A Spoken Word


Bradley Hathaway is wordsmith and composer of heart.  He has been pouring out with pen on paper and with melody and tone.  As a spoken word poet and a folk singer and songwriter, Bradley gives a raw and evocative performance.  He is humble and intentional and we appreciate that he was willing to step out from behind the pages today.

Be sure to check out his music (you can listen here) and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Silence is one of our favorite poems:

What’s happening here?
I was once so alive and now I’m so full of dread and almost dead
Show me your wounded head that is lead to communion with the father
But where did he go?
His presence seems farther and farther away each day
but I’m trying so hard to steer his way
Yet still lonely and confused on this cold hard ground I lay

Speak to me wise mouth and say “it’s all good kid, it’s nothing that you did, and though it feels like I’m not here with you right now just be still and silent and listen for that sound..
Shhh..
Did you hear it?
Listen again.
Did you hear it?
That silent voice that just spoke nothing, that is me, I’m listening to your plea with open ears Counting all your tears flowing from your irritated eyes
Searching the skies looking for that hope that beyond there lies.

Oh you young worrisome sparrow, find rest
Lay your battered head upon my omnipresent breast and make it your nest
No strong cold wind could ever blow and carry you from this your home
Look around, see the life shooting up from the ground
Spring colors springing fourth and celebration of your trusting

It’s a constant process this is
Growing you into the man you are to become
But when you sense the setting of the sun know it is only rising and has just begun
Now go fourth, sing songs of faith, and lift up others in the midst of this race
And if you can’t keep the pace or lose sight of my face
Know that I’m always near so you need not fear
But don’t worry about all that right now
Just sit here and enjoy the peace I offer in my silence
When I am silent I am listening, and not abandoning.


Tune in and turn up as we listen and learn together!

 

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Daniel P. Horan

Shane Claiborne

Kelly Minter

And many more!

Have a guest idea?

Contact us:  ashleigh@goodberry.net

Creativity Is Brewing


Creativity is brewing with today’s podcast guest!  Stephen Brewster serves as the Creative Arts Pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

He believes that the Church as a whole should be trying to regain the position of leader of the creative frontier.  He shares:

“I believe that at the core we were all created to be creative . . . Whether you are an accountant or whether you are Picasso, God instilled inside of you creativity and curiosity . . . You would never walk into a Kindergarten class and and be like, ‘Ok, who are the creative kids and who are the analytical kids?’  You just put a piece of paper down and some crayons and they all go to town! “

Stephen feels that the church has the opportunity to help guide people in their creativity and to reengage with the way God made them to be.  He’s passionate about leading this sort of experience and creating a space for people to connect with God.

Tune in to learn about his passion and to gain some perspective on what your church could be doing to help create these sorts of environments!

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Tyler Braun

Craig Borlase

Frequency.FM

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.

Rhyme & Reason

What kind of rock star isn’t after increasing his own fame?

Jeff Edgel is more concerned about praise being vertical.  As the lead guitarist for the band Attaboy, he puts purpose behind pop and mixes reverence in his rhymes.

With an audience primarily made up of youth and adolescents, Attaboy’s music is powerfully changing lives and inspiring hope in a new generation.

We’re happily extending you a backstage pass to meet the band in today’s Church Growth Hacking podcast episode!

What’s coming up?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming episode releases from:

Jerry B. Jenkins

Andrew Farley

Rachel Olsen

Rochelle Frazier

Jenny Simmons

And many more!

Know someone you think would make a great guest?  Send ideas to:  ashleigh@goodberry.net