Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Episode 39 Top Spiritual Lessons from 2020 with Dr Brian Russell

In this Episode, Dr. Brian Russell shares his top spiritual lessons from 2020: 

Reservoir vs. Canal, KASH, Curiosity, Silence/Solitude Practices, The Body Keeps the Score, and Simplicity

Dr. Brian Russell is the curator of the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations Podcast as well as a Professor of Biblical Studies and Coach.

His most recent book is (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World


Group Coaching for Pastor and Spiritual Leaders:

Coaching for Business and Life: 

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

YouTube Channel: Deep Dive Spirituality with Dr. Brian Russell

 Reservoir versus Canal:

Bernard of Clairvaux Sermon 18 on the Song ofSongs:

Silence and Solitude Practices: 

Episode 8: Brian Russell 

Episode 13: Roundtable on Centering Prayer 

Body Keeps the Score:

Bessel Van Der Kolk The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. 

Episode 21 with Dr. Elaine Heath


Episode 1: Gene Yotka

Episodes 3 and 5 Michael Voigts 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Episode 38 Gene Yotka – Reflections on the Contemplative Life in 2020 and Beyond

In this episode, Gene Yotka (Spiritual Director and Founder of the Awakening Institute) talks about contemplative spirituality and the lessons of 2020. Listen to Episode #1 with Gene Yotka: Books Recommended by Gene: Merton When the Trees say Nothing Dom Augustin Guillerand Prayer of the Presence of God Bruno Barnhardt Future of Wisdom J. August Higgins Mysticism and Contemporary Life: Essays in Honor of Bernard McGinn Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart Liminal Space Oneing Richard Rohr (January 2020) Old Recommendations by Gene from Episode #1: Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation David Steindl-Rast Gratefulness is the heart of prayer Benedicta Ward The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks Contact and Bio: Email: Website: Face book: The Awakening Institute Linked In: Eugene T Yotka Mailing address: The Awakening Institute, 5040 Mayflower St. Cocoa, Florida Bio: Gene Yotka is husband to his wife MaryAnn and father of 5 (Beau, Tara, Kitty, Kurt and Victoria), as well as grandfather to 6 (Isabella, Kaya, Alina, Lincoln, Richard and Kurt). He holds a master’s in divinity (M.Div.) as well as a masters in pastoral counseling (MAPC), both through Asbury Theological Seminary. Gene is also a graduate of the 3-year certification program in spiritual companionship with a practicum in spiritual direction from St. Thomas University. Gene is a retired pastor who spent 12 years of ministry in the local church. Currently, he is the founder and director of The Awakening Institute for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Direction and Soul Care, which is a multi-faceted ministry for the training of spiritual directors, while providing classes and retreats for those wishing to explore Christian contemplative practices, which are designed for those seeking a deeper experience in our Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Brian Russell is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Episode 37 Dr Winfield Bevins on Liturgy, Mission, and Spiritual Formation

In this week's episode, Dr. Winfield Bevins talks about the power of liturgy, spiritual formation, and the mission of church planting. Winfield Bevins is a “liturgical missiologist” whose passion is to help others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for discipleship and mission. He currently serves as the Director of Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary. He frequently speaks at conferences on a variety of topics and as both an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at various seminaries and universities in the United States and England. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Resources by Winfield Bevins: A Field Guide to Daily Prayer Simply Anglican: An Ancient Faith for Today's World Marks of a Movement: What the Church Today Can Learn From the Wesleyan Revival Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation Church-Planting Revolution: A Guidebook for Explorers, Planters, and Their Teams Recommended Resources: Book of Common Prayer (1979 ed) Peter Scazzero Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Robert Mulholland Invitation to a Journey: A Roadmap for Spiritual Formation Howard Snyder The Radical Wesley Connect with Winfield: Twitter: @winfieldbevins Instagram: @winfield.bevins Connect with Brian: Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Deep Dive Spirituality Training for Pastors: Brian's Book on Missional Reading of Scripture: (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World Links to Amazon are affiliate links

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Episode 36 Frank Viola on Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom

In this episode, Frank Viola shares his passion for the kingdom of God, organic expressions of the Church, and deep abiding in Christ.

Bio: Frank Viola is a bestselling author of 12 books (8 best sellers), A-list blogger, and popular conference speaker. His ministry is known as “The Deeper Journey.” Viola’s mission is to help serious followers of Jesus know their Lord more deeply so they can experience real transformation and make a lasting impact. Selected Book’s by Frank ( Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus (w/ Leonard Sweet) Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices (w/ George Barna) Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity Book Recommendations by Frank: Watchmen Nee Normal Christian life
Frank Laubach You are my friends (out of print)
T. Austin Sparks The School of Christ Connect with Frannk Connect with Brian: Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Brian's Book on Missional Reading of Scripture: (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World Links to Amazon are Affiliate links.