By Noel Jesse Heikkinen
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Exploring the relentless grace of God toward jacked-up people who don’t deserve it one bit.
||CleanJoel Virgo (Paradoxical Preacher of Grace)||In this episode, Noel picks up a conversation he started with his friend Joel Virgo in an English pub a couple months ago. They talk about how the fear of God and the enjoyment of Him as Father go hand in hand, how God is never more awesome than he is in his mercy, and how our freedom in Christ can sometimes make us beat ourselves up when we inevitably sin.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmma Heikkinen (Sparkly Shepherd of Teenage Girls)||Noel sits down with the sparkly female version of himself, his 21 year old daughter Emma. Emma is a children's curriculum writer, a professional writing major at Michigan State University (anyone hiring?), and a lover of kids (especially middle school girls). Noel and Emma talk about how middle school sucks for everyone, law and gospel in parenting, and the crazy and beautiful example of the gospel shown by teenage girls who show their parents grace (yeah, you read that right).||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Zahl (Professional Purveyor of Grace)||Noel sits down with David Zahl, director of Mockingbird (mbird.com) for a wide ranging conversation about grace. They discuss the less than biblical (but paradoxically biblical) term "fallen from grace," guilty pleasure music (like Meat Loaf and Barry Manilow), and the gospel according to Rachael Denhollander.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarvey Turner (Evangelist for Normal People)||Harvey Turner, pastor of Living Stones Church in Reno, Nevada and author of Friend of Sinners joins Noel on the debut episode to nerd out on Martin Luther, low anthropology, and talking to people about Jesus without being a weirdo.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecovering Hypocrite Preview||On this preview episode you'll meet the Chief Recovering Hypocrite (host Noel Jesse Heikkinen) as he shares the big idea behind this new podcast. A big shout out to EMSRY (https://soundcloud.com/emsryofficial/) for the theme music and Josh Michels (http://joshuamichels.com) for the graphic design.||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I really enjoyed the episode with Emma. I’ve always wanted to hear more about Noel’s parenting philosophy, I feel like all four of his kids are growing up to be really excellent adults and it seems like that’s hard to accomplish raising PK’s
The convo with Emma was like looking into a crystal ball down the road into the middle school years with my kids. So helpful on a number of levels - especially just remembering how awkward and powerless you can feel in that stage of life. I think it’s especially important to keep that ever elusive balance between grace / law with our kids as they grow up. Thanks Noel and Emma!
As the father of three future middle schoolers, it was great to hear Noel’s interview with Emma. I like the conversational style, the way he geeks out about Martin Luther, and how the focus always comes back to grace.