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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 340: Finding Hope and Healing After Devastating Loss with Guest Kim Peacock

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 340: Finding Hope and Healing After Devastating Loss with Guest Kim Peacock

October 16, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 340: Finding Hope and Healing After Devastating Loss with Guest Kim Peacock

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Kim Peacock is the author of Victorious Heart, which details her handling of grief over the loss of her 17-year-old daughter.  It also provides insightful advice for those seeking to support and help those who grieve.  She has raised six children, residing with her second husband in a log house in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.  Several years ago, they relocated from the desert of Southern California.  She is the CFO of Peacock Engineering, a cemetery construction company that specializes in cemetery improvement and expansion.  Through her blog, Wild Victorious Heart, and her book and speaking Kim acts as a grief mentor to others in need. Her blended family includes a step-daughter, a daughter with her current husband, and three adopted children.  She also has several grandchildren.  For more information, consult:  www.wildvictoriousheart.com.

Buy The Book Victorious Heart: 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 339: The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 339: The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

October 9, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 339: The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

 
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Andrew Osenga

Andrew Osenga is a 20-year music industry veteran. From artist to producer, major label A&R to studio session player, he’s contributed in almost every area of the music business. 

Andrew also hosts a really amazing podcast called "The Pivot". It’ a show about people who’ve made a change and how they deal with transitions. Andrew is an extremely gifted host. His guests come on to talk about the pivots they’ve made in their careers, but inevitably the Andrews visits with his guests touch on the subjects of family, health, and God. By the time each episode ends, you’ve heard some of the best stories on the internet.

Today, we’re turning the tables a bit on Andrew and allowing him to be the one to share his own personal Pivot story.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 338: Platinum Faith with Bethany Jett

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 338: Platinum Faith with Bethany Jett

October 2, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 338: Platinum Faith with Bethany Jett

 
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Platinum – A gorgeous metal with amazing qualities inspires faith

UNDERSTAND YOUR WORTH AND LEARN TO RECOGNIZE THE BLESSINGS GOD HAS FOR YOU 

Do you every feel less than–less important or less valuable than others on social media, at work, or even in your own friend circles?

Would you like to know with confident assurance just how precious, loved, and valuable you are to God and believe that God has a purpose-filled plan for your life?

In Platinum Faith, best-selling authors and  inspirational speakers Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett examine twelve unique properties of the precious metal platinum–including valuable, rare, unreactive, and highly useful–to show us how to embrace our true worth and cultivate a deeper faith in God. Combining honest and relatable stories with inspirational insights, they unpack each of these properties and the spiritual and practical applications for your life, helping you to:

  • Realize your importance to God (Valuable)
  • Believe God, trust His plan, and walk in faith (Rare)
  • Choose not to react to negativity but only to the life-giving Word of God (Unreactive)
  • Know that you are important and useful to the Kingdom (Useful)

Get ready to cultivate platinum faith and walk in confidence that your life is valuable and counts for God’s kingdom!

About Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett attended her first writer’s conference with a proposal and a prayer and left with the Writer of the Year award, an agency contract, and interest from multiple publishers. Three months later, she sold her debut book The Cinderella Rule: a Young Woman’s Guide to Happily Ever After (Revell), which became a Selah Awards finalist. An entrepreneur at heart, Bethany co-owns Serious Writer, Inc., and is the Vice President of Platinum Literary Services where she specializes in marketing, nonfiction proposal creation, ghostwriting, and developmental editing. She is also an Assistant Acquisitions Editor for Little Lamb Books, LLC, a faith-based children’s publishing house. She lives in Tampa, Florida. 

Together with Michelle Medlock Adams, this dynamic duo’s passion for helping women, equipping other writers, and encouraging everyone they encounter have led them to collaborate on many projects, including their first book together, They Call Me Mom. They are business partners and owners of Platinum Literary Services, a premier literary firm, and are popular teachers on the writer’s conference circuit and much sought-after speakers at women’s events and retreats.

To learn more about them, visit their individual websites at www.michellemedlockadams.com and www.bethanyjett.com, as well as PlatLit.com.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 337: Around The Mic 2 with Brothers McClurg

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 337: Around The Mic 2 with Brothers McClurg

September 25, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 337: Around The Mic 2 with Brothers McClurg

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Old Bear Records beloved band, Brothers McClurg has made a career on stripping things down to the
raw and the simple. From the musical approach of the album, to the direct way that they share
matters of faith and God in their lyrics,
 
"Around the Mic Two"achieves taking the complicated matters of our lives and comforts us, the listener, through songs; songs that are adorned with the theme of God's unfailing love and His promise to always be with us.
 
Over the last few years, Brothers
McClurg has drawn inspiration to write the songs featured on "Around the Mic Two" and have fully
embraced their live, stripped down sound laden with some of the most beautiful harmonies and
dynamic solo guitar work in Modern Folk and Gospel Music. Each of the songs featured on "Around
the Mic Two" were performed live and tuned up during their 2018 tours, which includes a cover song by
their grandfather, Pappy McClurg and the original McClurg Family Singers that became a fan favorite
on the road.
 
NEW ALBUM,
AROUND THE MIC TWO,
AVAILABLE ON
September 20, 2019
 
BROTHERS MCCLURG
 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 336: An Extraordinary True Story with Missy Sipes

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 336: An Extraordinary True Story with Missy Sipes

September 18, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 336: An Extraordinary True Story with Missy Sipes

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Missy's Grandfather is pictured on the left.

 

 This week I am joined by one of my oldest and best friends, Missy Sipes. She and her husband Brandon are amazing people but that isn't why she is on the show today. She has an amazing true story to tell about her grandparents, and it truly is amazing. It has everything: tragedy, a love story, a WWII prison camp escape, death, resurrection and generations of lives changed. You just have to hear it to know what I mean. The story is especially about what God can do with the faithfulness of a 16 year old girl who said yes to Jesus decades ago. 

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 Missy and Brandon Sipes

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 335: Simple Hymns - Songs of Redemption

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 335: Simple Hymns - Songs of Redemption

September 11, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 335: Simple Hymns - Songs of Redemption

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On August 30th, Venture3Media (V3M) launched its Simple Hymns series with the release of the album Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption.

The project features such well-known worship leaders as Pat Barrett (Housefires), Chris McClarney (Jesus Culture), Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Dan Koch, Anthony Skinner, Aaron Keyes and more.

This 10-hymn album is available at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and more digital and streaming outlets globally.

Here today to talk to us more about the Simple Hymns series is Steve Nicolle, President and CEO of Venture3 Media

The first of several new recordings in the Simple Hymns series to release over the next year, Songs of Redemption combines classic Hymns with a fresh interpretation, some with additional lyrics, as well as new songs that have been written and recorded in a hymn-like style and focusing on the Majesty and Greatness of God.

 

Simple Hymns is a response to those that long for a return to a richer and more lyric focused worship expression, combined with a simplicity of musical instrumentation,” shares Venture3Media president and founder Steve Nicolle. “Worship music shifts in style from decade to decade, along with shifts in lyrical themes and focus. What makes the hymns so unique and special is their ability to stand the test of time. When times become more turbulent or uncertain, we tend to hold to things that have endured. Hymns give us that anchor, and remind us that God’s love and His nature are unchanging."

 

Some of the classic hymns in this first Simple Hymns installment include songs written by Fanny Crosby, Charles Wesley and John Newton, with Newton’s “Amazing Grace” receiving additional lyrics written by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio. This song, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” was newly recorded by Barrett.

Other featured tracks include “Like A Wideness Of The Sea” written and performed by Skinner, “Psalm 62” written by Keyes and Stuart Townend and performed by Keyes, “Blessed Redeemer” sung by Nash and written by Crosby with modern interpretation by McClarney, Chris Eaton and John Hartley, and “All To Jesus (I Surrender)” written by JW Van Deventer with a fresh interpretation by Paul Oakley and performed by Brady Toops and Michal Mitha.

 

Along with the new music, compelling acoustic videos of all the songs being sung by the artists were recorded and are featured on a companion Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption Digital Deluxe Apple/iTunes exclusive version of the album.

 

“These hymns and videos are purposefully simple with acoustic instrumentation, nothing overproduced to allow them to be sung by worship leaders in the most unplugged setting, or added to the worship music song selections in any sized church,” says Nicolle. “These Simple Hymns are also well suited as a background for personal worship, reflection and devotions.”

 

Future Simple Hymns releases that are already being developed will feature hymns set around communion, worship, praise, Christmas, Easter and more.

 

The full Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption track listing follows:

 

 

For all the latest Simple Hymns news, visit www.simplehymns.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

and YouTube.

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 334: Mary Demuth and We Too: How The Church Can Respond Redemptively To The Sexual Abuse Crisis

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 334: Mary Demuth and We Too: How The Church Can Respond Redemptively To The Sexual Abuse Crisis

September 4, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 334: Mary Demuth and We Too: How The Church Can Respond Redemptively To The Sexual Abuse Crisis

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Rocked by high-profile sexual misconduct allegations, the evangelical church’s shortcomings in responding to and protecting the victims of sexual abuse within their walls were largely thrust into the limelight in 2018. My guest today on Voices In my Head is Mary DeMuth. Mary is an advocate, a survivor of sexual abuse, and a popular evangelical author who helps church leaders identify and enact biblically infused responses in order to truly welcome and care for those who’ve survived abuse—and are leaving the church in droves. Her new book We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis published by Harvest House Publishers, released Aug. 13, 2019.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 333: Sing 2019 Special with Fernando Ortega, Sandra McCracken, and Many, Many More…

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 333: Sing 2019 Special with Fernando Ortega, Sandra McCracken, and Many, Many More…

August 28, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 333: Sing 2019 Special with Fernando Ortega, Sandra McCracken, and Many, Many More...

 

Sing! Is A Conference for Pastors, Leaders and Musicians on Encouraging and Reforming Congregational Worship

These conversations were recorded live at the 2019 conference with these amazing guests:

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Fernando Ortega

 

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Sandra McCracken

 

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Matt Papa

 

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David Zimmer

 

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Fred Heumann

 

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Joshua Macleod and Instruments of Joy

 

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Stephen J Nichols

 

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Weston Skaggs

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 332: Jennifer M. Greenberg - Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 332: Jennifer M. Greenberg - Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor

August 21, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 332: Jennifer M. Greenberg - Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor

 

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“Isn’t it tragic that in a world so beautiful and diverse, a defining feature we all have in common is pain?”

Jennifer M. Greenberg knows pain all too well, having suffered psychological, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of her church-going father. At the age of 15, as she contemplated suicide with a razor to her arm, she heard the voice of God say to her, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” From that moment on, she knew she had a father in heaven who loved her. She knew she had a purpose in life on this earth.

 

In her new book, Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor (The Good Book Company, Aug. 20, 2019), Greenberg shares how her faith brought her through the darkest of situations, time and time again, and how faith can enable survivors of all walks to navigate issues of guilt, forgiveness, love, and value.  She also encourages church leaders to take the necessary measures to protect the vulnerable amongst them. 

 

About Jennifer M.Greenberg

Jennifer Greenberg is a Christian, Texan, and stay-at-home mom of three who listens to heavy metal and likes black licorice. Also a singer, Jennifer’s music has been covered my numerous outlets such as Christianity Today, Houston Chronicle, and featured on NPR, FOX 26, and Great Day Houston.

 

Even through the darkest seasons of her life, God has been faithful and kept her hope alive. Her tenacious will to thrive, empathic ability to discern emotion in others, and skill at articulating complex feelings contribute to her hallmark voice as an author. Her new book, Not Forsaken, is a natural continuation of Jennifer’s prolific creativity and advocacy. Jennifer is passionate about praying with and supporting others who have faced similar situations. Connect with her online at JenniferGreenberg.net.

 

Jennifer M. Greeberg’s Web Site: https://jennifergreenberg.net/

Buy The Book Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1784984388/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1784984388&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=e55a5ee22fd79e3e96a285566220d6d3

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 331: Signs of Life with Stephanie Lobdell

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 331: Signs of Life with Stephanie Lobdell

August 14, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 331: Signs of Life with Stephanie Lobdell

 

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Signs of Life: Resurrecting Hope Out Of Ordinary Loss

Every day we lose a little bit of something.
Career plans wither. Friendships crumble. Our zeal for Jesus wanes. Whether it’s the demise of ideals and expectations, belief in the church, a previously healthy relationship, or our image of ourselves: we all experiences losses. 
So does the God of the resurrection have anything to say to our hurts? Was Christ’s resurrection a once-and-done thing, or is there hope for healing and restoration now? 

In Signs of Life, pastor and writer Stephanie Lobdell leads readers into the grand story of God’s saving action and resurrection power. Punctuated with stories of biblical figures such as Sarah, Naaman, Saul, and Anna—who faced ordinary deaths and also God’s reviving power —Signs of Life claims Jesus’ resurrection matters now. In candid and artful prose, Lobdell shares stories of her own depression, loss of confidence, and disillusionment with the church.
Hope isn’t cheap, and you can’t muscle your way through to joy. There’s no sense in pretending everything is fine. Yet through it all, Lobdell claims, God breathes life into what seems beyond redemption. Through it all, the resurrection matters.

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Stephanie Lobdell's Web Site: http://www.stephanielobdell.com/

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 330: Ben DeLong - There’s A God In My Closet

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 330: Ben DeLong - There’s A God In My Closet

August 7, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 330: Ben DeLong - There's A God In My Closet: Encountering The Love Who Embraces Our Skeletons

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There's a God in My Closet

Encountering the Love Who Embraces Our Skeletons

Author Ben DeLong

Forward: Brad Jersak

 

Many have been taught to see God as a terrifying agent of wrath who spews anger at any sign of imperfection. At the same time, they’ve been taught that they are inherently flawed and devoid of goodness. Where does that leave us? For Ben DeLong, it left him hiding his skeletons from the monster he believed God to be. This proved to be a perfect recipe for anxiety, depression, and insecurity. But what if God accepts our skeletons? What if he actually embraces them in love? How would that change our outlook? For Ben, it changed everything. This book is about his journey to find what was always true: we are eternally embraced by God, skeletons and all, and he is never letting go

 

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Ben DeLong’s Web Site: https://www.bdelong.com/

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 329: Nikki Lerner and Multicultural Worship Ministry

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 329: Nikki Lerner and Multicultural Worship Ministry

July 31, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 329: Nikki Lerner and Multicultural Worship Ministry

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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 has been a driving force behind the Multicutural Worship Leaders Network and The MWLN’s 2019 Leadership Conference, One, happens this October 10th and 11th at Bridgeway Community Church

Owings Mills, Maryland.

 

Nikki Lerner's Official Website: http://www.nikkilerner.com

MWLN One Conference 2019: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-the-multicultural-worship-leaders-network-2019-conference-tickets-56253282081

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 328: A Third Way To Talk About Abortion - ProGrace CEO Angie Weszely

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 328: A Third Way To Talk About Abortion - ProGrace CEO Angie Weszely

July 24, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 328: A Third Way To Talk About Abortion - ProGrace CEO Angie Weszely

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According to Lifeway Research, 36% of women who get abortions are regular church attenders. Only 7% talk to anyone at their church before making that decision.

Increasingly, Christians and churches are becoming silent in the abortion conversation. Many leaders have say this is because they wrestle with how to communicate God’s heart on this issue.

The political dialogue frames the issue in a way that makes us feel we must choose between advocating for either the woman OR the child. But when we align with this either/or mentality, it actually limits our positive influence in our culture.

Instead, we can start believing God to give us a creative solution based on His wisdom and provision - and His love for BOTH the woman and the child.

My Guest Today on Voices In My Head is Angie Weszely.

Angie Weszely is CEO Pro-Grace a faith-based nonprofit creating a third option in the abortion debate by equipping Christians with a new approach to the issue.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 327: William Willimon - Accidental Preacher

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 327: William Willimon - Accidental Preacher

July 17, 2019

 Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 327: William Willimon - Accidental Preacher

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Dr. William Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally renowned preacher and widely read author noted for his humor, his insight into the Christian faith, and his theological commitment. His many books have sold over a million copies. His latest book, a memoir titled Accidental Preacher, releases on July 17th, 2019. In Accidental Preacher, Dr. Willimon recounts memorable moments from his rich and full preaching life, with his signature wit and humor. Accidental Preacher portrays the adventure of a life caught up in the purposes of a God who calls unlikely people to engage in work greater than themselves. William Willimon, welcome back to Voices In My Head.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 326: Lyz Lenz - God Land

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 326: Lyz Lenz - God Land

July 10, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 326: Lyz Lenz - God Land

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In the wake of the 2016 election, Lyz Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by the competing forces of faith and politics. A mother of two, a Christian, and a lifelong resident of middle America, Lenz was bewildered by the pain and loss around her—the empty churches and the broken hearts. What was happening to faith in the heartland?

From drugstores in Sydney, Iowa, to skeet shooting in rural Illinois, to the mega churches of Minneapolis, Lenz set out to discover the changing forces of faith and tradition in God's country. Part journalism, part memoir, God Land is a journey into the heart of a deeply divided America. Lenz visits places of worship across the heartland and speaks to the everyday people who often struggle to keep their churches afloat and to cope in a land of instability. Through a thoughtful interrogation of the effects of faith and religion on our lives, our relationships, and our country, God Land investigates whether our divides can ever be bridged and if America can ever come together.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 325: The Jewish View of Creation

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 325: The Jewish View of Creation

July 3, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 325: The Jewish View of Creation

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This episode of Voices In My Head dives into the Creation/Evolution debate from a different perspective than most evangelicals endeavor, the Jewish Perspective. 

So many of our debates and insecurities about things like creation and evolution could be ended if we simply consulted the Jewish faith to help us understand the book that was originally theirs. 

This is an episode much from the Jewish perspective of the conversation using the scholarship of one of the greatest Old Testament scholars of our time, Walther Brueggeman, and a Jewish Rabbi who wrote the text still in use today for young Jewish people in their confirmation,  Roland Bertram Gittelsohn.

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 324: Lora Jones Shares How She Found Faith In The Midst of Tragedy

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 324: Lora Jones Shares How She Found Faith In The Midst of Tragedy

June 26, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 324: Lora Jones Shares How She Found Faith In The Midst of Tragedy

Song of a Wounded Heart: Regaining Hope and Trust After Personal Tragedy: The Incredible True Life Story of a Woman Who Lost Everything by [Jones, Lora]

 

Lora Jones’s world shattered on Nov. 23, 2004, the night she survived but lost her husband and two children in a head-on collision. She secretly, desperately wished for death to claim her, too—how could she go on alone?—but a soft, faint voice sang to her in the midst of her deepest pain that night, the voice of God.

 

In her new book, Song of a Wounded Heart: Regaining Hope and Trust After Personal Tragedy: The Incredible True Life Story of a Woman Who Lost Everything (Morgan James Publishing, June 25, 2019), Jones shares her remarkable journey from death to hope and encourages readers to believe in the goodness of God, despite their circumstances.

 

Lora Jones Web Site: https://www.lorajones.org/

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 323: Keith Getty and Sing! 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 323: Keith Getty and Sing! 2019

June 19, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 323: Keith Getty and Sing! 2019

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Keith Getty. Keith and his wife Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over.

“In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith and long-time writing partner, Stuart Townend) holds the #1 position of most-frequently-sung hymn in UK churches for the past 9 consecutive years. It was voted the #2 best-loved hymn of all time in the UK according to a BBC Songs of Praise national survey and among the top 5 hymns of all time by the UK Hymns Society. According to CCLI, it is estimated that 40 to 50 million people sing “In Christ Alone” in church services each year.

The Gettys' hymns are used both in contemporary and traditional circles, being included in most modern hymnbooks (with a number of these now listing “Getty” as the most-featured composers), while in the more contemporary church, more than 60 of their songs are featured on top 2,000 CCLI charts between the UK and USA.

The Gettys also created Sing! Concerts, Events and Conferences which exist to inspire deep theology, timeless artistry and vibrant singing for the whole family of God in cities across the world.

There is more a lot I could say about the art, artistry, and more importantly the ministry of Keith Getty, but I would rather let him speak for himself. Keith Getty, welcome to Voices In My Head.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 322: Eli Williams - Author of Father Love

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 322: Eli Williams - Author of Father Love

June 12, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 322: Eli Williams - Author of Father Love

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Eli Williams is a husband, father, grandfather and minister. He is the president and co-founder of Urban Light Ministries which provides a weekly after school program that serves 600 children. ULM operates a growing fatherhood program that annually impacts over 500 dads and their kids.

His passion for fatherhood is rooted in his upbringing and is stoked by his personal work with fathers. Many of whom, for a wide variety of reasons, endure heartache and face tremendous barriers to full participation in the raising of their children. He penned Father Love in the hope that it would encourage and inspire fathers to make every effort to be a big part of their children's lives. He challenges dads to move from good to great as protectors, order keepers, providers and stabilizers.

Eli is the host of the weekly syndicated gospel countdown show Hot Gospel 20 (www.hotgospel20.com). He is a pastor at New Hope Church in Springfield, Ohio where he is deeply involved in serving his community.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 321: Pentecost

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 321: Pentecost

June 5, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 321: Pentecost

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How will you celebrate Pentecost 2019? Here are some thoughts to help us think more deeply about this very important Holy Day of the Christian and Jewish year. 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 320: A Conversation With Shane Claiborne

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 320: A Conversation With Shane Claiborne

May 29, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 320: A Conversation With Shane Claiborne

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Shane Claiborne is a follower of Jesus and following Jesus has led him on many adventures. Following Jesus has taken him from the streets of Calcutta where he worked with Mother Teresa to the wealthy suburbs of Chicago where he served at the influential mega-church Willow Creek. Following Jesus has taken him From Rwanda to the West Bank, from Afghanistan to Iraq, and from Tennessee to Philly where he leads “The Simple Way”, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.
 

What many people don’t know about Shane is that he was also friends with the late Rich Mullins. On this episode I talk with Shane about Rich, following the peaceful path of Jesus, gun violence, the death penalty and more.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 319: America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics with Author Joel Edward Goza

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 319: America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics with Author Joel Edward Goza

May 22, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 319: America's Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics with Author Joel Edward Goza

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After receiving degrees from Wheaton College and Duke University, Joel Edward Goza joined the staff at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Houston’s 5th Ward. For 10 years, Joel focused on issues of faith, race, politics and urban research. He provided leadership in urban redevelopment, immigration and educational reform initiatives, developed the Healing the Brokenness Conference that brought Christian leaders together across racial, economic and denominational lines with leading scholars, and facilitated partnerships between the 5th Ward and leading research universities. Joel has also served as a Visiting Scholar on Race, Religion, and Politics for the Center for Faith and Culture at St. Thomas University and at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. 

Joel also wrote America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics which received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly. Today, Joel continues to write and work from the 5th Ward. He is a Contributing Writer for The North Star and his work has been featured in The Houston Chronicle, and Salon. When not working, Joel spends his time pestering his wife Sarah, daughter Naomi, and son Samuel Roger. 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 318: Dr. Julie Galambush - Hidden Truths: Why Translators Intentionally Mistranslate the Bible

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 318: Dr. Julie Galambush - Hidden Truths: Why Translators Intentionally Mistranslate the Bible

May 15, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 318: Dr. Julie Galambush - Hidden Truths: Why Translators Intentionally Mistranslate the Bible

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This podcast was recorded on May 1st, 7:30 PM at Temple Sholom in Springfield Ohio. It is a lecture delivered by Dr. Julie Galambush. Dr. Galambush is the author of The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament’s Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book. She received her Ph.D. in Old Testament studies from Emory University and her master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School.

 
The Lecture: Hidden Truths: Why Translators Intentionally Mistranslate the Bible

Translators often choose between showing readers what the Bible does say and what they believe it should say. Strangely, the very fact that translators often believe in the Bible’s authority means they tend to “correct” it--making it say what it should, even when it says something very different. So, what is it that translators don’t want you to know?

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My thanks to Dr. Galmbush for allowing me to record her lecture and to Rabbi Cary Cozberg and Temple Sholom in Springfield Ohio for hosting the event.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 317: Dr. Julie Galambush - Luke-Acts and the Creation of Christianity

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 317: Dr. Julie Galambush - Luke-Acts and the Creation of Christianity

May 8, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 317: Dr. Julie Galambush - Luke-Acts and the Creation of Christianity

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This podcast was recorded on April 30, 7:30 PM at Temple Sholom in Springfield Ohio. It is a lecture delivered by Dr. Julie Galambush. Dr. Galambush is the author of The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament’s Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book. She received her Ph.D. in Old Testament studies from Emory University and her master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School.

 
The Lecture: Luke-Acts and the Creation of Christianity. 
The author of Luke-Acts created the now-familiar worldview in which Christianity is simultaneously the fulfillment and the rejection of the Jewish community. In a sad irony, the New Testament narrative that begins by saying God has remembered his people Israel ends with the announcement that God has turned away from the Jews.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 316: In Conversation with Islam - Dr. Akber Mohammed

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 316: In Conversation with Islam - Dr. Akber Mohammed

May 1, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 316: In Conversation with Islam - Dr. Akber Mohammed

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On the 21st of April 2019Easter Sunday, three Christian churches across Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings The Sri Lankan government said the bombings might have been in retaliation for the killing of 50 people last month at mosques in New Zealand, and that two Islamist extremist groups might have been involved, not one.

 

More than two days after the Sri Lanka bombings, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks. The group identified the seven suicide bombers by their names, and specified which of them had gone to which target on what it called “the infidel holiday.”

 

As the first mass funerals were held, grief, for some, turned into into anger. Some began speaking of of retaliation and revenge. Muslim-owned shops were vandalized, and hundreds of Muslim families fled religiously mixed areas.

 

In contrast, Members of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community have reached out to their neighbors, offering to donate food and blood.

 

The chairman of one mosque was quoted “We would do anything to help, We are so pained.”

But with the attacks still so fresh and tensions so high, some Muslims were warned to hold back for now.

Today on Voices In My Head I am pleased to welcome Dr. Akber Mohammed and a members of the Islamic faith community here in Springfield Ohio as we deal with some of these hard topics in conversation together.

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Dr. Akber Mohammed, the former president of the Islamic Association in Springfield Ohio, is also a cardiologist affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Clark County Ohio area, including Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Mercy Health Urbana Hospital. He was a part of the CBS News Documentary Beyond Tolerance in 2017 and has been instrumental in Islamic Day Ohio festivities.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 315: Guest Stephen Tobolowsky

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 315: Guest Stephen Tobolowsky

April 24, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 315: Guest Stephen Tobolowsky

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This week is a special flashback episode with guest Stephen Tobolowsky. 

Stephen is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies; he has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. See here for credits.

He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sammy Jankis in Memento, Werner Brandes in Sneakers, Happy Chapman in Garfield, and Mr. Bates in Freaky Friday.  On television, he played Tor Ekland on Seinfeld, Hugo Jarry on Deadwood, Bob Bishop on Heroes,  Sandy Ryerson on Glee and Stu Beggs on Californication. He is currently on screen in Silicon Valley and The Goldbergs.  Stephen will also appear in Netflix’s new series by Norman Lear, One Day at a Time (a new generation remake!); season 2 starts filming in June.

He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party and The Primary Instinct, and wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley.

His podcast with David Chen “The Tobolowsky Files” is available at Slashfilm.com and on iTunes, and also previously broadcast on KUOW 94.9 in Seattle, on WFPL in Louisville, KY and many stations through Public Radio International (PRI).*

His first book of stories, The Dangerous Animals Club, is published by Simon & Schuster September 25, 2012.  His second book, My Adventures with God, is now available everywhere, also published by Simon & Schuster.

Fun Facts:

He performed with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first songs Stevie ever performed.

*David Chen’s update on /Film: Public Radio International Announces a New Radio Show Based on The Tobolowsky Files.

For the last 10 years, Stephen has taught Classes in Improv and Comedy offered through Kalmenson & Kalmenson.

If you are wondering where you might have seen him, Stephen’s many television and film credits are listed here: Stephen Tobolowsky at IMDb

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 314: Calvary Movie Reflection

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 314: Calvary Movie Reflection

April 17, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 314: Calvary Movie Reflection

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This week is Holy Week 2019 and as I have done every Holy Week since 2014 when it released, I am revisiting the film Calvary and sharing some reflections on the film.

Disclaimer #1: The audio on today's episode turned out to not be great. I'm not sure why there is so much background noise on the audio but given the nature of the episode I couldn't rerecord it so it is what it is. 

 

Disclaimer #2: This is not an endorsement for you to go and see the film Calvary, which is Rated R, and is a very difficult and disturbing film. This episode simply shares my reflections on why the film has been important and formative in my life and why I revisit it each Holy Week.

 

Disclaimer #3: I am in no way associated with the film, is director, or anyone involved in the making of the film. I'm just a guy who watched it.

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Episode 313_The Jewish View of Original Sin with Rabbi Cary Kozberg

Episode 313_The Jewish View of Original Sin with Rabbi Cary Kozberg

April 10, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 313: The Jewish View of Original Sin with Rabbi Cary Kozberg

Did you know that Jews do not see the story of Adam and Eve as "The Fall" but as the story of "The Uplifting?
Find out about this as well as the Jewish view of the afterlife, sin, redemption and more on today's episode.
Its a terrific conversation.

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For 25 years, Cary Kozberg served as Director of Religious Life at Wexner Heritage Village, a senior care facility in Columbus, Ohio. In that capacity, he developed innovative religious and spiritual programming, as part of WHV’s overall program of holistic care. As an integral part of WHV’s Interdisciplinary Care and Continuing Education teams, he helped hundreds of individuals—residents, staff and family members— to better understand the spiritual and emotional aspects of growing ​old and frail. Cary is a Board Certified Chaplain and a member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, having received that organization’s “Chaplain of the Year” award in 2012. An ordained Rabbi, he received his Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinical Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

A published author and poet, he has presented workshops and seminars around the country, and is a nationally recognized resource on the particular spiritual, emotional and psychological challenges that face persons with dementia and their families. Cary 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 the Forum’s quarterly newsletter.

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).

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What: Scripture and Faith: Toward A Better Understanding with Dr. Julie Galambush

When: April 30th - May 1st

Where: Temple Sholom, 2424 N. Limestone St., Springfield Ohio

RSVP: (937) 399-1231

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 312: Matthew Clark

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 312: Matthew Clark

April 3, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 312: Matthew Clark

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Singer/songwriter/storyteller and Mississippi native Matthew Clark blends a thought-provoking narrative lyricism with well-honed guitar skills to craft songs that have been likened to the work of Andrew Peterson, Matthew Perryman Jones, and David Wilcox. 

Each Fall Matthew loads up his tiny-house-in-a-van (a converted Dodge Sprinter dubbed “Vandalf the White”) and travels all over the country playing concerts in homes and churches.  Matthew’s engaging conversational performance style has led concert-goers to comment that the stories between the songs are as enjoyable as the songs themselves. 

Ultimately, Matthew’s music is about weaving the strung-out strands of our lives into a fabric of hope and belonging in God.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 311: Legend Ozora

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 311: Legend Ozora

March 27, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 311: Legend Ozora

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Legend is an artist mature beyond her years. At only 18 years old, Legend is the first female solo act signed to Old Bear Records. Her love for people and the local church is evident in her life and songs. Much of her passion has been inspired by her numerous mission trips to Haiti serving the poor and orphaned. Her new EP, Come Close, released on Feb 15th, 2019.

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About Your Host: Rick Lee James

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Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 310: Wild Harbors

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 310: Wild Harbors

March 20, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 310: Wild Harbors

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The Band Wild Harbors is comprised of husband and wife singer-songwriters Chris and Jenna Badeker. Formed in 2017, the alternative pop outfit creates gutsy, lyric-driven songs laced with intricate vocal harmonies. Confronted with the knowledge that each person is given one short life to live, they put their previous careers aside to step into the adventure of music and invite other people to live their own adventures.

Their debut album, Monument, was produced by Andrew Osenga in Nashville, TN and it recently released on March 15, 2019.

 

Get Their Music: http://smarturl.it/WHMonument

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

 

About Your Host: Rick Lee James

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Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #309: Hank Spaulding and The Just and Loving Gaze of God With Us

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #309: Hank Spaulding and The Just and Loving Gaze of God With Us

March 13, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #309: Hank Spaulding and The Just and Loving Gaze of God With Us

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Henry Walter Spaulding III, or Hank as he is known, is an Adjunct Professor of Christian Ethics at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ashland University, and Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is also Senior Pastor at Shepherd’s House Church of the Nazarene. He is author of several journal articles in publications such as the Wesleyan Theological JournalStudies in the Literary Imagination, and The Journal of Youth Ministry. Today we are discussing his new book, “The Just and Loving Gaze of God With Us”. This is his first book and we are exicited to feature it this week on Voices In My Head.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 308: Fault Lines with Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 308: Fault Lines with Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer

March 6, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #308: Fault Lines with Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer

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Kevin Kruse is a professor of history at Princeton University and Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs also at Princeton. Together they have co-authored Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, published by W. W. Norton & Company. To say the least this is quite an interesting 45 year period and I’m thrilled to be discussing it with my guests today.

--Rick Lee James

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #307: Father of Christian Rock, Joseph Markko and The All Saved Freak Band.

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #307: Father of Christian Rock, Joseph Markko and The All Saved Freak Band.

February 27, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #307: Father of Christian Rock, Joseph Markko and The All Saved Freak Band.

 

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“In the fall of 1968, a small radio station in Ashtabula, Ohio unleashed a whole new genre of music upon their listeners when they aired the All Saved Freak Band’s first recorded songs. It was the very first time ANYONE had heard the idiom of rock music being used to convey the message of the gospel (This was before Larry Norman and a full 5 years before to the term Contemporary Christian Music being coined!)

  The All Saved Freak Band’s unique sound stemmed from its ensemble of 12 members skilled in rock, folk, blues, psychedelia, and classical music. ASFB blended those genres and sounds together to deliver straight, unvarnished, lyrical truth which countered the hedonism purveyed by much of rock n roll.

  What makes their work so worthy of reissue is the bold experimentation and superior musicianship on display – qualities critics often find lacking in the very Contemporary Christian genre they were pioneering.

  Their bold sound and stellar chops inspired and influenced a cult following among vinyl heads and musicians alike, being name-dropped particularly by artists like Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys) and Damien Jurado.

  Old Bear Record is reissuing multiple records from ASFB, the first such release being the 1976 LP ‘Brainwashed’ .

 

Today on Voices In MY Head I am honored to have Joseph Markko, one of the original members of the All Saved Freak Band.

Find out more at http://oldbearstudio.com/reissued/

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #306: Breakfast With Brian Zahnd

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #306: Breakfast With Brian Zahnd

February 20, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #306: Breakfast With Brian Zahnd at the Nazarenes United For Peace Post-Conference 2-14-19

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On Valentine's Day 2019, Brian Zahnd spoke to a sold out room at the Nazarenes United For Peace Breakfast Event in Kansas City. I was invited to sing and play music at the event and since I was there I requested permission to play the audio of Brian's lecture on this Podcast. Today you will be able to hear what Brian said to a room full of Nazarenes over breakfast that day.

This is a good one folks so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #305: Remembering Rich Mullins - Guest Beth Snell Lutz Shares Memories of Her Friend

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #305: Remembering Rich Mullins - Guest Beth Snell Lutz Shares Memories of Her Friend

February 6, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #305: Remembering Rich Mullins - Guest Beth Snell Lutz Shares Memories of Her Friend

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Elizabeth Snell Lutz was a dear friend of the late Rich Mullins. Most people don't know this but Beth, using a simple tape recorder, captured hundred of hours of lost Rich Mullins live performances and demos. It's a real honor to have Beth on the show today to tell us some of her memories of Rich in her own words.

On this episode we share the original version of the song Thunder, the story behind the song, and the new and reimagined version of Thunder which I released on my new album, Thunder, which releases February 8th, 2019.

This is a very special episode that you won't want to miss.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

www.RickLeeJames.com

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #304: Pete Peterson Wrestles With Frankenstein

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #304: Pete Peterson Wrestles With Frankenstein

January 30, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #304: Pete Peterson Wrestles With Frankenstein 

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Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure novel The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green as well as a variety of short stories. As a playwright he has published The Battle of Franklin (first produced by Studio Tenn in 2016 and revived in 2017), and has also adapted a play Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which premiered to great acclaim in August 2018 for the 200th anniversary of the publication of the classic novel. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.

 

Visit the Pete's Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/A.-S.-Peterson/e/B004P0IS6O

 

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #303: Jason Scott and The Worship Collective

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #303: Jason Scott and The Worship Collective

January 23, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #303: Jason Scott and The Worship Collective

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Jason Scott. Jason is Youth Minister veteran of 25 years having served congregations in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. He is also a graduate of Auburn University and Asbury Theological Seminary. Jason Currently serves as the Minister to Students at Roswell United Methodist Church in Roswell Georgia where he has become the founder of a new and interesting ministry, The Worship Collective. The Worship Collective is a collection of people called to lead worship whether it be on the platform or off and we get to hear all about it today.

 

Visit the web site for the Worship Collective at www.theworshipcollective.com 

 

AND DON"T MISS THIS SPECIAL OFF: Voices In My Head Listeners  will get $10 off of their membership at the Worship Collective by using the code: rickleejames. 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #302: Brian Zahnd - PostCards From Babylon

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #302: Brian Zahnd - PostCards From Babylon

January 16, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #302: Brian Zahnd - PostCards From Babylon

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Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell To Mars, Beauty Will Save the World, and Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness. His new book, Postcard From Babylon: The Church in American Exile, releases on January 14th. 

More about Brian at https://brianzahnd.com/

 
 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #301: Thomas Jay Oord (Author of God Can’t)

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #301: Thomas Jay Oord (Author of God Can’t)

January 9, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #301: Thomas Jay Oord

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Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. Oord has won the Outstanding Faculty Award twelve times as professor at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, relational theology, science and religion, and Wesleyan/Holiness/Church of the Nazarene thought. Oord is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He serves in various consulting and administrative roles for academic institutions, scholarly projects, and research teams. His newest book, God Can’t: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils will be released in January.

Visit Thomas Jay Oord on his web site at http://thomasjayoord.com

 
 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #300 - 300th Episode Retrospective with guest host Matt Anderson

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #300 - 300th Episode Retrospective with guest host Matt Anderson

January 2, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #300: 300th Episode Retrospective with guest host Matt Anderson

This week Matt Anderson of the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast join Voices In My Head once again as honorary guest host to interview Rick Lee James about 300 episodes of Voices In My Head. This is a celebration of the good things that God has done over the years as well as an uplifting conversation between two old friends who met as a result of the show.

Matt and Rick talk about Music, Movies, Superheroes, Mister Rogers on Twitter, Thunder, and many more topics as they look back over 300 episodes of Voices In My Head.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #299: Russ Taff

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #299: Russ Taff

December 26, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #299: Russ Taff

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Hailed by Billboard magazine as “the single most electrifying voice in Christian music,” Russ Taff has garnered six GRAMMY® Awards and 18 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame an unprecedented three times—as a soloist, as well as a member of The Imperials and the Gaither Vocal Band—Taff is also a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Walk of Fame. He has recorded 11 solo albums to date, including industry benchmarks Medals (1985), Russ Taff (1987) and Under Their Influence (1991). From rock giants Kings of Leon to Millard, Tait and many others, Taff’s influence is felt throughout the music world.

Today, we hear his story, which has just been released in the new theatrical documentary release, "I Still Believe".

Find out more at http://russtaffmovie.com/

Also, Russ has an amazing new album called Believe which also recently released. It's a really beautiful mix of Russ Taff standards reimagined, Modern Worship Songs, Hymns, and songs of Testimony. Stay tuned at the end of the show to hear one of the tracks from the album, "Your Love Never Fails". 

Believe iTunes Album link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/believe/1438159673

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #298: Mark Schultz Christmas

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #298: Mark Schultz Christmas

December 19, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #298: Mark Schultz Christmas

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My guest today on Voices In My Head is Singer, Songwriter, Platinum Selling, Dove Award winning artist Mark Schultz. On October 26th, Mark released his first ever Christmas album which is available on CD exclusively in Lifeway Christian Stores. The album simply titled, Mark Schultz Christmas is also available on iTunes and all other major digital and streaming outlets internationally.

Following the release of Christmas, Mark Schultz has been tapped to perform live Dec. 1 on the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade. Benefitting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and featuring additional, world-renowned musical guests, the event will again be televised. Last year’s parade was seen on TV in over 100 markets.

For all the latest Mark Schultz, Christmas news, tour dates and more, go towww.markschultzmusic.com,  www.facebook.com/markschultz,www.twitter.com/mschultzmusic and www.instagram.com/mschultzmusic.

 

About Mark Schultz:
With more than two million records sold, 10 No. 1 singles, a Dove Award, R.I.A.A. Platinum certification for Live: A Night of Stories & Songs (2005), national television appearances on "48 Hours," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," CNN, CBN and more, Schultz has also landed the top spot on Billboard’s Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list and authored the novella, Letters From War. While many artists talk about chasing their dreams, for Schultz it’s about following God’s call. That calling shines through on his first full-length studio album in six years, Follow, released Aug. 17 and featuring the title track and more new songs along with fan-favorites. Mark and his wife Kate live just outside Nashville, TN with their three children: Ryan, Gus and Maia Mae.

 
 
 
 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #297: Folk Hymnal with Tim Briggs

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #297: Folk Hymnal with Tim Briggs

December 12, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #297: Folk Hymnal with Tim Briggs

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My guest today on Voices In My Head is Tim Briggs. Tim is the writer and producer of the a new series of musical projects being released under the name, Folk Hymnal. Folk Hymnal is a revolving community of artists who sing theologically rich songs in an accessible and attractive way. Tim is the writer and producer on Folk Hymnal’s latest album, “Incarnation Songs”,which released released on November 22nd, 2018. A follow up EP will be released in the Spring of 2019.

Find out more at https://folkhymnal.com/

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #296: Still Slaves - The West African Slave Trade Then and Now

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #296: Still Slaves - The West African Slave Trade Then and Now

December 5, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #296: Still Slaves - The West African Slave Trade Then and Now

 

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THROUGH THE LENS OF ANCIENT SLAVERY IN WEST AFRICA, The New Documentary, STILL SLAVES EXPLORES THE RAMPANT SLAVERY, KNOWN TO MOST AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING, THAT CONTINUES TO THRIVE ALONG THIS NOTORIOUS COASTLINE. THE FILM JOURNEYS FROM THE VIBRANT CITY OF LAGOS IN NIGERIA ON NORTH TO THE DESERTS OF MAURITANIA AND UNEARTHS THE SLAVERY THAT CONTINUES TO HAUNT SEVEN COUNTRIES IN-BETWEEN.

Ann Margret Nielsen, who directed the film, is our guest this week.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #295: Todd H. Green - Presumed Guilty (Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims To Condemn Terrorism)

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #295: Todd H. Green - Presumed Guilty (Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims To Condemn Terrorism)

November 28, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #295: Todd H. Green - Presumed Guilty (Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims To Condemn Terrorism)

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Todd Green is Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College. A nationally recognized expert on Islamophobia, Green served as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department in 2016-17, where he analyzed and assessed the impact of anti-Muslim prejudice in Europe on countering violent extremism initiatives, refugee and migrant policies, and human rights. He has also given lectures on Islamophobia to other federal agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Green's most recent book is Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism (Fortress Press, 2018). This book argues that asking Muslims to condemn terrorist attacks is a distraction that prevents majority populations in the US and Europe both from facing their own violent histories and from asking critical questions about how their countries' national security initiatives and foreign policies contribute to a violent world order. The book proposes healthier ways for majority populations to engage Muslim communities other than through the prisms of violence and counter-terrorism.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #294: Mike Harland and his new book Worship Essentials

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #294: Mike Harland and his new book Worship Essentials

November 21, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #294: Mike Harland and his new book Worship Essentials

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Mike Harland. For most of his life, Mike has led churches in worship leadership roles. Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of Worship at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author, Dove Award winning songwriter, and a worship leader who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. His blog and podcast, "WorshipLife" is followed by pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians around the world.

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Mike Harland's latest book, Worship Essentials, released on November 1st.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #293: ‘Courage, Dear Heart’ Author, Rebecca K. Reynolds

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #293: ‘Courage, Dear Heart’ Author, Rebecca K. Reynolds

November 14, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #293: 'Courage, Dear Heart' Author, Rebecca K. Reynolds

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Rebecca Reynolds is a humanities instructor in a classical Christian school. Rebecca is the lyricist for Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station. She also writes for award-winning music artist Andrew Peterson's website, The Rabbit Room and sister website Story Warren. She has been a featured speaker at their annual national gatherings Hutchmoot and Inkwell. Her new book is "Courage, Dear Heart: Letters To A Weary World".

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #292: A Purposed Heart with Dr. Craig Gilbert

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #292: A Purposed Heart with Dr. Craig Gilbert

November 7, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #292: A Purposed Heart with Dr. Craig Gilbert

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Craig Gilbert is a life-long Christian and musician. He first sang in church at the age of 4 with his family and has been playing music in church ever since. He also benefits from a prolific career singing and playing outside of the church in classical music ensembles and choirs as well as singing, arranging, and playing multiple instruments in bands of a variety of styles. Craig is passionate about bringing the arts before God in worship in a way that allows congregations to not only participate, but to also engage with God in worship through the arts. Craig is not a musician who happens to play in church but a true worship pastor who uses the arts to reach others for Christ. 

Dr. Gilbert is an expert in worship design and in leading worship in multi style churches of all sizes. He specializes in teaching congregations about worship and training leaders how to design and lead worship that is congregation friendly. After serving in worship and arts leadership in five churches of different congregational sizes with over seven different senior pastors, eight associate pastors (including a time as an assistant pastor himself), various worship styles and formats, time constraints, etc. Dr. Gilbert is well versed in the problems and issues with worship in today’s church. 

His professional training includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Master’s Degree in Conducting, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies. He has provided professional consulting services in music team development, worship design, and congregational participation for several churches and conferences.

 

To find out more about Craig Gilbert and the services he can offer your local church visit these links:

www.purposedheartministries.com

 

www.theworshipdoctor.com

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #291: Greg LaFollette and Songs of Common Prayer

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #291: Greg LaFollette and Songs of Common Prayer

October 31, 2018

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #291: Greg LaFollette and Songs of Common Prayer

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Greg Lafollette has been involved in over 100 records in his career. Between the studio and touring, he has worked with Andrew Peterson, Audrey Assad, Waterdeep, Sara Groves, Matthew Perryman Jones, Erin McCarley, Katie Herzig, Andrew Belle and many others. He has had multiple placements in international advertising campaigns with his band Trouvere, and has written and co-written many songs that have appeared on others’ records.

His latest project, Songs of Common Prayer, an album whose lyrics are taken from (or inspired by) the Book of Common Prayer.

Greg LaFollette's Web Site: https://greglafollette.com/music

Greg LaFollette on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0QqdRkCRdePCFggzWYvCuT

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