004: Can There Be “Christianity Without Churchianity?” (with Richard Jacobson)

2 Feb

Have you left the church behind, but haven’t yet given up on God–or people? Many have walked away from the “institutional church” but still carry their faith with them. But where do they go from there? Today’s guest, Richard Jacobson, … Read More »

50: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion (with Karen Garst) Part 2

24 Nov

Part 2 of my wide-ranging and though-prvoking conversation with Karen Garst, “The Faithless Feminist,” continues in this episode. For those undergoing a process of discovery and deconstruction of their inherited belief systems–particularly coming out of a fundamentalist or conservative religious … Read More »

Measuring the Metrics for Success

3 Nov

Introduction How do you measure success? Leadership guru John Maxwell has a great quote in this regard. He stated, “Many people spend their lives climbing the ladder, only to reach the top and realize that the ladder is leaning against … Read More »

Leaving the Church…to Find Myself

3 Sep

Introduction Why would a person feel the need to leave a church behind, in order to find themselves? This again sounds crazy, much like my previous article, and the podcast episodes on this topic with Gary Hayes. We suggested that … Read More »

Show 38: MindShift: Leaving the Church…to Find God (with Gary Hayes) Part 1

1 Sep

Why would anyone even contemplate the idea of leaving the church in order to find God? Surely the church is where one goes to…find God, right?  But the truth is that for many, God can easily get lost in the … Read More »

Show 33: MindShift: Exploring Theoclasms and Challenging Our Views of God (with Gary Hayes)

28 Jul

Why did one fish turn to the other at fish church on a Sunday and say: “I’m sure glad the ocean turned up today.” What does that have to do with our views of God? Explore the subject of theoclasm with … Read More »

Show 32: MindShift: Becoming a Person of Positivity (with Lisa Heacock)

21 Jul

What does it take to have a MindShift and move from being a negative, cynical person to a person of positivity? This involves far more than just “putting on a happy face” and pretending that everything is fine. It’s a … Read More »

Show 28: British Accents (Mike Nimz) “Live Simply, That Others May Simply Live” (Part 1)

23 Jun

What exactly is an Anabaptist, or a Mennonite? What’s the relationship between those two traditions? Do you have to become an Amish person in order to join such a church? Mike Nimz and his wife Cheryl are part of the … Read More »