The Calling

One church leader, one calling, one honest conversation. An interview show about the nature of church leadership, the inherent struggles that come with that calling, and the many different ways God has shaped individuals to work within his church.

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Juan Pierre Dreamt of MLB Glory. Now, He Lives to Serve.
Episode 56 | 42 min
Juan Pierre Dreamt of MLB Glory. Now, He Lives to Serve.
How faith transformed the ambitions of one of the best base-stealers in the National League.
We Found Fellowship on the Opposite Side of the Immigration Debate
Episode 55 | 41 min
We Found Fellowship on the Opposite Side of the Immigration Debate
A border patrol agent and an immigration reform activist discuss the spiritual roots of their unlikely friendship.
Jessica Leep Fick: Let’s Rewrite the Rules for Women’s Evangelism
Episode 54 | 42 min
Jessica Leep Fick: Let’s Rewrite the Rules for Women’s Evangelism
Why the 'Beautiful Feet' author says it's time we saw disciple-making as a woman's calling, too.
Richard Stearns Left His American Dream to 'Stand with the Vulnerable'
Episode 53 | 45 min
Richard Stearns Left His American Dream to 'Stand with the Vulnerable'
The president of World Vision shares what led him from the CEO's office to the front lines of humanitarian crisis.
For Latasha Morrison, Unity Begins with Relationship
Episode 52 |
For Latasha Morrison, Unity Begins with Relationship
The “Be the Bridge” founder on why building cross-cultural friendships should be the Church’s starting line.
For Trevin Wax, The Writerly Life Is Its Own Reward
Episode 51 | 45 min
For Trevin Wax, The Writerly Life Is Its Own Reward
The author and columnist reflects on writing thoughtfully about faith in the Digital Age.
David Fitch Turned His Daily McDonald's Run into His Ministry
Episode 50 | 59 min
David Fitch Turned His Daily McDonald's Run into His Ministry
Planting a church takes time—but it all starts with just being present.
Tessa Afshar Writes in Search of Sacred Romance
Episode 49 | 43 min
Tessa Afshar Writes in Search of Sacred Romance
The biblical fiction author shares how reading romance novels revealed her need for a loving Savior.
How the Black Church Revamped Tyler Burns' Faith
Episode 48 | 43 min
How the Black Church Revamped Tyler Burns' Faith
For the pastor and 'Pass the Mic' host, embracing his calling meant unearthing his spiritual roots.
Kristie Anyabwile: Pastors' Wives Are Disciple Makers, Too
Episode 47 | 56 min
Kristie Anyabwile: Pastors' Wives Are Disciple Makers, Too
Her husband is a minister, but she isn't interested in being her church's "first lady."

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Catholic but not Roman
Catholic but not Roman
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ‘Reforming Catholic Confession’ calls Protestants to unity.