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 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

Episode 44: Spiritual Formation and Lectio Divina, with Eric Nevins

Reading a chapter of the Bible each day is a great place to start when it comes to our spiritual formation, when it comes to growing in our faith. But if we want to keep growing in our faith we have to go deeper. That’s where lectio divina comes in. Lectio divina is a way … More Episode 44: Spiritual Formation and Lectio Divina, with Eric Nevins

Episode 21: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Discipleship for the Common Good – Interview with Brant Himes

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life is an incredibly powerful story. The son of a German psychiatrist in an aristocratic family back in the early 20th century, Bonhoeffer made the unlikely decision to study theology. In so doing, Bonhoeffer encountered a Jesus who revolutionized his life would not let go of him. In this episode of Spiritual Life … More Episode 21: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Discipleship for the Common Good – Interview with Brant Himes