What’s the scariest thing you can think of doing?
I think it was Jonathan Fields at WDS who mentioned in passing that it’s not unusual to find that an idea or project that scares us the most is the one we’re probably meant to do. When it comes down to it, those horrifying steps forward are the best ones you can take.
World Domination Summit was a great event that helped me to focus and pushed me over the top. Since then I’ve been getting clearer and preparing to deliver.
Being honest with myself and talking about Christianity
As I dug deep and continually asked myself, “What’s the scariest thing I could think of doing” what kept coming to me was the idea of talking openly about faith (or lack of thereof) in Christianity. It’s certainly something I’ve never talked about in a professional setting or here. Those who know me well or have read enough of my stuff probably see glimpses of its influences.
I come from a family with a long history of belief in Christianity and have spent a good amount of time inside and on the fringes of its subculture. Over the years I’ve made different attempts to adopt and reconcile the proclaimed beliefs of this culture with my own and come up short–usually because my own experiences did not measure up to what was being advertised.
Launching a podcast that examines Christianity
I’m doing that totally scary thing by producing a weekly a podcast called Untangling Christianity. You can listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or by direct download at the website. Give a listen and leave us a comment.
Our podcast explores and attempts to untangle misguided ideas about what it means to be a Christian and know God. We’re hoping the show is accessible and interesting to people that have similar questions or frustrations with their beliefs. It follows the “startup principle” of “create something that you wish you had or would enjoy” with the hope that it will be interesting and helpful to others.