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People often experience isolation in the midst of their deepest life troubles instead of connection—even within our churches. With Redemption Walk, we hope to help overcome that problem by cultivating redemptive community. Every two weeks on Wednesdays during Season 1, we’ll deliver a new storytelling episode where Mike Wilkerson sits down with friends and colleagues, including Amanda Hightower, Jane Greisen and Daniel Teater. Together, we’ll listen to and interact with someone’s story of trouble and redemption. We'll also publish bonus episodes from time to time, including “Learn About” episodes where we’ll learn about some specific theme. For example: Learn About Trauma, or Learn About Addiction. You’ll also see bonus episodes for meeting the various team members on our show, other interviews, and more.
||CleanBONUS: Wrapping Season 1||In our final installment for Season 1, the team reflects on what we've accomplished thus far—and discusses in which movie and which character we'd each choose to be.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Mary: Codependency, Family Conflict, Letting Go||Mary calls it codependency—this pattern that formed in her with her family of origin.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Learn about Peacemaking||Everyone deals with tension in relationships—some times, all out conflict. There are ways of moving through these times that help us grow personally, heal relationships, and honor God. Daniel talks with some of his colleagues in the world of Christian||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Kent: Regret, Career Loss, Wounding Others||Two tragedies in Kent's life—one in childhood, and one at age forty—have shaped him forever, and in some ways, 'dominated' his life. He has wrestled with regret and his own responsibility in these events, and through it has grown in compassion towar||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Gabe: Mass Killing, Mercury Poisoning, Sex and Love Addiction||While filming a documentary in Africa, Gabe witnessed unthinkable atrocities. He got to play a key role, promoting healing there. Yet all the while, he carried his own inner darkness.||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Laura: Leading with Secrets, Transparency, Abortion||When plans for travel and career with her husband seemed to be interrupted by an unexpected pregnancy, they had an abortion that she would later regret.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Brad: Doubt, Overwhelming Anxiety, Autism||Brad's anxiety has been crippling at times: from terrifying religious doubt to dreading that his daughter might be diagnosed with autism. Brad also reflects on the neuroscience of his feeling either isolated from or connected with his community along t.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Bryan: Father Wound, Pornography, Craving Approval||By middle school, porn was already a deep addiction, and secrecy with it. If anyone found out, Bryan believed, he would be rejected.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Meet Amanda||We learn about Amanda's vocational journey into founding an anti-trafficking organization, what it has been like to connect in new church community after leaving a church with deep community, and something about being "swept up into Best Buy culture".||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Erin P: Cancer, Masks, Wrestling with God in a Hurricane||Cancer was a dreadful enemy, but Erin had been taught to never let your weakness be seen. She wrestled with God through cancer and a hurricane.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Meet Mike||It's Mike's turn to answer some questions in our Meet the Team bonus series. Mike talks about his faith journey, how he's been influenced to be concerned about church culture, why he loves living in Seattle with his family,||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Beyond Quiet Desperation—Redemption Groups in Alaska with Joel Engle||Mike interviews Joel Engle, lead preaching pastor at ChangePoint in Anchorage, Alaska, over dinner. Hear why Joel is so personally invested in this ministry and what impact it is having on his church. Links - ChangePoint https://changepointalaska.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Jake: Discontentment, Fantasy, Church Planting||How do you know when an everyday desire goes from good to sinful? Jake's story reminds us about how some desires "creep up" on us, as discontentment leads to fantasy—even if the object of the fantasy seems to be something as wholesome as church planti||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Meet Jane||Jane Greisen has been a regular host on the show. Hear more about her, what she's up to when she's not podcasting, some of the personal shaping experiences in her life, and the perspectives she brings to our walk together.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Danielle: Loss of Community, Control, Harmful Church||Danielle experienced deep friendships in a church community for twenty years, and then moved away into a relational wilderness where she would experience deep loneliness.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Meet Daniel||Learn about Daniel Teater and the difference between fundamentalist cults and healthy church culture with "grace attachment".||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Nate: Drugs, Abandonment, Prison||Abandonment has haunted Nate: from childhood to prison, with lingering effects still in his marriage and parenting.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Learn about Christian Psychology with Eric Johnson||In our interview with Dr. Eric Johnson, we learn about his model for Christian psychology. He describes three human dimensions and how they interrelate: the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Sue: Childhood Tragedy, Religious Addiction, Healing Community||Sue’s story offers us a glimpse of how tragedy can impact core beliefs. She internalized messages about herself and the nature of the world through her early childhood experiences. As a result she drew conclusions about how to survive the world as she||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Learn about Getting Jesus Wrong with Matt Johnson||Christian transformation is about the real you meeting the real Jesus. But what if you get Jesus wrong? Is he a life coach, or the giver of a moral checklist, or someone else entirely? - That’s a question we explore with Matt Johnson,||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Brett: Anger, Numbness, Grief||Brett shares about how his battle to come to grips with painful losses in his own story led him to try and escape his suffering. The energy exerted trying to avoid the suffering only created a deadening effect on Brett’s heart.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with John: Image, Infertility, Bullying||Even after John walked away from alcoholism, he experienced an ongoing struggle with maintaining his image in the eyes of others—a problem he called “fear of man”.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk with Erin: Perfectionism, Mother-Daughter Trouble, Piles of Laundry||With one parent a drug addict and the other a police officer, Erin's early life was a confusing set of shaping influences. Often being compared to her mother by her family members, it's been hard at times for Erin to maintain her own identity.||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Zero: Welcome to Redemption Walk||Welcome to Redemption Walk, a show for telling and hearing stories of trouble and redemption, and learning to walk together as friends. - This is Episode Zero, where we introduce you to our show and the friends who'll be joining us for Season 1.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is extremely helpful and timely! If you want to add a grace based podcast that is transformative and relatable then this is it.
So, there is hope.
Redemption Walk is for those of us who need to know we’re not alone in our struggle.
Redemption Walk is for those of us who seek to understand someone else’s struggle, just a little better.
Redemption Walk is for both the former and the latter who need to know change is possible.
Redemption Walk is for those of us whose soul needs the reminder, that in the midst of it all, - the disappointment and the pain, - what is well-worn or brand new, - a steadfast and merciful God has authored our story, and his main thesis is redemption. So, there is hope.
New to Redemption Walk
I've been a believer for 12+years as I write this, but for much of that I've had a difficult time processing past hurts and experiences through the gospel. I'm looking forward to what I can learn from this podcast so I can not only see God in my story more clearly, but so I can maybe be a part of bringing others to that place as well.