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The Inside Story: From The Christian Post

The Inside Story: From The Christian Post

“The Inside Story: From The Christian Post” 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 Inside Story: From The Christian Post” on your favorite podcast platforms.

Episodes

  • Politics and the Church: How Many Christians Want Fellow Churchgoers to Vote the Way They Do? Politics and the Church: How Many Christians Want Fellow Churchgoers to Vote the Way They Do? Play in Edifi Player

    Politics and the Church: How Many Christians Want Fellow Churchgoers to Vote the Way They Do?

    **Sponsor** : Learn more and buy  _Leadership Not by the Book_ by clicking here. What's going on with faith and politics? A new Lifeway Research survey reveals how politics and churches intersect, finding an increasing number of Protestants want their churches to be politically homogenous. Christian Post reporter Samantha Kamman breaks down the findings and unveils some of the most intriguing elements in the statistics. The survey raises a number of questions, including: Are churches …

  • Is a Red Wave Coming? What Are the Potential Shockers? An Essential Midterm Election Preview Is a Red Wave Coming? What Are the Potential Shockers? An Essential Midterm Election Preview Play in Edifi Player

    Is a Red Wave Coming? What Are the Potential Shockers? An Essential Midterm Election Preview

    **Sponsor** : Learn more and buy  _Leadership Not by the Book_ by clicking here. Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley takes you inside the races and referendums that truly matter this election cycle. With the midterms upon us, he breaks down some of the potential upsets and shockers, what might be happening across the U.S., and what things could look like come election day. Will there be a red wave as some postulate? Foley breaks it all down on this week's "The Inside Story."

  • All About God: Hobby Lobby Started With a $600 Loan in Founders' Basement — Here's What Happened When They Put Jesus First All About God: Hobby Lobby Started With a $600 Loan in Founders' Basement — Here's What Happened When They Put Jesus First Play in Edifi Player

    All About God: Hobby Lobby Started With a $600 Loan in Founders' Basement — Here's What Happened When They Put Jesus First

    **Sponsor** : Learn more and buy  _Leadership Not by the Book_ by clicking here. What does it look like to actually trust God...with everything? Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green is a shining example. He turned a $600 loan and a small business making tiny frames in his basement into a multi-billion dollar empire. Christian Post reporter Ian M. Giatti recently sat down with Green. Giatti later joined "The Inside Story" to take listeners into the Hobby Lobby secret to success (hint: …

  • 'The Worst Child Abuse I've Ever Seen': Journalist Takes You Inside 'Absolutely Horrific' Transgender 'Medical Scandal' 'The Worst Child Abuse I've Ever Seen': Journalist Takes You Inside 'Absolutely Horrific' Transgender 'Medical Scandal' Play in Edifi Player

    'The Worst Child Abuse I've Ever Seen': Journalist Takes You Inside 'Absolutely Horrific' Transgender 'Medical Scandal'

    _"It's the worst child abuse I've ever seen."_ That's how Christian Post journalist Brandon Showalter describes his in-depth coverage of the transgender movement. Showalter's new docu-series titled "Generation Indoctrination" takes audiences deep into the impact this trend is having on children and families alike. __ "This is a medical scandal ... [kids are] being fast-tracked into a pipeline of horror," he said, calling the movement the "greatest assault on the image of God." Showalter …

  • Why Are Christian Denominations Splintering? The Inside Story on Chaos Surrounding The Episcopal Church of South Carolina Why Are Christian Denominations Splintering? The Inside Story on Chaos Surrounding The Episcopal Church of South Carolina Play in Edifi Player

    Why Are Christian Denominations Splintering? The Inside Story on Chaos Surrounding The Episcopal Church of South Carolina

    Christian Post reporter Michael Gryboski joins "The Inside Story" this week to discuss his recent coverage of The Episcopal Church of South Carolina reaching a $500 million settlement with a breakaway Anglican diocese (read the story here). While the individual story matters, the broader question is: why are denominations splitting? And a secondary curiosity: what are the implications for the church more broadly? Gryboski explores the theological battles at the root of the chaos and why it …

  • The ‘Grotesque’ and Sinister Abuse Secretly Plaguing Some Christians — Are Churches Doing Enough? The ‘Grotesque’ and Sinister Abuse Secretly Plaguing Some Christians — Are Churches Doing Enough? Play in Edifi Player

    The ‘Grotesque’ and Sinister Abuse Secretly Plaguing Some Christians — Are Churches Doing Enough?

    Are churches properly handling spousal abuse? What happens when pastors don’t give men and women in need the proper guidance? Brandon Showalter, a reporter with The Christian Post, breaks down the inside story on this important topic impacting Christian communities.

  • 'A Serial Sexual Predator': The Inside Story on Alleged Abuse Scandal Purportedly Impacting Up to 200 Young Boys 'A Serial Sexual Predator': The Inside Story on Alleged Abuse Scandal Purportedly Impacting Up to 200 Young Boys Play in Edifi Player

    'A Serial Sexual Predator': The Inside Story on Alleged Abuse Scandal Purportedly Impacting Up to 200 Young Boys

    Don Ogden, the late founder of the music department at Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, was well-liked and by all accounts a Christian leader, but, according to allegations, he purportedly abused scores of young boys over the course of decades. "Ogden, who fathered two daughters and a son, and served a combined 42 years at two area churches, including the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, retired in 1993 after signs that he was hiding an ugly truth began to emerge," Leonardo …

  • Can Salvation Be Earned? Inside Disturbing Stats on Pastoral Beliefs About Biblical Truth and Eternity Can Salvation Be Earned? Inside Disturbing Stats on Pastoral Beliefs About Biblical Truth and Eternity Play in Edifi Player

    Can Salvation Be Earned? Inside Disturbing Stats on Pastoral Beliefs About Biblical Truth and Eternity

    Christian Post reporter Ian Giatti sits down with "The Inside Story" to discuss shocking survey results finding one-third of senior pastors believe a person can get to heaven by being a good person. "I wish I could say I am shocked," Giatti said of the results. "So many churches now are kind of moving away from a grounding in biblical theology and moving into other things." He discusses biblical worldview and some of the other stunning findings about modern-day preachers' beliefs.

  • 'Something Inside Me Just Kind of Snapped': Journalist Reveals Moment He Was Compelled to Investigate Trans 'Cult of Confusion' 'Something Inside Me Just Kind of Snapped': Journalist Reveals Moment He Was Compelled to Investigate Trans 'Cult of Confusion' Play in Edifi Player

    'Something Inside Me Just Kind of Snapped': Journalist Reveals Moment He Was Compelled to Investigate Trans 'Cult of Confusion'

    _Puberty blockers. Disgifuring surgeries. Chaos._ Christian Post reporter Brandon Showalter joins the show to unveil a new Fox Nation documentary he's in about the trans movement, and to explain why he's so vocal about related issues. In particular, he spoke about the moment he decided to investigate more deeply. "Something inside me snapped, and I just thought, 'Well, I've just got to dig into this and scrutinize this more deeply because this is absolutely insane,'" Showalter said. "I just …

  • 'It's Just Insane': Reporter Details Horrifying Truth of Trans Surgeries Being Performed on Minors 'It's Just Insane': Reporter Details Horrifying Truth of Trans Surgeries Being Performed on Minors Play in Edifi Player

    'It's Just Insane': Reporter Details Horrifying Truth of Trans Surgeries Being Performed on Minors

    Christian Post senior investigative reporter Brandon Showalter joined "The Inside Story" to break down the media's coverage of transgender sex changes on minors and dispel the claim these procedures aren't happening on kids. "They've just got the public -- a large swath of them -- in a psychological straightjacket of deceit," Showalter said. "The truth will ultimately win out, but we have to keep telling it." Listen and then read Brandon's op-ed: Yes, trans surgeries are being done on …

  • 'Burn My House Down': Inside the Horrific Threats Against a Christian School Administrator After Reiterating Biblical Student Policies 'Burn My House Down': Inside the Horrific Threats Against a Christian School Administrator After Reiterating Biblical Student Policies Play in Edifi Player

    'Burn My House Down': Inside the Horrific Threats Against a Christian School Administrator After Reiterating Biblical Student Policies

    The now-viral story about a Christian school administrator in Florida who is receiving death threats for emailing families about the school's biblical policies on marriage and gender continues to reverberate. On this week's "Inside Story: From the Christian Post," reporter Ian M. Giatti explores the ins and outs of the story, what happened, how the media covered it — and how journalists and others can be better at approaching stories about Christian doctrine. He also recounts his interview …

  • Pastor's 'Spiritualized Tantrum' (and Apology) Goes Viral Over Luxury Watch Flap: The Inside Story and Why It Matters Pastor's 'Spiritualized Tantrum' (and Apology) Goes Viral Over Luxury Watch Flap: The Inside Story and Why It Matters Play in Edifi Player

    Pastor's 'Spiritualized Tantrum' (and Apology) Goes Viral Over Luxury Watch Flap: The Inside Story and Why It Matters

    A pastor's viral church rant -- and his subsequent apology -- have gone viral. As The Christian Post's Leonardo Blair reported: "A Missouri pastor has apologized after a video clip in which he threw a spiritualized tantrum from the pulpit and called his congregation 'broke, busted and disgusted' and 'cheap sons and daughters' for not 'honoring' him with a watch from the luxury brand Movado went viral." The incident has sparked questions about pastoral behavior and maturity, grace, and much …

  • Why Overturning Roe Sparked Panic Over Gay Marriage: The Inside Story on 'The Respect For Marriage Act' Why Overturning Roe Sparked Panic Over Gay Marriage: The Inside Story on 'The Respect For Marriage Act' Play in Edifi Player

    Why Overturning Roe Sparked Panic Over Gay Marriage: The Inside Story on 'The Respect For Marriage Act'

    What is The Respect For Marriage Act — and why did the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade spark panic over gay marriage? Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley explores the tie between these issues, why Congress is trying to codify gay marriage — and what the odds are for The Respect For Marriage Act to become law. Here's everything you need to know.

  • 'Misinformation' Is the Latest Frontier in the Abortion Battle: What It Means, Why It Matters, and What's to Come 'Misinformation' Is the Latest Frontier in the Abortion Battle: What It Means, Why It Matters, and What's to Come Play in Edifi Player

    'Misinformation' Is the Latest Frontier in the Abortion Battle: What It Means, Why It Matters, and What's to Come

    Misinformation is one of the new frontiers of the abortion debate. Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley joins "The Inside Story" to discuss what the YouTube crackdown on abortion misinformation means and why critics believe it could spark additional problems. As Foley wrote in a recent story, "YouTube’s plans to crack down on abortion “misinformation” could lead to the platform purging any content that it deems “inflammatory” on the subject while enabling real misinformation to spread even …