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 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 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…

Episode 11 – Jamal Jivanjee (part 1)

I was honored to have Jamal on my podcast this morning.  The audio is not great, but we’re kind of low tech here.  Listen as Jamal talks about his unique view of life, purpose  and the currency of love.  I thoroughly enjoyed his new book “Living For a Living” (due out April 15th) and look…

The Map is Not the Treasure

My new boss got me interested in the television show, The Curse of Oak Island.  It is a “reality” show that combines myth, legend, some history and quite a bit of mystery.  It centers around finding a treasure that seems to always be just out of the reach of the treasure seekers.  Like most reality…

Invincible Preciousness

Occasionally, when I am walking, I see something that catches my attention.  There are not any specific things that I look for—it’s usually just something out of the ordinary than causes me to want to investigate further.  If I am walking, I make mental note of it and circle back to it later to discover…