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That Time One of My Interviewees Became a Reader’s Choice Finalist – Go Vote for Tom Oord

Almost one year ago I took a different direction with my podcast. Up to that point I had offered some reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary. Our congregation and other Baptists, even Southern Baptists, ¬†interested in the Christian Seasons and what that looks like in a Tradition where Advent … Continue reading

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Shame – The Big Gulp of Shut Up Juice: An Interview with Steve Austin

Theories of the atonement, what the cross of Jesus means for us, tend to focus on sin. What about our shame? I suspect more people wrestle with shame while believing they have been forgiven their sins.… Continue reading

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Honesty and a Posture of Hatred Toward Suffering with Jason Micheli

Jack Nicholson defiantly responds to Tom Cruise, “You can’t handle the truth.” Honesty is often both difficult to hear and receive. Pastors are not somehow immune to answering the question that sounds like, “Do I look fat in this dress?”¬†… Continue reading

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Applauding Personal Success While Interested In Others Failure: An Interview with KrisAnne Swartley

For the better part of ten years we traveled I-35 between Dallas and Oklahoma City. It would be hard to underestimate the number of times we took that route that traffic was not slowed by an accident. Whether traveling north or south we often reveled in our success at … Continue reading

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