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 […]

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 […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 30: Encounter the God of Unending Love with William Paul Young

It was an absolute honor to spend an hour in conversation with “The Shack” author William Paul Young discussing his spiritual journey, his thoughts on the modern church, why we’re terrified of a God who loves without condition, the role of Jesus in our faith, and shining light on some of the lies we believe […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 29: Exploring the Heights and Depths of God’s Uncontrolling Love with Thomas Jay Oord

Episode 29 of the podcast features author and theologian Thomas Jay Oord. In this interview, we discuss his spiritual journey, his first exposure to God’s uncontrolling love, and the ramifications of a deity who refuses to control us and those around us. This is a theologically rich and thought provoking conversation full of meaning that […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 28: “Finding My Voice” with Laura Forehand

We have just released episode 28 of the podcast featuring teacher and podcaster Laura Forehand. Laura is a second grade teacher in Tarkio, Missouri. She has three amazing grown children and two beautiful grandchildren. She was a pastor’s wife for 20 years, up until she and her husband both went through different journeys of deconstruction. […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 27: “Saying No to God?” with Matthew Korpman

Episode 27 features author and theologian Matthew J. Korpman discussing a radical new way of reading the Bible. Matthew is a rising biblical scholar, itinerant preacher, and theological arsonist. Currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Religion at Yale Divinity School, he holds four bachelor degrees in Theology, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Screenwriting. He has traveled […]