Be Awesome. Don't Suck.

Be Awesome. Don't Suck.
The Rev, Dan Rose, talks about what it means to live life to the full. Join him as he figures out what it means to “Be Awesome. Don’t Suck.” You can connect with him on Twitter at, @danielmrose and read some of his freshly tapped thoughts on life and God at
104 - Just Show Up
May 15 • 36 min
What really is the work of the pastor or an ambassador? How do you do “church”? Dan talks about three principles that he seeks to live out as a pastor and missionary in his town - “Go, Commit, Be.”
103 - Where is God?
May 8 • 31 min
Over the last two years there has been child after child dying. They been in accidents and they have taken their own lives. Our community is experiencing a weight of sorrow and grief that is almost overwhelming. In the midst of tragedy where is God? The…
102 - Church In The Living Room
May 1 • 39 min
When people find out I’m a pastor they always ask about “my” church. I always start by saying, “It’s a little weird…” When you start out that way, the following conversation is always fun. We are a little different in what we’re doing with the Antioch…
101 - Be Awesome. Don’t Suck.
Apr 24 • 28 min
After playing around with podcasting and trying to figure out the direction and the “why” of it all, we’ve come to this. The launch of “Be Awesome. Don’t Suck.” This is the pilot episode of the new format and the new direction. So, please share, comment,…
You’re Enough
Apr 13 • 6 min
You seek to be an ally with those who are struggling, but the constant critique is wearing you out, remember you’re enough.
It’s Not About Me
Apr 6 • 6 min
What radical re-orientation in my thinking shook me from a time of darkness?
Just Do It!
Mar 30 • 8 min
Faith is “embodied loyalty.” When we come to terms with this reality all of life becomes sacred.
The Image of God
Mar 23 • 7 min
Love of “other” and love of enemy are rooted in the reality of all of us being created in the image of God.
In Accordance With The Scriptures
Mar 16 • 6 min
What does it mean to live “in accordance with the Scriptures?”
Why Forgiveness?
Feb 22 • 6 min
Why does God forgive? What’s in it for him?
Why Carry A Cross?
Feb 20 • 10 min
When we become followers of Jesus life is not all roses and puppies.
Why Communion?
Feb 8 • 9 min
Why is communion central to our worship?
Why The Cross?
Jan 25 • 9 min
Christians are fascinated with blood. Why? What’s the deal with the cross? Is it just cosmic child abuse?
Why Church?
Jan 19 • 8 min
Why do I stay connected with the Church? It’s broken and messy and in many ways awful. Why stay? Music couresty of
Why Prayer?
Jan 16 • 8 min
Seriously, why even pray? Is there any reason or purpose to it? How do you pray? Some times it just seems so meaningless.
Why The Bible?
Jan 4 • 7 min
Why do I look to the Bible as my authority? This is the question that I touch on in today’s blogcast.
Two Thoughts, One Episode
Nov 22, 2017 • 9 min
The Rev talks a bit about actions not words and understanding others.
It’s The Same
Nov 20, 2017 • 4 min
It turns out that boring same old church experience might just be awesome.
Who Do You Represent?
Nov 14, 2017 • 5 min
Who do you represent when you walk out your door in the morning? Who will people see?
I Promise…
Nov 9, 2017 • 4 min
In a cynical world the most important thing someone can do is keep their promise.
Your Kingdom Come…
Nov 6, 2017 • 4 min
What do we mean when we pray, “your kingdom come”? Most of us haven’t even thought about it. We need a new imagination.
Holy Be Your Name
Nov 3, 2017 • 3 min
What happens when you start trying to to acknowledge God instead of just asking him for stuff? Here’s what happened to me…
Jesus Is Not A Sales Pitch
Nov 2, 2017 • 3 min
Jesus is not a sales pitch, because all of life is sacred.
Don’t Be Crusty
Oct 30, 2017 • 3 min
How to get out of your spiritual rut.
Where is God?
Oct 27, 2017 • 3 min
In the darkness we need a glimmer of light.
What Good is Theology?
Oct 25, 2017 • 2 min
What good is theology? It is actually pretty useless…Wait…What?
How Do You Do It?
Oct 24, 2017 • 5 min
People want ask me all the time how we raise our kids. Here are ten things we have done.
Oct 23, 2017 • 3 min
To those of you courageously saying, #MeToo, I believe you. It wasn’t your fault.
This All Sucks!
Oct 23, 2017 • 3 min
Life is hard. There are times it flat out sucks.
Flex and Obey
Oct 23, 2017 • 3 min
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