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The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story

The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story

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"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.
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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 biblical stories that can help Christians better understand this dynamic. Listen to this powerful episode of "The Inside Story." FOLLOW: - Follow Billy Hallowell on Twitter- Follow Edifi on Facebook And be sure to read Nicole Andrea Alcindor's article on this fascinating topic.
15:44
May 28, 2022
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 the biggest "people dynamics" they find troubling and challenging in ministry.  Listen to Giatti break down the inside story on what's going on and why it matters. FOLLOW: - Follow Billy Hallowell on Twitter - Follow Edifi on Facebook And be sure to read Giatti's article on this fascinating topic.
15:32
May 21, 2022
'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 issues matters deeply. FOLLOW: - Follow Billy Hallowell on Twitter READ DR. LAND'S ARTICLE ON THIS SUBJECT.
15:39
May 15, 2022
'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 Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story." FOLLOW:  - Follow Leonardo Blair on Twitter - Follow Billy Hallowell on Twitter READ MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC HERE.
20:12
May 08, 2022
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," Land wrote in a recent op-ed. "While, as you would imagine, Madeleine and I had significant disagreements on many important issues, I always loved and appreciated Secretary Albright’s deep and abiding love for America — her adopted country." Listen to Land's incredible story.
13:06
April 30, 2022
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 details, implications, and why it matters. Read the story and be sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite platforms.
10:14
April 24, 2022
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-bible-society-finds-unprecedented-drop-in-bible-users-report.html
08:06
April 16, 2022
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/will-the-metaverse-end-the-megachurch.html. Also, subscribe to "The Christian Post Podcast" on Edifi and your favorite podcast platforms: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/
13:09
April 07, 2022
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: https://www.christianpost.com/news/dirty-dozen-list-12-companies-profiting-off-sexual-exploitation.html and a Christian summer camp pushing back against its placement on the list: https://www.christianpost.com/news/kanakuk-denounces-being-listed-on-dirty-dozen-list.html
10:37
March 29, 2022
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."
19:40
March 15, 2022
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 read more on the topic here: https://www.christianpost.com/news/to-buy-a-house-or-find-a-spouse-young-adults-have-it-harder.html.
12:56
March 07, 2022
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-blacklisted-by-communist-party-shares-testimony.html 
11:36
February 21, 2022
'Genocide': Rape, Torture and Forced Labor Facing the Uyghurs in China
Who are the Uyghurs and what is their plight inside China? Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley joins "The Christian Post Podcast" to break down the Uyghurs' history, the horrors unfolding inside concentration camps, and the reason so many international parties are accusing the Chinese Communist Party of committing genocide.  "An estimated one to three million Uyghurs have been detained in concentration camps since 2016," Foley explained. "While critics refer to them as reeducation camps ... the Chinese government contends that the camps are necessary to root out extremism." He continued, "Women in the camps are subject to rape, torture, and forced labor." Both the Trump and Biden administrations believe genocide is unfolding inside China. Listen to this episode to fully understand the issue. Subscribe to "The Christian Post" podcast on Edifi and your favorite platforms: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/
12:45
February 14, 2022
Inside China's Human Rights Abuses: Understanding Boycotts and Complex Issues Amid the 2022 Olympic Games
Why are nations like the U.S. staging diplomatic boycotts of the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China? What are the human rights abuses at the center of the consternation?  These are just two important questions surrounding China and the Olympics. Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair joins the podcast today to break the issues down and help listeners understand the finer points of a truly complex scenario. Subscribe to "The Christian Post" podcast on Edifi and your favorite platforms: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/
15:13
February 07, 2022
'We Believed It Was Our Last Breath': Nigerian Missionaries Were About to Be Murdered Until a Simple Act Had Eternal Impact
"The Gospel really is all we need." That's the lesson Leah MarieAnn Klett took away from her recent coverage of a Nigerian ministry that shares biblical truth with unreached people groups. "It's extremely dangerous to be a Christian in these areas," Klett said. "And it's very dangerous to go into these areas and reach people with the Gospel." She specifically shared a harrowing story from Oscar Amaechina, president of Afri-Mission and Evangelism Network in Abuja, Nigeria, who revealed that he and other missionaries were almost murdered by a group — but that an act of simple love and compassion changed everything and had an eternal impact. Klett said, "This group of people who set out to kill him converted to Christianity because of their kindness." Be sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite platforms: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/ ----- "The Christian Post Podcast" takes you behind the headlines of the biggest faith, culture and political headlines of the week. In 15 minutes or less, Christian Post staff writers and editors will help you navigate and understand what’s driving each story, the issues at play — and why it all matters. Tune in each week to “The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story” on your favorite podcast platforms.
11:11
February 01, 2022
Amazing Moments in Christian History: Journalist Explains Why We Must Know Key Events That Shaped the Church
Why is it essential to know Christian history? What are the moments that have shaped and impacted the church? Christian Post reporter Michael Gryboski answers these questions and more in this important episode of "The Christian Post Podcast." Be sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite platforms: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/ "The Christian Post Podcast" takes you behind the headlines of the biggest faith, culture and political headlines of the week. In 15 minutes or less, Christian Post staff writers and editors will help you navigate and understand what’s driving each story, the issues at play — and why it all matters. Tune in each week to “The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story” on your favorite podcast platforms.
11:49
January 19, 2022
What's the Real Story With Violence in Chicago — and How Are Christians Responding?
What's the real story about violence in Chicago? How are individuals and families impacted? What are Christians doing to curb the problem? These are just some of the questions Christian Post reporter Michael Gryboski answers in this important episode of "The Christian Post Podcast." Be sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite platforms: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/ "The Christian Post Podcast" takes you behind the headlines of the biggest faith, culture and political headlines of the week. In 15 minutes or less, Christian Post staff writers and editors will help you navigate and understand what’s driving each story, the issues at play — and why it all matters. Tune in each week to “The Christian Post Podcast: The Inside Story” on your favorite podcast platforms.
12:17
January 13, 2022
5 of the Biggest Stories in 2021 — and the Implications for the New Year
As we dive into 2022, let's explore just five of the biggest stories of 2021. And be sure to read Christian Post's two-part recap of the top 10 news stories of the year: Part One: https://www.christianpost.com/news/the-christian-posts-top-10-news-stories-of-2021.html Part Two: https://www.christianpost.com/news/the-christian-posts-top-10-news-stories-of-2021-part-2.html Also, read CP's recap of the most-read news stories of  2021: https://www.christianpost.com/news/cp-year-in-review-top-10-most-read-stories-of-2021.html
08:55
January 02, 2022
Inside Christian Missionaries' Daring Escape From Haitian Captivity
Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair takes you inside the practically unbelievable story surrounding Christian missionaries' daring escape from captivity in Haiti. At first, the world assumed the missionaries were released by the gang that detained them, but as details emerged, it became clear that something far more fascinating unfolded. Listen to Blair break down the details of this important story. "It's like the stars suddenly aligned," Blair said. "Many see it as a miracle."
11:13
December 29, 2021
Why Some Worship Leaders Are Sounding the Alarm on Contemporary Worship Music
Christian Post reporter Leah Klett joins the podcast to break down why some worship leaders are sounding the alarm on contemporary worship music, warning that it's too soft, lacks theological content and fails to help people think deeper on their faith. "Some of the concern is that the songs that are being put out right now, they don't give us the tools that we need to handle some of life's challenges," Klett explained. Listen to this episode of "The Christian Post Podcast" and be sure to subscribe on your favorite platforms.
12:03
December 22, 2021
Striking Down Roe v. Wade? What's Really at Stake in the Supreme Court's Contentious Abortion Case
What's really at stake in the Supreme Court's current Mississippi abortion case? Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley breaks down the details behind the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, and reveals what could happen surrounding abortion when the high court unveils its ruling next year.  From throwing out Roe entirely to leaving it in place, there's a lot that could unfold. Foley offers a quick, helpful and concise explainer.
13:09
December 13, 2021
Why Are Some Pastors Committing Suicide? Understanding the Tragic Trend
Suicide is a tragic trend on the rise in America. Sadly, there has also been an increase in suicide within the church and, in particular, among some well-known and beloved pastors. Why is this trend unfolding – and what are some ways Christians can help remedy it? Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair joins host Billy Hallowell to break down the issue.
12:09
December 06, 2021
'Is Atheism Dead?' Inside Eric Metaxas' Quest to Unveil the Remarkable Evidence for God
Christian Post reporter Leah Klett joins Billy Hallowell to discuss author Eric Metaxas' new book, "Is Atheism Dead?" and his quest to highlight the amazing evidences he has uncovered for belief and the Bible.
09:30
November 12, 2021
Inside the Intense Same-Sex Marriage and Sexuality Debate Raging Within the United Methodist Church
Christian Post reporter Michael Gryboski dives into the heated and complex same-sex marriage and sexuality debate that is raging within the United Methodist Church. From discussions about openly-gay ordination to same-sex marital blessings, Gryboski breaks down the issues at play and the potential schisms that could unfold next year at the denomination's General Conference. "It's believed by many that [next year's conference is] going to be the flashpoint, that's going to be the breaking point," he said. "[Some believe] whatever happens there is going to lead to schism between conservatives and progressives."
15:29
October 27, 2021
Why Are We Seeing So Many Celeb Preachers Morally Fail? The Perils of Celeb Pastor Culture
Christian Post reporter Leah Klett breaks down the ins and outs of celebrity pastor culture and how we can make sense of so many well-known preachers morally failing of late. Explore this complex and timely issue on The Christian Post Podcast.
12:25
October 18, 2021
From Amy Grant to TobyMac: Inside the Genesis and History of Christian Music
Christian Post reporter Leah Klett joins Billy Hallowell to discuss "The Jesus Music" documentary and its exploration into the genesis and history of Christian music. Klett explores what audiences can expect from the film — and the most intriguing details to emerge about the rise and popularity of gospel-driven music.
08:30
October 06, 2021
The Story Behind Shocking Study Finding Majority of US Christians Don't Believe Holy Spirit Is Real
Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair breaks down the story behind the stunning survey showing that the majority of U.S. Christians don't believe the holy spirit is real. Blair explains the data as well as some of the other shocking cultural elements unfolding right now in American society.
13:45
September 27, 2021
'We're in a Crisis': America's 'First Post-Christian Generation,' Moral Relativism — and a Powerful Solution
Christian Post reporter Leah Klett breaks down the moral chaos impacting Christianity and culture more broadly. But despite the consternation, Klett reveals a powerful ministry solution that can help bring faith back into the fold for an increasingly confused young generation.
09:34
September 20, 2021
Ex-Muslim Hedieh Mirahmadi Reveals Journey to Christ & Her Take on Afghanistan Crisis: 'Our Failure...Is a Spiritual One'
Hedieh Mirahmadi is an ex-Muslim-turned-Christian. An expert on Islam and extremism, she has a plethora of experience working in Afghanistan and in Middle Eastern affairs. In a recent Christian Post op-ed, she proclaimed "Ultimately, our failure in Afghanistan is a spiritual one." Listen to Mirahmadi explain this proclamation and her conversion to Christianity.  And read her article here: https://www.christianpost.com/news/ultimately-our-failure-in-afghanistan-is-a-spiritual-one.html 
17:27
September 07, 2021
'I'm Ashamed': Dr. Richard Land Rebukes President Biden's Afghanistan Handling, Describes 'Shameful' Situation
Dr. Richard Land isn't mincing words when it comes to President Joe Biden's handling of the Afghanistan crisis: "He’s gotten it about as spectacularly wrong as you can get it. His behavior internationally is just as shameful as his behavior is on the southern border. We have an incompetent president." Listen to Land break down what's unfolding. And read his latest opinion piece on The Christian Post.
13:42
August 23, 2021
Atheist Defends Christian Evangelist Amid His Arrest For Publicly Preaching on Homosexuality
Evangelist Ryan Schiavo, an American street preacher, was arrested last month in the U.K. after publicly preaching about his beliefs on homosexuality — and the case is raising some eyebrows. Here's the story. Listen to more Christian podcasts today on the Edifi app. And be sure to subscribe to the “Christian Post Podcast” on your favorite platforms:  Edifi: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/christianpostpodcast Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/the-christian-post-podcast-the-inside-story Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82MjVlN2JhMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-christian-post-podcast-the-inside-story/id1575202122 Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/vt2ghfp4 RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/the-christian-post-podcast-the-in-6ng0jY Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4CMamy66VTtD6Hu2VozZGP
10:27
August 16, 2021
The Secret Online Groups Where Christian Women Find Empowerment to Leave 'Destructive Marriages'
When is divorce permitted in the Christian faith? Christian Post journalist Brandon Showalter explores the complex conversation around abuse and divorce, delving into some of the secret online groups where abused spouses are fleeing to find support for leaving abusive and "destructive" marriages. "Some of the worst abuse that can happen to a person is psychological and mental," Showalter told "The Christian Post Podcast" while discussing the issue. "The effects on the body of the abused party are just as horrific as if there would be physical abuse." You can read the full article: https://www.christianpost.com/news/christians-suffering-marital-abuse-find-empowerment-to-leave.html --- SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHRISTIAN POST PODCAST: Edifi: https://edifi.app/podcasts/the-christian-post-podcast-26313/ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/christianpostpodcast Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/the-christian-post-podcast-the-inside-story Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82MjVlN2JhMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-christian-post-podcast-the-inside-story/id1575202122 Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/vt2ghfp4 RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/the-christian-post-podcast-the-in-6ng0jY Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4CMamy66VTtD6Hu2VozZGP
15:40
August 11, 2021
‘Taken At Birth’: The Absolutely Unbelievable Story About an Abortion Doctor Who Sold Hundreds of Babies on the Black Market
On this week’s episode of “The Christian Post Podcast,” reporter Leah Klett unveils the absolutely unbelievable story about an abortion doctor who sold 200 babies on the black market — and victim Jane Blasio’s journey to uncover the truth. “[Blasio] discovered that she was one of 200 babies sold in an illegal operation run in the 1950s and 60s by a Georgia abortion doctor named Thomas Hicks,” Klett explained. Listen to Klett reveal the details of this shocking story on this episode of "The Christian Post Podcast." 
10:33
August 02, 2021
7 Faith-Based & Christian Films Coming Soon to Theaters (Featuring Jeannie Ortega Law)
Christian Post reporter Jeannie Ortega Law breaks down the seven faith-based movies that are coming soon to theaters across the nation. Plus, Law explores some of the Christian films you might have missed earlier this year.
10:60
July 26, 2021
As Christian Persecution Reaches a Fever Pitch, There's a Spotlight on the Dire State of Religious Liberty Across the Globe
Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley explores revelations about religious persecution that were recently shared during the 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit, an event aimed at advancing international religious freedom. During this week’s episode of “The Christian Post Podcast,” Foley revealed that 80 percent of the world’s population live in places with at least some restrictions on religious liberty. Why do these issues matter and what's really going on behind the headlines? Get the inside story during this episode of "The Christian Post Podcast." 
11:22
July 19, 2021
'A Medical Scandal': The Inside Story on the Transgender Debate, a New Porn-Blocking Service and More
Christian Post reporters Brandon Showalter and Leah Klett join the podcast to break down some of the big stories of the week. Showalter discusses the transgender debate and Klett breaks down a new porn-blocking service for families, her experience with the Kendrick Brothers and so much more. Go behind the headlines on this episode of The Christian Post Podcast!
25:48
July 13, 2021
The Battle Over Biden, Pro-Choice Dems and Communion — and Go Behind the Headlines on the Transgender Sports Debate
Journalist Billy Hallowell sits down with Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley to take you behind the headlines on two key issues this week: the battle over pro-choice Catholics and communion and the ongoing transgender sports debate. Why do these issues matter and what's really going on? Get the inside story on this episode of "The Christian Post Podcast."
14:27
July 03, 2021