In Matthew 5, Jesus told a group of disciples that they are salt and light.  "You are the salt of the earth," he said; "you are the light of the world."  Jesus added commentary to both of these statements. (You can read Matthew 5:13-15 for yourself.)  Christians regularly think of themselves as light.  That's not a stretch; but we don't often call ourselves salt.  How is a Christian the salt of the earth?  There are generally two approaches here.  Either Christians are a preservative like salt or a flavor additive like salt.  In either case, the salt is hard to see but very important.  In both situations the salt is in it.  After it's added it's a part of it.  There's no taking it away.  So I like to think that a Salty Believer is not an angry believer as the world might think, but a believer who is in the world but not of the world.  A Salty Believer is a Christian who is really in it, bring preservation and flavor to the world. is a hub for ministry conversation.  It's a place to find ideas and resources, learn about what's going on in other areas, among different ministries.  And hopefully, this is a place and a community that helps you grow closer to God and become the salt of the earth.

I write many articles, provide training in-class and in person, via streaming media, pre-recorded videos, manage this website, and hosts Salty Believer Unscripted.  Brett Ricley has provided additional training videos, and co-hosted Salty Believer Unscripted.  Jared Jenkins also co-hosts Salty Believer Unscripted.  A few others write articles as guest authors too. would not be what it is without our podcast guests and guest authors.  (If you'd like to submit an article, have your book reviewed, be a guest on the podcast, or connect with us, please reach out the Bryan here.) Authors:

Bryan Catherman
Lisa Catherman
Scott Catoe
Derek Earl
Dave Earley
Jared Jenkins
Brett Ricley
Nicole Ricley
Tom Swanner

Salty Believer Unscripted Hosts:

Bryan Catherman
Jared Jenkins
Brett Ricley

Salty Believer Unscripted Interns:

Benjamin Pierce (past intern)
Josiah Walkers (past intern)

Salty Believer Unscripted Guests: 

Alex Absalom
Travis Best
Danny Braga
Brett Brandewie
Jim Britts
Gary Brown
Stephen Brucker
Clint Calvert
Charles Campbell
Justin Christopher
Mike Clements
Andy Conroy
Michael Cooper
Kyle Costello
Ward Curto
Enoch Dutson
Jennie Dutson
Drew Dyck
Derek Earl
Travis Freeman
Matthew Fretwell
Ben Fust
George H. Guthrie
Jim Hamilton
Zak Harris
Warren Haynes
Howard Hendricks
Cory Hodges
Jonathan Howe
Jeff Iorg
Rich Johnstone
Peyton Jones
Travis Kerns
Josh Lallatin
Rob Lee
Gary Leiderbach
Temper Longman III
Kevin Lund
Tim Lunn
Adam Madden
Will Mancini
Robert Marshall
Matt McGukin
Rick Melick
Albert Mohler
Dave Nelson
Dale Noe
Sean Patrick
J.D. Payne
Jennifer Peach
Tina Pelton
Vance Pitman
Robert Plummer
Justin Raulston
Alvin Reid
Dave Rhodes
Jania Rindels
Ryan Rindels
Nik Ripken
Jimmy Scroggins
Josh Seafkow
Dino Senesi
Anthony Smith
Chris Smith
Randy Stinson
Charles Stone, Jr.
Tom Swanner
Kerryn Talbot
Josiah Walker
Daryl Watts
Trevin Wax
Al Weeks
Les Wesley
Lynn Wilder
Douglas Wilson
Bobby Wood