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SUPPORT THE PODCAST It takes a lot to create our podcast episodes! Please consider a gift to support this vital ministry. We have a few ways to make it easy for you: Use our Donation Page on our Website Donate using our new App Send by mail (Potter's Inn, PO Box 35, Divide, Colorado 80814 - make sure you make note that your gift is for the podcast) SHOW NOTES Jesus promised, “Seek and you will find!” Today we are continuing the conversation with Trevor Hudson on Seeking God. The conversation takes us over to the deep side of the boat where many fish are swimming. They talk about Dallas Willard, Ignatius of Loyola and the deeper journey to see God in all things! Please join us! ABOUT OUR GUEST Trevor Hudson has been part of the Methodist movement for over 40 years. Serving primarily around Johannesburg, he is deeply committed to the work of spiritual formation within local congregational contexts. A significant part of his weekly work presently consists of leading people through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and offering spiritual direction. Besides his local commitments, Trevor travels widely, preaching and teaching. He lectures at Fuller Seminary, the Renovaré Institute, the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation, and the Jesuit Institute in South Africa. He is the author of 22 books including Discovering Your Spiritual Identity (IVP) and Beyond Loneliness (Upper Room). His most recent book is Seeking God-Finding Another Kind of Life with St. Ignatius and Dallas Willard. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN PODCAST Episode 10: Discernment: The Journey to Discover God's Will Episode 12: Cultivating Daily Shalom: Using the Daily Examen Dallas Willard MUSIC USED IN PODCAST Music Break at 22:50: Mellow Celtic Style Acoustic Duet - Envato Elements Music Break at 37:49: Beautiful Choir Requiem – Blue Sky Audio FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM Facebook Soul Care Conversations Group Page Potter's Inn Main FB Page Instagram CONTACT US email@example.com INTERESTED IN MORE SOUL CARE RESOURCES? Check out our recommended reading, books on spiritual growth, and our soul care blog. Want to experience soul care in person? Learn more about our soul care intensives and retreats.
Today we welcome guest speaker, President of Fuller Seminary, Mark Labberton, to preach for us at Menlo Church. In this turbulent time of division, change, and confusion, do you have a clear understanding of exactly where you are? And… how do you know? What if it turns out that, by God's grace, we aren't truly in the place we think we are, but somewhere we're not even imagining? This is right at the heart of God's good news for today! Find a sermon-based study guide for this week: http://menlo.church/studyguide110322
Mark Labberton preaches on the parable of the mustard seed, emphasizing our need to tend to and nurture this seed so that it might grow and manifest the reality of the kingdom. Mark Labberton is the Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair at Fuller Seminary. This was recorded at Fuller's All-Seminary Chapel on November 2, 2022.
Parvez and Omar sit down with returning guest Shadi Hamid to discuss the midterm elections and his new book, "The Problem of Democracy: America, the Middle East, and the Rise and Fall of an Idea". In The Problem of Democracy, Shadi Hamid reimagines the ongoing debate on democracy's merits and proposes an ambitious agenda for reviving the lost art of democracy promotion in the world's most undemocratic regions. What happens when democracy produces "bad" outcomes? Is democracy good because of its outcomes or despite them? About Shadi Hamid Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an assistant research professor of Islamic studies at Fuller Seminary. He is also a contributing writer at The Atlantic, where he writes a monthly essay on culture and politics. His new book is The Problem of Democracy: America, the Middle East, and the Rise and Fall of an Idea (Oxford University Press). His previous book, Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World, was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize for best book on foreign affairs. Hamid's first book, Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East was named a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2014. He is also the co-editor of Rethinking Political Islam with Will McCants.
SUPPORT THE PODCAST It takes a lot to create our podcast episodes! Please consider a gift to support this vital ministry. We have a few ways to make it easy for you: Use our Donation Page on our Website Donate using our new App Send by mail (Potter's Inn, PO Box 35, Divide, Colorado 80814 - make sure you make note that your gift is for the podcast) SHOW NOTES Jesus promised, “Seek and you will find!” We are all seeking, but how do we move beyond insight to truly encounter the living God in your life? Join Steve and Trevor as they discuss what a seeking life looks like and how we can join in the adventure. Thank you for joining us in today's conversation! ABOUT OUR GUEST Trevor Hudson has been part of the Methodist movement for over 40 years. Serving primarily around Johannesburg, he is deeply committed to the work of spiritual formation within local congregational contexts. A significant part of his weekly work presently consists of leading people through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and offering spiritual direction. Besides his local commitments, Trevor travels widely, preaching and teaching. He lectures at Fuller Seminary, the Renovaré Institute, the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation, and the Jesuit Institute in South Africa. He is the author of 22 books including Discovering Your Spiritual Identity (IVP) and Beyond Loneliness (Upper Room). His most recent book is Seeking God-Finding Another Kind of Life with St. Ignatius and Dallas Willard. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN PODCAST Dallas Willard Episode 12: Cultivating Daily Shalom: Using the Daily Examen MUSIC USED IN PODCAST Music Break at 22:50: Mellow Celtic Style Acoustic Duet - Envato Elements Music Break at 37:49: Beautiful Choir Requiem – Blue Sky Audio FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM Facebook Soul Care Conversations Group Page Potter's Inn Main FB Page Instagram CONTACT US firstname.lastname@example.org INTERESTED IN MORE SOUL CARE RESOURCES? Check out our recommended reading, books on spiritual growth, and our soul care blog. Want to experience soul care in person? Learn more about our soul care intensives and retreats.
Max De Pree reflects on how his Christian faith informs his approach to leadership in business and the marketplace. Max De Pree was CEO of Herman Miller, a businessman, an author, and a Fuller Seminary trustee. This FULLER curated series features lectures, speeches, and sermons from across Fuller's history, drawn from our archives in celebration of Fuller's 75th anniversary.
Things are changing faster than ever. Churches, like many organizations, struggle to know what to do. Occasionally, you find a church that seems to be able to take new challenges head on. In this episode, you'll discover why some churches adapt, and how you can be more adaptive yourself.Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, PhD, the co-owner and principal of AE Sloan Leadership, Inc, an executive coaching and consulting firm that works with church, non-profit, and marketplace leaders in leading change. He is also the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership, Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, was the founder of the Fuller Leadership Platform, and served as a Vice President of Fuller Seminary for six years. Prior to his educational career, he served as a pastor for 27 years. He is the author of five books, including the Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in pastoral leadership, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience and most recently, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change. He can be reached at email@example.com Related Resources:Tod Bolsinger: Spiritual Capacity for Leading Adaptive Change | Bonus Episode, Season 1
Ian Pitt-Watson preaches about the history of the Samaritans and challenges the church to love, to recognize the goodness in, and to learn from the neighbors around us. Ian Pitt-Watson was a scholar, preacher, and Fuller Seminary professor. This FULLER curated series features lectures, speeches, and sermons from across Fuller's history, drawn from our archives in celebration of Fuller's 75th anniversary.
Bishop Sudarshan Jyoti Komanapalli is the Chairman of Manna Group of Ministries and the President of Manna International. A Pastor to Pastors and overseer of the Manna Group, he has been in the ministry since 1988. He received his education in Business Administration and Political Studies from Gordon College and studied Cross Cultural Studies at Fuller Seminary. He also studied at the Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture/The King's University. Prior to his present positions in Manna Group of Ministries, he worked as the Administrator for Manna/Rock Church Ministries in India. During this time, he also pioneered and Pastored Manna Church in Hyderabad. Over the past many years, he has had the privilege of speaking in various evangelistic gospel meetings, churches and conferences in India, Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and USA. For 20 years, he spoke on Manna TV programs which were seen around the world. He and his wife Asha are passionate to see people transformed by the gospel through Word and action, encourage people to fulfill their calling, and make a difference for generations to come.We hope that this teaching left you more encouraged and equipped today. Ministers Fellowship International exists to help leaders build healthy, strong, impacting churches and to do so in a way that makes for a healthy leader. Join the MFI family or learn more at mfileader.org, and find hundreds of resources to help you grow at mfiresource.comFollow along on ...
What does it mean to love one's country? If the powers that be are ordained by God, does that mean we should not criticize them? What about expressions of patriotism in our church worship? What about using religious language in celebrating national holidays? Is civil religion a bad thing? Join Scott and Sean for this discussion with Rich Mouw around his new book How to be a Patriotic Christian.Richard Mouw is President Emeritus and Senior Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Seminary, and Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Institute for the Study of Religion and Politics at Calvin College. He is the author of more than 20 books including Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World.==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2022/how-to-be-a-patriotic-christian. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video Join Think Biblically for our LIVE, in-person, fifth anniversary celebration! Featuring a free live recording of the podcast with guest Josh McDowell. Learn more at https://www.biola.edu/events/2022/think-biblically-5-year-anniversary.
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Shadi Hamid, author of The Problem of Democracy: America, the Middle East, and the Rise and Fall of an Idea. Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, research professor of Islamic Studies at Fuller Seminary, and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He was named one of the world's top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine in 2019. Hamid is the author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize for best book on foreign affairs, and co-editor of Rethinking Political Islam. His first book, Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East, was named a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2014. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tune in to hear Head of School, Dr. Mark Carleton, chat with First Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor, Rev. Jim Birchfield, in a new episode which is now live and available for download on our People of PS Podcast. A graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Jim Birchfield was a senior executive with a magazine publishing company when he became a Christian and sensed a calling to go full-time into Christian ministry. Accordingly, Jim resigned from his lucrative career in advertising and marketing and entered Fuller Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. In his early years of Christian service, Jim worked as a director of high school ministry, director of missions, and director of single adult ministry, before moving into the role of associate pastor for young adults, singles, missions, and discipleship, and finally executive pastor. Jim served in two churches in California before moving to Houston to lead First Presbyterian Church in 2009. Jim is a voracious reader, who tries to stay current on Christian theology and its practical applications to his ministry. He is active in encouraging local and global ministries in addition to serving on the board of The Nehemiah Center, Main Street Ministries and Strategic Resource Group.
Mark Labberton encourages us to gather at the feet of Jesus in humility and to rest in the truth that, before we do anything, we are blessed by God. Mark Labberton is the Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair at Fuller Seminary. This was recorded at Fuller's Festival of Beginnings on September 28, 2022.
John A. Sims shares about Fuller Seminary's second president, Edward John Carnell, his belief in reforming Evangelicalism, and his influence on shaping the seminary's character. John A. Sims was the author of Edward John Carnell: Defender of the Faith. This FULLER curated series features lectures, speeches, and sermons from across Fuller's history, drawn from our archives in celebration of Fuller's 75th anniversary.
How do you grow up in a broken world and still find your voice, full and whole as God intended? When Dr. Pannell and Jemar Tisby grew up in the church, they both experienced a polite ignorance which worked to keep them “in their place” among their classmates and church family. They knew there was something deeply wrong, but they didn't have the language or space to speak about it. Listen as Dr. Pannell and Tisby share their expertise on changing culture and developing language to foster wholeness in their brothers and sisters in Christ. Guest Bios: William Pannell is professor emeritus of preaching at Fuller Seminary, where he taught from 1974 until his retirement in 2014. Fuller recognized his service to the school and the whole church with the January 2015 renaming and dedication of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies. Previously serving in leadership roles with Youth for Christ and Tom Skinner Associates, his books include My Friend, the Enemy; Evangelism from the Bottom Up; and The Coming Race Wars? A Cry for Reconciliation, recently expanded. Jemar Tisby is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism. His writing has been featured on CNN, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He is the founder and president of The Witness—a Black Christian Collective and the cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast. He is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Mississippi. Notes & Quotes: “Racism is a severe denigration and restriction upon someone's humanity. Because to be fully human, is to be in relationships, is to be a partner with others in a common humanity. You cannot be a full human being in isolation.”—William Pannell “Whatever experience we go through, the Holy Spirit understands it all. He's been there before. God's been working on this for a long time.”—William Pannell “Where love is the beating heart of justice, I always say we have to have a priestly proximity to people, particularly suffering people, because that breeds empathy, and empathy births love.” —Jemar Tisby “Talk to the old saints. Talk to the folks who have been through some things that seem really unbelievable and like they were just about to break your spirit. And yet, they're not only still here, but they still love the Lord. And they still love people.” —Jemar Tisby “God's got some wonderful people. They come in all kinds and sizes and shapes. Colors, blue, black, grizzly, and gray. We need each other. More than ever. We've got to find each other. And settle down and make ourselves at home with one another. Listen and learn.”—William Pannell Links Mentioned: Check out Jemar Tisby's book How to Fight Racism. Here is a link to William Pannell's book The Coming Race Wars. Here is some information on Dr. Tom Skinner, as mentioned in this episode. Visit our website to sign up for emails. Get new episodes sent straight to your email. Tell us how much you love Where Ya From? by rating us five stars and leaving us a review. Check out our VOICES Collection from Our Daily Bread Ministries Follow Where Ya From? on Instagram. Follow VOICES on Instagram. Verses Mentioned: Mark 12:31 Ephesians Colossians Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Raymond Chang (TENx10 Senior Director of Partnerships at Fuller Seminary) talks about the challenges that Asian Americans have faced over time in the United States, the gifts the Asian American Church has to offer the broader Church and practical steps for seeking unity amidst difference. Want to learn more about the Resilient Pastor initiative? Home PageCity RoundtablesPodcastBookWatch this episode on Youtube: Barna GroupFollow Barna at:Instagram: @barnagroupTwitter: @barnagroupFacebook: Barna GroupWorld Vision: Check out the Resilient Leadership for Kingdom Come webinar and get your free Activation Guide today at Worldvision.org/ResilientPod.Full Strength Network: Learn more about the wellbeing membership program that FSN created for pastors at www.fullstrength.org.
Dr. Baker received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Master of Divinity in Theology from Fuller Seminary, and has received a Certificate in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. He is licensed as a Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and has served as an ordained minister. Dr. Baker is the Executive Director of the La Vie Christian Counseling Centers with offices in Pasadena and Santa Monica, which have been serving the Los Angeles area since 1980. Dr. Baker is heard frequently on KKLA radio addressing topics of emotional and spiritual health, and his best selling book Jesus- The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived has sold 2 million copies worldwide. About Dr. Baker: Dr. Mark W. Baker has received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Master's of Divinity degree in Theology, and a certificate in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He licensed as a Clinical Psychologist as well as a Marriage and Family Counselor. Dr. Baker is the Executive Director of the La Vie Christian Counseling Centers in Los Angeles. Dr. Baker has appeared on numerous radio and television programs throughout the United States, Canada and Brazil. He has been quoted in such national magazines as Glamour, Woman's Day, Men's Health and Mademoiselle; and has published articles in professional psychological journals such as Psychoanalytic Psychology, Southern Psychologist, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Psychology and Theology and Review of Religious Research. Dr. Baker has presented professional papers to the Pasadena Area Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists, The California Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association's international convention. Dr. Baker's books include: You Can Change: Stories from Angola Prison and the Psychology of Personal Transformation; Managing Your Emotions for a Healthier Life; Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life: How Your 8 Key Emotions Can Work for You; Overcoming Shame; How God Heals Hurt; The Personal Power of Jesus; and his international best seller, Jesus The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived has sold 2 million copies worldwide. Dr. Baker also co-authored with the N.Y. Times best-selling author Carmen Renee Berry the book Who's to Blame?: Escape the Victim Trap & Gain Personal Power in Your Relationships. Dr. Baker's videos on spiritual and emotional health can be found on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter and Linkedin. Support the show
On today's program, we take a look at the Bible translation industry. We ask the question: How much does it really cost to translate the Bible. We also look at a milestone for the Christian ministry Samaritan's Purse. It will hit $1-billion in revenue this year. And one of evangelicalism's flagship seminaries, Fuller Seminary, has the first African American president in its history. We'll have details. We begin today with news that 2,000 churches and Christian ministries have asked the U.S. Senate to oppose the “Respect For Marriage Act.” A Reminder: if you make a donation to MinistryWatch during the month of September, we'll send you a copy of “Restoring All Things” as our thank you gift. This book is one that I wrote with the Colson Center's John Stonestreet, and it features stories of great ministries doing great work all around the country. Just go to MinistryWatch.com and hit the DONATE button at the top of the page. The producers for today's program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh. We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth. Writers who contributed to today's program include Emily McFarlan Miller, Stephanie Martin, Alejandra Molina, Bob Smietana, Yonat Shimron, Jessica Eturralde, Tom Campisi, Kim Roberts—and you, Warren. Special thanks to ChurchLeaders.com for contributing material for this week's podcast. Until next time, may God bless you.
Tune in to hear Head of School, Dr. Mark Carleton, chat with Brenton Smith, School Chaplain, in a new episode which is now live and available for download on our People of PS Podcast. Brenton's involvement in Presbyterian School has run deep and wide spanning over 14 years since she began as a second grade student in Lower School. Brenton graduated PS with the Class of 2011 and attended St. Agnes Academy, followed by Westbury Christian. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A& M University and her Masters of Theology from Fuller Seminary. In 2019, Brenton began as a Chaplain Intern under Jo Leever, former PS Chaplain, and now works full time serving alongside Rev. Nathan Tenney as one of the School Chaplains. Brenton leads Early Childhood and Lower School Chapels, teaches bible classes and coordinates service learning projects for each grade level. Brenton comes from a rich heritage and family of faith, and follows in her mother, Amy Smith's footsteps who served as Presbyterian School's Chaplain from 2007- 2015. Brenton is also currently serving as the president of the PS Alumni Association.
On this episode, Dr. Mark Roberts shares why working in the Name of Jesus requires that we work under Jesus' authority. He shares practical examples of what this looks like in the workplace. Mark Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller's Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center's Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level. Christianity in Business is the show that helps Christian business leaders to integrate biblical values into business. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.ChristianityInBusiness.com
Kevin Nye is the author of Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness, and Housing Director of a non-profit youth center. In this episode, Kevin helps us understand some of the misconceptions about homelessness—what's really going on—and what we can do about it. Specifically, he helps us understand why the first thing we should do is provide housing for those who need it, not because they've earned it, but as an act of grace.THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:Kevin Nye is the author of Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness, and Housing Director a non-profit youth center.Having attended Fuller Seminary, Kevin Nye initially intended to be a pastor.Kevin Nye helps us understand some of the common misconceptions about homelessness.One common misconception about homelessness is that people who experience homelessness somehow deserve it.Kevin Nye invites us to respond to the challenge of homelessness with grace. That is, we should not focus on what people deserve or earn in order to receive help when struggling with homelessness.Markus shares about an encounter he had with a homeless person that day and Kevin offers his response.Every challenging or uncomfortable encounter we have with a person experiencing homelessness is likely the result of some kind of systemic failure that has led or kept that person where they are.A person who experiences homelessness has fallen through every social safety net.Challenges like addiction and mental illness are much easier to address and manage when a person has housing.The housing first strategy costs less than the current system which tends to keep people where they are.RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKS:Kevin NyeWebsite – www.kevinmnye.comTwitter - @kevinmnye1Instagram - @kevinmnyeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/knye1Books mentioned:Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness, by Kevin Nye
Episode #58 - See You at the Pole w/Doug Clark How do we ignite a fire for Jesus among the youth of this generation? Our guest today, Doug Clark, shares his years of experience with youth, and talks about how The FIRST BEST THING students can do is pray for their school. See You at the Pole (SYATP) is coming up on September 28th - what better time to talk to the spokesman for this national rally than two weeks before the big day? Ready to encourage your kids to rally their troops for SYATP? Let's go.... DOUG CLARK is national field director for the National Network of Youth Ministries. Doug was a youth pastor at an evangelical Friends church for 16 years before joining the Network staff in 1990. He graduated from Fuller Seminary. Besides helping youth workers cooperate to reach and equip teenagers in their cities to find what God wants them to do in the world, Doug helps coordinate promotion for See You at the Pole, a movement of students praying for their schools. He is married to Debbie and has a son and daughter, both married with kids. They just moved to California's Central Coast. Read more at. Resources For You: National Network of Youth Ministries - Home National Network of Youth Ministries - Doug Clark See You at the Pole Claim Your Campus Facebook IG Next Steps: Check out our blog Share this podcast with a friend Subscribe to You CAN Tell the Children Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram Explore Bible2School!
The market is flooded with books, conferences, and workshops on how to be a better leader. In most companies, leaders are noticed and applauded while followers are often viewed as weak and passive. However, Scripture tells us a different story; although leadership is valued and respected, being obedient followers of Christ is at the very heart of faith. In The Call to Follow, Richard Langer and Joanne J. Jung teach readers that “followership” is essential to both organizational and spiritual flourishing. They argue that followership requires the development of specific skills and virtues modeled and extolled throughout Scripture. They point to examples of people from the Bible and church history who focused on following in the footsteps of their Savior rather than positions of leadership among others. This helpful book seeks to dismantle the idol of leadership that's so prevalent in our culture and points us instead to the biblical concept of followership. Biblically Centered: Contains examples of “followership” from Scripture and church history Mission Oriented: Explains how being a follower of Jesus Christ is a missional callingCommunity Focused: Written to encourage Christ followers, in both leadership and followership positionsRichard Langer (PhD, University of California, Riverside) is a professor of biblical and theological studies and director of the Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning at Biola University. He is an ordained minister with over twenty years of pastoral experience and a coauthor of Winsome Persuasion and Winsome Conviction. He and his wife, Shari, are members at Fullerton Free Church in Fullerton, California.Joanne J. Jung (PhD, Fuller Seminary) is a professor of biblical and theological studies and the associate dean of online education and faculty development at the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. She is the author of Knowing Grace; Character Formation in Online Education; and The Lost Discipline of Conversation. She and her husband, Norman, attend Harvest Community Church in Irvine, California.
Overcoming Mental Problems#mindset #anxiety #anger #phobias #mentalhealth One of Mr. Peurifoy's special talents is his ability to reduce complex ideas into simple, easy-to-understand terms and apply them to daily life. His first book, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic has been selected from among a host of others on the market by major self-help groups and clinics addressing anxiety-related problems as the basis for their programs. His work with anxiety disorders led The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), the nation's primary organization for anxiety-related problems, to invite Mr. Peurifoy to speak at eleven of their national conferences. Over the years, Mr. Peurifoy also has a wide range of experience in front of groups as well as extensive experience with radio and T.V. His warmth and comfortable manner generate a strong rapport with audiences. Mr. Peurifoy has written four books and his excitement over sharing what God has shown him over the years is genuinely contagious. Mr. Peurifoy's academic background includes a B.A. in biology with minors in chemistry and mathematics that were earned from the California State University at Sacramento, 1973. He then earned a Standard California Secondary Teaching Credential and taught at the secondary level for five years both in Japan and the U.S. before returning to school to earn an M.A. in counseling from the University of San Francisco in 1981. At that time, Mr. Peurifoy began a twenty year journey in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Anxiety Disorders and Trauma. In 2000, he left private practice to teach at a local college and write. Mr. Peurifoy committed his life to Christ in 1984. Since that time, he has taken seminary classes through Fuller Seminary and has participated in and taught a wide variety of topical and Bible studies in church. Currently, he worships at Antelope Road Christian Fellowship in Citrus Heights, California where he also is a member of his church's worship team, playing guitar at two services when he is available. Mr. Peurifoy was married to his wife, Michiyo, in 1974 and has two grown children.Website: https://rpeurifoy.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reneau.peurifoyThe Vibes Broadcast Network - Podcasting for the fun of it! Thanks for tuning in, please be sure to click that subscribe button and give this a thumbs up!!Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/listen_to_the_vibes_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevibesbroadcastnetworkLinktree: https://linktr.ee/the_vibes_broadcastTikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeuTVRv2/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheVibesBrdcstTruth: https://truthsocial.com/@KoyoteAnd Now!!! The Bandmates' club, Supporters of the channel: Matthew Arrowood Host of The ONLY Brocast podcast:https://youtube.com/channel/UCsfv1wWu3oUg42I2nOtnMTADon Hahn of In the Margins: https://www.youtube.com/c/InTheMarginsBukas Siguro: https://www.youtube.com/c/BukasS%C4%ABgur%C3%B8Will Scoville of Ranch Rehab DIY: https://www.youtube.com/c/RanchRehabDrew Lee Nicholas of DN-TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8TVqL9mn6NzPkXOLOZSX-A
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah joins PEACE TALKS to talk about lament as a practice of disruption, the persistent narrative of white superiority, and the dangers of Western cultural captivity. A well-known pastor, author and speaker, Dr. Rah is the Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Seminary and has written many books, most recently Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times. In this interview, Dr. Rah explores how we as Christians are called to give up our historical dominance and embrace a greater mutuality, equality and reciprocity.» Subscribe to PEACE TALKS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNGKBOMluaCtXsAethMSxzw» Watch the latest from PEACE TALKS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNGKBOMluaCtXsAethMSxzw/videosAbout the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we've created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: https://centerfjp.orgFollow The Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centerfjpFollow The Center on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CenterFjpFollow The Center on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/centerfjp/Watch the full episode here. https://youtu.be/Sf-ASjcrBQ8#christianity #biblicaljustice #christians #multiethnic #leadership #doctrineofdiscovery #crosscultural #AAPI #asianleaders #injustice #Jesus #culture #socialjustice #evangelicalcovenantchurch #fullerseminary #soongchanrah #propheticlamentSupport the show
Most small group ministry leaders would agree that Bible study is a significant part of a small group. Yet, do our groups engage meaningfully with Scripture or are they just bouncing off verses during meetings? How well do we train our group leaders on working through a passage of the Bible and helping members interpret and understand God's Word for themselves? What can we do to increase our engagement with God's Word in groups? Rev. Dr. Roberta Hestenes: As a pastor, Fuller seminary professor, Christian college president, international speaker, senior pastor and author, Rev. Dr. Roberta Hestenes has been a pioneering leader in Christian ministry 50+ years. She is the author of numerous books and publications including “Using the Bible in Groups” and a Bible commentary on 2 Corinthians and Galatians. She has lectured at more than 60 universities and seminaries and has received 8 honorary doctoral degrees. During her 15+ years on the theology faculty at Fuller Seminary, she initiated courses on small groups, women in ministry, and how to teach the Bible. She is an an ordained Presbyterian minister who currently serves as a teaching pastor at Bayside Granite Bay Church, near Sacramento.
June 14, 2022 | The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching "Speaking Truth to Power" Preacher: Rev. Dr. Janette Ok, associate professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary; pastor, Ekko Church in Fullerton, California Learn more about The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching at https://engle.ptsem.edu/.
June 16, 2022 | The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching Closing Worship: "A Name Only the Brave Can Say" Preacher: Rev. Dr. Janette Ok, associate professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary; pastor, Ekko Church in Fullerton, California Learn more about The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching at https://engle.ptsem.edu/.
June 13, 2022 | The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching "Ransomed and Disinherited" Preacher: Rev. Dr. Janette Ok, associate professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary; pastor, Ekko Church in Fullerton, California Learn more about The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching at https://engle.ptsem.edu/.
June 12, 2022 | The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching Opening worship, "Becoming Foreign-Born Christians" Preacher: Rev. Dr. Janette Ok, associate professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary; pastor, Ekko Church in Fullerton, California Learn more about The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching at https://engle.ptsem.edu/.
Gerry holds to a view of women in leaders that's sometimes considered “soft complementarian.” He believes women can serve in any position of leadership and teaching in the church, except for elders, since one of the criteria for being an elder (or overseer) is “a husband of one wife.” Gerry explains his view in this podcast episode. Gerry has an MDiv from Denver Seminary and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fuller Seminary. He's been teaching at Western Seminary since 1980 where he currently serves as a professor of theology. Gerry has been a mentor to thousands of Christian leaders around the globe. https://www.westernseminary.edu/academics/faculty/gerry-breshears –––––– PROMOS Save 10% on courses with Kairos Classroom using code TITR at kairosclassroom.com! –––––– Sign up with Faithful Counseling today to save 10% off of your first month at the link: faithfulcounseling.com/theology –––––– Save 30% at SeminaryNow.com by using code TITR –––––– Support Preston Support Preston by going to patreon.com Venmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1 Connect with Preston Twitter | @PrestonSprinkle Instagram | @preston.sprinkle Youtube | Preston Sprinkle Check out Dr. Sprinkle's website prestonsprinkle.com Stay Up to Date with the Podcast Twitter | @RawTheology Instagram | @TheologyintheRaw If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review. www.theologyintheraw.com
Dr. Dwight Radcliff is the academic dean for the William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies at Fuller Seminary (and one of my favorite professors!). Last term, I took his class on the Theology of Hip Hop Culture and it was life-altering (I don’t say that lightly!). As Christians, not just those of training … Continue reading Episode 154 – Dr. Dwight Radcliff
Michel Hendricks, author of 'The Other Half of Church,' is former pastor of spiritual formation at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, Colorado. Over 25 years of teaching and training others has taken him all over the world. With a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado in Boulder, plus an MDiv degree from Denver Seminary, he has the credentials and resume to write and sell this book, and modern American Christians especially can be relied on to read it enthusiastically. His partner in that endeavor and others related, Dr. Jim Wilder has 30 years of experience, and is also a globetrotter. Growing up in South America, he's the author of nineteen books. One of them, a certain Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You, sold over 100,000 copies and is available in eleven languages. He's also lectured as a guest at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary, among others. But Wilder's extensive clinical counseling experience has led directly to his branding as "chief neurotheologian" at Life Model Works, a nonprofit self-described on the organization's website as residing "at the intersection of theology and brain science." And yesterday I finished reading Hendrick's and Wilder's collaborative work, 'The Other Half of Church.' Let me confess from the start that I did not love this book, for reasons which need to be explained carefully and at some length. For starters, there is a certain cost-benefit analysis which seems not to have been done carefully enough, in my view, where combining the latest in brain science with tried and true Christian theology is concerned. What, for instance, will happen to all our overhauled theology when the brain science is updated? Will we need to revise our theology again, if we were too hasty and too extensive in transforming the renewing of our minds along the lines laid out here? So also, the term 'neurotheologian' makes me uncomfortable, and reminds me of transhumanism. I imagine the influential churchmen of 2000 years coming back as cyborgs, or us looking back on them with some mixture of pity and contempt because we suppose our ability to describe how and where the electrical signals travel in our heads has improved the Bible. Maybe this is excessively critical. If so, that's not my goal. But then we can see in the last few centuries since the Enlightenment too much of what goes wrong when we get carried away with our pursuit of the physical sciences, then let them shape and dictate our study of God and His Word. We do not have to confine ourselves to hypotheticals here, but we have many cautionary examples in recent enough memory. There are odd choices made in 'The Other Half of Church.' For instances, why coin a new term like 'neurotheologian' but use the Greek word 'hesed' throughout here? It's defined early on, yes. But by the end of the book, it's been used so often and in such a way that it feels downright gimmicky. But then the whole work feels a bit gimmicky, if I'm honest. The latest brain science seems put forward in a similar way to how Richard Dawkins used to argue against the existence of God by use of lengthy non-sequiturs about how much we know in the fields of microbiology and astrophysics. This feels like Christians trying to prove that we can do science too, therefore you should believe in Christ and read the Bible and love your neighbor accordingly. This feels backwards and foreign, I think, because neuroscience should get its legitimacy from our Christian faith based on God's Word, and not the other way around. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/garrett-ashley-mullet/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/garrett-ashley-mullet/support
Welcome to episode seventy of New Creation Conversations. I'm delighted to get to share a second conversation with Dr. Andrew Root. Andy is Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. Andy is an alum of Bethel College in Minnesota. He has both an MDiv and ThM degrees from Fuller Seminary and a PhD from Princeton Seminary. He's written several books on youth ministry, spiritual formation, and even on the grace of dogs.Our conversation centers on his most recent book Churches and the Crisis of Decline: A Hopeful Practical Ecclesiology for a Secular Age (from Baker Academic). This latest book is the fourth in a series of six books Andy is writing on ministry in a secular age. I read quite a bit and so I rarely go back and read books twice. I have found Andy's series so significant that I have read and the re-read each of the first four books in this series. It's hard for me to pick, but I think this most recent book is my favorite in the series so far. In its pages Charles Taylor intersects with Karl Barth and both speak to the current challenges of ministry. Andy is in high demand these days and is on the road often. I feel privileged that he made the space a second time to have a conversation with me about his fascinating and significant work. I love this conversation. It's a little longer than normal, but I had so many things I wanted to talk about, and I still didn't get to all my questions. I think you will like this conversation a lot also.
Join Mike Cavaggioni with John Nicholas on the 102nd episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast to discuss how you can be debt-free as soon as possible. John is a wealth coach and has been a lifelong entrepreneur who built companies worth millions. He shares his experience of being broke and his strategy to help others overcome debt.In this episode, you'll learn:A changed mindset means a change in directionPersonal journey of beating debt and achieving financial freedomSeven different ways of accruing debt and how to avoid itThe value of coaches and celebrating each step of the wayThree debt recovery keys everyone should knowAnd much more!About John Nicholas:John Nicholas has built award-winning sports media and real estate companies worth millions, but he has also faced serious setbacks and debt. So he knows how it feels, how it can happen to anyone, and what it takes to recover. John also worked inside the debt-relief industry, where he learned why debt programs often fail. That's why he left that field, only to return with the breakthrough approach he presents through his recent Amazon #1 New Release book and other free and affordable resources. John is a SoCal beach native, a former pro football player, pastor, and long-time entrepreneur. He's a graduate of Brown University, Fuller Seminary, and Leighton Ford's Arrow Leadership Program, and he lives with his wife and their two dogs near Dallas, TX.Find John Nicholas on: Website: https://debt-freeasap.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebtFreeASAPYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCApKoli7paE1MpEy6mjWPAAFree Video Course: https://debt-freeasap.com/the-free-video-course/Average Joe Finances®Our social media links can be found here: https://averagejoefinances.com/linksCheck out: https://averagejoefinances.comBuying or Selling a House? https://averagejoefinances.com/realtorInterested in getting your real estate license? https://averagejoefinances.com/prepagentUse the same Audio/Video Editing Team that I use: https://editpods.comHost your own Podcast here: https://averagejoefinances.com/buzzsproutSocial Media Management Tool: https://averagejoefinances.com/social-mediaPodcast Book I'm Published in: https://averagejoefinances.com/daniel-larsonBuy an NFT of this podcast: https://ajf.uncut.fmMake Real Estate Investing Easier with DealMachine: https://averagejoefinances.com/dealmachineFree Stocks:Robinhood: https://averagejoefinances.com/robinhoodWebull: https://averagejoefinances.com/webullConsolidate debt: https://averagejoefinances.com/sofi-loans/Get Life Insurance: https://averagejoefinances.com/ladderAverage Joe Finances Swag: averagejoefinances.com/resources/shop*DISCLAIMER* https://averagejoefinances.com/disclaimer If you are interested in writing for Average Joe Finances or joining Small But Mighty Agency A podcast that uncovers how to go from solopreneur to seven figure agency with ease.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Small Business PRGet your small business seen and valued without ads, agencies, or connections necessary.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show
Mark Roberts is the former Executive Director of Fuller Seminary's DePree Center for Leadership. Mark now leads the Third Third Initiative at the DePree Center.In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss three clips from a recent webinar by Mark Roberts on the topic of nostalgia. We learn about the difference between historical nostalgia and personal nostalgia. We discuss the positive effects of nostalgia. And then we reflect on how to lead people pastorally through the experience of nostalgia. THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:Tod Bolsinger is the Executive Director of Fuller Seminary's Church Leadership Institute and the author of Canoeing the Mountains and Tempered Resilience.Mark Roberts is the former Executive Director of Fuller Seminary's DePree Center for Leadership. Mark now leads the Third Third Initiative at the DePree Center.Mark Roberts and Tod Bolsinger have been friends for a long time. The topic of this podcast episode came about as they were talking over dinner about the value of nostaligia.Mark Roberts, Clip 1: The difference between historical nostalgia and personal nostalgia.Historical nostalgia has to do with thinking the past is better than the present.Many churches are in decline. If they try to go back to the glory days, they decline even faster.Mark Roberts, Clip 2: The Positive Effects of NostalgiaPersonal nostalgia is a bittersweet yearning for the past.Part of personal nostalgia is knowing you can't go back; so it's not trying to go back.Nostalgia shouldn't make you go back to the past. It should energize you to live more fully in the present.There is something lifegiving about nostalgia.Reframing the values of the past to be the healthiest expression of the future is what is lifegiving to a church.Churches have to help people grieve that we're never going to go back to the past.Mark Roberts, Clip 3: Two Pastoral Responses to NostalgiaWhen people feel nostalgic about their church, the pastor can 1) turn the nostalgia to gratitude or 2) acknowledge the bittersweetness of remembering the pastGratitude is critical in a healthy, mature organization.Gratitude reminds us that God was faithful in the past and will be faithful as we move into the future.Attunement accelerates change.Attunement is what happens when people empathize with each other and their brains start firing together.The Church Leadership Institute's Adaptive Church Leadership Cohort is designed to help churches respond to nostalgia in a healthy way so that they can navigate and lead change in a healthy way as they move into the future.RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKS:Church Leadership InstituteAdaptive Church Leadership CohortDePree Center for LeadershipThird Third InitiativeBooks mentioned:Canoeing the Mountains, by Tod BolsingerTempered Resilience, by Tod Bolsinger
Jon talks with Andy Roller, Founder of Expio Digital Marketing, a digital marketing agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Analytics, & Web Development. — Andy Roller is the founder and owner of Expio Marketing. He is the father of 5 super cool kids, a fitness and health geek, and guitar player. Andy believes in the power of entrepreneurship for commerce and community development: Community Volunteer; Board Member of Panhandle Twenty/20; 2011 Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Top 20 Under 40 Business Professionals; Member of Leadership Fort Worth. One of Andy's favorite life experiences so far is hosting a leadership event that included getting to skydive with a team of Navy Seals as part of the kickoff. Education: BS in Liberal Studies/ Music Belmont University, Nashville; MA Global Leadership, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena. Connect with Jon Dwoskin: Twitter: @jdwoskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dwoskin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejondwoskinexperience/ Website: https://jondwoskin.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jondwoskin/ Email: email@example.com Get Jon's Book: The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big! Connect with Andy Roller: Website: https://expio.marketing/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/expioconsulting Twitter: http://twitter.com/expioconsulting LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2370355 Instagram: https://instagram.com/expiomarketing/
Deborah Gill began studying to become a pastor during a time when women weren't often considered for leadership roles in the church. With little affirmation and a great deal of opposition, Deborah followed God's calling on her life to earn a PhD in Biblical Studies from Fuller Seminary, become a national leader in the Assemblies of God Church, and write several books on women in ministry.In this episode of the Women in Ministry Leadership podcast, Rhonda Davis and Julie Cole spoke with Deborah Gill about her journey into ministry.
Thank you for listening to the Jesus Movement Podcast. This is our 10th Episode and it is a great one. We have special guest and friend Thai Lam from the International House of Prayer Kansas City. Thai is the Executive Director of Luke18 Project. We hope you enjoy todays episode as Matthew caught up with Thai for a powerful time of discussion about the Luke 18 Project, College campuses, Gen Z, revival, and spiritual awakening.Thai gives some great insight into the Gen Z generation and provokes us to remember the relevancy of the gospel in our day. Thai encourages us to to slow down, listen, and love well. Thai Lam is part of the leadership team of the International House of Prayer Missions Base of Kansas City and serves as the executive director of Luke18 Project. Thai has pioneered and led campus ministries for 20 years at UC Berkeley, Stanford, San Jose State, UCLA, KU, and UMKC. Thai came to faith in Jesus as a freshman at UC Berkeley, graduated in Religious Studies, and then studied Cross-Cultural Missions at Fuller Seminary. Thai and his wife Angela reside in Kansas City with their 3 children, Noah, Cohen, and Selah.Find out more:https://luke18project.comhttps://collegiatedayofprayer.orghttps://www.ihopkc.orgGive to ATD to support the podcast - https://awakenthedawn.com/giveJoin Revive School - https://www.reviveschool.comHost a tent event in your city with Tent America - https://awakenthedawn.com/tent-america
Doug Stevens is a pastor who has served churches in California, Arizona, Kansas and Texas, and a mentor who comes alongside congregations and non-profits across the country to encourage, challenge and strengthen leaders. He is a catalyst for experiential learning, relational healing and intercultural engagement. Doug is a graduate of Cal Berkeley and Fuller Seminary. He lives in Austin TX and is married to Nancy. Doug is a people-lover, culture-watcher, mountain bike-rider and avid world-explorer. Doug shares about his trip to Uvalde, Texas for the memorial service for the children killed in recent shooting.
I always love it when I get to interview someone associated with Fuller Seminary and this conversation with Andre Henry is definitely no exception! Andre is a musician, artist, activist, and author of All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, but some of the highlights for … Continue reading Episode 149 – Andre Henry
Mark Labberton examines the countercultural nature of the early church and invites us to consider its implications in our modern contexts, allowing ourselves to become made alive and anew. Mark Labberton is the Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair at Fuller Seminary. This was recorded at Fuller's virtual All-Seminary Chapel on June 1, 2022.
Andrea Cammarota reflects on the story of Bathsheba and on the reality of sexual violence in the church, while reflecting also on God who holds the tension of deep pain and redemptive healing. Andrea Cammarota is a Fuller Seminary chaplain.
In this episode, Tod Bolsinger helps us navigate through an unknown future with leadership that brings adaptive change and transforms the world around us. With humility and the posture of a learner, Tod inspires us to think differently around what it's going to take to navigate the world ahead of us.Tod Bolsinger is Co-Founder and Principal of AE Sloan Leadership and the Exec Director of the Church Leadership Institute at Fuller Seminary. Tod's Books:Amazon Author PageTod's Recommendation:Think Again by Adam GrantThis episode was sponsored by:All Nations Kansas CityThe mX PlatformConnect with Joshua: firstname.lastname@example.orgGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcastSupport the show
Welcome back to the Law and Education Podcast! Today's episode is an informational conversation on the topic of religious exemptions. Over 60% of our clients and community partners are faith-based institutions, so we have been fielding an increasingly high number of questions in the changing landscape. Tune in to learn how to prove that your school or institution qualifies for a religious exemption and hear about the key cases that have brought the exception into question. If your institution intends to use this exemption, you should carefully review the requirements to ensure that any prohibited conduct is closely aligned with your religious tenets. We end our podcast with practical advice on utilizing the summer to prepare for next year. Thanks for tuning in! Key Points From This Episode: An introduction to today's topic and what motivated us to talk about it. Why the burden is on an institution to prove that it qualifies for a religious exemption. The six ways an institution can qualify for the religious exemption. The new Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry Rule that may alter these requirements. A key case on the issue involving Fuller Seminary in 2021 around the dismissal of students married to people of the same sex. The response of LGBTQ+ students contesting the Title IX exemption. Hunter v Department of Education: the class action where plaintiffs allege that the exemption allows taxpayer funded religious institutions to abuse and oppress LGBTQ+ students. The further claim that the lack of action allows LGBTQ+ students to be exposed to conversion therapy, sexual abuse, and harassment in schools. An example of BYU school in Utah that has banned dating between LGBTQ students. The Clarks Summit case where a student was reported to be in a same-sex relationship and thus not permitted to graduate. What to consider as a faith-based institution: clarify your religious tenets, keep your policies narrowly tailored, and widely disseminate them. Why it is important to be mindful of retaliatory actions regardless of whether someone is a member of the LGBTQ+ community. The importance of consulting legal counsel. Why, if you intend to use this exemption, you should carefully review the requirements to ensure that any prohibited conduct is closely aligned with your religious tenets. Resources to learn more: the broad post on our website and the Religious Exemption Accountability Project. How you non-Community Partners can join our LISTSERV dedicated to faith-based institutions for 6 months. What ICS is busy with at the moment, assisting on the ground, and partnering with you. Why summer is the time to review your policies and procedures. Title IX University and the benefits of becoming an ICS partner. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode: Religious Exemption Accountability Project ICS Lawyer Higher Ed Community Access K-12 Community Access Higher Ed Virtual Certified IX Training K-12 Virtual Certified Title IX Training ICS Blog Courtney Bullard on Twitter Courtney Bullard Email
Tod Bolsinger is a recognized leader in the field of adaptive leadership in the church. He is a speaker, executive coach, former pastor, and author who serves as associate professor of leadership formation and senior fellow for the De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. He is the author of Canoeing the Mountains and Tempered Reslience.Discover how your church can learn adaptive leadership from Tod Bolsinger at freshexpressions.com/aclc.
Today's conversation is a continuation of last week's episode. Beth Snyder and I talk through the personality assessment, the Enneagram, and how each number can live a bit “lighter,” practically. We talk through the numbers 6,7,8, 9 and 1. Beth holds an MA and MDiv from Fuller Seminary and received a certification for Spiritual Direction from Soul Shepherding Institute, with an emphasis in the Enneagram. She is a hospice chaplain, has over 12 years' experience in full-time church ministry including pastoral counseling, facilitating Enneagram workshops, worship leading, writing, and speaking. She's been trained in a trauma-informed approach and have a CEU certificate in group and family dynamics. Want to get in touch with Beth? Email email@example.com or visit https://www.sacred-story.com/ Questions/Comments: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Michaela O'Donnell joins me today to talk about our work, our vocation, our calling - does it matter? And, do you feel like it doesn't and what to do about it? She wrote a book about it and will be giving away two copies. Comment below to be entered in the giveaway. Michaela tells her story of wanting to live seamlessly—integrating work, home and faith—and provides a guide of how to do so in her book, Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World. The Max Dupree Center for Leadership will be giving away two copies so be sure to comment here or on Instagram to be entered. Michaela O'Donnell, PhD, is executive director of Fuller Seminary's De Pree Center for Leadership. She is an entrepreneur, a teacher, and a sought-after speaker and consultant who regularly presents on the topics of vocation, career, and leadership to religious, secular, academic, and lay audiences. Website: https://depree.org/ Twitter: @depreecenter Instagram: @depreecenter Facebook: @DePreeCenter _________ When asked, "What's the greatest commandment?" Jesus replied simply: "Love God, love your neighbor." I imagine He was thinking,"It's not rocket science" or "What's not to like?" or "It's not complicated." He was right, it's not complicated. I make it complicated. I need to pray daily to uncomplicate what He says is best for me and best for others. So I wrote 31 Days of Uncomplicated Prayers, and once I pray them through, I start over again. You can too. Sign up HERE to receive 31 Days of Uncomplicated Prayers to take the "complicated" out of the simple commands of Jesus. Love God. Love your neighbor. It's not complicated.
At a moment when our nation stands at one of the greatest transition points in its history, the work of faith leaders of color is critical, yet often goes underfunded--leaving leadership pipelines that lack capacity to maximize their gifts, apply their grassroots knowledge and scale innovative strategies that could bless us all. Click into this convo with movement leaders of color, grounded in their faith and visioning new ways to fund America's transformation! Listen in as Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra (Academic Dean of Centro Latino, Fuller Seminary, alexiasalvatierra.com), Micky ScotBey Jones (The Justice Doula, mickyscottbeyjones.com) and Nikki Toyama-Szeto (Executive Director, Christians for Social Action, christiansforsocialaction.org) and host, Lisa Sharon Harper (president and founder, Freedom Road, https://freedomroad.us) dive into this timely and necessary conversation.
Gina Cherion emailed me recently asking about Systems Theory in non white spaces, specifically how differentiation works in Asian culture. Gina is a pastor of Indian descent and when I received her email I knew I wanted to interview her and Marvin Williams who I have gotten to know through my Systems work and through Capable Life. Marvin is doing doctoral work at Fuller Seminary on Systems Theory, specifically on black presence in majority culture. I LOVED this conversation with these two pastors who led us on a great journey of managing expectations, carrying the weight of culture, shape shifting and more. Gina Cherian has served the church in various roles, including serving as a campus pastor of a large multisite church and her current role as a pastor at Hope Community Church on the North Shore of Chicago. Gina longs to see every person discover the life-changing grace of Christ that has transformed her life. As an Indian-American woman, she is passionate about advancing the beautiful multiethnic community described in Revelation to our reality today. Gina is a devoted fan of all things related to her hometown of Chicago: sports, food, and even the weather. She resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two kids. Marvin Williams has served as the Lead Pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan since February 2010. He is a graduate of Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his wife Tonia have three children. In addition to his ministry at Trinity Church, he was a regular devotional author for Our Daily Bread and Our Daily Journey and was one of the Bible Teachers for Sports.org. He is also a contributor to Scott Williams' best-selling book, Church Diversity. He regularly speaks at conferences, retreats, chapels and churches around the country.