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For Love of Neighbor: Politics For The Common Good - Episode 392

For Love of Neighbor: Politics For The Common Good - Episode 392

October 21, 2020

For Love of Neighbor: Politics For The Common Good - Episode 392 

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A documentary film, For Love of Neighbor: Politics for the Common Good, tells the stories of three individuals—Sen. Tim Scott, Justin Giboney, and Sarah Imboden—who, on different levels and in distinct ways, are seeking to engage faithfully in contemporary American politics.

The film does not provide specific answers for how Christians should engage in politics: such as who they should vote for or what specific policies they should support. Instead, it explores foundational questions about the purpose (and limits) of politics and the proper Christian posture toward government and secular society. Ultimately, the film aims to spark further discussion and offer a hopeful vision for Christian participation in contemporary public life.

 

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Tyler Castle (Producer)

Tyler Castle is the director of The American Enterprise Institute's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College’s political science program, a former John Jay Institute Fellow, and he writes regularly on issues of society, faith, and politics.

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Ryan Patch (Director and Producer)

Ryan Patch cut his teeth telling campfire tales, growing up in the mountains and backcountry of Colorado. He received a Masters in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway University of London, and has continued to write and direct short and long-form content for brands, through his film production company Storytellers Ink, and for himself. He has had multiple scripts place in the second round or above of the Austin Film Festival’s screenwriting competition, and was included in the Black List’s TV Staffing Book of the most promising TV writers. He is director of For Love of Neighbor

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Out of the Depths: Into Psalm 130 - Episode 391 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Out of the Depths: Into Psalm 130 - Episode 391 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

October 14, 2020

Out of the Depths: Into Psalm 130 - Episode 391 

Today on the show I share from my book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms.

If you would like a copy, you can get it at the Amazon link below.

-Blessings,

Rick Lee James

 

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Taking A Look At The True State of the Pro-Life Argument In America - An Article by David French: Episode 390 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

Taking A Look At The True State of the Pro-Life Argument In America - An Article by David French: Episode 390 - Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)

October 7, 2020

Taking A Look At The True State of the Pro-Life Argument In America - An Article by David French: Episode 390 

This week I share a thought provoking article from David French. David is the Senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s also a columnist for Time. He’s the author of Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore, and the newly released Divided We Fall, among others. 

Web Site For This Article by David French: https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/do-pro-lifers-who-reject-trump-have

 

More About David French

David French is an author, attorney, and Iraq veteran. He writes about law, politics, faith, culture and the superiority of DC over Marvel Comics. (No wonder I like him so much).

David French

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Actress Shannen Fields and her new movie “The Order of Rights” - Episode 389

Actress Shannen Fields and her new movie “The Order of Rights” - Episode 389

September 30, 2020

Actress Shannen Fields and her new movie "The Order of Rights" - Episode 389

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On October 2nd, 2020, The new film “The Order of Rights” releases on Amazon, Google, and VUDU streaming platforms. The title of the film, "Order of Rights" refers to the order in which the categories of rights are listed in that Declaration of Independence: Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness.
The film centers on Emma Stein (Emma Elle Roberts), a pregnant single girl who has been advised by her mother to have an abortion despite the objection of the child's young father, Ethan Carpenter (Ben Davies), who in the story is a professing Christian. Even as Ethan tries to help her, Emma decides to go ahead with terminating the pregnancy. Ethan and his family file a lawsuit on behalf of the child’s right to life, and their story moves to prominence as a nationally publicized court case. The court has to decide whether the child in Emma’s womb is a person or not and if so if it is endowed with the inalienable rights as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence.

Shannen Fields

Shannen Fields

Shannen Fields is a gifted actress, producer, model, and inspirational speaker. Shannen’s dreams were launched with the Kendrick Brother’s feature film Facing the Giants where she was cast as the lead female role of Brooke Taylor. The movie was released in 441 theaters across the United States by Sony Pictures through both Provident and Samuel Goldwyn Films. To date, Shannen has appeared and starred in over a dozen film and television projects. Including the lead female role as Gwen O’Brien in the RiverRain Productions feature film Suing the Devil alongside accomplished actor Malcom McDowell. Also, co-starred opposite Keshia Knight Pulliam (Cosby Show) in her upcoming feature Redeemed. she has stopped by the podcast for a visit today.

https://www.shannenfields.com/

 

The Order of Rights is the winner of several awards including, Most Inspirational Feature Film by the ICFF, Audience Choice Trailer by ICFF, Kingdomwood International Film Festival, and Best Inspirational Film by the Green Mountain Christian Film Festival.

Web Site: https://www.orderofrightsmovie.com/

 

About Stone Road Productions

Stone Road Pictures LLC is a Maryland limited liability film production company dedicated to producing quality films that elevate the spiritual and political dialogue.

 

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Him + Her Worship (Even In The Dark)- Episode 388

Him + Her Worship (Even In The Dark)- Episode 388

September 23, 2020

Him + Her Worship - Episode 388

Even In The Dark, which released on September 4th, is the full-length debut from Minneapolis-based husband/wife folk-pop duo Him + Her WorshipEven In The Dark is grounded in the assurance of God’s steadfast love throughout life’s deepest valleys and highest peaks. Him + Her Worship’s Seth and Jenna Herlich  who wrote, recorded and produced the project, have stop by for a visit today.

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Him And Her Worship Find Hope 'Even In The Dark'

 

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Web Site: https://himandherworship.com/

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Fred Rogers Speaks- Episode 387

Fred Rogers Speaks- Episode 387

September 16, 2020

Fred Rogers Speaks- Episode 387

It has been one of those weeks you never thought would come. A house fire at my parents place, sewer backup flooding my own house, migraines, and power outages. Not even to mention the Pandemic, Presidential election craziness, and life as a teacher/online school parent/worship pastor. I needed to hear from a calm voices this week so I brought a dear old friend on the show today, the late great Fred Rogers. Listen in and open your heart to receive calming words of help this week on Voices In My Head. 

 

The majority of this episode originally appeared on my other podcast, Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast.

 

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Where Goodness Still Grows with guest Amy Peterson- Episode 386

Where Goodness Still Grows with guest Amy Peterson- Episode 386

September 9, 2020

Where Goodness Still Grows with guest Amy Peterson- Episode 386

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Social media and recent political events have exposed the fault lines that exist within our country and our spiritual communities. The corruption and blind spots of the evangelical church have led to the departure of so many from faith, who cite hypocrisy and partisanship as reasons they can’t stay. Chillingly, many of the virtues that we believed were a central piece of our religious heritage—including kindness, purity, modesty, hospitality, and faithfulness—have been hijacked and used for political or cultural gain.

But all is not lost. My guest today, Author Amy Peterson, wants to reimagine virtue as a tool, not a weapon; as wild, not tame; as embodied, not written. As someone intimately familiar with, fond of, and also deeply critical of the world of conservative evangelicalism, Amy dissects the moral code of American evangelicalism and re-examines what it really means to be faithful in the modern world.

Her latest book, Where Goodness Still Grows, traces the virtues from their original meanings and imagines what it could look like for us to embrace and celebrate them today. Where Goodness Still Grows is more than a book. It is a thoughtful, poetic, and deeply powerful call to reclaim our faith and it’s a book I deeply needed in 2020.

Amy Peterson's Web Site: http://www.amypeterson.net/

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Amy Peterson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amylpeterson

 

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The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney - Episode 385

The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney - Episode 385

September 2, 2020

The Importance of Being Ernest: Justin Lloyd talks about the Life of his uncle, Actor Jim Varney

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Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ernest p. Worrell, the lovable blue-collar buffoon, was a staple of pop culture in countless commercials, nearly a dozen movies and an award-winning Saturday-morning TV show called, Hey Vern, It’s Ernest. Today, millions of fans still mourn the loss of actor Jim Varney, who portrayed Ernest and who died of cancer at age 50 in the year  2000. In the book The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney, Jim’s nephew Justin Lloyd has created a comprehensive biography that fans were waiting for. The book traces Jim’s journey from a child in Lexington, Kentucky, with dreams of being a stage and film actor to becoming an iconic entertainment figure. The Importance of Being Ernest has now inspired a forthcoming Documentary about the life of Jim Varney.

Justin Lloyd, the book’s author and nephew of Jim Varney has stopped by for a visit today.

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Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio - Episode 384

Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio - Episode 384

August 26, 2020

Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio - Episode 384

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Rooted in Chicago’s Community Christian Church, pastored by Dave Ferguson, Community Music is comprised of worship leaders from the church’s 11 campuses. Led by Brazilian-born husband/wife team Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio since 2013, the collective is closely aligned with NewThing, a church planting network created by Community Christian Church representing more than 3000 congregations internationally. The Cortazios and Community Music lead worship annually at the Exponential Conference, and also host songwriting workshops for worship leaders from across the country and around the world.
 
“Community Music exists to help people find their way back to God by creating a worship culture that goes beyond songs and Sundays,” explains Lucas Cortazio. “This begins at our churches in Chicago, but extends across the globe through our partnership with the NewThing network. Evelyn and I believe our main assignment in this mission is to link worshippers together from all tribes and tongues. We do this by connecting, empowering and creating platforms for other worship leaders to stand on both locally and globally.”

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC ‘ ‘Nothing He Can’t Do’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTbhKGhTqyE

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC’S ‘NOTHING HE CAN’T DO’ POWERFULLY PROCLAIMS GOD’S SUFFICIENCY: http://www.turningpointpr.com/news/community-musics-nothing-he-cant-do-powerfully-proclaims-gods-sufficiency/    

 

CCM Talks with Lucas & Evelyn Cortazio: https://www.ccmmagazine.com/ccm-cafe/a-conversation-with-community-music/

 

 

 

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What Is Your Name? - Episode 383

What Is Your Name? - Episode 383

August 19, 2020

What Is Your Name? - Episode 383

Why are names so significant in who we become and who we aspire to be? 

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I read a couple of passages from an amazing book this week. If you want to find out more about it and Rabbi David Wolpe, click on the picture or link below.

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Music From RICK LEE JAMES

LOVE OUR ENEMIES (Official Music Video): https://youtu.be/xsSB5OLPELE

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Guest Preacher William H. Willimon - Episode 382

Guest Preacher William H. Willimon - Episode 382

August 12, 2020

Guest Preacher William H. Willimon - Episode 382

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Today on the podcast, I am pleased to welcome back Dr. William H. Willimon. Dr. Willimon served as the Dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for two decades. He returned to Duke after serving as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. He is the author of over 70 books and as you are about to hear today, he is also skilled preacher.

I asked Dr. Willimon back to Voices In My Head today because in July 12th of this year (2020) he preached a sermon at the Washington National Cathedral, and it just really resonated with me. I wanted to give my listeners a chance to hear the sermon, which speaks into our present moment of pandemic, white violence, and unrest and Dr. Willimon graciously agreed to let me share it today.

Web Site: https://willwillimon.com/

 

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Culture Coaching with Nikki Lerner - Episode 381

Culture Coaching with Nikki Lerner - Episode 381

August 5, 2020

Culture Coaching with Nikki Lerner - Episode 381

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Nikki Lerner is an artist, teacher, speaker, author and culture coach helping others engage with one another relationally and across culture lines.  Her passion is to see people come to an understanding of one another through music and conversation and learn to remain human with each other.   

 

Nikki’s book, Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven, co-written with Josh Davis, is a practical and foundational resource for pastors and worship leaders of all kinds. It addresses an urgent need in the church today: as our communities become increasingly diverse, how can we offer worship that is authentic and engaging for all of God’s people, including longtime church members? 

 

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Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven 

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NIkki Lerner's Web Site: http://www.nikkilerner.com/

 

Culture Coach Podcast: http://culturecoach.buzzsprout.com/

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Voices In My Head Episode 380

Voices In My Head Episode 380

July 29, 2020

Voices In My Head Episode 380 - Rick Lee James

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Episode 379 - Things Not Seen - Ministry In A Time Of COVID

Episode 379 - Things Not Seen - Ministry In A Time Of COVID

July 22, 2020

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This week I want to share an interview I did with my friend David Dault for his podcast/radio show Things Not Seen

 

You Can Hear The Show At This Link:

https://www.thingsnotseenradio.com/shows/2019-james 

 

Bonus:
Watch Rick Lee James New Music Video - Love Our Enemies

https://youtu.be/xsSB5OLPELE

 

 

Saying No To God with Matthew J. Korpman - Episode 378

Saying No To God with Matthew J. Korpman - Episode 378

July 15, 2020

Saying No To God with Matthew J. Korpman - Episode 378

Saying 'NO' to God (with Mathew J. Korpman) — The Story Church Project

My guest today on Voices In My Head is Matthew J. Korpman. Matthew is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church who has served as both a student pastor and chaplain within the denomination and has also served as a homilist for various parishes outside the denomination, including the Episcopal church. He holds three Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Theology, Archaeology, Philosophy, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Screenwriting, all from La Sierra University. In his new book Saying No to God: A Radical Approach to Reading the Bible Faithfully, Matthew makes the case that Blessed are those who defy God. Although bumper stickers abound that propose otherwise, the Bible itself reveals that just because “God says it,” does not, in fact, mean “that settles it.” On the contrary, Korpman contends that a close reading of Scripture reveals that God does not want us to blindly obey him, but rather, invites us to “lock hands” with him and fight. The purpose of this book is to show another way to understand the Bible, one in which readers are not asked to accept what God says, but on the contrary: to say no to it, not because they merely want to, but because the God of the Bible actually requires it.

Links for Matthew J. Korpman

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Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/2BW4gOh

 

Mathew’s Web Site: www.matthewjkorpman.com

 

Book Web Site: www.sayingnotogod.com

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Word Balloon’s John Siuntres - Episode 377

Word Balloon’s John Siuntres - Episode 377

July 7, 2020

Word Balloon's John Siuntres - Episode 377

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My guest on this episode of Voices In My Head is John Siuntres.

John is a pioneer in the realm of podcasting and his show, Word Balloon, is one of the greatest comic conversation shows ever made. He even has an Ultimate Spider-Man comic book character named after him (Principle Siuntres).

WORDBALLOON features one on one interviews with the writers and artists behind today's pop culture favorites. The creative minds behind today's hottest comics, films, and Television , tell behind the scene stories providing a DVD like commentary on their works, without spoiling the stories.

I’ve been a Word Ballon listener for over a decade and I’m thrilled to dig a little deeper and find out more about the man who created it.

--Rick Lee James

 

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Word Balloon Web Site

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Saint Francis - Episode 376

Saint Francis - Episode 376

July 1, 2020

Saint Francis - Episode 376

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This is the book I read from and talk about in the show tonight, Francis of Assisi In His Own Words. You can find it at this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1640600191/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1640600191&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=d26585bda4ddbf791eb4611b076ec8a2

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A Jewish Conversation with Rabbi Cary Kozberg (Re-Release) - Episode 375

A Jewish Conversation with Rabbi Cary Kozberg (Re-Release) - Episode 375

June 24, 2020

A Jewish Conversation with Rabbi Cary Kozberg (Re-Release) - Episode 375

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This week's episode of Voices In My Head was recorded live at temple Sholom in Springfield Ohio in 2017. Rabbi Cary Kozberg was gracious enough to sit down for a bit to discuss the things that we share in common as people of faith. It is our belief that in Judaism and Christianity there is a whole lot more that we share in common than what divides us. This is the first of what we hope will be many inter-faith dialogues between the Voices In My Head Podcast and of people of other faith. There is so much in this world that we can learn from each other, no matter how young or how old we are.

Bio for Cary Kozberg

Rabbi Cary Kozberg is currently serving as Rabbi of Temple Sholom in Springfield Ohio—the position he first held after his rabbinical ordination in 1977.

Rabbi Kozberg served as Director of Religious Life at Wexner Heritage Village, a senior residential care facility in Columbus, Ohio, from 1989 to 2015.

 

magna cum laude graduate of the University of Texas (Phi Beta Kappa), Rabbi Kozberg received his Masters of Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.  He served as Rabbi of Temple Sholom from 1977 to 1980, and then as of Beth Israel Congregation in Roanoke, VA from 1980 to 1982.

 

From 1982 to 1987, Rabbi Kozberg was the Hillel Director at the University of Texas in Austin, and then spent two years as a kibbutznik in Israel at Neve Ilan.

 

As Director of Religious Life for Wexner Heritage Village from 1989 to 2015, he developed and broadened religious and spiritual programming for both Jewish and non-Jewish residents, their families and staff, and worked to integrate spiritual values into WHV’s program of providing holistic care to older adults.  

 

He is a Board Certified Chaplain, and an active member of the National Association of Jewish chaplains, having received that organization’s “Chaplain of the Year” Award in 2012.

 

Rabbi Kozberg is a Past Chair of the Forum on Religion Spirituality and Aging, a constituent group of the American Society on Aging, and a past editor of FORSA’s quarterly newsletter. A published author and poet, he has presented workshops and seminars around the country, and is a nationally recognized resource on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological challenges that face older adults and their families.  His many publications include Honoring Broken Tablets: A Jewish Approach to Dementia (Jewish Lights Publishing), “The Whole World is Full of God’s Glory” in Broken Fragments: Jewish Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through Diagnosis, Adaptation, and Moving On, edited by Rabbi Douglas Kohn (URJ Press), and Flourishing In The Later Years: Jewish Pastoral Perspectives on Senior Residential Care, co-edited with Rabbi James Michaels (Mazo Publishing).  He has been an Instructor in the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School for Jewish Education in Columbus, and is a Past President of the Columbus Board of Rabbis.   As part of his commitment to healthy and sacred living, Rabbi Kozberg is committed to physical fitness and teaches personal self-defense techniques to children, teens and adults.

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God and Hamilton with Guest Kevin Cloud  - Episode 374

God and Hamilton with Guest Kevin Cloud  - Episode 374

June 17, 2020

God and Hamilton with Guest Kevin Cloud  - Episode 374

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On July 3rd, Hamilton, featuring the original 2015 Broadway production of the smash hip-hop musical, releases on Disney+. Having captured the collective imagination of audiences across the globe, Hamilton has been woven into the cultural fabric of society, shedding light on issues such as immigration, gender equality, diversity, and race. But it has also raised deeply spiritual issues found throughout the life of Alexander Hamilton. 

 

The often forgotten and overlooked Founding Father, Hamilton, an orphan and immigrant from the Caribbean, impacted the government of the early republic as much as, if not more than, any other Founding Father. As Kevin Cloud, a pastor and author, details in his book, God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired (Deep River Books), Hamilton’s life story serves as a lens through which we can learn more about God and our ourselves, with themes like grace, faith, shame, doubt, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption.

 

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Web Site: https://www.godandhamilton.com/

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Royce Lovett - Episode 373

Royce Lovett - Episode 373

June 10, 2020

Royce Lovett - Episode 373

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Royce Lovett has been making music since he was a kid in Tallahassee Florida.

Royce’s star has been steadily rising over the years, but his soothing-yet-gritty reggae/rock performances as a contestant on the last season of NBC’s The Voice made him a recognizable face around the nation. While The Voice viewers saw a distinctly reggae side of Royce, his albums are musically quite diverse, mixing rap, hip-hop, rock and reggae with a whole lot of soul.

I met Royce in 2018 at UTR Media’s Escape To The Lake Event near Chicago Illinois. I found his performance to be like nothing I had ever seen. His music and his message mesmerized every person in the audience that evening and to say the least, I wasn’t too surprised to see him on a national TV show like The Voice.

But it wasn’t just Royce’s voice that left an impression on me, it was his heart and the way that He allowed God to minister through him with the performance he gave. I would still classify it as one of the most meaningful live performances that I personally have experienced.

I invited Royce here today for two reasons, I love his music and I wanted a chance to showcase it on my show, but I also wanted to let him share from his heart as a black man, a parent, a son, and a person of faith living in the United States in 2020.

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A Star Trek Conversation with Mike Poteet - Episode 372

A Star Trek Conversation with Mike Poteet - Episode 372

June 3, 2020

A Star Trek Conversation with Mike Poteet - Episode 372

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On September 8, 1966, NBC aired the first episode of a new TV series about a starship on a five year mission of space exploration. That series was called, Star Trek. The first episode told of an endangered shape-shifting, salt-sucking alien posing as a human woman to lure prey to its lair. Over 50 years, nearly 1000 episodes, at least 8 spin-off series, and 13 movies later, we’ve yet to meet any shape shifting salt vampires in real life.
 
We have however seen a surprising number of ideas and technologies that appeared on the shows over the years have come to pass in the real world. We wanted to talk about some of those things as well and social and theological implications of the show.
 
Ministry Matters™ | Mike Poteet
Mike Poteet is a Presbyterian minister (PCUSA), currently serving the larger church as a curriculum writer. He, his wife, and their two children live near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
I’ve invited him here today to talk about Star Trek.

     

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Dan Koch Is Giving You Permission - Episode 371

Dan Koch Is Giving You Permission - Episode 371

May 27, 2020

Dan Koch Is Giving You Permission - Episode 371

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Dan Koch is the host of the popular podcast You Have Permission, which deals with theology, science, prayer, psychology, and related topics. His listeners range from moderate Evangelicals to Progressive/Liberal Christians, with a few non-religious folks sprinkled in.

Recently, Dan conducted 20 interviews around the topic of End Times theology and its relationship to mental health issues as part of his doctoral dissertation in psychology. He has turned those 20 conversations into a 4-part highly-produced series, currently airing now on the You Have Permission podcast feed. The stories include self-proclaimed prophetesses, doomsday prepping, praying the Rapture would keep a young man from having to live out a gay lifestyle, and more. Dan also deals with topics on his show like Universal Salvation, Trump & Evangelicals, his own faith story of anxiety and control vs. awe and wonder, Old Testament violence, Purity Culture, and LGBT Affirmation.

 

Dan's Website: 

http://dankoch.net/

 

You Have Permission Podcast Web Site:

https://www.dankochwords.com/yhp.html

     

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Kerri Pomarolli Is A Proverbs 32 Woman - Episode 370

Kerri Pomarolli Is A Proverbs 32 Woman - Episode 370

May 20, 2020

Kerri Pomarolli Is A Proverbs 32 Woman - Episode 370

 
 
 
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Kerri Pomarolli is a national headlining standup comedian who has worked with everyone from Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Sherri Shepherd, Carol Channing, and Jerry Lewis. She's been featured on The Tonight Show 29 times, Comedy Central, ABC and more. She is a popular TV host, actor, celebrity correspondent (Showbiz Tonight), currently writing films for the Hallmark Channel, and an “out of the closet” Christian in Hollywood.
 
As a sought-after comedian living in Hollywood, Kerri understands the pressure to keep up impossible standards and present a perfect image. In her book, Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman: How I Went from Messed Up to Blessed Up Without Changing a Single Thing (Harvest House Publishers), Kerri turns the notion of perfection on its head and bravely shares the messiness of her life in her trademark witty style.
 
She delves into the struggles of the modern woman tired of trying and failing to live up to Pinterest-looking, air-brushed, and Insta-filtered “real life” role models telling her she’s not quite good enough. Kerri discusses and encourages readers with two things they can hold onto for longer than their smartphone: genuine self-awareness and humble God-awareness.

 

 Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman: How I Went from Messed Up to ...

Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/2ZmWSob

Website         www.kerripom.com   

Social Media Handles:     

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerripom

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kerripom/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KerriPomarolli/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kerripom

 

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Clay Finnesand and North Point Worship - Episode 369

Clay Finnesand and North Point Worship - Episode 369

May 13, 2020

Clay Finnesand and North Point Worship - Episode 369

 

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North Point Worship members traversed the nation this past fall on The Faith Tour with Jordan Feliz.

Pictured (l-r) are Alex Thompson, Clay Finnesand, Jordan Feliz, Heath Balltzglier and Brandon Coker.

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North Point Worship’s first recording, No One Higher, released in 2012 and hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. The album was followed by 2015’s Hear that soared to No. 2 on the chart while further hitting the Billboard Top 200 for the first time. Signing with Centricity Music in 2017, the group released the EP Nothing Ordinary, which featured its song “Death Was Arrested” that is being heard across the globe and has been re-recorded by artists like Aaron Shust and Laura Story. Five more EPs have released to critical acclaim, including Nothing Ordinary, Pt. 1 (Live)and Pt. 2 (Live), the Christmas offering Ring The Bells (2018), North Point InsideOut (2018) and Abundantly More (2019).

 

Clay Finnesand from North Point Worship has stopped by for a visit today to catch us up on some of the exciting new things that are happening with North Point Worship, even in these strange times of social isolation that we are living in.

 

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North Point Worship Music Link: https://amzn.to/2W6CIgh

 

For all the latest North Point Worship tour, music, song tutorials and more news, visit http://northpointmusic.org/, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and  Apple Music.

 

 

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The Good Life with Derwin L. Gray - Episode 368

The Good Life with Derwin L. Gray - Episode 368

May 6, 2020

The Good Life with Derwin L. Gray - Episode 368

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Dr. Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Gray met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University (BYU). They have been married since 1992 and have two adult children. After graduating from BYU, he played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers. 

In 2008, Gray graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude with a Master of 

Divinity, with a concentration in Apologetics. While there, he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher Dr. Norman Geisler. In 2018, Gray received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary under Dr. Scot McKnight. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Gray is the author of “Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart” (2009), “Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future” (2013), “Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study” (2015) and “The High- Definition Leader” (2015). 

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Derwin L Gray Web Site: https://www.derwinlgray.com 

 

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Kevin King & Grace Worship- Episode 367

Kevin King & Grace Worship- Episode 367

April 29, 2020

Kevin King & Grace Worship - Episode 367

 

Kevin King's Personal Testimony – May Christ Be All

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Growing up a musician, many churches will quickly throw you up on their stage. Starting to “lead” worship when I was in college, I admittedly had no idea what I was doing, but, like a good performer, I could pretend pretty well.

            Going to grad school, I began to lead worship at a large budding church and got quickly caught up in the production of the worship event. I inadvertently learned that successful worship meant a successful “experience.” This way of worship leading produced a team of tired musicians and dry hearts.

            I began attending conferences with the “coolest” artists and found my heart swept up in the temptation to be in the “in crowd” - to be known, noticed, and admired. By what these conferences seemed to preach (or what I ended up hearing) was that if I had the right team, the right lights, the right songs, and enough fervor, we would get there. I didn’t really know where the “there” was, but I knew I should be going there. My heart now pines to tell every 20 something beginning their worship leading career that this well quickly runs dry.

When worship leaders look for the “quick fix” or the “answer” to effective worship leading, we have forgotten our true calling: to simply be an arrow that points the hungry heart to the all-satisfying Christ. We are not first production designers, rock stars, artists, or icons. We are under-shepherds under the Great Shepherd. Our game is a long game, and our calling is a slow one. We don’t coerce experiences. We shepherd hearts by the deep well of the Living Word. We lean in to those who criticize us. We love them warts and all. We model the compassion of our God who all day long holds out his hands to an obstinate people (Isaiah 65). What is our greatest resource in Worship Leading? It is the true and better Worship Leader who delights to will and work in us for his good pleasure (Phil 2).

As Grace Worship has approached this project, it has been a relief to continually sing and pray “let your grace my pride relieve,” as I learn to trust that Christ’s work is infinitely more effective than my own. It is a cathartic joy to refocus the goal of my heart from performer to worshiper. I will frequently feel the weight of responsibility that whispers to me, “Without you, this would all fall apart.” Oh how deceiving a thought that plays on my need to be needed, while causing me to work myself into the ground. It is the Friend of Sinners, who leads me beside still waters and restores my soul, that reminds me that my greatest joy in life is to be an empty vessel filled with Christ. And so I pray again today that Jesus would mercifully strike down the first Adam within me to make way for the Second. May Christ be all, and I be nothing.

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All the latest Grace Worship music news and more can be found at www.graceworship.com, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

About Grace Worship:

Grace Worship is the worship ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, IL, a church that is passionate about making the gospel known through song and story. Before Jesus went to the cross, He prayed that His church would be one (John 17). Grace Worship desires to write and share songs that advance this mission through theologically rich and creatively beautiful art. By pulling from the heritage of Christian hymnody and integrating the church songs of today, the worship team hopes to make much of Jesus’ unifying mission through music that equips the church for worship across generations.

 

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-Platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

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Kurtis Parks - Episode 366

Kurtis Parks - Episode 366

April 22, 2020

Kurtis Parks - Episode 366

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About Kurtis Parks:

Having written over 1,200 songs across several musical genres, Kurtis Parks has been a top 50 American Idol (fourth season) finalist, been featured on the Fox Morning Show, BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, and had his “Forever Changed” song (written for his beloved Virginia Tech community after the April 2007 tragedy) featured on NBC News and CNN. Sharing the stage with such well-known artists as John Mayer, Howie Day, Sanctus Real, Reliant K, Gungor, Ben Folds and many more, Parks’ worship choruses are also sung around the world in churches every weekend. Producing over 50 albums for various Christian artists nationwide and serving as worship director from 2010 to 2017 at Washington, DC-based National Community Church (NCC), Parks founded Bridges Nashville church in 2018 where he serves as lead pastor. He also released his first book in 2016, Sound Check, a book on authentic worship, as well as his first Kurtis Parks and Friends kids album, Story Songs from Scripture. Speaking, leading worship and preaching at conferences and festivals nationally, He and his wife Sarah are based in Nashville and have two children, Norah and Moses.

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Worship team members from downtown Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridges Nashville church spent the week of March 23, 2020 recording video and audio from their respective homes for their new single "Jesus You Are" releasing today (Good Friday, April 10) from Venture3Media (V3M). The song is available now at Apple MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle Play and additional digital and streaming outlets globally. A Bridges Nashville: Jesus You Are Deluxe Version is also available as exclusives from Apple Music and iTunes.

 

Following back-to-back hardships faced by the church planted Sept. 2018 by Kurtis Parks in partnership with National Community Church, a multi-site church led by Pastor and NY Times best-selling author Mark Batterson, “Jesus You Are” has been an anthem for the church to sing over the last couple months.

 

“Worship songs can become altar-moments to God’s faithfulness, even in a tough season,” shares Parks, Bridges Nashville’s lead pastor and co-writer of the song with worship leader Delaney Ramsdell.

 

Over the last couple months, the church, which gathers at The Listening Room Café in downtown Nashville, had all of its signage, worship and production equipment stolen followed a week later by a devastating tornado that ripped through the areas of Nashville the church serves. Now dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Bridges Nashville’s worship team remotely gathered online from their sheltering locations across the US to record the song from their homes. “From Texas to Virginia, and all in between, while social distancing, we were unified in worship,” shares Parks.

 

With Travis Flynn editing the resulting iPhone video and Patrick McDermott and Cordell Bay mixing the audio, Bridges Nashville initially shared the “Jesus You Are” recording on its Facebook page April 3, which was quickly viewed by tens-of-thousands and shared hundreds of times.

 

“We knew that this is a song for right now, for our world and what we are all going through,” says Parks in the song story video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGmQuY2csxw&feature=youtu.be. “The words of the bridge say that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the Son of Truth. If there are two things our world needs to be reminded of right now, it’s that God is peace in the midst the storm and Jesus is the way, the truth and the life even among confusion and much doubting. I pray that as you listen to this song, it’s an inspiration and hope-filling for you today.”

 

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Jesus You are, Jesus You are

More of You, less of me

Who is worth everything

Jesus You are, Jesus You are

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For all the latest Bridges Nashville news, visit www.bridgesnashville.comInstagramFacebookTwitter and YouTube.

About Bridges Nashville:

A community-driven, Gospel-centered church meeting at The Listening Room Café downtown Nashville, Bridges Nashville combines music and message, teaching the Scriptures through song and focusing on discipleship, relationship and worship. With shorter, TED-style sermons on Sundays, the church engages in mission and community work throughout the week and is dedicated to seeing the residents of urban Nashville discover the love of God, the hope of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

About Venture3Media:

Venture3Media is a global music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and movie expertise. V3M provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 7Digital, Google Music, Facebook, Pandora, Tidal, Sirius and Rhapsody. Physical distribution includes online retailers such as Amazon, national retail chains, sub-distributors and internationally through well-established licensee’s and distributors.

 

Looking for some music during your time at home?

Buy Rick Lee James Music on Bandcamp: www.RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com

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QuarantEaster 2020 - Episode 365

QuarantEaster 2020 - Episode 365

April 15, 2020

QuarantEaster 2020 - Episode 365

The quarantine continues, but so does the resurrection. Join me today for a few reflections on QuarantEaster 2020.

 

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

 

Looking for some music during your time at home?

Buy Rick Lee James Music on Bandcamp: www.RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com

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Good Friday With WILLIAM WILLIMON’s Lectionary Sermon Resource - Episode 364

Good Friday With WILLIAM WILLIMON’s Lectionary Sermon Resource - Episode 364

April 8, 2020

Good Friday With WILLIAM WILLIMON's Lectionary Sermon Resource - Episode 364

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Will Willimon served as the Dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for two decades. He returned to Duke after serving a Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. Willimon is the author of over 70 books. In early 2018 he released, “Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Confronting Racism Through Preaching”. We had a discussion about that book on this podcast shortly after it released, then last year Dr. Willimon came back on the show to talk about his Memoir Accidental Preacher and again we had a wonderful discussion about his life and ministry. In 2020, he released a powerful sermon resource for ministers who use the Revised Common Lectionary in their preaching and service planning called Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource.

 

To purchase William Willimon's New book, click below:

https://amzn.to/2XirYwn

 

William Willimon's Blog: https://willwillimon.wordpress.com/

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Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies - Episode 363

Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies - Episode 363

April 1, 2020

Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies

This week I'm sharing a new episode of my other Podcast, Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast. Because we are all dealing with loss in many ways I thought it might be a good idea to share an episode like this one that deals with loss and the death of a pet.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

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Hosted by Rick Lee James

Mister Rogers Quotes on Twitter: @MisterRogersSay

Rick Lee James on Twitter: @RickLeeJames

Rick Lee James Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Eat. Pie. Love. with Tara Royer Steele: Episode 362

Eat. Pie. Love. with Tara Royer Steele: Episode 362

March 25, 2020

Eat. Pie. Love. with Tara Royer Steele: Episode 362

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At 12-years-old Tara Royer Steele started working as a waitress in her family’s restaurant in rural Texas where she endured the pressures of running a business and trying to meet her father’s high expectations. It was in the kitchen where she found the most joy baking specialty pies which quickly became famous around town.

In her book EAT PIE LOVE (BroadStreet Publishing), Tara shares some of her delicious pie recipes and uses the analogy of pie baking to remind us that our lives can become messy, or unsavory, from the ingredients or choices we make. But when we trust the hands of our Creator, we can experience wholeness and the sweeter side to life.

Links for Tara Royer Steele 

https://www.royerspiehaven.com/

 www.facebook.com/tararoyersteele 

www.Twitter.com/tararoyersteele 

https://www.instagram.com/tararoyersteele/

 

Buy The Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1424559464/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1424559464&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=44ab9a81cdada1b090e39d9df0984a32

 

As Always...Thank You For Listening To Voices In My Head

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About Your Host: Rick Lee James

For more information on Rick Lee James, visit www.rickleejames.com, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his official podcast at www.voicesinmyheadpodcast.com, and get a daily dose of wisdom from Mister Rogers at @MisterRogersSay.

“Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast” podcast can be heard HERE.Request the “Thunder Radio Special” at www.crwradiopromotions.com

Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Pandemics and Kickstarters: Episode 361

Pandemics and Kickstarters: Episode 361

March 18, 2020

Pandemics and Kickstarters: Episode 361

 

 

As Always...Thank You For Listening To Voices In My Head

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About Your Host: Rick Lee James

For more information on Rick Lee James, visit www.rickleejames.com, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his official podcast at www.voicesinmyheadpodcast.com, and get a daily dose of wisdom from Mister Rogers at @MisterRogersSay.

“Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast” podcast can be heard HERE.Request the “Thunder Radio Special” at www.crwradiopromotions.com

Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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DAVE TROUT OF UTR MEDIA and WHITE OWL MUSIC FEST - Episode 360

DAVE TROUT OF UTR MEDIA and WHITE OWL MUSIC FEST - Episode 360

March 11, 2020

DAVE TROUT OF UTR MEDIA and WHITE OWL MUSIC FEST - Episode 360

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UTR is putting on Music City's newest music festival! Come spend a day on the farm with Sara GrovesBrothers McClurgJoy IkeAndrew Greer and a half dozen more amazing artists.... May 24 (and all weekend). 

http://whiteowlmusicfest.com/

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Overcome By Fear - Rick Lee James - Episode 359

Overcome By Fear - Rick Lee James - Episode 359

March 4, 2020

Overcome By Fear - Rick Lee James - Episode 359

This episode was recorded live on Transfiguration Sunday 2020. 

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PHIL KEAGGY & INSTRUMENTS OF JOY founder JOSHUA MACLEOD  - Episode 358

PHIL KEAGGY & INSTRUMENTS OF JOY founder JOSHUA MACLEOD  - Episode 358

February 26, 2020

PHIL KEAGGY and INSTRUMENTS OF JOY founder JOSHUA MACLEOD  - Episode 358

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There are thousands of aspiring musicians in the developing world who lack the necessary resources to purchase quality musical instruments. People living in impoverished communities need the joy and inspiration that music provides. Instruments of Joy, a Christian-based 501c3 nonprofit organization collects instruments in Nashville and gets them to needy communities in the developing world.

JOSHUA MACLEOD, who has worked on relief and development projects in more than 18 countries worldwide founded Instruments of Joy in 2013.

 

Phil KEaggy is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian music and mainstream markets. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world's top-three "finger-style", as well as "finger-picking", guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers' polls.

 

On March 6th, 2020 PHIL KEAGGY will be headlining a benefit for Instrumentsof Joy alongside renown artists Audrey Assad, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor

JOSHUA and PHIL both stopped by the podcast to tell us more about this great ministry.

 

Phil Keaggy’s Web Site: http://www.philkeaggy.com/

 

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Music heard on today's show is from this album! Buy It Now 

 

Instruments of Joy Web Site: https://instrumentsofjoy.org/

 Purchase Tickets for the Instruments of Joy Benefit Concert: https://instrumentsofjoy.org/events/

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Stories With WILLIAM WILLIMON - Episode 357

Stories With WILLIAM WILLIMON - Episode 357

February 19, 2020

Stories With WILLIAM WILLIMON - Episode 357

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Will Willimon served as the Dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Chistian Ministry at Duke University for two decades. He returned to Duke after serving a Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. Willimon is the author of over 70 books. In early 2018 he released, “Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Confronting Racism Through Preaching”. We had a discussion about that book on this podcast shortly after it released, then last year Dr. Willimon came back on the show to talk about his Memoir Accidental Preacher and again we had a wonderful discussion about his life and ministry. Well in 2020, he has yet again released another new book called Stories by Willimon, a collection of some of his most beloved, memorable, and impactful stories. Dr. Willimon has graciously stopped by our podcast for a visit again today so that we can talk about Stories, and I am grateful to him for that.

 

To purchase William Willimon's New book, Stories By Willimon, click below:

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William Willimon's Blog: https://willwillimon.wordpress.com/

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Lindsay Huggins Episode 356 - Voices In My Head Podcast

Lindsay Huggins Episode 356 - Voices In My Head Podcast

February 12, 2020

Lindsay Huggins Episode 356 - Voices In My Head Podcast

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Lindsay Huggins has been singing and ministering as a solo recording artist and worship leader for 10 years now. After 5 years working for country music superstar Reba McEntire, Lindsay in now focused on her own music career. She and her family of four now spend a lot of time together on the road together in a motorhome going from gig to gig. She has a busy schedule but I am so glad that we she was able to take the time to stop by for a visit and tell us all about her new album, “Things I Take For Granted.”

 

Here are a few important links:

ONLINE LINKS:

Official Website: www.lindsayhuggins.com

Facebook.com/lindsayhugginsmusic

Twitter: @lindsaylou33
Instagram: @lindsaylou3384
YouTube.com/hugginsproductions

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Dr. Jeff Brodsky and The Fight To End Human Trafficking - Episode 355

Dr. Jeff Brodsky and The Fight To End Human Trafficking - Episode 355

February 5, 2020

Dr. Jeff Brodsky and The Fight To End Human Trafficking - Episode 355

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Dr. Jeff Brodsky is a world-renowned author and global expert in the field of anti-trafficking.  Through his years of experience and vast knowledge, he has shared powerful, potentially life-saving message to people all ages. 

On July 19th, 2010, Dr. Jeff began living totally barefoot to show solidarity and bring awareness to the plight of children being held as sex slaves around the world. He has now been barefoot for nearly 10 years!

In his ministry he has led ten, 101 mile walks across Death Valley, performed as Snuggles the Love Clown, and in 1983 rode a bicycle from California to New York City.

In less than 90 days, at 67 years of age and after two heart attacks, Dr. Jeff will embark on another cross-country bike ride from Disneyland in California to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida on April 1, 2020. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, there is no one on record who has attempted to bicycle that far in bare feet.

Dr. Jeff Brodsky is here today to talk about all this and more.

Here are a few important links:
https://www.joy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/jeffbrodsky

Jeff's Books:
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Ryan Clair - Among The Pines - Episode 354

Ryan Clair - Among The Pines - Episode 354

January 29, 2020

Episode 354: Ryan Clair - Among The Pines

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Born and raised in a small mountain community in southern California, Ryan Clair was the first born child to a young mom who did all she could to raise a kid amidst trials, heartache and broken relationships. Though she didn't play, music was something Ryan's mother shared with him at an early age. Music has a way to help escape reality and bring a sense of joy and peace in the moments of pain and uncertainty.

In his early teens, Ryan Clair picked up his guitar and spent much of his life playing in bands, finding out who he was as a musician.

A few years later, a now married Ryan Clair, a father of 5, has reached a place where he feels at home in his life and his music.

Ryan writes songs that tell his story, a journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.

In 2018 Ryan Clair's 'Less Traveled Road' LP introduced us to his impressive, gritty, southern rock chops with an absolute barn burner of a record. The year 2019 found Ryan adjusting course in more ways than one: he made the westward move to the scenic Pacific Northwest where, inspired by his new surroundings, he penned a starkly minimal sophomore album.

 This brings us to the present:

His newest album,

Among the Pines, released on January 24th, 2020.

 'Among the Pines' is a musical journey of the soul with Clair positioned as the narrator on a solo trek through the mountains. Intentionally never reaching the sheer rock bigness his previous album had, he instead steers into an alt-country simplicity that flows from song to song.

Ryan Clair is here to for visit with us today!

 

 

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Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

January 22, 2020

Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

The new radio special highlights five songs from James’ critically-acclaimed 13-track album, Thunder, released in February, and features his thoughtful commentary on each selection. “I think part of the reason we often connect so deeply with a song is that the story behind it draws us in and gives us a deeper connection with both the music and the artist,” James reflects. “The powerful thing about the format of a documentary-style radio special like this one is that it allows me to share my heart through both the songs and the stories.”

Throughout the half-hour special, James shares the story behind the project’s title track—a previously unreleased song co-written by the late Rich Mullins. In addition, the singer reveals his thoughts surrounding the deeply personal “The Lord Is Our Shepherd,” a song he wrote as a love letter to the multiple children he and his wife have lost to miscarriage. Other selections spotlighted on the radio special include “Whom Have I In Heaven But You (Psalm 73),” “Glory To God The Trinity (Trinity Hymn)” and “Stay.”

Just like he creates thought-provoking conversations around the songs he writes and records, James has become a well-known podcaster, sparking dialogue with a variety of well-known artists. He’s recorded well over 300 episodes for his official podcast, “Voices In My Head,” where he’s interviewed leading singer/songwriters, including Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves and Keith Getty, among others. In addition, he recently launched a limited series podcast called “Welcome To The Neighborhood,” in memory of the beloved Fred Rogers. Personally inspired by Mister Rogers and the wisdom he shared over his lifetime, James launched a Twitter account @MisterRogersSay in 2017, where he posts quotes from the iconic children’s television star. The account is currently averaging 1K new followers each week. For James, it’s simply one more way to spread the Gospel message.

“I honestly believe that running the Mister Rogers Quotes account @MisterRogersSay has been one of the best ministries of my life,” he shares. “Fred Rogers always reminded us, with his Christlike spirit, that we are people who are dearly loved and that everyone has worth. All these years after he passed away, it’s amazing to see the impact on our lives that his words still have, because they were spoken in truth and love.”

The first six episodes of the exclusive “Welcome To The Neighborhood” podcast can be heard HERE.Request the “Thunder Radio Special” at www.crwradiopromotions.com. For more information on Rick Lee James, visit www.rickleejames.com, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his official podcast at www.voicesinmyheadpodcast.com, and get a daily dose of wisdom from Mister Rogers at @MisterRogersSay.

  

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Episode 352: The Evangelicals

Episode 352: The Evangelicals

January 15, 2020

Episode 352: The Evangelicals Jeremy THompson and Jonathan Burkey

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On each episode of The Evangelicals Podcast, hosts Jeremy Thompson and Jonathan Burkey try and help people think critically, discussing identity and cultural topics with a Christian lens. On their show, they ask questions about how a Christian might see these topics from a Biblical perspective. They are here today this week to give us a glimpse us behind the scenes, to talk about the original meaning of the word evangelical, and their mission to reclaim it's true meaning.  

  

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Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

January 8, 2020

Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

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Betty Maxwell grew up in a double-wide trailer on a modest farm in rural Georgia. She preferred spending time with her family, friends, and farm animals over studying for her Catholic high school classes. She always dreamed of becoming an actress and a vocal performer.

After high school, Betty accepted a college scholarship to study theatre and music. Despite her initial hesitation, she pursued the world of pageantry once she realized it was an opportunity to showcase her vocal talents and earn additional scholarships. She never expected her pursuits would lead her to be crowned Miss America in 2016.

In her new memoir, Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl to Miss America (from BroadStreet Publishing), Betty takes us through her childhood, her pageant journey, her year as Miss America, her fairytale wedding, and more. Betty offers wisdom on school, family, self-esteem, dreams, dating, disappointment, and loss.

 

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Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

January 1, 2020

Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

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Reed Jones is a musician, a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and songwriter, faith journeyman,  a husband, a fathera teacher and so much more. Heavily influenced by bluegrass legend Tony Rice, Jones has played with bands like Unlimited Tradition, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Cumberland Gap, and the acclaimed international bluegrass act Audie Blaylock and Redline. 

 

With Redline, Jones helped record I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky, which boasted several charting singles, including the number one “Cry, Cry, Darlin'.”  Jones also wrote and recorded “The Road That Winds,” the title track off Redline’s 2016 release that was featured as the theme song for The Travel Channel series Backroad Gold. 

 

Redline’s most recent release, 2019’s Originalist, contains four songs that Jones write or co-wrote. 2 of those songs, “The Gate Called Beautiful (Acts 3)” and “Love is an Awful Thing” have both reached number one on the Bluegrass charts, with the latter holding that spot for three weeks.

 

Reed Jones is here with me today to share some coffee, some conversation, and some live music.

 

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Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

December 18, 2019

Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

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 From her debut at age 16, Jaci Velasquez experienced a amazing, roller coaster career. She  had number one hit songs, platinum albums, Grammy nominations, but  almost as quickly as she rose to fame, she lost it all… her record label, her reputation and even her marriage. In her new book, “When God Rescripts Your Life” Jaci shares her journey of ups and downs with grace, humor, and trust that  the story God is writing is much richer than any story we could have dreamed of ourselves.

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Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

December 11, 2019

Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

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The song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is a mainstay of the holiday season, but the practice of celebrating Christmas as a twelve-day festival fell out of fashion long ago in most cultures. In Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas, author Chris Marchand explores the history behind the season and individual feast days from December 25 to January 6, and then offers suggestions for how you can celebrate it with your family, church, or community. Marchand is an author, a church music leader, a teacher and a Pastor in the Anglican Church of North America and he’s here to discuss his new book with me today.

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Episode 347: Stephen McNeill Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade 

Episode 347: Stephen McNeill Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade 

December 4, 2019

Episode 347: Stephen McNeill Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade 

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Stephen McNeill is a songwriter and music teacher who lives just outside of Memphis Tennessee. 

In 2017, Stephen released his first collection of congregational songs called Centerpiece: Songs of Gospel Community. The songs on Centerpiece were born of Stephen’s experience serving as an elder in his church and walking with his community through the complexities of wrestling with Scripture and believing the Gospel in every area of life. Because of the album’s underlying theme of community, Stephen enlisted the help of a number of friends and worship leaders to bring the songs to life. 

 

On November 29th, Stephen released Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade, the second in what he hopes to be a continuing series of congregational albums.

Stephen is here to talk about this new album and more.

Stephen McNeill's Web Site: https://stephenmcneillmusic.blogspot.com/

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Episode 346: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers

Episode 346: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers

November 27, 2019

Episode 346: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers 

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Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn’t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are. 

In the book, Exactly as You Are, Shea Tuttle looks at Fred Rogers’s life, the people and places that made him who he was, and his work through Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She pays particular attention to his faith—because Fred Rogers was a deeply spiritual person, ordained by his church with a one-of-a-kind charge: to minister to children and families through television. 

Tuttle explores this kind, influential, and sometimes surprising man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be.

 Shea Tuttle's Web Site: https://www.sheatuttle.com/

Shea Tuttle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SheaTuttle

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About the Author:

Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers and co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Her essays have appeared at Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, The Other Journal, Role Reboot and Jenny. She holds an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Shea lives in Virginia with her family.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 345: Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox with Author Jennifer DeRoss

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 345: Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox with Author Jennifer DeRoss

November 20, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 345: Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox with Author Jennifer DeRoss 

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Gardner Fox wrote over 4000 comic book stories, and co-created such enduring heroes as The Flash and Hawkman, Inspired a generation of comic book writers.  He wrote dozens of novels and yet his story has never fully been told, until now. From his youth in Brooklyn, to his decades as a pulp fiction and comic book author, to his lasting legacy, Jennifer DeRoss tells the timely tale Gardner Fox in her new book, Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox. Jennifer DeRoss, welcome to Voices In My Head.

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Jennifer DeRoss was born in San Jose, California, but spent most of her formative years in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Living without electricity until the age of nine, reading was a main source of entertainment and comic books were included in her reading materials right from the start. As an adult, she moved to Eugene, Oregon, and earned her master’s degree at the University of Oregon, where she studied comics with a main focus on the modern American superhero. Her other fields of focus include queer studies, television studies, and biographical studies. She is currently a proud mother of two boys and working as an instructional specialist at Lane Community College, where she is helping to develop and implement an early outreach and referral program to better ensure student success. In addition, she co-founded, and contributes to, the female-led fandom website Sirens of Sequentials. She has previously written pieces on Swamp Thing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Orphan Black, and More.

Jennifer DeRoss Web Site: https://comicfanjennifer.wordpress.com/author/tikamajere316yahoocom/

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 344: CityServe co-founder and chairman, Dave Donaldson

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 344: CityServe co-founder and chairman, Dave Donaldson

November 13, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 344: CityServe co-founder and chairman, Dave Donaldson

 

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In 2014, a staggering 46.5 million Americans* did not have enough food in the home, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. CityServe International co-founders Dave Donaldson, and Wendell Vinson believe that’s tragic in one of the most prosperous nations in the world.

 

Both men are on a mission to revolutionize and mobilize local churches, businesses, and governments to become agents of transformation in their communities. While they recognize food as one area of desperate need, they acknowledge that many people face unmet spiritual, mental, and social needs.

 

In the book, CityServe: Your Guide to Church-Based Compassion , Donaldson and Vinson have compiled the models, principles, and strategies used by organizations and leaders across the country to equip the local church and everyday reader to better serve their communities.

 

Dave Donaldson is the is co-founder and chairman for CityServe International and he’s my guest today on the show. Dave Donaldson, welcome to Voices In My Head.

 

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Dave Donaldson is the former national director of Operation Blessing, co-founder of Convoy of Hope, and a board member for the Courage Award Foundation, a partner of the National Football League (NFL). A veteran of Washington, DC, he served on the National Council for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), and now is co-founder and chairman for CityServe International.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 343: Grace Anna Sings with Grace Anna and Angela Ray Rodgers

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 343: Grace Anna Sings with Grace Anna and Angela Ray Rodgers

November 6, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 343: Grace Anna Sings with Grace Anna and Angela Ray Rodgers

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When she was born, doctors said Grace Anna Rodgers would likely be blind, and that her crushing scoliosis could impair her lung function. She was born with a rare form of dwarfism (Conradi Hunermann Syndrome), which causes spinal curvature, cataracts, poor hearing, and sparse hair.  Despite their dire predictions about her ability to hear, Grace has been singing since she was 16 months old. In 2013, she became a YouTube sensation for her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” The video has been seen by millions of people around the world.

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Now, at nine years old, Grace Anna hopes people will see her beyond her physical differences and also see her feisty personality, her love for singing, and her contagious happiness for life.

 

Before she could speak, she was singing “Amazing Grace”and hasn’t stopped since (rare for someone with hearing limitations).

Despite the countless hospital stays and risky surgeries (even coming close to death), Grace Anna is an example of the power of the human spirit and she reminds us to be grateful for each day.

Today on Voices In My Head, my special guests are Grace Anna Rodgers and her mother Angela Ray Rodgers.

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