Story Team Weekly: The Weight of Two Worlds

The Weight of Two Worlds Shawn Martinez took a glass from the cabinet and set it on his kitchen counter. He grabbed a bottle of liquor, twisted off the cap and filled the glass. He picked up his headphones, put them on and turned the music up. It was 2:00 AM, and he walked out the door of his apartment. He wandered around the complex, carrying the weight of his mistakes. He couldn’t tell his fiancée Amber the truth. I’m taking this to my grave, he thought.Shawn kept walking, and drinking, co … [Read more...]

Unorthodox Man Podcast: Unorthodox Story with Mike Wloczewski

[display_podcast]This week, I get to sit down with a great friend – a great man – Mike Wloczewski.When Mike was in the third grade, he was attending Catholic School and got kicked out for fighting with a nun – she broke his fingers with a ruler, he threw a desk at her. The dean of the school told Mike and his dad that nuns are the brides of Christ and by striking out against her, young Mike had assaulted God, Himself and was damned for all time. There was nothing anyone could ever do abou … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: Daughter of a King

Daughter of a King - From Drug Addiction to Eternal Salvation Debra Cobbs never had a normal childhood and never knew what it felt like to be someone’s daughter. Born into a family haunted by drug and alcohol abuse, Debra has battled the same addictions for the past 36 years.As she spent her childhood seeking love and approval from her family, Debra never knew her real father and lost her mother at an early age. Her addiction began when she was 15 years old and led her down a winding path o … [Read more...]

Unorthodox Violence & Redemption: An Interview with John Hintz (part 2)

[display_podcast]Welcome back!This week is actually part two of my conversation with my buddy, John Hintz. If you didn’t catch part 1, I really recommend you go check it out. Last week, we covered John’s life from his childhood up through around the age of 25.And, this week, we talk about the part of John’s story where he realized that God was there. As John says himself, “This is my God Story”.Then, as we hear more and more of John’s life, we see how God shows up and everything k … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: Sweetly Woven

When Geanine Gregory was seven years old, a neighbor sexually abused her. The abuse produced feelings of guilt and shame that were never discussed in her family, thus harvesting years of sexual sin in Geanine’s life.At the age of nine, Geanine’s parents divorced, and she was forced to leave her father and live with her mother and older sister. She learned to provide for herself because her mom worked long hours to provide for Geanine and her sister. This type of independence wrongly taught he … [Read more...]

Unorthodox Violence: An Interview with John Hintz (part 1)

Unorthodox Violence: An Interview with John Hintz (part 1) [display_podcast]Do you ever look back on your life and see God in the rear view mirror? At the risk of mixing a motherload of metaphors, you may not see Him while He’s alongside you, but when you look back in time, you can see how all the puzzle pieces of your life have been put together by God, Himself.This week, we get to have a cool conversation with a buddy of mine named John. It’s going to be a little bit different – a two- … [Read more...]