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Dec 20, 2019

Tony Kriz and Wilson Smith host this year's luncheon at the Oregon Zoo (complete with a Golden Eagle guest).  This event embodied an intimate style that valued authenticity and personal disclosure.  Wan Henry and Katy Crane were the speakers.  Listen and enjoy the music, the scriptures, the testimonials and the...

Dec 4, 2019

Jeff Martin, President of the Children's Literacy Project ( talks to Tony about his spiritual transformation, the power of small groups and the necessity of courageous art.

He also shares about his new documentary, "SENTENCED" ( and his Kickstarter to help fund this...

Nov 26, 2019

On this pod, Tony Kriz, the emcee of next month's Portland Christmas Luncheon (December 13th), shares his story about his past, his present and his future on the journey of faith as a writer and activist (  Tony was the speaker at a recent PBL monthly luncheon and this is what her shared.

Note: Greg Taylor...

Nov 10, 2019

(note: in order to get Robert on the podcast, we recorded in an unideal environment. However the background noise and audio quirks were wholly unable to obstruct the significance of Robert's words.)

Robert King, currently Portland City Hall's Senior Advisor on Public Safety, joins me to talk faith.  

Robert was the...

Oct 22, 2019

Tony sits down with Donald Dixon, a 41-year counselor in the PDX school system, to talk about his challenging road to trusting God and his work with fatherless boys in his program "Boys to Men."  Please enjoy and don't forget to check out the Christmas luncheon at