Mission Lab
Episode 109 - The Greatest Evangelistic Meeting Ever?

Episode 109 - The Greatest Evangelistic Meeting Ever?

October 4, 2021

Shawn shares about an experience he had recently doing a sort of "public" evangelistic meeting, asking if it was, perhaps, the most successful one ever conducted. Of course, there is a twist to the whole experience, and he asks the question a little tongue-in-cheek.

Episode 108 - Disciple-Making as Love-Making

Episode 108 - Disciple-Making as Love-Making

September 20, 2021

Don't be too scandalized by the title: Shawn unpacks some recent realizations he's had about how to look at the idea of disciple-making. When understood in this way, he proposes it has a chance to elevate its significance.

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Episode 107 - Hello.

Episode 107 - Hello.

September 9, 2021

After a long, long hiatus, Shawn drops by with an update and a promise of future episodes.

Episode 106 - Converts to Modernism, With Kessia Reyne Bennett

Episode 106 - Converts to Modernism, With Kessia Reyne Bennett

April 21, 2021

Shawn has a really stimulating conversation with Pastor Kessia Reyne Bennett, pastor for discipleship at the College View Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, as they talk about her journey into faith, the community that drew her in, and whether or not we have to convert people to modernism in order to convert them to Christianity. 

Episode 105 - Kevin Wilson, “The Chai Guy,” on TikTok Discipleship and Mission

Episode 105 - Kevin Wilson, “The Chai Guy,” on TikTok Discipleship and Mission

April 16, 2021

Shawn has a conversation with his new pal Kevin, who became an overnight TikTok star, reflecting on what that's been like personally and missionally - and how it relates to incarnational ministry. 

Episode 104 - From Institutional Church to Small Groups With Chad Stuart

Episode 104 - From Institutional Church to Small Groups With Chad Stuart

March 29, 2021

Shawn has a conversation with his old friend Chad Stuart, pastor of the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is a large "institutional church" in Maryland. Chad talks about transitioning his church to focus on small groups, and what it's been like to do it with his whole family, prioritizing his children.

Episode 103 - Seven Reasons You Should Move to Bangor

Episode 103 - Seven Reasons You Should Move to Bangor

March 9, 2021

The title is pretty self-explanatory: as a part of a major recruitment effort, where Shawn's church is trying to bring in 5-10 families to help with their missional work, Shawn provides seven reasons why you should consider moving to Bangor!

Episode 102 - Killing Church With Disruptive Adventism

Episode 102 - Killing Church With Disruptive Adventism

February 23, 2021

We do something different: we cross-post an interview that Shawn was on the receiving end of a while back on a podcast called Disruptive Adventism. Though much of the content will probably sound like much of what we've shared on this podcast in the past, having someone else interview Shawn elicited a slightly different take than what we've heard before. Listen in as Jose Briones grills Shawn on what it means to be missional.

Episode 101 - Mike Brown on the Perils and Pitfalls of Shame-Based Discipleship

Episode 101 - Mike Brown on the Perils and Pitfalls of Shame-Based Discipleship

February 16, 2021

Shawn has a conversation with his friend and one-time parishioner Mike Brown to discuss his journey out of drug-dealing and into faith, and the insidious nature of shame-based discipleship. They talk about the power of going through the 12 steps, and how remembering our identity in Christ is crucial for the life of faith.

Episode 100 -Ten Years, Five Years, and 100 Episodes

Episode 100 -Ten Years, Five Years, and 100 Episodes

February 4, 2021

Shawn looks back at ten years of ministering in Bangor, five years of being on mission, and 100 episodes of the podcast, and shares his favorite and most meaningful missional memories.

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