Edifi With Billy Hallowell
By Edifi With Billy Hallowell
Now, he's diving into weekly headlines, sitting down with celebrities, authors, pastors, and influencers, and exploring how to enrich and "edifi" our lives.
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Edifi With Billy HallowellAug 15, 2020
3 Facts That Totally Implode Atheists' Arguments Against Faith, Church, and God
Atheist activists claim "nothing fails like prayer" and often attempt to diminish the importance of faith and God to individuals and culture — but here are three facts (and surveys) that totally implode their proclamations. Listen and read more: https://www.faithwire.com/2022/03/15/3-facts-that-totally-debunk-atheist-and-secularist-arguments-against-faith-and-god/
Mandisa on Pain, Doubt, and Journeying Through the Shadows to Find God's Love Amid Chaos
Mandisa is known for her music — but in this interview she gets vulnerable, shares her struggles, reveals her triumphs, and discusses finding God in the fog of life's chaos.
She also chats about her latest book, "Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God's Joy," which tells her own journey of doubt and struggle amid pain. Listen to this powerful episode of "Edifi!"
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Star Kristy Swanson Is Inspiring Fans With Faith-Based Movies & TV Show — Here's Her Path to Hollywood
Actress Kristy Swanson has spent decades working in Hollywood and has starred in a range of films and movies.
But in recent years, Swanson, 52, has turned her attention to more faith and family-friendly projects, including her latest TV show, "Sons of Thunder: Redemption." Listen to her explain her journey into Hollywood.
Story Behind the Shocking Christian Testimony on Harvard Law School's Website Will Inspire You
Marianna Marques, a student at Harvard Law School, recently published a stunning blog post on the university's website about the amazing journey through which God led her.
Prospective students at Harvard Law School were recently treated to something one doesn't often encounter on an ivy league website: a truly powerful testimony filled with faith, hope, and the redeeming power of Jesus. And Marianna's powerful story and brave decision to share her faith so openly will inspire you.
The Incredible Story of a Hollywood Singer Who Is Quietly Praying With and Ministering to Members of Congress
Steve Amerson is known as the vocalist behind some of the most powerful music in movies like "Star Wars: Rogue One," "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Patriot," among many others.
But he's also a voice of hope for Democrats and Republicans in Congress — a quiet source of peace and prayer and a minister to leaders on both sides of the aisle. Amerson, author of the new book, "Tales Of A Troubadour," is a faithful Christian who run an intriguing ministry to some of the most powerful men and women in America — and the world.
Here is Amerson's incredible story.
Famed Author Mitch Albom Spends Most of His Time...Saving and Helping Orphans. Hear His Incredible Story
Bestselling author Mitch Albom is known for hit books like “Tuesdays with Morrie,” “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” and his latest, “The Stranger in the Lifeboat,” but there’s a major component of his life many in the public might not know: he spends most of his time selflessly operating an orphanage in Haiti.
Listen to Albom explain his incredible story. And read the full account: https://www.faithwire.com/2021/12/06/bestselling-author-mitch-albom-is-known-for-his-hit-books-but-did-you-know-hes-been-saving-orphans-lives-in-haiti/
Ministry Just Brought 190K Millennials and Gen Zers to Christ in 2021 — Here's How
Sean Dunn reveals how Groundwire is bringing 100K+ young people to Christ each year. And, in 2021, that number neared almost 200K. Here's the powerful way he is using social media to reach young people who are unchurched.
Biblical Prophecy and What People Most Get Wrong: Amir Tsarfati on Eschatology, His New Book and Why Israel Matters
Amir Tsarfati is an author, Israeli military veteran, and the former deputy governor of Jericho, who is on a captivating mission to "explain Israel and its role in God’s plan." Tsarfati, whose new novel is titled "Operation Joktan," runs an organization called Behold Israel that provides news and information about Israel as it pertains to biblical history and prophecy.
In this episode, Tsarfati explains what people tend to get most wrong about biblical prophecy, why Israel matters and much more.
'A Savior Has Been Born': A Christmas Reading From Luke 2
With Christmas upon us, please hear a reading from Luke 2. "A savior is born." This powerful and transformational message continues to inspire humans 2,000 years after His entrance. This version is from the NIV.
Pakistani Christian Girl Was Abducted, Forcibly Converted to Islam and Forced to Have Abortions. Here Is Her Harrowing Rescue Story
A teenage girl in Pakistan who was kidnapped in 2019, forcibly converted to Islam and married to an older man against her will was rescued this fall and reunited with her family.
Joel Veldkamp, international communications officer for Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a Christian human rights organization, explains Sadaf Khan's tragic story — and her harrowing rescue.
The Key Moment in 'Christmas With The Chosen' That Delivers an Essential, Soul-Shaking Truth About Jesus
"The Chosen" creator Dallas Jenkins reveals the key moment in his theatrical Christmas special that delivers a powerful message we all must heed.
"There's such a beautiful contrast between the raw humanity of what Jesus arrived in and how he really came in as one of us as, a crying baby to a scared teenager in the midst of a dirty pen where there were animals," Jenkins said.
He then revealed one of the surprising moments that truly drives home the humble nature of Christ's arrival — the inclusion of animal dung to illustrate the meek and unassuming elements of Jesus' birth.
An Abortion Loophole Even With a Pro-Life Supreme Court Win? The Shocking New Study Amid the Abortion Pill Battle
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue a decision on the handling of chemical abortion safeguards, the author of a new study is sounding the alarm over reported dangers posed by the abortion pill.
Dr. James Studnicki, vice president of data analytics at the The Charlotte Lozier Institute, said these pills present a potential public health crisis, especially as the FDA weighs whether to continue requiring women to receive these pills in person.
Go inside the debate on this episode of "Edifi With Billy Hallowell."
Is This the Exact Location Where Jesus Was Born? Inside the Fascinating History Behind Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity
Christians are well-acquainted with biblical accounts of Jesus' birth, but some might not know much about the Church of the Nativity, a site in Bethlehem that has long been venerated as the traditional location of Christ's birth.
Mazen Karam, CEO of the Bethlehem Development Fundation, an organization created to help improve conditions in the town of Bethlehem, recently revealed details about his group's ongoing efforts to renovate the church and restore its former splendor.
Karam also delivered a helpful history lesson about the longstanding view that the Church of the Nativity is, indeed, the location where Mary and Joseph welcomed Jesus into the world.
Singer Matthew West on Cancel Culture, Why 'We Need Christmas' and Clinging to Hope
Singer Matthew West breaks down his brush with cancel culture, his new Christmas album, how he and his family coped with COVID and so much more.
Artificial Intelligence, Robots and Our Coming Spiritual Crisis — What Christians Must Absolutely Consider
Author Wallace B Henley takes listeners into the chaos surrounding artificial intelligence, robots and technology — and the spiritual crisis that could be afoot. Listen to Henley discuss these issues as well as his latest book, "Who Will Rule The Coming 'Gods'?: The Looming Spiritual Crisis Of Artificial Intelligence."
California Pastor Was Murdered Outside His Church — Just Days Later His Daughter Offers Powerful Message of Forgiveness
Daney Moore joins "Edifi" for an emotional and heartfelt interview about her dad, Pastor Joe Moore, his life, legacy and the crime that has left her family in shock. Amid all of the chaos, she remembers what her father always taught about faith, forgiveness and love for others.
How Do We React to Christian Celebs Who Abandon Faith? Singer Mike Donehey Tackles This, His New Music, COVID and More
Former Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey is out with new music, some powerful perspective and a journey to share. Listen to Mike and Billy discuss his COVID journey, his take on how Christians should react to those who lose their faith and plenty more.
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FLASHBACK: She Was One of the World's Most Famous Porn Stars — Then She Found Jesus
This is one of our favorite episodes so far this year, so we are flashing back to it: Brittni De La Mora was once one of the world's most famous porn stars — then she found Jesus and everything changed. Brittni and her husband Richard – who are now both in ministry — discuss her incredible transformation story, how they met, and what discovering Jesus truly means.
Louie Giglio Shatters a 'Big Lie' That Plagues Us — and the 9 Words About the 'Enemy' That Totally Changed His Life
Louie Giglio breaks down the nine words that have changed his life — and how lies of the enemy can tragically get into our hearts and minds.
"There are spiritual forces at work every single day all around us," he said. "We don't struggle against flesh and blood, the scripture says, but against these powers, principalities rulers of the age that is around us."
Is Satan Real? Should We Fear Evil? Inside the Bible's Stand on the Devil, Evil and the Chaos That Surrounds Us
"Evil is real." We understand that, but what does it mean? What lessons do we need to learn to understand what's really going on? This special bonus episode offers 6 essential truths we need to understand Ephesians 6, good, evil and healing.
What Does the Bible Say About Marijuana? Is It Moral? Inside the Weed Battle
Todd Miles, author of "Cannabis and the Christian: What the Bible Says About Marijuana," forces us to all answer some tough questions about weed and what the Bible really tells us. Is it moral? Is it permissible? Where should Christians stand? Explore these issues and more!
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'Messy Truth': He Was Raised By 3 Gay Parents and Thought 'I Never Want to Be a Christian.' Then, a Bible Study Changed Everything
Caleb Kaltenbach grew up with three gay parents and he saw hate and anger from many Christians. In fact, he found himself saying, "I never want to be a Christian." Then, he attended a Bible study in an effort to try and disprove scripture — and he was in for a major surprise.
Now Kaltenbach, a former pastor who has a new book out titled, "Messy Truth: How to Foster Community Without Sacrificing Conviction," is on a mission to help find a balance between truth and love and to create "a sense of belonging for all people."
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'We Need to Wake Up': Ken Harrison Breaks Down Disintegrating Masculinity, Biblical Manhood, Fatherhood and His Journey From the LAPD to Promise Keepers
Promise Keepers CEO Ken Harrison breaks down biblical manhood, the lies culture tells us and his journey through law enforcement as a Christian. This is a powerful episode that will leave you with a plethora of take-aways.
The 'Full Armor of God,' a Real-Life Possession Story — and the Raging Battle You Might Not Realize You're In
Ephesians 6 is one of those Bible chapters that is so easy to bypass. You read it and think, "Yeah, we're in a battle" and move on. But, like many, you might not realize what that battle really is, why it matters — and how you could be missing what's really unfolding in the realm of good vs. evil. Let's explore these issues, hear a real-life possession story and explore why we must all wake up.
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'God Exists or He Does Not. There Is No Third Option': Author Richard Simmons Unveils the Path to Truth & Discovery
Author Richard Simmons is on a mission to help people recognize that "truth is discovered and not invented." In his book, "Reflections on the Existence of God: A Series of Essays," he grapples with the most basic — yet most debated — question in human existence: Does God exist? His answer and the evidence that takes him there will inspire you.
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'Horrific': Baker Jack Phillips Reveals Abuse, Vandalism, Death Threats After He Refused to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding
Colorado baker Jack Phillips has long been at the center of controversy for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. His battle, which reached the Supreme Court, has attracted everything from support to anger, with the baker fielding death threats, vandalism and harassment along the way. While many have asked, "Why not just bake the cake?" Phillips offer a response worth hearing, no matter where you stand.
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T.D. Jakes on Culture, Chaos and Division and FOX News' Shannon Bream Breaks Down the Women of the Bible
This episode of Edifi is packed with two powerful interviews, as Bishop T.D. Jakes and FOX News host Shannon Bream drop by. Jakes discusses culture, chaos, division and his new book, "Don't Drop the Mic: The Power of Your Words Can Change the World." And Bream explores her career and faith, including her new book, "The Women of the Bible Speak." Explore this powerful episode!
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The Most Compelling 'Characters of Easter': Inside the Most Powerful Story Ever Told
Daniel Darling joins us for a special Easter episode that explores "The Characters of Easter" and takes us inside the greatest event in human history.
Billy Responds to Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes' — and Candace Owens Brings Her Take on Culture and Politics
Billy offers a response to Lil Nas X's "Satan shoes," and Candace Owens drops by to share her story, her political perspective and to offer details on her new show, "Candace" on Daily Wire.
She Was One of the World's Most Famous Porn Stars — Then She Found Jesus
Brittni De La Mora was once one of the world's most famous porn stars — then she found Jesus and everything changed. Brittni and her husband Richard – who are now both in ministry — discuss her incredible transformation story, how they met, and what discovering Jesus truly means. Listen to this powerful interview, and be sure to also subscribe to hear Brittni and Richard on their weekly "Let's Talk Purity" podcast: https://edifi.app/podcasts/let-s-talk-purity-26147/
He Has Talked to Hundreds of Famous & Influential Atheists — But Here's Why Apologist Justin Brierley Is Still a Steadfast Christian
Justin Brierley is the longtime host of "Unbelievable?", the U.K.-based podcast and radio show that brings together Christians and atheists (and sometimes Christians with differing theological views) to discuss and debate some of the most essential theological and cultural subjects of the day. Brierley has likely heard every argument imaginable from some of the most prominent atheists around the globe, yet he remains a Christian who is resolute in his faith and steadfast in his belief in the Bible. Listen to him explain why he facilitates these fascinating discussions, and why his faith in scripture has persisted after hearing some of atheists' toughest arguments.
Apologist Ken Ham Offers a Perfect Rebuttal to Atheists — and Explains Why He Built a Life-Size Noah's Ark
Apologist Ken Ham takes a particular position when it comes to his debates with atheists and secularists — and it surrounds an intentional tone. In this interview, he discusses his new book, "Will They Stand," his mission to spread the gospel, why he believes parents need to train Christian kids, and the reason he decided to build a life-size Noah's ark. This episode is packed with powerful content.
'Truth Is Truth': GOP Congresswoman Who Voted For Trump Reveals Why Her Faith Led Her to Vote for Impeachment
Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, who represents Washington's 3rd congressional district, was one of just 10 Republicans in the U.S. House to vote to impeach former president Donald Trump. She sat down for a candid conversation with Billy Hallowell about faith, truth and the importance of putting Jesus before anything else. In this candid discussion, she explains the events of January 6, how she reacted and why — even though she voted for Trump, she felt compelled to vote for impeachment.
This powerful interview offers a rare lens into the life and faith of a member of Congress, shedding light on the difficult decision to place what one believes is right over the will of a political party or even political aspirations. Regardless of whether one agrees with Herrera-Beutler's decision, it's clear that a lot is on the line for her. Still, she is resolute that "truth is truth" and that faith and truth must drive our decisions — not political whims.
Inside the Horrific and Shocking State of Christian Persecution Around the World
Explore the headlines of the week. From Mr. T's call to faith to Vice President Elect Kamala Harris' Bible plans there's plenty to explore. Plus: David Curry of Open Doors USA breaks down the worst places in the world to be a Christian — and the shocking increase in persecution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Bachelor" Star Ben Higgins on Purpose, Jesus and His Path to Faith (Plus: A Response to Evil)
"Bachelor" star Ben Higgins sheds light on his faith, his journey and his experience starring on the popular ABC show. Listen to him explain his journey. Also, hear Billy Hallowell respond to the attack on the U.S. Capitol — and the real issue plaguing our culture.
3 'God' Steps to Survive 2021, the Biggest Feel-Good Stories of Last Year, Inside the Headlines, Must-Listen Podcasts — and More
Are you ready for 2021? After the dumpster fire that was 2020, there are a lot of reasons to be wary, but here are some tips for diving into 2021 with the right mindset. Plus: the top 3 feel-good stories of the year, 2 important headlines to pay attention to — and plenty more. It's the 2021 "listicle" episode, so don't miss it!
5 Misconceptions About the Nativity — and a Fascinating Investigation Into the Star of Bethlehem
Lawyer Rick Larson set off on a course to investigate the star of Bethlehem. What he found is quite fascinating. Plus, we explore 5 misconceptions about Jesus' birth and the nativity!
John Bevere Breaks Down What 'Fear of the Lord' Really Means — and How to Follow God’s Will for Our Lives
John Bevere breaks down what the "fear of the Lord" really means and how we find God's will for our lives. Dive into the exploration of fear, love and so much more, as Bevere discusses "X: Multiply Your God-Given Potential." Listen to more podcasts over on Edifi!
Country Singer Coffey Anderson Explores the Story Behind 'Country Ever After' and His Faith Journey
Country music star Coffey Anderson takes us inside his new Netflix show "Country Ever After" and his faith journey. His incredible story and his wife Criscilla's bravery during her cancer journey have captivated and inspired millions. Listen to him explain it all on this episode of "Edifi."
Skillet Frontman John Cooper Takes on Post-Modernism, Relativism and Cultural Chaos
You might know Skillet frontman John Cooper for his music, but get ready to see him like you never have before. Cooper is taking on post-modernism, relativism, and culture chaos and is set to release his new book, "Awake & Alive to Truth." He's standing up for truth and breaking out with some fascinating takes on our truly troubled times.
Sen. Tim Scott Takes Us Inside His Incredible Story of Overcoming Adversity and Discovering the American Dream
Sen. Tim Scott's personal story is incredible. He discusses overcoming adversity and discovering the American dream, while also diving into his latest book, "Opportunity Knocks: How Hard Work, Community, and Business Can Improve Lives and End Poverty."
The Most Egregious Myths About Abortion: Danielle D'Souza Gill Breaks Down One of America's Most Heated Debates
Danielle D'Souza Gill joins "Edifi With Billy Hallowell" to tackle abortion myths, the argument that men should have no opinion on the matter and her new book, "The Choice: The Abortion Divide in America." During the show, she proclaims, "I hope that from this that we can really create a culture of life in the country … [and] the changing of people’s hearts and minds." Dive into the discussion and check out other transformational shows on the Edifi app.
Vice President Mike Pence's Daughter Reflects on the Family's Faith, Her Dad and More
Charlotte Pence Bond reveals what it was like growing up with her father, Vice President Mike Pence, the Billy Graham rule, what her dad has taught her and her journey to faith. Plus: A response to AOC's religious freedom comments.
Inside the Horrific and Deadly Christian Persecution Dilemma That's Missing From the Headlines
The Rev. Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper join forces to reveal the horrors unfolding in Nigeria. The educate us about the situation on the ground and their new book, "The Next Jihad: Stop the Christian Genocide in Africa." This is a must-listen episode.
What's It Like to Be a Cop in America Today? Police Chaplain Explores the Complex Cultural and Spiritual Dynamics
The Rev. John Revell takes us inside the complex world of being a cop in today's challenging culture. From suicide struggles to chaos amid ongoing protests, Revell — a longtime police chaplain — explores the troubling dynamics and helps us see far beyond the headlines into the difficulties of a tough and harrowing career.
"O.C." Star Samaire Armstrong Reveals Why She Broke Her Silence & Endorsed Trump, Discusses Her Hollywood Career and More
"O.C." star Samaire Armstrong shocked everyone when she delivered an impassioned video supporting President Donald Trump. Now, she's speaking out about being potentially blacklisted, her counter-cultural message and why she decided to break her silence.
Exorcisms, Possessions, Demons and Evil — Pastor Breaks Down What the Bible Really Says
Pastor Lucas Miles comes on the podcast to discuss exorcisms, possessions, demons and evil, and to break down what the Bible really says. Miles is interviewed in Billy Hallowell's new book, "Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts."
Why Ginsburg's Death Matters and Shocking Statistics About Culture and Suicide (Plus: Christian Author Craig Denison Drops By)
Billy Hallowell breaks down the biggest headlines of the week — from the implications of Justice Ginsburg's death to reaction to "Cuties." Plus: author Craig Denison drops by to discuss hope, chaos and more.
She Believes She Was Possessed — and Healed (Plus: Ben Courson Drops By to Discuss 'Flirting With Darkness')
Meet Amy, a woman who believes she was possessed — and healed. Plus, Ben Courson drops by to discuss his new book "Flirting With Darkness," and Tre Goins-Phillips breaks down the biggest faith headlines of the week.
Skillet's John Cooper Talks Violence in Kenosha, Division and the Gospel
Skillet frontman John Cooper shares his experience living just three blocks from the recent chaos in Kenosha, his take on the gospel and the ways he believes America can heal. Plus: the biggest news of the week with The Christian Post. Go to Edifi.app (and download Edifi from your app store) for more powerful Christian podcasts!