Episode 43: Introduction to “Beyond Thingification: Help Your Church Engage in God’s Mission”

The world today is nothing like the world as it was fifty years ago. Because of this, a lot of churches are really struggling with how to be the church in the 21st century.  People used to go to church because, well, that’s just what you did. But not anymore. Today, even a lot of … More Episode 43: Introduction to “Beyond Thingification: Help Your Church Engage in God’s Mission”

Episode 42: Speaking Out Against Injustice, with Kathy Khang, author of Raise Your Voice

When I first read Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up, I was captivated almost immediately by a story the author, Kathy Khang, told about a situation in which a friend physically covered her mouth to keep her from asking a challenging question in a meeting. Kathy wrote, “I didn’t … More Episode 42: Speaking Out Against Injustice, with Kathy Khang, author of Raise Your Voice

Episode 31: Why is Ministry Harder Than it Used to Be?

Church attendance is declining every year.  Fewer people than ever have even set foot in a church.  The church as an institution has far less influence in our society than it used to. Why is this?  What happened? The fact is we live in a Post-Christendom world.  Christendom is that part of the world and … More Episode 31: Why is Ministry Harder Than it Used to Be?

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