Cool Christian Nerds


An episode of Cool Christian Nerds

By Jamie Centeno
Conversations for THE NERD in all of us that wants to learn more. Cool Christians Nerds is your digital discipleship fix.
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Health care in the hood that's bringing hope
Open your mouth and say ahhhh. Our trips to the doctors' office are usually not our favorite thing to do. Esperanza Health Center in Philadelphia is not just treating your physical symptoms but are interested in spiritual well being. On this episode, I interview Susan Post to talk about the intersection where medical care and spiritual well being are being treated.
October 8, 2019
Spiritually landscaping a city
You ever leave a place and when you come back years later it has changed for the worst? City Transformation is real. On this episode, I explore what praise, prayer, and prophecy have been doing to bring city transformation with Jamie Fitt of Philadelphia Tabernacle of David. If you are looking to see cities transformed for the better, you'll want to hear this interview.
October 1, 2019
A historic tour of Philly's church scene
On this episode of the Philly Special edition, I interview the author of Place Matters, Bill Krispin. Not too many people can take the geographical changes and parallel them to how that changed behavior in the way people related to the church. Now sit back and enjoy your tour.
September 17, 2019
Thinking succession is thinking success
In this Philly special we are exploring “whose got next?” mindset. While some leaders never have a plan to pass on what they have established to the next generation, some wise leaders look past their lifetime and know that good succession guarantees future success. Join me in this conversation with Bishop Milton Grannum of New Covenant Church as we discuss how he did it.
September 3, 2019
Business with a soul
Making money is one thing in business. Having a business that makes a difference is another. Listen in on this conversation with Jeffery Harvey, a Merrill Lynch financial planner, who shows how he keeps his soul and the business prospering.
August 20, 2019
School me on Public schools
The education system in most of our inner cities is a sore subject. Listen to my interview with Deborah Carrera the Philadelphia education assistant super-attendant as we discuss her journey and what she sees as a solution to improving our public schools.
August 6, 2019
Unity in the city of Philadelphia
This interview is part of a Philly special edition. In this episode I am exploring how bringing leaders together in Philly can bring something positive to this city. I am joined by Glen McDowell a leader in the Gospel movement team in Philadelphia. 
July 23, 2019
What in the world is the Issachar Initiative?
How do you biblically interpret what is happening in the world around you? Listen to this conversation I have with a highly respected author and theologian Bishop Mark Chironna as we discuss this new initiative to help the church see what Jesus is doing. The Issachar Initiative Conference will be  significant as we bring together a multicultural, trans-generational  group of pastoral leaders and academic scholars to seek to discern the  signs of the times, know the times, and discern between trends that  deviate from, and trends that tend toward truth. We don’t live in the  past, we live out of the past by leaning on Jesus and lean into the  future by pressing to the mark of the prize of our high calling in Him.  It is time to see beyond ourselves to what God is up to and where Jesus  is going in the Church and in the world!
July 9, 2019
Music for Industry or Music for Ministry
Music is the art form that has been responsible for so much beauty as well as so much ugly we see in the world. This podcast is a one-on-one discussion on telling the difference between who is going the music industry route from those bringing the music as a ministry.  Featured guest is William "Duce" Branch aka The Ambassador.
January 29, 2019
Basic Prophetic stuff...sort of
Whether you are comfortable or not with the prophetic stuff that happens in and out of churches this interview can help. The prophetic can be seen as spooky or silly but we don’t often describe it as sophisticated. My interview with Rob Sanchez is geared to ground us in better understanding of how the prophetic should flow.
August 30, 2018
The Race and Political War
Scandalous is one word to describe the story the media is has portrayed our leaders and world. Where do we stand when it comes to the political or race war? I know we were taught not to discuss politics or religion with family but if we are not talking about with those we care about then we are left to listen and form an opinion from the talking heads on our screens. Listen to this insightful interviews with Bishop Michael Pitts.
August 16, 2018
Reformed Teaching & Hardcore Calvinism 101
You ever feel the tension when you're in a conversation with another Jesus follower who has a different understanding of what the bible says? Some of those people might be from a different camp but within the same Kingdom. On this COOL CHRISTIAN NERDS interview we will discuss reformed teaching and Calvinism with Tim Doering the overseers of Netzer.
August 2, 2018
ABC's of writing a book
Have you ever desired to write a book but you are having a difficult time following through with it. Where do you start? How do you start? I am interviewing a young author and TV host of Encounter TV David Diga Hernandez about unblocking your writers block.
July 19, 2018
Generational Curses are a thing
Don't get freaked out! We are not going to be talking about witches and warlocks on this episode. Are Generational curses are a real thing? If you know people who no matter what they do can't break those "bad habits" then you might learn something from this interview. Let's take a sneak peek into the book Breaking Generational Curses written by the lead pastor of Lifegate church Brian Gallardo and find out why is this an important subject for us to understand.
July 5, 2018
Will hurt leaders hurt others?
Ouch! The sting from disappointment stings the most when we are hurt by those who are the closest to you. This is an inevitable reality to the ministry. The higher you go the lower you get hit. We can't ignore that this happens so let's talk about it before some unexpected person we care for gets hurt because of our hurt.
June 21, 2018
The Friendship Zone
The first movie Pixar put into the theatres was epic Toy Story. You got a friend in me are the lyrics of the song that captured the heart of the computer-animated tale. They say the life of a leader can be a lonely journey. But does it need to be? Is faithful friendship possible? Round up your company and sit down for this conversation that promises to keep you talking afterward.
June 7, 2018
Real Disciples A Rare Species
It has been reported that the White Rhino is an endangered species. As sad as that news is there is news that is sadder. Real disciples of Jesus Christ may be an endangered species as well. Let's hear​ why that may be the case and how to spot if you are one or not.
May 31, 2018
Fake Christians Beware
The old school saying "You're faking the funk" was coined for those who were trying to be something they are not. Church gets a bad rep mainly due to the imposters who are living one thing and saying another. Let's get real about what's fake so we are not tricked by those only playing the part.
May 17, 2018
The Holy Hustle
Grinding. Making money moves. All of us are trying to move forward in life. Is there a holy and unholy way we can go about it? Find out why we believe there is.
May 4, 2018
Church Hurt
It doesn't feel good to be hurt by anyone but when someone at the church is the cause of the hurt, that's a different kind of hurt. Should it be that way? Find out how the flawed humans at every church are going to test if your humanity will run from God's perfect sovereignty.
April 19, 2018
Navigating social media is one thing. Understanding how to engage it is another. Antoine Wright joins me in a enlightening conversation about our online lives.
April 5, 2018
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