Episode 54: An Evangelical in “Episcoland”, with Aaron Klinefelter

Aaron Klinefelter is an Episcopalian deacon and will be ordained a priest.  But he didn’t start out Episocpalian. He started out Methodist with a strong evangelical emphasis. In this episode, Aaron shares the story of how God called him out of that evangelical tradition into the Episcopal tradition. Aaron loves getting to belong to the … More Episode 54: An Evangelical in “Episcoland”, with Aaron Klinefelter

Episode 53: Growing Hearts, Not Attendance, with Mike McClenahan

What happened to Solana Beach Presbyterian Church?  Oh, it’s still a big church, but it’s half the size it was twenty years ago.  Some would say that Mike McClenahan, the Senior Pastor, failed in some way.  He must have done something wrong and that’s why this church has declined so much. Maybe.  Or maybe it’s … More Episode 53: Growing Hearts, Not Attendance, with Mike McClenahan

Episode 51: Healing Homelessness, with Michelle LeBeau, San Diego Rescue Mission

There is no easy solution to homelessness and extreme poverty.  But some solutions are definitely better than others.  In this episode, Michelle LeBeau, Director of Church Partnerships at the San Diego Rescue Mission, shares why deep inner life transformation is so important for helping people escape poverty.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW   THIS … More Episode 51: Healing Homelessness, with Michelle LeBeau, San Diego Rescue Mission

Episode 50: When God Became an Atheist, with Kutter Callaway, author of The Aesthetics of Atheism

Can someone who is an atheist participate with God in the healing of the world? If a person who doesn’t believe in God volunteers at the local homeless shelter, should Christians dismiss that because the volunteer is not a Christian? If an atheist adopts a child from an abusive home and gives that child a … More Episode 50: When God Became an Atheist, with Kutter Callaway, author of The Aesthetics of Atheism

Episode 49: Flourishing, Suffering, and the Renewal of All Things, with Trevor Lee, host of Speak in the Suffering

In this episode, Trevor Lee discusses the importance of getting past the ministry model that just tries to get people through our discipleship programs. Instead, we need a model that values the uniqueness and inherent worth of each person.  We also talked a lot about suffering.  And we talked about the part suffering plays—ironically!—in the … More Episode 49: Flourishing, Suffering, and the Renewal of All Things, with Trevor Lee, host of Speak in the Suffering