The final episode of 2011 includes two great interviews with Priscilla Shirer, author, Bible teacher, powerful communicator and frequent Catalyst speaker, along with Bobby Bailey, co-founder of Invisible Children and now the Global Poverty Project.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_163_PriscillaShier_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Get ready for Vicky Beeching and Jon Acuff on this pre-Christmas double episode. Vicky is a UK based songwriter, teacher, and worship leader extraordinaire, and Jon is a best-selling author and founder of the uber popular blog Stuff Christians Like. We also continue the always entertaining segment Meet Your Catalyst Intern.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_162_JonAcuff_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

Brad sits down backstage at Catalyst One Day Chicago with Bill Hybels, founding pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, as well as the Global Leadership Summit, to discuss vision, the next generation, grandparenting, and the one thing all leaders need.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_161_BillHybels_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Best-selling author Mark Batterson joins us to talk National Community Church, DC adventures, and his new book The Circle Maker. Plus Ken and Brad discuss international travels.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_160_MarkBatterson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Brad sits down with John Piper, pastor, author and theologian. Ken and Brad discuss their holiday favorites, as well as share the infamous recipe for Ken's favorite Thanksgiving dessert.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_159_JohnPiper_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Featuring two great friends of Catalyst: Steve Moore, President and CEO of The Mission Exchange and author of Who is My Neighbor?, as well as Shawn Lovejoy, senior pastor of Mountain Lake Church and founder of

Direct download: Cat11Pod_158_SteveMoore_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Featuring Jim Collins, best-selling author of Good to Great, Built to Last and his most recent book Great by Choice. Jim is one of the most influential management and leadership experts in the world today.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_157_JimCollins_Final2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Simon Mainwaring is author of the NY Times best-selling book We First, and a brand consultant, blogger, and social media expert. We discuss branding, social media, the power of the consumer, and influence in today's digital economy. Also, Tim Elmore catches up with Bethany Hoang, director of the IJM Institute and frequent conference speaker.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_156_SimonBethany_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EST

Joel Houston, worship leader with Hillsong United, songwriter and creative director of Hillsong Church, joins us for an in depth interview. And we record live at the Catalyst Chili Cook-off and catch up with the winners!

Direct download: Cat11Pod_155_JoelHouston_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

We sit down with David Kinnaman, President of The Barna Group and author of the new book You Lost Me & unChristian, as well as Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project and CNN Heroes Award finalist for 2011.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_154_DavidKinnaman_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EST

We catch up with Marcus Buckingham, best-selling author of Now Discover Your Strengths, consultant and Strengths guru, to discuss his brand new book Standout, along with his keys for leading and creating a great team in today's culture.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_153_MarkusBuckingham_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

Brad and Ken spend some time reviewing and summarizing the Catalyst Atlanta event from last week, and Tim Elmore sits down backstage with Francis Chan to talk about the Be Present theme, what has happened in the last year, the next generation, and what projects Francis is working on now.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_152_FrancisChan_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Catalyst Conference 2011 in Atlanta is here! Listen in as you make the trek to ATL as the Catalyst team provides important info, details, and as always, a little entertainment. Joined in studio by Carlos Whittaker, Tripp Crosby, Tyler Stanton and a few other special guests.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_SpEd_RoadtripATL11_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Brad sits down with leadership guru Michael Hyatt and coach/author Jo Saxton. We also catch up with Hal Donaldson, President of Convoy of Hope, to talk about the Present: Hope Bike tour, and Carlos Whittaker joins us in studio.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_151_JoHyatt_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47am EST

We catch up with Paige Hemmis from Extreme Home Makeover to talk about the upcoming season on ABC, and Michael Hyatt interviews Sir Ken Robinson, best-selling author of The Element, about leadership and creativity.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_150_SirKen_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

Matt Chandler interviews Dallas Cowboys starting QB Tony Romo at Catalyst Dallas, and we sit down with John Ortberg to discuss leadership, family and his recent book The Me I Want to Be.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_149_JohnOrtberg_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm EST

Ken catches up with Darren Whitehead, teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, and Jon Tyson, senior pastor of Trinity Grace Church in New York City, both authors of the brand new book Rumors of God. We also conclude our Meet Your Catalyst Intern series for the summer.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_148_DarrenJon_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EST

In this episode, Mike Foster sits down with Rick McKinley, pastor of Imago Dei in Portland and author of the new book A Kingdom Called Desire, plus another edition of Meet Your Catalyst Intern.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_147_RickMcKinley_Final2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Ken sits down with Gary Haugen, President and CEO of International Justice Mission, backstage at Catalyst Dallas. Jon Acuff interviews Margaret Feinberg, author of new book Hungry for God, and Ken is joined in the podcast room by Chad Johnson to share Early Bird Registration deadlines for Catalyst Atlanta.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_146_GaryHaugen_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

We dig into the Catalyst archives for clips from two great presentations at Catalyst by Jim Collins and Priscilla Shirer, along with sitting down at Catalyst Dallas with Pete Wilson, senior pastor of Cross Point in Nashville. Plus, we talk in depth about the Present: Hope Bike Tour happening in September leading up to Catalyst in Atlanta.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_145_BePresent_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EST

This all music episode features 2 backstage interviews at Catalyst Dallas. Ken talks with hip hop artist and co-founder of ReachLife Ministries, Lecrae Moore, and Carlos sits down with Grammy nominated worship artists, Michael and Lisa Gungor.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_144_LecraeGungor_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EST

This episode features interviews with two great leaders and friends of Catalyst: Christine Caine, author, speaker, long-time Hillsong Church leader, and founder of The A21 Campaign; and Mary Graham, President of Women of Faith and The Revolve Tour, gathering hundreds of thousands of women each year.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_143_ChristineCaine_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

In this episode we sit down with Scott Belsky, best-selling author of Making Ideas Happen and founder of the Behance Network and The 99% Conference, to talk about getting things done and moving ideas to completion. We're also joined by Bill Hampton from the Dave Ramsey organization to discuss The Great Recovery webcast event.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_142_ScottBelsky_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

A feature interview with Joseph 'Rev Run' Simmons, taken from earlier this year at Catalyst West, discussing leadership, adoption, and faith. Rev Run is an entertainer, artist, speaker and part of the legendary Run DMC rap/hip hop group, and star of the reality TV series Run's House.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_141_RevRun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Ken and Brad sit down with Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family and host of their Hall of Fame honored daily radio broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week. We also catch up with our friends from Monvee and discuss their simple plan and vision for spiritual formation and discipleship.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_140_JimDaley_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Our feature interview is Mack Brown, head coach of the Texas Longhorns football team and winner of the 2005 BCS National Championship. We discuss purpose, teamwork, legendary leaders, and what defines success.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_139_MackBrown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

David Platt :: Episode 138

We sit down with David Platt, best-selling author of Radical and pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, and are also joined in studio by Aaron Keyes for a sample of live songs from his brand new album Dwell, plus a special deal just for our podcast community.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_138_PlattKeyes_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EST

We catch up at Catalyst Dallas backstage with Donald Miller, best-selling author, blogger, frequent Catalyst speaker, and soon to be movie producer. We also kick off the popular summer series "Meet Your Catalyst Intern."

Direct download: Cat11Pod_137_DonaldMiller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EST

Brad sits down with Chris Tomlin at his studio in Atlanta for a fun and candid conversation about songwriting, Passion City Church, Texas football, teamwork, marriage, and several other topics. Plus, we find out where and when he and Louie Giglio first met, and what was most surprising!

Direct download: Cat11Pod_136_ChrisTomlinV2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Brad shares about his experience in Ecuador with Compassion. Ken sits down with Soledad O'Brien, CNN Reporter, and Bryan Allain gives solid advice for bloggers.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_135_SoledadOBrien.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

A double interview episode, featuring Jud Wilhite, talking about his new book Throw It Down, as well as Jeremie Kubicek, President & CEO of GiANT Impact and author of the newly released book, Leadership is Dead.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_134_JudWilhite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

In this post Catalyst Dallas edition we sit down with Jon Acuff, author of the newly released Quitter, and Tony Romo, NFL Quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_133_JonAcuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Our Catalyst Dallas Roadtrip Edition includes an interview with Judah Smith, senior pastor of The City Church in Seattle and great friend of Catalyst, from backstage at Catalyst West. And for those attending Catalyst in Dallas, we have helpful information, a few special offers from partners, and some fun.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_132_JudahSmith_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EST

A double interview episode, featuring best-selling author Tim Sanders, talking about his new book Today We Are Rich, as well as Jason Locy and Tim Willard, authors of a brand new book we highly recommend entitled VENEER.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_131_TimSanders_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

Jack Dorsey is the creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter, and more recently founder of Square. We discuss the beginning of Twitter, his goal of making the complex simple, the magnitude of Twitter's influence on communication, and the new revolutionary project called Square, which is changing the commerce industry.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_130_JackDorsey_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm EST

We sit down backstage at Catalyst West with Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, TX, and a frequent Catalyst speaker. We also catch up with Simon Swart, Senior VP of 20th Century Fox and longtime entertainment industry executive.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_129_MattChandler_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EST

Tim Keller, founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, sits down with Gabe Lyons, founder of Q and author of unChristian, for a candid conversation around The Next Christians.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_128_TimKeller_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Another double interview episode! We sit down backstage at Catalyst West with Bob Goff, a speaker, author, lawyer, and one of the great storytellers of our day, along with Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. And joined in studio by Matt Chambers, founder of Safe World Nexus.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_127_BobGoff_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

A double episode featuring two young courageous leaders from Catalyst West: Britt Merrick, lead pastor of Reality Carpinteria and author of Big God, along with Shaun King, pastor of Courageous Church in Atlanta and founder of and A Home in Haiti.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_126_BrittMerrick_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

We talk Catalyst West post-event, sit down backstage with Dave Ramsey, best-selling author and national radio host and financial expert, and also catch up with Dani Johnson from the ABC hit show Secret Millionaire.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_125_DaveNDani_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

On this annual Catalyst West Roadtrip Episode, listen in on a conversation between Dallas Willard and John Ortberg from Catalyst West one year ago in 2010. Plus some helpful tips on making your Catalyst West experience a great one.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_SpEd_WestRoadtrip_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

This episode features an interview with Reggie Joiner, longtime Catalyst emcee and founder of Orange and The Orange Conference. We also catch up with Mike Foster, co-founder of People of the Second Chance and author of the recent book Gracenomics.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_123_ReggieJoiner_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

We sit down with Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water, and Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, to talk leadership, vision, and the latest with their respective organizations. We also catch up with Danny Wuerffel, Heisman Trophy winner and current president of Desire Street Ministries.

Direct download: CAT11Pod_122_DannyJamieScott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

In this unprecedented episode, Perry Noble sits down backstage at Catalyst with Bishop TD Jakes to talk leadership, unity, overcoming obstacles, and wisdom for the next generation of leaders. We also introduce the newest Catalyst intern.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_121_TDJakes_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST

A recent conversation at Catalyst One Day in Seattle between Mark Driscoll and Judah Smith, interviewed by Andy Stanley, discussing ministry life, collaboration in the Pacific Northwest, their friendship, and a few other surprises. We also talk about a special podcast discount for the upcoming One Day event in Orlando and Catalyst West. You don’t want to miss it!

Direct download: Cat11Pod_120_JudahDriscollStanley2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

A double episode featuring interviews with Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of and best-selling author of The Christian Atheist, along with Michael Hyatt, Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers and uber popular blogger.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_119_CraigGroeschel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EST

Happy New Year! We're off and running in 2011. Our feature interview is Tom Kelley, General Manager of IDEO, one of the leading innovation and design firms in the world, as well as the best-selling author of The Art of Innovation and The Ten Faces of Innovation, both regular books high on the Catalyst team recommendation list. We also catch up with Carlos Whittaker, fresh off his families winning of the Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Viral Video Star of 2010 on CBS.

Direct download: Cat11Pod_118_TomKelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST





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