Messy Conversations 003: Two Ex Pastors Talk About Church with Karl Forehand

Recently, I had the chance to sit down for a raw, uncut conversation about the current state of the church with my friend, author, and former pastor Karl Forehand. We discuss the following: Is evangelism still a factor in light of our evolving theology? Is it possible to be addicted to church? Is there a […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 36: Following Jesus By Waging Peace with Martin Brooks

Episode 36 of the podcast features Martin Brooks, the Acting President of Peace Catalyst International! Martin was recently appointed the Interim President of Peace Catalyst International. Peace Catalyst is located in 15 cities and three countries and focuses on greater understanding between Muslims and Christians. Drawing on the teachings and examples of Jesus, Martin has […]

A Very Messy Message: If God is Good Then What Are We Saved From? Part 1

A common question I hear from folks escaping the grip of the doctrine of eternal conscious torment is, “If God is that good then what are we saved from?”. In an attempt to answer that important question, I’m recording a video series for our Patreon supporters and releasing the audio to all of you via […]

A Very Messy Message: A Starting Point to Peace

And now for something completely different… In this episode, I share some rough, unedited thoughts that have been percolating in my heart about learning to live at peace with God, ourselves, and the whole human family. I invite you to join me in praying the following benediction at the end: Creator of all Who keeps […]

A Prayer for Ragamuffins

I wrote the following prayer this morning after a time of reflection. I would love if you would pray it with me throughout this week. Creator of all Who keeps no record of wrongs Who points no finger in blame Who loves every member of the human family with scandalous love Teach me to see […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 35: Shame Off You with Josh Roggie

Episode 35 of the podcast is now available featuring author and podcaster, Josh Roggie! Josh is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and an Advanced Associate’s in Christian Ministry. He works an ordinary 9-5 in the telecommunications world while spending all of his other […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast, Episode 34: The Church We Dream Of, Part 4 with Derek Myers

This episode is the fourth installment of our “The Church We Dream Of” series about our collective hopes and dreams for the future of the church. My guest for this final conversation of this series is recording artist/songwriter Derek Myers. Derek is a Los Angeles native transplanted in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Rachel, and […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 33: The Church We Dream Of Part 3 with “Naked Pastor” David Hayward

In this episode, we continue our “The Church We Dream Of” series on our collective hopes and dreams for the future of the church. My guest for this third conversation of this series is prophetic artist “Naked Pastor” David Hayward. David has a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a diploma in […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 32: “The Church We Dream Of” Part 2 with Fr. Kenneth Tanner

On this episode, we continue our series on our hopes and dreams for the future of the church with pastor, writer, and creative force of nature Father Kenneth Tanner. Fr. Kenneth is the pastor at Church of the Holy Redeemer, a charismatic Episcopal congregation in Rochester Hills, Michigan. In our conversation, we discuss his spiritual […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 31: The Church We Dream Of (Part 1) with Eden Jersak

We all know the dark side of modern church life. Many have been hurt by it and have disengaged from it altogether. In episode 31, we are kicking off a new series on what the church can be. I’m speaking with some deep thinkers and theologians about the church they dream of and discussing how […]