Episode 25 – Jonathan Martin

As the Water to Wine Gathering approaches, it was good discuss a plethora of topics with Jonathan Martin.  He talks about the “boy on the bike,” Water to Wine, and how he would change the world.  I appreciate his vulnerability. I finally asked him, “What’s the deal with Brian Zahnd” and I think you’ll like…

Episode 24 – Thomas Jay Oord

Talked to Thomas Jay Oord (call me Tom) this morning about his book “God Can’t.”  Listen in as we discuss God’s love and his nature.  The subtitle of the book is “How to Believe in God after tragedy, abuse and other evils”. I think you will like this one… Find Tom here:  http://thomasjayoord.com/ Message me…

Episode 23 – My Son in Taiwan

With my book releasing July 1st about Fatherhood and what it taught me about God, I thought it would be fun to talk to my son.  He has a podcast called “Free China Pod.”  We kind of joint-interviewed each other for our retrospective podcasts. Find him here:  http://freechinapost.com/   Message me at any time if…

Episode 22 – Meg Calvin and Miranda Priddy

Who would have thought that I would interview these two beautiful, intelligent women on the day that Rachel Held Evans was memorialized.  But, that’s how it worked out and we ended up talking about her, among other things.  I didn’t know Meg or Miranda very well before this conversation, but I’m now glad we got…

The Universe

I paused a few days ago to contemplate the universe.  I know, I know and I hear you saying, “that is either going to irritate your tummy or make your head hurt.”  It’s certainly no small endeavor, but like all things I tend to gather in some information — whatever I can endure at the…

My New Book – Apparent Faith

Several years ago I began to question whether I could be certain any longer about some of the things I was sure of.  By reflecting on being a father, I was able to re-evaluate Father God and what I believed.  It resulted in a more loving, less retributive view of God and, honestly, just a…

Episode 20 – Joe Beach

Joe Beach is the pastor of Amazing Grace Church in Denver, Colorado.   He is also a close personal friend of Brian and Peri Zahnd.   Listen to his story about “Oridnary Church” which is also the title of his new book available around the time of the Water to Wine Gathering. I hope you enjoy Joe…

I’m good!

Often, I wonder why people underestimate me.  Once, at the annual meeting of a denomination, I presented a report about our church.   One of the larger church pastors was truly amazed that I could speak well in public.  He actually said, “Wow Karl, you speak pretty well.  You used humor and had an organized talk…” …

Episode 19 – Keith Giles

I was fortunate to be able to talk to my friend Keith Giles and ask him the questions I wanted to ask him.  So, this is not your typical interview, it’s just the questions that were burning in my mind.  We did Talk about his new book, Jesus Unveiled, that will be out June 9th. To find…

Episode 21 – Brian Zahnd

Got to sit down with my pastor Brian Zahnd.  We talked about Bob Dylan, the church and the upcoming Water to Wine Gathering.  I feel satisfied that we barely mentioned penal substitutionary atonement or any complex theological topics.  I got to ask what I wanted and he answered how he wanted. Hope you enjoy our…