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167 – Ken Wytsma, Author of ‘The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege’
Aug 12 • 53 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our Sponsors: Arizona indie rock band WILD EARTH have just released their brand new full-length album HOLY FOOLS on August 11th. This sophomore album aims to unite pop, experimental alt-rock sounds with spiritual…
166 – Leroy Barber on the NFL, and Colin Kaepernick
Jul 24 • 33 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International If you like Seminary Dropout, be sure to check out OnRamp. This Week on Seminary Dropout… Leroy Barber has dedicated more than twenty-five years to eradicating poverty,…
165 – Seminary Dropout LIVE! Andrea Lucado, Author of ‘English Lessons’ Talks about Doubt and Being Her Own Person
Jul 14 • 54 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International If you like Seminary Dropout, be sure to check out OnRamp. This Week on Seminary Dropout… Andrea Lucado is a freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. The daughter of the best…
164 – Mary Demuth Talks Celebrity Christianity and Finding Her Voice
Jul 7 • 37 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International If you like Seminary Dropout, be sure to check out OnRamp. This Week on Seminary Dropout… Mary DeMuth is a writer and speaker who loves to help people live re-storied lives.…
163 – Charles Moore, Author of ‘Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People’
Jun 16 • 36 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp This Week on Seminary Dropout… Charles E. Moore is a member of the Bruderhof community and teaches at the Mount Academy in New York. He…
162 – Alan Hirsch, Author of ‘5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ’
Jun 14 • 49 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp This Week on Seminary Dropout… Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network, 100Movements, The 5Q Collective,…
161 – Tsh Oxenreider, Author of At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
Jun 2 • 45 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp This Week on Seminary Dropout… Tsh Oxenreider is the founder and main voice of The Art of Simple, a community site that celebrates living…
160 – Karen Swallow Prior: Abortion in the USA
May 26 • 60 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp This Week on Seminary Dropout… Karen Swallow Prior is professor of English at Liberty University, Research Fellow with the Ethics and…
159 – Efrem Smith, Author of “Killing Us Softly: Reborn in the Upside-Down Image of God”
May 22 • 36 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp This Week on Seminary Dropout… Efrem Smith’s personal and professional story paints a compelling picture of an urban church leader of deep…
158 – David P. Leong, Author of “Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation”
May 15 • 54 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp David P. Leong (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of missiology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, where…
157- Tish Harrison Warren & Jonathan Warren: A Biblical, Historical, and Pastoral Defense of Women in Ministry
May 8 • 101 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp Tish Harrison Warren & Jonathan Warren talking about women in ministry and ordination. William Witt’s articles on women and holy orders:…
156 – Traveling to Sri Lanka with Compassion International
Apr 22 • 48 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp In this very special episode, Sam Hoover from Compassion International sits down with me to discuss our recent trip to Sri Lanka. […]
155 – Esther Emery: What Happens When You Give Up the Internet For a Year
Apr 17 • 45 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp Esther Emery used to direct stage plays in Southern California. But that was a long time ago. Now she lives with her husband and three…
154 – Jamin Goggin & Kyle Strobel on the Church’s Problems with Power
Apr 8 • 60 min
Welcome to our new sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp Jamin Goggin serves as a pastor at Mission Hills Church. He has been in pastoral ministry for eleven years, including several years as the Pastor of Spiritual…
A Very Special Episode of Seminary Dropout: Announcing a Brand New Podcast – OnRamp
Dec 14, 2016 • 31 min
Hey Seminary Dropout listeners this is a very special episode in which I’m previewing to you the very first episode of a brand new podcast called OnRamp. OnRamp is hosted by myself and my friend Kerri Fisher. It’s an episode about issues surrounding race…
153: David Fitch Author of ‘Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines that Shape the Church for Mission’
Dec 1, 2016 • 54 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org David E. Fitch (PhD, Northwestern University) is the B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in…
152: Paul Pavao on Cancer, The Early Church, and Living in Intentional Community
Nov 28, 2016 • 37 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Paul Pavao is a teacher at Rose Creek village, a Christian community. He is married and has six children. Paul is a Mensa member and has studied early CHristian history for over 20 years. Our Sponsor: Intervarsity…
151: Greg Boyd on How to Live in a Trump Presidency
Nov 19, 2016 • 65 min
Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and…
150: #SheLeads: Reclaiming the Blessed Alliance for Faithful Mission – Austin Panel
Nov 10, 2016 • 74 min
*Originally posted at MissioAlliance.org On Saturday October 29th Missio Alliance hosted She Leads: Reclaiming the Blessed Alliance for Faithful Mission. The main event was simulcast to regional venues all of the country. I had the privilege of moderating…
149: Leonard Sweet talks about The Bad Habits of Jesus
Nov 4, 2016 • 33 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Leonard I. Sweet is an American theologian, semiotician, church historian, pastor, and author. Sweet currently serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School at Drew University,…
148: Shane Claiborne Talks “Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why it’s Killing Us”
Oct 27, 2016 • 42 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Shane Claiborne graduated from Eastern University and did graduate work at Princeton Seminary. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Eastern. His adventures have taken him from the streets of Calcutta…
147: N.T. Wright Talks about The Day the Revolution Began
Oct 20, 2016 • 45 min
*Originally published at missioalliance.org N.T. WRIGHT is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity…
146: Voting, Part 2 with Nekeisha Alayna Alexis
Oct 14, 2016 • 59 min
Nekeisha Alayna Alexis is an independent scholar with wide-ranging interests related to human and other animal liberation. She orients her life toward undoing oppression through her vegan practice, teaching and writing, and various types of organizing in…
145: Voting, Part 1 with Greg Boyd
Oct 8, 2016 • 61 min
Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and…
144: Ann Voskamp on her new book “The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life”
Sep 30, 2016 • 37 min
Ann Voskamp’s the wife of one fine, down-to-earth farmer; a book-reading mama to a posse of seven; and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Gift and Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, and the sixty-week New York Times bestseller One…
143: Mike McHargue aka “Science Mike”, Author of “Finding God In The Waves”
Sep 22, 2016 • 47 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is the best-selling author of Finding God in the Waves, host of Ask Science Mike and co-host of The Liturgists Podcast. He’s a leading voice on matters of science and…
142: Brandon Hatmaker, Author of “A Mile Wide”
Sep 15, 2016 • 51 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Brandon is an author, biker, humanitarian, and a huge fan of the underdog. After more than 20 years of working in the local church, He co-founded and is now the Managing Partner of The Legacy Collective…
141: Cathleen Falsani & Jennifer Grant, Editors of “Disquiet Time”
Sep 9, 2016 • 40 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org A Connecticut native and granddaughter of Italian and Irish immigrants, Cathleen is a graduate of Wheaton College, the alma mater of the Rev. Billy Graham, former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and horror…
140: Frank James, Logos Video Course: “Introducing Church History”
Sep 1, 2016 • 59 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Dr. James has two doctorates, a D.Phil. in History from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. James has taught at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florda…
139: Todd Adkins, Host of “5 Leadership Questions”
Aug 25, 2016 • 49 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Todd Adkins is the Director of Leadership at Lifeway Christian Resources. He is passionate about the development of leaders, especially within the church. Todd served in student ministry and as an executive pastor…
138: Morgan Guyton, Author of “How Jesus Saves the World From Us”
Aug 19, 2016 • 60 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Christianity has always been about being saved. But today what Christians need saving from most is the toxic understanding of salvation we’ve received through bad theology. The loudest voices in Christianity today…
137: Chris Marlow, Author of ” Doing Good is Simple: Make a Difference Right Where You Are”
Aug 11, 2016 • 38 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Chris Marlow, founder of the global advocacy organization Help One Now, once felt paralyzed in the face of global problems. They seemed too numerous, too complicated, too big—and after all, how much can one person…
136: Gerald McDermott, Author of “The Great Theologians, A Brief Guide”
Aug 4, 2016 • 54 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also associate pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church. His books include The…
135: Suzanne Burden, Author of “Reclaiming Eve: The Identity and Calling of Women in the Kingdom of God”
Jul 28, 2016 • 37 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Suzanne is a graduate of Cornerstone University and Grace Theological Seminary and serves part-time as discipleship pastor at Three Rivers Wesleyan Church. She writes and speaks on living in the Kingdom of God as a…
134: Jessica Kelley, Author of “Lord Willing?: Wrestling with God’s Role in My Child’s Death”
Jul 21, 2016 • 47 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.com Jessica Kelley is a writer, speaker, and survivor of child loss. She has a B.S. in Psychology, a M.S. in Counseling & Human Development, and experience as a School Counselor. Born and raised in the South, Jessica…
133: Lisa Sharon Harper on The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right
Jul 14, 2016 • 43 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Lisa Sharon Harper is the chief church engagement officer at Sojourners, a nonprofit organization committed to putting Christian faith into action in the pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental…
132: Jonathan Martin, Author of “How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here”
Jul 7, 2016 • 41 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Jonathan Martin is a writer, speaker, and dreamer currently living in Tulsa, OK, where he serves as Teaching Pastor at Sanctuary Church. He holds degrees from Gardner-Webb University, The Pentecostal Theological…
Seminary Dropout 131: Brian Zahnd Author of “Water to Wine: Some of My Story”
Jul 2, 2016 • 53 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor, of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker and mountain climber, and authority on all things Bob…
Seminary Dropout 130: Makoto Fujimura, Author of Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering
Jun 23, 2016 • 35 min
*Published Originally at MissioAlliance.org Makoto Fujimura is an internationally renowned artist, writer and speaker who serves as the director of Fuller Theological Seminary’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is also the founder of…
Seminary Dropout 129: Christine Caine on Shame, Immigration, and Freedom
Jun 16, 2016 • 43 min
*Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Christine Caine is a recognized teacher, preacher, author, and activist. As a founder of The A21 Campaign, Christine leads one of the largest non-profit organizations in the world dedicated to rescuing victims of…
Seminary Dropout 128: Soong-Chan Rah, on Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times
Jun 9, 2016 • 55 min
*Published originally at MissioAlliance.org Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the…
Seminary Dropout 127: Rethinking Hell with Chris Date & Graham Ware
Jun 2, 2016 • 67 min
*Originally posted at MissioAlliance.org Graham Ware is currently Pastor of Centre Street Baptist Church in St. Thomas, Ontario. He holds a BA in History, minoring in Biblical Studies from Atlantic Baptist University (now Crandall University) and an…
Seminary Dropout 126: Nijay Gupta on Bridging the Gap Between Seminary and the Church Pew
May 26, 2016 • 40 min
Nijay K. Gupta (Ph.D, University of Durham) serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of several articles and books including a commentary on Colossians (Smyth & Helwys, 2013). You can learn more…
Seminary Dropout 125: Michelle Higgins on That Sermon at Urbana
May 19, 2016 • 49 min
*Originally Published at MissioAlliance.org Michelle is the director of Faith for Justice in St. Louis. Late last year Michelle spoke at Urbana 2015, one of the largest student missions conferences in the world, her sermon was talked about online for…
Seminary Dropout 124: Amy & Ryan Green, Creators of ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ on the Death of Their Son, Grief, and Hope
May 13, 2016 • 58 min
Ryan and Amy Green’s son Joel was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer just after his first birthday. During Joel’s fight with cancer Ryan had an idea, to make a video game about the experience. Ryan made one scene of the video game and…
Seminary Dropout 123: AJ Swoboda, on Wandering, Doubt, and Hope
May 6, 2016 • 35 min
*Originally posted at MissioAlliance.org Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George…
Seminary Dropout 122: Osheta Moore on Being a MennoNerd from New Orleans to Boston to L.A.
Apr 29, 2016 • 65 min
Osheta Moore is an Anabaptist-y, wife, mom, writer and podcaster in Los Angeles. She’s passionate about racial reconciliation, peacemaking, and community development in the urban core. At the top of her bucket list is dance in a flash mob—all the better…
Seminary Dropout 121: Shawn Duncan, on Truly Helping those in Poverty, Gentrification, and the Role of the Church
Apr 22, 2016 • 50 min
Dr. Shawn Duncan is the Director of Training and Education for Focused Community Strategies (FCS), a Christian community development organization that has been partnering with distressed urban neighborhoods in Atlanta for the last 40 years. He is also the…
Seminary Dropout 120: Elizabeth Esther, Author of Spiritual Sobriety: The Promise of Healthy Faith When Good Religion Goes Bad
Apr 15, 2016 • 40 min
Originally posted at MissioAlliance.org Elizabeth Esther is the author of “Girl at The End of the World: my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future.” She is a popular, award-winning blogger and advocate for children’s rights. Her…
Seminary Dropout 119: Brad Lomenick, Author of H3 Leadership
Apr 8, 2016 • 48 min
Originally posted at MissioAlliance.org Brad Lomenick is a strategic advisor and leadership consultant. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences, churches and colleges as well as author of The Catalyst Leader (Thomas Nelson, 2013). For over a decade,…
Seminary Dropout 118: Derwin Gray on Playing in the NFL, Money, & the Challenges of a Multiethnic Church
Mar 31, 2016 • 58 min
Originaly Published at MissioAlliance.org Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church (www.TransformationChurch.tc), a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with two campuses in South Carolina (Indian Land…
Seminary Dropout 117: Drew Hart, Author of “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism”
Mar 24, 2016 • 50 min
Drew G.I. Hart is a blogger, theologian, and activist. His blog is hosted by Christian Century, and he speaks regularly at churches, universities, and seminaries. Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism What if racial reconciliation…
Seminary Dropout 116: Yuckin It Up with Tripp Fuller, Talking about Homebrewed Christianity, “Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic… Or Awesome” & Hatchery
Mar 17, 2016 • 58 min
Tripp is the founder of Homebrewed Christianity, a popular progressive theology podcast and website that garners over 50,000 listens per month. He is the Director of Theology and Humanities at Hatchery, a church planting center that incubates innovative,…
Seminary Dropout 115: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson “When We Measure the Church by American Standards… …We Strangle the Beauty of the Cross.”
Mar 11, 2016 • 45 min
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a leader, speaker, writer, and anti-human trafficking advocate. Natasha has studied education in racial reconciliation, prayer and fasting, and biblical justice. She love’s passionately serving God and his people, bringing Him…
Seminary Dropout 114: Paul J. Pastor, Author of The Face of the Deep: Exploring the Mysterious Person of the Holy Spirit
Mar 4, 2016 • 34 min
Paul J. Pastor is a writer, editor, and grassroots pastor living with his family in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. His work finds beauty and timeless wisdom in issues of faith, culture, and modern Christian ministry. His latest book is The Face of the…
Seminary Dropout 113: Sean Palmer On Being the Black Pastor of a Predominantly White Church, Politics, and Blogging
Feb 26, 2016 • 46 min
Sean is a minister, sought-after preacher, writer, and blogger. He is the Lead Minister at The Vine Church in Temple, TX, and a blogger at The Palmer Perspective. His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and publications. In 2012, Sean was…
Seminary Dropout 112: Sara Groves on Depression, and Her New Album FLOODPLAIN
Feb 19, 2016 • 57 min
Sara Groves is a mom, wife, singer/ songwriter and recording artist with a passion for justice and a heart of mercy. She has joined forces with International Justice Mission to advocate for victims of human trafficking for the past 8 years. Sara has been…
Seminary Dropout 111: Gary Black Jr. “Heaven is not a cosmic car wash!”
Feb 11, 2016 • 59 min
Gary Black Jr. is a professor of theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of The Theology of Dallas Willard, and coauthor of The Divine Conspiracy Continued. In his acclaimed books, renowned writer, speaker, and philosophy professor Dallas…
Seminary Dropout 110: Lauren Chandler, talking Cancer, Life’s Anchor, and Steadfast Love
Feb 5, 2016 • 41 min
Lauren Chandler is a wife and mother of three. Her husband, Matt Chandler, serves as the lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. Lauren is passionate about writing, music and leading worship, not only at The Village Church, but also…
Seminary Dropout 109: Alli Worthington Gives Practical Steps to Break Busy
Jan 28, 2016 • 36 min
Alli Worthington is an author, speaker, blogger, and the Executive Director of Propel Women. Her goal is to help women live the life they were created to live. Alli co-founded BlissDom Events and has helped individuals, small business owners and Fortune…
Seminary Dropout 108: Jeremy Courtney from Preemptive Love Coalition, Gives the Real Story on Isis and Refugees
Jan 21, 2016 • 63 min
Jeremy Courtney is cofounder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), an international development organization based in Iraq that provides lifesaving heart surgeries to Iraqi children and training for local doctors and nurses,…
Seminary Dropout 107: Deidra Riggs on Women of Color Writers, The Church, and More!
Jan 15, 2016 • 48 min
Deidra Riggs is an influential blogger at her own blog, JumpingTandem, as well as DaySpring’s (in)courage and TheHighCalling.org, for which she is managing editor. She has been a speaker for TEDx and has organized her own women’s retreat, hosting speakers…
Seminary Dropout 106: Patricia Raybon & Alana Raybon
Jan 11, 2016 • 42 min
This is the second episode guest hosted by Grace Sandra. Patricia Raybon is the award-winning author of I Told the Mountain to Move, a 2006 Book of the Year finalist in Christianity Today magazine’s annual book awards competition; and My First White…
Seminary Dropout 105: Marcelle Ward
Dec 4, 2015 • 42 min
As I say in the intro, I’ll be handing over hosting duties for the month of December to Grace Sandra. She did a great job with this episode and I can’t wait to share the others with you. Marcelle Dionne Ward was born in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from…
Best of Seminary Dropout: Grace Sandra
Nov 19, 2015 • 51 min
Back in 2013 I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing writer, blogger, and speaker Grace Sandra. In the interview we talk about the concept of privilege and racial reconciliation in light of the Gospel. Look to hear more from Grace on Seminary…
Seminary Dropout 104: Sarah Bessey On Her New Book ‘Out of Sorts’
Nov 6, 2015 • 30 min
Sarah Bessey is the author of Jesus Feminist, an award-winning blogger at SarahBessey.com, and a passionate advocate for global women’s issues. She partners with the Help One Now ministry in Haiti and lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, with…
Best of Seminary Dropout: Shane Claiborne
Oct 30, 2015 • 34 min
I was honored to talk to Shane Claiborne in 2013. We talked about the book he had just co-written with previous SD guest Tony Campolo, Red Letter Revolution. Discussed in the interview: What if Jesus meant the stuff he said? Christians aren’t known for…
Seminary Dropout 103: Jefferson Bethke of Youtube Fame & Author of ‘It’s Not What You Think’
Oct 15, 2015 • 22 min
You probably know Jefferson Bethke from his internet-exploding Youtube video ‘Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus’. You probably don’t know that Jefferson was born in Tacoma, WA, played baseball in college, and co-owns a company called Claro Candles that…
Seminary Dropout 102: Jeremy Jernigan, Author of Redeeming Pleasure
Oct 10, 2015 • 37 min
Jeremy Jernigan serves as the Executive Pastor of Creative Arts and Student Ministry at Central Christian Church in Arizona. He’s a second-generation preacher with a passion for discovering and communicating truth. Jeremy has been married to Michelle for…
Seminary Dropout 101: Max Lucado talking Glory Days
Sep 25, 2015 • 34 min
My guest today is Max Lucado. More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, in San Antonio, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church. Glory Days: Living Your Promised…
Seminary Dropout 100: Jo Saxton on Post-Christendom, Discipleship, and Being a Woman of Color in Church Leadership
Sep 18, 2015 • 53 min
Jo Saxton is a director of 3DM , a movement/organization helping church leaders make discipleship and mission the heartbeat of the local church. Jo was also leader within The Order of Mission (TOM) , a global community of missional leaders. Jo also…
Seminary Dropout 99: Jackie Roese on Reshaping Our View of Women in the Church
Sep 10, 2015 • 31 min
Dr. Jackie Roese grew up in upstate New York in a non-christian family. She received her Doctorate in Preaching from Gordon Conwell Seminary in 2010. She has written fifteen Bible studies and is willing to push us to MORE. Jackie translates the Bible with…
Seminary Dropout 98: Efrem Smith of World Impact Talks About A Diverse Church and #BLACKLIVESMATTER
Sep 7, 2015
Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He also consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development for churches, educational…
Seminary Dropout 97: Jon Foreman on His Solo work, Switchfoot, and Fatherhood
Aug 27, 2015 • 37 min
Yesterday I got to sit down with Jon Foreman before his show outside of Austin, TX. You might know Jon from his solo work but you definitely know him as the lead singer of Switchfoot. Some things discussed on the show… …Jon’s current project – 24 songs,…
Seminary Dropout 96: Jen Hatmaker, America’s BFF Talks about Aging, Raising Kids, & Jesus in Her New Book ‘For the Love’
Aug 18, 2015 • 34 min
Jen Hatmaker is a mom to five children, a pastor’s wife, sought-after speaker, best-selling author and star of the popular series My Big Family Renovation on HGTV. She is best known for her books 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess and Interrupted:…
Seminary Dropout 95: Lisa Harper, Author of Believing Jesus
Aug 13, 2015 • 43 min
Lisa Harper is a storyteller and theological scholar―a gifted communicator whose writing and speaking connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. The author of nine books, and a Masters of Theological Studies with honors from Covenant…
Seminary Dropout 94: John Mark McMillan on Making Money as a Christian Artist & More
Aug 6, 2015 • 43 min
John Mark McMillan is something of an anomaly. From the very beginning of his career, nearly a decade ago, his music has defied easy categorization. A singer-songwriter as interested in musical exploration as lyrical exploration, McMillan carved his own…
Seminary Dropout 93: Jennie Allen of the IF:Gathering
Jul 30, 2015
My guest today is Jennie Allen, Jennie’s passion is to inspire a new generation of women to encounter the invisible God. She loves words and believes God uses them to heal souls and to reveal Himself to people. Jennie has published several studies and…
Seminary Dropout 92: Boz Tchividjian on Sexual Abuse in the Church
Jul 23, 2015
“Boz” Tchividjian is a former child abuse chief prosecutor and is the founder and executive director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). Boz is also an Associate Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law, and is a…
Seminary Dropout 91: Rob Bell, from the Everything is Spiritual Tour
Jul 16, 2015
You know who Rob Bell is. I mean come on. He’s the former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. He’s an author, podcaster, and surfer. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Rob last week when he was in town for his Everything is Spiritual tour. The audio is…
Seminary Dropout 90: Michele Cushatt, Author of ‘Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life’
Jul 9, 2015 • 36 min
A storyteller at heart, Michele Cushatt inspires audiences with the warmth of her transparency and presence. Her unique style makes you feel like you just spent an afternoon with a good friend, sparking tears one moment and laughter the next. Having…
Seminary Dropout 89: Carolyn Custis James, Author of Malestrom: Manhood Swept Into the Currents of a Changing World
Jul 2, 2015 • 38 min
Carolyn Custis James. Carolyn is a national and international conference speaker for churches, colleges, seminaries and other Christian organizations. Her writings bring a fresh perspective to the study of God’s Word and communicate a powerfully relevant…
Seminary Dropout 88: Michael Hidalgo on Doubt, Hell, & Legalism
Jun 26, 2015 • 41 min
Michael Hidalgo is the pastor of Denver Community Church. With the ONE Campaign and Malaria No More, Michael has addressed thousands nationally. He is the author of Unlost: Being Found by the One We Are Looking For and writes regularly for Relevant…
Seminary Dropout 87: Matt Jones
Jun 17, 2015 • 58 min
Matt Jones blogs on a general range of topics including theology, literature, sexuality, cultural observation, and social justice at matthewfranklinjones.com. He is also a contributor at SpiritualFriendship.org. In the interview Matt talks about his own…
Seminary Dropout 86: Jim Brownson
Jun 11, 2015
Jim Brownson is the James and Jean Cook Professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary. He’s the author of a number of books, including most recently Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships. In Bible,…
Seminary Dropout 85: Glenn Packiam on Becoming an Anglican Priest & Staying at His Non-Denominational Church
Jun 4, 2015 • 28 min
Glenn Packiam is your average pastor, band member, song writer, author. He’s the lead pastor of new life DOWNTOWN, a congregation of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he also serves on the Executive Team and the Eldership. He is the…
Seminary Dropout 84: NT Wright
May 28, 2015 • 41 min
Have you heard of N.T. Wright? You know, one of the leading New Testament scholars in the world. Yeah, that N.T. Wright. The former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England. He now serves as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School…
Seminary Dropout 83: Rachel Held Evans
May 22, 2015 • 46 min
Rachel Held Evans is a tremendously successful blogger and author. Many believers have found a refuge in her writings. You can follow her on her blog at rachelheldevans.com and on twitter at @rachelheldevans. Rachel’s new book is Searching for Sunday. SfS…
Seminary Dropout 82: Jen Pollock Michel, Author of ‘Teach Us to Want’
May 14, 2015
Jen Pollock Michel is the author of Teach us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith, Christianity Today’s 2015 Book of the Year. Jen also writes regularly for Today in the Word, a devotional, and is a regular contributor for Christianity Today’s…
Seminary Dropout 81: Scott Sauls, Author of ‘Jesus Outside the Lines’
May 7, 2015 • 25 min
Scott Sauls serves as senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Scott’s planted churches, lived in the big city (NYC), and speaks at church conferences and retreats. In his first book Jesus Outside the Lines, Scott dissects the…
Seminary Dropout 80: Romal Tune & Tony Kriz, LIVE from The Faith & Culture Writers Conference
Apr 30, 2015
Since growing up in the trauma of poverty, violence, and the inner-city landscapes void of opportunity, Romal Tune has triumphed to the heights of a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Howard University and Duke University School of Divinity, an ordained…
Seminary Dropout 79: Dave Wilkie of Coffee with Jesus
Apr 27, 2015 • 35 min
If you’ve been apart of Christian culture for long enough you’ve probably suffered the indignity of a ‘christian comic strip’; heavy-handed, ham-fisted, and most of all not funny. Dave Wilkie the creator of Coffee With Jesus is here to help. The comic…
Seminary Dropout 78: Peter Rollins, Author of The Divine Magician
Apr 15, 2015 • 55 min
On Pete’s website it says that he is a “provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker” , and it’s true he is provocative, in fact his words can make some of us in the church squirm a bit, but you don’t have to agree with Pete to find his…
Seminary Dropout 77: Aaron Niequist
Apr 8, 2015 • 25 min
For the last ten years, first at Mars Hill Church and now at Willow Creek Church, Aaron has been trying to invite people into a worship journey that moves beyond singing songs. As Aaron tried to create something “new”, he discovered that many have had…
Seminary Dropout 76: Lauren Winner, Author of ‘Wearing God’
Apr 1, 2015 • 31 min
Lauren Winner teaches at Duke Divinity School as an Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, and lives in Durham, North Carolina. Lauren is a writer’s writer. If you’ve read any of her previous books: Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, or her memoir…
Seminary Dropout 75: Leroy Barber, Author of Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White—Who’s More Precious In God’s Sight?
Mar 24, 2015 • 31 min
Just FYI, you’ll notice that I’m a little hoarse in this episode. It’s worth it though. Leroy Barber is the Executive Director of Word Made Flesh Ministries, and former president of Mission Year and of Focus Community Strategies (FCS) Urban Ministries. He…
Seminary Dropout 74: Erin Lane, Author of Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe
Mar 17, 2015
Erin S. Lane works as an assistant program director for clergy and congregational leader programs for the Center for Courage & Renewal. Unlike me, she has a master of theological studies degree from Duke Divinity School. Erin’s book is a beautiful and…
Seminary Dropout 73: David Jenzen, Author of ‘The Intentional Christian Community Handbook’
Mar 10, 2015
David Janzen graduated from Bethel College and studied at Harvard Divinity School. In 1971, he and his wife helped found New Creation Fellowship, a Christian intentional community in Newton KS. In 1984, they moved to Reba Place Fellowship in Evanston IL,…
Seminary Dropout 72: Scot McKnight, Author of Kingdom Conspiracy
Feb 27, 2015 • 53 min
Making his second appearance on Seminary Dropout is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, and author or editor of over 50 books, Scot McKnight. Scot’s latest book is ‘Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church’,…
Seminary Dropout 71: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on Jesus, Leadership, and Race
Feb 19, 2015 • 42 min
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a leader, speaker, writer, and anti-human trafficking advocate. Natasha has studied education in racial reconciliation, prayer and fasting, and biblical justice. She love’s passionately serving God and his people, bringing Him…