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How’s your church going to lead through crisis? The ChurchPulse Weekly podcast gives you unprecedented insights into how church leaders are navigating crisis, and a new set of digital tools to stay connected in real-time to the people in your church. Weekly results from the ChurchPulse Leader Check-in are delivered live in the podcast hosted by leadership author and podcaster, Carey Nieuwhof, and Barna President, David Kinnaman. Each episode, Carey and David bring fresh updates, insights and ...
 
Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Ryan Hawk for a wide-ranging conversation covering how to handle rejection, tenacity, resilience, preparedness, and how to always be a learner. Keep up with Ryan: Instagram: @ryanhawk12 Twitter: @RyanHawk12 Facebook: The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk Website: https://learni…
 
Carey and David are joined by Glenn Packiam (Lead Pastor, New Life Church Downtown, Colorado Springs, CO) and Andrew Hébert (Lead Pastor, Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, TX) to talk about the challenges of pastoral health, a reframed perspective on attendance numbers and the future opportunities of hybrid church ministry.…
 
Francis Chan says it’s time for Christians to take Jesus’ command about unity seriously. His new book, “Until Unity,” outlines the biblical call to be one, and why we struggle to achieve it. Skye talks with Chan about what Christian unity looks like practically, the role of racism in keeping us apart, how a focus on church growth distracted Chan fr…
 
Familiar horror tropes done differently – that’s the theme behind the films we discuss this week. From a poignant portrayal of a mother looking after her werewolf son in “Blood Moon,” to an exorcism story with 2 sinfully handsome priests and 1 twist ending in "The Seventh Day," both thrillers brought something modern to the traditional.…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Jon Acuff for a wide-ranging conversation covering the soundtracks that play in our heads. Why do we have them? What do they say to us? How do we change them? Listen in as Jon offers a proven plan to change overthinking from a super problem into a superpower. Keep up with Jon: In…
 
Derwin Gray, Lead Pastor of Transformation Church in Charlotte, SC and author of the new book Building a Multiethnic Church, joins Carey Nieuwhof and Brooke Hempell to talk about ongoing challenges of leading a multiethnic church, why a Gospel-centered view of racism requires a systemic and individual approach and common mistakes leaders make in pu…
 
Our favorite Old Testament scholar is back to talk about the Book of Daniel. Dr. John Walton says the apocalyptic passages of Daniel—which deeply influenced those End Times charts popular among evangelicals—aren’t really predictive of the future in the way we think. And the story of Daniel isn’t necessarily a manual for how Christians ought to live…
 
Take one look at Art the Clown and you’ll know why his movie is called “Terrifier.” We had the pleasure of chatting with the man behind the makeup, David Howard Thornton, to discuss how he approached playing such a sadistic villain, why people are drawn to this 80s throwback slasher film, and even a few tidbits on the upcoming “Terrifier 2.”…
 
Today we have a special episode for you featuring Thrive Worship! They have a new single out, "There is a Hope" and we got to sit down with members of the band and writers of the song to hear about their new single, just in time for Easter! ▶ Listen: https://slinky.to/Thrive-ThereIsAHope 🎼 Learn To Play: https://www.weareworship.com/​ ‎ Connect wit…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we bring you Judah Smith direct from the Catalyst stage. During this Holy Week, listen in as Judah provides a poignant reminder of the work that was accomplished on the cross, and that everything we need for life and leadership is found in Jesus. He is risen, indeed! Keep up with Judah: Instagram: @judahsmit…
 
Tim Keller, author and founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, sits down with Carey and David to discuss the practices that have helped him focus in this past year, his experiences with digital versus in-person ministry and a new perspective on the hope of the resurrection in a year of crisis.…
 
Have you wondered why so many megachurch leaders have been embroiled in scandals, or why there are so many Christian celebrities today? It’s not accidental. It’s the predictable outcome of the systems behind much of popular consumer Christianity. In this special episode co-produced with the Love Thy Neighborhood podcast, Jesse Eubanks joins Skye to…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for a discussion about their new film, Resurrection. Listen in to learn about the genesis of the film, what they hope viewers will take away, and the power of living out your faith in the public square. Visit discovery+ to learn how you can watch the film …
 
Rick Warren, bestselling author and pastor of Saddleback Church, once again joins Carey and David for a candid conversation about the emotional impact of the pandemic on pastors, what he’s learned about creating space for his own emotions along the grief process and the most important advice leaders should know as they show up for others who are gr…
 
Is evangelical purity culture to blame for the murder of eight people at spas in Atlanta? Or is anti-Asian racism the cause? What about America’s gun culture or mental illness? Phil, Skye, and Christian discuss the many facets of the tragedy and get vulnerable about their own history with evangelicalism’s obsession with sex. Then, Skye talks with R…
 
Thom Mathews had two back-to-back horror hits in the mid-80s when he starred in “The Return of the Living Dead” and “Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives.” Tune in to hear all about filming these fan favorites, the thing most people don’t know about zombies, and an update on reprising the role of Tommy Jarvis in a number of upcoming F13 fan films.…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Bianca Olthoff for a wide-ranging conversation covering the power of words, how to glean from your inspirations, and how to thrive as a reluctant leader. Listen in as Bianca encourages you to learn how to use whatever the Lord has put in your hands. Keep up with Bianca: Instagram…
 
In this episode, Carey and David are joined by author and pastor, Rick Warren, to discuss how he's led Saddleback Church through the pandemic and the political and racial divisions in our nation. Together, they also explore the opportunity for the Church to grow stronger in response to COVID. Part 1 of 2.…
 
Recently author/professor Karen Swallow Prior was asked what she considered the biggest problem facing the church today, and answered, "an impoverished imagination." So Phil sat down with Karen to talk through what she means by that, and her belief that a lack of imagination-forming reading results in, among other things, our propensity to believe …
 
In this week's episode we sit down with Elizabeth Maring. She is an experienced Lawyer and Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the legal and nonprofit sectors. Currently, she is passionate about applying all aspects of her hands on experience to help nonprofits achieve sustainable success. You can find out more about Elizabeth at her …
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Mark Batterson for a wide-ranging conversation covering why people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams because they don’t know where to start while not accounting for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Listen in as Mark encourages you with the jump-start you need …
 
What is the greatest threat facing Christianity in the U.S. today? Socialism? Cancel culture? Wokeness? Not according to Dr. Russell Moore. He says it’s “means-to-an-end-Christianity” which seeks to use Christ to achieve some other goal. This, he argues, is what’s fueling everything from Christian nationalism to the cover up of sexual abuse in chur…
 
To coincide with the opening weekend of “Dreamcatcher,” we interviewed Writer/Director Jacob Johnston to hear all about the making of this new EDM-fueled slasher film, where the story came from, and how he went from working production on Marvel movies to directing a horror movie. And for once, this episode is SPOILER-FREE!…
 
This week we got to sit down with Miles McPherson and chat about staff health. Miles is the pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, former defensive back for the San Diego Chargers, author, actor, motivational speaker, and founder of DoSomethingChurch.org. Miles is a unifier who makes the hope of the gospel real, relevant, and accessible, to empowe…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we return to the Catalyst stage to hear from David Kinnaman as he gives us a vision for the way forward in our current cultural moment. Listen is as David shares about what drives those in the emerging generation who have a resilient faith, explains how the biblical concept of exile is an essential framework…
 
Dave Adamson, former North Point Social Media and Online Pastor, Instagrammer and church consultant, joins Carey and Savannah to talk about the future of hybrid ministry (in-person + digital) and shares practical advice on how church leaders can increase their engagement and impact online.
 
Filling his songs with faith and the theology of respected white leaders like John Piper and Tim Keller, Lecrae became a darling of white evangelicalism. When he spoke out against racial injustice in 2017, all that began to change. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, record producer and Christian activist Lecrae sits down with Phil to talk about bein…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Jon Gordon for a wide-ranging conversation covering a profound definition of leadership, how to keep learning, and the secrets of some of the most effective coaches in the world. Listen in as Jon encourages you in your leadership and reminds you that relationships are the importa…
 
How do you know if you’re a Christian nationalist? Kaitlyn Schiess is back with Phil and Skye to unpack Samuel Perry’s top 10 indicators of Christian nationalism and they add a few of their own. They also discuss why there’s so much overlap between Christian nationalism and Christian fundamentalism. Plus, Phil explains how the evolution of contempo…
 
Longtime friend of HHT, Melanie Kinnaman was fierce AF when she faced off against the Jason copycat killer as Pam Roberts in “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning.” Tune in to hear all about filming this polarizing sequel, who hit on her during the shoot, and the true story behind her infamous disappearing pink sweater!…
 
At the end of January Thrive hosted a virtual Business Leader Summit for anyone who has been impacted by the pandemic this year (hint: it's all of us). It was an incredible time of hearing from some of the biggest names in the business world, along with local entrepreneurs and business owners who are making an incredible impact in the community. Tu…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes and Brad Lomenick sit down with Tyler Reagin for a wide-ranging conversation covering how to honor the past without getting trapped by it, how to get the team on board with a new vision, and how to believe you have what it takes. Listen in as Tyler helps you maximize your newfound influx of infl…
 
David Kinnaman sits down with Jennie Allen, president and founder of IF:Gathering and author of Get Out of Your Head, to discuss digital discipleship, the relationship between suffering and spiritual formation and the challenges facing ministry to women, Gen Z and parents. Introduction by Carey Nieuwhof and Savannah Kimberlin.…
 
Here we go again. The evangelical world is shocked by another leadership scandal. This time it’s the report that famed apologist Ravi Zacharias sexually abused women for years before his death in 2020. Kaitlyn Schiess joins Phil and Skye to discuss the story, and why so many ministries fail to investigate their famous leaders or take abuse allegati…
 
Jared Leto playing an eccentric character? An old hotel toying with the minds of its guests? Where have we seen this before? ;) The two films we discuss this week, “The Little Things” and “The Night,” both attempt to put their own stamp on some tried and true horror tropes. Tune in to hear which was successful and which, not so much.…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we return to the Catalyst Stage for a conversation with Chad Veach, Chris Durso, & Rich Wilkerson, Jr. about the vital components leaders need in order to finish well. Listen in as the three close friends share about their goal to all be better at 70. PLUS - Tyler Reagin joins us in the studio to talk about …
 
Carey sits down with Barna President David Kinnaman for the first time in 2021. After losing his wife to brain cancer, David shares his personal journey and talks about the importance of making space to grieve, how to lead through loss and how to support hurting people as they heal.
 
Before the 2020 election, many self-identified “prophets” within the charismatic movement decalred God had revealed to them that Donald Trump would win. Millions of followers believed them. How are they now reconciling their divine revelations with reality? The Holy Post crew looks at another failed prophecy in the 1840s that changed American Chris…
 
Erika Anderson’s death scene in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child” was a gruesome delight that spawned one of Freddy Krueger’s most iconic lines. Tune in to hear all her amusing stories about the film, the creepy prop she kept from the set, and what her mom did one Halloween at school that made her classmate wet his pants.…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Ben Higgins for a wide-ranging conversation centered around the question - what does it mean to be known? Listen in as Ben vulnerably shares how he found authentic connection with himself, with others, and with God. Keep up with Ben: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/higgins.be…
 
Jeanne Stevens, co-lead pastor of Soul City Church in Chicago, joins Carey and Savannah to talk about the importance of casting vision and identifying opportunities during times of crisis, why they don't use the word reopen, establishing healthy relational boundaries in ministry and taking the time to address personal hardships while leading.…
 
Evangelicals used to believe the way to transform America was through revivalism. Increasingly, they now believe it’s through revolution. Why are so many buying into Christian nationalism? What is it? And what can we do about those caught in this heretical gospel of political domination? Phil, Skye, and Christian discuss the issue. Also this week, …
 
This week we shift from cinematic horror to real-life horror to discuss Netflix’s four-part docuseries, “The Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” along with our special guest – Happy Horror Time Co-Producer and host of the true crime podcast, “Crime of Your Life” – Jacob Randall.By Tim Murdock & Matt Emert
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Eryn Eddy for a wide-ranging conversation covering identity and worth, gaining the courage to be vulnerable (for men too!), and the importance of having a community to be present with you in your struggle. Listen in as Eryn helps you look in, look up, and look out, exploring your …
 
Hillsong's Sam Collier is back for part 2 of his conversation with Carey and Savannah. The three discuss giving and planting a church with his spouse. They also talk about the importance of healthy boundaries and the ongoing process of racial reconciliation and healing.
 
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