Getting To Know Brian O’Shea

I met Brian at the gym. Even though we enjoyed some conversations together, I don’t think I even knew his name at that point. But I asked him if he would like to be on my podcast. Brian is a Christian, and he’s also Roman Catholic, so that was interesting to me. I was interested in what Christianity is like for a fellow Christian who is of a different church tradition from me.

Near the end I talk about a discipleship group I’m interested in. If you are interested in joining me or doing something similar on your own, feel free to contact me.

The book I mentioned, Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden

A Conversation With My Dad About His Parents And Grandparents

My dad spent time during the summers with his grandmother in Annapolis, Missouri. His grandma and grandpa on his dad’s side lived in Reynolds County, and his own parents settled down in Black, Missouri.

If you would like to suggest a guest for Conversations About Life, I’d love to here about it.  You can submit your suggestion here.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Good Value Shoes.

My Mom Talks About Her Parents And Grandparents

My mom comes from a family of preachers in the Landmark Baptist church. She talks her dad’s Christian conversion while working in a field and also her own conversion experience.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Good Value Shoes.

My Dad And Mom Talk About Growing Up

My dad and mom grew up in rural Missouri and then moved to St. Louis as young adults. We start by talking about how they met each other and got married. Then we back up and talk about their home life as children. I think there’s a lot more we could talk about, so stay tuned for more episodes.

Note: As I explain in the beginning, we had some technical problems, and the audio quality is not very good. I’m hoping these conversations will be sounding better in future episodes.

Wendy Sapp Talks About Becoming A Christian And Then Becoming A Pastor In An Urban Church

Wendy Sapp was the pastor of Compton Heights Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO when my wife and I were married there in 1986. I left for the navy with my new bride and have only seen Pastor Sapp a handful of times since then, so I was happy to sit down with Pastor Sapp to get to know him better. I admire the joy Pastor Sapp has in serving God.

Pastor Sapp talks about what the church is like, his growing up experience, becoming a Christian and then becoming a pastor. He also talks about his daily prayer practice.

Compton Heights Baptist Church Facebook page

Jim Cymbala’s Amazon Page

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