Weekly conversations about important issues facing the local church today. Hosted by Pastors Brady Boyd and Andrew Arndt of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. More information can be found at TheEssential.Church
Episode 135: Streams in the Wasteland
In this episode Daniel and Andrew sit down to talk about Andrew’s recently released Streams in the Wasteland: Finding Spiritual Renewal with the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Grab your copy on Amazon!
Episode 134: 10 Keys to Finishing Well
In this episode we celebrate Pastor Brady and Pam’s 15 year anniversary at New Life Church by reflecting on some keys to finishing well.
Episode 133: The Challenge of Unity
In this episode we take you to a conversation New Life Midtown’s Jayde Duncan and New Life Friday Night’s Jordan Victoria Lewis recently had with our ministry staff on the challenge of cultivating unity in the church in a culture that is very often divided over issues of race. This conversation is based in part on a chapter in Glenn Packiam’s new book The Resilient Pastor.
Episode 132: The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb? An Interview with Kyle Strobel
In this episode we sit down with Dr. Kyle Strobel to talk about the nature of power via his book (co-authored with Jamin Goggin), The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb?
Episode 131: "Where the Light Fell" with Philip Yancey
In this episode we sit down with one of the most prolific authors of the last hundred years, Philip Yancey, to talk with him about his new memoir Where the Light Fell.
Episode 130: The Art of Healthy Conflict
In this episode, we share six rules for the art of having healthy conflict.
Best church leader podcast
In my opinion, this is the best wholistic church leader podcast. It touches leadership, theology, issues of the day, and so much more. It’s also done in a way that is encouraging and refreshing to the soul. It’s a real gift to the local church. Thank you.
Essential Church—Be Merciful to those who doubt
Loved this concept when you encounter people struggling with their faith...let’s go to Jesus. What do you think of Him? And there is a positive response...well I think He’s great. Hang onto that...let’s go with that for a little bit. That’s the central part of our faith, not the side issues that can derail us. How that would change every conversation with someone struggling and show love and mercy.
Today’s interview with Pastor Ray Johnston was a thrill for me. I’m in the military and have twice been stationed near Sacramento. On both occasions, my family and I attended Bayside Church. Previously, when stationed in Colorado, I also attended New Life. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to see two churches that have poured so much into my family connect with each other. Keep up the great podcast!