Down to Earth Podcast

S1E1 What is Good News?

Nov 1, 2017

Episode 01

In our pilot episode, we discuss how conversation can change the trajectory of people’s lives. When we allow deep conversation to happen, it enables us to get a vision of what our lives could be.

Storytelling is of particular importance in conversation. We’ve got a story in the church like nobody’s business. Stories make our points memorable and make us relatable. Our longing is for deep discipleship in the western church and we think story is the key to achieving it.

We’ve all heard “12 people turned the world upside down” but the question now is, “How come the world is not being turned upside down today?” We think there is more we as Christians can push towards—deeper discipleship; God’s people actually affecting change in the world.

  • Sarah Bessey’s article So I Quit Drinking
  • The anecdotes about people believing Harry Potter and Hunger Games are Bible stories are found in a Christianity Today article titled The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches and a World Net Daily poll titled Hunger Games, Harry Potter are Biblical
  • “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” is from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The study by Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson is called REVEAL: Where are You?
  • Myers-Briggs
  • The Ipsos Reid survey mentioned is titled Evangelical Beliefs and Practices
  • Mortimer Arius quote is from the book Announcing the Reign of God
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