I am imagining a day when people who suffer from depression and anxiety feel ONLY depressed and sad and DO NOT feel shame. I wonder if that day will come. This day is certainly not that day. There is stigma and judgment and negative bias towards mental ill-health and because there is this unspoken overlay, it makes it all worse. Meet Jordan Berta – an extraordinary guy with courage and a huge heart. His personal struggle with depression and anxiety gives him the right to speak on it’s behalf and speak up he does – for all of us. We all need to hear his message.
It’s episode 34! Jared Brock is a man of many talents, including growing a beard. So he wrote a book about it – well sort of. His latest book, Bearded Gospel Men, represents his epic quest for manliness and godliness. He profiles men throughout history (who happen to be bearded, probably) who boldly stood for their spiritual convictions. This is what Jared wishes for every man today (and women too). The book will inspire you and our conversation will challenge you and probably make you laugh too. I hope it will make you think differently about God and beards.
If it’s one thing that has come out of our digital world its the ready access to pornography. There’s often a tragic human story behind those images. Michelle and Jared Brock have committed their lives to bringing Hope to the Sold, shedding light on this industry and culture which traffics in the lives of vulnerable human beings – children and women in particular. I think you will find this interview enlightening and I hope it inspires you to learn more about their work. Michelle and Jared have brought their work to us via the documentaries Red Light, Green Light and Over 18. (We marked this interview as “Explicit” not because we use graphic language but we do talk quite frankly about the sex and pornography industry)
Sometimes it’s good to approach things with a somewhat lighter perspective, even when it’s something so deep and profound as your personal faith. Join me as I interview Phil Callaway – author, radio host and acclaimed speaker who travels the world to make it, well, a little happier.
Hey podcasts listeners – so this was fun! I was invited by Faith Strong Today to interview Holley Gerth – author of Fiercehearted, her latest book. I loved reading her book and it so challenged me to be brave as I follow Jesus. I love how Holley doesn’t just write these words, but also lives them. Together we have an honest discussion about what it means to be a fierce-hearted follower of Jesus, I am certain it will challenge you as well. And if you want to catch the video version – look me up on Faith Strong Today where you’ll find not only my podcasts but many others as well.
Whenever I get an opportunity to have a great conversation with a “local” hero – I jump at it. So when Gill Tillman took me up on my request to have her interviewed on my podcast I was so excited. I find Gill so inspiring – she seems to always go above and beyond for our community. In so many ways she embodies what Jesus would do. So I wanted to know if there was a spiritual angle to Gill and her desire to help people – where did that come from, what continues to motivate her today and how does she see the spiritual side of her influencing the practical, helping side? Find out more as we talk about these things and more. You’ll love Gill’s story.
In this episode I share with you Robert Singh’s story. Robert grew up in an intellectual Hindu family. His pursuit for truth and faith eventually led him to find Christ. As someone who has always grown up in a pre-dominantly Christian culture, I’m always fascinated by what draws people from other faiths to accept Jesus. How does the story of Jesus intersect with the Hindu story? How hard is it to leave one way of life which belongs to your family, and follow a new path? Find out how it happened for Robert.
Welcome to the 26th episode of Intersection. It’s been a year since we launched Intersection! I’m happy today to sit down with Matt Miles from The Meeting House in Ontario, Canada and talk about his response to being called from a career in the corporate world to a career with the church he loves. To do so he had to challenge accepting the status quo and take a risk – or what he refers to as “challenging the inertia”. We then talk church – and what he sees as his vision for the church in our current culture. I am certain you will come away with some challenging thoughts – are you being called to challenge the inertia?
Meet Cori, a woman of remarkable faith and with an incredible journey. How would you respond to tragedy? Would you blame God or eventually come to see the good in even the most heartbreaking circumstances? Cori found comfort through God in a mysterious and beautiful way – showing us once again that we should never limit God and how He might reveal Himself to us when we need Him most.
If there’s something that’s dominated the news cycle over the past year, it’s the US election. Unfortunately it’s been a polarizing and divisive issue. As a Canadian I try to make sense of it, and as a Christian it’s difficult to understand how someone with President’s Trump’s personality resonates so much with evangelical Christians. So instead of giving up, I jumped on a great opportunity to actually sit down with someone who is right in the middle of this. Leesa Donner is a US journalist and a Christian. She support the current administration. So of course she’s someone I want to talk to, to understand and listen to. I don’t want to debate her, I just want to find out why she believes what she believes – without judgment – as one human being to another. I hope our dialogue inspires you to reach across the great political divide – whatever side you are on – and listen to someone else’s perspective. (*P.S: my apologies for the quality of our Skype conversation – we had a poor connection, but I wanted to preserve the spontaneity of our first conversation. I think you’ll enjoy this episode nonetheless.)