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Beyond The Pale

Beyond the Pale is a subversively thoughtful exploration of God, faith, life and culture hosted by former pastors and missionaries Steve & Tammy Hackman. It's a podcast for that person who finds more fulfilment in the journey than in the destination and doesn't mind coloring outside the lines a bit! Join us each week as we travel on pilgrimage together. We'll ask questions, question answers, and open a bottle of wine with you as we do. (Not a particularly good wine mind you, just one Tammy says we can afford)
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Now displaying: July, 2019

Beyond the Pale is a subversively funny exploration of God, faith, church, and culture hosted by former pastors and missionaries Steve & Tammy Hackman. It's a podcast for that person who wants to know God but sometimes wonders why their favorite moment of a Sunday service is when it's finally over. Join us each week as we journey on pilgrimmage together. We'll ask questions, question answers, and open a bottle of wine with you as we do. (Not a particularly good wine mind you, just one Tammy says we can afford)

Jul 21, 2019

What happens when patriotism runs amok? When it goes from something good and positive into something twisted and a little weird. My brother Andrew Hackman explains "fetish" patriotism and why its not helping a world that could use a little help right now.

Go Beyond the Pale with Andrew Hackman!

Episode Index:

1:48: (Intro) Tammy’s Birthday at our favorite restaurant

18:28 - (Interview Begins) What is Fetish Patriotism?

24:00 - “Loving your country like an adult and not a 4 yr old”

31:02 - The problem with Christian Nationalism

44:12 - Combating Tribalism

48:48 - Not being “offended” is good for your health

Jul 11, 2019

My brother Andrew returns to the show to discuss a number of topics including social media, faith, and how "loving your enemy" works even if you don't believe in God.  Along the way we'll also talk about how to engage those weird, uncomfortable Bible bits.

Get Ready to Go Beyond the Pale with Andrew Hackman!

Episode index:

2:05 (Intro) Steve and Tammy discuss the impact of social media

20:20 Interview begins

25:17 “I’m an Atheist”

30:40 Engaging with people on Facebook

38:00: Ignoring those uncomfortable Bible bits

48:29: Thinking and Overthinking

1:10:48 A faith without agenda

Jul 1, 2019

Tony Bottagaro is an award winning playwright, author, filmmaker, and speaker who serves as Special Advisor on National and International Affairs to the Chamber of the Americas. Tony shares with Steve & Tammy how the message of God's Love has shaped his journey and given him the opportunity to address the United Nations, officials at the Pentagon, and even have an audience with the Pope.

Go Beyond the Pale with Tony Bottagaro!

Show Index:

1:36 (Intro) Steve & Tammy share a live report from the Philippines

12:23- Interview with Tony begins

15:13- Planting a Seed of Love

25:55- Meeting the Pope

29:59- Pushing people to “convert” just pushes people away

37:20- Tony and Steve share anecdotes about their friendship

46:47- The power of an act of kindness

52:12- Faith communities also need to hear the message of God’s love

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