Empowered to Rest

Empowered Leadership Podcast: Empowered to Rest In this interview, A.J. Swoboda speaks on how our whole lives are testimonies of Jesus’ love and mercy- and this includes how we rest.

Beautiful, Beautiful: Preaching In a Post-Christian “Aesthetic Society”

Dr. Swoboda explores how, in post-Christian societies, where language of beauty has often replaced language of truth, preachers must take this cultural shift into consideration. Beautiful, Beautiful: Preaching In a Post-Christian “Aesthetic Society”

God’s Huckster: Preaching Jesus in a politically-charged climate

How to faithfully preach Jesus and his kingdom to those on both sides of the aisle. God’s Huckster: Preaching Jesus in a politically-charged climate

Eating Jesus Podcast

A.J. discusses how he finds time for things that are life-giving in the midst of a full life, theology of suffering, and the inspiration behind his most recent titles. Eating Jesus Podcast

A Good Trauma Bond: Doing Theology with People with Whom You Disagree

You Have Died of Dysentery: Encountering non-religious pilgrims along the Oregon Trail

Sacred Interruptions: An Unusual Kind of Grace

Why God Loves It When We Lose Our Way: An Argument for Wandering

Why God may actually love it when we lose our way, wander, or haven’t “arrived.” Why God Loves It When We Lose Our Way

Damned to Unrelenting Goodness: Moral atheists remind us that Christians don’t have a monopoly on good deeds- and that’s okay

 

It’s About His Power, Not Our Control

When God uses us, as pastors, to minister to someone, we can sometimes feel entitled to that person’s service in our church. God gives us the spiritual power we need in ministry—but that power doesn’t give us the right to control people. It’s About His Power, Not Our Control