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.
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!
stewart cutler family
thomas mathie (for getting all the UK organized :-))
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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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.
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.