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The Come to the Table Podcast

The Come to the Table Podcast

Author: Sean McCoy

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A handful of questions never seemed to stop hammering away at the mind of host Sean McCoy when many of the issues we face make themselves known. The news, social media, the internet and so on seem to portray a fractured, divided and angry reaction to issues like race, politics, sexuality, religion, gender, economics, health and the like.

Where's the love? the compassion? the desire to feel for our fellow man?
Where are my fellow Christians? What are we doing? What aren't we and what should we be doing about these things?

Thus an idea was born to answer those questions by inviting guests from all walks of life to "Come to the Table" and talk about them. Guests are invited and welcomed to The Table not as so called experts with multiple PhD's or a million Instagram followers or people of influence and power but as regular people with valuable stories, perspectives and a desire to have a conversation as well.

It's very easy to dislike, discredit and dismiss someone or a group of people that don't do things like you do. It's much harder to do when you know them personally.

Matthew 7:1-6 7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Come to the Table and lets find a place we can have civil, open and loving conversations around the issues that impact us the most. Silence, ignorance and division are not the answers.

Reach out to us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com
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The Gift of Life with Amy-Gray Cunningham
What would compel someone to donate one of their kidney's to a complete stranger?  What are the truths and myths about being a living donor?   I was introduced to Amy Gray-Cunningham through my friend Anastasia Lipske from Access Speakers.  Amy is a living kidney donor and felt a direct calling from above to give one of her kidney's to a total stranger.  Join us as we talk about her journey and find out that despite the extraordinary act Amy, and anyone else who can donate a kidney, is just like you and me.   You can find a link to Amy's book here about her experience donating a kidney titled Daring to Believe.  It's available in both hardcopy and on Kindle.   Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  as well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David! Click below to hear an audiogram from the episode and hear a tidbit from the conversation.
A Cup of Joe with Bryan Hibbard
How far out should your pinky go when drinking fine coffee? What's the difference between a French Press and French Vanilla?  What's the magic behind sharing a cup of coffee with someone? Bryan Hibbard and I met at his new coffee shop Fort Bend Coffee Roasters and I invited him to the table based on his knowledge and passion for all things coffee.  Like so many people he started his shop after a lifetime of experiencing the intimate benefits of sharing coffee with friends and family coupled with the pursuit of a great cup of joe. Follow Fort Bend Coffee Roasters on Instagram as well.  Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to  listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David! Thanks to YouTuber Ryennyte for applying his editing skills to the audio and cleaning it up for us.  You can find and subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.  Proud of my son as he's actually learning about working through this opportunity...he's always very talented at script writing, editing audio and video software and video effects.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGGfMs8evTpUW2NfRykgMg Special thanks to Chris Huskins for suggesting a standing approach to recording the pod which I love now!
When A Warrior Atheist Prays with Jerry Dugan
What would motivate an atheist to pray?  Is "everything fair" in war?  Is there room for compassion and grace in a combat zone? Jerry Dugan and I connected through Facebook and I was invited to be on his podcast Beyond the Rut that he hosts with Brandon Cunningham.  I was struck by the humility and presence of both gentlemen.  I invited Jerry to come to the table but had a vague idea of why outside of a tug at my heart.  This is by far one of the most revealing and amazing conversations I've been a part of during this journey.  I'm so grateful to Jerry for his honesty, authenticity and transparency. Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David! Thanks to YouTuber Ryennyte for applying his editing skills to the audio and cleaning it up for us.  You can find and subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.  Proud of my son as he's actually learning about working through this opportunity...he's always very talented at script writing, editing audio and video software and video effects.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGGfMs8evTpUW2NfRykgMg Special thanks to Chris Huskins for suggesting a standing approach to recording the pod which I love now! Click below to hear an audiogram from the episode and hear a tidbit from the conversation.
Clarity with Ramahn Henderson
What introspection is required to find clarity?  How do we do this with real world issues and challenges?  What role does "being relation" play in this process? I met Ramahn Henderson through Facebook and a simple post (picture below) about humility, understand and health prompted me to reach out to have a conversation.  He draws upon a perspective that is constantly being redefined couple with a thirst for improving himself.  And the best part is he wants to bring as many people along as he can. Join our conversation as we learn more about what motivates Ramahn to be this way. Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to  listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David! Thanks to YouTuber Ryennyte for applying his editing skills to the audio and cleaning it up for us.  You can find and subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.  Proud of my son as he's actually learning about working through this opportunity...he's always very talented at script writing, editing audio and video software and video effects.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGGfMs8evTpUW2NfRykgMg Special thanks to Chris Huskins for suggesting a standing approach to recording the pod which I love now!
It's Not About You with Sarah Beckman
What do you do when your friend's son commit's suicide?  How do you come alongside someone just found out they have cancer?  What do you do or say in the shadow of tragedy?   Sarah Beckman drew on her experiences as both the eager friend and the sufferer to write her book Alongside.  Ironically, one of the biggest take aways is understanding that it is not about you.  You can help but you can also cause more harm than good.  Her book is not just a testament but a guide with real time practical standards to use as barometers for stepping into the world of other's suffering.   This book gives all who read it a fighting chance to truly come alongside and help, not hinder, those lost in a sea of misery and chaos.  Join us as we dive deeper and further into what it means to come Alongside those in need. Learn more about Sarah and all she is doing by visiting her website.   Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to  listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David! Thanks to YouTuber Ryennyte for applying his editing skills to the audio and cleaning it up for us.  You can find and subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.  Proud of my son as he's actually learning about working through this opportunity...he's always very talented at script writing, editing audio and video software and video effects.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGGfMs8evTpUW2NfRykgMg
The Road Less Traveled with Chris & Joi Copeland
What makes Ireland a Christian Mission field? What does it mean to be a long term missionary?  What motivates a husband and wife to pack up their family and live in another country for the rest of their lives? I sit down with Chris & Joi Copeland to talk about being called by God to move their family and their lives to Ireland.  Four and half years later they are still preparing to make the move to Galway, Ireland, but they are more motivated now than they ever have been.   Ireland may seem like a vacation spot but a history of Protestant and Catholic violent conflicts, abuse by church clergy, high rates of alcoholism, suicide and other difficult issues have had a tremendous impact on people’s faith and impression of “the church.”  Chris and Joi are not signing up to go on a vacation but to love any and everyone they get the chance to connect with by being the hands and feet of Jesus. If you’d like to support their efforts or subscribe to their e-newsletter click here. Find the books Joi has written on Amazon by clicking here. Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to  listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David! Thanks to YouTuber Ryennyte for applying his editing skills to the audio and cleaning it up for us.  You can find and subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.  Proud of my son as he’s actually learning about working through this opportunity…he’s always very talented at script writing, editing audio and video software and video effects.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGGfMs8evTpUW2NfRykgMg
Faith in Finance with Alexander Lowry
Alexander Lowry felt a twinge of motivation after seeing years of financial scandals and poor ethical choices.  Instead of sitting on the sidelines and talking about it with his peers he  created Gordon College's Master of Science in Financial Analysis degree program to provide not only a hyper-focused Graduate level education but to infuse Christian standards and ethics into those who take the course.   Here's a link to a great video where Alexander talks about numerous currencies used by various countries and their attributes for Condé Nast Traveler. https://youtu.be/35QklHVFCH4 Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to  listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David! Thanks to YouTuber Ryennyte for applying his editing skills to the audio and cleaning it up for us.  You can find and subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.  Proud of my son as he's actually learning about working through this opportunity...he's always very talented at script writing, editing audio and video software and video effects.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGGfMs8evTpUW2NfRykgMg
The Art of Business with David Hannahs
Like most entrepreneurs David Hannahs got his start at an early age as a result of recognizing an opportunity, no fear in working hard and the value of providing a service.  Most of the time we think being an entrepreneur ends in billions of dollars earned and being a household name.  David is like most business owners in that you've probably never heard his name. However, he got to where he is using the same grit, determination and savvy as everyone else.   Here's a link to his company, Webb Gallery, website http://www.webbgallery.com/  Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to  listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David!
Across the Pond with Aidan Coughlan
You could describe Aidan Coughlan as many things I am not such as liberal, vegan or atheist.  After spending the last six months getting to know him personally and listening to his podcast The Aidan Project I'm simply proud to call him friend.  I set out on this journey of conversation with people of all kinds of temperament hoping to help shed light for others.  In this case, as have all of my conversations, I see the light shining with my own eyes as well.     In the episode he mentions his Brandstanding Game which you can find a link to the Facebook Group here. Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find us on different mediums to  listen and subscribe such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn,  iHeart Radio, PodBean, Cast Box and more by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David!
Kindred Spirit with Tony Vasinda
I felt a kinship to Tony Vasinda when he reached out to me and I listened to an episode of his The Threshold Podcast.  A man of faith and fellow Christian  he was using the podcast medium to have conversations with atheists, former believers and the like to simple listen to their story and be Christ to them.  I knew my motivation and I asked him to come to the table so I could learn about his. In the episode he mentions his Brandstanding Game which you can find a link to the Facebook Group here. Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find different mediums to find, listen and subscribe to the The Come to the Table Podcast by clicking here. We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the good and bad so we can keep doing the right things correctly and correct the things we are not. Please contact us at sean@thecometothetablepodcast.com for any and all feedback, comments, show suggestions and the like.  You can find us, listen and subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Sound Cloud, iHeart Radio and Cast Box. You can also like our Facebook Page  and join our Facebook Group.   As well as follow us on Instagram & Twitter  A special thanks to the musical talent of our friend and guest of the show David HaLevy for writing and performing the sound to our intro and outgoing music.  Check out the Ruach Guitar Facebook Page he makes by hand and plays as well as on Instagram.   We are very humbled and grateful for this personal touch to the show and cherish it greatly.   תודה David!
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