Ep. 25 – The Idolatry of “Success” with A.J. Swoboda

This week we talk with pastor, professor, and author A.J. Swoboda. A.J. talks about his recent realization that speaking opportunities can become idolatrous, and we discuss how Sabbath is the one commandment that Christian leaders seem to be encouraged to break. Find out more about A.J.s work at www.ajswoboda.com   http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/025_a_j_swoboda.mp3Podcast: Play in new window

Ep. 24 – Seasons of Life with David Rannabarger

David Rannabarger, assistant pastor at Columbia View Wesleyan Church, joins us on the podcast. We talk about David’s call to ministry, and the journey that led him to ministry in Portland. Finally, we discuss how to weather seasons in ministry that, while temporary, can feel devastating.   http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/024_david_rannabargar.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android

Ep. 20 – Struggles and Hardships with Stephen Dilworth

Stephen Dilworth joins us on the podcast to talk about his work with youth over the years. Stephen is the north Portland area director for Youth Dynamics. We talk about struggles and hardships in ministry, and how these frustrations can lead to growth. Check out Stephen’s ministry at www.ydpdx.org   http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/020_stephen_dilworth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window

Ep. 19 – The Affordable Housing Crisis

In this special episode, Josh and David discuss the difficult situation of affordable housing in Portland. We also talk with Andy Goebel and Jules Nielsen about their church’s new affordable housing project: Portsmouth Commons. Finally, we talk with Lindsay Jensen about some of the housing initiatives in which St. Johns Center for Opportunity has been

Ep. 17 – “Redefine Success?” with David Brewer

This week we talk with David Brewer. David discusses how his work in the business world has translated to helping churches and non-profits become more effective in their work, and the guys discuss how this strategy led to the beginning of AllOne Community Services.   http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/017_david_brewer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Ep. 12 – Living as a Minority with Rachel Ancheta

Rachel Ancheta joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her life and faith walk. She shares some of her poetry with us, and we have a fascinating conversation about what it is like to live as a minority, both in the church and in America.   http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/012_rachel_ancheta.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:

Ep. 8 – God Works through Big and Small with Jay Braband

We are joined this week by Jay Braband, pastor of Journey3. Jay talks about his time with InterVarsity, church ministry in Iowa, and planting a church in Portland. Josh, David, and Jay discuss how God works through large and small groups of people. Find out more about Journey3 at http://journey3.org/ http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/008_jay_braband.mp3Podcast: Play in new window

Ep. 7 – All About Me with David Libby

On this episode, David talks about himself for the entire episode, in an astonishing act of hubris. Josh and David also discuss the ways in which God often teaches us through our failures. http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/007_davids_story.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Ep. 4 – Reclaiming Failure

This week Josh and David do a deep dive into “The Life of the Beloved” by Henri Nouwen and talk more about what failure and brokenness mean. They also spend some time talking about the significance of being chosen by God and how living with this truth should radically change our outlook on life.  http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/004_reclaiming_failure.mp3Podcast:

Ep.1 – Podcast Intro

In this inaugural episode, Josh and David talk about why they think the pursuit of success is not exactly how Christians are called to live. http://joshhawkpdx.com/podcast/001_defining_unsucess.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS