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VeggieTales is Racist? (& More)
Dec 14 • 83 min
On our 12/13/18 show: VeggieTales is Racist? - Hurting During the Holidays - Expensive Christmas Light Display - and much more!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Trigger Warning (& More)
Dec 13 • 70 min
On our 12/12/18 show: Rudolph not PC enough? - Don’t Pre-Scrub your dishes anymore - Building your child’s brain - and much more!
The Lauren Daigle Controversy (& More)
Dec 11 • 88 min
On our 12/11/18 show: The Lauren Daigle Controversy - Managing Stress During the Holidays - Secrets of the Dollar Store - and much more!
Remembering the Kindness Ninja
Dec 10 • 103 min
*NOTE: Special segment about Donna Guy starts at roughly the 1 hour 28 minute mark. On our 12/10/18 show: Remembering the Kindness Ninja, Stress-Free Gift Giving, and we announce our contest winner!
Flashback: Potluck Rules, Bible Apps, & Dangerous Prayer
Nov 30 • 64 min
In our 11/29/18 episode, we take another trip back in time to classic bits and discussions from the Back Row Baptist Podcast.
Flashback: Begging for Volunteers, Youth Camp Shenanigans…
Nov 29 • 76 min
On our 11/28/18 show: We take a trip back in time to some of the best bits of the Back Row Baptist Podcast!
Flashback: Confessions, Church Upgrades, & MY EMOTIONS!
Nov 28 • 64 min
On our 11/27/18 show: We take a trip back in time to some of the best discussions from the Back Row Baptist Podcast.
Flashback: Funny Christians, Marriage Probz, & Hot Goss
Nov 28 • 56 min
On our 11/26/18 show: We take a trip back in time to the Back Row Baptist Podcast.
An INTENTIONAL Thanksgiving (& More)
Nov 22 • 90 min
On our 11/21/18 “Thanksgiving show: An INTENTIONAL Thanksgiving - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade History - Communion in Pill Form? - and much more!
Hallmark Christmas Movie Non-Alcoholic Drinking Game (&More)
Nov 20 • 101 min
On our 11/20/18 show: Hallmark Christmas Movie Non-Alcoholic Drinking Game - Spreading Positivity this Thanksgiving - Your Comprehensive Guide to All the Holiday Snacks on Shelves This Season - and much more!
Monopoly for Millennials (& More)
Nov 19 • 80 min
On our 11/19/18 show: Monopoly for Millennials - When People Just Don’t Like You - A Christmas Giveaway! - and much more! This episode is dedicated to our Patreon Donors as a part of #ThankYouPatrons Day!
Lessons for My Younger Self (& More)
Nov 15 • 91 min
On our 11/15/18 show: Lessons for My Younger Self - Are We Giving Away Our Info Too Much - Destress with Tetris - and much more!
True Story: Playing Along with a Church Scammer (& More)
Nov 15 • 76 min
On our 11/14/18 show: Someone tried to scam Matt’s church and He played along - Truths about Discipling our Kids - an Underwater hotel - and much more!
Tips for Hosting Your First Thanksgiving (& More)
Nov 13 • 82 min
On our 11/13/18 show: Tips for hosting your First Thanksgiving - Good News for Trigger Happy Texters - Bones under the Floorboards - and much more!
Social Media Makes You Feel Lonelier (& More)
Nov 13 • 85 min
On our 11/12/18 show: Social Media Makes You Feel Lonelier - Increase You Intentionality - Get Paid to Pet Dogs - and much more!
How Starbucks’ New Christmas Cups Affect Christians (& More)
Nov 7 • 69 min
On our 11/7/18 show: How Starbucks’ New Christmas Cups Affect Christians - 20 Ways Being a Father Betters You - The Corpse Flower Blooms - and much more!
Oh, Those October Surprises (& More)
Nov 6 • 74 min
On our 11/6/18 show: Oh, Those October Surprises - Life Questions as Your Parents Age - Talking Bananas - and much more!
Lessons Only Failure Can Teach You (& More)
Nov 6 • 79 min
On our 11/5/18 show: Lessons Only Failure Can Teach You - Words You Didn’t KNow Existed - Trading Other Candy for Reese’s Cups - and much more!
Holy Up Your Social Media (& More)
Nov 1 • 65 min
On our 11/1/18 show: Holy Up Your Social Media - You Can Finally Kiss Dating Hello Again - Onion Not Onion - and more!
Redeeming Halloween (& More)
Oct 31 • 67 min
On our 10/31/18 show: Redeeming Halloween - The Story of Halloween - A Brief History of People Tampering with Halloween Candy - and more!
Tithing Off Your Lottery Winnings (& More)
Oct 30 • 72 min
On our 10/30/18 show: Tithing Off Your Lottery Winnings - Cranky Southern Baptists Actually Russian Bots - Children of the Candy Corn - and much more!
Christian Witchcraft?! (& More)
Oct 29 • 63 min
On our 10/29/18 show: Our need for reminders in Recovery - Witchcraft is UP in America - CAT FACTS! - and more!
The Monsters of Baptist Halloween (& More)
Oct 26 • 70 min
On our 10/25/18 show: The Monsters of Baptist Halloween - a History of Archie Comics before Riverdale - Bible or Not - and much more!
Denver & The New World Order (& More)
Oct 24 • 67 min
On our 10/24/18 show: Denver International Airport Confirming Conspiracy Theories - Canadian Translations - Onion Not Onion - and much more!
6 Things Your Church is Doing Illegally (& More)
Oct 24 • 88 min
On our 10/23/18 show: 6 Things Your Church is Doing Illegally - False Prophets & Scam Artists - If You Don’t Sign, You’ll Die - and much more!
Is Worship Music Manipulative? (& More)
Oct 22 • 95 min
On our 10/22/18 show: Is worship music manipulative? - Pastors can’t even EAT on a campus now - A bot writes and episode of our show - and much more!
If I Ran My Church (& More)
Oct 20 • 62 min
On our 10/18/18 show: If I ran my church - 9 habits of a happy home - Crappy Christian Halloween Costumes - and much more!
7 Ways Fall is Trying to Kill You (& More)
Oct 17 • 61 min
On our 10/17/18 show: 7 Ways fall is trying to Kill You - Growing Character in our Sons - Onion Not Onion - and much more!
The Masks We Wear in Church (& More)
Oct 17 • 62 min
On our 10/16/18 show: The Masks we wear in church - 10 signs of an unhealthy relationship - millennials are killing cheese - and much more!
How to Stop Yourself from Gossiping (& More)
Oct 15 • 72 min
On our 10/15/18, How to stop yourself from Gossiping - Prayer in Public Schools - Evangelicals are too New Age-y - and much more!
Do All Dogs Go to Heaven? (& More)
Oct 15 • 59 min
On our 10/11/18 show: Do all dogs go to Heaven? - How to Get Your Point Across - More Accidental Inventions that Changed the World - and much more!
Is Spying/Eavesdropping a Sin? (& More)
Oct 10 • 69 min
On our 10/10/18 show: Is Spying a sin? - Accidental Inventions that Changes the World - Onion Not Onion - and much more!
The Gospel According to Superheroes (& More)
Oct 9 • 71 min
On our 10/9/18 show: The Gospel according to Superheroes - Getting out of a Bible-Reading rut - 10 rules to Help reduce COnflict in Your Marriage - and much more!
Are Christians Allowed to Be Funny? (& More)
Oct 8 • 72 min
On our 10/8/18 show: Are Christians Allowed to be Funny? - Is Toys R Us Making a Comeback? - the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence - update on Matt’s Dad - and much more!
Churches Embrace Facebook: Too Little, Too Late? (& More)
Oct 5 • 47 min
On our LITE 10/5/18 show: Churches Embracing Facebook: Too Little, Too Late? - MayoChup - Parody Songs - Update on Matt’s Dad
Bring Your Bible to School (& More)
Oct 3 • 39 min
On our LITE 10/3/18 show: Bring Your Bible to School Tomorrow - Denver Zoo Drama - Make Trix Cereal Great Again - Update on Matt’s Dad - and more.
Robot Brothels? (& More)
Oct 3 • 31 min
On our LITE 10/2/18 show: Robot Brothels? - I Don’t Understand Fashion - More Updates on Matt’s Dad - and more!
Selfies Struggles (& More)
Oct 1 • 23 min
On our LITE 10/1/18 show: Selfie struggles - Gifting Sparkly Pins - Major Update on Matt’s Dad - and much more!
Is it Wrong to Call God “He”? (& More)
Sep 26 • 69 min
On our 9/25/18 show: Is it Wrong to call God “He”? - Things Food Service Employees Wish You’d Stop Doing - Space Jam 2 - and much more!
Presidential Alert! (& More)
Sep 24 • 60 min
On our 9/24/18 show: Presidential Alert! - Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using - A Big Reason Not to Hold in Your Toots - and much more! And Mo returns from her week off!
Would Banning Abortion Be Un-Christian? (& More)
Sep 21 • 74 min
On our 9/20/18 show: A special guest cohost AND a special guest - Would banning abortion be Un-Christian? - Our final list of bizarre state facts - more cheese please - and much more!
Do It For Peace (& More)
Sep 20 • 64 min
On our 9/19/18 show: A special guest cohost and a special guest… guest! - Do it for Peace - A store with a chip on it’s shoulder - A girl just eats ALL the ham - & much more!
Should You Burn Your NIKEs? (& More)
Sep 18 • 69 min
On our 9/18/18 episode: A special guest host - Should you burn your NIKEs? - World-Record Nutcracker - 10 More Bizarre State Facts - & much more!
We’re Not Saying It’s Aliens, But It’s Aliens (& More)
Sep 17 • 62 min
On our 9/17/18 show: Special guest cohost - We’re Not Saying It’s Aliens, but it’s Aliens - Bizarre State Facts - the Best Job Ever - and much more!
Public Restrooms Are Grosser Than Ever (& More)
Sep 13 • 70 min
On our 9/13/18 show: Special Guest Kevin Welborn - Public Restrooms Are Grosser Than Ever - Church Family Feud - Weird State Facts - & much more.
Pumpkin Spice Madness (& More)
Sep 12 • 62 min
On our 9/12/18 show: Pumpkin Spice Madness - More Phrases You are Saying Wrong - Ways to Reduce Your Stress - and much more!
Phrases You Are Definately Saying Wrong (& More)
Sep 11 • 63 min
On our 9/11/18 show: Remembering 9/11 - Phrases You are Definitely Saying Wrong - 7 Signs of a Healthy Small Church - & Much More
Extreme Embalming (& More)
Sep 10 • 62 min
On our 9/10/18 show: Extreme embalming - HBO cleaning up it’s act? - NASA wants to help you sleep - and much more!
In Loving Memory of a Truck Full of Lobsters (& More)
Sep 6 • 74 min
In today’s episode: PETA wants to memorialize a truck of lobsters - Are you getting the right amount of sleep? - Our First BIG Giveaway! - and much more!
Grand Theft Ramen (& More)
Sep 5 • 62 min
On today’s show: Grand Theft Ramen - Rollerblading for Goodness Sake - A Hugging Ministry? - and More!
Should the Pope Resign? (& More)
Sep 5 • 83 min
On today’s show: Should the Pope Resign? - Lies That Keep You from Rest - Lemon Thievery & lots more!
Fired Over Flatulence (& More)
Sep 3 • 68 min
On today’s show: Fired for Farting, Hallmark Christmas Movies, Boycott In-N-Out??, & much more!
How to Tell If You are a Xennial (& More)
Aug 30 • 66 min
In today’s episode, we figure out what qualifies one to be called a “Xennial”, we talk about Reckless Love 6 months after it hit #1, and we have even MORE Chick-Fil-A Songs! Lots more too!
Losing Your Contact in Your Eye for 28 Years (& More)
Aug 30 • 67 min
In today’s show, we talk about a woman who lost her contact in her eye for nearly 30 years, ways to ask how your kid’s day went without asking “how was your day?”, and, gosh, even MORE Chick-Fil-A songs. Lots more too!
Abortion-Themed Ice Cream (& More)
Aug 28 • 67 min
On today’s morning show we talk about ice cream that celebrates abortion, share more Chick-fil-A songs, learn about the crazy specialized science behind snapping a spaghetti noodle, and a lot more!
Inconveniences at the Airport (& More)
Aug 27 • 64 min
Our 4th Season begins as the Back Row Baptist Podcast transitions to The Back Row Morning Show on Back Row Radio. In today’s collection of talking bits from the show, we talk about airport inconveniences, songs about Chick-Fil-A, a snake-handlin’ preacher…
Back Talking on 13 Reason Why (Season 2)
Aug 20 • 91 min
In our Season 3 finale, we dive into Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why and discuss what they did right and what they could have done better, as well as figuring out the one thing missing from this show that would make all the difference. (Episode 125) IN THIS…
VBS Flashbacks
Aug 20 • 24 min
A re-issue of a previous podcast that was lost to the ether.
Manipulative Worship
Jul 23 • 27 min
Does music in a worship service manipulate people into thinking they are feeling the Spirit move or is it a genuine avenue by which the Spirit chooses to move? Or is it both? (Episode 123) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Guests: John Birkey & Joseph…
Did You Hear That This One Is About Gossip?
Jul 16 • 37 min
The Gossip Girls talk all about the dangers of gossip, gossip disguised as prayer requests, and ways to safeguard yourself from becoming a gossip. (Episode 122) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Guests: Megan “Mo” Oaks, Deidra Coker, Hillary Birkey, &…
Is Drinking a Sin?
Jul 10 • 73 min
A teetotaler, a casual drinker, and a guy who tries to like alcohol but has the taste buds of a 10-year-old get together to discuss, debate, and deconstruct every point and counterpoint in the “Is Drinking a Sin?” debate. (Episode 121) IN THIS PODCAST…
July 4th Funny Business
Jul 4 • 63 min
In our special Independence Day episode, we light-heartedly discuss the holiday, our favorite parts, and our church traditions. This one gets a little wild! (Episode 120) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guest: Tyler Kelley ON TODAY’S…
Summer Church Slump
Jun 25 • 48 min
Church attendance always dips in the Summer, but you can only claim it’s because of “vacation” so many times, church! We also share the poorest excuses for church skipping excuses. (Episode 119) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guest:…
Fatherhood
Jun 18 • 61 min
We talk about the best and worst parts of being a father, what we’re worried about as our kids grow into teenagers, Father’s Day at church, and share our favorite #DadHymns. (Episode 118) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guest: Tyler…
Church Fundraising
May 29 • 70 min
We just finished up a toilet-themed fundraiser for our Celebrate Recovery program and decided to share stories of the best and worst church fundraisers we’ve ever participated in. (Episode 117) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan “Mo” Oaks Guest:…
Run Wild
May 21 • 56 min
Mo finally returns to share with us her experience running the Silo District Half-Marathon, all the gross questions everybody wants to ask marathon runners, and what the race taught her about herself and her faith journey. (Episode 116) IN THIS PODCAST…
Love Thy Nerd (with Bubba Stallcup)
May 18 • 92 min
In our first ever dual podcast, we meet up with Bubba Stallcup of Love Thy Nerd to discuss their unique ministry that focuses on outreach through video and tabletop gaming. Then, hook up with the Free Play Podcast as the tables are turned and Bubba hosts…
Flash-Back Row: The Best of Kevin & John
May 7 • 78 min
In our first ever Flash-Back Row episode, we dive deep into our past episodes to pull out some of the best and funniest discussions that included our regular guests Kevin Welborn and John Birkey on the show together. They were the first two guests on the…
Examining a Southern Baptist Service
Apr 23 • 90 min
A Southern Baptist Church Service is often as predictable as the sunrise, with very little flexibility. Why do 21st Century Southern Baptists do things the way they do them? Why don’t we sing third verses? Why are we still greeting each other in the…
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 &…
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…
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…
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).
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…
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]…
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…
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…
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)…
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!…
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: 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:…
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:…
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,…
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”…
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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…