Dave Schmelzer is an atheist turned pastor and social entrepreneur looking to redefine the meaning of meaning. He is the CEO of Blue Ocean Faith, a community of organizations, churches, and like-minded individuals who believe anyone can connect with God from wherever they’re at—within their own culture, race, and religion (or lack thereof)—through genuine give-and-take dialogues about faith.
Below is a summary of our interview:
“The big question is whether you’re going to give a big hearty yes to your adventure” – Joseph Campbell
Dave talks about his lifelong search for meaning
Dave talks about the 8 or 9 years where he did not know where he was headed
Dave discusses “following his nose” and receiving nudges to find direction
We discuss Dave’s organization Blue Ocean Faith and talking about the tough topic of the meaning of life.
What’s Exciting Dave
Dave goes into the platform he would like to create to help people find meaning in their lives.
Book Dave Recommends: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
Internet Resource: Slate Culture Gabfest Podcast
Helpful Person/Mentor: Teacher Dan P Fuller son of famous radio evangelist Charles Fuller
What is Dave’s Purpose? Experience the richest deepest connection with God and help others find that
Where you can follow Dave
If you have a hankering to see what you are doing today fit into a larger story, don’t give up on that. Take the adventure. Take the risk.
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