The Sacredness of Business, with Barry Rowan, author of The Spiritual Art of Business

Episode 202: The Sacredness of Business, with Barry Rowan, author of The Spiritual Art of Business

  Discussion Questions: 1. How do you personally relate to the concept of integrating faith and work, and how might Barry Rowan’s insights impact your perspective on your own career or business endeavors? 2. Consider Barry Rowan’s model of the “spiritual art of business cycle” (surrender, transformation, becoming new creations, going out), and reflect on…

Quick Conversation with Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson

Episode 201: Understanding Change and Transition, a Quick Conversation with Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson

  Discussion Questions: 1. What is the difference between change and transition, and why is it important to recognize this distinction in leadership and personal development? 2. How does acknowledging loss and grief contribute to developing resilience and perseverance during times of transition? 3. In what ways can patience and intentionality help leaders and individuals…

The Justice Feast, with Michael Rhodes, author of Just Discipleship

Episode 200: The Justice Feast, with Michael Rhodes, author of Just Discipleship

  Discussion Questions: 1. How does Michael Rhodes redefine discipleship to incorporate justice and mission, in contrast to E.K. Strawser’s perspective (Ep. 185: From Sunday Services to Real Transformation)? 2. What role does Rhodes believe justice plays in the biblical narrative and in the practice of discipleship? How does this challenge traditional views of discipleship?…

Clergy, Congregations, and Hope After the Pandemic, with Scott Thumma

Episode 198: Clergy, Congregations, and Hope After the Pandemic, with Scott Thumma, Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research

  Discussion Questions: 1. How have clergy and congregations experienced resistance and tension in adapting to post-pandemic changes within congregational life? 2. In what ways has the pandemic impacted congregational dynamics, both positively (e.g., giving, attendance) and troublingly? 3. As a pastor, how does the information shared in this episode about congregational dynamics during the…