Two Bearded Preachers

Listen as Justin Larkin and Martin Bender talk about everything without researching anything! We discuss life, ministry, and family from a uniquely Christian perspective without getting all preachy. Like the Two Bearded Preachers facebook page and follow us on Instagram @twobeardedpreachers.
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Sep 9, 2017

Justin may be getting ready for the storm, but Martin is making sure that podcast gold gets released. In this episode of Two Bearded Preachers the fellers talk about getting ready for the hurricane, how grandmothers can be evil too, and why hemorrhoids are no laughing matter. Make sure you don't get involved in a land war in Asia and never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Sep 5, 2017

In this episode, Justin and Martin talk about why they have continued podcasting long after everyone thought they would quit. The Two Bearded Preachers take some time to discuss their current youth ministries and the opportunities that exist in both their churches. Justin has a tremendous victory against someone who attempts to facially profile him. Martin defends Joel Osteen's response to the flooding in Houston. This episode has a little bit of everything!

Aug 24, 2017

The Two Bearded Preachers read tweets from their favorite Twitter personality: Restoration Hulk! They smash your preconceived notions of how to position oneself while praying. Each shares how they work application into the sermon while disagreeing on the degree to which the pastor should apply the text during the message. You'll also find out which of the two has no trust for their children. Enjoy the show!

Aug 21, 2017

Justin and Martin talk about how to dress for success in the zombie apocalypse, the best way to fire a volunteer, and why popular preachers are just so darn good looking. There's also a story about Justin's kid falling in the shower and thoughts on why you don't need to carry primary and secondary weapons as well as train in martial arts. Some one's looking for a fight in this episode! Check it out!

Aug 10, 2017

In this episode, Justin and Martin talk about whether or not Christians ought to watch Game of Thrones. You may be offended by their answer, but it's highly doubtful that they care. Find out why Martin is stressed, the source of his cold sore, and how he plans to entertain Justin on a visit they have planned for later this year. Justin explains why he only likes television that has loose ties to reality, why he is so busy and admits he doesn't know how to clean a hog. The Two Bearded Preachers keep it pretty light in this episode, so don't beat them up too bad in the comments. Enjoy!

Aug 3, 2017

What you are about to hear is the podcast equivalent of taking all your leftovers and putting them in a casserole. Sometimes it makes the most delicious meal. Sometimes it is an absolute train wreck. In this episode, Martin took a bunch of clips he saved from previous conversations and slammed them together into an episode that isn't too far from the standard and is definitely worthy of the "podcastgold" hashtag. Justin finds comradery among the dads at the water park, Martin talks about one of the greatest classroom games from his high school days, and both just yammer on and on about nothing in particular making you wonder why you listen to this nonsense in the first place. They both also think it is important to beat your kids at video games and Pokemon. Enjoy the show!

Oh, did I mention Justin watched Twilight? Because he totally watched Twilight and we have it on good authority that he loved every minute of it and is 100% team Jacob.

Jul 26, 2017

The Two Bearded Preachers discuss how questionable choices can impact one's life, the big fight between Mayweather and McGregor, and how letting someone watch you play video games is a wonderful act of charity. More specifically, Justin crop dusts an entire VBS, Martin gets a ridiculous sunburn, and they both doubt the long term audience of boxing. Hear them lament the fact that there won't be a corresponding MMA match between Floyd and Conor while Justin tries to get new followers to his twitch account. Do him a favor and show a little love: 

Jul 19, 2017

Can Spider-man identify as a homosexual if he has neither homosexual actions or desires? It sounds like cultural appropriation to the Two Bearded Preachers so you better check your privilege. This week, Justin talks about how he is terrible at golf and refuses to explain pornography to his son. Martin promises to text an entire book to Justin and plans to see a living wild beaver even if it means staying up past his bedtime. They answer the age old question of why there are so many movie remakes and even discuss the insanity surrounding Eugene Peterson's bizarre behavior over the past few days. It's all good and there's no need to worry because there remain certain offshore accounts that will keep the show coming to you free of charge for the foreseeable future. Enjoy the show!

Jul 11, 2017

What could possibly be wrong with making new friends on Facebook? Martin finds out when Justin tells him Jayden K Smith may not be the talented actor from After Earth. Justin has a lot to say about how he responds to death and shares how talking about it is helpful. They try to figure out why FaceTime was misbehaving and talk about the best Netflix comedy with naughty words. Don't try to do math if it's after 11:00 and make sure to share this episode with all your snapchat followers, heathens.

Jul 3, 2017

Hey everyone! After a break that was just a little too long your favorite facially blessed preachers are back bringing that sweet, sweet podcast gold you all know and love. Listen to Justin and Martin talk about their experiences as deans of church camps, the horrors of dealing with children, and why there's just never enough summer to go around. The Two Bearded Preachers are back and better than ever in their much anticipated 83rd episode. Check it out and share it with the many acquaintances you interact with on social media. 

Do you have a church camp horror story? Share it with the Two Bearded Preachers by calling 951-472-3273 and leaving a message. We promise Justin will listen to it!

Jun 8, 2017

Ok, we admit it, this episode is absolute gold! Sure, it may be strung together from the leftovers that have been stacking up, but that doesn't mean the conversation about taking the law into one's own hands isn't appropriate for today. We certainly think it is. Check out how we thread together conversation over a number of weeks in order to cover a week where our conversation was in person and not even recorded. We even talk a little about Andrew Peterson and his use of an instrument made out of an armadillo. That's podcast gold if anything is.

May 30, 2017

Katy Perry said what? Yes, when a terrible act of violence occurs pop stars say stupid things in response. It's almost as predictable as the sunrise. Justin and Martin spend a little time talking about terrorism, recognizing they are not the best individuals to discuss the topic. They move on from there to discuss the best way one could put medicinal marijuana into their system and decide it's probably by a suppository. The conversation then shifts to the doctrine of predestination and how people in the pews react to difficult theological subjects. This episode covers a lot of territory, so try and keep up with Two Bearded Preachers as they mine podcast gold once again.

May 23, 2017

Without question, the best R-rated superhero movie is in the X-Men universe but does Deadpool or Logan reign supreme? In this episode of the Two Bearded Preachers, Justin and Martin argue over which is superior. They also discuss why you should and shouldn't listen to the Drunk Ex-Pastors and Bad Christian podcasts, talk about how generational issues affect the church and are glad to hear most people these days are more interested in sound preaching than mirror balls at church. The whole conversation comes after they have already been talking for nearly an hour, so some of the conversation goes a little off the rails. At any rate, this episode unearths heaps of podcast gold for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget to share the episode while in casual conversation with your friends.

May 16, 2017

You're probably sitting at home, continually updating your podcast catcher, wondering why the latest episode of the Two Bearded Preachers hasn't dropped yet. Well, Justin and Martin happen to have lives outside of the show they occasionally need to maintain and that just happened to happen this weekend. Don't worry though. Your favorite show on the internet is here for you now and it is so very good. 


This week the Bearded Duo talk about the terror of bike gangs in St. Cloud, how an interview should be conducted for positions in a church, and the best musical instrument for every style: the BONGOS! Learn why the didgeridoo is the instrument of the future and how to avoid getting run out of the church by your preacher. This episode takes podcast gold to the next level. Check it out.

May 6, 2017

The Two Bearded Preachers spend their time talking about how death as a Christian is a thing of solemn beauty. They also discuss how growing old impacts one's ability to practice martial arts effectively, talk to one of the show's best friends, and a Thom Rainer article about the challenges of being a pastor today. The show has some of the greatest conversation you've ever heard from two bearded feller's who have been friends for over a decade. Be sure to check it out and share with all your friends with a nice hand written letter. Don't forget, we love millennials. Enjoy the show.

Apr 29, 2017

It's all a part of the plan, folks. This episode has everything you've ever wanted for an audio diary of two preachers' friendship and some things you never knew you needed. Justin talks about how much he loves his squatty potty while Martin shares a war story from the middle east. They discuss their mutual love for Tim Keller and wish they had the buttery smoothness of his rhetoric. Justin claims to be funny in the pulpit and tells everyone why playing nice with the cable company is probably a good idea. Martin claims to be an angry preacher and complains about Bill Nye and his recent lunacy. The two talk about food, the best way to prepare shrimp, and why getting fatter makes body weight exercises better. They wrap up the episode wondering why Tim Challies thinks it's important for people to pay for their porn (trust us, it will all make sense in context). Oh, and somewhere in this heap of nonsense there's a Liar Liar reference so don't bust the fellers up about the cover art. Enjoy the show.

Would you like to join the conversation? Call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and you may just be chosen to be on an episode. Check out Justin's power failure video on our Facebook page and get the latest and greatest on our Twitter feed.

Apr 21, 2017

What happens when murders use Facebook Live? How will the mother of all bombs (MOAB) affect the war on terror? Will Harry Potter Land be a better vacation than Star Wars Disney? We have no idea, but we talk about it all the same in the latest and greatest episode of the Two Bearded Preachers Super Show! In this episode, Justin will explain how he deals with rude behavior at the Starbuck's bathroom. Martin doesn't know if Facebook Live is a feature he deserves. They both get motion sickness as they try to avoid creating new Dad Fail episodes. Pay attention, Muggles, the Bearded Brothers are back and better than ever!

Would you like to join the conversation? Call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and you may just be chosen to be on an episode. Get on our Facebook page, but don't murder anyone. Follow us on Twitter if you can handle 144 characters of the greatest podcast gold on the internet.

Apr 6, 2017

That's right, folks! It's the Two Bearded Preachers with an all new episode of podcast gold for your listening enjoyment. In this episode, you'll hear the differences between the Royal Rumble and Wrestle Mania clearly articulated. You'll also find out the single quality that makes a hippy an absolute delight to be around. Listen to how Chris Jericho gets one over on Justin. Discover some new material for that blog you've been thinking of starting as Justin and Martin explore how reading and writing have shifted since Al Gore invented the internet. Their mutual love of iPhones and all things iOS is discussed while dissing android. Justin describes an unsettling condition he's contracted from prolonged exposure to his step father. All this and so much more are here for your listening enjoyment!


Would you like to join the conversation? Call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and you may just be chosen to be on an episode. Show us pictures of your beard on our Facebook page and share your love of the show on Twitter. You could write us an email, but the chances of us checking it aren't very good.

Mar 31, 2017

This week we're going back in time to hear how the Two Bearded Preachers accurately predicted the results of the 2016 presidential election using an elaborate rating system and immense insight into all things political. Justin wears a tutu and Martin fails to make his congregation laugh in this throw back episode from 2015. In the future, the fellers promise to schedule a little better and not forget their recording equipment at the office. If you haven't heard this one before you will definitely see how far the Two Bearded Preachers have come in terms of production and how far they have fallen in terms of planning episodes.



Would you like to join the conversation? Call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and you may just be chosen to be on an episode. You can tell us how we are slackers for not bringing the new content on Facebook and complain about how we have been saying the same old jokes to each other for our entire friendship on Twitter.

Mar 24, 2017

That's right folks, it's the GOATs of Podcasting bringing that podcast gold you all love so much. The Two Bearded Preachers talk about taking up martial arts with their kids and how judo and jiu jitsu can cause a lot of problems for middle aged men. Justin gives Martin a hard time about the dog he ran over from the previous episode and explains why it was such an issue for him. Martin claims shenanigans when Justin is unable to repeat certain details of his story and is irritated that Justin doesn't know all the lyrics of Five Iron Frenzy's "Blue Comb". Find out why it's all in the hips in our newest podcast ever.

Would you like to join the conversation? Call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and you may just be chosen to be on an episode. You can talk to us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, but to be honest, neither of us spend much time checking either feed.

Mar 16, 2017

In this week's episode of the Two Bearded Preachers podcast, Martin and Justin talk about the terrors of living in the southeast during an unusually cold March. Neither of them understands the more specific words for blankets used by their wives, bringing to mind Tyler Durden's discussion of the duvet and why men have this knowledge when it is entirely unnecessary to their being in the hunter/gatherer sense of masculinity. Martin discusses how interruptions can make for more interesting lessons and sermons, even though it can be difficult to transition back to the planned subject matter. Justin shares a little bit on how multitasking is for the young and middle-aged men are only able to one thing at a time. Toward the finish, Martin tells of how he hit a dog with his rental car and receives some sharp criticism from his friend.

Would you like to join the conversation? Call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and you may just be chosen to be on an episode. You can talk to us on Facebook or stop by Martin's house in Glennville, the jewel of southeast Georgia.

Mar 9, 2017

Does Justin have a hero fantasy? Is Martin too old to start learning Judo? Who should be responsible for the care and maintenance of one's beard? The Two Bearded Preachers spend their time discussing these and other questions in this episode. Listen as Martin creates a Zen-like atmosphere in his home. Justin talks about his past as an Anglican. The Real Man American calls in to call Martin out about giving the sex talk to his elementary age kids. Both of the preachers talk about Ash Wednesday and Lent, communicating their respective skepticism about the practice. Can you smell the popery? You'll also get some tips on how to best maintain your firearms for minimal government interference. Talk about a wide-ranging conversation.

Would you like to join the conversation? Call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and you may just be chosen to be on an episode. You can talk to us on Facebook or stop by Justin's house late in the evening for a friendly visit. 

Mar 3, 2017

This just in... middle aged men aren't good at online video games. In this episode of Two Bearded Preachers, Martin admits he isn't very good at promoting the podcast or playing online video games. Justin overshares about marital issues and plays too many video games. Both offer their advice to an expectant father about the horrors he is about to experience in raising his very own baby. Justin goes on and on about how he is likely to die in his mid-fifties and Martin goes through the whole circle of emotions as he relives his 37th birthday. It's a conversation for the ages so be sure to check it out.

Want to join the conversation? You can call the Two Bearded Preachers at 951-472-3273 and be on an upcoming episode. Join the Two Bearded Preachers facebook page and try to tweet at us @twobearded.

Feb 24, 2017

The Two Bearded Preachers are trying their hardest to make those church gains, but what is the best way to measure success in ministry? Is it about leading people to grow the organization, or is there something more to it than that? In this episode, Justin and Martin talk about their criteria for successful ministry and point out that pastoring a church is fundamentally different than leading in the marketplace. Martin shares some demotivational techniques and Justin pretty much preaches his entire sermon for Sunday. This episode is outrageous!

Feb 17, 2017

The Two Bearded Preachers spend the episode discussing the meaning of life and whether or not the decisions we make matter. They comment on the fact that the listener doesn't get to hear the entire conversation since recording began well after they started talking. Justin gets his pump on and brags about his biceps. Martin is unimpressed and points out where his partner is wrong. Will listening to this episode matter in your life? One of us says yes, the other thinks it might not. Rest assured, it will make you happier than you were either way.

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