Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Episode 104 James Bryan Smith on Discovering the Person Jesus Created You To Be


In this week’s deep dive conversation, James Bryan Smith takes us on a deep dive into spiritual formation and the process of discovering the person Jesus created you to be.


Check out James Bryan Smith’s newest release: The Good and Beautiful You: Discovering the Person Jesus Created You To Be (IVP, 2022): https://amzn.to/3bHSUPq 


Check out all of James Bryan’s Smith’s books: https://amzn.to/3bDEm3a 


Connect with James Bryan Smith 

www.Apprenticeinstitute.org 


Bio: Dr. James Bryan Smith is the Dallas Willard Professor of Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University, in Wichita, Kansas. Jim received his B.A. in Religion and Philosophy at Friends University, his M.Div. at Yale Divinity School, and his D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary. Jim has taught at Friends University for over 30 years, teaching primarily in the area of Christian spiritual formation. He is also the Executive Director of The Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. In addition, Jim is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and co-founding pastor of Chapel Hill UMC, in Wichita, Kansas, and is currently a teaching pastor at that church. He is also a best-selling author of twelve books, most notably The Apprentice Series (InterVarsity Press), which includes The Good and Beautiful God. He is also one of the original founders, alongside Richard J. Foster and Dallas Willard, of the spiritual renewal ministry, Renovare. James is the host of the Things Above Podcast.


Books recommended by James Bryan Smith


Teresa of Avilla, Interior Castle https://amzn.to/3a03FMi 


Willard, Divine Conspiracy https://amzn.to/3Ajsj5v 


O’Kempis, Imitation of Christ https://amzn.to/3bqmgkX 


Wesley, Sermons https://amzn.to/3xVZ2uI 


Brian Russell’s Information


Information on Brian’s Signature Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors and Spiritually Minded Leaders: www.deepdivespirituality.com 


Brian Russell’s Books

Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ


(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9


Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/


Connecting with Brian:


Website: www.brianrussellphd.com


Twitter: @briandrussell


Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife


Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Ep #103 How to Create Healthy Spiritual Rhythms for Thriving & Flourishing in Life and Mission


In this week’s deep dive conversation, Brian Russell talks about how to create healthy spiritual rhythms for thriving and flourishing in your life and mission. You will learn five signals that you need to pay attention to in advance of feeling overwhelmed and burned out. Brian will then help you craft a plan for thriving and flourishing for the long haul that fits your personality and context. Information on Brian’s Signature Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors and Spiritually Minded Leaders: www.deepdivespirituality.com Brian Russell’s Books Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9 Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/oneboo... Connecting with Brian: Website: www.brianrussellphd.com Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Episode 102 Amos Smith on The Contemplative Life– Mysticism and Reflections on Silence and Solitudie


In this week’s episode, Amos Smith shares from his decades of experience in contemplative mysticism. We talk about silence, solitude, and the inner life as well as insights from his latest book (releasing in June 2022): Journey of Holistic Mysticism: Experiencing the Integrated Spirituality of the Quakers.


Amos Smith (D.Min) earned a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Religion from The University of California at Santa Cruz in 1993, a Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley in 1998, and a Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2008. He is a lifelong student of three streams: Progressive Christianity, Contemplative Christianity, and Eastern Mystic Christianity.


Check out his books on Amazon: 

https://amzn.to/39oIxPs 


Connect with Amos Smith:

Twitter: @amossmi


Authors Recommended by Amos:


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, https://amzn.to/3zBxxZX 


Barbara Brown Taylor, Luminous Web: Faith, Science and the Experience of Wonder https://amzn.to/3b4LMMF 


Brian Russell’s Books

Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ


or sign up for information: www.centeringprayerbook.com


(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9


Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/


Connecting with Brian:


Website: www.brianrussellphd.com


Twitter: @briandrussell


Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife


Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com 


Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com




Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support.


#contemplativeprayer #mysticism #spiritualformation

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Episode 101 Dr Wilfredo Alvarez on Immigration, Communication and Everyday Dirty Work


In this week’s episode, Dr. Wilfredo Alvarez takes us on a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities faced by Latino/a immigrants into the U.S. He shares from some of his research from his latest book Everyday Dirty Work: Invisibility, Communication, and Immigrant Labor. He draws from personal experience as well as from his expertise in communication theory to help us to love our immigrant neighbors more effectively. 


Wilfredo Alvarez, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication and Media at Utica University in Utica, New York. His teaching and research focus on communication issues related to social identity (i.e., race, social class, and immigration). Specifically, he is interested in how micro (personal relationships), meso (groups and organizations) and macro-level (popular culture) communication practices (e.g., pervasive discourses of race and gender) are deployed institutionally to create, maintain, and resist systems of oppression, discrimination, and social inequity in U.S. society. He primarily teaches courses in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication. 


Check out his book Everyday Dirty Work: Invisibility, Communication, and Immigrant Labor

 https://amzn.to/3x1lG5w


Connect with Wilfredo:

Twitter: @AlvarezWilfredo


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wilfredo-alvarez-ph-d/


Books Recommended by Wilfredo:


Poitier, Measure of a Man https://amzn.to/3ac5w08 


Postman, Disappearance of Childhood https://amzn.to/3z9Ydk0 


Brian Russell’s Info


Connecting with Brian:


Website: www.brianrussellphd.com


Twitter: @briandrussell


Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife


Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com 


Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com


Brian’s Books

Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ


or sign up for information: www.centeringprayerbook.com


(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9


Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/



Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support.


#immigration #communication 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Episode 100 Brian Russell on Confronting and Overcoming the Unholy Trinity of Fear, Guilt, and Shame


In this week’s episode, I coach on how to confront and overcome the Unholy Trinity of Fear, Guilt, and Shame. I define the Unholy Trinity and then tactics that I've found helpful personally as well as the very tools that I use to help others. If you'd like a copy of the tool, email me: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com I mention this book in the episode: Healthy Me, Healthy Us by Les and Leslie Parrot https://amzn.to/3wowb2G Connecting with Brian: Website: www.brianrussellphd.com Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com Brian’s Books Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ or sign up for information: www.centeringprayerbook.com (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9 Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/ Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support. #fear #guilt #shame

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Episode 99 Dr. Brian Russell on How to Thrive and Flourish After A Painful Experience


In this week’s episode, I share how I learned to thrive and flourish after the most painful experience of my life. I trust that what I learned will likewise serve you powerfully and give you hope for an even more abundant future. Connecting with Brian: Website: www.brianrussellphd.com Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com Brian’s Books Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ or sign up for information: www.centeringprayerbook.com (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9 Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/oneboo... Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Episode 98 Sean Palmer on Enneagram Wisdom for Teachers, Pastors and Communicators


n this week’s episode, Sean Palmer takes us on a deep dive into the enneagram. In particular, he discusses how a deeper understanding of the enneagram can help speaker, preachers, and teaches to communicate to and connect with audiences on an even deeper level. Check out Sean Palmer's new book: https://amzn.to/3rMfw6b Other books by Sean: https://amzn.to/3OF1k9g Books Recommended by Sean: Richard Beck, Unclean https://amzn.to/3kdawDw Henri Nouwen books: https://amzn.to/3ESpzft Philip Yancey, Disappointment with God: https://amzn.to/3KlHlck Jonathan Sacks, Morality https://amzn.to/3EIJOfC Connect with Sean: Twitter: @seanpalmer Webpage: https://www.seanisaacpalmer.com Instagram: @seanisaacpalmer Brian's Materials Read Brian's Book: Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ or sign up for information: www.centeringprayerbook.com (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9 Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/oneboo... Connecting with Brian: Website: www.brianrussellphd.com Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support.