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Apprenticeship Podcast

Apprenticeship Podcast

By Daniel Thompson
This is a podcast featuring thoughts on spiritual formation and specifically spiritual formation within our cultural American context.
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Racism, Women, and the American Church

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Leaving Babylon Part 5: The Time to Lament
We have been bound up in "Christendom" or "culturalized Christianity." It is time to leave it. The Spirit is giving the invitation to move to a new place, NOT go back. In this time of disorientation, we need to learn to lament.
October 19, 2020
Leaving Babylon Part 4: TO BABYLON YOU SHALL GO
We are going through another election season. "Living in Babylon" is a series that was birthed in the 2016 election cycle and I've had it stirring in my heart since that time. With the national election just under 40 days out, I need to say some things from Jeremiah 27-29. Buckle up. 
September 28, 2020
Leaving Babylon Part 3
I am back exploring some thoughts on "leaving the Babylon of our own making." This episode looks at some of the things that have become idols in the American Church and how God is dealing with the Church to remove these idols.  You can find out more about me at 
August 13, 2020
Discussion on Confederate monuments
I sat with local southern Alabama friends on a Zoom call to discuss Confederate monuments and how we remember history. It was a learning session for me.  Find more on my blog:
August 7, 2020
Policing and Race
I sat down recently with two pastors that serve locally in Daphne, Alabama. They are pastors at Macedonia Baptist Church. I was also able to sit down in that conversation with a retired police Lieutenant from the Daphne Police Department. We had a good conversation about policing, community service, and how policing works in a local context. Be sure and visit my website:
July 20, 2020
Racism in the local context: How the Church can find opportunity
In this episode I sit down with local pastors where I live in Baldwin County, AL. They bring their perspectives in life as well as what they see as a crucial moment for the Church in finally stepping up to tackle racism.  In this conversation we have Pastor Charles Jackson of Macedonia Baptist  Church, Father Taylor Ishii of Church of the Apostles, and Pastor Rich  Mueller of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. (Path to Peace is the organization I work with in Baldwin County to bring white churches and black churches together in conversation.)
July 6, 2020
Leaving Babylon Part 2
I explore the question "How did we get here?" What led us to this Babylon of our own making? Find me at  Also my YouTube Channel:
June 30, 2020
Leaving Babylon Part 1
In our chaotic times we need to think about truly living out the Kingdom of God rather than living out political agendas.
June 24, 2020
George Floyd murder and the impact on our world.
In this episode I sit down with youth speaker Terrence Talley and review the week's tragedies with the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis cop. We had an in-depth discussion on racism and what Terrence has personally gone through in his own life. How can we move forward as believers in this cultural climate and see the image of Christ formed in those around us? You can find out more about Terrence at  You can also follow me at
June 1, 2020
Discussing racism in the light if the murder of Ahaud Arbery
This is a discussion on the issues of racism we still deal with in our nation. My guests are Marlena Graves, author and activist, and Dennis Edwards, Professor of New Testament at North Park Seminary. Marlena Graves is author of the forthcoming book, The Way Down is Up: Becoming Yourself by Forgetting Yourself. Dennis Edwards is the author of the forthcoming book, Might from the Margins: The Gospel's Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice.
May 19, 2020
Analog Church in the Time of Coronavirus
I had the privilege of interviewing Jay Kim, author of Analog Church: Why we need real people, places, and things in the digital age. I wanted to ask about the necessitated move to digital the American Church has had to go through in the time of isolation with coronavirus. 
April 27, 2020
Racism in the American Church
In this final episode of the season I want to explore racism in the American Church. I will be adding notes in my blog where I post this particular episode to link to This is the longest episode and I apologize for that in advance. I am also still learning podcasting so there is a lot of segments. I apologize in advance for that as well. 
February 24, 2020
Women in Ministry
I am exploring two major issues within the American conservative Church context. Women in ministry and racism. This episode features three influential women who have personally impacted my life and ministry.
February 18, 2020
The Azusa Street Revival.
In this episode I want to explore the Azusa Street Revival. This is a time where a particular group of people did not have the cultural pressures present that we see in the culture around them at that time or in our day. Why was that event so different?
February 7, 2020
Racism, Women, and the American Church
I am working to get back into podcasting! This is my first attempt and my first series is going to be on two major issues in the American Church. Those issues that stir my heart the most right now are racism and women in leadership. I hope you listen in.
January 4, 2020