The Pastor Writer podcast is a series of conversations and reflections on the Christian life through reading and writing. From interviews with authors to thoughts on scripture and culture, Chase Replogle offers a wide range of topics and explorations. Chase is a church pastor and writer. You can follow more of his work at pastorwriter.com
Todd Miles — Christians, Cannabis, and Thinking About Drugs
Todd Miles is Professor of Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches theology, church history, hermeneutics, and ethics. Prior to becoming a seminary professor, he was a nuclear engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
He joined me to talk about his new book, Cannabis and the Christian: What the Bible Says about marijuana.
Ray Ortlund — The Death of Porn and Men of Integrity
Pastor Ray Ortlund was ordained into the Christian ministry in 1975. He taught Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School from 1989 to 1998. His primary ministry, for 28 years, has been as a pastor in California, Oregon, Georgia and Tennessee.
In addition to numerous essays and articles, Pastor Ortlund has published eight books. Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel, was named “2017 Christian Book of the Year” in the category Bible Study.
He also served as an Old Testament translator for The New Living Translation and The English Standard Version of the Bible. He contributed the introduction and study notes to the book of Isaiah in The ESV Study Bible.
He is also the President of Renewal Ministries and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition.
He joins me today to talk about his new book out this month, The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility.
Alan Bandy — Writing An Illustrated Guide to the Apostle Paul
Alan Bandy a Professor of New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Previously, he was the Assistant Director of the Ph.D. program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Louisiana College.
Alan's area of expertise is the New Testament with a specialization in The Apocalypse of John.
He has published The Prophetic Lawsuit in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament Monograph Series. He co-authored a book entitled Understanding Prophecy: A Biblical-Theological Approach.
He has edited and compiled the notes for the Greek Reader's Apostolic Fathers.
And he has also published several chapters and articles in various books (including Devotions on the Greek New Testament, Holy War in the Old Testament, and The Baker Dictionary of Biblical Backgrounds.
He has recently released the Baker Illustrated Life and Ministry of the Apostle Paul a book he joins me today to talk about.
Kevin Weaver — Afghanistan and the Challenges Our Warriors Face
Kevin Weaver is the President and Co-Founder of The Warrior’s Journey.
The Warrior's Journey recognizes that the military creates a set of unique challenges that most people don’t understand. They have worked to build a team of veterans to triage and help our warriors create a personal plan to navigate those challenges so they can experience strength and resilience.
Kevin is a former pastor and also a US Air Force veteran. He served in the USAF Security Forces at the 24th SPS and in the Office of Special Investigations at U.S. Southern Command in the Republic of Panama from 1983-1987.
He joined me to talk about current events in Afghanistan and the unique challenges our veterans face. We discuss how pastors and churches can care for those who have served and sacrificed for us.
Joel Kilpatrick — Ghostwriting, Humor, and Faithfulness in Writing
Joel Kilpatrick is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has been featured in Time magazine, the Washington Post, USA Today, CBS Radio, the Dallas Morning News. He has authored and ghostwritten more than 40 books, including a New York Times bestseller. He has reported from disaster zones and civil wars in seventeen countries and received numerous prizes for writing and reporting.
Joel has worked with many leading ministries including Rick Warren, Michael Hyatt, TBN, Nancy Alcorn, Convoy of Hope, the Dream Center, and more.
He was the founder of LarkNews.com, a religious satire website that won the Dove award for humor from the Gospel Music Association in 2005.
Joel has been profiled in Time magazine, Christianity Today, and on NPR, and has been featured twice in USA Today. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York and now lives in California with his family.
Jon Tyson — The Intentional Father & Questions of Masculinity
Jon Tyson is a pastor and church planter in New York City. He is originally from Australia and moved to the United States over two decades ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church.
He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority, The Burden is Light, and Beautiful Resistance. But he joins me to talk about his soon-to-be-released book, The Intentional Father: A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character.
Jon lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children. He serves as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York.
What an encouraging discovery!
I was searching for something like this but didn’t know it. Thankyou so much for the honesty, vulnerability and the insightful conversations around the journey of writing. I’m 10 episodes in and have loved every one of them. For anyone wrestling with the process of writing, questioning your own purpose with it, and writing with God, this podcast is for you. Well done Ps Chase. So good 👍
Writerly Inspiration and Encouragement
I appreciated this podcast and its inspiration to keep writing. The interviews are informative, helpful, and encouraging. There is a genuineness about Chase as he seeks to draw out tips for the listener-writer. As a pastor as well I enjoy hearing the connections between the pastor life and the writing life. This is particularly encouraging. Keep it up Chase!