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Edifi With Billy Hallowell

Edifi With Billy Hallowell

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.

Episodes

  • 3 Facts That Totally Implode Atheists' Arguments Against Faith, Church, and God 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 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 '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 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 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 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 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 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 '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 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.

  • The Key Moment in 'Christmas With The Chosen' That Delivers an Essential, Soul-Shaking Truth About Jesus The Key Moment in 'Christmas With The Chosen' That Delivers an Essential, Soul-Shaking Truth About Jesus Play in Edifi Player

    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 …

  • An Abortion Loophole Even With a Pro-Life Supreme Court Win? The Shocking New Study Amid the Abortion Pill Battle An Abortion Loophole Even With a Pro-Life Supreme Court Win? The Shocking New Study Amid the Abortion Pill Battle Play in Edifi Player

    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 …

  • Is This the Exact Location Where Jesus Was Born? Inside the Fascinating History Behind Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity Is This the Exact Location Where Jesus Was Born? Inside the Fascinating History Behind Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity Play in Edifi Player

    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 …

  • Artificial Intelligence, Robots and Our Coming Spiritual Crisis — What Christians Must Absolutely Consider Artificial Intelligence, Robots and Our Coming Spiritual Crisis — What Christians Must Absolutely Consider Play in Edifi Player

    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."