Episode 66 - The ‘ultimate’ episode

Mark and Andy wrap up Doing the Stuff with this finale episode.

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Episode 65 - Walking with God

You know what a boat is, but can you sail? You might know about God, but do you know God?

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Episode 64 - A beginners’ guide to community

How do we do community well? It looks like there’s a lot to do with expectations.

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Episode 63 - In or out of control

Will next year happen to you, or will you take it by the horns?

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Episode 62 - When to quit

Should I stay or should I go?

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Episode 61 - Are you ready?

Making the decision to change.

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Episode 60 - Batman’s greatest fear

What if I fail? What if I look like an idiot? What if it all goes wrong?

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Episode 59 - The importance of being an imagineer

Imagination can feel a bit… childish, but you can’t build what you can’t see.

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Episode 58 - It might as well be us

We're qualified, and we believe it can be done

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Episode 57 - Do you have what it takes to succeed?

Will I succeed or will I fail?

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Episode 56 - The ten year itch

If there's not enough risk in our lives, we inject it ourselves!

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Episode 55 - I think therefore I do the stuff

Right thinking and right doing - what drives you?

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Episode 54 - Belief moments and pizza slices

Everyone has beliefs, but how do they change?

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Episode 53 - The men’s retreat survival guide

A weekend to bond with others, talk God stuff, and play golf? Sounds good, and confronting. Mark and Andy come to your rescue with top survival tips.

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Episode 52 - Paper aeroplanes and expectations

What are you looking forward to?

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Episode 51 - Andy sees a seed hopper

Mark ponders mystics. Andy sees a seed hopper.

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Episode 50 - Grief like treacle

Grief is confronting. Feelings of pain, loss and sadness - that you can’t just put a lid on.

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Episode 49 - God rocks up

God's got a pretty good track record of being there, no matter what.

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Episode 48 - How to stop wheel wobble and neck pain (and sort your life out)

It seems that worn out tyres, herniated discs and life fatigue could have one really important thing in common...

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Episode 47 - How do we grow? (aside from around the middle)

Emotionally, spiritually, physically, education...ally? How do we grow as a person, into all we can be in God?

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Episode 46 - Why you shouldn’t take the high ground, or eat in a yurt

What's the significance of the higher ground, and what do we do if we're not on it?

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Episode 45 - All the world’s a stage

What stage are you on? Where is your voice heard and influence felt?

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Episode 44 - Unearthing your subterranean agenda

There is stuff driving us like a golf club, our motives, our fears… buried under busyness and perhaps our aspirations…

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Episode 43 - What to do on Nob Hill

Confidence may well be fear’s opposite. But confidence in what?

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Episode 42 - Why once every 25 years isn’t often enough

45% of adults don’t talk about religion, yet the main prompt for people to think about belief is through conversation...

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Episode 41 - Trolls and paracletes: living the difference

Hurling opinions can be more than a pastime in this day of trolls and angry middle-aged men. Yet that impulse to speak up is good.

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Episode 40 - It’s time we talked

What’s the conversation you’re not having?

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Episode 39 - Are you carrying a fence?

Am I allowed to say this? Well... no offence, but...

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Episode 38 - Turning up the quiet

This world’s a noisy place. And as you suspected, as a constant, it’s not doing you many favours.

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Episode 37 - Who are you going to call?

Mark and Andy take a look at the problem of loneliness. There's a seemingly simple fix, but why can’t we crack it?

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Episode 36 - How to beat jet lag and life lag

Andy shares his secret sauce to beating jet-lag. And also ‘life-lag'…

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Episode 35 - Airbrushing your life story

What’s your life story and how do you tell it? What impact does it have on things still to come?

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Episode 34 - Frolicking in the flours

Mark and Andy tackle the big question for dads in their middle age - just how far will you go for your kids?

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Episode 33 - Sticks and stones will jog your memory

A look at personal motivation this week, Mark wonders why his energy has disappeared so early in the year.

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Episode 32 - Desire is the path to sacrifice

or why you are probably more jealous of your best friend than you like to admit.

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Episode 31 - Don’t just sieve your flour

Torrent. Inundation. Drinking from a firehouse… It’s been a big year.

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Episode 30 - The 12 pains of Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and stressed, right? There’s nothing like deadline pressure to focus the mind and bring about lots of stress-inducing situations.

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Episode 29 - Man shall not live on coffee alone

This is a story about our bible reading habits, or lack thereof.

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Episode 28 - Bubble trouble

The world’s full of angst, worry and confirmation bias. People are blaming Facebook, Google and the media. It’s all their fault, right?

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Episode 27 - A Wesleyan window into judgement

First impressions count - we make instant judgements based on a first glance, what people say, or what they believe. How judgemental are you?

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Episode 26 - That thing about men and church

They say church appeals to women more than men. Is that right? And if so, how do we respond?

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Episode 25 - Are you in or out?

Sometimes fence sitting, and self reliance is overrated.

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Episode 24 - What’s the point in asking questions?

(See what we did there?)

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Episode 23 - Stress is hurry sickness

We’re stressed. When do we get off this horse?

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Episode 22 - How’s your marriage?

Leaving the toilet seat down and other important things.

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Episode 21 - Christianity: just another life-hack? Part 2 of 2

Are we truly seeking God? Or are we just using God as another way to lifehack our problems?

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Episode 20 - Be careful what you wish for – Part 1 of 2

All find what they truly seek. But how do we work out what we’re seeking?

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Episode 19 - Peace looks more like singing loudly than sitting quietly

Peace is not the absence of war and conflict, or even work and to-do lists, but rather the abundance of good things.

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Episode 18 - What’s your MO with God? | Putting God in a box

God is more than just a ticket to heaven, a loving father, our saviour, or any other one particular thing. What’s your MO with God?

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Episode 17 - Are you a good Dad? Why is Mark afraid of the school canteen?

Are you a good Dad? It can be an area of paranoia, especially for men. Here’s how to have some more confidence in your parenting.

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Episode 16 - Which story are you living in? Spoiler alert.

Are you career driven, or is your life all about family? Maybe new experiences are more your thing. What narrative are you living, and what really works?

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Episode 15 - What’s with that addiction?

There’s a porn epidemic in our society. Like all other addictions, it’s a substitute with serious and far-reaching fallout. Fact is, Jesus is the only one that can really offer what our hearts long for.

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Episode 14 - Keep washing the dishes. Like, actually.

It’s so easy to get stuck in routines, and lose our momentum. Mark and Andy try looking at the bigger picture.

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Episode 13 - You can do anything, right? Wrong

The delight of knowing your limits and understanding a limitless God.

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Episode 12 - There’s a time in life for everything, especially Star Wars.

How does the Star Wars story connect with the different seasons of life? Listen to Doing the Stuff, you must.

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Episode 11 - Work, what’s it good for?

What’s the most healthy, positive way to think about work? We can’t avoid it, so let’s get it right!

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Episode 10 - Trying to control the uncontrollable, and mocking a lion

6 ways to take back control of your life! You won’t believe number 7! ...Taking control of life often doesn’t add up; perhaps we’re made to steward instead.

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Episode 9 - Believe what you want, just keep it to yourself?

Having a public and private faith in an intolerant, “tolerant” society. Mark and Andy discuss.

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Episode 8 - New Zealand’s fourth most popular comedy-folk duo

If life's a journey, when will we get there? Reaching our potential is unattainable, but there’s something far better.

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Episode 7 - Inner grumpy old man, you have our attention

Where does this grumpy man thing come from anyway? Mark and Andy check take an emotional reality check.

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Episode 6 - What have the Romans ever done for us?

When life throws rocks at you. Throw onions back. You know, or have a street party.

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Episode 5 - Demolishing igloos and parking strangers’ cars

Bono rips off St Francis, Andy destroys an igloo, and Mark parks strangers’ cars.

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Episode 4 - Why we’re pushing rocks up hills

Tropical islands, turquoise waters, and white beaches. The right definition of contentment?

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Episode 3 - Looking for leaders is like playing Where’s Wally

They say the world is experiencing a leadership crisis. Mark and Andy flip the problem and look at self-leadership because they like leading, sometimes.

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Episode 2 - Why sea lions shouldn’t drink Fanta

So I am, like, old now? We dive into the world of expectations, comparisons, and desert-stricken sea-lions. Confused? So are we.

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Episode 1 - Great Expectations (feat. John Wimber)

We think something’s missing, and we need to talk about it.

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