100 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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 16 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 161 Paul, Missional Holiness, and Sharing the Gospel Today

    Episode 161 Paul, Missional Holiness, and Sharing the Gospel Today

    In this week’s episode, I reflect on Paul, missional holiness and the Gospel for today. I offer a deep dive into Paul’s missional method as he describes it in 1 For 9:19–27. This episode will empower you for more profound missional engagement in your community.
     
    Highlighted resources:
    (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade): https://amzn.to/3PU5RqE
     
    Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/
     
    Free centering prayer course: https://www.brianrussellphd.com/challenges
     
    Brian Russell’s Other Books:
     
    Astonished by the Word: Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation https://amzn.to/3OKecg8
     
    Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ
     
    Connecting with Brian:
     
    Website: www.brianrussellphd.com
     
    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.

    • 38 min
    Episode 160 The Book of Acts as a Missional Map for Today

    Episode 160 The Book of Acts as a Missional Map for Today

    In this week’s episode, I offer a missional overview of the book of Acts. I cover three core aspects of the missional message of the book: Mission is spirit driven; Mission advances in spite of persecution through the bold and courageous witness of people; and the apostles use a variety of methods to fulfill the mission of God in their day.
    Highlighted resources:
    (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade): https://amzn.to/3PU5RqE
    Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/
     
    Brian Russell’s Other Books:
    Astonished by the Word: Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation https://amzn.to/3OKecg8
    Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ
    Connecting with Brian:
    Website: www.brianrussellphd.com 
    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.

    • 43 min
    Episode 159 Spiritual Reflections on My Extended Sabbath and Travel

    Episode 159 Spiritual Reflections on My Extended Sabbath and Travel

    In this week's episode, I share key spiritual growth lessons from my recent extended sabbath time and travel to Italy and Greece.
    I start with reading a section of Seneca’s Letter 28 on Travel, reflect on not working at all for 19 days, ponder the wonders of 21st century life, share a deep insight into “eternal” kingdoms and life’s meaning, contemplate the “relics” of Christendom (Eastern and Western versions), marvel at the long term influence of Athens and Rome, describe the brilliant missional audacity of Paul, and share a couple of my “heart strangely warmed” moments from the trip.
    Check out Seneca's Letters from a Stoic (Penguin) https://amzn.to/3Wo2cp1
    Brian Russell’s Books:
    Astonished by the Word: Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation https://amzn.to/3OKecg8
    Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ
    (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade): https://amzn.to/3PU5RqE
    Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbedhttps://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/
    Connecting with Brian:
    Website: www.brianrussellphd.com
    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.

    • 45 min
    Episode 158 Brian Russell on What I've Learned about Thriving in Ministry from Coaching Pastors

    Episode 158 Brian Russell on What I've Learned about Thriving in Ministry from Coaching Pastors

    In this week's episode, I share key growth lessons that I've learned from coaching pastors and spiritual leaders. If you listen to this episode you will gain insight into the challenges of ministry as well as learn actionable steps for growing in grace as a pastor or in support of a pastor.
    To learn more about my coaching: www.brianrussellphd.com or www.deepdivespirituality.com
    Brian Russell’s Books:
    Astonished by the Word: Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation https://amzn.to/3OKecg8
    Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ
    (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade): https://amzn.to/3PU5RqE
    Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/oneboo...
    Connecting with Brian:
    Website: www.brianrussellphd.com
    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
    Episode 157 Ryan Danker on The Faith Once Delivered

    Episode 157 Ryan Danker on The Faith Once Delivered

    In this week’s episode, I interview Dr. Ryan Danker, director of the John Wesley Institute. He is hear to introduce an important new book The Faith Once Delivered: We talk about the unique contribution of Wesleyan theology and future of “Methodism” as a multi-denominational movement.
    The John Wesley Institute: www.nextmethodism.org
    Get a copy of The Faith Once Delivered: A Wesleyan Witness to Christian Orthodoxy https://amzn.to/4cEN9wX
    Books Recommended by Ryan Danker:
    Heitzenrater, Wesley and a People Called Methodists https://amzn.to/3TroGSW
    Ken Collins, The Theology of John Wesley https://amzn.to/3Py2HZ8
    Collins/Vickers, The Sermons of John Wesley https://amzn.to/3viG7Nr
    Billy Abraham, Methodism: A Very Short Introduction https://amzn.to/3VvRuw2
    Rowell, et al, Love’s Redeeming Work: The Anglican Quest for Holiness https://amzn.to/495gsW7
    Brian Russell’s Books:
    Astonished by the Word: Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation https://amzn.to/3OKecg8
    Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ
    (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade): https://amzn.to/3PU5RqE
    Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/
    Connecting with Brian:
    Website: www.brianrussellphd.com
    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.
     

    • 48 min
    Episode 156 Resurrection and Mission: Reading Luke 24 as 21st Century Disciples

    Episode 156 Resurrection and Mission: Reading Luke 24 as 21st Century Disciples

    Dr. Brian Russell (Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies) reflects on the missional implications of the resurrection through the lens of Luke 24.
    Please "like", subscribe and/or share if you found this video helpful for your faith and growth in grace.
    Questions? Reach out to me: brian@brianrussellphd.com or www.brianrussellphd.com
    Check out my books:
    The featured resources are my two book on the missional message of Scripture:
    For pastors and teachers: (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade): https://amzn.to/3PU5RqE (usually 2.99 via kindle)
    For everyone: Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/
    Brian Russell’s Other Books:
    Astonished by the Word: Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation https://amzn.to/3OKecg8 Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ
     Connecting with Brian:
    Website: www.brianrussellphd.com
    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Rich at Silence Teaches ,

Excellent Interviewer

Brian is an excellent interviewer! He asks great questions to give the listeners a wonderful window into the guest's expertise, wisdom and experience.

Eric higher ed ,

A leading thinker and practitioner!

Brian is an academic leader, thinker and practitioner. He is not only a brilliant scholar but is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend Brian’s podcast but also if you gave the opportunity to learn from him take the time- you will not regret it!

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Unique, challenging, practical and always encouraging

Quickly becoming my favorite podcast. Every episode leaves me challenged, encouraged and equipped with useful resources.

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