Rumors of Grace with Bob Hutchins
Summary: Rumor- a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or questionable truth. This is Rumors of Grace- Where I talk to people rumored to have found beauty, and truth in broken and uncommon places.
Jason Elam is a grateful husband, proud dad, and is captivated by Jesus. After more than 20 years of local church ministry, Jason currently hosts The Messy Spirituality Podcast and is the author of the forthcoming book, Bartenders of Grace-sharing the life and love of Jesus after deconstruction, scheduled for release in December 2019. I talk to Jason about his life as a professional wrestler, church, family, and how is faith looks very different today than it has in the past.
Phil Drysdale, from Manchester UK, is a speaker and author dedicated to helping people who are losing faith in Christianity not necessarily lose their faith in Jesus. His simple message is that "God looks like Jesus, and so do you." He creates free video courses helping people to redefine their faith on thegracecourse.com
Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA). He is the host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People, blogs at peteenns.com, and has written, edited, and contributed to over 20 books, including The Sin of Certainty, The Bible Tells Me So, and most recently How the Bible Actually Works.Enns resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Susan.
Dr. Brandi Kellett from Nashville, TN focuses her studies on Caribbean, Postcolonial, and American Studies. In this episode, we discuss the effects of tribalism and how to address and repair it. Dr. Kellett writes a blog at Expanding Your Us- https://www.expandyourus.com/
Brad self-identifies as a follower of Christ. His spiritual journey includes his confession of faith and trinitarian baptism in the Baptist General Conference; followed by membership and ordination in the Conference of Mennonites in BC. Then after planting and serving in a “small-c” charismatic church plant, he was chrismated and tonsured as a Reader in the Orthodox Church (OCA). We discuss his journey of pain, love, and healing.
Jamal Jivanjee is a best-selling author, podcaster, and life coach. A graduate of Liberty University where he studied religion, he is now passionate about helping individuals, couples, and communities become free to love. Co-host of the Heretic Happy Hour and the LoveCast, his latest book, Living For A Living, explores how to move from a mindset of survival to an economy of love.
Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to our deepest experiences. Using his passion and commitment to craft, Scott has been a working artist for over a decade and has had his work appear on CNN, National Geographic, and various magazines, newspaper outlets, and book covers. He is the co-author of Prayer: Forty Days of Practice
Carlos is a pastor, an activist, a communicator and a provocative preacher. He's the CEO of The Happy NPO and the author of Simply Sonship, Drop The Stones and the upcoming Proximity. Together with his wife Catherine, they have three gorgeous children. They live now in Puerto Rico where they continue relief efforts all over the Caribbean post hurricane Irma and Maria.
A grandchild of four survivors of the Holocaust, Rabbi Lebovitz is the current Rabbi of Adat Shalom in Los Angeles. Prior to the rabbinate, Rabbi Lebovitz enjoyed a 10-year career in the film industry. Most notably, Rabbi Lebovitz wrote and directed the 2008 suspense-thriller “Tortured,” starring Laurence Fishburne. He continues to make films that explore the essence of Judaism. He is the writer, director, and producer of two highly regarded documentaries: “Roadmap Genesis” and “Roadmap J
After 30 years, in 2010 David left the professional paid clergy. He is still passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, as well as in how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways. His art, cartoons, writings and book have found their way all around the world.
Susan Charest is a published writer, artist and proud member of the Society of Children Book Writers & Illustrators. She is currently working on her memoir titled “Laniakea” where she tells of a personal encounter with God after losing their daughter, Hannah. She currently lives in Franklin with her husband, their three boys and Fenway – their sock-eating dog.
Micah Redding is the Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Association, and an international speaker on artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and the future of humanity. He's been featured on BBC World Radio, Wired, TEDx, Vice Motherboard, Christianity Today, Huffington Post, Slate, Inverse, Daily Beast, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, and Humanity+ Magazine. He hosts the Christian Transhumanist Podcast, where he interviews leading thinkers in religion and technology
Douglas Mann is an author, speaker, and part renaissance man who finds encouragement and assurance in J. R. R. Tolkien's words, "Not all those who wander are lost." Throughout his own personal journey, Douglas experienced life's peaks and valleys firsthand, which led him to understand that our destinies are not determined by chance, but by choice.
I do a phone interview with Alexander John Shaia, author of Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation, also Returning from Camino.
Michael Nawrocki is an American director, producer, writer, voice actor, animator, musician, puppeteer, and businessman best known as the co-creator of the long-running, series, VeggieTales where he voices Larry the Cucumber. He also voices many other main characters on the show, including Jerry Gourd, and Jean-Claude Pea, and other various characters, is the co-founder of Big Idea Entertainment alongside Phil Vischer We talk about his life, growing up, and the genesis of Veggie Tales.