The Inner Work Imperative (TAW016)

Episode 016 – The Inner Work Imperative I wrecked my church. I’m not proud of it, and it’s still painful to talk about. But I want to tell you the story because maybe I can change the course of your life. You need to know about the inner work imperative.

Are you doing the hidden inner work? (TAW015)

Episode 015 – Are you doing the hidden inner work? I like trophies. Credits. Accomplishments. Stuff that I can point to, Stuff that shows my hard work is paying off. Maybe you like that stuff too? But today I want to tell you about something that matters far more. And its something you’ll never get […]

God wants you emotional. (TAW014)

Episode 014 – God Wants You Emotional There is a crucial element of our lives that many of us are ignoring. The wreckage of our denial is visible all around us. Our inner life, and particularly our emotional life, is a crucial part of our spiritual growth. Time we started paying attention!

The Spiritual Discipline of Minding Your Own Damn Business (TAW013)

Episode 013 – The Spiritual Discipline of Minding Your Own Damn Business There’s an important spiritual practice you might be overlooking. Lots of people are. But this one little thing can bring you a lot of peace. And I know you and me both could use more inner peace. That practice? Minding your own damn […]

Don’t Run Aimlessly (TAW012)

Episode 012 – Don’t Run Aimlessly. (Prepare for Where You Want to Go) The new year is underway. 2019 is going to happen to us. Will our experience be good? Will it be bad? It’s hard to say because, honestly, most of this new year is going to be outside of your control. But I […]

Gratitude Can Save Your Life! (TAW011)

Episode 011 – Gratitude Can Save Your Life! A new year has just begun, and that means we’re all thinking about goals and hopes and resolutions. Honestly, most of that is useless. Most resolutions fail. But if you really wanted to change your life for the better this year, there is one thing you could […]

Don’t Mistake the Trellis for the Grape (TAW010)

Episode 010 – Don’t Mistake the Trellis for the Grape Spiritual practices are crucial for intentional spiritual growth. They are so important that it’s easy to start thinking that they really are what matters most. But that would be a dreadful mistake. N0 matter how helpful our various spiritual practices are, we can never confuse […]

How to Grab Yourself Some Peace (TAW008)

Episode 008 – How to Grab Yourself Some Peace. You want peace. I want peace. We need to quiet those shrieking monkeys we talked about last episode. But how do we do it? Will God give us peace if we ask? What if the obstacle to peace isn’t outside of us, or even in better prayers […]

Tell Your Monkeys to be Quiet! (TAW007)

Episode 007 – Tell Your Monkeys to be Quiet! If you’re like me, you’ve got a busy mind, always rushing on to the next thing; full of ideas, plans, questions, fears, and irritations. Or maybe your thoughts are constantly caught up in worry about the future, or maybe regrets from the past? Or do you […]

Your To-Do List Is Numinous (TAW006)

Episode 006 – Your To-Do List Is Numinous Do you find yourself longing for those big, goose-bumpy, glowy moments of spiritual connection? Those mountain-top experiences are so great. They fill us up, and motivate us, and often leave us feeling connected with God. But you need to know something. If you’re looking for that kind […]

Making Friends With Your Limits (TAW005)

Episode 005 – Making Friends With Your Limits Do you feel like you have to do ALL THE THINGS! Is FOMO a real fear for you? Do you struggle with anxiety or frustration because you can’t seem to manage all the commitments you’ve made? Our culture is allergic to the idea of limits. We’re told […]

The Freedom To Not Get Your Way (TAW004)

Episode 004 – The Freedom To Not Get Your Way In our culture we bear an awful burden: The profound need to get our own way. This burden gets in the way of our relationships undermines our spiritual growth. It can even impede our sense of connection to God. Not getting our way is often […]

When Jesus Changed Religion Forever (TAW003)

Episode 003 – When Jesus Changed Religion Forever Across the history of human religion we see the same structure over and over. In order to access God, or become enlightened, or get a blessing you have to go to that certain special spiritual place at the certain special time and there the special spiritual people […]

The Deeper Conversion (TAW EP002)

Episode 002 – The Deeper Conversion. We look around us at people wearing the label “Christian,” maybe we even look at ourselves, and wonder. Isn’t there something more? Shouldn’t life in Christ make a tangible difference in our experience and the way we live? Yes! We are meant to have an experience of Jesus that […]

Introductions (TAW EP001)

Episode 001 – Introductions Welcome to a whole new thing! A Podcast called The Apprenticeship Way. Are you hooked on Jesus, but maybe you’ve struggled to see real growth or transformation in the “church activities routine” that you were handed by the church? Do you suspect there must be something more, something deeper? I know […]