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When I Look Into The Face Of My Enemy: A Conversation with David Gungor of The Brilliance

When I Look Into The Face Of My Enemy: A Conversation with David Gungor of The Brilliance

November 15, 2021

In this Episode we chat with David Gungor.

David is a musician, a pastor at Trinity Grace Tribeca, the Director of Partnerships for a peacemaking organization called Telos, and the CEO of Higher Love. 

David is also a producer and songwriter, and is in a band called The Brilliance. David is involved with Narrative $, a global organization headed up by some of the world's most renowned and influential authors, artists, and community leaders who have come together to promote empathy through the exchange of stories. 

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The Jesus Way: A Conversation With Peri Zahnd

The Jesus Way: A Conversation With Peri Zahnd

November 10, 2021

In this Episode we chat with Peri Zahnd.

Peri Zahn is the co-pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph MO. Along with her husband Brian. They have committed their entire adult life to this calling and Word of life just celebrated 40 years. She was trained in spiritual direction by Benedictine Sisters and is completing a master’s in ministry now through St. Stephens University in New Brunswick Canada. Her passions are helping others to grow into Christ Likeness leading small groups and meeting individuals for pastoral care and spiritual direction. She is passionate about her kids and grandkids and the enneagram and about Christian pilgrimage. She and Brian have walked the Camino De Santiago in Spain three times and Peri Authored a memoir about their first experience called Every Scene By Heart.

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When Everything Is On Fire - A Conversation With Brian Zahnd

When Everything Is On Fire - A Conversation With Brian Zahnd

November 8, 2021

In this episode we talk with Brian Zahnd.

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word Of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving GodWater to WineA Farewell To MarsBeauty Will Save the World, Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness, and his latest book that will release on November 9th, When Everything Is On Fire: Faith Forged From The Ashes.

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Reconstructing Your Mind With Todd Vick

Reconstructing Your Mind With Todd Vick

November 1, 2021

In this episode we talk with Todd Vick.

Todd is a husband, father, grandfather, bestselling author, award-winning writer, podcaster, and conference speaker. His first book, The Renewing of Your Mind, debuted as #1 New Release and #1 Bestseller on Amazon. His next book, The Reconstructing of Your Mind, is available NOW. His podcast, The Reconstruction Rebel, is available wherever you stream your podcasts.

For 30 years, Todd was a pastor in the Southern Baptist denomination. He left local church ministry in 2016 after a nervous breakdown fueled by severe anxiety, depression, addiction, and a crisis of belief which led to intense spiritual deconstruction for 3 years. During this time, he became fascinated with the role of the human brain in creating a belief system. 

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Eternal Relationships With Wm. Paul Young

Eternal Relationships With Wm. Paul Young

October 25, 2021

In this episode we get the honor to once again chat with Wm Paul Young.

Wm Paul Young, is a Canadian author. He wrote the novels The Shack, Cross Roads, Eve , and the non-fiction book Lies We Believe About God. Paul also co-authored the recent release The Pastor: A Crisis With Brad Jersak. 

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Only Love: How Everything Was. Is. And Will Be With Niq Ruud

Only Love: How Everything Was. Is. And Will Be With Niq Ruud

October 18, 2021

In this episode we talk with Niq Ruud.

Niq's bio in his own words:

The funky spelling is my dad’s fault, but it’s just pronounced like your favorite Christmas saint. I grew up in the good ole Pacific Northwest which means I like doing stuff outside—alpine climbing, sailing, surfing, skiing, cycling, et cetera.

I studied religion in college (Walla Walla University), worked as a pastor while I went to seminary (Grand Canyon Theological Seminary), and now I’m a postgrad studying the intersectionality between philosophy, science, and religion (University of Edinburgh). I’m interested in lots of things, including religious pluralism, philosophy of science and religion, eschatology, diversity, and ethics, which all gravitate around the human perception of God.

I wrote a book about God too, it’s called Only Love: How Everything Was, Is, and Will Be. It basically advocates for a more open-minded view of God and, subsequently, a more inclusive view of each other. I like it. You might too.

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Love Matters More with Jared Byas

Love Matters More with Jared Byas

October 11, 2021

In this episode we talk with Jared Byas.

Jared Byas is cohost of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People and coauthor of the book Genesis for Normal People. Jared is the author of the book Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus

He has served as a teaching pastor and a professor of philosophy and biblical studies.

Jared’s passion is to explore new ways of being Christian, and helping people translate all of life’s big questions into a life full of meaning and connection.

He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and four kids.

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Theosis And The Four Paths With Alexander John Shaia

Theosis And The Four Paths With Alexander John Shaia

October 4, 2021

In this episode we talk with Alexander John Shaia.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Alexander John was part of a large extended family that had emigrated from Lebanon a generation previously. He grew up immersed in the ancient traditions of Middle Eastern Christianity (Maronite Catholicism) and was expected to become a priest, a family tradition since the year 1300. He was led otherwise.

Alexander John attended the University of Notre Dame and received a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Next came a brief time in seminary followed by a Master’s in Counseling Education, a Master’s in Religious Education, a graduate certificate in Pastoral Psychotherapy, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

His extensive psychological training across many modalities finally led him to Switzerland where he studied with the Jungian Analyst and founder of Sandplay Psychotherapy, Dora Maria Kalff. Alexander John became the first US man admitted to the International Society for Sandplay Therapy and continues to serve as a senior Certified Teaching Member of the organization.

Returning to the United States, he undertook years of private practice, teaching, parish and retreat ministry and further study. Integrating his life-long practice of prayer with many cross-disciplines—anthropology, psychology, spirituality, and ritual work—has shaped him into a unique thought-leader and a widely sought consultant, trainer, and inspiring keynote speaker.

Then in 2000, Alexander John’s professional life expanded from being primarily a speaker to also that of an author, now with some eight books and more in the works.

He lives in the high Rocky Mountains in Northern New Mexico and the wild Atlantic coast of Northwest Spain. A perfect day finds him in the presence of ancient trees, massive stones, his dog and a book of poetry.

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Complementarianism: Different Word, Same Story – A Conversation With Beth Allison Barr

Complementarianism: Different Word, Same Story – A Conversation With Beth Allison Barr

September 27, 2021

In this episode we talk with Beth Allison Barr

Beth Allison Barr received her B.A. from Baylor University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on women and religion in medieval and early modern England, especially in how they are viewed and portrayed in sermon literature. How the advent of Protestantism affected women’s roles in the church has carried her research beyond medieval Catholicism into the world of early modern Baptists. 

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Bonus Episode Catching Up With Keith

Bonus Episode Catching Up With Keith

September 23, 2021

In this bonus episode we catch up with Keith Giles and all his goings on.

Keith is the author of several books, including: "Jesus Unbound: Liberating the Word of God from the Bible" and "Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics To Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb." Keith is the co-host of the Heretic Happy Hour Podcast. Keith also teaches several online courses including "Square 1: From Deconstruction to Reconstruction" and other courses based on his many books.

You can connect With Keith Giles on:

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