045 - Jeff Huxford

November 6, 2018

Jeff Huxford was a family doctor in small-town Indiana until a car crash dealt him brain trauma and the end of his medical career. He wrote a book about the experience, which is out this week, called "Finding Normal". We got to chat about what drew him to medicine, what happened the day of the crash, and what it's like to lose your memory and have to start over.

We also get a special announcement from my daughter, Sadie, so listen up!

You can find Jeff's book and blog at: 

http://www.jeffhuxford.com/

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044 - Casey J

October 30, 2018

Casey J did not intend to be a full-time Gospel artist. She was quite happy in the teaching roles she had worked hard to create. It would seem that God had other plans.

It was so fun talking to Casey about those plans. She is a deep well and a joy to chat with.

We talk about being the only black family in an all-white school, "code-switching", and practicing the art of walking away from good things. We also discuss aerobic vs anaerobic energy and, and this one kills me: creative ownership vs creative stewardship.

Casey's website:

https://www.caseyjmusic.com/

And her music on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0B0NzcRnTARbZc83a34cDd?autoplay=true&v=A

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043 - Russell Moore

October 23, 2018

Dr. Russell Moore, is the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He’s also brilliant, funny, wise and kind. This was a wonderful conversation about politics, racism, and why you’re in a family crisis ALL THE TIME.

 

We cover a lot of ground in this one, and spend a lot of time talking about family and the constant state of change that surrounds it. Add a little mid-life crisis in there and you’ve got yourself one fantastic episode!

 

You can find Russell’s new book, “The Storm-Tossed Family” here:

https://www.russellmoore.com/storm-tossed-family/

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https://www.russellmoore.com/

https://erlc.com/

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042 - Allen Levi

October 15, 2018

This chat with Allen Levi was such a gift to me. Allen was a lawyer until his early 40's when he quit to become a singer/songwriter. Since then he's written THOUSANDS of songs, travelled all over, been a small town Judge, and takes care of his family's farm in Georgia. A few years ago he wrote a book, "The Last Sweet Mile", about the year he spent caring for his brother as he passed away.

Allen is a poet and unbelievably kind and gentle soul. I don't even believe I get to do this sometimes, getting to have these conversations. This was one of my favorites and I imagine it might be one of yours, too.

You can find Allen's books and other musings at:

https://www.allenlevi.com/

And his weekly songs here:

https://www.allenlevi.com/something-to-see

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041 - Missy Wallace

October 8, 2018

Missy Wallace founded and leads the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (NIFW). She became inspired to study faith and work in 2013 after working in Corporate America and then the nonprofit sector for over 10 years each and realizing that work can be a part of God’s unfolding story if we allow him to guide it rather than our false idols.

This one makes you wish you could underline a passage of a podcast, so get ready to hit rewind a couple times to catch every morsel. Missy is a wise and gifted communicator and she so quickly cuts to the heart of WHY we do what we do, and what we're so often missing in the process.

Check out Missy's work, and all the incredible resources of the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work at:

https://www.nifw.org/

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040 - Eric Brown

October 1, 2018

Eric Brown was pretty lost before he found photography, while on the road pushing cases for a couple bands. Now his images grace the cover of magazines, album covers, and this particular podcast. But Eric's story, and that of his family, forever changed six years ago when they learned their unborn daughter, Pearl, had some serious health issues and would likely not survive. What followed was a series of miracles, and a series of heartaches. 

I was deeply honored that Eric chose to share his family's story with me. This episode was powerful, painful, and beautiful.

Check out Eric's website and his incredible instagram:

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https://www.instagram.com/ebrown_photo/

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039 - JJ Heller

September 11, 2018

JJ Heller is a singer/songwriter, mom, and former high school basketball star who is now building a new phase of her career as a full-time lullaby-ist. Ok, that's not a real thing and a bit of an overstatement, but it's a fascinating story how she got to where she is today.

Listen as JJ shares with us her struggles with anxiety and panic, how she has learned to manage them, and how they have been part of what's led her to her second album of lullabies.

This was a refreshing, open, and hopeful dialogue about a subject that is rarely talked about in Christian circles. And stay tuned after the episode for a special live performance of another new song!!

Check out JJ's new single:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4YOXZRaaBt7DdmchuBCaQT

Her blog, "YOU'RE NOT GOING CRAZY":

https://www.jjheller.com/blogmenu/2017/8/18/youre-not-going-crazy

And her website:

https://www.jjheller.com/

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038 - Larry Kloess

August 28, 2018

Larry Kloess, founder of Cause A Scene, one of 2015's "50 Coolest Companies" according to Business Insider, built an amazing network of secret concerts for indie artists throughout Nashville's underground. It was all going so well, at least on the surface... and then one day Larry woke up in the hospital, overwhelmed with stress and exhaustion. Two years later, he's one of Nashville's fastest up-and-coming realtors. What?? Larry's on a wild journey and he still sends me a birthday card. You'll love this chat.

Reach out to Larry here:

Larry@scoutnashville.com 

615.306.5128

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037 - Scott Sauls

August 21, 2018

Scott Sauls is an author, a thinker, and the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church here in Nashville. We had a great chat about being clearly cut out for pro sports, working with Tim Keller in New York City, and different types of diversity. We also got to talk about what career and calling looks like when it's not tied to income. As always, Scott is both challenging and encouraging at the same time.

Check out his books, sermons and weekly email thoughts at: 

http://scottsauls.com/

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036 - Chris Sligh

August 14, 2018

Chris Sligh, artist, worship leader, deep thinker and former American Idol guy, has quite the story to tell. I did not expect where this conversation started nor where it ended up and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Chris has undergone maybe the most important and inspiring pivot of all: kindness over "right-ness". And he lets us in on his honest self-assessment and conscious steps towards health and truth.

We talk a lot about fundamentalism, 4HIM and Bebo Norman, Chris's experience on American Idol and life after it. Then we get to the good stuff about identity and choices and why being loving is more important than being right. 

Whew. This was a good one. Check out Chris's new album, "A Modern Liturgy", at:

http://www.chrissligh.org/

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