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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today's guest is New York Times best-selling novelist Bret Lott. On today's show, he talks about faith and writing, Christians in the marketplace, and that time he got a life-changing phone call from Oprah.
On the premier episode of our newest podcast, Cultivated Conversations about Faith and Work, we're featuring Gabe Lyons, author, speaker, and founder of Qideas. Gabe talks about where he came from, why he started Qideas, and what he hopes to see from Christians in the marketplace in the years ahead.