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

Episode 15: Abraham Kuyper and Discipleship for the Common Good – Interview with Brant Himes

Abraham Kuyper was a man who tried to live his whole life by these teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. He took the teachings of Jesus seriously and tried to live this all-of-life discipleship as a theologian, as a journalist, as an education reformer, and even as the Prime Minister of the … More Episode 15: Abraham Kuyper and Discipleship for the Common Good – Interview with Brant Himes

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