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…

Episode 17 – Rudee Sade

Laura and I talked with Rude Sade Lipscom.  We met her at Water to Wine and had some interesting conversations.  This is her first time to speak about matters of justice, religion and privilege.  But trust me, she has a lot to say! We talked about racism, Water to Wine, Jonathan Martin.  This raised my…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 6 (Religion and Practice)

The old wisdom used to be, “Don’t ever talk about religion and politics.” That’s still probably good advice for me and my mother.  It only leads to trouble.  But, my children are different. For whatever reason, they have quite a bit to say about religion and politics.  Since I was a pastor, we tried to…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 3 (God is Good?)

If you have ever been to an evangelical church, you have probably heard the following phrase belted out at some random time.  Usually, it happens when the pastor is strolling up to the stage.   On those occasions, you might hear this little back-and-forth exchange in churches all over the world.       Pastor:  “God…