Show 13: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 8)

17 Mar

Part 8 of my “Rock n’ Roll Soul” podcast series is my story of when I hit rock bottom in church ministry. In my discouragement and frustration, I begin to see a way out, but would I be able to … Read More »

Show 10: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 6)

9 Mar

In this episode, part 6 of my “Rock n’ Roll Soul” podcast series, I continue the story of my experiences of nearly 12 years in ministry. This episode picks up the story of my life-changing encounter at the Willow Creek … Read More »

Show 9: Why are so many Christians Leaving the Church?

22 Feb

In this podcast, I take a look at a potentially disturbing trend (at least to mainstream, organized churches, that is): Christians are leaving the church in droves, according to new statistics. Interestingly, however, they claim that they are not necessarily giving … Read More »

Communication that Builds Community

20 Feb

Why do people return to Church, week after week on Sunday mornings, only to endure what the preacher continually serves up? Why do people sit in hard chairs in front of dull pulpits? Why does preaching many times have to … Read More »

Show 7: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 4)

6 Feb

In this latest installment of this podcast series entitled “Rock n’ Roll Soul” (Part 4), I continue my story of my experiences during my time in full-time ministry, many years ago, when I was working as an elder at a … Read More »

Show 5: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 3)

2 Feb

This latest installment of my podcast series (Part 3) picks up the story of my experiences in full-time ministry as a newly-installed elder of a church. Listen in to hear what happened next…reflections on the Christian life, the trials of … Read More »

Show 4: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 2)

30 Jan

Here is the next installment of my “Rock n’ Roll Soul” podcast series, part 2. This set of podcasts is my chance to share with you a bit more about me, and about how my life and ministry have evolved … Read More »

Show 3: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry and Theology (Part 1)

28 Jan

Who are you in the process of becoming? What do you believe about spirituality, life, God and the church? This new podcast series is my story of more than 12 years in full-time church ministry. It also gives me the … Read More »

Show 2: Of Castles and Cannons: The Embattled Church

27 Jan

Ever wondered about the state of the traditional church, especially in our increasingly postmodern world of today? Why do so many churches–and not just in the Western tradition either–believe themselves to be embattled, besieged, and under attack? And this isn’t … Read More »

Preaching and the Five-Fold Gifts of Ephesians 4

26 Jan

Is there a connection between preaching and congregational leadership? Put simply, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” But what exactly is that connection? To begin, let us trace the connection between preaching and leadership. Here we need to return to … Read More »