“A compounding of sin, a compounding of death, a compounding of grief. Like many, if not all, of you, I was convicted to do something to help make our society, our country, better than it is. The question is, how do we do that? If you are like me, you’re seeing all these videos, reading all these articles, or social media posts, and you’re feeling somewhat helpless and like you don’t know what to do. I do not pretend to have all the answers here. I have a perspective and some suggestions, and I know at least some of what I will do in the midst of all this chaos and pain.” … More Thoughts for those who feel helpless in the wake of George Floyd’s killing
More than 3 years since my last post has hardly been a challenge for most, I’m sure, but here we are. I wanted this blog as a discipline and practice to hone my writing, and to be able to further communicate out my podcasting work (hobby?). Two days ago, May 18th, 2020, I learned I … More May 2020
I haven’t written a blog post in over a month because I’ve been so focused on so many other tasks. But! I’m writing one today to let anyone who missed it know the current state of the two podcasts I co-host. “An Oral History of the Church” has completed it’s second volume (season). We invested … More Podcasts Update and Query
2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. (That’s if we’re basing it on 1517, the traditionally-understood official start of the Reformation. There’s a case to be made that it started earlier, but that’s neither here nor there for the purposes of this post.) My last post here announced a new podcast from myself … More Saints Gone Before podcast and the Protestant Reformation
Jonathan and I enjoyed making An Oral History of the Church so much, and we saw a significant gap in available podcasts, so we decided to launch a second one. It’s called “Saints Gone Before,” and is available on its own page (click here) or via iTunes, Google Play, Player FM, Blubrry, Podbean, and any … More New podcast announcement!
If you followed along with Jonathan and I over the last 7 or 8 months, you know that we launched a podcast that performed a study of the campus sale/relocation of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention (nee Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary). That study finished at the end of September. But now, a … More New Volume of An Oral History of the Church!
It’s true! The Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Campus Relocation Project (hang on….let me catch my breath….whew….) is now complete. As an initial volume of An Oral History of the Church, we feel really good about it. We accomplished what we set out to do. Record the perspectives of seminary-related people on and around the … More Final Episode of the GGBTS Campus Relocation Project
My family and I recently moved from Mill Valley, California, our home of 10 years, to a town in Washington. This is my father’s home state. He hiked all over it in his 31 years of life. He spent his adult years in ministry, sharing the Gospel with hurting people. This new town has a … More Shouting at the Sky
We’re back with a brand new addition, an interview with GGBTS alumnus Marc Jantomaso! Marc is a church planter whose story demonstrates the kind of grounded, hard-working ministry you can see exhibited in seminary student after seminary student. We think you’ll enjoy his story. The audio on this episode is a bit different. We recorded … More Episode 13 of An Oral History of the Church, Volume 1
An interview with Dr. Kent and Katie Philpott of Miller Avenue Baptist Church. … More Episode 7 of An Oral History of the Church – The Podcast Awakens