Tell Me More: a 12Stone Church Podcast
Highlands and Heartache: A Conversation with Ernie Johnson Jr.

Highlands and Heartache: A Conversation with Ernie Johnson Jr.

September 25, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Jeff have the privilege of taking a deep dive into the life and journey of sports commentator Ernie Johnson Jr., covering topics from meeting Cheryl and adopting kids with special needs, to trusting God equally through success and hurt, to learning to be still and watch the squirrels.  Do yourself a favor and listen to ‘Highlands (Song of Ascent)’ by Hillsong UNITED here:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/78bUGqKRoXN8kJY1AeWhzt?si=C2MBzGpSSFW4br1OvT0-yA

https://music.apple.com/us/album/highlands-song-of-ascent-live/1469084743?i=1469084850

 

Find Ernie’s book ‘Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary’ wherever you purchase your books. (Honestly, the Amazon link was just crazy long, so go to Amazon and search for the title)

 

Here’s our 4-week series involving Ernie Johnson Jr. including multiple clips of Ernie sharing more personal stories: https://12stone.com/watch/unscripted

 

Connect with Ernie on Twitter:

@TurnerSportsEJ

 

Email us your thoughts!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

 

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to rate or review us!

No then Yes then More: The Journey of Finding Your Calling

No then Yes then More: The Journey of Finding Your Calling

September 18, 2019

Travis and Jeff sit down with Worship Pastor Cameron Glasper to talk about growing up a disenfranchised pastor’s kid, giving up on dreams, and being unorthodox. 

 

Let us know what you think!

Cameron.glasper@12stone.com

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

The Word Is Capacity: The Journey of Foster Parenting

The Word Is Capacity: The Journey of Foster Parenting

September 11, 2019

Travis and Jeff welcome in Steven and Natalie Melin for a conversation about 5th grade violinists, love without expectations, and the heart of a foster parent. If you’re interested in learning more about supporting those involved in foster care, connect with Promise 686 at www.promise686.org. If you’d like to learn more about the journey to becoming a foster parent, and live in the North Georgia area, head to www.families4families.cc, or head to www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad nationwide.

 

Also, feel free to check out Steven’s podcast to hear more of his music and process!  Just search “The Steven Melin Audio Experience” wherever you listen to podcasts.

 

We’d love for you to connect with us!

 

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

Steven@stevenmelin.com

Natalie.melin@12stone.com

 

 

Don’t Do It: Confessions of a Ministry Entrepreneur

Don’t Do It: Confessions of a Ministry Entrepreneur

September 4, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Jeff sit down with Former Law Student-turned-Pastor/Entrepreneur Brian Bradford to chat about trying crazy stuff, building diverse relationships, and what his police administration class can teach us about the stages of faith.

 

Let us know what you think!

brianbradford@hotmail.com

travis.billman@12stone.com

jeff.semple@12stone.com

 

Mind the Gap: The Journey to Self-Awareness

Mind the Gap: The Journey to Self-Awareness

August 27, 2019

Renaissance-man Scott Mawdesley joins Travis and Jeff as they explore how mentoring, therapy and accountability helped Scott work through abandonment issues, insecurity and a lack of self-awareness.  Don’t worry, he also mixes it up with some good leather stories!  If you’re interested in learning more about the art of journaling, head to Scott’s website: www.writeoneline.com, where you can also find some of his luxurious hand-crafted leather journals!  They’re legit.

 

We’d love to hear your feedback!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

Scott.mawdesley@12stone.com

 

Creating A Community Living Room: A Conversation on Reaching a City

Creating A Community Living Room: A Conversation on Reaching a City

August 21, 2019

Travis goes solo in this episode interviewing Mike and Jessie Martin, founders of Revival Hall Taproom (www.revivalhall.com).  They discuss the Martin’s journey of responding to God’s call to reach a city, while exploring topics like depression, trusting God’s calling, and selling the sofa when it doesn’t spark joy (which is a terrible idea).

 

Connect with us on Instagram!

@12stonechurch

@travisbillman

@jeffsemple

@revivalhall

 

Cancer, Re-Marriage and Grief, Oh My!: A Conversation on Endurance

Cancer, Re-Marriage and Grief, Oh My!: A Conversation on Endurance

August 14, 2019

Despite some technical issues, Travis and Jeff have a great conversation with their first 2-time guest, Donna Whitten, for an honest follow-up conversation on what spiritual endurance looks like through the lens being a single mom, experiencing the Big C, and dealing authentically with the grief of a lost spouse.

Thanks for all the ratings and reviews! And sorry for the sound issues. We’re new to this.

 

Connect with us on Instagram!

@travisbillman

@jeffsemple

There Has To Be More: On Encouragement and Prayer

There Has To Be More: On Encouragement and Prayer

August 7, 2019

Jeff and Travis invite in Chris Morgan as they discuss his journey of growth, his college interaction with a “cult,” and explore how we don’t need to be scared of the Holy Spirit. On a scale of 1-10, the spiritual intensity of this episode is a 9, and the silliness is a 2. (Just an FYI)

 

Tell us what you think!

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Chris.morgan@12stone.com

Episode Zero: On Pain and Forgiveness

Episode Zero: On Pain and Forgiveness

July 30, 2019

Jeff’s back and we got big news!  Since it’s the end of Summer, we decided to pull a conversation from the vault, and let you in on our very first “dress rehearsal” conversation with Jonathan Maloney (@jonathanmaloney).  In this episode we talk adolescent awkwardness, The Last Samurai, and forgiving deep-seeded wounds.

 

Let us know what you think!!

Travis.billman@12stone.com

Jeff.semple@12stone.com

 

Singing in the Dark: How Growth Happens in Seasons

Singing in the Dark: How Growth Happens in Seasons

July 23, 2019

Jeff is on vacation, so we decided to mix things up a bit!  Travis (@travisbillman) sits down for a conversation with Miles Welch about some of the unexplored seasons of faith.  Sometimes the church paints a very narrow picture of what growth and maturity looks like, and in this episode Miles shares a broader perspective on “Seasons of the Soul.” We talk about how we miss Jeff, stories of college heartbreak, how to worship in Winter.

Play this podcast on Podbean App