Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Episode 27 Dr. AJ Sherrill on the Enneagram and Spiritual Formation

Author, teacher, and Pastor AJ Sherrill (D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) takes us on a deep dive into how the enneagram. Our conversation centers on his new book The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation: How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like Jesus (Brazos, 2020)
Books by AJ
The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation: How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like Jesus (2020) https://amzn.to/36hezJj
Expansive: Stretching Beyond Superficial Christianity (2017) https://amzn.to/2S8ykdE
Quiet: Hearing God Amidst the Noise (2014) https://amzn.to/2GatE4L
Books Recommended by AJ
Henri Nouwen, The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery (1981) https://amzn.to/3jgiSYW
Robert Louis Wilken, The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity (2013) https://amzn.to/3jeiKtb
Full Bio:
AJ Sherrill (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) has more than twenty years of experience as a pastor from the beaches of S. California to the streets of NYC.  He has recently moved to Charleston SC where he serves as the Lead Pastor of Saint Peters Church and is in process of Anglican ordination. He is an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he teaches popular courses on preaching and the Enneagram.  
Connect with AJ:
Twitter @ajsherrill
IG: https://www.instagram.com/aj_sherrill/?hl=en
Connect with Brian:
Twitter: @briandrussell
Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Check out Brian's (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade, 2016) https://amzn.to/3kRNjVM

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Episode 26 Dr. Joel Pérez Cultural Humility, the Church, and Racial Rec...

In this week’s episode, Dr. Joel Pérez discusses the critically important topic of cultural humility with me. Joel brings his life experiences as a Christian, a former administrator in Higher Ed, and his skills as a business coach to help us think through issues of racial reconciliation and cultural humility in the Church and beyond.
B.S. in Business Administration from Biola University
M. Ed. in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Claremont Graduate University
Connect with Joel:
Website: https://apoyocoaching.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelperezphd/
Connect with Brian:
Twitter: @briandrussell
Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianrussellphd/
Resources Recommended by Joel:
Banaji and Greenwald, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People https://amzn.to/2RRvolH
Jennifer Eberhart, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do https://amzn.to/2RUDyK9
Emerson and Smith, Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America https://amzn.to/32ThINp
Ibram Kendi How to Be an Antiracist https://amzn.to/2Hlt841
Soong-Chan Rah The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Culture https://amzn.to/30478kJ
Rothstein The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America https://amzn.to/2FLgSK0
Podcast “Seeing White” https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
Resources Personally Helpful for Joel for Spiritual Formation:
Henri Nowen books https://amzn.to/361aHfp Checkout Beloved or The Wounded Healer
Richard Foster Celebration of Discipline https://amzn.to/2RTVlRu
Full Bio for Dr. Joel Pérez:
Joel Pérez is owner of Apoyo Coaching and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He specializes in career transitions, career coaching, identity-conscious leadership coaching, solution-based coaching, and professionals that want to develop their cultural humility. He has a certification in the MBTI, Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and is a certified coach through the Academy of Creative Coaching. He also currently serves as an adjunct instructor for Brandman University in California in the Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education, having served most recently as vice president and dean of students at Whittier College. He has previously served as the dean of students at Seattle Pacific University, and in a variety of roles that encompassed residence life, student activities, and student leadership at Pomona College and Chapman University. He also served as the chief diversity officer of George Fox University in Oregon. 

Joel is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley, which provides low-cost immigration legal services, educational events, and connection to local community resources. He also serves on the board of Degrees of Change, which prepares diverse, homegrown leaders to succeed in college. 
Joel earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Biola University, an M. Ed. in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Claremont Graduate University. Joel has been married over 23 years and has four children, and he enjoys cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers. 
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Episode 25 Dr. Matt O'Reilly: Serving as a Pastor-Theologian, Holiness, and Human Flourishing

In this week’s episode Dr. Matt O’Reilly reflects on his vocation as a pastor theologian. We take deep dive into the importance of scholarship within the context of flesh and blood ministry. We also discuss holiness in terms of happiness and human flourishing. Don’t miss this rich conversation.
Dr. Matt O'Reilly is Lead Pastor of Hope Hull United Methodist Church near Montgomery, Alabama, Director of Research at Wesley Biblical Seminary, and a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians.
Connecting with Matt:
website http://www.theologyproject.online
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/theologyprojectonline
Twitter: @mporeilly
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theologyprojectonline
Publications by Matt:
Paul and the Resurrected Body: Social Identity and Ethical Practice (Emory Studies in Early Christianity) https://amzn.to/35diOoH
Bless the Nations: A Devotional for Short-Term Missions https://amzn.to/2GyeRAO
The Letters to the Thessalonians https://my.seedbed.com/product/the-letters-to-the-thessalonians-onebook-daily-weekly/
Resources Recommended by Matt:
Verlyn Klinkenborg Several Short Sentences about Writing https://amzn.to/3c0ZvAo
Miroslav Volf Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World https://amzn.to/3c8C20b
Kurt Thompson Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships https://amzn.to/2E2A8S7
Tom McCall Against God and Nature: The Doctrine of Sin https://amzn.to/3iutjYy
John Wesley A Plain Account of Christian Perfection https://amzn.to/2ZIuLiF
Connecting with Brian:
Twitter: @briandrussell
Instagram: @yourprofessor for life
Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Episode 24: Dr Michael Beck Contextual Intelligence, Missional Formation and Fresh Expressions of the Church

In this week's episode, Dr. Michael Beck talks about his new book "Contextual Intelligence: Unlocking the Ancient Secret to Mission on the Front Lines" (co-written with Dr. Leonard Sweet).

Buy Contextual Intelligence: Unlocking the Ancient Secret to Mission on the Front Lines https://freshexpressionsus.org/product-tag/contextual/
Connect with Michael Beck:
Twitter: @reverendwild1
Connect with Dr. Russell:
Twitter: @briandrussell
IG: @yourprofessorforlife
Read Brian's book on missional interpretation: (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3k86KcN

Books that Michael Beck Recommends:
(1) Gerald Arbuckle Refounding the church: Dissent for Leadership https://amzn.to/2VdFD5e

(2) Manuel Castells The Rise of Network Society https://amzn.to/2JOZCSr

(3) Graham Cray The Mission-shaped Church https://amzn.to/2UWAIXg

(4) Alan Hirsch/Michael Frost, The Shaping of Things to Come https://amzn.to/35nA9v5

(5) Michael Moynagh Church in Life https://amzn.to/3bJDRR5
Dr. Michael Beck is South Atlantic Coordinator for Fresh Expressions US and North Central District Cultivator of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He also leads the Fresh Expressions house of study at United Theological Seminary. Michael serves as senior pastor of Wildwood UMC where he directs addiction recovery programs, a jail ministry, a food pantry, and a network of fresh expressions that meet in places like tattoo parlors and burrito joints. He currently lives in Wildwood with his wife, Jill, and their blended family of 8 children.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Episode 23 Matthew Johnson: Entire Sanctification and the Guide to Holiness

In today’s episode, the Rev. Matthew Johnson and I talk about his interest and passion for the transformational message of Christian holiness. Matthew shares his own life experience as well as draws from mentors and his extensive research into contemporary and historical writings on entire sanctification. We also talk about his newsletter “A Guide to Holiness” that shares testimonies of God’s work of sanctifying grace.

How to connect with Matthew Johnson

scripturalholiness.com (sign up for newsletter there; content coming by end of year)

@revmhj on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

Here are the books Matthew mentions in answer to questions:
Amy Caswell Bratton - Witnesses of Perfect Love: Narratives of Christian Perfection in Early Methodism https://amzn.to/3hZz68s

Chris Bounds Unholiness: Overcoming the Forces That Attack Your Soul https://amzn.to/3bjJAwC 

Kevin Watson Old or New School Methodism?: The Fragmentation of a Theological Tradition https://amzn.to/31SHr8g

These are Matthew's recommendations:

Dennis Kinlaw - Prayer: Bearing the World as Jesus Did. https://amzn.to/3lITjRU 
Preaching in the Spirit https://amzn.to/3hO0iGZ 

Robert Coleman - Nothing to Do But Save Souls. https://amzn.to/2QLuPcA 

Mildred Bangs Wynkoop - A Theology of Love: The Dynamic of Wesleyanism (2nd ed) https://amzn.to/3jG3wN8 

Matthew Johnson is one of the associate pastors at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers, AR.

He has served as an United Methodist pastor for sixteen years. He graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003, was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 2007, and has served his current church since July 2018. He also received from Asbury Theological Seminary the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017. His project was on Reintroducing the Doctrine and Experience of Christian Perfection to United Methodists.

He’s been married since 2001 and he and his wife have one incredibly awesome daughter.

When he’s not reading, researching, or writing, he’s running, biking, or hanging with his family.

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