56 episodes

We need wise conversation partners. The hope of this podcast is to provide wisdom through teaching and interviews for the greatest life ever, living as an apprentice of Jesus in everyday life.

otherWISE Casey Tygrett

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

We need wise conversation partners. The hope of this podcast is to provide wisdom through teaching and interviews for the greatest life ever, living as an apprentice of Jesus in everyday life.

    Episode 317 // Marlena Graves On Losing Ourselves to Find Ourselves In This Present Moment

    Episode 317 // Marlena Graves On Losing Ourselves to Find Ourselves In This Present Moment

    In this episode we talk with writer Marlena Graves about her new book, The Way Up is Down: Becoming Yourself by Forgetting Yourself. In this honest and prophetic conversation, Marlena brings together Scriptural imagination, her experiences as a Puerto Rican living in America, and an honest appraisal of the church and individuals in this present cultural moment.

    Marlena Graves is a writer and adjunct professor. Marlena holds an MDiv from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York, and is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute. She has been a bylined writer for Christianity Today, (in)courage, womenleaders.com, and Our Daily Bread, and she is also the author of A Beautiful Disaster. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Toledo, Ohio.

    We also talked about Robert Chao-Romero’s book Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity.

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 53 min
    Episode 316 // Austin Martin on John Cassian, Gaps, and Why God Is In Everything

    Episode 316 // Austin Martin on John Cassian, Gaps, and Why God Is In Everything

    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

    • 55 min
    Episode 315 // Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil Stopped "Just Quoting the Bible"

    Episode 315 // Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil Stopped "Just Quoting the Bible"

    This week we talk with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, a fiery and prophetic voice on the way followers of Jesus must engage in racial reconciliation. We draw on her books A Credible Witness as well as her newest book, Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0 which is an update of her previous book of the same name.

    Dr. Brenda is is a dynamic speaker, author, professor, and thought-leader with over 30 years of experience in the ministry of reconciliation. Her mission is to inspire, equip and empower emerging Christian leaders to be practitioners of reconciliation in their various spheres of influence around the world. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church and serves as a member of the pastoral staff of Quest Church in Seattle, WA.

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 57 min
    Episode 314 // KJ Ramsey on Finding Grace In Suffering That Lingers

    Episode 314 // KJ Ramsey on Finding Grace In Suffering That Lingers

    Today’s conversation is a very honest and realistic discussion of how transformation actually happens within our suffering. Our guest, KJ Ramsey, brings insight from a decade plus of dealing with AS (ankylosing spondylitis) and the limitations and suffering that come with a long-term chronic illness. Through that insight, she gives us a fresh approach to wisely encountering any type of suffering in our lives.

    KJ Ramsey is a therapist, writer, and recovering idealist who believes sorrow and joy are necessary friends. Her writings has appeared in Christianity Today, RELEVANT, The Huffington Post, Health Central, Fathom Magazine, The Mighty, and Introvert, Dear. You can find out more about KJ on her website

     Her book This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers released last week and is available now.

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design 

    • 45 min
    Episode 313 // Dr. Jim Wilder on How Attachment Will Transform Us

    Episode 313 // Dr. Jim Wilder on How Attachment Will Transform Us

    Today we take a dive into the deep end to talk about neurotheology and transformation that comes when we realize that the most powerful love we can experience comes through the people with whom we form attachments. Jim’s recent book Renovated: God, Dallas Willard, and the Church That Transforms brings the teachings of Dallas Willard together with contemporary neuroscience and the result is something Jim and Dallas referred to as a “soteriology of attachment.”

    The result is a change in the way we see our frustration with spiritual transformation, the way we engage in spiritual practices, and ultimately a new understanding of what it means to truly change our minds.

    Dr. Jim Wilder is a neurotheologian who has trained leaders and counselors for nearly 30 years on five continents. The founder of Life Model Works, he is an expert on the intersection of theology and brain science. He is coauthor of Rare Leadership and Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You.

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Artwork by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 55 min
    Episode 312 // Barbara Peacock On Soul Care in African American Practice

    Episode 312 // Barbara Peacock On Soul Care in African American Practice

    This week we talk with spiritual director Barbara Peacock about her new book Soul Care in African American Practice.

    In our conversation, Barbara draws us in to the deep stream of spiritual direction and soul care flowing through the words of “ancestors” such as Frederick Douglas, Rosa Parks, Renita Weems, and Howard Thurman. Through her kindness, patience, and tenacity Barbara details the history of spiritual direction in the African-American tradition and the wisdom we can find when we explore the voices of those who suffered injustice and hate but pressed on in their formation with grace.

    Barbara L. Peacock (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a spiritual director, author, teacher, and preacher. She is the founder of Barbara L. Peacock Ministries, a ministry committed to developing disciples through prayer, spiritual direction, soul care, mentoring, and teaching.

    You can find more information about Barbara’s work here.

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Artwork by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

JMorSFM ,

Soulful intellection

As a 36-year old person who feels not far away from getting an AARP card and watching The Wheel after supper, and who is also in need of fresh soulful intellection, I like this podcast.

ColtonBanks ,

Worth every second!

Casey does a wonderful job of providing a space for wise, thoughtful, and authentic conversations with his guests. I particularly admire his pursuit of diversity with his guests as well. If you’re interested in going deeper into your apprenticeship with Jesus, OtherWise is a great place to start.

gigi031268 ,

Love this one!

Casey’s podcasts have been enlightening, eye opening, introspective and have grown my spiritual thinking by leaps and bounds. I love that every person gets asked what wisdom is to them and I love even more the varying responses. I usually listen with pen and paper (or phone notes if commuting) and take something away. Give this one a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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