19 episodes

Interested in taking a deep dive into your spiritual and missional formation? Hosted by Dr. Brian Russell (Professor of Biblical Studies and Spiritual Coach), the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations Podcast will explore the contours of spiritual formation, leadership, and missional practice in our present reality through interviews with leading practitioners and thinkers.

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    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

Interested in taking a deep dive into your spiritual and missional formation? Hosted by Dr. Brian Russell (Professor of Biblical Studies and Spiritual Coach), the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations Podcast will explore the contours of spiritual formation, leadership, and missional practice in our present reality through interviews with leading practitioners and thinkers.

    Episode #19 Dr. Amy Oden: Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Christian Mindfulness

    Episode #19 Dr. Amy Oden: Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Christian Mindfulness

    In this episode, Dr. Amy Oden shares deep insights from her research in the early Church and Christian spirituality on hospitality, Christian mindfulness and the formation of Christians for God’s mission. Listeners will appreciate the engagement with John Wesley’s teaching on watchfulness and its connection to formation. The conversation centers on her recent book Right Here Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness. Full Show notes: https://missionalhermeneutics.blogspot.com/2020/08/episode-19-dr-amy-oden-spiritual.html

    • 58 min
    Episode #18: The Wesleyan Means of Grace, Transformation, & Christian Perfection with Dr Andrew Thompson

    Episode #18: The Wesleyan Means of Grace, Transformation, & Christian Perfection with Dr Andrew Thompson

    Andrew Thompson: Wesley’s Means of Grace, Transformation, and Christian Perfection Listen in this week as Brian interviews noted Wesley scholar and pastor Dr. Andrew Thompson. Dr. Thompson takes us deep into a Wesleyan understanding and practice of the means of grace. Brian and Andrew end the episode with a powerful conversation about entire sanctification. Andrew offers a compelling modern testimony of what true holiness looks like today. Show Notes: https://missionalhermeneutics.blogspot.com/2020/07/ep-18-wesleyan-means-of-grace.html

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode #17: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls with Dr. Evan B. Howard

    Episode #17: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls with Dr. Evan B. Howard

    In this week’s episode Dr. Evan Howard shares his deep knowledge and wisdom regarding the process of how God shapes our souls. Evan B. Howard, Ph.D. is the founder and director of Spirituality Shoppe, a Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He is also an affiliate faculty with Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality, A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls and other books and articles. He leads workshops and seminars on Christian Spirituality and enjoys living a simple life with family and animals in rural Colorado.For full show notes: https://missionalhermeneutics.blogspot.com/2020/07/episode-17-EvanBHoward.html 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #16: Reading Scripture as Wesleyans with Dr. David F. Watson

    Episode #16: Reading Scripture as Wesleyans with Dr. David F. Watson

    In Episode 16, Dr. David Watson (Dean and Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary) talks about what it means to read Scripture as Wesleyan Christians. He talks about the critical need to read Scripture theologically for the Church. We do a deep dive on the inspiration and illumination of the Scripture by the Holy Spirit, “filters” for reading the Bible, the role of historical creeds, prayer, and holiness.See Show Notes for full bio, contact information and resources: https://missionalhermeneutics.blogspot.com/2020/07/Episode16-DrDavidWatson.html

    • 49 min
    Episode #15 The Psalms, Honesty and Spiritual Formation with Dr. W. David O. Taylor

    Episode #15 The Psalms, Honesty and Spiritual Formation with Dr. W. David O. Taylor

    In this week’s episode, W. David O. Taylor explores the profound depths of the Book of Psalms with us in a rich discussion of his new book Open and Unafraid. We talk about how the prayers of the Psalter invite us to a deep honesty with God, with others, and with ourselves. As we open ourselves to the richness of the text, the text through the power of the Spirit shapes us. W. David O. Taylor is Associate Professor of Theology & Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of several books, includingOpen and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life (Thomas Nelson, 2020), Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts  (Eerdmans, 2019), The Theater of God’s Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts (Eerdmans, 2017), as well as editor ofFor the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts(Baker Books, 2010) and co-editor of Contemporary Art and the Church: A Conversation between Two Worlds (IVP Academic, 2017). He has written for The Washington Post, Religion News Service, Image Journal, Calvin Theological Journal, Christian Scholars Review, Theology Today, Books & Culture, The Gospel Coalition, and Christianity Today, among others. An Anglican priest, he has lectured widely on the arts, from Thailand to South Africa. He serves on the advisory board for Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts as well as IVP Academic’s series, “Studies in Theology and the Arts,” and he is a core participation in the four-year project “Theology, Modernity, and the Visual Arts,” hosted by King’s College, London, which involves annual conversations between scholars and artists in London, Chicago, Berlin, and Venice. He lives in Austin with his wife Phaedra, a visual artist and gardener, and his daughter Blythe and son Sebastian.  Social Media: Twitter: @wdavidotaylor IG: @davidtaylor_theologian Facebook author page: @wdavidotaylor2020  Books:Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life (2020) Prayer Cards for Open and Unafraid:  Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts (2019 w/Jeremy Begbie) The Theater of God’s Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts (2017) co-editor of Contemporary Art and the Church: A Conversation between Two Worlds (IVP Academic, 2017) For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts (2010):  David’s Recommended Books for Spiritual Growth and Transformation  Henri Nouwen The Wounded Healer  James B. Torrance, Worship, Community, and the Triune God of Grace  Karl Barth Church Dogmatics   Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 14: The Courage to Read–Scripture, Astonishment, and Transformation with Dr. Brian Russell

    Episode 14: The Courage to Read–Scripture, Astonishment, and Transformation with Dr. Brian Russell

    In this week’s episode Dr Brian Russell talks about the profound role that Scripture has played in his life. He reflects on the shift from thinking of Scripture as something I should read to becoming something that I must read. He offers suggestions to capturing a renewed vision of the power of Scripture for a deep dive spirituality. Will you embrace the courage to read?  Bio: Brian Russell (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Biblical Studies and founder of Deep Dive Spirituality. Deep Dive Spirituality serves pastors and spiritual leaders through Dr. Russell’s ministries of preaching, teaching, and coaching.   Books by Dr. Russell(Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9  Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/  Centering Prayer and the Journey to Love (forthcoming in 2021 from Paraclete Press)  Recommendations from Today’s Podcast:  Thomas Merton, Opening the Bible https://amzn.to/2BZXZRf  M. Robert Mulholland, Shaped by the Word: The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Formation https://amzn.to/3dVbhvA Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading https://amzn.to/3dVbhvA  Social Media: Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support.

    • 28 min

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