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The Known & Loved Podcast

 “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.”

Brennan Manning, Abba's Child 

Dec 5, 2016

Welcome to the Known & Loved Podcast! Reclaiming the truth that God is not mad at you. This is episode 60, which coincided with Susan's 60th birthday, so we're calling it 60 at 60. Join us as we talk about hope. 'Tis the season to be watching Christmas movies and one thread that runs through every one of them is...


Dec 1, 2016

Someone once said that God's office is at the end of our rope. In this episode of the Known & Loved podcast, we interact with a letter from a listener who reached the end of her rope and discovered God waiting there in new and refreshing ways. As is so often the case with many of us, a crash and burn is necessary...


Nov 21, 2016

Welcome to episode 58 of our podcast! Today we're launching ships! Sort of. Today is the launch (or re-launch) of our podcast and web site. As we explain in this episode, starting today, the Chief Sinner Podcast is taking on a new identity. From this point forward, our name is changing from the Chief Sinner Podcast to...


Nov 8, 2016

In his letter to the Ephesian churches, Paul reminded them,

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)

But what happens when we move away from...


Oct 31, 2016

An older friend of mine who was a pastor for many years and whom I respect and admire, once told me, "Sometimes, you just have to get out of Dodge." He spoke those words to me shortly after I told him my crash and burn story and how it led to us leaving a church we had helped plant. No condemnation. No judgment....