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.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Episode 97 J W Bertolotti on The Search for Wisdom in Leadership and in Life


In this week’s episode, Joshua Bertolotti of the Perennial Leader Project takes us on a deep dive into the quest for true wisdom. Josh talks about his learning from the great thinkers of the past, how to develop self awareness and the importance of forgiveness in a good life. Books Recommended by Josh: De Mello, Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality https://amzn.to/3JVmwEd Marcus Aurelius, Meditations https://amzn.to/3JY9gyC or https://amzn.to/3OkGH1N Davis, The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers https://amzn.to/3McyiLP Connect with Josh: Twitter: @SearchofWisdom In Search of Wisdom Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-search-of-wisdom/id1557583455 Webpage: https://www.perennialleader.com/ Instagram: @searchofwisdompodcast 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/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.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Episode 96 Dr Mike Voigts: The Four Degrees of Prayer: From Loving God to Life in God


In this week’s episode, Dr. Mike Voigts takes us on a deep dive into the life of prayer. Prayer ushers out of our love for God but moves ever deeper until we live our life in God. Mike has practical tips as well as deep insight into what a fully formed life in Christ looks like. Books by Mike: The Fourth Degree of Prayer https://amzn.to/3J1ShuG Letters of Ascent: Spiritual Direction in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux https://amzn.to/2RENBDn Books Recommended by Mike: Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home https://amzn.to/3tYBdl6  Michael Casey, Grace: On the Journey to God https://amzn.to/3uIC88u  Henri Nouwen, The Living Reminder: Service and Prayer in the Memory of Jesus Christ https://amzn.to/3uKkiSI  Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermon 36 on the Song of Songs: https://hymnsandchants.com/Texts/Sermons/SongOfSongs/Sermon36/Sermon36.htm  Connect with Mike: Twitter: @mikevoigts
Webpage: claravallis.me 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/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. #prayer #spiritualformation #spiritualdirection

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Episode 95 Dr David Lamb on God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the OT Angry, Sexist and Racist?


In this week’s episode, I interview Dr. David T. Lamb about his newly revised edition of God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? We talk about how to read difficult passages as well as lessons that David has learned from his apologetic work. Buy David’s Book: https://amzn.to/3JcQB2y Bio: Dave Lamb loves to teach the Bible. This passion was developed during twenty years of ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, first as a student at Stanford (BA, MS), and then on IV staff in LA and Philadelphia. Studies at Fuller (MDiv) and Oxford (MPhil, DPhil) deepened his love for the Old Testament. He has been teaching OT at Missio Seminary (formerly Biblical) in Philadelphia since 2006. His dissertation, Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs was published in 2007 (Oxford).  He wrote two popular books, God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist (IVP, 2011 revised 2021), and Prostitutes and Polygamists: A Look at Love, Old Testament Style (Zondervan, 2015).  He also wrote a textbook, The Historical Writings (with Mark Leuchter, Fortress, 2016) and a commentary, 1-2 Kings (Zondervan, 2021). He became the Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament in 2016 and the Dean of the Faculty in 2017. Other books by David Lamb: https://amzn.to/3MInCpo Connect with David: www.DavidTLamb.com Email: dlamb@missio.edu Book’s Recommend by David: The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi https://amzn.to/3w61C23 The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace https://amzn.to/3JeL23x Clinton: The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development https://amzn.to/3I8NaIP 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. #apologetics #oldtestament #oldtestamenttheology

Friday, March 11, 2022

Episode 94 Dr. Bryan Sims on Leading Together: The Holy Possibility of Harmony and Synergy in the Face of Change


In this episode Dr. Bryan Sims talks about his new book on adaptive and spiritual leadership–Leading Together: The Holy Possibility of Harmony and Synergy in the Face of Change Purchase a copy of Brian's New book Leading Together: https://amzn.to/3hZADN9 Books Recommended by Dr. Bryan Sims: Ronald Heifetz Leadership without Easy Answers https://amzn.to/3owZPLT  Robert Quinn, Change the World: How Ordinary People can Achieve Extraordinary Results https://amzn.to/3iWbvGZ  The Arbinger Institute Anatomy of Peace https://amzn.to/39sAqOZ  and Leadership and Self-Deception https://amzn.to/3j5Xcja  Ted Bolsinger Canoeing the Mountains https://amzn.to/3iWzgyD and Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change https://amzn.to/3oBvlIQ   Connect with Dr. Bryan Sims: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-sims-20497524/ Web: http://www.bryandsims.com/  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/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. #adaptiveleadership #leadership #spiritualformation

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Episode 93 Michael Beck on How to Turn Your Weakness into Your Superpower


In this week's episode, Dr. Michael Beck talks about his new book Painting with Ashes: When Your Weakness Becomes Your Superpower Buy Painting with Ashes: https://amzn.to/3CbZzKM Connect with Michael Beck: Michaeladambeck.com Twitter: @reverendwild1 Books that 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. 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/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. #missional #spiritualformation #recovery

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Jessica Hooten Wilson on The Scandal of Holiness: The Power of Literature for Spiritual Transformation


Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson takes us on a deep dive into the power of great literature to form us spiritually. We focus our conversation on her new book The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints (Brazos Press). Order a copy of The Scandal of Holiness https://amzn.to/3p3LzNB Bio: Jessica Hooten Wilson is Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas. She is the author of several books, including Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book of the year in arts and culture award. In 2019 she received the Hiett Prize for Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is co-editor of the volume Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West, a collection of essays on the legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. In 2022, she will publish The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints (Brazos Press) and Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before (Zondervan). Other books by Jessica: https://amzn.to/36yIWx6 Books recommended by Jessica: Augustine, Confessions https://amzn.to/3h4YIBM Dante, Divine Comedy https://amzn.to/3p8mhxT Dostoyevski, Brothers Karamazov https://amzn.to/3h9e9J7 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.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Episode 91 Brian Russell and Rich Lewis on Lessons on Writing, Publishing and Marketing a Book


In this week's episode, Rich Lewis and Brian Russell discuss lessons that they've learned about writing, publishing and writing books


Interested in attending the March 12, 2022 Centering Prayer event hosted by Brian and Rich from Noon to 1:30 pm? Email Brian: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com 


Read Rich's Book:

Sitting with God: A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer https://amzn.to/3fvjUzM


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: centeringprayerbook.com


Connecting with Rich:

www.silenceteaches.com


Twitter: @richlewis01


Instagram: @rich_lewis3


Books Recommended by Rich:


Bourgeault Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening https://amzn.to/3dVGwHC 


Frenette, The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God https://amzn.to/3fupe6y


Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart https://amzn.to/33XJSXf 


Laird Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation https://amzn.to/3hEwcZm 


Books by Dr. Russell


(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:


Twitter: @briandrussell


Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife


Life and Business Coaching: www.brianrussellphd.com


Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching: 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.


#centeringprayer #spiritualformation #contemplativeprayer


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Episode 90 Marc Alan Schelske on Living Inside Out: Cultivating an Authentic Spirituality Today


In this week’s episode, pastor Marc Alan Schelske takes us on a deep dive into spiritual formation and growth. He has a compelling story on how he opened himself up to deeper levels of God’s grace as he learned to live from the inside out. Marc is an expert at facilitating an authentic spirituality. Listen in as we talk about spiritual growth, creativity, ministry, and writing. Connect with Marc: http://marcalanschelske.com/ Marc's Bio: http://marcalanschelske.com/about/ Buy Marc's book. Wisdom from the Heart: Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions https://amzn.to/3rBismt Marc's Recommended Reading: Eugene Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness https://amzn.to/3GDX1Wf Greg Boyd, Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now https://amzn.to/3Bbd5O9 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/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/ Connecting with Brian: Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Life and Business Coaching: www.brianrussellphd.com 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. #spiritualformation #innergame #spiritualgrowth

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Episode 88 Dr Joshua Knabb on The Use of Christian Contemplative Practices in Counseling and Life


Dr. Joshua Knabb takes us on a deep dive into how contemplative practices function within Christian counseling and life. This is a great conversation and you’ll find it immediately actionable.


Buy a copy of Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice: A Four-Step Model and Workbook for Therapists and Clients https://amzn.to/3uicbyb


Joshua J. Knabb is a board-certified clinical psychologist and professor of psychology and director of the PsyD program at California Baptist University. His publications include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Christian ClientsContemplative Prayer for Christians with Chronic Worry, and Christian Psychotherapy in Context, as well as numerous journal articles. He is also the editor for the Journal of Psychology and Christianity and serving a three-year term as Member-at-Large within the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Division 36) Executive Committee.


Link to Other Books by Joshua:

https://amzn.to/3AAgVzZ 


Books Recommended by Dr. Knabb:

Walter Brueggemann, Message of the Psalms https://amzn.to/3fW5F7P


Thomas Goodwin, The Vanity of Thoughts https://amzn.to/32ydMUP 


John Flavel, The Mystery of Providence https://amzn.to/3H0bixw


Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment https://amzn.to/3o3swm6 


Connect with Dr. Joshua Knabb:

https://joshuaknabb.com/ 


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/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/


Connecting with Brian:



Twitter: @briandrussell


Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife


Life and Business Coaching: www.brianrussellphd.com


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.