eric bryant is back for a return visit to the something beautiful podcast. we catch up on what eric’s been up to over the last year or so, including the re-release/re-packaging of his book peppermint filled pinatas as not like me. eric’s an author, stand-up comedian, speaker, and a pastor on staff with Mosaic in Los Angeles.
and be sure to listen to this episode to find out how you can win a copy of eric’s book, not like me.
also in this episode, we also hear from one of our new co-hosts, johnny laird. johnny’s a blogger and all around great guy living in london with his wife and two kids.
this week we chat with ryan kemp-pappan, who’s “bladder than a ham samich!”
ryan is a blogger, minister and the co-host of the hardcore xianity podcast. on this episode he shares some of his background and how he learned to die to self while in africa. he also discusses the roots of dmergent and hardcore xianity.
from his blog:
I seek to have the faith of Peter, the conviction of Paul, the love of Jesus, and the honesty of Johnny Cash. I am biblically sound and Spirit-lead. I am socially liberal which lends to a theology rooted in Calvin [I am totally depraved since 1975], grown in the soils of Tillich [love the New Being, the old is not cast off. Rather the old is transformed and realizing what it has always been meant to be], Gutierrez [I have a mourning heart for those that are oppressed, suffer, and struggle in poverty], and Brueggemann [I am called to be prophetic. As a leader in my community, I am called to realize the Kingdom of God to those that seek it. I am to be the transformational voice as I am motivated via the Spirit to communicate to my community as we are transformed and indulge in the ways of God].
Thomas gets back in the game this week with part 1 of his interview with Mark Berry.
Marks is the pioneer leader for Safe Space, an emerging Missional community in Telford, Shropshire.
The group describes themselves as a ::
safe space to : breath : think : seek : reflect : question : listen : watch : wait : pray : journey : hold : doubt : explore : speak : eat : walk : stop : relax : feel : touch : love : scream : cry : laugh : run : hide : try : hope : reach for god :
Mark’s also active in the ownership of the local football (soccer for US listeners) team and shares some of the lessons he’s learned for the church while actively participating in the sport, as well as other areas he’s been involved in.
this week we talk with organic church evangelist, frank viola. frank’s written many books on the growing organic church movement including the most recent pagan christianity? and reimagining the church. he also maintains a very active website and blog with resources to those interested in the church.
we talk with frank about both of these books as well as his background and history with the organic church.
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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.