Josh Porter is pastor of teaching and creative vision at Van City Church in Vancouver, Washington. In episode 265 of the Expositors Collective podcast he speaks with Mike Neglia about the collaborative sermon preparation process that was modeled for him at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon, as well as the rhythms of feedback and critique and accountability that have characterized the preaching at Van City Church. They also discuss his newest book Death to Deconstruction: Reclaiming Faithfulness as an Act of Rebellion and the ongoing deconstruction / deconversion trend that is taking place now.How can preachers deliver sermons that address the important and potentially divisive issues that are important to people today? What are the limits and the opportunities of the pulpit? Josh has wrestled with doubt and despair of his own over the years and gives advice and hope to preachers speaking into the current milieu of doubt, ex-vangelicals, and skepticism. They also talk about Swedish punk bands and quiet faithfulness.
Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.”John 10:41
Josh Porter is an author, filmmaker and singer/songwriter/musician in the experimental art-punk band, Showbread, whose records have appeared on the Billboard top 200 and the Billboard Top Heatseekers charts. He is involved with several other musical projects including his solo work as Dies and the bandThe Bell Jar.
Josh has published seven books; the novels Punk Rock Vs. the Lizard People, The Spinal Cord Perception,Nevada, An Edict of Worms, Cannibals: Book One.He has also authoredthe children’s bookThe Insectand a memoir that deals with the band Showbread titledThe Joke That We Play On The World. He is currently pastor of teaching and creative vision at Van City Church in Vancouver, Washington.
Most of Josh’s books are available to order fromhis official web store. His novelNevadais alsoavailable as an eBook. His solo albums under the moniker Dies are available throughBandcamp.Showbread albums are sold in stores everywhere and through online outlets likeiTunesandAmazon.com.
Death to Deconstruction is published by our friends at Kregel publishing, you can buy it here:https://www.kregel.com/christian-living-and-devotionals/death-to-deconstruction/ or on Amazon
Death to Deconstruction: Reclaiming Faithfulness as an Act of Rebellion : https://www.amazon.com/Death-Deconstruction-Reclaiming-Faithfulness-Rebellion/dp/0825447348/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Summerholiday vs Punkroutine:https://youtu.be/5wn_2dT-9NI
Gerry Breshears on collaborative sermon preparation:https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/1/18/episode-85-help-with-sermon-preparation
Evan Wickham on collaborative sermon preparation:https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2018/9/25/episode-14-sermons-should-be-prepared-in-community
Dominic Done on deconstruction: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/9/12/preaching-faith-amp-deconstruction-dominic-done
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