Was great to spend some time talking with two sisters who are both pastors. They share the differences in their experience as women in the church and the perceptions and expectations people bring into church and leadership. We also touch on the Kavanaugh Vs Dr. Ford and what a world would like where it's "safe" for women to report abuse.
Harry "Mr. A" Anselmo was a requested guest by many and got into sharing about his life after retirement but moreso about how he got into teaching, how he has reconciled faith and science and speaks on his time when he had to defend his stance as a "Conscience Objector".
Debbie Rotelle introduces a new ministry based out of Quakertown, PA where she gets to know women, invests in them, all the while on the trails with the horses at her ranch. She opens up about some the trials she has gone through that got her here and how God is using those hardships to make change in her and others. An inspiring and exciting conversation with a woman that is using her passions for a great cause right here in our community.
Miles went to Christopher Dock and has since reflected alot on the value of community and what it means to him, he also goes into his experiences of journeying into manhood without his mother who he lost to cancer
Brent came out as gay to his Mennonite parents Phil & Bev 9 years ago. For Phil and Bev they had read the Bible, and thought it was clear that this was something God considered wrong. How does a Father and Mother work through a difference in belief with their son? How does Brent feel towards his parent and community after feeling rejected? 9 years later they sit down and share all the ups and downs and challenges they have been forced to face.
You ever notice there are things that aren't talked about much and when they are spoken about they are only after they have been resolved or there is closure? Marc & Meghan Hendricks open up about the loss of their son Ezra after a miscarriage. Their vulnerability and openness is truly inspiring and heartbreaking but hearing the purpose, personal growth and faith that have come from their tragedy is remarkable.
Brian and his wife Shanai are the founders of Chosen 300 a Homeless Ministry that feeds over 140,000 meals a year and is based right in Philadelphia. I have been involved with the ministry for years and got the opportunity to talk to the founder. We also discuss the reality of cultural differences on a Sunday morning and how that leads to a cultural divide.
Stephanie opens up about whats its like being a stay at home mother and the challenges that come with being at home with the kids all day. She takes us into the ups and downs and the perhaps commonly misinterpreted and misunderstood struggles of being at home.
The day before we did our first LIVE podcast on location we did this recording in long form. Sharon and Gladys spoke about the life they have lived which started dramatically with Sharon being thrown out with the trash as a child only to be rescued by his brothers. Later in life he met Gladys and they had 4 children, 2 biological, 1 adopted and 1 foster child. We learn of the challenges of raising a large mixed family. Lots of wisdom in their life story. Enjoy these wonderful people and...
Glenn has been married to his wife Chris for 52 years and he genuinely loves to share about the ups and the downs. He said to me "I'm not sure my life will be interesting to folks since I am pretty ordinary..." I said that is exactly why your life is interesting because its relatable and relevant to those around you. We don't need to go across the world or the country or find the outstanding people. I am out to find the outstanding IN people. And let me tell you Glenn is one of those guys...
Todd has traveled all over the world meeting with world leaders of countless nations. A truly amazingly well connected man with a absolutely distinct perspective on the world. Despite his successes he has been through some dark times both professionally in a very public bankruptcy and personally in losing his identity in his company.
John Tyson is a pastor that is attempting to scale that dangerous terrain of political activism while wearing the so called hat of being a Pastor. In this political climate that is extremely challenging to do... But perhaps now is when its needed most? I do not think I have heard any media form tackle this issue so head on and with authenticity and I think John and I came pretty close to doing that. I have been very challenged on how my personal faith is lived out in the public political...
This episode is certainly the most moving, inspiring and life changing episode so far for me. We dive into Steve's mind to look through the lens to try and make sense of the world after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. I was moved to tears both during and after speaking with Steve and feel the inner tug to become a better man living with the end in mind. What does that mean exactly... Well that's exactly what Steve has been thinking about a lot lately.
Pete Kranz is a name you either know from around town or will start noticing as he plays music locally and is a fun loving guy that is open to talking about his experiences in music and life. Just an enjoyable conversation with an enjoyable dude.
Dennis is a big influence in the community, firstly from his large restoration company he built but secondly by the many ways he is engaged with the community and his employees. His implementation of his values into work made for some interesting conversation and he gave me advice for how to a company from a few people to a large profitable staff.
Jason is a guy that turned a commonly known "simple" job of being a trucker into a incredibly fulfilling career involving his family, faith and outreach into something so much more. Inspiring me to consider ways of how am I using my "basic" life and opportunities into something more meaningful and passionate.
The most requested guest to date is the longtime and legendary English Teacher at Christopher Dock. Now recently (semi) retired he speaks on his distinct teaching style, many teacher reflections over the years and recently his experience going through what he called a "complete mental breakdown". His journey has been high and low and is filled with wisdom and wonder...