Welcome to The Hope Podcast!

If you’re a Christian looking for hope in a post Christian world, you’ll find it here.

In The Hope Podcast, Lina Abujamra answers your questions about life, faith, culture and everything in between from a biblical perspective. Email your questions to dearlina@livingwithpower.org.

Listen to the podcast on Thursdays via iTunes, on the Living With Power app, or on this page. SUBSCRIBE HERE to receive the podcast in your inbox.

Welcome to The Hope Podcast!

If you’re a Christian looking for hope in a post Christian world, you’ll find it here.

In The Hope Podcast, Lina Abujamra answers your questions about life, faith, culture and everything in between from a biblical perspective. Email your questions to dearlina@livingwithpower.org.

Listen to the podcast on Thursdays via iTunes, on the Living With Power app, or on this page. SUBSCRIBE HERE to receive the podcast in your inbox.


MOST RECENT EPISODES

Four reasons why you should never quit

Is there anything in your life right now that is so difficult that you’re thinking about quitting? Friend, no matter what painful circumstances you might be facing, today I’m here to tell you “Don’t quit!”

Listen to this sermon I recently gave at my church on Mark 5:21–43, about the story of the woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. As we look into this passage, we will discover four reasons why you should never quit.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.

Reclaiming the Way of Jesus in our Churches – Conversation with Jeff Lockyer

One of the factors that lead to deconstruction is the discrepancy we often see between what people profess to believe and what they actually practice. In today’s podcast I invite you to listen to a conversation with Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor of Southridge Community Church, about how to reclaim the way of Jesus in our personal lives and in the life of our local churches, so that people would run to Him instead of from Him. DON’T MISS this one!

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.

Conversation with Ron Zappia [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

As we’ve been having conversations around deconstruction, church hurt, and disillusionment in the Christian walk, it became evident that deconstruction does not have to lead to a turning away from God, faith, or the church. God is still at work in all our stories, healing the wounded, restoring the broken, and rebuilding community.

Today, tune in to hear some hopeful words from Ron Zappia, pastor of Highpoint Church, for the believer, the church, and for you who might have left or are considering leaving the Christian faith.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.

Overcoming Church Hurt – A Conversation with Karl Clauson [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

Today is a real treat for anyone who needs some hope in their journey of finding healing from woundedness by the hands of other Christians. Karl Clauson, pastor at 180 Chicago Church and Host at Karl & Crew Mornings, understands all about church pain as he himself went through a devastating experience with a church he was pastoring. The story of God’s faithfulness, restoration, and continued provision will encourage you to lean on the Lord and believe Him to lead you into all His purposes for your life, including a supporting and genuine community of believers.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.

How does church hurt affect the average church goer? – Conversation with Connie Koo [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

In today’s podcast you are going to meet one of my good old friends, Connie Koo. As a former member of a mega church that went through a public scandal, we reflect on her faith journey throughout her experience and how it affected her current relationship with the church.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.

Conversation with Carlos Rodríguez [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

In today’s Fractured Faith Book Launch series, we’re going to look at deconstruction from a different perspective. Questioning beliefs or practices that are popular but not necessarily biblical can lead to a deconstruction that, although painful, can bring about a faith that is grounded in what Jesus taught rather than Western Christianity and a faith that reflects His character more.

Don’t miss today’s podcast with my friend Carlos Rodríguez, founder of The Happy NPO.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.

Conversation with Wade Mullen [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

In this podcast conversation with Dr. Wade Mullen we’ll address some questions many of us have been asking lately about church and corrupt leadership:

  • What are the signs of oppressive individuals and organizations?
  • How do these systems end up enabling perpetrators while silencing victims?
  • How do so many of us let it happen?
  • How do we trust leadership again?
  • What is the hope for becoming an increasingly safer and holier church?

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


MOST POPULAR EPISODES

Episode 15: With Christine Caine

We’re starting the new year with a new podcast with one of my favorite people on the planet, Christine Caine. No matter what your goals are for 2019 this podcast will encourage you and renew your hope for an awesome year ahead!

Find Christine’s books here, and follow her on Instagram.

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 8: With Sheila Walsh

My guest today is a name that is certainly familiar to many of you. Sheila Walsh is the Scottish girl known as “the encourager” to the over 6 million women she’s met and spoken to around the world. She loves being a Bible teacher, making God’s Word practical, and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. Her message of hope frankly is this:  GOD IS FOR YOU!
Sheila’s newest book is called “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” and she’s here to tell us all about it.  You’ll be encouraged by her story! Listen in!

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 24: With Annie F. Downs

This week’s podcast is just plain fun because if you know anything about Annie F. Downs, it’s that she is fun. So sit back and enjoy this conversation with the bestselling author of several books, including 100 Days to BraveLooking for Lovely, and Let’s All Be Brave.

Read more at anniefdowns.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 3: With Rosaria Butterfield

In this podcast with Rosaria Butterfield you will feel invited into her home and having an organic conversation around a cup of coffee about things that are close to her heart. You’ll hear about the Bible’s response to loneliness, about the church as the family of God, the power of intentional hospitality, about how to overcome sexual sin, and so much more.

Check out Rosaria’s latest book The Gospel Comes with a House Key and make sure you learn more about her at rosariabutterfield.com

Listen on iTunesListen on the App
Episode 29: Hope When A Loved One Struggles With Mental Illness

This conversation with Patty Kujawa is a difficult and painful one, but I believe it’s gonna help those of you who are close to someone who struggles with depression or mental illness. Patty‘s 18-year-old son, Jack, took his life six months ago and we’re gonna talk about how she is finding hope in Christ in the middle of what is probably one of the darkest valleys that a parent could go through.

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App

Most Recent Episodes

Four reasons why you should never quit

Is there anything in your life right now that is so difficult that you’re thinking about quitting? Friend, no matter what painful circumstances you might be facing, today I’m here to tell you “Don’t quit!”

Listen to this sermon I recently gave at my church on Mark 5:21–43, about the story of the woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. As we look into this passage, we will discover four reasons why you should never quit.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


Reclaiming the Way of Jesus in our Churches – Conversation with Jeff Lockyer

One of the factors that lead to deconstruction is the discrepancy we often see between what people profess to believe and what they actually practice. In today’s podcast I invite you to listen to a conversation with Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor of Southridge Community Church, about how to reclaim the way of Jesus in our personal lives and in the life of our local churches, so that people would run to Him instead of from Him. DON’T MISS this one!

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


Conversation with Ron Zappia [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

As we’ve been having conversations around deconstruction, church hurt, and disillusionment in the Christian walk, it became evident that deconstruction does not have to lead to a turning away from God, faith, or the church. God is still at work in all our stories, healing the wounded, restoring the broken, and rebuilding community.

Today, tune in to hear some hopeful words from Ron Zappia, pastor of Highpoint Church, for the believer, the church, and for you who might have left or are considering leaving the Christian faith.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


Overcoming Church Hurt – A Conversation with Karl Clauson [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

Today is a real treat for anyone who needs some hope in their journey of finding healing from woundedness by the hands of other Christians. Karl Clauson, pastor at 180 Chicago Church and Host at Karl & Crew Mornings, understands all about church pain as he himself went through a devastating experience with a church he was pastoring. The story of God’s faithfulness, restoration, and continued provision will encourage you to lean on the Lord and believe Him to lead you into all His purposes for your life, including a supporting and genuine community of believers.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


How does church hurt affect the average church goer? – Conversation with Connie Koo [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

In today’s podcast you are going to meet one of my good old friends, Connie Koo. As a former member of a mega church that went through a public scandal, we reflect on her faith journey throughout her experience and how it affected her current relationship with the church.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


Conversation with Carlos Rodríguez [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

In today’s Fractured Faith Book Launch series, we’re going to look at deconstruction from a different perspective. Questioning beliefs or practices that are popular but not necessarily biblical can lead to a deconstruction that, although painful, can bring about a faith that is grounded in what Jesus taught rather than Western Christianity and a faith that reflects His character more.

Don’t miss today’s podcast with my friend Carlos Rodríguez, founder of The Happy NPO.

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


Conversation with Wade Mullen [BOOK LAUNCH SERIES]

In this podcast conversation with Dr. Wade Mullen we’ll address some questions many of us have been asking lately about church and corrupt leadership:

  • What are the signs of oppressive individuals and organizations?
  • How do these systems end up enabling perpetrators while silencing victims?
  • How do so many of us letit happen?
  • How do we trust leadership again?
  • What is the hope for becoming an increasingly safer and holier church?

Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.


Most Popular Episodes

Episode 15: With Christine Caine

We’re starting the new year with a new podcast with one of my favorite people on the planet, Christine Caine. No matter what your goals are for 2019 this podcast will encourage you and renew your hope for an awesome year ahead!

Find Christine’s books here, and follow her on Instagram.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 8: With Sheila Walsh

My guest today is a name that is certainly familiar to many of you. Sheila Walsh is the Scottish girl known as “the encourager” to the over 6 million women she’s met and spoken to around the world. She loves being a Bible teacher, making God’s Word practical, and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. Her message of hope frankly is this:  GOD IS FOR YOU!
Sheila’s newest book is called “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” and she’s here to tell us all about it.  You’ll be encouraged by her story! Listen in!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 24: With Annie F. Downs

This week’s podcast is just plain fun because if you know anything about Annie F. Downs, it’s that she is fun. So sit back and enjoy this conversation with the bestselling author of several books, including 100 Days to BraveLooking for Lovely, and Let’s All Be Brave.

Read more at anniefdowns.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 3: With Rosaria Butterfield

In this podcast with Rosaria Butterfield you will feel invited into her home and having an organic conversation around a cup of coffee about things that are close to her heart. You’ll hear about the Bible’s response to loneliness, about the church as the family of God, the power of intentional hospitality, about how to overcome sexual sin, and so much more.

Check out Rosaria’s latest book The Gospel Comes with a House Key and make sure you learn more about her at rosariabutterfield.com

Listen on iTunesListen on the App

Episode 29: Hope When A Loved One Struggles With Mental Illness

This conversation with Patty Kujawa is a difficult and painful one, but I believe it’s gonna help those of you who are close to someone who struggles with depression or mental illness. Patty‘s 18-year-old son, Jack, took his life six months ago and we’re gonna talk about how she is finding hope in Christ in the middle of what is probably one of the darkest valleys that a parent could go through.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

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