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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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How BJ Thompson Shoulders the Burdens of Other People's Marriages
Episode 41 | 36 min
How BJ Thompson Shoulders the Burdens of Other People's Marriages
A member of Lecrae's hip-hop collective set his sights on something fundamental.
Jen Wilkin: Let's Make This a Golden Age for Women's Ministry
Episode 40 | 45 min
Jen Wilkin: Let's Make This a Golden Age for Women's Ministry
The Bible teacher and author says we've reached a new crossroads for women in the church. How can we chart the best path forward?
For Gaye Clark, Grief Is a Gracious Invitation
Episode 39 | 48 min
For Gaye Clark, Grief Is a Gracious Invitation
Why the writer, widow, and anti-trafficking volunteer doesn't shy away from the problem of pain.
Thabiti Anyabwile's Love-Hate Relationship with the Limelight
Episode 38 | 41 min
Thabiti Anyabwile's Love-Hate Relationship with the Limelight
As a pastor, he prefers to avoid the public eye. Here's why he doesn't.
Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast Any Word I'll Ever Write
Episode 37 | 59 min
Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast Any Word I'll Ever Write
CT's outgoing executive editor looks back on the successes—and anxieties—of his twelve years in journalism.
Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's Faith
Episode 36 | 39 min
Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's Faith
Why the Liberty University English professor believes the church still needs the classics.
Léonce Crump Traded His NFL Future for a Pastor's Burden
Episode 35 | 42 min
Léonce Crump Traded His NFL Future for a Pastor's Burden
For the former pro football player, "getting justice right" starts with loving where you live.
How Lee Kricher Made His Aging Church Young Again
Episode 34 | 47 min
How Lee Kricher Made His Aging Church Young Again
What does it take to transform a dwindling congregation into a spiritual home for future generations?
John Onwuchekwa's Atlanta Community Eclipses His Personal Vision
Episode 33 | 55 min
John Onwuchekwa's Atlanta Community Eclipses His Personal Vision
The church-planter and pastor on how his city's burdens determined his calling.
How to Be Faithfully Creative in a Post-Christian World
Episode 32 | 37 min
How to Be Faithfully Creative in a Post-Christian World
According to Mike Cosper, we can still strike a balance between fearless art and steadfast witness.
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Just Who Are These ‘People of Faith’ Anyway?
Just Who Are These ‘People of Faith’ Anyway?
Articulating moral consensus in a pluralistic country.