Episode #27 - Zack Eswine talks The Imperfect Pastor

January 12, 2016

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Dr. Zack Eswine, author, pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, and Director of Homiletics and Professor of Applied Theology at Covenant Seminary. Serge supplies missionaries resources, care, mentoring and sending, inspiring them with Gospel truth.

Zack's new book is The Imperfect Pastor.

They discuss:

  • Zack's background and early success and how that came crashing down
  • How Zack found hope and healing
  • Contentment in ministry
  • The "recovery of our humanity" as pastors
  • Preaching barefoot
  • and more!
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Episode #27 - Zack Eswine talks The Imperfect Pastor

January 12, 2016

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Dr. Zack Eswine, author, pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, and Director of Homiletics and Professor of Applied Theology at Covenant Seminary. Serge supplies missionaries resources, care, mentoring and sending, inspiring them with Gospel truth.

Zack's new book is The Imperfect Pastor.

They discuss:

  • Zack's background and early success and how that came crashing down
  • How Zack found hope and healing
  • Contentment in ministry
  • The "recovery of our humanity" as pastors
  • Preaching barefoot
  • and more!

Episode #26 - Matt Perman talks Biblical Productivity

October 26, 2015

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Matt Perman: speaker, consultant, and author of the book What's Best Next? 

You can visit Matt's site at WhatsBestNext.com.

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Episode #25 - Bob Osborne talks Missions

October 19, 2015

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Bob Osborne, Executive Director of Serge. Serge supplies missionaries with resources, care and mentoring, inspiring them with Gospel truth.

They discuss:

  • Grace at the fray
  • How Serge helps men and women identify their call to missions
  • How a call to missions differs from a call to pastoral ministry
  • Complications that emerge with pastors and missions agencies working together
  • The role of mission agencies working with the local church
  • and more!
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Episode #24 - Mike Bullmore talks Preaching

October 6, 2015

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to pastor Mike Bullmore.  Mike is the senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he has served since 1998 (when the church was launched). For 15 years, Mike was Associate Professor of Homiletics (preaching) and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

They discuss:

  • Life in the world of a homiletics professor
  • The role preaching plays in the evaluation of a church planter
  • How to determine if a man is called to preach
  • Plagiarizing preachers
  • and more!
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Episode #23 - Paul Tripp talks Suffering

September 17, 2015

In this episode, Dave Harvey talks to author and speaker Paul Tripp.  They discuss:

  • Paul's health
  • How God is meeting Paul in this time of physical difficulty
  • What's making a difference as he suffers
  • How called men can deal with suffering in ministry
  • Life and suffering in their 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's
  • What's in Paul's heart for the next generation of pastors and their futures
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Episode #22 - Barnabas Piper talks about The Pastor’s Kid

August 26, 2015

Barnabas Piper works at Lifeway Christian Resources for the Leadership Development Team.  He's also the son of son of Pastor and bestselling author John Piper. Dave recently interviewed Barnabas, and they discussed thoughts from his book, The Pastor's Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity.

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Episode #21 - Rick Denham talks CCM, Celebrity Pastors, and Brazilian Christianity.

July 29, 2015

Rick Denham is the President of Fiel Ministries, which is the largest Christian publisher in Brazil. Dave recently interviewed Rick, and they discussed:

  • Why Rick stepped away from publishing ministry for an internship.
  • How Rick got embedded in the contemporary Christian music world.
  • The problems Rick encountered in the CCM world.
  • The differences between Brazilian and USA christian leaders.
  • How to avoid the problem of celebrity pastors.
  • The founding and growth of Fiel publishing.
  • Why Fiel gives away books for free.
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Episode #20 - Don Whitney talks spiritual disciplines, contemplative Christianity, and fountain pens

July 23, 2015

In this episode, Dave Harvey talks to seminary professor and author, Don Whitney. They discuss: 


Why Don likes to use fountain pens. Don’s call out of law school and into ministry. 
What is biblical spirituality?
How Don developed his book on the spiritual disciplines.
How to be godly in a technologically driven culture.
How Don’s thinking on the spiritual disciplines has changed in the last 20 years.
The good and bad of contemplative Christianity.
The most important spiritual disciplines.
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Episode #19 - Randy Alcorn talks leaving ministry, living for eternity, and writing fiction

June 23, 2015

In this episode, Dave talks to Randy Alcorn. Dave and Randy discuss:

Why Randy decided to leave pastoral ministry. 
Why Randy has given so much time and thought to the subject of heaven.
What it means to live for eternity.
How God set eternity in Randy's heart. 
How fiction works uniquely upon the human heart. 
How God has used Randy's books to change people's lives. 
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