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Voices In My Head is the Official Podcast of Singer/ Songwriter/ & Speaker/ and Rick Lee James. You can listen to on iTunes, Facebook, Stitcher, Podbean.com, The Blackberry Podcast App, and on the links below.

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Podcast #125 – Questions from God – Part 10 of 10

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Podcast #124 – Questions from God – part 9 of 10

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Podcast #123: Questions From God Part 8 of 10

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Podcast #122: Questions From God Part 7 of 10

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Podcast #121: Questions From God Part 6 of 10

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Podcast #120: Question From God Part 5 of 10

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Podcast #119: Questions From God  – Part 4 of 10

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Podcast #118: Questions From God Part 3 of 10

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Podcast #117: Questions From God – Part 2 of 10

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Podcast #116:  Questions From God – Part 1 of 10

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Podcast #115: Karissa Knox Sorrell and the Journey to Orthodoxy

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Karissa Knox Sorrell is a wife, mother, writer, and educator. She love books, coffee, early mornings, good friends, and the ocean. She grew up as a preacher’s kid and missionary kid in the Church of the Nazarene and lived in Bangkok, Thailand from the ages of 11-18. Now she makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two children. In her twenties, she and her husband began to learn about liturgy, which led them to the Eastern Orthodox Church. They’ve been there for the past nine years. She has a passion for immigrants and people from other cultures and was an ESL teacher for eleven years. Karissa has also been pursuing creative writing for the past several years and is almost finished writing her first book, Transfigured Faith, a spiritual memoir about growing up in the home of Protestant ministers and later discovering Orthodoxy. Hear more about her writing, her family, and her faith journey on this week’s episode of Voices In My Head, the official podcast of Rick Lee James.

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Voices In My Head (the Official Rick lee James Podcast) is dedicated to covering books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesFacebook, and Rick Lee James.comRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice messagecomment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music Bandcamp.com,  iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent toRLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.
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Podcast #114: Pentecost 2014

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It’s Pentecost, but what does that mean? What in the world is a tongue of fire? Why do we call this the birthday of the church? Does God change at Pentecost? What is the difference between the Greek and Hebrew thoughts on Heaven? How can the writing of Rabbi Roland S. Gittelsohn help us to understand Pentecost? All this plus a medley of Pentecost hymns by Rick Lee James on this week’s episode of Voices In My Head.
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Voices In My Head (the Official Rick lee James Podcast) is dedicated to covering books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesFacebook, and Rick Lee James.comRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice messagecomment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music Bandcamp.com,  iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent toRLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.
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Podcast #113 – Brian Zahnd: A Farewell To Mars

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We know Jesus the Savior, but have we met Jesus, Prince of Peace?
When did we accept vengeance as an acceptable part of the Christian life? How did violence and power seep into our understanding of faith and grace? For those troubled by this trend toward the sword, perhaps there is a better way.
What if the message of Jesus differs radically differs from the drumbeats of war we hear all around us?
My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Brian Zahnd and these are just a few of the questions he addresses in his latest book, A Farewell To Mars. Join us as we discuss this great new book more in more detail.
Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a nondenominational congregation in St. Joseph, Missouri. Brian is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker, mountain climber, and authority on all things Bob Dylan. Brian and his wife Peri have three adult sons and three grandchildren.
Voices In My Head (the Official Rick lee James Podcast) is dedicated to covering books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesFacebook, and Rick Lee James.comRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice messagecomment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music Bandcamp.com,  iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent toRLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.
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Podcast #112: Ryan Stevenson Live From The Depot Coffee House in Urbana Ohio

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My guest this week is Gotee Records artist Ryan Stevenson. Ryan is a husband and father of two boys who currently serves as worship leader at Vertical Church Boise. Prior to his full-time music career, Stevenson spent seven years as a paramedic. He has performed at Creation West, Fish Fest and Lifest, among other top Christian festivals around the country, and has toured with such artists as Toby Mac, Group 1 Crew, Rachael Lampa and more.

“Ryan is an impressive songwriter who understands the delicate balance of writing songs about his faith and walking it out in a cold, cold world,” said TobyMac. “He never shies away from a ‘Jesus’ lyric, ’cause he is fully aware of where his strength comes from.”

On the podcast this week we have an exclusive live show with Ryan recorded at The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana Ohio. Brought to you by the Gathering of Miami Valley.

 

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Podcast #111: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Crossover with Reel World Theology Podcast

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I was honored to be a guest on The Reel World Theology Podcast as the Spider-Man Comic Book semi-expert. I had a great time discussion the hit movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Laura and Fizz. They were gracious enough to let me include our conversation on my show this week. If you’re a fan of comics and/or movies then I know you will enjoy this discussion of the good, the bad,and the sinister in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

 

Podcast #110: Live From C2E2 In Chicago with Ben DeBono

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This week’s podcast was recorded live in Chicago at C2E2 with Ben DeBono of the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast. Our topic this week is Anti-Heroes, why we are drawn to them as humans, and what that says about us. Lots of great interviews here with many great creators, comic shop vendors, and fans.

 

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Podcast #109: Guest Artist Jon Morgan

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This week’s episode was recorded at a house show where I met a cool guy name Jon Morgan. Jon’s new EP is full of really great music from start to finish and I am so pleased to be able to feature his music today on the show as well as an interview. We play three songs on this episode, one live and two studio cuts which can be purchased at www.JonMorganMusic.bandcamp.com.  You’re going love this soulful original music by a unique and creative artist.

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Podcast #108: Guest Amy Savin

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Amy Savin is a talented Christian musician who brings back to Christian music a depth of lyric and intricate artistry slightly lost in recent years. The songs are a beautiful hybrid of haunting and striking melodies set to lyrics that are made for fun listening and personal growth. Amy’s voice and songwriting harkens back to the stylings of Nicole Nordeman with the addition of an understated falsetto range not attempted since the quiet ballads of Rachael Lampa. Amy’s music is pleasantly unique thanks to her break-out vocal updrafts that pierce through tracks like “Hide Me”, “Fly Robin”, “Skylines”, and the Ed Cash smash “Hymn 177”. I have a great conversation with Amy and share a few of her songs on this week’s episode of the Voices In My Head Podcast.

Amy Savin’s Web Site: http://www.AmySavin.com

 

Podcast # 107: Easter Worship Experience

Voices In My Head Podcast #107 is a special Easter Edition featuring 5 song written and/or arranged by Rick Lee James.

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Podcast #106: Daniel Dye – Blinded Again

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 This week Daniel Dye joins Rick Lee James to share his new album, Blinded Again.

 

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Podcast #105: Out of the Depths-A Songwriter’s Journey through the Psalms

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Podcast # 104: Style Vs. Substance In Worship

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Recent and Upcoming Podcasts
Songwriting For The Local Church -Podcast Episode #101 (Workshop 1)
New Music with Guest Paul Baloche Episode #102
Worship Band Workshop  – Podcast Episode #103
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Substance vs. style In Worship – Podcast Episode #104 (Workshop 3)
Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms – Podcast Episode #105

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile App,iTunes,Reverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice messagecomment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent toRLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.

 

Podcast #103: Worship Band Workshop

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This Podcast is workshop number two of four, led by Rick Lee James at the Team Day event in Michigan, 2014. The 4 workshops will covered in this series are

1.) Songwriting For The Local Church -Podcast Episode #101
2.) Worship Band Workshop  – Podcast Episode #103
3.) Substance vs. style In Worship – Podcast Episode #104
4.) Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms – Podcast Episode #105

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunes,Reverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.

 

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Episode #102: Paul Baloche

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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast we are joined by Singer, Songwriter, Author, and Worship Leader Paul Baloche. Paul has written so many great songs for the church (Open The Eyes of My Heart, Above All, Our God Saves, Hosanna) and on April 1st he will be releasing a brand new live album with Integrity music. Hear all about it from Paul himself this week on Voices In My Head.

Rick Lee James also has some big live album news to share. Basement Psalms Live is available this week for the first time on Amazon Instant Video. Hear more about it on this week’s show.

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunes,Reverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.

Episode #101: Songwriting For The Local Church

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For the next four weeks on The Voices In My Head Podcast we will be featuring 4 workshops led by Rick Lee James at the Team Day event in Michigan, 2014. The 4 workshops will cover 1.) Songwriting For The Local Church 2.) Worship Band Workshop 3.) Substance vs. style In Worship 4.) Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms

Episode #100: The Book Show with Ben DeBono

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It’s hard to believe but this is episode #100 of the Voices In My Head Podcast! This week Rick turns over the hosting reins to Ben DeBono, host of the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast to guide Rick in a conversation about 100 shows and his new book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms. 

Episode #99: Ragamuffin Road Trip with David Leo Schultz

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In this episode of Voices In My Head I hit the road and head to Anderson Indiana to see the movie Ragamuffin, based on the life of Rich Mullins. We talk with our friend David Leo Schultz, the director of the film, and meet road hazards along the way. I give my take on the movie and share some thoughts on Rich Mullins as well.

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunes,Reverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.

Episode #98: Thomas Merton

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This week on Voices In My Head, my guest is Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton is a spiritual hero of mine and even though he passed away many years ago, his writings and life have been a major influence upon the world. Today I read selections from his book, No Man Is An Island, and share some Merton inspired thoughts on salvation.

Episode #97: Dave Trout – Host of Under The Radar

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My guest this week is the host of a great radio program call Under The Radar which weekly features gourmet music by both mainstream and independent artists. It’s pleasure to share airtime with this truly cool husband, father of 5, and connoisseur of pizza. It’s a really great show and we cover a lot of topics including Under The Radar’s summer show, Escape To The Lake,  which will feature friend of the Podcast Sara Groves on their main stage. You won’t want to miss this great episode of Voices In My Head.

Episode #96: 100.7FM WEEC Book Release Radio Special

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This week’s podcast was recording at 100.7FM WEEC in Springfield Ohio. It’s the first radio show I’ve done to promote my new book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. I get to share some music, some stories, and even read some from the book.

Episode #95: The Persistent Widow God

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Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunes,Reverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment forVoices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube. Please leave a review on iTunes and let us know what you thought of today’s episode.

Episode #94: Christian Geek Crossover Podcast with Storymen Host J. R. Forasteros

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On this episode of Voices In My Head I get to join forces with Pastor  and Podcast host (Storymen) J. R. Forasteros. We talk about Ant Man, Batman, Movies, and if Christianity is family friendly. Don’t miss this crossover Podcast.

PARTICIPATING PODCASTS CROSSOVERS THIS MONTH:

Geekually Yoked — http://geekuallyyoked.com – Hosted by a wife and husband team, their podcast covers a broad spectrum of geek-related topics.

The Sci-Phi Show — http://sciphishow.com – Focuses on philosophical concepts as brought to life by sci-fi and fantasy examples.

Untold Podcast — http://www.untoldpodcast.com – Sci-fi and fantasy stories, every month.

The Sci-Fi Christian — http://thescifichristian.com – Long running podcast that focuses on both timeless topics and timely news.

Reel World Theology — http://www.reelworldtheology.com – Covers movies and television from a Christian perspective.

The Storymen — http://www.storymen.us – Hosted by three writers/pastors/teachers, features topic discussions and interviews.

Geek This! Podcast — http://geekthispodcast.com – Covers pop culture and things of geek interest.

Voices in My Head — http://rickleejames.com/podcast/

Are You Just Watching? — http://areyoujustwatching.com – Reviews movies and other media from a Christian worldview.

Strangers and Aliens — http://strangersandaliens.com – Deals with speculative fiction and Christianity.

Episode #93: Andrew Greer

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Andrew Greer is a Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter, respected music journalist and co-creator of the innovative “Hymns for Hunger” Tour, along with Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan. Helping raise awareness and resources for hunger relief organizations around the country, the tour has been presented in dozens of cities across the nation, along with special performances at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse and Amy Grant’s “Tennessee Weekend” benefit.

Greer is a 2013 GMA Dove Award nominee for Instrumental Album of the Year for All Things Bright & Beautiful: Hymns for the Seasons, a collection he performed, produced and arranged exclusively for Parable Stores. The project held the #1 spot on Nielsen Christian SoundScan’s Instrumental chart for 25 weeks.

Andrew’s sophomore recording, 2012’s critically-praised Angel Band: The Hymn Sessions, reached #2 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Contemporary Folk chart and showcases collaborations with some of the top names in bluegrass, Gospel and Christian music, including Sonya Isaacs, Ginny Owens, The McCrary Sisters and Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station). Featured nationwide in Family Christian Stores, Angel Band garnered significant media coverage in CCM Magazine, The Tennessean, Christianity Today, and Worship Leader, as well as landed Andrew TV appearances on FOX 4’s Good Day Dallas, Live at Studio B and The Harvest Show.

His first Christmas record, Angel Band: The Christmas Sessions, releases November 5 and features collaborations with Nashville music legends Phil Madeira, The McCrary Sisters, Cindy Morgan and iconic Grammy Award winning recording artist Sandi Patty. When not on the road, Andrew enjoys his home in Franklin, TN. For more information, visit andrew-greer.com.

Episode #92: Jesus Is Lord

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This week we feature favorite bulletin bloopers on Question of the Week and I talk about on of the earliest statements of the Christian faith, Jesus Is Lord. Inspired by a post on my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RickLeeJames 

Episode #91: Paul Darilek and Living Water International

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Nearly 21 years ago, Living Water International set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. More than a billion people in the world live on less than a dollar a day. 783 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Join me and my guest Paul Darilek on today’s Podcast to find out how you can make a difference this Advent season and beyond by giving like Jesus.

Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All

Episode #90: Christmas Songs

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Episode #90 of Voices In My Head is full of Advent and Christmas music performed with little to no rehearsal time by Rick Lee James. The songs were chosen by request from listeners who wrote in through Facebook and Twitter a few minutes before the recording. Listen in to hear your seasonal favorites and a few originals by Rick Lee James.

Episode #89: We’re Doing Christmas Wrong

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Today my son Alexander joins me again as I talk about ways that we might be able to celebrate Christmas and other Holy days more effectively.  I also share the latest news about my book, including an endorsement by Michael Card.

Episode #88: Charlie Sinclair –  God Is With Us

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Charlie Sinclair is a content producer at Lifeway Worship in Nashville Tennessee. His new Advent/Christmas project, God Is With Us: A Christmas Worship Experience, is nothing short of amazing. It’s a chronological telling of the Christmas story, beginning with the pre-incarnate Christ and moving through the Advent carols, Jesus’ birth, and our response to “the Word dwelling among us.” We talk about the project and preview it for you today on Voices In My Head, The Official Podcast of Rick Lee James.

Episode #87: All Hallows Eve & All Saints Day

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This week I am joined by my nearly 10 month old son, Alexander Grayson James. The topics are my book, my new harmonicas, All Hallows Eve, and All Saints Day. This all happens while feeding Alex his breakfast.

Still 14 days left to donate to my book on Kickstarter and get some great rewards for it. Follow this link to help us out. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rickjamesmusic/out-of-the-depths-a-book-by-rick-lee-james?ref=home_location

Episode 86: Ben Gowell

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Our guest this week on Voices In My Head Ben Gowell. is Ben Gowell is a session guitarist and producer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He has played on many studio recordings, including projects by Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Sara Groves, and others. He has traveled the world teaching classes and seminars on electric guitar. He is also the music pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix.

Episode 85: We Give Thanks with Jonathan Nicholas

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Jonathan Nicholas has ignited passion through music for the past 20 years as a worship leader, arranger, songwriter, concert artist, and consultant to worship teams. Since 2003, Jonathan has served as the Worship and Arts Pastor at The Woods Church in Michigan. His love for God and the church is evident as he fervently lives out his call to see generations engage in authentic heartfelt worship. Jonathan was signed as an exclusive songwriter for lifewayworship.comin 2011. He and his wife Rachel live in metro Detroit with their four children Halle, Lilla, Eli and Luca.

Episode 84: Andy Gullahorn

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My guest this week on the Voices In My Head Podcast is singer, songwriter, and guitarist Andy Gullahorn. The first time I ever heard Andy Gullahorn play guitar, I didn’t know him by name. I was watching a live music video by Andrew Peterson online and was blown away by the incredible backup guitarist that he had on stage. As time went on I discovered not only his name but that he was also the guitarist for Jill Phillips and was also an amazing Singer and Songwriter himself. His new album is titled “Beyond The Frame” and it is one of the top albums that I’ve had the pleasure of hearing this year offering tracks that literally make me laugh, make me cry, and make me want to be a better person.

Episode 83: Sacred Space Worship Podcast

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This week on Voices In My Head Rick leads you through roughly 30 minutes of guided worship with songs, scripture, readings from sacredspace.ie, and reflections along the way. This episode is intended to help you worship and have some quiet time with the Lord away from distractions so that God can speak into your life. Featuring songs written by Rick Lee James, Mark Altrogge, David Lubben, Vicci Martinez, &Timothy Pagnotta.

Episode 82: Timothy Kurek – The Cross In The Closet

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Timothy Kurek, raised within the confines of a strict, conservative Christian denomination in the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee, was taught the gospel of separation from a young age. But it wasn’t long before Timothy’s path and the outside world converged when a friend came out as a lesbian, and revealed she had been excommunicated by her family. Distraught and overcome with questions and doubts about his religious upbringing, Timothy decided the only way to empathize and understand her pain was to walk in the shoes of very people he had been taught to shun. He decided to come out as a gay man to everyone in his life, and to see for himself how the label of gay would impact his life. In the tradition of Black Like Me, The Cross in the Closet is a story about people, a story about faith, and about one man’s “abominable” quest to find Jesus in the margins. We talk about his book and his experiment this week on Voices In My Head.

Episode #81: Brett McCracken and Gray Matters

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This week on Voices In My Head we are joined once again by author Brett McCracken to discuss his new book Gray Matters. Gray matters is an important book deals with the line between legalism and liberty by diving into the way we consume and how that influences culture that we live in and our relationship to Christ and his church. Listen to the show, buy the book,and share it with a friend. It’s well worth your time.

Episode #80: Rick inCYSTs that you listen

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This week Rick catches you up on what’s going on in his life, including a new voice in his head, an Arachnoid Cyst. He also shares his thoughts on Lone Ranger Christians and tells you about his new YouTube show, Songs With My Son.

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesReverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment for Voices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube.

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Episode #79: Daniel Dye

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He’s a folk singer, he a festival organizer, and he’s a dad again for the second time. This week on Voices In My Head we welcome back Folk singer and songwriter Daniel Dye. His new album, Blinded Again, is about to release, his new daughter was just born, and this year’s Madden Road Festival on August 16th is a new kind of awesome. It’s a whole episode of newness as I accompany Daniel on piano as we play some of his new songs.

Episode #78: Cameron McAllister

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Cameron McAllister. Cameron is an apologist and a speaker for Ravi Zacharias Ministries International. It was my great honor to lead services with him with at the Mission To The World Camp in West Virginia this summer. You will get to hear a fantastic sermon from Cameron on this week’s episode of Voices In my Head, answer the Question of the week, and hear some good news about last week’s guest, Nick Flora.

Episode #77: The Re-Introduction of Nick Flora

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Nick Flora is an independent performing songwriter from Nashville, TN. Nick has been writing, recording, and touring with his music since he was a teenager with a passion for creating interesting, engaging, and enjoyable songs. His latest album, The Re-Introduction of Nick Flora, broke the top 40 on iTunes on the day of it’s release. The Re-Introduction of Nick Flora has been on this musicians playlist for a couple of months now and it quickly became one of my favorites with songs both heavy and light-hearted, listening to the album from start to finish is a rewarding process, well-worth the time. It’s my pleasure to welcome Nick Flora back to Voices In My Head.

Episode # 76: Rich Young – Prayer

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My guest today is Chaplain Rich Young. Rich Young, originally from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1970 immediately after high school. He became a Christian while in the Marines and felt God leading him into the ministry. College and seminary followed his discharge as a Sergeant in 1974. Rich entered the Army as a Chaplain in 1981, retiring as a Colonel in 2006. Rich serves as the Executive Director of the International Association of Evangelical Chaplains. He and Sandy have been married thirty-nine years, are Ambassadors for the Alliance Defending Freedom, have two children and two grandchildren, and live in Helotes, Texas. On this week’s episode Rich Young talks to us about the importance of prayer.

Episode 75: Man of Steel – Part 2

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For the Next to weeks I am joined by Ben DeBono & Matt Anderson of the Sci-fi Christian Podcast.  Ben & Matt are amazing Podcast hosts, and in this two part conversation we discuss one of my very favorite Super Heroes, Superman, the Man of Steel. Be warned, there are spoilers in these podcasts so if you haven’t seen the movie yet then you might want to watch it first.

Episode #74: Man of Steel – Part 1

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For the Next to weeks I am joined by Ben DeBono & Matt Anderson of the Sci-fi Christian Podcast. Ben & Matt are amazing Podcast hosts, and in this two part conversation we discuss one of my very favorite Super Heroes, Superman, the Man of Steel. Be warned, there are spoilers in these podcasts so if you haven’t seen the movie yet then you might want to watch it first.

Episode #73: What Would Jesus Kill? – Guest Ben DeBono Part 2

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My guest this week is Ben DeBono for the Sci-fi Christian Podcast. Ben is a great Podcast host, a man of higher learning with not one but two masters degrees, and he is also a good friend. I asked Ben on the show this week to help answer one question with many answers, What Would Jesus Kill? Would he kill Plants? Bugs? Animals? People? You won’t want to miss this challenging two part conversation that may stretch you a bit.

Episode #72: What Would Jesus Kill? – Guest Ben DeBono Part 1

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My guest this week is Ben DeBono for the Sci-fi Christian Podcast. Ben is a great Podcast host, a man of higher learning with not one but two masters degrees, and he is also a good friend. I asked Ben on the show this week to help answer one question with many answers, What Would Jesus Kill? Would he kill Plants? Bugs? Animals? People? You won’t want to miss this challenging two part conversation that may stretch you a bit.

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Episode #71: Ragamuffin Movie Director, David Leo Schultz

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is actor, writer, director, and comic David Leo Schultz. David has produced written and acted in movies with Chevy Chase, Burt Reynolds, Vinnie Jones, and Chris Kattan, and Fred Willard. In 2012 David also appeared in the critically acclaimed film, “Safety Not Guaranteed” starring Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson. If that weren’t already an impressive enough resume, David has also appeared in commercials for Honda, a Doritos which appeared in the Superbowl, and a State Farm Commercial with Bobby Knight. His latest endeavor is directing the soon to be release motion picture Ragamuffin, which tells the life story of the late singer/songwriter, Rich Mullins. It’s my pleasure to welcome David Leo Schultz to this week’s episode of Voices In My Head.

Episode #70: Where Is God When Evil Happens?

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During the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at 2:49 p.m. EDT , killing 3 people and injuring 264. Once again the American people were asking the question, where is God in the midst of this. On Sunday night April 21st at Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Lexington Kentucky, Matthew Cole, Chad Cook, and Rick Lee James led a discussion based on the question, Where is God when evil happens? A recording of that discussion is presented to you this week’s episode of Voices In My Head.

Episode #69: All Sons and Daughters

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My guests today are David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, better known to most of us by their stage name, All Sons and Daughters. Their new live album is absolutely amazing. It’s filled with worship songs that have a classic feel without being derivative of other popular worship music. In addition to being worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin Tennessee, they are also sought after performing artists, even joining Chris Tomlin recently on the Burning Lights Tour. It’s my pleasure to welcome Integrity Music Recording Artists, All Sons and Daughters to Voices In My Head today.

Episode #68: Allan Scott

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Allan Scott’s new radio single “God in Me” is available on iTunes May 4th! A former drug addict, dropout, thief and loser Allan Scott found hope in his jail cell, calling on God to heal the broken pieces of his life. Twelve years later, this redeemed singer, songwriter and worship leader shares his experience in song, declaring the prayer of his life in the redemptive, hopeful “God In Me” single, produced by award winning producer Ed Cash. Hear Allan’s amazing story of redemption on today’s episode.

Episode #67: Brennan Manning Tribute with Author Matt Litton

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This week one of my favorite authors, Matt Litton, joins me in a tribute to one of my other favorite author’s, Brennan Manning. Richard Francis Xavier Manning, better known to legions of faithful readers as author, speaker, and contemplative Brennan Manning, for whom grace was irresistible, completed his earthly journey on Friday, April 12 at 12:10AM. He is now resting safely in the arms of his Abba.

Matt Litton is a writer, educator, and speaker. He completed his undergraduate work in English and Religious Studiesand holds a Master of Arts in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written about faith and culture for numerous national publications including Christianity Today, The Dallas Morning News, The Huffington Post, CNN.com Religion Blog, Relevant.comand is author of The Mockingbird Parables: Transforming Lives Through the Power of Story and Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy (Sept 12 Release).

Episode #66: Keith Mohr and IndieHeaven.com

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is IndieHeaven.com creator and president, Keith Mohr. Keith has done a wonderful job creating something beneficial to independent artists and fans alike and helping them connect both online and in person. Indieheaven, is the leading independent Christian musician/artist resource agency serving thousands of indie artists non-stop since 1997. Indieheaven provides a comprehensive set of tools for bands, singers, songwriters, musicians to promote, market and distribute their music and display their content on a safe, professional, and established website.

Episode #65: The Dead Sea Scrolls

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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast I’m joined by three pastors from Kentucky: Justin Hayes, Matthew Cole, and Chad Cook. Together we descended to the depths of the Cincinnati Museum Center to witness the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. After we finished up at the Museum we shared a meal together at Sunny Deli and Asian Cuisine Restaurant and discussed the exhibit, ministry, and life together in Christ.

Episode #64: The Lost World of Genesis One with Dr. John H. Walton

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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast I am joined by Dr. John H. Walton, author of “The Lost World of Genesis One”. John’s research and his energized presentations are rooted in his passion for drawing people into a better understanding of God’s self-revelation in Scripture. He is currently a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School and he focuses his research on the literature and cultures of the ancient Near East and the Old Testament, with a particular interest in Genesis. In addition to teaching for 20 years at Moody Bible Institute, John has authored many articles and books, including The Lost World of Genesis One, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, and Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament all available from Inter-varsity Press.

Episode #63: Jim “Big Chap” Chapman

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My guest this week on the Voices In My Head Podcast is none other that youth evangelist, Jim “Big Chap” Chapman. I spent 4 days with Jim in Middletown Indiana this past week leading a revival and what a fantastic ministry he has. I encourage you to check out his web site at www.BigChap.org and consider booking him for your next event. He doe a great job helping churches to think outside of the ministry box and will challenge your people to follow after God with all their heart.

Rick Lee James’ live concert DVD and CD, Basement Psalms released on March 1st. You can buy it today at RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon, MoPix, and many other places. We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Podcast and help spread the word about Basement Psalms LIVE.

Episode #62: Why St. Patrick Matters

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On this week’s Podcast, Rick’s talks about why St. Patrick is important not only for Christianity, but also why he is a huge reason for the existence of civilization in the Western world. He also shares a new song that was co-written by Rick lee James and Eddie Kirkland based on st. Patrick’s famous prayer.

Episode #61: How To Be A Parent

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On this week’s Podcast, Rick’s son Alexander Grayson briefly joins him. Pulling from 9 weeks of experience as a dad, Rick talks about “How To Be A Parent”. Plus Rick shares a new song that he wrote for his son, “Love Drawn Near (Song For My Son)“.

Rick Lee James’ live concert DVD and CD, Basement Psalms released on March 1st. You can buy it today at RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon, MoPix, and many other places. We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Podcast and help spread the word about Basement Psalms LIVE.

Episode #60: Matt Anderson Interviews Rick Lee James about Basement Psalms LIVE

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There’s a new host in town and his name is Matt Anderson. Today Matt interviews Rick Lee James about his newly released DVD and album Basement Psalms live. Matt also hosts the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast when he isn’t hosting this one.

Rick Lee James’ live concert DVD and CD, Basement Psalms will release on March 1st. You buy it today at RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon, MoPix, and many other places. We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Podcast and help spread the word about Basement Psalms LIVE.

Episode # 59: Infant Baptism

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This week on Voices In My Head I am talking about Infant Baptism and why we are having our son baptized this weekend. While this week is kind of a short podcast I think there is a lot of food for thought. I rely heavily on the book of common prayer for this one so for all you theology hounds, check this one out.

And just a reminder that Rick Lee James’ live concert DVD and CD, Basement Psalms will release on March 1st. You can pre-order it at RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com. We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Podcast and help spread the word about Basement Psalms LIVE.

Episode #58: Randy Cox

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Not many people can say that they have been involved in the careers of people as diverse as Bill Gaither, Rich Mullins, Michael W. Smith, Scotty McCreary, Alabama, and Barbara Streisand, but Randy Cox is not most people and has done just that. With 35 years of experience in developing songwriters and songs, he has a wealth of wisdom to share. It’s my pleasure to welcome publisher Randy Cox to Voices In My Head this week.

And just a reminder that Rick Lee James’ live concert DVD and CD, Basement Psalms will release on March 1st. You can pre-order it at RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com. We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Podcast and help spread the word about Basement Psalms LIVE.

Episode # 57: Basement Psalms Live DVD and CD

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It’s just a little under one month until the release of Rick Lee James’ live concert DVD and CD, Basement Psalms. This week’s Podcast is a preview show of what you will find on Rick’s latest project. You can pre-order the the DVD, the CD, and the digital download right now at RickLeeJames.Bandcamp.com, and we’re even throwing in a free download of the first single. We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Podcast and help spread the word about Basement Psalms release on March 1, 2013.

Episode #56: Matt Scott – Poets & Saints

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Matt Scott’s new album, Poets & Saints, was recorded live at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, MA. Repurposing hymns from as far back as the 1700s, Matt Scott retells the Redemptive Narrative of the world’s creation, fall, redemption, and restoration. Engineered by Benny Grotto (Aerosmith, Ben Folds), the album is sure to find favor amongst fans of Dylan, Wilco, Ray Lamontagne, and Ryan Adams. With its back porch, Southern-soaked, folk-country twist, this album will cause you to re-imagine the way you experience hymns. Poets & Saints is Matt Scott’s first full-length studio album and is available on iTUNES. Also, be sure to check out the featured documentary for studio footage and the story behind the album. For more information, visit www.the2654project.com.

Episode #55: Spider-Man, Matthew Cole, and Do We Have A Soul?

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Pastor Matthew Cole joins us once again on Voices In My Head for a theological discussion of the soul. In light of certain events that were played out recently in the Amazing Spider-Man #700 which resulted in a mind/body exchange, we’re Spider-Man fans on the Podcast, we felt like this week would be a good time to have a discussion about the soul. Matthew and Rick deal with questions like:

“What is the soul in the Biblical sense?”

“Do most Christians know what the Bible actually says?”

“Is Spider-Man a Jedi?

All this and more on this week’s Voices In My Head Podcast with Rick Lee James.

Episode #54: Stacy Lantz

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Nashville Singer and Songwriter Stacy Lantz. Stacy is one of the best kept secrets in Nashville. With a voice as piercing & powerful as her predecessors, Lantz pulls influence from such greats as Patty Griffin, Eva Cassidy, & Bonnie Raitt. She covers the human experience through a lens of hope, the inevitability of change, and the occasional well-timed brush of quirkiness. She also has one of the most unique and awesome voices this Podcast host has ever heard. Find out more about her at StacyLantz.com.

I also do a little improvisational Pickin’ and Grinnin’ on my acoustic guitar to start out today’s episode. It’s a great show today folks, but don’t take my word for it, listen to it right now.

Episode #53: Nick Flora, Sand Art, and A New Son

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It’s the first show of 2013 and this episode is loaded with great stuff. My guest today is Nick Flora, a one man Rock and Roll show. He’s an incredible singer, songwriter, Podcaster (Who Writes This Stuff), and just a really cool guy. Working with some of the top musicians in the business, Nick is carving a name for himself on the Nashville music scene. On this episode you will hear some of his incredible music, get to know Nick more, and find out how to help make his next album a reality by going to Kickstarter.com and making a donation.

Also, I tell you about how my New Year’s Eve Concert went, the birth of my son Alexander, and this really cool video of one of my songs that was performed live using Sand Art.

Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing) with Sand Art by Laura Tappen from Rick Lee James on Vimeo.

Episode #52: How To Read The Bible with Dr. Steven L. McKenzie

Author of How To Read The Bible: : History, Prophecy, Literature--Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference and What It Means for Faith Today

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This week on Voices In My Head we look at How To Read The Bible with Hebrew and Old testament Professor, Dr. Steven L. McKenzie. Dr. McKenzie holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) and an M.Div. from Abilene Christian University and the Th.D. from Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include: the history of ancient Israel, the literature of the Hebrew Bible, the Hebrew language, the Dead Sea Scrolls, methods of biblical interpretation, and archaeology. He is a past president of the board of governors of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis. He is also a co-leader of the Middle East Travel Seminar, which tours Syria, Jordan, the Sinai, Israel, and Greece each Spring. I can’t recommend his book, How To Read The Bible, highly enough.

Episode # 51: Eric Peters

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This week on Voices In My Head we welcome a fantastic singer, songwriter, and artist: Eric Peters. We can’t recommend Eric’s music enough here at the Voices In My Head Podcast. His music is challenging, honest, and courageous and aside from that, he is a really great guy. Here’s some of the buzz about Eric and his music.

“Peters is a standout among the overcrowded scene of singer/songwriter folk-pop.”- RELEVANT Magazine

“It’s clear that Eric Peters has a love for literature and an ear for a great pop hook. Peters has the skills of a seasoned artist.”Christianity Today

We also have Rick Lee James and Brannon Hancock’s duet, Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing), Question of the Week, and a hilarious voice mail: Old Ladies Attack.

Episode #50: LIVE Listener Call-IN Celebration! (50 Episodes…Woo Hoo!)

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We’re celebrating 50 episodes this week by having a live call-in Podcast with lots of different guests. Family, friends, and past guests stop by to help us celebrate 50 wonderful episodes. Comments and questions are welcomed by Rick at RLJames29@yahoo.com.

Episode #49: Rick Lee James on Prayer (Part Four of Four)

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On November 9th, 10th, and 11th Rick Lee James spoke a series of four messages on prayer at a retreat in Northwestern Ohio. The Voices In My Head Podcast will be featuring these talks in four parts, just as they were presented. Hopefully we will begin to listen together for the voice in our head that is God. Comments and questions are welcomed by Rick at RLJames29@yahoo.com.

This week features auto-tune question of the week and a special original song by Rick Lee James.

Episode #48: Rick Lee James on Prayer (Part Three of Four)

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On November 9th, 10th, and 11th Rick Lee James spoke a series of four messages on prayer at a retreat in Northwestern Ohio. The Voices In My Head Podcast will be featuring these talks in four parts, just as they were presented. Hopefully we will begin to listen together for the voice in our head that is God. Comments and questions are welcomed by Rick at RLJames29@yahoo.com.

Episode #47: Rick Lee James on Prayer (Part Two of Four)

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On November 9th, 10th, and 11th Rick Lee James spoke a series of four messages on prayer at a retreat in Northwestern Ohio. The Voices In My Head Podcast will be featuring these talks in four parts, just as they were presented. Hopefully we will begin to listen together for the voice in our head that is God. Comments and questions are welcomed by Rick at RLJames29@yahoo.com.

Episode #46: Rick Lee James on Prayer (Part One of Four)

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On November 9th, 10th, and 11th Rick Lee James spoke a series of four messages on prayer at a retreat in Northwestern Ohio. The Voices In My Head Podcast will be featuring these talks in four parts, just as they were presented. Hopefully we will begin to listen together for the voice in our head that is God. Comments and questions are welcomed by Rick at RLJames29@yahoo.com.

Episode#45: Stephen Mansfield

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Stephen Mansfield is a writer and speaker best known for his groundbreaking books about the influence of religion in history, leadership and politics. He first came to international attention with The Faith of George W. Bush, the New York Times bestseller that influenced Oliver Stone’s film W. His book The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller as well as The Mormonizing of America. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George Whitefield, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. Known for aggressively researching his books, Mansfield worked in a brewery while writing The Search for God and Guinness and was embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq to capture the stories that became The Faith of the American Soldier.

Episode #44: Matt Litton

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Matt Litton. Matt Litton is a writer, educator, and speaker. He completed his undergraduate work in English and Religious Studies and holds a Master of Arts in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written about faith and culture for numerous national publications including Christianity Today, The Dallas Morning News, The Huffington Post, CNN.com Religion Blog, Relevant.com and is author of The Mockingbird Parables: Transforming Lives Through the Power of Story and Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy (Sept 12 Release).

Episode #43: Roger O’Neel

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This year when Worship Leader Magazine published their best of 2012 issue, the Worship track at Cedarville University was on the list. Behind much of the growth of Cedarville’s program is a humble, kind, and very talented man named Roger O’Neel. Dr. O’Neel serves as the Director of the worship program. He has served the local church for over 20 years, including full-time worship pastorates in Texas, California, and Oklahoma. Dr. O’Neel has published articles on church music and leadership, blogs on worshipblogger.com, and is active as a worship leader, conference presenter, and worship consultant. Today we discuss the most important things that are missing from Modern Worship, we hear thoughts on worship from the next generation, and just have a great conversation in general.

Episode #42: Sermon Rick Lee James

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On October 7th, Rick was honored to be the speaker at the Homecoming service at The First Church of the Nazarene in North Vernon Indiana. On today’s Podcast you get to hear his message, answer the question of the week, find out more about Rick’s New Year’s Eve concert, and Voices In My Head’s Nominations for a Podcast award.

Episode #41: Going Catholic With Ben DeBono (Part 2)

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This is part two of my Podcast conversation with Ben Debono on “Going Catholic”.

Ben Debono is the co-creator and co-host of the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast. Until recently he was an associate pastor at Epic Life church in Anoka Minnesota. After a careful study of church history and much prayer, Ben and his wife felt led to leave the protestant tradition and convert to the ancient faith of Catholicism. We discuss his faith journey and some common misconceptions about the Catholic church on today’s two-part episode of Voices In My Head.

Episode #40: Going Catholic with Ben DeBono

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Ben Debono is the co-creator and co-host of the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast. Until recently he was an associate pastor at Epic Life church in Anoka Minnesota. After a careful study of church history and much prayer, Ben and his wife felt led to leave the protestant tradition and convert to the ancient faith of Catholicism. We discuss his faith journey and some common misconceptions about the Catholic church on today’s two-part episode of Voices In My Head.

I also play a demo for you of a new song that is featured on my soon to be released Basement Psalms live concert album.

And as always we have the ever popular, Question Of The Week!

Episode # 39: Brian Zahnd (Beauty Will Save The World)

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I’m pleased to welcome Pastor, author, and mountaineer, Brian Zahnd back to the Podcast this week to discuss his latest book, “Beauty Will Save The World”. Here’s a synopsis of the book from Brian’s web site:

“Brian Zahnd issues a challenge to Christians to discover new vitality through reenvisioning, reimagining and reforming the church according to the pattern of the cruciform.For thousands of years artists, sages, philosophers, and theologians have connected the beautiful and the sacred and identified art with our longing for God. Now we live in a day when pragmatism and utilitarian “morals” have largely displaced beauty as a value. The church is no exception–even salvation is commonly viewed in a scientific and mechanistic manner and presented as a plan, system, or formula. We have technology, convenience, security, and a measure of prosperity, but where is the beauty?In “Beauty Will Save the World,” Brian Zahnd presents the argument that this loss of beauty as a principal value has been disastrous for Western culture–and especially for the church. The full message of the beauty of the gospel has been replaced by our desires to satisfy our material needs, to empirically prove our faith, and to establish a Caesar-style kingdom in our world. Exactly those things that Christ was tempted with–and rejected–in the wilderness.Zahnd shows that by following the teachings of the Beatitudes, the church can become a viable alternative to current-day political, commercial, and religious power and can actually achieve what these powers promise to provide but fail to deliver. Using stories from the lives of St. Francis of Assisi and from his own life, he teaches us to stay on the journey to discover the kingdom of God in a fuller, richer way.” You can order Beauty Will Save The World at Amazon.com and at Barnes&Noble.com.

Episode #38: Guest Jeff Pinkleton & The Gathering

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Jeff Pinkleton is a long time friend of mine who lives in Springfield Ohio. He knows everyone in this city, and everyone knows him. I’m only exaggerating a little bit. He’s one of the most outgoing ministry heads in our city and has a passion for connecting people and helping them build solid godly relationships. This suits him perfectly for his jab as the executive director for the Gathering of Miami Valley. The Gathering is a special spiritual movement among men in the US. Removed from any denominational setting, The Gathering has been a point of connection for many spiritually flat or disinterested men caught in the pressures of contemporary life. It’s a vital, much needed ministry to men, challenging them to step up as spiritual leaders. Your going to love hearing what Jeff has to say on today’s episode of the Voices In My Head Podcast.

Episode #37: Guest- Eddie Kirkland

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I was really blessed to have a conversation with Eddie Kirkland for this week’s Podcast. Eddie is a talented songwriter and worship leader who has a great story to tell. He is featured in featured the current issue of Worship Leader Magazine for his amazing new album titled, “Kings and Queens”. It’s one of the best Christian albums I’ve heard in a very long time, and that’s saying a lot considering that I’ve just heard friend of the show, Andrew Peterson‘s new album. I found Eddie Kirkland not only to be one of the most talented songwriters and singers on the scene today, but he is also a genuinely kind and engaging person who after only a few minutes together makes you feel like you’ve known him for years. It’s my honor to feature Eddie on today’s episode of Voices In My Head Podcast.

Also, this week only, you can get a free download of the Voices IN My Head Podcast theme song, “If You Hear His Voice Today” from my friends over at itickets.com and Christianhappenings.com. Plus, on today’s show I will tell you about my experience last week recording my first every LIVE album, Basement Psalms. Basement Psalms will be released in the near future as a CD and DVD and I can’t wait to share the details with you on today’s episode.

Episode #36: Rick Lee James on 100.7FM WEEC

Photo: Rick Lee James visits Request Time at WEEC on Friday afternoon! He will be recording a LIVE album at the Clifton Opera House on September 7! Http://www.rickleejames.com Rick on the air at 100.7FM WEEC

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Since this week is when I record my first ever LIVE album I wanted to play a radio promo special I did the last day of August at Christian Radio 100.7FM WEEC in Springfield Ohio. I share several of the songs from the upcoming album on this special and I hope it will whet your whistle for the upcoming concert. WEEC is a great station run by wonderful people in Springifield Ohio. You can hear them live anytime of the day online at WEEC.org. My thanks to Ruth Book for asking me on the program and to station manager Chris Grindrod for stepping in and joining us for a few minutes during his hectic day.

Episode #35: Paul Darilek & Living Water International

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My guest this week is Paul Darilek (Pronounced Dar-shi-lek), the Senior Director of Communications for Living Water International. Paul is also an author, a runner, and is now a year older (Happy Birthday Paul)! Paul spends some tme on this week’s Podcast sharing about the ministry of giving water to people who desperately need it around the world. You will hear amazing stories of what God is doing and learn of ways that you can help, even by doing small things.

Also, the podcast has a new Twitter handle: #VoicesInMyHeadP. Come follow us here!!!

Plus there’s a new Question Of The Week:

“If you had the option of being a king or going on tour with Queen, which would you do? Why?

Episode #34: Daniel Dye and the Madden Road Music Festival!!!

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Prolific songwriter, musician, and friend of the show Daniel Dye stopped by the studio for some coffee, some guitar pickin’ and a great podcast conversation. Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band are sponsoring the 2nd annual Madden Road Music Festival on September 1st in Mutual Ohio. As you can see from the promotional poster above, the lineup for this festival is amazing and I’m honored to be on the list. Daniel and I play some music together, shoot the breeze, and talk about Pete Seeger on this week’s episode of Voices In MY Head. You can pre-order your festival tickets at this link: http://maddenroadmusic.com/

I also share some more music from my upcoming LIVE album, Basement Psalms, which I’ll be recording on September 7th at the Clifton Opera House. Come out and join us if you can.

Also, the podcast has a new Twitter handle: #VoicesInMyHeadP. Come follow us here!!!

Episode #33: Like A Child

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Like A Child began as two members in the spring of 2007. Now they are five. They began with reverberating electric guitars. Now they play banjos. They began with personal ambition. Now they are worshippers. They chose their band name without realizing its implications. Like A Child. It was just a name: short, catchy and full of “meaning,” meaning they knew then only in a cerebral way. But as the Lord brings them deeper and deeper into joy, into childlike bliss and frolicking, they have come to embrace the name with relish. Now they act like children, even as they grow older by the day. Their new EP, “Springfield, Ohio”, is a unique blend of folk rock energy mixed with spiritual sensitivity and heart. I caught up with them after a show in Springfield Ohio. You can hear it all on today’s episode of Voices In My Head.

I also unveil a new song that I’ll be introducing on “Basement Psalms,” my live album which will be recorded at the Clifton Opera House on September 7th.


Episode #32: Ben Debono (Sci-Fi Christian Podcast Co-Host), The Dark Knight Rises, and Dickens

Ben Debono of the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast

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Ben Debono is the co-creater and co-host of the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast. Who better to chat about Batman with than another fan of the character who is also quite a brilliant theologian. Aside from being an acclaimed pod host, Ben is also the executive pastor at Epic Life church in Anoka Minnesota. He has a bachelor’s degree in literature and a Masters in Theology from Northwestern College.

Today we our topic is the latest Christopher Nolan film, “The Dark Knight Rises“. The movie, while Dickensian in it’s structure, is actually more of a character study of the choices we make and their consequences than it is a super-hero movie. There are spoilers on this show so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may want to save this until after you see it.

I’m also unveiling another song to promote my live Album on September 7th. Hear the song on the Podcast and see me playing it by video on my YouTube page. www.Youtube.com/RLJames29

Episode #31: Adam W. Powers

Adam Powers

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Adam W. Powers currently resides in Stevensville, Maryland where he is the Assistant Pastor at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church (PCA). He is a Teaching Elder in the PCA and has completed his MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta campus) in 2011, and is looking forward to further graduate studies sometime in the near future. He is a talented preacher, theologian, and writer whose work can be found at http://adampowers.wordpress.com/.

Episode # 30: Scott Roley

Scott Roley

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My guest today is musician, pastor, author, husband, and father Scott Roley. Scott is a founding member of Christ Community Church in Franklin Tennessee where he served in various roles over a span of 25 years. In the fall of 2011 he resigned his position to pursue his call to racial reconciliation full-time. He can also be seen frequently on tour with his good friend and fellow musician Michael Card.

Episode #29: Chaplain Rich Young

Army Chaplain Rich Young

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My guest today is Chaplain Rich Young. Rich Young, originally from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1970 immediately after high school. He became a Christian while in the Marines and felt God leading him into the ministry. College and seminary followed his discharge as a Sergeant in 1974. Rich entered the Army as a Chaplain in 1981, retiring as a Colonel in 2006. Rich serves as the Executive Director of the International Association of Evangelical Chaplains. He and Sandy have been married thirty-nine years, are Ambassadors for the Alliance Defending Freedom, have two children and two grandchildren, and live in Helotes, Texas.

Episode #28 Mark Thompson

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My guest this week is Mark Thompson, the Senior Project Administrator over the Mission to the World (MTW) ministry in Fairmont West Virginia. MTW is the mission sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Mark has a great story to tell not only of what God is doing through missions in the PCA Church but also of what God has done in his own life. He is a minister of the gospel, a husband, father, and brain tumor survivor. I am thrilled to have Mark Thompson as my guest this week.

Also this week, I share an article I wrote that appears in the July/August 2012 issue of Worship Leader Magazine titled, “Billy Joel Taught Me How To Pray”.

Episode #27: Jon Finney of Out Of Truth Records

Jon Finney, Owner of Out Of Truth Records

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Out of Truth Records was founded in June 2011 by Jon Finney. Jon believes the Lord is birthing new art and talent, not only in Nashville and L. A., but in the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Out of Truth Records seeks to provide a place where Indie musicians can record a professional sounding album with industry standard equipment at a lower cost to them. Jon and his staff are always thinking of new ways to create music in ways that wouldn’t fit into the normal way of doing things. His strong belief is that the Lord has given talents and we don’t want to give him any less of our efforts to just be mediocre. Excellence can be achieved while still having fun, they actually usually go hand in hand with one another when you are in one his studio. You are going to really enjoy hearing about all that Out Of Truth records has to offer Indie artists. It’s my great pleasure to welcome Jon Finney to the show today.

Episode #26: Cindy Wilt Colville (With Music by Robert Hussong and Jerry Andrews)

Cindy Wilt Colville

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Cindy Wilt Colville is a 25 year veteran of the Christian music industry. Her passion is developing creative and skilled songwriters. Cindy started her music career with award-winning producer and songwriter Greg Nelson where she was production manager on five gold and two platinum records. She was also the production manager for Steven Curtis Chapman’s first four records, was a music publisher for 15 years with both Benson and Word Music Publishing. While Vice President at Word, Cindy signed and developed top songwriters like Matthew West, Jason Ingram, and Cindy Morgan just to name a few.

Cindy has also directed the 2009 and 2011 ASCAP Foundation’s Christian Songwriters Workshop and has also been a speaker for songwriter groups in Colorado, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and Nashville. There’s much more to say about Cindy but one of the most important things is that for twelve years she has volunteered her time ministering at the Tennessee Prison for Women.

It’s my honor to welcome music publisher Cindy Wilt Colville to Voices In My Head today. Cindy Welcome.

On today’s episode Cindy critiques songs by these independent writers. Voices In My Head thanks all the writers for their participation in this show and allowing us to use their music. You can hear their entire songs below.

Jerry Andrews: Seed So Precious

Robert Hussong: There Is Hope

Rick Lee James: Christ Has Died, Christ Is Risen

Episode #25: Dr. David G. Myers

Dr. David G. Myers

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My guest this week is social psychologist David G. Myers. Dr. Myers is an internationally renowned scientist, author, and teacher whose research and writing have covered a wide range of topics, including group behavior, prejudice, personality, religion, intuition, hearing loss, and personal well-being. Over the past 35 years he has published 18 books—several of which are best-selling textbooks in their 8th, 9th, or 10th edition—and dozens of scientific articles in leading journals such as Science, Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, and the American Psychologist. He has also served as consulting editor to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Journal of Positive Psychology, and he is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and Divisions 1, 2, 8, 9, and 36 of the American Psychological Association.

Today we discuss his 2005 book, What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage, which he co-authored with Letha Dawson Scanzoni. The book is an effort to bridge the divide between marriage-supporting and gay-supporting people of faith by showing why both sides have important things to say. By affirming marriage for all, What God Has Joined Together concurs with conservatives’ call for marriage renewal and a more marriage-supporting culture. And it concurs with liberals’ affirmation of everyone’s right, regardless of sexual orientation, to seal love with commitment and to participate fully in the church’s life and ministry.
Episode #24: Randy L. James (Father’s Day Episode)
Randy L. James (Author of Unraveling the Revelation)


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I couldn’t be happier to be joined by my Father, Randy L. James, on this Father’s Day release of Voices In My Head (The Official Podcast of Rick Lee James). Dad is not just a great father, and he’s not just another pretty face. He is also a great preacher, a teacher, a basketball referee, a guitar picker, a bass player, a golfer, a chaplain, a former missionary to Africa, and the author of “Unraveling The Revelation”. We discuss dad’s book and it’s topic, the book of Revelation, at length on today’s Podcast.

Here’s the book synopsis:

Far too often the last book of the Bible has been used to fuel fanatical speculation or in ways meant only to appeal to the sensational. As a result, the message contained therein is often misunderstood and can drive the reader to despair, or even worse, heresy. The purpose of this book is to present The Revelation of Jesus Christ as a word of hope and encouragement that a struggling world needs desperately to hear. Written in a daily devotional form it can be digested in “bite size” portions or studied at length for continuity. The overall message of the book brings to light the words of Jesus: “In the world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Episode #23: Dave Black

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This week’s guest is Pastor Dave Black from Soma Community Church in Springfield Ohio. Here’s a few facts you might want to know about Dave.

Responsibilities: Teaching & Administration [full time staff]
Family: Lauren & Dave were married in 2007 and are expecting their first child in April 212
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga
Education : B.A. in Communications from Cedarville University, M. Div. from Luther Rice Seminary
Favorite book other than the Bible: Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
Favorite music/bands: Ray Lamontagne, David Crowder, All Sons & Daughters, Alison Krause, This Will Destroy You, Keith Green, Michael Card, and Glad.
Hobbies/interests: Crosswords, outdoors, reading, cooking with my wife, & anything with my dogs.

Bonus Episode: Gareth Higgins, Executive Director of the Wild Goose Festival

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Guest: Gareth Higgins (Executive Director of the Wild Goose Festival)

Wild Goose is community creating a festival at the intersection of justice, spirituality and art. The first festival took place in June 2011; the next one is June 21-24 2012. We take inspiration from many places, such as Greenbelt, Burning Man, the Iona Community, SXSW, and others. The festival is open to everyone; we don’t censor what can be said; we invite respectful – but fearless – conversation and action for the common good.

Gareth Higgins is the Wild Goose Festival Executive Director is a writer and activist from Northern Ireland, now living in North Carolina. Having been involved in Greenbelt, the inspiration for Wild Goose, for several years, he’s excited to be part of the team nurturing into being this new gathering of music, art and conversation at the intersection of justice and spirituality. He blogs at www.godisnotelsewhere.wordpress.com, and co-presents the award winning movie podcast www.thefilmtalk.com.

Episode #22: Matthew Cole (Theologian Avengers Assemble Part Two)
Matthew Cole

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With the release of Marvel’s Avengers Motion picture, Rick has assembled a couple of his Theologian friends to discuss the movie, it’s effect on pop-culture, and premises from the movie that go hand in hand with the work of a Theologian. Rick dives into part two of this topic with Matthew Cole. Matthew is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Lexington Kentucky. He is also the proud husband of Kara, and father to Maebri and Matilyn. In his words, “I am blessed. The grace of God is seen so clearly everyday in the family that I love so dearly, in the ministry which I am privileged to participate, in those who call me friend or pastor, & in the gracious reality, I do not deserve any of it.”

Episode #21: Greg Voiles (Theologian Avengers Assemble Part One)

Greg Voiles

With the release of Marvel’s Avengers Motion picture, Rick has assembled a couple of his Theologian friends to discuss the movie, it’s effect on pop-culture, and premises from the movie that go hand in hand with the work of a Theologian. Rick starts off his discussion by welcoming comic book fan Gregory Voiles.

Greg is a Pastor of Spiritual Formation, an urbanized hillbilly from middle TN and a PhD candidate in theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, focusing in Christian Spirituality and Historical Theology. He holds a BA in Religion with a minor in music from Trevecca Nazarene University as well as the degree of Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He has served in various urban ministries, including four years as Pastor of Spiritual Formation and The Arts at Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City and Assistant Chaplain at The Kansas City Rescue Mission. Greg thinks that a healthy urban neighborhood is a lot like a small town and that a life without dance, laughter, beauty, and Green tea is not likely to deserve to be called “life.”

Episode #20: Brett Mccracken (Author of Hipster Christianity)

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My guest this week is author Brett McCracken. Brett is a Los Angeles-based writer and journalist. He is the author of Hipster Christianity: When Church & Cool Collide (Baker, 2010) and has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Princeton Theological Review, Mediascape, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Relevant, IMAGE Journal, Q Ideas and Conversantlife.com. He speaks and lectures frequently at universities, churches & conferences.

A graduate of Wheaton College and UCLA (M.A. in Cinema & Media Studies), Brett currently works as managing editor for Biola University’s Biola Magazine and is pursuing a Master’s in Theology at Talbot School of Theology.

Like anyone else, Brett spends his free time indulging in the finer things in life: church, family, friends, cinema, literature, music, poetry, sports, traveling, good food and drink, being outside, etc… He probably indulges in some of this a little too much (as it is his job to do so).

His blog, The Search was birthed in July 2007 out of a fascination with search engines (as the increasingly dominant metaphor of the 21st century experience) and a general affection for the existential notion of “the search” as coined in Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer. The Search exists for any and every one of us who—in seeking truth, dialogue, epiphany, and connection—feels the spiritual pull toward that state of “being on to something” bigger and brighter than ourselves.

For speaking engagement requests or general comments/questions, contact Brett at: brett.mccracken @ gmail.com

Episode #19: Andrew Osenga

Andrew Osenga

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Andrew Osenga, aside from being a truly amazing solo artist has also been a Producer, Musician, SongWriter, or Engineer for the likes of Chris Tomlin, Andrew Peterson, Caedmon’s Call, Jars of Clay, Jason Gray, J. J. Heller, Eric Vinson, and many, many more. His latest solo project, Leonard The Lonely Astronaut, is one of the most inventive albums that this podcast host has seen or heard in a long time. Teh album drops in September, but we get to hear about it today on Voices In My Head.

Episode #18: Ian Morgan Cron, David L. Ward, Jeff Bourque, and Craig Adams

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This week Voices In My Head went on the road to Nashville Tennessee for the Song DISCovery Creative Conference. My guests today include author Ian Morgan Cron (Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me, Chasing Francis), songwriters Jeff Bourque and David L. Ward, and Lifeway Worship Creative Director Craig Adams. You won’t want to miss what these tremendously creative people people have to say about writing, prayer, and making music for the church.

Episode #17: Guest Jason Gray

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Jason Gray is my guest today on Voices In My Head. Jason’s song, “More Like Falling In Love” was the #4 most played song in the nation last year. You might think that would go to a person’s head but Jason is a humble servant of Christ and it was my pleasure to talk to him about making music, Lord of the Rings, spreading the gospel, and his new album: A Way To See In The Dark. I think you’re really going to enjoy today’s podcast. On a side note for those in the Springfield Ohio area, Jason will be playing a Mother’s Day concert at Southgate Baptist Church on May 13th. Come and see Jason Gray with Downhere, Aaron Schust. It’s going to be a great night.

Episode 16: Phil Sillas

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This week I am excited to bring you an interview with Phil Sillas. Phil is the A&R Director of Worship Leader Magazine’s SongDiscovery service. His role with Song DISCovery and experience as a songwriter give him a unique place among the songs and songwriters that are driving modern worship music today. Phil is one of the people running theSong DISCovery Creative conference in Nashville Tennessee on April 26th and 27th which will feature internationally known worship leaders, songwriters, and pioneers in the media field. Phil also shares about what it’s like to listen to over 1000 songs every month and how those songs get narrowed down to the 12 on Song DISCovery’s monthly release. You are going to love hearing what Phil has to say on Voices In My Head this week.

Also on this episode, learn how to sponsor a show, answer the question of the week, and learn the Twilight Zone theme on the practically useless guitar lesson.

Episode 15: Sara Groves

Sara Groves

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is acclaimed singer songwriter Sara Groves. I recorded this interview with Sara exactly one week after she was a guest at the White House as the worship leader for President Obama’s Easter prayer breakfast. We talk about that experience, her new album titled Invisible Empires, her transition from a school teacher to singer, and her first tour as an artist with the brilliant Michael Card. There’s lots more on this episode as well, including a Holy Saturday address from President Obama.

Also on this episode: An invitation to be on my upcoming LIVE concert album, Question of the week, and listener feed back.

Episode #14: Brian Zahnd

Brian Zahnd

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Brian Zahnd is a full-time pastor, an erstwhile author, and a would-be mountaineer. He is the lead pastor of Word of Life Church in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He is also the author of several books, most recently “Beauty Will Save the World”, “Unconditional”, and “What To Do On The Worst Day Of Your Life”. We discuss his book Unconditional at length as well has Brian’s love for mountain climbing and Bob Dylan music. Below is a description of his book: Unconditional?

Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness

By Brian Zahnd, Foreward By Miroslav Volf

In a world where the ugliness of rage and retaliation are driving the story line, Unconditional? offers the beauty, reconciliation, and total restoration of forgiveness the way Jesus taught us to live it.

More than just another biblical exposition, this book begins with the horror of the Holocaust as it explores what forgiveness means — and how far it should go — in the real world of murder, rape, child abuse, genocide, and other atrocities.

With unusual honesty, compassion, and depth, Zahnd incorporates some of the most compelling and difficult thoughts on the subject from history’s writers, philosophers, and theologians — always returning to the example Jesus gave us with his life and his death.

First Church of the Nazarene In Springfield Ohio

Episode #13: The Worship Team Episode

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My special guests this week are several members of the worship band from my home church at First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield Ohio. We are taking a hard look at ourselves and asking questions that worship teams need to ask themselves on a regular basis. Featuring Andy Fiorita, Christie Phillips, Greg Womacks, and Todd Nance.

Podcast #12: Eric Vinson

Eric Vinson at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville

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This week Rick welcome’s singer/songwriter Eric Vinson to tell us more about his music, playing famous venues, and getting music on TV. Learn more about the uber talented Eric Vinson at http://ericvinsonmusic.com

Podcast #11: Fred Heumann

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Magnify: 105 Modern Worship Devotionals

Fred Heumann is an ordained minister who also has served 7 very different churches as part-time, full-time or volunteer worship leader, and has taught and planned Hispanic worship seminars both in the US and in Latin America. He’s an internationally-respected worship leader, speaker and teacher with four decades of diverse experience—from the Australian outback to European cathedrals, from leading small group worship to producing major international events in over 50 nations.

Fred has worked alongside the music industry for many years and has been a trusted music consultant for major publishing companies like Worship Together, Integrity Music, Word Music, and Thankyou Music/Kingsway Worship just to name a few.

He helped develop the MORE SONGS FOR PRAISE AND WORSHIP worship planner series, the materials for wordmusicnow.com at Word, and was a content curator for the new LifeWay Hymnal / lifewayworship.com, assisting them in choosing today’s worship songs for the digital online and print hymnals.

He also played a significant role in introducing the current wave of British worship music in the U. S., bringing the first WorshipTogether conference to the US alongside Kingsway/Thankyou Music in 1997.

Episode #10: Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

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My Guest this week is highly acclaimed singer/songwriter, Andrew Peterson. Andrew called the Podcast from the recording studio where he is recording a brand new album. This new project is the follow-up to his best-selling album, Counting Stars, which debuted at #1 on iTunes and #6 on the Billboard chart. Besides receiving stellar reviews for the project, the single Dancing In The Minefields reached Top 20 on the AC charts and the accompanying video garnered over 750,000 views online.

Andrew just finished the Songs & Stories Tour with Steven Curtis Chapman , which also features Josh Wilson. The fall leg of the tour was such a success with sold-out dates and enthusiastic audiences that Chapman booked the spring 2012 dates that launched February 2nd in Tulsa (Broken Arrow), OK and concluded March 11th in Ocala, FL.

We talk about what a Hutchmoot is, hanging out with Paul Simon, and getting picked on by Michael Card for playing a Ganjo.

Episode #9: Brannon Hancock

Dr. Brannon Hancock

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Today’s guest is Dr. Brannon Hancock of www.BrannonHancock.com. We talk about life, Brannon’s record label days, his musical influences, what led him to study in Scotland, his new book, and life as a music pastor. We even play a couple of songs together live and unrehearsed on the show. He’s an insightful guy with many good things to say.

Episode #8: Michael Card

Michael Card

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On Episode #8 Rick welcomes Christian musician and author Michael Card. In a career that has spanned 30 years, Michael has recorded over 31 albums and authored or co-authored over 21 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorites as “El Shaddai”, “Love Crucified Arose”, and “Emmanuel,” He never imagined selling more than 4 million albums or writing over 19 #1 hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible.Michael is releasing a new book and companion CD on the Gospel of Mark. We talk about it on today’s episode of “Voices In My Head”. You can find out more about Michael Card at www.MichaelCard.com and by visiting the Biblical Imagination with Michael Card Facebook page.

Episode #7: Brandon Sipes

Brandon Sipes

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On Episode #7 Rick Welcomes good friend Brandon Sipes, the President of RE-Frame, LLC and a Senior Consultant to The ARIA Group (ariagroup.com). During his career, Brandon has engaged with identity conflicts in the United States and around the world, leading to an understanding of the ways in which identity can be utilized for both division and unity. Research and practice in identity (and specifically religiously motivated) conflict has taken him to Northern Ireland, Croatia, Bosnia, France, Germany, Israel and the West Bank. His work has included organizational visioning, conflict mediation and workshop facilitation, and facilitator training and development. Brandon is a member of the Nazarene denomination and is currently writing a book exploring his decision to remain committed to a community that he values but from which he holds somewhat divergent views.

Episode #6: Kyle Northrop (3 Pasty Nerds Podcast)

Kyle Northrop

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On Episode #6 Rick Welcome’s “Pasty Nerd” Kyle Northrop of the “Three Pasty Nerds Podcast”. Meet the man that made Rick start the Podcast Throw-down with the Pasty Nerds. You can also learn how to play the Batman theme song on “The Practically Useless Guitar Lesson.” Plus the Podcast debut of the song, “All Creatures of Our God and King…Well Some of Them”

Episode #5: Tripp York

The Devil Wears Nada by Tripp York

Tripp York

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On Episode #5 Rick Welcome’s Tripp York, author of “The Devil Wears Nada”. Tripp made a deal with the devil to pay his student loans (the devil hasn’t held up his end), he sings punk music, teaches philosophy & theology on a university level, does theater (acting and directing), skateboards, surfs, reads comics and is a really nice guy. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss. Also, the question of the Week sparks a feud between the “Voices In My Head” podcast and the “3 Pasty Nerds” podcast. You can also learn how to play something completely useless with the new segment, “The Practically Useless Guitar Lesson.”

Episode #4: Matthew Cole

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I’m pleased to announce that “Voices In My Head” Podcast #4 is on the air. This week features the brilliant Matthew Cole as we discuss Superman, Patriotism, and what place they should or shouldn’t have in the church. There are also a couple of new segments on the show like the “Practically Useless Guitar Lesson” and “To the People of the Future”.

Also, I’ve added a new page to this web site called “Rick’s Favorite CDBaby Artists”. CDBaby is an online distribution company that I have been a part of for several years. There are some wonderful and unique artists there that are doing things no one else is. I have posted links to some of my favorites and you can buy their music from the links on my page. Please support Independent musicians. They are usually just as good as the people you hear on the radio, just not as well-known. I know they would appreciate your support and you will love their music. They work hard to make good music for people to enjoy and rarely are compensated for it.

One last thing, If you are reading this then you are probably a friend who has been a support to me and my ministry. I’m really trying to build a strong base of listeners through the free podcast that I’m offering in various places on the web. It would mean the world to me if some of you who have listened could “LIKE” the Facebook page, leave a review on iTunes, and most importantly tell some friends about it.

That’s about it for now. I hope you all have a terrific week.

God Bless,

Rick Lee James

Episode #3: Daniel Dye

Daniel Dye with the Miller Road Band

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Voices In My Head Episode 3, with special guest Daniel Dye is now available on iTunes, Podbean, and the Voices In My Head Facebook Fan Page. Listen to win a free copy of Daniel Dye’s CD.

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Episode #2: Rick Lee James

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Episode #1: Pilot

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PODCAST REVIEWS
I appreciate the graciousness with which you addressed patriotism and the way you nuance our nationalistic story within the story of a King and Kingdom. Good job, yo. :)
In all honesty, this has been replacing any other music our radio in my car. I think it has the perfect blend of humor, spirituality, and all things superheroes. Rick does a fantastic job tackle some issues in Christianity and putting his point of view in a non judgmental way.I recommend this to anyone who loves comics all the way to someone who just wants to learn about Christianity and Theology. I hope the show keeps growing. I am just now trying to catch up to the current episode but am enjoying it. It makes me think, pray, and laugh. Thumbs up Rick.
“Customer Review: Voices In My Head (The Official Rick Lee James Podcast): I really dig this podcast because Rick Lee James actually spends time with intelligent, talented and, often times, funny guests. If you’re looking for something that barely scratches the surface of the guests featured, then this isn’t for you. Rick gets down to the nitty gritty. He is a very bright guy and asks great questions – and best of all, he creates an atmosphere where the people he features can be themselves. He certainly provides us with a more organic view of each guest he features. One of the best podcasts out there, in my opinion. “
Josh Carpenter, iTunes Review ★★★★★ (Apr 09, 2012)

“Customer Review: Voices In My Head (Official Rick Lee James Podcast): Being honest, I am not a big listener of podcasts and usually only go to this route when someone suggests a quote or a particular episode. However, there is a rare occasion when listening that there is enough in the referred section that I finish the whole podcast. Even rarer still is the time when what I hear in the one prompts me to listen to another and Rick Lee James is only the second podcast to keep my attention (Mars Hill – Rob Bell being the other). Not too serious and just good fun conversation on topics that need to be voiced via the vehicle of pop cultural venues of comics, movies, and music. Worth the time for the download and a good listen for a jog on the treadmill or a drive down the road… I recommend it… “
Matthew Cole, iTunes Review ★★★★★ (Jan 12, 2012)


3 comments on ““Podcast”

  1. I have a question for the future Jason Gray podcast:
    What does he think if the most effective way to spread the Gospel? Some use fear as motivation and some use love. However, the people who use fear claim that those who only use love will cause people to become lukewarm and tell the Gospel in a fearful way. I’m not sure if that was clear or not.

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    • Thanks Laura,
      I will make sure and ask Jason your question.

      Blessings,
      Rick

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    • I will make sure and ask him Laura.

      Blessings,
      Rick

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