The Brewed Life
By Brandon Hall
One thing that seems to be missing lately is people of differing lifestyles, backgrounds, and opinions coming together for a conversation. This podcast is my attempt to bring that back again and help cultivate in your own life. Each episode we will discuss a variety of relevant topics: current events, parenthood, marriage, faith, society, personal development, and so much more. So, join me at the table with a fresh cup of coffee and let’s have a conversation.
This week I am excited to have Jeremy on the podcast. Jeremy is a pastor of a church in the south that was recently forced to leave the SBC due to their church being LGBTQ+ affirming. Jeremy shares about his own journey growing up in the conservative evangelical world and what led to where he is now with his church and what has come from that. You can find him online on Facebook and Twitter under @yesimthatjeremy and TikTok under @PastorJeremyKennesaw. You can find out more about him and what he's up to by heading to his website https://www.revjeremyhall.com J02f6GpDXSaqNH3Iff2X
November 24, 2021
The Orthodox Church with Father Andrew Jarmus
It was a such a joy to be able to sit down and discuss the Eastern Orthodox Church with my friend Father Andrew Jarmus. We discuss the history of the Orthodox Church, how it arrived in the United States, and discussed a few of the things that you may either have questions about yourself or may not have even known about. Fr Jarmus was patient and I am so thankful for his willingness to come on the podcast and hopefully bring more understanding to something that is sometimes so misunderstood.
November 19, 2021
So privileged to have my good friend Rebecca on the podcast today. She went above and beyond with her willingness to come on and share her story of going up in fundamental conservative background and the journey that took her to where she is today as an Orthodox Christian. I believe a lot of you will find yourself somewhere within her story and will relate to the questions and doubts that she faced, which will hopefully lead to a feeling of hope and understanding as you are walking out your own journey.
November 17, 2021
This episode I’m thankful for my friend Sarah to come on and be vulnerable about her journey from growing up in a conservative Pentecostal church, going through deconstruction, and what life and faith looks like now.
November 10, 2021
Deconstruction: Josh King
Thankful to have my good friend Josh return to the podcast to discuss his process of deconstructing, how it has happened more than once, and how it doesn’t always mean the end of faith.
November 03, 2021
Deconstruction: An Introduction
Today we are beginning a new season and a new topic: deconstruction. That word can be loaded and feel very daunting, but I believe that it's been made out to be more than it is and turned into an unnecessary fear within the evangelical church. So, take a listen this week as I explain what the season will look like and what goals I have for you, the listener, to get out of these conversations. Remember, deconstruction is not a four letter word.
October 27, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 9
Happy to welcome Josh Hawkins back to the podcast, who is no stranger if you're a regular listener, to discuss being a type 9. We are both type 9's, so there is a lot of conversation here about our anger, what it looks like to be in stress, and what we do to get our voices heard and to feel seen. Feel free to share this with anyone you think would benefit from the conversation and don't forget to go out and subscribe, rate, and review on your favorite platform
September 15, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 8
So grateful to have my friend Audrey on the podcast today to discuss about being a type 8. It was such a great conversation about her growth, how it has strengthened her marriage and friendships, and helped her communication with others. This was a very vulnerable and transparent conversation and, if you know a type 8, you know what a gift that is. Feel free to share this episode with anyone you think would benefit and then be sure to go out and subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on you favorite platform.
September 13, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 7
So excited to have Nich on the podcast with us today to discuss what it's like to be a type 7. This was such a rich, personal conversation about his growth as type 7, how he changed since first discovering his type, and the good and bad that come with it now that he's a husband and father. Please feel free to share this podcast with anyone you think would benefit from it and go out and subscribe, rate, and review on your favorite platform.
September 08, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 6
This episode we welcome Sophie Jorris to discuss the type 6 and her journey in discovering what her type was and how knowing her type has helped her become a better wife, mother, friend, and person in general. For those of you just starting out on your journey of discovering your type, this is a great episode for you because Sophie is newer to this journey and is still learning and discovering more about herself. Please share this episode and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review on your favorite platform!
September 06, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 5
This week we get to talk to Melissa Butterworth about being a type 5. Type 5's are often misunderstood and are perceived to be introverted and intellectual, which can be true, but there's so much more to them than that. How rare are female type 5's? Are all 5's introverts? How do they handle relationships and responsibilities with a limited reserve of energy? Listen in on this conversation to learn about all of this and more about the type 5. Don't forget to go and subscribe, rate, and review on your favorite podcast platform!
September 01, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 4
So thankful today to have another longtime friend Brooke Hartman on the podcast. This is a great episode not only to hear and understand the type 4 better, but especially for those who may be struggling to discover their type or the type you originally thought you were not settling well. As you'll hear her explain more in the podcast, there are different outside factors that can influence our interpretation of ourselves and sometimes it just takes time to figure it out in a little more depth and understanding. Enjoy the conversation and then go subscribe, rate, and review!
August 30, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 3
Excited to have my friend Justin on today's episode to discuss being a type 3. I enjoyed hearing him discuss his passions and how he is able to harness that type 3 energy to help others accomplish their own goals in their lives. Take a listen and see the world through a different lens and then share this with anyone you think would benefit from listening. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
August 25, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 2
This episode we have my good friend Mandy back on the podcast to discuss what it is like to be an Enneagram type 2. How does she know she's acting out of stress? What does she push herself to do to grow? How does it impact her as a wife, mom, and entrepreneur? Take a listen and learn more about the type 2 and see the world through a different lens.
August 23, 2021
The Enneagram Series 2021 - Type 1
Today we are talking about the enneagram type 1 and thankful to have my friend Sarah on the podcast to share her experience learning about the enneagram, how it has impacted her life and relationships, and what she wishes everyone knew about the type 1. Whether you're a type 1 yourself, know a type 1, or listening to figure out for yourself what your type might be - I think you'll enjoy this conversation and get to know how other's think and view the world.
August 18, 2021
Men, Body Image, and Masculinity with Justin Clark
This episode I am so excited to have my longtime friend Justin on the podcast. We’ve known each other for 25 years and we talk about what messages we got about body image and masculinity growing up, the social hierarchy of middle and high school, the church’s lack of diversity in reaching men, and so much more. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!
July 07, 2021
Family History and Ancestry with Brandon Miller
Today I’m talking to my friend and fellow podcaster Brandon Miller about his passion for researching his family history, what he has learned, and how it has impacted him and his family. (Heads up, for some reason some of the audio isn’t the best on this episode and it has been cleaned up to the best of the ability of those that know what they’re doing - thanks Austin! - but I feel it’s still a valuable conversation worth listening to!)
June 30, 2021
People of Color and the Workplace
So excited to welcome back my dear friend Tauna and for her willingness to share about her experiences as a person of color in the workplace, some of the challenges she has faced, and what it looks like now that she has her own business. Not only is she a joy to have on, but make sure you listen until the end to hear about a new tool kit she has available for those looking to start their own business and become entrepreneurs. You can find out more about Tauna and all the services that she offers by heading over to http://www.taunabatiste.com
June 23, 2021
Policing: Perspectives and Perceptions
This week I have a great conversation with my friend Kirk. His wife, Tamar, was a guest a few episodes ago talking about race and racial identity. Today Kirk and I briefly discuss the history of policing, his experience as an officer, and some of the perceptions and perspectives that come together to create volatile situations. It’s a great talk and another voice in this much needed conversation.
June 16, 2021
Communities and Communication with Dawn Ferengo
This week I get to welcome back my good friend Dawn and talk about the community she has developed over the last year. We discuss how it started, the original goals for the group, and all the amazing opportunities and experiences that have come from it. Make sure you listen to the end where she gives some tips and advice for creating diverse group of your own to have some difficult conversations - which is what we all need!
June 09, 2021
Theopoetics with Zac Bodine
This was such a great conversation with my friend Zac. He is so engaging and has so much knowledge when it comes to poetry and how it can shape and deepen our relationship with God. Listen in as he explains what Theopoetics is, how it has shaped his own spiritual life, and how it could be beneficial as part of our church services.
June 02, 2021
This week I welcome my friend and fellow podcaster Jon Wohlford. We have a great discussion about what led him back to school to pursue nursing as an adult, what caused a mindset shift for him when it came to race and underprivileged neighborhoods, and what he wants to accomplish not only as a nurse, but as someone who has a passion and desire to see barriers broken. Don’t forget to go and check out his podcast that he cohosts “The Daddyhood Rocks”.
May 26, 2021
End Times PTSD with Josh Hawkins
On this episode I welcome back my good friend Josh Hawkins. We discuss the experiences we had growing up in the church and being taught about end times and looking for the end of the earth and Jesus' return. Then we talk about how that has impacted us today and what we can do to change some of the adverse effects this type of teaching has had on both individuals and the church as a whole. Article Referenced: https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/05/rapture-fear-evangelical-americans-church-miller.html?fbclid=IwAR3erLVEJyZ88zMn3ElL6aO1CrTNnNecgAUsaiOFAXP3vHhbwD5azk1cjpg Tweet Referenced: https://twitter.com/Brcremer/status/1387783637634977797?s=20
May 19, 2021
Today I get to share a conversation that I had with a longtime friend from high school. This was prompted by a comment she made on a Facebook post of mine a few weeks ago and caused me to think and to have some realizations about my own upbringing and environment and how it impacted me.
May 12, 2021
Creating a Budget with Ernie Reppe
On today’s episode I have the privilege of talking to my longtime friend Ernie about budgeting. It’s something that is important and necessary, but also one of the things that we avoid the most because it seems overwhelming and daunting. Ernie gives some great tips on getting started and discusses how budgeting has been beneficial for his family. Start your free 34 day trial of YNAB budgeting software here: http://www.YNAB.com
March 31, 2021
White Christian Nationalism
On today's episode my new friend Brandon Carey and I sit down and have a candid conversation about white Christian nationalism. What it is, how it is impacting our communities, church, and country, and what we can do to combat its impact. Brandon shares a lot of great points about what is missing right now in our country and relationships, so make sure you have something to take some notes with as you will want to remember what he has to say. Brandon is also a fellow podcaster and is the host of Starting Nowhere, available on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts.
March 10, 2021
John Wriston: In The Midst of COVID
Today I have the privilege of talking to my friend John about his experience over the last year as a nurse during the pandemic. He has worked in a hospital setting in both Florida and Michigan, two hard hit states in this pandemic. Take a listen to his experience, what he saw, what he has done to take care of himself, and how he has found hope in the midst of the chaos.
February 17, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Marcy Pusey
Marcy is the mother of four humans and two pups, but she’s also tossed pizzas for a pizzeria, acted and sang in a musical, advocated for families with special needs, made appearances in a few movies, and mimed with balloon animals at the Halifax Busker Festival. Marcy is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Trauma Practitioner, international speaker, writing and publishing coach, and the best-selling author of books for adults and for children. She does her best writing on retreats with a nearby hot-tub, in any castle, or within view of the sea. Marcy loves the smiles and giggles of kids who see themselves in her pages and the tearful nods of adults who realize they’re not alone by her words. You can watch and share her TEDx Talks: “How Story Empowers Kids to Shape our World” & “You Are More Than Your Traumatic Experiences.” Learn more at www.marcypusey.com
February 15, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Dom Brightmon
Whether he's reading books on leadership or handling books at his library, Dominique "Dom" Brightmon is always looking for the next great opportunity! Here is why you want to give him a chance: Since his youth, Dominique has had the tendencies of a leader. He's been following the latest and greatest figures in society and seeks to gain the skills and mindset of those who go the furthest. He's a certified coach and speaker of the John Maxwell Team. As an active member of Toastmasters International, he was the youngest Area Director in Region 7 at the age of 23. Under his leadership, Dominique's area became distinguished for the 2015-2016 year. On the platform, he actively engages with his audience and inspires them with laughter. Thanks to his love for reading, Dom published his book titled "Going North: Tips & Techniques to Advance Yourself", the follow-up bestselling book titled "Stay the Course: The Elite Performer's 7 Secret Keys to Sustainable Success" and contributing author for, “Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy”. As the host of the Going North podcast, he interviews authors around the world to help listeners become inspired to one day publish books of their own and keep overcoming the daily obstacles we all have to face. Because of this podcast, Dom was listed as one of the top ten self-help podcasters in the world alongside Brendon Burchard, Gretchen Rubin, Lewis Howes & Steve Olsher.
February 10, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Gary Williams
Gary shares his story of dealing with type 1 diabetes in the midst of a pandemic and other obstacles he has faced and how they have helped him to help others discover their own story. Gary is certified as a CliftonStrengths for Students facilitator, is a certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner, and has worked with hundreds of people to articulate their unique why statements.
February 08, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Lani Woods
Lani Woods is an incredible human being who is an extreme athlete and is looking to change the face of the sport through representation. She shares her story of overcoming obstacles and injuries while continuing to face these road blocks to make a difference in her life and the lives of those around her.
February 03, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Justin McAleece
Justin McAleece is a socially conscious director and cinematographer of narrative and documentary projects both personal and commercial. He has been dedicated to filmmaking since 1999 and has won dozens of awards and directed hundreds of hours of content and lensed even more. He has conducted hundreds of interviews in a variety of spaces and is equally comfortable directing a team of 50 in a corporate setting or shooting solo on the Serengeti. With the birth of the Better series, Justin has redoubled his efforts into fostering transformative personal growth through storytelling and aims to couple science and emotion to change lives all over the world. Justin also wrote, produced, directed, and edited the feature comedy Brick MADNESS and often returns to his comedy roots. Links: https://justinmcaleece.com Instagram @justinmakesmovies https://facebook.com/brickmadness https://brickmadness.com https://blaremedia.net
February 01, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Sue Bowles
Sue Bowles is a survivor turned author, speaker, and Certified Master Life Coach. She’s the owner of My Step Ahead, committed to breaking the stigma around mental health struggles. “You only have to be a step ahead to help the person behind you” is the bedrock to the value Sue brings. She helps stuck people get unstuck by discovering Hope, journeying together for the next step ahead. Whether speaking on a podcast, a stage, or one-on-one, Sue's enthusiasm is contagious, shining the light of hope wherever the listener needs, cheering them to see their dreams become present reality.
January 27, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Shanique Davis
Shanique Davis is a Christian Jamaican woman who is zealous about the Lord. She believes that obedience to God plays an integral part of our life, and living the life of fruitfulness and fulfilment is only possible after you've done the will of God, i.e. addressing the inconsistencies of the inner man. Shanique's first book, BREAKING YOUR BARRIERS: Change Unhealthy Life Cycles & Unravel the True You is her lead manual in successfully breaking barriers wherever she goes. Her ministry is TalkTruth Series, a platform for equipping her fellow authors in building their brand while bringing awareness to their message. She is married, and her main aim is to become the woman God created her to be.
January 25, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Andy Vargo
After changing everything about his life (coming out, divorce, career) Andy now helps others live their best life by first learning to accept themselves. His mantra is to Own Your Awkward, which I love. He gets this word out through his books, speaking opportunities, podcasts and comedy. His lates book is Own Your Awkward Life Changes: The Complete Handbook For Mastering Change which is now available in paperback or Kindle. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat at @awkwardcareer
January 20, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Hayley Luckadoo
On today’s episode I had the absolute pleasure of talking to Hayley about her story of overcoming obstacles in her life. Without spoiling her story, I encourage you to listen, be inspired by what she overcame and how it has impacted her life. Also make sure you listen through the end for a special offer for listeners! You can find her on all platforms at @hayleyluckadoo or on her website www.HayleyLuckadoo.com
January 18, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Genesis Amaris Kemp
On this new season we are going to be discussing overcoming obstacles. On today’s episode I am excited to have a new friend to the podcast, Genesis Amaris Kemp. She has a fantastic story and experiences where she has had to overcome obstacles in her life and has turned that into a book that is an inspiration to others. She has a platform where she is able to encourage others to be able to push past those obstacles in their own life and become stronger and use it to become the best version of themselves. You can find her online on Facebook and Instagram and you can order her book on Amazon - Chocolate Drop in Corporate America: From the Pit to the Palace. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genesisamaris.kemp.3 or https://www.facebook.com/Chocolate-Drop-in-Corporate-America-100398178399193 Instagram: @ladyrichardson
January 13, 2021
Christmas memories with Ben Reynolds
To wrap up this series, which I hope has been fun and encouraging for everyone, I have my friend Ben on to share his favorite Christmas memories. Don’t forget to share your own memories with the tag #brewedlifeholiday Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2020
Christmas Memories with KeyAnna Morgan
Today we get the privilege of hearing Christmas memories from my friend KeyAnna! Don’t forget to share your own memories with the tag #brewedlifeholiday
December 23, 2020
Christmas Memories with Mandy Rakoci
Today I welcome one of my long time friends Mandy as she shares some of her Christmas memories. Don’t forget to share your own memories with the tag #brewedlifeholiday
December 22, 2020
Christmas Memories with Nathaniel Roth
Excited to welcome back my friend Nathaniel to share a memory you don’t want to miss! Don’t forget to share your own memories using the tag #brewedlifeholiday
December 21, 2020
Christmas Memories with Jamie Chandler
Today we continue our memories with my friend Jamie and she shares such a fun, sweet memory about the magic of Christmas. Make sure to share your own memories using the tag #brewedlifeholiday
December 18, 2020
Christmas Memories with Sonny Lemmons
So excited to have my good friend and fellow Doctor Who fan Sonny on to share his Christmas memories. Don’t forget to share your own memories using the tag #brewedlifeholiday
December 16, 2020
Christmas Memories with Miranda Herr
Today it’s a family reunion with my cousin! Enjoy these Christmas memories and share your own online using the tag #brewedlifeholiday
December 14, 2020
Christmas Memories with Dawn Ferengo
Another holiday memory with Dawn Enjoy and please share your holiday memories with us on social media using #brewedlifeholiday
December 11, 2020
Christmas Memories with Mary Moore
We’re starting out our special holiday season with my friend Mary. I hope you enjoy her memories and continue to tune in to all the other fun memories. Share yours using the hashtag #brewedlifeholiday
December 09, 2020
When Did Loving Others Become So Controversial?
To wrap up this season I have a conversation with my good friend Justin Spurlock, a pastor out of Colorado. We talk about what it means to love your neighbor and ask the question “How did loving others become so controversial?”
November 30, 2020
Church So White: A Conversation On Being a Person of Color in a Majority White Church - Part 2
Today we continue our conversation with our panelists on being a part of a majority white church as a person of color. We finish up with some honest conversation about what they would like to see and what pastors and leaders of church’s can do now to help the minority members of their church feel seen and heard.
November 25, 2020
Church So White: A Conversation On Being a Person of Color in a Majority White Church - Part 1
Guys - this conversation was phenomenal. I am so honored to have four of my friends - Cassandra, Shenora, Tremayne, and Josh - come on and talk openly about their experiences being a person of color in a majority white church. This is a must listen to conversation! It was so good that I needed to split it into two parts because I didn’t want to cut anything out. In part one our panelists talk about their personal experiences, the expectations placed on them, and the needs they have.
November 23, 2020
Men and Mental Health: Special Movember Episode
On this bonus episode I have a panel discussion with three other men as we discuss what it looks like for men to struggle with mental health, the importance of being honest about it, and how to check in on the men in your life.
November 20, 2020
Jeremy Nicks: An Officer’s Journey Through 2020
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this conversation with my friend Jeremy. He is an officer and crisis negotiator - which we discuss as part of this episode - but he’s also a husband, father, coach, podcast host, and one of the most authentic and encouraging people I know. I hope that you listen to this conversation and come away not only encouraged, but challenged to learn and grow.
November 18, 2020
Deconstruction and Faith
On today’s episode I had the privilege of talking to my friend Phil about the last year and his journey of rediscovering who Jesus is. While deconstruction has become a buzz word lately, it is something that a lot of people are working through. Listen and be encouraged by Phil’s story, it may be your own.
November 16, 2020
Mental and Physical Health Through Cycling
Today I am excited to have a conversation with my good friend Moe Vivas. We have know each other for over a decade, met through social media, and have been on a few hiking trips together. Moe is a NYC resident who has taken up cycling over the last several years and I have watched his passion for it grow, but I’ve also witnessed the positive side effects it has had for his mental and physical health. Today we discuss how he got into it, how it has impacted his life, and how anyone can get started in this activity to see its impact in their own lives.
November 11, 2020
Women and the Church
On today’s episode I had a great conversation with my good friend Amanda about the role of women in leadership within the church and her own personal journey she went through to get to where she is today. This was a great talk and she give lots of great resources throughout the conversation for you to go and dig into this for yourself.
November 09, 2020
Balanced: Fatherhood and Career
Today we are talking to one of my oldest friends, Bo, about how he balances his career and fatherhood. As always, I really enjoyed this conversation and the honesty that he brought to it. Being a parent is hard and we usually feel like we’re messing it up, but I think you’ll come away from this conversation encouraged and with hope as we navigate this together.
November 04, 2020
Election Day Episode
Bonus episode where I open up a little more about my own political and faith journey.
November 03, 2020
The Future of the Church
Today I am honored to have my good friend Josh Hawkins on the podcast. Josh has been a longtime friend who I have been able to talk about a multitude of things with, especially the church and what the future of the church looks like. We discuss that very thing today - how did we get where we are, what does it mean to be post-Christian, and what will the church look like and how will it have to adapt going from this point forward. While it can sometimes feel discouraging, I really hope you come away from this episode encourage and empowered. (What if Jesus Was Serious https://www.amazon.com/What-Jesus-Was-Serious-Teachings/dp/0802419755/ref=sr_1_1?crid=QDF9PMJAA3AQ&dchild=1&keywords=what+if+jesus+was+serious&qid=1603574069&s=books&sprefix=What+if+jesus%2Caps%2C183&sr=1-1)
November 02, 2020
Vote 2020: Faith and Politics
I’m excited to welcome back my friend Keirsh on the podcast for the 4th time. Today we are talking about the upcoming election, what it looks like to vote as a believer, and how do we move forward after the election is over. I love the passion and heart that Keirsh has for this, which is why I wanted him to be the one to discuss this. Regardless who you are voting for or if you have decided, I highly encourage you to take a listen to this and believe you will come away with something new. (Holy Post video on abortion mentioned in the podcast: https://youtu.be/RvWD7ykNjCc)
October 28, 2020
Student Ministry in 2020
I had a fantastic conversation with my friend Josh King. Josh is a high school student pastor at a local church and has amazing insight on what students are facing, how the church has to change the way it reaches them, and how parents can communicate with their own teens better. If you are a pastor, student pastor, youth leader, or a parent - then make sure you listen to this one! You can find Josh online on Instagram at @joshkingrex or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/xjoshxk
October 26, 2020
On this quick bonus episode I will be revealing some exciting things and give a sneak peak at what’s coming!
October 23, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 9 - The Peacemaker
This episode you get to hear two 9’s talk to each other about what it means to be a 9, what we can do to grow, how anger shows up in us, and how people can love us better.
October 14, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 8 - The Challenger
On today’s episode we are going to be talking to my friend Tauna about what it’s like to be a type eight. I think this is a great conversation for one of the most misunderstood of the nine types and will help others understand what’s underneath the surface of the eight.
October 12, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 7 - The Enthusiast
On today’s episode we are going to be talking to my friend Brenda, who is our third and last returning guest from previous episodes of the podcast. She is a type seven and this is a great conversation that really will help anybody listening look beyond the surface of what a lot of people think a type seven is and see that there is more depth to who they are.
October 07, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 6 - The Loyalist
This episode we are going to be having a conversation with Kyle, who is a returning guest to the podcast, about what it is like to be a type six on the enneagram and how it looks to live in that space, be healthier, and you will learn how to love the type six in your life.
October 05, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 5 - The Investigator
This episode we welcome back my friend Keirsh Cochran, who also happens to be a type 5 on the enneagram. I loved this conversation and came away knowing and understanding my friend even better. Cross stitching sheriffs? You’ll have to listen to know what that is!
September 30, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 4 - The Individualist
This week we talk to Billy and learn about what makes a type 4 tick, what does it mean to have that “missing piece”, and how to love the 4 in your life - emotions and all.
September 28, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 3 - The Achiever
This episode I have a fantastic conversation with my friend Samantha about what it looks like being a type 3, why most type 3’s hate finding out they’re that type, and the importance of not falling into the trap of labeling ourselves based on our type.
September 23, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 2 - The Helper
This episode we are discussing the type 2 with my friend Dan Sparling. He talks about doing the work to narrow down his type and gives some amazing insightful information on what it means to be a 2, how to grow, and what it looks like to love the 2’s in your life.
September 21, 2020
The Enneagram: Type 1 - The Reformer
This episode I have a great conversation with my good friend Anna Sadler about what it looks like to be a type one, her own journey and discovery with the enneagram, and how to love and care for the type ones in your own life.
September 16, 2020
The Enneagram: An Introduction
On this episode we are going to begin our journey through the enneagram. This time we will do a short introduction on what the enneagram is and how to help you figure out your type if you don’t know what it is. Then, in later episodes, we will talk to one person from each type along the enneagram and discuss who they are and how knowing their type has impacted their lives.
September 14, 2020
Me, My Health, and I
Bonus Episode: On this episode I get honest about my own struggle with my health, weight, body image including some current frustrations I’ve had and where I’m going from here. Listen in and find us on Facebook and Instagram to continue the conversation!
August 13, 2020
COVID-19 From a Kid’s’ Perspective.
In this special episode I sit down with my own kids and talk to them about the pandemic, what they think about it, and how they feel it’s impacting their lives.
April 15, 2020
The Church and Politics
I’m so excited to welcome back my good friend Keirsh Cochran to end another season. This week we are discussing the church and politics. What should the church’s involvement be in politics? Is one party better than the other for believers to support in the elections? What standard should we have for our elected officials and should we hold them to the same Christian standards we hold? Is it our responsibility to call out politicians actions from the pulpit or is that the individual’s responsibility? This is going to be a great discussion you don’t want to miss - so grab your headphones, a cup of coffee, and let’s have a conversation.
April 01, 2020
The Church and Racial Justice
This week we talk to Chris Freeman, a local pastor, about the church and racial justice. We discuss his own personal journey, what steps his own church is taking, and what other pastors and believers can and should do to address racial justice in their own communities. Grab your headphones, a cup of coffee, and let’s have a conversation.
March 25, 2020
The Church and the LGBTQ+ Community
This week I’m talking to my friend Brenda Zemaitis about the church and it’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community. This is an important, timely, but sensitive topic because of the real pain and hurt that has been experienced by those in the community by the church or those who call themselves believers. Grab your headphones, a cup of coffee, and let’s have a conversation.
March 18, 2020
The Church and the Refugee/Immigrant
This week we are going to be talking to Laura Pontius, Immigrant Outreach Attorney at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in Fort Wayne, IN. This was such a great conversation about the distinctions between refugees and immigrants, what the current landscape looks like, and what we can do as individuals to make an impact on those impacted in our own communities. There is a lot of extremely useful information and resources that she gives us and this will be a great launching point for anyone wanting to get involved or educate themselves. Grab a cup of coffee, plug in your headphones, and let’s have a conversation.
March 11, 2020
The Church and Foster Care/Adoption
This week we are talking with my good friend Adam Owens about foster care and adoption. The Owens family has an amazing story of love and stepping in to meet a need they saw that they were able to meet. I love this family dearly and have had the privilege of being able to watch their family grow and hang out with them on several occasions. They are not perfect and don’t have super powers, but they love deeply and passionately. So grab a cup of coffee, plug in your headphones and let’s have a conversation. If you have any questions or want to talk about this more, you can reach Adam by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 04, 2020
The Church and Mental Health Part 2: Erasing the Stigma
This week we continue the conversation about mental health as we talk to Missy Blackmer about the stigma of mental health in the church, her own experiences as a mental health professional, and some practical tips on finding the mental health provider that is right for you. So grab a cup of coffee, plug in your headphones, and let’s have a conversation.
February 26, 2020
The Church and Mental Health Part 1: Victoria’s Story
This week we are going to scratch the surface of mental health, the stigma it sometimes brings in the church setting, and what we can do to help break down those barriers. I am honored to have Victoria Mangano as my guest this week as she shares her own personal experience with mental health and her journey through that in relation to the church. Grab a cup of coffee, plug in your headphones, and join the conversation.
February 19, 2020
The Church and Homelessness
Join me this week as I have a conversation with my good friend Jared Ballenger about his work with the homeless in Fort Wayne, Indiana and what it looks like for the church to be involved in a hands on, practical way that will make a difference. Grab your headphones, a cup of coffee, and let’s have a conversation. Continue the conversation on Slack here: https://join.slack.com/t/thebrewedlifepodcast/shared_invite/enQtOTI1MDAwOTIwNzQwLTZmZWU5ZjAxYjk4MDFkYTQ0NzIzNmU2M2Q4MTdjNDliZDg1ZmRkN2Q5YTU2NmY2NGU5NjBjZWJlNmFkYWY1YTE
February 12, 2020
The Church and...an Introduction
Welcome to season 2 of The Brewed Life. This season we are going to wrestling with several different topics/current issues and what it looks like for the church (both local and global) to respond. Grab your headphones and a cup of coffee and let’s have a conversation! (To continue the conversation, join our slack channel at https://join.slack.com/t/thebrewedlifepodcast/shared_invite/enQtOTI1MDAwOTIwNzQwLTZmZWU5ZjAxYjk4MDFkYTQ0NzIzNmU2M2Q4MTdjNDliZDg1ZmRkN2Q5YTU2NmY2NGU5NjBjZWJlNmFkYWY1YTE)
February 05, 2020
Modern Man: Conclusion
This week we will wrap up our first season by revisiting some of the topics we discussed and highlight some of the truths that I came anyway with. Thanks for the great season and look for the 2nd season coming soon in February 2020.
December 25, 2019
Modern Man: How Can The Church Reach Men?
Today we’re talking to my good friend Keirsh Cochran about the church, what it is doing well, and what it can do better or differently to reach men. This is an important conversation because this is one area that is easy for a lot of churches to get “stuck” in and just keep doing it the same old way (men’s breakfasts and football games anyone?) and not realize how many men out there don’t respond to the same old way it’s always been done. Grab your coffee, connect your headphones, and let’s have a conversation!
December 18, 2019
Modern Man: The Importance of Male Friendships
As a dad and husband that works full time, I know how difficult it is to hold and maintain authentic male friendships. So, this week, we are talking to Ronnie Austin Brammer about the importance of male friendships. This is a good discussion about loneliness, importance of a tribe, and how these relationships impact other areas of our life. Grab your coffee, connect your headphones, and let’s have a conversation!
December 11, 2019
Modern Man: Health, Fitness, and Body Image
This week we talk to my friend Josh Harrel - he is a nurse and health coach who has his own story with health and body image that I know will be encouraging and leave you with hope and strength. This is another subject that we don’t want to talk about but we need to bring it into the light more often. Grab your coffee, plug in your headphones, and let’s have a conversation!
December 04, 2019
Modern Man: Sports Culture Part 2 - Youth Sports and Pressure
This week we talk to Sam Hartman about his own experiences in athletics throughout childhood, high school and college. We discuss what the advantages and disadvantages are when it comes to participation in sports growing up and what lessons came from it.
November 27, 2019
Modern Man: Sports Culture Part 1 - Fandom, Protests, and Awareness
Join me this week as we start a two part conversation on Sports Culture. I talk to my friend Travon Erickson about the fandom of sports teams, the protests that have been highlighted in recent years, and the effectiveness and awareness it may or may not be bringing.
November 20, 2019
Modern Man: Transparency and Vulnerability
This week we are talking to my friend Kyle Garner. Kyle will be sharing some of his own experiences with vulnerability growing up and how he wants to be better at that as he becomes a father. As a warning, we will also be discussing mental health and the stigma that is often attached to it among men. If you or someone you love is struggle with depression or thoughts of harming themselves, please reach out for help now.
November 13, 2019
Modern Man: What Is Manliness?
What is manliness? How does the example we have growing up impact us as adults? How can we impact others positively with our own example? Join me this week as I talk to my friend Gabriel Trevino about his own experiences growing up and how he is striving to use his own example of manhood to impact his own children. Like what you heard? Make sure you follow for updates on new episodes, share with those you think will benefit from what you hear, and don’t forget to go out and review!
November 06, 2019
Modern Man: Introduction
Welcome to The Brewed Life. This week we will be introducing the podcast and going over the theme for this inaugural season - Modern Man. What does it mean to be a man in this day and age? How does that impact us? How can we become the best version of ourselves as men? Follow along this season as myself and guests sit down for a cup of coffee and discuss these topics and more.
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