goosebumps & justice (advent reflections) :: 2.45

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this week we get our wives involved in our advent reflections :: goosebumps & justice.

we hope you take the time to listen but even more — reflect in silence — the birth of the King of Light, Justice, Peace, Word and Love.

what does it mean to you this year? what do you think it met to the people of Israel roughly 2,000 years ago? how will it affect you tomorrow?

related ::
laurie’s blog
laurie on twitter
olwyn on facebook
avril’s blog
avril on twitter
download the script

music ::
so elated – zechariah and the least expected places
sojourn – o come, o come emmanuel
adeline – the peasant king
so elated – come thou long expected jesus
sojourn – let justice roll (live)
shawn mcdonald – hallelujah

eric bryant :: 2.16

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this week we chat with BWG* eric bryant, author of the book Peppermint-Filled Piñatas: Breaking Through Tolerance and Embracing Love, stand-up comedian, speaker, and a pastor on staff with Mosaic in Los Angeles.

from his blog ::

We live in a diverse world filled with unprecedented opportunity. There is a call to move past the barriers that stand between us and those who may be different. Eric Michael Bryant has seen tolerance shown to those who are different than us — racially, religiously, sexually, politically, economically – and believes there must be more. After all, Jesus didn’t just tolerate people; he embraced them all with love.

Using lighthearted humor, engaging personal stories, and a “party theology,” Bryant shows us how to love our neighbors and fulfill the vision Jesus had for the church from the beginning.

Whether that is through building relationships with the help of bounce houses, stand up comedy, or piñatas, followers of Christ will be inspired to actively engage the world around them.

eric shares about his time growing up in the buckle of the Bible belt, some of his ministry experiences in Seattle and LA as well as the lessons he’s learned about tolerance and love along the way.

(*see the book for more info)

related ::
eric’s website
eric on twitter
Peppermint-Filled Piñatas: Breaking Through Tolerance and Embracing Love
Peppermint-Filled Piñatas on itunes | on audible
mosaic
the origins project

music ::
fleet foxes – mykonos
shawn mcdonald – captived
steven delopoulosas – if love was a sword

Advent Christmas Extravaganza :: 1.29

this week we hope you’ll enjoy a break from the norm (if there is such a thing). we’ve put together what we believe to be a steller collection of music and reflections from our listeners around the world. it is a true Advent Christmas Extravaganza.

thanks so much to everyone who participated in the process and submitted Scripture readings and reflections!

contributors ::
johnny laird
alex (aldakila)
rob gt
trucker frank
agnus mathie
stewart cutler family
lindsay cofield
inspire youth
laurie blundell
chad crawford
jay thomas
jonathan blundell
thomas mathie (for getting all the UK organized :-))

music ::
djsiah – trippin
tripp fuller – promise
djsiah – mindspace
sojourn – amen, amen
williamson – cool people make me tired
john wickham – what child is this
sojourn – what child is this
brioskj – dawn of a wonderful day
spiritualized – step into the breeze instrumental (alt.mix)
so elated – stick with you
the singing company – o holy night
john wickham – do you hear what i hear
violet burning – o come let us adore him
so elated – shepherds and angels
brioskj – french kiss
church of the beloved – given
revolution void – weekend amnesia
shawn mcdonald – captivated

hope i’m not forgetting anyone! thanks again and hope you all enjoy!

frank viola :: 1.18

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.

after you listen – be sure and call the listener line and let us know what you thought ::
(972) 535-8980

related ::
frank’s website
frank’s blog
frank on twitter
frank on facebook
reimaginingchurch.org
house church resource
jonathan’s review of reimagining church

music ::
rootdown – roots
jes karper – culculkan is coming
derek webb – this too shall be made right
bodies of water – we are co-existers

musical interlude :: 1.12

we ran into some scheduling conflicts this week, so we offer this musical interlude for your listening pleasure.

music ::
william f. gibbs – streetfighter
mike doughty – bottom of a well
jes karper – chant down the walls
great lake swimmers – i am part of a large family
shawn mcdonald – captivated
derek webb – a king and a kingdom
john davis – i should have known
rootdown – real love
son lux – break
jukebox the ghost – good day (andrew maury remix)
thriving ivory – angels on the moon
lloyd kinsley – free at last
fleet foxes – white winter hymnal
joe pug – hymn #101
coldplay – death will never conquer

matt wilson :: 1.4

matt wilson

we talk with matt wilson this week, who heads up the message trust, in manchester, england – along with Andy Hawthorne – the original founder and visionary. wilson is also the author of “eden:called to the streets” and is an active blogger at faithscape21.blogspot.com.

music:

links:

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 ::