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.
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.
Author of Prayer- Forty Days of Practice Justin McRoberts is an author, advocate, songwriter, and retreat leader. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children. Poet and Artist, Propaganda says of Justin's new book- "The Marriage of words and image in prayer and understanding is something that has been undervalued for far too long." We discuss life, culture, and what led him to write his latest work.
I talk to Glenn Sweitzer about his life journey and the winding road that took him from being a designer at Disney to making film documentaries. The storms and shipwrecks, to life in the sunshine, Glenn shares them all.
My longtime friend Mike Monokian and I talk about the recent loss of his wife, Clairie. His life journey, the joy, the pain, and the hope in it all. My favorite quote from Mike- "when I lose my sense of humor I lose my way."
Keith Giles is co-host of The Heretic Happy Hour podcast. He is also the author of several books including Jesus Unbound, and Jesus Untangled. Keith is also a regular blog contributor to Patheos. We talk about his life, his faith, and why he thinks its a must to liberate the Word of God from the Bible.
Part 2 with David P. Cassidy. We talk his art, cooking, baseball, politics, and religion. We also discuss how to overcome us vs. them thinking and acting. His new book, Indespensible- A Guide to Christian Faith for Skeptics, Seekers, & the Saved, comes out in March 2019.
David Cassidy is the lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He has been communicating the essentials of the Christian faith in England and the United States for nearly forty years. In this interview, David tells me his life story and talks about the struggles, the joys, and the mystery of his life and faith. His new book, Indespensible- A Guide to Christian Faith for Skeptics, Seekers, & the Saved, comes out in March 2019.
Missy Wallace founded and leads the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (NIFW). After over 10 years working in the corporate world, her life and family took some unexpected turns. Missy shares her life and lessons.
Mike Schatz- Co-Founder of 5by5 agency, talks about losing his son to suicide.
Isiah Tatum is a dreamer, visionary, leader, and an amazing singer! (just listen to this episode to hear him) But his childhood didn't start out like that. A broken home, sexual abuse, and using food for comfort, was Isiah's past. But you would never know it on the outside. Isiah used over-achievement to mask his pain. But one day he met his "angel" and that all began to change. In all these things, he has found the beauty and meaning that has made him who he is today.
This is Rumors of Grace- Where I talk to people rumored to have found beauty, and truth in broken and uncommon places. Episode 1 kicks off with Rev. Chad Jarnagin. We Talk about faith, doubt, church, deconstruction, and what it means to be human. Chad is a recognized musician, priest, writer, & speaker. His book, Learning To Be: Reconstructing Peace, Wonder, and Spiritual Health will release in 2019.