Author, Professor, and Coach for Pastors and Spiritually Minded Professionals
Brian Russell (Ph.D.) is an award winning professor of biblical studies and a transformational coach for pastors and spiritually-minded professionals. His personal mission is to seek out, study, and embody the deepest truths about God so that he can share them compellingly, lovingly, and transformationally with others. He is the author of Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed 2014), (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade 2015); Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God's Presence Can Change Your Life (Paraclete Press, 2021) and Astonished by the Word: Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation (Invite Press, 2023). He is also host of the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations podcast.
What I Specialize In
Reading Scripture for mission and deep personal transformation
Centering Prayer and Prayer of Examen
Wholistic spirituality (Body, Soul, and Mind)
Freedom from the Unholy Trinity of Fear, Guilt, and Shame
Crafting a Personalized Spiritual Formation Plan to Fuel You for the Life of God's Dreams
“You feel you are hedged in; you dream of escape; but beware of mirages. Do not run or fly away in order to get free: rather dig in the narrow place which has been given you; you will find God there and everything. God does not float on your horizon, he sleeps in your substance. Vanity runs, love digs. If you fly away from yourself, your prison will run with you and will close in because of the wind of your flight; if you go deep down into yourself it will disappear in paradise.”
When you need to develop a strategic plan, collaborate on a speech or presentation, or think critically about your next steps, Dr. Russell can guide you. He helped me plan, stay focused and develop a work product I was under deadline to deliver. He is an active listener that can unveil revelations and open up new alternatives you may not have considered. His guidance was vitally important and favorably regarded. I would highly recommend him when seeking an executive coach.
“I realize that my potential is higher and I am more capable of being able to live within my own skin. I am so thankful for the impact that Brian has had on my life and am looking forward to the next step with "Deep Dive Spirituality."
– Keith H
“It was great to work with Brian. He encouraged us to share with him the areas in which we wanted to experience growth. Brian helped us see challenges from different perspectives. He also brought clarity to things we were facing both in our professional and personal lives. His counsel was insightful and he provided concise take-aways on which we could reflect throughout the week. Brian has become a trusted advisor and friend.”