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A Godzillion and One

A Godzillion and One

By Greg Holder
Anybody else notice that we’ve forgotten how to get along? I’m not sure if it’s getting worse or just louder, but I won't settle for this new normal. I’m Greg Holder and I’ve spent the last 20+ years helping people who are shockingly, gloriously and even frustratingly different from each other connect and find common ground. Each episode will include a sometimes messy, always honest, fun and freewheeling conversation with deep thinkers and difference-makers. Join me for something new, yes, but not very normal. There are about a godzillion ways for us to get better at doing life together.
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07: Jon Tyson - Intentional Fathers & Creating Generational Change
What do you get when a butcher, an Australian, and a pastor walk into a room? Jon Tyson. Author, leader, visionary, and pastor, Jon Tyson, is one of those important voices we should be paying attention to. We talk about his new book, The Intentional Father, the Dangerous Kids club, and the unique challenges and opportunities facing Gen Z. Write fast and listen hard. This is one of those episodes you'll want to take notes on.  Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the States with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York. He's written books you're familiar with, like A Creative Minority, The Burden is Light, Beautiful Resistance.  ***  Stay connected with Greg on social @gregholder_ and check out today’s show notes!
September 14, 2021
06: Robin Holder - At Home with the Holders
In her inaugural appearance on the podcast, Robin Holder, my wife/better half, joins in on a fun and honest conversation. This episode flips the script and our producer, Tori, puts Robin and I both in the hot seat. We answer listener questions, talk about what makes our marriage work, lessons we learned in parenting, the weight of ministry, and so much more.  Tune in to find out what we're watching on Netflix, what amazing athletic record Robin holds, and what story almost got our parenting cards revoked.  Should we have Robin back on the podcast for part 2? Let us know!  ***  Stay connected with Greg on social @gregholder_ and check out today’s show notes!
August 31, 2021
05: Lucas Mix - Bridging the Divide Between Faith & Science
Aliens, chocolate cake, a dark forest, and the meaning of life. What more could you want?  Today’s conversation is with astrobiologist, the Reverend Dr. Lucas Mix. With a PhD in evolutionary biology from Harvard, Lucas takes us on a journey to discuss the intersection of science and religion and philosophy, what sci-fi can teach us about our relationships, the existence of extraterrestrial life, and so much more. The Rev. Dr. Lucas Mix is a writer, Episcopalian priest, consultant for NASA, project coordinator at Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS), and the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. Much of his work is at the intersection of biology, philosophy, and theology. *** Stay connected with Greg on social @gregholder_ and check out today’s show notes!
August 17, 2021
04: Jonathan Pitts – A Journey Through Grief
An honest, vulnerable conversation with Jonathan Pitts, we discussed loss, navigating grief, and holding onto hope throughout the storm. And make sure to stay tuned to the end to hear about a crazy full-circle moment. Jonathan Pitts is the Executive Pastor at Church of the City-Franklin and Co-Founder/President of For Girls Like You Ministries, a ministry started by his late wife, Wynter Pitts. His latest book, My Wynter Season: Seeing God’s Faithfulness in the Shadow of Grief, is a memoir that chronicles the loss of Wynter and the season that would follow. *** Stay connected with Greg on social @gregholder_ and check out today’s show notes!
August 3, 2021
03: Jeff Henderson – Build a Community, Not a Business
Entrepreneur and thought leader, Jeff Henderson, makes it clear that if we want to change the world with our products or our mission, then we must shift the focus of our messaging and marketing. We must transform our organizations to be people-centric. Jeff Henderson is a business leader, former leader of Chick-fil-A’s National Marketing Strategy, and one of Forbes magazine “20 Speakers that You Shouldn’t Miss.” His latest book is, Know What You’re FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, an Even Better Strategy for Life. *** Stay connected with Greg on social @gregholder_ and check out today’s show notes!
August 3, 2021
02: Heather Avis – Different, A Great Thing to Be
Heather Avis is a shouter of worth and narrative shifter. Listen in as we discuss her New York Times bestselling book, Different - A Great Thing to Be, the narratives around adoption and Down syndrome, what to look for in a children’s book, and what the best deodorant brand is. Heather Avis is the founder and chief visionary officer at The Lucky Few, a social awareness brand on a mission to make a more inclusive and loving world with an emphasis on shifting the Down syndrome narrative. *** Stay connected with Greg on social @gregholder_ and check out today’s show notes!
August 3, 2021
01: John O’Leary – How to Live an Inspired Life
It’s our first episode! What a joy it is to sit down with my friend, John O’Leary. In today’s episode we talk about John’s story of growing up and the accident that left him with 1% chance of survival. Despite life’s unexpected challenges, John is one of the most encouraging, practical, winsome leaders I know. John O’Leary is an internationally acclaimed speaker, bestselling author of On Fire and In Awe, and renowned podcast host. *** Stay connected with Greg on social @gregholder_ and check out today’s show notes!
August 3, 2021
Introducing: A Godzillion and One with Greg Holder
There are a godzillion ways for us to connect with each other in this world. Join host, Greg Holder, for a fun, honest conversation with deep thinkers and difference-makers – from artists to scientists, from writers to entrepreneurs. And who knows? Along the way we just might learn a thing or two from someone that doesn’t think like us. Coming August 3rd!
July 8, 2021