Podcasts

Episode 105: The Places of Encounter (3/3/2021) - In this episode we feature a conversation we had at our recent Essential Church Learning Community on “places of encounter” in our worship gatherings. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! Worship in the early church was designed around a fourfold shape or movement: the (re)gathering of the body, the proclamation of the Word, the response (which was usually done at the Table), and the sending, where the church is sent back out as missionaries…  One of the things that can happen to us Read More
Episode 104: The Pastor and the Worship Leader: 5 Battles (2/24/2021) - In this episode we take you to a conversation between Pastor Brady and Pastor Jon Egan at our recent Essential Church Learning Community on the relationship between the senior pastor and the worship leader. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! I firmly believe that this is one of the most vulnerable relationships in the church… it’s an area where the enemy attacks… the key for Pastor Brady and I is understanding that we have different personalities… If you do not like conflict, Read More
Episode 103: An Interview with Dr. Simeon Zahl – The Holy Spirit and Christian Experience (2/2/2021) - In this episode we sit down with Dr. Simeon Zahl to talk about how a robust theology of the Holy Spirit can give us better language for talking about the role of experience in the life of a Christian. Grab a copy of his book, The Holy Spirit and Christian Experience here. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! The main thing that drove me to write this book was that Protestant theology had gotten into a false dichotomy: either suspicion about experience or Read More
Episode 102: An Interview with Rich Villodas – A Deeply Formed Life (1/27/2021) - In this episode we sit down with pastor and author Rich Villodas to discuss his book, The Deeply Formed Life. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! The five values of our congregation are contemplative rhythms, racial reconciliation, interior examination, sexual wholeness, or missional presence… we’re trying to offer these values to the world and to the church as a paradigm of faithfulness to Jesus…   Contemplative rhythms are not just about slowing down our pace, but also giving ourselves over to God Read More
Episode 101: An Interview with Steve Cuss – Managing Leadership Anxiety. (1/20/2021) - In this episode, we sit down with Steve Cuss to talk about his book Managing Leadership Anxiety and how leaders can become not only more self-aware but also wise about managing both their own anxiety and that of others. You can learn more about Steve and his work at capablelife.me. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! This book was born out of some measure of personal desperation… from a deep desire that the life I was proclaiming to others was also the Read More
Episode 100: Responding to January 6th (1/8/2021) - In this episode we sit down to talk about the events that transpired in our nation’s capitol on January 6th, what those events are telling us, and how the church needs to respond to it. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! The timing of what happened in our nation’s capitol could not have been worse for pastors… we’re all feeling it… that we didn’t need this… but sometimes we don’t have the luxury of choosing timing…  What we saw in our nation’s Read More
Episode 099: Extravagant: Discovering a Life of Dangerous Generosity (12/1/2020) - In this episode we sit down with Pastor Brady to talk with him about his newest book Extravagant: Discovering a Life of Dangerous Generosity. Grab your copy over at Amazon today! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! One of the things that my mom and dad did on four or five different occasions is that they took struggling young men into our home… they fed them and clothed them and helped them get through school… I was marked by my parents’ extravagant Read More
Episode 098: An Interview with Dr. Derwin Gray // The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches About Finding True Happiness (10/28/2020) - In this episode we sit down with our good friend Dr. Derwin Gray to talk with him about his new book, The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches About Finding True Happiness. Grab a copy for yourself here. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! In 2014, we were a four-year-old church plant, and I started discovering that regardless of race or social class, people were not happy… so I started wondering, “What did Jesus say about happiness?” Hiding in plain sight, in the Read More
Episode 097: Leadership During Turbulent Times: An Interview with Dr. Ben Witherington (10/21/2020) - In this episode we sit down with New Testament scholar Dr. Ben Witherington to talk about church leadership during turbulent times. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! My parents were devout Christians and raised me in church… I was there every week and those people really shaped me… and I had some wonderful pastors along the way who were a big encouragement to me… As I got older, there were a couple years where I didn’t really attend church… the churches seemed Read More
Episode 096: 10,000 Fathers (10/14/2020) - In this episode we sit down with a new addition to our staff, Aaron Keyes, to talk about the mission of his organization 10,000 Fathers and how to raise up worship leaders as genuine pastors in our churches. You can find out more about 10,000 Fathers at worship.school. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with us throughout the week! I was never a great musical performer or singer… what I was able to do as a worship leader was to open the Scriptures and invite people to Read More