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.
The ReInvention of Bobby Downes: An artists evolutionary faith journey. Bobby Downes has gone from missionary, to starting ChristianCinema.com, helping co-write The Shack, making faith based films, and now walking new paths in his life journey. We discuss this evolution and where he is on this journey today.
Psychotherapist with a grim prognosis On October 24, 2017, Michal Irvin suffered his first ever seizure. After a year of every single test imaginable, it was discovered that he has Multiple System Atrophy (MSA-P). If you can imagine Parkinson disease on steroids. There is no cure, it is purely symptom management Grim prognosis (4-6 years). We discuss his journey as a psychotherapist, husband, father, and now a patient.
Jerome Lubbe had his first debilitating migraine when he was 17. Since then, he’s averaged about 100 migraines per year. His life has been a journey of victory and defeat, despair and hope, faith and doubt. So he became a doctor to learn about himself. Being a functional neurologist has shown him that the healing we once thought was impossible is actually possible. He is also the author of WHOLE IDENTITY, A BRAIN-BASED ENNEAGRAM MODEL FOR (W)HOLISTIC HUMAN THRIVING
Traumatic Brain Injury-Finding Normal Jeff Huxford was a family medicine doctor in northwest Indiana for ten years before having to retire due to complications from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has since become a blogger, author, and speaker. He is the author of the book, Finding Normal. http://www.JeffHuxford.com
A spiritual teacher and author, Biet was raised by an awakened Shaman to meditate as a toddler. Signed to Sony Records at the age of nineteen, she lived the rock ‘n’ roll glam life in New York City for years, until she finally fell to pieces as a heroin addict. In rapid succession, a near death experience, the tragic deaths of her infant child and father, as well as a fire that burnt down her home, propelled her to sober up. https://www.bietsimkin.com/
Don Francisco has been writing and recording since 1974. The son of a seminary professor, bible translator and scholar, Don has been familiar with the workings of Christianity from an early age. In 1976, he wrote the hit, "He's Alive" . Wendy also is a musician and songwriter. Together they still travel and perform together. “From cover to cover the Bibles is an argument on whether God is retributive or not.”
Host of the podcast- New Age Christianity Austin is just your average Christian who wants to play his part in changing the world. He believes that everyone on the planet has a part to play in the family of God, and his passion is to help people find out exactly what that part is in their own life. The discussion is about what does faith and practice look like in this ever-changing age of science, technology, and communications.
Decarceration and Transformative Justice Rahim was paroled in 2015 after being locked up for 26 consecutive calendar years. While in prison, he acquired certifications from numerous educational institutions and became a leader and advocate. He now manages the Nashville Community Bail Fund . He also founded Unheard Voices Outreach to empower formerly incarcerated persons to be leaders in reentry, community building, and to raise awareness about “felonism.”
Brady Toops' life is one of many transitions- From small-town boy, to college academic, to a semi-pro baseball player, to Nashville music artist and songwriter, to podcast host. Brady acknowledges that his life experience has one thing in common, he was always performing. I talk about this journey and the deep spaces in between.
Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books, including The Art of Work, which landed on the best seller lists of USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and the Washington Post.
In this episode, my daughter, Lauren Hutchins and I interview Brenda Marie Davies on the damage of purity culture. Brenda is the creator of God is Grey - a youtube channel & podcast advocating for sex-positive, LGBTQ affirming, science believing Christianity.
Doug is a certified Dale Carnegie instructor, TEDx presenter, Coach & Storyteller. He hosts a podcast about exploring spiritual topics while maintaining intellectual integrity called, "I am not your pastor". Doug lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and children.
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.