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40: Revisiting The Shack with Paul Young

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, grab a box of tissues and head to the nearest theater! You don’t want to miss this incredibly moving story and the lessons it contains about the love of God.

Paul Young is the bestselling author of The Shack, a self-published book that has sold over 20 million copies. He has written several other books including Cross Roads, and his newest release Eve. Paul lives in Oregon City, Oregon with His wife, and has 6 children and 9 grandchildren.

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Paul’s early life: missionary kid/preacher’s kid, from Canada to New Guinea
  • From tribal life to boarding school at age 6
  • From Bible school and seminary to meeting his future wife, Kim
  • The Shack: written in 2005 as a gift for his children, at the request of his wife
  • Financial crises, losing everything, and healing
  • Deconstruction and reconstruction
  • The heart-wrenching reality and humanity of The Shack
  • The healing process
  • Each person: intricately made and uniquely broken
  • The Shack: centered on the goodness of God in the midst of human tragedy
  • Looking back with extreme clarity
  • Living in the grace of a day
  • Cross Roads: written around the issue of belonging
  • Get help or get caught—too exhausted to keep running
  • Hitting the bottom, seeking therapy and help
  • God’s love: redeeming our messes
  • Worthlessness vs. wholeness
  • Why no one prays for patience
  • Addiction, control, and self-discipline
  • Why isolation feeds addiction
  • Jesus in ME—John [14:20]
  • Why Paul gets called a “universalist”
  • Why we are always in God’s presence
  • Religion’s LIE
  • Paul’s biggest strength? “My relationships. I’m surrounded by people who love me but aren’t impressed. I’ve learned to stay inside the grace of today, and not be a future-tripper.”
  • Paul’s biggest weakness within his strength? “I’m very much a mental processor and not a verbal one. That makes it hard sometimes to stay present and engaged with someone.”
  • What is God currently stirring in your life? “I’m excited about the young generations coming up without the religious allegiances and affiliations that we were in bondage to. I think we’re on the cusp of some pretty fantastic movements and times.”
  • Paul’s advice to his younger self? “I would go to myself at 6 years old, put an arm around him and say, ‘You’re never alone and you will never be alone. Learn to tell all your secrets’.”

 

Books:

The Shack

Cross Roads

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39: Leaving the Fast Life in Hollywood for the Christian Film Industry with Cameron Arnett

Have you ever wondered how Christians cope in the fast world and bright lights of Hollywood? To find out, listen in to today’s show with Cameron Arnett, who has acted in many well-known TV shows, like ABC’s China Beach and Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns. On today’s show, Cameron relates how, while climbing the ladder to success in film and TV in California he realized that the Lord wanted him to get out of the system. He dropped everything over the course of the next fourteen or fifteen years, got out of Hollywood and the business, started two churches and then went bankrupt. Later, about four or five years ago, he started to resume his career in Atlanta, where film and Christian media was exploding at the time. He has now done eight or nine films on the Christian side and is scheduled to do a whole lot more. Listen in and find out how the Lord has set about replenishing and restoring things in Cameron’s life,

On today’s show, Cameron relates how, while climbing the ladder to success in film and TV in California he realized that the Lord wanted him to get out of the system. He dropped everything over the course of the next fourteen or fifteen years, got out of Hollywood and the business, started two churches and then went bankrupt. Later, about four or five years ago, he started to resume his career in Atlanta, where film and Christian media was exploding at the time. He has now done eight or nine films on the Christian side and is scheduled to do a whole lot more. Listen in and find out how the Lord has set about replenishing and restoring things in Cameron’s life, above and beyond all that he could ask for.

 

Cameron Arnett is the CEO of Camy Arnett Production Studios (CAPS), a television, film, and entertainment company. He’s also CEO of BYOBB Media/Records, an independent film and television portal and record label, as well as being the producer and director of a number of upcoming shows. He has many past films to his credit, including the five Dove Award winning Stand Your Ground. His past television credits include NBC’s Miami Vice, Fox’s Star Trek- The Next Generation, and many more. He is a regular host on WATC TV57 Atlanta Live Show and, most importantly, the co-host of the nationally syndicated The Christian View.

 

Listen to the episode, as Cameron also discusses:

 

  • What’s going on right now, in Atlanta
  • How he got into acting.
  • How God started working his way into Cameron’s life, when he started acting.
  • How he had to change himself within the movie industry, which is one of falsities and game playing.
  • How he started out ‘hitting people over the head with bibles’, till he learned better, to let God do the work through him.
  • That, as Christians, we are all supposed to be acting like one character- Jesus.
  • That he works as an apostle, prophet, and teacher.
  • That due to the lack respect for doctrines and principals in families today, we have children raising children.
  • The dark years he had to endure, losing his children as well as everything else… and how God restores things.
  • How the difficulties in life are there to build a muscle in you that you have to have for your future.
  • Where his biggest strength lies, with what he does today.
  • Jon’s message for Cameron, from the Lord.
  • The biggest thing that God is stirring inside of him, right now.
  • How God is moving on an undercurrent of people and churches.
  • His advice to a ‘younger him’.
  • The reason that he’s writing a book.

 

To contact Cameron:

www.BYOBB.tv

www.cameronarnett.com

www.camyarnett.com

 

 

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38: How to Answer When God Calls You to Speak with Grant Baldwin

Have you felt led to be a speaker? Are you unsure where to start? In this episode, you will hear from Grant Baldwin a nationally known keynote speaker from Nashville, TN. He started The Speaker Labs website and his curriculum Reality Check is taught in 400 schools around the country.

Grant is a speaker, podcaster, author, entrepreneur, and an all-around normal dude trying to make a little dent in the world. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and they have three beautiful little girls. He lives in a little Barbie dream house!

Listen in as Grant and Jon discuss:

  • How to find and book speaking engagements
  • How to transition into the online world as a speaker
  • What Grant was doing before becoming a speaker
  • How to balance sound principle without a religious overtone
  • How to trust God with the sometimes unsteady income as a speaker
  • When Grant knew he wanted to be a speaker
  • How to go about the awkwardness of knowing what to charge for your speaking engagements
  • Grant’s strength and weaknesses in speaking
  • How God is working in Grant’s life
  • How to be a speaker and share the gospel
  • Grant’s advice to his younger self

Resources:

The Speaker Lab

The Speaker Lab Podcast

Free Speaker Workshop

Booked and Paid to Speak

 

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37: The Naked Truth with Jason Vallotton

Jason Vallotton and his wife are Pastoral Care Overseers at Bethel Redding and serve the church in many capacities. Jason is a sought-after counselor and speaker. He previously served as overseer for Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. He’s author of The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness and co-author of Moral Revolution. Jason currently serves on the board of Moral Revolution.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode:

  • Why you should do more for people than tell them “go pray about it”
  • What it looks like to “give something to the Lord”
  • Where Jason’s passion for people started
  • How Jason’s Father really affected his life and love for serving others
  • What can happen in some marriages and what you can do to try to stop it
  • When Jason finally felt like he was back to being himself
  • What does it look like to fight from victory
  • Jason’s strong points in counseling
  • How should we really forgive?
  • What Jason would tell his younger self if he could go back in time

Resources:

The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness
Moral Revolution
Working Through Pain
Daring Greatly
The Gifts of Imperfection
David and Goliath
Spiritual Warfare
Bethel Church

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36: From Losing It All to Finding Favor with God: Jim Palmer’s Story of Coming Back from Crisis

Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and in-demand coach. He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. Jim is the host of Dream Business Coach TV, the hit weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners and he is also the host Stick Like Glue Radio, a weekly podcast based on Jim’s unique brand of Smart Marketing and Business Building Strategies. Jim is best known internationally as ‘The Dream Business Coach’ and creator of No Hassle Newsletters, the ultimate ‘done-for-you’ newsletter marketing program used by hundreds of clients in nine countries.

What you’ll  hear in this episode:

  • Jim’s life at age 40: VP of Marketing and “in control of my career”
  • How God got Jim’s attention with the loss of his job, massive debt, and a cancer diagnosis
  • Worn down and rebuilt—“God, what do you want me to do?”
  • What God said in Jim’s lightbulb moment
  • Jim’s prayer for three signs and how they came to pass
  • Business startup offering newsletters to companies
  • No Hassle Newsletters, No Hassle Social Media, books, and Dream Business Coaching
  • Finding favor and blessing from God
  • Serve First: how it came to be and how the message got out
  • Navigating between sharing Jesus authentically and being too pushy
  • Jim’s strength? Marketing, branding and helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses
  • Jim’s weakness? Being impatient
  • What is God stirring in Jim right now? “He is telling me not to slow down in growing my business, not to go into coasting mode.”
  • A personal daily habit? “Before getting out of bed, thanking God for the gift and blessing of a new day. I pray and thank God for the little things throughout each day.”
  • How gratitude attracts more good things
  • Why people live with “top of the stairs” thinking
  • How to change your thinking and keep a positive mindset
  • A favorite resource? Serve First and Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger
  • Jim’s advice: “You will earn significantly more revenue from WHO you are instead of WHAT you do.”

Resources:

www.dreambizacademy.com

www.decideforsuccessbook.com (Get Jim’s book for free! Just pay $6.95 shipping!)

Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger by Jim Palmer

www.getjimpalmer.com (Get Jim’s book for FREE!)

Serve First by Jim Palmer

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