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You may enjoy my follow up podcast — Consortio Dei — where I interview spiritual leaders about their rhythms for self care and formation.

A.J. Swoboda

aj_swobodaA.J. Swoboda joins us from Portland(ia) and describes his hard drive full of pericopes, how he begins his sermon preparation by thinking about his context, and why you will never ever see him anywhere without his handy Moleskine.

Resources and links mentioned:
Martin Lloyd-Jones Sermons
John Stott Sermons

About AJ

A. J. Swoboda (Ph. D., Theology) is an assisting professor of theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. As well, he teaches at LIFE Pacific College and New Hope Christian College. A. J. and his wife, Quinn, started and serve the Theophilus urban church community in the Hawthorne District of Portland, Oregon. Previous to this, A. J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His creative doctoral research explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. He’s a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He’s the author of Messy: God Likes It That Way (Kregel) and Tongues and Trees: Towards a Pentecostal Ecological Theology. You can find his website and blog at