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62 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Episode 28 - Rob Bell - Everything is Spiritual
It was so great to have Rob Bell back on the show to chat through his new book Everything is Spiritual. This isn't just a conversation. It's an unedited experience.Enjoy. Book Information below from St. Martins Press.In his profound and deeply personal new book, EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here, New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell explores the endless dynamic questions and connections that have shaped his life, providing powerful insight into understanding one's purpose and place in the world.EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL is a brief history of how ideas about creation, love, and connection shaped the author—and can shape every one of us. In EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL, Bell explores the wonder and awe that comes from embracing where and who you come from, discovering in the wounds and regrets of life an invitation lurking in there to expand, much like the universe has been doing for 13 billion years.EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL shows there is a space beyond all the parts and divisions and differences and polarization where you can see that it’s all one connected whole—and that it’s all rigged in favor of growth, expansion, and joy.ROB BELL is the New York Times Bestselling author of ten books, including Velvet Elvis, Drops Like Stars, and Love Wins, which have been translated into 25 languages. His podcast, called RobCast, was named by iTunes Best of 2015. He's toured with Oprah, been profiled in The New Yorker, and in 2011 TIME Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He does regular shows at Largo, a comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife Kristen and their three kids.Photo Credit: Logan Rice
12 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Episode 27 - The Thing About Letting Go
Daniel shares with us the importance of letting go.
50 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Episode 26 - Andrew Wilson - Importance of Spirit and Sacrament
Andrew Wilson s Teaching Pastor at King’s Church London, and has degrees in history and theology from Cambridge (MA), London School of Theology (MTh), and King’s College London (PhD). He is an award-winning columnist for Christianity Today and his writing appears regularly in a variety of christian columns. I stumbled across Andrews most recent book,Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship. I appreciated his approach to valuing both the liturgical practices as well as the movement of the spirit in worship contexts.He has also authored several other books, including, Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture.It was a pleasure having Andrew on the show as we talk through why the modern church has widely walked away from the sacraments and liturgical practices as well as why the high church has rejected a charismatic movement of the Spirit and why all of this matters. You can also check out more of Andrews work here. Or be sure to follow along with him on Twitter.
61 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Episode 25 - Dr. David Gushee - Changing our Mind on LGBTQ Inclusion
Dr. David P. Gushee is a Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University.David came on the show to chat with us about a recent book Changing our Mind where he outlines the journey he went on as he looked to scripture for guidance on how we should engage with our LGBT brothers and sisters. He is the author and/or editor of 24 books and approximately 150 book chapters, journal articles, and reviews. His most notable books include: Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, The Sacredness of Human Life, Changing our Mind, and Moral Leadership for a Divided Age. We cover all the most quoted passages of scripture when it comes to the LGBTQ conversation. David lends his expertise in breaking these passages down and also delineating differences between Greek and Roman sexuality. You can also check out more of David's work here. Or be sure to check out his podcast as well.
73 minutes | May 15, 2019
Episode 24 - Sleeping At Last - Ryan O'Neal - The Artist and His Enneagram Songs
Sleeping At Last is the moniker of Chicago-based singer-songwriter, producer and composer, Ryan O’Neal. The musical genius behind Sleeping At Last joins the show to talk through his love of music and how this collided so beautifully with the enneagram. An incredibly insightful episode for all, especially enneagram type nines as Ryan is a nine. He also gives us some sneak peeks into what the nine song will entail. This episode is packed full of epicness. Sleeping At Last can be heard frequently on popular TV Shows and Films such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, The Fault In Our Stars (trailer), Jane The Virgin, So You Think You Can Dance, Criminal Minds, Bones, Supergirl, The Vampire Diaries, The Ellen Degeneres Show and many more. (Click here for complete list)Sleeping At Last is currently hard at work on Atlas: Year Two. 25 new songs which explore the themes of human development; senses, emotions and a song for each of the nine unique Enneagram types. We will chat at length on his Enneagram songs on our show. Show Notes - The Big Ideas The Black Hole How did Ryan get so involved in music? Boundaries are needed in creativity The discovery of the enneagram Life hacks for enneagram type nines? Sneak peeks for the type nine song? The enneagram songs?
56 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
Episode 23 - Pete Enns - How the Bible Actually Works
Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. He has taught undergraduate, seminary, and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Temple University. His books include Inspiration and Incarnation, The Bible Tells Me So, and The Evolution of Adam. His most recent book is called How the Bible Actually Works, which is the topic of our chat todayShow Notes - The Big Ideas How did Pete end up doing what he's doing? The Bible is Ancient The Bible is Diverse The Bible is Ambiguous... Pardon me? Whats the deal with Wisdom So how should we read it? How should we teach others to read it? Common misconceptions when coming to scripture Bringing us to the text
48 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Episode 22 - Jonathan Merritt - Speaking God from Scratch
Jonathan is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. Jonathan has published more than 3500 articles in respected outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. As a respected voice, he regularly contributes commentary to television, print, and radio news outlets. Jonathan is author of several critically-acclaimed books, including Learning to Speak God from Scratch, Jesus is Better Than You Imagined, and A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars. Additionally, he trains hundreds of young writers through his Write Brilliant course. Jonathan holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the Wilbur Award for excellence in journalism, the Religion News Association’s columnist of the year, and the Englewood Review of Books “Book of the Year” award. Show Notes - The Big Ideas Language confusion Why languages die? How can we bring them back? Reimagining sacred words Warning to progressives and conservatives How to speak God Importance of speaking God #blessed So much good gear in this episode.
61 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
Episode 21 - Greg Boyd - Making Sense of Old Testament Violence
Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher and author. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, CNN and the BBC along with numerous other television and radio venues. He has authored and co-authored 22 books. Greg comes on the show to talk through his new recent book 'Cross Vision' where he argues that it is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ which enables us to make sense of Old Testament violence. Show Notes - The Big Ideas Moving from a place of justifying OT violence to looking for deeper meaning Is the OT God a god of genocide? Understanding Ancient Near Eastern context Cruciform Hermeneutic A missionary God How to read the OT The cross being simultaneously outrageously beuatiful and revoltingly ugly How do we preach the from the Old Testament This episode is loaded wth some pretty incredible thoughts. Strap yourselves in.
22 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Episode 20 - Cheeky Hacks for Dealing with Busyness
In this episode Daniel tackles some of the ways we facilitate busyness in our lives and shares some hacks that he has learned to be helpful for him. Show Notes - The Big Ideas It's ok to say no. Learning to say no can be incredibly difficult but Daniel provides some helpful tips in learning to grow in our 'saying no' confidence. Discover the things that only you can do... this might seem like a novel or straightforward thought, but it is incredibly helpful. Screen time- Monitor you screen time. Limit notifications Be intentional about the your screen time Leave your phone outside the bedroom Get an alarm clock Here's to all our lives being filled up with less busyness!
47 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
Episode 19 - Aaron Niequist - So what's the deal with a practice-based faith?
It was so good to have Aaron Niequist drop in to the podcast to talk through the value of a practice-based faith. God has been at work since the beginning of creation and Aaron speaks of this work as a river, a river that we are invited to not only believe exists, but we are invited into it. To wade in it and participate with God in the healing of the world. Aaron discovered a practice-based faith years ago when the limits of his own faith experience left him feeling spiritually empty, Niequist got to the point where he began to even question his beliefs. It was through the help of discovering a practice-based faith that he was able to see great healing take place in his life. He began to swim with God to bring healing to others then too. Show Notes - The Big Ideas Aaron's story of how he faced a faith crisis which changed everything. * not to be missed. What exactly is centred prayer? What do we engage in it and how can it be beneficial in our lives? Church reimagined as a gymnasium- this is one of the things Aaron brings up in his book. This idea poses some very telling things about the way that churches often conduct services and Aaron tells of another way to possible see church. We also talk about the future of the church as well. This episode is jam packed with heaps of goodness. You may even want to listen in a few times. To find out more about Aaron and his work check out his website here:https://www.aaronniequist.com/You can also purchase his book 'The Eternal Current - How a Practice Based Faith Can Save Us From Drowning' here.
40 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
Episode 18 - Alex Seeley - Tailor Made
From an early age Alex Seeley was told she was an accident, but she also carried the weight of feeling stupid. Labels like these, sometimes spoken over us by well-meaning people, can cause us to believe lies about ourselves that make us question why we were born and what our purpose on earth could be. Aelx joins the conversation on vulnerability and the labels we all wear. Alex recently wrote a book, Tailor Made where she tells her story of how she dealt with a variety of labels she faced as a young woman. We also chat through the importance of vulnerability in shaping faith communities, how the good news is really that good and many other things. Tailor Made (From Thomas Nelson) From an early age Alex Seeley was told she was an accident, but she also carried the weight of feeling stupid. Labels like these, sometimes spoken over us by well-meaning people, can cause us to believe lies about ourselves that make us question why we were born and what our purpose on earth could be. Yet, according to Psalm 139, God designed us in His image with a unique DNA and amazing characteristics! We are loved and created for a purpose that only we can fulfill. In Tailor Made, Alex helps us recognize our wrong thinking often brought on by generational patterns, insecurities, circumstances, lack of forgiveness, and an inaccurate view of God our Father, and offers to replace them with a new view of who God says we are our personal destiny. It’s time to find your own sense of belonging and the path to becoming the original, authentic version of you that God intended! For more information on the film check out their site here: http://www.alexseeley.com/tailormade/SHOW NOTES Writing your first book? No one else has your voice. Sharing our stories help others heal? Hurt people, hurt people? Honesty from leadership is vital. What would it look like to live out our identity as a child of God?
50 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
Episode 17 - William Paul Young and The Heart Of Man
William Paul Young author of 'The Shack' along with many other novels, dropped into the show to chat through his involvement in The Heart of Man. He talks at length on how we as humanity engage with Shame. We also chat about developing a healthy narrative around sexuality within culture, faith, how we see God and so much more. THE HEART OF MAN (Synopsis)The Heart of Man is a cinematic retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son, intertwined with contemporary and poignant true testimonies of personal and sexual brokenness. These two genres are combined as never before to reveal the compassionate heart of God the father for his sons and daughters illuminating an age-old truth: Shame is not a barrier to God’s love, but a bridge to absolute transformation, victory, freedom and hope.The film features emotional interviews with real people going through their mess and subsequent healing, and includes expert witnesses of such men as William Paul Young, author of the NY Times best-selling novel “The Shack”, Dan Allender, Ph.D, author of "The Wounded Heart" and Spoken Word Artist Jackie Hill Perry. All of that is interwoven with a production-rich “prodigal son” narrative story shot in Hawaii.For more information on the film check out their site here: https://www.heartofmanmovie.com.au/SHOW NOTES Sexual abuse Differentiating guilt from shame What do we do with our shame? Cover up or expose? How total depravity has affected humanity How do we develop a high view of humanity Pauls general experience with the church has been that the church has added to the problem of shame rather then embrace vulnerability vulnerability breeds vulnerability Our fathers faces on Gods Face Is God mildly disgusted with us? How does God see us? What is conviction? The lies we believe about God
63 minutes | May 14, 2018
Episode 16 -The Wrap -Up With Lauren Horton
The Wrap-up with Lauren Horton is a conversation where we talk about some of the previous episodes. In this Wrap-up episode we chat about all things ranging from the importance of questions all the way to raising children and heaps of things in between like Entourage and women in leadership. Such a wholesome and insightful conversation.
60 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Episode 15 - Hillary McBride - Body Image and learning to love ourselves as we are
Hillary McBride joins The GoodCast to talk about body image, hand-me-down masks, feminism, rediscovering voice and her new book Mothers, Daughters, & Body Image. Hillary is a PhD candidate at UBC and a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in Vancouver. She is also a speaker, writer, and co-host of the Liturgists podcast. Hillary loves to see people grow, heal, change and come into more fullness in themselves and their relationships. Her desire is that psychology and academic research is more accessible to a wide variety of people. Check out her website : http://hillarylmcbride.com
53 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
Episode 14 - The Heretic - Rob Bell And Andrew Morgan
Rob Bell and Andrew Morgan dropped into The GoodCast to chat about the release of The Heretic which is released on March 1. The Heretic is a documentary film following the life and work of Rob Bell, one of the most polarizing figures in modern day Christianity. Listen in as we chat about the film, surfing, faith the bible and the future. Rob Bell is the author of ten books, including the New York Times Bestsellers What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, Love Wins and What Is the Bible?. 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with wife Kristen and their three kids. Andrew Morgan is an internationally recognized filmmaker focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work that spans narrative and documentary storytelling for multiple film and new media projects that have been filmed and released all over the world. He lives in LA with his wife Emily and their four kids. For more information on The Heretic - https://thehereticmovie.com More from Rob Bell - https://robbell.com/
60 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
Episode 13 - Anna McGahan - Concealed challenges of life as an actress
Anna is an Australian actress, poet, writer and theology student who talked candidly with me about some of the many challenges that face many women in the entertainment industry, including sexual harassment.
43 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Episode 12 - The Wrap-up with Ryan Smith
The Wrap-up with Ryan is a conversation where we talk about some of the previous episodes. In this Wrap-up episode we chat about all things ranging from art to male gender bias, women in leadership, growing up and some good old fashioned banter.
27 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Episode 11 - Jarrod Mckenna and Delroy Bergsma - Love Makes a Way
I woke up this morning to see our friend Jarrod Mckenna and his pal Del suspended four stories above the Subiaco office of Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, on a hanging tent. The peaceful aerial sit-in is calling on the Australian Government to take immediate action to evacuate Manus before more people die. We needed to chat, so listen in here to our conversation.
46 minutes | Oct 24, 2017
Episode 9 - Jessica Le Clerc - Awakening imagination
Jessica Le Clerc is described as a “narrative impressionist realist” which I think is artistic jargon for a ridiculously talented artist and human. The fascinating thing about Jess, is that she is completely self-taught. Art to her is deeply spiritual and confronting. Jess caught up with me to talk about the power of imagination and the need for us to continually awake ourselves to this. Jess teaches art and imagination and has found the process of 'waking up' to bring about healing and restoration within countless lives. This episode is not to be missed. Check out more from Jessica here : https://www.jess.art/
79 minutes | Oct 17, 2017
Episode 8 - Jarrod McKenna - Allowing grace to get at us
Grace. It’s more than just a word. It's more than a theory or a concept. I saw grace in such a powerful and tangible way recently while I was visiting Jarrod McKenna in Perth. Jarrod is a friend, pastor, non-violent activist, father, and prolific speaker. He has spoken in many different environments ranging from churches to music festivals (including Splendour in the Grass). He is the founder of First Home Project in Perth and currently lives there with refugees in Perth. Jarrod also works internationally as an activist trainer, particularly in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.It was an absolute privilege to have him share with great vulnerability during this episode. He is a man who is so in love with Jesus and truly believes that healing will come to humanity and that it will come through our love for our neighbour, whomever that might be.
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