Episode 45: Retirement and Vocation, with Jeff Haanen, author of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement

We are called to participate with God in the healing of the world through our very work–as teachers, as mechanics, as doctors, as attorneys, as salespeople.  Our work brings the goodness of God into the world. But what about when we retire?  How can we participate with God in the healing of the world then?  … More Episode 45: Retirement and Vocation, with Jeff Haanen, author of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement

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 36: The Vulnerable Pastor, with Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith, Lead Pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, has written a wonderful book titled, The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry, in which she shares about the ways our humanity and our weakness are actually a source of strength in our ministries.   Too often, we think we have to fit … More Episode 36: The Vulnerable Pastor, with Mandy Smith

Episode 35: God Wants His Kids Back, with Nate Landis

Youth ministry is not easy.  Especially in our Post-Christendom context.  But Nate Landis, President and Founder of Urban Youth Collaborative has created an incredibly effective way for churches to reach out to the next generation. Any kind of church. A young, hip, millennial congregation, or an aging Baby Boomer and beyond congregation.  In this episode, … More Episode 35: God Wants His Kids Back, with Nate Landis