S5: E19 The Parsing of “Racism”

Greg Armstrong joins again to examine the evolution and ideology of the word “racist.” The word “racist” has changed from meaning prejudice to including the unconscious systems of white supremacy. Now, drawing from the work of John McWhorter’s, we see the third wave that equates the word “racist” equated with subjective feelings.
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S5: E18 A Theology of Protest

How do we make sense of the protests and riots that have erupted after the murder of George Floyd? Greg Armstrong, Director of Admissions at Northern and pastor of Renew Church (Lombard, IL) joins Mike and Dave as they discuss the church’s response to and participation in public demonstrations.
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S4E1 – N.T. Wright – God and The Pandemic

We are excited to begin season 4 with this timely and timeless conversation with N.T. Wright on his new book, God and The Pandemic. The insights Dr. Wright shares are both important for now as we are still in the midst of the pandemic but also as we begin to think through life and ministry after the pandemic.
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S4E19 Steve Wiens

Steve Wiens is an author, pastor and overall top bloke who helps people take their faith as seriously as their doubt. His most recent book Shining Like The Sun focuses on practices to rekindle faith.
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S4E18 – Sam Allberry

Sam Allberry first came to my attention when he spoke at the Church of England General Synod about his experience as a clergy who is same sex attracted. In that brief speech, I discovered a nuanced, caring, thoughtful man whose work is profoundly personal and profoundly impacted by the Gospel.
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S4E17 – Wes Beavis

Dr. Wes Beavis, has served for decades as a pastor in the United States and Australia. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in helping pastors navigate the ministry journey and guiding church leaders through crisis situations.
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S4E16 – Christine Caine

Christine Caine is a powerhouse of a preacher and author, a fierce advocate of people trapped in sex slavery and an empower of women. Christine is the founder of A21 a global organization eradicating human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare.
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S4E15 – Jenny Brown

We launch our Season of Aussies! With the wonderful Dr. Jenny Brown, PhD. Jenny is the founder of The Family Systems Institute in Sydney, Australia and has worked as a social worker and family therapist since the early 1980s.
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S4E14 Chuck Degroat

    Chuck Degroat has for me, quickly become not just a trusted voice, but an essential go-to voice for church leadership. He is a pastor, therapist and scholar, but also: unpretentious, curious, and articulate.
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S4E13 Dave Runyon

    Dave Runyon, co-author of Art Of Neighboring serves in a unique role in this unique time. Dave facilitates collaborations between pastors, government leaders and business people to serve cities and people on the margins.
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S5: E15 Suffering During the Pandemic

“I’m more apt to catch a bullet than the coronavirus” That is a sentiment Mike has heard repeatedly in his church. What can we learn from populations in America that have lived under constant threats of “coronaviruses” and imminent death?
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S4E12 – Matt Rawlins

Matt Rawlins spent 20 years working in missions in Asia and the Pacific, where he submerged himself in different cultures and worked with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds. In his work, Matt became fascinated by people’s reactions to tension and uncertainty.
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Bright Sadness: Walking the Stations of the Cross in Quarantine

As the Covid-19 pandemic and Lent intermingle, these words of Father John Breck feel poignant. “Bright sadness may be the most powerful and important experience we can know. It brings to our mind and heart, in the most direct and personal way, the ultimate purpose of our life and the object or end of our most passionate desire.
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S4E11 – Todd Hunter

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter is the founding bishop of The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others and founder and leader of The Telos Collective. He is past President of Alpha USA, former National Director for the Association of Vineyard Churches, retired founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA.
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S4E10 – Doug & Julie Crozier

Doug and Julie Crozier are founders of The Solomon Foundation, a ministry that uses investments to help churches establish and grow to the next step. Doug is CEO and he is a particularly gifted visionary, organizational builder and developer of staff culture.
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S4E07 – Dave Ferguson

My guest this week, Dave Ferguson is a pastor and an entrepreneurial genius. A lot of leaders have compelling vision, but what sets Dave apart is his ability to turn that vision into robust, healthy, reproducing organization.
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215 – Cyd & Jeff Holsclaw On Their New Book “Does God Really Like Me?: Discovering the God Who Wants to Be With Us”

This Week on Seminary Dropout… Cyd Holsclaw is a pastor at Vineyard North in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as a ministry and life coach and spiritual director. Geoff Holsclaw (PhD, Marquette University) is also a pastor at Vineyard North, as well as affiliate professor of theology at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois, and coauthor of Prodigal Christianity.     “I guess I believe that God loves me.
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S4E03 Sean Palmer

Sean Palmer is a pastor, author and enneagram facilitator who currently serves at Ecclesia Church in Texas. His book Unarmed Empire is a must read for a young faith leader. Sean discussed his latest study – Enneagram and public speaking and of course he kindly endured my gauntlet.
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