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This is a podcast by a couple guys who think showing up is the key to faith, relationships, creativity and business. Showing up is more than attendance, it’s the art of being where you are, when you are and what you are. This, of course, leads to the greatest discovery of all… Why You Are.

This is a podcast by a couple guys who think showing up is the key to faith, relationships, creativity and business. Showing up is more than attendance, it’s the art of being where you are, when you are and what you are. This, of course, leads to the greatest discovery of all… Why You Are.
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This is a podcast by a couple guys who think showing up is the key to faith, relationships, creativity and business. Showing up is more than attendance, it’s the art of being where you are, when you are and what you are. This, of course, leads to the greatest discovery of all… Why You Are.




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Ep 31 Stephen Campbell: The Evangelical Box Is Too Small. Now What?

Stephen Campbell has been raised, educated and worked in the Evangelical tradition his whole life. He is the Pastor of Redding First Church where he has served for the last 18 years. Along the way, an explosion took place while completing his doctoral work a few years ago. Since then his spiritual journey has taken him outside the box of evangelicalism. So where does that leave a pastor and how does he help lead a congregation when the box doesn't contain his journey any longer? Music...


Ep 30 Do You Believe in Miracles?

Miracles, what the heck? Are they real? Have you experienced one? Jer and Kirk ask the questions do you believe in miracles, what are they and what are they for? If so, when was the last time you experienced one? Even the Western Church doesn't agree on the answer to these questions let's find out if Jer and Kirk do.


Ep 29 New Years Intentionals: What Jer and Kirk might accomplish.

New Year's resolutions... Blahhh. Who really cares. In this episode, Jer and Kirk go a bit deeper and admit what keeps them from accomplishing their goals. Maybe this is the year for a breakthrough. Maybe not, but It's worthwhile taking a look at the obstacles that stand in our way (at least the ones we know about).


Ep 28: Are you a Christian?

Jer and Kirk respond to a new series by The Liturgist Podcast called Christian where Mike Gungor and Science Mike ask the question, "Are you a Christian?" This has been an important question for Jer and Kirk and marked the beginning of their relationship and the start of the Showing Up podcast. It felt like time to return to it and see where the guys are and what question they are asking now. So... Are you a Christian?


Ep 27: Easier said than done

Jer and Kirk took some time apart. It wasn't planned. Jer was traveling a lot and Kirk has been incredibly busy. But, they did need the time to discover where they were on this podcast journey and what they wanted it to become. It turns out that while doing a podcast for nearly two years they were growing apart. Maybe? Or were they just growing. So they turned the mics on themselves to see why Jer and Kirk were having trouble showing up. Ironic right? Well, let's see where this goes.


Ep 26: Empathy with Jay Franson Life Coach

Jer and Kirk are joined by life coach Jay Franson to explore Empathy and its impact on relationships. Jay's personal empathy drives his coaching as he works to build relational strength in his clients. They discuss drama triangles, building connection, seeing reality and much more.


Ep 25: The Art of Relationships

Jer and Kirk explore the art of relationships. They play with the idea that the essence of relationships is to be with yourself, others, higher power and the created order. Nearly any activity can either foster or fracture your with-ness so how do you learn to be with rather than apart. Jer has lots to say about this subject in particular from his work traveling the world presenting the Single Life Workshop to thousands of people over the last years. It is from this perspective that he is...


Ep 24: Entrepreneurship - Sam's story of starting Theory Collaborative

Jer and Kirk are joined by Sam LaRobardiere to discuss Entrepreneurship. Sam is the co-founder of Theory Collaborative, a coffee roasting and distribution company in Redding California. Sam and his partners have recently opened Theory Cafe which has been a long term dream. While this is only the beginning of what they have planned, it is a major milestone in their entrepreneurial journey. Sam reflects on what it takes to get any enterprise started. The courage, the struggle, the myths and...


Ep 23: Politics? Why Show Up

In this episode, Jeremy throws a curve ball at Kirk by asking how he shows up in politics; a question Kirk would rather avoid. Turns out young Kirk was pretty involved in politics and even considered it as a career. He volunteered with his counties Republican central committee, interned in a Republican congressional office and was endorsed to run in a city council race. But after losing his taste for the right side of the aisle where is he now? Why doesn't he want to show up in politics?...


Ep 22: Why Non-Dualistic Thinking Changes Everything (Part 2 Good and Evil)

Jer, Kirk and Jack revisit their conversation on non-dualistic thinking (episode 18) with a focus on the problem of good and evil. A problem that exposes the depth of the concept they are wrestling with, and why they are truly out of their depth. It is their hope that this wresting enhances your journey into non-dualistic thinking. Jer opens with a statement he wrote which becomes the jumping off point: Here is a transcript: "As I delve deeper into the concept of non-dualistic thinking,...


Ep 21: Breaking Up With God: Jeremy's Story of Disillusionment and Concession

In this episode the amazing Jeremy Byrne shares his story of breaking up with God ... his I quit moment ... and how it impacted his life, faith and relationships.


Ep 20 Where Are All The Men?

What does dating look like when you find yourself single in the your 30's (or late 20's). Kirk brings a question to the guys that many of his female friends have been asking: Where are all the men? Turns out the men are asking a similar question. This episode focuses on the difference between dating as young adults and dating later in life. What do you do when you're looking for partnership and it seems like all the good ones are taken. Why are people waiting longer to form life long...


Ep 19: Faith or Fad?

How do you tell the differences between authentic faith and cultural expression of it (fads)? Why does my faith look different than my parents? Are my parents correct? What is the future of faith? In this episode Jer leads a subject centered conversation about the nature of fads within faith communities.


Ep18: Why Non-Dualistic Thinking Changes Everything (Part 1)

Jer and Kirk are joined by Justin Byrne (from episode 6) and Jack Burgess (from episode 12) to explore their experiences with non-dualistic thinking. They work through what it is, how they began to be impacted by it and why it matters. The conversation hits spiritual, relationship and political subjects and they try to understand the nature and value of either/or (dualistic) with both/and (non-dualistic) thinking. If you want to explore this subject further check out these links to some...


Episode 17: It's Time for Questions

Jer and Kirk respond to questions from the audience. Listen along as our two courageous host figure out what to do with questions like: Feel free to engage with your own questions at


Episode 16: Joshua & Rebekah Johnson on 21st Century Neighboring

Joshua and Rebekah Johnson would like you to be their neighbor. So they created a neighborhood "with the aim to reintroduce human connections at the center of its design and culture. Whether it's the large front porches, common house for periodic shared dinners and gatherings, the community pool for hot summer days, or small agriculture and trails for enjoying the land, Shiloh Park is an ideal place to live among friends, raise your children, or retire in place."* Jer and Kirk catch up with...


Episode 15: Barry and Lori Byrne on Finding Love After Marriage

Jer and Kirk are joined by Barry and Lori Byrne (yep Jer’s parents) co-founders of Nothing Hidden Ministries where they help individuals and couples build better relationships. Today we are talking about marriage. Barry and Lori travel world wide presenting the Love After Marriage workshop creating a powerful space for couples to show up in their marriages. Relationship are one of the most important places to learn to show up as the best version of yourself. Connection is key to this...


Episode 14: Gabe Watkins on finding Digital and Physical Identity

Jer and Kirk are joined by Gabe Watkins, Co-founder of Kingdom Industry where human identity is expressed through architecture + digital design. Game and his co-founder Eric believe identity is the natural glue that allows them to combine digital and physical design to create extraordinary outcomes for clients.


Episode 13: Nate Brown on The Myth of Entrepreneurship

Jer and Kirk are joined by Nate Brown, CTO of Escape Velocity Systems, a Boulder Colorado based tech company. Nate shares his journey finding his voice as an entrepreneur and how he is leveraging that experience in his new endeavor Start Here TV. Nate and his partners have been inviting entrepreneurs to their Monday Morning Meeting where startups are given a chance to pitch their ideas and receive advise, encouragement or funding. After 8 years they are working with film maker Jonny Clark...


Episode 12: Jack Burgess Business Graffiti Artist

In this episode Jer and Kirk are joined by artist, creator, thinker and visual facilitator Jack Burgess. They discuss Jack's journey from art school to the Earnst & Young's Accelerated Solution Environment in Cambridge, MA. Here Jack was paid to "draw on the walls." He also developed the business acumen to become a graphic and visual facilitator for business' looking for simple solutions to complex problems. Listen as Jack learns to cut through the noise of conversation to find the high...