All posts by Owen Paun

Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Things Have Changed: 07×01 “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

  • Negan’s Choice
  • Producers’ Rationale
  • Is Negan Too Brutal?
  • Negan’s Restraint
  • Things Have Changed
  • Is Negan a Governing Authority?

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Intro to Season 7

We are back in regular podcasting mode!

Just a quick intro to remind you of where we are in the show, why Negan matters so much, and who might not last the night.

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Are You Reformed?

The “Young, Restless, and Reformed” movement stormed vigorously onto the scene in the Millennial generation. Over a decade in, there now seems to be a struggle developing over the right to use the label.

Tyler Vela, host of The Freed Thinker, joins us to discuss the defining features of what it means to be “Reformed.”

  • What Makes One Reformed?
  • Calvinism and Labels
  • Covenantal Theology and Dispensationalism
  • Confessions
  • Regulative Principle of Worship
  • Infant or Believer’s Baptism

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Rules of Rhetoric or How to Win an Argument Without Even Trying

Every day we evaluate claims to decide which we believe and which we do not. It’s fundamentally the same process when we are engaged in dialogue online. We Christians, as followers of the truth, should be better at reasoned dialogue than anyone:

In this episode we cover:

  • Affirmative
  • Negative
  • Assessing Arguments
  • Fallacies

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Millennials and The Workplace (Part 2): Education and Expectations

Jeremy Lundmark, host of After the Sermon, and I discuss the generational dynamics of Millennials in the workplace.

In part two of this conversation we cover:

  • Multiple Correct Ways
  • Dissecting the Boomers and Their Legacy
  • Get a Degree, Work Hard and … Prosper?
  • Education, Debt, Ministry
  • What do Millennials Expect From The Workplace?

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Millennials and The Workplace (Part 1): Advancement and Technology

Jeremy Lundmark, host of After the Sermon, and I discuss the generational dynamics of Millennials in the workplace.

In part one of this conversation we cover:

  • Podcasting, Theology Mix, and The Anons
  • Millennial = Hipster?
  • Boomers Blocking Gen X & Millennial Advancement
  • The Role of Technology in the Workforce

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Millennials, Worship, and Liturgy (Part 2)

Mike Jorgensen cohosts The Reformed Library. After years of youth ministry in Presbyterian churches, Mike is now a worship leader in an Anglican church. I was eager to hear his take on Millennials and worship:

  • We Are Now Marketing Authenticity
  • Buzzword Stew: Real, Genuine, Sincere, Authentic, Organic, Quality
  • What Kind of Worship Service for Millennials?
  • Methodology of the Worship Statistics
  • Emergent & Young, Restless, Reformed Aesthetics
  • Are Evangelicals Turning to High Church Liturgy?

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Millennials, Worship, and Liturgy (Part 1)

Mike Jorgensen cohosts The Reformed Library. After years of youth ministry in Presbyterian churches, Mike is now a worship leader in an Anglican church. I was eager to hear his take on Millennials and worship:

  • Journey From PCUSA to Anglicanism
  • Would You Self-Identify as Evangelical?
  • What Do We Mean By “Worship?”
  • Which Liturgies are Acceptable?
  • Is the Seeker-Sensitive Model Relevant to the Millennial Generation?

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Does Doctrine Divide?

Today we are joined by Cody Almanzar, host of The Ordinary Pastor Podcast and pastor of Grace Family Church in Cañon City, Colorado.

We discuss whether doctrine divides:

  • Lowest Common Denominator Christianity
  • So You Obviously Have Beliefs
  • We Are Denying Ourselves Deep Wells
  • Can There Be Unity *and* Disagreement?
  • Know What You Believe and Believe It!
  • Freedom of Conscience

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

The Calvinism Debate – Unconditional Election

 

The Christus Victor Network, parent of Ask a Millennial Christian, is hosting a series of debates on the 5 points of Calvinism. Today’s episode is part two of that debate, “Unconditional Election.”

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Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.