Rank #1: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #293: 'Courage, Dear Heart' Author, Rebecca K. Reynolds
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #293: 'Courage, Dear Heart' Author, Rebecca K. Reynolds Rebecca Reynolds is a humanities instructor in a classical Christian school. Rebecca is the lyricist for Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station. She also writes for award-winning music artist Andrew Peterson's website, The Rabbit Room and sister website Story Warren. She has been a featured speaker at their annual national gatherings Hutchmoot and Inkwell. Her new book is "Courage, Dear Heart: Letters To A Weary World". ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #2: Podcast #105 - Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms
[audio http://rickleejames.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/episode-105_out-of-the-depths.mp3] Recent and Upcoming PodcastsPodcast Episode #101 - Songwriting For The Local Church (Workshop 1)Episode #102 - New Music with Guest Paul Baloche Podcast Episode #103 (Workshop 2) - Worship Band WorkshopPodcast Episode #104 (Workshop 4) - Style vs. Substance In Worship (Workshop 3) - Podcast Episode #105 (Workshop 4) - Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms Daniel Dye- Blinded Again - Episode #106 Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.com, Stitcher, The Rick Lee James Mobile App,iTunes,Reverbnation.com, and Facebook. Rick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice messagecomment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent toRLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.
Rank #3: Episode #264: I'm Proud of You - Tim Madigan's Friendship with Mister Rogers
Episode #264: I'm Proud of You - Tim Madigan's Friendship with Mister Rogers My guest today on Voices In My Head is Tim Madigan. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Tim has written for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Politico, Reader's Digest, and for thirty years the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Tim's books included the critically acclaimed The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921; and a novel of the Greatest Generation and the aftermath of World War II, Every Common Sight. It was a 1995 assignment for the Star-Telegram that led to Tim's interview with Fred Rogers, the icon of children's television, and a close friendship between the two men that last until Rogers' death in 2003. Tim's memoir, I'm Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers, is an intimate account of Rogers' human greatness, and a testament to the healing power of friendship. That transformative relationship and Tim's own experiences as seeking and healing human being remain at the heart of his work. More than a decade after it was first published, I'm Proud of You continues to inspire readers around the globe, and Tim continues to speak of Mister Rogers and matters of the heart to varied audiences around the nation. Find out more about Tim Madigan and his work at https://www.timmadigan.net/ Follow Rick Lee James on Twitter at @RickLeeJames Follow the Mister Rogers Twitter accoun that Rick Lee James runs at @MisterRogersSay Rick Lee James Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #4: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #291: Greg LaFollette and Songs of Common Prayer
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #291: Greg LaFollette and Songs of Common Prayer Greg Lafollette has been involved in over 100 records in his career. Between the studio and touring, he has worked with Andrew Peterson, Audrey Assad, Waterdeep, Sara Groves, Matthew Perryman Jones, Erin McCarley, Katie Herzig, Andrew Belle and many others. He has had multiple placements in international advertising campaigns with his band Trouvere, and has written and co-written many songs that have appeared on others’ records. His latest project, Songs of Common Prayer, an album whose lyrics are taken from (or inspired by) the Book of Common Prayer. Greg LaFollette's Web Site: https://greglafollette.com/music Greg LaFollette on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0QqdRkCRdePCFggzWYvCuT ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #5: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #290: Tripp Fuller and the Road To Edmond
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #290: Tripp Fuller and the Road To Edmond This week we welcome guest Tripp Fuller to Voices In My Head. Tripp the founder and host of the #1 theology podcast, Homebrewed Christianity. As an author, speaker, podcaster, and professional theologian he is committed to bringing the best resources from the academy to the church so we can brew a more robust faith today. Tripp is also the star and co-writer of the new film, The Road To Edmond. (http://theroadtoedmond.com/) The following is a Synopsis of The Road To Edmond from IMDB.com Cleo loves his life as a youth pastor in suburban Denver, but his genuine support for a teenage girl has put his job in jeopardy. When the church's Elder Board becomes aware of the situation, he's asked to take two weeks off to consider his actions and the impact on his role in ministry. Distraught by the arrival of this news via email, Cleo grabs a backpack and bike to hit the road and figure out what's really true. His journey takes a turn toward Edmond, Oklahoma, when he hitches a ride from a mysterious traveler named Larry and his dead father. Larry's intense skepticism along with a string of peculiar signs causes Cleo to question more than his relationship with the teen...he questions the very existence of Love. ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #6: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 262 - Guest William Willimon: Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism.
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 262 Guest William Willimon: Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism. My guest today on Voices in My Head is The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School of Duke University. He served eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of over sixty books including Resident Aliens, Thank God It’s Friday, Word, Water, Bread and Wine, Worship as Pastoral Care (which was selected as one of the ten most useful books for pastors by the Academy of Parish Clergy), and What’s Right with the Church? In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world. Today we discuss one of his latest and most timely books, Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism. Donate Now To Rick Lee James New Album at www.RickLeeJames.com/Thunder
Rank #7: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #265: Thomas Merton - Life and Holiness
There are few spiritual masters who have touched my life in the way that the late Thomas Merton has. His book, "Life and Holiness" is one of the finest books on holiness that I have ever read. This is a short podcast today but I hope it will be a meaningful one that gives space to contempate as well as some prayerful guidance. If you have never read a book by Thomas Merton, maybe this will provide you with some motivation to do so. I promise you, it will be good for your soul. Blessings, Rick Lee James Life and Holiness by Thomas Merton Buy the Book at This Link: http://a.co/eCRSFv3
Rank #8: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode # 266: Matthew Cole Sermon in Lexington Kentucky
Matthew Cole is a Pastor, an adjunct theology professor at Asbury University, and a great friend. He is also one of th emost gifted preachers I have ever had the privilege of hearing. Today I wanted to feature a sermon from a service I did with Matthew at his church in Lexington Kentucky at Calvary Church of the Nazarene. We end the sermon with a live version of "The Invitation" being sung while communion is recieved by the congregation. It's a beautiful time of worship.
Rank #9: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #289: The Gospel According To Superman with Rev. John T. Galloway
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #289: The Gospel According To Superman with Rev. John T. Galloway My guest on this episode of Voices In My Head is Reverend John T. Galloway. 45 years ago this year, Reverend Galloway published a book called The Gospel According to Superman, a book which brings the true message of Christ back into focus by contrasting the humanity and vulnerability of Jesus with the invulnerable embodiment of our own fantasies and man-made gods, embodied in the book by the character of Superman. The Gospel According to Superman is more theology that Comic Book and having recently read it myself and I can attest, like all good theology, that it holds up very well. ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #10: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #298: Mark Schultz Christmas
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #298: Mark Schultz Christmas My guest today on Voices In My Head is Singer, Songwriter, Platinum Selling, Dove Award winning artist Mark Schultz. On October 26th, Mark released his first ever Christmas album which is available on CD exclusively in Lifeway Christian Stores. The album simply titled, Mark Schultz Christmas is also available on iTunes and all other major digital and streaming outlets internationally. Following the release of Christmas, Mark Schultz has been tapped to perform live Dec. 1 on the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade. Benefitting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and featuring additional, world-renowned musical guests, the event will again be televised. Last year’s parade was seen on TV in over 100 markets. For all the latest Mark Schultz, Christmas news, tour dates and more, go towww.markschultzmusic.com, www.facebook.com/markschultz,www.twitter.com/mschultzmusic and www.instagram.com/mschultzmusic. About Mark Schultz:With more than two million records sold, 10 No. 1 singles, a Dove Award, R.I.A.A. Platinum certification for Live: A Night of Stories & Songs (2005), national television appearances on "48 Hours," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," CNN, CBN and more, Schultz has also landed the top spot on Billboard’s Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list and authored the novella, Letters From War. While many artists talk about chasing their dreams, for Schultz it’s about following God’s call. That calling shines through on his first full-length studio album in six years, Follow, released Aug. 17 and featuring the title track and more new songs along with fan-favorites. Mark and his wife Kate live just outside Nashville, TN with their three children: Ryan, Gus and Maia Mae. ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #11: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #297: Folk Hymnal with Tim Briggs
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #297: Folk Hymnal with Tim Briggs My guest today on Voices In My Head is Tim Briggs. Tim is the writer and producer of the a new series of musical projects being released under the name, Folk Hymnal. Folk Hymnal is a revolving community of artists who sing theologically rich songs in an accessible and attractive way. Tim is the writer and producer on Folk Hymnal’s latest album, “Incarnation Songs”,which released released on November 22nd, 2018. A follow up EP will be released in the Spring of 2019. Find out more at https://folkhymnal.com/ ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #12: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #288: Jessica Crawford - Honestly
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #288: Jessica Crawford - Honestly Jessica was born into a family of deep faith and of rich musical history. Every Sunday morning, this great granddaughter of a fiery Pentecostal minister would watch from the pews as her mother would direct the church choir. In addition to church music, she also grew up inspired by her Granddaddy's play-by-ear instrumental talents and his Southern Gospel vocals that echoed the sound of her mother's childhood. On her father's side, her paternal grandmother and great-grandmother were classically trained pianists and vocalists. Despite her family's encouragement, Jessica struggled to see that the musical legacy from both sides of her family was establishing a future for her in music. After a painful relationship left her seeking true purpose, Jessica finally surrendered to what can only be described as a persistent "call" to music. After a year well spent in seminary she stepped out in faith and left the comfort of her small hometown, Bridgewater, VA, in 2011 and hit the road to Nashville. Her years in Music City were formative for both in ministry and in songwriting. A new dependence on God, involvement with an inner city missions base, and growing favor with songwriters and accomplished producers would all help Jessica find her voice as an artist and worship leader. In 2017, Jessica would leave Nashville with a 5 song independently released EP under her belt, multiple regional tours and invaluable industry and ministry experiences to become the Worship Arts Director for Fountain of Life Church in Burlington, NJ where she currently lives and serves. On September 14 Jessica will release "Honestly", a four song EP she describes as “a collection of vulnerable songs that do not shy away from the reality of my hardest life experiences while celebrating the hope I found in Jesus through it all.” The “Honestly” EP was written with the group the Brothers McClurg during a writing retreat in early 2017. It was produced by Chris Hoisington and recorded at Old Bear Studios in Batavia, NY. https://jessicacrawfordmusic.org/ RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #13: Voices In My Head Episode #263 - Superman Turns 80
This week Superman Turned 80 and we’re celebrating with a history of Superman's real life battles against Populism, Racism, and Religious Discrimination. This is a very special episode of Voices In My Head. Below are the pictures referenced in this episode.
Rank #14: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #296: Still Slaves - The West African Slave Trade Then and Now
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #296: Still Slaves - The West African Slave Trade Then and Now https://www.stillslavesfilm.com THROUGH THE LENS OF ANCIENT SLAVERY IN WEST AFRICA, The New Documentary, STILL SLAVES EXPLORES THE RAMPANT SLAVERY, KNOWN TO MOST AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING, THAT CONTINUES TO THRIVE ALONG THIS NOTORIOUS COASTLINE. THE FILM JOURNEYS FROM THE VIBRANT CITY OF LAGOS IN NIGERIA ON NORTH TO THE DESERTS OF MAURITANIA AND UNEARTHS THE SLAVERY THAT CONTINUES TO HAUNT SEVEN COUNTRIES IN-BETWEEN. Ann Margret Nielsen, who directed the film, is our guest this week. ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #15: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #294: Mike Harland and his new book Worship Essentials
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #294: Mike Harland and his new book Worship Essentials My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Mike Harland. For most of his life, Mike has led churches in worship leadership roles. Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of Worship at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author, Dove Award winning songwriter, and a worship leader who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. His blog and podcast, "WorshipLife" is followed by pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians around the world. Mike Harland's latest book, Worship Essentials, released on November 1st. ----more---- Your Host: Rick Lee James RickLeeJames.com Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #16: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode # 267: Forum On Worship As Spiritual Formation
In May of 2018 I participated in a small forum with attendees of Lexington Calvary Church of the Nazarene on Worship As Spiritual Formation. This was a fun show podcast to record because of all of the ages of people involved in the conversation. I hope you enjoy the discussion from Pastors, Theologians, laypeople, and even some toddlers who were present. It was a great time and I think you can hear that in this episode.
Rank #17: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #287: Guest Francois Clemmons (Officer Clemmons) from Mister Rogers Neighborhood
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #287: Guest Francois Clemmons (Officer Clemmons) from Mister Rogers Neighborhood On this episode of Voices In My Head we welcome Dr. Francois Clemmons. Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons is an Afro-American singer, actor, playwright and university lecturer. He is perhaps best known for his appearances as Officer Clemmons on the PBS television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from 1968 to 1993. In 1968, Clemmons won the Metropolitan Opera auditions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to Cleveland, Ohio, where he won a position in the Metropolitan Opera Studio. He sang there professionally for seven seasons, performing over 70 roles with companies including The New York City Opera, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, and Washington Civic Opera. Clemmons sang with numerous orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 1973, he won a Grammy Award for a recording of Porgy and Bess; he performed the role of "Sportin' Life" in that musical over 100 times. For 25 years, Clemmons performed the role of Officer Clemmons, a friendly neighborhood policeman, in the "Neighborhood of Make-Believe" on the children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In the neighborhood itself, Clemmons ran a singing and dance studio located in the building diagonally across from Mr. Rogers' house. As "Officer Clemmons", he became one of the first African Americans to have a recurring role on a kids' TV series. Clemmons actively writes across genres for a variety of age groups. Currently, he is writing his autobiography entitled DivaMan: My Life in Song, a children's story entitled ButterCup and the Majic Cane, and a volume of poetry entitled A Place Of My Own. Some of his published works include a volume of spirituals named Songs for Today and a stage musical called My Name Is Hayes based on the life of Roland Hayes. He also commissioned a choral work composed of spirituals entitled Changed My Name, arranged by Linda Twine. From 1997 until his retirement in 2013, Clemmons was the Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence and director of the Martin Luther King Spiritual Choir at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He “played the role of professor, choirmaster, resident vocal soloist, advisor, confidant, and community cheerleader”. He is also well known in the Middlebury community for his superb rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner", which he sings at the Middlebury College men's basketball games. Clemmons lives and works in Middlebury, Vermont, where he is the Emeritus Artist in Residence of Middlebury College. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music. Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #18: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #286: "The Character of Virtue" with guest Stanley Hauerwas
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #286: "The Character of Virtue" with guest Stanley Hauerwas On this episode of Voices In My Head we welcome Dr. Stanley Hauerwas. Time magazine once called today’s guest America’s best theologian. As a longtime professor at Duke Divinty School, Stanley Hauerwas has authored many books, won numerous awards, and even appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. Today, among other things, we will be discussing his book, "The Character of Virtue: Letters To A Godson" For more from Stanley Hauerwas, visit these links: Website: https://divinity.duke.edu/faculty/stanley-hauerwas The Character of Virtue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802875793/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Hauerwas/e/B000APV13K/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1536244545&sr=8-1 Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #19: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #285: "Shame Off You" with guest Denise Pass
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #285: "Shame Off You" with guest Denise Pass On this episode of Voices In My Head we welcome Denise Pass. Denise Pass is an author, an award-winning CCM recording artist, a songwriter, an accomplished blogger, speaker, worship leader, and host of the Black and White Podcast. She is the author of 31 days to Hope Reinvented and today we are discussing her latest book, Shame Off You: From Hiding To Healing which released on August 21st through Abingdon Press. For more from Denise Pass, visit these links: Website https://denisepass.com Black and White Podcast: https://blackandwhitepodcast.org/ Shame Off You Web Site: https://shameoffyou.life/ Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com
Rank #20: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #284: David Dault - Producer and Host of Things Not Seen
Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #284: David Dault - Producer and Host of Things Not Seen Dr. David Dault Host and Executive Producer of THINGS NOT SEEN: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CULTURE AND FAITH David got his start in journalism when he was sixteen years old, writing articles for his hometown newspaper. He's been asking folks questions ever since. David has a PhD in religion from Vanderbilt, and a masters degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. When he began Things Not Seen, he was teaching in the religion department of a liberal arts college in Memphis. He moved to Chicago with his family in 2013, and spent five years as the executive director of a nonprofit company producing faith-focused media for television, radio, and the web. He is currently a Visiting Scholar for theology and media at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.He produces the show from studios in the Hyde Park neighborhood, on Chicago's south side, where he lives with his family. Things Not Seen Web Site: http://www.thingsnotseenradio.com/ Blessings, Rick Lee James www.RickLeeJames.com