• Love, Laughter, and Hard Boundaries
    July 2, 2019
    The show's producer Brian Fannin leaves the cameras blurry for an episode to grab a mug with Coach and Joe, argue over great songwriters, and challenge our conceptions of what love and boundaries look like within a community.
  • Healing and Disappointment
    June 27, 2019
    Andy Stone is back with a cold-ridden Joe again to share some wild stories about healing and some thoughts on what to do when God doesn’t heal like we expected.
  • Long-Term Friendship with God
    June 25, 2019
    We’ve had Annwen Stone’s wisdom many times on this show to challenge us and now we’ve invited her husband Andy to share with us some marvelous bits of wisdom he’s learned from his long walk with God including the...
  • Heaven's Discipleship Model
    June 21, 2019
    Coach and Joe take an episode to explain the importance of raising up leaders for the next generation and the consequences of not doing so.
  • Getting Equipped for Your Destiny
    June 19, 2019
    Coach and Joe spend some time suggesting, via the life of the Biblical character of Shamgar, that maybe we already have everything we need in life to be obedient to what we’re called to and even see breakthrough and...
  • Can Community Be An Idol?
    June 17, 2019
    Coach is back in town and grabs a seat with Joe and Preacher the podcast dog to discuss some intriguing Biblical passages suggesting conflict may actually be necessary in a community to keep it healthy.
  • An Effective Prayer Life
    June 14, 2019
    Blake joins Joe again for some more laughter, a conversation on a healthy prayer life and some wisdom that will overcome our disappoint and allow us to see God’s perspective when he doesn’t answer prayers the way we want...
  • Temple and Home
    June 13, 2019
    One last time, Joe and Blake grab a mug of fizzy water to discuss the importance of living out what we see on Sunday in our homes, and Blake shares the incredible wisdom that there is no junior varsity...
  • Individual and Inivisible
    June 10, 2019
    Blake and Joe grab a seat for another episode in the Core Value series to talk about how we’re missing out if we know who we are and what we carry but we’re not willing to fully give that...
  • Freedom and Structure
    June 10, 2019
    Blake and Joe sit down for Core Value number four to talk about the need for both freedom and structure in every area of our lives and some common misconceptions about the Holy Spirit that have plagued the western...
  • Goodbye, Shame
    June 5, 2019
    Special guest Sean Curtis joins Coach at the table again to talk about taking off the fig leaves of shame and an incredible revelation about the Holy Spirit’s role in helping us stay out of condemnation.
  • Relationship and Responsibility
    June 3, 2019
    Blake and Joe jump into another Core Values episode about the narrative of the entire Bible, where we fit inside it, and that - despite the fall of man - we’re not built for relationship outside of God.
  • Word and Spirit
    May 30, 2019
    In this Core Values episode, Blake and Joe chat about the importance of valuing 100% of the Bible as the word of God and operating 100% in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • The Necessity of Paradox
    May 28, 2019
    In this hilarious introduction to the core values of Bridgeway Church, Blake Berg and Joe Reynolds discuss the necessity of valuing paradox so that we can walk in the fullness of God’s character rather than creating sides to join...
  • Feeling Unequipped
    May 23, 2019
    Coach and Joe welcome Bridgeway Church’s resident introvert and artist extraordinaire Blake Berg to paint us a picture of how to practically start ascending the mountain of God when you don’t necessarily feel equipped to.
  • Just Ask Your Dad
    May 21, 2019
    Joe Reynolds and Joe Keller sit down for another episode to chat about the thought that maybe God’s faithfulness can often look like rejecting our prayers for certain “blessings” because he knows that we’re not ready to steward them...
  • A Regular Joe
    May 19, 2019
    Special guest Joe Keller from the Ascent Leadership School sits down to tell Joe Reynolds the story about his year of wrestling with God like Jacob did in the Bible and how our healing doesn’t free us into independence...
  • Dream Interpretations, Part 2
    May 16, 2019
    In this episode, Coach and Sean Curtis talk about chasing baby ducks with too much chili, the brass tacks of dreams, and how to approach what Coach calls the “Ninja Land” of dream interpretation.
  • Dream Interpretation
    May 13, 2019
    Did you know dreams are a normal, even Biblical way to hear from God? In this episode, Coach sits down with special guest Sean Curtis to discuss some incredible dreams and some practical steps toward beginner dream interpretation.
  • The Truth About Judgement
    May 10, 2019
    Coach brings special guest Sean Curtis to the table to chat about the importance of embracing a loving, tender father who also judges and how we use doctrine as clothing to cover our shame instead of accepting God’s invitation...
  • More Serious Than God
    May 8, 2019
    Coach and Joe take a hard laugh at the controversial concept that every piece of our lives is spiritual to God and that we may need to admit that could include laughter, joy, and - by golly -...
  • The Bait of Satan
    May 6, 2019
    Coach and Joe spend an episode talking about the bait that Satan uses to stir Christians into disunity, the consequences of gossip and slander, as well as some practical ways to keep ourselves from getting hooked.
  • New Testament Idols
    May 3, 2019
    Coach and Joe sit down again with Annwen Stone from Sheffield, England to talk about the danger of having lords in your life other than God, the freedom that surrendering your life to him brings, and some keys to...
  • Sinning and Sabbath
    May 1, 2019
    In this laughter-filled episode, Coach and Joe sit down with Annwen Stone - a dear friend from across the pond - to hear her come in swinging with the concept that maybe not honoring Sabbath rhythms is actually choosing...
  • Admitting Weakness, Part 2
    April 29, 2019
    In the second part of this episode, Coach and Joe discuss God’s design on Paul’s life to know who he is in Christ, yet paradoxically show vulnerability and boast in his own weakness.
  • Admitting Weakness, Part 1
    April 26, 2019
    Coach and Joe spend today’s episode talking about their favorite sunglasses, how we know nothing, and how we actually find strength in admitting to our weakness.
  • Investigating the Holy Spirit
    April 25, 2019
    Coach and Joe bring to the table today their special guest Steve Keyes. Steve and Joe share their stories about how they were first introduced to the Holy Spirit and Steve gives us some simple tips on encountering the...
  • Valuing Conflict
    April 22, 2019
    In this episode, Coach and Joe challenge any thought that God doesn’t value conflict in our lives as a chance to grow us in both character and closeness to himself. Happy Easter.
  • The Cost of Discipleship | The Good, the Bad,...
    April 19, 2019
    Coach and Joe sit down with vulnerability and the hard realization that genuine discipleship and community may be messier than we anticipate and that all the leaders in your life (and you as you lead others) will always be...
  • Drawing in Margin
    April 17, 2019
    Coach spends an episode challenging Joe on the importance of creating and enjoying margins around the busyness of life and Joe explains why every part of our day is waiting for you to encounter God personally.
  • Tax Day Edition
    April 15, 2019
    In today’s special Tax Day episode, Joe and Micah take a fun but hard look at Jesus’ instructions regarding taxes and whether or not we may be operating in more fear than faith when it comes to our finances.
  • God as My CEO
    April 12, 2019
    Joe and Micah sit a spell to laugh some more and explain the route to making sure that everything you’re doing in life is something you’re partnering with God to do.
  • Blind Motives
    April 10, 2019
    n this bite-sized episode Joe, Micah, and Brian take time to laugh a lot and help us figure out where in our hearts our motives originate from and how to navigate our way towards genuinely desiring God rather than...
  • Better than a Breakthrough
    April 8, 2019
    Have you ever considered that maybe we’re called to learn to sleep through storms like Jesus did instead of calm them every time? In this episode, Joe and Micah talk about what motivates us, that knowing God personally is...
  • Neglected Prophetic
    April 5, 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYVYRhCB7A8 Coach and Joe join Corey again to talk about the dangers of despising the prophetic and give some useful steps toward great growth in hearing the voice of God.
  • Out of the Box God
    April 3, 2019
    Coach, Joe, and Corey spend another episode diving into the notion that maybe our God is sovereign and may choose to speak in any way he wants, and that we could be missing his voice every single day.
  • Prophetic for Dummies
    April 1, 2019
    Coach and Joe grab a mug with their special guest Corey Reid to investigate the steps a beginner would take to hear the voice of God in their lives as well as some more advanced steps towards entering what...
  • Is Jesus Even Worth It?
    March 29, 2019
    Coach and Preacher the dog sit down with Brian Fannin the producer of Coach and Joe to shoot him with some hard questions on the person of Jesus and ask why He’s even worth following.
  • From Panic to Rest
    March 27, 2019
    In this episode, Coach, Joe, and their special guest Micah Usry compare panic attacks, spend some time sharing secrets to moving from anxiety to joy, and Micah gets hassled about his choice of tanning lotion.
  • Relating to Authority
    March 25, 2019
    Coach, Joe, and Preacher the dog sit around the table again to discuss the lives of three Hebrew youth who challenged the culture of an entire kingdom by submitting to God while humbly honoring authority.
  • Leaving the Desert
    March 22, 2019
    Coach, Joe, and Preacher the dog spend an episode teaching us how humility and other keys help us value then eventually leave seasons of grooming and training from the Father.
  • A Mama's Perspective
    March 20, 2019
    Joe sits down with Kate Smith from Catch a Fire in Raleigh to hear a mama’s perspective on how God interacts with his children and receive some practical steps toward moving forward into the heart of God.
  • Wrestling with God
    March 18, 2019
    Coach and his special guest Corey Perkins from Iris Global grab a seat to discuss Corey’s profound decision to continue to believe and follow Jesus in the most hopeless moments of his life as well as the product of...
  • Planting People
    March 16, 2019
    Coach grabs another chair between Nick and Marjorie Allan to hear the story of their church The Well in Sheffield, England as well as discuss wisdom and practical steps to church planting and following Jesus.
  • Multiply or Multitude
    March 13, 2019
    Coach welcomes Duncan and Kate Smith to the table all the way from Catch the Fire in Raleigh, North Carolina to discover more about the difference between investing in the multitudes from a stage or discipling a few through...
  • A Required Response
    March 13, 2019
    Coach and Joe sit down again with their special guest Will Hart from Iris Global to hear some of Will’s story and discuss the first steps to radically following Jesus.
  • Celebrating Suffering
    March 8, 2019
    In this special 100th episode, the Coach and Joe crew team up with Will Hart to prank Chad, celebrate the hundred-episode-milestone with cupcakes, and talk about what it looks like to let suffering become a key catalyst for your...
  • Studying Cavemen
    March 6, 2019
    Coach and Joe sit down again with Heidi Baker of Iris Global to discuss the necessity of finding God’s approval higher than man’s and keeping your heart constantly hidden in the cave of intimacy.
  • Constantly Connected | Featuring Heidi Baker
    March 4, 2019
    Coach and Joe sit around the table with Heidi Baker of Iris Global to teach us about God’s desire to be constantly connected with us in every single aspect of our lives.
  • How to Make Wine
    March 1, 2019
    Our God is a god of process and it takes a long, hard journey to make anything truly great, valuable, and genuine. Coach and his guest Jessica Longshore sit a spell to chat about the “crushing” situations in our...
  • Go Ahead and Die
    February 27, 2019
    Could it be that the greatest life we’ll ever discover may be at the greatest cost? Coach, Joe, and their special guest Jessica Longshore gather around the table to discuss the challenging difference between receiving Jesus as your savior...
  • A Silent Rest
    February 25, 2019
    Coach and Joe sit down with special guest Jessica Longshore for a look at her story of learning how to truly be silent and find genuine rest each day.
  • Where Are We Even Going?
    February 23, 2019
    What is the actual destination for this walk with God we’re always talking about? Is it to accomplish his assignment for us? Coach and Joe take some time to ponder whether or not the destination is irrelevant and if...
  • Resting in Storms
    February 20, 2019
    If God bows down to circumstances then he would be teaching us to do so as well. In this episode, Coach and Joe set sail to explain how to find rest during the storms of life rather than just...
  • Making Room for Paradox
    February 18, 2019
    Life can often seemingly contradict the truth that we see in scripture and we’re often at a loss on how to confront it. Coach and Joe grab a seat in our first full episode on Youtube to explain the...
  • A-Youtubing We Will Go
    February 14, 2019
    Joe and the podcast’s producer Brian Fannin fill us in on the heartbeat of Coach and Joe and the exciting news that we’re adding Coach and Joe as a Youtube show starting late February 2019.
  • Tackling Insecurities
    February 13, 2019
    On the last podcast before we launch our Youtube show, Coach and Joe exchange some friendly banter, define courage, and ask each other some very vulnerable questions about their insecurities.
  • Jesus and Depression
    February 11, 2019
    Depression can feel hopeless. But if you follow the right rabbi there is always hope to be found. Coach and Joe get raw and real to share a hard but beautiful story of what it looks like to walk with...
  • The Pressure's Off
    February 7, 2019
    Do you remember what it first felt like to experience God? Have you experienced his joy yet? Joe sits down with his friends Daniel and Courtney to take a deep breath and talk about their encounters with the Father’s...
  • Believing for Redemption
    February 5, 2019
    How do you keep hope when the natural doesn’t change or when you feel as though you haven’t made an impact where you wanted to? Joe sits down with special guest Kim Berg as they have a hard talk...
  • The Multiple Personalities of God
    February 1, 2019
    Joe sits down with the show’s producer Brian Fannin to chat about sledding in a t-shirt, shaving God’s beard, and how to get to know all three members of the Trinity.
  • Practical Steps for Walking
    January 30, 2019
    Our host Joe sits down with Joe Keller - one of the Ascent Leadership School students - to chat about how some new daily rhythms have powerfully changed his walk with God this year.
  • Reaping from Sorrow and Rebuke
    January 28, 2019
    No one enjoys the pain that sorrow or rebuke bring, but could there actually be an important place for it in our lives? Join Joe and special guest Micah Usry as they wrestle over healthy kinds of sorrow and...
  • Eye of the Tiger, Part 2
    January 26, 2019
    Do we really want to know God as the comforter? Then maybe it’s best we start getting used to discomfort. Could discomfort really be part of his design to draw us closer? Join Coach and Joe as they spend...
  • Eye of the Tiger, Part 1
    January 24, 2019
    It takes more than walking through a gym with the Rocky soundtrack in your earbuds to get your body into shape. Join Coach and Joe as they spend a couple episodes talking about why great growth always comes on...
  • Words of Knowledge
    January 22, 2019
    Sometimes it takes a little risk to offer God’s heart to someone through words of knowledge but it pack a really personal punch. Join with Joe and his special guest Micah Usry as they discuss the kind of courage...
  • An Anxious Peace
    January 17, 2019
    We sing songs like “Trust and Obey”, but how do we do when we don’t feel peace at all in a situation? Could it be that our desire for peace may just be our desire to feel in control?...
  • Ninjaland
    January 15, 2019
    There are different levels to the prophetic ranging from getting fairly generic words all the way to knowing someone's phone number. But how to get to a place in the prophetic where you get so specific it's frightening? This...
  • Wisdom and Revelation
    January 12, 2019
    Revelation comes from the Father, but what about wisdom? Join Coach and Joe as they talk about wisdom and revelation, two things we all need...especially if we are going to grow closer to God.
  • Finding Favor
    January 10, 2019
    We all want favor, but how do we handle favor when it finds us? How do we handle favor when it finds someone else? Will we cheer them on to victory or question their right to be in the...
  • Strategies for Warfare
    January 8, 2019
    The enemy is always fighting against us, but how do we fight back? Join Coach and Joe as they talk about Spiritual Warfare, gossip, slander, and the most important warfare strategy of all...letting God be your defender.
  • Making Yourself Known
    December 21, 2018
    Today Coach and Joe pull wisdom from the Christian heroes of history to give advice on how to slow down, hear God, and the importance of making yourself known to him.
  • A Rapid Return to Love
    December 19, 2018
    What if you genuinely missed God? What do you do when you realize you’re walking in rebellion? In this episode, Coach and Joe chat about how to avoid rebellion and the steps to take back towards God and out...
  • Leaning in to Hear
    December 17, 2018
    Coach and Joe talk about some secrets to hearing the voice of God and the thought that maybe he wants to speak to us more often than we think.
  • Fresh Friendship, Part 2
    December 15, 2018
    Coach and his friend Block grab the microphones again to chat about what it looks like to start your journey into hearing the voice of God daily and walking in friendship with him.
  • Fresh Friendship, Part 1
    December 13, 2018
    Coach heads to the microphones with his buddy Block from college to chat about friendship with God from a fresh perspective and share some stories about encountering the supernatural.
  • Meet the Ascent, Part 2
    December 10, 2018
    Joe sits down again with the students from the Ascent Leadership School at Bridgeway Church to chat more about their journey’s in hearing God’s voice and attend the training school.
  • Meet the Ascent, Part 1
    December 7, 2018
    Joe sits down with the students from the Ascent Leadership School at Bridgeway Church to ask some questions about their lives and the cost of their choice to pursue intentional discipleship.
  • Where Are You?
    December 3, 2018
    Have you ever thought about where you are?Join Joe with special guest Sean Curtis as they talk about where we are—with community, ourselves, and ultimately God, and why it matters.
  • Children, Go Where I Send Thee
    November 30, 2018
    Have you ever been uprooted by God? Join Joe with special guest Sean Curtis as they talk about going where the Lord leads and finding comfort along the way.
  • Unvocational Ministry
    November 28, 2018
    Do you need to be a Minister to minister to someone? Join Joe with special guest John Longshore as they talk about being love to those around us.
  • Where the Apple Falls
    November 26, 2018
    It’s impossible to be good friends with God and not grow in the character that he carries. Coach and Joe spend this episode considering how to re-calibrate the kind of fruit we’re producing in our lives.
  • A Critical Consideration
    November 23, 2018
    Coach and Joe deliver a challenging podcast by constructing a dividing line between having a critical eye and hosting a critical spirit, as well as guiding us into finding humility on a daily basis.
  • Some Serious Knowledge
    November 21, 2018
    In this light-hearted episode, Coach takes some time interviewing Joe about how to grow in hearing “Words of Knowledge” from God and the importance of hearing from Him every single day.
  • Listening vs. Hearing
    November 19, 2018
    The word “Shema” is a Hebrew word meaning that when you actually hear something it should convert to action. Coach and Joe chat with us about a metric to tell whether or not you’re actually hearing what the Lord...
  • The Two Steps to Growth
    November 16, 2018
    James 1:22 poses the two step process to growth of both hearing then doing. In this episode, Coach and Joe walk us through some practical thoughts on keeping from becoming hard-hearted through our disobedience to God.
  • God's Tough Love
    November 14, 2018
    Is it possible that because we’re not used to hearing loving rebuke in our lives that we forget God disciplines those He loves? Join Coach and Joe as they describe the rising measure of expectation that God has for...
  • Reconsidering Goodness
    November 12, 2018
    Most cultures define God as character filled with wrath in the Old Testament. Coach and Joe spend some time reconsidering what our definition of “goodness” should be and whether or not we may be suffering from some major misconceptions...
  • Profitable Prayers
    November 9, 2018
    Do you feel like your prayers are pointless? Do you often feel powerless in prayer? Coach and Joe sit down with us to talk about how sometimes our prayers are indicators of a lack of understanding of the authority...
  • Slow and Steady
    November 7, 2018
    We’ve all read the childhood classic The Tortoise and the Hare, but it’s hard to go at a slow, steady speed when it comes to our own development. In this episode, Coach and Joe sit down to teach us...
  • The Pursuit of Paradox
    October 30, 2018
    Is it possible that we actual create false theologies to avoid pain and tension in life? Can entire denominations be formed because of our inability to accept two seemingly opposed characteristics of God? Join Coach and Joe for an...
  • The Process and the Pearl
    October 30, 2018
    Everybody wants to walk in power like our favorite heroes of the faith, but nobody wants to go what they went through to get there. In this episode, Coach and Joe walk us through the importance of accepting suffering...
  • Kind or Stern, Part 2
    October 25, 2018
    In this episode, Coach and Joe explore Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and talk more on the joy that we can receive when we understand both the kindness and severity of God.
  • Kind or Stern, Part 1
    October 23, 2018
    Almost none of us like conflict. But if spend our whole lives avoiding it we miss something crucial. Coach and Joe spend time explaining the double-sided coin of God’s kindness and sternness mentioned in Romans 11:22.
  • Crushing Comparison
    October 18, 2018
    Comparison can be an indicator that we’re trying to fulfill missing space in our relationship with God with a sense of accomplishment. Join Coach and Joe as they show us the kind of accomplishment God values and why we...
  • The Proximity Paradox
    October 16, 2018
    Joe sits down again with Lee Vartanian to discuss the hard truth that certain levels of proximity with the wrong people can lead to our own demise of character or worse.
  • Objectively Prophetic, Part 2
    October 10, 2018
    Joe sits back down with his guest Lee Vartanian to chat about the responsibility we have to not just carefully deliver words from the Lord, but that they be delivered in their proper timing.
  • Objectively Prophetic
    October 3, 2018
    Joe sits down with special guest Lee Vartanian to talk about his role as the senior prophet of Bridgeway Church and what it looks like to properly steward messages from the Lord.
  • Follow or Hollow
    October 3, 2018
    Can we be born again and still do whatever we want? Can we continue on in cyclical patterns of sin and still follow Jesus? Join today as Coach and Joe make distinctions between following Jesus or merely believing in...
  • A Long Dress Rehearsal
    October 1, 2018
    Sit down with Coach and Joe as they talk about finding true fulfillment on earth by understanding that it’s merely an entry point into eternity.
  • Preoccupied By Promise
    September 26, 2018
    Join in today as Coach and Joe draw a line between spending time chasing the promises of God or focusing completely on connecting to Jesus as the vine.
  • Double-Sided Discipleship, Part 2
    September 24, 2018
    Join in today as Coach and Joe challenge us to pursue the supernatural and walk us through a practical road map towards finding (as well as being) a leader worth following.
  • Finger of God 2, Part 2
    September 21, 2018
    Join Coach and special guest Will Hacker for part 2 of our look at the new movie Finger of God 2.
  • The Finger of God 2, Part 1
    September 18, 2018
    Join Coach with special guest Will Hacker (director of Finger of God 2) in part 1 of this podcast as Will looks back at how he got involved in making movies and the cost and reward of being all...
  • Double-sided Discipleship, Part 1
    September 16, 2018
    Coach and Joe spend some time challenging American Christianity by drawing lines in the sand between genuine discipleship and merely creating people who are competent.
  • Friendship After Loss
    September 12, 2018
    Coach and Joe sit down with special guest Cristi Morris who shares with us her story on choosing to walk in friendship with a good God after unspeakable loss.
  • Following the Leader
    September 7, 2018
    Special guest Brian Fannin joins Joe in a follow-up conversation on the ways of true community and discipleship as well as how to find leaders that are worth emulating.
  • The Methodology and Scorecard of Heaven, Part 2
    September 4, 2018
    In the second episode of this podcast, Coach and Joe talk about honoring the original discipleship structure that God laid out in His Church and how to avoid becoming what Leviticus 10 calls unauthorized or “strange” fire.
  • The Methodology and Scorecard of Heaven: Part 1
    August 30, 2018
    In Part 1 of this podcast, Coach and Joe challenge leaders to reconsider the true roll of their leadership in the church and question the western Church’s concepts of discipleship.
  • Legacy
    August 28, 2018
    If we aren't investing in the generations to come, then what are we doing? Join Coach and Joe as they talk through the Legacy Campaign, investing in the generations to come for long lasting local and global impact.
  • Reason and Treason
    August 25, 2018
    Join Coach and Joe today as they help define the difference between operating in our human reasoning or having faith and obedience to do exactly what God calls us to.
  • A Bold Approach
    August 22, 2018
    In today’s episode, Coach and special guest Bryan Schwartz talk about the power of the prophetic, the importance of staying hungry, and how to boldly approach the throne of God in prayer.
  • Jehovah Sneaky, Part 2
    August 18, 2018
    In today’s episode, special guest Bryan Schwartz continues our look back into his past to discuss the supernatural power of God at work when he didn’t even believe in it.
  • Jehovah Sneaky, Part 1
    August 14, 2018
    Join Coach's friend (and special guest) Bryan Schwartz as he takes a look back and points out God’s behind-the-scenes pursuit of him throughout his entire life.
  • Beards and Breakthrough
    August 8, 2018
    Do we hide ourselves at church to pretend to live up to a false standard? How can we be fully ourselves if we aren’t willing to be vulnerable with our community Ever felt like you were just steps away from breakthrough...
  • Sin vs. Saint
    August 1, 2018
    The life of David was quite a conundrum. He is remembered as a man after God’s own heart but was an adulterous murderer in the Bible. Coach and his special guest Blake Berg walk us through how to ensure...
  • How To Hear God
    July 26, 2018
    Why do many Christians today struggle to hear God? Is it a hearing problem or a hunger problem? In today’s podcast Coach and his special guest Blake Berg chat about learning to think like God and hear His voice.
  • Exposure
    July 24, 2018
    The first thing Adam and Eve did was cover themselves after they ate the fruit in the garden. Do we still continue to hide our perceived shame from God and our community? Join Coach and Joe today as they...
  • Lost In Translation
    July 16, 2018
    What if Satan hasn’t ditched his original strategy of twisting God’s language in Genesis? It worked, right? Join Coach and Joe as they pose the concept that humanity may still be prone to consuming second-hand interpretation rather than discovering...
  • A Laughing God, Part 2
    July 10, 2018
    Coach and Joe pose the question, “Is it possible to be more serious than God?” Laugh along today to part two of this podcast as we learn how to value the joy that God offers in our daily walk...
  • A Laughing God: Part 1
    July 5, 2018
    We often attend church and pray with an attitude of seriousness and reverence, but is it sometimes at the expense of understanding the joy he offers? Join us for part one this podcast exploring how to experience true joy...
  • Set Apart
    June 26, 2018
    God desires deep friendship with all of us, but on who’s terms? It may look legalistic to set up our lives around God, but we may find that the more we lose our lives, the more we find Him....
  • Rest
    June 19, 2018
    We all go through different “seasons” in our lives. But is rest seasonal? Should rest be something that comes and goes, or is it a baseline, something that is always present in our lives? Jesus brings peace to chaos...
  • Weakness is our Power
    June 12, 2018
    There is a current trend in the identity message to be more aware of our righteousness than our sin. And while we are as clean as Jesus, we can’t just proclaim the promises of God in our lives without...
  • Prophetic Promises
    June 6, 2018
    God loves to speak to His friends, to tell us His secrets. But the prophetic words God gives us are not necessarily promises—especially when we oppose His principles. He is a good Father and will only fulfill the promises...
  • Community and Vunerability
    May 31, 2018
    When God created the world He said everything was good. Everything except for one thing—for man to be alone. Join Joe and Tennison as they discuss community and vulnerability, and their role in our lives today.
  • Competent or Covenant?
    May 22, 2018
    Competency is good stewardship of the gifts God gave you...but it can also be an idol. Proverbs 3:5 reminds us to never rely on our own understanding. Run with Coach and Joe today as they scale the hurdle of...
  • Challenging Love
    May 15, 2018
    Jesus knew the true identity of those around him as children of God and He never feared the challenge of helping them act like it. Join us today as Coach and Joe go after the misconception that loving someone...
  • Friendship in the Waiting
    May 8, 2018
    Does God keep His promises? And what do you do when His promises seem to be on a completely different timeline than you expected? Could the slow wait to your calling actually be a training ground? Join Joe and...
  • What We're Really Made For
    May 3, 2018
    It almost feels counterintuitive or even irreverent in today’s Christian culture to think that we could experience relationship with God like Adam did. But if we dig a little deeper we find quite clearly that we were all built...
  • Do You Only Say What Your Father Says?
    May 1, 2018
    Jesus only said what He heard His Father speaking and only did what He saw His father doing. But does that apply to our internal lives as well? Do we speak the things over us that Father is speaking...
  • Whose Dream Are You Dreaming?
    April 26, 2018
    There is a story written over our lives since before we were born. So why do we have a hard time accepting where He wants us to let down our nets (Luke 5:4-6)? Our story has already been written....
  • Jessica's Story
    April 24, 2018
    Everyone has a story to tell. All too often, that story is the journey from brokenness to redemption, from loss to hope. This is Jessica's story. Join Coach and Joe with Jessica as they talk through what it looks...
  • Jessica's Story
    April 22, 2018
  • Performance
    April 19, 2018
    Where do you get your identity from? Your hobbies? Your job? Your friends and family? We all have an identity and the truth is if we don’t get it from our Father, we’re going to get it from somewhere...
  • Encounters
    April 13, 2018
    We’ve all encountered God one way or another. From prayer and worship, prophetic words and the beauty of creation - God is always present, looking to interact with us. But sometimes, God shows up in a burning bush, speaks...
  • From Rock Bottom To Mountain Tops
    April 10, 2018
    Why are so many of us afraid of brokenness? Is it because broken people make us feel broken? Do “clean” people make us feel “clean”? The truth is, without acceptance (even in our brokenness), challenge will never bring about...
  • Are You Hungry?
    April 5, 2018
    Where does hunger come from and how do you steward it? Join Coach and Joe with Paige and Joseph (Youth Pastors at Bridgeway Church) as talk about revival, hunger, what it looks like to ache for a generation, and...
  • Be Kind To Yourself
    April 3, 2018
    Do you ever get overwhelmed with how "not enough" you are? Not patient enough with my kids Not thoughtful enough toward my spouse Not impressive enough at my job Not (fill in the blank) enough I could go on. I’m...
  • Opposition From God
    April 3, 2018
    God loves us - so much so that He sent His Son to the cross for us. But could a loving father ever oppose his own kids? Promotion in the Kingdom is very real, but so is demotion. While...
  • Get Out Of The Boat
    March 29, 2018
    Does the prophetic ever seem out of reach? That’s because it is…if you think that it is. Simon Peter walked on the water with Jesus, but all of the disciples could have. A big reason people don’t walk in...
  • A Trained Eye
    March 28, 2018
    I am. Often we identify ourselves by statements. I am a wife. I am a daughter. I am a pastor. I am a designer, a prophet, an apostle, a student, a friend. Most of our I am statements are true....
  • Legalism, Judgement, Empathy, and Compassion
    March 26, 2018
    The fear of the Lord is never losing sight of who God is and who we are. But can you be so committed to His principles that you lose empathy and drift into judgement? When someone is vulnerable in...
  • Lay Down Your Idols
    March 23, 2018
    The second commandment says that we shall not make for ourselves and idol. But that was Old Testament, right? We’re in a new covenant now. Our sin has been dealt with and we’re as clean as Jesus. But can...
  • Mama Jane's Secret - Review by Sean Curtis
    March 21, 2018
    In the ministry circles I grew up in, my early years in leadership were marked by heated debates dubbed “the worship wars”: hymns vs. praise songs; traditional vs. contemporary; etc. The conversations at ministry conferences quickly transitioned to the...
  • What Is A Spiritual Father?
    March 19, 2018
    Mentoring is important - it’s so important that Jesus said to go and make disciples of all nations, but can we give spiritual fathering a definition Father didn’t intend? The role of a spiritual father is to bring someone...
  • What Team Are You On?
    March 16, 2018
    There are aspects of God that resonate with each of us differently. Friendship and fear. Freedom and structure. So which is better? Intimacy...or obedience? The answer is…yes. God’s truth supersedes our paradigms and His desire is that we live...
  • Lean In
    March 14, 2018
    Have we not already realized that it’s always the same story, the great "one-trick pony"? We look each other in the eyes after a vulnerable moment from one, the other, or both, and with real Read More
  • Are We All Kings?
    March 12, 2018
    We are all royalty. We are all brothers and sisters of Jesus. We are all sons and daughters of Father, but are we all kings? So many ask for His kingdom to come, but are we ready for what...
  • He Became a Nobody
    December 3, 2015
    I’ve grown up with a dad who convinced me that I could win at anything I put my mind to. I’ve been a leader since I was young and I love the idea of training, competing and winning with...
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
    September 28, 2015
    My six year old son said the other day, “Dad, I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.” Love. That one, 4 letter word, has seemed elusive to me for many years. I know what it means and I’m able to speak...
  • Hunger
    August 13, 2015
    I remember my very first UGA football game when I was a child. It was so overwhelming to me that I felt like I was going to explode. There were 80,000 people going crazy by cheering for their beloved...
  • Not a Matter of Talk
    July 31, 2015
    I Cor 4:20 says, “The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” This past week, I spent a few days with the students of Bridgeway Church, the family I have the honor to Pastor. Our...
  • What the Enemy Fears
    June 5, 2015
    America is the land of the “Mega Church”; enormous organizations built with solid business principles that are run as smoothly as a well-conditioned school or hospital. Personally, I’m not one to bash Mega Churches. I believe churches of 5,000...
  • Death by Karl
    May 5, 2015
    As a Pastor, I have lunches with many people. I enjoy getting to know people's stories
  • God and a Gold Dust Cloud
    March 25, 2015
    I am currently re-reading J.I. Packer’s masterpiece “Knowing God.”  It’s in my
  • Fear of Man
    March 6, 2015
    Over the past year, the church I pastor has been through a lot of transition. That is putting it lightly. City Church and Mt. Zion Fellowship have merged and we are now...
  • What is Church Actually?
    February 17, 2015
    We are all guilty of it. Every single one of us that follow Jesus Christ as His disciple asks the bizarre and awkward question, “How is church going?” Or how about this one, “Did you enjoy church yesterday?” 
  • Do You Want to Get Well?
    February 6, 2015
    I walked into a Christian bookstore not too long ago, and on the wall, there was a picture of Jesus sitting on a rock. As I stared at it, I thought, "Why do so many people make Him look so..
  • Witch Doctor
    January 23, 2015
    One of my favorite things to do in life, is to take people, who are hungry to see if John 14:12 is real, down to Haiti. Jesus said "If anyone believes in me, he will do the same things I have done,...
  • The Closer Jesus Got to the Cross, The Fewer...
    December 18, 2014
    I want to preach a sermon series soon called "Zingers." It will be based on the hard sayings of Jesus.
  • Hyper Grace
    December 2, 2014
    The other day, I overheard someone in a conversation say, "There is no need for me to confess that, it was covered at the cross."
  • Wanderlust
    November 20, 2014
    A year ago, I met a Filmmaker out of Chicago, Illinois by the name of Darren Wilson.
  • We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood
    October 23, 2014
    This past Saturday, I internally started to really focus on a new book I am writing. It's a book about how normal people can do the works of the Father (John 10:38). On the day I decided to start...
  • Birds of a Feather Flock Together
    October 14, 2014
    Most clichés drive me crazy. "Time flies." "Good things come to those who wait." "A penny saved is a penny earned." We've heard so many of them it gets a little annoying.
  • I'm Not Jesus
    October 10, 2014
    Someone recently told me I was not what they were looking for in a Pastor. 
  • My Trip to Bethel for the "Holy Ghost" Movie...
    September 16, 2014
    I meet very few people who have not been influenced by Bethel Church in some way over the past ten years.  Bethel Church resides in Redding, California and is Pastored by Bill and Benni Johnson. Bethel Music has influenced...
  • Naturally Supernatural Conference
    August 8, 2014
    I was at P.F. Chang’s the other night with my good friend, Clay Danner. Our church will be launching Clay and Rhonda Danner to Taiwan next summer to begin a ministry there.We ate lettuce wraps, spicy shrimp pad Thai,...
  • Conflict
    July 10, 2014
    If I could pick one word to describe my last five years down here on big beautiful planet earth, I would choose the word;"Conflict" I’m naturally an extroverted person and enjoy getting along with everyone. I’ve loved and appreciated the...
  • Mt. Zion and City Church Merger
    June 19, 2014
    Have you ever wondered why God does not give you more details up front on what He is calling you to? I certainly have. I think I know why.We would not have to stretch our faith if God gave us...
  • Naturally Supernatural Coaching
    May 22, 2014
    I was in Haiti a couple of years ago and a friend of mine, 20 years older than me said, “Always remember God will open doors for you that you need to walk through. Don’t worry about what to...
  • Heaven is for Real
    May 9, 2014
    I went to see the movie, “Heaven is For Real” tonight with my kids. Last week I watched a prominent Christian leader make fun of it and other books like this one.  He arrogantly shared his thoughts against things...
  • The Masters
    April 23, 2014
    My first trip to Augusta National was in 1982. I remember it vividly. When you first walk in the gates and make your way around to the Number 1 Fairway, it simply overwhelms you. You don’t have to be...
  • "Fat Rabbit"
    April 8, 2014
    I do not come from a lineage of runners. Norris men don’t run. It’s pretty simple. All that changed this past weekend. I ran in a half marathon.In case you have never run in a half or full marathon before,...
  • 10.2
    March 25, 2014
    I ran 10.2 miles yesterday. I’ve lost 19 pounds in the last 3 months and also, all desire to live. My middle name is “Carbohydrate.” For me, discipline in eating is about as fun as getting run over by...
  • No More Fat Pastor
    March 13, 2014
    One day, when I was around twelve years old, I was so bored in church that I picked up one of those big, hardback Bibles and began to read. I flipped it open and it landed in the book...
  • I Hate You, I Love You
    March 4, 2014
    I am a Pastor of a church and I used to hate God. Used to.“Paradigm” is one of my top five favorite words along with “cheese-dip,” “warm-weather,” “bedtime,” and “charcoal.”“Paradigm.” The lens, through which we view the world, is no small matter.Have you ever...