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.
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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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Mary Consoles Eve: An Advent Meditation

“The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by Mary’s obedience. For what the virgin Eve tied by her unbelief, this Mary untied by her belief.” Ireneus  Do you know the Deliverance Song women echoed in Mary’s Magnificat?
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S3E12 Robbie Seay

Robbie Seay is a worship leader, songwriter, touring professional musician, pastor and church consultant. A Renaissance man! I have been a fan of Robbie’s craft for years – his songwriting, vocal and the tones he puts on his albums….I
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S5: E8 Universal Salvation: w/Geoff Hosclaw

This week we welcome back the co-founder of Theology on Mission, Geoff Holsclaw! Geoff recently wrote a response to David Bentley Hart’s book on universal salvation. After bantering for a good five minutes Fitch, Moore, and Holsclaw talk about the challenges and hopes of Christian universalism.
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S5: E7 The Shape of Liturgy

Evangelicals have discovered liturgy and non-denominational kids are becoming sacramental adults! What are we to make of this liturgical turn? Fitch and Mike look at the trends of evangelicals on the “Canterbury Trail,” and offer some considerations for those who have discovered a new love for liturgy.
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S3E10: Life Giving List and Workload Scrub

    Life Giving List Template Workload Scrub Template 2020 Workshop Info Two simple, game changing tools to help de escalate anxiety that anyone can use. Often on the show I interview a guest or sometimes teach a concept.
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212 – N.T. Wright on The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians

This Week on Seminary Dropout… N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
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S3E09 Dr Russell Moore

    Dr Russell Moore is the President of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a position he has held since 2013. He is also the author of many excellent books including Adopted For Life and his latest, The Storm Tossed Family.
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S5: E5 The Evangelism Pendulum

Fifty years ago gospel tracts, four spiritual laws, and street witnessing were pillars of evangelism for the evangelical church. Recently, the pendulum has swung the other way to the point where some Christians are reticent to evangelize, or, just don’t know how!
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S3E08 Jack Holland

    Jack Holland was the first to teach me “Second Order Change,” a powerful tool to break stuck patterns in a family or team. He also discusses a technique from narrative therapy that helps him stay curious and in a rookie posture, not an expert posture.
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S3E07: Costi Hinn

    Costi Hinn grew up the wealth and indulgence of the prosperity gospel, groomed for success by his father and famous uncle, Benny Hinn. Costi has a powerful story written most recently in God, Greed and the Prosperity Gospel.
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S3E05: Second Order Change

Some episodes feature interesting guests, some dig into powerful tools for a leader. In this episode, we discuss Second Order Change. It is a powerful tool a leader can use to break stuck, recurring patterns in yourself, your relationships and your organization.
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S3E06 Tod Bolsinger

My guest Tod Bolsinger is Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Seminary and holds a M.Div and PhD from Fuller. He is author of numerous books, most famously Canoeing The Mountains an outstanding leadership book and, in my opinion, one of the best of all time!
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211 – Gena Thomas, Author of Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child’s 3,000-Mile Journey

This Week on Seminary Dropout… Gena Thomas is a writer and speaker who works at a nonprofit that empowers others through holistic development. She served as a missionary in northern Mexico for four years, holds a master’s degree in international development, and is the author of A Smoldering Wick: Igniting Missions Work with Sustainable Practices.
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S5: E3 Understanding Joshua Harris: Doubt & Belief

Two months ago, pastor-writer Joshua Harris publicly announced he was no longer a Christian. Fitch and Moore do an “icy take” on his announcement, seeking to understand Harris’ evangelical culture. Fitch and Moore attempt to grasp the purity culture that Harris helped shape and then explore how legalism, individualization, and cognization produce a church unable to doubt and ask meaningful questions.
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