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A Response to John Piper regarding politics and the President

A Response to John Piper regarding politics and the President

John Piper wrote an article explaining why He would not be voting for Trump (or, he later clarified, Biden) on Thursday. And while I respect his right not to vote for Trump according to his conscience, I disagree with his reasoning behind it for a number of reasons I...

Pro ALL Life? Christians & the Abortion Conversation | Haley Williams

Pro ALL Life? Christians & the Abortion Conversation | Haley Williams

The term "Pro All Life" has exploded onto the scene surrounding the abortion discussion - especially amongst Christians.  But is this term truly pro ALL life? Or is there more to what's being said when someone proclaims they are pro-all-life?  I examine what the Bible...

Church | Joel Webbon | Ep. 131

Church | Joel Webbon | Ep. 131

What is the church? What purpose does it serve in the individual life of a believe and in the corporate body of Christ? With all the recent changes in how churches are doing service, offering livestreams, streaming podcasts, is there still value in meeting in person...

Identity | Natalie Gaines | Ep. 130

Identity | Natalie Gaines | Ep. 130

Who are we really and who do we believe ourselves to be? Do we need to go "find ourselves" or "recover our lost self" or "uncover our core self" or travel "the road back to you?" There are SO MANY messages coming at us left and right, front and back, every day. How do...

Justice | Samuel Sey | Ep. 129

Justice | Samuel Sey | Ep. 129

Samuel Sey and I discuss justice and examine it from both a Biblical and secular worldview. A few of the topics we discuss:  What are the justice issues we are seeing in the world today? What is a biblical definition of justice?  How does the world define justice?  Is...

Law & Gospel | Krista Bontrager | Ep. 128

Law & Gospel | Krista Bontrager | Ep. 128

What is the law according to scripture? And what does the Gospel have to do with it? Everything, it turns out.  Krista Bontrager of Theology Mom and I discuss how the Bible explains our relationship to the law as compared with how the world views its limitations to...

God & Man | Jeff Medders | Ep. 127

God & Man | Jeff Medders | Ep. 127

The first episode of Kindled's Christianity & Culture series!  In this episode, we ask the questions "Who is God?" and "Who is man?" and compare a biblical with a secular worldview answer to those questions.  Jeff Medders, author of Humble Calvinism and other...

God’s Rescue Plan for a Hurting World | Laura Smith | Ep. 114

God’s Rescue Plan for a Hurting World | Laura Smith | Ep. 114

Welcome to my NEWEST offering for my listening audience! It's called FIRESTARTERS.  These are short, 15-minute SOLO episodes that will be available only to my Patreon community. For the month of August, they will be available to the public, but starting in September,...

Firestarters | Politicide, Cancel Culture & Christians

Firestarters | Politicide, Cancel Culture & Christians

How do we as Christians respond in light of cancel culture and ultimatums to either "comply or die" like was shared by @designmom on Instagram?  This episode explores the concept of politicide, cancel culture and what we as Christians are bound to by allegiance to...

Everyday Faithfulness | Glenna Marshall | Ep. 126

Everyday Faithfulness | Glenna Marshall | Ep. 126

Welcome to my NEWEST offering for my listening audience! It's called FIRESTARTERS.  These are short, 15-minute SOLO episodes that will be available only to my Patreon community. For the month of August, they will be available to the public, but starting in September,...

The Purpose of Motherhood | September McCarthy | Ep. 125

The Purpose of Motherhood | September McCarthy | Ep. 125

Motherhood is full and glorious - but also filled with trials and suffering. If we don't understand the purpose of our motherhood, we will get lost in everyday difficulties and no way to reclaim perspective.  That's what I discuss today with September McCarthy, mother...

NEW: Firestarters | Masks & Starting School

NEW: Firestarters | Masks & Starting School

Welcome to my NEWEST offering for my listening audience! It's called FIRESTARTERS.  These are short, 15-minute SOLO episodes that will be available only to my Patreon community. For the month of August, they will be available to the public, but starting in September,...

Firestarters | Standing Alone in Speaking the Truth Pt. 1 | Ep. 2

Firestarters | Standing Alone in Speaking the Truth Pt. 1 | Ep. 2

Do you feel like you're the only one who knows and believes the truth these days? I get it - I've been there, and AM there, frequently. In this Firestarters episode I want to help you get some perspective on how you can assess certain situations you find yourself in...

Mothering when the Needs are Big | Jamie Sumner | Ep. 123

Mothering when the Needs are Big | Jamie Sumner | Ep. 123

MOTHERING WHEN The Needs Are BigJamie SumnerToday I'm chatting with Jamie Sumner, author of Eat, Sleep, Save the World, about life as a special needs mama. Jamie shares her story of becoming a mother to a child with special needs and offers advice and encouragement...

The Ripple Effect of Sex in Marriage | Francie Winslow | Ep. 122

The Ripple Effect of Sex in Marriage | Francie Winslow | Ep. 122

THE RIPPLE EFFECT OF Sex in Marriage Francie Winslow   In this episode I chat with Guest Francie Winslow about the power of sex in marriage to bring not just connection but union under God as one. Francie discusses the challenges we face to creating connection in...

The New Age & The Enneagram | Marcia Montenegro | Ep. 112

The New Age & The Enneagram | Marcia Montenegro | Ep. 112

Episode 112THE NEW AGE& THE ENNEAGRAMMarcia MontenegroToday I'm airing the second part of my conversation with Marcia Montenegro. We're diving headfirst into the New Age and tackling some big topics like naturopathy, mindfulness, the enneagram.  Marcia explains...

Living through COVID-19 in China | Brenna Burrows | Ep. 111

Living through COVID-19 in China | Brenna Burrows | Ep. 111

Episode 111 LIVING THROUGH COVID-19 IN CHINABrenna Burrows Today I'm talking with Brenna Burrows, a wife and mom of two girls who lives in Quingdao, a city in the the Shandong province in China.  Brenna and her family have lived in China for 18 months and just...

Truth & Grace in Relationships | Sarah Guild | Ep. 109

Truth & Grace in Relationships | Sarah Guild | Ep. 109

Episode 109 TRUTH & GRACE IN RELATIONSHIPS Sarah Guild The cultural moment we are in tells us grace and truth do not exist together. The narrative looks something like - grace means wholesale acceptance of all that someone chooses to do and the rejection of...

From Astrologer to Christ Follower | Marcia Montenegro | Ep. 110

From Astrologer to Christ Follower | Marcia Montenegro | Ep. 110

Episode 110FROM ASTROLOGERTO CHRIST FOLLOWERMarcia MontenegroToday, you get to hear the testimony of Marcia Montenegro. Marcia is a former professional astrologer who was involved in seeking out the supernatural, as well as being involved in paranormal New Age...

Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment | Hannah Anderson | Ep. 108

Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment | Hannah Anderson | Ep. 108

Episode 108RECOVERING  the lost art of discernment Hannah AndersonIt's a wild time to be alive. We have access to more ideas, more content, more leaders, more voices, more information than anyone in history has ever had access to. And that means that we’re going to...

Seeking Approval | Donna Harris | Ep. 107

Seeking Approval | Donna Harris | Ep. 107

Episode 107SEEKING APPROVALdonna harrisApproval is something we all long for. We long to be found as enough, as acceptable, as good. In fact, it's not whether we will seek approval or not but where we will seek it. When we look for it in the wrong place, the approval...

Friendship (and the lack thereof) | Kelly Needham | Ep. 106

Friendship (and the lack thereof) | Kelly Needham | Ep. 106

Episode 106 FRIENDSHIP  (and the lack thereof) Kelly Needham As Christians, we know friendship matters. Go to any Christian book store and you’ll find myriads of books on the importance of community. But while most people are convinced of their need for Christian...

Education Mini-Series

Education Mini-Series

Welcome to the Education Mini-Series!  In this introduction, Haley gives a preface to this 3-part mini-series in which you'll hear from 6 women who, along with their husbands, have all chosen different routes for educating their kids. You'll hear from two who chose...

Try Softer | Aundi Kolber | Ep. 96

Try Softer | Aundi Kolber | Ep. 96

Episode 96 TRY SOFTER Aundi Kolber I'm one of those people who defaults to "trying harder." So when I got an email from Aundi's publicist, I admit I wasn't sure about this concept. But as I came to learn from talking with Aundi in this interview, sometimes the...

Loving your actual Christmas | Alexandra Kuykendall

Loving your actual Christmas | Alexandra Kuykendall

Episode 94 LOVING YOUR ACTUAL CHRISTMASAlexandra KuykendallThanksgiving is this week and Christmas is just around the corner. You may feel determined to enjoy the season, but tension in the reality that things never go quite as planned. We are often let down by our...

Progressive Christianity | Phylicia Masonheimer | Ep. 89

Progressive Christianity | Phylicia Masonheimer | Ep. 89

What do you call a moralistic, therapeutic version of Christianity that values questions over answers and being “good” over being “right?"  Buckle up, ladies! We're in for an exciting and extremely important episode about Progressive Christianity. Honestly, this is a...

Take a Holiday, Grumpy Mom | Val Woerner | Ep.88

Take a Holiday, Grumpy Mom | Val Woerner | Ep.88

WANT MORE JOY IN MOTHERHOOD? THEN YOU NEED AN ESCAPE - NOT FROM MOTHERHOOD BUT FROM THE WORLD’S DEFINITION OF IT. Valerie was just your average mom who was spending way too much time frustrated with short naps, spilled milk and mundane days. She expected refreshment...

Imperfect Purpose | Jennifer Edewaard | Ep. 86

Imperfect Purpose | Jennifer Edewaard | Ep. 86

Jennifer Edewaard is no stranger to difficulty. After struggling through many years of unexplained infertility, she gave birth to her first child when he was just 23 weeks old.  After a traumatic birth and countless surgeries and challenges, she's continuing to learn...

Recognizing Critical Theory & Why it Matters | Neil Shenvi | Ep. 85

Recognizing Critical Theory & Why it Matters | Neil Shenvi | Ep. 85

If you haven't heard of "critical theory," you've likely heard ideas floating around that come from this ideology. In this episode, Haley chats with Neil Shenvi about Critical Theory and why it is antithetical to the gospel. According to Shenvi, it is an "ideology...

Holy Homemaking | Lacey Rabalais | Ep. 83

Holy Homemaking | Lacey Rabalais | Ep. 83

What do you think when you hear the word "homemaker?"   If you're like me, it hasn't historically been your favorite word in the world. But have you considered that might be because you have the wrong definition?   That's what Lacey Rabalais and I discuss in today's...

The Theology of Rachel Hollis | Anne Kennedy | Ep. 81

The Theology of Rachel Hollis | Anne Kennedy | Ep. 81

Rachel Hollis is a beautiful, smart and magnetic individual. A self-proclaimed Christian, her book “Girl, Wash Your Face” has topped the New York Times bestseller list and more since it released. References to the Bible, Jesus, her faith and Christianity are peppered...

Afraid of All the Things | Scarlet Hiltibidal | Ep. 81

Afraid of All the Things | Scarlet Hiltibidal | Ep. 81

I got chills listening to this episode after it was recorded.  Michelle brings the TRUTH to us today through admonition to follow our one leader rather than being obsessed with becoming leaders. How we need to also be taught before teaching.  She is the founder of She...

Mama Bear Apologetics | Hillary Morgan Ferrer | Ep. 80

Mama Bear Apologetics | Hillary Morgan Ferrer | Ep. 80

It seems like every other day, there is a new cultural lie knocking at our doorstep. Our kids now have access to more information than ever before, including objections to Christianity and the existence of God. Our kids will encounter skepticism long before they enter...

Friendship & Work as a Solopreneur | Jeanette Tapley | Ep. 79

Friendship & Work as a Solopreneur | Jeanette Tapley | Ep. 79

JEANETTE TAPLEY | EP. 78Jeanette Tapley is a wife to Jesse Tapley. Mother to Zeke, Titus and Zoe. She loves talking to friends and laughing loudly, advocating for adoption, and a nice cup of coffee. Jeanette is the host of the IT’S TIME FOR COFFEE podcast where she...

She is Bold: Obedience in your Work | Samantha Royer | Ep. 76

She is Bold: Obedience in your Work | Samantha Royer | Ep. 76

Boldness in our faith is not reserved for the super-spiritual OR the uber-secular. Today I'm chatting with Samantha Royer, founder of She is Bold, about how she is learning that bold obedience is possible regardless of the circumstances or environment we find...

Obedience over Hustle | Malinda Fuller | Ep. 74

Obedience over Hustle | Malinda Fuller | Ep. 74

OBEDIENCE OVER HUSTLE | MALINDA FULLER | EP. 74   The world promises recognition and promotion if we "hustle harder," but what has that mantra actually done for us? If our relationships are being sacrificed on the altar of our passions, businesses, and...

When God Does More with your Less | Liz Griffin | Ep. 72

When God Does More with your Less | Liz Griffin | Ep. 72

She was 36 when she had a stroke.  And she survived. But not without marks from the battle. What followed was a year of unimaginable struggles, challenges and losses that left her feeling like she was approaching the same life, just with less. Less energy, fewer...

Social Media for the Kingdom | Lindsey Falls | Ep. 71

Social Media for the Kingdom | Lindsey Falls | Ep. 71

Social Media. Two words that strike an emotion in each of us. Sometimes it's obsession, sometimes dread, depression, encouragement, hope or not-enough-ness. But what if you could stop riding the wave of looking for how to feel based on your feed and realize that this...

The Lies Moms Believe | Rebekah Hargraves | Ep. 69

The Lies Moms Believe | Rebekah Hargraves | Ep. 69

 "Your post-partum body isn't good enough."  "You should feel guilty for working as a mom."  "My success as a mom is dependent on how my children turn out." "You are enough all on your own." Have you believed one of these lies? I certainly have - all of them,...

When God Redeems our Broken Places | Brooke Robinson | Ep. 66

When God Redeems our Broken Places | Brooke Robinson | Ep. 66

  God is our Redeemer. He redeems us from our most broken places and sets us high upon the rock. So what does that look like when he takes even a broken and distorted childhood and blesses you and hundreds and hundreds of others though it? It looks like Brooke...

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