Edifi With Billy Hallowell
By 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.
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.
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/
March 17, 2022
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!"
March 16, 2022
'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.
February 23, 2022
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.
February 09, 2022
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 in America — and the world. Here is Amerson's incredible story.
January 28, 2022
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-for-his-hit-books-but-did-you-know-hes-been-saving-orphans-lives-in-haiti/
January 17, 2022
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.
January 09, 2022
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 more.
January 06, 2022
'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.
December 23, 2021
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.
December 20, 2021
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 inclusion of animal dung to illustrate the meek and unassuming elements of Jesus' birth.
December 08, 2021
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 episode of "Edifi With Billy Hallowell."
December 02, 2021
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 delivered a helpful history lesson about the longstanding view that the Church of the Nativity is, indeed, the location where Mary and Joseph welcomed Jesus into the world.
November 29, 2021
Singer Matthew West on Cancel Culture, Why 'We Need Christmas' and Clinging to Hope
Singer Matthew West breaks down his brush with cancel culture, his new Christmas album, how he and his family coped with COVID and so much more.
November 29, 2021
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."
November 16, 2021
California Pastor Was Murdered Outside His Church — Just Days Later His Daughter Offers Powerful Message of Forgiveness
Daney Moore joins "Edifi" for an emotional and heartfelt interview about her dad, Pastor Joe Moore, his life, legacy and the crime that has left her family in shock. Amid all of the chaos, she remembers what her father always taught about faith, forgiveness and love for others.
October 29, 2021
How Do We React to Christian Celebs Who Abandon Faith? Singer Mike Donehey Tackles This, His New Music, COVID and More
Former Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey is out with new music, some powerful perspective and a journey to share. Listen to Mike and Billy discuss his COVID journey, his take on how Christians should react to those who lose their faith and plenty more. Want more powerful, Christian podcasts? Head over to Edifi.app today (or download Edifi in the app stores).
October 18, 2021
FLASHBACK: She Was One of the World's Most Famous Porn Stars — Then She Found Jesus
This is one of our favorite episodes so far this year, so we are flashing back to it: Brittni De La Mora was once one of the world's most famous porn stars — then she found Jesus and everything changed. Brittni and her husband Richard – who are now both in ministry — discuss her incredible transformation story, how they met, and what discovering Jesus truly means.
October 12, 2021
Louie Giglio Shatters a 'Big Lie' That Plagues Us — and the 9 Words About the 'Enemy' That Totally Changed His Life
Louie Giglio breaks down the nine words that have changed his life — and how lies of the enemy can tragically get into our hearts and minds. "There are spiritual forces at work every single day all around us," he said. "We don't struggle against flesh and blood, the scripture says, but against these powers, principalities rulers of the age that is around us."
September 21, 2021
Is Satan Real? Should We Fear Evil? Inside the Bible's Stand on the Devil, Evil and the Chaos That Surrounds Us
"Evil is real." We understand that, but what does it mean? What lessons do we need to learn to understand what's really going on? This special bonus episode offers 6 essential truths we need to understand Ephesians 6, good, evil and healing.
September 08, 2021
What Does the Bible Say About Marijuana? Is It Moral? Inside the Weed Battle
Todd Miles, author of "Cannabis and the Christian: What the Bible Says About Marijuana," forces us to all answer some tough questions about weed and what the Bible really tells us. Is it moral? Is it permissible? Where should Christians stand? Explore these issues and more! Subscribe to "Edifi With Billy Hallowell": https://edifi.app/podcasts/edifi-with-billy-hallowell-26031
August 16, 2021
'Messy Truth': He Was Raised By 3 Gay Parents and Thought 'I Never Want to Be a Christian.' Then, a Bible Study Changed Everything
Caleb Kaltenbach grew up with three gay parents and he saw hate and anger from many Christians. In fact, he found himself saying, "I never want to be a Christian." Then, he attended a Bible study in an effort to try and disprove scripture — and he was in for a major surprise. Now Kaltenbach, a former pastor who has a new book out titled, "Messy Truth: How to Foster Community Without Sacrificing Conviction," is on a mission to help find a balance between truth and love and to create "a sense of belonging for all people." Subscribe to "Edifi With Billy Hallowell" on the following platforms: Edifi: https://edifi.app/podcasts/edifi-with-billy-hallowell-26031/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/billyhallowell Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/the-billy-hallowell-podcast-faith-culture-and-storytelling Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1400242 Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82N2EwNmIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/billy-hallowell-podcast-faith-culture-storytelling/id1401499962?mt=2 Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1401499962/the-billy-hallowell-podcast-faith-culture-and-storytelling Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/6Dz4 PodBean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/33jrh-7362d/The-Billy-Hallowell-Podcast-Faith-Culture-and-Storytelling RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/the-billy-hallowell-podcast-faith-8XRDmz Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2fQFFmQAX4l7yDDz0vj2AL Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-billy-hallowell-podcast
August 09, 2021
'We Need to Wake Up': Ken Harrison Breaks Down Disintegrating Masculinity, Biblical Manhood, Fatherhood and His Journey From the LAPD to Promise Keepers
Promise Keepers CEO Ken Harrison breaks down biblical manhood, the lies culture tells us and his journey through law enforcement as a Christian. This is a powerful episode that will leave you with a plethora of take-aways.
July 15, 2021
The 'Full Armor of God,' a Real-Life Possession Story — and the Raging Battle You Might Not Realize You're In
Ephesians 6 is one of those Bible chapters that is so easy to bypass. You read it and think, "Yeah, we're in a battle" and move on. But, like many, you might not realize what that battle really is, why it matters — and how you could be missing what's really unfolding in the realm of good vs. evil. Let's explore these issues, hear a real-life possession story and explore why we must all wake up. Grab copies of Billy's book, "Playing With Fire": https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Fire-Modern-Investigation-Exorcism/dp/0785234500/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= And subscribe to this podcast on your favorite platforms: https://edifi.app/podcasts/edifi-with-billy-hallowell-26031/
June 29, 2021
'God Exists or He Does Not. There Is No Third Option': Author Richard Simmons Unveils the Path to Truth & Discovery
Author Richard Simmons is on a mission to help people recognize that "truth is discovered and not invented." In his book, "Reflections on the Existence of God: A Series of Essays," he grapples with the most basic — yet most debated — question in human existence: Does God exist? His answer and the evidence that takes him there will inspire you. Subscribe to Billy Hallowell's "Edifi" podcast today! https://edifi.app/podcasts/edifi-with-billy-hallowell-26031/
June 17, 2021
'Horrific': Baker Jack Phillips Reveals Abuse, Vandalism, Death Threats After He Refused to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding
Colorado baker Jack Phillips has long been at the center of controversy for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. His battle, which reached the Supreme Court, has attracted everything from support to anger, with the baker fielding death threats, vandalism and harassment along the way. While many have asked, "Why not just bake the cake?" Phillips offer a response worth hearing, no matter where you stand. Subscribe to "Edifi With Billy Hallowell" on your favorite podcast apps: https://edifi.app/podcasts/edifi-with-billy-hallowell-26031/
June 02, 2021
T.D. Jakes on Culture, Chaos and Division and FOX News' Shannon Bream Breaks Down the Women of the Bible
This episode of Edifi is packed with two powerful interviews, as Bishop T.D. Jakes and FOX News host Shannon Bream drop by. Jakes discusses culture, chaos, division and his new book, "Don't Drop the Mic: The Power of Your Words Can Change the World." And Bream explores her career and faith, including her new book, "The Women of the Bible Speak." Explore this powerful episode! ----- FOLLOW BILLY ON TWITTER: www.twitter.com/billyhallowell FOLLOW BILLY ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/billyhallowell GRAB BILLY'S LATEST BOOK, "PLAYING WITH FIRE": www.playingwithfirebook.com
April 25, 2021
The Most Compelling 'Characters of Easter': Inside the Most Powerful Story Ever Told
Daniel Darling joins us for a special Easter episode that explores "The Characters of Easter" and takes us inside the greatest event in human history.
April 04, 2021
Billy Responds to Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes' — and Candace Owens Brings Her Take on Culture and Politics
Billy offers a response to Lil Nas X's "Satan shoes," and Candace Owens drops by to share her story, her political perspective and to offer details on her new show, "Candace" on Daily Wire.
March 29, 2021
She Was One of the World's Most Famous Porn Stars — Then She Found Jesus
Brittni De La Mora was once one of the world's most famous porn stars — then she found Jesus and everything changed. Brittni and her husband Richard – who are now both in ministry — discuss her incredible transformation story, how they met, and what discovering Jesus truly means. Listen to this powerful interview, and be sure to also subscribe to hear Brittni and Richard on their weekly "Let's Talk Purity" podcast: https://edifi.app/podcasts/let-s-talk-purity-26147/
March 07, 2021
He Has Talked to Hundreds of Famous & Influential Atheists — But Here's Why Apologist Justin Brierley Is Still a Steadfast Christian
Justin Brierley is the longtime host of "Unbelievable?", the U.K.-based podcast and radio show that brings together Christians and atheists (and sometimes Christians with differing theological views) to discuss and debate some of the most essential theological and cultural subjects of the day. Brierley has likely heard every argument imaginable from some of the most prominent atheists around the globe, yet he remains a Christian who is resolute in his faith and steadfast in his belief in the Bible. Listen to him explain why he facilitates these fascinating discussions, and why his faith in scripture has persisted after hearing some of atheists' toughest arguments.
February 24, 2021
Apologist Ken Ham Offers a Perfect Rebuttal to Atheists — and Explains Why He Built a Life-Size Noah's Ark
Apologist Ken Ham takes a particular position when it comes to his debates with atheists and secularists — and it surrounds an intentional tone. In this interview, he discusses his new book, "Will They Stand," his mission to spread the gospel, why he believes parents need to train Christian kids, and the reason he decided to build a life-size Noah's ark. This episode is packed with powerful content.
February 16, 2021
'Truth Is Truth': GOP Congresswoman Who Voted For Trump Reveals Why Her Faith Led Her to Vote for Impeachment
Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, who represents Washington's 3rd congressional district, was one of just 10 Republicans in the U.S. House to vote to impeach former president Donald Trump. She sat down for a candid conversation with Billy Hallowell about faith, truth and the importance of putting Jesus before anything else. In this candid discussion, she explains the events of January 6, how she reacted and why — even though she voted for Trump, she felt compelled to vote for impeachment. This powerful interview offers a rare lens into the life and faith of a member of Congress, shedding light on the difficult decision to place what one believes is right over the will of a political party or even political aspirations. Regardless of whether one agrees with Herrera-Beutler's decision, it's clear that a lot is on the line for her. Still, she is resolute that "truth is truth" and that faith and truth must drive our decisions — not political whims. Want more faith-inspiring podcasts? Head over to The Edifi Podcast Network today!
February 08, 2021
Inside the Horrific and Shocking State of Christian Persecution Around the World
Explore the headlines of the week. From Mr. T's call to faith to Vice President Elect Kamala Harris' Bible plans there's plenty to explore. Plus: David Curry of Open Doors USA breaks down the worst places in the world to be a Christian — and the shocking increase in persecution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 19, 2021
"Bachelor" Star Ben Higgins on Purpose, Jesus and His Path to Faith (Plus: A Response to Evil)
"Bachelor" star Ben Higgins sheds light on his faith, his journey and his experience starring on the popular ABC show. Listen to him explain his journey. Also, hear Billy Hallowell respond to the attack on the U.S. Capitol — and the real issue plaguing our culture.
January 11, 2021
3 'God' Steps to Survive 2021, the Biggest Feel-Good Stories of Last Year, Inside the Headlines, Must-Listen Podcasts — and More
Are you ready for 2021? After the dumpster fire that was 2020, there are a lot of reasons to be wary, but here are some tips for diving into 2021 with the right mindset. Plus: the top 3 feel-good stories of the year, 2 important headlines to pay attention to — and plenty more. It's the 2021 "listicle" episode, so don't miss it!
January 04, 2021
5 Misconceptions About the Nativity — and a Fascinating Investigation Into the Star of Bethlehem
Lawyer Rick Larson set off on a course to investigate the star of Bethlehem. What he found is quite fascinating. Plus, we explore 5 misconceptions about Jesus' birth and the nativity!
December 23, 2020
John Bevere Breaks Down What 'Fear of the Lord' Really Means — and How to Follow God’s Will for Our Lives
John Bevere breaks down what the "fear of the Lord" really means and how we find God's will for our lives. Dive into the exploration of fear, love and so much more, as Bevere discusses "X: Multiply Your God-Given Potential." Listen to more podcasts over on Edifi!
December 10, 2020
Country Singer Coffey Anderson Explores the Story Behind 'Country Ever After' and His Faith Journey
Country music star Coffey Anderson takes us inside his new Netflix show "Country Ever After" and his faith journey. His incredible story and his wife Criscilla's bravery during her cancer journey have captivated and inspired millions. Listen to him explain it all on this episode of "Edifi."
November 29, 2020
Skillet Frontman John Cooper Takes on Post-Modernism, Relativism and Cultural Chaos
You might know Skillet frontman John Cooper for his music, but get ready to see him like you never have before. Cooper is taking on post-modernism, relativism, and culture chaos and is set to release his new book, "Awake & Alive to Truth." He's standing up for truth and breaking out with some fascinating takes on our truly troubled times.
November 23, 2020
Sen. Tim Scott Takes Us Inside His Incredible Story of Overcoming Adversity and Discovering the American Dream
Sen. Tim Scott's personal story is incredible. He discusses overcoming adversity and discovering the American dream, while also diving into his latest book, "Opportunity Knocks: How Hard Work, Community, and Business Can Improve Lives and End Poverty."
November 16, 2020
The Most Egregious Myths About Abortion: Danielle D'Souza Gill Breaks Down One of America's Most Heated Debates
Danielle D'Souza Gill joins "Edifi With Billy Hallowell" to tackle abortion myths, the argument that men should have no opinion on the matter and her new book, "The Choice: The Abortion Divide in America." During the show, she proclaims, "I hope that from this that we can really create a culture of life in the country … [and] the changing of people’s hearts and minds." Dive into the discussion and check out other transformational shows on the Edifi app.
November 06, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence's Daughter Reflects on the Family's Faith, Her Dad and More
Charlotte Pence Bond reveals what it was like growing up with her father, Vice President Mike Pence, the Billy Graham rule, what her dad has taught her and her journey to faith. Plus: A response to AOC's religious freedom comments.
October 29, 2020
Inside the Horrific and Deadly Christian Persecution Dilemma That's Missing From the Headlines
The Rev. Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper join forces to reveal the horrors unfolding in Nigeria. The educate us about the situation on the ground and their new book, "The Next Jihad: Stop the Christian Genocide in Africa." This is a must-listen episode.
October 19, 2020
What's It Like to Be a Cop in America Today? Police Chaplain Explores the Complex Cultural and Spiritual Dynamics
The Rev. John Revell takes us inside the complex world of being a cop in today's challenging culture. From suicide struggles to chaos amid ongoing protests, Revell — a longtime police chaplain — explores the troubling dynamics and helps us see far beyond the headlines into the difficulties of a tough and harrowing career.
October 12, 2020
"O.C." Star Samaire Armstrong Reveals Why She Broke Her Silence & Endorsed Trump, Discusses Her Hollywood Career and More
"O.C." star Samaire Armstrong shocked everyone when she delivered an impassioned video supporting President Donald Trump. Now, she's speaking out about being potentially blacklisted, her counter-cultural message and why she decided to break her silence.
October 04, 2020
Exorcisms, Possessions, Demons and Evil — Pastor Breaks Down What the Bible Really Says
Pastor Lucas Miles comes on the podcast to discuss exorcisms, possessions, demons and evil, and to break down what the Bible really says. Miles is interviewed in Billy Hallowell's new book, "Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts."
September 28, 2020
Why Ginsburg's Death Matters and Shocking Statistics About Culture and Suicide (Plus: Christian Author Craig Denison Drops By)
Billy Hallowell breaks down the biggest headlines of the week — from the implications of Justice Ginsburg's death to reaction to "Cuties." Plus: author Craig Denison drops by to discuss hope, chaos and more.
September 21, 2020
She Believes She Was Possessed — and Healed (Plus: Ben Courson Drops By to Discuss 'Flirting With Darkness')
Meet Amy, a woman who believes she was possessed — and healed. Plus, Ben Courson drops by to discuss his new book "Flirting With Darkness," and Tre Goins-Phillips breaks down the biggest faith headlines of the week.
September 13, 2020
Skillet's John Cooper Talks Violence in Kenosha, Division and the Gospel
Skillet frontman John Cooper shares his experience living just three blocks from the recent chaos in Kenosha, his take on the gospel and the ways he believes America can heal. Plus: the biggest news of the week with The Christian Post. Go to Edifi.app (and download Edifi from your app store) for more powerful Christian podcasts!
September 06, 2020
Actor Jim Caviezel Takes You Inside His New Movie 'Infidel' (Plus: He Dives Into the Gospel & His Take on Our Chaotic Culture)
Actor Jim Caviezel Is known for his epic film, "The Passion of the Christ." And amid a long Hollywood career, he has clung close to his Christian faith. In this episode of the podcast, he dives into the gospel and offers his take on our chaotic culture. Go to Edifi.app (and download Edifi from your app store) for more powerful Christian podcasts!
August 30, 2020
'Make America Good Again': Author Unveils Biblical Principles to Restore America (Plus: Abby Johnson Teases Her New Podcast)
Amid chaos, hate and consternation, author Joe Battaglia wants to inspire every American to "Make America Good Again." Plus, pro-life leader Abby Johnson previews her RNC speech — and her new podcast!
August 24, 2020
"Duck Dynasty" Star Phil Robertson Baptizes Fans, Tackles Trump (and Politics) and Preaches the Gospel
Phil Robertson discusses his new book, "Jesus Politics," his take on politics and culture and so much more.
August 15, 2020
Pastor John MacArthur Explains Why Won't Back Down Amid Intense Church-State Battle
Pastor John MacArthur appeared on "Edifi" to tell Billy Hallowell why he has no plans of backing down amid his intense church-state battle. "This is not the America that I've known," he said, going on to make the case for why he's defying California's mandates to keep his church's doors open. Plus, he addresses critics who take issue with his views on Romans 13.
August 08, 2020
Justin Bieber's Jesus Message, the Biggest Headlines and 'The Fear Virus'
We dive into the biggest faith headlines of the week, including Justin Bieber's faith message — and Ed Young tells us about "The Fear Virus." Welcome to the new and re-branded "Edifi With Billy Hallowell" podcast.
August 01, 2020
Singer Colton Dixon Takes You Behind the Scenes of His Life, Career and Faith
Colton Dixon is out with some great new music — and in this episode you'll have the chance to hear him take you behind the scenes of his life, faith and career,
May 20, 2020
Ex-'The View' and 'GMA' Host Paula Faris Was at the Top of Her Career — and Left It All Behind. Here's Why.
Paula Faris' career trajectory has been pretty incredible. But when she was at the top of the media world as host of "Good Morning America Weekend Edition" and "The View," Faris made a shocking decision: to leave it all behind. Here's her incredible story.
May 09, 2020
My Response to Mayor De Blasio's 'Jewish Community' COVID19 Tweet
Words matter. Here's why.
April 30, 2020
The Future Might Feel Uncertain Right Now — But Here Are 3 Eternal Truths You Can Cling To
It's easy to feel lost, scared and alone. The future might feel uncertain. But here are three eternal truths you can cling to.
April 27, 2020
Fox News Anchor Shannon Bream Reveals Why She Prays Every Morning — and Takes You Inside Her Incredible Life Story
Shannon Bream, anchor of “FOX News @ Night,” is a talented journalist who has a penchant for asking the right questions. A trained attorney, she has been on-the-air at Fox since 2007. Bream describes herself as a lifelong “news junkie,” sharing her journey from working as a trained lawyer to journeying into the news business. But it’s perhaps her worldview that most sets her apart from many of her media peers.
April 21, 2020
Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa Is Risking His Safety to Help the Homeless Amid COVID
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa isn't sheltering in place. In fact, he and his organization, The Guardian Angels, are out and about in New York City, helping clean and feed the homeless while also trying to help those less fortunate avoid COVID19.
April 15, 2020
Trump, Biden and the Chance to Eradicate Our Ugly, Toxic, No-Good Hatred for One Another
The uncertainty and chaos of the coronavirus leaves us with a powerful chance to right our wrongs. But are we good enough people to rise up to the challenge?
April 14, 2020
Jesus' Death and Resurrection Should Drive Us to This Essential Question Every Second of the Day
This is the question we should be asking morning, noon and night.
April 12, 2020
Reflection: Prayer Is Exploding Amid Coronavirus — Here's What Critics Miss
Prayer is exploding amid coronavirus, as people look for hope. Here's what critics always get wrong about prayer.
April 09, 2020
Reflection: Trump Called Millions to Church and the Results Are Stunning
President Donald Trump invited millions to church, and Pastor Greg Laurie revealed the stunning Palm Sunday result. Here's my reflection on why this all truly matters.
April 08, 2020
He Was the Lead Singer of Wildly Popular Band Sanctus Real — Here's Why He Walked Away
Matt Hammitt had it all, but then he found himself faced with a choice. The Christian singer decided to walk away from his successful role as the lead singer of Sanctus Real. Here's his powerful story.
March 23, 2020
Corona Chaos Is Exposing Some Powerful Truths
Corona chaos is exposing some powerful truths and realities. America is at her best when we unite. Are we up for the task?
March 15, 2020
James 5: A Major Warning — and a Powerful Prayer Proclamation
James 5 is filled with important truths that call us to feel convicted and empowered. James Chapter 5 opens with a rebuke of wealthy people who have essentially stolen wages and mistreated workers. But there are also some inspirational aspects as well surrounding prayer. There's a lot to unpack, so let's dive right in!
February 13, 2020
What Does the Bible Really Mean When It Says 'Love Not the World'?
Jesus tells us to love God and love others, but what does the Bible mean when it tells us to "love not the world?" And what does James 4 (NIV) mean when it tells us, "Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God?" Let's dive deep into these truths.
January 21, 2020
'A World of Evil': This Can Set the Whole Course of Your Life on Fire
What you say matters. Here's why.
January 17, 2020
Is Believing in 'God' Enough? The Convicting, Biblical Reality
Is believing in God enough? Let's dive into the discussion and see what James 2 has to tell us. It's a convicting yet powerful message.
January 10, 2020
James 1: Inside Incredibly Powerful Lessons Packed Into Just a Few Verses
Dive into James 1 for some of the most powerful lessons imaginable — important and timeless truths that can set your life on course for success.
January 03, 2020
Francis Chan and the Convicting, Pre-Christmas Message We All Need
Francis Chan just announced that he and his family are leaving the U.S. to be missionaries abroad. The story is amazing -- but there's a powerful lesson (and conviction) there for us all.
November 12, 2019
Refusing to Forgive Could Destroy You — Here's Why
Forgiveness is hard — sometimes it's very hard. But what if everything you think you know about forgiveness is wrong? What if your failure or refusal to forgive could actually end up destroying you? Let's dive in.
September 30, 2019
'Lying Lips' and the Truth — What's Your Struggle?
Proverbs 12 doles out some powerful truths about what comes out of our mouths — and why it truly matters.
September 25, 2019
Hollywood, Fame & the Poor: Some of the Most Convicting Bible Verses You'll Hear Today
Do you show favoritism? Do you treat the wealthy better than the poor? The Bible has some pretty convicting things to say about how we treat others. Here are some powerful lessons we all must keep in mind.
September 24, 2019
Should We Really 'Fear' God?
Some might look upon the idea of "fearing the Lord" as a bad thing, but most of us — if we're being honest — will admit that we have had healthy fears of our parents and other authority figures throughout our lives. If the Creator of the very air we breath and the bodies we inhabit has specific standards and truths, we would be operating in great error to ignore that wisdom.
September 23, 2019
Are Fear, Anxiety and Worry Overtaking You? There's Hope
Life can be both beautiful and painful. And when uncertainty hits, it’s not uncommon for fear and anxiety to take hold. But there's true hope. Here's some encouragement.
September 20, 2019
The 6 Things God Hates: Are You Guilty?
God's standards matter. The Bible repeatedly tells us where the Lord stands on various issues — as well as on the state of the human condition, with Solomon detailing in Proverbs 6 the "six things the Lord hates." These activities and character flaws might sometimes arise in our own lives, so knowing and understanding each of them can be deeply beneficial to each of us, especially as we embark on the ongoing quest to be better and stronger people.
September 20, 2019
Today's Devotion: How Do We Live a Moral Life in a Confused Culture?
In an era characterized by rampant relativism, self-control is slipping away. But no matter what culture says, the Bible calls us to personal restraint, with moral parameters guiding our paths. When we reject God's order and live life for ourselves, we're on spiritual quicksand. Here's why.
September 19, 2019
FACT CHECK: Does the Bible Really Tell Us to 'Follow Our Hearts?'
There's a lot of talk today about "following your heart." The generally spouted mantras are "be true to yourself" and "be who you want to be," but there's an important reality that these feel-good slogans fail to take into account: we must first be who God wants us to be.
September 18, 2019
If Love Is the Antidote, Where Does Truth Fall?
Our view of the world — and creation — impacts our entire existence. It dictates how we interact with people and institutions, and how we respond to moral choices. Unfortunately, it's becoming more and more difficult in our "everything goes" era to discover truth and, in turn, to live that truth out. In the end, though, truth is fixed; it doesn't ebb, it doesn't flow — and it certainly doesn't bend to individual whims. How are you measuring up?
September 17, 2019
Morning Devotion: Where Are You Finding Your Morals?
Where do your morals, values and ethics come from? This is an essential question, because, whether we realize it, each one of us has a defined moral and ethical framework — and many of our ideas come from what we choose to put into our hearts and minds.
September 16, 2019
The Truth Bomb Proverbs Keeps Dropping on Modern Culture 3,000 Years After It Was Written
What is knowledge? That's a question that is becoming increasingly difficult for our modern world to answer. That said, the Bible is pretty clear about where knowledge comes from, what it is, and where we can obtain it. Sure, schooling and college are great. But life is about more than earthly education. Let's dive right in.
September 13, 2019
How Do We Respond When Life Hurts and Nothing Makes Sense?
How should we respond when unimaginable tragedy strikes, when everything around us seems to be imploding — or when life simply doesn't go as planned? These are monumental questions we all face at various points throughout our lives, as we encounter an array of struggles, pain and unexpected happenings. Here's my response.
September 12, 2019
The BIG Lie You Might Be Accidentally Telling Your Kids
"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt us." This is a nice slogan, but is it biblical? Here's why the answer to that question truly matters.
September 03, 2019
'The Truth Has No Agenda': Faith and Lies in the Age of Chaos, Trump and Mueller
What is truth? Why does truth matter? This devotional episode dives into what the scriptures say about truth, lies and so much more.
July 24, 2019
The Bible Chapter That Should Have Us All Doing a Double-Take
Colossians 3 has a powerful message about dying to self that should have us all do a double take. We're called to rid ourselves of anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language -- but are we failing? Here's some hope.
July 23, 2019
8 Prayers That Will Totally Change Your Life
Prayer is powerful, yet we live in a chaotic world. Kids, family, work, responsibilities and other barriers sometimes cause us to forget the power and importance of prayer. And in an increasingly secular culture, it's easy to simply diminish or ignore what can truly happen if we seek God daily. Here are eight prayers and areas of focus that will change our lives — and the lives of others.
July 17, 2019
Feelings Aren't Facts. Here's How We Can Save Our Culture.
We’ve thrown respect out the window and exchanged it with this obsessive belief that what we believe, feel and say is what matters most. This faulty ideology will destroy us — unless we cling to true hope.
June 27, 2019
Reality TV vs. the Gospel: The 4 Questions We All Must Answer
Culture tells us we're perfect, that we can do anything we want -- and do it with glee. Realty TV rewards the unthinkable. Relativism rages. But the Bible calls us to something very different. Here are the four questions we all must answer.
June 14, 2019
Sometimes, You've Just Gotta Say 'Nope'
The Bible makes it clear that we're supposed to trust in God. But what happens when we drift away, fail to ask and always find ourselves saying "yes?" Things get a bit complicated...here's the solution.
June 12, 2019
The Incredibly Disturbing Reaction to David Platt's Prayer for President Donald Trump
Pastor David Platt has been under fire after President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to his Virginia church and the preacher prayed for the president. The fallout has been telling, as critics seem to miss some gospel points along the way. Here's why this matters. And deeply.
June 07, 2019
FACT CHECK: You're Not Perfect. You're a Mess. You've Got Weaknesses. (But There's Hope.)
Culture tells us we're essentially perfect. Anything we say or do goes, there's no need for self-reflection, we decide what's right or wrong. Unfortunately, this isn't reality. We are each filled with weaknesses that we must confront — weaknesses that hold us back from people the people God wants us to be. I had a convicting moment this morning, and I'm hopeful it can help us all dive deeper so we can become more like Christ.
June 06, 2019
My Reaction to Miley Cyrus' Abortion Tweet (And How to Survive a Chaotic Culture)
How we react says a lot about where we are, spiritually speaking. When I first saw Miley Cyrus' tweet I had a pretty pointed response, but then I felt convicted. Let's dive into my reaction, while also covering some helpful tips on how to survive and thrive in a chaotic, fractured and strange culture.
June 05, 2019
Kathie Lee Gifford Breaks Down the 'Cure for the Malignancy of the Soul'
Kathie Lee Gifford is known for her incredible career in TV, but you'll get a chance in today's devotional podcast to hear her speak about her Christian faith — and what she calls the "cure for the malignancy of the soul." After today's devotional, be sure to also check out the original, full-length interview between Billy Hallowell and Kathie Lee, which you can find here.
May 31, 2019
'With Humility Comes Wisdom': The Biblical Challenge We All Need to Confront
Are you humble -- or too prideful? Do you struggle with needing others' praise? The Bible tells us that "humility comes with wisdom," but many of us lack in this area. Let's dive deep into what the Bible says about pride — and challenge ourselves to really look into our hearts to see where we're failing and succeeding.
May 31, 2019
Stop. Think. Speak. Why Your (Big) Mouth Could Be Ruining Everything.
James 3 warns us that our mouths can end up causing a lot of drama. Here's why you need to stop, think and then speak. Hint: not everything you want to say is worth saying.
May 29, 2019
Love Your Enemies: What Does That Really Mean?
What does it really mean to love your enemies? In a world of hate, anger and fighting, the gospel has a message of hope that will immediately change your life -- if you choose to live it out.
May 23, 2019
Dear Christian Parents: THIS Is the Most Terrifying Thing in Our Post-Truth World
We are increasingly living in a post-truth world, as morals and values slowly sink deeper and deeper into the abyss. A quick look at the news makes it more than clear: we’re headed for an ethical derailment, and most people seem completely oblivious to the erosion of sanity that has taken form. For Christians, a number of worries have emerged, with questions coming along with a great many fears. But in the end, it’s truth that most matters, and we are called to embrace God (and reality). But are we answering that call?
May 15, 2019
4 Bible Moments That Undoubtedly Prove God is Pro-Life
God is pro-life. Undoubtedly so. And if that's true, there's a deep responsibility on behalf of us all. Whether you're pro-life, pro-choice or confused about where you stand, this episode will convict you.
May 10, 2019
Struggling With Sin? You Need to Hear This (Hint: That's Everyone)
Are you struggling with sin? A lot of us beat ourselves up over our mistakes -- but here's how we can find a path forward.
May 09, 2019
God’s Insanely Counter-Cultural Message We All Need Right Now
We are called to hate evil, cling to what is good, be patient in affliction — and to bless our enemies. Romans 12 is the insanely counter-cultural message we all need right now.
May 02, 2019
Here's the Most Compelling Evidence for Jesus and the Bible
Is the Bible real? Did Jesus really die for the sins of humanity? Critics and atheists often demand evidence for these things. It's an endless battle, but here's what I have found to be the most compelling proof for Jesus and the Bible.
April 03, 2019
The Convicting Lessons the Jussie Smollett Saga Teaches Us ALL
The Jussie Smollett saga has captured the headlines, but there are some elements of the case that might be overlooked. And believe it or not — whether you care about celebrity news or disregard it — the story holds some essential and convicting lessons for us all.
March 11, 2019
Culture vs. Christ: The Pressing Question We All Must Ask Ourselves Right Now
Amid the chaos of the current culture, there’s an essential question you must ask yourself: are you taking your cues from culture or Christ? Your answer could change absolutely everything.
February 27, 2019
DEVOTION: Loving Others in an Age of Absolute Chaos
What does it mean to really love others in our age of moral chaos? How do we show that love? What does the Bible really say about our divides? Today's podcast deals with this all -- and plenty more.
February 24, 2019
An Essential Response to Comedian Kathy Griffin
Take a moment and listen to my response to Kathy Griffin.
January 14, 2019
Love Your Enemies? The Babylon Bee Just Convicted Us All
The Bible calls us to love our enemies, but many of us fail miserably. This is particularly true when it comes to politics, as some Christians seem to assume that the biblical commandments to treat others well and to watch what comes out of our mouths are somehow supernaturally suspended when it comes to our ideological opponents. Here’s why this massive error must be corrected.
January 09, 2019
‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Stunning Acts of Kindness Should Inspire Us All
“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson is passionate about helping those in need. From assisting women coming out of trafficking and prison to helping children and families in need, Robertson and her family have devoted much of their time to charity — a topic that the TV star recently discussed in detail during an interview with “The Billy Hallowell Podcast.”
January 03, 2019
3 Bible Truths to Help You Survive (and Thrive) in 2019
Looking for a new beginning in 2019? I have a list of 17 Bible verses (and commentary) over at PureFlix.com that can help you get there. But there are three verses in particular that I think are most essential as we dive into the new year. Listen to me break them down.
January 02, 2019
3 Things You Might Have Totally Wrong About Jesus’ Birth
Are you wrong about the details surrounding the nativity? Here are some fascinating facts.
December 22, 2018
‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Reveals Hilarious Robertson Holiday Tradition
“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson recently revealed some of her family’s Christmas traditions, noting that the most comical annual event is her mother-in-law Miss Kay’s gag gift giveaway — something that she said typically has the entire Robertson family rolling on the floor in laughter.
December 14, 2018
3 Verses to Help Us Navigate Loneliness, Chaos and Pain
Too many of us feel alone, trapped and confused. And it’s not all that surprising, as the world can be a truly tricky, complex and daunting place. But as the pressures of life weigh us down, we’re reminded that there’s a source of comfort and calm that is always available to us.
December 12, 2018
The 'Coolness' Epidemic That Threatens Our Witness
There’s a “coolness” epidemic that threatens to ravage the Christian church — an insatiable quest among some to be seen as cool, relevant and in-step with the culture. Many times this curious quest comes from a genuine place of love, with Christians making their best effort to mix in well with the world around them. And make no mistake: we are called to love others, even those with whom we disagree. But where's the balance?
December 07, 2018
‘You Can’t Outrun God’: Crowder’s Powerful Message of Grace
Crowder is on a mission to share God’s love, using his music as a vehicle toward spreading the gospel. The solo performer, who formerly front-manned The David Crowder Band, recently told The Billy Hallowell Podcast that he believes Christians have a unique opportunity right now to make a real impact in the midst of a divided culture.
December 06, 2018
Celebrity Trainer Finds God — and Now He's Helping Transform Lives
Celebrity trainer and fitness enthusiast Alec Penix is on a mission to inspire people to think deeper about physical — and spiritual — changes that can help transform lives. Penix, who trains some well-known names in Hollywood, is a Christian whose faith informs his work, as he helps people reach their hopes, aspirations and personal goals.
December 06, 2018
Russell Moore's Incredible Message on Culture, the Bible — and the Family
At a time when many people see politics as the primary means to change culture, Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, is placing his attention on a very different institution: the family.
November 29, 2018
An Open 'Letter' to Anyone Struggling (or Dreading) This Christmas Season
'Tis the season for…difficult family dynamics. I was pretty intrigued to see how my last podcast and devotional about Christmas chaos so widely resonated. GET UPLIFTED: Sign Up for Billy Hallowell’s Newsletter and Read His Book ‘Fault Line’ My “Christmas survival guide” offered some biblical insights on dealing with tough family members and related problems. So, I want to follow up on that.
November 29, 2018
3 Bible Verses That Will Help You Survive Chaos This Christmas Season
The Christmas season is filled with food, fun — and family. Spending quality time with friends and loved ones is many times the most amazing part of the season. Unfortunately, though, many of us have complicated family dynamics. While the holiday season is a time for peace and joy, difficult dynamics can sometimes cloud our festivities. The question is: how should we react to difficult and challenging family members?
November 27, 2018
The Eternal Truth You Absolutely Need Today
Human nature can lead us to some pretty problematic (and even horrific) things, particularly when people avoid adhering to a concrete moral code. Solomon affirms this reality again and again throughout Proverbs, reminding us in Chapter 28, verse 26 that “those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.” So, who are you trusting in?
November 20, 2018
Are You Following the World's Pattern — or God's?
Today’s devotion is short, sweet and down-to-the-point. As we head into the weekend and most of us have a bit more time to think and be introspective, let’s reflect on Romans 12:2.
November 16, 2018
The ONLY Guarantee You Truly Have in This Life
We’re all heard the timeless slogans — “There are no guarantees in life,” “We make plans and God laughs,” “Life gives you lemons and you make lemonade” — and the list goes on (and on). The reality is, outside of our own definitive decisions, we have very little control over what happens to us in our lives. From curveballs to unforeseen circumstances, life can get pretty dicey. Here's how to navigate it.
November 15, 2018
The Short and Simple Bible Verse That Could Totally Transform You
The Bible’s timeless truths are designed to get us thinking deeper about life, love and spiritual matters. Sometimes, a simple verse can spark a deep thought or stunning realization. This is exactly what happened to me the other day when I was doing a morning devotion with my 6 year old and my 3 year old. It was the text of Psalm 24:1 (NIV) that stopped me in my tracks.
November 12, 2018
Whether Your Side Wins or Loses the Election, DO THIS
Society is tragically losing its ability to win and lose with grace. We’ve come to assume that a brash tone and a harsh tongue are the best methods for winning arguments. But are we wrong? Whether your side wins or loses Tuesday's election, DO THIS.
November 06, 2018
Believe in Second Chances? Here Are 6 Truths You Absolutely Need Today
There’s typically a message embedded deep in each and every mess we find ourselves in. Sometimes, we’ve created these messes — other times these messes have tragically found us. Regardless of how our problems take form, we’re all in need of help and redemption. Here's how we get it.
November 05, 2018
4 Must-Read Bible Verses Before Heading to the Polls
It’s impossible to walk away after reading the Book of Proverbs without the word “wisdom” standing out in our hearts and minds. Without a doubt, wisdom — defined as “ability to discern inner qualities and relationships” — is at the very core of all of Solomon’s writings. And as we navigate a tattered social structure that has everyone divided and jumping at one another, there are plenty of truths in Proverbs that should sustain and convict us. Here they are.
November 01, 2018
4 Stunning Kathie Lee Gifford Quotes About God and Salvation
“TODAY” host Kathie Lee Gifford is an outspoken Christian who never wastes an opportunity to talk about her relationship with God. GET UPLIFTED: Sign Up for Billy Hallowell’s Newsletter During a recent interview on “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” she delivered some powerful biblical lessons worth revisiting. Listen to my devotional about these stunning proclamations.
October 31, 2018
The 11 Powerful Bible Verses That Should Stop Us ALL in Our Tracks
It’s understandable why some people feel letdown, worried and fearful amid a chaotic culture. With the news cycle and the politics of the day highlighting and perpetuating dysfunction, there’s a statistic that emerged this week that should actually give us all hope: 90 percent of Americans believe politicians “should display peace, kindness, gentleness and self-control.” Here's why this matters.
October 30, 2018
The Key Issue at the Heart of So Much of Our Chaos and Pain
Humility matters. But don’t just take my word for it. The Bible gives us quite a bit to chew on when it comes to pride. Rather than seeing ourselves above others, we’re called to serve and love those around us.
October 29, 2018
God vs. Culture: Why Your Views on 'Success' Might Be a TOTAL Disaster
The world tells us to chase riches, money, fame and “success.” Celebrity homes, cars and hobbies are often center stage in the entertainment press, sparking a strange sense of jealousy among the masses. Meanwhile, social media is focused on selfies and the quest to bring attention to ourselves. Here's why this is breeding a total mess for us all.
October 28, 2018
TobyMac's 3 Powerful 'God' Lessons for EVERY Christian
Christian singer TobyMac offers up three powerful lessons that are worth pondering as we embark on the day and prepare to head into the weekend.
October 26, 2018
Want to Solve the Chaos, Hate and Division? Here’s How
The social and political horrors that emerge almost ceaselessly can be overwhelming to say the least, as bitterness, division and hate metastasize on a near-daily basis. Here's the solution.
October 25, 2018
Hear Kathie Lee Gifford's Powerful Explanation of the Gospel
Veteran TV host Kathie Lee Gifford is an entertainer who has found widespread success over the decades, but it’s her deep Christian faith that most defines her. Gifford has made headlines in recent years for openly sharing the gospel in overtly secular spaces. Listen to her break down the gospel, her faith — and the reason why she never hesitates to discuss salvation.
October 24, 2018
5 Biblical Lessons You Need to Survive This (and Every) Day
Proverbs is filled with so many important lessons. Each chapter is bursting with a plethora of essential subject matter — simple and timeless truths by which we can live. Here are just five truths from Proverbs 22 that can help us build our faith, while navigating the complexities of life. Read the devotion as well: https://www.pathufind.com/blog/2018/10/24/5-biblical-lessons-you-need-to-survive-today
October 24, 2018
The 3,000-Year-Old Lesson About 'Winning' That We All Need Right Now
There’s a lot of talk these days about “winning,” but very little discussion or explanation about what true victory really looks like. There’s certainly nothing wrong with setting goals and trying to persevere to reach them, but there is something off-kilter when our goals and aspirations are sought without God’s guidance. In the end, our motivation — and inspiration — matter.
October 23, 2018
Candace Cameron Bure’s Amazing Prayer Proclamation That We ALL Need
God gives us the free will to decide for ourselves how we want to live, what we want to say and how we choose to interact with the people and things around us. But free will often comes at a cost. Along with the ability to live and behave as we choose, God has also fortunately given us a blueprint to discern His plan for our lives. This roadmap is the Bible — a timeless book that explains the ins and outs of how human beings are meant to live.
October 19, 2018
TobyMac on Life, Faith, God and the Divisions That Plague Us
With more than three decades in music under his belt, TobyMac — whose real name is Toby McKeehan — is still going strong. The popular singer-songwriter is out with a new album called “The Elements” and he recently opened up about his life, career and passion for community during an interview with “The Billy Hallowell Podcast.”
October 18, 2018
Why ‘Desire’ Can Lead to Total Chaos (and Worse)
Each of us is filled with “desire.” This is a natural human reaction to the world around us; it fuels our goals, aspirations and wants. But the Bible makes it pretty clear that unrestrained desire — desire not based on Christ — is fruitless. Here's how we fix it.
October 18, 2018
Are You Struggling With Your Faith? Here’s the Antidote
A lot of us find ourselves: stuck, depressed, comparing ourselves to others, unhappy, not where we want to be lost, confused, angry, distracted Perhaps we're all missing the obvious.
October 16, 2018
Singer Austin French Once Said ‘I’ll Never Be a Christian,’ But God Had Other Plans
Singer Austin French is on a mission to make music that reaches fans’ hearts and souls. French, 24, recently shared his incredible journey from skeptical pastor’s kid to popular Christian musician — an exploration that forced him to question absolutely everything, including his childhood faith.
October 13, 2018
Why Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Totally Wrong (and How You Can Fix It)
Hillary Clinton says we can't be civil with political opponents who want to "destroy" what we stand for. Here's why she's very, very wrong.
October 12, 2018
Truth vs. Love: Survival in an Age of Chaos
Culture shouldn't be our guide, yet so many of us elevate society's views over the gospel. In the battle over truth vs. love, where so you stand?
October 09, 2018
To the Parents Praying for Faithful Kids
Want your kids to follow God? The Bible has something pretty powerful to say about that.
October 04, 2018
Here's What Having Knowledge Really Means
What does it mean to be smart and have knowledge? You might be shocked to learn that the world has it all wrong.
October 03, 2018
The Most Compelling Evidence for Christianity?
Should our pasts define us? Culture has a failed understanding of redemption. Here's a reality check for us all -- and perhaps the most compelling argument for Christianity.
October 02, 2018
To Everyone Freaking Out Over the Kavanaugh Debacle
People on both sides of the Ford-Kavanaugh debacle are sounding off. But amid the chaos, there's something too many of us have forgotten to do.
September 27, 2018
You’re So Far From Perfect. Chris Pratt is Totally Right.
No one is perfect, yet culture sells us the lie that we essentially are golden to be doing and saying whatever it is we want to do and say. Here’s an essential reality check, though.
September 26, 2018
Truth in an Era of Chaos, Lies and Consternation
What is truth? Why are we called to embrace it? How can we live, survive and thrive in an era of lies and consternation? We're called to #truth.
September 25, 2018
'My Words Are Love': The Message You Absolutely Need to Hear Today
What would you say if your days (and words) were numbered? How would you look at the world differently? I received an email this week that left me convicted, saddened — and yet amazingly inspired. It's a message I think everyone needs today.
September 21, 2018
Ben Shapiro Takes on Cultural Crisis, Truth — and More
Ben Shapiro has made a name for himself in conservative circles, appearing daily on radio, TV and at events around the nation. His off-the-cuff and rapid retorts have solidified him as a favorite commentator among politicos — but what’s Shapiro’s backstory? He recently sat down with “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” to talk about free speech, culture and the roots of his career.
September 19, 2018
‘Great Moral Evil’: Why Ben Shapiro Battles Abortion
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro shows no fear when he tackles some of the most controversial issues of the day. Abortion is just one of the topics he frequently addresses with passionate fervor; it’s an issue that he firmly believes is “the great moral issue of our time” and one for which history will ultimately judge our society. Listen to him explain why he cares.
September 18, 2018
What Would Jesus REALLY Do?
People love to talk about forgiveness, but are we getting it all wrong?
September 17, 2018
The One Thing Too Many of Us Are Forgetting About Jesus
Many people walk around talking about Jesus as though he was some kind of hippie who only preached peace and love. While it’s true that he certainly preached peace and love, Jesus did much more than that. Here’s the thing too many people have been missing about Christ. Are you guilty?
September 14, 2018
A Response to Those Who Say It’s Time to Move Past 9/11
The September 11 attacks transformed the world. The horrific events changed the fabric of the nation. Here's one of the biggest lessons we have forgotten 17 years later.
September 11, 2018
The Must-Hear Message That Might Leave You Feeling Convicted
What does it mean to be a fool? You might be surprised how many times you’ve been guilty of not living up to what’s right. This must-hear message is convicting and uplifting all at the same time.
September 10, 2018
Inside the Brilliance of Chris Pratt's 'God' Talk
Actor Chris Pratt has wowed crowds with his acting skills, but he's also been going viral of late over his open proclamations about God and faith. Here's a look at his character and faith through the eyes of his brother, Cully Pratt.
September 07, 2018
Christian and a Republican? You Might Want to Hear This
Maybe we are doing it all wrong.
September 06, 2018
An Open Rant to Everyone Freaking Out Over Brett Kavanaugh
Here's my message to everyone freaking out about the Supreme Court (and life in general).
September 05, 2018
#LetsBeBetter: Are You a Mess? Me Too.
Ready for a new beginning? Here’s where you should start.
September 04, 2018
Stop. You Might Be Part of the Problem.
The world is imploding — but are you also at fault?
August 21, 2018
Meet Actor Meet Chris Pratt’s Brother — Army Vet, Cop & Incredible Artist
A talent for the arts clearly runs deep in the Pratt family’s DNA. Cully Pratt, Hollywood megastar Chris Pratt’s older brother, recently revealed some fascinating details about the family’s creative genes — and some incredible facts about his own personal journey and his brother's rise to fame.
August 17, 2018
The Incredible Transformation Story Only God Could Write
Embracing Jesus changes hearts — and lives. That’s the lesson that author Ericka Andersen learned after she met her now-husband, Rick, began to discover his backstory and watched as God moved in his life. After growing up in an intensely abusive household and later suffering from the results of that treatment, Rick found Jesus — and his life was never the same.
August 08, 2018
Should We Do Away With the Christian Music Genre?
Music and film producer Mark Joseph knows a thing or two about the entertainment world, having worked for decades in both the Christian and secular arenas. In his new book, “Rock Gets Religion: The Battle for the Soul of the Devil's Music,” Joseph makes the case for Christians to “make their music in the middle of popular culture.” Joseph recently told “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” that he believes it’s important for Christian artists to speak to the broader culture by having a presence in the mainstream.
July 06, 2018
Here's Why This Pastor Wants You to 'Quit Church’
Pastor Chris Sonksen is on a mission to encourage Christians to “quit church” — but his quest isn’t quite what you’d think. Sonksen, author of the new book, “Quit Church: Because Your Life Would Be Better If You Did,” recently told “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” that he’s concerned over the “common threads of weakening spiritual behaviors in people’s lives.” The preacher, who is committed to offering solutions, doesn’t want people to literally quit worshipping at church as much as he wants believers to rethink their approach to living their faith out.
June 20, 2018
Evangelist Christine Caine Unveils Powerful Message About Fear — and Truth
Evangelist Christine Caine believes it’s essential for Christians who are fearful or struggling in an increasingly secular culture to remember an important reality that sometimes gets lost in the social chaos: it’s essential to find a balance between truth and love. Caine, author of the new book, “Unexpected: Leave Fear Behind, Move Forward in Faith, Embrace the Adventure,” recently told “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” that Americans today might find increased secularization troubling, but that her own experience growing up in Australia previously prepared her for such a dynamic. She said she learned early on what it meant to exist as a Christian in a culture that didn’t embrace faith values. In America, some people are now waking up to that same reality, especially as culture rapidly shifts.
June 15, 2018
Skillet Star Reveals Radical Transformation Into the Christian Faith
Jen Ledger has spent the past decade playing the drums for Christian rock band Skillet, but the performer recently ventured out on her own to release her first solo EP titled, “LEDGER.” Now, she's on a mission to make a difference and to serve as a positive role model in an entertainment world in which it seems too many kids are being influenced by negativity.
May 25, 2018
Incurable Cancer Changed Kate Bowler's Faith — Here's Her Inspiring Story
Kate Bowler was an accomplished college professor, mother and wife when she was shockingly diagnosed in 2015 with incurable, stage four colon cancer. It was a reality that initially stunned the academic, who has since defied the odds — and isn't giving up on life.
May 25, 2018
"American Idol" Star Reveals Details of His Life-Threatening Battle
“American Idol” alum Scott MacIntyre has faced his fair share of trials and tribulations. Born blind, MacIntyre later experienced kidney failure, pain, and uncertainty as he awaited two transplants — difficult and draining experiences that led him and his wife, Christina, to rely on their faith in God as they faced the unknown. Listen to him reveal all the details.
May 11, 2018
The One Bible Verse America Desperately Needs Right Now
Dr. Ronnie Floyd has a message for America — and you won't want to miss it.
May 03, 2018
The Real-Life Miracle That Absolutely Stunned Lee Strobel
Author and evangelist Lee Strobel was an atheist who once served as the legal affairs editor for The Chicago Tribune before embarking on a quest to try and disprove Christianity — an effort that ironically led him to embrace the faith. Now, Strobel, whose personal story was told through the feature film and book titled “The Case for Christ,” is preparing to release “The Case for Miracles,” a new investigative book that relies on facts, interviews and studies to further explore spiritual matters.
April 20, 2018
Inside the Battle to Balance 'Truth and Love' in an Age of Fear
Amid an increasingly secular culture, many Christians are finding themselves in a precarious place. American culture, which was once dominated by biblical themes and understanding, has increasingly become more hostile — or, at the least, apathetic, toward Christian values. As a result, Christians find themselves unsure of how to adapt to these changing tides. Pastor Michael Anthony of Grace Fellowship in York, Pennsylvania, argues that it’s time for believers to stand up, regroup and “rediscover the divine equation of speaking the truth in love.”
April 03, 2018
Lead Singer of Remedy Drive Is Going Undercover to Save Lives
Lead Singer of Remedy Drive Is Going Undercover to Save Lives by Journalist and commentator Billy Hallowell
March 13, 2018
Limbless Evangelist Nick Vujicic Speaks Out on Life, Ministry and Plenty More
Nick Vujicic was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a disorder that caused him to be born without any limbs. But despite some major challenges, Vujicic and his Life Without Limbs ministry have ministered to millions of people across 68 countries — a feat he credits to God. The inspirational Christian speaker, who is out with a new book titled, "Be the Hands and Feet," shared his personal story of overcoming depression to become a well-known force for the gospel. And in an appearance on "The Billy Hallowell Podcast," he discussed faith, life, overcoming the odds — and his recent claim about an experience with spiritual forces that led to quite a bit of online discussion and debate.
March 12, 2018
Go Behind the Scenes of Epic Christian Satire Site The Babylon Bee
The Babylon Bee continues to make a splash with its comical take on Christian culture, but unlike other satire sites, the Bee has a deeper purpose than simply making its readers laugh: the site aims to make Christians think as well. "What we want to make clear ... we're not making fun of Christianity, per se, and we're not making fun of Jesus or the Bible or the gospel," head writer Kyle Mann recently said on the "The Billy Hallowell Podcast." "What we're making fun of is the Christian culture that kind of builds up around those things and around the gospel and around the biblical message." Go behind the scenes of the Babylon Bee.
March 09, 2018
Singer Micah Tyler's Absolutely Amazing Journey Into Music
Singer Micah Tyler's Absolutely Amazing Journey Into Music by Journalist and commentator Billy Hallowell
March 07, 2018
Tony Perkins Responds to Furor Over Giving Trump a "Mulligan" and Plenty More
Tony Perkins Responds to Furor Over Giving Trump a "Mulligan" and Plenty More by Journalist and commentator Billy Hallowell
February 01, 2018
The 'Biblical Superhero' Who's About to Invade the Box Office
The CEO of Pure Flix reveals the details behind an exciting, new biblical epic that's sure to send a powerful message about faith, God and our lives. Michael Scott sits down with Billy Hallowell to hash it all out.
January 25, 2018
Ex-ESPN Producer Chooses Forgiveness After Alcoholism Wreaks Havoc
Forgiveness can be hard, especially when a loved one has wronged us. But regardless of what happens, Christians are commanded to offer grace to those who have hurt us...no matter what. Of course, this is often easier said than done, as evidence from stories shared by people like Jason Romano. Romano's parents divorced when he was just 6 years old, though he said his dad was "always around" and he saw him on the weekends. Eventually, his dad developed a problem with alcoholism — and, over the years, Romano, a former ESPN producer, said that it sparked family problems and chaos. Here's how he overcame that all.
January 15, 2018
Theologian Breaks Down What Convinces Him of the Gospel's Authenticity
Theologian Breaks Down What Convinces Him of the Gospel's Authenticity by Journalist and commentator Billy Hallowell
January 03, 2018
Singer Melanie Penn Presents the Nativity Through a Totally Different Lens
Singer/songwriter Melanie Penn just unveiled nine original Christmas songs that take us through the nativity story in fascinating form. Listen to her break it all down.
December 24, 2017
Want to Knock Your Elf Off of the Shelf? There's a Solution
Are you tired of the Elf on the Shelf? Even if you love it, there's a pretty cool alternative -- or addition -- to the Christmas tradition.
November 29, 2017
Zach Williams Reveals How He Went From Chaos and Despair...to Hope
Zach Williams Reveals How He Went From Chaos and Despair...to Hope by Journalist and commentator Billy Hallowell
November 28, 2017
Mason Wells Miraculously Survived Two Terror Attacks. Here's His Incredible Story.
Mason Wells survived two terror attacks. Now, he's telling his story. Find out more about Wells' new book "Left Standing" here: https://www.amazon.com/Left-Standing-Miraculous-Survived-Brussels/dp/1462121691/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
November 22, 2017
Candace Cameron Bure on Prayer, Faith and Balancing the Chaos
Actress Candace Cameron Bure believes in the power of prayer. The "Fuller House" star recently stopped buy the Faithwire newsroom in New York City to discuss faith, her new book and plenty more, spending a fair amount of time addressing the importance that prayer holds in her own life.
November 21, 2017
Kevin & Sam Sorbo Talk 'Very Dark World' and Their Plan to Bring 'Hope'
Faithwire's Senior Editor Billy Hallowell sits down with Kevin Sorbo and his wife, Sam Sorbo, to discuss their new movie "Let There Be Light." Wide ranging interview discussing the movie, Harvey Weinstein, atheism, and more.
October 27, 2017
Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt Speaks Out on Faith, Family and Her New Book
"Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt talked motherhood, her new kids' book "Through Your Eyes" and her thoughts on the miscarriage she had before conceiving her daughter, Hayden in a recent appearance on "The Billy Hallowell Podcast." Earhardt, 41, discussed how raising her daughter has been a gift and dove deep into her experience with having a miscarriage. "We had a hard time conceiving ... we tried for not quite a year and then we got pregnant and we heard the heartbeat," she said. "We went for the appointment, we went for the next appointment and we didn't hear the heartbeat. We had a miscarriage."
October 27, 2017
Pastor Mike Sherrard Issues Must-Hear Millennial Warning
A Millennial expert is warning that society is "on the verge of having a generation that has completely lost the knowledge of God." Mike Sherrard, director of RC College Prep, a high school ministry of Ratio Christi, a campus apologetics group, recently appeared on "The Billy Hallowell Podcast," where he detailed this concern and said he doesn't believe it's all that dramatic of a statement.
October 23, 2017
'God Is For Real': Todd Burpo Shares Lessons About God and Heaven
The Burpo family captivated the world when father Todd Burpo published "Heaven Is For Real" back in 2010, a book that details his son Colton's near-death experience that included a purported visit to heaven and a conversation with Jesus.
October 20, 2017
Let's Be Better: It's Time for Us to Have a Serious Conversation About Sex and Our 'Twisted Culture'
Let's Be Better: It's Time for Us to Have a Serious Conversation About Sex and Our 'Twisted Culture' by Journalist and commentator Billy Hallowell
October 16, 2017
Ep. 6: Actress Roma Downey's Must-Hear Message on Division: 'I Don’t Understand Who We’ve Become'
Actress Roma Downey is on a mission to turn the tables on America's divisiveness, launching a new platform aimed at inspiring the masses with hopeful content that offers an encouraging lens into the good things happening around the world. Downey, who recently launched Lightworkers alongside her husband, famed TV producer Mark Burnett, appeared on "The Billy Hallowell Podcast" to describe her passion for the project as well as her shock at the current state of civility in America.
October 13, 2017
Ep. 5: Lee Strobel Reveals What Happened When He Shared the Gospel With Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner
Lee Strobel reveals the fascinating moment that he broke down the core message of the Bible with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
October 06, 2017
Let's Be Better: My Message to Chelsea Handler
Comedian Chelsea Handler’s Twitter feed is filled with daily insults, slams and rebuttals to much of what comes from President Donald Trump’s mouth as well as his Twitter account. And that’s fine; she’s entitled to her First Amendment rights. But there’s one recent tweet in particular that I find profoundly disturbing. A Sept. 21, 2017, message from Handler about Trump and North Korea reads, “Uhhhh. Kim Jung’s letter to @realDonaldTrump is a little bit more sane than @realDonaldTrump. Maybe we trade?” I get it; Handler is a comedian, but there are a number of reasons why there’s really nothing funny about her tweet.
September 28, 2017
Ep. 4: Dr. Mary Neal Says She Died and Went to Heaven. Her Story Is Fascinating.
Dr. Mary Neal's entire life was rocked when she was trapped beneath eight feet of water while kayaking in Chile back in 1999 — an experience that she says led her to die, visit heaven and return.
September 22, 2017
Ep. 3: Jeff Kinley Breaks Down Why People Get Weirded Out and Freaked Out Over the End Times
"I think most people sort of view Revelation and prophesy sort of in the 'Sci-Fi' category of theologies. It's kind of one of those things where you can talk about when you make a movie about it but hey, is it really real?" - Jeff Kinley breaks down his views on the end times
September 22, 2017
Ep. 2: Greg Laurie Breaks Down Prophecy, the End Times and the Life and Faith of Steve McQueen
Greg Laurie sits down with journalist Billy Hallowell to discuss what the Bible says about the end times, his new film about Hollywood icon Steve McQueen and plenty, plenty more.
September 13, 2017
Ep. 1: Benjamin Watson Speaks Out on Race, America and More
Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is an outspoken Christian who has plenty to say about the division that's been raging in America. Get the story behind the story on The Billy Hallowell Podcast.
August 24, 2017