Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MissionLife podcast: Ep. 3 - Empathy

Hey!  A new episode of the MissionLife podcast just came out this morning!  In this episode on empathy, Nathan says, "Strangely, even though there are enormous volumes of research to support the value of empathy and personal connection, it can’t be counted or tracked or recorded. So what do we do? We find other things to count and track and record. Of course, I’m talking about the counseling world but do we see this in the church? Do we see a priority of countable, trackable, recorded movements and actions as greater and more celebrated than merely a personal connection? In missional living, there are few greater accomplishments than connection. Empathy is the road we must travel."  Give it a listen and share your thoughts in the comments!


  1. Nathan, I really enjoy checking this blog every once in a while! These podcasts are great! Well produced and the content is awesome. I recently was going through a tough time with some tough decisions to make, and my boss, who is a Christian, took an hour out of his very busy day to "linger" with me and give me great advice. It made me feel valued in the same way that I'm guessing everyone who ever talked with Jesus felt. I want to be more intentional about lingering! Keep up the great work!

    1. Wow! Thank you for that incredible feedback. I'm right there with you. The people who have lingered with me over the years have left the strongest mark on my life. Thank you for sharing!