CMB 068 : Ginny Owens And Andrew Greer’s New Book!

In today’s episode of the CMB Podcast, I share with you a recent conversation with our friends Ginny Owens and Andrew Greer. Ginny and Andrew have both been on the podcast before, so it was great to have them back as repeat guests!

Below is an excerpt from an article posted at Read the full article here.

“Transcending Mysteries” was inspired by many conversations with fellow Christ-followers who wholeheartedly trust in the grace-giving gospel of Jesus, but struggle with the tough stuff of the Old Testament. Ginny and I wanted to reopen the story of Scripture, pair it with our own stories as disciples today, and attempt to discover – rather than dictate – God,” explains Andrew Greer. “As the most definitive written revelation of who God is, Scripture is important in knowing God better. And so, for better or worse, we open up the Old Testament to probe with all the saints the greatest mystery of all time – God.”

Ginny Owens adds, “On our journey to discover God through the Old Testament, stories we’ve heard all our lives took on new meaning and Scripture we’d never explored, challenged and moved our hearts.The threads of grace we uncovered woven throughout God’s journey with the Israelites were astounding. We’re excited for the opportunity to invite readers to consider our findings and make discoveries of their own.”




Win A Copy Of The Book!


I’ll send a copy of the book to a person who leaves a comment in the comment section below (You can leave a Facebook comment or a regular Blog comment. Either one will work).

All you need to do is leave us your thoughts along the lines of our discussion about the God of the old testament, and how you, as a Christian, have wrestled with some of the more difficult passages of scripture.

What is God showing you?

Leave your thoughts below and I’ll pick a person at random to win a copy of Ginny and Andrew’s new book!




CMB 067: Meet Meredith Kinleigh

Here we are in episode 067 of the CMB Podcast! In this episode I was honored to interview a great new artist Meredith Kinleigh.

Listen To The Interview Below

My hope is that, through my music, I can deliver an honest message to my generation that is both relevant and transparent,” Meredith Kinleigh said. “I have a heart for people who are searching for truth – both believers and non-believers – and my desire is to share how a daily relationship with Christ can be life-giving.

Meredith Kinleigh, who has been involved with music ministry since she was young, currently leads worship each week at her father’s church. Her music career has included singing the National Anthem at minor league baseball games, co-directing and acting in local theatrical productions and singing as a soloist for weddings and other events.




First Time On Blab


My new friend Christy welcomed me into the wonderful world of Blab.

Live Streaming….

I’m pretty green when it comes to the world of live streaming. I remember viewing a few streams on Ustream back in the day, and I’ve been a part of a few Google Hangouts, but that’s about it.

My video communication world has primarily been Skype, G Hangout, or Facetime.

In fact, Skype is how I’ve recorded most of my podcasts. I have the guests give me their Skype name and we set up the call and I record the audio in my ZoomH4N.

But ever since I’ve discovered Periscope, I started to see some exciting new ways to connect with you guys who are avid listeners to the podcasts.

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But back to this Blab thing….

These guys are developing something truly great for connecting with people. And now is the time to get in. In the world of tech, they’re still very young (they started in April of this year 2015).

In the video above you’ll see how I begin to see its incredible potential.

I’ll be recording some future podcasts live on Blab, so make sure you’re following me on Twitter, and are on my email list to get notified when I go live with my podcasts on Blab soon!

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What Happened To TIM? (Part 1)

T.I.M. talks If you’ve been following this podcast for a while, then you may be wondering, what happened to T.I.M.?

If you go to you’ll notice a landing page, and how things link back to this site.

Here’s the podcast page now. Blog posts, and show notes are here now. Things are different, right?

More than that you’ve most likely noticed a drop off in the episodes.

Well, in this post, I’ll be sharing some news, though I can’t share everything yet.

An Update On T.I.M.

Right around the same time I launched T.I.M. Talks in March, I started contracting for a publishing company in Nashville, doing their WordPress administration, social media management, and digital marketing campaigns.

T.I.M. was a part of my plans going back to last year. I had this grand vision. After doing the CMB Podcast in 2013, and seeing some measure of success – at least for a small fry like me (996 subscribers was a big deal in my mind) – I got excited about how much of the internet marketing hacks that I was learning about actually worked.

Building an audience online was something that I had always thought was important for indie musicians these days, and as I began seeing CMB grow, I wondered if I could transfer what I was learning to indie artists looking to build an audience themselves.

Looking at several case studies where indie artists were using free content to leverage their growth online, I had a vision to reverse engineer their success and talk about this new way of doing music business. Since I had seen a little bit myself with CMB, I thought I’d embark on a journey of the blogging musician.

Content marketing is a big deal these days and I wanted to explore it as an indie artist coach. I also wanted to record the journey and publish it in the form of an audio podcast.

But here’s where I went wrong….

I still completely believe in this stuff, but I made a decision that was a mistake. Don’t do what I did:

To give myself the time to commit to this venture, I decided to scale back at my job, get paid less, and dive into the world of indie-entrepreneurship. I had set a date at my job to step out of some of the roles I was in, and go part time.

It was a huge pay cut, and one that I was confident I’d be able to make up for after a few months of producing products and services for my audience.

I had huge plans for T.I.M.

But I wasn’t ready.

And, at the same time, other work began to show up on my plate that I hadn’t accounted for.

I underestimated the amount of time that was required to get to the place where I’m bringing in the income needed to support my family.

Yes, I’m having to eat humble pie and confess that I over extended myself.

The Full Story

Someday, I’ll share even more of the full story, but at this juncture I have to put things with T.I.M. Talks on pause.

My priorities are:

  1. My family
  2. My personal growth
  3. My work
  4. My church

I will likely do blog posts periodically here at the blog, but the next few months, I’m going all in with the priorities above.

I do have several unpublished episodes of T.I.M. that may come to the surface sometime, but I can’t promise anything on when that will be.

From one T.I.M. to another, thank you.

And don’t go away, because I plan to pick certain things back up in the future. This blog will always be here, and you can always reach me here if you ever have any questions about anything.