Shifting Culture

Joshua Johnson

Christian leadership focused on Jesus. We have conversations about the culture we create and the impact we can make. With different guests each episode, we have in-depth interviews with leaders into what it looks like to impact the culture around us. read less

Ep. 90 Darren Duerksen - Insider Followers of Jesus
Jan 17 2023
Ep. 90 Darren Duerksen - Insider Followers of Jesus
In this episode Darren Duerksen discusses what he learned while researching his latest book Christ-Followers in Other Religions, what we can learn from Christ followers in various contexts, and how we can seek beauty in a culture and a place that leads to God.Darren Duerksen (PhD Fuller Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor and director of Intercultural and Religious Studies at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California. Prior to teaching in higher ed he served for over 8 years in various ministry/mission related-roles in England and the U.S., and for 6 years in leadership development and church-planting work with the Mennonite Brethren church in India. In addition to his interest in international Christian work he also teaches on and helps develop inter-religious collaborations and initiatives in the U.S. His research and publications have focused on inter-religious witness, ecclesiology, and issues regarding Christian witness in India. He is the co-author with William Dyrness of Seeking Church: Emerging Witnesses to the Kingdom (InterVarsity Academic, 2019), and author of Christ-Followers in Other Religions: The Global Witness of Insider Movements (Regnum Press, 2022).Darren's Book:Christ-Followers in Other Religions: The Global Witness of Insider MovementsDarren's Recommendations:Understanding Insider MovementsInsider Jesus by William DyrnessFirst Nations VersionCentered-Set Church by Mark BakerMission and the Cultural Other by Randy WoodleyHumble Confidence: A Model for Interfaith ApologeticsConnect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Consider Giving to the podcast and to the ministry that my wife and I do around the world. Just click on the support the show link below.Support the show
Ep. 89 A.J. Swoboda - A Life Full of Jesus
Jan 10 2023
Ep. 89 A.J. Swoboda - A Life Full of Jesus
In this episode Dr. A.J. Swoboda talks about being formed like Jesus, how life comes out of our differences, sabbath keeping as a discipline, changing our mind as a fundamental truth of who we are as we are becoming more like Jesus, and a so much more.Dr. A. J. Swoboda (PhD, Birmingham) is a pastor, professor, and writer. For nearly ten years, he served as a college pastor on the campus of the University of Oregon. Then, for another decade, planted and pastored a missional church in urban Portland, Oregon called Theophilus that continues to worship to this day. Currently, he is the Associate Professor of Bible, theology, and world Christianity at Bushnell University. As well, he leads a Doctor of Ministry program around the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary and has taught at Multnomah University, London School of Theology, LIFE Pacific, and Southeastern University. He is the author of ten books, including Redeeming How we Talk (Moody), After Doubt (Brazos), and the award-winning Subversive Sabbath (Brazos). As well, he is the co-host of the “Slow Theology” podcast with New Testament scholar Dr. Nijay Gupta that reaches thousands each week. He loves Jesus deeply, has been married to Quinn for eighteen years, and is the proud father of one son, Elliot. They live and work on an urban farm in Eugene, Oregon.A.J.'s Recommendations:The Soul of Desire by Curt ThompsonThe Holy Longing by Ronald RolheiserJeremiahConnect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Consider Giving to the podcast and to the ministry that my wife and I do around the world. Just click on the support the show link below.Support the show
Ep. 88 Justin A. Bailey - Engaging Culture with Curiosity
Jan 3 2023
Ep. 88 Justin A. Bailey - Engaging Culture with Curiosity
In this episode Justin A. Bailey uses his latest book Interpreting Your World: Five Lenses for Engaging Theology and Culture as a jumping off point to talk about engaging culture with curiosity, vulnerability, and a posture that seeks to understand before casting judgment.Justin Ariel Bailey is a professor, author, and former pastor who works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. He is the host of the In All Things podcast and writes regularly for their online journal. His written work has also appeared in Christianity Today, The Banner, Fare Forward, and the Reformed Journal, as well as academic publications such as Christian Scholars Review and the International Journal of Public Theology. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and most recently Interpreting Your World: Five Lenses for Engaging Theology and Culture (Baker Academic, 2022).Justin's Book:Interpreting Your WorldJustin's Website:pjustin.comJustin's Recommendations:Piranesi by Susanna ClarkeThe Life We're Looking For by Andy CrouchAndorConnect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Consider Giving to the podcast and to the ministry that my wife and I do around the world. Just click on the support the show link below.Support the show
Ep. 85 Jim Wilder - Escaping Enemy Mode
Dec 13 2022
Ep. 85 Jim Wilder - Escaping Enemy Mode
In this episode, Dr. Jim Wilder discusses topics and themes from his latest book Escaping Enemy Mode. It's an important discussion as we live in a world of increasing us vs. them mentality. Listen in and get inspired to refriend others and live a life with joy and attachment to God. Dr. Jim Wilder has been training leaders and counselors for over 30 years on five continents. Jim grew up in South America and is bilingual (English/Spanish). He is the author of nineteen books with a strong focus on maturity and relational skills. His coauthored book, Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You, has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training. Dr. Wilder has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.Dr. Jim Wilder has extensive clinical counseling experience and is the chief neurotheologian of Life Model Works, a nonprofit working at the intersection of theology and brain science.  Life Model Works builds on the fifty-year legacy of Shepherd’s House, which began in the 1970s as a ministry to street kids in Van Nuys, California. In those early days, Jim worked with the team of volunteer counselors and Fuller Seminary faculty to build a counseling center to help broken people recover from negative habits, addictions, abuse, and trauma. By the 1990s, Jim was Assistant Director and later Executive Director of Shepherd’s House, helping hundreds of pastors and churches with their toughest counseling cases.Jim's Recommendations:Becoming a Face of Grace by Ed KhouriBeyond Becoming by Ed KhouriConnect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Support the show
Ep. 84 Michelle Ferrigno Warren - Stepping into Kingdom Justice
Dec 6 2022
Ep. 84 Michelle Ferrigno Warren - Stepping into Kingdom Justice
In this episode, Michelle Ferrigno Warren talks about her latest book Join the Resistance, Kingdom justice, our role as outsiders with marginalized communities, and partnering with God and others in the work.Michelle Ferrigno Warren is the president and CEO of Virago Strategies, a consulting group that provides strategic direction and project management for civic engagement campaigns alongside communities impacted by racial and economic injustice. She helped found Open Door Ministries, a community development 501(c)(3) corporation in downtown Denver, to address poverty, addiction, and homelessness through social programs. With policy expertise in economic justice and human service issues, she has served as advocacy and strategic engagement director for the Christian Community Development Association and done coalition work with the National Immigration Forum. Warren is a senior fellow with the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute and adjunct faculty at Denver Seminary. She and her husband live in Denver's Westside neighborhood and have three adult children. She is the author of The Power of Proximity.Michelle's Website:michelleferrignowarren.comMichelle's Book:Join the ResistanceMichelle's Recommendations:Voices of LamentBread for the Resistance by Donna BarberConnect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Support the show
Ep. 82 Fouad Masri - Sharing Jesus with Muslims
Nov 22 2022
Ep. 82 Fouad Masri - Sharing Jesus with Muslims
In this episode Fouad Masri shares insights and tips on sharing Jesus with Muslims from his years of experience. More Muslims have come to know and love Jesus in the past twenty years than the previous 1400 years combined. It's a great time to share the love of Jesus with Muslims.Author and lecturer Fouad Masri was born and raised in the war zone of Beirut, Lebanon. As a third generation ordained pastor, he has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with Muslims and has been reaching out to Muslims.In 1993, he founded Crescent Project to nurture transformational relationships between Christians and Muslims and to rally the Church to reach out to Muslims to share the Good News of Christ.Since then, through his work, more than 321,000 Christians have been trained to sensitively and purposefully share their faith with Muslims through many training experiences, including Bridges One-Day and Sahara Challenge. He has served as a guest instructor at several universities and Christian ministries and has been featured in several media publications including Christianity Today, Newsweek, and Mission Network News. He has appeared on CBN, TBN, the Janet Parshall Show, and Prime Time America.He is the producer and teacher in the DVD study, Bridges: Christians Connecting with Muslims. In Bridges, he further exposes Christians to the urgent need for a deeper understanding about Islam and Muslims.Fouad has authored 11 books including Outreach Magazine’s 2015 Cross Cultural Resource of the Year Connecting with Muslims: A Guide to Communicating Effectively. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and a master’s degree in Islamic Studies. Fouad lives in Franklin, Tennessee, where he directs the ministry of Crescent Project.Fouad's latest book:Sharing Jesus with MuslimsFouad's Recommendation:Iran's Great Awakening: How God is Using a Muslim Convert to Spark Revival by Hormoz ShariatMore information about Catalyze (scroll down on the page to find out about the coaching course.Connect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Support the show
Ep. 80 Andrew Arndt - When You Have God, You Have Everything
Nov 8 2022
Ep. 80 Andrew Arndt - When You Have God, You Have Everything
In this episode Andrew Arndt talks about the wisdom learned from his latest book Streams in the Wasteland: Finding Spiritual Renewal with the Desert Fathers and Mothers. We also have a great conversation around prayer, having everything you need with God, and the beauty of relationships.Andrew Arndt is the Lead Pastor of New Life East (one of seven congregations of New Life Church in Colorado Springs), where he also hosts the Essential Church podcast, a weekly conversation designed to strengthen the thinking of church and ministry leaders. Prior to joining New Life’s team, he served as Lead Pastor of Bloom Church: a neo-monastic, charismatic, liturgical, justice-driven network of house churches in Denver. He received his MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is working on his Doctor of Ministry at Western Theological Seminary, and has written for Missio Alliance, Patheos, The Other Journal, and Mere Orthodoxy. He lives in the Springs with his wife Mandi and their four kids.Andrew's Books:Streams in the WastelandAll FlameAndrew's Recommendations:The Holy Longing by Ronald RolheiserSacred Fire by Ronald RolheiserMore information about Catalyze (scroll down on the page to find out about the coaching course.Connect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Support the show
Ep. 77 David Zahl - The Key to a Gracious View of Others and Yourself
Oct 18 2022
Ep. 77 David Zahl - The Key to a Gracious View of Others and Yourself
In this episode David Zahl talks about his latest book Low Anthropology and we have a discussion around grace, humility, forgiveness, self-centeredness, self righteousness, parenting, and more.David Zahl is the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird website (www.mbird.com), and co-host of The Mockingcast. He and his family live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church, supervising their adult education and ministry to college students. Zahl is the author of Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It and coauthor of Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints). His most recent book, Low Anthropology: The Unlikely Key to a Gracious View of Others (and Yourself) came out in Sept 2022 from Brazos Press. His writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and The Guardian, among other venues.David's Books:Low AnthropologySeculosityLaw and GospelDavid's Recommendation:Faith, Hope, and Carnage by Nick Cave and Sean O'HaganConnect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Support the show
Ep. 75 Paul Hoffman - Reconciliation and Unity in a Divided World
Oct 4 2022
Ep. 75 Paul Hoffman - Reconciliation and Unity in a Divided World
In this episode Paul Hoffman talks about what it looks like to engage in reconciliation and unity efforts within the church in this divided world that we live in.Paul has served as the lead pastor of Evangelical Friends Church of Newport, Rhode Island, since 2007. His life’s mission is “contending for reconciliation, unity, and revival.” He is a member of the Oversight Board for the Evangelical Friends Church–Eastern Region and active in the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Paul is a recognized scholar and leader in the area of racial reconciliation and participates in various prayer and unity movements in the United States and abroad. Paul has visited, lived in, studied in, or ministered in thirty-three countries on four continents. Paul is a graduate of Gordon College (BA, Biblical and Theological Studies, 2000) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 2003). He earned his PhD in Practical Theology at the University of Manchester, UK, in 2017. His thesis examined Tim Keller’s urban missiology. Paul’s work has appeared in publications such as www.churchleaders.com, Influence Magazine, Preaching Magazine, and the Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society. He is the author of Reconciling Places: How to Bridge the Chasms in Our Communities and co-author of Preaching to a Divided Nation: A Seven-Step Model for Promoting Reconciliation and Unity. Paul has been married to his lovely wife, Autumn, for more than twenty-three years and has two wonderful sons, Landon and Kelan. In his free time, Paul enjoys reading, traveling, hanging out with his family at the beach, harvesting sea glass, playing tennis, and watching English Premier League soccer.Paul's latest book:Preaching to a Divided Nation: A Seven-Step Model for Promoting Reconciliation and UnityPaul's Recommendation:Henri NouwenConnect with Joshua: jjohnson@allnations.usGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/Support the show