The Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations Podcast

Interested in taking a deep dive into your spiritual and missional formation? Hosted by Dr. Brian Russell (Professor of Biblical Studies and Spiritual Coach), the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations Podcast will explore the contours of spiritual formation, leadership, and missional practice in our present reality through interviews with leading practitioners and thinkers.

Kat Armas shares from her deep knowledge of Scripture and culture as we discuss her new book Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength (Releases Aug 10, 2021)

Bio:

Kat Armas (M.Div and MAT, Fuller Theological Seminary), a Cuban-American writer and speaker, hosts The Protagonistas podcast, where she highlights the stories of everyday women of color, including writers, pastors, church leaders, and theologians. She has written for Christianity Today, Sojourners, Relevant, Christians for Biblical Equality, Fuller Youth Institute, Fathom Magazine, and Missio Alliance. Armas also works on the “Living A Better Story” project at Fuller Youth Institute and speaks regularly at conferences on race and justice.

 

Buy Kat’s new book Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength https://amzn.to/3ipf5tk

 

Connecting with Kat:

 

Website: Katarmas.com

The Protagonists Podcast: https://katarmas.com/theprotagonistaspodcast 

Twitter @kat_armas

IG: https://www.instagram.com/kat_armas/?hl=en 

 

Books Recommended by Kat:

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants https://amzn.to/3Bk0V5i

Barbara Taylor Brown Preaching Life https://amzn.to/3iDjEAj

Ada Maria Isasi-Diza  Mujerista Theology https://amzn.to/3zomMa0

 

Connect with Brian Russell:

Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com or preorder: https://amzn.to/3pDpN2E

 

Twitter: @briandrussell

 

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com

Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture:

(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258

Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

 

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AJ Sherrill shares from the deep knowledge and wisdom of his latest book Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer (Releases Oct 19)

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 presently 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. 

Buy his new book Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer (Releases Oct 19) https://amzn.to/3ADPJ3e

Listen to our interview about the enneagram in Episode 27: https://deepdivespirituality.podbean.com/e/episode-27-dr-aj-sherrill-on-the-enneagram-and-spiritual-formation/ 

Connecting with AJ:

Twitter @ajsherrill

IG: https://www.instagram.com/aj_sherrill/?hl=en

Check out AJ’s other books:

The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation: How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like Jesus (with Chuck Degroat) https://amzn.to/3j7qSeW

Expansive: Stretching Beyond Superficial Christianity https://amzn.to/3cxbB4F

Quiet: Hearing God Amidst The Noise https://amzn.to/2S3JOiB

Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer (Releases Oct 19) https://amzn.to/3ADPJ3e

Books Recommended by AJ:

Free Article by Nouwen “Moving From Solitude to Community to Ministry” https://entermission.typepad.com/my_weblog/files/moving_from_solitude_to_community_to_ministry_henri_nouwen.pdf

Teresa of Avilla Interior Castle https://amzn.to/2UC0lyS

Scazzero Emotionally Healthy Discipleship https://amzn.to/3hsOwnv

Eldridge Get Your Life Back: Every Day Practices for a World Gone Mad https://amzn.to/3wFePLX

Connect with Brian Russell:

Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com or preorder: https://amzn.to/3pDpN2E

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com

Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture: (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258

Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

Please tell your friends about the Deep Dive Spirituality podcast. 

In this week's episode, Markus Watson takes you on a deep dive into the a painful Dark Night of the Soul experience as a pastor and we talk about mission in the local church.

Markus Watson is the host of the Spiritual Life and Leadership podcast (the official podcast for Fuller Seminary's Church Leadership Institute) and the author of Beyond Thingification: Helping Your Church Engage in God's Mission.  A pastor for nearly twenty years, Markus now serves as the Interim Pastor at Westmorland Community Presbyterian Church in the rural Southern California town of Westmorland.  Markus lives in San Diego with his wife, Robin, and his three kids, Micah, Macy, and Drew.

Buy Markus’ book:  Beyond Thingification: Helping Your Church Engage in God's Mission https://amzn.to/3A5oRc5

Connect with Markus Watson:

https://www.markuswatson.com/

Depree.org/church

Spiritual Life and Leadership Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spiritual-life-and-leadership/id1435252632

Books Recommend by Markus

Scazzero Emotionally Healthy Spirituality https://amzn.to/36eqarj

Nouwen, Life of the Beloved https://amzn.to/3yuLO6V

—— Return of the Prodigal https://amzn.to/3xjuAZL

Manning Abba’s Child https://amzn.to/3hAFLXE

Brenner, Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality https://amzn.to/3hDTmgB

Connect with Brian Russell:

Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com or preorder: https://amzn.to/3pDpN2E

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com

Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture:

(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258

Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

 

In this episode, internationally acclaimed author, transformational speaker, and Emotional Eating Expert Tricia Nelson shares her wisdom and expertise on understanding addictive personalities and overcoming the inner pain that fuels them.

Buy Tricia's book: Heal Your Hunger: 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now https://amzn.to/3xqdHfE

Connect with Tricia Nelson:

Website: https://www.healyourhunger.com/are-you-an-emotional-eater-or-food-addict/

Twitter: @triciagnelson

Instagram: @tricianelson_

Connect with Brian Russell:

Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com

or preorder: https://amzn.to/3pDpN2E

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com

Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture: (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258

Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

Please tell your friends about the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations podcast. It's also available on Spotify, Podbean, and iTunes as well as YouTube as a Videocast.

Callie and Roz Picardo share rich insights on financial stewardship from their new book: Money Talks: A Biblical Take on Earning, Saving, Spending, and Giving.

Buy Money Talks. https://amzn.to/3gxODy0 

Connect with the Picardo's: www.rosariopicardo.com

Connect with Brian Russell:

Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com or preorder: https://amzn.to/3pDpN2E

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com

Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture:

(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258

Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

Please tell your friends about the Deep Dive Spirituality Videocast. It's also available on Spotify, Podbean, and iTunes as a podcast.

Dr. Tod Bolsinger talks about navigating uncertainty and change using the principles of adaptive leadership taught in his books Canoeing the Mountains and Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change.

Bio:

Tod Bolsinger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a speaker, executive coach, former pastor, and author who serves as associate professor of leadership formation and senior fellow for the De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. He is the author of Tempered Resilience and Canoeing the Mountains, which was named Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Pastoral Leadership, as well as the Christianity Today Award of Merit recipient It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian.

A frequent speaker and consultant, he serves as an executive coach for corporate, nonprofit, educational, and church organizations in transformational leadership. For seventeen years, he was the senior pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church in San Clemente, California, after serving for ten years at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Tod and his wife, Beth, have two children.

 

Books by Tod:

Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory https://amzn.to/2T8Wf0u

Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change https://amzn.to/2TIeVV1

It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian https://amzn.to/3wa2orI

Books Recommended by Tod:

Ronald Heifetz The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World https://amzn.to/3pDv5Ly

Edwin Friedman Failure of Nerve https://amzn.to/2TK6oAW

Jonathan Sacks Lessons in Leadership. Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible https://amzn.to/3v6A48C

Connect with Tod Bollinger:

Text “Change” to 66866 for information on Tod's coaching

Twitter: @todbol

De Pree Center at Fuller Seminary: Church Leadership Institute https://depree.org/church/

Connect with Brian Russell:

Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com or preorder: https://amzn.to/3pDpN2E

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com

Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture:

(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258

Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

Please tell your friends about the Deep Dive Spirituality Videocast. It's also available on Spotify, Podbean, and iTunes as a podcast.

 

Did the Exodus from Egypt Really happen? Dr. Mark Janzen (Ph.D.) takes us on a deep dive into the historical reliability of the Exodus from Egypt. Mark is the editor of Five Views on the Exodus: Historicity, Chronology, and Theological Implications (Zondervan).

Dr. Mark Janzen is an assistant professor of history at Louisiana College and deputy director of the Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project. His research interests include Egyptian history and culture, Egyptian epigraphy, the historicity of the Exodus, and the intersection of archaeology and biblical studies. He is the editor of Five Views of the Exodus and a co-host for OnScript - the Biblical World.

Buy the Book: Five Views on the Exodus: Historicity, Chronology, and Theological Implications (Zondervan) https://amzn.to/3yZvqw2

Dr. Janzen's Recommendations:

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity https://amzn.to/3wOs9hg

Sire, Universe Next Door https://amzn.to/3uL6uVP

Books by William Craig Lane https://amzn.to/3wRWzzi

IVP Atlas of the Bible https://amzn.to/2SVKSJj

Kenneth Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Bible https://amzn.to/3cym01h

Connect with Mark Janzen

https://www.memphis.edu/hypostyle/

Podcast https://onscript.study/about-matt-and-matt/biblical-world-hosts/

Connect with Brian Russell:

Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com

Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture: (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258

Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

#exodus #biblehistory #archaeologyofexodus

In this episode Dr. John Oswalt (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Seminary) talks about how to understand and live out the biblical promise of holiness of heart and life. Dr. Oswalt personally mentored me from 1993-96.

Select Books by Dr. John Oswalt

Called to Be Holy: A Biblical Perspective https://amzn.to/3hQBelB

The Bible Among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature https://amzn.to/2REh1F0

Here is his esteemed commentary on the book of Isaiah:

The Book of Isaiah (Chapters 1–39) https://amzn.to/3wv4QsM

The Book of Isaiah (Chapters 40-66) https://amzn.to/3ueToQs

Books that Helped Shape John Oswalt Spiritually:

John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul https://amzn.to/3utQgAx

Elliot Shadow of the Almighty https://amzn.to/2Styz6t

Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret https://amzn.to/3fia7y0

O'Kempis Imitation of Christ https://amzn.to/2T9b6Ic

Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest https://amzn.to/3oPVzJl

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/oneboo...

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

or sign up for information: centeringprayerbook.com

Social Media and Info on Coaching:

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Life and Business Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.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

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#holiness #entiresanctification #oldtestament

In this week's episode, Rich Lewis takes you on a deep dive into the practice of centering prayer and how sitting with God in silence can help you to grow even deeper.

Read Rich's Book:

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

Connecting with Rich: www.silencesteaching.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/

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

or sign up for information: centeringprayerbook.com

Connecting with Brian:

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Life and Business Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.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

Bio: Rich Lewis is an author, speaker and coach who focuses on centering prayer as a means of inner transformation. He teaches centering prayer in both his local and virtual community and offers one-on-one coaching. Rich’s newest book is titled, Sitting with God: A Journey To Your True Self Through Centering Prayer. He publishes a weekly meditation, book reviews, and interviews on his site, Silence Teaches. He has published articles for a number of organizations, including Contemplative Light, Abbey of the Arts, Contemplative Outreach, EerdWord, In Search of a New Eden, the Ordinary Mystic at Patheos, and the Contemplative Writer. ​ Rich has been a daily practitioner of centering prayer since June 1, 2014. Centering prayer has been so life-giving and life-changing that he feels compelled to share his journey with others who wish to learn more. Rich resides with his family in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Learn more about him at www.SilenceTeaches.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.

In this episode, Brian interviews Frank Viola about his Scribe writing conference as well as the inspiration and lessons of his best selling and favorite books. Frank then invites Brian to share about his writing.

Selected Book’s by Frank (https://amzn.to/3kZKuBH):

Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom https://amzn.to/3nUClAp

From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God https://amzn.to/2HvTiS6

Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus (w/ Leonard Sweet) https://amzn.to/3m6DcxA

God's Favorite Place on Earth https://amzn.to/3fafVs6

Revise Us Again: Living from a Renewed Christian Script https://amzn.to/3uBMcPo

Regrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today https://amzn.to/3ewydol

Brian's Book's

(re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3fxatPU

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

Forthcoming: Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God's Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/3ewyx6x

or www.centeringprayerbook.com

Connect with Frank

frankviola.org

Connect with Brian:

brianrussell.org

drbrianrussellcoaching.com

Twitter: @briandrussell

Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife

Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. 

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