- Episode 0: So This Is Happening November 14, 2016
This is an introductory clip for a new podcast FOR young people ABOUT the gospel. The first episode of this podcast is scheduled to drop on November 25th, 2016.
- Episode 01: The Launch November 25, 2016
Here it is folks (yes, Jaquelle, I said “folks”), the long anticipated first episode (after all, what is an episode 0 anyway) of the Age of Minority podcast. In this episode you will get to know the hosts of the podcast and you will hear a little about why we started this podcast and how it all came to be. Sidenote: You will also hear a teensy-weensy bit of static, but it only shows up every five minutes or so and only lasts for a second or two. Travis says it was him eating Rice Krispies in the kitchen while we were recording, but we are pretty sure it wasn’t 🙂 We are also pretty sure we have fixed the problem for when we record episode 02 and beyond. So enjoy the episode and let us know what you think in the comment section, or on Facebook or Twitter.
- Episode 02: Truth for Youth December 2, 2016
In episode 02 Jaquelle & Sean get into the first half of their tagline – A Podcast For Youth About the Gospel. Topics covered range from serious stuff (the low expectations that are sadly cast upon teens and the need for youth to live for the glory of God) to silly stuff (the Food Network and bad podcast/youth-group names).
- Episode 03: The Most Important Episode December 9, 2016
In this episode 3, Jaquelle and Sean tackle the second half of the show’s tagline – A Podcast For Youth About the Gospel. If the premise of the Age of Minority podcast is that the gospel transforms the teen years (along with all of a Christian’s years), then it is a good idea to begin by talking about what the gospel is. Hope you enjoy the show.
- Episode 04: The Social Media Episode December 16, 2016
In this episode, Jaquelle & Sean tackle an issue near and dear to the hearts of most teens. Whether it is the Facebook, the Twitter, the Instagram or the (insert whatever other social media platform is cool at the time here), all teens are influenced or impacted by social media in some way. That being the case, Jaquelle & Sean answer two important questions about social media: (1) Can teens use social media; & (2) Should teens use social media, and if so, how can they use it for the glory of God?
- Episode 05: The Christmas Extravaganza December 23, 2016
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk all things Christmas. Should Christians celebrate Christmas? What about when Christmas falls on a Sunday? What’s the deal with Xmas? What are our favourite things about the season? And more.
What Does the X in Xmas Mean? (R.C. Sproul)
10 Things You Should Know About Christmas (Andreas J. Köstenberger)
Who Was St. Nicholas? (Kevin DeYoung)
A Plea to Pastors: Don’t Cancel Church on Christmas (Kevin DeYoung)
- Episode 06: The Last Episode of 2016 December 30, 2016
In the final episode of the year, Jaquelle and Sean talk Bible reading. Why should you read the Bible? How should you read the Bible? What is the deal with Bible-reading plans? And more.
Why Bible Study Doesn’t Transform Us (Jen Wilkin)
22 Prayers for Your Bible Reading (Kristen Wetherell)
Reading the Whole Bible: An FAQ (Justin Taylor)
Journaling in Your Bible (Lizzy Jeffers)
The Bible Project
- Episode 07: The Epic Episode January 6, 2017
In this epic episode (clocking in at 45 minutes), Jaquelle and Sean recap CROSS Conference, reflect on 2016, look forward to 2017, and talk about new year’s resolutions. They also cover fangirling over John Piper, the best granola Jaquelle’s ever had, that time they smuggled almonds into Canada, and why Jonathan Edwards’ resolutions are the best.
2:07: The CROSS recap starts
21:53: Jaquelle and Sean reflect on 2016 and 2017
28:29: Jaquelle shares a few of her favorite books from 2016
38:59: The new year’s resolutions talk starts
- Episode 08: The Scripture Memory Episode January 13, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about memorizing Scripture – why you should do it, how you should do it, and all the benefits of doing it. We also talk about why Jaquelle avoids caffeine, introduce Sean to dabbing, and launch the show’s new motto.
16:10: Answers to common objections to memorizing Scripture
18:09: A biblical case for why you should memorize Scripture
20:11: The benefits of Scripture memory
27:04: Practical tips and tools to memorize Scripture
- Episode 09: The Inauguration Episode January 20, 2017
In honor of Inauguration Day, Jaquelle and Sean spend this episode talking about politics and government – how we should think about government, what’s our responsibility as citizens, and if we should vote. We also talk about whether people in Canada actually say “eh,” why we love barbecue and hate Canadian bacon, and how nice everyone in Canada is.
5:59: We talk about what it’s like to live in Canada and debunk some stereotypes
15:25: What and how should we think about government?
17:43: What is our responsibility to the government?
23:42: How should young people think about voting?
+ “The Origin and Function of Government” by R.C. Sproul
- Episode 10: The Words Matter Episode January 27, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about words and why every person should care about writing well. They also talk about how Jaquelle will spend her first million dollars, why Missional Wear won’t sponsor us, and the secret writing tool Jaquelle has been hiding from Sean.
“When I get a little money, I buy books. If there’s any left over, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus
- Episode 11: The Parent Teen Relationship Episode February 3, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about the responsibilities Christian parents and teens have to each other. They also talk about Sean’s wedding, Jaquelle’s new game addiction, and why you don’t have to wear formal attire to discipleship sessions.
- Episode 12: The Church Episode February 10, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about the local church and why teenagers need it. They also talk about Tom the Fire Marshal, the local Buddhist temple, and sloppy joes.
- Episode 13: The TV/Movies Episode February 17, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about movies and TV and what Christians should watch. They also talk about why Sean missed church on Sunday, give him a crazy nickname, and actually make it through a whole episode without bringing up food.
- Episode 14: The Trinity Episode February 24, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean discuss the doctrine of the Trinity and why every Christian (young and old) should care about studying it. They also talk about Spryfield Chinese food, Bobby Flay, and why the Trinity is not like an egg.
+The Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms
+Delighting in the Trinity
+The Forgotten Trinity
+“Why I Won’t Be Seeing (or Reviewing) The Shack Movie” (Tim Challies)
+London Baptist Confession of 1689
+8 Trinitarian Heresies
- Episode 15: The Evangelism Episode March 3, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about evangelism and why Christian teens must share the gospel (especially with their unsaved peers). They also talk about what kinds of hats Sean wears and how great Jaquelle’s new website is.
- Episode 16: The Reading Episode March 10, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about reading and why every Christian should care about reading well. They also talk about Jaquelle’s horrible exercise experience, what book they’d take with them on a deserted island, and also realize how well Sean knows Jaquelle.
- Episode 17: The Father Episode (& Mailbag!) March 17, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about the Father and His distinct role in the Trinity. They also introduce a brand-new segment called Mailbag where they answer listener questions.
To send us your questions for Mailbag, comment below or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Episode 19: The Sabbath Episode March 31, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about the Sabbath – what are the common views of it and why should we care about it. They also talk about Jaquelle’s first book review, Sean’s walking jacket, and why Americans hate Canada.
*Jaquelle was mistaken in thinking there were TGC posts that specifically addressed the opposing views. But they do have quite a few resources on the Sabbath if you’re interested.
- Episode 20: The Stupid Stuff We Say Episode April 7, 2017
On this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about the stupid stuff we say (that we probably shouldn’t). They also talk about Tom Challies (Tim’s evil twin brother), GCoNatCon, and Jaquelle’s first Mac.
- Episode 21: The Episode About Nothing April 14, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean have no theological topic. Instead they talk about the crazy week they had — including Jaquelle’s appearance on The Harvest Show, hanging out with Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler, the coolest cookies Jaquelle’s ever seen, and attending TGC National Conference.
- Episode 22: The Prayer Episode April 21, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about prayer — how to pray, why to pray, and when to pray. They also talk about what to give your pastor to encourage him, how terrible the Toronto Blue Jays are, and Diana’s (aka Mom’s) birthday.
+‘Bible Answer Man’ Converts to Orthodoxy (here’s an article on the differences of Eastern Orthodoxy)
+Praying Together by Megan Hill
+Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney
+The Valley of Vision edited by Arthur Bennett
- Bonus Episode: Mailbag #1 April 25, 2017
In this bonus episode, Jaquelle and Sean open up the Mailbag and answer questions about writing, Easter Monday, laziness, and cliques.
- Episode 23: The Discipleship Episode April 28, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean have an informal conversation about discipleship in the home and the part parents play in spiritual formation. They also talk about Sean’s new phone, Jaquelle’s recent trip to Toronto, and why free water is so great.
+A Young Woman’s Walk with God by Elizabeth George
+Girl Talk by Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre
+The True Woman by Susan Hunt
+Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Ryle
+Stand Fast in the Way of Truth and Hold Fast in a Broken World by Douglas Bond
+What He Must Be … If He Wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie Baucham Jr.
+A Puritan Catechism compiled by C.H. Spurgeon
- Episode 24: The Binge-Watching Episode May 5, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about binge-watching and why it’s bad for your soul. They also talk about Sean’s good day and Jaquelle’s bad day.
- Episode 25: The Character Episode May 12, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about the first article in Tim Challies’ blog series for young Christians — on Christian character. They also talk about their difficult week, recording in the basement, and Jaquelle’s cashews.
*NOTE: Due to some scheduling changes, we mistakenly misnumbered the episode in the podcast.
- Episode 26: The First Job Episode May 19, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about how to look for a first job (or any job) to the glory of God. They also talk about butchers, their favorite nuts, and Sean’s many jobs.
*NOTE: Due to some scheduling changes, we mistakenly misnumbered the episode in the podcast.
- Episode 27: The Time Episode May 26, 2017
In this episode, Sean and Jaquelle talk about how to use your time for the glory of God (and why it’s so important). They also talk about Sean’s philosophy, Molly’s Dairy Bar, and starting a lemonade stand.
+Enjoy by Trillia Newbell
- Episode 28: The Complaining Episode June 2, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about complaining and ingratitude and why they’re so bad. They also talk about Ezra, Mr. Tubbs and Mr. Baby, and why the cooks from their church are so amazing.
- Episode 29: The Dating Episode June 9, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about dating and what Christian teens should think about it. They also talk about cookies, dating Sean, and Jaquelle’s favorite t-shirt.
+“7 Reasons Why I Don’t Date (Even Though I Like Boys)” (article Jaquelle wrote when she was 17)
+What He Must Be…If He Wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie Baucham
+I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Josh Harris
+Not Yet Married by Marshall Segal
*Note: Due to some scheduling changes, the episode numbers were rearranged. While this was originally supposed to be Episode 25, it’s now Episode 29.
- Episode 30: The Smartphone Episode June 16, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about smartphones and how Christian teens can use them to the glory of God. They also talk about Korean beauty products, Elmer Fudd, and their creepy Mexican clown puppet.
- Episode 31: The Heaven Episode June 23, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about Heaven. They also talk about abandoned stuffed animals, their missing exercise ball, and washing cars.
Recommended ResourceHeaven by Randy Alcorn
- Episode 32: The Clothing Episode June 30, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about clothing and how Christian teens should think about buying and wearing it. They also get caught up on Jaquelle’s writing and Sean’s facial hair.
+ A Quick Modesty Checklist from David Murray
+ Modesty Heart Check
+ The True Cost documentary
+ How Do You Know If A Brand is Ethical (article)
+ Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices by Julie Clawson
+ The Other Side of Modesty (article)
+ Young Writers Workshop
- Episode 33: The Only the Good Stuff Episode July 7, 2017
In this very special episode of Age of Minority, Jaquelle and Sean decide to pretend this is Only the Good Stuff, a podcast hosted by Stephen Altrogge that features zero grumbling, zero complaining, just conversations between people about things that are actually making them happy.
Last week Stephen Altrogge interviewed Jaquelle about what was making her happy on the real Only the Good Stuff, which you can listen to here.
In this episode, Jaquelle interviews Sean about what’s making him happy these days.
- Episode 34: The Submission Episode July 14, 2017
This week, Jaquelle and Sean talk about another article in Tim Challies’ blog series for young Christians, on submission. They also talk about the proper way to eat a Twinkie, how to find the perfect gift for your dad, and the Taco Bell dog.
- Episode 35: The Assurance Episode July 21, 2017
- Episode 36: The Money Episode July 28, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about money and how to use it for the glory of God. They also talk about Jaquelle’s spin-off buy-and-sell podcast, why Sean is an imperfect pastor, and the latest creepy stuffed animal they found in their basement.
- Episode 37: The Music Episode August 4, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about listening to music to the glory of God. They also talk about their recent trip to Florida and all the food they ate.
- Episode 38: The School Episode August 11, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about how to approach this school year with a gospel focus. They also talk about Jaquelle’s hashtag problem, discuss the merits of tacos, and establish that bears will kill you.
- Episode 39: The Sports Episode August 18, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about sports — why they’re good and when they become bad. They also have the worst introduction ever, talk about Jaquelle’s new gym membership, and celebrate Sean’s brilliant mechanical skills.
- Episode 40: The Insecurity Episode August 25, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about insecurity and how to fight it. Sean also puts on his investigative journalist glasses and they uncover a massive story going on underneath their very noses.
- Episode 41: The Mailbag #3 Episode September 1, 2017
- Episode 42: The Testimony Episode September 8, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about how (and why) to share your testimony. They also talk about Jaquelle’s 20th birthday, the craziest Halo Top story to date, and why August was weird for Sean.
- Episode 43: The Sermon Episode September 15, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about you should prepare to listen to a sermon — and how you should actually listen to it. They also talk about Jaquelle’s new mattress, Sean’s tough sermon, and more random junk in their basement.
+“The Scarlet Thread” by W.A. Criswell
+The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper
+Take Care How You Listen by John Piper
+Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chappell
+Listen Up by Christopher Ash
+Pastor Dad’s weekly sermons
- Episode 44: The Materialism Episode September 22, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about materialism – when stuff is good and when it’s bad. They also talk about finding a teenager to replace Jaquelle on the podcast, what Sean wants for his birthday, and whether the listeners like our jibber-jabber.
*Note: At 08:45 and 09:10, Sean holds up his phone to play the Google definition of “materialism.” The sound gets pretty quiet, so if you missed it, this is the definition: “a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.”
- Episode 45: The Jonathan Edwards Episode September 29, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about Jonathan Edwards — who he was and why he’s relevant for Christian young people. They also talk about apple picking, Jaquelle’s cold, and the book Sean’s reading with his friends.
+Covenantal Apologetics by K. Scott Oliphint
+“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” (Sermon)
+The 70 Resolutions
+The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards
+To The Rising Generation by Jonathan Edwards
+The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards by Steven Lawson
+Edwards on the Christian Life by Dane Ortlund
- Episode 46: The Why Do Bad Things Happen Episode October 6, 2017
This week, Sean and Jaquelle take a break from their “John/Jon” series to respond to the tragic events in Las Vegas. They talk about why evil happens and how Christian teens should respond to it. They also tease a big announcement coming next week.
- Episode 47: The Bible Episode October 13, 2017
In this episode, Jaquelle and Sean talk about how we got the Bible and why we have different translations. They also reveal their huge announcement, talk about Jaquelle’s latest project, and recount Sean’s birthday surprise.
Special thanks to the CSB for sponsoring this episode of Age of Minority. Learn more about the CSB here.