God is writing a great big story and you have a standing invitation to be a part of it. When you hear a story about God’s supernatural work in someone’s life, it builds your faith. Every week, host Meridith Foster sits down with a guest to share their chapter in God’s unfolding story – this is The Unfolding podcast.
Nathan Sheridan experienced more tragedy as a young boy than many of us face in an entire lifetime. Born to addicted parents, Nathan and his sister were passed between relatives. The abandonment of his parents was followed by even more heartbreak, and that left Nathan carrying a heavy load of grief. Sometimes that kind of heartache can make you believe nothing good could ever come of your story. That was true for Nathan. He dreamed of becoming a singer and songwriter, but he struggled to believe he would ever be good enough for that dream to come true.
Karen Horne got really good at “pretend normal.” Her husband was living a lie and she was pretending everything was fine. When you are married to a pastor, there is intense pressure to appear as if all is well. Betrayal, deceit and hidden sin had eaten away at the foundation of their family. Karen would have to go undercover to find out the truth. This episode contains references to pornography and sexual addiction.
Long before Hope Darst became a successful recording artist and worship leader, she believed God called her to lay down that dream. Surrender had become a theme in her life. Giving up control to Jesus, letting go of her hopes for a career, and surrendering her dream to become a mother were all a part of her path. Today, Hope is known for powerful anthems like “Peace Be Still” and “Promise Keeper,” but in the years prior to that success, God called her to lay down dreams and follow Him wherever He might lead.
Brant Hansen is from small-town Illinois, and is a self-professed nerd, diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult. He’s a fan of C.S. Lewis and toast. “Producer Sherri,” also a radio veteran, is from Pittsburgh, has one of the world’s great laughs, and demonstrates incredible patience with Brant. Both are believers in Jesus, but have difficulty fitting in with modern American church culture. Together they have a daily radio show that is syndicated across the country, with segments ranging from the latest animal news, to interactions with listeners, to discussions about how messy life can be, and how good God is.
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My guest today is a syndicated radio host, author, comedian, and all-around super interesting guy! He and I have been friends for years and usually he’s on the other side of the microphone asking me questions! But today I get to talk to him about his important new book, The Men We Need. I think you’re going to love this conversation. So let’s go to the Story House with Brant Hansen!
From the Brant Hansen Show, Producer Sherri says she was living a life that constantly had her racing toward the edge of a cliff. She could see the edge of the cliff but she couldn’t take her foot of the gas. When she learned that Jesus doesn’t cringe at the mess and that all you have to do is simply lay it down at his feet…that’s when everything changed.
Meet the Gamechangers, the Influencers, and those who are not afraid to show up with a shovel if that’s what it takes to move a mountain. Go inside the minds of true American trailblazers who are making a difference by sharing their stories of personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, defeating fear, fighting addiction, and rejecting failure. Hosted by nine-time Emmy winner David Sams with life coach to the stars, Tim Storey, and TV personality, Victoria Robinson.
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Does it is sting when you think about the division in our society right now? Well, let this episode fill your heart with honey! Kyle Mann and Joel Berry are two of the masterminds behind the popular satire site the “Babylon Bee.” The nine-time Emmy winner, David Sams, talks with the two about some of their best jokes to date and dealing with the scrutiny that comes with being a Christian, conservative platform that tells jokes. When Kyle and Joel aren’t “making up” headlines, they are also writing best-selling books. The two of them talk about their first fictional book, The Postmodern Pilgrim’s Progress: An Allegorical Tale and their second tongue-in-cheek guidebook, The Babylon Bee Guide to Democracy.