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The official podcast of Eastview Christian Church's High School ministry in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. Discover bi-weekly "Counterculture" discussions, where pastors Zach Thompson and Cooper Smith tackle relevant and cultural issues that high schoolers are dealing with. In addition, discover weekly sermons from our Sunday morning services from pastors Zach, Matt McClane, and more! For more information about Eastview Students, visit eastview.church.
 
Join Mark Levine from EBMG, a New York City real estate property management firm as he talks everything NYC real estate with special guests and experts in the field. Mark has been in the NYC real estate sector since 1998 and enjoys talking about some of the hottest topics and questions on everything related to real estate in New York City. Have a question or something you want to add to the show, send us an email at nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com and we'll try and cover it.
 
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What’s it like to grow a salsa brand? We check back in with Matt Bennett, Founder of Dreams Aren’t This Good Salsa. We first spoke to Matt in 2019 when he was just starting off. Since then, Matt has developed a proprietary chip bag, several new flavors, and began selling on Amazon. However, things haven’t been easy and we hear from Matt about his c…
 
This week, Zach talks about the good news of Jesus. In just 2 simple verses, Jesus reveals his character and his mission. To fulfill a promise, to bring God close, to defeat sin, and to believe in him. When you think about your life up until this point, who is Jesus to you? That’s the question to ponder this week… (11/28/21)…
 
Temptation is all around us and is something that we all experience. This week, guest preacher Joy Thompson talks about the temptation of Jesus in Mark chapter 1, and how Jesus withstood against Satan's futile attempts against Him. In our lives, we also encounter temptation, yet we can have hope and strength in the midst of it! (11/21/21)…
 
Do you struggle with anxiety? Have you had a tough time adjusting back to normal life after the pandemic? Are you oftentimes stressed and anxious, and aren't sure how to deal with it? Maybe you're depressed, and perhaps even struggle with suicidal thoughts? If you resonate with any of those questions, this episode is for you. In this conversation, …
 
Why should we get baptized? What is baptism? Why did Jesus get baptized? This Sunday, guest preacher Connor Wood talks about baptism, and encourages us about why it's important to take that step. Considering baptism? If so, reach out to our staff, or DM us on Instagram if you want to learn more about baptism! (11/14/21)…
 
When you wake up, is your goal to make your name great, or to make Jesus' name great? Are our lives focused on building our own kingdoms, or the Kingdom of God? This week, Zach dives into the story of John the Baptist, and how we can learn from His example of proclaiming Jesus. Jesus has rescued us, and He has set the ultimate example of love and h…
 
How often do we hesitate to follow Jesus? What would it look like to respond immediately to Jesus, instead of telling Him "I'll get to that in a little bit?" This week, Zach preaches about how Jesus is always worth it, and how following Him means responding "at once." A relationship with Jesus is wonderful, but this world is also full of people tha…
 
New Yorkers are eating all wrong! That’s according to Elia Wolberger, Founder of Feed Your Sister. Elia is a private chef who saw New Yorkers had more in their pantries than they thought, yet still had high delivery and grocery bills. The solution according to Elia is Plan, Prep, Plate. Meal planning doesn’t have to be hard, but a lot of New Yorker…
 
The world desperately needs to know about Jesus. How can God use us to tell the world about Him? What God might be calling us to do in order to help more people hear the good news? Why should we care about missions? In Episode 15 of Counterculture, Zach and Cooper talk to Tommy Nika and Paul Beeghly, two pastors of Eastview Global, about what "Miss…
 
This week, we're starting a NEW SERIES called "Beginnings," where we'll be diving into the New Testament stories of Peter and Mark. This week, Matt takes us through the life of Mark in the scriptures, and shows how we can be encouraged by looking at his story. Mark's journey was full of ups and downs, yet God still used him for His kingdom. In the …
 
God has a purpose for each of us. Wrapping up our study from Exodus, Zach challenges us to identify our purpose, while also encouraging us that we can have peace knowing God is on our side. Instead of going through the motions, what would happen if we chased after the purpose God has given us, while trusting that He is with us every step of the way…
 
This week, Zach talks about the importance of doing life TOGETHER. As we follow Jesus, we need to be evaluating the people that we are influenced by. Similarly to how God sent Moses a helper in Aaron (Exodus 3), God gives us a Christian community to surround and support each other as we live on purpose. May we be encouraged to lean into our fellow …
 
Are you tired? Are you feeling the stress of a new school year? Is your schedule so full that you don't have room to breathe? We think this is a problem that spans across all ages, but is very prevalent in the lives of high school students. So, we brought in former Eastview High School pastor Matt Fogle to discuss what it looks like to practice mar…
 
We likely all feel insecure and inadequate at some level when it comes to serving Jesus. We feel like we’re not popular enough, not smart enough, not athletic enough, etc. This week, Zach reminds us from Exodus 3 that God is not limited by our own limitations, and that He desires for us to say “yes” to serving Him. We can serve Christ because, even…
 
Social justice is in the news these days. Whether it’s resulting from the pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement, or issues related to access, social justice is on the forefront of the minds of a lot of New Yorkers. Who better to check in with than Seachange Collective, our guest in Episode 56. Seachange Collective has grown since we first spoke to …
 
Host Mark Levine from NYC property management firm EBMG talks with Steven Cohen, CIC, Vice President of Bermack, Champion & Lewine about various insurance issues in the real estate world. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Topics on this episode include Labor Law 240, workman's comp coverage, umbrella coverages, increasing insurance pre…
 
We are loved, accepted, and cared for. We are children of God. This week, Matt talks about how God gives us purpose, identity, and calling. God offers us a love and confidence that is much GREATER than the insecurities, troubles, hurtful opinions, and other difficult things that we face. We hope you are encouraged by this week's message! (9/26/21)…
 
This week, Zach talks about the importance distinction between knowing God, and simply knowing about Him. In our second week of our ON PURPOSE series, we talk all about who God is, and how he wants to have a personal, intimate relationship with us. This is such an encouraging truth, and we hope you are reminded and encouraged to pursue your relatio…
 
Welcome to the Week 1 of our all-church study "ON PURPOSE!" Are you looking for purpose in your life? Are you tired of going through the motions and living life without meaning or direction? This week, Zach preaches about how God is present with us everyday, and how He can speak to us when we seek Him. He is present and with us, and He gives us pur…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management company EBMG walks listeners through a variety of interesting topics that have just been released in September 2021. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Among the topics discussed on today's episode: Westchester Co-op Disclosure Law: Upon receipt of each co-op purchase application, the Board of…
 
Are you thirsty? Are you in need of living water? This week, Junior High small groups pastor (and Young Adult pastor) Josh Jacobs preaches from John 7 about how Jesus satisfies us with living water. We have a God-shaped hole in our hearts that can only be filled by Jesus, and Josh encourages us how to find this living water in Jesus. (9/5/21)…
 
What’s it like to start a restaurant in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic in New York City? What about if that restaurant was in a subway station when ridership was at an all time low. Is it crazy enough to work? In this episode we speak to Mario Vivas, the Founder of Criollas, a restaurant located in the Turnstyle underground marketplace in Colu…
 
Host Mark Levine (212-335-2723 x.201 or mblevine@ebmg.com) of NYC property management firm EBMG talks with Robert Castellano, Vice President of VDA (212-868-9090 x.128 or rcastellano@vdassoc.com) on upcoming changes to the NYC requirements on elevator testing, beginning on January 1, 2022. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Effective Ja…
 
This week, Zach talks about peace. In this world, peace is often hard to come by, and Zach encourages us to look to Jesus in order to find peace. In the midst of a pandemic, mental health crisis, and intense global situations, Jesus provides the peace that we seek. (8/22/21)By Eastview Students: High School, Zach Thompson, Eastview Christian Church
 
Andrew Cabasso, Founder of Postaga, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss his outreach company that can identify relevant marketing opportunities for any business by crawling the internet for appropriate blogs and podcasts and connecting you with real humans on the other end. Promoting your business through media outreach and optimizing you…
 
We're back with an AWESOME conversation with Sports Outreach Pastor, ESPN commentator, and Zach's fiancé Ratasha Garbes about what it looks like to share your faith with non-believers! Join us as we discuss how to pour into relationships with non-believers, how to approach having faith conversations, and how to live in the world as a follower of Ch…
 
How do we share the Good News? This week, Zach dives into Acts 2 and talks about how to "Show and Tell" about Jesus. We don't want to keep this amazing truth to ourselves, and we've been pushing this idea called "Choose Your One," where you choose one person that you want to witness to. We hope you're encouraged to take the next step with your "one…
 
In the first week of our "Show and Tell" series, Zach starts unpacking what it looks like to share our faith! He reminds us that Jesus has defeated the darkness in our lives, and that we are now the light of the world because of Jesus' victory. We're excited to journey through this series together as we discuss what it looks like to know and love J…
 
Join us for Part 2 of our conversation on how social media! In this episode, we offer some challenging questions about our social media use. We specifically talk about how to keep social media from dominating our lives, and how to post and consume social media in a positive way. And, as always, we talk about the funniest thing that happened to us t…
 
Aaron Luo, Co-Founder of Caraa, returns to the New York Launch Pod to discuss how he’s pivoted his luxury handbag company and developed new products during the Covid-19 pandemic including the Wall Street Journal’s top rated mask. In Episode 58, we spoke to Aaron about the motivation behind the Caraa brand and how they develop handbags, gym bags and…
 
For the sermon this week, we answer YOUR questions about faith! Join Zach, Kim, Rich, and Aleska as they answer the questions that were given to us by students last week in our 11:00a service. (6/27/21) **Disclaimer** - (The recording starts about 12 minutes into the interview).By Eastview Students: High School, Kim Smith, Zach Thompson, Eastview Students, Aleska Barkoviak, Rich Beasley
 
Social media is such a crucial aspect of our culture. Join Zach and Cooper in part one of a TWO PART episode on social media! We talk about the positives and dangers of social media, our thoughts on each social media platform, and how to respond to the overall influence that social media has in our culture. Join us for part two coming up on July 1s…
 
This week, Zach talks about the importance of keeping our focus on Jesus every day. This is such an important part of our faith, and Zach dives into what it looks like to focus on Jesus' resurrection and promise of eternal life in the midst of everything else the world tries to offer. Check out this encouraging message to learn more! (6/13/21)…
 
This week, Zach talked about what it means to find your Every Day worth in Jesus. Looking to the world for your worth will never be enough, so what does it look like to instead pursue an every day confidence in being a child of God? Listen in to find out! (6/6/21)By Eastview Christian Church, Eastview Students: High School, Zach Thompson
 
How can we make our faith a priority this summer? While summer is exciting, it also poses unique challenges to growing in your faith, so we sat down with ministry partner and elder Jim Karch to talk about how to grow spiritually over the summer. We discuss what spiritual formation looks like, how to grow in your faith, and what practices are best t…
 
Maria Luisa Mendiola, Founder of MIGA Swimwear, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss her swimwear company which has specialized designs for people with disfigurement or other chronic health issues. Growing up with a disfigurement herself, Maria understood the need to feel comfortable at the beach or pool. While studying for a masters at Ce…
 
What step do you need to take to draw closer to God? Do you feel like there are too many barriers to experience a relationship with Him? This week, Ben Miller joins us and talks about how God has broken barriers in order to be with us, and that he wants to meet with us. We hope this is an encouraging reminder that God is closer than you might think…
 
Graduation is just around the corner! Join us for this conversation as Zach and Cooper speak specifically to graduating seniors and about transitioning out of high school. They discuss how to stay strong in your faith after high school, advice for college, what it's like to graduate, and major pieces of advice for this next season of life. And, of …
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG LLC sits down in the Zoom studio with Michael Pinchasick of Compass (Michael is also a former partner of EBMG - hear the back story!) to discuss residential buildings and the steps they can take to increase sales prices - and more. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Michael Pinchasic…
 
This week, Zach talks about LIGHT. In the midst of everything the world tries to give us, Jesus is the only true light in this world. Jesus is the answer. As followers of Jesus, we are then called to be a light in our everyday lives, even when we are opposed by those around us. We hope you are encouraged to be a light in your schools, homes, and co…
 
Smoking, drinking, and partying is a big temptation during high school. How should Christian high schoolers respond? In this episode, we're joined by Eastview's Junior High Pastor Matt McClane as we discuss the Christian approach to parties, whether alcohol is a sin, and how a Christ-follower should respond to the legalization of marijuana.…
 
This week, Marissa talks about how Christians are called to live in community. In Exodus 25, we see how the priest was the only person allowed at the table with God, but Jesus coming to Earth broke that mold. Jesus was inclusive to all but limited to one physical body, so with the presence of the Holy Spirit, the early church was able to be inclusi…
 
Scott Reich, Co-Founder of Believe in a Cure, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss his non-profit foundation that is looking for a cure for FOXG1 Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder which has affected his son Eli. Scott began his foundation when his Eli was recently diagnosed with FOXG1 Syndrome, a neurological disorder that will preven…
 
Host Mark Levine, of Property Management Group EBMG talks with Michael Lifland and Paul Eisenberg, owners of RCG Tower Group on topics related to rooftop cellular communication. Topics include leasing rooftop space, geographic locations, long-term buyouts, decommissions, agreement terms and more. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com RCG T…
 
We're back! Join us for this conversation with a dear friend of ours, Dale Avery, as we discuss how we can respond to the racial injustices in our nation. In this conversation, we talk about how to respond to racial injustice as Christ-followers, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how to approach social media.…
 
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