In this podcast I chat with Colby Martin who is a pastor from San Diego. Colby has been very outspoken on the topic of affirming the LGBTQ community and wrote a great book called unclobber which I think is one of the easiest to read, well studied and thought out resources for anyone who wants to understand how a Christian can hold an affirming position.
We mostly end up talking about the church as a whole and the importance of communities that allow differing opinions and the future of the church as a whole in light of this. But there is some great stuff on LGBTQ as well for those who want a brief glimpse into that topic.
Time – 56 mins
I actually went to Bible School with Bre although we didn’t know each other at the time. Beck and Bre are a queer couple who love Jesus. They were thrust into the spotlight when they released an open letter to Bethel “Dear Bethel: Open Letter from an LGBT Alumni” which went viral. They have a site designed to help educate people on LGBTQ issues and give voice to Christians who identify as queer.
This podcast is going to be a big push for a lot of you! But trust me – there is so much great stuff to learn within this podcast – regardless of what your theological positions! If you want to learn how to love people who identify as LGBTQ and claim to love Jesus then this is a podcast you don’t want to miss!
Follow Beck & Bre at:
Their resources page – lots of great info for people seeking to know more
Time – 1hr 31 mins
Mark has been a pastor for many years, he was the senior pastor of a successful church in New England, travelling all over the place preaching on the grace and love of God. He moved in the supernatural and saw amazing things everywhere he want. And then he ended up in a mental institute. Here we talk about some of his story and a whole bunch of other things. It’s a lot more relaxed than usual (maybe this will be the new format – I loved it!) and we just jump right into it so don’t be surprised that there are no formalities :)
Time – 1hr 14 mins
Seth Dahl is a writer and worldwide speaker to adults and children. He is known for his powerful wisdom communicated through a contagious joy and childlikeness. Seth loves to empower families to build a strong connection that fosters peace and creates a thriving family culture. You may know Seth from his role as Children’s director at Bethel Church in Redding, CA where he served for over a decade.
Win / Win Parenting – Seth’s Latest Book
Time – 41 mins
Brad is an author and teacher who has written books on hearing God’s voice, Hell and how to reconcile the God of the OT with the one presented by Jesus – this will be the primary topic of today’s podcast. He is the Editor in Chief of Christianity Without Religion magazine, a faculty member of Westminster Theological Centre as well as St. Stephen’s University. He has a passion for the church to be united in the person of Jesus and for us to walk in a generous orthodoxy that recognises people’s journey with God.
Can You Hear Me?: Tuning in to the God Who Speaks – A wonderful book on hearing God’s voice
Children, Can You Hear Me?: How to Hear and See God – The children’s version of the above book
Her Gates Will Never Be Shut: Hope, Hell, and the New Jerusalem – A great look at the Bible’s discussion of Hell
A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel – The book we focused on primarily in this interview
Jesus Showed Us! – The children’s version of the above book
Time – 49 mins
Ray sees God do all sorts of incredible things in his business and with his clients. We discuss what it looks like to be yourself as a Christian in business, allowing space for the supernatural and is it OK for us as Christians to prosper financially.
Time – 1hr 13mins
Samuel is one of my best friends and possesses one of the keenest minds I’ve come across.
He is multi-talented but spends most of his days heading up research company Eido Research in London.
They have done research for churches and charities internationally. In this talk we dive into one of Samuel’s specialities – Christian dating culture – specifically the gap between the sexes. The fact that there are 60% women / 40% men in the church will not surprise many but few think it’s consequences through as we continue to teach our young people “God has someone specific out there for you.”
Time – 1hr 3mins
Tina is a sex guru. She has a Ph.D. in clinical sexology, has done formal research on the effect of sexual shame on couples’ intimacy, has a great a blog, started an online community called Thank God for Sex, hosts regular intimacy retreats for couples, speaks at various venues, is the author of Sex, God & the Conservative Church, and established the Northwest Institute on Intimacy encouraging all therapists who treat couples to become proficient at improving intimacy and sexuality in the people they serve.
Follow Tina at:
Time – 1hr 17mins
Dan is a realtor, musician, producer, worship leader and best of all he is my partner in the gospel whenever I make it over to the East Coast in America – we’ve put some serious milage on his cars over the years!!
Time – 1hr 13mins
Sean is a business man, travelling speaker, author and political thought leader… but most importantly he’s one of my good friends!
We’ve put in some serious time talking about a lot of deep stuff over the years and today I’m excited to unleash him on all of you for an hour! It’s not one you want to miss!
Sean Edwards – The End of Days: The Shocking Truth About The Times In Which We Live
Sean Edwards – American Resurrection: The Failure Of The U.S. Constitution And The Rebirth Of A Nation
Sean Edwards – Why Conservative Christians Need To Support Gay Marriage
Sean Edwards – A Christian’s Call To End The War On Drugs
Follow Sean at:
Sean’s Facebook Page
Don’t forget that Sean is also giving away his latest book for free on his Website so do check that out!
Time – 1hr
Carlos is a church pastor, travelling speaker, author and the man behind Happy Sonship.
Time – 1hr 2minutes
Derrick is a solid guy! A pastor, church planter, public speaker and author!
He’s a great guy to follow on Facebook too!
Time – 38 Minutes
John is a great guy and a good friend of mine.
Time – 1 Hr 1 Minutes