Life is hard and the difficulties often begin in childhood. Whether it is circumstances of abuse or neglect, shame or lack of support, many people have experienced adverse childhood events that mark them for life. Em Dyson, a respected professional psychotherapist shares about her traumatic upbringing and how, over time, she experienced help and hope and healing.
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.
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?
Sometimes you just never know when a good conversation is gonna happen. The other day just a mundane treadmill workout at the local gym led to a deep conversation with my friend who was running on the treadmill next to me. As she started sharing her thoughts on God we stumbled on some deep thoughts about how we view God, how He speaks to us, and how relevant He is on a day to day level. I thought I had some great ideas here for my next podcast episode and asked Ines to record our conversation the next week. But as we started recording, we stumbled on even deeper ideas as Ines shared about some really traumatic experiences she had as a teenager and how she carries those burdens as something given to her by God to bear…… wow, what a conversation we end up having. I invite you to listen in – episode 20, where real life and faith collide.
We all know we will die someday, but for most of us it seems so distant. Until one day you are in your doctor’s office and you get the diagnosis. Some of those conversations lead to hope and a will to fight, but others offer no hope for recovery. What would you do if you know the end was so close? In this episode meet Anne, who finds herself face to face with a terminal diagnosis – but she does have a hope which for some of us may be hard to imagine. I hope this episode causes you to reflect on your own mortality and the one who gives us life here on earth, but also for all of eternity.
Sometimes I hear someone’s story and I am astounded how people can possibly come out of those circumstances. Diane went through a period of profound loss and grief, it seems like everything was taken from her. But in the process she rediscovers God – a personal God. And even in that time of terrible loss, she finds the courage to give to others a gift of life. Diane’s story brought tears of sadness and joy at the same time, and I pray it will encourage you to look beyond yourself – just like Diane did.