Thinking About Sustainability


Ed Cyzewski is a wordsmith.  He is an author, editor, and blogger.  He’s got a self-proclaimed sarcastic and imperfect tone when it comes to writing about Jesus, but is passionate about sharing truth and helping other’s develop their relationships with God.

His favorite topics are Christian living and theology and we’re thrilled to have had a chance to get to know him better in this interview.  He shared with us:

“One of the things that I’ve tried to do in my work and in my writing is to talk about carving out that time for God in our lives.  So that means making sacrifices and cutting things out, but at the same time, thinking about sustainability. “

Be sure to check out Ed’s blog:  In a mirror dimly – where he writes about sustainable discipleship and what it means to follow Jesus.

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Stephen Brewster

Tyler Braun

Craig Borlase

And many more!

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The Attractive Emergence Movement


You might imagine Phyllis Tickle as the coolest grandma around – but not just because she makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.  She’s cool because she’s the epitome of wisdom and lives her life as an expression of grace.

One thing is for certain – She knows her stuff.  Considered an authority on religion, Phyllis serves as the founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly.  She’s also written over three dozen books, served as a professor and dean, and is now a lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church.

Phyllis is a theorist and student of the Emergence Church movement and this episode will help you comprehend the related beliefs.  She shares about the attractive emergence movement and what has captivated her.  For instance,

“Emergence Christianity represents, or names, a set of sensibilities:  non-hierarchical, deeply liturgical, deeply narrative, non-doctrinal, very green.”

“One of the things I find most attractive about Emergence Christianity is it’s real fair of human arrogance and it’s real sensitivity to it and how it limits our worship and our sense of awe.”

Get ready to take it all in as we hear from Phyllis!

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Ed Cyzewski

Stephen Brewster

Tyler Braun

And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net

Easter People In A Good Friday World

Can you imagine speaking to a crowd of thousands?  Can you picture teaching at a church that averages 24,000 attendees each weekend? Can you imagine still thinking that number was too small?

Steve Carter serves as the director of Evangelism and as a teaching pastor for Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois.

He values and hopes to impact those 24,000, but perhaps his greatest passion is to see more people impacted by the Good News of God and His love for us.

Steve believes that Christians are Easter People in a Good Friday world.  He shares:

“I think for many people in Christianity, we love the cross but we often forget that the tomb is empty . . .  I see Christians and disciples as people of the resurrection.  We’re Easter people.  We’re people that proclaim that the tomb is empty, and yet we live in a world that’s broken and fractured.”

Steve shares that he knows the idea of evangelism is a sensitive topic for many people.  Quite frankly, leaves a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths.  So just how should we evangelize?  What is the context evangelism should happen in?

We hope you’ll watch along with us today to hear what Steve has to say.

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Phyllis Tickle

Ed Cyzewski

And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net

The Historical Jesus w/ John Dominic Crossan


John Dominic Crossan has always been fascinated by the Bible and it’s teachings.  He’s dedicated his life to teaching, exploring, and always asking more questions of the text.

He has served as a Catholic priest, an author, a professor, and a scholar.  Throughout all of his pursuits, he has set his compass to seek and find the truth.

His beliefs and assertions have been both embraced and criticized.  He works with various topics, but is known best for his controversial views on The Historical Jesus.

We’re thankful for Dom’s faithful work and for the opportunity to study and search along with him.  Thanks for tuning in with us today!

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Steve Carter

Phyllis Tickle

Ed Cyzewski

And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net