce's arrogant behavior and lack of maturity.

      During the Super Bowl, fans rooted for the San Francisco 49ers not only for the game but also due to the behavior of the opposing team's star player, Travis Kelce. His arrogance and anger issues, such as throwing helmets and pushing coaches, were seen as red flags. Fans, including the speaker, believed that these actions demonstrated a lack of self-control and maturity, making Kelce a less desirable figure. Additionally, the speaker appreciated the humility and faith of quarterback Brock Purdy and his father, as well as Purdy's low salary compared to other NFL quarterbacks. Overall, fans wanted to see positive role models in sports and admired those who displayed respect, self-control, and faith.

    • People appreciated religious-themed pajamas and Super Bowl performances during last EasterDuring Easter 2021, people bought religious pajamas and enjoyed performances by Andra Day and Reba McEntire at the Super Bowl

      During last year's Easter, people appreciated the religious-themed pajamas from Holypals.com, featuring biblical stories like the empty tomb, David and Goliath, Esther, and Noah. Some conspiracy theories suggest that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's relationship and the Chiefs' Super Bowl win were orchestrated as a PR push for Democrats. However, this is unlikely, as many influential celebrities lean left, and the Chiefs' success was due to their skills on the field. The NFL started playing the black national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," following George Floyd's death. However, there is no such thing as a black national anthem; the United States has one national anthem for all its citizens. Emphasizing differences based on skin color or nationality only harms unity and does not help. The Super Bowl also featured performances by Andra Day and Reba McEntire.

    • Super Bowl commercials, including Dunkin' Donuts' 'He Gets Us', spark controversyThe Super Bowl offered a blend of entertainment and controversy with Reba McEntire's national anthem performance and commercials like Dunkin' Donuts' 'He Gets Us' generating debate over religious depictions

      During the Super Bowl, Reba McEntire sang the national anthem impressively, and there were various commercials aired. Among them, the Dunkin' Donuts commercial featuring Ben Affleck, Tom Brady, J. Lo, and Matt Damon stood out as a favorite. However, the "He Gets Us" ad sparked controversy due to its depiction of religious scenes, with some finding the images strange and artificial. Despite the controversy, many appreciated the effort to spread religious messages during the event. Overall, the Super Bowl provided a mix of entertainment and thought-provoking moments.

    • Perpetuating Misconceptions of Jesus and the GospelThe 'He Gets Us' campaign may inadvertently reinforce inaccurate beliefs about Jesus and the gospel, rather than sharing the true biblical message of salvation and the call to follow Christ.

      The "He Gets Us" campaign, while well-intentioned, risks perpetuating inaccurate and misleading portrayals of Jesus and the gospel message. The speaker expresses concern that the campaign may affirm unbelievers' erroneous beliefs about Christianity, rather than sharing the true biblical Jesus and the transformative power of the gospel. They believe that the campaign's focus on making Jesus relatable and affirming people's identities detracts from the core message of salvation and the call to follow Christ. The speaker encourages ongoing discernment and a commitment to accurately representing Jesus and the gospel message.

    • The 'He Gets Us' campaign and its perceived weakness in communicating the gospelCritics argue that ambiguous messaging in public platforms like the Super Bowl fails to effectively communicate the gospel and reinforces negative stereotypes of Christians

      The "He Gets Us" campaign, which depicts Jesus washing the feet of a woman in front of an abortion clinic, is perceived by some as promoting a weak and silent form of Christianity that neglects the importance of speaking the truth and acknowledging sin. Critics argue that the campaign reinforces the stereotype of Christians as hateful and divisive, and fails to effectively communicate the gospel or convey the compassion and servanthood of Jesus. Instead of ambiguous messaging, it is suggested that Christians, given the opportunity to share their faith in a public platform like the Super Bowl, should boldly and clearly communicate the message of salvation through Jesus, acknowledging both physical and spiritual needs.

    • He Gets Us campaign undergoes leadership change and is now spearheaded by new nonprofit Come NearHobby Lobby co-founder funds new campaign, Come Near, to spread Jesus' love story while avoiding divisive messages

      The He Gets Us campaign, which aims to spread the message of Jesus Christ, has undergone leadership changes and is now being spearheaded by a new nonprofit called Come Near. The change was reportedly necessary for the campaign to grow, but some critics have suggested it was a response to previous affiliations and controversies, including the Servant Foundation's reported donations to organizations like Alliance Defending Freedom. The Hobby Lobby co-founder is funding the new campaign, and he believes Christians should focus on sharing the love story of the gospel rather than being defined by what they hate. However, some critics argue that the campaign's ads may come across as chastising or divisive, which could turn off potential audiences and reinforce negative stereotypes about Christians. Ultimately, the challenge for the He Gets Us campaign is to find a way to accurately and effectively depict Jesus and the gospel message in a way that resonates with people and doesn't alienate them.

    • Ads should not discourage or silence ChristiansAs Christians, we're called to care about policies impacting people's lives and uphold biblical values. Let's not be discouraged by criticism and continue advocating for love, compassion, justice, and biblical values.

      Some ads targeted towards conservative Christians can come across as critical and dismissive, making Christians feel discouraged and silenced on important issues like immigration, gender, and abortion. These ads may seem political and divisive, but as Christians, we are called to care about policies that impact people's lives and uphold biblical values. We are agents of order and civilization, and our voice matters in shaping the cultural narrative. Let us not be discouraged by criticism, but continue to speak up for what is right and true. The gospel is about love, compassion, and justice, and we can embody that in our advocacy for policies that protect the dignity and sanctity of human life, marriage, and borders.

    • Discussing the importance of finding a Bible-believing church and pastor, CrowdHealth, and a tragic shooting incident at Joel Osteen's Lakewood ChurchConnect with a Bible-believing church and pastor for spiritual growth, consider CrowdHealth for alternative health support, and pray for those affected by tragic incidents

      It's crucial to find a Bible-believing church and pastor to connect with and hear the true gospel. The discussion also touched upon the importance of CrowdHealth as an alternative to traditional health insurance, offering support and resources through a community. Tragically, an incident at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church involved a shooting by an individual identified as Janess Ivan Moreno, who also went by Jeffrey Escalante. The shooter, reportedly accompanied by a young child, was killed, and the child and another bystander were injured. The discussion emphasized the importance of praying for the child's recovery and wellbeing. The conversation also touched upon the potential impact of hormone replacement therapy on individuals, raising concerns about aggression and violence.

    • Examining ideologies and motivations behind tragediesFocus on complexities, not just guns, in conversations about violence, addressing factors like white supremacy, right-wing extremism, toxic masculinity, and drug shortages in healthcare.

      The aftermath of a tragic shooting incident like the one discussed should not limit our conversation to just gun control. It's essential to examine the ideologies and motivations behind such acts of violence, regardless of the demographics of the perpetrator. It's a cynical and awful approach to focus solely on the guns when the narrative doesn't fit the preferred narrative. Instead, we should have open conversations about various factors contributing to such incidents, including but not limited to, white supremacy, right-wing extremism, and toxic masculinity. Additionally, it's crucial to address issues like drug shortages in healthcare, which can lead to severe disruptions in medical treatments, as highlighted in the ad for Jayce Medical. We should remember to have nuanced conversations and address all the complexities surrounding such incidents, while also ensuring access to necessary medications for ourselves and our families.

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    Today, we discuss some news in the Baptist church — Pastor Tony Evans has decided to step down due to a "secret" past sin. Is he obligated to confess his sin? In related news, the Southern Baptist Church is expected to outlaw female pastors and issue a resolution urging the government to limit IVF. We discuss what these votes mean for the future of the church. Plus, more of Cru's LGBTQ curriculum recently leaked, and we go through some concerns we have with it. Get your tickets for Share the Arrows: https://www.sharethearrows.com/ --- Timecodes: (00:00) Introduction (01:09) Tony Evans steps down (13:09) SBC to vote on female pastors & IVF (29:29) Cru LGBTQ Curriculum Update (57:31) Announcements --- Today's Sponsors: Range Leather — highest quality leather, age-old techniques and all backed up with a “forever guarantee." Go to rangeleather.com and use coupon code "ALLIE" to receive 15% off your first order. A’del — try A'del's hand-crafted, artisan, small-batch cosmetics and use promo code ALLIE 25% off your first time purchase at AdelNaturalCosmetics.com Pre-Born — will you help rescue babies' lives? Donate by calling #250 & say keyword 'BABY' or go to Preborn.com/ALLIE. Carly Jean Los Angeles — use promo code ALLIE50 for $50 off your order of $100+ at carlyjeanlosangeles.com. --- Relevant Episodes: Ep 669 | My Thoughts on Matt Chandler & Baptist Theology https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000577833389 Ep 607 | John MacArthur, Hillsong Documentary, & SBC Drama | Guest: Megan Basham https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000558899144 Ep 765 | Can Women Be Pastors? | BSC vs. Saddleback | Q&A https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000603031549 Ep 960 | Unraveling Cru's Troubling LGBTQ Curriculum https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000647583878 Ep 908 | Calling Out Cru's LGBTQ Compromise https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000634953278 Ep 796 | Former Lesbian Activist Calls "Soft" Christians to Repentace | Guest: Rosaria Butterfield https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000610921016 Ep 782 | 'Pronoun Hospitality' Is Sin: Rosaria Butterfield's Confession https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000607404995 Ep 896 | From 'Trans Men' to Transformed by Christ | Guest: Laura Perry Smalts (Part One) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000632613519 Ep 897 | A Detransitioner on the Lie of Trans ‘Joy’ | Guest: Laura Perry Smalts (Part Two) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-897-a-detransitioner-on-the-lie-of-trans/id1359249098?i=1000632747460 --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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    Today, we discuss some stories of Christian courage, including high school student Micah Price and NBA coach Joe Mazzulla. Micah Price was denied his diploma for praising Jesus in his grad speech in violation of school policy, while Joe Mazzulla gave a fiery answer to a reporter at a press conference. In other news, 'Jars of Clay' lead singer Dan Haseltine posted in support of Pride month, using Scripture to justify his position. We explain why he is wrong, and why Christians cannot support same-sex unions. Plus, Ergobaby recently voiced its support for transgenderism in children. And what was up with Joe Biden on D-Day? Get your tickets for Share the Arrows: https://www.sharethearrows.com/ --- Timecodes: (01:46) Micah Price (13:48) Joe Mazzulla (23:32) Share the Arrows event (26:21) Father's Day merch (29:00) Christian singer supports "Pride" (38:27) Testimony from Relatable listener (41:23) Ergobaby supports transing children (57:50) Joe Biden D-Day --- Today's Sponsors: We Heart Nutrition — nourish your body with research-backed ingredients in your vitamins at WeHeartNutrition.com and use promo code ALLIE for 20% off. Good Ranchers — Change the way you buy meat today at GoodRanchers.com with code ALLIE to claim your free applewood smoked bacon for LIFE, get 100% American meat delivered, and get the perfect gift for dad this Father's Day. Jase Medical — get up to a year’s worth of many of your prescription medications delivered in advance. Go to JaseMedical.com today and use promo code “ALLIE". Seven Weeks Coffee — try Seven Weeks Coffee today at SevenWeeksCoffee.com and use the promo code: ALLIE to save 10% off your order. --- Relevant Episodes: Ep 717 | From Porn Star to Pastor | Guest: Joshua Broome https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000588385066 Ep 896 | From 'Trans Men' to Transformed by Christ | Guest: Laura Perry Smalts (Part One) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000632613519 Ep 413 | The Dead End of Deconstruction | Guest: Alisa Childers https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000519848554 Ep 920 | Russell Moore, David French & the Fake Threat of Christian Nationalism | Guest: John Cooper https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000638231068 Ep 726 | 'The Chosen:' Questions & Controversies | Guest: Dallas Jenkins https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000590668548 Ep 808 | Lauren Daigle Has "No Idea" About Abortion Law. Is That Ok? https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relatable-with-allie-beth-stuckey/id1359249098?i=1000613574084 --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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