Back Row Baptist Podcast
By BackRowOnline.com
About this podcast
Just a bunch of normal, slightly snarky people trying to be more like Christ daily and cracking jokes along the way. Our goals is to make you smile for a while.

Episodes (Total: 82 / Page: 1)
July 4, 2017 · 01:17:36
In possibly the most heated podcast yet, we discuss how Christians in America do things that may be out of line with the Bible. (Episode 81) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: John Birkey & Chris Oaks [1:01] Game Time: Ears 2 Hear [12:39] Back Talk: We talk about putting too much focus on the individual in the church and expecting too much personal comfort from our faith. [39:09] Special Music: "Come Soon Lord Jesus" by Sarah Finegan, from his album "Awake the Dawn". You can find more from Sarah Finegan on NoiseTrade. [45:14] Back Talk: We talk about the "culture of entertainment" in the current state of the church and then debate the importance of Pastor Experience vs Seminary Education. [1:13:54] The Back Row Blackout Explanation *In the most recent episodes of the podcast, we've noticed a recording mistake that has made our show sound a bit tinny and not as clear and crisp as normal. We've found and fixed the issue, but we had already recorded this podcast. We do apologize for the sound quality and hope you are still enjoying our show. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
June 27, 2017 · 00:52:51
No matter where you attend church, there is always a level of seriousness that accompanies being there. This is CHURCH, after all. You have to take it seriously. Which makes these stories all the more painfully awkward and hilarious! (Episode 80) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: John & Hillary Birkey [1:08] Game Time: Would You Rather? [11:50] Segment - Hashtag Party: We share your best #AwkwardChurch Tweets from one of our classic hashtags. [21:32] Special Music: "Children of Light" by David R. Burleson, from his album "Children of Light". You can find more from David R. Burleson on iTunes, Amazon, & NoiseTrade. [25:32] Back Talk: We share our own awkward church stories! *In the most recent episodes of the podcast, we've noticed a recording mistake that has made our show sound a bit tinny and not as clear and crisp as normal. We've found and fixed the issue, but we had already recorded the next two podcasts. We do apologize for the sound quality and hope you are still enjoying our show. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
June 20, 2017 · 01:06:55
Vacation Bible School time is here again and today we're taking a tongue-in-cheek look at all the complaints kids and adults have about this week-long adventure. (Episode 79) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: Deidra Coker & Megan Kelley [1:09] Game Time: What is Real?! [6:10] Segment - Back Row Brody: Brody's VBS War Diary [8:55] Back Talk: We share some of our VBS complaints from when we were kids as well as complaints we have as adult volunteers. [18:54] Special Music: "No Other Fountain" by Doxa Theo, from their album "Future Glory." You can find more from Doxa Theo on iTunes and Spotify. [22:30] Back Talk: We take some of YOUR complaints from a previous hashtag party and riff on them. [58:41] BONUS Segment - Back Row Brody: Brody's Original "Everything Wrong with VBS" Rant Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
June 13, 2017 · 00:57:00
How important is it to make amends in our broken relationships? Do you find it easy to offer forgiveness? How about receiving it? Can you forgive yourself for things from your past? We're talking about all things amends and forgiveness today. (Episode 78) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Megan Oaks Guests: Chris Oaks & Megan Kelley [1:01] Game Time: Bible or Not! The Title is on the line! [14:11] Back Talk: We talk about making amends and "going through the pain" by doing our part in asking for forgiveness and offering it to those who've hurt us. [34:38] Special Music: "Afflicted One" by Mariners, from their EP album "Kept." You can find more from Mariners on Amazon and NoiseTrade. [41:04] Back Talk: We talk about accepting forgiveness from God and from others, as well as forgiving ourselves. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
June 6, 2017 · 00:31:47
As Matt is out on parenting leave with a new baby, we're discussing Parenting 101 - the things we've learned, the fears we had about parenthood, and what we would go back in time to tell ourselves if we could. Part 2 of 2! (Episode 77) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Megan Oaks Guests: Chris Oaks, Jarin & Jessie Smith [1:26] Back Talk: The fear we had as the day of being a parent drew ever closer. [14:18] Special Music: "Missing Person (Cover)" by White Lantern, from the album "Cover Me, I'm Going In". You can find more music from White Lantern on NoiseTrade [18:43] Back Talk: We talk about hindsight and what the one thing we would go back and tell ourselves before we were parents. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
May 30, 2017 · 00:29:16
As Matt is out on parenting leave with a new baby, we're discussing Parenting 101 - the things we've learned, the things we wish we knew, and the lies we believed before we had our own children. Part 1 of 2! (Episode 76) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Megan Oaks Guests: Chris Oaks, Jarin & Jessie Smith [1:05] Game: Fill in the Blank Bible Verses [9:57] Back Talk: The lies we believed before we had our own children. Come back next Tuesday for Part 2! Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
May 22, 2017 · 00:36:08
In our fifth installment of CRR, we rescue some of best bits of an unreleased version of the "Unwritten Church Rules" episode with a different cast, share two "Short Talks" from Genesis, and choose another nominee for 2017 Back Row Song of the Year. (Episode 75) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Megan Oaks, John Birkey, Hillary Birkey [1:11] Episode Re-Cap since CRR IV [2:48] Short Talk: God Will Deliver Your Enemies to You [6:55] Special Music: "Lift My Eyes" by Leading Light from the album "Heart" - Find more from Leading Light on iTunes and Noisetrade! [12:33] Short Talk: The Gift of Dying [16:17] Back Talk: We share some of the best bits of the original recording of our "Unwritten Church Rules" episode that didn't make it to air. [31:11] How YOU Can Support The Back Row! Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
May 16, 2017 · 01:04:37
God didn't put these rules in the Bible and the Church Elders were wise enough not to put them in the By-Laws... but Heaven help you if you break one of these unwritten rules! (Episode 74) IN THIS PODCAST Host: Matt Coker Guests: Deidra Coker, Tyler & Megan Kelley [1:05] Game: Bible or Not! [15:35] Hashtag Party: We share our favorites from our trending topic on Twitter #UnwrittenChurchRules! [37:25] Special Music: "Deacons (Parody of "Heathens" by Twenty-One Pilots)" by @BackRowBaptist - Find the lyrics video for this song on our YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/BackRowVideos) on 5/17/17! [41:18] Back Talk: We pull out our favorite tweets from the Hashtag Party and expand on them with opinions and stories from our own lives. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
May 9, 2017 · 01:31:18
It's one of the most talked about shows in recent history sparking impassioned support and outcry! We discuss the show, in it's entirety, focusing on what they got right and what they got wrong, as well as what they left out entirely that they shouldn't have. SPOILER ALERT! (Episode 73) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan "Mo" Oaks Guest: John & Hillary Birkey [1:27] Game: Would You Rather? [10:31] Back Talk - Part 1: We discuss "13 Reasons Why" and the level of "Reality" we each saw in the show, as well as some of the criticisms of the show. [41:52] Special Music: "No Greater Love" by Cassie Brandi of her EP album "Beautiful Surrender" - Find more music from Cassie on iTunes and Spotify! [46:07] Back Talk - Part 2: We discuss the other issues besides suicide that "13 Reasons Why" tried to bring to light, what important elements were missing from a show like this, and focus on why suicide is never the answer. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
May 2, 2017 · 01:10:31
We dared you to "Ask Us Anything" and ask you did! We answer your questions about the show, our testimonies, our struggles, and more. (Episode 72) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan "Mo" Oaks Guest: Megan Kelley [1:33] Game: Before & After Worship Songs [7:27] Back Row Q&A - Part 1: Matt & Mo answer questions about the podcast and it's crew, followed by questions about their personal testimonies. [30:38] Special Music: "Once and For All" by Lionbrave of their album "Royal Mountain" - Find more music from Lionbrave on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify! [34:15] Back Row Q&A - Part 2: Matt & Mo finish off the Q&A by answering your "more personal" questions. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
April 25, 2017 · 00:52:44
Un-Grieving the Spirit Today, we discuss the "Inventory" process, or how to identify the causes of many of our hurts, habits, and hang-ups, and how we've made it through our own inventories and the tough emotions they stir up. Then, we challenge YOU! (Episode 71) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan "Mo" Oaks [2:25] Game: Kids' Bible Trivia [9:46] Back Talk - Part 1: We discuss what an "Inventory" is and how we made it through. We also talk about how difficult it was to share these inventories with others. [21:17] Special Music: "Lift My Eyes" by Leading Light of their album "Heart" - Find more music from Leading Light on NoiseTrade & iTunes! [26:37] Back Talk - Part 2: We get a little more personal and discuss things that we've learned about ourselves while doing these inventories - the good and the bad. [45:25] Feature - Challenge: We challenge you to take the #UnGrieveChallenge! Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
April 18, 2017 · 01:03:43
On a steamy episode of the BRBP, Matt takes you on a spiritual journey back in time as he shares the sweet sounds of salvation in our first ever BRBP Music Hour. We'll revisit some of our favorite independent Christian music featured on Season 1 of the Podcast. (Episode 70) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Music List: [1:13] Alexon - "Fire" - Available on NoiseTrade [4:38] Tara Jackson - "All About Love" - Available on iTunes/Pandora [8:08] Constant Halo - "On Fire" - Available on iTunes [11:55] Cassie Brandi - "Beautiful Surrender" - Available on NoiseTrade [16:58] Travis & Janeen - "Let Heaven Come - Available on NoiseTrade [21:58] Leading Light - "Song of Breakthrough" - Available on NoiseTrade/iTunes [28:19] Matthias - "Jazzman" [32:49] Stealing Scarlett - "Dreaming" - Available on iTunes [37:40] Austin Stanley - "Soul Blooms" - Available on NoiseTrade [41:47] Alexon - "Guide Us On" - Available on NoiseTrade [45:54] ForgivenGlory - "Drifting Away (White Lantern Remix)" [51:21] White Lantern - "Let The Rain Fall" - Available on NoiseTrade [59:36] @BackRowBaptist - "All I Do is Sin (Parody of "All I Do is Win" by DJ Khaled)" - Available on YouTube Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
April 11, 2017 · 00:26:54
Christian Break-Up Lines We start by discussing couples who are WAY too into each other during church and end with a list of ways for them to break up! (Episode 69) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Megan Oaks Guests: Chris Oaks, Jarin Smith, Jessie Smith [1:20] Game: Joel Osteen of Fortune Cookie [7:32] Back Talk: We talk about when people are guilty of being too flirty, affectionate, or inappropriate during church events and if we've even been guilty of it too. [15:53] Featured Music: "All I Have" by Brad+Rebekah, from the album "Acoustically Inclined". You can find more music from Brad+Rebekah on NoiseTrade. [20:15] Segment - Hashtag Party: We share some of your best and worst #ChristianBreakUpLines. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
April 7, 2017 · 00:12:34
A listener asks how she can handle a situation where her husband is upset that one of her close friends is another man. (Episode 68) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Recovery Topic: Boundaries in our friendships to protect our marriages. Would you help support our show for just $5 (or more if you wish) a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
April 4, 2017 · 00:49:59
What happens to us when we're suddenly in charge of a group prayer? Why do we stammer and stumble or try to be poetic and flowery with our words? Why can't we be just be normal?! (Episode 67) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker & Megan Oaks Guests: Megan Kelley [1:01] Game - Church Family Feud [17:27] Back Talk - We discuss how uncomfortable we are praying out loud in front of people and why. [29:30] Featured Music: "Most Holy God" by Travis & Janeen, from the album "Let Heaven Come". You can find more music from Travis & Janeen on NoiseTrade. [34:56] Back Talk - We continue our discussion on public prayer, focusing now on specific situations and annoying or unbiblical habits. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
March 31, 2017 · 00:15:54
Listen to two short testimonies from two WWE Hall of Famer's about their battles with addiction and their recoveries. (Episode 66) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Recovery Topic: We can't win this match without God in our corner. Would you help support our show for just $5 (or more if you wish) a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
March 28, 2017 · 01:14:33
In our WrestleMania week special, we discuss an odd storyline from 2006 where God was actually in a tag team match paired with Shawn Michaels. (Episode 65) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Guests: John and Hillary Birkey [1:45] Game - Name That Wrestler [7:26] Segment - Hashtag Party: #ChristianWrestlers - We bring 5 Christianized Wrestlers to life. [12:57] Back Talk - We discuss the time God wrestled for the WWE - Was is an effort to really mock Christianity or did they actually put on a righteous performance? [24:46] Featured Music: "Move (Originally by Thousand Foot Krutch)" by White Lantern, from the album "Cover Me, I'm Going In". You can find more music form White Lantern on NoiseTrade. [28:00] Segment - Hashtag Party: #ChristianWrestlers - We bring 5 MORE Christianized Wrestlers to life. [35:54] Back Talk - We discuss WrestleMania 33 match-by-match and make our predictions. Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
March 24, 2017 · 00:10:02
When we become Christians, shouldn't God protect us from suffering? Why would He still allow us this kind of pain? (Episode 64) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan "Mo" Oaks Recovery Topic: Why Does God Allow Suffering? Would you help support our show for just $5 (or more if you wish) a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
March 21, 2017 · 00:23:42
We pick up the pieces of previous episodes that had to be cut for time but were too good to leave behind. (Episode 63) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker Guests: Megan "Mo" Oaks, Megan Kelley, Samantha Martinez, Jarin Smith, and Back Row Brody [1:15] Segment - Back Row Recap [3:20] Segment - Brody Rants: 12 MORE Things That Are None of My Business [5:57] Featured Music: "Let There Be Light" by Lionbrave, from the album "Royal Mountain". You can find more music form Lionbrave on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. [12:22] Back Talk - Over Saved: In this previously cut clip, we talk about church experiences in which we've seen more "over saved" situations. [17:32] Learn more about our ministry and how you can help support The Back Row. [22:32] An Unexpected Guest Would you help support our show for just $5 a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!
March 17, 2017 · 00:10:57
The moment we learn to hand our will over to God is rarely the same moment we hand our life over to Him. They are two different, but crucial, decisions in our walk with Christ. (Episode 62) IN THIS PODCAST Hosts: Matt Coker and Megan "Mo" Oaks Recovery Topic: How handing your life over to Christ and then handing your will over to Him are both crucially important. Would you help support our show for just $5 (or more if you wish) a month? http://www.patreon.com/BackRowOnline BACK ROW BAPTIST – Facebook: facebook.com/theBRBpodcast Twitter: @backrowbaptist Website: backrowonline.com Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 575-562-0005 If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes so that more people can discover the Back Row Baptist Podcast. You can rate us at http://www.backrowonline.com/review Thank you for all your support!