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BoldIdea Podcast - Put your faith to work and bring your bold idea to life.
26 minutes | a year ago
105 Goodbye (for now)
Not every idea is meant to last forever, but how do you say goodbye to a bold idea? That’s what Leary and Armin cover in this episode--their last episode (for now) of the BoldIdea podcast.
34 minutes | a year ago
104 Leah Archibald on discerning your call to work
Does God have a plan for our work, even when that work isn’t done at a church or religious organization? That’s the question Leah Archibald and her team at the Theology of Work ask everyday — and it’s a question she explores on the podcast with Leary and Armin.
34 minutes | a year ago
103 When to say goodbye to your bold idea
Sometimes, we have to say goodbye to a bold idea that we are pursuing. In this episode, Leary and Armin discuss four ways to know when to say goodbye to your bold idea and share their own experiences with learning to let go.
37 minutes | a year ago
102 Matthew Thomas on the wasted stuff in life
Matthew Thomas has traveled the world, taught across cultures, and planted churches in impoverished areas, and yet there’s two incredibly common questions he’s had people ask: Why am I here? and Does my life have any meaning? He chats with Leary and Armin today to sort through those two questions and how they impact our walk as Christians.
49 minutes | a year ago
101 Sangram Vajre on the courage to take action
Sangram Vajre took a big risk: he stepped out of a good job and into one with a very uncertain future, and all with a wife, child, and new baby at home. He chats with Leary and Armin today about why the risk was worth it and how we sometimes need courage to take action on our bold ideas.
27 minutes | a year ago
100 What 100 episodes have taught us about bold ideas
It’s episode 100 of the BoldIdea podcast! Leary and Armin get asked these questions about the podcast all the time: “Why do you do it? What do you get out of it? What has it done for you? Hey, do you think I should do a podcast?”
34 minutes | a year ago
099 How to handle your harshest critic—you
If you want to put your bold idea to work, you have to face your inner critic. But that can be tough. Our inner critic is often our harshest one--and the least easy to dismiss, too. In this episode, Leary and Armin discuss what their inner critic looks like and some tips for keeping it from taking over.
41 minutes | a year ago
098 Jay Payleitner on the Jesus Dare
Jay Payleitner knows what it’s like to step out on a new adventure. A theatre major turned copier salesman turned radio producer, Jay’s been fired two days after his second son was born and he’s learned that it was all part of God’s plan---God’s dare, really---to take the next bold step. Jay joins Leary and Armin to talk about his new book, The Jesus Dare, and how he’s daring believers and non-believers to step out in faith.
36 minutes | a year ago
097 Steve Siler on writing music for the soul
Steve Siler is an award-winning songwriter and producer, but even more than that: he brings people hope through his ministry, Music for the Soul. Writing songs about grief, misscarriage, porn addiction, and adultery, Steve and his fellow songwriters are bringing people of all walks of faith the unique yet universal message they need to hear: that they are loved by God.
39 minutes | a year ago
096 Ann White on gaining courage for life
Ann White is passionate about getting God’s Word into the hands of every woman in the world. Sometimes, this take a more creative approach than just handing out Bibles, so her team at Courage for Life has released the first-ever female-voiced Bible to bring the Word of God to at-risk women in a voice that that doesn’t cause fear.
39 minutes | 2 years ago
095 Patrick Morley on being a Christian man
Patrick Morley founded the Man in the Mirror ministry nearly 30 years ago and since has helped over 35,000 churches minister to more than twelve million men around the globe. He joins Leary and Armin today to discuss the issues that plague modern men (spoiler: they’re the same as they’ve always been) and the three things he thinks every man needs in order to be growing in his walk with the Lord.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
093 Ty Bennett on relevant leadership
Ty Bennett built a booming business doing $25 million a year in sales when he was in his twenties. But he felt God calling him to something else, even if it meant less dollar signs and more time on the road. He chats with Leary and Armin about his career transition and what relevant leadership looks like in today’s world.
39 minutes | 2 years ago
092 Elizabeth Adams on bringing your best in demanding life stages
Elizabeth Adams found herself squeezed between adult children and an aging mother with cancer -- all of whom needed a lot of her attention and care. And this was all while she was going through seminary training. When she fell asleep in a fast-food drive thru, she realized she needed to be taking better care of herself, too. Elizabeth shares her journey with Leary and Armin on the podcast today.
48 minutes | 2 years ago
091 Phil Zahn on moving from bondage to bonding
Phil Zahn is a bit of a mystery. He doesn’t like to name who he works for, where he’s traveling, or the people that he’s talking to. And he does this in service to the people that he knows God loves, protecting their identities and their stories. But he will absolutely talk about the Jesus that he knows, and he does so on the podcast with Leary and Armin today.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
090 The hidden cost of an idea
Some of us are idea factories. We can’t stop having ideas. But with every idea comes a tax -- or two, or more -- and if we ignore that tax, we have to account for it later. And that usually comes at a pretty high price.
46 minutes | 2 years ago
089 Ben Peterson on when God told me to go
Ben Peterson has been many things: a doubting high schooler-turned-believer; a soldier and lapsed disciple; a successful salesperson and non-profit builder. Through all of that, He has tried to listen to the voice of God and go where God tells him to go, when God tells him to. That call has lead him to start a nonprofit whose goal is to help military come to know Christ and be discipled in the local church.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
088 Are you bi-vocational?
Are you bi-vocational? Leary and Armin take a break from interviewing guests and chat about whether or not they are bi-vocational -- and whether you might be, too.
47 minutes | 2 years ago
087 Aaron Walker on what makes a great mentor
Aaron Walker spent decades as a successful businessman constantly reaching for the next big thing. When a horrendous car accident jolted him out of his reverie of success, he pivoted his life to be one about building significance, and he’s spent years encouraging other men in their own journey through mentorship.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
086 John Morris on confidence in your calling
John Morris started serving the Lord at age 19, and has had an incredible journey as both an Army chaplain and United Methodist pastor, both positions from which he recently retired. He shares his story of walking away from the goals that his parents had for him and into one that God did, and how he remained confident in that calling --- even to this day.
38 minutes | 2 years ago
085 Bill Davis on sharing LSD with Charles Manson to sharing Christ by faith
There are few things more removed from each other than dropping acid with Charles Manson and preaching the Gospel around the world. Our guest Bill Davis has done both, and he shares his story of transformation from a man haunted by addiction to one forgiven and loved by God.
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