Winnowed Warrior

Jason Becker

Welcome to The Threshing Floor!

Here, we put off what the world says to us and strive to create a safe place for the broken to share with and learn from one another.

Our lives at this very moment are a direct reflection of both the decisions that we have made and the impact of how we've responded to the decisions others have made.

As a Winnowed Warrior, you will be challenged to Accept, to Grieve, to Admit, to Desire, to Strive, to Work, to Seek, to Follow, to Rejoice, and ultimately to LOVE as you have been called.

This ministry is based on the Beatitudes and is all about Jesus.

So come on in - and prepare to get uncomfortable as we shed the world and put on God’s Word!

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Episodes

Ep 35. WW Threshing Floor (James 3: 13-18)
Apr 13 2024
Ep 35. WW Threshing Floor (James 3: 13-18)
🎙️ Winnowed Warrior:Heavenly Wisdom vs. Worldly WisdomIn our latest episode of Winnowed Warrior, hosts Terry, Paul, Bryan, and Ashton delved into James 3:13-18, exploring the contrast between heavenly wisdom and worldly wisdom. Their insightful discussion illuminated the profound impact of wisdom on our speech, actions, and overall satisfaction in life.Key Highlights:Filtering Through Wisdom: Terry provided valuable perspective on how wisdom serves as a filter for our speech and actions, emphasizing the accountability we have for our words and deeds. Drawing from various scriptures, Terry showcased the interconnectedness of God's Word and its support for the principles discussed in James 3.Eternal Satisfaction: Terry also highlighted the inherent dissatisfaction in worldly pursuits, emphasizing that true satisfaction can only be found in God. This reminder prompted deep reflection on the transient nature of earthly desires and the enduring fulfillment offered by a life rooted in heavenly wisdom.Heavenly vs. Worldly Wisdom: Paul contributed to the conversation by dissecting the distinctions between heavenly wisdom, characterized by purity, peace, and gentleness, and worldly wisdom, marked by envy, selfish ambition, and disorder. This insightful analysis encouraged listeners to align their hearts with the wisdom of God.Moving Forward: As we reflect on today's exploration of heavenly wisdom, let us be inspired to seek a deeper understanding of God's Word and its transformative power in our lives. May we embody the meekness and humility necessary to receive God's wisdom and experience true satisfaction in Him.
Ep 34. WW The Threshing Floor (James 3: 1-12)
Apr 12 2024
Ep 34. WW The Threshing Floor (James 3: 1-12)
🎙️ Taming the Tongue:In our latest episode of Winnowed Warrior, hosts Paul, Bryan, Chris, and Jay embarked on a profound exploration of James 3, delving into the challenging task of taming the tongue. As they navigated this crucial aspect of Christian living, each man brought unique insights and wisdom to the discussion.Key Highlights:Guarding Our Speech: Chris drew parallels between the difficulty of taming the tongue and the biblical analogy of a camel passing through the eye of a needle. He emphasized the importance of filling our hearts with God's word to ensure that our speech reflects His truth and wisdom.Power of Words: Paul echoed the significance of words, tracing their importance back to the very act of creation in Genesis. He emphasized that our speech is a direct reflection of the state of our hearts, urging listeners to align their words with God's truth and love.Discerning Communication: Bryan provided practical guidance on communication, urging listeners to exercise discernment before speaking. He introduced the criteria of truth, necessity, and kindness, encouraging mindfulness not only in our words but also in our body language and nonverbal cues.Moving Forward:  As we reflect on our discussion on taming the tongue, let us be challenged and inspired to cultivate a speech that glorifies God and edifies others. May we be diligent in guarding our hearts and minds, ensuring that our words align with the principles of truth and love.
Ep 33. WW The Threshing Floor (James 2: 19-26)
Mar 30 2024
Ep 33. WW The Threshing Floor (James 2: 19-26)
🎙️ Winnowed Warrior🎙️The Threshing Floor Recap:In our latest episode, hosted by Paul, Bryan, Ashton, and Jay, we revisited James 2:19-26, delving deeper into the nuanced relationship between faith and action. Bryan emphasized the crucial distinction that mere acknowledgment of Jesus' identity, as even demons do, does not guarantee salvation. True faith requires active commitment and alignment with the teachings of Christ.Key Insights:🌟 Faith Beyond Knowledge: Building on Bryan's point, the discussion underscored the necessity of genuine faith that transcends mere intellectual understanding. Our creed, rooted in the Beatitudes, serves as a guiding light in our journey of faith and discipleship.📖 God's Waiting Room: Ashton brought a fresh perspective, likening our spiritual journey to being in God's waiting room. However, unlike a passive wait at a doctor's office, we recognize that God, the Great Physician, is waiting on us to align our hearts and actions with His will.💡 Putting God First: Paul brought forth the tough story of Abraham and Isaac, illustrating the importance of prioritizing God above all else, even our most cherished gifts. Drawing parallels to Jonah's reluctance, Paul challenged us to walk in faith and obedience, always putting God first in our lives, even before our spouses and children.🌾 Divine Work Unveiled: Jay tied the conversation together by referencing God's message to Habakkuk, highlighting the awe-inspiring nature of God's work in our lives. Just as Habakkuk was astounded by God's plans, we are reminded that God's work often surpasses our understanding, calling us to trust in His sovereignty.Moving Forward:As we reflect on our discussion on WW's The Threshing Floor, let us be inspired to deepen our faith and commitment to living out the principles of the Beatitudes. May we embrace the transformative power of true faith, recognizing that God is continually at work in our lives, shaping us for His divine purposes.Check out Winnowed Warrior on line for more support and information!
Ep 27. Runnin' & Gunnin' (Guest: Paul R.)
Feb 17 2024
Ep 27. Runnin' & Gunnin' (Guest: Paul R.)
Join us:In this soul-stirring episode of Winnowed Warrior, we delve into the profound concept of the "threshing floor." Imagine a sacred space where genuine camaraderie and spiritual growth intertwine, where we, a band of close friends, gather to sift through the complexities of life, separating the good from the bad.In this heartfelt discussion, we explore the idea of using the metaphorical threshing floor as a creative haven for collaboration. It serves as our sanctuary to pull away from the noise of the world and emerge as Godly men, committed to self-improvement and supporting each other's spiritual journeys.Paul, bares his soul, sharing a poignant testimony of his struggles with alcohol and the consequences of a life lived in the fast lane. His candid account of running and gunning through life serves as a stark reminder of the heartache that can be caused to those who care about us.Key Highlights:Understanding the metaphor of the threshing floor as a space for collaboration and spiritual growth.Personal testimonies, including Paul's struggles with alcohol and the impact on relationships.The transformative power of camaraderie and self-reflection in becoming Godly men.Why You Should Tune In:This episode goes beyond surface-level discussions; it's a raw and authentic exploration of life's challenges and the pursuit of spiritual growth. Join us as we navigate the complexities of our personal journeys, aiming to inspire and encourage our listeners to find their own sacred space for growth.
Ep 22. Walk Away To Walk The Way (Guest: Austin C.)
Nov 29 2023
Ep 22. Walk Away To Walk The Way (Guest: Austin C.)
Join Jay as he takes the "WW" podcast on the road for the first time, with special guest Austin C. (aka Boogie) at his Barber Shop serving as the unique location host. In this episode, Jay and Austin dive deep into their personal journeys, covering topics like faith, personal growth, relationships, and the challenges of being a musician.Their candid conversations unveil the transformative power of faith, support, and personal development in overcoming life's hurdles. Emphasizing the significance of authentic love, acceptance, and understanding, the discussions underscore the role of these elements in the journey of recovery and personal growth.Listeners gain valuable insights into Jay and Austin's experiences, from discovering faith to building meaningful relationships and creating stable environments for themselves and their loved ones.Austin delves into the real-life struggles of artists navigating the music industry, shedding light on the pressures, challenges, and the pursuit of creative freedom and authenticity.Their conversations extend to the complexities of relationships, highlighting the importance of choice and commitment in matters of love. Overall, the podcast serves as an encouraging and inspirational resource for those facing challenges, offering a peek into the speakers' personal and professional lives.By sharing relatable experiences and perspectives, it aims to provide a source of motivation for individuals seeking a positive change in their lives.
Ep 20.  Embracing Vulnerability Round 1 (Guest: Randy C.)
Nov 6 2023
Ep 20. Embracing Vulnerability Round 1 (Guest: Randy C.)
Jay Becker and Randy delve into a conversation that's not just for men but serves as a profound and eye-opening discussion for all listeners. They explore the intricacies of masculinity, vulnerability, and relationships, offering valuable insights and inspiration for personal growth.Randy shares a personal journey of transformation, inspired by Jay's podcast, where he found the courage to open up about his own struggles. Their heartfelt exchange reveals a shared desire to break free from societal expectations and become more emotionally connected and sensitive. They candidly address the stigma that can surround these aspirations and discuss the challenges they've faced in their own marriages.This conversation is a powerful reminder of the need for men to create safe spaces for sharing, support, and growth. It challenges conventional notions of masculinity and encourages open dialogue about personal struggles, making it equally relevant and relatable for women.As the conversation unfolds, both hosts reflect on their past behavior in their relationships, recognizing areas where they've been overly critical and lacking in grace. They stress the importance of empathy, understanding, and effective communication in maintaining healthy and loving partnerships.In the end, this discussion serves as a beacon of hope for anyone seeking to improve their relationships. It sheds light on common challenges that many couples face and emphasizes the significance of love, patience, and humility as essential ingredients for building lasting and fulfilling connections.Tune in and discover a refreshing perspective on relationships, masculinity, and vulnerability in this enlightening episode that invites all listeners to join the journey towards emotional growth and deeper connections.