POP GOD POPcast: Episode 17 – David Zach

slide.001Welcome to Episode 17 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration of into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is David Zach. David is the lead singer and founding member of the band Remedy Drive. Remedy Drive has been recording powerful, inspirational music for over 15 years including hits like “Daylight” and “Better Than Life”. We talk about the formation of the band and David’s early inspiration from 90s rock and jam bands – including how Dave Matthews Band inspired the band’s name. David also opens up about the difficulties of starting a music career and how the experience broke him and transformed him. David also shares the band’s connection with The Exodus Road and how you can get involved in the fight against child slavery. Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a musician truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Check out Remedy Drive’s site for tour information and pick up Resuscitate on iTunes

Find out about how you can get involved with the fight against childhood slavery with The Exodus Road

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 16 – Ellie Holcomb

slide.001Welcome to Episode 16 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration of into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Ellie Holcomb. Ellie recently released her first full-length solo record entitled “As Sure As The Sun”. We talk about what led to her branching out from her husband and their band to record this album and the incredible amount of support she received. Ellie also shares how she came onto the music scene, her fears and doubts about hitting the road, the way a newborn changes everything, and what it’s like to have your music played at department stores across the country. Plus since it’s Ellie’s first solo album we play a game of Firsts to reveal some things you probably never knew about her like her first job, first concert, and more! Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a musician truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Check out Ellie Holcomb’s site for tour information and pick up As Sure As The Sun on iTunes

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 14 – Zak Todd

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Welcome to Episode 14 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Zak Todd. Zak is a friend and musician who’s about to reunite with his band Mazes And Monsters for a special concert February 21st at Sky City in Augusta. He’s also part of the worship band team at Redemption ChurchZak has a lot of great thoughts on the intersection of music and faith and we discuss the role of music in the church. Plus we share a little U2 and WWE love, break down the positives and negatives of living downtown, and share some weird fan interactions. A really fun conversation with a really fun guy. Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a musician truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Download your free copy of The Spaces In Between from Mazes And Monsters on Bandcamp

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 13 – Mitch Schultz

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Welcome to Episode 13 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Mitch Schultz. Mitch is a pastor who’s served for nearly 30 years with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He’s also the author of the new novel The Whisper. The Whisper tells the story of a pastor caught up in a vicious church scandal who tries to run from God. Mitch talks about the creative journey behind the book and shares his incredible testimony as well. From being born to missionaries in Papua New Guinea to pastoring in England to facing down personal tragedy, Mitch has a truly unique story and he opens up about the way God uses our personal pain to bring us back to Him. Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a pastor and author truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Find out more about The Whisper and get updates from Mitch on Facebook

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Could You Do Me A Favor?

It’s been almost a year since I launched POP GOD. Creating this blog has been a long-running dream come true for me.

That’s all because of you – the reader. For every one of you who has read, shared, or commented on even one post, thank you. I don’t just write this blog for me. I write with the idea of opening up a conversation about the presence of God in our world. I write to hopefully encourage, inspire and challenge.

I know how many blogs and other sites are competing for your small window of time, and it means the world that anyone would give that time to me for something I wrote.

You put up with a lot of my plugs, with my typos, with bad posts and good posts. Thank you for being patient with me as I grow.

Could you do me one more favor? Could you take 3 minutes and fill out this feedback survey?

I want to make POP GOD a site you’ll keep coming back to. I want POP GOD to be a conversation we have together. I want to grow POP GOD into a community of believers seeking God in the present tense.

Answering these 7 short questions will go a long way in helping me make that possible.

So please be honest. Your answers are anonymous. I’ve got a thick skin – you won’t hurt my feelings with your true opinions. Thanks in advance.

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 12 – Jeff Owen of Tenth Avenue North

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Welcome to Episode 12 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Jeff Owen. Jeff is the Dove Award Winning guitarist from Tenth Avenue North, the band behind songs like “By Your Side” and “Healing Begins”. Jeff and Tenth Avenue North are currently touring all across the country as part of Winter Jam and will be hitting Augusta on February 13. Jeff takes a few minutes off from the tour to chat about his early influences, dealing with success, life on the road, the latest Tenth Avenue North album, and Fraggle Rock. Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a musician truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Find out more about Jeff and Tenth Avenue North and purchase their latest album at tenthavenuenorth.com

Find out more about the Winter Jam Tour at jamtour.com

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 11 – Adam Sams

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Welcome to Episode 11 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Adam Sams. Adam is a singer-songwriter who just released his first full-length album, Tightwire. Adam brings his guitar to the studio to preview a couple of tracks off the album. But first, we talk about growing up around the world, his musical influences, and his affection for surfing. Plus Adam takes the Pop Quiz, we break down his songwriting progress, reveal how he made it on stage with Switchfoot, and more! Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a musician truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Download or order a cd or vinyl of Adam’s album on his website adamsams.com

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 10 – Mayor Deke Copenhaver

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Welcome to Episode 10 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Mayor of Augusta Deke Copenhaver. Deke has been serving as mayor for 8 years and is a great ambassador for the city. We talk about his dreams growing up, the struggles of being in the public eye, his foundation for staying grounded, his Half Ironman training, and the childhood dream he still hopes to pursue. Plus the Mayor takes the Pop Quiz, reveals how he became a (minor) movie star, and so much more. Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a public servant truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, rate it, leave a comment, listen to all the other episodes, share it on Twitter and Facebook and anywhere else. I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.

I’m so excited to open up POP GOD and share more stories of people seeking God in the present tense. I’d love to hear your feedback. Leave me a comment and let me know how to improve things, what you’d like to hear discussed, and give me your ideas as to who you’d like to see on the POPcast.

POP GOD POPcast: Episode 9 – Enrique Romero

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Welcome to Episode 9 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Enrique Romero. Enrique is the owner and creator of The Brown Bag Food Truck and Cafe. Enrique stepped out in faith 2 years ago by buying his first food truck and the journey has completely changed his life. We talk about how the food truck came to be, the transition into The Brown Bag Cafe, and the struggles and victories along the way. Plus Enrique shares the story behind The Brown Bag’s logo, gives some great relationship advice, and talks about the joy of serving God by serving others. Enjoy this look inside the life of a man truly seeking God in the present tense.

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 8 – Adam Allen

slide.001Welcome to Episode 8 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Adam Allen. Adam is the youth pastor at True North Church in North Augusta. Adam’s walk of faith across the past 13 years has led him to taking charge of an incredible youth ministry. We talk about his path to today, why he never went to seminary, his love for YoungLife, and the importance of a strong supporting cast. Plus Adam takes the Pop Quiz, we get to the bottom of his unique Twitter handle, and spend a few minutes geeking out on Friends and Train. Enjoy this look inside the life of a youth pastor seeking God in the present tense.

Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, rate it, leave a comment, listen to all the other episodes, share it on Twitter and Facebook and anywhere else. And check out PopGodBlog.com for more content seeking God in the present tense.

I’m so excited to open up POP GOD and share more stories of people seeking God in the present tense. I’d love to hear your feedback. Leave me a comment and let me know how to improve things, what you’d like to hear discussed, and give me your ideas as to who you’d like to see on the POPcast.

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