Kevin D. Hendricks :: 1.8

this week we talk with kevin d. hendricks of church marketing sucks fame. kevin shares some of the ideas behind the website as well as some of his current experiences with adoption and living a simpler life.

music ::
hollyfelds – it’s a good thing
hearts of palm – no water here
derek webb – savior on capital hill
coldplay – death will never conquer

related ::
kevin’s blog
kevin’s twitter stream
kevin’s company :: monkey outta nowhere
start seeing art
church marketing sucks
thomas’ photos from italy

UPDATE :: after upgrading our site to WordPress 2.6, our normal player – Podpress 8.8 no longer functions. an update is expected within the next two weeks. we apologize for the inconvenience.

fred blundell :: 1.7

fred blundell

this week jonathan calls up his dad, fred blundell, to discuss his faith, his walk with God and the impact God has made on his life.

related ::
fred blundell’s blog
campus crusade for Christ
story corps
record your own stories

music ::
son lux – a sunday smile (remix)
psalters – scarf dance
drakkar sauna – river of jordan
jes karper – my country tis of thee

jamie moffett :: 1.6

this week we talk with jamie moffett, a filmmaker who’s currently working on “the ordinary radicals” – a movie looking at some of the many stories of “ordinary radicals” around the united states. we caught up with moffett while he’s currently filming and touring the united states alongside the “Jesus for president tour

from the ordinary radical’s website ::

In the margins of the United States, there lives a revolutionary Christianity. One with a quiet disposition that seeks to do “small things with great love,” and in so doing is breaking 21st Century stereotypes surrounding this 2000 year old faith. “The Ordinary Radicals” is set against thie modern American political and social backdrop of the next Great Awakening.

the latest trailer for the movie ::

UPDATE: View the Documentary online for FREE

music ::
nevereven – girard ave
nowhere boys – twenty-first century
anne weiss – buddhas on the road
jes karper – try on life

related links ::
jamie moffett
the ordinary radicals
the simple way
Jesus for president
CNN: Jesus for President tour

lindsay cofield :: 1.5

lindsay cofield

this week we talk with pastor and church planter lindsay cofield. lindsay pastors an organic church in lancaster, texas and heads up also, we announce the two winners of our shawn mcdonald cd.

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dave mcham :: 1.3

dave mcham

this week we talk to Dave McHam who has been working and dreaming to start an after school program for the youth of Waxahachie, Texas. in the midst of his dreaming and planning God has called him to a slightly different ministry in Waco, Texas – 60 miles south of Waxahachie.

music :: thanks to EMI Records for providing the music and CD giveaway for this episode. be sure and listen to find out how you can win your own copy of Shawn McDonald’s new CD, Roots.

links ::

the light has come

From Pagan Christianity?:

“The Primitive Church had no New Testament, not thoughtout theology, no stereotyped traditions. The men who took Christianity to the Gentile world had no special training, only a great experience – in which ‘all maxims and philosophies were reduced to the simple task of walking in the light since the light had come.”

– B.H. Streeter, 20th century English theologian and biblical scholar.

may we each learn to walk in the light of Christ.

chad crawford :: 1.2

Chad Crawford

wow! a full day early!

in this episode Jonathan talks with Chad Crawford, youth pastor, blogger and a host of Homebrewed Christianity. Chad talks about his journey thus far, including how 9/11 and the Iraq war has shaped his theology, hiking the Appalachian Trail and sustainability within communities. also, Thomas and Jonathan say the word definitely more than just a few times.

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My creed

Thought I’d share this with the Something Beautiful community.

This has become a bit of a personal creed for me. Not as strong as the Apostles Creed or other important creeds of our faith – but it’s something that’s begun to drive me and lead me each day (especially at work).

imagine if suddenly…
rather than seeking revenge, you sought reconciliation
rather than repaying violence with violence, you sought creative transforming nonviolent alternatives
rather than focusing on external conformity to moral codes, you were internally transformed by love
rather than loving insiders and hating outsiders, you welcomed outsiders into a new “us” and “we”
rather than anxiety about money or security or pleasure, you trusted ourselves to the care of God
rather than living for wealth, you lived for God who loves all people, including our enemies
rather than hating our enemies and competitors, you loved them and did unto them not as they have done unto you – or before they do unto you – but as you wish they would do for you

What creeds or verses or thoughts challenge you and help move your forward each and every day?

Something Beautiful :: 052208 (beta)

The initial podcast for Something Beautiful.
Jonathan and Thomas talk through their dreams and vision for the Something Beautiful Podcast.

Music by Moby, Jonah Dempcy, Fleet Foxes, Great Lake Swimmers, Flobots

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