Episode 137 – Gina Cherian & Marvin Williams

Gina Cherion emailed me recently asking about Systems Theory in non white spaces, specifically how differentiation works in Asian culture. Gina is a pastor of Indian descent and when I received her email I knew I wanted to interview her and Marvin Williams who I have gotten to know through my Systems work and through Capable Life.
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Episode 134: Mark Sayers

Steve talks with Mark Sayers about Systems Theory, leading with Bipolar and his upcoming book ‘Non Anxious Presence.’ Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church.
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Episode 133 – Steve & Lisa Cuss

This week Steve’s wife Lisa joins the show to tackle listener questions. Lisa Cuss is Licensed Professional Therapist who offers physiology, neurobiology and attachment tools for anxiety management.  Our listeners sent 4 pages of questions this week so we will tackle many of them throughout the year, but we spent most of our time on physiology tools and the brain’s response to various threats.
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Episode 132 – Angie Ward

Angie Ward is a leadership teacher and author with over 30 years of experience in church, parachurch, and Christian higher education ministry. She is the editor of the Kingdom Conversations series for NavPress, author of I Am a Leader: When Women Discover the Joy of their Calling (2020, NavPress), and serves as Assistant Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary.
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Episode 126 – Ian Morgan Cron

IAN MORGAN CRON is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher, Episcopal priest, and the host of the wildly popular podcast, “Typology,” which has over 17 million downloads. His books include the Enneagram primer The Road Back to You, the novel Chasing Francis, the spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me, and The Story of You: An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self (December 2021).
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S7E14 – Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols is the CEO and co-founder of Technology Partners (TPI), a Women-Business Enterprise and provider of premier IT staffing, solutions, and IT leadership development. Named among the Most Influential Business Women (by St.
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S7 E13 Amie Patrick

  Amie Patrick joins Steve to talk grief, well meaning poor advice, resilience and more in this powerful and personal episode. Amie has served in a wide variety of ministry roles and contexts for almost 30 years.
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S7E12 – Clare Steele

Clare Steele is the CEO of Compassion Australia. She began her career as a consultant with Accenture and Macquarie Bank, and has prior leadership experience in IT and children’s services. After a life changing trip with Compassion Australia, where she saw first hand the phenomenal impact of Compassion’s work, she and her husband Matt, a pastor, began supporting Compassion.
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S7E10 – Mandy Smith

Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is pastor of St Lucia Uniting Church, Brisbane, Australia and the author of “The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry” (IVP) and “Unfettered: Imagining a Childlike Faith Beyond the Baggage of Western Culture” (Brazos).
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S7E9 – Heather Thompson Day

Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University and host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today.
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S7E8 – Casey Tygrett

Casey Tygrett has been involved in the work of spiritual formation for nearly 25 years. Through various positions in churches, seminaries, and para-church organizations, Casey’s work in writing and speaking have aligned to create content that is wise and helpful for the journey of life and faith. 
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S7E7 – Steve Carter

Steve Carter is a pastor, speaker, author of The Thing Beneath The Thing, podcast host, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast where he helps people get better at the art of communication while ensuring their character always leads the way.
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S7E5 – Winn Collier & Bliss Spillar

Winn Collier, a pastor for 26 years, was the founding pastor of All Souls in Charlottesville, Virginia. Winn now serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology & Christian Imagination and director of the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.
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S7E3 – Steve Cuss

“If we want to be well as human beings, we need to become aware of what’s bubbling the surface in us.” In this new episode, Steve Cuss is on the mic by himself giving us some basic tools for managing leadership anxiety and how we can receive the grace that we often tell others about.
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S7E2 – Preston Poore

Corporate business leader Preston Poore has more than two decades of upper-level management experience, including as director of franchise leadership at The Coca-Cola Company. He has also worked for The Hershey Company, Dale Carnegie Training, Ralston Purina, and AmSouth Bank.
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S7E1 – Tim Costello

Tim Costello studied law and worked as a lawyer, later studying theology in Switzerland. He’s a Baptist Minister living in Melbourne, Australia who has a high profile given his years of work on Social Justice and Mission.
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S6E18 – Greg Holder

Greg Holder is author of Never Settle, The Genius of One, co-creator of Advent Conspiracy and a contributing writer for The Voice Bible. He serves as lead pastor at The Crossing, reaching nearly 10,000 people in person and online, calling people from an unlikely mix of spiritual backgrounds to consider what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world.
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S6E15 – Andrew Arndt

Andrew Arndt is the Lead Pastor of New Life East (one of seven congregations of New Life Church in Colorado Springs), where he also hosts the Essential Church podcast, a weekly conversation designed to strengthen the thinking of church and ministry leaders.
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S6E10 – Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam is an Associate Senior Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Lead Pastor of one of its congregations, New Life Downtown. He is the author of six books, including “Worship and the World to Come” (IVP Academic, 2020) and “Blessed Broken Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus” (Multnomah, 2019).
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S6E9 – Jack Shitama

Jack Shitama is an author, teacher, speaker and coach. His family systems approach to leadership helps congregational and nonprofit leaders achieve their best spiritually, physically and professionally.  Jack is the author of Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety and One New Habit, One Big Goal: Change Your Life in 10 Weeks.
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S6E8 – Walt Rakowich

Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker and former executive of Prologis, a global real estate company that was near collapse when he took over as CEO in 2008. During the economic downturn, the Prologis stock had dropped from over $70 per share to approximately $2 per share in 10 months, making it the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500.
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S6E6 – Jared Patrick Boyd

Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor, spiritual director, and founder of the Order of the Common Life, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century. He is author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide to Your Child’s Spiritual Formation (IVP 2017).
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S6E5 – Alvin Sanders

Dr. Alvin Sanders is President of World Impact and author of Uncommon Church as well as a pastor and urban leader. Dr Sanders talked systemic racism, the distraction of CRT and why a healthy, holistic local church is the best asset for an urban neighborhood.
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S6E4 – Jenni Catron

Jenni Catron is a powerhouse because she helps people cultivate whole heart, high competence leadership. I loved this conversation with Jenni as she chatted 2021 leadership pressure, time management and of course, the Gauntlet.
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S6E3 – Todd Lollar

Todd Lollar describes himself as a wheelchair-rolling, speech-impeded, cerebral-palsied minister of the gospel. He is author of ‘Weak Is The New Strong’ and founder of mobilizeministries.com. He joins Steve to talk overcoming weakness, how he disarms people to engage them and of course he gleefully submits to Steve’s gauntlet of anxiety questions.
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S6E2 – Aaron Keyes

On this episode the mics are turned as Aaron Keyes interviews Steve and two of his staff on how they integrate MLA into their staff experience and church life. And yeah, the audio is a little funky as we’re sharing the audio from the 10,000 Fathers Podcast (with permission of course) and the audio is sketchy and it has Aaron Keyes as the host wrapping it up.
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S6E1 – Jon Chasteen

Jon Chasteen is president of The King’s University and lead pastor of Victory Church, a multi-campus church based out of Oklahoma City. Passionate about empowering and equipping the local church through the preparation of Christlike servant-leaders, Dr.
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S5E18 – Rusty George

Rusty George is the Lead Pastor at Real Life Church in Southern California; a multi-site church with campuses in Canyon Country, Lancaster, Simi Valley, Valencia and a large online community. Rusty is a global speaker, leader and teacher focusing his message on helping people find and follow Jesus.
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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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