Calling Question: How do I prepare my heart to preach?

June 22, 2018

For today’s “Calling Question”, Dave addresses the tension the preacher confronts each week of preparing the heart to preach before the Audience of One while also preparing to preach to people.


Episode 60 - Collin Hansen on “15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me”

June 1, 2018

15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

Today, Dave is joined by Collin Hansen. Collin is an author, the Chief Editorial Director at The Gospel Coalition, and he is an old friend of the AIC Podcast!

While many of us have had the privilege of attending seminary, we also had a steep learning curve upon leaving seminary and entering into vocational ministry. There was much that seminary didn’t prepare us for!

To discuss that very issue, Dave and Collin talk about the new book that he edited alongside Jeff Robinson, “15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me.” They talk about the history that led to writing the book as well as why they felt the need publish it. They also broached the subject of how applications of complementarianism can influence seminaries towards a more narrow field of options for theological education for women.

This is surely an episode that many of you will be able to personally relate to and we hope that it brings encouragement to your soul.

For more information on the book, CLICK HERE.

To enter for a chance to win a free copy, CLICK HERE.


Episode 59 - Bland Mason: A Church Planter, a Pastor, and a Chaplain (Red Sox)

May 25, 2018

Dave and Jamin are joined today by Bland Mason. Bland is a church planter; the pastor of City on A Hill in Boston, Massachusetts; and the chaplain for the Red Sox.

Beginning with Bland's conversion and his early years in pastoral ministry, the conversation glides through training church planters, pastoring an educated congregation, doing Kingdom work as a pastor, and his call to be a baseball chaplain. 

SPOILER ALERT: If for any reason you are behind on "This Is Us", there is a brief spoiler in this episode!

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Episode 58 - Paul David Tripp on ‘Sex, Pleasure, Paradise, & Pastoral Ministry’

May 4, 2018

Sex, Pleasure, Paradise, & Pastoral Ministry

Today we are joined by Dave’s long time friend and the first person to ever join us on the AIC Podcast–Paul David Tripp. Paul is a well-known author, speaker, and pastor-counselor. His has written many books including Dangerous CallingNew Morning Mercies, and his newly released, Sex in a Broken World: How Christ Redeems What Sin Distorts (Crossway).  

Paul begins by giving us an update on his health and telling us how God has confronted him with his confusion between his faith in Christ and his confidence in his own strength. 

Dave and Paul quickly dive into the primary topic of the podcast–Sex. They discuss the need to understand sexual pleasure with an eternal mindset, how to pastor in light of the sex driven culture, and how we cannot live with “paradise mentality’’ in the pleasures we experience in this temporal world. From there, they wrap up the show by speaking on current trends within the church and complementarianism.

To download the excerpt from Paul’s new book: Click Here

To enter for a chance to win a physical copy: Click Here

Disclaimer for Parents: While today’s episode does not contain anything graphic in nature, it does deal with the difficult topic of sex. Please use discernment when deciding to listen around young ears.


Episode #57 - Bob Lepine of Family Life Radio

April 27, 2018

“The Relevance of Radio, the Story of Family Life, and How To Do An Effective Interview”

Dave is joined by well-known radio hosts, Bob Lepine. Bob is the co-host alongside Dennis Rainey for Family Life Radio. He is also the church planter of Redeemer Community Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In this packed episode, Bob tells of his journey towards his job at Family Life Radio and how their vision is to provide Marriage and Family application that is profoundly practical, personal, and derived directly from Scripture.

Afterwards, the remainder of the episode is spent discussing what makes an excellent interviewer and how audience participation is not only key to being an effective interviewer, but is also key in developing worship services that cause the congregation to be participants rather than consumers.

For more on Family Life and the upcoming parenting move, Like Arrows, visit Family Life's website: Click Here.


Calling Question: What should a pastor do when helping a wife with an emotionally abusive husband?

April 20, 2018

For today’s “Calling Question”, Dave provides insights for pastors on how to handle this difficult-but-consistent-problem that leaders face in providing meaningful help to troubled marriages.


Episode 56 - Elyse Fitzpatrick

April 12, 2018

 “What Women Wish Their Pastor’s Knew About Women.”

This is one you won’t want to miss!  On this episode, Elyse Fitzpatrick–a well-known author (Give Them Grace, Because He Loves Me, Home, and the newly released, Finding the Love of Jesus From Genesis to Revelation), speaker, wife and mom talks to Dave about the #Metoo Movement, women’s voices in the local church, and how pastors relate to women in their congregations.  

As the episode comes to an end, Elyse explains the inspiration behind her recent book and then gives us one of the most encouraging reminders you will ever hear on a podcast!

For information on her latest book: Amazon

For her podcast: Front Porch with the Fitzes


Episode #55- Community & Longevity w/ Pete Greasley

February 23, 2018

The Surprising Connection Between Community and Longevity.

On today’s episode, Dave and Pete Greasley– the pastor of Christchurch in Newport, Wales– discuss the connection between pastors being in intimate community and their perseverance in long-term pastoral ministry.

Episode #54- Pastoring Millenials, Gen X-er’s and Boomers with Pete Greasley

February 9, 2018

Surprises in pastoring Millenials, Gen X-er’s and Boomers

We are joined by our good friend, Pete Greasley. For those who might be new to the podcast, Pete is the pastor of Christchurch in Newport, Wales where he has served for 23 years. We have had the privilege of having him on the podcast twice before and are excited to have him back!
Pete and Dave discuss what it means to be specifically aware of generational characteristics and how, as pastors, biblical application needs to be given to each generation accordingly.

Episode #53- “On Richard Baxter” with Todd Augustine (Pt.2)

January 26, 2018

Introducing A Titan of Practical Theology, Richard Baxter!

Todd Augustine returns to discuss Richard Baxter’s ministry in greater detail. Todd served as Pastor of Congregational Life at College Church, Wheaton. IL and now lives in Naples where he is the Pastor of Covenant Church–a PCA Presbyterian congregation.

In this episode, Dave and Todd dive into Baxter’s practical outworking of the theology he held to so dearly. We will hear how Baxter–and the Puritans at large–trusted not in their own words of wisdom, but in the Word of God that gave forth true transformation.

This is a fascinating look into God’s work through the ministers of old and we hope it encourages you to persevere and hold fast to God’s Word in these modern times.