Faith. Culture. Hope. Life. Longtime journalist and commentator Billy Hallowell has covered thousands of the biggest faith and culture stories. Now, he’s diving into weekly headlines, sitting down with celebrities, authors, pastors, and influencers, and exploring how to enrich and “edifi” our lives. “Edifi With Billy Hallowell” offers insight into the biggest moments of the week, thought-provoking discussions and the inspiration needed to navigate tough and chaotic times. Discover other powerful podcasts on Edifi.app, a transformational podcast app experience.
People Are Finding Jesus After Seeing Kirk Cameron and Kendrick Brothers Movie 'Lifemark': Inside the Powerful Reactions Play in Edifi Player
People Are Finding Jesus After Seeing Kirk Cameron and Kendrick Brothers Movie 'Lifemark': Inside the Powerful Reactions
Welcome to the season premiere of Edifi With Billy Hallowell! Did you know: an NFL player-turned-pastor was the first-ever pro football player to take a knee in prayer after a touchdown (it was in 1977 and obviously wasn't Tim Tebow; it was the Rev. Herbert Lusk). We'll be talking about the phenomenal player's story and his recent death. Plus: filmmaker and actor Alex Kendrick drops by to discuss his new movie "Lifemark" and the powerful stories he's hearing about people finding Jesus as a …
The Wild, Unexpected, Against-All-Odds Story of How 'The Chosen' Was Birthed Amid a Monumental Battle With Disney Play in Edifi Player
The Wild, Unexpected, Against-All-Odds Story of How 'The Chosen' Was Birthed Amid a Monumental Battle With Disney
Angel Studios co-founders Neal and Jeffrey Harmon had a vision to transform faith and family-friendly entertainment. But after the brothers launched VidAngel, a service that allows families to skip over violence, bad language, and other unpalatable elements, they found themselves in the crosshairs of Disney. Amid a legal battle with the entertainment giant — a contemporary David and Goliath story — the Harmons came up with an incredible plan that birthed "The Chosen," a series about Jesus and …
Fighting 'Totalitarian Censorship': Why the Powerful History of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Is Essential to Protect From Cancel Culture Play in Edifi Player
Fighting 'Totalitarian Censorship': Why the Powerful History of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Is Essential to Protect From Cancel Culture
Author Douglas MacKinnon, a former White House and Pentagon official, is on a mission to stop culture from canceling the Founding Fathers. In his new book, "The 56: Liberty Lessons From Those Who Risked All to Sign The Declaration of Independence," he explores why the stories of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence are so essential — and why we shouldn't cancel the Founders. **FOLLOW BILLY: ** \- Follow Billy on Twitter \- Follow Billy on Instagram \- Follow Billy on …
Hating on Thoughts and Prayers in the Midst of Mass Shooting Horrors: America Is at a Dangerous Crossroads Play in Edifi Player
Hating on Thoughts and Prayers in the Midst of Mass Shooting Horrors: America Is at a Dangerous Crossroads
America is at a dangerous crossroads. As people mock "thoughts and prayers," we must ask: why? How did we get here? And are people truly understanding why people invoke God after a crisis? Billy unpacks the gun debate and gets to the heart of the true crisis that cannot simply be legislated away. On this season premiere of "Edifi With Billy Hallowell," explore the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, and the dire state of our nation's morality. **FOLLOW BILLY: ** \- Follow Billy on Twitter \- …
3 Facts That Totally Implode Atheists' Arguments Against Faith, Church, and God Play in Edifi Player
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 Play in Edifi Player
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 Play in Edifi Player
'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 Play in Edifi Player
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 Play in Edifi Player
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 …
Famed Author Mitch Albom Spends Most of His Time...Saving and Helping Orphans. Hear His Incredible Story Play in Edifi Player
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- …
Ministry Just Brought 190K Millennials and Gen Zers to Christ in 2021 — Here's How Play in Edifi Player
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 Play in Edifi Player
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 …
'A Savior Has Been Born': A Christmas Reading From Luke 2 Play in Edifi Player
'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 Play in Edifi Player
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.