Grace Upon Grace
Ministry Minded
The essentialness of church, childlike Bible reading, and Pixar’s ‘Soul.’

The essentialness of church, childlike Bible reading, and Pixar’s ‘Soul.’

Ministry Minded, Episode 92.

In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I chat about why the church is so essential and the One who makes it so. Plus I share some thoughts on the New Year, the importance of childlike Bible reading, and the resonance of Pixar’s new feature film, Soul.


The pain of the past year, the hope of the New Year, and God’s boundless goodness,” an article by yours truly

One word for 2020,” Peter Heck

Pixar’s Soul and the Joy of Incarnation,” Josh Larsen

Cinema Siblings Podcast, talking movies with my sister, Bethany

The Bible Reading Plan I Recommend for 2021,” Tim Challies

Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End, David Gibson

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, Paul Tripp

Fools for Christ: Essays on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, Jaroslav Pelikan

The Saint and his Saviour: The Progress of the Soul the Knowledge of Jesus, Charles Spurgeon

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


Ministry Minded is sponsored by Fresh Roasted Coffee, a locally owned and operated coffee house in the heart of Central Pennsylvania that produces the freshest coffee and delivers it at peak drinkability. Use offer code “GRACE10” at checkout to get a discount on your next order. Buy some coffee!


Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.