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Investigating the Eyewitness Accounts of Jesus Christ (Part 1 of 2)

Through his own faith journey and the context of his police-work analogies, J. Warner Wallace will provide a compelling evangelistic message that will challenge nonbelievers and inspire Christians to...

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What to Do When your Child Doesn’t Finish Books…and Other Questions You’re Asking

Today, I’m answering listeners’ questions about their kids’ reading habits, from bouncing from book to book to getting stuck in a genre rut, and more.

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Loving the House of Mourning | Francis Chan

When you read scripture, it doesn’t take long to come across ideas that seem to contradict our natural logic - - things like God’s power being perfected in our...

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Overcoming the Betrayal of an Affair

The Bulmans’ marriage almost shattered when Rick discovered his wife Tiffany, was having an affair. The day after the revelation, Rick remembered a conversation from their premarital counseling where...

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Finding Your Rally Cry as a Family

Every family has something that brings them alive. Whether it’s an activity, adventure, or destination–it brings the family together and it’s life-giving. What is it for your family? In...

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Making Parenting Fun (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Doug Fields shares humorous stories about his own parenting journey, and offers nuts-and-bolts ideas on how to raise children who display confidence, good moral character and convictions, compassion,...

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Ep. 95: Healthy Eating

It can be a big challenge coming up with healthy meals for your family day after day. But we all want our families to be as healthy as they...

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#90 Alister McGrath: The making of an Oxford don

In the fourth episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we dive into Lewis' first few years at Oxford and explore the nature of his...

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Making Parenting Fun (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Doug Fields shares humorous stories about his own parenting journey, and offers nuts-and-bolts ideas on how to raise children who display confidence, good moral character and convictions, compassion,...

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Investing in Your Child for the Teen Years

A panel of parents join with Jim Daly and John Fuller to discuss preparing their children for the teen years and adulthood, providing a biblical perspective on sexuality, peer...

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The Heart of a Warrior

War veteran Chad Robichaux uses a story of nearly being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan to make an important point: when we are at a critical juncture in...

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Bonus: Spring Preview – What We’re Reading Next

Find out what we're reading next, and get the skinny on why we've chosen the books we did.

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Making Screen Changes for Your Family

How has the screen influenced your family? On one hand, you may say you want to spend less time on your phone, but actually following through is quite difficult....

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Godly Sorrow | Francis Chan

If I asked you to name a miracle that’s recorded in Scripture, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The blind receiving sight, or the dead to life? In...

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Taming Your Child’s Tounge

In a discussion based on her book “I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!”, Ginger Hubbard offers parents a Biblically-based three-step plan for dealing effectively with their children’s back...

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Coaching the Genogram: A Powerful Tool to Deeply Form Leaders

As a pastor or leader, your primary role is to develop and disciple others. More than simply "getting things done", we are called to prioritize the growth and maturity...

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If You Want a Great Marriage, Do this (Part 2 of 2)

Katharine Hill, Director of Care for the Family in England, offers couples helpful reminders for cultivating a thriving marriage in a discussion based on her book “If You Forget...

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#89 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis and the Great War

In the third episode of our series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we explore Lewis' experience of the First World War and the significant relationships he formed...

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If You Want a Great Marriage, Do this (Part 1 of 2)

Don’t Give Up: Stay Engaged in the Pro-Life Battle

The executive director for Advocacy for Children at Focus on the Family, Robyn Chambers, and pastors Todd and Kelly Hudnall discuss the impact you can have on transforming hearts...

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Sharing Your Faith With Your Kids

Natalie Frisk shares her insights as a parent and a curriculum developer to help equip parents to share their faith and disciple their children more intentionally at every age....

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RAR #220: Essentialism for Homeschoolers

I’ve invited Kortney Garrison and Kara Anderson from the RAR team to chat with me about a favorite book when it comes to essentializing. We've been talking and thinking about...

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Parenting: Getting ‘It’ Right with Sandra Stanley

Am I getting parenting right? That's a question that crosses our mind quite often. Which makes anyone who decides to write a book with so bold a title as...

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Ministering to the Lord | Francis Chan

When gathering together for worship, it’s good to minister to other people. Scripture commands us to look after the needs of those in the Body, but how often do...

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Being Completely Transparent With Your Spouse

Marriage coaches Dave and Ashley Willis encourage couples to be completely open and honest with their spouse about ‘private’ struggles they may face, like depression or a secret addition....

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Reaching Across Cultural Divides (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Ireland explains how Christians can help foster racial and ethnic diversity, and experience cross-cultural relationships in healthy, godly ways. (Part 2 of 2) Receive Dr. David Ireland’s...

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Ep. 94: Body Image

As women, we live in a world of confusion and comparison over our bodies. Even our womanhood is under “attack.” Raising girls in this next generation with healthy body...

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#88 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ unpleasant schooldays

In the second episode of a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at why Lewis found school so thoroughly unpleasant and how it helped...

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Reaching Across Cultural Divides (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Ireland explains how Christians can help foster racial and ethnic diversity, and experience cross-cultural relationships in healthy, godly ways. (Part 1 of 2) Receive Dr. David Ireland’s...

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Letting Go of Offenses

Radio host and author Brant Hansen discusses the importance of humility and forgiving others in a discussion based on his book Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All...

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Being Wise With Your Money During a Crisis (Part 2 of 2)

Michelle Singletary discusses wise money management during the economic downturn. She’ll help you with the basics of getting out of debt, budgeting, and saving when money is tight. (Part...

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Adventure: Creating Life-Giving Experiences for Your Family

The everyday mundane has a knack for keeping us comfortable. Before long, we forget to take risks, do something out of our comfort zone, or prioritize activities that actually...

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Living Reverently | Francis Chan

The New Year is well underway, and many of us have set goals or made resolutions for things that we want to see happen in 2023. But, as Francis...

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Being Wise With Your Money During a Crisis (Part 1 of 2)

Michelle Singletary discusses wise money management during the economic downturn. She’ll help you with the basics of getting out of debt, budgeting, and saving when money is tight. (Part...

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Listening: Our Great Tool with Luke Dixon

Jordan Whitmer and Luke Dixon talk about the importance of listening to God's voice. Luke is a Gen Z leader from Oklahoma! Make sure to subscribe and review to join the...

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How the 3 Deadliest Leadership Temptations are God’s Great Invitation

ot long ago I was spending time with some young pastors, hoping to learn how leaders today define ministry success. The word "influence" seemed to be a common theme....

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Applying Love Languages to Families With Special Needs

Raising a child with special needs has many challenges. Jolene Philo will help you discover how to use Love Languages to express love to your child with special needs,...

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#87 Alister McGrath: CS Lewis’ Irish childhood

In this first episode of a new series focussing on McGrath’s book CS Lewis: A Life, we look at Lewis’ early childhood in County Down, their family life and the...

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Simple Tips for Growing Closer to Your Kids

Dr. Miles Mettler recommends parents “ask for permission” to talk to their kids – rather than barging in and interrupting what they’re doing. That models respect and how parents want...

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Discovering the Power of One

Pastor Kyle Idleman’s life was changed when he realized that when Jesus reached the multitudes, he actually focused on one person at a time. In this broadcast, Pastor Kyle...

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Purpose: How to Live On Purpose, Not By Accident, As a Family

There is a hard truth we all have to come to grips with: If you don't get intentional about the direction of your family, the culture will decide it...

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The Joys and Challenges of Parenthood (Part 2 of 2)

Katharine Hill offers practical advice and encouragement to parents of young children. She recommends stop trying to a “superhero” parent and don’t compare your family to others. (Part 2 of...

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RAR #219: Yes, You Should Read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter

Today, we’re talking about what makes The Long Winter so gripping and so beloved, as well as how we handle problematic texts with our kids and why I believe...

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The ‘One Table’ Series (Ep. 6) | How Do We Walk Toward Unity?

In this, the final episode of the One Table Series, the Chans and Vitales share from personal experience of the lessons learned from pursuing unity in their own lives....

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The Joys and Challenges of Parenthood (Part 1 of 2)

Katharine Hill offers practical advice and encouragement to parents of young children. She recommends stop trying to a “superhero” parent and don’t compare your family to others. (Part 1 of...

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Uncovering the Secrets of a Happy Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn offers insights from research she’s conducted on what makes for a happier, more fulfilling marriage. She also outlines practical ways to develop a more Christ-like...

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Ep. 93: Must-Have Books for Moms

In episode 92, The Well-Read Mother with Jennifer Pepito, Jennifer shared with us all about how reading great books has shaped her motherhood. As we alluded to in that...

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#86 Alister McGrath: Why read CS Lewis?

As we begin a new year, we pause to remind ourselves of the thought, life and legacy of CS Lewis. Professor Alister McGrath shares why and how we can...

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Uncovering the Secrets of a Happy Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn offers insights from research she’s conducted on what makes for a happier, more fulfilling marriage. She also outlines practical ways to develop a more Christ-like...

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Best of 2022: Staying Connected to God: A 60 Day Challenge (Part 2 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, John Burke reminds us that God is the source of life and of our contentment and joy. He gives us a clear picture...

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Best of 2022: Staying Connected to God: A 60 Day Challenge (Part 1 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, John Burke reminds us that God is the source of life and of our contentment and joy. He gives us a clear picture...

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Teachable: How to Cultivate a Teachable Spirit in Your Home

Isn't it wild how we, as humans, are drawn to prioritizing a growth mindset...well, that is, until someone (a spouse, child, coworker, or friend) delivers us some unwelcome constructive...

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The ‘One Table’ Series (Ep. 5) | Why Do You Love Jesus?

In discussions about unity, it’s easy to get so caught up with side issues that we miss the very center of it all: Jesus, Himself. Today, as we continue...

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Best of 2022: Parenting Teens Toward Adulthood (Part 2 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Ken Wilgus encourages parents to deliberately work their way out of the parenting role by the time their child is 18, and...

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Bonus: Let’s Fall in Love with our Homeschooling Lives

This year, let's fall in love with our ordinary, bookish, homeschooling lives.

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Best of 2022: Parenting Teens Toward Adulthood (Part 1 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Ken Wilgus encourages parents to deliberately work their way out of the parenting role by the time their child is 18, and...

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#85 A magical Narnia trail

There is something inherently Christmassy about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and a church in the North East of England have used Lewis’ classic children’s tale to...

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Best of 2022: Fueling Great Relationships With Others

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. John Townsend offers practical ideas on how to create incredibly meaningful relationships in every area of your life. He describes the types...

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Celebrating Christmas as a Family

Gather ‘round the fireplace with the Robertson clan from A&E’s Duck Dynasty while they share their favorite family Christmas stories. On this one day Focus on the Family broadcast,...

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A Radical Approach to Planning for the New Year

Does the end of the year feel like a complete whirlwind? For most pastors and leaders Christmas activities dominate the month of December and then we only get...

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Best of 2022: Helping Kids Navigate Worry in Healthy Ways

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Josh and Christi Straub describe how to help your young child identify their emotions and navigate fear in a healthy way. Receive...

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Faith: How Does Your Faith Actually Influence Your Family?

Conversation about faith is inevitable with your kids. The trouble is when we, often unintentionally, attach shame and pressure with it, perhaps feeling inadequate about the topic. But what...

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The ‘One Table’ Series (Ep. 4) | Should We Agree to Disagree?

Scripture clearly commands believers to pursue unity with one another - but what about those passages where it commands us not to associate with certain people? How do we...

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Best of 2022: Encouraging Your Husband to Be a Hero (Part 2 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Juli Slattery describes a wife’s power to help her husband became the hero God has called him to be. She explores the...

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Best of 2022: Encouraging Your Husband to Be a Hero (Part 1 of 2)

Ep. 92: The Well-Read Mother with Jennifer Pepito

The best kind of mentor for motherhood is a real life one, but sometimes that’s just not possible. When needed, a book can be a great alternative. Fortunately, we’ve...

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CNLP 540 | Jason Feifer, Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, on How to Find a Future in a Declining Industry, the Way to Tell if Your Entrepreneurial Idea is a Winner, and the Latest on Hybrid Work Versus the Return to the Office

Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, Jason Feifer, talks about how to find a future in a declining industry, how to tell if your entrepreneurial idea is a winner early on,...

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#84 CS Lewis on Christmas

What did Christmas mean to CS Lewis? How did he celebrate it? Did he ever write about the festive season? Professor Alister McGrath shares his insights into CS Lewis'...

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Best of 2022: A Patient is a Person, No Matter How Small

EP 221 Will You Dare to Be All-In?

We all have a desire to be satisfied, live life to the fullest, and find meaning; yet we so often fall short in that pursuit. In our quest for...

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86. Steve Wickham on surviving the festive season and planning for 2023

In this show, Tim and Des chat with their friend, Steve Wickham about working through the Christmas period and setting ourselves up for success in 2023.

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Best of 2022: The Proof You Need to Believe in Jesus Christ (Part 2 of 2)

During his more than 20 years as a homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace successfully helped identify and convict killers, even without evidence from the scene. He utilizes these same...

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Cohesiveness: Making Togetherness the Norm for Your Family

What activities foster a sense of "togetherness" for your family? In this episode, we continue the Words that Matter for Your Family series, and talk about the word "cohesiveness."...

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Best of 2022: The Proof You Need to Believe in Jesus Christ (Part 1 of 2)

During his more than 20 years as a homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace successfully helped identify and convict killers, even without evidence from the scene. He utilizes these same...

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CNLP 539 | Sean Cannell on How to Do Video Well for Churches on a Tight Budget, Optimizing Sermons for YouTube, the Power of Short Vertical Video, and the Perfect Video Recipe

Think Media founder, Sean Cannell, returns to the podcast and discusses how to do video and church online well when your church is on a small or tight budget,...

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The ‘One Table’ Series (Ep. 3) | Are We Open to New Ideas?

Join us as we continue with Part 3 of our “One Table” series where Francis and Lisa Chan along with apologists Vince and Jo Vitale unpack the topic of...

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Best of 2022: How to Speak Your Child’s Love Language (Part 2 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Chapman helps parents understand their child’s primary and secondary love language to keep their son or daughter’s “love tank” filled and to...

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Seeking God’s Heart with JD Caballero

Jordan Whitmer and JD Caballero talk about how to be people who seek God's heart. JD is a Gen Z content creator and leader from Miami, Florida! He can...

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Best of 2022: How to Speak Your Child’s Love Language (Part 1 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Chapman helps parents understand their child’s primary and secondary love language to keep their son or daughter’s “love tank” filled and to...

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CNLP 538 | Rory Vaden on the Best Branding Advice Ever, the Shortcut to Finding Your Unique Contribution to the World, and How Influence Really Works

New York Times bestselling author and TED speaker, Rory Vaden, talks about the best branding advice he ever received, being mentored by Zig Ziglar, the shortcut to finding your...

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5 Marks of a Godly, Highly-Differentiated Leader Pt. 2

Great leadership is about knowing who you are and who you are not. In , I shared the first 5 marks of a highly-differentiated leader.On today's podcast, I continue by...

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#83 Teri-Anne Cavanagh: Finding faith through CS Lewis

Teri-Anne Cavanagh is training for ordained ministry in the Church of England, but she wasn't always a Christian. CS Lewis played an instrumental role in initiating her journey back...

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Best of 2022: Understanding the Hot Buttons in Your Marriage

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Bob Paul and his wife Jenni explain how seemingly innocent disagreements can spiral into a major argument because of unidentified personal hot...

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EP 220 Unlock the Peace Your Soul Needs

What worries you doesn’t have to hinder you. What stresses you doesn’t have to exhaust you. There is hope. There is a better, more peace-filed life possible. There are...

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85. Steve Wickham on letting go

In this show, Tim and Des chat with their friend, Steve Wickham about letting go of grief and what that takes.

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Best of 2022: Encouraging Moms to Laugh

Pastor Ted Cunningham brings hilarious encouragement to moms by urging them to stop stressing out over non-essential decisions, and start actively seeking out a more lighthearted approach to life....

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Best of 2022: How Godly Thinking Can Transform Your Life

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Levi Lusko shares about living your best life, overcoming worry, fear and anxiety to experience freedom in Christ. He encourages us to strategically...

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Resourcefulness: Raising Confident, Not Entitled, Kids

Do you want to work yourself out of a job as a parent? Best selling author and educator Esther Wojcicki describes the one rule she used as a parent...

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The ‘One Table’ Series (Ep. 2) | Who Knows Best?

In the book of First Corinthians, Paul tells the church, “If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he should know.” (8:2) In other words,...

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Best of 2022: Simple Habits to Embrace in Your Marriage

Dr. Randy Schroeder has counseled thousands of married couples and has discovered simple tools that help couples avoid divorce and build a thriving marriage. In this best of 2022...

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Best of 2022: Embracing God’s Truth in a Hostile Culture (Part 2 of 2)

Rod Dreher describes how you can teach your children to honor God, find fellowship and solidarity with other believers, and even discover value in suffering for the Gospel. He...

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Ep. 91: Date Night Ideas

When was the last time you took a “date night?” Is this an outdated, old-fashioned idea that seems elusive to busy parents who cannot even find time for a...

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CNLP 537 | Tyler Staton on the Transition Between John Mark Comer and Him at Bridgetown, 3 Kinds of Biblical Discernment, and Why Prayer is More Important than Sermon Preparation

Tyler Staton talks about the transition between John Mark Comer and him as lead pastor of Bridgetown Church, 3 kinds of biblical discernment that can help you figure out...

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#82 Ross Wilson: How an artist immortalised CS Lewis

Northern Irish artist Ross Wilson MBE talks about his remarkable sculpture The Searcher, which is based on the character of Digory Kirke who, in ‘The Magician’s Nephew,’ creates a...

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Best of 2022: Embracing God’s Truth in a Hostile Culture (Part 1 of 2)

Rod Dreher describes how you can teach your children to honor God, find fellowship and solidarity with other believers, and even discover value in suffering for the Gospel. He...

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EP 219 How to Start Well and Finish Strong

Have you noticed how our world loves options, looks for shortcuts, and promotes fast tracks to success? It’s undoubtedly a challenge when the life Jesus calls us to clashes...

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84. Hilton Edwards on cancer and calling

In this show, Tim and Des chat with the CEO of Bible League, Hilton Edwards, about God’s promise for his life, his personal fight with cancer, and his calling.

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Best of 2022: Improving Your Sex Life to Improve Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Gary Thomas and Debra Fileta help couples understand and experience mutually fulfilling sexual intimacy in marriage. Our guests describe God’s design for sex and how many couples don’t recognize...

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Best of 2022: Improving Your Sex Life to Improve Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Gary Thomas and Debra Fileta help couples understand and experience mutually fulfilling sexual intimacy in marriage. Our guests describe God’s design for sex and how many couples don’t recognize...

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RAR #218: Jolabokaflod: How to Have a Christmas Book Flood

During Jolabokaflod, you gift members of your family with new books, and everyone drinks hot cocoa and spends all of Christmas Eve reading.

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Simplicity: Family Life Doesn’t Have to be so Complicated

Does life feel too complex, perhaps even chaotic, at times? As we continue our series, Words that Matter for Your Family, this week we talk about the word "simplicity,"...

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The ‘One Table’ Series (Ep. 1) | Can the Church Ever Be One Again?

Join Francis and Lisa Chan for a series of honest conversations with Vince and Jo Vitale about a seemingly impossible dream: unity in the Church. In this episode, the Chans...

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Forgiving Others, Freeing the Soul (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Tim Keller unpacks powerful stories of forgiveness and shares Scripture to help you forgive those who’ve wronged you, as you gain a better understanding of all that Christ...

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5 Marks of a Godly, Highly-Differentiated Leader Pt. 1

Everything rises and falls on the character and inner life of the leader. The apostle Paul seemed to believe so as well. He writes to his spiritual son...

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Forgiving Others, Freeing the Soul (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Tim Keller unpacks powerful stories of forgiveness and shares Scripture to help you forgive those who’ve wronged you, as you gain a better understanding of all that Christ...

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CNLP 536 | Brian Clark on How to Attract and Keep an Audience, Why Email Still Outperforms Social Media 40:1, How to Write Better Headlines, and War Stories from the Early Days of Copyblogger

Copyblogger founder, Brian Clark, talks about how to attract and keep an audience, why email still outperforms social media 40:1, the power of curation and how anyone can do...

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#81 Joshua Karras – porn, depression, domestic violence and The Screwtape Letters

Ruth Jackson continues her conversation with author Joshua Karras who has penned a modern appropriation of The Screwtape Letters. 80 years after the publication of CS Lewis' classic epistolary...

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Celebrating Advent as a Family

When the Christmas season rolls around, we often place expectations that it will be “the best Christmas ever,” but we end up disappointed, stressed out and exhausted. Josh and...

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EP 218 One Secret for Less Weariness

Are you weary and exhausted by the end of each day? Do some parts of your life feel mundane and insignignifcant? Many of us are running through life like...

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83. Nicholas Marks on mid-life – from crisis to conquering

In this show, Tim and Des chat with our regular contributor, Nicholas Marks, CEO of AIFC (Australia Institute of Family Counselling) about the mid-life crisis, what it is and...

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Caring for the Forgotten Generation

Chaplain Bill Goodrich of God Cares Ministry describes the vibrant opportunity to befriend and share Christ with the elderly in your community. He shares his heart for this forgotten...

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Reflecting on Your Blessings at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings God has given us and express our gratitude for His bountiful grace and mercy. Becky Kopitzke, will share fun ideas...

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Discipline: Why Discipline is the “End All Be All” For Your Family, But Not With Your Kids

As we continue our series, Words that Matter for Your Family, this week we talk about the word "discipline," and why it's the "end all be all" for your...

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Excitement Over the Movement of God | Francis Chan

We are living in a time like no other in the history of the Church. In this message given at Antioch's World Mandate conference, Francis Chan shares his excitement...

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Removing the Barriers Between You and Your Prodigal Child

When someone you love makes poor choices in their lifestyle, relationships, or moral decision-making, there IS hope! Phil Waldrep provides concrete steps to removing any barriers that might stop...

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CNLP 535 | Kayla Stoecklein on the Unsustainable Pressures of Ministry on Church Leaders, How to Grieve Your Losses, and Overcoming Victim Mentality

Kayla Stoecklein returns to the podcast four years after her husband, Andrew, died by suicide to talk about the unsustainable pressures of ministry on church leaders, how she's grieved...

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Making Helpful Changes to your Communication (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Mike Bechtle wants to help people communicate better, especially in our social media world where everybody is talking all at once and nobody is listening. Mike explains we need...

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Ep. 90: The Little Years

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the little years, and although we have all graduated or semi-graduated from those days, we walked through them for a long time and...

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CNLP 534 | Patrick Lencioni Opens Up About Becoming a Devout Christian, His Real Motivation, Genius Gaps, and Drunks and Monks

Table Group founder and bestselling author, Patrick Lencioni, returns to the podcast for a deeply personal conversation about his conversion to Christianity, becoming a more devoted follower of Jesus,...

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#80 Joshua Karras: A modern take on The Screwtape Letters

80 years after the publication of The Screwtape Letters, young author Joshua Karras has written an appropriation of CS Lewis' classic epistolary novel for a modern audience. Ruth Jackson...

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Making Helpful Changes in Your Communication (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Mike Bechtle wants to help people communicate better, especially in our social media world where everybody is talking all at once and nobody is listening. Mike explains we need...

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EP 217 How to Lead the Way and Combat Divisiveness

The divisive culture in our world is undeniable. We can see it everywhere from our local churches to current events to the global platform of social media. We may...

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82. Bobby Aitken Part 2 – from bad to worse to better

In this show (part 2), Tim and Des continue our talk with Bobby Aitken, aLeadership Coach & Continuous Improvement Professional. In this two-part interview we talk with Bobby about...

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Filling Your Marriage With God’s Best

Pastor Levi Lusko and his wife, Jennie, describe how you and your spouse can experience a miraculous, God-blessed marriage through several intentional practices, including fulfilling your God-assigned roles, sacrificing...

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Attunement: How to Get Your Spouse and Kids to “Feel Seen”

As we continue our series, Words that Matter for Your Family, this week we talk about the word "attunement," and why it's important for your spouse and kids to...

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How a Dysfunctional Street Kid Became a Radical Disciple of Jesus (Part 2 of 2)

Growing up, Greg’s life revolved around his violent, alcoholic mother and equally dysfunctional extended family, and he felt shame about who he was beginning at a young age. Eventually,...

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You Talk Too Much (Part 2) | Francis Chan

In the Old Testament, whenever the temple of God was mentioned, reverence, fear, and honor quickly followed. There was a great understanding that in the Temple, in the Holy...

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How a Dysfunctional Street Kid Became a Radical Disciple of Jesus (Part 1 of 2)

Growing up, Greg’s life revolved around his violent, alcoholic mother and equally dysfunctional extended family, and he felt shame about who he was beginning at a young age. Eventually,...

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Contending for Deep Rest in a World of Unrest

Every day, people all around us live in a chronic state of dread, anxious about what tomorrow will bring. Nations and economies are crumbling. News media agitates our...

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More Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Randy Schroeder discusses the “perfect” parent, why appropriate physical and emotional love with your children is vital, and the attitude of gratitude you can create in your child’s...

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CNLP 533 | Lysa Terkeurst on the Death of Her Marriage, Leading Through Personal Crisis, Giving Yourself Permission to Get Out of Leadership Things You Don’t Like, and When Good Boundaries Should Lead to Goodbyes

Proverbs 31 founder and New York Times bestselling author, Lysa TerKeurst, talks about the death of her marriage, leading through personal crisis, how she stopped doing numerous things in...

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#79 A tour of CS Lewis house ’The Kilns’ with Trevin Wax

Justin Brierley takes podcast listeners on a revealing tour around The Kilns, the house Lewis shared with his brother Warnie in Oxford. Scholar in residence Trevin Wax is our (unofficial)...

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More Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Randy Schroeder discusses the “perfect” parent, why appropriate physical and emotional love with your children is vital, and the attitude of gratitude you can create in your child’s...

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EP 216 Stop Chaos from Getting the Better of You

In our chaotic and volatile world, it can be easy to find reasons to feel discouraged and overwhelmed. But just because the world around you might be going crazy,...

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Bobby Aitken Part 1 – the early years

In this show (part 1), Tim and Des talk with Bobby Aitken, a Leadership Coach & Continuous Improvement Professional. In this two-part interview we talk with Bobby about growing...

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Honoring America’s Veterans

Jim Daly and John Fuller highlight personal stories of veterans and their experiences in war in recognition of Veterans’ Day. Topics considered are the death of comrades in battle,...

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Identifying Your Strengths as a Parent

Brandon and Analyn Miller believe that the focus on fixing your weaknesses is a waste of time. Instead embrace your strengths as a parent, which will energize you and help...

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RAR #217:  It’s Time to Put Some Pinecones Back

Each new year, we think through all the homeschool curriculum we might want or need, and we pack it all in. It's time to put some of it back.

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Safety: Why Emotional Safety is the Anchor for Lasting Family Connection

This week, we kick off a brand new series called Words that Matter for Your Family. For the next few weeks we'll be talking about words that better help...

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CNLP 532 | Rich Birch on the Mini-Apocalypse that Happened Around Church Growth, How to Generate Growth at Your Church, and the Numbers that Matter Most in Church Planting

unSeminary founder, Rich Birch, returns to the podcast to discuss the mini-apocalypse that's happened around church growth in the last few years, what growing churches are doing, why volunteers...

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You Talk Too Much (Part 1) | Francis Chan

It is said that the average person speaks approximately 7000 words a day. Has it ever crossed your mind that if this is true for you, what percentage of...

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Setting Boundaries in Your Most Difficult Relationships (Part 2 of 2)

Lysa TerKeurst reflects on the death of her marriage and how she had to place boundaries in her life to protect her own mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She...

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Setting Boundaries in Your Most Difficult Relationships (Part 1 of 2)

Lysa TerKeurst reflects on the death of her marriage and how she had to place boundaries in her life to protect her own mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She...

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Ep. 89: The Mom to Mom Christmas Gift Guide

Tis the season. Or at least ‘tis almost the season. Now is the time to start making a Christmas list for all the special people in your life. We...

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CNLP 531 | Nancy Duarte Outlines 4 Trends in Communication for Public Speakers and Preachers, the Power of Curation and What She Learned from Coaching Top Communicators

Nancy Duarte returns to the podcast to discuss four trends in communication preachers and public speakers need to pay attention to, the power of curation (and why the monologue...

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The CS Lewis Podcast #78 Trevin Wax: How CS Lewis shaped my faith

Author and pastor Trevin Wax shares why he loves CS Lewis. They look at the relevance of Lewis' writings as well as debating whether or not he was a...

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Defending Your Faith In a Secular Culture

Natasha Crain outlines the four pillars of secularism that are pervasive in the culture and challenges the church to recommit to a biblical foundation so we can effectively reach...

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EP 215 How to Put an End to Fear’s Influence on Your Life

When was the last time you took a risk? Did your experience leave you grateful or discouraged, expectant for the future or regretful and afraid? To do what God...

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80. Cindy McGarvie Part 2 on lost boys

In this show, Tim and Des continue our talk with Cindy McGarvie, National Director of Youth for Christ, about her book titled ‘Lost Boys’. In this two-part interview we...

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The Beautiful Impact of Loving Your Neighbor

Patrick Linnell explains how serving and loving others is not a small thing in God’s kingdom. Through the “Grace Bomb” movement, acts of kindness to strangers have had far-reaching...

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