Episode 19: The Ungiving Tree – Interview with Dwight Gibson

I have a confession to make. I was never read the book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, when I was a child.  It wasn’t until I was at least in my twenties that I finally read The Giving Tree. Thankfully, I had read the book by the time I first heard Dwight Gibson’s spoof, … More Episode 19: The Ungiving Tree – Interview with Dwight Gibson

Episode 18: Ministering to Those Done With Ministry – Interview with DG Hollums

Ministry can be incredibly rewarding and it can be incredibly painful.  In this episode, DG Hollums, shares about his own painful experience in ministry.  But he doesn’t stop there.  DG also shares the steps he is taking to bring together an online community for those who have suffered in ministry.  Rather than becoming angry and … More Episode 18: Ministering to Those Done With Ministry – Interview with DG Hollums

Episode 17: Not Ashamed of Sinners – Matthew 1:1-17

The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:1-17 is so much more than a list of Jesus’ ancestors.  It is the beginning of the good news about Jesus.  Matthew does something quite extraordinary with the inclusion of the four women in Jesus’ genealogy–not because he included women, but because of who the women are.  Right from … More Episode 17: Not Ashamed of Sinners – Matthew 1:1-17

Episode 16: Canoeing the Mountains – Interview with Tod Bolsinger

Chapter 1 of Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger is titled, “Seminary Didn’t Prepare Me for This!”  That is a great opening chapter title because that’s exactly how thousands of pastors feel. When I was in seminary we learned how to study and exegete the scriptures. We learned to read Hebrew and Greek. We learned … More Episode 16: Canoeing the Mountains – Interview with Tod Bolsinger