022 – Winn Collier on Eugene Peterson and Recapturing Christian Imagination

Winn Collier was the founding pastor of All Souls Charlottesville in Virginia. He now directs the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary in Michigan. Winn’s newest book, a biography on Eugene Peterson, called “A Burning in My Bones” comes out on March 23.

Winn and I talk about how Eugene moved from being a competitive pastor to a contemplative one, how theology can’t be separated from geography, creating space to not have the clarity that we often want, and recapturing imagination.

One of the people I regret I never got to spend time with before they passed was Eugene Peterson. His wisdom, the way he lived his life, the way he pastored have all significantly affected me, especially in the past decade. I was so glad to get a bit more of a picture of who Eugene was and how he lived from Winn’s book. I seriously can’t wait for you to be able to get your hands on it

Books mentioned:

A Burning in My Bones by Winn Collier

Run With The Horses by Eugene Peterson

Reversed Thunder by Eugene Peterson

Take and Read – Eugene Peterson’s Annotated Biography

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021 – Tatiana Simonian -Mindful Digital Engagement, Wellness Competitions and Competitive Yoga

Tatiana has worked as the head of music at Twitter, led global entertainment partnerships at Tumblr and now as a global marketing executive at Amazon. She shares with us about her faith journey growing up with a mother who wanted to be a televangelist, her desire to be in competitive yoga, and how we can be mindful about our digital engagement without turning it into a wellness competition.

Find Tatiana at Twitter, Instagram and Medium.

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020 – Jonathan Merritt and a Faith That Moves From Closed to Open

Jonathan Merritt joins us on the podcast to talk about a myriad of things. We spend time reflecting on his Tiny Diary readings, a healthier engagement with social media, the Post-Evangelical Church, a faith that moves from closed to open, engaging with others who seem to be living in a different reality now, why I want to become best friends with Beth Moore, and his new book that will explore the soul’s place in healing from trauma. 

Jonathan is one of America’s most trusted and popular writers on religion, culture, and politics. He is an award-winning contributor for The Atlantic, a contributing editor for The Week, and is author of several critically-acclaimed books including Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing – and How We Can Revive Them.  He’s also one of my favorite people to talk to and learn from.

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His website

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019 – Michael Hidalgo Leads a Church With a Commitment to Unity, Vulnerability and Curiosity

Today, Michael Hidalgo, the patriarch of the post-evangelical church joins us as we talk about his faith journey, Dallas Willard, being mentored by Ed Dobson, a posture of curiosity, creating true unity in the church in the midst of tension and the cohorts that he and I will be helping to lead next year for those who find themselves ecclesiologically homeless.

A few links mentioned:

Michael Hidalgo

Denver Community Church

The Changing Faith Podcast


If you’re a church leader or pastor who feels ecclesiologically  homeless and want to connect, I’d love to get to know you. Please shoot me a note at mike@mikegoldsworthy.com

At the end of the podcast I share again briefly about my work with Post Evangelical Churches, and how I’m currently raising half of my salary and expenses for the next two years in order to help connect, resource and catalyze what’s happening in this movement.

If you’d want to talk about what I’m doing, you can reach out to mike@mikegoldsworthy.com

If you’d like to contribute with a tax deductible donation, you can make a check out to “WE Ministries”

And mail it to:

Mike Goldsworthy
6285 E. Spring St #474
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Episode 018 – Justin Morgan and Church on Morgan are Waking People Up to the Beauty of God and Each Other

Today we get to hear from Justin Morgan who leads Church on Morgan (which, I promise is not named after him).

We talk about how the church calendar helped to ground him, the ways they’re thinking about growing the church smaller rather than bigger and being a church that wakes people up to the beauty of God and each other.

Check out Church on Morgan on their Instagram or join their service online on Sundays


At the end of the podcast I share again briefly about my work with Post Evangelical Churches, and how I’m currently raising half of my salary and expenses for the next two years in order to help connect, resource and catalyze what’s happening in this movement.

If you’d want to talk about what I’m doing, you can reach out to mike@mikegoldsworthy.com

If you’d like to contribute with a tax deductible donation, you can make a check out to “WE Ministries”

And mail it to:

Mike Goldsworthy
6285 E. Spring St #474
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Episode 017 – Lindsey Nobles – Finding Belonging As Your View of God Expands

Lindsey Nobles shares with us about trying to find a church as her experience of God and faith was expanding, living in tension with others who have different views rather than drawing lines in the sand, and creating space to be our full authentic selves.

Lindsey is the VP of Marketing at Onsite, and before that, she was the strategic force in the creation and growth of IF:Gathering, an organization that equips over one million women around the world.

Lindsey is a natural connector and social justice advocate and lives in Nashville, Tennessee, serving on the boards of Be the Bridge, Help One Now, and The Freedom Story.

Some of the resources that Lindsey mentions:

IF Gathering

Jason Miller’s Sermon on Sexuality

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

Abbas Child by Brennan Manning

Onsite

At the end of the podcast I share again briefly about my work with Post Evangelical Churches, and how I’m currently raising half of my salary and expenses for the next two years in order to help connect, resource and catalyze what’s happening in this movement.

If you’d want to talk about what I’m doing, you can reach out to mike@mikegoldsworthy.com

If you’d like to contribute with a tax deductible donation, you can make a check out to “WE Ministries”

And mail it to:

Mike Goldsworthy
6285 E. Spring St #474
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Episode 016 – Jason Miller Started a Church That’s a Safe Place to Lose Your Faith

We get a chance to hear from Jason Miller, the Lead Pastor at South Bend City Church.

We talk about the Post Evangelical Church and help to tell a bit of the story of SBCC in order to understand some of what’s happening there better. We also get a bit into holding the tension of an ancient faith that is also taking seriously the realities of a changing world, the experience of being ecclesiologically homeless…plus, he calls me a Bishop…so you know it’s a good time.

At the end of the podcast I share briefly about my work with Post Evangelical Churches, and how I’m currently raising half of my salary and expenses for the next two years in order to help connect, resource and catalyze what’s happening in this movement.

If you’d want to talk about what I’m doing, you can reach out to mike@mikegoldsworthy.com

If you’d like to contribute with a tax deductible donation, you can make a check out to “WE Ministries”

And mail it to:

Mike Goldsworthy
6285 E. Spring St #474
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Episode 015 – Lindsay and Susan Flaming Yeats: The Gift of LGBTQ Christians and the Church

Lindsay and Susan are dear friends who have been a gift in friendship to Allison and Mike. Today, they help us to begin thinking about shifting the conversation around LGBTQ Christians from just about acceptance and tolerance, towards seeing the unique gifts that Queer Christians are in the church.

Because we don’t really spend any time in the interview unpacking some of the biblical work around the different ways of thinking about the Scriptures as they relate to sexuality (because that wasn’t the point of the interview), Lindsay and Susan suggested a few resources for those who want to engage further there:

God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

Changing Our Mind by David Gushee

Bible, Gender and Sexuality by James Brownson

Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill

Sex Difference in Christian Theology by Megan DeFranza

Julie Rodgers

Danny Cortez

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Episode 014 – Sean Palmer: On the Enneagram, Parenting, Racial Justice, and When Your Faith Changes

Sean Palmer, author and Teaching Pastor at Ecclesia Houston, joins us today to talk about the Enneagram, parenting, racial justice, the landscape of the church in America and how to think about your church when your faith has changed.

We also start off on a brief tangent on our shared heritage in the Restoration Movement of churches

Check out Sean’s book, 40 Days on Being a Three

Find Sean on Twitter 

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Episode 013 – David Gushee: After Evangelicalism

In the second part of this 2 part interview I talk to David Gushee about his newest book, After Evangelicalism, offering a vision for a Christian faith that moves beyond white evangelicalism.

Dr. Gushee is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University.

We have a great conversation about what’s happening with the decline of evangelicalism, the litmus test of LGBTQ inclusion, a political vision for this moment and beyond this moment, being a part of a church, purity culture and a positive sexual ethic and why White Christianity in America was born in heresy.

We had some recording issues, so while we don’t have our regular audio clarity, we do have our regular thoughtfulness that I think you’ll appreciate. 

Make sure you download and listen to part 1 of this conversation first

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