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 52: Leadership and Soul Care, with Elaine Hamilton, The Soul Care House

I’ve discovered that therapy—good therapy—is something that everyone needs. Especially if you’re in leadership.  In this episode, I speak with Elaine Hamilton, founder of a therapy group in San Diego called the Soul Care House. Elaine helps to demystify therapy for us.  What is it?  Why is it important?  Why do leaders, especially, need good … More Episode 52: Leadership and Soul Care, with Elaine Hamilton, The Soul Care House

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