Today we get to chat with my our dear friend Austin Martin. Austin helps us understand how Christian faith often excludes its own history. He also helps point us toward the insights from the ancient writer John Cassian regarding how God is in everything.
Austin is the Lead Pastor at Chaparral Church in Scottsdale, AZ. He holds a Bachelors in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College and a MA in Church History/Historical Theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary.
Austin is married to Rachel with 3 kids, no pets, and an old off-brand Toyota.
Some of the many references from the podcast:
C.S. Lewis’ introduction to Athanasius’ On The Incarnation
The British monk Pelagius historically condemned as a heretic by the Western church
Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary
John Cassian’s Conferences and Institutes
The Philokalia which Austin recommends as a good starting point for digging into the wisdom of ancient spirituality.
Music by Robert Ebbens
Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design