“The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story” takes you behind the headlines to explore the most intriguing faith, culture, or political headline of the week. A different Christian Post reporter will join host Billy Hallowell each weekend for a fascinating conversation to break down the details, explore the issues, and explain why it all matters — all in 15 minutes or less. Tune in each week to “The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story” on your favorite podcast platforms.
What Does Church, Worship Look and Feel Like in the Metaverse? Why Virtual Church Could Explode Play in Edifi Player
What Does Church, Worship Look and Feel Like in the Metaverse? Why Virtual Church Could Explode
What does church and worship look and feel like in the metaverse? Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair recently dove in deep, experiencing church in the metaverse for the first time. "For the most part, once you get beyond the VR, everything about church in the metaverse felt familiar. There were overt and not so overt invitations to give generously," he said in a recent article explaining his experience. "There were signs inviting you to join a number of small groups, and then there was …
After the Explosive Southern Baptist Abuse Report, Dr. Richard Land Offers Candid Reaction Play in Edifi Player
After the Explosive Southern Baptist Abuse Report, Dr. Richard Land Offers Candid Reaction
Dr. Richard Land, one of the most prominent Christians in America, was the longtime president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and knows the denomination well. Now, he's speaking out about the bombshell abuse report and answering one of the most difficult questions of the moment: Where does the Southern Baptist Convention go from here? Listen to this powerful episode of _The Inside Story._ ** FOLLOW:** \- Follow Billy Hallowell on Twitter\- …
Where Have Churches Failed on Mental Illness? Inside the Spiritual vs. Mental Battle Play in Edifi Player
Where Have Churches Failed on Mental Illness? Inside the Spiritual vs. Mental Battle
Mental illness has traditionally been a tricky topic inside some churches — and continues to be so today. Christian Post reporter Nicole Andrea Alcindor shares her research on the topic, what the Bible has to say, and her own experience. "There's often a misunderstanding in many of our global church leaders to date," she said. "Many church leaders continue to mischaracterize or stigmatize mental illness as a spiritual issue." Alcindor takes listeners through misconceptions and breaks down …
More Dangerous Than Atheism? The Threatening Issue Festering in the Church Play in Edifi Player
More Dangerous Than Atheism? The Threatening Issue Festering in the Church
There's an issue festering inside the American church that many believe is more damaging to faith than atheism, and it's called "apatheism." Christian Post reporter Ian M. Giatti joins Billy Hallowell on _The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story_ to discuss the term, how the issue is impacting churches, and why it is pervasively dangerous to the faith. He focuses, in part, on a new Lifeway Research survey finding that 75% of pastors cite "people’s apathy or lack of commitment" as one of …
'This Does Not Eliminate Abortion': Dr. Richard Land on the Essential Facts to Know if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned Play in Edifi Player
'This Does Not Eliminate Abortion': Dr. Richard Land on the Essential Facts to Know if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned
With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to potentially overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the U.S., Dr. Richard Land, executive editor of The Christian Post, breaks down the reasons for pro-lifers to celebrate. But he also explains what people must recognize about the reality of abortion in a post-Roe America. This episode of "The Christian Post: The Inside Story" offers essential information on what's to come, how to navigate it, and why understanding these …
'A State of Spiritual Distress': Parents of Pre-Teens Are in Crisis as Christianity Dwindles — Here's the Inside Story Play in Edifi Player
'A State of Spiritual Distress': Parents of Pre-Teens Are in Crisis as Christianity Dwindles — Here's the Inside Story
Parents of pre-teens are in "a state of spiritual distress" as allegiance to biblical Christianity increasingly fades. And, as parents struggle to make sense of it all, The Christian Post's Leonardo Blair believes a "tragic crash" could be on the way. His recent article tackles these important subjects, as he breaks down not only what's going on, but how parents can successfully build a biblical worldview in, for, and through their children. Listen to this important conversation today on "The …
Remembering Madeleine Albright: Dr. Richard Land on His Unlikely Friendship With Albright, Her Family's Escape From Nazism and Communism, and More Play in Edifi Player
Remembering Madeleine Albright: Dr. Richard Land on His Unlikely Friendship With Albright, Her Family's Escape From Nazism and Communism, and More
Christian Post Executive Editor Dr. Richard Land joins "The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story" to reflect on his unlikely friendship with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, her belief in American exceptionalism, and how her family's past escapes from Nazism and communism shaped her views. Land, who attended Albright's funeral last Wednesday, also reflects on her remembrance. _"Madeleine Albright’s life provides a truly inspiring story of the triumph of the human spirit," …
Church Hosts Assisted Suicide 'Crossing Over Ceremony' in Sanctuary: Here's the Inside Story Play in Edifi Player
Church Hosts Assisted Suicide 'Crossing Over Ceremony' in Sanctuary: Here's the Inside Story
"A Canadian church was recently the site of an assisted suicide ceremony held for one of its members diagnosed with ALS, better known in the U.S. as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Churchill Park United Church of Winnipeg became the first church in Manitoba to host the controversial practice, which it described as a “Crossing Over Ceremony” last month for 86-year-old Betty Sanguin." - Christian Post reporter Michael Gryboski Michael joins "The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story" to break down the …
America's Shocking 'Unprecedented Drop' in Bible Reading: What's Really Going On? Play in Edifi Player
America's Shocking 'Unprecedented Drop' in Bible Reading: What's Really Going On?
The American Bible Society has found a shocking drop in Bible reading and engagement. The numbers are discouraging — but what's really going on? And, amid the unfortunate statistics, are there any bright spots? Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley joins Billy Hallowell to discuss his story on the subject and to break down some of the most pressing questions about the most important and consequential book in history. Listen and read Foley's story: https://www.christianpost.com/us/american- …
What Is the Metaverse and Is It Poised to Obliterate Megachurches? Play in Edifi Player
What Is the Metaverse and Is It Poised to Obliterate Megachurches?
In a recent article, Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair posed a fascinating question: Will the metaverse end the megachurch? Blair joins Billy Hallowell on "The Christian Post Podcast" to discuss this issue. He explains what the metaverse is more broadly, how churches are using it — and his prediction surrounding what might happen to megachurch complexes amid the increasing turn toward technology. Listen and be sure to read the article: https://www.christianpost.com/news …
Inside the 'Dirty Dozen' List: 12 Entities Purportedly 'Profiting Off Sexually Exploitative Practices' Play in Edifi Player
Inside the 'Dirty Dozen' List: 12 Entities Purportedly 'Profiting Off Sexually Exploitative Practices'
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation recently released its annual Dirty Dozen list that documents how 12 entities are purportedly profiting off sexually exploitative practices. The list includes companies that NCOSE believes are “fueling sexual exploitation through their business practices, policies and products,” according to Lina Nealon, the director of corporate and strategic initiatives. Christian Post reporter Michael Gryboski explores the list: …
Pop Star-Turned-Christian Journalist Reveals Escape From Witchcraft and Finding Salvation in Jesus Play in Edifi Player
Pop Star-Turned-Christian Journalist Reveals Escape From Witchcraft and Finding Salvation in Jesus
Jeannie Law grew up in NYC and rose to fame as a pop star. Her struggles along the way — including escapes from witchcraft, abuse, depression, and rejection — led her on a path to discover Jesus. Law, a journalist for The Christian Post, unveils her incredible story on this episode of "The Christian Post Podcast."
Why Are Young People Struggling More to Marry, Buy a Home and Save? Play in Edifi Player
Why Are Young People Struggling More to Marry, Buy a Home and Save?
A new Pew Research survey shows most Americans believe certain rights of passage are much more difficult for young people today. From finding a spouse to saving for the future, Americans see the circumstances surrounding these life goals as more difficult for young people today. Why is this the case and what factors are potentially at play? Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair breaks down the elements, stats, and realities facing young people today. Listen to this important episode and …
What Happens in China When Someone Worships Jesus Outside State-Controlled Churches? One Man's Harrowing Story Play in Edifi Player
What Happens in China When Someone Worships Jesus Outside State-Controlled Churches? One Man's Harrowing Story
What happens when a person decides to worship Jesus outside of China's state- controlled churches? "If you want to worship in a church that is not vetted by the state you have to worship in an illegal, underground church," Christian Post reporter Leah explained. Klett explores the issues surrounding Chinese government control and Rev. Fr. Jonathan Liu's harrowing story — as well as his warning for Christians. Read Klett's story as well: https://www.christianpost.com/news/chinese-pastor- …