Conversations on Writing, Reading, & the Christian Life

Host: Chase Replogle

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Join me as I interview pastors, authors, and writing experts in my journey to better understand the calling and the craft of writing, reading, and living the Christian life.

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Episode 222

Jared Wilson

Christian Writing as Art and Worship

Jared Wilson joins me again on the podcast to talk about the unique perspective and work of Christian writing.
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Episode 221

Karl Vaters

De-sizing the Church

Karl Vaters joins me to discuss his new book on the church growth obsession and what comes next.
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Why is Everyone So Offended?

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The Pew Research Center recently found that 53 percent of Americans believe “people saying offensive things” is a major problem in our country. However, Pew also found that another 65 percent of Americans believe “people being too easily offended is a major problem.” That means a significant number of people think both statements are true;...

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Christianity Today's take on Taylor, Barbie, and Oliver Anthony

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I Never Met Tim Keller But We Once Shared a Sidewalk

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Podcast Host:

Chase Replogle

Chase Replogle is the pastor of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, Missouri and author of The 5 Masculine Instincts. Chase’s work draws from history, psychology, literature, and a rich narrative approach to Scripture to help readers think more deeply about faith and life.

He has written for Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Ekstasis, Bible Engagement Project, and Influence Magazine. In addition, he hosts the Pastor Writer Podcast (pastorwriter.com), where he interviews Christian authors on writing and publishing. A native of the Ozark woods, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids, sailing, playing the mandolin (badly), and quail hunting with his bird dog Millie.

  • Chaptaer 1: Hard Words to Hear
Chapter 2: Offense
Chapter 3: Insecurity
Chapter 4: Obsession
Chapter 5: Imitation
Chapter 6: Affirmation
Chapter 7: Accusation
Chapter 8: Healing
Chapter 9: Should We Too Offend?
  • My favorite sailing crew.
  • I’ve been working the last few years on a new book. I can’t wait to share the details. Stay tuned for more.
  • Art lessons at the KC Art Museum. Just a quick day-trip for some art, food, and Trader Joe’s.
  • A girl and her dog. Lucy getting her first intoduction to the boat.
  • I have a stained glass artist in my congregation who does incredible work. This past week, as a graduation gift, the congregation gave me this stained glass piece. It is of a bent oak tree like the one we named the church after. I listened as they explained how the church had been for them a bent oak, a tree designed to point towards safety and water. They are common in the Ozarks. Native Americans would tie down young trees and force them to grow in odd shapes as markers. I have always been impressed by their willingness to do that work, knowing that it might be only be later generations that would benefit from them. Still, it’s a weird name for a church. I know. But to hear people personally resonate with what moved me those many years ago was an incredible gift. And this stained glass piece is now one of my favorite possessions.
  • Last 3 years have been working on a doctorate of ministry in writing. Grateful for the time to study, write and for the great friendships.
Chaptaer 1: Hard Words to Hear
Chapter 2: Offense
Chapter 3: Insecurity
Chapter 4: Obsession
Chapter 5: Imitation
Chapter 6: Affirmation
Chapter 7: Accusation
Chapter 8: Healing
Chapter 9: Should We Too Offend?
Chaptaer 1: Hard Words to Hear
Chapter 2: Offense
Chapter 3: Insecurity
Chapter 4: Obsession
Chapter 5: Imitation
Chapter 6: Affirmation
Chapter 7: Accusation
Chapter 8: Healing
Chapter 9: Should We Too Offend?
Chaptaer 1: Hard Words to Hear
Chapter 2: Offense
Chapter 3: Insecurity
Chapter 4: Obsession
Chapter 5: Imitation
Chapter 6: Affirmation
Chapter 7: Accusation
Chapter 8: Healing
Chapter 9: Should We Too Offend?
Chaptaer 1: Hard Words to Hear
Chapter 2: Offense
Chapter 3: Insecurity
Chapter 4: Obsession
Chapter 5: Imitation
Chapter 6: Affirmation
Chapter 7: Accusation
Chapter 8: Healing
Chapter 9: Should We Too Offend?
Chaptaer 1: Hard Words to Hear Chapter 2: Offense Chapter 3: Insecurity Chapter 4: Obsession Chapter 5: Imitation Chapter 6: Affirmation Chapter 7: Accusation Chapter 8: Healing Chapter 9: Should We Too Offend?
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My favorite sailing crew.
My favorite sailing crew.
My favorite sailing crew.
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I’ve been working the last few years on a new book. I can’t wait to share the details. Stay tuned for more.
I’ve been working the last few years on a new book. I can’t wait to share the details. Stay tuned for more.
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Art lessons at the KC Art Museum. Just a quick day-trip for some art, food, and Trader Joe’s.
Art lessons at the KC Art Museum. Just a quick day-trip for some art, food, and Trader Joe’s.
Art lessons at the KC Art Museum. Just a quick day-trip for some art, food, and Trader Joe’s.
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A girl and her dog. Lucy getting her first intoduction to the boat.
A girl and her dog. Lucy getting her first intoduction to the boat.
A girl and her dog. Lucy getting her first intoduction to the boat.
A girl and her dog. Lucy getting her first intoduction to the boat.
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I have a stained glass artist in my congregation who does incredible work. This past week, as a graduation gift, the congregation gave me this stained glass piece. It is of a bent oak tree like the one we named the church after. I listened as they explained how the church had been for them a bent oak, a tree designed to point towards safety and water. They are common in the Ozarks. Native Americans would tie down young trees and force them to grow in odd shapes as markers. I have always been impressed by their willingness to do that work, knowing that it might be only be later generations that would benefit from them. Still, it’s a weird name for a church. I know. But to hear people personally resonate with what moved me those many years ago was an incredible gift. And this stained glass piece is now one of my favorite possessions.
I have a stained glass artist in my congregation who does incredible work. This past week, as a graduation gift, the congregation gave me this stained glass piece. It is of a bent oak tree like the one we named the church after. I listened as they explained how the church had been for them a bent oak, a tree designed to point towards safety and water. They are common in the Ozarks. Native Americans would tie down young trees and force them to grow in odd shapes as markers. I have always been impressed by their willingness to do that work, knowing that it might be only be later generations that would benefit from them. Still, it’s a weird name for a church. I know. But to hear people personally resonate with what moved me those many years ago was an incredible gift. And this stained glass piece is now one of my favorite possessions.
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Last 3 years have been working on a doctorate of ministry in writing. Grateful for the time to study, write and for the great friendships.
Last 3 years have been working on a doctorate of ministry in writing. Grateful for the time to study, write and for the great friendships.
Last 3 years have been working on a doctorate of ministry in writing. Grateful for the time to study, write and for the great friendships.
Last 3 years have been working on a doctorate of ministry in writing. Grateful for the time to study, write and for the great friendships.
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