The Daily Growth Discipleship Podcast

Why You Can't Avoid Liturgy - Winfield Bevins - Episode 25

Why You Can't Avoid Liturgy - Winfield Bevins - Episode 25

Winfield Bevins is an author, artist, and speaker whose passion is to help others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for discipleship and mission. He is the Director of Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary. And he frequently speaks at conferences on a variety of topics and is a regular adjunct professor at several seminaries. Having grown up in a free-church background, Winfield eventually found his spiritual home in the Anglican tradition, but freely draws wisdom from all church traditions.

Having authored several books, his writings explore the convergence of liturgy, prayer, and mission. His latest book, Ever Ancient, Ever New, examines young adults who have embraced Christian liturgy and how it has impacted their lives.

As an artist, Winfield is dedicated to connecting the church and the arts community. He is a visual artist who enjoys painting iconography, landscapes, and portraits. Over the past decade, he has helped start numerous arts initiatives, including a non-profit art gallery and studio and an arts program in North Carolina.

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Why You Can't Ignore Human Flourishing - Charlie Self - Episode 24

Why You Can't Ignore Human Flourishing - Charlie Self - Episode 24

Dr. Charlie Self is one of our former professors at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. His Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz was in Modern European History, with a focus on Belgian Protestantism, studies in Virtue Ethics, and the Holocaust.

Dr. Self is the author of three books: The Divine Dance, The Power of Faithful Focus, and his most recent work, Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship.

Today, Dr. Self is the Director of City Development for the Made To Flourish Network, a community of pastors connecting faith and work. Charlie has the honor of resourcing current city leaders and helping create new networks across all denominations. He is also in demand as a strategic consultant, encourager to leaders, keynote speaker and presenter to church and civic groups. And this is just a taste of all the work he’s doing.

Dr. Charlie Self is best at stimulating people of all perspectives to “think deeply and act decisively.”

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What Does It Mean to Delight in God? - Christine Sine - Episode 23

What Does It Mean to Delight in God? - Christine Sine - Episode 23

Christine Sine is the founder and facilitator for Godspace, which grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening and sustainability. Together with her husband, Tom, she is also co-Founder of Mustard Seed Associates. She describes herself as a contemplative activist, passionate gardener, author, and liturgist.

She loves messing with church traditions and inspiring followers of Jesus to develop creative approaches to spirituality that intertwine the sacred through all of life. Christine is inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality, which has opened her eyes to the God who is present in every moment, every experience and every place.

Her book, The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in God, is a great tool for learning to connect with what God is doing in the everyday moments of your day.

In a former life Christine trained as a physician in Australia practiced in New Zealand and developed and directed the healthcare ministry for Mercy Ships. She no longer practices medicine but delights in guiding people towards the health and wholeness of God’s new world.

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Are You Willing to Wrestle with Questions? - Jeff Keuss - Episode 22

Are You Willing to Wrestle with Questions? - Jeff Keuss - Episode 22

Jeffrey F. Keuss (PhD, University of Glasgow) is professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture at Seattle Pacific University. He is also the executive director of Pivot Northwest.

He is a regular contributor to the The Kindlings Muse podcast on theology and culture and is on the editorial board of Literature and Theology.

His books include Freedom of the Self, Blur, and Your Neighbor's Hymnal. Keuss lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Diana, and their three children.

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Finding Holy in the Suburbs - Ashley Hales - Episode 21

Finding Holy in the Suburbs - Ashley Hales - Episode 21

Ashley Hales holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She’s a writer, speaker, and hosts The Finding Holy Podcast. Ashley’s married to a church planter in the southern California suburbs and the mother to 4. Her writing has been featured in such places as The Gospel Coalition, Books & Culture, and Christianity Today. Her first book is Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much.

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Reflections on a Lifestyle of Discipleship - Chris & Josh - Episode 20

Reflections on a Lifestyle of Discipleship - Chris & Josh - Episode 20

The podcast is 20 episodes old. Every episode has been focused on learning how to live a lifestyle of discipleship. So we want to take some time and reflect on the ways we're learning to live that life in the spiritual disciplines we practice, the podcast guests we talk to, the books we read, and other things in between. We also wanted to answer our own favorite question to ask guests: What's the most valuable thing you've learned in the Christian life?

Let us know what your favorite episode has been so far in a review on Apple Podcasts. We'd love to hear how about your lifestyle of discipleship!

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Are You a Faithful Steward Called to Lead? - Scott Rodin - Episode 19

Are You a Faithful Steward Called to Lead? - Scott Rodin - Episode 19

Scott Rodin has a passion for helping Christian ministry leaders take a biblical approach to leadership development, strategic planning, board development and raising kingdom resources. Over the past thirty years he has worked with hundreds of organizations in the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Great Britain, China, India, the Philippines and Australia.

Dr. Rodin is president of The Steward’s Journey and Kingdom Life Publishing. He also runs Rodin Consulting, Inc. He is a Senior Fellow of the Association of Biblical Higher Education and is past board chair of ChinaSource.

He holds Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has also authored fourteen books and blogs weekly at www.thestewardsjourney.com.

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How the Spirit Sculpts Your Life - Leo Sánchez - Episode 18

How the Spirit Sculpts Your Life - Leo Sánchez - Episode 18

Leo Sánchez is the Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. A faculty member since 2004, he is professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Seminary’s Center for Hispanic Studies.

He received his Doctor of Philosophy from Concordia Seminary and his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.

Leo teaches regularly in the United States and abroad. And he has delivered courses and workshops in Brazil, Cuba, India, Ghana, Chile, Panama, Argentina and Venezuela. He has participated in various colloquies on pedagogy through the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

In his community, Leo is principal double bass player with the St. Louis Civic Orchestra. He also enjoys swimming and international cooking. He and his wife, Tracy Lynn, have two children; Lucas Antonio and Ana Victoria.

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How to Have a Life-Defining Relationship - Russell Verhey - Episode 17

How to Have a Life-Defining Relationship - Russell Verhey - Episode 17

Russell Verhey’ is on a mission to build leaders; Leaders who have committed their lives for redemptive purposes. As a coach and author, his passion is to move leaders from inspiration to impact in their area of influence. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Entrepreneurship from Kennesaw State University, and a Master's Degree in Leadership Development from Denver Seminary.

He’s run his own business, been part of R12 and Vistage business round tables, and invested in the lives of CEOs through his work as a coach and chair of Convene in Colorado Springs. He now runs The Advance, an organization he founded a few years ago to meet the expanding leadership development needs and team challenges of his leadership clients.

The most important thing to him is his faith and family. He says, God is the source of every good thing in his life.  He and his wife Cari have been married for 23 years and they have three children.

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Your Memories Matter - Casey Tygrett - Episode 16

Your Memories Matter - Casey Tygrett - Episode 16

Casey Tygrett is an author, pastor, and spiritual director. He is the host of the “otherWISE” podcast, a place for gathering wise conversations about living well on the journey with Jesus. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation degree from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate level courses in Christian higher education in the United States and Australia. He also serves as a board member for the Apprentice Institute, a program focusing on Christian spiritual formation located at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

He is the author of two books, Becoming Curious: A Spiritual Practice of Asking Questions (2017) and As I Recall: Discovering the Place of Memories in the Spiritual Life (2019), both with InterVarsity Press.

Casey has served both in rural churches of 25 and suburban megachurches of 10,000. He and his wife Holley and their daughter Bailey currently live in Chicago, IL where he is the Theologian in Residence at Parkview Christian Church.

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How to Grow in All of Life - Darryl Dash - Episode 15

How to Grow in All of Life - Darryl Dash - Episode 15

Darryl Dash is a pastor and church planter in Toronto with over 25 years of ministry experience. He also has a doctor of ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He’s written the book How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to ALL of Life. And currently serves as the pastor of Liberty Grace Church in Toronto.

He and his wife Charlene are the cofounders of Gospel for Life, and they are both passionate about helping people grow.

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How to Live the Christian Life Well - Chris & Josh - Episode 14

How to Live the Christian Life Well - Chris & Josh - Episode 14

Sometimes it can feel like the Christian life is boring or mundane. You go to church on Sunday, work all week, spend time with your family, and probably don’t have time for much else.

But the Christian life is so much more than just that, especially in our relationships with our family, friends, and coworkers. Jesus calls us to be like him in the way we live our lives. And living like him is an adventure people like the Apostle Paul and those who followed Jesus in the gospels knew very well.

This week Chris and Josh had an opportunity to preach. And God led both of them to speak on living the Christian life.

In his message, Chris opens up omen of his favorite passages of Scripture, Philippians 1. In that passage, Paul tells one of his dearest churches about what it means to live a life worthy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It turns out to be more life-changing than many of us ever imagined.

In his message, Josh tells his story of battling depression and anxiety to learn, just like the tax collector in Luke 18, that the Christian life is about repentance, humility, and grace.

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