12 episodes

Anybody else notice that we’ve forgotten how to get along? I’m not sure if it’s getting worse or just louder, but I won't settle for this new normal. I’m Greg Holder and I’ve spent the last 20+ years helping people who are shockingly, gloriously and even frustratingly different from each other connect and find common ground. Each episode will include a sometimes messy, always honest, fun and freewheeling conversation with deep thinkers and difference-makers. Join me for something new, yes, but not very normal. There are about a godzillion ways for us to get better at doing life together.

A Godzillion and One Greg Holder

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Anybody else notice that we’ve forgotten how to get along? I’m not sure if it’s getting worse or just louder, but I won't settle for this new normal. I’m Greg Holder and I’ve spent the last 20+ years helping people who are shockingly, gloriously and even frustratingly different from each other connect and find common ground. Each episode will include a sometimes messy, always honest, fun and freewheeling conversation with deep thinkers and difference-makers. Join me for something new, yes, but not very normal. There are about a godzillion ways for us to get better at doing life together.

    09: David Bailey - Becoming a Reconciling Community

    09: David Bailey - Becoming a Reconciling Community

    What does a foretaste of Heaven look like? David Bailey, culture-maker and Executive Director at Arrabon, gives us a glimpse of that picture. We discuss bridge building, the difference between diversity and reconciliation, the significance of worship, and the challenges of collaboration. As a consultant and public theologian, much of David's work is focused on building reconciling communities and inspiring change. David is one of those important voices that speaks into my life and I'm constantly learning from his wisdom and experience. If you've ever wondered how to take the first step towards healing divides, this episode is for you.



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    • 53 min
    Bonus: The Collective Trauma of a Pandemic

    Bonus: The Collective Trauma of a Pandemic

    Thank you Dr. Dan Allender and Cathy Loerzel for joining me in having this timely, important conversation. Today we talk about their new book, Redeeming Heartache: How Past Suffering Reveals True Calling, a book that was written during the pandemic. Tragedy and pain inevitably touch each of our lives at some point. Dan and Cathy share insights and practical wisdom on how to move forward in hope after experiencing loss, trauma, unmet expectations, painful memories, and relational struggles.

    As Founder and Co-Founder of The Allender Center, Dan and Cathy have a passion for equipping, encouraging, and partnering with people as they are on a journey of healing. The Allender Center is a pioneering organization committed to boldly engaging the impact of trauma and abuse, providing healing and teaching to individuals, couples, and communities, and training professionals to listen and enter into stories in a way that facilitates transformation and hope.

    This episode was released in conjunction with World Mental Health Day on October 10th. This day is about starting the conversation and bringing awareness to topics of mental health. 

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    • 56 min
    Bonus: Happy International Podcast Day

    Bonus: Happy International Podcast Day

    In honor of your favorite holiday and mine - International Podcast Day - we've got our first *bonus* episode for you listeners. Pull up a chair and listen in as Tori and I talk about all things podcasts, our dream interview guests, stuff that's going on in the world, and other random ramblings.

    Extra credit: The first person that correctly counts the number of times we say the word podcast and emails us will get a fun surprise.

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    • 45 min
    08: Elle Limebear - What a Songwriter Can Teach Us About Creative Collaboration

    08: Elle Limebear - What a Songwriter Can Teach Us About Creative Collaboration

    This episode features artist and songwriter, Elle Limebear. Coming at us from Brighton, UK, Elle describes the future of her music like a concert full of diverse people from the most eclectic of backgrounds drawn in by visuals, melodies, and art that they love. Elle is a gifted songwriter, writing worship anthems like, Maker of the Moon and Call on Your Name. We chat about her inspiration for songwriting, the process of creative collaboration, being the daughter of a world-famous musician, and following God's unexpected call.

    Grab a cup of tea and listen in as Elle reminds us that everyone has a seat at the table.



    (Note: this episode includes topics of mental health, including the mention of suicide. Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255)



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    • 43 min
    07: Jon Tyson - Intentional Fathers & Creating Generational Change

    07: Jon Tyson - Intentional Fathers & Creating Generational Change

    What do you get when a butcher, an Australian, and a pastor walk into a room? Jon Tyson. Author, leader, visionary, and pastor, Jon Tyson, is one of those important voices we should be paying attention to. We talk about his new book, The Intentional Father, the Dangerous Kids club, and the unique challenges and opportunities facing Gen Z. Write fast and listen hard. This is one of those episodes you'll want to take notes on. 
    Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the States with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York. He's written books you're familiar with, like A Creative Minority, The Burden is Light, Beautiful Resistance. 
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    • 57 min
    06: Robin Holder - At Home with the Holders

    06: Robin Holder - At Home with the Holders

    In her inaugural appearance on the podcast, Robin Holder, my wife/better half, joins in on a fun and honest conversation. This episode flips the script and our producer, Tori, puts Robin and I both in the hot seat. We answer listener questions, talk about what makes our marriage work, lessons we learned in parenting, the weight of ministry, and so much more. 

    Tune in to find out what we're watching on Netflix, what amazing athletic record Robin holds, and what story almost got our parenting cards revoked. 

    Should we have Robin back on the podcast for part 2? Let us know! 

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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

newpodcastfan63 ,

A great new podcast!

I can’t stop listening! It’s been a great addition to my week. I put on an episode when I’m working out or driving in the car. Looking forward to seeing what guests are coming up next. Highly recommended.

Pmarsh77 ,

Gleanings from what I’ve heard

Just finished binging these first 4 podcasts!! Thank you Greg!! After a year and a half of what I felt was disappointment with a world I thought I knew, I desperately needed this podcast. Having always been a positive, hopeful, glass half full person I have become weary and doubtful. I was praying and asking God to help me regain the hope I once felt. Then can Godzillion + One:) From Jonathan Pitt I realized I was experiencing “lost expectations”. I was reminded of a saying I was given years ago. Expectations are premeditated resentments. And boy have I resented much of everything in the past year and a half…Christians in particular.! The Jeff Henderson podcast gave me another paradigm shift. What am I FOR not what am I AGAINST! I have been focusing on everything that is IMHO wrong with people and the world. Now I am going to work on seeing what am I FOR!! Because who I really am is everything I am FOR:) Worlds longest review but I needed to share that whether anyone reads it or not it’s my Plus One for today. Thank you for everything you do

easman61 ,

Greg Holder is a gifted communicator

I never grow weary of Greg’s teaching. God will use Greg through this podcast to reach many and I can’t wait to hear more of what is to come.

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