Welcome to the Deep Roots Podcast. This podcast will contain a series of conversations on topics about faith and life from our perspective. You will here from various members of our team at Deep Roots Ministries, as well as various guests.
April 30, 2021 – Is God In A Box?
This week, Richard processes some thoughts while reading through a book by Eugene Peterson and the way we tend to place limits on God through our daily lives. He leaves you with the question of, where have you boxed God in and what would it would look like to remove those limits. We have all placed limits in order to make things work out for our purposes. What would it look like to let that go and let God’s purposes work out?
April 9, 2021 – Men Are Needed
This week, Richard continues the conversation the desperate need to have men that have come alive and stepping into their true identities. For too long, we have seen men abdicate their roles and position. Men are needed in this world. Will you be among those men that choose to get in the game for the sake of your wives, your children, and those around you. If we are 90% of the problem, we are 90% of the solution. Don’t wait for someone else to do something. You step up and step in. As Tozer wrote, the most desperate need of church and world, is men; bold and free men (paraphrase).
April 2, 2021 – Mission Is Too Important
This week, Richard discusses the importance of the mission of Deep Roots through Anvil and Unveiled are. He recalls how the mission of helping men get their hearts back and come alive has been a consistent theme in his life the last 5 years and the way God continues to lead the way. He closes with an ask for you to prayerfully consider financially partnering with Deep Roots Ministries. Learn more at deeprootsministries.org/partner
March 26, 2021 – Gifts From God – Always More
This week, Richard talks about some of his experience at the Heart of Warrior Allies Advance, or now King Me Advance, this past week. Through that he shares some of the ways God really spoke into his heart when he wasn’t expecting it. Lastly he shares some of what is coming in 2021 and even asks for your support to help make those events happen. Visit deeprootsministries.org/partner to see how you can prayerfully consider supporting this mission.
March 12, 2021 – Looking Back and Looking Ahead
This week, Richard returns to the firepit after six weeks away. He discusses some of what has been transpiring around us over the last year and now. He then shifts gears to look ahead into what God is doing in the lives of men around him and some of what is to come from Deep Roots Ministries this year as we continue pressing to help people get their hearts back and come alive.
January 29, 2021 – Don’t Get Choked Out
This week, Richard returns and talks about the importance of staying firm to the hope we have in Jesus through these wild and difficult times. He reflects on a conversation with brothers this week, where they discussed the way this world is trying to choke us out like the farmer scattering seeds on thorns and weeds. Instead learn to yield those places to allow more fertile soil in the heart.
December 11, 2020 – Hope We Have
This week, Richard talks about hope and how often we place our hope in the wrong things, including the changing of the calendar. In reality, our hope should go much deeper than that because of the promised hope of the return of Jesus and the coming Kingdom.
December 4, 2020 – What is Essential: Soul Care
This week, Richard talks about the Thanksgiving holiday and the things he is thankful for. He then reflects on a conversation he had with some like-hearted men this past week talking the essential and non-essential parts of life and the frontier of moving toward doing what is essential.
November 20, 2020 – Post Anvil – Back to the World
This week, following the return the the Fall 2020 Anvil Men’s Boot Camp, Richard shares some of his thoughts on the weekend and continues his challenge to men to come alive and be the men God created them to be and the world feel the weigh of who they are.
November 6, 2020 – Looking Past the Sideshow
This week, with 1 week until Anvil, Richard discusses his thoughts regarding the sideshow that we are witnessing and then provides encouragement on what is actually the most important thing to look to and that is God. We are in the midst of God’s Story and the rest is distraction.
Learn about Anvil – deeprootsministries.org/anvilbootcamp
Knife Fundraiser – deeprootsministries.org/knifefundraiser
October 9, 2020 – Staying True to God
This week, Richard shares some of the struggles he has battled through in the past weeks, but the way God has shown up and guided him through these battles through Scripture, devotionals, and very timely and unexpected conversations. The hope is to offer encouragement of just how staying true to God and resting in Jesus is sure to bring you through, although, not always the way you expect or even may want.
October 2, 2020 – November is Coming – Register for the Anvil
We are counting down! This week, Richard discusses more about the coming Anvil Men’s Boot Camp on November 12-15 at Strong Rock Camp in Cleveland, GA. This is a challenge and encouragement to men to take the risk to step away from your world at what seems like a crazy and wild time in this country and world. Registration deadline is looming, October 18th. Register today for The Anvil! deeprootsministries.org/anvilbootcamp
September 24, 2020 – A Year of Reflection
This week, Richard reflects on the last year of life and the way God has been ever present some of the deepest challenges. From job loss to family health crisis and things in between, the prayer is that this will offer encouragement that no matter what we face, that God is ever present and we can continue to trust in His goodness.
September 10, 2020 – What Is The Risk
This week, Richard shares more thoughts about the Anvil and issues a challenge for you to ponder. Usually, it is what is the risk in going to an event. The question, however, is, what are you risking by not going?
Register for the Anvil – November 12-15, 2020 @ Strong Rock Camp in Cleveland, GA. https://deeprootsministries.org/anvilbootcamp
September 7, 2020 – Cultivating Joy
In this episode, Richard and Chris join you from a local cigar lounge where they share where in their lives they are seeking to cultivate and find joy and how God has led them to living with joy a significant part of their lives and their families.
September 4, 2020 – Taking In Creation
This week, Richard talks about the unfolding of creation. He shares his thoughts as he reads through the Chronicles of Narnia and the image of the creation of Narnia as it relates to the Genesis account of creation. He also encourages you to take time to spend moments outside in creation soaking in the beauty of what God as gifted us in the earth.
August 20, 2020 – Back To Trust
This week, Richard takes us back into the importance of trusting God and how God has continued to lead him back into this important idea. Trust is not a one time thing, but is done through a series of choices in our lives from the easy to the hardest of times.
July 24, 2020 – Anvil Announcement – Fall 2020
This week, Richard shares the exciting news of the Anvil Men’s Boot Camp and brings a challenge and word of encouragement for men from all ages and walks of life to take a risk to go on this treasure hunt. This weekend, November 12-15, will be in beautiful Strong Rock Camp in North Georgia. Registration is now open. You can click here for information and to register for this epic adventure with God.
April 6, 2020 – Richard’s Story – Deep Roots Mission Part 2
In part 2, Richard leads us through the creation of the Anvil Men’s Boot Camp and how that led into the formation of Deep Roots Ministries and then Richard and Chris begin dive through what is now the mission of Deep Roots Ministries.
March 31, 2020 – Richard’s Story – Deep Roots Mission Part 1
In this 2 part series, Richard and Chris dive into Richard’s Story. In part 1, Richard shares his back story from young marriage and parenthood to the critical elements that God uses to lead up to the the beginnings of Deep Roots Ministries.
March 24, 2020 – Trusting God’s Goodness
In this short episode, Richard was spending time out by his fire pit one morning and pondering the current global situation, but seeing the hope that is to come, and the glimpse of the restoration we get to see with the dawning of each Spring.
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January 15, 2020 – Community Part 3
In this final episode of our opening series on Community, Richard and Chris breakdown what trusted relationship and trusted accountability looks like.
December 31, 2019 – New Years Podcast
Happy New Year 2020. In this special, New Years, episode of the Deep Roots Podcast, Richard looks at the challenges that 2019 brought, but more so, looks ahead to 2020 with hope, and challenges you to look at your own life and how you will make the time to cultivate deeper union with God in the new year and decade. What will you choose?
December 24, 2019 – Community Part 2
In Part 2 of our series Richard and Chris continue the discussion on community, including a look at the life of Jesus and the importance of relationship and community for Him.
November 26, 2019 – Community Part 1
Welcome to the first episode of the Deep Roots Podcast. In this first series, Richard and Chris discuss the idea of walking in community and what that has looked like in their lives. The is the first episode in a multi-part series. Also, as this is our first series, please excuse the audio quality.