Episode 13: An Unexpected Ministry to Refugees – Interview with Pete Seiferth

Several years ago, Pete Seiferth’s church was feeling a bit down about declining attendance, declining giving, and all kinds of other declining. So they prayed. They prayed that God would send people to them. And God answered their prayer. Except that the people God sent were not the people they were expecting. Rather than sending … More Episode 13: An Unexpected Ministry to Refugees – Interview with Pete Seiferth

Episode 12: God is a Woman in Labor – Interview with Christiana Rice

God is a woman giving birth and we are the midwife attending to God and to the new life that is coming into the world.  That’s the image we’ll be unpacking in this episode of Spiritual Life and Leadership.  It’s not an image that normally comes to mind when we think about God. But it … More Episode 12: God is a Woman in Labor – Interview with Christiana Rice

Episode 11: Discipleship and the Twelve Steps – Interview with Kaye Schneider

So often, churches focus primarily on giving people information—theology, apologetics, Bible studies, etc.  Information is good, but information doesn’t necessarily lead to transformation.  Not deep transformation, anyway.  In this episode, Kaye Schneider shares about how the Twelve Steps have deepened her own discipleship and how she now uses the Twelve Step process to help others … More Episode 11: Discipleship and the Twelve Steps – Interview with Kaye Schneider

Episode 10: Meeting God in the Darkest Places – Sermon on Jonah 2:1-10

What do we do when we find ourselves in times of great suffering? What do we do when we feel like we’re in a pit? When we feel like we’re inside the belly of a fish–a place of darkness, hopelessness, and death? Jonah faced that same question and discovered the only thing he could do … More Episode 10: Meeting God in the Darkest Places – Sermon on Jonah 2:1-10

Episode 9: The Four-Chapter Gospel – Interview with Geoff Hsu

How we think about the Gospel affects everything else. It affects the way we think about God.  It affects the way we relate to others.  It affects our leadership. What does the Gospel we believe tell us about God?  About ourselves?  What does the Gospel tell us about the world? What role does guilt and … More Episode 9: The Four-Chapter Gospel – Interview with Geoff Hsu