The All Terrain Podcast

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Join host Matt White as he invites a guest to a hypothetical hike with four choices and four questions.

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Four questions

Each episode, Matt asks our guest four questions:

  1. How do we face change?
  2. How do we move through suffering?
  3. How do we receive joy?
  4. How do we mature in service?

It’s a chance for them to reflect on their life so far and share wisdom from their own walk. The meander might be metaphorical but the guests and their reflections on life are very real and packed full of lessons for all of us.

The four questions and heart behind the podcast have been inspired by Alexander John Shaia's work where he presents the idea that the 'Gospels are not simply about Jesus but about Jesus speaking to us about the journey we are on,' and that each Gospel account is written to answer a specific question.

  1. Matthew - how do we face change?
  2. Mark - how do we move through suffering?
  3. John - how do we receive joy?
  4. Luke - how do we mature in service?  

Through our work we encounter numerous young adults who find themselves asking these four questions as they try to navigate their lives and faith to find their place in the world and how should they serve.

It’s not just young people. We have met many older people who are still faithfully serving children and young people but who are also trying to navigate and negotiate these questions themselves.

The four questions are universal human questions as well as being four spiritual questions.

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