Cultivate & Keep: Empowering The Next Generation Of Christian Men
Cultivate & Keep: Empowering The Next Generation Of Christian Men
Cultivate & Keep is a website, podcast, and community for Christian men to become who God created them to be.
113 | Your Happiness Isn’t Dependent On Your Work… Or Is It?
Aug 11 • 25 min
We debate the advice to separate your overall happiness from your work.
112 | What Does It Mean To Be A “Christian”?
Aug 4 • 33 min
What’s the true difference between someone who calls themselves a Christian and someone who is a Christian?
111 | Stop Taking Things Too Personally
Jul 28 • 31 min
Do you get hurt, offended, or insecure by what someone says?
110 | What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Married
Jul 21 • 41 min
We’re still very much marriage noobs, but we’ve both already experienced some valuable lessons that would be helpful to anyone preparing for marriage.
109 | Wes Fulkerson: Choosing A Life In The Arts
Jul 14 • 69 min
Wes is the author of several books, most recently For Whom The Sun Sings. He shares how he decided to pursue a non-traditional career path and the relationship between faith and work.
108 | Depending On Yourself vs Depending On God
Jul 7 • 24 min
When things get hard, when you need to work extra, and when you’re just trying to survive, who do you turn to?
107 | 2020 Mid Year Review
Jun 30 • 39 min
Taking a look at our 2019 reviews and progress to what we set out to do.
106 | The Fifth Commandment: Honor vs Obedience
Jun 23 • 26 min
Why does God command us to honor our parents? Does it really need to be a commandment?
105 | How To Stop Procrastinating
Jun 16 • 35 min
Look, we all do it. So how do we stop it?
104 | Matt Miller: Thinking For Yourself, Culture, & the Legacy of Fatherhood
Jun 9 • 92 min
We sat down with Matt Miller to talk about his life growing up, what he’s doing now, and what’s gotten him to where he is today.
103 | Racism
Jun 3 • 94 min
We feature Miles McPherson’s “The Third Option” and talk about racism in America.
102 | How Did Job Respond?
May 26 • 29 min
It’s obviously a hard time for everyone, but how did Job respond to his calamity?
101 | Combatting Anxiety
May 19 • 31 min
How does anxiety affect you? And what can you do about it?
100 | Lessons Learned After 100 Episodes
May 12 • 60 min
We share 100 lessons—just kidding. We share a few lessons we’ve learned after doing 100 episodes over almost two years.
99 | God’s Timing
May 5 • 29 min
Hindsight is 20/20, but what is God doing in your life right now? Take a second to recognize God’s timing in the present.
98 | The Give First Mentality
Apr 28 • 27 min
This one mental switch will change everything for you.
97 | Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose
Apr 21 • 38 min
What are we pursuing in life? How do we explain what motivates us to get up out of bed every day?
96 | Death
Apr 14 • 23 min
What do you do when a loved one passes away? What’s the Christian response?
95 | The Fourth Commandment: Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Rest
Apr 7 • 28 min
What does it mean to take a sabbath? And how do you keep it holy?
94 | Unprecedented
Mar 31 • 38 min
What do you do when your income drops to $0? When you’re told to stay inside? When the world has never faced a global pandemic like this before?
93 | Solving A Critical Problem For 13,000+ Churches with Frank Barry
Mar 24 • 74 min
Frank Barry is the cofounder and COO of Tithely, a software platform for churches. We touch on how he went from an aimless college student to starting a multimillion-dollar business, all the while starting a family and using business as a form of ministry.
92 | What Are You Trading For?
Mar 17 • 40 min
We often make disproportionate trades in our lives. Do we know what we’re trading for? What should we do, knowing there will be things that have an outsized impact positively or negatively?
91 | Planting A Church with Kevin Fontenot
Mar 10 • 57 min
Corey talks with Kevin Fontenot, a marketer and church planter based in Texas to talk about his eventual journey to pastoral ministry.
90 | Homeschooler To Tech Founder with Jack McDade
Mar 3 • 64 min
Corey brings on tech entrepreneur Jack McDade to talk about his career, faith, and life running an online business.
89 | Spiritual Formation with Drake Senter
Feb 25 • 87 min
Do you feel burned out about the day to day “spiritual disciplines” like worship, reading your Bible, praying, etc or feel like you’ve hit a wall in your walk? Spiritual formation helps you be more intentional about how you’re cultivating your…
88 | Life Margin
Feb 18 • 39 min
Do you have margin in your life? In your income? If your career? In your time? Do you have space to breathe and room to be flexible?
87 | The Parable Of The Talents
Feb 11 • 36 min
When was a time in your life when you had to make due with what was in front of you? What if you’re given a LOT?
86 | The Third Commandment: How Do You Talk About God?
Feb 4 • 25 min
What does it actually mean to take the Lord’s name in vain? And is that really all there is to it? (Spoiler: more to it than you might think)
85 | The (New?) American Dream
Jan 28 • 25 min
What is the American Dream? How has it changed? And what’s the Biblical perspective?
84 | Preach What You Practice
Jan 21 • 33 min
Instead of starting with an idea and trying to live up to it, we should start with reality and speak from experience.
83 | Why Can’t I Be Consistent?
Jan 14 • 29 min
We all start with big goals and aspirations. Maybe it lasts for a week or two and then it fades. Why? And then what?
82 | 2020
Jan 7 • 43 min
Welcome to the next decade. We hate new year’s resolutions, but we do talk about what we (realistically) want to do and accomplish this year!
81 | 2019 Year In Review
Dec 31, 2019 • 77 min
Our long-anticipated review of everything that went well, what didn’t go so well, and what we learned in 2019.
80 | Grace & Truth
Dec 24, 2019 • 35 min
Jesus came full of grace and truth to give us both, to save us and grow us. But the order is significant here.
79 | The Second Commandment: A Man-Made Image of God
Dec 17, 2019 • 27 min
A false image of God is simply a subjective, but untrue view of who God is. A person’s lifestyle always reflects the image of God.
78 | Fear Is Good
Dec 10, 2019 • 50 min
Fear isn’t always something that must be avoided. It’s not always an indicator that you’re doing things wrong or that something bad is about to happen. Sometimes… it’s a sign of something meaningful, challenging, or worthwhile.
77 | The First Commandment: Idolatry & Adultery?
Dec 3, 2019 • 32 min
The first of a trickled series on God’s commandments: We explore the true meaning behind the 1st commandment. There’s more than meets the eye!
76 | How To Be Grateful (Even When You’re Just Not Feeling It)
Nov 26, 2019 • 27 min
Not all of us (let’s be real — *very* few of us) are cheery, grateful souls all the time. So how do you cultivate gratitude when you’re not feeling grateful?
75 | The Story of Seduction
Nov 19, 2019 • 35 min
A parable of the crossroads we come to at each tempting sin.
74 | What Would You Do With A Hundred Thousand, Million, Or BILLION Dollars?
Nov 12, 2019 • 43 min
Here’s a thought… what would you do with a big lump sum of cash? How would it change your life? What would you pursue?
73 | Go And Get Bored
Nov 5, 2019 • 46 min
When was the last time you felt bored?
72 | The Personal Finance Guide (Saving, Investing, Giving, Budgeting, & More)
Oct 29, 2019 • 161 min
Please feel free to consume this *very* lengthy episode over a few different commutes/chores. We go in-depth on personal finances for Christians and what’s worked for us!
71 | Finding Your Unique Multi-Hyphenate
Oct 22, 2019 • 27 min
Can you find the perfect combination of what you love, what you get paid for, what you’re good at, and what the world needs?
70 | Hell Yeah or Hell No
Oct 15, 2019 • 30 min
“Let your yes be yes and your no be no.” How does this apply to your life?
69 | Every Opportunity Has A Shelf Life
Oct 8, 2019 • 39 min
What opportunities are right in front of you right now? Which paths do you follow?
68 | A Special One Year Anniversary Episode
Oct 1, 2019 • 31 min
A candid conversation about one year of podcasting and life updates.
67 | Life Regrets
Sep 24, 2019 • 44 min
What are the most common life regrets? What would yours be?
66 | Desire, Motivation, And The Will To Make It Happen
Sep 17, 2019 • 32 min
It’s easy to let life just unfold in front of you. But what do you really want? And how bad do you really want it?
65 | What To Do When Christian Celebrities Let You Down
Sep 10, 2019 • 31 min
There’s been a rise in celebrity-like Christians with a lot of reach and influence. But what happens when they slip up? Or when they abandon their faith altogether? We’ve got two real-life examples to talk about.
64 | Guns: What’s The Solution?
Sep 3, 2019 • 50 min
We have an open, honest conversation about the role of guns in our lives. Disclaimer: We don’t claim to have the answers, have all the data, or know what the solution is. But that’s why we wanted to talk about it.
63 | Burnout vs Boreout
Aug 27, 2019 • 46 min
What is burnout? And how do you know if you’re burnt out or if you’re just tired or bored? We talk about our own experiences and what to do about it.
62 | What To Expect When You’re Engaged
Aug 20, 2019 • 35 min
Being engaged can be surprisingly hard. It’s not like the movies make it out to be with cake tastings and fun late-night planning sessions. It’s a crash course in all the challenging aspects of a relationship… so buckle up.
61 | Why Divorce?
Aug 13, 2019 • 52 min
Divorce is a hard topic to talk about — and not talked about enough. Why does it happen? Is okay? We do our best to explore this sensitive subject.
60 | The Inconvenience Of Sacrifice
Aug 6, 2019 • 20 min
The old testament is full of examples of sacrifice. But what kind of sacrifices do we offer God today? And how do we present them?
59 | The 3 Things That Reveal Everything You Need To Know About Someone (& Yourself)
Jul 30, 2019 • 40 min
Your wallet, your calendar, and your friends: an inside look into who someone REALLY is.
58 | Balancing Ambition vs Contentment
Jul 23, 2019 • 45 min
A candid chat about managing feelings of discontentment, ambition, and if it’s right or wrong.
57 | Chris George: Growing In Wisdom, Stature, & In Favor With God And Men
Jul 16, 2019 • 66 min
This week we talk to Chris George, one of Jeremy’s closest family friends, businessman, and father.
56 | 5 Realities About Money & Your Career
Jul 9, 2019 • 29 min
We cover five beliefs about money and your career that are likely opposite to what you’ve grown up subconsciously thinking were true.
55 | 2019 Mid-Year Review
Jul 2, 2019 • 73 min
We take some time to reflect on how this year is going so far, answering what’s going well, what’s not going so well, and what we’ve learned.
54 | How To Make Decisions
Jun 25, 2019 • 42 min
When you have a big decision ahead of you, what do you do? How do you make the right decision?
53 | The Judas In All Of Us
Jun 18, 2019 • 32 min
Judas is often viewed as a heartless betrayer, greedy for money and cowardly. But are we so different than him?
52 | Dan Deyling: Answering Hard Questions About The Bible
Jun 11, 2019 • 113 min
We ask Dan some of the hardest questions about the Bible, including Satan, slavery, polygamy, and all sorts of other stuff!
51 | Zac Hays: Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts, Getting Married, And The Environment
Jun 4, 2019 • 134 min
We talk to Zac Hays about his past as an atheist, being married and traveling the world, and what we do with this world of ours.
50 | Nathan Cornett: Grappling Career Changes And Building A Family
May 28, 2019 • 105 min
We talked to Nathan Cornett, Jeremy’s brother-in-law and one of our favorite people about marriage, changing careers in the midst of building a family, and more.
49 | The Merit Of Personality Tests
May 21, 2019 • 34 min
Myers-Briggs? Strength Finders? Enneagram? What’s the point?
48 | I’m Motivated By Money
May 14, 2019 • 25 min
Is it wrong to be motivated by money? What’s the right way to view money?
47 | The Truth About Gluttony
May 7, 2019 • 22 min
Gluttony is all too common in our consumerism culture.
46 | Pressuring Someone To Commit Murder
Apr 30, 2019 • 52 min
Is it possible to pressure someone into committing murder using psychological manipulation?
45 | Jenny Stecklair: Patience During The Process & Running A Business With Young Kids
Apr 23, 2019 • 97 min
We bring on Jenny Stecklair to give a different perspective on finding a husband, starting a business, life, and overcoming hardship.
44 | How And When To Rest
Apr 16, 2019 • 23 min
Rest is often an after-thought, and we explore why it should be treated with much more intention and thought than you may think.
43 | Atomic Habits Review: Building & Keeping Habits That Matter
Apr 9, 2019 • 47 min
One of our favorite books, Atomic Habits is a practical and in-depth guide to cultivating the right habits.
42 | Phil Ortiz: Patriotism, Entrepreneurship, and Building a Family
Apr 2, 2019 • 69 min
Phil embodies so many different aspects of what it means to be a man as a Christian: politician, entrepreneur, father, husband, and much more.
41 | How And When To Quit
Mar 26, 2019 • 45 min
Quitting isn’t exactly the most attractive subject to talk about. What are the circumstances and reasons that make it okay or not okay?
40 | When It’s Morning And It’s Leah
Mar 19, 2019 • 22 min
When life gives you lemons, or should I say Leah, and you asked for raspberries, err… Rachel.
39 | Remembering The Work Of God
Mar 12, 2019 • 28 min
It’s easy to forget many of the things that God has done in your life. Do you have a way to remind yourself?
38 | Are You Real With God?
Mar 5, 2019 • 32 min
How do you deal with unbelief?
37 | Do What’s Hard
Feb 26, 2019 • 25 min
When you have the choice of doing what’s easy, what’s hard, or nothing, what do you choose?
36 | Finding God In The Middle
Feb 19, 2019 • 29 min
In the middle of hardship, anticipation, and preparation, we can easily miss God if we’re not looking for Him.
35 | How To Disagree (The Godly Way)
Feb 12, 2019 • 31 min
How to talk about social and political issues in a world of digital outrage.
34 | How To Start A Podcast In 11 Steps
Feb 5, 2019 • 28 min
A practical guide on how to start a podcast, start to finish.
33 | The Myth Of Being “Qualified” For A Job
Jan 29, 2019 • 35 min
Feel like you’re never qualified for the job you want?
32 | Saying No To New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 22, 2019 • 35 min
What we do instead of planning new years resolutions.
31 | Preparing For Marriage During Engagement
Jan 15, 2019 • 22 min
What should you be doing while you’re engaged?
30 | 2018 Year In Review
Dec 14, 2018 • 65 min
What went well, what didn’t go so well, and what did we learn?
29 | Social Media
Dec 13, 2018 • 37 min
After looking at Apple’s new iPhone feature “Screen Time,” we were both shocked.
28 | Let’s Talk About Porn
Dec 12, 2018 • 58 min
More than four of every ten Americans now say pornography is morally acceptable.
27 | Judging Others
Dec 11, 2018 • 22 min
A closer look at Matthew 7:1.
26 | For I Know The Plans I Have For You
Dec 10, 2018 • 19 min
God may not take away your suffering, but rather give you hope in the midst of your suffering.
25 | The True Meaning Of Philippians 4:13
Dec 9, 2018 • 20 min
Take the focus off of yourself and put it onto God.
24 | Proactive vs Reactive
Dec 8, 2018 • 21 min
The difference between life “happening” and life on purpose.
23 | 9 Lessons Every Man Can Learn From Joshua Of The Bible
Dec 7, 2018 • 28 min
Born a slave, raised a warrior, died a conqueror.
22 | Video Games
Dec 6, 2018 • 32 min
What does the Bible say about gaming?
21 | Learning
Dec 5, 2018 • 30 min
Knowledge builds up like compound interest.
20 | The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today
Dec 4, 2018 • 30 min
What’s the most important thing you can do today? Might not be what you think.
19 | Being A Good Steward Of Your Time
Dec 3, 2018 • 51 min
Do you manage your time well? Do you treat it like the valuable resource it is?
18 | Easy Choices, Hard Life. Hard Choices, Easy Life.
Dec 2, 2018 • 34 min
The unfortunate truth is that life is hard. And a good life requires doing hard things.
17 | Don’t Lose Your Awe And Wonder Of God
Dec 1, 2018 • 34 min
The awe of God is one of our greatest assets as a Christian.
16 | Fellowship, Fatherhood, and Faith with Dan Deyling
Nov 27, 2018 • 82 min
We sat down with Dan Deyling to talk about doing hard things, facing yourself, and cultivating conviction.
15 | Providing More Than Just Money with Nick Loudon
Nov 20, 2018 • 44 min
Being a provider financially is a heavy burden in and of itself, let alone spiritually and emotionally as well.
14 | The Apathetic Slippery Slope with Nick Loudon
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
“Why don’t I care?” Apathy is a real issue for many men.
13 | Visioneering Review
Nov 6, 2018 • 18 min
Are you living life on purpose? Do you have a vision for your life?
12 | College
Oct 30, 2018 • 49 min
How do you be successful in college? And is it even necessary?
11 | Why Do I Do The Very Thing That I Hate?
Oct 23, 2018 • 27 min
“For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.” Have you ever felt this way?
10 | What Is God’s Calling On Your Life?
Oct 16, 2018 • 39 min
How do you discover what God’s calling is on your life? And is it aligned with your vision for your life?
9 | Community
Oct 9, 2018 • 51 min
What does real community look like? And do we really need it?
8 | Psalm 84
Oct 2, 2018 • 29 min
We break down Psalm 84 and get into the nitty-gritty of how to apply it to life.
7 | Wild At Heart Review
Sep 30, 2018 • 43 min
We talk about and review the book Wild At Heart.
6 | Jeremy’s Engagement Plans
Sep 30, 2018 • 32 min
Jeremy explains his plans to get engaged!
5 | Jeremy Chan: Moving Your Family Across The World For Ministry
Sep 30, 2018 • 67 min
We talk with Jeremy Chan who moved his family across the world to Africa to serve in ministry for the youth of East Africa.
4 | Turning Points
Sep 30, 2018 • 65 min
Key conversations, moments, and impactful moments in our lives.
3 | To Cultivate & Keep
Sep 30, 2018 • 68 min
What does it mean to cultivate? What does it mean to keep?
2 | Our Testimonies
Sep 30, 2018 • 73 min
Who are we? What’s our story?
1 | Origins
Sep 30, 2018 • 30 min
Why start Cultivate & Keep in the first place?
0 | What Is Cultivate & Keep?
Sep 29, 2018 • 4 min
Corey and Jeremy explain what’s in store for Cultivate & Keep and how to get involved.
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