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Ministry leadership is about more than just growing your church or organization. It’s about participating in God’s mission in the world. But how can leaders know God’s mission or their unique place in it? Faithful ministry leadership is rooted in a life of deep and abiding faithfulness to Jesus. In “Spiritual Life and Leadership,” Markus Watson and his guests explore what it means to be faithful leaders whose ministry flows from their ever-deepening relationship with God.
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Letters from Home is a faith-building podcast sharing everyday stories of faith from people of all walks of life. Life is hard, and on most days, our faith needs a boost. Letters From Home Podcast will bring a new faith story, every other week, from people who love Jesus, of all ages & demographics. You will hear in these stories, their dreams, their failures, their pain, their struggles, their life changing encounters, and their extraordinary moments. You’ll leave each episode encouraged an ...
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websynradio : a radio program hosted by Dominique Balaÿ. WebSYNradio is an independent radio program whose broadcast is streamed 24/7. WebSYNradio brings together propositions from artists or intellectuals that are for the most part well-established on the international scene.http://synradio.fr/ Parmi les artistes participants : 0 (Joël Merah, Stéphane Garin, Sylvain Chauveau), Adam Nankervis, Alan Dunn, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Amanda Belantara, Anna O et Alain Descarmes, Anna Raimondo, Anne ...
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson unpack a powerful quote from Steve Carter, "You only learn resilience through the fire and through the suffering." This quote emerged from Steve Carter's experience of letting go of everything he had known and worked towards when he offered his resignation from a church leadership position in the wak…
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Daniel Lee is the academic dean for the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Doing Asian American Theology. Daniel Lee discusses the fact that each of us does theology from a particular persepective. Recognizing our own "particularities" makes us far better leaders. Why? Because the more we ar…
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore a powerful quote from Lisa Lamb: "An abdication of leadership is also an abuse of leadership." Lisa's perspective as a preaching professor adds a unique angle to the discussion, highlighting the responsibility of leaders to recognize and respond to the needs they see in the world. Tod shares …
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Podcast de DAVID FENECH pour webSYNradio. Avec des morceaux de The Monks, Andew Liles + Jean Hervé Péron, Glaxo Babies, Renaldo and the Loaf, Felix Kubin, Fritz Muller, Iggy + The Stooges, H.N.A.S, Volcano the Bear, Nervous Norvus, Jac Berrocal + David Fenech + Ghédalia Tazartès, Connan Mockasin, Brigitte Fontaine, Colin Stetson, Jr + His Soulettes…
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In this conversation, Adam McHugh, the author of Blood From a Stone, opens up about his transition from ministry as a hospice chaplain to the world of wine, becoming a wine tour guide and sommelier. Adam shares about the emotional rollercoaster that goes along with redefining one's identity and faith outside of traditionally established ministry ro…
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore the transformative power of vocation as they discuss a poignant quote by Steven Garber. Join them as they unpack how each person's calling is woven into the very meaning of God's work in the world. They shed light on the profound implications of vocation for spiritual formation, the vitality …
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When I walked the Camino de Santiago in 2022, it was something I had been longing to do for years. After a fairly traumatic experience at a church I'd been serving, the thought of just walking with Jesus for an extended time felt like exactly what I needed. I walked the Camino together with Jon Huckins, the founder and Director of Journey Home. In …
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore the concept of disequilibrium and its impact on systems, leadership, and organizational health. They discuss how prolonged equilibrium can be detrimental to a system's ability to adapt and innovate, and how crises and moments of disequilibrium can actually reveal underlying problems and prese…
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Would your neighborhood even notice if your church ceased to exist? I imagine that’s a question many of us have thought about. Maybe you’ve even posed that question to your congregation. Maybe the question should be, as churches, how do we become more present to our neighborhood.? That’s what I talk about in this episode with my guest, Tim Soerens,…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore the technological challenges faced by congregations during the pandemic. They discuss a quote from Scott Thumma about the hybrid and customizable nature of the world and its implications for congregations. Tod shares insights on the importance of aligning values with technological adaptations, the decreasing …
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Barry Rowan has had a 40-year career in leading businesses after graduating from Harvard Business School. He and his wife are entering into a new encore calling, which includes his new book, The Spiritual Art of Business. Barry Rowan, in this episode, challenges the dualism of the sacred and the secular, and shares his incredible journey of surrend…
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Podcast du label Crónica. Pour le vingtième anniversaire du label portugais Crónica, qui s’est imposé comme une "plateforme majeure pour tout ce qui concerne les productions à la limite du conceptuel" (Coda), ses deux initiateurs Miguel Carvalhais et Pedro Tudela ont produit un programme de 3 heures, revisitant chacun des 200 titres du catalogue. h…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore the distinction between change and transition. Quoting D. Michael Lindsay, they discuss how change happens in an instant, whereas transition unfolds over weeks, months, and sometimes years. Bolstering this idea with personal anecdotes, they delve into the importance of giving oneself the time and space to ada…
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Michael Rhodes is lecturer in Old Testament at Carey Baptist College and the author of Just Discipleship: Biblical Justice in an Unjust World. From the biblical concept of justice and the role of worship in shaping our approach to justice, to the practicalities of addressing poverty and racial justice, Michael Rhodes takes us into the heart of what…
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore the challenge of being fully authentic as a ministry leader. The conversation centers around a quote from Sara Bereza, highlighting the difficulty people in professional ministry face when trying to be their true selves. Through an exploration of the biblical story of Moses, Paul's writings i…
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Podcast de Cristian Vogel pour websynradio : Third Space Requiems (inédit).“Third Space Requiems” est une trilogie électroacoustique de Cristián Vogel, composée dans les dernières heures de 2023 à la lumière d’événements qui ont profondément marqué son histoire sur un plan intime ou plus universel : Levitationism (0->6'30). Story In Blood (6'30->14…
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Scott Thumma is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Hartford International University and Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Scott is also Principal Investigator of a study titled Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations. In this episode, Scott Thumma shares insights from that study, including the tension between cler…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson unpack a quote by Andy Crouch emphasizes the importance of finding the right meaningful risk in unlocking flourishing for both oneself and those entrusted to their care. Tod and Markus discuss the concept of meaningful risk as distinct from mere risk-taking, emphasizing the role of discernment in pursuing risks that …
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Podcast de Caroline Bergvall pour websynradio : VOICES WITH TEXTS... Morceaux et textes par des poètes et musiciens, solo ou en collaboration. Avec les voix et les sons de Lee Ann Brown, Tom Phillips & Gavin Bryars, Sawako Nakayasu, Ida Börjel & Mathias Kristerson, Caroline Bergvall & Adam Parkinson, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros & John Giorno, Char…
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Todd Hunter leads Churches for the Sake of Others, a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, and is the author of What Jesus Intended: Finding True Faith in the Rubble of Bad Religion. In this episode, Todd Hunter and I discuss “bad religion,” “good religion,” and what it means to be the church God has called us to be. THIS EPISODE'S HIGHL…
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In this quick conversation Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore a thought-provoking quote from Alexia Salvatierra, a professor at Centro Latino at Fuller Theological Seminary. The quote, "If you don't listen, you can't see what God is doing," sparks a deep discussion on the importance of listening and discerning God's work in the world. Tod shar…
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Jeff Crosby is President and CEO of ECPA, the trade association of Christian pulishers, and the author of The Language of the Soul: Meeting God in the Longings of Our Hearts. In this episode, I’m speaking with Jeff Crosby about our longings. We discuss a Portuguese word—saudade—which, according to Jeff, is an untranslatable word that refers to a ki…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss the role of anger in leadership. They emphasize the importance of acknowledging and addressing anger in a healthy way, shifting the focus from retaliation to addressing the systems that need to be changed. They highlight the significance of understanding and navigating the anger of others, especially in the c…
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Roy Inzunza is corporate chaplain at Hoehn Motors in San Diego and works as an adaptive leadership coach with Tod Bolsinger. In this episode, Roy Inzunza shares about his experience as a corporate chaplain. He shares not only how he began to see needs in the staff and in the organization that no one else saw—or no one was addressing—but he also sha…
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In this episode, we’ve gathered a panel of experienced coaches in the world of church ministry to discuss the challenges of adapting to a rapidly changing landscape and the importance of embracing an adaptive approach to ministry leadership. Joining Markus Watson on the panel are Matt Lake, Jonny Weir, and Heather James. All of them, because of the…
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Markus Watson and Tod Bolsinger discuss a quote from Jeff Crosby. The quote, "The absence of conflict is not always possible nor always good," sparks a conversation about the importance of healthy conflict in leadership and personal growth. They share their experiences as an Enneagram 9 and an Enneagram 8, respectively, and offer insights on stayin…
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Jay Kim is lead pastor at Westgate Church in the Silicon Valley, and author of a new study on Colossians titled, One Jesus, One People. Syncretism refers to the blending of two belief systems. In this episode, Jay Kim and Markus Watson discuss syncretism in terms of its subtle effects on the church today and how to shed those syncretistic tendencie…
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Programme de Gaël Segalen pour webSYNradio : Original Voices in Rhythms. Des pièces mémorables et uniques dialoguent ici les unes avec les autres comme j'aime dans ma pratique inviter les gens à se réunir pour le moment unique d'une rencontre enregistrée, former un duo et inventer de nouvelles formes de langage.Ce mix va d'une mélodie grande ouvert…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss a quote from Scot McKnight. The quote challenges the notion that leaders ought to control and asserts, instead, that leaders, particularly pastors, are actually followers of Jesus. Bolsinger emphasizes the importance of biblical leadership, rooted in self-sacrifice, care, and a focus on mission. He highlights…
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Angie Ward is director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Denver Seminary and the author of Uncharted Leadership: 20 Case Studies to Help Ministry Leaders Adapt to Uncertainty. What if you’ve got a problem and you cannot for the life of you find a solution. You also can’t find a book that tells you what to do. And you can’t find an expert to take…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson talk about the importance of relationship in ministry leadership. They discuss how leaders can fall into the trap of narcissism when they lack deep relationships, leading to a sense of loneliness that they try to fill with success or power. They also explore how relationship is at the heart of adaptive leadership, as…
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Podcast de PHILIPPE PETIT pour webSYNradio : 40 ans d’activisme musical ! Bienvenue sur webSYNradio dans notre émission spéciale évoquant la musique de Philippe Petit à l’occasion de ses 40 ans comme musical travel-agent comme il aime lui même se définir.http://synradio.fr/philippe-petit-40-ans-dactivisme-musical/…
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E.K. Strawser is a co-vocational pastor of Ma Ke Alo o in Honolulu and the author of Centering Discipleship: A Pathway for Multiplying Spectators into Mature Disciples. We've got a lot of discipleship programs in our churches. But how effective are they? Are they leading to real transformation in people's lives? In this episode, E.K. Strawser discu…
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1In this episode Markus Watson and Tod Bolsinger discuss the challenges faced by ministry leaders in times of change. They discuss a quote from Kurt Fredrickson that highlights how churches were previously overprogrammed and under-discipled. Tod Bolsinger emphasizes the need for adaptive thinking and creative approaches to discipleship, moving away…
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We live in a world in which it is so easy to demonize and dehumanize people who are not like us. Or we categorize people and forget their humanity. But that’s the exact opposite of what Jesus did. Jesus humanized people. He treated every human being as a beloved child of God. Jesus treated every individual he encountered as a person. That’s what we…
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Podcast de LILIANE GIRAUDON pour webSYNradio : POSTCARDS POUR ANTONIO GRAMSCI. Ce qui manque, ce sont les voix. D’autres voix. Habitant autrement la bouche, les poumons, le foie et jusqu’aux os. Ces petites pièces sonores sélectionnées, je les ai imaginées comme de simples cartes postales adressées à Gramsci dont j’ai relu cet été les lettres de pr…
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss the influence of the Enlightenment and individualism on middle-class white individuals, and how this impacts their understanding of faith and community. They emphasize the importance of engaging with different perspectives and reading the Bible in community with people who are not like us in …
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Jennifer Holberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Calvin University and author Nourishing Narratives. The church gives us stories to imagine ourselves into. Stories shape us. At the same time, pastors and ministry leaders need to recognize that every person in our church brings their own stories. And, so, how can we create spa…
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss the vital role of relationships in ministry leadership. Tod emphasizes the importance of cultivating partnerships, friendships, and mentorships as essential sources of support and vulnerability. They explore the connection between relationships and self-reflection, particularly in navigating …
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Jim Wilder is the author Renovated: God, Dallas Willard, and the Church That Transforms and the resident neurotheologian at Life Model Works. In this episode, Jim Wilder discusses how we become who we are created to be through the lens of neurotheology. In other words, what role does your brain play in forming you into the person you were created t…
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss a quote by Nicholas Pierce that highlights the challenge of letting go of the past to embrace the future. They explore the work of the Church Leadership Institute in helping leaders navigate the changing world while remaining faithful to their core values. They delve into the concept of adapt…
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Shannon Kiser is Director of Training and Coaching for Fresh Expressions North America and one of the pastors at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Sterling, Virginia. In this episode, we have a great conversation about how she and the congregation she pastors have experimented with new forms of church, as well as what they've learned in that process…
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In this episode, Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson delve into the importance of understanding and empathizing with others' beliefs, especially in times of political and cultural polarization. They discuss the role of churches in bridging divisions and striving for unity, highlighting the need to move away from comfortable spaces and embrace discomfor…
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How can we avoid burnout in ministry? Jason Young is a keynote speaker, coach, and consultant who helps churches and businesses thrive, and the co-author of Don’t Burn Out, Burn Bright. In this episode, Jason Young and Markus Watson get real specific about what can lead to burnout in ministry and what we can to do prevent it. THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIG…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss the transformative power of acknowledging and addressing our own pain as leaders. If our pain isn't transformed, it will be transmitted to others, potentially leading to harmful behaviors and dynamics within our ministries and organizations. By developing self-awareness, emotional health, and adaptive capacit…
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Justin Bailey is associate professor of theology at Dordt University and the author of Interpreting Your World: Five Lenses for Engaging Theology and Culture. What is culture? Sometimes people say we need to "resist culture." But the language of resistance seems to be rooted in fear—and I don’t think we’re meant to react to our culture from a place…
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Programme de Marie-Hélène BERNARD pour webSYNradio : Une « long nez » en Asie. Retour sur plus de deux décennies de pérégrinations en différents pays d'Asie, à une époque où le souci de son empreinte carbone était peu à l'ordre du jour… À l'arrivée, un mille-feuilles spécialement composé et mixé pour webSYNradio au début de l'été 2023, où s'entremê…
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Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson reflect on a quote from Rich Stearns focusing on courageious leadership, which often means disappointing your own people at a rate they can absorb. The conversation highlights the importance of leaders calling people to their better selves and standing up for what is right, even if it means facing challenges from wit…
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