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A podcast about Faith and Work from Harbor Media

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Super thankful for this podcast!

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Awesome podcast with great people!

So glad you are back!!!

By Bislas - Oct 01 2019
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I came across this podcast and was blessed by it. Real topics and real answers.

iTunes Ratings

401 Ratings
Average Ratings
379
10
5
2
5

Super thankful for this podcast!

By clbking - Oct 03 2019
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Awesome podcast with great people!

So glad you are back!!!

By Bislas - Oct 01 2019
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I came across this podcast and was blessed by it. Real topics and real answers.

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A podcast about Faith and Work from Harbor Media

Jackie Hill Perry

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Jackie Hill Perry is a rapper, a poet, a speaker and a writer. On today’s show, she shares her story of coming to faith, she talks about how she became an artist, and she talks about her creative process. You can find Jackie’s work at jackiehillperry.com Today’s show was produced and edited by Mike Cosper Additional editing to TJ Hester It was mixed by Mark Owens at Resonate Recordings.com Thanks to Lachlan Coffey and Scott Slucher Our theme song is by Roman Candle Today’s soundtrack was by Jackie Hill Perry Thanks to Humble Beast Records for letting us use her music Daniela Rueda is our administrator Chris Bennett designed our logos If you like what we’re doing at Harbor Media, please consider visiting harbormedia.com/donate and chipping in a few bucks.

Jan 17 2017

28mins

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Andy Crouch

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Andy Crouch is the author of several books including "Culture Making", "Playing God", and most recently, "Strong and Weak". He is a thought leader amongst Christians trying to understand the intersection of faith and culture. On today's show, we cover a lot of ground, including Andy's story, empathy and the imagination, emotions and embodiment, and much, much more. Plus... this is just part one of two! We'll be back with more of Andy next week. Today's show was written, produced, and edited by Mike Cosper Additional editing to TJ Hester It was mixed by Mark Owens at resonaterecordings.com Thanks to Lachlan Coffey and Scott Slucher Our theme song is by Roman Candle Today's soundtrack was by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle Daniela Rueda is our administrator Chris Bennet designed our logos If you like what we're doing at Habor Media, please consider visiting harbormedia.com/donate and donating!

Jan 31 2017

32mins

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This Isn't New Testament Christianity - Russ Moore

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Russ Moore felt God’s call to ministry at the age of 12, but by the time he was 15, he faced a crisis of faith. As he studied the spiritual landscape around him, taking the measure of how church leaders performed, he concluded that “this isn’t New Testament Christianity.”

Rather than walk away from the faith, as many young people do, Moore decided to “go into ministry and show up as myself and see what happens.” Despite his commitment to the church, Moore always seemed to end up in politics and spent time in Washington working for a Democratic Congressman from his home state of Mississippi.

Russ Moore’s career straddles the line between faith and politics and faith and culture, and in his role as President of the ERLC, he is often called upon to speak to both Christians and the world at large about the implications of everything from the Trump phenomenon to the corrosive effects of technology on families.

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to sit with Russ and draw warmth from the glow of his optimism about the church, despite a rising tide of secularism and apathy in the general culture.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Dan Phelps, with our theme song by Roman Candle.

Sep 04 2018

50mins

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Brian Koppelman

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Brian Koppelman, along with his creative partner David Levien, is the creator of the Showtime series Billions and writer of the film Ocean's Thirteen. Brian also hosts Mike's favorite podcast, The Moment, which you can check out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-moment-with-brian-koppelman/id814550071?mt=2 Today's conversation focuses on the need for meaningful work and meaningful living. Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and The Narrativo Group Produced by Mike Cosper Edited by TJ Hester Mixed by Mark Owens Music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle

Dec 12 2017

41mins

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Andy Crouch Part 2

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On this episode, we continue our conversation with Andy Crouch. We talk leadership, vulnerability, honesty, and the way these categories challenge Christians individually and as a Church. Andy is the author of several books, including Culture Making, Playing God, and most recently, Strong and Weak. He is a thought leader amongst Christians trying to understand the intersection of faith and culture. Today's show was written, produced, and edited by Mike Cosper Additional editing to Tj Hester It was mixed by Mark Owens at resonaterecordings.com Thanks to Lachlan Coffey and Scott Slucher Our theme song is by Roman Candle Today's soundtrack was by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle Daniela Rueda is our administrator Chris Bennet designed our logos If you like what we're doing at Harbor Media, please consider visiting harbormedia.com/donate and donating!

Feb 07 2017

29mins

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Dustin Kensrue

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Dustin Kensrue founded and fronts the post-hardcore band Thrice. He's also an accomplished solo act. We talk about being a Christian on tour with bands like NOFX, about his time at Mars Hill, about making music, and about finding your calling and sticking to it even when pressures would call you other places. Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and the Narrativo Group This episode was produced by Mike Cosper It was edited by TJ Hester It was mixed by Mark Owens The music on this episode is by Dustin Kensrue Our theme song is by Roman Candle Learn more at: https://www.cultivatedpodcast.com/

Oct 31 2017

40mins

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I own that I'm an anomaly - Lecrae

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Mike Cosper sat down with hip hop recording artist Lecrae to discuss his life and work, and how he has come to terms with the idea that his career is an anomaly.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and recorded by Mike Cosper, edited by Quinnette Connor, and mixed by Mark Owens. Music by Lecrae, with theme music by Roman Candle.

Oct 02 2018

51mins

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Vito Aiuto

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Vito Aiuto is one half of the indie band Welcome Wagon, along with his wife Monique. He’s also the pastor of a church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On this episode, we talk about the parallel journeys he’s taken as an artist and a pastor, about working with Sufjan Stevens, and about a variety of challenges that pastors and Christians face in our world today. Cultivated is a production of the Narrativo Group and Harbor Media Produced by Mike Cosper Edited by TJ Hester Mixed by Mark Owens Our music on this episode is by Welcome Wagon Our theme song is by Roman Candle

Nov 28 2017

57mins

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Sandra McCracken

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Sandra McCracken has been writing and performing music for almost 20 years. On this episode of Cultivated, she talks about how she developed as a songwriter, how she understands her creative process, how motherhood affected her creativity, and how she's come to find a deeper love for the church. SHOW NOTES: Mike Cosper wrote, edited, and produced this episode It was mixed by Mark Owens at Resonaterecordings.com Special thanks Scott Slucher and Lachlan Coffey Daniela Rueda is our Administrator Chris Bennett designed our logos Thanks to Sandra McCracken for letting us use her music as the soundtrack to the episode. Go get her records, including several of them that are available on vinyl, at SandraMcCracken.com Our theme song, and part of today’s soundtrack, is from Roman Candle – you can check them out at romancandlemusic.com

Nov 10 2016

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Taking Grace to the Sex Industry, with Rachelle Starr

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Rachelle Starr, Founder and Executive Director of Scarlet Hope, describes her journey of sharing the love of Christ with women in the adult entertainment industry. 

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded and edited by TJ Hester and mixed by Mark Owens. Our theme music is by Roman Candle and Dan Phelps.  

Jul 10 2018

48mins

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Rod Dreher

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Rod Dreher is a columnist for The American Conservative and the author of several books, most recently The Benedict Option. On this episode of Cultivated, we talk about the precarious place Christians hold in contemporary American society, about the Benedict Option – a strategy for navigating that society, and about the crucial importance of beauty and goodness for the Church’s witness. It’s a conversation that ranges from A Confederacy of Dunces to Dante to Terrence Malick. You can read Rod’s column here: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/ This episode was produced and edited by Mike Cosper with additional editing by TJ Hester. It was mixed by Mark Owens Our music is by Dan Phelps and Mark Owens Our theme song by Roman Candle Learn more about Cultivated at http://www.cultivatedpodcast.com

Sep 05 2017

48mins

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Sho Baraka

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Sho Baraka is a rapper and an activist. Over the last decade, he’s released several records and mixtapes, launched the “And” campaign – an effort to bring together people who care about social justice, urban poverty, the unborn, and family values – spoken out about Donald Trump, and had albums banned from at least two Christian bookstore chains. On today’s show, we hear his story, how he’s navigated the controversies, and how he came back to music when he almost left it for good. Check out Sho’s music at: https://humblebeast.com/artists/sho-baraka/ Check out the And Campaign at: http://theandcampaign.com/ Check out the Terminus Collective at: http://terminuscollective.org/ Follow Sho on twitter at: https://twitter.com/AmIshoBaraka Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and the Narrativo Group This episode was produced by Mike Cosper It was edited by TJ Hester It was mixed by Mark Owens The music on this episode is by Sho Baraka Our theme song is by Roman Candle Learn more at: https://www.cultivatedpodcast.com/

Oct 10 2017

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Audrey Assad

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On today’s episode, singer, songwriter, and speaker Audrey Assad talks about her life as a singer-songwriter, her long journey of overcoming fundamentalism, the winding path of her musical career, and how she held on to faith in the darkest season of her life. Audrey has a Pledgemusic Campaign right now. You can take part at audreyassad.com Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and the Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper It was edited by Mike Cosper and TJ Hester It was mixed by Mark Owens Our music today was by Audrey Assad Our theme song is by Roman Candle Special Thanks to Dan Darling and Jason Thacker

Aug 29 2017

34mins

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David Dark

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David Dark is the author of several books including “Everyday Apocalypse”, “The Gospel According to America”, and more recently, “Life’s Too Short To Pretend You’re Not Religious”. His life-long project is to help people see the sacred revealed in the everyday, including movies and television. For David, there is no such thing as a sacred/secular divide. On today’s show, hear how he came to see the world that way and why. We’ll talk about the first movie that filled him with awe, the reason he hashtags news stories with the word “liturgy”, and he tells the story about the brief conversation he had with N.T. Wright about the “Left Behind” series. Links to David’s work: Books: https://www.amazon.com/David-Dark/e/B001ITYZEY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1479377479&sr=8-1 “I Speak to God in Public” David’s review of Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book” mixtape: http://www.mtv.com/news/2882185/i-speak-to-god-in-public-chance-the-rappers-faith/ “Unsettled Questions” David’s interview with Dave Bazan (of Pedro the Lion) on belief and unbelief at Qideas: http://qideas.org/videos/unsettled-questions/ This show was written, produced, and edited by Mike Cosper. It was recorded and mixed by Mark Owens at resonaterecordings.com Our theme song and part of our soundtrack is by Roman Candle: http://romancandlemusic.com/ Additional Soundtrack by Dan Phelps: https://oceanographicrecords.bandcamp.com/ Special thanks to Scott Slucher and Lachlan Coffey Daniela Rueda is our administrator And our logos were designed by Chris Bennett You can donate to support our show at harbormedia.com/donate * We’ll be taking next week off for Thanksgiving In the meantime, listen to our archives if you haven’t already, and help us spread the word – and review us on iTunes. We’ll be back on December 1st with poet and rapper Propaganda.

Nov 17 2016

32mins

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My Faith Has Shaped My Life - Phil Keaggy Pt. 2

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Last week, Mike kicked off our two-part interview with Phil Keaggy by surveying the early part of his career with Glass Harp, as well as his conversion to Christianity and his early years as a solo artist.

This week, they dig deeper by talking about Keaggy’s faith and how it has shaped his life and music, especially as an instrumentalist. Along the way, Keaggy shares the story of how he came to jam with Paul McCartney at a wedding.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited by Quinnette Connor and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Glass Harp and Phil Keaggy, with our theme song by Roman Candle. Special thanks for Jeremy Kinsella for making this episode possible.

Aug 21 2018

37mins

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Push Hard on the Plow with an Open Hand - Sebastian Traeger

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Sebastian Traeger is an author, entrepreneur and executive vice president of the International Mission Board (IMB). On this week’s episode, we hear his story, and how his career has been spent sorting through the tension of faith and work, a wrestling that resulted in his book, The Gospel at Work.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by Quinnette Connor. Special thanks to Lukas Naugle for making this interview happen. Our music is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Dan Phelps.

Sep 18 2018

46mins

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Propaganda

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Propaganda is a rapper and spoken word artist. Today on our show, hear him talk about his story, his writing process, and what he hopes to accomplish with his work. For more from Propaganda, check out http://www.humblebeast.com/propaganda/ If you like what’s happening here at Cultivated, You can donate to support our show at harbormedia.com/donate Today’s show was written produced and edited by Mike Cosper It was mixed by Mark Owens at resonaterecordings.com Special thanks today to Propaganda, Paul Barger, Thomas Terry, and all the folks at Humble Beast Records. Thanks to Ryan Lister for making this episode happen. Our Administrator is Daniela Rueda, Thanks again to Scott Slucher and Lachlan Coffey Our theme song is by Roman Candle. romancandlemusic.com The rest of the songs today, you may have guessed, were by Propaganda. And our logos were designed by Chris Bennett

Dec 01 2016

38mins

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God Saved Me For A Purpose - Phil Keaggy Pt. 1

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There’s a story that’s been passed around that dates back to the late 60s or early 70s where a guitar legend like Jimmy Hendrix is asked what it’s like to be the best guitar player in the world. Hendrix (or any number of other guitar titans of the era) is reported to have quipped, “I don’t know. You should ask Phil Keaggy.”

That’s the mantle Keaggy carried as his band Glass Harp gained the respect of the bands they opened for in countless gigs. That is until Keaggy put down the electric guitar for a time and took up the acoustic guitar shortly after answering the call to follow Jesus.

This week is the first of a two-part interview, and in this installment, Keaggy walks Mike through his fascinating career gently and unpretentiously dropping some pretty big names along the way.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited by Quinnette Connor and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Glass Harp and Phil Keaggy, with our theme song by Roman Candle. Special thanks to Jeremy Kinsella for making this episode possible.

Aug 14 2018

33mins

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You Have 6 Weeks To Change My Life

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Daniel Baltzer is a New York artist—that is, he’s a visual artist who works and lives in New York City. As he says in his conversation with Mike, “if you want to swim with the big dogs, you have to go to New York.”

Having grown up in Ohio and attended Taylor University in Indiana, Daniel has succeeded in carving out a niche for himself in a hyper-competitive endeavor that he says is ripe for renewal. Along the way, he’s managed to raise a family and live out his faith, serving in a local congregation for many years.

Our conversation with Daniel is a fascinating look at the grind of being what he calls a blue-collar artist. Along the way, Daniel offers a vision for how the church can and should embrace beauty and art for the sake of the common good. To do this would, in his opinion, trigger a modern Renaissance.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by Quinnette Connor and TJ Hester. Special thanks to John Starke for making this interview happen. Our theme song is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle.

Oct 31 2018

41mins

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Bret Lott

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Bret Lott is a New York Times best-selling novelist. He's written more than a dozen books, edited an esteemed literary journal, and served on the National Council for the arts. His novel Jewel was an Oprah's Book Club selection in 1998, and went on to be an international bestseller. On today's show, Bret talks about faith and writing, his daily routines, his thoughts on Christians in the marketplace, and the strange day when he got a life-changing call from Chicago. For more of Bret's work go to: https://www.amazon.com/Bret-Lott/e/B001ITYM1K Credits: Written, Produced, and Edited by Mike Cosper Mixed by Mark Owens at resonaterecordings.com Our administrator is Daniela Rueda Editorial Help from Lachlan Coffey and Scott Slucher Roman Candle wrote our theme song ( romancandlemusic.com ) Soundtrack by Roman Candle and Dan Phelps (oceanographicrecords.bandcamp.com) Thanks to Sam Lily, Ashley Leightenheimer, Jesse Eubanks, Jeremy Linneman, Kyle Noltemeyer, HIlary Noltemeyer, Sarah Cosper, and Bradley Speaks for their efforts at impersonation

Nov 03 2016

31mins

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Music, Loss, and the Kindness of God with Jeremy Casella

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Jeremy Casella has been a singer songwriter and performing artist for nearly twenty years. He’s performed and collaborated with people like Andrew Peterson, Phil Keaggy, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Casella has released 6 full-length albums and an EP. He’s also been an integral part of the influential hymn collective Indelible Grace Music whose songs are sung in churches all over the United States.

On this episode, we talk about his journey as an artist, about the Christian Music industry’s rise and fall, and about his personal story – how the end of his marriage led to a deeper sense of God’s presence and kindness.

You can learn more about Jeremy at www.jeremycasella.com

Cultivated is Produced by Narrativo Group

It’s hosted by Mike Cosper

Our theme song is by Roman Candle

Dec 05 2019

55mins

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Augustine, Authenticity, and Emotional Health with James K.A. Smith

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James K.A. Smith is a professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, an author with a wide range of books (most recently, On the Road with St. Augustine) a public intellectual, and the editor of Image Journal.

On this episode of Cultivated, Dr. Smith talks with Mike Cosper about a wide range of subjects, including fatherlessness, emotional health, how he came to love phenomenology, and the power of cultural and Christian liturgies. 

Nov 14 2019

42mins

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Grace, Laughter, and Secular Religions with David Zahl

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David Zahl is the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries and cohost of The Mockingcast. He and He also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church. Zahl is the author of A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N' Roll and coauthor of Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints), and most recently, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It

On this episode, Mike Cosper and David talk about his story, why he came to start Mockingbird, and what their mission is all about. They also talk faith and pop culture, secular religions, and how coping with life really does demand that we get serious about faith in a crucified and resurrected savior.

You can support this podcast over on Patreon. Head over to www.patreon.com/join/cultivated

 and chip in a few bucks. We’re planning on having some bonus content over there soon.

Cultivated is produced by the Narrativo Group. We make podcasts at Narrativo. Head over to www.narrativogroup.com to learn more.

You can learn more about Mockingbird at https://mbird.com/

Mike Cosper edited and mixed this episode

Our theme song is by Roman Candle.

Oct 31 2019

57mins

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Finding Holy with Ashley Hales

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Ashley Hales holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She’s a writer, speaker, and hosts The Finding Holy Podcast. Ashley’s married to a church planter in the southern California suburbs and the mother to 4. Her writing has been featured in such places as The Gospel Coalition, Books & Culture, and Christianity Today. Her first book is Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much (IVP). Connect with Ashley at aahales.com or on Instagram and Twitter at @aahales.

We’ll talk about the contrasts of cities and suburbs, about her multi-layered sense of vocation, and about the power of place.

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This show is a production of Harbormedia and Narrativo. We make podcasts at Narrativo – you can learn more about that at www.narrativogroup.com.

This episode was edited and mixed by  Mike Cosper

Our theme song is by Roman Candle

Our music is by Roman Candle and Dan Phelps.

Oct 10 2019

32mins

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Wholeheartedness, Contemplative Spirituality, and Narcissism with Chuck DeGroat

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On this episode, we'll hear Chuck DeGroat's story – one that's full of surprising turns and surprising transitions. We'll talk about contemplative spirituality, the church's struggle with narcissism, and the resources available to us in church history for those seeking wholeness and spiritual vitality. 

Sep 26 2019

56mins

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God Tricked Me Into This - Kyle Idleman

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Kyle Idleman grew up the son of a seminary president, and though he grew up in a healthy home and loved his involvement in his local church, the expectations of becoming a pastor caused teenaged Kyle to claim he’d never be a pastor. God had other plans.

After taking a preaching gig in college solely for the fifty bucks it paid for each sermon, by the time Kyle had preached for six weeks, he felt God’s call, and what’s more, he loved preaching. He likes to joke that God “tricked” him into this calling.

On this episode, Mike Cosper sits down with Kyle to discuss his career as a church planter, his role as senior pastor of a 20,000+ member megachurch, and his evolution as an author. It’s an encouraging conversation.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, edited by Quinnette Connor, and recorded and mixed by TJ Hester. Our theme song is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle. Special thanks to Don Gates and Cary Meyer for making this interview happen.

Nov 13 2018

36mins

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You Have 6 Weeks To Change My Life

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Daniel Baltzer is a New York artist—that is, he’s a visual artist who works and lives in New York City. As he says in his conversation with Mike, “if you want to swim with the big dogs, you have to go to New York.”

Having grown up in Ohio and attended Taylor University in Indiana, Daniel has succeeded in carving out a niche for himself in a hyper-competitive endeavor that he says is ripe for renewal. Along the way, he’s managed to raise a family and live out his faith, serving in a local congregation for many years.

Our conversation with Daniel is a fascinating look at the grind of being what he calls a blue-collar artist. Along the way, Daniel offers a vision for how the church can and should embrace beauty and art for the sake of the common good. To do this would, in his opinion, trigger a modern Renaissance.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by Quinnette Connor and TJ Hester. Special thanks to John Starke for making this interview happen. Our theme song is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle.

Oct 31 2018

41mins

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"Why Didn't You Come Sooner?" - Christine Caine

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On this episode, Mike Cosper talks to Christine Caine, founder of A21, whose mission is to end slavery around the world.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded and edited by TJ Hester, and mixed by Mark Owens. Music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle, with theme music by Roman Candle.

Oct 16 2018

50mins

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I own that I'm an anomaly - Lecrae

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Mike Cosper sat down with hip hop recording artist Lecrae to discuss his life and work, and how he has come to terms with the idea that his career is an anomaly.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and recorded by Mike Cosper, edited by Quinnette Connor, and mixed by Mark Owens. Music by Lecrae, with theme music by Roman Candle.

Oct 02 2018

51mins

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Push Hard on the Plow with an Open Hand - Sebastian Traeger

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Sebastian Traeger is an author, entrepreneur and executive vice president of the International Mission Board (IMB). On this week’s episode, we hear his story, and how his career has been spent sorting through the tension of faith and work, a wrestling that resulted in his book, The Gospel at Work.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by Quinnette Connor. Special thanks to Lukas Naugle for making this interview happen. Our music is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Dan Phelps.

Sep 18 2018

46mins

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This Isn't New Testament Christianity - Russ Moore

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Russ Moore felt God’s call to ministry at the age of 12, but by the time he was 15, he faced a crisis of faith. As he studied the spiritual landscape around him, taking the measure of how church leaders performed, he concluded that “this isn’t New Testament Christianity.”

Rather than walk away from the faith, as many young people do, Moore decided to “go into ministry and show up as myself and see what happens.” Despite his commitment to the church, Moore always seemed to end up in politics and spent time in Washington working for a Democratic Congressman from his home state of Mississippi.

Russ Moore’s career straddles the line between faith and politics and faith and culture, and in his role as President of the ERLC, he is often called upon to speak to both Christians and the world at large about the implications of everything from the Trump phenomenon to the corrosive effects of technology on families.

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to sit with Russ and draw warmth from the glow of his optimism about the church, despite a rising tide of secularism and apathy in the general culture.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Dan Phelps, with our theme song by Roman Candle.

Sep 04 2018

50mins

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My Faith Has Shaped My Life - Phil Keaggy Pt. 2

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Last week, Mike kicked off our two-part interview with Phil Keaggy by surveying the early part of his career with Glass Harp, as well as his conversion to Christianity and his early years as a solo artist.

This week, they dig deeper by talking about Keaggy’s faith and how it has shaped his life and music, especially as an instrumentalist. Along the way, Keaggy shares the story of how he came to jam with Paul McCartney at a wedding.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited by Quinnette Connor and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Glass Harp and Phil Keaggy, with our theme song by Roman Candle. Special thanks for Jeremy Kinsella for making this episode possible.

Aug 21 2018

37mins

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God Saved Me For A Purpose - Phil Keaggy Pt. 1

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There’s a story that’s been passed around that dates back to the late 60s or early 70s where a guitar legend like Jimmy Hendrix is asked what it’s like to be the best guitar player in the world. Hendrix (or any number of other guitar titans of the era) is reported to have quipped, “I don’t know. You should ask Phil Keaggy.”

That’s the mantle Keaggy carried as his band Glass Harp gained the respect of the bands they opened for in countless gigs. That is until Keaggy put down the electric guitar for a time and took up the acoustic guitar shortly after answering the call to follow Jesus.

This week is the first of a two-part interview, and in this installment, Keaggy walks Mike through his fascinating career gently and unpretentiously dropping some pretty big names along the way.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited by Quinnette Connor and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Glass Harp and Phil Keaggy, with our theme song by Roman Candle. Special thanks to Jeremy Kinsella for making this episode possible.

Aug 14 2018

33mins

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My Faith Was All I Had - Justin Forsett

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This week, Mike sits down with Justin Forsett, retired NFL running back and entrepreneur. Forsett’s story, where he was always deemed too small or too slow, is a study in faith and perseverance.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper and recorded, edited and mixed by Mark Owens. Our theme song is by Roman Candle, and our music is by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle.

Aug 07 2018

31mins

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Bonus Episode: The Best of Cultivated

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Mike is joined by his two best friends, Sarah Cosper (who also happens to be Mike's wife) and Lachlan Coffey, to talk about their favorite moments from the last three seasons of Cultivated.

This episode was recorded and mixed by Mike Cosper. Music by Dan Phelps, and our theme song by Roman Candle. 

Jul 31 2018

18mins

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My Job is to Think Small: Alison Whitehurst on Leaving the Big Things to God

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This week, we visited with Alison Whitehurst in New York, where she’s been working up a storm in productions like the first National tour of Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalThe Fortress of Solitude, at The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway; and the world premiere of Born For This, a musical celebrating the incredible true story of Bebe Winans. She opened up about the pressures of life in The Theatre and charted her life from Texas to New York and the central role her faith plays in guiding her life.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by TJ Hester. Our theme song is by Roman Candle. Music by Roman Candle and Dan Phelps.

Jul 24 2018

33mins

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Esteban Shedd on Missional Hip-Hop

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This week, Esteban Shedd stopped by to talk to Mike about the music he makes with Alert312 and how hip-hop culture shaped faith and led him to launch Streetlights Bible, an audio version infused with hip-hop rhythms to engage folks who might otherwise not read the Bible.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and edited by Mike Cosper and mixed by Mark Owens. Our theme music is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Alert312.

Jul 17 2018

45mins

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Taking Grace to the Sex Industry, with Rachelle Starr

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Rachelle Starr, Founder and Executive Director of Scarlet Hope, describes her journey of sharing the love of Christ with women in the adult entertainment industry. 

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded and edited by TJ Hester and mixed by Mark Owens. Our theme music is by Roman Candle and Dan Phelps.  

Jul 10 2018

48mins

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The Origins of Christian Rock

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We kick-off Season 3 of Cultivated with Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury, who stopped by to talk about his new book Why Should The Devil Have All the Good Music? a biography of singer/songwriter Larry Norman and exploration of the origins of Christian rock music. It’s a fascinating story that raises questions about both the role of the artist and the dangers of the Christian subculture. Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group.

This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by TJ Hester.

Our theme music is by Roman Candle, and other music was by Larry Norman himself. 

Jul 03 2018

45mins

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Brian Koppelman

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Brian Koppelman, along with his creative partner David Levien, is the creator of the Showtime series Billions and writer of the film Ocean's Thirteen. Brian also hosts Mike's favorite podcast, The Moment, which you can check out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-moment-with-brian-koppelman/id814550071?mt=2 Today's conversation focuses on the need for meaningful work and meaningful living. Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and The Narrativo Group Produced by Mike Cosper Edited by TJ Hester Mixed by Mark Owens Music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle

Dec 12 2017

41mins

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