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Episode 34: Michael Wear

If you are one of the many people who grimace when conversations turn political, I think you’ll enjoy getting the chance to hear a level-headed conversation on politics from someone who has actually served our country from the view of the White House. Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. As one of President Barak Obama’s ambassadors to American Christians, Michael directed faith outreach for Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history. Most recently, Michael has released an important book called “Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America”. Today on the Fearless Questions Podcast, Michael shares his personal stories and experiences of navigating a national conversation on faith and engaging the personal faith of Presiden...

48 min2018 JUN 16
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Episode 34: Michael Wear

Episode 33: Carolyn Custis James

Today’s guest on the podcast is Carolyn Custis James. Carolyn is a widely respected author and speaker who has a special gift for bringing to life the context and message of Bible stories that often slip through the cracks. I first heard of Carolyn when I was sharing a conversation with author Sarah Bessey last year and then again while listening to Pete Enns this year. When I hear other people whose work I respect referencing the same person, I want to check it out for myself…and I’m so glad I found Carolyn’s work! Carolyn has just released her newest book entitled ‘Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth’ that we discuss in our conversation today. She’s also written a number of books including ‘Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World’ which was Christianity Today’s 2016 book of the year and also ‘Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women’ which won Outreach Magazines 2016 Resource of the Year. Listening to Carolyn walk us t...

54 min2018 APR 23
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Episode 33: Carolyn Custis James

Episode 32: Wayne Jacobsen Returns

Hope you enjoy listening-in today to my friend Wayne Jacobsen as we talk a little about his newest book Beyond Sundays. When nearly half of Americans who consider themselves people of faith only operate outside of the institutional church…it’s worth talking about why. I think you’ll find that Wayne offers tremendous insights to the backdrop of this American phenomenon, as well as a ‘what to expect’ for those who might be stepping away themselves. Enjoy!

50 min2018 APR 2
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Episode 32: Wayne Jacobsen Returns

Episode 31: Dr. John Walton

Our first podcast conversation of 2018 is a bit unique in that I’d like to introduce you to a professor that has really challenged my thinking in how we read the Bible (especially the book of Genesis). I’ve been stretched by Dr. John Walton’s books and as you listen along today, I hope that your thinking will be stretched significantly as well. Dr. Walton is an expert in ancient literature and reads the Bible…particularly the Old Testament…through those eyes. While he might challenge some of the mainstream evangelical understandings of Scripture, he does it as someone who holds a high view of Scripture. My guess is that a few of you might feel a bit uncomfortable with the natural implications of his observations in Genesis, but I hope while listening you can remember the questions and reactions that rise-up in you. In our conversation, John mentions that “We try to make the Bible answer questions it was never intended to”…I do wonder if you will resonate with that thought af...

47 min2018 JAN 24
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Episode 31: Dr. John Walton

Episode 30: Carlos Whittaker

Today on the Fearless Questions podcast we have the chance to talk with our friend Carlos Whittaker. Carlos is a popular speaker, writer, musical artist, and People’s Choice Award winner who you will really enjoy getting to know. Carlos has just released a new book called Kill The Spider that dives into the difference between dealing with behavior modification and the root causes of behavior. You’ll hear him share personal stories from his journey that will drive home the (sometimes funny and sometimes painful) real-life situations that force us all, and especially those operating from a faith worldview, to move beyond the ‘cobwebs’ that are keeping us from living our best life available. From accidentally ‘becoming a Christian’ at a church hosted magic show to navigating the pain and recovery from real trauma, Carlos gives us a behind the scenes perspective of a man cleaning out the corners of his heart as he looks to come fully alive. Links from the show: https://carloswhitt...

47 min2017 DEC 11
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Episode 30: Carlos Whittaker

Episode 29: Justin Brierley

Today, from the far side of the Atlantic Ocean, we are welcoming in Justin Brierley. Justin is the Senior Editor of Premier Christianity Magazine in the United Kingdom and also host of the globally successful radio show and podcast called ‘Unbelievable?’. In my conversation with Justin, we spend significant time talking about his experience of these past 12 years facilitating conversations between people of faith and atheists. Justin has heard the best arguments against holding a Christian worldview, and yet…after all these years, he continues to argue his Christian faith makes the best sense of life as experienced in this world. From mind-bending debates surrounding Stephen Hawking’s multiverse theory to pressing well-known atheist Richard Dawkins on his views of morality, I know you’ll be interested to hear Justin’s first hand experiences of discussing the biggest issues of faith, science, and God with many of the world’s foremost experts. You’ll want to listen in and hear...

40 min2017 NOV 29
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Episode 29: Justin Brierley

Episode 28: Addie Zierman

If someone said that you should be ‘On Fire for Jesus’, what would that make you feel like? For some, it’s a call to full commitment of their faith and offering their entire life for a higher purpose…for others, it sounds like a misplaced and offensive religious call to martyrdom. It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, especially in American religious communities. Today on the Fearless Questions podcast, we have the chance to share a conversation with Addie Zierman where she shares her story of growing-up as an all-in Christian…the good, the bad, and the wake of questions it left behind. From her first memoir, When We Were On Fire, to her follow-up book Night Driving, Addie offers us an uncommonly honest and personal account of a girl’s heart chasing after God. Some of you will resonate with her conversation surrounding the Christian youth culture of the 90’s, while others of you will be stopped in your tracks as you hear someone put into words what you have already ex...

42 min2017 NOV 6
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Episode 28: Addie Zierman

Episode 27: John McCollum

In a world where there are thousands of orphaned and at-risk children, it can sometimes seem that institutional orphan care is the only practical solution available in less wealthy nations, but for John McCollum, there seemed to be a better way. Somewhere on the journey of adoption (they adopted their first child from Vietnam) and navigating his own start-up business enterprise, John and Kori stumbled into what seemed like a much healthier option of family based orphan care. That family model of orphan care (including children that are at-risk to be trafficked) became it’s own non-profit organization called Asia’s Hope…now serving children in Cambodia, Thailand, and India. At Asia’s Hope, every site is established with indigenous leaders (they employ more than 200 full-time indigenous workers)…hosting a full-time mom and dad who stay in the home every day, all day. Today on the podcast, I share a conversation with John where he shares his personal faith journey and the unexpect...

63 min2017 OCT 26
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Episode 27: John McCollum

Episode 26: Mike & Kristin Berry

Sometimes you hear an incredible story and wonder to yourself if the people who lived it are really so incredible as it first seemed. Then there are those rare times when you actually get to meet those same people and find yourself even more impressed than before. Not because they are so grandiose, but because you get to feel the energy of deep strength behind their genuine humility.This has been my experience with both Mike and Kristin Berry…and I’m a big fan now. Mike and Kristin run an organization called Confessions of an Adoptive Parent where they blog, podcast, and speak to weary adoptive and foster parents everywhere…sharing the support and validation those parents need to regain hope and finally stop feeling alone. Today I had the chance to sit-down with both Kristin and Mike to discuss their incredible journey of family and faith. It’s an honest conversation of what life and faith look like while having fostered 23 children, adopted 8, and becoming grandparents in the p...

52 min2017 OCT 11
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Episode 26: Mike & Kristin Berry

Episode 25: Paula Faris

Today on the Fearless Questions podcast we have the wonderful opportunity to catch-up with Paula Faris. Paula is well-known for her roles as a weekend anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America and also as a co-host on ABC’s daytime program The View. She’s won multiple Emmy Awards, interviewed innumerable national leaders and celebrities, and has covered just about every major sports championship from the World Cup to the World Series. But today…we get to hear Paula share more about her personal journey of faith. From early days in a variety of faith settings and working her way through the tough industry of journalism, to the challenges and clarity of purpose that comes along the way from engaging a complicated world with an open-heart…you’ll get to listen-in as Paula shares her heart for people to focus in on loving God and loving people rather than spending so much time judging each other. I think you’ll be encouraged to hear Paula’s story and how even when your job puts you o...

39 min2017 AUG 16
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Episode 25: Paula Faris

Latest Episodes

Episode 34: Michael Wear

If you are one of the many people who grimace when conversations turn political, I think you’ll enjoy getting the chance to hear a level-headed conversation on politics from someone who has actually served our country from the view of the White House. Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. As one of President Barak Obama’s ambassadors to American Christians, Michael directed faith outreach for Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history. Most recently, Michael has released an important book called “Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America”. Today on the Fearless Questions Podcast, Michael shares his personal stories and experiences of navigating a national conversation on faith and engaging the personal faith of Presiden...

48 min2018 JUN 16
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Episode 34: Michael Wear

Episode 33: Carolyn Custis James

Today’s guest on the podcast is Carolyn Custis James. Carolyn is a widely respected author and speaker who has a special gift for bringing to life the context and message of Bible stories that often slip through the cracks. I first heard of Carolyn when I was sharing a conversation with author Sarah Bessey last year and then again while listening to Pete Enns this year. When I hear other people whose work I respect referencing the same person, I want to check it out for myself…and I’m so glad I found Carolyn’s work! Carolyn has just released her newest book entitled ‘Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth’ that we discuss in our conversation today. She’s also written a number of books including ‘Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World’ which was Christianity Today’s 2016 book of the year and also ‘Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women’ which won Outreach Magazines 2016 Resource of the Year. Listening to Carolyn walk us t...

54 min2018 APR 23
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Episode 33: Carolyn Custis James

Episode 32: Wayne Jacobsen Returns

Hope you enjoy listening-in today to my friend Wayne Jacobsen as we talk a little about his newest book Beyond Sundays. When nearly half of Americans who consider themselves people of faith only operate outside of the institutional church…it’s worth talking about why. I think you’ll find that Wayne offers tremendous insights to the backdrop of this American phenomenon, as well as a ‘what to expect’ for those who might be stepping away themselves. Enjoy!

50 min2018 APR 2
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Episode 32: Wayne Jacobsen Returns

Episode 31: Dr. John Walton

Our first podcast conversation of 2018 is a bit unique in that I’d like to introduce you to a professor that has really challenged my thinking in how we read the Bible (especially the book of Genesis). I’ve been stretched by Dr. John Walton’s books and as you listen along today, I hope that your thinking will be stretched significantly as well. Dr. Walton is an expert in ancient literature and reads the Bible…particularly the Old Testament…through those eyes. While he might challenge some of the mainstream evangelical understandings of Scripture, he does it as someone who holds a high view of Scripture. My guess is that a few of you might feel a bit uncomfortable with the natural implications of his observations in Genesis, but I hope while listening you can remember the questions and reactions that rise-up in you. In our conversation, John mentions that “We try to make the Bible answer questions it was never intended to”…I do wonder if you will resonate with that thought af...

47 min2018 JAN 24
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Episode 31: Dr. John Walton

Episode 30: Carlos Whittaker

Today on the Fearless Questions podcast we have the chance to talk with our friend Carlos Whittaker. Carlos is a popular speaker, writer, musical artist, and People’s Choice Award winner who you will really enjoy getting to know. Carlos has just released a new book called Kill The Spider that dives into the difference between dealing with behavior modification and the root causes of behavior. You’ll hear him share personal stories from his journey that will drive home the (sometimes funny and sometimes painful) real-life situations that force us all, and especially those operating from a faith worldview, to move beyond the ‘cobwebs’ that are keeping us from living our best life available. From accidentally ‘becoming a Christian’ at a church hosted magic show to navigating the pain and recovery from real trauma, Carlos gives us a behind the scenes perspective of a man cleaning out the corners of his heart as he looks to come fully alive. Links from the show: https://carloswhitt...

47 min2017 DEC 11
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Episode 30: Carlos Whittaker

Episode 29: Justin Brierley

Today, from the far side of the Atlantic Ocean, we are welcoming in Justin Brierley. Justin is the Senior Editor of Premier Christianity Magazine in the United Kingdom and also host of the globally successful radio show and podcast called ‘Unbelievable?’. In my conversation with Justin, we spend significant time talking about his experience of these past 12 years facilitating conversations between people of faith and atheists. Justin has heard the best arguments against holding a Christian worldview, and yet…after all these years, he continues to argue his Christian faith makes the best sense of life as experienced in this world. From mind-bending debates surrounding Stephen Hawking’s multiverse theory to pressing well-known atheist Richard Dawkins on his views of morality, I know you’ll be interested to hear Justin’s first hand experiences of discussing the biggest issues of faith, science, and God with many of the world’s foremost experts. You’ll want to listen in and hear...

40 min2017 NOV 29
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Episode 29: Justin Brierley

Episode 28: Addie Zierman

If someone said that you should be ‘On Fire for Jesus’, what would that make you feel like? For some, it’s a call to full commitment of their faith and offering their entire life for a higher purpose…for others, it sounds like a misplaced and offensive religious call to martyrdom. It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, especially in American religious communities. Today on the Fearless Questions podcast, we have the chance to share a conversation with Addie Zierman where she shares her story of growing-up as an all-in Christian…the good, the bad, and the wake of questions it left behind. From her first memoir, When We Were On Fire, to her follow-up book Night Driving, Addie offers us an uncommonly honest and personal account of a girl’s heart chasing after God. Some of you will resonate with her conversation surrounding the Christian youth culture of the 90’s, while others of you will be stopped in your tracks as you hear someone put into words what you have already ex...

42 min2017 NOV 6
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Episode 28: Addie Zierman

Episode 27: John McCollum

In a world where there are thousands of orphaned and at-risk children, it can sometimes seem that institutional orphan care is the only practical solution available in less wealthy nations, but for John McCollum, there seemed to be a better way. Somewhere on the journey of adoption (they adopted their first child from Vietnam) and navigating his own start-up business enterprise, John and Kori stumbled into what seemed like a much healthier option of family based orphan care. That family model of orphan care (including children that are at-risk to be trafficked) became it’s own non-profit organization called Asia’s Hope…now serving children in Cambodia, Thailand, and India. At Asia’s Hope, every site is established with indigenous leaders (they employ more than 200 full-time indigenous workers)…hosting a full-time mom and dad who stay in the home every day, all day. Today on the podcast, I share a conversation with John where he shares his personal faith journey and the unexpect...

63 min2017 OCT 26
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Episode 27: John McCollum

Episode 26: Mike & Kristin Berry

Sometimes you hear an incredible story and wonder to yourself if the people who lived it are really so incredible as it first seemed. Then there are those rare times when you actually get to meet those same people and find yourself even more impressed than before. Not because they are so grandiose, but because you get to feel the energy of deep strength behind their genuine humility.This has been my experience with both Mike and Kristin Berry…and I’m a big fan now. Mike and Kristin run an organization called Confessions of an Adoptive Parent where they blog, podcast, and speak to weary adoptive and foster parents everywhere…sharing the support and validation those parents need to regain hope and finally stop feeling alone. Today I had the chance to sit-down with both Kristin and Mike to discuss their incredible journey of family and faith. It’s an honest conversation of what life and faith look like while having fostered 23 children, adopted 8, and becoming grandparents in the p...

52 min2017 OCT 11
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Episode 26: Mike & Kristin Berry

Episode 25: Paula Faris

Today on the Fearless Questions podcast we have the wonderful opportunity to catch-up with Paula Faris. Paula is well-known for her roles as a weekend anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America and also as a co-host on ABC’s daytime program The View. She’s won multiple Emmy Awards, interviewed innumerable national leaders and celebrities, and has covered just about every major sports championship from the World Cup to the World Series. But today…we get to hear Paula share more about her personal journey of faith. From early days in a variety of faith settings and working her way through the tough industry of journalism, to the challenges and clarity of purpose that comes along the way from engaging a complicated world with an open-heart…you’ll get to listen-in as Paula shares her heart for people to focus in on loving God and loving people rather than spending so much time judging each other. I think you’ll be encouraged to hear Paula’s story and how even when your job puts you o...

39 min2017 AUG 16
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