• Love Your Neighbor, Faith Revolution Podcast

    Love Your Neighbor

    In this episode, “Love Your Neighbor”, Kirk and Jenn discuss how a more literal interpretation of Jesus’ words sparked new opportunities and lessons in loving the people most directly in their paths.  To Consider Reflecting on your own neighborhood, how do you see God’s hand in your story? What are specific simple steps you can take to better love your neighbors? References (Click Link) The Greatest Commands – Matthew 22:36 – 40 Good Samaritan  Episode Transcript Literally Love Your Neighbor Kirk: This is Kirk.  Jenn: And this is Jenn.  Kirk: And welcome to The Faith Revolution Podcast today. It’s going to be an interesting day, because we’re going to be…

  • It's Okay When You're Not Okay, Faith Revolution Podcast

    It’s Okay When You’re Not Okay

    In this episode of The Faith Revolution Podcast, It’s Okay When You’re Not Okay, Kirk and Jenn discuss the importance of transparency in our faith and relationships.   References (Click Link) K-Love Fan Awards Darren Mulligan Heartbeat International Stephen’s Death It’s Okay When You’re Not Okay An Inspiring Song… Kirk: This is Kirk. Jenn: And this is Jenn  Kirk: And it’s great to have you on the Faith Revolution Podcast today. We’re going to betalking about a subject that’s not easy for me, because it’s about transparency, and about being real,and how that can make our faith a little more attractive to those around us if we’re willing to betransparent.…

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  • Racial Reconciliation: Jesus Style, Black and White Fist Pump

    Racial Reconciliation: Jesus Style

    In this episode of The Faith Revolution Podcast, Kirk and Jenn discuss the difficult topic of race relations, a complex issue which Jesus solved with six practical steps.   References (Click Link) The Woman at the Well Racial Reconciliation: Jesus Styleby Kirk Walden For Christians, the story of The Woman at the Well is a favorite because it highlights Jesus’ response of love and respect to someone many might overlook or dismiss. In the story of the Woman at the Well, Jesus did not dwell on this woman’s past. We don’t dwell on pasts, either. Jesus offered her hope. We do the same. But Jesus did something else which is…

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    Serve Anyway: 7 Tips for Avoiding Ministry Burnout

    In this episode, Kirk and Jenn discuss tips for overcoming ministry burnout. This podcast is for those who serve, whether in a ministry or a non-profit (business leaders might find this helpful, too). Our Starting Point for This Episode Entering this discussion, Kirk and Jenn considered the following regarding ministry burnout . . . Circumstances that cause those in ministry to become jaded and experience burnout. Practical tips for avoiding ministry burnout when serving becomes hard.   To Consider Are you currently feeling worn out in your ministry or non-profit?   How is this potentially affecting those you serve? Can you pinpoint sources of your burnout? What role do expectations play…

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  • Faith Revolution Compass

    From Skeptic to Follower

    In this episode of the Faith Revolution Podcast, Kirk and Jenn discuss the simple journey of how Kirk went from skeptic to follower.   Our Starting Point for This Episode Entering this discussion, Kirk and Jenn considered the following . . . Kirk’s personal story of becoming a follower of Jesus How Kirk’s story differs widely from a typical evangelical progression of faith   To Consider What are your perceptions of what it takes to become a follower of Jesus?   Are there obstacles you personally experienced or observed in others when it comes to simply following? Did it feel simple or complicated? What are your own takeaways?   References (Click…

  • Faith Revolution Podcast, What is Faith? Man and Mountain

    What is Faith?

    Welcome to the Faith Revolution Podcast with Kirk and Jenn Walden. It’s great to have you with us. In this episode, we are considering the seemingly simple task of asking the question… What is faith?  We challenged ourselves with some new and simple perspectives on faith during this morning coffee discussion. Getting Started As we entered this discussion, Jenn and I considered the following. . . How is faith defined by most Christians? How have we personally defined faith and how would we express the concept to others? In considering the meaning of Immanuel (God is with us)**, how do both the name and life of Jesus form the foundation…

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    Rethinking Faith

    Rethinking Faith Whenever I say, “Rethinking,” I want people to wonder and ask questions. Just for the record however, Rethinking Faith is not to discard faith, as some former Christian leaders are doing today. No, Rethinking Faith is not to dismiss faith. But it is about asking hard questions, unafraid of the answers we might find. Here’s a thought: We can do a quick Google search and find web sites, blogs, podcasts and more on what it means to be a faithful follower of Christ. And, in our churches and small groups we have access to studies and classes on growing our faith. Wonderful, right? Yes. But the question: Why…

  • White and Yellow Arrows

    Rethinking Leadership

    I never planned to be a leader. It never crossed my mind. And now, I’m writing about Rethinking Leadership. My path to this point is surprising, and unlikely—much like my life. Here’s the story:  I was 28 years old, embarking on my fourth “career.” My first—just out of college–was professional golf. Over the course of my one year attempting to qualify for the PGA Tour, I made so much money I had a choice: I could keep playing and go broke, or find a job that would pay bills. I chose the latter. My second job was selling advertising for a local newspaper. I was mildly successful, and they wanted…

  • Old Country Church

    Rethinking Church

    The idea of, “Rethinking Church” may sound ominous. I get it. There will be questions. “Is this about quitting church?” “Is he going to be that guy to tell us we’re doing ‘church’ all wrong? The answers? “No, and no.” Rethinking Church is not about walking away from the idea of church. Nor is it about telling everyone the “right” way to do church. I’m not that smart, anyway. But let’s keep this real. If today’s church is going to somehow maintain its relevancy and influence our culture, it’s time for challenging questions and honest answers. It All Started with Coffee For me, the questions began during what was supposed…

  • Author Kirk Walden Rethinking Leadership

    Fourteen Words

    It was just another day in high school English class, that much I remember. I had no idea two sentences would shift the course of my entire life. Two sentences. Fourteen words. Sitting toward the back of the classroom, I was likely bored. Hardly an academic, my thoughts were focused elsewhere, I’m sure of it. Probably, I was thinking about heading to the golf course at the end of the school day, where I believed my future would be. As a high school kid, I was convinced my future occupation would be “professional golfer.” Since the age of 10, I dedicated nearly every day to practicing, playing, traveling to tournaments…