#36: Brave Surrender (with Kim Walker-Smith)

#36: Brave Surrender (with Kim Walker-Smith)

Kim Walker-Smith’s moving autobiography “Brave Surrender” comes out April, 2019. In it she shares her story of growing up under the shadow of a number of major traumas and how she eventually met Jesus. I was impacted by her vulnerability and authenticity and I cried on almost every page. We discussed her writing process, her worship philosophy, parenting and more.

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#26: It's Not Supposed to be This Way (with Lysa TerKeust)

#26: It's Not Supposed to be This Way (with Lysa TerKeust)

Two years ago Lysa Terkeurst announced that her husband had had an affair. Her latest book chronicles her agonizing journey of disappointment, and the wrestling with God that we all experience in times of deep pain and overwhelming confusion. Lysa and I talked about pain, forgiveness, and how God uses our very dust to create new life.

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#25: Authenticity in brokenness (with Sheila Walsh)

#25: Authenticity in brokenness (with Sheila Walsh)

Well-known teacher and, singer/songwriter Sheila Walsh I talked about brokenness, mental health, suicide, gender roles in church, and the God who loves us through it all. We also talked about her new book: It’s OK Not To Be OK. Sheila dropped some of the most quotable truth-bombs of any guest so far.

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#20: Forgiving the Church (with Carol Howard Merritt)

#20: Forgiving the Church (with Carol Howard Merritt)

Pastor & author Carol Howard Merritt and I had a broad ranging discussion on how the church holds up patriarchy and shames victims of abuse, forgiveness as a process, love in the face of economic injustice, and a God who offers rivers of healing and restoration to all.

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