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Crossmap Podcast

Crossmap Podcast

The Crossmap Podcast features inspiring heart-to-heart conversations with Christian newsmakers of the day including authors, experts, pastors, and entertainers on topics that are good for the entire family while honoring your faith-based values. Join Crossmap managing editor Chris Carpenter as he engages guests in thought-provoking but light-hearted banter on subjects that shape and influence our culture through the lens of faith. Gain valuable insight on how to live a meaningful Christian life and experience laughs along the way too! The Crossmap Podcast is part of the Edifi Podcast Network

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Episodes

  • Author Mike Kinney on How He Was Pulled ‘Out of the Fire’ and Into a Life of Undeniable Purpose Author Mike Kinney on How He Was Pulled ‘Out of the Fire’ and Into a Life of Undeniable Purpose Play in Edifi Player

    Author Mike Kinney on How He Was Pulled ‘Out of the Fire’ and Into a Life of Undeniable Purpose

    When I was a teenager, one of my best friends was in a horrific car wreck. With numerous life-threatening injuries, medical professionals at our local hospital didn’t think he would make it through the night. He had lost just too much blood and one of his major organs had been severely damaged. But miraculously, he made it through the night … and then a second night, and then a third. Soon days became weeks and eventually a release from the hospital and back to normal life about a month …

  • Sons & Daughters’ Arden Bevere on How to Overcome Our Selfie-Obsessed World Sons & Daughters’ Arden Bevere on How to Overcome Our Selfie-Obsessed World Play in Edifi Player

    Sons & Daughters’ Arden Bevere on How to Overcome Our Selfie-Obsessed World

    Millennials. A generation of individuals where everyone gets a trophy. Beyond being the generation following Generation X and preceding Generation Z, this collection of twenty and thirty-somethings have been described as the first global generation that grew up in the Internet age. The end result is a generation of digital natives who are completely comfortable with mobile devices, social media, and living life online. With that comes the traits of confidence and tolerance, but also …

  • Newsboys Take a ’Stand’ of the Deluxe Variety with New Album Release Newsboys Take a ’Stand’ of the Deluxe Variety with New Album Release Play in Edifi Player

    Newsboys Take a ’Stand’ of the Deluxe Variety with New Album Release

    Uncertainty. It’s a feeling that most of us have experienced at some point in time but would rather run in the other direction than be trapped in a groundswell of not knowing what to do. Due to the global pandemic that has affected every nook and cranny of our lives the last two and a half years, many were left feeling highly uncertain. With no guarantee of an ordinary tomorrow, most, if not all of us were left to process through what this brave new world of quarantines, protective face …

  • Author, Podcaster Blake Guichet on How Not to Be a “Crappy" Christian Author, Podcaster Blake Guichet on How Not to Be a “Crappy" Christian Play in Edifi Player

    Author, Podcaster Blake Guichet on How Not to Be a “Crappy" Christian

    If we are all being honest, we have all had a moment or two where we felt a little less than adequate in our faith. Perhaps you were less than kind to someone in your small group. Or maybe you just flat out don’t like somebody or a situation at your church and you’re not afraid to let everyone know about it. We know that as believers our lives are supposed to reflect Jesus. But let’s be honest, there are some days where we just don’t want to do that. We could care less about ’making our …

  • Author, Geo-Political Expert Joel C. Rosenberg Brings Close-Up View on Latest Middle East Events Author, Geo-Political Expert Joel C. Rosenberg Brings Close-Up View on Latest Middle East Events Play in Edifi Player

    Author, Geo-Political Expert Joel C. Rosenberg Brings Close-Up View on Latest Middle East Events

    Have you ever been around someone where you thought to yourself, this person is brilliant? They just exude the ability to win you over with their wealth of knowledge in a given area, but even more engaging is that they present themselves in such a manner that you are not threatened by them in the least. It’s their winning personality that draws you in but it is their intellect that leaves you hanging on every last word they say. Joel C. Rosenberg has developed a reputation over the years not …

  • Actor Ryan O’Quinn on New Movie ’Paul’s Promise’ and Its Message of Racial Equality Actor Ryan O’Quinn on New Movie ’Paul’s Promise’ and Its Message of Racial Equality Play in Edifi Player

    Actor Ryan O’Quinn on New Movie ’Paul’s Promise’ and Its Message of Racial Equality

    It seems like the more things change the more they stay the same. Racially-motivated events of the 1960s that for so many decades appeared to be isolated to that era never really went away. That has never been more apparent than the last five to ten years where civil unrest has become a focal point, driven by the highly-justified Black Lives Matter movement. With that said, any dialogue that is designed and constructed to unite rather than divide is always welcome. And a powerful and timely …

  • Did Someone Say Legend? Pat Boone on God, Golf, and the Power of Second Chances Did Someone Say Legend? Pat Boone on God, Golf, and the Power of Second Chances Play in Edifi Player

    Did Someone Say Legend? Pat Boone on God, Golf, and the Power of Second Chances

    I think we have all heard the time-tested adage, “Some things just get better with age." The mind begins to run wild when you think of all the possibilities that fit this phrase: * Love * Cheddar Cheese * Self-Confidence * Cast Iron Skillets **My Guest Today ** Pat Boone is a legendary American singer, composer, actor, writer, and spokesperson whose career has spanned seven decades. A number one pop singer in the U.S. during the 1950s and 1960s, he has sold more than 45 million …

  • Author Billy Stanley on ‘The Faith of Elvis Presley’ and the Stepbrother He Knew Author Billy Stanley on ‘The Faith of Elvis Presley’ and the Stepbrother He Knew Play in Edifi Player

    Author Billy Stanley on ‘The Faith of Elvis Presley’ and the Stepbrother He Knew

    For those who saw this summer’s movie hit “Elvis”, one quickly realizes that the entertainer known as ‘The King of Rock and Roll’ had many demons in his life. Fame, fortune, and bad influences fueled a persona of Elvis Presley that was sometimes chaotic, drug addled, and filled with eccentricities. But the Elvis our guest Billy Stanley knew was quite different from the one the world came to love and adore for his rich, baritone voice, provocative stage presence, and a seemingly endless string …

  • Dr. Michael Brown on ‘The Political Seduction of the Church’ Dr. Michael Brown on ‘The Political Seduction of the Church’ Play in Edifi Player

    Dr. Michael Brown on ‘The Political Seduction of the Church’

    To say the last few years of American politics has been volatile and chaotic is quite the understatement. With mid-term elections just around the corner, and the presidential election cycle looming just beyond that, it seems voters are determined to move beyond the machinations and maneuverings of the last few years. But before that can happen, we must find answers and put closure on some troubling developments in the Faith community. For example: * Was the relationship between …

  • When Calling in Sick is Not an Option! Workplace Experts on How to Avoid Unnecessary Conflict When Calling in Sick is Not an Option! Workplace Experts on How to Avoid Unnecessary Conflict Play in Edifi Player

    When Calling in Sick is Not an Option! Workplace Experts on How to Avoid Unnecessary Conflict

    Slowly but surely, the world seems to be emerging from its COVID-induced fog that has been hovering over our planet for more than two and a half years. And with that comes many a company’s decision to ask their employees, who have been diligently working from home during this period, to pull the plug on their laptops and come back to the office. But therein lies the rub … a lot of people have become quite comfortable in this brave new world of work and have no desire to come back to the …

  • 2nd Vote’s Rebecca Hatfield on Exposing What Retailers Support with YOUR Dollars 2nd Vote’s Rebecca Hatfield on Exposing What Retailers Support with YOUR Dollars Play in Edifi Player

    2nd Vote’s Rebecca Hatfield on Exposing What Retailers Support with YOUR Dollars

    Recently, Craig was excited about taking his family on a vacation to what he perceived to be the happiest place on earth. But as he was going through the process of researching and booking the trip, he began to uncover some things about his vacation destination that he didn’t exactly care for or agree with. Specifically, he didn’t appreciate this company’s opposing stance on many of the issues that he so strongly supports. Ultimately, Craig swallowed hard and decided to take his family …

  • Value of Adoption at the Heart of New Kendrick Brothers Movie Value of Adoption at the Heart of New Kendrick Brothers Movie Play in Edifi Player

    Value of Adoption at the Heart of New Kendrick Brothers Movie

    Hope is at the heart of every journey … so says the tagline of a powerful new movie releasing in theaters soon as a Fathom Event. When we break that sentence down to its truest essence we find that if this feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen didn’t exist, our lives would be empty and literally void of all the goodness that life affords us. Hope is what gets us through each day. It is what drives us. It’s the fuel that provides energy, vitality, and …

  • Pure Flix Founder, CEO Michael Scott on the Future of Faith-Based Entertainment Pure Flix Founder, CEO Michael Scott on the Future of Faith-Based Entertainment Play in Edifi Player

    Pure Flix Founder, CEO Michael Scott on the Future of Faith-Based Entertainment

    What makes a great movie? Some would say it’s all about the acting! Others point to the script saying great writing is the cornerstone of all communication. Or perhaps you are like most of us who would just simply say, “Them special effects are fantastic!" Our guest today, entertainment executive Michael Scott, would say it’s not so much about the movie but more importantly it’s all about the message. In his role as CEO at Pure Flix Entertainment, Michael is more concerned about creating …

  • American Idol Alum Colton Dixon Goes ’Live & Local’ with New Television Role American Idol Alum Colton Dixon Goes ’Live & Local’ with New Television Role Play in Edifi Player

    American Idol Alum Colton Dixon Goes ’Live & Local’ with New Television Role

    Has there ever been a time in your life where you felt that everything was going so well that you just sort of cruised along thinking nothing would ever go wrong? Perhaps it is a succession of job promotions and salary increases that are based on some innovative idea you came up with. Or maybe you are in a relationship that just seems perfect. You are the ideal compliment for each other. You find you are finishing each other’s sentences and you agree on absolutely everything. Everything you …