The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 48: Discovering Spiritual Direction with Chris Eaker

My guest in episode 48 is my friend, Chris Eaker. Chris is a husband, father, former engineer, academic librarian, musician, and spiritual director who lives in Knoxville, TN. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 2000 with a degree in civil engineering and in 2013 from the University of Tennessee with a degree in informational sciences. […]

Registration is Now Open-“Navigating Your Spiritual Evolution”

Registration has just opened for our first ever online course! The course begins August 3rd. Get all of the details and register today by clicking here. Don’t delay! There are only 12 spots available for this initial offering of the course. Hope to see you there! Jason

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 47: Worthy of Love with Markus Watson

On episode 47, I speak with Markus Watson. Markus has been a Presbyterian pastor for almost twenty years. He currently serves as Interim Pastor of Westmorland Community Presbyterian Church in the small farming community of Westmorland, California. Markus is also the host of the Spiritual Life and Leadership podcast and is the author of Beyond […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 45: No Regrets with David Meyers

Episode 45 of the podcast is now available featuring David Meyers. David is a father of 4 and has been married to his wife, Nicole, for 22 years. He is a touring musician turned pastor turned firefighter and is a singer/songwriter creating music with his band Of Light and Shadow whose music is featured in […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 43: Oneness With God w/Kyle Butler

Episode 43 of the podcast features one of the most encouraging people I know-Kyle Butler! Listen here. Kyle got his start in ministry when he was just 13 years old. He was ordained at the age of 21. Five years later he was installed as the pastor of the church he grew up in. In […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Special Episode: Healing Life’s Wounds

In this special episode, I provide a quick podcast update and describe a recent experience that I found helpful in healing the wounds of life. I was recently a guest on Todd Vick’s very first episode of The Reconstruction Rebel podcast. You can hear that interview here. This week, I was a guest on Eric […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 40: Executing Jesus with Shane Claiborne

Episode 40 features a conversation with author, speaker, and activist Shane Claiborne. We discuss Shane’s spiritual background and the evolution of his faith as well as what drew him into the struggle to overturn the death penalty in the United States. You can listen to our conversation here. You can purchase Shane’s paradigm shifting book […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 39: The Jesus Purpose with Bill Thrasher

Episode 39 of the podcast features author and former pastor Bill Thrasher. Bill calls himself a uniquely ordinary guy. He’s a life taught academic and a warrior who is at peace. Through experience, study, and prayer, Bill has found an amazing outlook on life and its ultimate purpose. He has a burning desire to share […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 38: The Psychology of Deconstruction with Michelle Collins

Episode 38 of the podcast features a conversation with Michelle Collins, soon-to-be Quoir author and the host of the podcast “Book Ish: The Canon Continues”. We discuss Michelle’s spiritual journey, being part of the church’s inner circle of leadership, and what it’s like when your pastor/best friend tells you to leave your church. We talk […]

Messy Conversations 004: Todd Vick Takes Off the Mask

My friend, Todd Vick, and I just had a wonderfully “messy conversation” about the dark side of local church ministry, learning to be transparent, experiencing Jesus in a mental health support group, and Todd’s upcoming book. You can listen to this episode here. You can find Todd Vick on Facebook. You can order Todd’s incredible […]