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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

The Super Bowl will feature plenty of ads this year, but notably, at least one that was submitted will not be aired. The ad promoted a pro-life agenda, and now controversy surrounds its lack of airtime. Find out more in this episode with host Taylor Berglund.

Jan 31, 2020

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ TV show, Fixer Upper, was a smash hit. Now the couple is moving to something even bigger: launching an entire TV network. Find out more from host Taylor Berglund in this episode.

Jan 31, 2020

In the final "New Year New Voices" interview, rock artist and Skillet drummer Jen Ledger talks to host Taylor Berglund about her radical testimony of coming to Jesus, the Holy Spirit nudge that made her audition for Skillet and why so many believers are uncomfortable with sacrificing to follow Jesus.

Jan 30, 2020

A U.K. venue where Franklin Graham was scheduled to speak this summer has canceled the event because the evangelist believes gay marriage is a “sin.” Host Jenny Rose Spaudo reports in this episode on how Graham reacted to being shut out of this venue after the tour stop drew protests.

Jan 30, 2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26. In this episode, host Jenny Rose Spaudo shares what key Christian leaders are saying about these tragic deaths.

Jan 30, 2020

Pastor JJ Vasquez leads Journey Church, a young, thriving and diverse church of Spirit-filled Christians in Winter Park, Florida. In this "New Year, New Voices" interview, Vasquez tells host Taylor Berglund about his early call to ministry, the value of a diverse church and the trends that both excite and worry him about the next generation of Christians.

Jan 29, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Jan. 28 his proposed peace plan for the Middle East, which would create two states: Israel and Palestine. But his plan received a mixed reaction from Christian leaders. Host Taylor Berglund reports on reactions of some Christian leaders to this proposal.

Jan 29, 2020

Singer-songwriter Blanca says her new emphasis is on allowing God to use her pain and vulnerability to minister to others. And she wants believers to know, through her example, that they have the freedom to feel. She talks to host Taylor Berglund about how the Holy Spirit has ministered to her through tragedy, what she's seeing in the next generation of Christians and her new Spanish-language EP.

Jan 28, 2020

A scandal involving the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans has taken an unlikely turn as executives for an NFL football team have been accused of aiding in the cover-up of the sexual abuse of children. In this episode, host Taylor Berglund reports on this alleged scandal.

Jan 28, 2020

Young people across the country are coming into radical relationship with Jesus Christ. As a member of the Circuit Riders ministry, Yasmin Pierce sees these transformations happen regularly as part of her ministry. Pierce speaks to host Taylor Berglund about how the Holy Spirit is moving on college campuses, particularly among young women, and why God’s desires need to become our desires.

Jan 28, 2020

Donald Trump became the first president to speak at the annual March for Life. Conservative Christians and pro-life activists praised the president for his support. Learn more in this episode with host Jenny Rose Spaudo.

Jan 27, 2020

A Nigerian pastor was abducted and executed by terrorist forces in what represents an escalation of violence against the church in this African country. Find out more in this episode with host Taylor Berglund about what Christians in Nigeria face because of their faith in Christ.

Jan 27, 2020

Last January, Christian athlete and speaker Tim Tebow announced he was engaged to a former Miss Universe. One year later, they got married. Find out more about the ceremony in this episode with host Jenny Rose Spaudo.

Jan 27, 2020

As part of our "New Year New Voices" series, Andy Croft, joint senior pastor at Soul Survivor Watford in the U.K., talks with host Taylor Berglund about his testimony of coming to faith in Christ, the importance of chasing after the Lord and making transitions in ministry.

Jan 24, 2020

Three Assyrian Christians were arrested recently in Southeast Turkey. Assyrian Christians often face danger and have been brutally persecuted by ISIS. In this episode, host Jenny Rose Spaudo shares how you can be praying for these persecuted believers.

Jan 24, 2020

For a long time, the American church has been split between the Word and Spirit movements, but convergence is taking place. The two are reuniting and becoming one—and Pastor Glenn Packiam believes a third stream, “sacrament,” ought to be included in that convergence as well. Packiam talks to host Taylor Berglund for our "New Year New Voices" series about the importance of reclaiming reverence for the sacraments.

Jan 23, 2020

Well-known Christian singer Carman Licciardello’s cancer returned. But Carman says God answered his prayer for a cancer-free birthday on Jan. 19. Host Jenny Rose Spaudo shares his exciting story as he heads out on tour once again.

Jan 23, 2020

Chelsea Hurst wants to be a bridge reaching out to her peers who have never encountered Jesus. As a YouTube vlogger, she says many of the people who watch her videos have never seen Christianity modeled in action and may even be unfamiliar with basic tenets of the faith. She says God has called her to bridge that gap and introduce them to the joys of living for Christ. She talks to host Taylor Berglund about the biggest crises facing the next generation in this interview for our "New Year, New Voices" series.

Jan 23, 2020
Caring for vulnerable children overseas shouldn't just be about supporting orphanages. Catherine Lafler, who trains people globally in family-based care for Bethany Christian Services, says the American church must change the way it thinks about supporting orphans internationally. Listen as Lafler shares with host Jenny Rose Spaudo the hard-hitting question that has the power to change children's lives around the world.
Jan 22, 2020

Putty Putman says he didn't use to believe in the supernatural ... until he cast out a demon from a woman while on a mission trip to China. Now Putman leads the School of Kingdom Ministry, which trains and equips believers of all ages and backgrounds to live out the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As part of the "New Year, New Voices" series, Putman talks to host Taylor Berglund about three common misconceptions Christians have about the gifts of the Spirit, and differences in how older and younger generations approach the Holy Spirit.

Jan 22, 2020

Host Kendra Semmen continues her Mental Health series with a visit from Sarah Robinson, who blogs at beautifulbetween.com, Robinson reminds Christians that following God doesn’t necessarily mean He is going to heal them in every way. Listen to this episode to hear Robinson's assertion that this belief discounts parts of Scripture. She also discusses natural medicine as an option for mental illness.

Jan 22, 2020

An annual report on the state of Christian persecution worldwide recently released, and 260 million believers face persecution around the world, according to the report. Find out more, including the most dangerous place on earth to follow Jesus, from host Taylor Berglund.

Jan 21, 2020

A televangelist who has been spreading Bible-based news for seven decades unexpectedly died this month. Find out from host Taylor Berglund about the legacy Jack Van Impe, the man many call the "Walking Bible," left behind.

Jan 21, 2020

Bianca Juarez Olthoff, author, speaker and co-pastor of The Father's House OC, has a heart for mentoring the next generation and a big dream to see a new Holy Spirit movement sweep the world. She talks to host Taylor Berglund as part of our ongoing New Year, New Voices series.

Jan 21, 2020

Licensed mental health counselor Robert Vore shares how the gap between people with mental illness and those who feel prepared to respond to them led him to start his own podcast. In this episode with series host Kendra Semmen, hear about controversial issues such as engaging in therapy, taking medication and being vulnerable about mental illness with people you trust.

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