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Called Out Episode 007: AJ Swoboda

This new episode of Called Out features a conversation I had with AJ Swoboda, an author, professor, and pastor from Portland. Although I’ve connected with AJ quite a bit when we were both pastoring in Portland, I also grew up int he same town as AJ. We went to the same high school, same church, […]


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Called Out Episode 006: #MeToo

This new podcast episode topic needs no introduction. The #MeToo hashtag is almost universally known. Not only did it lead to the “Time Person of the Year,” but it has become a nightly news segment, and overtook the Golden Globes earlier this month. In this episode you’ll hear some personal stories, some encouragement for steps forward for those […]


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Called Out Episode 005: Calling

Calling has been a subject of interest for me ever since I made the decision to enter seminary (graduate school for pastors) and pursue a vocation within pastoral ministry in the local church. I never had a moment where I sensed God distinctly say, “go there,” and I followed. Instead, calling has been a constant […]


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Called Out Episode 004: Tiffany Bulgin

This new episode on my podcast Called Out features Tiffany Bulgin, who founded Isaac’s Room with her husband Mark. People in my hometown of Salem, Oregon know of Isaac’s Room through the local coffeeshop Ike Box. Tiffany and I talk about the backstory leading up to Ike Box starting, as well as talking about foster care and […]


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Permission to be Honest With Yourself

When it comes to having a proper awareness of yourself our society pushes you in two separate and equally unhelpful directions: 1. You are a total disaster. You fail time and time again. You will never get better. You don’t deserve help from anyone. You are unworthy of God and his blessing. 2. You are […]


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Announcing My New Podcast: Called Out

I’ve been an avid podcast listener for over 5 years now. While I still love blogging, I’ve come to value the podcast medium for its ability to tell stories in powerful ways. Podcasts allow for meaningful conversation and storytelling in ways other written-word mediums do not. With that in mind, I’m happy to announce that […]


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