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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

  • Crossmap Podcast Dry Bar Comedy Showcases Comics Who Are Clever But Clean Play in Edifi Player

    Dry Bar Comedy Showcases Comics Who Are Clever But Clean

    Admittedly, there are some great comedians out there today who don’t see the need to drag their audience through the cesspool of profane language, lurid themes, and naughty innuendo. The names Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, and Jeff Foxworthy come to mind.  But for every Jerry, Jim, or Jeff, there is a litany of blue comics named Eddie, Louis, or Steve. There are those comedians who seem to delight in taking us to the brink of indecency before driving us over the cliff and into a sea of …

  • Gospel Music Hall of Famer John Schlitt Continues to Stand on ’the Rock’ Entering His Sixth-Decade in Music Gospel Music Hall of Famer John Schlitt Continues to Stand on ’the Rock’ Entering His Sixth-Decade in Music Play in Edifi Player

    Gospel Music Hall of Famer John Schlitt Continues to Stand on ’the Rock’ Entering His Sixth-Decade in Music

    John Schlitt is considered to be a legend of rock and roll music, not in a sarcastic or satirical sense but as a master of his craft. He has earned the title. His early years were spent fronting a band called Head East. During the 1970s, the band released six albums and charted three hits including the song “Since You Been Gone", which can still be heard on Classic Rock radio to this day. At the peak of the band’s success, in a life-changing experience, he found salvation in Jesus Christ and …

  • Greg Laurie Explores the Spiritual Journeys of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper and Others in Latest Book Greg Laurie Explores the Spiritual Journeys of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper and Others in Latest Book Play in Edifi Player

    Greg Laurie Explores the Spiritual Journeys of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper and Others in Latest Book

    John Lennon. Bob Dylan. Alice Cooper. Johnny Cash. The aforementioned are all legendary figures when it comes to the history of modern music. And while they each share a vital thread in how the history of rock and roll has been woven together into the fabric of music history, Lennon, Dylan, Cooper, Cash, and many others like them, represent something far greater. They have each climbed to the pinnacle of success only to question the value of their excess once they got there.  Sometimes, the …

  • Kirk Cameron Adds a New Title to His Resume … Talk Show Host! Kirk Cameron Adds a New Title to His Resume … Talk Show Host! Play in Edifi Player

    Kirk Cameron Adds a New Title to His Resume … Talk Show Host!

    These days it is nearly impossible to wake up in the morning without being bombarded by a series of oppositional headlines that makes us wish we had never picked up our smart phone or turned on the television in the first place. From wars raging around the world, to a different kind of war raging on the right to life issue, race issues, sexuality issues, gun control, global warming, climate change, and even whether Will Smith was right or wrong to slap Chris Rock across the face on …

  • Actor Kris Polaha on Faith, Film, and Attacking Dinosaurs! Actor Kris Polaha on Faith, Film, and Attacking Dinosaurs! Play in Edifi Player

    Actor Kris Polaha on Faith, Film, and Attacking Dinosaurs!

    For many years, people have been fascinated by the crossroads of the movie industry and faith. At first blush, it might seem hard to get your head around the juxtaposition of these two worlds.  For a person of faith, the mere mention of Hollywood can conjure up thoughts of politicized themes, immoral situations, and sinful behavior.  To a point, this may be true, but it can also be seen as one of the most fertile mission fields out there. Faith-based movies can certainly make a …

  • Media Strategist Phil Cooke on How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking Media Strategist Phil Cooke on How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking Play in Edifi Player

    Media Strategist Phil Cooke on How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking

    Creativity. It is something that many have always believed that you either have it or you don’t. Not to be confused with being clever or crafty, to be creative is to capture a myriad of innovative concepts floating around your brain, pluck them from the blue sky, and craft them into something tangible, useful, and clear. The only problem with that thought is that many believe that to be truly creative we need to wait for the inspiration. In other words, It just happens when it happens. And …

  • Author Mark Gregston on Helping Your Kids through the Loss of a Furry Friend Author Mark Gregston on Helping Your Kids through the Loss of a Furry Friend Play in Edifi Player

    Author Mark Gregston on Helping Your Kids through the Loss of a Furry Friend

    Do all dogs really go to heaven? That question has been bandied about by the best of us for many generations. While we could likely spend an entire afternoon going back and forth about the theological and philosophical ramifications of that question, instead, we turn our attention to the profound experience of losing our beloved pets here on earth. Noted author and radio host Mark Gregston has first hand experience with this. After his dog recently passed away, he knew he needed a …

  • The Skit Guys on Finding the Funny in Faith-Based Films The Skit Guys on Finding the Funny in Faith-Based Films Play in Edifi Player

    The Skit Guys on Finding the Funny in Faith-Based Films

    With the exception of _Mom’s Night Out_ released in 2014, or a scene here and there from a Kendrick Brothers release, movie goers are really hard pressed to find something of substance to point to as a successful Christian comedic film. Faith-based movie executives point to the fact comedy walks a fine line between being tasteful and tasteless. In essence, what is funny to some is not funny to others. In fact, sometimes it can be downright offensive. Subsequently, movie studios have …

  • Composers Dan Haseltine, Matthew Nelson Hit the Right Notes with “The Chosen’s” Musical Score Composers Dan Haseltine, Matthew Nelson Hit the Right Notes with “The Chosen’s” Musical Score Play in Edifi Player

    Composers Dan Haseltine, Matthew Nelson Hit the Right Notes with “The Chosen’s” Musical Score

    Jars of Clay lead singer Dan Haseltine has spent the better of his adult life collaborating with his bandmates to create quality music for millions of listeners. In a career spanning nearly 30 years, Jars of Clay has garnered multiple Grammy Awards, the benchmark for musical excellence. It is his passion for making music that has encouraged Haseltine to explore the collaborative process more fully by expanding his musical pursuits. Most notably, he has immersed himself recently in …

  • Cultural Commentator Jim Denison Explains Why Christians Are Increasingly Being Labeled ‘Irrelevant’ (in a Post-Truth Culture) Cultural Commentator Jim Denison Explains Why Christians Are Increasingly Being Labeled ‘Irrelevant’ (in a Post-Truth Culture) Play in Edifi Player

    Cultural Commentator Jim Denison Explains Why Christians Are Increasingly Being Labeled ‘Irrelevant’ (in a Post-Truth Culture)

    Dr. Jim Denison believes that a surging number of Christians are softening their stance on what he calls four cultural earthquakes: the rise of a post- truth culture, sexual revolution, critical theory, and secular religion. And it is the cultural acceptance of these secular ideologies that will undoubtedly shift and seismically shape our world in the years ahead. There is growing sentiment that this is the gravest danger Christians have ever faced and ultimately will make the 1960s seem like …

  • Author, Podcast Host Billie Jauss on Eliminating Emotional Barriers That Are Slowing Us Down Author, Podcast Host Billie Jauss on Eliminating Emotional Barriers That Are Slowing Us Down Play in Edifi Player

    Author, Podcast Host Billie Jauss on Eliminating Emotional Barriers That Are Slowing Us Down

    Billie Jauss has spent the better part of 30 years following professional baseball in a way that is uncommon to most. As the wife of longtime Major League Baseball coach Dave Jauss, Billie has been able to see the pressures of the game on players and coaches and the external distractions that come with it. In essence, she has seen some of the best athletes in the world struggle to overcome emotional barriers in their lives. From this experience, Billie determined that by detoxing from the …

  • Author Shawn Bolz on How to Expand Your Spiritual IQ Author Shawn Bolz on How to Expand Your Spiritual IQ Play in Edifi Player

    Author Shawn Bolz on How to Expand Your Spiritual IQ

    In a series of divine, dramatic encounters, author and television host Shawn Bolz was recently given a glimpse into the spirit realm that gave him a sneak peek into the character of God’s heart. Simply put, Shawn met God in a unique way and believes his supernatural experience will help others to better relate to what the Bible teaches. Bolz joins us on The Crossmap Podcast to discuss his latest book, “Encounter,” a work designed to help readers expand their “spiritual intelligence” and to …

  • New York Times Bestselling Author Explores 'The Case for Heaven' in New Movie Project New York Times Bestselling Author Explores 'The Case for Heaven' in New Movie Project Play in Edifi Player

    New York Times Bestselling Author Explores 'The Case for Heaven' in New Movie Project

    Long before Lee Strobel became a bestselling author, most notably for his watershed book, "The Case for Christ," __ he was a nose-to-the-grindstone investigative reporter known for his relentless pursuit of the truth. But beyond the grit and grind of the hard-charging newspaper industry, Strobel was an avowed atheist. So deeply rooted in his beliefs, he set out to debunk every claim that Christianity ever made.  There was only one problem.  He couldn’t do it. In a similar dogged fashion, …

  • American Underdog Movie Brings Erwin Bros. Full Circle on Kurt Warner Story American Underdog Movie Brings Erwin Bros. Full Circle on Kurt Warner Story Play in Edifi Player

    American Underdog Movie Brings Erwin Bros. Full Circle on Kurt Warner Story

    For brothers Andy and Jon Erwin, the chance to make a movie about football icon Kurt Warner was the culmination of a 20-year dream for them both. Long before directing _American Underdog_, set to release on home video, February 22nd, the Erwins were two Alabama teenagers with a dream of one day directing movies that could change the world. Truly underdogs in their own right, Jon and Andy were fortunate enough to find work as cameramen on college football games for ESPN. The pair eventually …