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 Rev. Chad E. Jarnagin is a recognized musician, priest, & speaker. He is host of the Learning to BE Podcast, and the Founding Rector of Luminous Parish, an Anglican Mission to Nashville | Franklin, TN. He is an ordained priest within the Anglican Communion (via AMiA). Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2003-2009). Fr. Chad’s debut book, Learning to Be: Reconstructing Peace, and Spiritual Health is in stores everywhere.
Matthew J. Korpman is a rising biblical scholar, itinerant preacher, and theological arsonist. Currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Religion at Yale Divinity School, he holds four bachelor degrees in Theology, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Screenwriting. He has traveled and excavated in Israel and Jordan, and is proud to call San Diego, California his home. With Endorsements from Brian McLaren, Pete Rollins, Brad Jersak, and many others.. This young theologian is one to watch!
Kristin in an international photographer, runs a mastermind for creatives called Dangerous Creatives Mastermind, launched an online business course for creatives. She also runs a Study Abroad Workshop and a podcast for creatives called “The Porch Cast”. She is a single parent, and former evangelical. We discuss her journey of life, love, faith, pain, and hope. Her instagram is https://www.instagram.com/kristinsweeting/
Wm. Paul Young is the author of the worldwide bestsellers, The Shack and Cross Roads. With nearly 23 million copies sold and 49 consecutive weeks at # 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, The Shack has inspired conversations about God around the world. We discuss his most recent book- Lies We Believe About God.
Media Trauma Jenny Black is the founder of Media Trauma Care. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in training and education about how mental health is impacted by our use of media. Her true work is to experience life as directly as possible and write and teach about what she learns. She is the author of two books: Unwritten Travels (a self-guided discovery journal) and Inner Technology: How to be Human in a Digital World.
Ben Howard has been living at the crossroads of art, commerce, and faith for more than 25 years, having worked among a variety of companies in the entertainment industry. Ben was most recently the Executive VP of Provident Films, a company he ran since its formation in 2005. Ben departed Provident to launch Third Coast Content in 2018. We discuss Ben's journey of life, faith, and growth.
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.