Mike Cosper sat down with Kyle Idleman to discuss his career as a church planter, his evolution as an author, and his role as teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church, one of the largest congregations in the U.S.Read More
Daniel Baltzer is a New York visual artist, and in this episode, he and Mike get into the grind of being an artist, and what it means to be a Christian artist at this cultural moment.Read More
On this episode, Mike Cosper talks to Christine Caine, founder of A21, whose mission is to end slavery around the world.Read More
Mike Cosper sat down with hip hop recording artist Lecrae to discuss his life and work, and how he has come to terms with the idea that his career is an anomaly.Read More
Sebastian Traeger is an author, entrepreneur and executive vice president of the International Mission Board (IMB). On this week’s episode, we hear his story, and how his career has been spent sorting through the tension of faith and work, a wrestling that resulted in his book, The Gospel at Work.Read More
Russ Moore’s career straddles the line between faith and politics and faith and culture, and in his role as President of the ERLC, he is often called upon to speak to both Christians and the world at large about the implications of everything from the Trump phenomenon to the corrosive effects of technology on families.
Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Dan Phelps, with our theme song by Roman Candle.Read More
This week, Mike and Phil Keaggy dig deeper in part two of their interview by talking about Keaggy’s faith and how it has shaped his life and music, especially as an instrumentalist. Along the way, Keaggy shares the story of how he came to jam with Paul McCartney at a wedding.
Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited by Quinnette Connor and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Glass Harp and Phil Keaggy, with our theme song by Roman Candle. Special thanks to Jeremy Kinsella for making this episode possible.Read More
This week, Mike sits down with Phil Keaggy, legendary guitarist, to discuss his remarkable career and life with God. Keaggy is a welcome respite from all the shouting and narcissism that appears to rule the day. Rather, his is a gentle presence, despite a ferocious style that got him first noticed.
Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper, recorded by Eddie Morris, Edited by Quinnette Connor and Mixed by Mark Owens. Music for this episode is from Glass Harp and Phil Keaggy, with our theme song by Roman Candle. Special thanks for Jeremy Kinsella for making this episode possible.Read More
This week, Mike sits down with Justin Forsett, retired NFL running back and entrepreneur. Despite playing 9 seasons in the NFL, Forsett was alway undervalued as too small or too slow. His story is one of great faith and perseverance in the face of huge obstacles.
Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced by Mike Cosper and recorded, edited and mixed by Mark Owens. Our theme song is by Roman Candle, and our music is by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle.Read More
This week, we visited with Alison Whitehurst in New York, where she’s been working up a storm in productions like the first National tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; The Fortress of Solitude, at The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway; and the world premiere of Born For This, a musical celebrating the incredible true story of Bebe Winans. She opened up about the pressures of life in The Theatre and charted her life from Texas to New York and the central role her faith plays in guiding her life.
Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by TJ Hester. Our theme song is by Roman Candle. Music by Roman Candle and Dan Phelps.Read More
This week, Esteban Shedd stopped by to talk to Mike about the music he makes with Alert312 and how hip-hop culture shaped faith and led him to launch Streetlights Bible, an audio version infused with hip-hop rhythms to engage folks who might otherwise not read the Bible. Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and edited by Mike Cosper and mixed by Mark Owens. Our theme music is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Alert312.Read More
Rachelle Starr didn’t exactly have a plan the night she led three friends to a local strip club. All she knew was that God had placed a call on her to do something kind and loving for the women who worked there. Her obedience led to the creation of Scarlet Hope, a ministry devoted to sharing the love of Christ with women in the adult entertainment industry.Read More
Season 3 of Cultivated kicks-off with one of our favorite people, making his second appearance on the podcast: Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury. Greg stopped by to talk about his book Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?, a biography about Larry Norman and the origins of Christian rock music. It’s a fascinating story that raises questions about both the role of the artist and the dangers of the Christian subculture.Read More
Brian Koppelman, along with his creative partner David Levien, is the creator of the Showtime series Billions and writer of the film Ocean's Thirteen. Brian also hosts Mike's favorite podcast, The Moment, which you can check out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-moment-with-brian-koppelman/id814550071?mt=2
Today's conversation focuses on the need for meaningful work and meaningful living.
Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and The Narrativo Group
Produced by Mike Cosper
Edited by TJ Hester
Mixed by Mark Owens
Music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle
On today's show, we cover a lot of ground, including Andy's story, empathy and the imagination, emotions and embodiment, and much, much more. Plus... this is just part one of two! We'll be back with more of Andy this week.Read More
On today's show, our guest is Ekemini Uwan. A writer, speaker, and public theologian, Ekemini has written extensively on racism and the church. We'll hear about how she went from the business world to the academy, and from focusing on theology to focusing on race.Read More
On today's show, writer, speaker, and artist Jackie Hill Perry shares her story of coming to faith, she talks about how she became an artist, and she talks about her creative process.Read More
On this episode, we’ll talk about making records, about how she found herself making music – in spite of lots of pressure to do other things – about what it’s like to be an Arab-American touring around the country and playing music in Churches… and she’ll tell the craziest story you’ll hear on this season of Cultivated.Read More
On today’s show, we’ll hear from Dr. Gregory Thornbury. He’s the president of the King’s College, and we’ll talk about where he comes from, his vision for Christians in the marketplace, his thoughts about what we call “cultural engagement, why he thinks CS Lewis may not have been such a big deal.Read More
Alissa is a staff writer at Vox.com, where she covers film and pop culture. On today’s show, we’ll talk about Christians and movies, about what it means to be a critic, and what it means to a Christian writer in the mainstream media.Read More