40 episodes

Christian author, speaker, and thinker Sean Palmer and church leadership consultant, author, and speaker John Alan Turner share thought-provoking and provocative conversations, interviews, and reflections on contemporary issues that aren't always so black and white.

Not So Black And White With Sean Palmer and John Alan Turner Sean Palmer

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Christian author, speaker, and thinker Sean Palmer and church leadership consultant, author, and speaker John Alan Turner share thought-provoking and provocative conversations, interviews, and reflections on contemporary issues that aren't always so black and white.

    Episode 040: Should He Stay Or Should He Go

    Episode 040: Should He Stay Or Should He Go

    In November of 2018, missionary John Allen Chau was killed attempting to meet and evangelize people on a remote Indian island. Reflections came strong and swift. But were they right?

    In this episode, Sean and John look back on the actual events and - now with some distance - suggest some more helpful responses to situations like this one. What could and should Christians do moving forward to avoid this kind of tragedy again?

    • 37 min
    Episode 039: Is The Church Leadership Model Broken?

    Episode 039: Is The Church Leadership Model Broken?

    In the wake of the Willow Creek scandal more and more church leaders are asking pressing questions about whether churches have become too corporate. Is that true?

    What are good, positive ways for spiritually-formed Christians to lead healthy and whole churches.

    • 58 min
    Episode 038: Why You Need A Coach

    Episode 038: Why You Need A Coach

    You can't get where you want to go one your own. We need each other and every one needs a coach. The greatest athletes, actors, musicians and pastors have coaches. Guess what? You can't participate in God's preferred future without some guidance along the way. 

    You need a coach. 

    • 59 min
    Episode 037: Still Me: Difficult Lessons About Life w/ John Alan Turner

    Episode 037: Still Me: Difficult Lessons About Life w/ John Alan Turner

    All his life, John Alan Turner has wanted to be different, to be better than who he is, to improve. Instead, he helped plant a church that folded within a year. He got divorced. He was diagnosed with depression. His car was rear-ended and totaled, which left him with life-altering injuries. It seemed like the harder he pushed to become the person he was supposed to be, the farther away it fled. And now, here he is after all these years, saying, ''I'm still me.''

    • 49 min
    Episode 036: Scot McKnight Talks About the Holy Spirit

    Episode 036: Scot McKnight Talks About the Holy Spirit

    Sean and John sit down with theologian, writer, and friend of the show Scot McKnight to talk about Scot's newest book, Open To The Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us. 

    This new book is perfect for pastors and teachers engaging their community in a discussion of the Holy Spirit, and accessible for everyday readers ready to go deeper.

    • 38 min
    Episode 035: 21 Lessons in 21 Years part 2

    Episode 035: 21 Lessons in 21 Years part 2

    Sean and John continue to discuss Sean's first 21-years in local church ministry, what he has learned, what keeps him going, and how you can keep going too. This one is great whether you're just starting out or need some renewal.

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    • 1 hr 9 min

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