Episode 51: The Four Most Dangerous Words in the New Testament

Most of us never expect it, never see it coming, or are too proud to admit that we might begin to drift. But following Jesus at a distance is a dangerous place to be that ultimately reveals what’s really in our heart.

On today’s episode of The Hope Podcast listen to a message I recently gave at a church from Luke 22.54-65: The Four Most Dangerous Words in the New Testament. I believe it’s a critical message we all need to hear.

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Episode 50: Hope in Spiritual Warfare

My guest on today’s Hope Podcast is Judy Dunagan, acquiring editor for the women’s line of books and discipleship resources at Moody Publishers. In this conversation you’ll hear about how to walk in the victory that Christ won for us and stand strong amid spiritual warfare. Take time to listen in!

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Episode 49: Hope For Prodigals

“When loving a prodigal in your midst, err on the side of grace.” Today on The Hope Podcast we will hear from Judy Douglass, author, speaker, and the founder and host of Prayer for Prodigals.
She shares a tough but redemptive story about loving a prodigal child, which not only helped her grow closer to Jesus, but also inaugurated an international ministry. This conversation will encourage, comfort, and give hope to anyone who has a prodigal in his or her life.

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Episode 48: Hope in Seeking Justice

My guest today on The Hope Podcast is a writer, speaker, and justice seeker – Marlena Graves, and our conversation will focus around justice, especially as it pertains to immigrants and asylum seekers. Is there something that the Church as a collective body could do to better reflect Christ’s kind of love when it comes to the stranger? We’ll address some complex issues today for sure, so take a listen!

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Episode 47: Hope with Susie Larson

Today’s podcast with Susie Larson will surely inspire you to hang on when life is hard! Susie is a talk show host, national speaker, and the author of fifteen books and tons of articles. A couple of years ago, in the midst of tremendous pain and suffering, Susie understood that God was building a platform with your pain, and that one day she was going to have a story to tell that will help others facing hardships. Today, her story encourages people to become awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.

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Episode 46: Hope with Dr. Lainna Callentine

My guest today is Dr. Lainna Callentine – physician, author, speaker, coach and founder of Sciexperience. She will share story of her career, the obstacles she’s had to overcome, the journey from working in one of the busiest emergency rooms in Illinois to homeschooling her three kids, as well as about her ministry towards racial reconciliation in the church. Buckle up, you’re in for a ride!

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Episode 45: Hope with Jen Pollock Michel

On today’s Hope Podcast I’m interviewing award-winning author Jen Pollock Michel who is a brilliant thinker and writer. You might be familiar with her newest release, ‘Surprised by Paradox’, or ‘Teach Us to Want’, Christianity Today’s 2015 Book of the Year.

You’ll appreciate the way Jen talks about her journey, calling, family, spiritual life, and paradoxes of our faith. I know this conversation will stir both your intellect and heart.

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Episode 44: Hope In Adoption

Today’s conversation is one that will move your heart and bring real hope and encouragement whether you are on the foster and adoptive journey or not. My guest, Janelle Johnson, will share her story of how God led her and her husband already at a young age to open their hearts and home to children needing a family, and the joys and challenges that came with that. This podcast will broaden your view of foster care and open your eyes to ways you can serve.

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Episode 43: Hope South Of The Border

I’ve called today’s podcast Hope South Of The Border and my guest is Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief. This conversation will shed some light on both the refugee and immigration crisis, will address the situation at the south of our border, and help us understand the realities of immigration and respond in ways guided by biblical values. Matthew is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger, and Seeking Refuge. Follow him on Twitter.

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Episode 42: Hope When Facing Same-Sex Attraction

Today’s interview is the riveting story my friend Brad Klaver. Recently, Brad came face to face with the part of himself he had sworn since he was a boy never to let into the light. Join me as I engage Brad’s journey with his wife, friends, and church, and learn about how God allowed this now-pastor to go through breakdown so he could experience breakthrough.

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Episode 41: Hope in the face of unexpected tragedy & the legacy of Rachel Held Evans

I had the privilege of talking with Amanda Held Opelt about her sister’s Rachel Held Evans life and legacy. I’m so grateful. For those of you who loved Rachel, I hope this podcast fills you with hope and for those who didn’t know her, it’s my privilege to introduce her to you.

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Episode 40: Hope When You’re Facing Unexpected Illness In Your Family

My guest on today’s Hope Podcast is Steven Earp – pastor and social media influencer – and his story will blow you away! In 2007 Steven’s wife, Chrysty, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and for the last few years Steve has had to learn how to love his wife well through this illness while holding on to his hope in Jesus. If you’ve ever wondered where God is in the midst of pain and suffering, this episode is a must listen to!

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Episode 39: With Kay Arthur

The Hope Podcast Season 2 is finally here! My guest today is no other than Kay Arthur, the founder of Precept Ministries and host of Precepts for Life, a daily television, radio, and online program that reaches more than 75 million households each day.

Her story of hope and her passion for people to be established in God’s Word will encourage you and challenge you to live a life that has as ambition knowing God.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean
Episode 38: Hope on World refugee Day

In today’s World Refugee Day edition of the Hope Podcast you will hear Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, interviewing Lina Abujamra about her work with refugees in Lebanon. You’ll learn about how it all started, how it expanded, how God is at work in refugees’ lives, how the refugee crisis looks like now, why it matters to do something about their plight, and much more.

Stand with refugees: livingwithpower.org/global & shegiveshope.com

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Episode 37: Hope for the marrieds

Everyone who is married wants to have a vibrant, joyful marriage, but often couples do not know how to get there. Today, Dorothy Greco – author of Making Marriage Beautiful (David C Cook, 2017) and the forthcoming Marriage in the Middle (IVP, 2020), will give some wise and practical advice on how to get and sustain a healthy marriage. She’ll have plenty of nuggets for singles too, so listen in everyone!

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 36: Hope for the next generation

You can’t miss today’s Hope Podcast with my friend Annika Greco! Annika is a millennial missionary to Lebanon, where she serves with Youth for Christ Lebanon as the Executive Assistant to the National Director, and she is also a contributor to Relevant Magazine.

You’ll hear us talk about: millennials and the church, social justice, missions, what does it mean to be blessed, how to trust God with your future, singleness, priorities in life, and so much more.

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 35: Hope for the college graduate

Today’s Hope Podcast is for those of you who just graduated from college and for anyone who finds himself in a time of transition. My guest Chris Lash is the Dean of Chapel at Judson University and is passionate about seeing his students flourish after college.
For many, the period post graduation can be a season of crisis and temporal depression. Graduates face the loss of their community, support, purpose, identity and often don’t know what to do next. This podcast will give them wise practical advice on how to navigate this period of transition and how to handle uncertainty.

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Episode 34: Hope for our country’s health

I’m so excited for you to meet today’s Podcast guest, Dr. Gregory H. Bledsoe. Today we’re going to talk about the state of the health in our country, and touch on topics such as: the legalization of marijuana; what’s getting the American population into trouble health-wise; mental health issues; tips to improve our health; how do we sow hope in your communities, and more. You don’t wanna miss!

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Episode 33: Hope for you in weakness

Today’s guest has one WOW story! Her first book just released April 2nd and I read it in one sitting. It ripped my heart out. Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack. That’s the title. Alia Joy is the author.

Alia a wife, mother, daughter, cancer survivor, writer, and a deep woman of God. I’m really looking forward to learning from her today.

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Episode 32: Smorgasbord of miscellanea

This conversation with my friend Tina Watschke will not only be lots of fun, but it will also bring things of importance to your attention and point you to the person who is able to restore your hope.

We have a smorgasbord of topics for you today, from Mother’s Day and Graduation gifts to books to read this summer and personal assessments. Don’t miss!

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 31: Hope for the single, white, heterosexual, conservative male

On today’s podcast we’re gonna talk about hope for the single, white, heterosexual conservative male. My guest is a friend I’ve known for some time—Mario Mancino, and I believe you’re gonna enjoy this conversation and find it helpful. Listen in and share it with a friend!

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Episode 50: Hope in Spiritual Warfare

My guest on today’s Hope Podcast is Judy Dunagan, acquiring editor for the women’s line of books and discipleship resources at Moody Publishers. In this conversation you’ll hear about how to walk in the victory that Christ won for us and stand strong amid spiritual warfare. Take time to listen in!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 49: Hope For Prodigals

“When loving a prodigal in your midst, err on the side of grace.” Today on The Hope Podcast we will hear from Judy Douglass, author, speaker, and the founder and host of Prayer for Prodigals.
She shares a tough but redemptive story about loving a prodigal child, which not only helped her grow closer to Jesus, but also inaugurated an international ministry. This conversation will encourage, comfort, and give hope to anyone who has a prodigal in his or her life.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 48: Hope in Seeking Justice

My guest today on The Hope Podcast is a writer, speaker, and justice seeker – Marlena Graves, and our conversation will focus around justice, especially as it pertains to immigrants and asylum seekers. Is there something that the Church as a collective body could do to better reflect Christ’s kind of love when it comes to the stranger? We’ll address some complex issues today for sure, so take a listen!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 47: Hope with Susie Larson

Today’s podcast with Susie Larson will surely inspire you to hang on when life is hard! Susie is a talk show host, national speaker, and the author of fifteen books and tons of articles. A couple of years ago, in the midst of tremendous pain and suffering, Susie understood that God was building a platform with your pain, and that one day she was going to have a story to tell that will help others facing hardships. Today, her story encourages people to become awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 46: Hope with Dr. Lainna Callentine

My guest today is Dr. Lainna Callentine – physician, author, speaker, coach and founder of Sciexperience. She will share story of her career, the obstacles she’s had to overcome, the journey from working in one of the busiest emergency rooms in Illinois to homeschooling her three kids, as well as about her ministry towards racial reconciliation in the church. Buckle up, you’re in for a ride!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 45: Hope with Jen Pollock Michel

On today’s Hope Podcast I’m interviewing award-winning author Jen Pollock Michel who is a brilliant thinker and writer. You might be familiar with her newest release, ‘Surprised by Paradox’, or ‘Teach Us to Want’, Christianity Today’s 2015 Book of the Year.

You’ll appreciate the way Jen talks about her journey, calling, family, spiritual life, and paradoxes of our faith. I know this conversation will stir both your intellect and heart.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 44: Hope In Adoption

Today’s conversation is one that will move your heart and bring real hope and encouragement whether you are on the foster and adoptive journey or not. My guest, Janelle Johnson, will share her story of how God led her and her husband already at a young age to open their hearts and home to children needing a family, and the joys and challenges that came with that. This podcast will broaden your view of foster care and open your eyes to ways you can serve.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 43: Hope South Of The Border

I’ve called today’s podcast Hope South Of The Border and my guest is Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief. This conversation will shed some light on both the refugee and immigration crisis, will address the situation at the south of our border, and help us understand the realities of immigration and respond in ways guided by biblical values. Matthew is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger, and Seeking Refuge. Follow him on Twitter.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 42: Hope When Facing Same-Sex Attraction

Today’s interview is the riveting story my friend Brad Klaver. Recently, Brad came face to face with the part of himself he had sworn since he was a boy never to let into the light. Join me as I engage Brad’s journey with his wife, friends, and church, and learn about how God allowed this now-pastor to go through breakdown so he could experience breakthrough.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 41: Hope in the face of unexpected tragedy & the legacy of Rachel Held Evans

I had the privilege of talking with Amanda Held Opelt about her sister’s Rachel Held Evans life and legacy. I’m so grateful. For those of you who loved Rachel, I hope this podcast fills you with hope and for those who didn’t know her, it’s my privilege to introduce her to you.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 40: Hope When You’re Facing Unexpected Illness In Your Family

My guest on today’s Hope Podcast is Steven Earp – pastor and social media influencer – and his story will blow you away! In 2007 Steven’s wife, Chrysty, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and for the last few years Steve has had to learn how to love his wife well through this illness while holding on to his hope in Jesus. If you’ve ever wondered where God is in the midst of pain and suffering, this episode is a must listen to!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 39: With Kay Arthur

The Hope Podcast Season 2 is finally here! My guest today is no other than Kay Arthur, the founder of Precept Ministries and host of Precepts for Life, a daily television, radio, and online program that reaches more than 75 million households each day.

Her story of hope and her passion for people to be established in God’s Word will encourage you and challenge you to live a life that has as ambition knowing God.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 38: Hope on World Refugee Day

In today’s World Refugee Day edition of the Hope Podcast you will hear Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, interviewing Lina Abujamra about her work with refugees in Lebanon. You’ll learn about how it all started, how it expanded, how God is at work in refugees’ lives, how the refugee crisis looks like now, why it matters to do something about their plight, and much more.

Stand with refugees: livingwithpower.org/global & shegiveshope.com

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 37: Hope for the marrieds

Everyone who is married wants to have a vibrant, joyful marriage, but often couples do not know how to get there. Today, Dorothy Greco – author of Making Marriage Beautiful (David C Cook, 2017) and the forthcoming Marriage in the Middle (IVP, 2020), will give some wise and practical advice on how to get and sustain a healthy marriage. She’ll have plenty of nuggets for singles too, so listen in everyone!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 36: Hope for the next generation

You can’t miss today’s Hope Podcast with my friend Annika Greco! Annika is a millennial missionary to Lebanon, where she serves with Youth for Christ Lebanon as the Executive Assistant to the National Director, and she is also a contributor to Relevant Magazine.

You’ll hear us talk about: millennials and the church, social justice, missions, what does it mean to be blessed, how to trust God with your future, singleness, priorities in life, and so much more.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 35: Hope for the college graduate

Today’s Hope Podcast is for those of you who just graduated from college and for anyone who finds himself in a time of transition. My guest Chris Lash is the Dean of Chapel at Judson University and is passionate about seeing his students flourish after college.
For many, the period post graduation can be a season of crisis and temporal depression. Graduates face the loss of their community, support, purpose, identity and often don’t know what to do next. This podcast will give them wise practical advice on how to navigate this period of transition and how to handle uncertainty.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 34: Hope for our country's health

I’m so excited for you to meet today’s Podcast guest, Dr. Gregory H. Bledsoe. Today we’re going to talk about the state of the health in our country, and touch on topics such as: the legalization of marijuana; what’s getting the American population into trouble health-wise; mental health issues; tips to improve our health; how do we sow hope in your communities, and more. You don’t wanna miss!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 33: Hope for you in weakness

Today’s guest has one WOW story! Her first book just released April 2nd and I read it in one sitting. It ripped my heart out. Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack. That’s the title. Alia Joy is the author.

Alia a wife, mother, daughter, cancer survivor, writer, and a deep woman of God. I’m really looking forward to learning from her today.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 32: Smorgasbord of miscellanea

This conversation with my friend Tina Watschke will not only be lots of fun, but it will also bring things of importance to your attention and point you to the person who is able to restore your hope.

We have a smorgasbord of topics for you today, from Mother’s Day and Graduation gifts to books to read this summer and personal assessments. Don’t miss!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 31: Hope for the single, white, heterosexual, conservative male

On today’s podcast we’re gonna talk about hope for the single, white, heterosexual conservative male. My guest is a friend I’ve known for some time—Mario Mancino, and I believe you’re gonna enjoy this conversation and find it helpful. Listen in and share it with a friend!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

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