russell ramirez :: 4.17

russell ramirez

russell ramirez (aka the rocking chef) is a “culinarian” who works as a chef in austin, texas. he shares with us his journey on how God led him from a “calling to ministry” to being a chef and to a new understanding of what ministry looks like in a missional 24/7 context.

UPDATE: Help Elora and Russell raise funds to bring home their forever child:

Help our friends adopt a child from Ethiopia by purchasing Fair Trade coffee

related ::

russell’s blog
russell on twitter
russell’s catering
austin stone
the church that never sleeps

music ::

lovelite – apathy
so elated – open my heart with knives

julie kennedy :: 3.44

julie kennedy (aka @mojojules)
julie kennedy (aka @mojojules)

this week our guest is julie kennedy, better known as [twitter]Mojojules[/twitter] on twitter. julie shares her story with travis and she shares her views on sexuality and diversity in the church.

related ::

julie’s blog
julie on twitter

music ::

sufjan stevens – hey guys! it’s christmas time!
ben thomas – peace, here

gerry hanan :: 3.12

this week we talk with Gerry Hanan. Hanan grew up in Ireland where his dad owned a toy shop and he went to the same school as U2. that wasn’t enough adventure for him though so he now lives with his wife and kids in Austin, Texas, where the weather is better. he spends his time shooting fashion and beauty photographs, walking his dog and having adventures in prayer.

related ::
hanan’s website
hanan on twitter

music ::
apathy edge – wake up restart
so elated – unnamed

a musical interlude :: 3.1

we kick off 2010 the same as we did 2009 – with a fun musical interlude.

we hope you enjoy the music and we look forward to sharing many more great stories in 2010.


music ::
derek webb – cobra con (acoustic remix)
cold war kids – something is not right with me
dead heart bloom – folsom prison blues
bela ruse – push on
so elated – open my heart with knives
noah and the whale – first days of spring
phil wickham – eden
brian lee & his orchestra – on the other side
church of the beloved – amazing grace
shawn groves – sing
joanna newsom – sadie
rootdown – where is the love
hidden track – pomplamoose – beat it

christmas nines :: 2.46

it’s that time of year, when all our listeners are invited to join in and help us celebrate the birth of our Savior.

thanks to everyone who joined in with a reading or sharing their Christmas thoughts, reflections and wishes!

we hope you enjoy listening and are able to share it with your family and friends this holiday season.

we look forward to many more great stories and episodes to come in 2010!

contributors ::
miriam mathie
stewart cutler [twitter]stewartculter[/twitter]
greg russinger [twitter]gregrussinger[/twitter]
avril cutler [twitter]avrilcutler[/twitter]
paula spurr [twitter]cowpunkmom[/twitter]
rob griggs-taylor [twitter]robgt2[/twitter]
angus mathie
dayna mathie
chad crawford [twitter]chadcrawford[/twitter]
jim bonewald [twitter]jbonewald[/twitter]
mike rusch [twitter]mikerusch[/twitter]
chris allman [twitter]chrisballman[/twitter]
thomas mathie [twitter]headphonaught[/twitter]
pastor lance spurr
jonathan blundell [twitter]jdblundell[/twitter]
& of course YOU – the listener!

music ::
djsiah – trippin
argyle project – o come, o come, emmanuel
half handed cloud – plant a little fir tree
church of the beloved – given
sojourn – let justice roll (live)
so elated – come thou long expected jesus
william ryan fritch – may all mortal flesh be silenced
the singing company – it came upon a midnight clear
adeline – all the angels
jj heller – star of wonder – we three kings
tripp fuller – remembering
the singing company – o holy night
sufjan stevens – joy to the world

goosebumps & justice (advent reflections) :: 2.45


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

paul partridge & st. peter’s brewery :: 2.43


this week paul partridge shares his story and how God has used a tragedy from his childhood to really shape his direction and calling in life. turning lemons into lemonades.

along with paul’s story, thomas and stewart grill jonathan about his new novel, st. peter’s brewery.

related ::
st peter’s brewery
st peter’s brewery flickr group
st peter’s brewery on twitter
the manhattan declaration
jonathan’s interview with johnny laird
anne jackson’s blog
permission to speak freely

music ::
sandra mccracken – this is the christ
christmas for kenya – hallelujah
christmas for kenya – loxmas mix
so elated – christmas creep

drew tatusko :: 2.41 (part 2 of 3)

drew tatusko

this week we continue our chat with Drew Tatusko. he’s a graduate of Pinceton Theological Seminary, where he earned his M.Div. and Th.M. currently he is the program activity director for a Title III grant to integrate technology into teaching, learning, retention and advising at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA.

he currently lives in Duncansville, PA with wife Brenna, sons Alexander and Evan.

related ::
drew’s blog
drew on twitter

music ::
so elated – not complete
horsefeathers – working poor

annie dorsey (part 2) :: 2.23


on this episode we continue our chat with Annie Dorsey who her redemption story after several years of drug abuse and the life it brought with it.

be sure and listen to part one of her story if you haven’t already.

also on this episode, jonathan shares his thoughts and some highlights from our first year.

related ::
annie’s email
lindsay cofield on the sbpodcast
max fincher on the sbpodcast
micah davis on the sbpodcast

music ::
matt papa – hallelujah, our God reigns
so elated – redemption
rootdown – real love

ben thomas :: 2.17

this week we talk with singer, songwriter Ben Thomas of the band so elated. the band recently followed up their Christmas album, “the bewildering light” (released last year via NoiseTrade), with a new self-titled album.

Ben talks about the new album and shares with his story with us and how growing up and listening to “decent music” taught him that God can be found in all types of art, and not just in clean, wholesome “Christian music.”

From so elated’s website ::
Influenced by artists such as David Bazan, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Derek Webb and Bright Eyes, So Elated conjures up music that is both eclectic and unique. Several songs from the new abum have already been chosen for TV/film licensing, including “Strangers”, which was placed on Shatter Records latest compilation disc.

related ::
so elated
so elated on twitter
ben on twitter
laurie on twitter
on the issue of gun control

thomas and the soup van
thomas shares notes about his online activities

music ::
so elated – redemption
so elated – strangers
so elated – viral
so elated – open my heart with knives