Toward Wholeness Podcast
Young Adults & The Church: Interview with Jeff Keuss

Young Adults & The Church: Interview with Jeff Keuss

August 7, 2020

What are young adults looking for in a church? Why are young adults seemingly leaving the church at higher rates than previous generations? Join host Richard Dahlstrom and he discusses these questions with author, professor, and theologian Dr. Jeff Keuss. In addition to being the Professor of Christian Ministry, Theology, and Culture at Seattle Pacific University, and an ordained PCUSA minister, Jeff is also the Executive Director of Pivot Northwest. Pivot Northwest identifies local PNW faith communities to work with, helping them better understand the experiences of young adults and working with them to design, launch, and evaluate new ministries.

Find out more about the incredible work Pivot Northwest is doing online

Finding Your Calling: Interview with Chi-Dooh “Skip” Li

Finding Your Calling: Interview with Chi-Dooh “Skip” Li

July 31, 2020

All of us have a calling in life, but it can be difficult, even discouraging, to discover it. Join host Richard Dahlstrom as he discusses the vital subject of "calling" with the AV Preeminent Lawyer and founder of Agros International Chi-Dooh "Skip" Li. Early in his career, Skip was deeply involved in politics, and from 1973 to 1976 served as legal counsel to Washington Governor Dan Evans. After that experience, Skip returned to Seattle, WA, and founded the ELM Law Firm in January 1977, intent on building a first-class law firm made up of men and women who cared deeply about clients, each other, and their city. Li also founded Agros International in 1984 to help break the cycle of poverty and create paths to prosperity for farming families in rural Latin America. You can find out more about Agros at agros.org.

An Evolving Faith: Interview with Rob Whittaker

An Evolving Faith: Interview with Rob Whittaker

July 14, 2020

What does it really mean to grow in Christ? Join host Richard Dahlstrom as he discusses "an evolving faith" with Pastor and Bible professor Rob Whittaker.

Rob served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Christian Fellowship, a church he and his wife planted in 1974 in Lostock Hall, a small mill town to the south of Preston. In 1998 Rob joined the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers and in 2001 became Principal of Capernwray Bible School. Rob officially “retired” in June 2017, but preaches extensively throughout Europe in churches, Bible schools and conferences, and his travels have taken him on numerous occasions to Australia, Canada, and the U.S. He and his wife Barbara have two children, Zoe and Abi. They also have two delightful grandchildren, Evie and Will, who regularly mentor them without even realizing it!

Find more of Rob's teachings on Capernwray's YouTube Channel.

Mentoring Urban Students: An Interview with Rick Newell

Mentoring Urban Students: An Interview with Rick Newell

June 19, 2020

Rick Newell is the founder of Mentoring Urban Students and Teens (MUST), a professional mentoring organization dedicated to serving young black males in Seattle, WA. MUST believes that in most cases black youth are best served by positive black role models. MUST hires and professionally trains black male college students to mentor black youth truly vulnerable to dropping out of high school and/or becoming involved with the justice system. Prior to working at MUST, Rick worked 7 years at an inner-city Boys & Girls Club after walking away from a promising career in technology. Rick and his wife, Rebecca, both work full time for MUST and live in the Rainier Valley. They have four sons and are educating their kids with a combo of public school and home school. The Newells attend Evergreen Covenant Church. Rick is also a Rotarian with the Mercer Island Rotary Club.

Find out more about MUST at  www.mentoringisamust.org.

Convicted Civility: Interview with Dr. Richard Mouw

Convicted Civility: Interview with Dr. Richard Mouw

June 6, 2020

How can we practice civility while holding onto our convictions in such a hostile and divided world? Join hosts Richard Dahlstrom and Abby Odio as they interview Dr. Richard Mouw, Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Mouw served as school president at Fuller Theological Seminary for twenty years, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, and before joining the Fuller faculty in 1985, he taught philosophy at Calvin College for seventeen years. Dr. Mouw has written numerous books, including Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, and most recently, Restless Faith. He serves on the boards of Dordt University and Biologos.

Faith & Science: Interview with Ben McFarland

Faith & Science: Interview with Ben McFarland

June 2, 2020

Join host Richard Dahlstrom and Biochemist, professor, and author Dr. Ben McFarland as they discuss the ways science can point us to a deeper understanding of God. For more information about Dr. McFarland, subscribe to his YouTube channel where he covers recent topics on science and faith.

What You’re Made For: Interview with Kendy Easley

What You’re Made For: Interview with Kendy Easley

May 13, 2020

Questions like "why am I here?" or "what is the purpose of my life?" can be challenging to navigate. Hosts Richard Dahlstrom and Abby Odio interview pastor, wife, mother, and Design Your Life Coach Kendy Easley discussing ways to find the life you were created to live.

A Life Worth Living: Interview with Jim Wellman

A Life Worth Living: Interview with Jim Wellman

May 3, 2020

Jim Wellman, prolific author, and professor at the University of Washington's "Jackson School of International Studies" talks about the surprisingly positive discoveries he made about Megachurches in America, and what those discoveries might mean as we seek to live purposeful lives.

Wholeness & Disruption at Home: Interview with Kelsie Crozier

Wholeness & Disruption at Home: Interview with Kelsie Crozier

April 23, 2020

While raising children brings great joy to the parents, it can be overwhelming and discouraging—especially during a global pandemic. Join host Richard Dahlstrom as he interviews writer, dietitian, wife, and mom Kelsie Crozier as they discuss the challenges of finding wholeness amidst major disruptions at home. For more about Kelsie, including wonderful recipes and encouraging parenting tips and practices, visit kelsieskitchen.com

Ancient Paths

Ancient Paths

April 18, 2020

Up until the very recent history of humankind, breaking free from the regular demands of everyday life for a focused experience in the wild was a normal part of being human. Such times are profoundly transformative. Host Richard Dahlstrom discusses with guest John Wayne Seitzler about a new “Ancient Paths” offering that meets this deep need, and how spirit, soul, and body wholeness is pursued by these experiences, which are common throughout the Biblical story.

 

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