Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney dive into the romantic comedy The Holiday (2006) starring Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black. They try to uncover the mysteries of the feminine heart. If, as St Irenaeus sort of says, the glory of God is woman fully alive, how can we avoid a toxic masculinity and create a safe environment for her to become whole hearted? Join us as we discover God's truth in this movie! Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock Audio quotes performed by Britt Mooney, Paul McDonald, and Tim Willard, taken from Epic (written by John Eldredge) and Song of Albion (written by Stephen Lawhead).
Coffee with Purpose | EP 231: Brian Holland & Britt Mooney, Phoenix Coffee Roasters
Business with Purpose
We all know that coffee is one of the most popular beverages. I fully admit I am in the minority for not being a coffee drinker. But I can’t deny how much coffee culture has an influence on our communities, our country and our world. There are so many people involved in the supply chain. My guests today are Brian Holland and Britt Mooney of Phoenix Roasters in Atlanta. They wanted to take their passion for coffee and for people and make a difference. They are two of the most incredible people. 3:50 – “You haven’t had our coffee” I don’t like coffee, but Brian and Britt say they can convert me. “We convert the 70% of people who want to love coffee into coffee lovers,” said Brian. 8:08 – Britt and Brian 101 Brian is founding pastor of Phoenix Community, a church planning network. He was a church youth pastor for 20 years. In 2008 they started Phoenix Roasters because they ran out of money as a church. Britt grew up in the church. He was drawn to teach overseas with his wife, and they were missionaries. When God called him back to the U.S., he wanted to live as a missionary in his own country. He wanted to work with Brian and describes the coffee business as living the dream. 13:35 – Say Yes. How God-Sized Dreams Take Flight Britt wrote a book, Say Yes. How God-Sized Dreams Take Flight. It tells their story and asks readers: What has God called you to do? People always want to know where they are going and how they are going to get there. But you need to trust God. 18:30 – Say yes and be blessed We’re told if we say yes, we’ll be blessed. In their business, they try to help the kinds of people that Jesus would have helped. 23:16 – Figuring out the next steps A guy on their leadership team kept saying, “What if we’re a marketplace church?” It’s an international model. They wanted to do coffee shops. Brian asked God what He wanted him to do. He heard God say, “It’s not in the shop. It’s in the bean.” 28:43 – The roaster story They realized there’s no money in repackaging somebody else’s coffee beans. “We realized we needed a better business model, and we’re going to have to learn to roast our own coffee,” said Brian. “But none of us knew how to roast.” 35:02 – Coffee that matters Mother Theresa once asked a man, “What do you do that matters?” You want to have purpose and meaning in your life. God led them into ways for their coffee to matter. 46:00 – What is on the horizon? They have plans to be aggressive, and they want to help the micro farmers who are getting swallowed up by big corporations. 53:10 – Get to know you Strangest pet peeve – Brian can’t stand hard swallowers Something we would never guess – Britt used to have long hair and was in a heavy metal Christian band FEATURED QUOTES “We always say around here, we’re blessed and highly caffeinated.” - Brian “We convert the 70% of people who want to love coffee into coffee lovers.” – Brian “In 2008 we started Phoenix Roasters because we ran out of money as a church.” – Brian “We realized we needed a better business model, and we’re going to have to learn to roast our own coffee. But none of us knew how to roast.” – Brian LINKS https://phoenixroasters.coffee/ https://www.amazon.com/Say-Yes-God-Sized-Dreams-Flight/dp/156309410X Thank you to our partner of the show, MamaSuds! How much time do you spend reading labels? A lot right? MamaSuds would like to help you take the stress of research out of your life with their truly safe, non-toxic household cleaning collection. They have everything you need to keep your family and your home clean and safe. If you've seen my Instagram Stories, you know I love their laundry soap! The best part is that they use plants and minerals to make their products- NOTHING SYNTHETIC. The head mama at MamaSuds is Michelle Smith and she has spent a crazy amount of time tracking down exceptional ingredients so they are not only safe for you and your family but sustainable for the planet. MamaSuds wants to inspire you to live a smart, healthy and sustainable life that brings you joy and peace of mind. Try them out at www.mamasuds.com and use code MOLLY for 15% off your order!
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Phoenix Roasters is a coffee company that has directly contacted coffee farmers in places such as, Guatemala, Panama, and Honduras. The connection between this coffee company and the non-profit work they do is incredible. Mooney believes that everyone has a God given purpose.For the full show notes head over to: https://mikethakur.com/2021/01/25/growing-into-god-sized-dreams/
Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney discuss the themes of love, forgiveness, and perseverance in the 1976 movie Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burt Young. Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock Audio quotes performed by Tim Willard, Britt Mooney, and Paul McDonald from Abolition of Man (CS Lewis), Epic (John Eldredge), and Song of Albion (Stephen Lawhead)
Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney discuss the themes of community, renewal, initiation, and refining found in the 2014 movie Chef, starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson (and more!). Don't come hungry! Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock Audio quotes performed by Tim Willard, Britt Mooney, and Paul McDonald from Abolition of Man (CS Lewis), Epic (John Eldredge), and Song of Albion (Stephen Lawhead)
Why Does God Matter #12: Is The Devil in Music? With Britt Mooney
Why Does God Matter?
Today I talk with Britt Mooney, Pastor The Phoenix Community of Atlanta. We discuss the potential harm in music and why we should be concerned. http://www.phoenixatl.org/suwanee/ https://phoenixroasters.coffee/?fbclid=IwAR1AACINzlSp8gP2Pd0EqMZBPo2sY8OSQMjufnS0eriJpnRfhzfpQVnWKbI Music: Awesome God by Pantokrator https://www.facebook.com/whydoesgodmatter https://www.instagram.com/whydoesgodmatter/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whydoesgodmatter/support