Kevin Hendricks :: 6.2


We kick off our new format with a friend of the podcast – Kevin Hendricks.

Kevin read 137 books last year – and then wrote a book about it. Listen to hear what inspires him.


Kevin Hendricks on the web
Kevin Hendricks on Twitter
Kevin Hendricks on Amazon
Kevin Hendricks on the sbpodcast


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Lindsey Markelz ::5.32


Just in time for the holidays, we talk with Lindsey Markelz, the C.E.O. of

Prior to starting CharityGiftMarket, Lindsey served as the founding director UrbanPromise International and spent time working with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati.

As part of her work with UrbanPromise International and Peace Corps she’s helped prepare young leaders to begin their own community-based non-profits and now she works to help non-profits raise funds through

Related ::
Lindsey on G+
Lindsey on LinkedIn

Jonny Rose :: 5.31


This week Johnny Laird returns to the podcast to interview his friend, Jonny Rose.

Rose is a resident of Croydon, England who’s committed to the economic, social and spiritual well-being of Croydon and its inhabitants.

He shares his story and out of it we hear his love for his local community and how he’s using social media to foster, strengthen and empower the community. Rose is also involved with the Croydon Tech City and the Purley 2.0 Project, a project meant to increase the digital literacy and participation of people in the local community. The aim is to empower them, make their voices heard and to affect real change in the community.

related ::

Jonny’s blog
Jonny on Twitter
Croydon’s Facelift
The London Riots in August 2011
Scott Gould on the sbpodcast

Rick Walker :: 5.30

Rick Walker
Rick Walker

This week we talk with Rick Walker. Rick is a father and adjunct faculty member at Richland College in Dallas. He teachers broadcast media and has worked in media for more than 25 years, hosting YouthWake, Lighthouse 21 and now PowerTalk in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Lighthouse 21 was voted best Christian broadcast in Dallas by the Dallas Observer. And the show was unique in that it was one of the first Christian shows in the nation to converge several media technologies in one show – providing a live internet stream of the radio broadcast, live chat room and a television show.

Rick shares his history with media and his plans for the future as he recently passed the bar exam and was licensed to practice law.

related ::

Richland College
Ted Blair
Rick Reynolds
Brian Oakes

Thomas Mathie – The Fellowship of the Tribe :: 5.29

Thomas Mathie

This week we bring you something a little different. We’re sharing thoughts Thomas recently shared at the Airdrie Salvation Army’s Men’s Fellowship – on fellowship.

What are you thoughts on fellowship?

Where do you find it most?

Kirk Jeffery :: 5.28

Kirk Jeffery

This week we chat with Dr. Rev. Kirk Jeffries. Jeffries is a former pastor turned coffee roaster and beer brewer.

He and his family live near Denver, Colorado.

Kirk shares his journey from his degree in social work at Boise State, to his Masters and Doctorates of Divinity to serving for 15 years as a parish pastor and now caring for others in the ministry alongside his coffee roaster and beer co-op.

related ::

Kirk’s blog
Kirk on Twitter
Kirk on Facebook
Kirk’s Coffee
High Altitude Brewing

Amy Vreeman :: 5.27

Amy Vreeman

Amy Vreeman is a musician, a massage therapist, a photographer, a media editor, a pastor’s daughter, and a self-described “Jill of all trades, master of none.”

This week she released Vol. 3 of her annual tribute to Rich Mullins.

We talked with Amy a few months ago while she was finalizing Vol. 3 and we talk about her about her tributes as well as her faith and life.

related ::

Amy’s website
Amy on Twitter
Amy on iTunes
Amy on Facebook
Rich Mullins on Wikipedia
Ragamuffin Gospel

Deryl Knotts :: 5.26

Deryl Knotts

This week we’re back with a interview that was actually recorded in Dec. 2007. It was one of the front-runners to the something beautiful podcast and helped lead to our podcast’s birth.

This week we talk with Jonathan’s maternal grandfather, Deryl Knotts.

Deryl was born June 20, 1921 in Franklin County, Texas to Perry and Fannie Knotts. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School where he played basketball and football and spent a year at East Texas State Teacher’s College on a basketball scholarship before returning home to farm during World War II.

In 1948 he moved to Dallas, where he took a position working for Sutton and Steal, building casings for World War II ammunition.

After the war he began working for Ford Motor Company. He met his wife, Oleta Glasco in the spring of 1949 and the two were married Jan. 6, 1950. After Ford Motor Company closed their Dallas plant in the early 1970s, Deryl went to work for White Motor Company where he later retired.

He spent several years of his retirement as a security guard at the Science Place at Fair Park in Dallas and spent much of his free time either gardening or enjoying time with his family.

Deryl’s faith and family always took priority in his life and he always gave of himself unconditionally.

He was an active member of Pleasant Mound United Methodist Church in Dallas for over four decades and a member of Eastridge Park Christian Church in Mesquite for the last five years.

Deryl died March 17, 2009 in Mesquite, Texas.

related ::

Jonathan’s interview with his grandmother, Clara Oleta Knotts.