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Now displaying: Category: Religion & Spirituality
Aug 22, 2019

This is a story about a group of people who used to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Hear how they plan to march in Orlando, Florida, this September to prove true freedom in Christ really does exist.

Aug 22, 2019

After its poorly received Netflix series, many thought the VeggieTales children's franchise was over. But this fall, TBN is bringing back Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato. Listen to learn more about this brand revival from host Taylor Berglund.

Aug 21, 2019

A Florida truck driver with mental health issues was arrested and charged with plotting a church shooting. Listen to find out what transpired from host Jenny Rose Spaudo.

Aug 21, 2019

After Hillsong worship leader Chelsea Lee Taylor was rushed to the hospital for emergency brain surgery shortly after leading worship, leaders across the body of Christ rallied Christians to pray for her full recovery. Listen as host Jenny Rose Spaudo shares about Taylor's mother's special declaration of faith over her daughter.

Aug 20, 2019

Everyone thought Pastor Tilak was dead following a savage beating. The radical Hindus in his area of India hated the pastor because he was leading many to Christ in his ministry. But then, God came through and the pastor came back to life! Listen as host Jenny Rose Spaudo shares more about this amazing miracle.

Aug 20, 2019

Pastor and author Tullian Tchividjian—grandson of the late evangelist Billy Graham—is reportedly returning to the pulpit four years after stepping down due to adulterous affairs. He’s launching a new church in South Florida this fall.

Aug 20, 2019
Becket Cook loved life in L.A. He was pursuing his Hollywood career, attending celebrities' parties and searching for true love through his boyfriends. But when a cold emptiness started creeping in, he couldn't ignore it. Soon after, a glorious encounter with the Holy Spirit changed everything. Listen as Cook tells host Jenny Rose Spaudo about the power of God that delivered him from the gay lifestyle.
Aug 19, 2019

The abortion rate in England and Wales has gone up nearly 270% in the 52 years since the legalization of abortion, according to a shocking new study. Listen to learn more from host Taylor Berglund about the state of the pro-life cause in the U.K.

Aug 19, 2019

A dozen United Methodist held a secret meeting earlier this summer. The result was a proposal to split the denomination over LGBT inclusion. Listen as host Jenny Rose Spaudo reports on this critical issue and the division in the United Methodist Church.

Aug 15, 2019

On Wednesday, the Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 50th annual Dove Awards, which celebrates excellence in Christian music. Who got the most nominations? Listen to this story to find out.

Aug 15, 2019

Illinois lawmakers just passed a new bill requiring all public schools to teach LGBT history. Find out how Christians are responding on this episode with host Jenny Rose Spaudo.

Aug 15, 2019

For decades, Dr. John Perkins has been leading the fight for biblical justice and racial reconciliation in the church. But he has powerful advice for the next generation of activists. He tells host Taylor Berglund that the most important truth to remember is the simplest: Love is the only thing that can drive out hatred and evil. Listen to this powerful conversation.

Aug 14, 2019

Four women have accused Calvary Gospel Church—a United Pentecostal church in Madison, Wisconsin—of covering up child sexual abuse and manipulation for over 30 years. Listen to find out more from host Taylor Berglund.

Aug 14, 2019

An American missionary says God gave her a dream to open a center for malnourished children in Uganda. But now Ugandan mothers are suing this woman for impersonating a medical doctor after their children died in her care. Learn more in this report from host Taylor Berglund.

Aug 13, 2019

Gateway Church has recently been building multisite locations inside prisons to minister to inmates. This month, the church’s well-known pastor, Robert Morris, went to the prison to preach the message firsthand. Listen to learn what happened from host Taylor Berglund.

Aug 13, 2019

Former Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson made headlines when he said he was losing his faith. But now, the artist is clarifying that he hasn’t entirely renounced Christianity. What does that mean? Find out from host Jenny Rose Spaudo in this episode.

Aug 12, 2019

Plenty of Christians say they're pro-life. But some Christians believe being pro-life goes beyond abortion—it also means being anti-death when it comes to war, gun violence and even the death penalty. Author, speaker and activist Shane Claiborne talks to host Taylor Berglund about how death-row inmates are being redeemed by Jesus, why nonviolence intimidates many Christians and what it means to truly live out the gospel of Jesus Christ (and not the gospel of American nationalism).

Aug 12, 2019

Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson announced this month he is leaving the Christian faith. He says there are too many "contradictions" to account for, and he wants the "genuine truth." Host Jenny Rose Spaudo shares more of this story in this episode as well as how other Christian leaders are responding.

Aug 12, 2019

The Whole Foods health food store recently sponsored "Drag Queen Story Hour." In response, the American Family Association is urging believers to boycott the popular store. Listen to learn more from host Jenny Rose Spaudo about this threat to the family.

Aug 9, 2019

Jeremy Courtney, founder of the global humanitarian organization Preemptive Love, moved to the Middle East after 9/11 with a plan to save Muslims. Then the Holy Spirit confronted him about his own heart. Courtney talks to host Taylor Berglund about how true reconciliation requires vulnerability, how it's important to love people for who they are and how listeners can become peacemakers in their own communities.

Aug 9, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take a case involving a transgender rights group and a Christian funeral home. Listen as host Jenny Rose Spaudo reports on this unusual case that involves an employee of the funeral home.

Aug 8, 2019

In the Great Commission, Jesus commands His followers to go into the world and make disciples. But in the United States, the vast majority of believers weren’t evangelized—they were just born into their faith, according to new research by Barna Group. Listen to find out more about this study from host Taylor Berglund.

Aug 8, 2019

Cyntoia Brown was trafficked and raped as a young girl. At 16, she killed her abuser and was convicted as a murderer. Fifteen years later, she’s now freed from prison. Listen as host Jenny Rose Spaudo reports on this case that won attention from Hollywood celebrities.

Aug 7, 2019

After the crossover success of her most recent album and single, Lauren Daigle became the first Christian artist to hit this major "Billboard" milestone. Listen as host Taylor Berglund reports on Daigle's amazing accomplishment.

Aug 7, 2019

Members of an Indiana church got quite a scare recently when they found a suspicious package in their church break room. Listen to find out how it got there and what happened next from host Jenny Rose Spaudo.

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