w/ Bo Bowen, Alec and Jan Foreman A very special As You Go mini-episode featuring an interview with two of the most fascinating people ever to grace the podcast: Alec and Jan Foreman. Alec and Jan are former missionaries to Mali, where they worked with a variety of organizations and initiatives, most notably well-digging efforts in rural villages. They have also served on staff at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, an international boarding school for the children of missionary families. However, these are just two examples of a life that has been bursting at the seams with adventure. Originally from England, even before Alec and Jan were married, Jan was working as a nurse in Alberta while Alec was stationed in Antartica with the British Royal Air Force. No strangers to extraordinary locales and experiences, as newlyweds they decided to embark on their greatest adventure ever; traveling across the entirety of the African continent in a specially converted Land Rover. As dear friends of podcast host, Bo, Alec and Jan were gracious enough to sit down for a brief interview during their last trip to the States, where they shared just a few of the many, many stories from that cross-continent adventure, not to mention the other amazing exploits, from their life together. They also gave a short, dramatic reading from their new book, Strangers Like Angels, which engagingly chronicles their experiences from their infamous 1977 Land Rover excursion. For a limited time from As You Go, we are making Alec and Jan's book, Strangers Like Angels, available for only $5. This is a book you NEED on your shelf, and one that makes a perfect Christmas gift to anyone who enjoys travel books, memoirs, or adventure novels. Contact us on Twitter at @asyougopodcast, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/asyougopodcast, to let us know you want to reserve a $5 copy (or two or three). We'll do our best to ship them to you before Dec. 25! You can also find out a lot more about Alec and Jan Foreman on their website, www.explmore.com, where you can learn more about their book, see amazing photographs of their journey through Africa, and get inspired to some "more exploring" yourself! This is one of the coolest organizations out there, and all the proceeds from the book and other items on the website goes directly to funding Alec and Jan's work internationally. Finally, you can also contact us here at As You Go by e-mailing us directly at email@example.com. In addition to their website, www.explmore.com, you can follow Alec and Jan on Instagram at @strangerslikeangels, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/strangerslikeangels.
Mini-Episode 5 - The Great Land Rover Adventure (w/ Alec & Jan Foreman)
Season 3, Mini-Ep 2 - Bo Bowen, Alec and Jan Foreman
December 1, 2017 • Bo Bowen, Alec Foreman, Jan Foreman
Ep 67 - Technophilia: These Kids Today and Their Phones
Season 3, Episode 12 (w/ Bo Bowen, Katie Phillips, Mark Paul) • April 16, 2018 • Bo Bowen, Mark Paul, Katie Phillips
You've seen them in restaurants, heads bowed down at the table but not necessarily for prayer. You've seen them at bus stops, standing mere inches from other human beings but completely oblivious. And you've been behind them when the stoplight turns green and their cars don't budge. We live in a world that, like it or not, is addicted to smartphones and the virtually limitless access of information, communication, and recreation they provide. And the hardest thing to accept is not that you have also been one of the people described above; no, the hardest thing is that, outside of a global meltdown, this kind of technological advancement is not going to stop. On this episode of As You Go, Bo sits down to talk about technophilia and the ubiquitous influence of smartphones and their Internet-capable brethren on various generations. Joined by regular guest co-hosts Mark Paul (Student Pastor at Dunwoody Baptist Church) and Katie Phillips (Senior Writer with Shaunti Feldhahn & Associates), the three consider various points of data about Generation Z and how, as the first generation to grow up completely within the age of the Internet, they see and experience the world differently. They also discuss how to address the "disconnect" that often exists between these young people and those of older generations who can still fathom life before Google, Facebook, Twitter, and a smartphone in every pocket. This episode is not about bemoaning the loss of innocence from bygone eras. Rather, it is about looking to the future and embracing the good of these astonishing advancements while being mindful of the problems and dangers that come with any great power we suddenly find ourselves able to freely wield. And it's just the beginning of a greater conversation that we hope you will join in. Write to us your own thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org, or rather than hypnotically scrolling your Facebook or Twitter feeds, communicate with us on our page, www.facebook.com/asyougopodcast, or feed @asyougopodcast. We want to hear your own stories, decisions, concerns, and questions.
Ep 66 - The #MeToo Movement: Why It Should Move Christians, Too
As You Go - Season 3, Episode 11 (w/ Bo Bowen, Heather Morris, Elaina Thompson) • March 12, 2018 • Bo Bowen, Heather Morris, Elaina Thompson
As You Go is back, after far too long of a hiatus, with a wonderful conversation on an issue that continues to gain notability and notoriety in our society. The #MeToo Movement is sweeping across the country, affecting major cultural industries from Hollywood to politics to journalism. And yet, what is truly powerful about this movement is not that it is content to be an indictment of the realms of power, but even more a calling out of individuals in every corner of society who assert undue power over another person, be that in a sexual context, or based on race, gender, or beliefs. The movement is far from perfect, but the good it has done in society should not be overlooked. However, while stories from the #MeToo Movement are all over the news today, we don't often hear as many of them in the Church. Is that because Christians are somehow exempt from the movement? Does our faith preclude us from involvement of what often seems a secularly-charged issue? Today's episode of the podcast is a special one, as Bo sits down with two good friends, fellow believers, and previous guests, Heather Morris and Elaina Thompson, to discuss the impact of the #MeToo Movement within the Church. Heather and Elaina share their own stories of harassment and struggle as women, and help us all understand the great value inherent in a movement seeking to abolish any and all cultural acceptance of sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or violence. If you would like to get in touch with us to let us know your thoughts on this episode, to share your own story, or to ask follow-up questions, please go to our default web address, www.facebook.com/asyougopodcast, and leave us a comment or send a direct message. You can also find us on Twitter at @asyougopodcast, or simply e-mail us at email@example.com.
Ep 65 - Immigration: Where's the Love?
Season 3, Episode 10 - Bo Bowen, Jeff Reams, Brian Burt • January 29, 2018 • Bo Bowen, Jeff Reams, Brian Burt
Immigration. It's become an incessantly debated issue in our country, but how should committed Christians frame their own ideas about the plight of the immigrant and the foriegner? Should one's allegiance to the gospel of Jesus supersede national policy, or is it better if the two never meet? Regardless of what a person thinks about current immigration policy and what the future holds on a national stage, how does the gospel transform the way we as individuals engage people of other cultures, no matter what their current citizenship status may be? What personal "border policies" have become knee-jerk habits in our daily thoughts and actions, and do they prevent us from effectively engaging with, and genuinely caring for, the variety of folks invading our space day after day? On the first As You Go episode of 2018, Bo sits down with two committed followers of Jesus who also happen to serve on the "front lines" of cross-cultural engagement. Occasional co-host and pastor Jeff Reams, along with international worker Brian Burt, join Bo in the studio to discuss what must be the guiding perspective for Christians regarding the issue of immigration. From there, they dive into several other concerns that orbit this hot-button subject, including response to refugees, multiculturalism in our communities, and the influence of foreign cultures and practices in our society. If you've been struggling to "choose a side" in the ongoing immigration impasse, or have felt uneasy at time with the side you consider yourself on, we hope this episode of the podcast might help you refocus on what really matters in light of God's grand mission to "draw all people" to himself. We would also like to hear how this conversation impacted you. If you would like to write to us or let us know what you think (or what you think we should have included in our discussion), please do so in one of the following ways: find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/asyougopodcast and leave us a comment or send a direct message; tweet to us at @asyougopodcast on Twitter; send us a good ol' e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.