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.

In this week’s deep dive conversation, Brian Russell shares seven mindsets that have helped to create ongoing opportunities for growth and service.

Brian’s Website: www.brianrussellphd.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/ 

Brian’s Recommended Resources on Centering Prayer:

https://www.brianrussellphd.com/post/my-top-ten-favorite-resources-on-centering-prayer 

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

www.deepdivespirituality.com 

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.

In this week's deep dive, Dr. Christina Edmondson and Chad Brennan talk about their recent book Faithful Antiracism: Moving Past Talk to Systemic Change.

Buy a copy of Faithful Antiracism: https://amzn.to/3wCtqKO

Connect with Christina and Chad:

Christina's Website: http://www.christinaedmondson.com/

Chad's Website: Renew Partnerships https://rjuc.org/

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/

Brian’s Recommended Resources on Centering Prayer: https://www.brianrussellphd.com/post/my-top-ten-favorite-resources-on-centering-prayer

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

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.

#antiracism #spiritualgrowth #spiritualformation

In this week’s episode, Dr. Joel Pérez discusses how to move from cultural competency to a deeper cultural humility.

Connect with Joel:

Website:  https://apoyocoaching.com 

Courses: https://apoyocoaching.com/courses  Coupon Code: Deepdive50 (until 9/30/22)

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelperezphd/ 

Resource Recommended by Joel:

Mai Moua, Culturally Intelligent Leadership https://amzn.to/3JZhVT5

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/

Brian’s Recommended Resources on Centering Prayer:

https://www.brianrussellphd.com/post/my-top-ten-favorite-resources-on-centering-prayer 

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

www.deepdivespirituality.com

 

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.

 

In this week’s deep dive conversation, Brian Russell shares how centering prayer can change your life. Brian will go deep on the specific ways that silent meditative prayer can help you experience transformation, deeper levels of love for God and neighbor, and become even more present for those around you.

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/

Brian’s Recommended Resources on Centering Prayer:

https://www.brianrussellphd.com/post/my-top-ten-favorite-resources-on-centering-prayer 

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

www.deepdivespirituality.com 

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.

#centeringprayer #contemplativeprayer #spiritualgrowth

In this week’s deep dive, Brian Russell talks about the power of life changing questions. He invites us to think about the questions you’ve asked yourself or others have asked you that have changed the course of your life. He shares some of the pivotal ones that shaped him and offers tips on how to use questions as a means of growing into the person God created you to be.

 

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

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.

#questions #spiritualgrowth #transformation

In this week's episode Gene Yotka takes us on a deep dive into the way of Christian mysticism and how they can help us draw closer to the God who loves us in the midst of the distractions of the modern world.

Connecting with Gene:

Email: theawakeninginstitutue@gmail.com

Website: www.theawakeninginstitute.com

Facebook: The Awakening Institute

Gene's book: Knowing as We are Known: An Excercise in Inner Stillness https://amzn.to/3uNwlzn

Books Recommended by Gene:

Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle https://amzn.to/3AQc1B6

Julian of Norwich, Showings https://amzn.to/3IBGEwa

John of the Cross Ascent of Mount Carmel https://amzn.to/3Psgw93

Merton, Seven Storey Mountain https://amzn.to/3z3cNtl

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

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. 

Rev. Mark Danzey, Excecutive Director of Narrow Gate: Equipping for Life, shares a robust vision of creating a culture of disciples who can make disciples of others.

Interested in Narrow Gate? www.narrowgateefl.com

Connecting with Mark:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-danzey-66328812/

Narrow Gate Equipping for Life. www.NarrowGateEfl.com

Recommend Resources for Making Disciples:

Robert Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism https://amzn.to/33Gjx0G

Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teaching on Discipleship https://amzn.to/3yln5n4

Robby Gallaty Replicate: How to Create a Culture of Disciple-Making Right Where You Are https://amzn.to/3uu8Rz4

Greg Ogden, Transforming Discipleship https://amzn.to/3NKftjz

Connecting with Brian Russell

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

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 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 Avila, 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

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 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/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

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 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/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.

#mysticism #contemplativeprayer #spiritualformation

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