July 27, 2015

The-Tony-Kriz-Interview-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or direct download.

Tony Kriz is a husband, father, author, writer, speaker and neighborhood theologian. He is a Portlander who has deep ties to his community of Portland Oregon.

Tony shares his story of God finding him through losing his faith. How God showed up in his fog and reached out to him and said I’ve got you Tony.

He also shares why he has a red door at his home, and what that means to him as well as others.

He is the author Neighbors and Wise Men and his latest book is Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God that Hides.

July 23, 2015

The-Doug-Bursch-Inteview-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or direct download.

Doug Bursch is a husband, father, pastor and former radio host for 5 years in the Seattle area. He co pastors Evergreen Foursquare Church with Dan Behrens in Auburn Washington.

He has a wonderful sense of humor, and a great heart of encouragement for pastors and those who lead in ministry. He knows the journey of the journeyman pastor, the one who has a normal size church because he lives it each day.

You can find Doug and his writing at Fairly Spiritual.

 

June 29, 2015

Walter-Brueggemann-Interview-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, direct download.

Walter Brueggemann is a husband, pastor, writer, author of 58 books and hundreds of articles. He is widely considered one the most most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades.

He taught for over 4 decades. Brueggemann participated in Bill Moyers’ 1990’s PBS television series on Genesis. We talk about his story, and his book Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now.

 

June 23, 2015

The-Josh-Irby-Interview-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher,  direct download.

Josh is a husband, father, writer, missionary and writer. He wrote the book Meeting Miss Irby in 2011. He’s an accomplished writer who loves to write about grit, and how to face life’s challenges.

He’s passionate about helping youth and has worked with them over a decade.  He currently serves in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, talking and teaching university students how to live a better story.

You can follow Josh and his writing at Josh Irby dot com.

June 15, 2015

Seth-Haines-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or direct download.

Seth Haines is a husband, father, writer and lawyer. His story is one of redemption and restoration. How Christ and a community helped, healed, and is continuing to restore his life.

He shares about his alcoholism and the near death of his son brought him to place where he couldn’t do it on his own anymore. Most of all his story shows how God’s grace, hope and healing can penetrate any situation.

You can follow his story and writing on his blog, at Seth Haines dot com.

June 8, 2015

JR-Briggs-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or direct download.

J.R. Briggs is a husband, father, and pastor at Renew Community in Lansdale, PA. He’s a writer, and author of the book Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure.

He’s also the founder of Epic Fail Pastors conference, as J.R. says, “I simply longed for a space where no one was scared by the shortcomings of other sinners, even if those sinners were also ministry leaders.”

When he talks about success and the church he echoes what one of his long term mentors Eugene Peterson says about success and the church, “The biblical fact is that there are no successful churches. There are, instead, communities of sinners. . . . In these communities of sinners, one of the sinners is called pastor.”

June 1, 2015

The-Jason-Pamer-Interview-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunesStitcher or direct download.

Jason Pamer is a husband, father, writer and film producer. He is the producer and co-writer of the award-winning documentary on sex trafficking,‘Rape For Profit’.

We discuss his latest project, the film, Hearts of Men, a film about sexual exploitation and healing. He shares how community helps heal men. How through our own brokenness God continues to do His work of redemption.

You can donate or help spread the word about the film here.

May 26, 2015

An-Interview-with-Daniel-Hill-Project-Pastor-1450 Subscribe in iTunes, direct download, listen in Stitcher.

Daniel Hill is the husband, father, author of 10:10 Life to the Fullest, and pastor of  River City Community Church, “River City is a vibrant, multiethnic church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago”…

He spent his formative years in ministry at Willow Creek Community Church for 5 years working with the 20 somethings in Axis.

Daniel is the son of a pastor but never planned on being one.

His passion is to see people live life to the fullest, mirroring what Jesus said in John 10:10 “I have come that the might have life, and have life to the full.”

May 10, 2015

Scott-Postma-Interview-Project-Pastor Subscribe in iTunes, direct download.

Scott is a husband, father, writer, pastor and church planter. He has a passion for church plants as he’s planted more than one church. He knows the importance of rest in ministry and life. He shares how it guards our hearts from bitterness.

He is the lead pastor at North Pointe Community Church in Las Vegas Nevada. Here’s what he says on his blog.

“I help culture makers (creatives, teachers, spiritual and civic leaders) discover their significance, create meaningful art, and make a difference that matters.”

May 4, 2015

The-Shane-Blackshear Interview -Project-Pastor Subscribe in iTunes, direct download.

Shane is a husband, father, former pastor, and fellow podcaster at Seminary Dropout (yes he dropped out of seminary twice). Here’s what he says about his podcast,

“Seminary Dropout is an interview format podcast that exists somewhere between seminary and youth camp. Not full on academia but no trust falls either. SD is fun, insightful, personal, thoughtful and engaging. It’s two friends talking over coffee about your creations, theology, life, and the church.”

He served as a pastor for five years at a church plant in Brownwood Texas.

As a former church planter he understands the challenges of church planting and ministry. He also believes the local church in all it’s messiness is God’s vehicle to touch the world.