Dan is an elder in the United Methodist Church. His ministry, Defining Grace, focuses on worship, communication, and creativity with the goal of helping ministries and their leaders better connect with their communities.
March 17th, 2016 | 20 mins 5 secs
creativity, sermon preparation
We reflect and build on our conversation with Rob Bell, focusing on the importance and benefits of having a solid structure. We also touch on Andy Stanley's recent headlines.
March 3rd, 2016 | 42 mins 18 secs
Rob Bell joins us for a wide-ranging conversation that centers on his love for the sermon. He also tells us about his new book "How To Be Here," releasing March 8, 2016.
February 18th, 2016 | 37 mins 38 secs
leadership, sermon planning
We check in with Rev. Brian Johnson and his transition to senior pastor after 6 months. He shares how setting clear expectations and planning ahead has helped keep him and his church focused on vision.
February 4th, 2016 | 29 mins 37 secs
Rev. Brian Johnson joins us for a conversation about his transition from associate pastor to senior pastor. He reflects on the new opportunities and responsibilities.
January 14th, 2016 | 26 mins 36 secs
We continue our conversation with Rev. Sarah Heath, picking up where we left off in episode 7. This part of the conversation includes a focus on the relationship between identity, calling, and ordination.
January 1st, 2016 | 39 mins 40 secs
Rev. Sarah Heath joins us for a conversation about the role of identity in preaching, and specifically her identity as an artist. Sarah is a pastor, writer, speaker, and artist.
December 15th, 2015 | 26 mins 34 secs
We reflect and build on our conversation about the lectionary with Rev. Robb McCoy and Rev. Eric Fistler of the Pulpit Fiction Podcast. We also address Advent stress and wrapping up 2015.
Episode 5: To Lectionary or Not to Lectionary - An Interview with the Hosts of the Pulpit Fiction Podcast
December 1st, 2015 | 36 mins 24 secs
Rev. Robb McCoy and Rev. Eric Fistler join us for a conversation about the strengths and weaknesses of preaching the lectionary. Robb and Eric are both pastors as well as the hosts of the Pulpit Fiction Podcast.
November 17th, 2015 | 16 mins 26 secs
campus ministry, productivity
We reflect and build on our conversation with Rev Chad Brooks. In a deleted scene, Dan and Chad discuss the challenge and opportunities in connecting young adults to the church post-college.
October 26th, 2015 | 36 mins 18 secs
Rev. Chad Brooks joins us for a conversation about productivity and the practice of preaching. Chad is a church planter and host of two podcasts of his own-- The Productive Pastor and The Threshing Floor.