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Hi, I'm Alastair Hunte, aka “The Techie”, together with T.W. Lawrence, aka “The Cowboy”. We’re just a couple of average guys on a journey to explore faith & the Spirit. Throughout this journey we came to see the need for a place to discuss faith-based topics related to the things that we face such as: things that challenge, things that empower, & most of all things that just confuse us. However, we wanted to talk about them in a thoughtful, nonthreatening way. We invite you to join us on each podcast as we explore our own stories, thoughts, & stories shared with us by others on their journey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
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We continue the discussion of race matters with Pastor Jaime Garcia of Bethel Baptist Church in Houston. Jaime related his experiences, good and bad, growing up and as the leader of a Christian organization that does  active community outreach. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but mostly - SUBSCRIBE! http;//www.thetechieandthecowboy.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
During this time of high emotion surrounding issues of racism, we depart from our usual list of topics to talk about this situation from the perspective of two Christian men. The episode includes discussion around a recent personal example of profiling and harassment, but more importantly, this episode discusses four steps to begin conversations between ourselves and other races, cultures, and groups that we don't understand. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most important - SUBSCRIBE! Links mentioned in the podcast: Examples of how matters may be addressed: 8cantwait.org. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
It can be especially agonizing when the place you go for refuge is the place that causes you more pain. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most important - SUBSCRIBE! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
We are living in a stressful time, hunkered down from this pandemic. Fear is becoming panic. We share suggestions on overcoming this fear. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly, SUBSCRIBE! http;//www.thetechieandthecowboy.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
When you lose someone close to you, how will you ever learn to cope? Hawk shares his own painful experience. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook and IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE! http://www.thetechieandthecowboy.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
The Techie and the Cowboy review the Episodes to recall their favorite moments from each broadcast. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
Can you believe it's been a YEAR since we launched The Techie and the Cowboy podcast? It's hard for us to believe it, too! So, we decided that there is no better way to end our first season by doing "best of" episode. Consider this your chance to hear the "cliffs notes" from the 15 episodes that we did in Season 1 so that you can go back and listen to your favorites. In Episode 17 we'll review the next five episodes and give you our thoughts on what we loved the most. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE! http://www.thetechieandthecowboy.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
Can you believe it's been a YEAR since we launched The Techie and the Cowboy podcast? It's hard for us to believe it, too! So, we decided that there is no better way to end our first season by doing "best of" episode. Consider this your chance to hear the "cliffs notes" from the 15 episodes that we did in Season 1 so that you can go back and listen to your favorites. In Episode 16 we'll review the first five episodes and give you our thoughts on what we loved the most. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE! http://www.thetechieandthecowboy.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
T.W. Lawrence, also known as "The Cowboy," was at a conference hosted by his church when he heard a phrase in a workshop that really challenged his traditional way of thinking.  The guest speaker was Pastor Larry Ragan from CULTURELink, Inc. He was talking about what people typically say when they are lost, and God is pursuing them.  A common statement that you hear about the transition from someone's old lifestyle to one of following Jesus (or to transitioning to a more Godly way of living) is, "...and then I gave my life to Christ."  Larry challenged this statement by saying, "The real question for Christianity is not, 'When did you give your LIFE to Christ, but instead - when did you give your DEATH to Christ?'" We were so intrigued by this standard deviation from a phrase that we often hear that we agreed to do a podcast episode on it.  However, once T.W. & Alastair started exploring the topic - we realized that we were a little in over our heads.  So, T.W. took it once step further and invited Larry on as a guest speaker!  We are excited that our listeners can hear more about this concept directly from Larry himself.   Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE!   http://www.thetechieandthecowboy.com   Have questions?  Reach out to Larry Ragan via his company CULTURELink, Inc on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/culturelinkinc Twitter: https://twitter.com/culturelinkinc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/culturelinkinc/  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
The Techie and the Cowboy were chatting one day about how we pray, and the subject of "answers to prayers" came up.  They quickly came to the conclusion that sometimes we think that God isn't answering.  Instead, it's just that we either aren't listening or the answer is not what we want to hear.   Join us as we talk about how God actually answers EVERY prayer! Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE!   http://www.thetechieandthecowboy.com   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
Have you ever had a time in your life where you were doing so well - that you began to take ALL the credit?  Confidence in our own abilities can be a good thing, but when you forget the nothing is possible without GOD...you start moving into dangerous territory.   Does God have a way of leveling the playing field when we get TOO confident?   In episode 13, TW and Alastair talk about this exact topic.  Using TW's experience from being an ordained Chaplain for the Cowboys for Christ organization, he talks about seeing examples of this at the different rodeos that he attends. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE!   http://www.thetechieandthecowboy.com  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
It's amazing how much what other people think influence our lives. From our parents, to friends, to people in workplace, and even people  we don't know - you'd be surprised at how much you're affected by the thoughts of others.  How does this affect our spiritual lives? How do we overcome the stigma set by our parents? The Techie and the Cowboy talk about this & more in "Episode 11 - What People Think."  Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE!  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
T.W. Lawrence, AKA "The Cowboy" had the opportunity to travel with some of his church members to Houston, Texas to help with aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  This where he met Jaime Garcia, the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church.   After seeing the mission and vision that Jaime has along with the movement that has been created within his community, T.W. immediately asked him to be our special guest. Listen as Jaime shares his story and talks about his spiritual growth that took him from a gang member to the pulpit. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE!   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
Are we to addicted to our devices? How do we know when we are using too much technology? How does technology hinder or help us to grow our faith? These are the topics that the Techie and the Cowboy cover in Episode 08, "Device Delirium". Listen, comment, and share. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
T.W., a.k.a. "The Cowboy" had some questions about what exactly is a relationship with God, so we thought we'd have a discussion about it as this episode's topic. Listen in, send us your comments on Facebook & IG, but most importantly - SUBSCRIBE! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
The phrase "Turn the Other Cheek" is often taken out of context and misused. So, in this episode of The Techie and the Cowboy we will explore what it really means. We'll also talk about why "hurt people hurt other people" and how to forgive once you've been hurt. Listen in and let us know your thoughts on the topic! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
In this episode of The Techie and the Cowboy, we're talking about Dealing with Life Changes and Challenges. We are excited to have the infamous radio personality Moby from "Moby in the Morning" as our 1st guest. Moby is a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame, the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, and has been featured on famous shows such as Oprah and Ted Coppell's Nightline. Join us as he, The Techie and the Cowboy talk about the impact faith has been on all three of their journeys. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
Have you ever heard the saying that you need to give to receive? Is giving all about money? How do I get to a point where giving is not forced? These are questions that have come up in The Techie and the Cowboy's lives - so join them as they answer them and talk about the power of giving without expectation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
Episode 03 - Why Pray?

Episode 03 - Why Pray?

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Why should we pray? If God knows everything that's going to happen - then what's the point of prayer? What do we do when we pray for something and God doesn't seem to answer? These are all questions that have come up in The Techie and the Cowboy's lives - so join them as they explore the answers to these questions and more... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
For the second episode of "The Techie and The Cowboy", Alastair and T.W. tackle the topic of Faith vs. Religion. Can you have one without the other? What happens when people feel like they've lost their Faith because of something that happened in their religion? Listen in on what they have to say, then discuss it with them on Twitter (@techieandcowboy) and Facebook (www.fb.com/thetechieandthecowboy). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-techie-and-the-cowboy/support
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