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YC085: Pray Away

YC085: Pray Away

October 15, 2021

This summer Netflix released Pray Away, a documentary following the lives of former leaders of ex-gay ministries and survivors of conversion therapy. It's a heavy film, filled with heavy topics like abuse and self-harm. This may not be the podcast for you if it hits a bit close to home with your story. But if you watched the film and/or feel ready for our conversation on it, we hope this episode can be a blessing as we walk through the film's heaviness with you.

Join Tom, Ben, and Will for our Pray Away takeaways. While Tom only had positive experiences with Exodus International, Will had significant negative ones. Ben gives us his take as a married guy in a mixed-orientation marriage and how other marrieds might see themselves in this film. We share about our Exodus connections with some of the people in the film, as well as the annual conferences Tom and Will attended, and we ponder the notion of whether a "Side B" theology (traditional sexual ethic, LGBT+ identifying) was lacking amid the "Side X" (or "ex-gay") and "Side A" (affirming) points-of-view in the documentary.

It's perhaps our first try at a YOB "film club"? We hope you enjoy this episode, and we'd love to read your thoughts on our podcast episode page.

What did you think of Pray Away? What was encouraging about the film, and what was challenging, if not devastating? Share only as you're comfortable.

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MUSIC CREDIT

  • Intro theme: "The Best is Yet to Come" by Tim Halperin
  • Benediction theme: "Born Again" by Cory Asbury

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CC034: Tom & Matt Wildly Disagree About Stitch Fix!

CC034: Tom & Matt Wildly Disagree About Stitch Fix!

October 9, 2021

Tom welcomes back Matt as the technical “season premiere” guest for this next run of YOB ConvoCasts! The guys dive into “pool” workouts, favorite sandwiches, and trivia night fortes, with the big meat of this conversation being the topic of Stitch Fix. Tom recently got a seasonal subscription and loves the notion of the occasional stylish surprise; Matt, not so much! Tom also makes a declaration to Matt, effective October 2022, and involving a hot air balloon.

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

YC084: Mountaintops & Valleys

YC084: Mountaintops & Valleys

October 2, 2021

And we're back! After a summer retreat that reunited our supporters after two and a half years away, we return with a brand new YOBcast – with more episodes on the way! This episode we're talking about mountaintops and valleys: those proverbial "everything is bold and clear" and "everything is long and dark" seasons of life.

Coming off a YOBBERS retreat is a mountaintop experience for many in our community. How do we come back from experiences like that? And what are some other mountaintop moments we've experienced beyond YOB?

Join Tom, Ryan, Aaron, and Ben for this storytelling episode! And be sure to comment on our podcast episode page with your own mountaintop/valley stories. We'd love to hear them.

What are some of the peaks and valleys you've witnessed and endured? What have you learned, and what's still hard?

LINKS FROM THE SHOW

Tom's YOBBERS retreat blog: "What Your Other Brothers is All About"

Aaron's YOBBERS retreat blog: "To Unite and Cheer On One Another in Our Burdens"

Eugene's YOBBERS retreat blog: "Sick of Gay Men No Longer?"

Ben's YOBBERS retreat blog: "Why Go on a Gay Men's Christian Retreat?"

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Call the YOBline! 706.389.8009

Shoot us an email! podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

Mail us something yummy! Your Other Brothers / P.O. Box 843 / Asheville, NC 28802

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MUSIC CREDIT

Intro theme: "The Best is Yet to Come" by Tim Halperin

Benediction theme: "Born Again" by Cory Asbury

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YC083: Covenant Friendship w/ Dr. Paul Eddy

YC083: Covenant Friendship w/ Dr. Paul Eddy

July 26, 2021

Dr. Paul Eddy of Bethel University joins us for our "season finale" of sorts to discuss covenant – particularly the covenant of friendship. Paul lays out the components of covenant, including terms and signs and witnesses, and translates this particular covenant to the grander scheme of God's eternal covenant with His people.

Afterward Tom, Ryan, and Aaron "debrief" the discussion: do we desire covenant friendships in our lives, or how likely do they seem? What are the draws and challenges of covenant friendship, and should we as gay/SSA believers be concerned about the perception of such friendships?

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

Have you experienced the bond of covenant friendship? Do you desire covenant friendship, or does such a bond intimidate you or concern you at all?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts.

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We’d be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode! Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

You can also write to us at:

Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

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CC033: Tom & Nate Get Profane About Character Flaws!

CC033: Tom & Nate Get Profane About Character Flaws!

July 16, 2021

In our season finale Tom welcomes back the "Steve Martin" of YOB podcast guests, Nate! Nate catches us up on life as a traveling artist with his giant suitcase of chalk, and he spearheads a conversation on profanity. How have our Christian upbringings impacted our approach to profanity, and is it ever okay for believers to use certain words? We also dive into character flaws and whether we can ever fully overcome those certain traits that come hardest for us. Finally, will Nate ever come back for another YOB podcast? Stay tuned for the season finale cliffhanger!

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

CC032: Tom & Marshall Move for the People!

CC032: Tom & Marshall Move for the People!

July 9, 2021

Tom welcomes back Marshall after a long YOB hiatus! They chat about delicious gourmet pop-tarts, and Marshall catches us up on life post-pandemic, including losing his father. The guys also talk about spiritual family, growing older and staying single, and moving multiple times around the country more for community than careers.

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

YC082: Men’s Fashion

YC082: Men’s Fashion

July 3, 2021

Is fashion just for women, or can men enjoy fashion too? Is it "gay" or "metrosexual" to dress well or put a certain amount of effort into our wardrobe choices? How did we dress ourselves through adolescence, and what impacts how we dress ourselves today?

Join Tom, Ryan, and Matt for a particular podcast topic Matt has been wanting us to discuss for years. We hope you enjoy the episode!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & LINKS

Find your personal fashion "color season"!

We're holding our first in-person YOBBERS retreat in over two years! Email Tom for any information on joining our amazing community, whether you want to partake in our retreat or otherwise: tom@yourotherbrothers.com

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

What goes into your fashion choices (or lack thereof) as a man? Do you ever worry about "looking gay" or "too gay"? How has your fashion journey evolved from adolescence to today?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts.

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We’d be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode! Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

You can also write to us at:

Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

SUPPORT YOB

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CC031: Tom & Kevin Wanna Go Back to Camp!

CC031: Tom & Kevin Wanna Go Back to Camp!

June 25, 2021

Tom welcomes back Kevin into the proverbial podcast studio for the first time in YEARS! They discuss his recent departure from the Jewel of the Blue Ridge, and then they talk about camp the whole episode. Going to camp. Growing at camp. Working at camp. Even kids who used to go to our camps who now work at camp. They linger on this question: would we ever work (or go to?) camp again?!

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

 

YC081: Pride Month

YC081: Pride Month

June 19, 2021

June is widely recognized as LGBT+ Pride Month. How do we as Jesus-followers engage with Pride Month – or is it even ours to engage with? How do we participate or spectate this month as gay/SSA believers with a traditional sexual ethic? Is there a place for us at this table and a space for us to be proud?

Join Tom, Ryan, and Aaron for a discussion on Pride Month. Have we ever been to Pride, or would we ever go to Pride? And what would be our motivations for doing so?

ANNOUNCEMENTS & LINKS

Our collaborative blog from 2018: "Can Christians Celebrate Pride Month?"

A response to our blog: "A Note to Churches During Pride: If You're Not LGBTQ-Affirming, Keep Your Water"

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

What objections from fellow believers have you faced with regard to your sexuality? How have you handled these objections, or do you still struggle to overcome them?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts.

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We’d be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode! Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

You can also write to us at:

Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

SUPPORT YOB

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  • Your Other Brothers Store

FOLLOW YOB

CC030: Tom & Matt Process Grief

CC030: Tom & Matt Process Grief

June 5, 2021

Tom welcomes back longtime YOB blogger, podcaster, and resident "sexpert" Matt for a deep dive into death, grief, and how these difficult seasons either shape us or harden us. They also give some love to fellow YOB brother Dean, the bizarre adult playground-museum that is Meow Wolf, and Tom's (almost 40-year-old) virginity.

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

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