It was an email out of the blue, followed by a cold call or two. His name was Troy, he said, a layman doing the work of the church by way of a podcast. Don't we live in strange times? It's a brave new world, and all of that. Troy read my writing on Coming Clean for In Touch Magazine, and he asked whether I'd be willing to sit for an interview. Before I agreed, I interviewed him. I walked in the summer garden, cell phone to ear, and we talked about Rich, Brennan, and Walt. We talked about the importance of lay people rebuilding the church. We talked sobriety. We may have discussed the Cameron Crowe classic Almost Famous. I can't remember.
In that first one hour conversation, I decided I liked Troy, and I agreed to sit for an interview.
It's more of a conversation, really. I'd love to invite you to join us. Would you follow this link to the Project Pastor Podcast? And while you're there, check out the other great interviews. (He's interviewed Walt Brueggemann? Seriously?)
***COMING CLEAN UPDATE: TODAY'S ACTION ITEMS***
Coming Clean:A Story of Faith (Zondervan, October 2015), is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Givington's (for those of you who like the more independent option). It's tells the story of my first ninety days of sobriety, how I walked through the pains of life and into the abiding presence of God. It's a book about recovery, yes, but not just from alcohol. It's a book about recovering the faith so many of us have lost along the way.
I believe the message of Coming Clean because I lived it. Would consider pre-ordering Coming Clean? Would you consider entering into this conversation with me?
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And while you're at it, add it to your reading shelf.
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