Missional Man Podcast
Tools for the modern Christian man. Empowering men with truth. Equipping men with tools. Encouraging men with stories for the mission.
info_outline Ep. #034: D.A. Horton - Urban Church Planting, Send Network & NAMB 12/19/2017
Ep. #034: D.A. Horton - Urban Church Planting, Send Network & NAMB D.A. Horton, urban church planter, practical theologian, and advocate for ethnic conciliation shares his passion for the gospel and urban theological training and church planting and progress with the NAMB's Send Network. In this chat, we talk about "thebonics", "neighborhood missiology", "ethnic conciliation" and more. D.A. was refreshingly humble and honest in this rare chat taken from the Missional Man Podcast's vault archives of never-before-heard-audio.
info_outline Episode #033: Sho Baraka - Forth District, Art, Culture & Mission 12/06/2017
Episode #033: Sho Baraka - Forth District, Art, Culture & Mission Sho Baraka of Humble Beast, Forth District and Terminus Collective shares his testimony and vision for engaging culture on mission.
info_outline Ep #032: Beautiful Eulogy - Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Gospel, Mission 08/25/2017
Ep #032: Beautiful Eulogy - Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Gospel, Mission From the Missional Man Vault: My latest release from the vault, a conversation I had with Beautiful Eulogy back Summer of 2015. Still totally relevant as it captures their backstories, testimonies, vision and passion for the Gospel, Jesus, Mission and the mediums Hip Hop and Spoken Word as vehicles to declare the kingdom of God with excellence and cultural relevance.
info_outline Episode #031: Sexuality, Identity and Hearts of Men Film with Jason Pamer 06/09/2017
Episode #031: Sexuality, Identity and Hearts of Men Film with Jason Pamer Hearts of Men Film with Jason Pamer - Jason and I have the most candid, raw, and honest talk of my podcast so far. Jason is humble, honest, incredibly creative and an excellent storyteller. He and his entire team of brothers from Unearthed Pictures have worked hard these last few years to pull together a film project that goes beyond a documentary retelling of the popular biblical prodigal son story. It is a transformative and artistic look at our identity as men, our sexuality, our desires, our lust and our view of the Father through it all. Buckle up - you will be challenged, pushed, pulled, empowered, encouraged and stirred. I can't wait to hear how this powerful interview affects you. Ready? identity, sexuality, lust, porn, God, love
info_outline Ep#030: Rob Wilkerson, Done with Church Not Jesus, Pt 4 Q&A 07/07/2016
Ep#030: Rob Wilkerson, Done with Church Not Jesus, Pt 4 Q&A In this final part 4 Q&A special, Rob and I finally tackle your long-awaited Questions from Facebook, Twitter, email and even an online voicemail Question from Abu Dabi United Arab Emirates. We try to answer your excellent questions, challenge you to keep thinking outside the box, encourage you to search and discover on your own and to start having kingdom minded thoughts on the church, leadership, money and identity.
info_outline Ep#029: Jeff Vanderstelt, Saturate unedited 04/20/2016
Ep#029: Jeff Vanderstelt, Saturate unedited When I think of learning to live a more missional life, I think of leader and thinker Jeff Vanderstelt. I've been so blessed, encouraged and challenged by Jeff's heart, vision and passion for Jesus, His church and the mission He has called us too. This is the special, early, unedited release of my conversation with Jeff on identity, mission, culture creating language, living on mission and his brand new book Saturate.
info_outline Ep#028: Sherri Wilkerson, Done with Church Not Jesus, Pt 3 03/04/2016
Ep#028: Sherri Wilkerson, Done with Church Not Jesus, Pt 3 Listen this week as I give Rob a break and instead ask his sweet wife Sherri to weigh in on her perspective. What is it like being the wife of a guy who is done with church? What if you aren't done yet? How do you navigate that extreme difference together as one flesh? I really believe you'll find Sherri's perspective brings clarity, refreshing and compassion from a wife who truly loves her husband. Sherri knows how to give space to Rob while he processes things differently. Listen to how Rob and Sherri love each other so well despite being on very different sides of the road through this spiritual journey.
info_outline Ep#027: Rob Wilkerson, Done with Church Not with Jesus Pt 2 of 3 02/26/2016
Ep#027: Rob Wilkerson, Done with Church Not with Jesus Pt 2 of 3 In Part 1 Rob and I hit on a nerve with listeners and broke records in downloads. Part 2 continues Rob's story giving more details and personal context for why he's Done. Rob and I discuss money, the church, structures, systems, what motivates people, giving, tithes, mission, the "dones" from the Pew Research study and more. In part 2, you'll hear more of Rob's personal story and listen for a shocking and surprising end with an unexpected twist and turn. Enjoy!
info_outline Ep#026: Aaron Clayton, Send 2015 Debrief 02/23/2016
Ep#026: Aaron Clayton, Send 2015 Debrief Aaron shares his unique testimony of coming to Jesus like you've never heard before. Also Aaron's love for the mission and his passion for doing church in a more missional way you'll find refreshing.
info_outline Ep#025: Rob Wilkerson, Done with Church Not Jesus Pt 1 of 3 02/19/2016
Ep#025: Rob Wilkerson, Done with Church Not Jesus Pt 1 of 3 Who are the "dones"? What is church? What is the gospel? What is the mission? What is the kingdom of God? What does the bible say about being the church and living life as the church on mission? In part 1 of 3, Rob and I define some terms in a very fun and engaging way but with proper depth. I know you'll enjoy this conversation as a great precursor to his story in Part 2 and his wife's perspective in Part 3.
info_outline Ep#024: Brent Williams, Send 2015 Debrief 02/02/2016
Ep#024: Brent Williams, Send 2015 Debrief Brent and I discuss the journey of church planting and the real superheroes behind it: family. Brent has a unique story of how he left the continental U.S. for Anchorage, Alaska. He got his start making 25 contacts a day like he learned as a financial broker in the U.S. Now after 6 years, his church Tru North has over 300 people and is working on it's 2nd church plant. His story is encouraging and will empower and equip you for the everyday mission God has called you too.
info_outline Ep#023: Freddy Valcarcel, Send 2015 Debrief 12/08/2015
Ep#023: Freddy Valcarcel, Send 2015 Debrief Freddy is a church planter, pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church or Iglesia Nuevo Comienzo in Caguas, Puerto Rico, married for 26 years, 5 kids (2 sons, 3 daughters), loves Jesus, is passionate about church planting and training other leaders, has a unique story and background, knows logistics, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and left due to an injury, has an amazingly cool accent and is an all-around nice guy. You'll love his story and his passion for the mission.
info_outline Ep#022: Dustin Willis, Send 2015 Debrief 09/25/2015
Ep#022: Dustin Willis, Send 2015 Debrief On this episode of the show, I chat with Dustin Willis about his story, ask him to debrief the Send 2015 conference, hear his passion and heart for the living out the gospel in everyday life on everyday mission for God and hear about the vision, mission and future of the NAMB and the Send Network. It's an exciting chat and I know you'll be encouraged to live on mission too!
info_outline Ep#021: Per Holtze, Work/Life Balance 08/27/2015
Ep#021: Per Holtze, Work/Life Balance How do we navigate the work/life balance men often struggle with? How do we balance being faithful with our work and our family? Too many men live to work instead of working to live while they love their wives and kids. Per and I speak very frankly about the struggles of both and how to keep our eyes focused on what matters through it all. Enjoy!
info_outline Ep. #020: Family Worship, Blair Jarrard 08/20/2015
Ep. #020: Family Worship, Blair Jarrard Family worship is intentional time with your family reading, praying, teaching and singing the Word of God. It's not always a structured, formal formulaic approach to bible study. It often includes the organic, as-you-go lifestyle of busy families. It's learning to be intentional with the time you do have as a dad and husband to live the life of Jesus to and in front of your family.
info_outline Ep#019: Henry Jasper, Men & Identity 07/02/2015
Ep#019: Henry Jasper, Men & Identity What makes men tick? How do men think? How do we define ourselves? What things in our culture are we believing? How do we learn to find our identity in Jesus? How do we cultivate hearing the voice of Jesus and the lies we believe?
info_outline Ep#018: Barnabas Piper, Help My Unbelief 06/29/2015
Ep#018: Barnabas Piper, Help My Unbelief Doubt. Often considered a bad thing and even sin by Christians. However in Barnabas Piper's new upcoming book (set to release July 1, 2015) "Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt is not the enemy of faith", Piper challenges the status quo using life experience and a powerful parable of Jesus and one of the most popular phrases in the bible: "I believe, help my unbelief." Prepare to be pleasantly surprised and enlightened to a new reality of doubt we've never been told before.
info_outline Ep#017: Erik Fisher, Identity & Productivity 06/16/2015
Ep#017: Erik Fisher, Identity & Productivity Erik and I discuss the fluidity of our identity and how we process and learn from it over time. We discuss the power of productivity and doing work that matters and how that affects how we view ourselves. I love Erik's down-to-earth approach and his humility to admit he has not figured this out but is rather in a learning process. We talk about the increase in popularity in our culture with productivity, time-managing hacks, social media and time lost browsing and being hyper-connected in this digital age. I love Erik's awareness of how time is spent, how to recognize the difference between quality work and quantity of work and his focus on time-management vs. time-measurement. How is my value or self-worth affected by the importance I put on both the content I create online and the response or lack of response to it (Facebook Likes, number of comments, amount of reTweets, number of followers, feedback, shares, etc.)?
info_outline Missional Minute #2: Coffee Shop Jesus 06/07/2015
Missional Minute #2: Coffee Shop Jesus Jesus is very often one among many topics merely discussed in coffee shops; even by Christians. But He was never meant to be reduced to coffee talk. He is a real Person who transforms and saves. He was meant to be known. Let's stop merely discussing Jesus and get to know Him and let Him transform our lives!
info_outline Missional Minute #1: Friend of Sinners 06/07/2015
Missional Minute #1: Friend of Sinners We're too busy sometimes for an hour, even 30 minutes. But do you have 60 seconds for a thought, a word that will plunge you back into the massive ocean of the mission of God? Yes you do. Unbuckle. Get out of the car. And run! #1: Friend of Sinners. Jesus' popular, ironic title. Do you carry this title too?
info_outline Ep#016: Radford Harrell, Entrepreneur Identity 06/04/2015
Ep#016: Radford Harrell, Entrepreneur Identity How do we make sure our identity as entrepreneurs and business-minded men doesn't come from what we do and how well we do it? How do we process the collision of the business and spiritual worlds? How do we navigate faith in a culture of wars and voices telling us who we are? How do we process success and failure? Where do we find true hope? Our identity is not in the creative work of our hands but in the hands of the Creator and His work on our behalf.
info_outline Ep#015: John Finch, Identity & Fatherlessness 05/21/2015
Ep#015: John Finch, Identity & Fatherlessness Listen this week as John and I discuss identity and this epidemic of fatherlessness. John very graciously opens up about the tragic loss of his father to suicide at the young age of eleven. He talks about how growing up with the pain of his dad's death and how his dad's absence shaped his identity as a man. John and I discuss a myriad of topics including the epidemic of fatherlessness in our culture, the importance of engaging with your kids, being transparent and authentic dads, how our view of our fathers shapes our view of God as Father, the importance of accountability and vulnerability with other men, dispel some popular fatherhood myths and misconceptions, the power of saying "i'm sorry", the importance of going on dates with your kids and how having a tribe of men around you to speak life is vital. Hear John's heart in this honest chat about dealing with the father wound that lives down inside of all of us.
info_outline Ep#014: K.C. Procter, Identity & Being a Dad 04/28/2015
Ep#014: K.C. Procter, Identity & Being a Dad Listen this week as K.C. and I discuss identity and being a dad. K.C. shares how identity is more complicated then we may realize or admit. Identity often makes up our background, gifting, environment into a jigsaw puzzle of identity. Our identity in Christ is at the root of who we are, but who we are and what we are called to do is an intricate part of our identity; especially as dads.
info_outline Ep#013: John Murchison, Identity & Discipling Kids 04/20/2015
Ep#013: John Murchison, Identity & Discipling Kids Discipling kids is so much more than just discipline, play or teaching. It also involves listening, learning, discovering and helping form their identity in God and not in their performance, achievements, desire to please others or attempts at perfection. If you work with kids, have kids or hope to have kids this interview with John Murchison is a must!
info_outline Ep#012: John Bohannon, Identity & Legalism 04/14/2015
Ep#012: John Bohannon, Identity & Legalism My good friend John Bohannon and I have an exciting exchange about a legalistic identity: an identity defined and shaped by our obsession to our performance for Jesus rather than Jesus' performance for us. Legalism flips God's plan of grace on its head and reverses God's design backwards, putting the focus on us and how well we do instead of focusing on Jesus work on our behalf. Grace sets us free to celebrate and enjoy the freedom we have in letting go of ourselves and grabbing hold of Jesus.
info_outline Ep#011: John Onwuchekwa, Identity Formation & Theological Training 03/30/2015
Ep#011: John Onwuchekwa, Identity Formation & Theological Training Listen this week as John and I discuss identity and theological training. What is the purpose and function of theological training and knowledge? I based this interview with John and topic on his video entitled "Identity Formation". In that video, John "shares his burden for theological training with the goal of identity formation rather than information transfer." We talk about the implications of identity formation and how they relate to discipleship, the church, the mission, identity crisis, modern American Christianity today and the importance of friends who hold us accountable to our beliefs.
info_outline Ep#010: Rob Wilkerson, Grace Identity 03/22/2015
Ep#010: Rob Wilkerson, Grace Identity Listen this week as my good friend Rob Wilkerson & I discuss finding your identity in the unconditional love and grace of God rather than our performance. Rob has a unique ability of being acutely aware of himself, and he communicates in a clear and transparent way his unique story of identity. I know you'll be empowered, equipped and encouraged for the mission!
info_outline Ep#009: Identity Intermission 03/13/2015
Ep#009: Identity Intermission Join me as I take a brief pause from my identity series to thank you my listener, share a big milestone, give some shoutous, recap some highlights, revisit the "why?" of this identity series and forecast some exciting things for the near future!
info_outline Ep#008: Mark Tanner, Identity & Church Planting 03/06/2015
Ep#008: Mark Tanner, Identity & Church Planting How does church planting affect and shape your identity? I interview my good buddy Mark Tanner on his experience with two church plants and the beautiful mess it involves. A real, honest chat about the good, bad and ugly of church planting. How it affects your identity, ministry, security, marriage, parenting and the mission.
info_outline Ep#007: Dhati Lewis, Identity & Urban Mission 02/27/2015
Ep#007: Dhati Lewis, Identity & Urban Mission In this episode, I interview Dhati Lewis. I love Dhati's heart and vision for the church and the mission; especially his passion for living the Gospel out in an urban context. Dhati moved from Dention, TX to Atlanta with his family and 40 other people to plant Blueprint Church of Atlanta. He believes deeply that the local church is the visible expression of the Gospel in our culture. Dhati and I plumb the depths of identity crisis of men and the church, diversity and unity, urbanization and gentrification, neighborhood missiology, differences and similarities between rural and urban mission and biblical hospitality. I know you'll be greatly empowered, equipped and encouraged by Dhati's unique story and inspiring passion for the church, the mission and the city.