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14 Feb Hello Philippines! + Limited Time Book Promo

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What’s up everyone!

 

Yup, Remy and I are finally here in the Philippines! Man, I can’t believe we’ve been here for almost two weeks already. Time’s flying fast!

 

Well, since we arrived, we’ve pretty much been settling in … trying to find a new home … and catching up with old friends and family. And I must say … it’s good to be back.

 

Our film equipment is still being shipped from the U.S. (takes about 5 weeks), which is why we haven’t been making any videos and podcasts lately. But once it all arrives, we’re gonna get right to it! So stay tuned on Youtube and iTunes!

 

Oh, and another thing, my books (So You Thought You Knew and The Secret to Awesomeness) are still being shipped here as well. So for those in the Philippines, look out for the meet-and greet + book signing event that we’ll be setting up! I can’t wait to meet many of you!

 

In the meantime, here’s another promo for ya.

 

For a LIMITED TIME, the kindle version of So You Thought You Knew (US & UK) will be discounted at 84% OFF the original price!! In other words, it’s only 99¢.

 

But this promotion won’t last long. In fact, you only have a few days to get this special offer!

 

Then the book will go back to its original price of $5.99.

 

So if you want to take advantage of this great deal, you need to act fast! Remember, there’s not much time left.

 

Now, if you already have the kindle version of the book, why not buy it for someone else? If you know someone whom you think might need (or want) it, Amazon gives you the option to give it as a gift (it’s near the purchasing button).

 

So there you go! Please help us get this book into the hands of as many people as possible during the next few days. Just SHARE, TWEET, LIKE, and all that other shhhtuff to help get the word out.

 

Also, let us know how the book has touched your life in any way by writing a review on Amazon. It only takes a few minutes. My wife and I love to hear your stories! Oh, it brings us joy!

 

And last, but not least, don’t forget that the book is now in 3 formats:

 

Paperback

Kindle

Audio

 

Much love to you all.

-Josh and Remy

 

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12 Dec Update on our Move to the Philippines – Podcast – Book Discount!

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(Photo: Balboa Park – Celebrated Remy’s birthday in San Diego last month)

 

What’s up everyone!

 

I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving celebration. I know I did. Do the math: family + amazing food = good times.

 

Anyway, I’m so happy to hear that my podcast (The Flipside) is helping people all over the world! Wow! I love reading your encouraging emails! Please keep sending them in!

 

We’ve had amazing guests on so far, and trust me, you don’t wanna miss this next one where I interview a well-known quantum physicist.

 

If you haven’t SUBSCRIBED yet, you can do so here: The Flipside Podcast

 

Also, as many of you know, Remy and I are moving to the Philippines next month! So to all our friends and family in the Philippines, we’re looking forward to reuniting soon! But … at the same time … we’re gonna miss all our friends and family here in the States, too. Man, it’s been an awesome (and interesting) 3 years here.

 

And lastly, it’s that time again.

 

For a LIMITED TIME, the kindle version of So You Thought You Knew (US & UK) will be discounted at 84% OFF the original price!! In other words, it’s only 99¢.

 

But this promotion won’t last long. In fact, you only have a few days to get this special offer!

 

Then the book will go back to its original price of $5.99.

 

So if you want to take advantage of this great deal, you need to act fast! Remember, there’s not much time left.

 

Now, if you already have the kindle version of the book, why not buy it for someone else? If you know someone whom you think might need (or want) it, Amazon gives you the option to give it as a gift (it’s near the purchasing button).

 

So there you go! Please help us get this book into the hands of as many people as possible during the next few days. Just SHARE, TWEET, LIKE, and all that other shhhtuff to help get the word out.

 

Also, let us know how the book has touched your life in any way by writing a review on Amazon. It only takes a few minutes. My wife and I love to hear your stories! Oh, it brings us joy!

 

And last, but not least, don’t forget that the book is now in 3 formats:

 

Paperback

Kindle

Audio

 
Much love to you all.

 

-Josh and Remy

 

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21 Nov The Secret to Awesomeness Is Only 99 Cents For a Limited Time! (US & UK)

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Hey everyone, it’s that time again.

 

For a LIMITED TIME, the kindle version of The Secret to Awesomeness is on sale for only 99 cents!!

 

Starting from November 21 (US & UK) the kindle book will be priced at only $0.99.

 

Then the countdown begins.

 

After a few days the book will go back to its original price of $8.62.

 

So if you want to take advantage of this great deal, you need to act fast! Remember, it’s only for a few days.

 

Now, if you already have the kindle version of the book, why not buy it for someone else? If you know someone whom you think might need (or want) it, Amazon gives you the option to give it as a gift (it’s near the purchasing button).

 

So there you go! Please help us get this book into the hands of as many people as possible during the next few days. Just SHARE, TWEET, LIKE, and all that other shhhtuff to help get the word out.

 

Also, let us know how the book has touched your life in any way by writing a review on Amazon. It only takes a few minutes. My wife and I love to hear your stories! Oh, it brings us joy!

 

And last, but not least, don’t forget that the book is now in 3 formats:

 

Paperback

Kindle

Audio

 

Much love to you all.

-Josh and Remy

 

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02 Nov Brad Jersak: Asking the Toughest Questions About God and Jesus (A More Christlike God) | The Flipside Podcast #012

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What are some of the toughest questions you have ever asked about God and Jesus?

 

You see, if you grew up in the church like me, chances are, at some point in your life, you started asking some difficult questions about God that your friends and family couldn’t answer to your satisfaction. Did it matter? Well, maybe.

 

Here’s the thing: questions have the capacity to strengthen your faith, or possibly even destroy it.

 

In this episode, I interview Brad Jersak. Brad is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC. He’s on faculty at Westminster Theological Centre (Cheltenham, UK), where he teaches New Testament and Patristics. He serves as adjunct faculty with St. Stephen’s University (St. Stephen, NB). And he’s also the senior editor of the CWR (Christianity Without the Religion) Magazine, which is based in Pasadena, CA. Some of his books include Can You Hear Me?, Her Gates Will Never Be Shut, and A More Christlike God.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, BRAD ANSWERS THE FOLLOWING:

 

• Can you tell us a little bit about A More Christlike God and why you wrote it?
• Is there such a thing as “the God of the Bible”?
• Is it possible that we find the kind of God we want to find in the Bible (God of peace/grace/anger/war)?
• Humans have produced a vast pantheon of gods, how do we know what God is like?
• There seems to be as many versions of God as there are people. How is your God the right one?
• Are our ideas of God simply glorified projections of ourselves?
• Walter Wink said, “atheism is the first step toward true worship.” What exactly does that mean?
• In your opinion, what are some of the false images of God?
• Why does the “God of the Bible” seem so un-Christlike?
• Why did it take so long for God to reveal himself perfectly in Jesus?
• Mark Driscoll said he can’t worship a Jesus he can beat up. What is your response?
• How do we know your understanding of Jesus isn’t just an upgraded version of yourself?
• Did God punish Jesus for our sins on the cross?
• What does the cross demonstrate about the nature of God?
• How is the cross a response to the problem of suffering?
• Who or what is Jesus saving us from?
• In what sense do you believe Jesus died for us?
• Can Jesus truly identify with a person who has been married, divorced, molested, or raped?
• Isn’t it arrogant to talk about God’s nature? Who are we to say?
• Is God free to do whatever he pleases (even things considered to be evil in our eyes)?
• Why is God so violent? Didn’t he even command genocide in the Bible?
• If God is in control, then why is there so much chaos in this world?
• If God is such a loving Father, then why is there so much suffering?
• Why doesn’t God protect us from natural disasters?
• Desmond Tutu says that “God does nothing without a human partner”? Do you agree?
• You say that God operates in the world by consent. What do you mean by that?
• According to you, what is “The Beautiful Gospel”?
• What is “The Gospel in Chairs”?
• Hector Avalos argues, in The Bad Jesus, that Jesus is flawed. What is your response?

 

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

 

• bradjersak.com
• Brad’s new book More Christlike God
• Brad Jersak on Youtube
• Brad Jersak on Facebook
• Brad Jersak on Twitter
• Brad Jersak on Instagram
• Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice

 

SUPPORT THIS PODCAST TO HELP KEEP IT RUNNING!

 

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Thanks for Listening!

 

Thanks for chillin’ with me again this week. Have a question or some feedback you’d like to share? Or you wanna just show some love? Leave a comment below!

 

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

 

Also, I’d really appreciate it if you can leave me a REVIEW and RATING on iTunes by clicking here. It helps the podcast a lot and allows more people to discover it as well!

 

Then follow these steps:

 

1. Click “view in iTunes” button

2. Go to Ratings and Review.

 

Finally, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes to get automatic updates so you’ll never miss a show!

 

Thanks again. Peace!

 

(Image Description: A More Christlike God book cover & Brad Jersak)

 

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31 Oct So You Thought You Knew Is On Sale For a Limited Time!

Hey everyone, it’s that time again.

 

For a LIMITED TIME, the kindle version of So You Thought You Knew (US & UK) will be discounted at 84% OFF the original price!! In other words, it’s only 99¢.

 

But this promotion won’t last long. In fact, you only have a few days to get this special offer!

 

Then the book will go back to its original price of $5.99.

 

So if you want to take advantage of this great deal, you need to act fast! Remember, there’s not much time left.

 

Now, if you already have the kindle version of the book, why not buy it for someone else? If you know someone whom you think might need (or want) it, Amazon gives you the option to give it as a gift (it’s near the purchasing button).

 

So there you go! Please help us get this book into the hands of as many people as possible during the next few days. Just SHARE, TWEET, LIKE, and all that other shhhtuff to help get the word out.

 

Also, let us know how the book has touched your life in any way by writing a review on Amazon. It only takes a few minutes. My wife and I love to hear your stories! Oh, it brings us joy!

 

And last, but not least, don’t forget that the book is now in 3 formats:

 

Paperback

Kindle

Audio

 

Much love to you all.

-Josh and Remy

 

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25 Sep I’m Here For You (Limited Time Offer For 1-On-1 Coaching/Spiritual Direction With Joshua Tongol)

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Fall has just begun and I have some great news.

 

But before I get into that, ever since I released my new podcast The Flipside, (if you haven’t heard it yet, you’re missing out!), I’ve been receiving so many positive responses from people who can relate to the stories shared on the show.

 

That being said, I guess that’s good news, too. But wait, there’s more!

 

For a limited time, I’m offering my 1-hour coaching/spiritual direction services with a huge discount. Originally it was $200 per hour, but for now it’s only $150 per hour.

 

Do you need coaching/spiritual direction? Well, let me ask you a couple of things.

 

• Are you questioning your faith, not knowing what to believe anymore?

• Are you a pastor/minister experiencing a crisis of faith?

• Are you involved in ministry, but getting tired of it all?

• Are you struggling with loneliness ever since you left  the institutional church?

• Are you shedding religion, but not sure what the next step is?

 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions … let me just say this … I’m here for you.

 

Believe me, I’ve experienced all of the above, and then some. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned on this journey, it’s this: life is so much better with a friend who listens and offers guidance.

 

So if you’re interested in a 1-one-1 session with me, here are the steps to take:

 

1) Go to the CONTACT section and title the subject “COACHING”

2) Explain the area (in detail) you’d like me to help you with

3) Wait for my reply and I’ll let you know if we are a good fit for each other
4) Once your payment is made, a day and time for the session will be scheduled

 

WHY CHARGE FOR COACHING?

 
• Keep Things Professional

• Adds Value to your Time Together

• Helps with your Motivation and Commitment

 

(*IMPORTANT: These sessions aren’t meant for seeking healing prayer or asking theological questions.)

 

Rates: $150 Per Hour (1 Session)

All sessions are confidential and will be conducted either via telephone or Skype

All payments are made through his PayPal Account (see SUPPORT or right side of homepage)

 

Hope to hear from you soon,

Josh

 

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09 Sep We’re Moving Overseas! So Get Your Signed Copy Today! (Only For Those In The US)

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As many of you know, my wife and I are moving back to the Philippines in a few months. (Time’s flying!) I repeat. Not visiting. Moving. And so, we’re taking everything with us … including my books that I usually sell at my speaking engagements.

 

But for a limited time, from now till December, I wanna give you an opportunity to order a SIGNED COPY (or copies) of my first book So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion directly from me. I’ll even personalize it for you with your name inside the cover.

 

And if you’re part of a church or home group, and would like to order 30 copies or more, I’ll even take 10% off the original total. We just wanna get this book into the hands of as many people as possible before we take our work overseas.

 

(IMPORTANT: ONLY FOR THOSE WITHIN THE U.S.A.)

 

So if you’d like to receive 1 or more personalized copies of this life-changing book for you or a friend, then click on the link below and follow these simple instructions:

 

Order Signed Copy of So You Thought You Knew

(I REPEAT: ONLY FOR THOSE WITHIN THE U.S.A.)

 

Anyway, I hope you all had an awesome Labor Day weekend!

 

And don’t forget, a new episode of The Flipside Podcast will be coming out soon! So don’t miss it by subscribing!

 

Much love,

Josh

 

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05 Sep Limited Time Offer: The Secret to Awesomeness Is Only 99 Cents (US & UK)

I have some awesome news.

 

For a LIMITED TIME, the kindle version of The Secret to Awesomeness is on sale for only 99 cents!!

 

Starting from September 5 (US & UK) the kindle book will be priced at only $0.99.

 

Then the countdown begins.

 

After a few days the book will go back to its original price of $8.62.

 

So if you want to take advantage of this great deal, you need to act fast! Remember, it’s only for a few days.

 

Now, if you already have the kindle version of the book, why not buy it for someone else? If you know someone whom you think might need (or want) it, Amazon gives you the option to give it as a gift (it’s near the purchasing button).

 

So there you go! Please help us get this book into the hands of as many people as possible during the next few days. Just SHARE, TWEET, LIKE, and all that other shhhtuff to help get the word out.

 

Also, let us know how the book has touched your life in any way by writing a review on Amazon. It only takes a few minutes. My wife and I love to hear your stories! Oh, it brings us joy!

 

And last, but not least, don’t forget that the book is now in 3 formats:

 

Paperback

Kindle

Audio

 

Much love to you all.

-Josh and Remy

 

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26 Aug The Real Reasons Why We Believe | The Flipside Podcast #004

 

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What do you believe?

 

Wait a minute, let me ask that question again. What do you really believe?

 

In other words, have you ever claimed to “believe” in a particular idea or creed, yet in your heart, you really didn’t believe?

 

Or have you ever tried to believe in something because you were supposed to believe in it, yet in your mind, it didn’t make any sense to you at all?

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR:

 

• The senior project on “Christianity” that changed my life
• Some possible reasons why we believe
• Whether or not we choose our beliefs
• How to recognize our blind spots
• How our environment influences our beliefs?
• Two powerful factors that impact a person’s belief
• Is a God who demands you to “believe or burn” being unfair?

 

Download this episode to your computer (right click and save)

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

 

FREE audiobook download + 30 day free trial at Audible.com (any book of your choice!)

 • Become a Patron and help support this podcast to keep it going (any amount helps!)

 

Thanks for Listening!

 

Thanks for chillin’ with me again this week. Have a question or some feedback you’d like to share? Or you wanna just show some love? Leave a comment below!

 

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

 

Also, I’d really appreciate it if you can leave me a REVIEW and RATING on iTunes by clicking here. It helps the podcast a lot and allows more people to discover it as well!

 

Then follow these steps:

 

1. Click “view in iTunes” button

2. Go to Ratings and Review.

 

Finally, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes to get automatic updates so you’ll never miss a show!

 

Thanks again. Peace!

 

(Image Description: Pope Francis among the people at St. Peter’s Square | Author: Edgar Jimenez)

 

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