How do you live as a faithful follower of Jesus in the real world… here… now? Thatâ€™s a question this â€˜ordinary Joeâ€™ has been asking for a long time.
For years, I wrestled with this semi-publicly as a pastor and youth minister. I attempted to answer questions from students honestly and challenge adults to look at their faith in new ways.
Iâ€™ve also thought deeply about it privately, striving to understand my faith better. I canâ€™t tell you how often Iâ€™ve said to a family member, â€œIf you follow that theological thought, it doesnâ€™t workâ€ and, “Do people really believe that?”
In this podcast, I’m working through these things with you, if you’re willing to take the ride with me.
But donâ€™t expect easy answers or lofty promises. No bumper sticker, meme or church sign theologyâ€”oh how I despise church signs. I want to know what it really means to be a faithful follower of Jesus in the 21st century, even when that rubs up against what weâ€™ve always heard before.
Oh, by the way, my name is Joe Iovino, and I am not your ordinary Joe.
‘Not Your Ordinary Joe’
Theme music by Joseph Iovino.
Artwork by Kristi Iovino.
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