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
[d]mergent
queermergent

music ::

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

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

kari mcham :: 3.13

Kari McHam

this week we talk with wife and mother Kari McHam, who helps lead a house church in Waco, Texas with her husband Dave. she also co-leads a ministry, Porcelain Dolls that ministers to dancers and workers in the Waco area adult entertainment industry.

from the Porcelain Dolls facebook page:

We are a group of imperfect women covered by the indescribable grace and mercy of a loving God who desire to share that same grace and mercy to a group of imperfect women in hopes of seeing them gain the same freedom we have found through a relationship with a loving Father.

Our vision is to reach out to women who are currently working in the sex industry, and to show them that there is freedom from their past, that they are precious and worthy of love.

Our mission is to encourage and to offer them hope through a non-judgmental relationship with Jesus Christ. Our hope is that they will know they are loved just as they are regardless of where they are in life or where they’ve come from.

related ::
kari on facebook
encounter waco
porcelain dolls on facebook
porcelain dolls on myspace
dave mcham on the podcast
jana vanderburg on the podcast
tony campollo throws a birthday party for a prostitute at 3 a.m.

music ::
sufjan stevens – jason
shaun groves – we will sing

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

drew tatusko :: 2.42 (part 3 of 3)

drew tatusko

this week we continue our chat with Drew Tatusko (part 3 of 3). 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.

listen to part 1 and part 2

related ::
drew’s blog
drew on twitter

music ::
dm stith – pigs (feat. jefferson st. band)
sufjan stevens – sister winter

mark batterson :: 1.15

this week we return with a new episode and talk to mark batterson, pastor of national community church in washington, d.c., as well as the author of the new book “wild goose chase.” we talk about his calling, his church and how a failure in his life helped shaped and lead him to his current place in life.

related ::

mark’s blog
national theater church
the wild goose chase
mark on twitter
olywn on twitter
headphonaught on twitter
jdblundell on twitter
laura on twitter
jay thomas on twitter
hurricane ike on twitter
ny times article on ambient intimacy
doug pagitt’s wild goose

music ::

brooke waggoner – live for the sounds
sufjan stevens – year of the dog
fun – benson hedges
williamson – we’re all boned