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

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 podcast@dbc.org. 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.

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Ep 69 - Millennials: Our Babies Are All Grown Up

Season 4, Episode 2 (w/ Bo Bowen, Sabrina Godfrey, Josh McEntire, David Ballagh) • September 5, 2018 • Bo Bowen, Sabrina Godfrey, Josh McEntire, David Ballagh

While simultaneously changing the world through technological innovation, social media platforms, and award-winning artistic pursuits, the Millennial generation is simultaneously decried as a generation of entitled, lazy, ill-prepared men and women who have not had the rock-solid upbringing of previous generations. There are plenty of news pundits, politicians, and even preachers pointing at these young people in their twenties and early thirties and blaming them for a miscellany of breakdowns in our society. And yet, the Millennial generation has confidently entered the global workforce and are currently receiving the baton from the Boomers and Gen-Xers who have proceeded them. So, who are these people, and what do they really think about society, not to mention issues of faith and culture? On this episode of As You Go, Bo sits down with three twenty-something Millennials (and trusty producer-sidekick, Ross, who just makes the birthdate cut) to discuss what it's like to be a Millennial in a society that simultaneously maligns you yet follows your lead in so many areas. The conversation meanders through student debt, marriage, and professionalism, but ultimately arrives at a discussion of what American Millennials think of the Church. What does it take to recognize that Millennials are no longer "the Church of the future," but rather are "the Church of Now"? How can communities of faith authentically connect with this rising generation, and what outdated modes of ministry need to go in order to truly become a place of healing and strength for our world today? If you would like to contact us at As You Go, you can send an e-mail to podcast@dbc.org, or you can visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/asyougopodcast. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @asyougopodcast. And, remember, if you like the show, the best way to show that appreciation is to leave a nice review on iTunes. It helps more people find the show and enjoy it just as you do.

Ep 68 - Parables: Describing the Indescribable

Season 4, Episode 1 (w/ Bo Bowen, Jeff Reams, Robert Comeaux) • August 6, 2018 • Bo Bowen, Jeff Reams, Robert Comeaux

It's the Season 4 premiere of the As You Go Podcast! We're glad to be back with another year of great conversations (and we don't plan to cut this season short due to marriage ceremonies, unexpected surgeries, and house moves...) On this episode of AYG, Bo sits down with fellow pastors Jeff Reams (DBC Missions Pastor and MissionLife Podcast host) and Robert Comeaux (DBC Worship & Arts Pastor) to discuss their recent experience studying and preparing sermons on some of Jesus' parables. Their discussion focuses on the unique nature of reading and interpreting the parables of Jesus, as well as the idiosyncrasies and occasional difficulties encountered when preaching about what are already inherently sermons in story form. How should believers extrapolate the lessons within a parable? Are parables meant to be read symbolically or allegorically? Do we do a disservice to parables when we teach them through expository sermons? We would love to hear your thoughts on our conversation, and find out what your favorite (or least favorite?) parable is. Please let us know what you think of this, and future, episodes by checking us out online: www.facebook.com/asyougopodcast and through our Twitter and Instagram handle, @asyougopodcast. You can also e-mail us directly at podcast@dbc.org. Who knows? We might read your comments during a future episode... Also, please take a couple minutes to rate and review this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher to help raise the profile of the show and help other people find it and enjoy it just like you do.

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 podcast@dbc.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.