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 48: Integrity and Coherence in Leadership, with Lisa Slayton, CEO of Tamim Partners

In a broken and confusing world, it is realy hard to know the right thing to do.  In this episode, Lisa Slayton doesn’t come with a bunch of clear-cut answers, but she does raise the right questions. And I think she points in the right direction.  We need to become people of integrity, people who … More Episode 48: Integrity and Coherence in Leadership, with Lisa Slayton, CEO of Tamim Partners

Episode 46: Inviting the Real, with Esther Lightcap Meek, author of A Little Manual for Knowing

In her book, A Little Manual for Knowing, Esther Lightcap Meek says that in order to truly know something, we must welcome “the yet-to-be-known with respect, humility, patience, and attentiveness.”  In fact, radical attentiveness, says Meek, is essential to true knowing. In this episode of Spiritual Life and Leadership, Esther Lightcap Meek, unpacks what she … More Episode 46: Inviting the Real, with Esther Lightcap Meek, author of A Little Manual for Knowing