Ministry Minded Podcast

Ministry Minded Podcast

By Ministry Minded Podcast
A show that seeks to marvel at the mercy of God that meets us in our messy ministries.
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On Some Big Lessons Learned in a Short Amount of Time in Pastoral Ministry
In this edition of the Ministry Minded podcast, I share some thoughts and experiences from the first few months of pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania. I am so grateful yet at the same time so dumbfounded that I get to do ministry as my primary vocation. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: “In Awe (Instrumental)” by Seeker & Servant. Used by permission. https://seekerandservant.bandcamp.com/music
28:01
September 12, 2019
On Life, Eternity, & an Obedience That’s Already Finished
In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I share a devotional I gave to the youth of the previous church at which I ministered. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “Day 28” by Ryan Little. https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle/day-28
24:02
September 4, 2019
On Being Exiles Who Seek & Serve God with Cameron Wood
In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I sit down with Cameron Wood, one of the brothers and founding members of the Christian indie-rock band, Seeker & Servant. We cover a lot of ground in this conversation, with topics ranging from the mass-marketed Christian music scene to living as sojourners with Christ in the world. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “Drawing Me to You (Instrumental)” by Seeker & Servant. https://seekerandservant.bandcamp.com/music
1:05:26
August 13, 2019
On the Resonance of Seculosity with David Zahl
In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I was privileged to sit down with the author of Seculosity and the director of Mockingbird himself, David Zahl. We discuss Dave’s book, Seculosity and its resonant influence along with the impact the book tour has had on Dave personally. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ministryminded Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “Day 28” by Ryan Little. https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle/day-28
39:02
August 6, 2019
On Aliens, Basketball, & God’s Strange Choice
In this edition of the Ministry Minded podcast, I attempt to show the surprising connection between aliens, basketball, and the confounding choice of God. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “Day 28” by Ryan Little. https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle/day-28
22:00
August 1, 2019
On Pastoral Care & The Shepherds Crook with Jared Sparks
In this episode of the Ministry Minded podcast, I was privileged to speak to pastor, church planter, and podcaster Jared Sparks to talk about pastoral ministry and ministers in crises. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “Day 28” by Ryan Little. https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle/day-28
45:52
July 14, 2019
On Canonical Criticism & Approaching Scripture in Faith with Dr. Jim Blalock
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I sit down with my mentor and former pastor, Dr. Jim Blalock, to have a conversation about the canon of Scripture and one’s approach to biblical criticism. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
30:56
April 1, 2019
On the Gospel & the Impossibility of Life with Nick Lannon
In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m thrilled to be joined once again by Nick Lannon to take a deep-dive in his newly published book, “Life Is Impossible,” and how that’s actually really good news. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
51:53
March 24, 2019
On Honesty, Transparency, & Grace in the Church with Tullian Tchividjian
In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined once again by Tullian Tchividjian to discuss the current church climate that craves the strong and ostracizes the vulnerable, and how church exiles can find their way back home. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
24:30
March 22, 2019
On Expectations & God’s Goodness
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I share some thoughts about God’s grace even in the midst of life’s terrifying seasons and how God’s goodness is always greater than we remember it — his goodness exceeds our expectations. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
15:09
March 18, 2019
On Scotland & 20 Schemes with Gerald White
In this episode of Ministry Minded, Gerald White returns to the podcast to talk about contextualizing and appropriating the gospel in the difficult ministry endeavors in Scotland’s “schemes.” Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
34:03
March 4, 2019
On My Testimony of Salvation
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I share my salvation testimony, the story of how God drew me to himself. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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February 21, 2019
On Living Fallen & Free with Tullian Tchividjian
In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined once again by Tullian Tchividjian to discuss the phrase “simul justus et peccator” and all its vast implications in the life of a Christian. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
28:15
February 3, 2019
On Some Personal Notes & Pastoral Ministry Lessons
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I provide some personal updates and ponder some pastoral lessons that I learned in my first year of vocational ministry. After the whirlwind that was 2017, 2018 has, similarly, been filled to the brim — and 2019 shows no sign of slowing down. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
18:54
January 12, 2019
On Sports, Law, & Gospel with Nick Lannon
In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m thrilled to be joined by Nick to talk all things sports, the law, and the gospel, and how each of us are “Michael Jordan’s sons.” Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
53:36
October 18, 2018
On Ministry & Messy Grace with Alex Early
In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, Alex and I seek to discuss the messiness of Jesus’s mercy in rescuing and redeeming sinners and leading them to repentance. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
55:38
October 11, 2018
On Church Revitalization with Mitch Miller
In this episode of Ministry Minded, Mitch and I delve into the intricacies of church revitalization, what makes it such a significant ministry for the health of a church, and what differentiates it from church planting. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:14:09
September 10, 2018
On Writing, Sermon Prep, & the Local Church with Cole Russell Deike
In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined by pastor and church planter Cole Russell Deike to talk about the incomparable grace of the gospel that wrestles us into God’s joy. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:03:30
August 15, 2018
On Life, Writing, & Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry with Charlotte Getz
In this edition of Ministry Minded, Charlotte Getz and I chat about the current youth ministry climate and the severe need for gospel-centered student ministries. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:00:12
August 1, 2018
On Life & Ministerial Busyness with Meiko Seymour
In this edition of Ministry Minded, Meiko Seymour joins the show once again to discuss the role of busyness and scheduling in life and ministry. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:07:28
July 16, 2018
On Common Misconceptions about John Calvin with Obbie Tyler Todd
In this edition of Ministry Minded, Obbie and I attempt to dismember the common misconceptions regarding the life and ministry of John Calvin. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:27:09
June 23, 2018
On Church Planting & Gospel Ministry in New England with David Morse
In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined by church planter, David Morse. David longs for the people of Portland, Maine to be renewed and restored by the recovery of the grace of the gospel. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
56:36
May 28, 2018
On Grace, Failure, & Freedom with Tullian Tchividjian
In this episode, I’m joined by writer and speaker Tullian Tchividjian to talk about the truth of God’s stubborn grace for wrecks and rebels. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:20:58
May 7, 2018
On Grace, Law, & the Mission of Mockingbird with David Zahl
In this show, we get into the story behind Mockingbird, where it’s been and where it’s going in the future. We also talk about the mission behind both Mockingbird as a whole and David’s own ministerial endeavors. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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April 16, 2018
On Theology & Writing with Nicholas Davis
In this episode, Nicholas Davis and I seek to speak to the reality of the bi-vocational minister and the common pitfalls that come along with that. We also speak to the significance of Christian writing and offer helpful advice for other young writers. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
54:56
March 12, 2018
On Common Misconceptions about Martin Luther with Obbie Tyler Todd
In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined again by my dear friend, Obbie Tyler Todd. Obbie’s fondness for church history fuels this conversation as we take a deep-dive into the theology, successes, failures, and legacy of Martin Luther. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:24:27
February 19, 2018
On the Church & the Regular Pastor with Landon Coleman
In this installment of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined by Pastor Landon Coleman to talk about local pastors and speaking the paradigm-shifting gospel into their unique situations. I think this episode will greatly encourage you as Landon and I speak to the “regular realities” of the Christian faith and endeavor to continually point you back to Christ. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
49:20
February 5, 2018
On the Aftermath of the G3 Conference
In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I talk about my experience at the 2018 G3 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The solidarity of the people and the sincerity of the song services made this a conference I won’t soon forget. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
24:43
January 22, 2018
On Adversity, Community, & Discipleship with Meiko Seymour
In this episode, I’m joined by pastor, author, and blogger Meiko Seymour. Meiko has a hunger for God and a zeal for relationship that is unlike anyone I’ve met before, and I am much better for knowing him. I am so thankful to call him brother. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:10:30
January 15, 2018
The State of the Podcast
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I attempt to speak to the whirlwind that has been the year 2017. Filled with seemingly more ebbs and flows than normal, this year has been a veritable maelstrom of emotions and seasons of life. Trying to make sense of it all would be nigh impossible — if not for God’s grace. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
21:40
January 8, 2018
On Reformed Theology & Grace for Pastor's Kids with Scott Garrison
In this episode, I’m joined by Scott Garrison, a former police officer turned church planter turned Reformed Theology apologist. Scott shares the story of his salvation, recounting the marvelous way God drew him to himself. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:14:26
December 30, 2017
On the Economy of the Gospel & Teaching It to Kids with Kyle George Jones
In this episode, I’m joined by Kyle George Jones to talk about how to teach the full gospel to kids. We endeavor to speak to these realities and remain true in our effort to show that Jesus is everywhere in your Bible, not just in the New Testament. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:08:34
December 30, 2017
On the Gospel & Church History with Obbie Tyler Todd
In this episode, I’m thrilled to be joined by fellow Baptist and church historian, Obbie Tyler Todd, to about talk the failures and successes of the Baptist denomination, the pivotal role creeds and confessions have in the church today, and what it means to be a gospel-centered student minister. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:33:12
December 30, 2017
On Church Planting & the Call to Ministry with Payte Johnson
On today’s episode, I’m joined by Payte Johnson to talk about the realities and practicalities of gospel ministry, along with the process of planting and leading a campus church. Payte shares his passion and call for the ministry and why he and his wife feel a special calling to the city of Lindsborg, Kansas. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:14:00
December 29, 2017
On Writing, Grace, & Christology with Chad Bird
In this episode of Ministry Minded, author and speaker Chad Bird joins the show to talk about his ministry writing and speaking on God’s radical gospel of grace. He and I dive into the deep waters of the theology of the cross and the distinction between God’s law and God’s gospel. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 29, 2017
On Preaching & Pastoral Ministry with Gerald White
In this episode, Gerald White joins the show to talk with me about the gospel and the call of God. We dive into knowing and understanding God’s calling, and how to be confident of that calling even as He moves you away from a church body. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 29, 2017
On Grace, Law, & Gospel with Dan Price
In this edition of Ministry Minded, I was honored to speak with Dan Price. Dan’s an ardent grace-addict, like myself, and I so appreciate his ministry through the Christ Hold Fast organization. In this lengthy conversation, we dive into the good news of the gospel and what it really means. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:08:56
December 20, 2017
Reading from The Story of Grace
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I read a lengthy passage from one of my favorite books of all time, Horatius Bonar’s The Story of Grace. What you’ll find in The Story of Grace is as real a discussion about the grace of God that can ever be found. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 20, 2017
On the Edifice of Reformed Theology & the Fallacy of Fundamentalism with Byron Yawn
In this edition of Ministry Minded, I sit down and talk with pastor and podcaster Byron Yawn. Byron provides a clear and informed perspective on the “edifice” of Reformed Theology, as well as the difference between the biblical notions of faith and faithfulness. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 19, 2017
On Grace, Vulnerability, & Student Ministry with David Brady
In this week’s episode, David Brady joins the show to talk with me about life and God’s leading. You’ll be greatly blessed by this conversation as we talk ministry transition, vulnerability in ministry, and modern student ministries. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 18, 2017
On Church Planting & Lutheranism with Erick Sorensen
In this edition of Ministry Minded, I sit down with pastor and church planter Erick Sorensen. In this stirring discussion, we focus on the ups and downs of church planting and the hard realities of everyday ministry. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 16, 2017
On the Nature of Discipleship & Grace with Rodney Julian & Nathan Naoumi
In this edition of Ministry Minded, I was honored to sit down with Rodney and Nathan, both of whom are church planters in Las Vegas, Nevada. Listen as we talk about God’s call to ministry, the radical effects of the gospel, and the nature of discipleship in “Sin City.” Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 16, 2017
On the Importance of Sermon Preparation & Delivery with Collin Coats
In this episode, Collin Coats and I sit down and go in-depth on preaching and what makes for a compelling Christ-centered sermon. If you’re serious about preaching and the craft of delivering sermons, I think you’ll find this show extremely beneficial. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 8, 2017
On Worship, Liturgy, & the Church with Bill Brimer
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I’m joined by Soul Thirst Church music pastor Bill Brimer to talk Lutheran theology, the beauty of liturgy, and the spiritual experience of leading music. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 7, 2017
On Biblical Hermeneutics with Mike Gray
It was such a blessing to sit down and talk about the ministry and the gospel and the Scriptures with my dad, Dr. Mike Gray. You’ll be uplifted by this episode, as we talk about preaching exegetically. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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December 4, 2017
On Preaching, Humor, & the Gospel with Kevin Labby
In this episode, I sit down with Pastor Kevin Labby to discuss the intertwining of humor and ministry at length, along with touching on preaching law and gospel in a youth ministry setting. Kevin also shares a story about one of his first experiences preaching — one that didn’t go so well! Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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November 19, 2017
On Pastoral Ministry & Biblical Teaching with Jordan Moody
In this conversation, Jordan Moody and I talk about God’s will and grace in planting a church and in everyday pastoral ministry. We delve into the art and focus of preaching in this conversation, along with what makes a good church leader. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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November 10, 2017
On Church Planting, Writing, & Preaching with Paul Dunk
In this episode, Paul Dunk and I discuss God’s grace in preaching, ministering, and church-planting. We also talk about the importance of writing and blogging about the gospel. We also talk about the challenges of seminary and what it can do for young pastors. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
1:00:50
November 9, 2017
On God's Will & Church Ministry with Mitch Miller
In this episode of Ministry Minded, Mitch Miller and I touch on an assortment of topics surrounding God’s grace, God’s will, and God’s church, and the inextricable connection between all three. Mitch also shares the story of how he was drawn back to pastor in Greenville, South Carolina. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
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October 31, 2017
On Youth Ministry, Law, & Gospel with RJ Grunewald
In this premier episode of Ministry Minded, I was afforded the opportunity to sit down with RJ and dive into the theology of the distinction between God’s law and God’s gospel, and it’s extreme significance for youth ministers and parents alike. Read more at: https://graceupongrace.net/ This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at CSBible.com. https://csbible.com Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-minded-podcast/id1303995715 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SbAE8AQTw0ptfPmBNkuLX Credits: Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Little/~/West_Coast_1418
50:19
October 30, 2017
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