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

 

Visualize God’s Love


Psalm 34:8 says that we are to “Taste and see that the LORD is good.”

Ginny Owens has dedicated her life to helping others visualize God’s love.  She may not see the same as others do, but she certainly sees God’s love and shares it with others through timbre, lyrics, and devotion.

When asked why she does what she does, she replied:

“I really feel like my “why” is that I write music to communicate the gospels, to communicate the hope that I have in Christ, and to communicate to others that there is indeed hope. “

When it comes to Ginny’s music, there is always a reason behind the rhyme.  She speaks of encountering others who are at points of desperation and wanting to share a reminder and invitation to know the freedom that comes from knowing Jesus.

Thanks for tuning in to this beautiful story of hope!  You can listen to Ginny’s music and find updates on her latest album.

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

John Dominic Crossan

Steve Carter

Phyllis Tickle

And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net

Doug Pagitt, Possibility Evangelist


Doug Pagitt’s business card might read a little differently than most.  He gives himself the title of Goodness Conspirator and Possibility Evangelist.  He is a creator with an entrepreneurial spirit who seeks to find ways to invite people to join in on the desires God has for us all.

Doug certainly wears many hats while serving as an author, Pastor of Solomon’s Porch church, consultant, radio show host, and director of the Cana Initiative.

He believes in humor, taking a different approach, being vulnerable, and finding creative and progressive ways to share truth.  A lot of his beliefs spring from the following:

“We have this great opportunity to make things happen, and what we’re called to as human beings – as people who are alive physically and spiritually, emotionally and mentally – is to generate the kind of world that we want to live in.”

We hope you’ll catch a bit of his contagious spirit as you listen with us today!

 

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Ginny Owens

John Dominic Crossan

Steve Carter

And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net

4-Square & Ziplines & S’mores: Why Camp Changes Lives


Wouldn’t you love to have an office overlooking a lake?  Hearing the sounds of children laughing, campfire songs being sung, the zipline going through the woods, and boats driving by?  How about having s’mores every day for dessert?

We’ll today’s guest has landed the dream job.  Jeff Jacobs is the Executive Director of Camp Henry in Newaygo, Michigan.  Truth be told, he doesn’t like marshmallows, but he’ll gladly eat a s’more if you make him one!  Jacobs believes that camp changes lives and is the perfect environment to unplug from the outside world and plug into truth.

Camp Henry has been serving campers since 1937 and provides us with an outstanding model of positive life change, connection to nature, and growing in faith.  This unique year-round camping facility serves youth, families, school groups, youth groups, and much more.

We hope you’ll tune in to learn more about the Power of Camp!

 

The Arts Deliver Truth: Eric Samuel Timm Interview

We may have outdone ourselves this time!  Today, we’ve got a real live Jedi on the show.  That’s right, a Jedi!  Just like any other Jedi, he guards peace and justice – but he doesn’t stop there.  He also speaks through the noise and challenges his audience to do the same.

Eric Samuel Timm shares his heart in many mediums – be it paint, passion, speaking, writing, or teaching.  In addressing all modalities of learning, he sheds a new light and paints an image that speaks along with his vision of hope.

Eric believes that the arts deliver truth.  He shares, “People need truth … the arts are the best vehicle to deliver that truth.  I think that the arts are entrusted to us by God in a way that allows us to experiment and experience profound truth in a way that I don’t think you can otherwise.  With art, people can see what they could never hear, and without it, they may not hear it.”

We know you’ll experience truth as you tune in today!  Be sure to check out Eric’s latest book, Static Jedi, and to visit his ministry website , No One Underground.

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Doug Pagitt

Ginny Owens

John Dominic Crossan

And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net

 

Discovering the Heart of God with John Eldredge


President of Ransomed Heart Ministry, John Eldredge, has devoted his life to aid other people in the discovering of God’s love. John uses his books as well as his counseling and teaching skills to connect with people who are striving to recover their own hearts and begin to live in the kingdom with God. Come watch and listen with us as we dig deeper and unearth adventure.

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from: Eric Samuel Timm Doug Pagitt Ginny Owens John Dominic Crossan And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net

Singing A Broken Hallelujah with Jenny Simmons

Jenny Simmons is a woman of faith whose outpouring of love affects everyone she meets.

Through her career with Addison Road as well as her solo album, she has been on an amazing journey filled with love, hope and heartbreak.

Join us as we learn more about her journey and how it has shaped who she is today.