loader from loading.io

#254 Mark Holbrook: The Declining Church—What Next?

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Release Date: 10/05/2022

Ellie Gould: #323 Rewiring Limited Real Estate in the Brain show art Ellie Gould: #323 Rewiring Limited Real Estate in the Brain

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  Today we a once again doing a show with one of my very favorite friends, very sought-after high-performance coach, with a new discipline—as a neuroplastician. Which will obviously be the prominent focus on the podcast today.  As to Ellie’s credits… they would take half the show to list them. Still… Ellie’s bestselling book, Feeling Forwards, is endorsed by Tony Robbins and remains popular. She is a university lecturer, coach to very successful people, and is currently working on a doctorate relating the mind/body connection with quantum physics. Huh???  ...

info_outline
Pat Wetzel: #322 Intuition-Knowing Without Knowing Why show art Pat Wetzel: #322 Intuition-Knowing Without Knowing Why

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  Our guest today, Pat Wetzel, is a blogger, soaring pilot, and award-winning author of a book titled Bump in the Road. And, oh by the way, Pat also holds a degree from the Wharton Business School in Finance.  It was almost 2 years ago that Pat and I did on show on “soaring,” which means flying an airplane (solo) with no engine or in other words… gliding. Pat is an avid soarer and much, much more. And, since that show, we have become dear friends.   Pat is an enggaing and “very curious” conversationalist, which makes for very fun talks.    ...

info_outline
#321 John Lawyer: From Counterintelligence to Spiritual Intelligence show art #321 John Lawyer: From Counterintelligence to Spiritual Intelligence

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  Our guest on today’s show is a 15-year counter-intelligence expert with a large portion of his experience in Afghanistan for ten years and also served in Kuwait, Iran, and Iraq. Yikes! I can’t wait for our conversation on this subject, But John’s passion is no longer counterintelligence but rather spiritual intelligence. From 12 years desert combat zones to a battle within, John Lawyer transformed from soldier to spiritual seeker. He is the co-founder of Kishar, a non-profit online spiritual community where people to share their journeys and explore their own unique...

info_outline
#320 Terry Hershey: Storm Homes show art #320 Terry Hershey: Storm Homes

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes   I’ve been reading… books and essays (or blogs). I recently read two articles that seemed to spawn sort of delightful potpourri of thought and conjecture. One was an article on author Henry Miller by Maria Popova and the other came from recent Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment posts.  These are the kinds of ideas that, for me, demand discussion. So today, I’ve asked friend, author, and creative thinker Terry Hershey to ponder with me on several kinds of non-related subjects such as Storm Homes and the totally unrelated subject of the wonder of old age.  LINKS ...

info_outline
#319 Taryn Voget: “In Person” Value or “Sound-Bite” Hype show art #319 Taryn Voget: “In Person” Value or “Sound-Bite” Hype

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes   Hey Paul.    Did you know that our guest today, Taryn Voget, is responsible for birthing our podcast, The Next Chapter with Charlie. This show was all Taryn’s idea. After she and I had lunch at a client’s cafeteria, she said something like, “Charlie, you ask such good questions, you should do a podcast.” That was 7 years ago, and today we are on show #319! But that’s what Taryn does… she brings the best out of people and very often that best is about something that feels like a surprising attribute.  And so today, executive coach, high...

info_outline
Dena Crowder: Identity is a Story We Tell Ourselves show art Dena Crowder: Identity is a Story We Tell Ourselves

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes #318  My conversation today is with my dear friend and one-time personal coach, Dena Crowder. Dena makes the list of one of my “all-time favorite” people. Brilliant, wise, compelling, and… so much fun!  Today we talk about the essentials of Dena’s upcoming book about Personal Identity. Dena writes. “Our identity is a story we tell ourselves about who we are and our place in the world.” Dena and I agree that… Identity is a choice and an expression of your soul’s desire, your passion, your experiences, and your DNA.    With that, it’s with...

info_outline
#317 Michaela Renee Johnson: Everything You Need to Know About Life! show art #317 Michaela Renee Johnson: Everything You Need to Know About Life!

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  PLEASE NOTE: This show just might be my very, very favorite podcast! ***** Our guest today, Michaela Renee Johnson, writes this of herself. I couldn’t say it any better… Michaela says…   I believe the key to living a happy life, is learning how to speak your truth with grace & live a courageous life of authenticity. This requires checking in with yourself, often, exploring old patterns that aren’t serving you, tapping into grit & resiliency, and having a growth-oriented mindset. Michaela was a guest on the show more than two years ago. She was...

info_outline
#316 Nico Morales: Essential Habits! show art #316 Nico Morales: Essential Habits!

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  Our guest today, Nico Morales, believes that goals are indeed important. However, if you begin your actions with ideas about how to reach the destination (or the goal) you just might be missing the real starting point.  Nico Morales is here with us to talk about the real Starting Point: Your Habits! Success comes only from habits that lead to success. So… what do those habits look like? Let’s see what Nico Morales has to say.  LINKS Please check out Nico’s fine website .  Please check out Nico’s book,

info_outline
#315 Joseph Drolshagen: You ARE the Vision of Yourself show art #315 Joseph Drolshagen: You ARE the Vision of Yourself

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes   In today’s show, we walk along a journey of success and travail, for the two are inextricably tied together. Joseph Drolshagen shares a convincing argument of the value of difficulty and how to use that difficulty for shaping the life you really want. The two questions Joseph asks every client are: (1) Where are you now” And, (2) Where do you want to be? He believes the answer to the second question, “Who do you want to be?” always comes down to a matter of personal vision.  We address those questions and many more on this entertaining and fabulously...

info_outline
#314 Lata Hamilton: Change is Only Just Beginning show art #314 Lata Hamilton: Change is Only Just Beginning

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  Our guest today, Lata Hamilton, is an inspiring Change Leadership and Confidence Expert, and the creator of “the Leading Successful Change Program” for Businesses, largely in Australia, although she has several international clients as well. In conversation with Lata, I came to realize that changes in business can only occur when individual people in the company change first. Change, therefore, is as much personal as it is corporate.   As a millennial, Lata embraces corporate as well as personal change from a grand perspective. Today’s show is a potpourri of...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Show Notes 

On our show today my special guest, Mark Holbrook, and I will discuss the issues around the recent (and troubling) decline in church attendance in the United States over the past 20 years. For instance, in the year 2000 70% of Americans claimed to attend some kind of church, and just 20 years later, in 2020, that number has dropped from 70% to 47%--a 23% decline in just 20 years! That is a very significant decrease.

Now… I have a few ideas on the subject, and I can’t wait to discuss them with Mark Holbrook, who is an enormously informed “lay scholar” of the biblical text and an elder at Grace Church of Orange CA.

 

I want to speak with Mark because he is an evangelical conservative with a deep love of people and an even deeper love of the work of God in the church.

So… what accounts for this decline in church attendance? Has the church failed its people? Has the very liberal American lifestyle played a role? Or does it have something to do with the influence of media and politics—neither of which is very “pro-church” today.

I think it is mostly likely the influence of all three in addition to many other factors that account for a withdrawal from “organized religion.” And there’s another topic for today: are people leaving God or organized religion?

LINKS

For more on Charlie go www.thenextchapter.life