In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Cory Rosenke.

As an author, pastor, presenter, and tenacious pursuer of truth, Cory Rosenke is both the concept pioneer and the foremost authority on the cravings of the soul. Through session, song, workshop and manuscript, he is dedicated to the pivotal work of connecting hungry souls to the joy of their Maker.

In a world where truth and reality have become shrouded in deceptive ambiguity, Cory Rosenke specializes in reasserting the clarity of Divine definition and design.

To give a better understanding of Cory, I’d like to share an interview that he did with Raymond Reed that I’d like to share here as well…

From a tattered canvas tent staked on the grass beside a remote lake in British Columbia, Canada, to a log cabin perched high above the clouds in the majestic Rocky Mountains, Cory Rosenke spent much of his childhood in the debilitating grip of poverty, isolation, and even homelessness.

“I found my reprieve in exploration,” Cory explained during an interview in January 2023. “As a kid, I would wander the lonely mountain slopes with a walking stick, a book, and my faithful dog. When I found a vantage point that suited my tastes, I would lean against a tree, open my book, and experience the magic of being whisked away into faraway lands and varied perspectives.”

Many of the books that captivated his curious mind were not your typical young readers. At the ages of eleven and twelve, Cory was eagerly exploring Laws and Republic by Plato, Ethics by Aristotle, and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. “I especially loved, Where I Lived, and What I Lived for, by Henry David Thoreau,” says Cory, “as it seemed to meet me where I was at.” His early teen years found him exploring a new province (Alberta) and embarking on new literary adventures: the diverse works of Sigmund Freud, Edmund Burke, Plutarch, and C. S. Lewis, just to name a few.

“I’m not exactly sure what sparked it all,” Cory said in response to my inquiry, “but from a very early age I wanted to understand why people did the things they did. I especially longed to understand myself. For as long as I can remember, I’ve yearned to identify the deeper why lurking beneath the surface why. Eventually, I found Jesus, and the puzzle pieces finally began to fit together.”

Cory Rosenke’s insatiable curiosity has remained a constant force throughout the ups and downs of living. From a cowboy to a carpenter, a business owner to a small-town pastor; a seminary graduate to a dynamic multi-national teacher, Cory Rosenke’s varied and eclectic life has graced him with a unique and insightful perspective—an innovative voice that pierces the fog of false religion and philosophic dogma.

Now an accomplished author, theologian, and pastor, Cory remains as inquisitive as ever. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area of California (as of 2023), and he spends his days as he always has—reading, writing, exploring, shepherding, and forever watching and wondering.

In closing, I’d like to share a short excerpt from Cory’s book, “The Magnetic Heart of God.”

“It would be a mistake to believe that your soul is mute or passive, that it is merely a fragile passenger, tethered to the flesh and along for the ride. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Frankly, the opposite is our reality. Our souls are bold, insistent, and alive with desire.”

To find out more about Cory, check out his website at

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