Mission Lab
Episode 084 - The Nuclear Family Was A Mistake

Episode 084 - The Nuclear Family Was A Mistake

February 18, 2020

Shawn shares some reflections based on an article recently published in The Atlantic about the nuclear family. He offers commentary on the topic and how it relates to our ecclesiology and missiology. To read the article, click here

Episode 083 - Is Religious Addiction a Thing?

Episode 083 - Is Religious Addiction a Thing?

February 4, 2020

Shawn welcomes back his good friend, Jim Mello, as they tackle an interesting question: is it possible to become addicted to religion? And what would that even mean? Along the way we also discuss black-and-white thinking, the stages of faith, and what all this has to do with mission and discipleship. 

Episode 082 - Dogmatism, Functional Pluralism, and Arguing People Into Truth

Episode 082 - Dogmatism, Functional Pluralism, and Arguing People Into Truth

November 25, 2019

Reflecting on his experience of dialoguing with people of various religious perspectives, Shawn discusses the importance of taking a posture of humility and "functional pluralism." He wonders if it is even possible to argue people into truth.

Episode 081 - Ellen White Hates Tradition, Or, How I Became Liberal

Episode 081 - Ellen White Hates Tradition, Or, How I Became Liberal

October 25, 2019

Shawn breaks down a whole slew of quotes from Ellen White that demonstrate how she had no place for tradition, explaining how it is that his own views have broadened as a result. Email him at shawnbrace at gmail dot com to get a copy of both the abridged and unabridged compilation of the quotes he shares. 

Episode 080 - Teaching: Destroyer of the gods

Episode 080 - Teaching: Destroyer of the gods

August 27, 2019

This week, Shawn decides to share a recent teaching from a new series he started called "Viral: Unleashing the Revolution." It is Part 3. You can follow along with the whole series by going to bangorsda.org or by clicking here

Episode 079 - Are People Just “Bible Studies”?

Episode 079 - Are People Just “Bible Studies”?

August 20, 2019

Shawn shares some reflections on common terminology that leaves him feeling a little uneasy. Are people more than just "Bible studies" or "interests"? 

Episode 078 - Missional Footprint

Episode 078 - Missional Footprint

August 14, 2019

What is the real metric we should be measuring when it comes to our efficacy as God's people? We unpack this critically important question.

Episode 077 - Missional Lessons From Radio Lab

Episode 077 - Missional Lessons From Radio Lab

July 15, 2019

Have you ever listened to Radio Lab? In a recent episode, Shawn found some great analogies that can provide insight into the way we do mission.

Episode 076 - The Gift of Discipleship

Episode 076 - The Gift of Discipleship

July 8, 2019

Sharing some struggles he's been having recently, Shawn reflects on an important realization when it comes to discipleship and mission.

Episode 075 - Reset

Episode 075 - Reset

July 4, 2019

Shawn goes solo and gives an update on life and their church restart.