We’ve all heard about The Box. Most of us probably have a Box collection. Everybody wants us to have one. Or if we don’t have one yet, they encourage us to make one. But they would really rather prefer we took one of theirs. Their boxes usually tell us how to believe and what to believe and sometimes even convey their most important rule – “stay in the box.”
Today’s episode flips those boxes upside down with a challenging question about getting outside the box and an incredible story about one of my favorite heroes of faith – Clarence Jordan. Dare to overturn a box and join us at today’s Table.
Featuring “Cedar of Lebanon” by Singer-Songwriter Skye Peterson
Lunch and Conversation at Ladybird Taco in Nashville, Tennessee
Featuring Special Guest: Skye Peterson
I don’t find songs so much as songs find me. Out of the blue they walk up to me and introduce themselves like long lost friends. That is exactly how I would describe meeting today’s feature song, “Searching For Us,” by today’s special table guest, singer-songwriter Skye Peterson.
When Skye and I met for lunch at Ladybird Taco, I was already a fan of her music. But from the get-go – in the pre-conversation over great tacos to the spontaneous high five after recording today’s podcast conversation, I became a fan of Skye Peterson, the person.
Join us for good food, music, and conversation. Skye recommends the Salsa Verde Braised Chicken Taco and I like the Brisket with Avocado Taco. Both are winners. We saved you a seat.
Are you a gamer? Check your closet. The average gamer owns 1-25 board games. You may be a gamer and not even know it! And there’s a new game coming out this spring that is already proven to be a game changer.
Guest co-host Steph Cherry and I converse with game designer Andrew Lowen about his upcoming board game Deliverance – the highest crowdfunded Christian game ever. Deliverance is a cooperative game for 1-4 players of angels, demons, and saints caught up in a battle between opposing spiritual forces.
A former professional gamer, Andrew also shares how his life transitioned from video games to board games and how his journey to bring Deliverance to your table began 6 years ago. Choose your hero – check your sword -it’s game on!
Featuring “Things That I’m Afraid Of” by Singer-Songwriter Ross King (Used by Permission)
A Conversation With Special Guest: Dr. Brian Guenther
I met Brian Guenther at a backyard concert in June 2021. He was recovering from a second brain surgery performed on him just six weeks prior. I never would have guessed. And then I heard his astounding story.
Dr. Guenther is an educator – the President of San Marcos Academy in San Marcos, Texas. He is a husband and the father of four children. He is quick witted – a great conversationalist. But one day, he was struck with supersonic hearing. (SCDS is the official medical term.) When it came to sound, Superman had nothing on Brian. The roar within was deafening. And the pain threatened to silence his song for good.
This is an amazing story of debilitation, faith, resilience and humor. And when the enemy roars, finding the strength to roar back.
Featuring “Walk in the Valley” by Singer-Songwriter Ross King (Used by Permission)
This is an amazing time we live in. We have the ability to place a device on our wrists to record how many steps we take in a day and how much rem sleep we get at night. We are surrounded by specialists and trainers who can tell us an abundance of details about certain aspects of our lives. And there are 3 to 4 million podcasts out there to fill in the void. With all this knowledge, where do we measure our souls and our relationship with God?
Today’s podcast raises two questions:
“Do you know where you happen to be?”
“Do you know what God knows about you?”
Join us at today’s table for an appetizer of an episode to help you discover some secrets about you and God.
Featuring “Build the House” by Singer-Songwriter Ross King (Used by Permission)
A Deeper Conversation With Special Guest: Steph Cherry
“I’m overwhelmed by the power of edit.”
“A lot of trauma is the lack of a compassionate witness.”
These were just two of the gems shared round last week’s table with Hope Coach and Counselor Steph Cherry. And our Season 5 opener “Bless the Tacos and Pop the Clutch” resonated with so many listeners, we thought it would be nice to bring Steph back to unpack some ways to be a light in the midst of your own personal trauma.
Steph, her husband Denbigh, and a host of friends set The Boho Table as volunteers loaded with taco feasts at The Church Under the Bridge in Waco, TX and at the Trinity Center in downtown Austin, among other places.
Today’s podcast again is about hope. The rhythm, a little gentler; the discussion, a little more organic, as we explore the terrain of personal trauma. Laughter and tacos are still our standard fare. Dig in and pass it on.
Imagine today’s table conversation taking place under an interstate bridge sharing tacos with the homeless and you’ll catch a glimpse into the heart of today’s very special guest – Steph Cherry. Steph and her husband Denbigh set The Boho Table as volunteers at The Church Under the Bridge in Waco, TX and at the Trinity Center in downtown Austin, among other places. Steph is a taco maven and the CEO of Kindness. She’s also a wife to D, a mom to 3 daughters, a Hope Coach and Counselor, an artist, and a mansion restorer.
Today’s podcast is about hope, how to be a light in the midst of your own personal trauma, setting a course for the year ahead, and choosing your own word of the year. And it’s just flat out inspiring and fun! So, grab a bag of tacos or make a batch of your own, bless them, pass them out to someone in need, and get ready to pop the clutch on this new adventure called 2023.
Featuring “Bethlehem (2022 Version) by Singer-Songwriter Ross King*
It’s Christmas! Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. The gift of God’s peace comes in a variety of ways. Peace as presence. Peace as mystery. Peace as vocation. Which peace do you know?
Today’s table visits a variety of places including Bethlehem’s manger, Ukraine, Lechuguilla Cave, and a hillside near the Sea of Galilee where Jesus taught some astounding truths. Grab a cold eggnog and join us. We saved you a seat.
Featuring “Bethlehem (2022 Version) by Singer-Songwriter Ross King*
Winter Solstice. The scent of fresh balsam. The crunch of fresh fallen snow. The laughter of children at play. Luminaries lining walls and walkways. A crackling fireplace. The hush of a falling star. The midnight church bell. How would you describe peace?
It’s Christmas Eve Eve and the most wondrous night of the year is almost upon us. What is the peace you want most this Christmas? And what is the peace that you already know? May the peace of Christ surprise you when you least expect it!