August 24, 2015


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You could say many things about Bob Kilpatrick. He’s been in ministry for over 40 years. He’s a husband, father, grand father, musician, producer, pastor, church planter, writer, and published author. He’s traveled the world and played his guitar in front one and in front many thousands.

He’s written many songs, including “Lord Be Glorified” that’s been translated in to many languages. His song “Bring Them Home” was sung at Mother Teresa’s funeral service in Calcutta, India.

But most of all, I call him a great friend.

Here’s what Bob says about his ministry “My desire is to serve the Church in any way that God allows. This was not a career choice for me, it was, and is, a calling. I am a servant. With God’s grace, that’s what I’ll always be.”

You can follow Bob on his website, Bob Kilpatrick dot com.


August 17, 2015


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Tray and Melody Story’s story is one of scandalous grace. After Tray’s 30 year struggle with pornography and a failed marriage to Melody. God redeemed their marriage after a six year separation.

Now they run 2 ministries Route 1520, and Undone Redone. Route 1520 is a ministry to help those struggling with sexual addiction and pornography. Route 1520 has resources for individuals and churches to help those to recovery through the bonds of community.

You can follow them at Undone Redone that houses their podcast and links to all of their resources.


August 10, 2015


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Cody Kuehl is a husband, father and pastor. He pastor’s at Grand Rapids Baptist Church in Michigan. He spent his formative years of ministry in Las Vegas serving as a children’s pastor.

He shares how to create time away from ministry and how to minster to the most important people in his life, his family. He loves to encourage pastors and co-laborers in ministry.

August 3, 2015


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Mark Buchanan is a husband, father, pastor, writer, speaker and author of numerous books including The Rest of God:Restoring Sabbath, which we discuss in the interview. He’s pastored for over 20 years. He now teaches at Ambrose University in Calgary, AB as the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology.

He is an accomplished writer who not only has written many books, but has written for many publications including Leadership Journal, Christianity Today (He’s a Contributing Editor), ChristianWeek, Focus on the Family magazine, In Touch magazine, Faith Today.

Here’s what he says about writing. “I write because I can’t help it. It’s something viral. The need to write woke up in me when I was 12, and grew into something fierce and wild and holy. All my books have come from this. They are things birthed as much as created.”

July 27, 2015


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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.”