About This Show
One church leader, one calling, one honest conversation.
An interview show about the nature of church leadership, the inherent struggles that come with that calling, and the many different ways God has shaped individuals to work within his church.
Every episode features a long-form, highly personal interview with a church leader.
Most Recent Episode
For Andrew Peterson, Creating Art Means Facing His Fear of Being Known
Over the course of his decades-long career, singer-songwriter and author Andrew Peterson has acquired quite the following. His Twitter account has thousands of followers, there are plenty of people who buy and stream his albums, and last year he successfully Kickstarted the pilot for an animated adaptation of his fantasy novel series, The Wingfeather Saga.
Peterson is also the founder of The Rabbit Room, “an experiment in creative community” that, according to its website, aims to foster “Christ-centered community and spiritual formation” through its podcasts, online store, and news and updates, and by hosting gatherings of creatives such as the yearly Hutchmoot.
Despite his success, though, Peterson is open about the fact that he still struggles with the fear that when people really get to know him, they’ll be underwhelmed at best. That balance between his desire to tell the truth beautifully and the risk of vulnerability permeates much of his work, investing it with a blend of hard-won joy and honest conviction.
On this week’s episode of The Calling, Peterson sits down with host Richard Clark, opening up about what led him to become a professional musician, the unexpected challenges of the creative life, and how his church, community, and faith help him to keep a firm grip on hope.