S6: E4 Advent for “the Rest of Us”

“To pursue liturgy for our own depths of formation and ignore the cultural engagement of those outside the faith is a luxury of Christendom.” –Dave Fitch In this episode we discuss the “post-evangelical” turn towards liturgy and the great joy of celebrating Advent.
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S5E17 – Wade Mullen

Wade Mullen is an advocate, assistant professor, and author working to bring clarity and freedom to the confusion and captivity that marks abusive situations. His personal experience and ongoing scholarly research enables him to write with both care and expertise.
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S5E16 – Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, PhD, is the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Initiative, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary.
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S5E13 – Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas, Lead Pastor of New Life Church, Missio Contributor, and author of this MUST READ book, “The Deeply Formed Life,” joins me to talk politics, leadership in COVID, the broad aspects of formation, and of course my gauntlet of anxiety questions.
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S6 E3: Third Way Politics

Just in time! On the eve of the election Fitch and Moore describe a ‘Third Way’ approach to theology of church and culture. Some suggest a ‘Third Way’ approach is merely a position of privilege that too easily compromises and disengages.
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S5E10 – Deborah Smith Pegues

Deborah Smith Pegues is a CPA/MBA, certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach and Speaker, certified behavior consultant, Bible teacher, and international speaker. She has written 17 transformational books, including the bestselling 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (over one million sold worldwide) and The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women.
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S5E9 – Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a wise guide because of the way he listens, the way he thinks and what he has experienced. He runs the most sought after podcast for Christian leaders in the world and because of the caliber of his guests, he has a front row to some of the best wisdom available.
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S5E7 – Sharon Hersh

Sharon Hersh is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, speaker, seminary professor and recovering addict. Not necessarily in that order. Her recent book Beloved: Finding Our Way Back To One Another explores essential topics of shame, contempt, acceptance and love.
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S6: E2 Critical Theory & Tim Keller: Part 2

In this episode, Fitch and Moore explore critical theory and what it offers the church for seeing our “frames.” The conversation follows Fitch’s response to Tim Keller’s article on biblical justice and covers an expanse of topics: race, sexuality, ideology, identity politics, and more (links to articles below).
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S5E6 – Pete Scazzero

Pete Scazzero is, in many ways, the modern Godfather of Family Systems Theory in the Church. In this episode Pete vulnerably shares about the power of genograms, differentiation of self and his own journey of emotional health.
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S5E5 – JR Rozko

JR Rozko is the Executive Director of The Telos Collective. He leads the Telos team in developing strategic vision, ministry initiatives, and relationships that reflect and extend the formational aims of Telos.
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S5E4 – Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to our deepest experiences. Learn more at https://www.scottericksonart.com/
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S6: E1 Foundations: Tim Keller & Justice: Part 1

Dave wrote an article at Christianity Today that responded to Tim Keller’s recent piece on justice. In this podcast, Fitch and Moore explore how “justice” is up for grabs post-Christendom. They agree with Keller’s assessment of the culture, but diverge when it comes to the issue of foundations and posture.
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Dan Hyun – Village Church

Pseudo Asian Raging Racist Late Bloomer Today on The Pursuit: Dan Hyun Dan is the founding pastor of The Village Church in Baltimore, and the founder of the the Ethnos Conference, leading the church in conversations about multicultural mission and reconciliation.
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S5E3 – Wesley Hill

Wesley Hill is associate professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh. His PhD in New Testament is from Durham University in the UK.
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S5E2 – Jimmy Mellado

Jimmy Mellado is president of Compassion International and is simply one of the finest leaders I’ve met. Compassion International is of course known for its incredible child sponsorship program, but it is equally a champion of church leaders around the world, including leaders in western countries.
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S5E1 – Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a leadership expert, clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author. His 45 books, including the iconic Boundaries, have sold nearly 15 million copies worldwide. He has lived and led in the intersection of leadership, theology and psychology longer than some of us have lived.
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S5: E20 White Man Speaking

This podcast starts pretty meta: two white men speaking about white men speaking. How should white men position themselves in leading the church? While white supremacy and misogyny poison the church how should white men respond?
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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

[powerpress] 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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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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