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Aaron has a fascinating conversation with John Alarid (johnalarid.com), a heroin addict who became a missionary, then imprisoned for attempted murder, and now a pastor ministering in Springfield MO at Freedom City Church (freedomcitychurch.org). To hear more of John's story, you can get his ebook (currently free) at myprisonbecameapalace.com.…
 
We are celebrating the 50th episode of The Flip Side in the only way you can celebrate such an incredible feat: with over 5 HOURS of Noah's Rant! We have taken every Noah's Rant ever recorded in the history of the world and pasted them together in one fluid Lord-of-the-Rings-esque episode for you. In fact, it is probably even better than The Lord o…
 
"Dignity believes, and respect believes, and unconditional positive regard believes that being fully human is a beautiful thing, and that the essence of a person agrees with all of the things that God says about them that's true." The Mini-Meeting returns on the topic of Abandonment. Then Aaron interviews Teresa McBean, who pastors Northstar Commun…
 
"I honestly cannot tell you which decade was worse...Brokenness doesn't just end the second [the abuse] stops...The ramifications of that act ripple into decades later." Nate sits down to speak with Tim Rountree - a child abuse detective, a pastor, and a victim himself of childhood sexual abuse. He explores how hope emerges even in the wake of unsp…
 
Nate interviews Gary Wilkerson of World Challenge (an outgrowth of Teen Challenge), a ministry dedicated to helping the needy of the world in many different ways, including those caught in addiction and poverty. Topics include the pitfalls of performance-based religion, family history, parenting, and the importance of community. https://worldchalle…
 
Noah previews his new book Beyond the Battle: A man's guide to his identity in Christ in an oversexualized world, which releases July 13th and is available for pre-order now. This leads into the topic of the episode: sex. Sex is a topic that affects Christians in so many ways. Dating, marriage, divorce, discontentment, fantasy, unmet desires and lo…
 
To celebrate 300 episodes, we get to know Nate and Aaron a little bit better. The host for this special episode is our good friend, Tom Ryan (known to some of you as T. C. Ryan) author of Ashamed No More: A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction. Tom has just released two free recovery resource packages on his website: livingintegrated.org. Both pa…
 
Noah interviews Sam and Tova Jones, hosts of The Bizness of Marriage Podcast, on the challenges of marriage and singleness. This interview is a deep dive into issues facing married couples and singles today and is loaded with great advice and strategies. Sam and Tova have known each other for over 14 years from their college days. Married for 7 yea…
 
"I don't think that God's goal in the universe is to lessen the amount of sin. I think His primary goal is to increase the amount of connection between Him and His people." Today's guest is therapist Matt Wenger, who works with guys dealing with porn and sex addiction. In the course of that work, he recognized that Christian men have unique challen…
 
Noah interviews his friend and mentor Kevin Butcher about his new book Free (available April 6th). Are you weary? Trying to follow Jesus and be a “good Christian,” only to hear the voice of shame whisper, try harder? Good Christians are supposedly known for diligently practicing spiritual disciplines like Bible study, prayer, evangelism, and servin…
 
Nate gives Aaron a PSA about severe weather before they are joined by Nate's long-time friend, Steve Zehr, who shares how he was shaped by his 35-year marriage to Susan, who struggled with mental illness. Steve's book is titled In Sickness and in Health and he can be reached at sd.zehr@gmail.com. The music on this podcast is contributed by members …
 
Nate has an inspiring conversation with his brother, Dan. After a series of strokes, Dan was left unable to speak and was told by doctors that he would never speak again. But Dan didn't accept that prognosis. Through hard work and sheer determination, he discovered his own path for healing, proving the incredible resilience of the human brain. The …
 
First, a discussion of Nate's blog about Ravi Zacharias (https://natelarkin.net/ravi-and-me/) and some feedback he has received. Then, an interview with Bonny Burns - podcaster, coach and member of the leadership team for the Sarah Society - the sister organization which has grown out of a group of women impacted by the choices of Samson Society gu…
 
Noah interviews Todd A. Wilson on his new book The Enneagram Goes to Church, which releases on March 16th with InterVarsity Press. Noah and Todd talk about the Enneagram and how it applies to the context of the local church. The conversation delves into some of the chronic health of local church leadership teams and structures and how using the Enn…
 
How do we deal with the inevitable pain that comes into our life? Nate gives an update on recent struggles with Allie's health before having a discussion with Seth Haines, who shares his own season of severe anxiety related to the health of his infant son, the even deeper pain of a seemingly absent God, and his subsequent slide into alcoholism in a…
 
Noah interviews Nate Larkin, a former pastor, on his extraordinary life of finding grace, freedom, and vulnerable community after decades of porn and sex addiction. Nate is the founder and director of the Samson Society, an in-person and online network of groups for men who are seeking freedom from sexual sin. All Samson groups are free, www.samson…
 
The guys respond to a couple of notes from the mailbag before having a great discussion with Morgan Snyder (becomegoodsoil.com) about discovering the heart of Father as we discover our true sonship. Can we answer the questions - Where do I feel uncomfortable in the realm of masculinity? How do I recover ALL of what God wants for me? The music on th…
 
Noah opens up about his own insecurities and brings the Flip Side back around to how to tap into the love of our Father to satisfy our deepest longings. These longings manifest themselves in our sexual brokenness and desires, as well as more subtle things like our unending longing for more social media follows, likes, and statistics. Noah talks abo…
 
This is a refreshing discussion with theologian, author and professor Brad Jersak that spans a myriad of subjects - from interactions with people of diverse viewpoints, love addiction vs. sex addiction, the purpose of confession and repentance, and what "the God of our understanding" and "progress not perfection" really mean. www.bradjersak.com Fea…
 
Noah interviews Laurie Krieg about her new book An Impossible Marriage: What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us About Love and the Gospel, that she co-wrote with her husband Matt. The book and interview are a transparent and vulnerable walk through topics like homosexuality, sexual abuse, pornography, shame, and more... all leading to the…
 
Have you ever made a promise to yourself to create a new habit but gave it up after only a few weeks? How are those new year's resolutions holding up after a month? Drew Dyck noticed this pattern in his own life and decided to do some study into both the scientific and biblical principles related to self-control. Nate and Aaron have a great discuss…
 
Noah and Preston dive into Preston's new book Embodied: Transgender identities, the Church, and what the Bible has to say They discuss loving and empathizing with people who are trans* and / or who struggle with gender dysphoria and making the Church a place they can find love and the path of discipleship. This book and interview is for people on b…
 
After wrapping up the Flip Side Book Club's reading of Spiritual Friendship, Noah interviews author Wes Hill on the book's subject of providing a path of love for celibate gay Christians. A path that still follows the Bible's command for sex to be within the marriage of a man and a woman. The interview talks through the different labels of "same se…
 
In part two of our series on domestic abuse, we talk with "Becky", an abuse survivor. Her story is one of pain, fear and redemption, but does point out how the Christian community can sometimes fall into the trap of excusing abusive behavior in the name of avoiding divorce. Can every marriage be saved? Should every marriage be saved? Abuse should n…
 
Before you immediately dismiss your need to listen to this episode, we'd challenge you to have an open mind. When we hear the words "domestic abuse", we often think of videos of athletes in elevators, but can we recognize more subtle forms of abuse? Use of Power to Control others through Fear or Intimidation is Abusive even if there are never any b…
 
Noah recaps a podcast year like no other. Reminisce, recap, and be reminded of life-changing lessons and fun memories from this past year on the Flip Side. Become a patron and get sweet Flip Side swag at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak Use promo code FLIP to get 10% off Angry Brew and Chris' Blend coffee beans at fivelakes.com and angrybrew.com Email …
 
Nate and Aaron speak with Randy Turner, author of Rescuing the Rogue, about mentoring, learning intimacy the hard way, what intimacy truly is and how to root out the false beliefs we have about intimacy. If you'd like to explore this topic further, you can reach Randy at rturner@transformingfamilies.org. The music on this podcast is contributed by …
 
Nate interviews Noah Filipiak, author of Beyond the Battle. Noah is a pastor who talks openly about his struggle with porn, the journey from entitlement to contentment through recognizing the true needs beneath the behavior, and the real definition of love. Noah also facilitates Beyond the Battle online 7-week zoom groups which focus on your identi…
 
Noah and Mike Wittmer talk through his most recent book, The Bible Explainer: Questions and Answers on Origins, a Q&A book on origins, the Old Testament, Jesus, the end times, and much more (over 250 entries). This is a fun and very helpful conversation that is sure to strengthen and encourage your faith. Mike Wittmer is Professor of Systematic The…
 
Clinton and Charity Munoz of the Restored 2 More podcast share their winding path of addiction, discovery, missteps in finding help, and finally to the true redemptive help that they needed. They are now helping couples move from infidelity to intimacy. Learn more at restored2more.com. The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Sams…
 
In this follow-up to episode 280, Nate and Aaron talk with Brian Tholstrup, a fellow pirate monk whose primary drug of choice was alcohol. The guys discuss how recovery is not "one-size-fits-all" and how each of us has to assess what is helpful in our own journey while avoiding the lure of the "easier, softer way". Nate and Aaron also discuss how e…
 
Today Nate interviews Chad and Angela Anderson as they share the story of Chad's pornography addiction, D-Day and their continuing redemption. Chad is now a certified recovery coach sharing what he has learned with other men. Chad's contact info is: 727integratedlife.com; phone 615-405-6152; email chad@727integratedlife.com Angela can be reached at…
 
Episode 38 takes us to a recent sermon Noah did on Luke 7:36-50, where a "sinful woman" anoints Jesus' feet with her hair and tears. This interruption of an elite dinner party led a Pharisee, Jesus, and this woman to have to each make a crucial choice. Their choices are choices that each of us face as well. As our nation attempts to recover from a …
 
Our guest today is Jack Eason, author of The Loneliness Connection, which explores the power of community and togetherness, finding similarities instead of differences in the midst of a divisive world. Find out more about Jack and his work at https://www.jackeason.org/ Music on the podcast Little Jam by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed…
 
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