The Pivot
052 - Jody Davis

052 - Jody Davis

May 21, 2019

Jody Davis is the guitar player for the Newsboys. He's also one of America's premier pipe-makers. It was super interesting to talk about the history of the band, but also how Jody discovered a love of pipe-making and how that took care of his family through an incredibly hard season. Who would imagine the paths of our lives will take sometimes?

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Check out Jody's pipes and his work with the Newsboys:

https://www.jodydavispipes.com/

https://pipedia.org/wiki/J._Davis_Pipes

https://newsboys.com/

Andrew's links:

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https://www.everybodypivots.com/

051 - Amanda Lindsey Cook

051 - Amanda Lindsey Cook

May 14, 2019

Amanda Lindsey Cook has been a breakout artist for Bethel Music the past few years. She's also had to face one of the hardest seasons in her life at the same time, which ultimately led to living alone in a house on a hill, where she wrote her newest album.

This was a fantastic chat covering a myriad of subjects, from Canada to piano lessons to the Kingdom of God and why black is the brightest color of the rainbow. Amanda is a joy to talk to and you're going to love this first episode of Season 4!

 

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Season 4 - PREVIEW

Season 4 - PREVIEW

May 6, 2019

Friends! The Pivot is coming back next week for SEASON 4!

We're going to have some amazing guests: More CCM legends, some dear old friends, dear new friends, authors, musicians, and other folks willing to share their stories as they figure out what's next. 

We're super excited to announce that we're partnering with Compassion International to bring you this season. We have some incredible stories to tell of some of the greatest pivots of all, as lives are changed around the world, and here at home, through the great work of Compassion. 

This is going to be great. Check back every Tuesday morning for new episodes.

Now go do something awesome.

050 - John Delony

050 - John Delony

February 12, 2019

Dr. John Delony told his wife he would never work in higher education again. Then he took a job as the new Dean of Students at Belmont University. This episode is fantastic. One of my favorites. John is super smart, super funny, and super honest. He and his family are new to Nashville and we are definitely catching him mid-Pivot. Though, it may seem, he kind of lives there.

We cover a lot of topics in this one, from child psychology and parenting, to marriage and communication, to kissing your roommate's girlfriend, anxiety and depression, and high school basketball coaching.

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride and you're going to want to come back to listen again.

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Andrew's links:

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049 - Leslie Jordan

049 - Leslie Jordan

February 5, 2019

Leslie Jordan was one half of the duo All Sons & Daughters. She's written some of my favorite songs that the Church now sings all around the world. At the top of her artist career, their band took a hiatus that ended up permanent. Why? And what happens after? Well, some hard things, and a lot of wonderful things, too. That's what. As always with Leslie, this conversation was fun, insightful and super encouraging. 

We talk about Hawaii, working at a Church, adoption, and learning why and how to lead others to be better writers.

You can find Leslie and her work with The Fold at:

https://www.thefold.us/

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048 - John Tumminello

048 - John Tumminello

January 29, 2019

John Tumminello was a Manhattan banker who worked two blocks from the World Trade Center the morning of 9/11. What followed was a journey that led to Nashville, a job in radio, free concerts under the shadow of the Parthenon, and a family.

John is a great guy with an amazing story. You're going to enjoy this one.

You can find John and learn more about The Conservancy at:

https://conservancyonline.com/

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047 - Buddy Greene

047 - Buddy Greene

January 22, 2019

Buddy Greene is the best, and probably only, professional harmonica player I know. He wrote the Christmas favorite "Mary, Did You Know?" And more than that, he's a funny, wise, and encouraging friend. 

We got to talk about the great names of harmonica players, pot-smoking Christian hippies, and touring with Bill Gaither. Quite a range of subjects! The meat of this conversation really hangs on identity and how we can so easily find it in what we do rather than who we are as God's children.

Buddy is a legend and this was a super fun way to kick off the new year of Pivot podcasts.

You can find Buddy and his music at: 

http://buddygreene.com

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REPLAY - Ellie Holcomb

REPLAY - Ellie Holcomb

January 15, 2019

REPLAY: Ellie Holcomb is a singer/songwriter/author/mom and an all-around delightful person. You'll laugh, you'll cry. At least I did while we recorded this one. Ellie has some beautiful wisdom and encouragement in this chat and a first or second listen is good for the soul.

You can find Ellie and her music at:

https://www.ellieholcomb.com/

Her new Children's book and album at:

https://www.ellieholcomb.com/who-sang-the-first-song/

My favorite thing today:

https://pedaltrain.com/

Andrew's links:

http://www.andrewosenga.com/

https://www.everybodypivots.com/

 
 
REPLAY - Dave Barnes

REPLAY - Dave Barnes

January 8, 2019

REPLAY: Dave Barnes is a brilliant songwriter, comedian and all around gentleman. This was my very first episode and it's fun to revisit where we started. I still come back to a lot of the ideas we talked about in this one. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll enjoy listening again, or for the first time!

You can find Dave and his music at:

https://www.davebarnes.com/

My favorite thing today:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-them-fall-in-love/1168821004

Andrew's links:

http://www.andrewosenga.com/

https://www.everybodypivots.com/

REPLAY - Sally Lloyd-Jones

REPLAY - Sally Lloyd-Jones

December 18, 2018

REPLAY: Sally Lloyd-Jones is one of the most delightful and inspiring people I know. Her writing is beautiful, funny, insightful and life-changing. Or, rather, she writes in a way that makes the life-changing Gospel inviting and simple to understand. This was one of my favorite early episodes and it's even better on the second listen.

You can find Sally and her books at:

https://www.sallylloyd-jones.com/

My favorite thing today:

http://www.justinmcroberts.com/book-table/

Andrew's links:

http://www.andrewosenga.com/

https://www.everybodypivots.com/