Serving Millennials on the Journey Toward Significant Life
Sign up to receive blog posts via email and receive a free eBook!

Called Out Episode 014: #Fail

You know you fear failure if your motivation to avoid failure exceeds your motivation for success. This is the crippling reality many face today because past failure has led them to believe they are failures entirely, and the grip of shame from failure never relents.

Though failure is a reality in life for everyone, few are equipped with handling it and knowing how to move forward. If that sounds like you, this episode was made with you in mind.

On this episode, you’ll hear from musician Scott Ryan, who I grew up with, and J.R. Briggs who runs Kairos Partnerships. They not only have their own stories of failure to share, but you’ll get to hear about how they learned to embrace their past failure as a catalyst into life today.

One of the aspirations I had for my podcast was to take on larger subjects with a variety of voices to help provide clarity on tough subjects. Following my episodes on mental health and #metoo, here’s my latest on failure, which is aptly titled #Fail.

Listen to the full episode below:


You can also find this episode anywhere you listen to podcasts, including:

Apple Podcasts || Spotify || Google Podcasts || Overcast

Links from the episode:

- Scotty’s solo music under the artist name Scott Ryan.
– Scotty’s music with the Spokane-based band Super Sparkle (they’re awesome).
– Check out the great work of Songs for Kids.
– J.R. Briggs leads Kairos Partnerships, an organization helping equip leaders.
J.R.’s book Fail (such a helpful book).
– The debut album from New Harvest Worship is available everywhere, including Spotify and
iTunes/Apple Music.

Called Out is a podcast focused on areas of misunderstanding and brokenness in both society and the church. With a variety of guests, each episode tries to paint a picture of how Christians can navigate these areas differently to help you be a source of healing and light despite the darkness you see around you.

  • Share on Tumblr

Called Out Episode 013: Andi Andrew

called out episodes (2)

Following Jesus can often feel so overwhelmingly sacrificial that we end up playing the part without joining the mission. Listen to Andi Andrew share about the moment when she realized she had done a good job faking a life of following Jesus, and how her life has changed since then.

Andi is a mother, a writer, and along with her husband Paul, helped plant Liberty Church in New York City. What we often call post-Christian society is right outside her door, and her insights into what following Jesus can look like today are so helpful.

Listen to the full episode below (click here to listen email readers).


You can also find this episode anywhere you listen to podcasts, including:

Apple Podcasts || Spotify || Google Podcasts || Overcast

Links mentioned in the episode:

—Andi’s new book Fake or Follower just released last week.

—Andi and her husband Paul help lead Liberty Church in New York City.

—You can find Andi on Instagram.

—The debut album from New Harvest Worship is available everywhere, including Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music.

Called Out is a podcast focused on areas of misunderstanding and brokenness in both society and the church. With a variety of guests, each episode paints a picture of how Christians can navigate these areas differently so they can be a source of healing and light in the face of darkness.

The end of the episode featured the song What Wondrous Love is This. Here’s the lyric video we created for that song:

  • Share on Tumblr

Called Out Episode 012: JP Pokluda

called out jp pokluda

Does the freedom of self-expression really lead to our flourishing? Listen to JP Pokluda share about the downside of freedom, what he’s learned from leading a ministry to 20 and 30-somethings, and what encourages him about the future of the church.

Called Out is a podcast focused on areas of misunderstanding and brokenness in both society and the church. With a variety of guests, each episode tries to paint a picture of how Christians can navigate these areas differently to help you be a source of healing and light despite the darkness you see around you.

Listen to the full episode below (click here to listen email readers):

You can also find this episode anywhere you listen to podcasts, including:

Apple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || Overcast

Links from this episode:

- JP Pokluda’s new book Welcome to the Adulting: https://amzn.to/2In2V1E
– You can find JP on Twitter and Instagram.
– At the end of the episode is a preview track off an album being released this week by the worship team at New Harvest Church in Salem, Oregon. All the info for streaming or buying that is right here.

Called Out is hosted by Tyler Braun. You can find Tyler on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Share on Tumblr

The Way of the Cross by New Harvest Worship (my first album)

Album Cover2 years ago a guy on the worship team at my church approached me with the crazy idea of putting together a record with our team. I had never done much songwriting, and I knew exactly zero about recording. A big part of me thought this would fall apart after a few months, but I went for it.

Well here we are 2 years later, and we’ve done it, our first record!

You can listen to the music below (click here to listen email readers), or you can find it at any of these places:

Spotify

iTunes

Apple Music

Amazon

YouTube Music

Any help you can give us by letting people know about the record would be greatly appreciated! A few of the videos we put together for these songs are posted below as well. Enjoy the music!

  • Share on Tumblr

Called Out Episode 011: Justin Zoradi

called out justin zoradi

I firmly believe that even the most selfish person has a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of people around them. But most of us feel overwhelmed by that thought, incapable of knowing what tangible thing we could do to show love and care to people and communities. In the place of this we end up watching other people’s lives on social media, further burrowing ourselves in a mound of shame wondering why that isn’t us.

Today I restart my podcast after a few months off to talk with Justin Zoradi. He and I have been connected to each other for over a decade by working together at The Mentoring Project. I have an immense amount of respect for Justin as someone who has leveraged his life to impact thousands of others. I believe you can have that kind of impact on others too, and Justin has some helpful thoughts on not only what allowed him to step into that kind of life, but how you can too.

You can listen to the full episode below (click here to listen email readers):

I was recently able to get Called Out onto Spotify! You can also find this episode anywhere you listen to podcasts, including:

Apple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || Overcast

Here are a few links mentioned in the episode:

—Justin Zoradi founded These Numbers Have Faces. Check out their great work!

—Justin’s recently released book Made For These Times.

—Connect with Justin on his website, on Twitter, and Instagram.

—If you made it to the end of the episode you heard a track from the upcoming album by New Harvest Worship, the worship team I help lead at my local church in Salem, Oregon. If you’re near Salem come out to our album release party and worship night this Sunday evening. More details here.

Lastly, I’ll be releasing new podcast episodes each of the following 5 weeks. Can’t wait to share these with you!

  • Share on Tumblr

Introducing The Way of the Cross by New Harvest Worship

Album Cover

Hey friends!

For the last 2 years I’ve been working with the worship team at my local church (New Harvest Church) to not only write and arrange some songs, but also to record them to put them onto our first ever album release.

It’s been an incredible amount of work, but I’m excited to announce that we’re releasing our first album in less than 2 weeks, titled The Way of the Cross!

If you live near Salem, Oregon come join us at New Harvest Church on Sunday night September 30th, at 630pm for an album release party and worship night.

I’ll have a lot more to say about this in the future, but for now head over to this event page if you want more information about the worship night/release party.

  • Share on Tumblr
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2014 by Tyler Braun. Designed and coded by Paul Bae...