Called Out

Called Out
Called Out is a show helping the church move from the reality of its brokenness toward the healing power of Christ.

What is the Gospel? with Matthew Bates
Dec 3 • 36 min
What is the gospel of Jesus? What does it mean to have faith? The answers to these questions intricately shape what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus. For as much time as Christians spend emphasizing having faith in this good news, it is worthwhile…
The Positivity Gospel with Eric Nelson
Nov 19 • 41 min
The positivity gospel of “you are enough” and “your positive words can overcome your negative world” is all around us, but what if it isn’t true?
The Ministry of Touch with Lore Wilbert
Nov 12 • 38 min
The #metoo #churchtoo movement has vividly shown how broken our understanding of touch is. At times we misuse and abuse physical touch, and then negatively react to these realities by offering weak side hugs. This much is clear: we don’t know how to…
Grief and the Prosperity Gospel with Richard Clark
Oct 29 • 40 min
Quite often we are quick to either reject our emotions or let them run rampant, with little middle ground for allowing God to speak to us through them. Listen as Richard Clark shares about his podcast Living and Effective, and how the focus it had on the…
A Secular Age with Andrew Root
Oct 15 • 41 min
We are embedded in and overwhelmed by a world that is increasingly secular—a world without a need for God—leaving many Christians at a loss for how to navigate being people of faith. Listen in as Andrew Root helps navigate these tumultuous times for…
Dan White Jr.
Jul 16 • 41 min
It’s all too easy to navigate life with others with an “Us Vs. Them” mentality. We are quick to judge and divide based on race, religion, politics, and much more. Using the ministry of Jesus as his framework, Dan White Jr. teaches about the disruptive…
Michelle Van Loon
Jul 2 • 41 min
Rather than a life of Instagram worthy wanderlust, becoming a follower of Jesus is a humble embrace of a pilgrim path. On this episode Michelle Van Loon walks through what it looks like to follow Jesus while maintaining a status of an exiled wanderer in…
Chris Nye
Jun 11 • 43 min
When is enough, enough? Are our goals of accumulation actually helpful or hurting? Rather than aiding our happiness, our pursuit of more has left many exhausted, isolated, and broken. In this episode, Chris Nye helps us find a better way.
Darryl Dash
May 28 • 37 min
How do you grow? Listen to this episode to hear Darryl Dash explain how a health and nutrition company totally changed his perspective on helping people grow to become more like Jesus.
Chelsea Patterson Sobolik
Feb 26 • 46 min
On this episode of Called Out hear from Chelsea Patterson Sobolik on how her personal journey has shaped her unmet desire for motherhood, and how to support women who are struggling with the pain of childlessness or loss.
Trevin Wax
Feb 12 • 39 min
On this episode of Called Out, Trevin Wax joins me to discuss self-expression. We discuss the subject from various angles: how it can produce positive results, why it produces negative results when it becomes our sole focus, and what churches can do to…
Drew Dyck
Jan 29 • 49 min
In Paul’s list of the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5 one fruit is clearly overlooked compared to the others: self-control. Though looking through the self-help section of the book store shows how in vogue focus on self-control is, godly self-control…
John Mark McMillan
Jan 15 • 45 min
Worship as a genre of Christian music has exploded in the last 15 years. On this episode hear from John Mark McMillan on becoming an artist, worship as a genre, and worship music as a business.
Hannah Anderson
Oct 30, 2018 • 46 min
How do you determine what’s good? In our day of fake news and biased media and endless marketing ploys, deciding what to buy into is getting more difficult all the time. On this episode of Called Out, hear from Hannah Anderson as she walks us through how…
Kyle Strobel on Jonathan Edwards
Oct 23, 2018 • 50 min
We cannot avoid the mistakes of the past without learning from those who have gone before us. Listen to Kyle Strobel share about why he’s devoted much of his life to studying the work of Jonathan Edwards, and what we can learn from him.
Oct 16, 2018 • 43 min
If your motivation to avoid failure exceeds your motivation for success then you, like many others, fear failure. This is the crippling reality many face today because past failure has led them to believe they are failures entirely, and the grip of shame…
Andi Andrew
Oct 9, 2018 • 37 min
Following Jesus can often feel so overwhelmingly sacrificial that we end up playing the part without joining the mission. Listen to Andi Andrew share about the moment when she realized she had done a good job faking a life of following Jesus, and how her…
JP Pokluda
Oct 2, 2018 • 39 min
Does the freedom of self-expression really lead to our flourishing? Listen to JP Pokluda share about the downside of freedom, and what he’s learned from leading a ministry to 20 and 30-somethings.
Justin Zoradi
Sep 25, 2018 • 44 min
We firmly believe that even the most selfish person has a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of people around them. Listen to Justin Zoradi share not only about how he leveraged his life to impact thousands of others, but also how you can too.
Barnabas Piper
May 23, 2018 • 49 min
One of the prevailing attitudes of our day is cynicism. This form of cynicism shows itself as a state of negativity and questioning where we can never believe anything at face value, and then we do our best to keep everything at arm’s length, rather than…
Mo Isom
Apr 24, 2018 • 38 min
As sex between unmarried consenting individuals has become not only accepted but celebrated in society as a whole, it has led many within the church to ignore conversations about sex, pushing it away, thinking of the potential damage it can cause. Lost in…
Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel
Mar 20, 2018 • 47 min
Previously on the podcast we explored the subject gone viral, the #MeToo movement, but behind that movement is how people in power have taken advantage of others. We don’t have a sexual abuse problem in isolation, we have a power problem. As easy as it…
AJ Swoboda
Feb 19, 2018 • 32 min
This episode features AJ Swoboda, who is an author, professor, and pastor from Portland, Oregon. AJ talks about how he went from being a music and drama student to a pastor, what people can learn about his church’s ministry in the urban core of Portland,…
Jan 22, 2018 • 47 min
This episode needs no introduction. The #metoo hashtag has become universally known in a few short months. But what is the significance of this movement for the church? How can those affected by sexual assault in its various forms move forward toward…
Dec 6, 2017 • 39 min
If you ever wonder where God is leading you, or if you are trying to discern what your calling might be, this episode is for you. Featuring Ryan Pemberton, the author of Called, we discuss the subject of calling from a variety of angles, including the…
Tiffany Bulgin
Nov 13, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode Tiffany Bulgin shares the backstory leading to a coffeeshop in Salem, Oregon named Ike Box starting up, as well as talking about foster care and why people avoid it. Then we finish by discussing what it looks like to take in the long view…
Sharon Hodde Miller
Oct 24, 2017 • 39 min
This episode features Sharon Hodde Miller discussing her first book project, image management in the age of Instagram, and raising up women in the church.
Brett McCracken
Oct 2, 2017 • 45 min
This episode features Brett McCracken talking about choosing a church he didn’t prefer, as well as some of his writing as a film critic, and being a Christian in the age of Trump.
Sep 11, 2017 • 45 min
Millions of people around the world struggle with some form of anxiety, yet it’s rarely talked about in the church. This episode is for people who don’t understand why anxiety is an issue for so many, and it’s also for people who often feel overrun by…
Introducing Called Out
May 26, 2017 • 5 min
Introducing Called Out: a podcast equipping the church to navigate the tension between its healing power and brokenness. Subscribe now. First full-length episode arrives September 12th.