GOOD GOD is a conversational podcast that ran for about a year, but has been paused for the last while. It will be back for sure, but the exact date is unknown. Some other projects have been more exciting to me. Search GOOD GOD in your favourite podcast app to get new episodes automatically, follow me on Facebook or Instagram, or sign up for the email mailing list (at the bottom of any page) and you'll hear all about the new season when it's ready.
Artist / Writing / Pastor / No-Introduction-Needed
ROB BELL has been a hero of mine for years, which is why I sound like a small excited child in this conversation! Coming to you from a church kitchen in Laguna Beach, Rob skipped his dinner to sit down with me and chat about the CREATIVE side of his work. From short films to live tours to rock bands, we talk about the artist in the theologian, and what it might look like for the two to live in harmony.
Artist / Social Work / Community / Justice / Creativity / Burn Out
MEGHAN SCHUURMAN is a powerhouse! From running an arts program for underprivledged youth to helping congregations create art together, Meghan lives at the intersection of justice and creativity. We got a chance to hang out and talk more about creativity, burn out, gentrification, church, and a bunch of other goodness!
Learner of Prayer / Author / Activist / Global Adventures / Storyteller
JARED BROCK has travelled all around the world to learn about prayer, and he's got the stories to prove it. In addition to writing his book "A Year of Living Prayerfully," Jared and his wife Michelle also founded Hope for the Sold, an organization that provides help for those involved with sex trafficking. So many good stories!
The Homeless Gospel Choir / Musician / Punk Rocker / Author
DEREK ZANETTI travels all the way to Hamilton to talk about food, systematic evil, spirituality, the Christian Music Industry, and what it means to be punk rock.
Author / Professor / Church Planter / Missiologist / Bloggy Blogger
DAVID FITCH leaves Chicago behind him to visit his ol' stomping ground of Hamilton. Fitch shares reflections on ROOM DYNAMICS(!), life, church, city life, parenting, and the future of the church in North America.
My 90 year old Grandma! / My Mom! / Three Gen / since 1920 / Christmas / WW2 / The Depression / Gender
GRANDMA EILEEN SCHNARR (and LESLIE MAKINS) sit down to reminisce about years gone by in this Very Special Christmas Edition of GOOD GOD!
Urban Dweller / Atheist-with-a-heart-of-gold / Graphic Designer / Craftsman / Social Justice Advocate
MATT JELLY puts on his Sunday Best to explore how we can fundamentally disagree on "God", and yet love one another and serve our city together. Also talk about podcasting, politics, justice, and BATMAN!
Most Charming Accent / Church Planting / How Do You Fund This? / Eugene Peterson Quoting / ACTUAL Pastoring / Anxiety & Worry
MATT PAMPLIN brings his accent to the table to laugh through the most overwhelming questions, and poorly quote Eugene Peterson with me.
Faith Forward / GOOD Children and Youth Ministry / Inter-Generational / Beyond Preservation / Progressive and/or Emergent Church
DAVE CSINOS sits down to talk about how to actually disciple kids in a way that is trusting, mutual and deeply rooted.
Jesus Feminist / Pastor / Death & Grief / Family
LEANNE FRIESEN talks about being a woman in a (traditionally) man's world, acting like Jesus, what to do when loved ones die, and what dignity looks like! She's so so cool, and funny, and nice, and wise!
Gay Pseudo-Catholic / Creative Genius / All Smiles / Easy Laugher
CHRIS FARIAS laughs with me about religion, spirituality, bullying, acceptance, love, and Jesus.
Vancouver Pastor / Author / Justice Advocate / Inter-Cultural Ministry / Re-Engaging Established Churches / Community / 9.2 Million $$$
TIM DICKAU flew all the way to Ontario to talk about being the people of God in really quirky neighborhoods.
Church Planting / Creating Sermons / Pastors & Church / Local Politics / Mission
BRAD WATSON gets real about what in the WORLD it means to church plant, be creative, preach, and pastor!
Four years ago Brad planted a church in a medium sized Ontario city. We also planted in a medium sized city four years ago. WOW! We must have so much to talk about!
New Direction / LGTBQ Advocate / Author / Jesus Follower / Bridge Builder / Church Resource-r / Gracious Prophet
WENDY VANDERWAL GRITTER talks grace, good questions, writing, queer Christians, and "smelling like Jesus."
For over ten years Wendy has worked with New Direction, an organization that helps bridge the gap between those who find themselves on the margins of gender/sexuality, and the church. She recently wrote an (excellent) book called Generous Spaciousness.
Wendy has been a friend, a wise voice, and a resource to our little church plant since it's beginning. I am excited for you to get to know her and make another new friend!
Peacemaker / Big Beard / Spiritual Mystic / 70s Drug User / Interfaith Dialoguer / Husband and Father of SEVEN CHILDREN / Humble Believer
BRAD "THE HIPPIE" CULVER shares his story of finding faith, losing faith, and finding Jesus along the way.
I first met Brad at the Cahoots Festival and knew he was awesome from the moment we spoke. A pastor, farmer, and lover, Brad's story of faith, romance, simplicity, and sacrifice is GORGEOUS, and ended with both of us tearing up. I left our conversation smiling ear to ear, and I'm excited for you to meet him.
Travelling Musician / Pastor / Neighbourhood Convert / Super-Legit Person / Parent Success Story / Wise Human – GLEN SODERHOLM sits down to talk about all that jazz and more.
Glen pastored for years with the Presbyterian Church, then toured all over as a famous worship leader, before becoming “converted” to the idea of neighborhood parish. He’s got stories to tell and wisdom for you to steal!
I met Glen through his daughter, who was a part of planting our church, and who is also super legit and the real deal. The only danger with interviewing super-wise people is they just might call you on your crap in front of the whole internet on the first episode of your new podcast. COME ON GLEN!