Educator and Bible teacher Jonathan Mellen shares how adversity has shaped his attitude and approach to life. Along the way he shares his story of being a "missionary kid" whose Christian faith now continues to grow in ways he hadn't expected
Go Beyond the Pale with Jonathan Mellen!
1:03- (Intro) Steve & Tammy discuss Rob Bell, why Jesus wants to save Christians, and how to see the whole human race as family
21:10- Conversation with Jonathan begins
24:28- How Jonathan first came to Hong Kong
43:04 - How our faith matures
47:20 - Authenticity in Christianity
50:01 - Suffering and Glory
58:56- What is the church for?
Author, teacher, and monastery preacher Brad Jersak joins us to discuss his new book and how Christianity can recapture a more "Christ-like" identity. Along the way Brad shares his own journey and the struggles that have shaped his understanding that God is always loving and on our side.
Go Beyond the Pale with Brad Jersak!
1:05 - (Intro) Steve and Tammy discuss faith, weight loss, and the Rugby World Cup
18:08- Brad Jersak shares his story
28:19- Bad atonement theory is not the Gospel
36:49- Brad’s dark night of the soul
43:07- Learning from people rather than “targeting” them
46:34- Discussing Brad’s new book “A More Christ-like Way”
48:47- “Christians” vs. “Christ-followers”
57:08- Brad shares with Tammy some steps to help her develop a contemplative faith without jettisoning the Holy Spirit
1:06:17 Brad contemplates walking the Camino de Santiago
1:07:22- A more Christ-like Way is inclusive