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7 Reasons “Small” Sins are a Big Deal
Apr 16 • 75 min
We all have a moral line that we try not to cross, but how far does that line extend? Do you worry about the “smaller” sins, like white lies, speeding, overeating, etc? Are they really harmless nothings or are they actually more dangerous than we realize?…
God vs Ronda Rousey - The WrestleMania Special
Apr 2 • 95 min
It’s our 3rd annual WrestleMania Special! Once again, John and Hillary Birkey join us for a discussion of the life-up for the Showcase of the Immortals, as well as Ronda Rousey’s spiritual journey from worthlessness to a new purpose. (Episode 109) IN THIS…
Easter Pranks & How to Treat Your Visitors
Mar 31 • 75 min
On today’s episode, we give you one last chance to get your act together when it comes to handling your church’s Easter visitors. We also help you live out this Easter on April Fool’s Day to the fullest! (Episode 108) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker &…
Interview with Mike Mordenga of Sunday School Answers
Mar 24 • 92 min
On today’s episode, we talk with Christian Party Game creator Mike Mordenga about one of our favorite card games, Sunday School Answers, hear about his story, the game making process, and a whole lot more! (Episode 107) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker &…
The Saint Patrick’s Day Special
Mar 17 • 59 min
We learn what St. Patrick’s Day is all about. Then, we learn that most of it is a lie. We’re gonna sham-rock your world! (Episode 106) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guest: Jarin Smith ON TODAY’S SHOW -Weird News: Dentists Tell You To…
Hey! That’s Not in the Bible!
Mar 10 • 85 min
There’s a lot of story elements, doctrinal beliefs, and religious traditions that we think are built upon solid Biblical bedrock, but actually aren’t in the Bible at all! Warning: This one is likely going to upset you. (Episode 105) IN THIS PODCAST Host:…
The Second Annual BRBP Music Hour
Mar 3 • 64 min
It’s all music, all the time on today’s show as we feature our favorite independent Christian music from Season 2! (Episode 104) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks ON TODAY’S SHOW -“Let There Be Light” by Lionbrave off the album “Royal…
4 Reasons We Quit on Quiet Time
Feb 25 • 127 min
Having a consistent quiet time is great for your personal spiritual growth… so why is it so dang hard to keep doing one? (Episode 103) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guest: Deidra Coker HOUR 1 [00:00:27] -In the last two weeks……
The Back Row Gun Show
Feb 10 • 138 min
As Christians, how do we defend our ownership and use of guns in the face of social, political, and even religious scrutiny? That, and so much more on today’s show, sponsored by Sunday School Answers! (Episode 102) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan…
Are Church Secretaries Disappearing?
Jan 27 • 101 min
One of our regular guests just took over the Church Secretary position at our church, but some say that the traditional Church Secretary job is almost obsolete! Will our guest soon be out of a job?! That, and so much more on today’s show, sponsored by…
Is It a Sin for Christians to Get Tattoos?
Jan 13 • 116 min
In our Season 3 premiere, we tackle a question that is still heatedly debated within the church walls: tattoos on Christians. What is acceptable? Is it acceptable at all? That, and so much more on today’s show! This episode is sponsored by Sunday School…
Season 2 Rewind
Dec 18, 2017 • 8 min
A short clip show of some of our favorite moments from our last 43 episodes (this was also featured on our Season 2 Finale).
Year-in-Review 2017 (Season 2 Finale)
Dec 18, 2017 • 145 min
We re-count the biggest news and pop culture of the year, reveal your votes for podcast favorites of 2017, and give away some prizes! (Episode 99) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guests: Megan Kelley, Tyler Kelley, & Chris Oaks [1:06]…
Christmas Movie Favorites
Dec 5, 2017 • 74 min
On our Christmas episode, we discuss our favorite Christmas movies and TV specials. We also play Sunday School Answers, our sponsor for this episode! (Episode 98) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guests: Megan Kelley & Deidra Coker…
The Cyber Monday Special
Nov 27, 2017 • 54 min
On Cyber Monday, we discuss Christmas shopping and gift-getting to officially usher in the Christmas season. (Episode 97) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guests: Tyler Kelley & Chris Oaks [1:20] Game - Spanish Movie Trailers: Matt plays…
Thanksgiving: Just Christmas Practice?
Nov 20, 2017 • 58 min
On Thanksgiving week, we share some of our Thanksgiving memories and favorites, and discuss how disrespected it is, since many of us are already in Christmas mode. (Episode 96) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guests: Megan Kelley &…
Back Row Brawl II
Nov 13, 2017 • 36 min
Our second annual Back Row Brawl episode with nothing but games in a tournament for the Undisputed Back Row Championship Title Belt! (Episode 95) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Chris & Megan Oaks, Tyler & Megan Kelley, and Deidra Coker [1:40]…
#MeToo
Nov 6, 2017 • 36 min
We take a break from our normal routine to discuss the serious topic of Sexual Harassment in light of the current Hollywood meltdown and the #MeToo movement. (Episode 94) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks PLEASE BUY OUR NEW BOOK! Please…
Ween-Tertainment
Oct 30, 2017 • 67 min
From Halloween to Jesusween and any Ween in between! We tell Halloween stories, play a new game, and share the best of worst parts of the holiday. (Episode 93) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guests: Megan Kelley & Deidra Coker [1:02]…
Operation Christmas Child
Oct 23, 2017 • 53 min
Operation Christmas Child is an amazing ministry that delivers Christmas gifts and the Gospel to the far ends of the Earth. But what is and isn’t allowed in your “shoe boxes” is a bit of a minefield. We’ll help you pack a shoe box! (Episode 92) IN THIS…
Pew! Pew! Pew!
Oct 16, 2017 • 50 min
Where do you like to sit in church? Where’s the worst place to sit? What does where you sit say about you and your faith? We examine all this and more in an episode that goes off the rails almost immediately. (Episode 91) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker…
Men Fighting Porn Addiction (Part 2)
Oct 9, 2017 • 68 min
In the second part of a 2-part set of podcasts, we focus on men who are struggling with pornography, hear a testimony of a man who has been delivered from that addiction, and discuss ways for men to start fighting, the struggle as a single man, porn’s…
Women Fighting Porn Addiction (Part 1)
Oct 2, 2017 • 53 min
In the first of a 2-part set of podcasts, we focus on women who are struggling with pornography, hear a testimony of a woman who has been delivered from that addiction, and discuss ways for women to start fighting. (Episode 89) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Megan…
Cutting Room Resurrection VI
Sep 25, 2017 • 54 min
The Best of the stuff you never knew you were missing - including more Christianese Translations, a message on the “Check Engine” light in our hearts, more discussion on End Times Predictions, and more! (Episode 88) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker…
Caffeine: The Christian Drug of Choice
Sep 18, 2017 • 62 min
Christians sure do love their coffee. So much so, many believe it’s the Holy Spirit in liquid form! But is there a limit to caffeine? Does a “caffeine addiction” hinder your spiritual growth? (Episode 87) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks…
When Tragedy Strikes
Sep 11, 2017 • 85 min
In this super-sized 9/11 episode, we discuss how Christians should respond to tragedy, both natural disasters, such as the Hurricanes we’re still fighting, and ones caused by man, such as public shootings or acts of terror. (Episode 86) IN THIS PODCAST…
Christianese Translations
Sep 4, 2017 • 50 min
Christians have their own language - and even WE don’t always know what we’re saying. But is this church culture vernacular keeping unbelievers from joining a church? (Episode 85) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: Deidra Coker & Tyler…
What Music Can Christians Listen To?
Aug 28, 2017 • 49 min
We discuss the current state of Christian music and whether Christians are only allowed to listen to Christian music. (Episode 84) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: Deidra Coker & Megan Kelley [2:01] Game Time: Name That Jesus Jam…
Celebrate Recovery Summit Special 2017
Aug 21, 2017 • 62 min
Megan Oaks has returned from her first trip to the Celebrate Recovery Summit, a massive event for CR leaders, with workshops, concerts, testimonies, and lots more. She shares her experiences! (Episode 83) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks…
The End Is Near
Aug 14, 2017 • 61 min
A group of Christians is predicting the Apocalypse is going to begin next Monday. Is this the final episode of our podcast?! (Episode 82) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: Deidra Coker & Cipriano Martinez [1:32] Game Time: What Is…
American Christianity
Jul 4, 2017 • 77 min
In possibly the most heated podcast yet, we discuss how Christians in America do things that may be out of line with the Bible. (Episode 81) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: John Birkey & Chris Oaks [1:01] Game Time: Ears 2 Hear…
Awkward Church Stories
Jun 27, 2017 • 52 min
No matter where you attend church, there is always a level of seriousness that accompanies being there. This is CHURCH, after all. You have to take it seriously. Which makes these stories all the more painfully awkward and hilarious! (Episode 80) IN THIS…
Everything Wrong with VBS
Jun 20, 2017 • 66 min
Vacation Bible School time is here again and today we’re taking a tongue-in-cheek look at all the complaints kids and adults have about this week-long adventure. (Episode 79) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: Deidra Coker & Megan…
Making Amends
Jun 13, 2017 • 57 min
How important is it to make amends in our broken relationships? Do you find it easy to offer forgiveness? How about receiving it? Can you forgive yourself for things from your past? We’re talking about all things amends and forgiveness today. (Episode 78)…
The Big Parenting Podcast - Part 2
Jun 6, 2017 • 31 min
As Matt is out on parenting leave with a new baby, we’re discussing Parenting 101 - the things we’ve learned, the fears we had about parenthood, and what we would go back in time to tell ourselves if we could. Part 2 of 2! (Episode 77) IN THIS PODCAST…
The Big Parenting Podcast - Part 1
May 30, 2017 • 29 min
As Matt is out on parenting leave with a new baby, we’re discussing Parenting 101 - the things we’ve learned, the things we wish we knew, and the lies we believed before we had our own children. Part 1 of 2! (Episode 76) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Megan Oaks…
Cutting Room Resurrection V
May 22, 2017 • 36 min
In our fifth installment of CRR, we rescue some of best bits of an unreleased version of the “Unwritten Church Rules” episode with a different cast, share two “Short Talks” from Genesis, and choose another nominee for 2017 Back Row Song of the Year.…
Unwritten Church Rules
May 16, 2017 • 64 min
God didn’t put these rules in the Bible and the Church Elders were wise enough not to put them in the By-Laws… but Heaven help you if you break one of these unwritten rules! (Episode 74) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Deidra Coker, Tyler & Megan…
Back Talking on 13 Reasons Why
May 9, 2017 • 91 min
It’s one of the most talked about shows in recent history sparking impassioned support and outcry! We discuss the show, in it’s entirety, focusing on what they got right and what they got wrong, as well as what they left out entirely that they shouldn’t…
You Asked For It
May 2, 2017 • 70 min
We dared you to “Ask Us Anything” and ask you did! We answer your questions about the show, our testimonies, our struggles, and more. (Episode 72) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guest: Megan Kelley [1:33] Game: Before & After Worship…
Un-Grieving the Spirit
Apr 25, 2017 • 52 min
Un-Grieving the Spirit Today, we discuss the “Inventory” process, or how to identify the causes of many of our hurts, habits, and hang-ups, and how we’ve made it through our own inventories and the tough emotions they stir up. Then, we challenge YOU!…
The First Annual BRBP Music Hour
Apr 18, 2017 • 63 min
On a steamy episode of the BRBP, Matt takes you on a spiritual journey back in time as he shares the sweet sounds of salvation in our first ever BRBP Music Hour. We’ll revisit some of our favorite independent Christian music featured on Season 1 of the…
Christian Break-Up Lines
Apr 11, 2017 • 26 min
Christian Break-Up Lines We start by discussing couples who are WAY too into each other during church and end with a list of ways for them to break up! (Episode 69) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Megan Oaks Guests: Chris Oaks, Jarin Smith, Jessie Smith [1:20]…
Front Row Friday: Boundaries with Friends
Apr 7, 2017 • 12 min
A listener asks how she can handle a situation where her husband is upset that one of her close friends is another man. (Episode 68) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Recovery Topic: Boundaries in our friendships to protect our marriages.…
Praying in Public
Apr 4, 2017 • 49 min
What happens to us when we’re suddenly in charge of a group prayer? Why do we stammer and stumble or try to be poetic and flowery with our words? Why can’t we be just be normal?! (Episode 67) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: Megan…
Front Row Friday: Wrestling with God
Mar 31, 2017 • 15 min
Listen to two short testimonies from two WWE Hall of Famer’s about their battles with addiction and their recoveries. (Episode 66) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Recovery Topic: We can’t win this match without God in our corner. Would you help support…
The Time God Wrestled for the WWE
Mar 28, 2017 • 74 min
In our WrestleMania week special, we discuss an odd storyline from 2006 where God was actually in a tag team match paired with Shawn Michaels. (Episode 65) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Guests: John and Hillary Birkey [1:45] Game - Name That Wrestler…
Front Row Friday: Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Mar 24, 2017 • 10 min
When we become Christians, shouldn’t God protect us from suffering? Why would He still allow us this kind of pain? (Episode 64) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan “Mo” Oaks Recovery Topic: Why Does God Allow Suffering? Would you help support our…
Cutting Room Resurrection IV
Mar 21, 2017 • 23 min
We pick up the pieces of previous episodes that had to be cut for time but were too good to leave behind. (Episode 63) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Guests: Megan “Mo” Oaks, Megan Kelley, Samantha Martinez, Jarin Smith, and Back Row Brody [1:15]…
Front Row Friday: Life and Will
Mar 17, 2017 • 10 min
The moment we learn to hand our will over to God is rarely the same moment we hand our life over to Him. They are two different, but crucial, decisions in our walk with Christ. (Episode 62) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan “Mo” Oaks Recovery…
Christian Cussing
Mar 14, 2017 • 60 min
Christian love to cuss a swear as much as anybody, but we often replace our expletives with less-offensive nonsense. But is “cussing” a problem because of the words we use or the attitude in which we use them? (Episode 61) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt…
Front Row Friday: From Chaos to Sanity
Mar 10, 2017 • 9 min
What does it mean when we say “God can restore us to sanity?” And how do we break out of a failing system of trying to fix things on our own? (Episode 60) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan “Mo” Oaks Recovery Topic: Why we must hand over the…
Over Saved
Mar 7, 2017 • 70 min
We hope you’re saved, but are you OVER saved? Have you ever crossed the line from a Christian living their faith to a Christian who can’t function without going to extreme religious lengths? Boycotts! Legalism! Guilt trips! Oh My! (Episode 59) IN THIS…
Front Row Friday: That Hope Life
Mar 3, 2017 • 11 min
Why have hope? Is it just wishful thinking or, if you get your hope from the right source, is hope what keeps you focused on doing the right thing? (Episode 58) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan “Mo” Oaks Recovery Topic: What is “hope” and why…
Jesus Junk
Feb 28, 2017 • 54 min
We’re back at it again in our Season 2 Series Premiere! Today, we’re discussing “Jesus Junk”, the shirts, bumper stickers, pencils, mints, and other stuff we buy to prove we’re saved. (Episode 57) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan “Mo” Oaks…
Season 1 Rewind
Feb 3, 2017 • 8 min
A short clip show of some of our favorite moments from our first 56 episodes (this was also featured on our Season 1 Finale).
The Final
Jan 30, 2017 • 69 min
It’s been a whirlwind of a season and we’ve covered a lot. In this finale episode of our first season, we take a look back at our favorite episodes and crown our first female Undisputed Back Row Champion! (Episode 56) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and…
Sex Before Marriage
Jan 27, 2017 • 14 min
We were asked, “Why is sex before marriage bad? Isn’t it smart to make sure you are sexually compatible?” We examine this questions and compare it to our own personal stories. (Episode 55) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan Oaks Back Row Advice:…
Church Kids
Jan 23, 2017 • 46 min
Working with youth and children in the church is both rewarding and challenging, and some things just need to change. In this episode, we take a look at the good and the bad. (Episode 54) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan Oaks Guests: Deidra…
Admitting You’re Powerless
Jan 20, 2017 • 15 min
It seems counter-intuitive to admit we are powerless in the face of our bad habits, our hang-ups, or our hurts. But much like we must lose our life to save it, we much admit we are powerless to find true power. (Episode 53) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt…
Recording Church Announcements
Jan 16, 2017 • 45 min
Matt, Megan, and Megan are the faces behind their church’s video announcement team. They discuss how terrible they are at it and then discuss the larger issue of trying to keep a congregation entertained long enough to listen to the dang announcements!…
Sin After Salvation
Jan 13, 2017 • 24 min
We know that there is no amount of sinning we can do before we come to Christ that will disqualify us from accepting the gift of salvation, but what if we sin a lot AFTER we are saved? Will God send us to Hell anyway? (Episode 51) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts:…
Is Drinking a Sin?
Jan 9, 2017 • 75 min
It’s our 50th Podcast! And to celebrate, we’re tackling a tough and controversial topic - Christians and Drinking! This conversation goes deep. (Episode 50) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Megan Oaks and Kevin Welborn Game Time: Megan takes on…
You’re in Denial
Jan 6, 2017 • 16 min
Did you know you are likely living in denial? You might not even realize because you have yourself fooled so well! We’re going to take a look at what denial is, what it looks like, and explain our own battles with denial. (Episode 49) IN THIS PODCAST…
One Day at a Time
Jan 2, 2017 • 20 min
Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? How is it going so far? In this episode, Matt shares a message about how when we want to make changes in our lives, we do ourselves a disservice if we try to force change too fast. (Episode 48) IN THIS PODCAST Host:…
2016 Year-In-Review
Dec 26, 2016 • 93 min
It’s been a crazy year for the Back Row Baptist Podcast and for the world around us! We talk about the best and worst of the year and also reveal your votes for the Best of the Podcast in 2016 in our BIGGEST episode ever! (Episode 47) IN THIS PODCAST…
The War on Christmas (That Never Was)
Dec 19, 2016 • 61 min
Okay, for real, Christmas time is here! And this is our Christmas Special! We’ve got Christmas Catchphrase, Christmas Tweets, Christmas Music, Christmas War, and our Favorite Christmas Memories all coming at you to make your spirits bright! (Episode 46)…
Presents! Presents! Presence!
Dec 12, 2016 • 44 min
With just two shopping weeks left until Christmas, we’ve got presents on the brain! (Episode 45) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: John Birkey, Hillary Birkey, Cipriano Martinez & Chris Oaks Game Time - Speech Jammer Catchphrase: The Title is on…
The Truth about Adoption
Dec 5, 2016 • 44 min
We’re just a few days late for National Adoption Month, but adoptive parents Kevin and Cara Welborn want to share their story. They adopted this first daughter almost 7 years ago and hope to dispel fears, break misconceptions, and answer questions about…
Cutting Room Resurrection III
Nov 28, 2016 • 30 min
We visit the cutting room floor and revive some extended segments that were cut for time from previous episodes, including discussions about Twitter, gun rights, potlucks, and co-depenedency! (Episode 43) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Megan…
The BRBP Black Friday Special
Nov 24, 2016 • 29 min
We’ve gathered together to debate the merits of Black Friday, pitting Black Friday shoppers against Black Friday retail workers. We also have some bonus fun to help keep you entertained on this terriblest of all days. (Episode 42) IN THIS PODCAST Host:…
Bunch of Turkeys
Nov 21, 2016 • 33 min
It’s Thanksgiving week and we take a stroll down Thanksgiving memory lane. (Episode 41) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Megan Oaks, Samantha Martinez & Cipriano Martinez Special Guest: Chris Oaks Game Time: Our champion, Cipriano, defends his…
The Back Row Brawl
Nov 14, 2016 • 38 min
In this first ever event, every single member of the cast joins us for a massive battle to crown our first ever Undisputed Back Row Champion! (Episode 40) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Deidra Coker, John Birkey, Hillary Peltz, Cara Welborn,…
The Back Row Baptist Podcast Election Special 2016
Nov 7, 2016 • 35 min
It’s Election Day Eve and America has a tough choice to make (perhaps the toughest one in all of our lifetimes). And Christians are more confused then ever on how to place our vote. We’ll discuss where we stand. (Episode 39) [With politics, opinions range…
Please Don’t Say Jesusween
Oct 31, 2016 • 30 min
Why is Halloween such a scary thing for Christians? WE STARTED IT! (Episode 38) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Kevin Welborn, Cara Welborn, Deidra Coker & Hillary Peltz Featured Music: “Deception” by Stealing Scarlett, from their album, “Dreams…
Havin’ Us a Church Wedding
Oct 24, 2016 • 26 min
Two of our cast members are getting married in less than a month and the Church Wedding experience is certainly an interesting (and hilarious) one. (Episode 37) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: John Birkey & Hillary Peltz Featured Music: “Jazzman”…
I’m Sorry I’m Co-Dependent
Oct 17, 2016 • 24 min
We talk about co-dependency - what it is, who’s guilty of it, and how we can try to be less co-dependent! (Episode 36) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Cipriano Martinez, Megan Oaks, & John Birkey Featured Music: “O To Be Like You” by A Beautiful…
It’s Christmas Time!
Oct 10, 2016 • 20 min
It’s October 10th, the official start of the Christmas season! We discuss how the holy holiday has greedily eaten up a fourth of the calendar for itself and who’s to blame. (Episode 35) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Megan Oaks & Deidra Coker…
The Lies We Tell in Church
Oct 3, 2016 • 24 min
What lies do you tell in church? “I’m fine.” “I’ll pray for you.” “That Youth Group is so mature!” We examine the worst offenders. (Episode 34). IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Deidra Coker, Samantha Martinez, & Megan Oaks Featured Music:…
Ep. 33: Our Best Moments in Celebrate Recovery
Sep 25, 2016 • 23 min
Celebrate Recovery State Rep Cipriano Martinez and his wife, Samantha, join me to share our best moments and favorite memories in Celebrate Recovery over the last 8 years. IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Cipriano & Samantha Martinez Featured…
Ep. 32: Back Row Re-Hash with Scott Doran
Sep 23, 2016 • 20 min
Scott Doran of The Rev Scott Show joins us again for the “Back Row Re-Hash”, where we revisit some past show topics and get some fresh takes on them with our guest. IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guest: Scott Doran Featured Music: “Song of Breakthrough”…
Ep. 31: Bye-Bye Bible Study! Peace Out Praise Team!
Sep 18, 2016 • 23 min
In church culture, there are quite a few programs, ministries, and group events that have no end date. So, how do we leave these when the time to move on has come, without hurting feelings or burdening others? Is there always a way to make a graceful…
Ep. 30: Interview with Scott Doran of The Rev Scott Show
Sep 15, 2016 • 33 min
Ep. 30 Interview with Scott Doran of The Rev Scott Show In our first big interview, we welcome Scott Doran, host of The Rev Scott Show, another podcast featuring two rural pastors discussing the church and the world around them each week. IN THIS PODCAST…
Ep. 29: National Recovery Month
Sep 12, 2016 • 24 min
September is National Recovery Month and that means we’re talking about our favorite subject: The Celebrate Recovery program. This time, we discuss what CR has meant to us and focus on Celebration Place, a children’s program that runs concurrent to the…
Ep. 28: The Back Row List Show
Sep 9, 2016 • 27 min
Matt is sick. So, instead of getting super serious about some tough topic, he’s taking it easy, reliving some of the best list shows from Back Row Videos, such as “56 Bad Christian Pick-Up Lines”, “38 Poor Excuses for Skipping Church”, “58 Things…
Ep. 27: The Dangers of Group Prayer Time
Sep 6, 2016 • 23 min
Prayer as a group is something that is essential to a church family. But with group prayer comes the hidden dangers of gossip, oversharing, selfishness, and getting on a soapbox. How can we guard ourselves against falling into these mistakes? IN THIS…
Ep. 26: We’ve Lost the War on Porn - What Now?
Sep 2, 2016 • 21 min
The Porn Industry is an unstoppable juggernaut. There is so much porn in existence now that no one person could ever view it all. Porn culture has become a social norm. We have lost the war to end pornography. So, where do we go from here? How should we…
Ep. 25: Bible Apps vs Actual Bibles
Aug 29, 2016 • 26 min
With the rise of the smartphone, the number of people who don’t carry around physical Bibles has skyrocketed. Does reducing the Bible to an app on a phone mean we aren’t giving it the reverence it deserves? IN THIS PODCAST Cast: Matt Coker & Kevin Welborn…
Ep. 24: Incest in the Bible
Aug 26, 2016 • 28 min
With the national spotlight recently put on a couple from New Mexico who also happen to be mother and son, we look at the uncomfortable topic of incest and the Bible. IN THIS PODCAST Cast: Matt Coker Segment 1 - Back Row Q&A: Matt answers a question from…
Ep. 23: Church Potluck Rules
Aug 22, 2016 • 22 min
Church Potlucks are always a gamble. How can one dish be so Heavenly and the one right next to it clearly have been made by Satan himself? Today, we talk all things Potluck. IN THIS PODCAST Cast: Matt Coker, Megan Oaks, & Kevin Welborn Special Guest:…
Ep. 22: Celebrate Recovery Summit Special #3
Aug 13, 2016 • 42 min
It’s out final CR Summit Special - featuring a cameo by THE SKIT GUYS! John, Hillary, and Matt will talk about the (quite hilarious) trip outside of the Summit and what they took away from the event this year. IN THE PODCAST: Cast: Matt Coker, John…
Ep. 21: Celebrate Recovery Summit Special #2
Aug 12, 2016 • 27 min
In part 2 of this trilogy of CR Summit podcasts, we sit down with Miguel & Leslie Avilez as they share with us about The Landing - Celebrate Recovery for Students. IN THIS PODCAST Cast: Matt Coker Special Guests: Miguel & Leslie Avilez Segment 1 - Back…
Ep. 20: Celebrate Recovery Summit Special #1
Aug 11, 2016 • 23 min
We are LIVE at the CR Summit at Saddleback Church in California and we are talking all things “Celebrate Recovery” this week. Today, we’re discussing why this Summit is the biggest one ever, what a CR State Rep does, and what are some of the new…
Ep. 19: Cutting Room Resurrection II
Jul 31, 2016 • 29 min
Sometimes, our podcasts overflow and we have just too much awesome stuff to craw into our time limits. So, every now and again, we present a “Cutting Room Resurrection” episode, where we present stuff that we had to cut, but was too good to let it slip…
Ep. 18: Where Do You Draw the Line with TV and Movies
Jul 24, 2016 • 30 min
TV and Movies are getting crazy good… but also much more vulgar. Where do we draw the line? IN THIS PODCAST: Cast: Matt Coker, John Birkey, Hillary Peltz Game Time: John defends the Back Rowphy in a game of “Christian Movies in Reverse” Featured Music:…
Ep. 17: Youth Camp Shenanigans
Jul 17, 2016 • 27 min
Youth Camp — there’s no place like it. Some of the best, weirdest, and funniest memories have happened to a lot of us at Church Camps across the country. What is your funniest memory? IN THIS PODCAST Cast: Matt Coker, Kevin Welborn, John Birkey, & Hilary…
Ep. 16: Begging for Volunteers
Jul 10, 2016 • 25 min
Finding volunteers for church committees and programs can be difficult. Why is it that way? Why should we volunteer? And for those who volunteer TOO MUCH, when should we learn to say “No, not this time.”? IN THIS PODCAST Cast: Matt Coker, Kevin Welborn, &…
Ep. 15: VBS Flashbacks
Jul 3, 2016 • 23 min
All across the land, Vacation Bible Schools are going on every week, covering our children in glitter, glue, and Goldfish. IN THIS PODCAST Cast: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Special Guests: Deidra Coker & Cara Welborn Featured Music: “Let Praise Arise” by…
Ep. 14: Marriage at the Breaking Point
Jun 26, 2016 • 31 min
All marriages are imperfect unions made up of two imperfect beings. Nobody gets it right 100% of the time. Every marriage will experience moments where they approach the breaking point. How do you come back from the brink of divorce? IN THIS PODCAST:…
Ep. 13: Manipulative Worship
Jun 19, 2016 • 25 min
Has worship music changed from genuine songs of praise to emotionally manipulative melodies that force people to feel things? If worship music makes people emotional, is that a bad thing? We discuss this growing concern in the church. IN THIS PODCAST:…
Ep. 12: If I Ran My Church
Jun 12, 2016 • 26 min
No two churches are ever run exactly the same. They all have their own quirks and procedures. Some are a matter of doctrine, some are just preferences that have grown with time. In this light-hearted episode, we take a look at what we would do differently…
Ep. 11: Yuuuge Mistake?
Jun 5, 2016 • 20 min
Conservative Christians are starting to support Donald Trump more and more every day, it seems, even though NO ONE thought they would vote for him just a few months ago. Why does this seem to be happening and what would a Donald Trump Presidency look…
Ep. 10: The Great Confession
May 1, 2016 • 38 min
What would church look like if we stopped wearing masks and hiding our pain? Would it make us more comfortable? Or would it make us stop coming to church altogether? How do we practice confession, while still protecting ourselves? IN THIS PODCAST: Special…
Ep. 9: Porn-Again Christian
Apr 24, 2016 • 49 min
Pornography addiction affects just as many Christians and it does non-Christians. The stats are pretty much identical. It is one of the most embarrassing sins, and certainly one that no one likes to talk about. Even most churches and Bible studies won’t…
Ep. 8 - Did You Hear That This One is About Gossip?
Apr 17, 2016 • 38 min
“Bless Her Heart”, “I have a prayer request about Phil’s divorce”, and all the other ways we gossip, even when we think we aren’t. Gossip is one of the most dangerous snakes slithering through our churches, tearing about the fellowship of believers. IN…
Ep. 7: Married… with Issues
Apr 10, 2016 • 31 min
What’s the biggest misconception about marriage? Certainly some big ones are “once we get married, we won’t fight all the time” or “once we get married, I won’t struggle with this issue anymore.” We set a trap for ourselves when we become convinced that…
Ep. 6: Cutting Room Resurrection
Apr 3, 2016 • 38 min
We’ve already had 5 amazing episodes! And in this very short time, we’ve already had a cut a good amount of stuff because we just talk so much. Blabbermouths, us. So, for a special episode, we scour the cutting room floor for some of the best stuff that…
Ep. 5: Finding God in WrestleMania
Mar 27, 2016 • 36 min
Did you know that “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has appeared in a TobyMac song? That’s right! In TobyMac’s first solo single, “Extreme Days”, you here the sample, “And that’s the bottom line”, part one of Stone Cold’s most famous catchphrases. There are a lot…
Ep. 4: Easter - Better Than a Thousand Christmases?
Mar 20, 2016 • 32 min
It’s Easter time - The Super Bowl of Christianity! We’ve got a special episode with our largest group of guests so far! IN THIS PODCAST: Special Guests: John Birkey, Hillary Peltz, & Kevin Welborn Featured Music: “Search for More” by Austin Stanley…
Ep. 3: The Gospel According to Superheroes
Mar 13, 2016 • 40 min
With the never ending stream of comic book movies coming out, the dozens of dozens of comic books still churning out each Wednesday, and Netflix & the CW pulling out some of the greatest comic-based TV shows of all time, it seems that superhero stories…
Ep. 2: The Dope Life or The Hope Life
Mar 6, 2016 • 37 min
Every now and then, we will do an episode of The Back Row Podcast that is a little more serious in tone, focusing more heavily on the “healing” aspect of The Back Row. These will usually feature testimonies or interviews with guests on more serious…
Ep. 1: The Clown’s Prayer
Feb 28, 2016 • 30 min
The Back Row Podcast has officially launched! And we couldn’t be more excited over here! We’ve been toying with the idea of a Podcast for at least a year, but just before Christmas, we actually started to map out what it could look like and what we would…