Jason Coker, pastor of First Christian Church in Oceanside, California, shares about a ministry called Two Shirts. Even though it doesn’t exist anymore, it beautifully captures what God wants to do in the world—healing and wholeness for the whole world. Jason and I discuss this very creative ministry, Jason’s journey of discovering the gospel in … More Episode 4: The Gospel According to Two Shirts – Interview with Jason Coker
God wants to restore shalom to the world. In other words, God wants to bring healing and wholeness—which includes joy, beauty, health, justice, and, yes, salvation—to the world. More specifically, God wants to restore shalom to the world in four ways—between God and humanity, between human beings and each other, between human beings and the … More Episode 3: The Fourfold Nature of Shalom
What does God want to do in the world? What does God want to accomplish? As we read the scriptures, we discover a word that captures what God is working to bring about. That word is shalom–a comprehensive sense of well-being that touches every aspect of life. God wants to bring healing and wholeness to … More Episode 2: What is the Mission of God?
Why am I calling this podcast “Spiritual Life and Leadership”? Because the church needs leaders whose lives are characterized by a life of deep spirituality and union with Jesus. Yes, leadership techniques are valuable and church growth strategies can be helpful. But if those who are called to lead God’s people into God’s mission are … More Episode 1: Why ‘Spiritual Life and Leadership’?