Interview with Pete Briscoe

Pete Briscoe is senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton, Texas, and author of the new book The Surge: Churches Catching the Wave of Christ's Love for the Nations. Michael visits with Pete about the book and about how a focus on missions adds vitality to the life of a congregation.

Interview with Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton is pastor of the Church of the Resurrection, a United Methodist congregation in suburban Kansas City and one of the largest and fastest-growing mainline churches in America. In his new book Why? Making Sense of God's Will, Hamilton talks about dealing with suffering. In this podcast, he visits with Michael about preaching on suffering, along with a discussion of planning a two-year preaching calendar.

Interview with Ralph Douglas West

Ralph Douglas West is pastor of the Brookhollow Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, better known as The Church Without Walls. He will be one of the featured speakers at the 2011 National Conference on Preaching, May 9-11 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He recently visited with Executive Editor Michael Duduit.

Interview with David Kinnamon

David Kinnaman is president of the Barna Group, which is widely known for its research studies on issues relating to faith and spirituality, as well as political and cultural topics. His latest book is "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Churchand Rethinking Faith," also the topic of this conversation.

Interview with Chris Seay

Chris Seay is a church planter, pastor of Ecclesia in Houston, and author of the new book The Gospel According to Jesus. In this podcast, Michael visits with Chris about the importance of clearly articulating the gospel in our own context, as well as the place of Scripture in preaching.

Interview with Bryant Wright

Bryant Wright is founding pastor of the 7600-member Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta, and newly-elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention. In this podcast, Michael visits with Bryant about the Great Commission Resurgence, about his new book on the Middle East and about how his own preaching has developed through nearly 30 years as a pastor.

Interview with David Stokes

Pastor David Stokes has written a fascinating book 'Apparent Danger' about one of the most fascinating (and infamous) preachers of the 20th century, Frank Norris. Pastor of one of the nation's first megachurches, he was a national figure who finally was undone by a murder trial in which he was the defendant.