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Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
39 minutes | May 16, 2022
Episode 140 - Ruth Haley Barton #2
Part 2 in this series. Ruth Haley Barton (Doctor of Divinity, Northern Seminary) is founding president/CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of pastors and Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve. For over twenty years, she has ministered to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based upon her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves. Ruth is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, including Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Sacred Rhythms, Longing for More, Pursuing God's Will Together, and Life Together in Christ. She continues to share her thoughts and perspectives on soulful leadership through an online resource called eReflections as well as a podcast entitled Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership. Ruth’s newest book, Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest, will focus on rest and the need for leaders to take a Sabbath. If you are interested in learning more about Ruth's work with the Transforming Center please visit their website. You are invited to join their next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.
15 minutes | May 9, 2022
Ep 139: Questions God Asks, Info About Journal
On this brief episode, Steve lights a candle (water mint and eucalyptus), asks some questions that God asks and gives info about the Calm, Aware, Present Journal that is live on kickstarter for May 2022. If you've not had a chance to order a journal, would you do so now? Would you also consider posting about it on your socials and sharing the link with anyone who might benefit? Kickstarter is here. Thanks! Back next week with Part 2 of Steve's chat with Ruth Haley Barton.
48 minutes | May 2, 2022
Episode 138 - Ruth Haley Barton
Ruth Haley Barton (Doctor of Divinity, Northern Seminary) is founding president/CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of pastors and Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve. For over twenty years, she has ministered to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based upon her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves. Ruth is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, including Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Sacred Rhythms, Longing for More, Pursuing God's Will Together, and Life Together in Christ. She continues to share her thoughts and perspectives on soulful leadership through an online resource called eReflections as well as a podcast entitled Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership. Ruth’s newest book, Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest, will focus on rest and the need for leaders to take a Sabbath. If you are interested in learning more about Ruth's work with the Transforming Center please visit their website. You are invited to join their next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.
58 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
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. Marvin is doing doctoral work at Fuller Seminary on Systems Theory, specifically on black presence in majority culture. I LOVED this conversation with these two pastors who led us on a great journey of managing expectations, carrying the weight of culture, shape shifting and more. Gina Cherian has served the church in various roles, including serving as a campus pastor of a large multisite church and her current role as a pastor at Hope Community Church on the North Shore of Chicago. Gina longs to see every person discover the life-changing grace of Christ that has transformed her life. As an Indian-American woman, she is passionate about advancing the beautiful multiethnic community described in Revelation to our reality today. Gina is a devoted fan of all things related to her hometown of Chicago: sports, food, and even the weather. She resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two kids. Marvin Williams has served as the Lead Pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan since February 2010. He is a graduate of Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his wife Tonia have three children. In addition to his ministry at Trinity Church, he was a regular devotional author for Our Daily Bread and Our Daily Journey and was one of the Bible Teachers for Sports.org. He is also a contributor to Scott Williams’ best-selling book, Church Diversity. He regularly speaks at conferences, retreats, chapels and churches around the country.
49 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Episode 136 - Glenn Packiam
Glenn Packiam is quite simply one of my favorite pastors and thinkers. Being an academic and a musician, a charismatic and an Anglican, as well as an immigrant gives Glenn a deep well of wisdom. Glenn is also one of the finest communicators I know. Profound, succinct, shepherding. That is probably why I keep hosting Glenn on this show. I just want to learn more and more from this gem of a human. Glenn’s latest book is the Resilient Pastor and he is also host of the podcast of the same name.
43 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Episode 135 - Steve Brown
Dr. Steve Brown develops Jesus-centered leaders as president of Arrow Leadership, a ministry focused on developing leaders who are led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus. Over the last two decades Steve has spent thousands of hours alongside hundreds of Christian leaders from around the world. Steve is the author of Jesus Centered - Focusing on Jesus in a Distracted World (2021), Leading Me - 8 Keys To A Christian Leader's Most Important Assignment (2015), Great Questions for Leading Well and free e-resources at www.sharpeningleaders.com Connect with Steve at www.steveabrown.com or learn more about Arrow Leadership at www.arrowleadership.org
41 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
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. Mark is the author of a number of books including Strange Days and Reappearing Church. Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace, and twin boys, Hudson and Billy.
53 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
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. Then we addressed some listener questions in rapid fire responses. You can connect with Lisa at www.capablelife.me inside our community. We referenced Lisa Dion and the wonderful Synergistic Play Therapy Institute. You can explore their podcast here (LINK: https://synergeticplaytherapy.com/episode-14-lessons-playroom-podcast-four-threats-brain%E2%80%8B/) And we also referenced Ben and Lynley Mandrell’s wonderful podcast ‘The Glass House’ where Steve was a recent guest. (LINK HERE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-glass-house/id1584356771)
37 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
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.
57 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Episode 131 - Howard & Holly Satterthwaite
Howard and Holly Satterthwaite have recently written a book Spiritual Detox, which invites you to rethink the way you see confession and discover greater joy through this spiritual discipline. They have been married for eleven years and have two children. Howard is the lead pastor of the world-famous and historic www.westminsterchapel.org.uk in London. Before that he worked as a barrister as well as engaging in human rights work in Kenya and the USA. Holly, having been a learning and development adviser in an international law firm in the city of London, is now a qualified career coach, www.thehopecoach.uk. She is also involved in the wider leadership of Westminster Chapel.
36 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Episode 130 - Steve Cuss
Steve Cuss flies solo for this episode on becoming more attentive to God, the importance of breathing, and more.
51 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Episode 128 - Dave Woolverton
David E. Woolverton has been a pastor for over 30 years -- serving churches facing turn-around ministry situations. He has a doctorate in Conflict Leadership and has had intensive clinical training in hospital chaplaincy. He is affiliate professor of leadership studies at Evangelical Theological Seminary, Myerstown, PA and a faculty mentor with Kairos University, Sioux Falls, SD. David is a sought-after workshop leader and church consultant in conflict leadership and transitions.
49 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Episode 127 - Steve Cuss
Steve Cuss, host of the MLA Podcast, continues his focused series on differentiation.
54 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
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). Known for his transparency, humor, and depth of insight into the inner workings of the human heart and mind, Ian uses the Enneagram personality typing system as a tool to help people cultivate self-awareness and find happiness. Ian is a popular speaker and business consultant for organizations like The Discovery Channel, Michael Hyatt Company, Warner Brothers Music, and Chick-Fil-A. In addition, he shares his expertise on popular podcasts such as "The Minimalists," "The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast," Jon Acuff's "All It Takes is a Goal," Jen Hatmaker's "For the Love,” and many others. He and his wife, Anne, have three children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
57 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 125 - Dr. Felicia Harris
Felicia L. Harris, PhD, is a writer, speaker, and associate professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she teaches communication and serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies. Her scholarship explores issues of race, representation, culture, and community in mass media and higher education, and has been published in academic journals including The Black Scholar, The Review of Communication, and FIRE!!! The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies. Beyond her work in the academy, Felicia is an avid writer exploring issues of faith, identity, and justice in publications such as HuffPost, Faithfully Magazine, the Our Bible App, and more. Her mission is to empower others to imagine beautiful futures for those who are often overlooked. She accomplishes this through academic scholarship, editorial writing, and ministry work as an intercessory prayer warrior and small group leader. In September 2021, Felicia published her first book, First in the Family: Biblical Truths for Cycle Breakers with Leafwood Publishers. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her son, Omari, and their dog, Ray Charlie.
30 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Episode 124 - Steve Cuss
Steve continues his 3 part series on Differentiation this week by looking at Enmeshment. What does it feel like to be enmeshed? What is it like for those we rabidly try to help? How can we move from enmeshed to balanced and well?
44 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Episode 123 - Carey Nieuwhof
Steve Cuss is back with another episode featuring 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. Carey is a gifted interviewer, probing to get to the heart of his guests. Carey is also a church planter, pastor and author. His recent book Didn’t See It Coming chronicles the challenges of leadership pressure and the book he is working on now shares the proactive side of keeping ahead of those challenges.
30 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
Episode 122: Steve Cuss on Detachment
Steve starts a series on Differentiation, first focusing on detachment. What it is, what it feels like to the other and tips to move toward the other when you want to detach.
29 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
S7E15 - Finale with Steve Cuss
Steve Cuss wraps up an incredible season by talking through practical resources for managing anxiety in your life. Steve talks through power tools like learning to pause, how to pay attention to narratives in your mind, and more.
40 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
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. Louis Business Journal) this year, Lisa’s influence has been recognized by her peers and greater St. Louis community. Lisa and her husband, Greg, founded Technology Partners in 1994 driven by their passion to revolutionize the staffing industry with their transparent business model. They co-lead the business today. Greg and Lisa have made it their priority from day one to create mutual wins for their employees, clients, and the communities in which Technology Partners operates.
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