marlon hall :: 3.43

marlon hall
marlon hall

marlon hall pastors at awakenings movement in houston. he is also a photographer, blogger, and storyteller. this week marlon stops by something beautiful to talk about ministry, outreach, and why some churches need to die.

related ::
marlon’s blog
awakenings movement
marlon on twitter

music ::
sufjan stevens – sister winter
sojourn – lead us back

nicholas fiedler :: 3.36

nick fiedler
nick fiedler

this week we talk with author, podcaster, blogger and hopeful skeptic, nicholas fielder. nick talks about his journey from a “christian” towards a “hopeful skeptic” and some of the lessons he’s learned along the way.

related ::

nick’s site – the hopeful skeptic
nick on twitter
nick on facebook
the hopeful skeptic
the nick and josh podcast
hope exists

music ::

sojourn – go down moses
dj haggis – day 1
jon black – gravity (don’t let me go)

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

adeline – the peasant king
so elated – come thou long expected jesus
sojourn – let justice roll (live)
shawn mcdonald – hallelujah

max fincher :: 2.9


this week we have a chat with Max Fincher, who heads The Mission in Dallas along with a newly formed organization, JustOneDallas, a collection of dreamers creating a justone world in Dallas.

Max talks about his journey over the last four of five years, from starting a church gathering in Deep Ellum, that focused on the “Gospel of Welcome” and how its transitioned into a broader outreach into the community, including the JustOneDallas initiative.

listen in and be inspired.

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related ::
max on facebook
max on twitter
just one
deep ellum on wikipedia
something beautiful listener poll

music ::
the apples in stereo – energy
allen levi – who’s to say they don’t belong
sojourn – go down moses

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!

the vanderburgs :: 1.28


this week we hear audio from an interview of the Vanderburg family and their amazing story of grace, redemption and love.

the Vanderburgs shared their story last november with Brian Treadaway and the rest of the encounter tribe.

we hope the story gives you a glimmer of the love, forgiveness, redemption and grace the Advent season is all about.

related ::
shatter me
full audio from the Vanderburg’s interview
olwyn’s flickr site

music ::
sojourn – hosanna
john wickham – o come, o come emanuel
so elated – the first noel
the singing company – o holy night