[Podcast] Episode 178: Walking the Tightrope of Tension with Jeremy Yancey

podcast Jan 23, 2024

In a polarizing world, church leadership is challenged more than ever to defy the cultural narrative of extremism and return to a counterbalanced approach to ministry. On today’s episode of the AVAIL podcast, guest Jeremy Yancey discusses how, as his new book Good in Tension delineates, this effort produces tension—tension that we must sit in, negotiate with, embrace, and engage!

00:00 Introducing Jeremy Yancey

4:28 Why Jeremy wrote Good in Tension

6:30 How the topic of tension has impacted Jeremy’s leadership role

10:49 Unpacking the phrase “humbly confident”

14:51 Examples of the tensions leaders face

22:59 Running hard vs. resting

26:52 Practical tips for building a healthy team culture

33:25 Where to find Jeremy and purchase Good in Tension

35:46 AVAIL Journal

37:35 Lightning round with Jeremy

39:09 Closing words of wisdom

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