Archives For Steve Austin

Steve Austin and Robert Vore recently had me on their CXMH Podcast to talk about Cancer is Funny.

Check it out here. It even comes with an Explicit Lyrics warning in iTunes!

While you’re at it, take a look at Steve’s 7 Day Self-Care Challenge.

“SELF CARE” IS ONE OF POP PSYCHOLOGY’S LATEST BUZZWORDS, BUT THIS 7-DAY CHALLENGE, CREATED BY AUTHOR, PASTOR, AND SELF CARE COACH, STEVE AUSTIN, IS A GUIDE FULL OF HELPFUL, PRACTICAL CONTENT FOR READERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT HOPELESS OR BELIEVED THAT ALL THE BAD THINGS IN YOUR LIFE ARE BEYOND REDEMPTION, IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT UNWORTHY OF BEING LOVED OR ACCEPTED OR FEARED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF PEOPLE FOUND OUT YOUR SECRETS, YOU WILL FIND THIS 7-DAY SELF CARE CHALLENGE TO BE A COMFORT AND A GUIDE FOR A NEW KIND OF LIVING. NO MATTER YOUR STARTING POINT, THE TOOLS IN THIS QUICK SELF CARE OVERVIEW WILL HELP BRAVE BUT WOUNDED SOULS BEGIN TO ANSWER THE QUESTION, “NOW WHAT?”

STEVE AUSTIN KNOWS THAT RECOVERY AND SELF CARE ARE POSSIBLE BECAUSE HE HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT. BY DISPLAYING A GREAT DEAL OF VULNERABILITY, COURAGE, AND GRACE, STEVE HOPES THIS SIMPLE 7-DAY CHALLENGE WILL MOTIVATE OTHERS TO NOT ONLY SEEK THE HELP THEY NEED, BUT ALSO SPARK A DISCUSSION AROUND THE NECESSITY OF SELF-CARE IN EVERYDAY LIFE.

READY TO START THE CHALLENGE? JUST CLICK HERE!

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What do you say to someone who’s been sexually abused? To someone addicted to porn? To someone thinking of committing suicide?

“Don’t be a dumbass Christian.”

– Steve (Not Stone Cold) Austin

Teer snagged this interview with Steve Austin. I hadn’t heard of Steve Austin or his book, From Pastor to a Psych Ward. I was tired, had plenty of checks left to mark on my To Do List plus a sermon to write. I felt like begging off and letting Teer take the interview by himself. I’m so glad I didn’t.

Six months into our podcast, this conversation with Steve Austin, for which I had no expectations, turned out to be our best one, I think. It’s definitely the episode that has struck me the deepest as both a pastor and as a human being. It’s also the episode where Teer and I have done the best job yet of listening to one another and anticipating each other’s questions.

In his book and in this conversation, Steve bravely shares about being sexually abused as a child, suffering the consequent shame and panic attacks later, and attempting suicide while he served as a pastor. His authenticity is what people crave from Christians and it’s what many churches sorely lack.

Give him a listen. You’ll be as surprised and grateful as I was to have heard from him.

Be on the lookout for future episodes that we’ve already got in the can: interviews with Fred Schmidt, Ian McFarland, Joseph Mangina, Kenneth Tanner, Fleming Rutledge, William Cavanaugh, Bishop Andy Doyle, and Poet/Undertake Thomas Lynch.

We’ve already got enough interviews lined up to take us into the new year.

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