Jordan’s Famous Friends

Jordan’s Famous Friends is a podcast where I, Jordan Muck, sit down with an admired and respected friend each week from various walks of life. Each of my famous friends comes from a diverse background and are making a significant impact in their respective fields. These are my famous friends and I want them to be famous to you. Join in to be inspired, educated, and entertained!

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Episodes

Rick Thompson

2 days ago

2 days ago

In this episode we sit down with Rick Thompson. Rick's journey spans from Wheaton Graduate School to Moscow, Russia, and beyond. Rick and his wife Jan began their ministry journey together, serving at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Dubuque, Iowa, before being called to Moscow, where Rick was the EFCM Eurasia Director and senior pastor of Moscow Bible Church. Upon returning to the U.S., Rick served as district superintendent in Texas and now continues his ministry with the Great Lakes District. Jan, meanwhile, has excelled in developing volunteer teams and leading spiritual life retreats in large churches. Together, they reside in Chicagoland, cherishing time with their three children and four grandchildren. Join us for a heartfelt conversation about faith, leadership, and the profound impact of answering God's call.
Links
Books
Hebrew ideals in Genesis: Study of Old Testament Faith and Life by James Strahan.
Charles R. Swindoll
Be Series by Warren Wiersbe
Next Step Resources (Books by Rick are available here)
Purchases
Wheat Kodiak
Trulicity
Quotes
“It’s a great tragedy when a man succeeds too soon.” F.B. Meyer
Other
Great Lakes District Conference

Steven McCausland

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

In this captivating episode, we're joined by Steven McCausland, the Regional Superintendent for Chicagoland in the Great Lakes District Evangelical Free Church and a towering figure in the pen industry. Steven’s unique blend of leadership offer a fascinating perspective that you won’t want to miss!
Links
Books
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: A Comprehensive Bible Commentary on Old Testament Quotations, Allusions & Echoes That Appear from Matthew through Revelation by D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale.
Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan B. Peterson.
Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Beingby Brian R Little. Check out Brian’s TED talks here and here.
Purchases
Brooks Running Shoes.

Mark Artrip

Thursday May 30, 2024

Thursday May 30, 2024

In this episode we sit down with Mark Artrip, a devoted follower of Jesus, loving husband to Kristin, and proud father to Malachi, Canaan, Mercy, and Zion. Mark shares his journey, a few insights to family life, and a great deal about leadership as he leads a Movement in Ohio. If you're seeking insight or simply a conversation that will make you think, this episode is a great one!
Books
Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby.
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell.
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster.
Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer.
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight.
Purchase
Plaud.
Quotes
Peace is only found in one place: the person of Jesus.
Everything we have is a gift from God.
When you’re looking for a wife someday make sure she loves Jesus.
Some of the nicest people make the worst parents.
Your job isn’t to be a friend to your kids but to be their parent.
If something matters to God, it should matter to us.
Other Links
5 Gum peppermint cobalt.
Solarcaine.
Find out more about Mark at Movement Churches or Movement Church.

Knute Larson

Thursday May 23, 2024

Thursday May 23, 2024

For episode two we sit down with Knute Larson, a distinguished pastor and renowned coach for pastors and leaders in both church settings and beyond. With decades of experience in ministry and leadership, Knute has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to share.
Join us as Knute delves into his journey, from his early days in ministry to his current role. We explore the challenges and triumphs he has faced, the pivotal moments that shaped his approach to leadership, and his insights into other various areas.
Tune in for an inspiring conversation that will leave you encouraged and equipped as this episode is packed with many valuable takeaways!
Helpful Links from Knute
Books
The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee.
The Crucified Life by A.W. Tozer.
The Fight by John White.
Purchase
Mazda XC5 (a common man's Maserati).
Quotes
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The only way to learn patience is to stand in line.

Joshua Weiland

Friday May 17, 2024

Friday May 17, 2024

Joshua Weiland is the Pastor of Wawasee Community Bible Church in Milford Indiana.
Helpful Links from Josh
Books
Roaring Lambs: A Gentle Plan to Radically Change Your World by Bob Briner.
Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges.
Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement by Will Mancini.
Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward by Henry Cloud.
Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell.
Purchases/Recommendations
Anker Soundcore
Keychron Keyboard
Obsidian

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