48: Measuring the Metrics for Success (with Shawn Manley) Part 2

10 Nov

What standard do you use to measure success? In our money- and achievement-driven Western world, where success is measured in very quantifiable ways by our current society, this becomes a very important issue. You could, for example, be considered a … Read More »

Measuring the Metrics for Success (Part 2): Deconstructing Religion

7 Nov

Introduction In Part 2 of the podcast with Shawn Manley (“Measuring the Metrics for Success” coming out this Friday, we get into the issue of the standards people use by which to measure success—hence the title. In thinking about this … 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 »

Show 15: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Interview Special Finale!)

24 Mar

This is the final episode of my series of podcasts entitled “Rock n’ Roll Soul.” This is a special edition, however, because in this show I’m bringing in a special guest–my wife, Lisa Heacock. She and I will share a … Read More »

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

13 Mar

In this next episode of my “Rock n’ Roll Soul” series, I reach the lowest ebb during my time in ministry…how am I going to make it moving forward? Those of you who have been in church ministry will totally … Read More »

Biblical Literacy and Preaching (Part 3)

9 Mar

Introduction As I’ve been saying in the two previous posts on this subject, there is a pervasive argument currently ongoing. Both those in positions of church leadership (as well as denominations), and professional academics alike, not only create, but also perpetuate … 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 »