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September 30, 2020

Bible Belt - Episode 1

Welcome to Episode 1 of Bible Belt. This will be a semi-regular thing for Use Your Words where Aaron and Paul relax, have a drink, and talk about the spiritual journeys they both are on. In this episode Aaron wanted to share ...

Bible Belt

September 23, 2020

Adios Josh - May You Enjoy The Triplets

Today we are both sad and happy to announce that our very own Josh is leaving the podcast. We are sad because we do - even though we may tease him - enjoy having him on the show with us. But we are also happy to see him take ...

September 17, 2020

September 2020 Spiritual Episode

There really is no title for today's episode. Once a month we try to go down the more spiritual route with our conversations and that was this week's conversation. Originally we were going to talk about a multitude of thing...

September 09, 2020

Covid and it's impact on mental health

The CDC recently released a report which stated that in June of 2020 25.5% of people aged 18-24 SERIOUSLY considered suicide. That is an alarming statistic - and shook Paul to his very core. Since it is suicide awareness mo...

Mental Health

September 02, 2020

Culture In The Church

This is part two of a conversation which was started last month regarding culture changing and how we should react to it. Last month focused mostly on culture in large - while this month focuses more on changing culture with...

August 31, 2020

Kenosha Wisconsin: A City In Crises

This week Paul is joined by Aaron as we talk about what is going on in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Both of us live close to the town, and have been there multiple times ourselves. We wanted to talk about what we are seeing in Kenos...

August 26, 2020

Only trust the experts?

With Covid and other things going on around the world - it has been popping up on Social Media that only those who are experts in their respective field should be giving information on their respective field. If you are not ...

August 19, 2020

How to deal with changing culture - Part 1

This week Aaron wanted to talk about how to deal with changing culture both in the world and inside the church. Well we talked long enough about the former that we never got to the later - so stay tuned to next month to hear...

August 12, 2020

Use Your Words - Live For Covid Relief

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to be part of a fundraiser for Covid-19 support for families in the Wisconsin. While this is a shorter episode (we had to keep it short on purpose) we felt it was appropriate to release...

August 05, 2020

How to handle division in the church

Aaron wanted to talk about division - it started out as a very generic topic but eventually we focused in on how to deal with division in the church.

July 29, 2020

Lets talk about motivation

This week Aaron wanted to talk about motivation - and how does a lack of motivation compare to just getting too busy (and are they related in any way?). This week we talk about that - and learn what Josh is shopping for. Al...

July 26, 2020

The religion of intersectionalism

This week Paul finally wraps up the past four weeks of Use Your Words with the overarching theme which answers the question about why people want to tear down statues, why people want to create laws which allow discrimination...

July 20, 2020

Intolerant Karens Are Ruining The Internet

I did an experiment recently on social media to see what would happen if I intentionally made a post that was contrary to the thoughts and opinions of the people in the post. The main rule for this was that the post itself co...

July 15, 2020

California wants to role back Prop 209 - and wants to make discrimination legal

I have always thought California was a little odd regarding some of the crazy things coming out of that state - but I have to admit they have done a few things right throughout the years. If you remember a little while ago I ...

July 13, 2020

Self care in 2020

Life is hard - especially during Covid. But what can you do to help yourself and help someone else who is suffering in this time? What is self care? What can you do to make it through these stressful times? This Monday Paul t...

Mental Health

July 08, 2020

Should we tear down statues of controversial historical figures?

A recent trend in the unrest in America is groups of people tearing down statues (illegally) that they feel are problematic. We have gone beyond cancelling people to wanting to cancel statues of historical figures. Should t...

July 01, 2020

Chaz and Chop

Aaron wanted to talk about Chap/Chop this week. He wanted to talk about them even though he didn't know too much about the inner workings of this. So Paul decided to school both Aaron and Josh on what has been going on over...

June 26, 2020

Cows, Spiders, Aaron

Another bonus clip (read: outtake) from this past Wednesday's episode. There was no context to keep it in the episode but was too good not to share.

June 24, 2020

Vulnerability In America

Vulnerability in Americans seems to be almost nonexistent - partially as a result of our culture that likes to be individualistic that preaches that showing any vulnerability is a weakness instead of a strength. It has cause...

June 19, 2020

Josh and woodworking

This is a bonus episode. It was extracted from this past Wednesday's episode as it was not on topic - but at the same time - it needed to be shared.

June 17, 2020

Aaron wants to talk about Heaven - so we do it!

This month seems to be the Aaron month with him bringing up ideas/topics to drive the conversation - while Josh goes and buys a saw online (more on that on Friday). Aaron brings up a couple of things he wanted to discuss - ...

June 15, 2020

We are in the dumbest timeline

The TV show community has the concept of the darkest timeline in the series to drive part of the narrative. While re-watching the series, Paul was struck with the idea that we are in the dumbest timeline. What does it mean ...

June 10, 2020

Bad Christians

This week Aaron wanted to talk about bad christians. No - not the podcast but those who claim to be christian and yet do things that are deceptive, or knowlingly false. We also talk about the issues with judging as a Christ...

June 08, 2020

Thoughts on Mentorship

I had the privilege of being part of a podcastathon to help raise money for an organization that helps kids learn how to better socialize, learn skills, and go through life - in other words they mentor them. This got me thin...

June 03, 2020

Aaron and Josh reflect on getting older

Both Aaron and Josh recently had birthdays, and as they have gotten older have started to reflect on things as they have changed. We tell Aaron what his birthday surprise was supposed to be and how he ruined it. Aaron then g...

June 01, 2020

Corona Modeling Code Should Be Criticized

Recently the code used to model the spread of Corona Virus was released to the public after it was called into question the accuracy of the code. Upon analysis by various people, it quickly came to the attention that there w...

May 27, 2020

Can you be opinionated, Christian, and loving all at the same time?

Paul recently did a Monday episode and said he could no longer, in good faith, be a milk toast fence sitter. This lead him to probe the other guys for their thoughts on if a person can claim to be Christian and at the same t...

May 22, 2020

Rules for thee but not from me

It is an interesting time in the world. In response to Covid-19 there has been multiple new ways of life thrown at us over a short amount of time. But what gets under my skin is when people create new laws/procedures and th...

May 20, 2020

Is Dissent From The Majority Allowed With Corona?

Paul asks the question if it is allowable and/or appropriate to allow for dissent during a global crises. Is interpreting the data (without spreading fake news which could cause harm to health) something that should even be ...

May 13, 2020

Josh tells us what he is learning about being a father

Josh is now a married man. Due to Covid he and enforcer pushed their wedding forward and turned it into a quarantine wedding with just a couple people present. While this is a new thing for him - he is learning not only to ...

May 11, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

Read and hear more about other topics, including mental health awareness month over at our website Check out: πŸΌπŸ‘‰ https://www.useyourwords.cc This video is an updated video from Paul on his thoughts about mental health awarene...

Mental Health

May 06, 2020

Biden in the era of MeToo

Joe Biden was recently accused of sexual assault by Tara Reed. Within the past few years Brett Kavanaugh was accused as well by Blasey Ford of sexual assault when he was undergoing the process to be confirmed to the supreme c...

April 29, 2020

Unity During Covid

During this time of Covid - there is a never ending supply of negative news around the world. But Aaron wanted to talk about the good he is seeing through Unity both locally and globally. So this week we talk about Unity we...

April 22, 2020

Earth Day 2020

How do you celebrate Earth Day? The guys talk about how they approach earth day now a days as well as their approach to the environment. How do you approach earth day?

April 20, 2020

No Longer Milktoast

Do you know what it means to be a milktoast fence sitter? It means to be so bland and in the middle that you (theoretically) do not offend anyone. I am tired of doing that - and after this week have decided I can no longer ...

April 15, 2020

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Covid-19 is pretty much the only thing going on in the world news wise right now. That being said - Paul wanted to pick the guys brains on what Covid-19 means for them right now, what the future of it holds, and why there sh...

April 13, 2020

With All The Bad Lets Look At Some Good News

Today (4/12/2020) is Easter - a celebration of Spring and renewal and for the Christian church, the resurrection of Christ. During this time, it is good to think of the good going on in the world. There is a lot going on wi...

April 08, 2020

Easter in The Times Of Corona

We had to record remotely for the first time ever and since Easter is coming up soon we decided to talk about Easter past, present, and future. Looking forward to being able to have family interaction again on holidays and b...

April 01, 2020

Trigger Warning: This episode may trigger you

We have all seen the trigger warning attributed to books, and various other pieces of media. In recent years this warning has even been attributed to college courses as well as online conversations. Why do we apply trigger ...

March 30, 2020

When the world need hope - the media brings doomsday hype

Every minute of every day, if you look at the news being published by online media outlets you are seeing one thing - Covid19. Now this is a big thing in the world - so don't let it sound like I'm playing it down - but it is...

March 25, 2020

Transgender Athletes

Before the Corona virus, one of the big things on the nightly news was the lawsuits regarding transgendered athletes coming out of the high schools and the various states implementing rules for high school athletes. What doe...

March 23, 2020

Imagine If Celebrities Were Relevant

Celebrities are attempting to keep relevant in this day of social distancing. They are singing bad cover songs, and interviewing each other to try to show that they care. The optics are bad - but there is some good that can...

March 18, 2020

How do you mourn an imperfect person?

On January 26th, 2020 it was revealed that Kobe Bryant and his daughter were on a helicopter which crashed, killing all aboard. Being one of the most well known basketball players, Kobe was mourned worldwide after his death ...

March 16, 2020

Fallout was wrong - Toilet Paper Is The New Currency

The panic over Covid-19 continues around the world. It has gone from somewhat comical to see the toilet paper isle empty to starting to get downright scary that the rest of the store is now starting to follow suit. Now inst...

March 11, 2020

Can You Give Up God For Lent?

One of Paul's favorite bands is The Classic Crime. One of their songs - Shades of Green - has the following lyrics Gave up God for lent this year Stopped going to the church Learned to fight within myself The war beyond the ...

March 09, 2020

Prepared not scared: How scary is 2019-nCoV really?

How scared should we be regarding 2019-nCoV? While data wise it seems worse then the annual flu, is it so deadly that we need to be in panic mode? Let's look at some facts about it and then decide

March 04, 2020

Melanin over merit?

Anytime you try to have a conversation about race in America, one of two things instantly happen. Either people shut down afraid to say the wrong thing and being labeled a racist, or they go off on tangents not related to the...

February 26, 2020

Why Is Truth Important In 2020

For the past several years, the concept of "do what feels right" and "live your truth" have become mainstream ideas. These concepts at their very core are part of the post modernism movement which started in earnest in the 1...

February 24, 2020

Alabama Proposed bill for forced Vasectomy for all men over 50, or with 3 children.

Rolanda Hollis proposed a bill in Alabama to force all men over 50 or with 3 or more children to "neutralize the abortion ban bill". What does this mean? How should we process this? What does it really mean, should it be some...

February 19, 2020

Can you be too transparent with other people? What about in business?

This week Aaron had the question of if you can be too transparent with other people - and what would the world look like if people were transparent all the time about what is going on. We start off looking about how transpar...