Views from The Porch

Views from The Porch

Published by: The Porch
36 Episodes | First Released: Jul 23 '18
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Dx1768
Nov 5 '19
Rating:   2
Your Neighbor

I’ve listened to several episodes of this podcast. The episode that was most upsetting was the “politically correct Christian” episode.I have been a Christian for almost 20 years. I was first introduced to Christ in church growing up. My faith took off after attending a summer camp when I was in 6th grade. I truly love Jesus and he is my savior. I am also gay. Nothing that was said on that episode surprised me. As a gay Christian, I am used to hearing other Christians talk about me and my friends in ways that are callous. My journey as a gay Christian has been excruciatingly difficult. You had an opportunity to talk about a subject that meant something. Instead, you focused on gay marriage. There is so much more about homosexuality than marriage. And if the hosts actually got to know us gays and actually listened to our stories, maybe this conversation could have meant something. I am your neighbor. And I with you would listen to my story instead of putting out content like this.

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DailyBlonde
Oct 18 '19
Rating:   10
Promising

This is exactly what my soul needs and I anxiously await to hear the next message again and again! To know a love like Christ’s love is like no other. Thank you for doing what you do to share this message with those near and far 💜

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coloradogirl95
Oct 8 '19
Rating:   2
Irresponsible in talking about marriage

I am a long time listener and fan of this podcast, but over time my respect for JP has plummeted. In the last podcast in particular (“Live Q&A: R for Romance”) in response to questions about how to deal with sexual urges before marriage, his response was literally “get married!” Are you serious? In a world plagued by so much divorce and sexual dysfunctional, you really think encouraging young adults to get married so they can have sex is really God’s calling? What about an answer like “open your bible” or “channel that energy into something else (like exercise, reading, learning, etc.)”? Sex is a gift in marriage, NOT a reason to get married. I cannot tell you how many people will hear this and think they should get married so they can have sex, without the maturity to understand the spiritual, financial, moral, etc., responsibilities that come in committing to another person for life. Sex is a small part of marriage and telling someone to marry so they can do it makes sex the biggest! Now, obviously in saying “get married” he wasn’t literally saying “get married so you can have sex,” but not everyone will realize that! Not everyone will understand the depth behind words, so make sure they’re good advice at face value! Although I only listed this one example, immature and irresponsible ideals tend to prevail through many of JP’s sentiments. I know his intentions are good, but he ought to think through what he’s encouraging people to do before he broadcasts it. I’ll notice often Alayna will bring up a clarifying question to something JP has said, and he always just shuts her down with the same answer he gave before — not helpful. I encourage JP to take a step back and listen to Alayna a little more and actually give her good and thoughtful answers, because she appears to be the only one actually in touch with how the audience perceives your words.

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jameswaller
Sep 30 '19
Rating:   10
Always Incredible!!

Love what y’all do so much! Has been a huge help in my faith.

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abcdefghijmoney
Sep 26 '19
Rating:   10
Real. Biblical. Truth. 💯

Love this podcast!!!!!!

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KingOfTheLab
Sep 10 '19
Rating:   2
Political views disguised as biblical truth

Longtime listener and fan, but the immigration episode was the end of the line for me. The male host used what could have been an opportunity to talk about treating outsiders and the most disadvantaged among us with kindness as an opportunity to cram his political beliefs down our throats. Not cool. Unsubscribed.

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joshanderson919
Sep 5 '19
Rating:   6
More wisdom could be shared

While I know you guys want to keep these conversational, spending some time preparing, researching, and discussing topics before hand would go a long way. Especially on the episodes where definitive sides are taken on political or theological issues, it feels like the topic isn’t fully covered, and is sometimes danced around. Also, Alayna is so wise and should be given more opportunity to speak.

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Mellamohola
Sep 3 '19
Rating:   4
Disappointed in Immigration episode

I’ve been following this podcast for a while now and I’ve been nothing but pleased and blessed by it. However, I’m very disappointed in the recent podcast about immigration. It felt like pastor David used this platform to force his political beliefs on the listeners by using one biblical scripture to support his belief. Many of us DO know what DACA is and if you were more informed with a wider perspective, you would realize how many people have been blessed by it. You said “we as Christians should look for ways to legalize things” but then you go and talk down on DACA? I’m sorry but this was a let down and there was no room given for Joshua and Alaina (sorry if I misspelled your name) to speak. Alaina had many great points which no one cared to expand on or acknowledge.

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333smilee
Aug 23 '19
Rating:   10
My only complaint is I wish each episode was longer!

I absolutely love tuning into Views from the Porch. It’s Gospel infused, honest, and realistically looking at the world from a biblical perspective. It’s thought provoking and a fabulous resource for the believer and non-believer alike.

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Daniel Ppppp
Aug 1 '19
Rating:   10
A must!!!

I listen to this podcast every day when I drive to work and I have to say I’m so thankful to have this encouragement in my life!!! Thank you David, Josh, Todd, and anyone else who made this possible. I love y’all!!! Daniel P.

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Blessing ❤️
Jul 24 '19
Rating:   4
To forceful

After listening to a couple of their podcast, I feel like they force their views and interpretation of the Bible on their viewers. I have been born and raised Christian, I have had many talks with pastors and fathers about thing that come up with the Bible and essentially it comes down to you and God. Let’s be real, no one is and can follow the Bible to a T. Even these people. Personally, I don’t condone this podcast. Let people read and take Gods words for themselves!

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Christa2211
Jul 19 '19
Rating:   10
Life changing

This podcast has changed my perspective on many things and had enriched me in ways I never thought possible- I am so grateful. God bless the The Porch!

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nomerinski
Jul 8 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing!

Love love love this podcast! It’s helped me so much in my walk with Jesus and I’m so grateful for its wonderful teaching!

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lrnwatson
Jul 3 '19
Rating:   10
Great, real, and Encouraging content

Thank y’all for having this podcast! God is changing my life through this, and I want to thank y’all for being a tool for His kingdom! God bless y’all!- From Lauren

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Olivia from SB
Jun 24 '19
Rating:   10
SO HELPFUL

Love the podcast! Especially loved hearing Allie Stuckey on the podcast this week - it was like two worlds colliding 😊.

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ife.
Jun 5 '19
Rating:   10
Mind blowing

I love this podcast!!!! Answers many of the questions I have from the Bible. Would definitely recommend.

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Rhyrhy463
Apr 15 '19
Rating:   10
I love this!!

This podcast is meant for older teens or adults. I’m only 14, but I love this podcast. I think it’s amazing, even though I’m so young.

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mzoomzoom
Jan 24 '19
Rating:   10
Must!!!

This is such a refreshing and engaging podcast to listen to. Being in the prime of my young adulthood, these three touch on so many topics and issues that we deal with. And with truth and humor! I appreciate that they emphasize that what they say is all their opinion, but the fact that they are able to support what they say with the Bible and other biblical leaders is so encouraging. I’ve been binging their podcasts the past couple of days and am almost done listening to all of them because they are just SO GOOD. I’ve already shared with other believers some of the episodes, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this podcast will encourage us to seek Christ more. It’s uncommon to have a good, God-glofying, and biblical podcast amongst us, that is also engaging and geared towards young adults. So this is top notch!

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popsie berry
Jan 18 '19
Rating:   10
Thank you

I am so thankful for this podcast. I have started to play different porch episodes in the morning while I’m getting ready for the day. It has given me answers to some important questions from a Godly perspective and it has helped me prepare for my future life as a younger Christian. Thank you so much for changing my life! I hope that you continue to make more!

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ztwest
Nov 13 '18
Rating:   10
Equipping young adults with the gospel

Incredible podcast, practical topics and real life examples! Great basis in scripture! Keep up the good work

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