The Conversation Podcast is just that: life-giving conversations between Adam and his guests about the good, bad, and otherwise in life, leadership, and loving others well—it’s the story behind the story told through the eyes of household names, everyday people, and everyone in between, showing that truly everyone has wisdom to offer if we’re willing to ask the right questions and listen in.
Adam Weber is the founder and lead pastor of Embrace, a church based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and author of Talking with God and Love Has a Name. You can find Adam on Instagram at @adamaweber or on Twitter at @adamweber.
Episode 165 - Church Trauma with KJ Ramsey
Today on The Conversation, Adam talks with author & therapist, KJ Ramsey, about the ugly side of our experience with church— church trauma & spiritual abuse. KJ shares so much wisdom about what church trauma and spiritual abuse look like, how to recognize it in yourself or someone else, & what to do if you’ve experienced church trauma.
They also discuss what pastors, bosses, and leaders can do to understand how people you lead experience your presence, and for pastors and leaders to process your own (church) trauma as well.
This is a painful topic for so many. Wherever you are today, this episode will equip you with the tools to start to get curious, to name what you’ve experienced and acknowledge it to yourself, to share with a friend, or to share with a counselor.
Get a copy of KJ’s new book, The Lord Is My Courage, here: amzn.to/3b3aPQg
Episode 164 - Marriage, Sex, & Parenting Teenagers with Dustin Nickerson
Adam sits down with Dustin Nickerson. Dustin is a comedian, podcast host, dad, and husband. Dustin and Adam talk about marriage and what’s Dustin’s learned from being married to his wife, Melissa, sex, parenting teenagers, & how he’s gotten through hard seasons.
If you’re going through a rough patch in your marriage, if you’ve been in one in the past, if you’re trying to figure out parenting, or if just want to know that you’re not alone in what you’re going through in your relationship, this episode will encourage you, make you laugh, help you know that you’re not alone.
Get a copy of Dustin's book, How to Be Married (to Melissa), here: amzn.to/3O31MwW
Episode 163 - John Eldredge on Trauma & Resilience
This week on The Conversation, Adam sits down with best-selling author, counselor, and speaker, John Eldredge to talk about trauma and resilience.
John and Adam talk about how to recognize if you’ve experienced trauma, how to begin to process and deal with it, why union with God is a key part of recovering from trauma, and how God wants to strengthen and heal those parts of your soul.
This conversation is about a heavy topic, but it’s so important to talk about and deal with the trauma you’ve experienced. Your trauma might feel like the end of your story, but it doesn’t have to be. God wants to meet you in it and help you find healing.
Pre-Order a copy of John’s new book, Resilient, here: amzn.to/3lGGcBY
Episode 162 - Healing Racial Divides with Gary Chapman & Clarence Shuler
This week, Adam sits down with best-selling author Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler to hear the story of their decades-long friendship & what they’ve learned about reaching across racial divides. They’re also sharing their wisdom for people who look like each of them (and people who don't), how Jesus connected with people from different backgrounds, and specific steps you can take to begin to heal the divides in your own neighborhood.
Get a copy of Gary’s book The 5 Love Languages, here: amzn.to/3lfoWDT
Pre-Order your copy of Life Changing, Cross-Cultural Friendships, here: amzn.to/3FRU7ym
Episode 161 - Regret, Hurt & Fear with Scott Sauls
Today on The Conversation, Adam is joined by author, pastor and friend, Scott Sauls. Scott shares what he’s learned from carrying around regret, hurt & fear, why he believes Jesus can redeem the pain in your life, and how lament helps you to both give voice to your pain & fight back against it.
Whatever regret, hurt, or fear you’re walking through, this episode will help you take a first step toward healing today.
Listen to Scott and Adam’s first conversation about challenges in ministry, hard seasons, & handling criticism, here: link.chtbl.com/N1I9U393
Pre-order your copy of Scott’s new book, Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen, here: amzn.to/3yk9bDk
Episode 160: Don’t go deeper, be fruitful.
If following Jesus isn’t about being a “deep Christian,” what is it about?
Adam and Travis Waltner are back to talk about a fresh perspective to growing in your faith: fruitfulness. Instead of looking at your walk with Jesus as deep or shallow, better questions to ask yourself are: What is my life producing? Am I growing in my love for God & others? Are my attitude, thoughts, words, and actions becoming more like Jesus? Our focus as Jesus followers shouldn’t be depth, it should be fruitfulness.
If you missed Part 1 of this 2 part conversation, listen in here: bit.ly/3EUZkoU
Read the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:3-8): bit.ly/3OTkpV2
Get a copy of Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, here: amzn.to/3vYJLZ5
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