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Kingdom Now

Kingdom Now

By Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino
Turning the world upside down with content described as the best in "faith with an edge." Join "the Spitfire," Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, as the voice of counter-culture Christianity in her exploration of God's Kingdom in modern times. Featuring interviews, teachings, and viewpoints that don't always fall in line with mainline perspectives, but always present the Kingdom of God, right now, as we live it today.
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Kingdom Now Season 4 Preview
We're back November 7th! Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a short talk about Season 4, including how to stay in contact, episodes and topics for the new season, and more! (Intro and conclusion track provided by Vitaliy Levkin of Lemonmusicstudio).
16:17
September 26, 2022
What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like?
Psychologists, counselors, so-called "experts," and even social media seem determined to define "healthy relationships." What do they look like, and how do we identify one? In our season 3 finale, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and guests Minister Nik Lewis and Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep (all from Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT) for a discussion about relationships, whether or not they should change when other relationships are introduced into a situation, and why relationships of all sorts - romantic, platonic, and partnered - matter. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
59:19
August 08, 2022
No Means No
Setting boundaries is an often difficult part of our spiritual lives. Many struggle to find healthy boundaries, not realizing that our model for boundary establishment is God Himself. Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for this special live teaching delivered in February 2022 at Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT (Charlotte, NC) and learn all about why boundaries are an important part of Christian spirituality. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
23:09
August 01, 2022
Thine is the Kingdom
Popular Evangelical Christian movements advocate Christian infiltration into every aspect of societal living - especially governmental alliance and positioning. They do this under the guise of bringing the Kingdom of God to manifest. Is this an accurate view of God's Kingdom work? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for this special live teaching delivered via Zoom for Jesus People of Asheville, NC (Pastor Tom Cash) about the Kingdom of God: What it is, how it manifests, and why kingdom dominionism is more than just bad theology. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
25:32
July 25, 2022
Is the Bible a Tale of Two Gods?
Many read the Bible and find parts of it contradictory. Perhaps there is no greater question raised than that of the seeming difference between God's representation in the Old Testament vs. the New Testament. Is the Bible about two gods, or is there something more for us to examine? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for a conversation about divine representation in the Old and New Testaments - and why discerning this question is about more than just good theology. (Intro and conclusion track provided  by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
57:56
July 18, 2022
What Makes a Cult a Cult?
Fundamentalist Christianity. Scientology. Unification Church. Hare Krishnas. Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Buddhafield. It seems like everywhere we look today, someone is accusing a religious group of being a cult. What defines a cult, and how do we distinguish cult dynamics from that of other groups? Using Lifton's eight points of thought reform, Apostle Lee Ann Marino discusses just what makes cults dangerous. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
31:53
July 11, 2022
Streetcorner Symphony: The Essence of Community
Most Christians love to discuss doctrine. When does our faith become about more than doctrine, and what do we find next? Why is community important to our faith, and how does it help us grow? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino live at Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT for a teaching on community: why it's important, how we recognize it, and why its essential for Christians. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
23:48
June 27, 2022
Get to Know Us: What We Wish Non-Affirming Churches Knew About Us
Honest, ordinary conversations have the power to change lives - and this is no different. Featuring a conversation from Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and Sanctuary members Minister Nik Lewis, Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep, and Pastor Angie Littlefair for a conversation about things they all wish those who do not support the queer community would know - and why being heard is so vital to starting conversations. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:02:58
June 20, 2022
For The Bible Tells Me So...Or Does It? Part 2: The New "Clobber Passages"
The issue of homosexual - and by extension, queer - inclusion within the church often descends into argument, usually with the Bible cited as  the source for exclusion. What does the Bible say about these specific matters, and how should they be understood? In this second of a two-part episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino as she discusses the new "clobber passages" that often relate to trans and gender issues in light of the entirety of Scripture in honor of Pride Month. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
43:43
June 13, 2022
For The Bible Tells Me So...Or Does It? Part 1: The "Clobber Passages"
The issue of homosexual - and by extension, queer - inclusion within the church often descends into argument, usually with the Bible cited as the source for exclusion. What does the Bible say about these specific matters, and how should they be understood? In this first of a two-part episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino as she discusses the traditional "clobber passages" of Genesis 19:1-38, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:25-27, Jude 6-7, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, and 1 Timothy 1:9-10 in light of the entirety of Scripture in honor of Pride Month. (Intro  and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
53:16
June 06, 2022
Thinness is Not Next to Godliness
Discussions about diet culture and its impact on children aren't new. Many are unaware, however, that diet culture has a prominent place within modern Christianity, often running alongside purity culture. What are the long-term ramifications of mixing the idea of "perfect thinness" with spiritual perfection - and how can such be overcome? In this episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and guests Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep and Minister Nik Lewis for an honest discussion about diet culture in church, the different ways diet culture manifested across three different cultural experiences, and how the three are striving for a better, healthier understanding of both body and soul. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:06:06
May 30, 2022
Ordination: Ordered Steps
The concept of ordination often confounds those who think it sets a minister above others, rather than confirming the gift God has placed within an individual to lead in the church. In this episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for a discussion about ordination, what it means, and its relevance, complete with a special clip from a live message on ordination delivered in Asheville, North Carolina for the New Era School of Theology and Ministry on April 3, 2022. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
45:25
May 23, 2022
Yoga and the Search for Authenticity
Hot yoga. Goat yoga. Kundalini yoga. Hatha yoga. Bikram yoga. It takes a simple walk through a shopping plaza or in a downtown location to see the myriad of yoga classes, forms, and instructors in modern society. Where does yoga come from? Is it as esoteric, mystical, and "spiritual" as many think it is? In this episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and guest Aaron Joy (a practicing Hindu and life-long historian) for a discussion on all things yoga and why a discussion about yoga leads to many questions about the depth and authenticity of religious practice in modern society. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:10:23
May 09, 2022
What Doth Hinder Me?
When people genuinely ask us spiritual questions, what is our response - and what should it be? Do we immediately find reasons to judge someone and stop the process, or do we do what God asks of us, and love our neighbor by building the Kingdom of God? In this live episode recorded for Jesus People of Asheville (Pastor Tom Cash), Apostle Lee Ann Marino looks at Acts 8 and the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch to ask the question, what part of any one of us is stopping someone from coming to God? - and hoping the answer isn't us. (Intro and conclusion track provided  by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
21:57
May 02, 2022
Dating is Like Roses...You Have to Watch Out for the Pricks
Numerous studies have discovered ways the internet has changed the way we receive information, communicate, and process social interactions. This is true nowhere more than the world of dating. Anyone who has used the internet to meet other people, especially for dating, can verify what a terrible experience it can be. In this episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for a "how-to-guide" on navigating the complicated world of online dating - and how to utilize it to stay safe, figure out what you want, and meet other people. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:02:54
April 25, 2022
Twelve Step Serenity
Many don't realize the impact of walking into a twelve-step meeting and starting the journey with a single statement of realization: "Hi, I'm [insert name] and I'm an addict." What are the twelve steps and why are they important to those who seek recovery in a healthy way? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and guest Pastor Angie Littlefair as they explore their identities as "Lee Ann M." and "Angie L." for an intimate conversation on twelve step programs and how they help addicts, codependents, and families of addiction find fellowship and serenity. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:12:13
April 18, 2022
There's 'Meh' in the Journey
Think the Christian life is one exciting moment after another? What about those periods where life isn't fabulous, but leaves you feeling more "meh?" Join  Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Julie Harvey for a personal discussion, including reflective insights, about why "meh" is an essential part of our spiritual journeys. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:04:15
April 11, 2022
A Lot Comes From a Little
Sometimes we don't have a lot to bring to the table - we just have a little. Does our "little" - little actions, little amounts, little things - matter? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino in a live Zoom recorded message for Jesus People Arts and Worship Center of Asheville, North Carolina (Pastor Tom Cash) for a special message on why little things matter in our lives. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
24:11
March 29, 2022
The Last Days, Part 28, the Sequel
Specific subsets of Christianity have been bellowing the call, "The end is nigh!" for decades. Are they right? Where did a"last days mania" come from, and what should we understand about the "end of the world?" Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a brief history on the modern "end of the world" and what Scripture means when it talks about "the last days." (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
54:15
March 21, 2022
Disneyfying the Call
Sometimes spiritual things - especially the call of God - are made to sound like a scene from a Disney movie...complete with fantasy-like fun and animation. What is the call of God really like? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and returning guest Minister Nik Lewis for a conversation about the call of God: the good, the bad, and the complicated. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:03:40
March 14, 2022
...And it Came to Pass
The concept of a new "spiritual season" often excites people with the promise of something different and unfamiliar. What are new spiritual seasons like, and are they as much fun as we often depict them? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and returning guest Julie Harvey for an intimate conversation into the way their spiritual revelations and lives overlapped as a new season began - and what this new season means in the here and now. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:07:35
March 07, 2022
The Bible for Normal People
Does the Bible leave you scratching your head with all those long names, old places, strange rituals, and confusing details? If so, do not despair! In this episode, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino explores foundational Biblical ideas that gives a solid introduction to Bible understanding that one can embrace, even if they've never been to seminary. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:05:51
February 28, 2022
A Very Aromantic Episode
While some television channels and even movies expound the virtue of romantic love and give a distinct message that's the highest goal in life... is there anyone out there who doesn't feel that way about relationships? Our panel today says yes! In honor of Arospec Awareness Week (February 20-26, 2022), join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guests Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep and Minister Nik Lewis about their insights as individuals on the aromantic spectrum - and what you can learn about relationships from those on the "outside." (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:15:37
February 21, 2022
Bitter Beginnings Author Spotlight: Call Me Bitter (Devotions for the Hurting)
Some books have explanations; others have stories. In this special, introspective episode, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino as she tells the story of her upcoming release, Call Me Bitter: Devotions for the Hurting, the follow-up devotional from her book, Waiting: Devotions for the Journey. Hear excerpts and read about the experience of being in a bitter place - and how such inspired this devotional book for all the "bitter people" who need not be ashamed for where they are at in their lives. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
45:10
February 14, 2022
Thirst Trap!
The world of the thirst trap is complicated. There are many different reasons why people endeavor into thirst trapping: body image, to create awareness, to be provocative, to get attention, and of course, to start a conversation. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and returning guest Nik Lewis for a conversation on the ins and outs of thirst trapping: why its important and why both thirst trap as a hobby. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:10:52
January 31, 2022
Standing is the Hardest Part
The word "intercession" draws mental images of people posing for photographs in a "prayerful" pose, wearing a prayer shawl, and holding a big Bible. Is this what intercession really looks like? How is intercession a practical form, and how can we best "intercede" for others? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and returning guest Julie Harvey for a conversation on all the ways intercession looks - especially among ignored communities - and why "standing in the gap" is definitely the hardest part of any intercessory call. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.) 
01:09:14
January 24, 2022
Queer Conversions
What does the queer "coming out" experience have in common with Christian conversion? A lot more than you might think! Looking at Scripture, Christian experience, and a whole lot of personal testimony, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino and guest Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep for a conversation the queer in conversion - and why it is so relevant to our faith. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
55:23
January 17, 2022
Keep Christ in Christianity
Whenever someone says there is a need to "Keep Christ" in something, what do they mean? What should our focus be as pertains to our faith, and how do we "lose Christ" in something? Where is the church when it comes to Christ? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino for this special message recorded live online for Jesus People Arts and Worship Center of Asheville, North Carolina (where Pastor Tom Cash is leader). (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
25:58
January 10, 2022
You Give Love a Bad Name
To many Xennials and Millennials, purity rings, purity balls, and "waiting until marriage" were staple propaganda fed by Evangelical Christian groups. What was purity culture like, and what impact did it have on those who lived with its rhetoric? In this special extended episode of Kingdom Now, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT - Pastor Angie Littlefair, Prophet-in-Training Nik (Lex) Lewis, Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep, Jenni Scruggs, and Grace France for a conversation about their experiences in purity culture, how such was harmful, each in different ways, and how as we recover from purity culture's sting, we recover together. (Intro and conclusion track  provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:30:46
January 03, 2022
Down With the Binary!
Male/female. Good/bad. Black/white. Either/or. Our world - and often are faith - are divided into strict binaries, things that make it easy to form arguments, create narratives, and adhere to strict polarities of thought. What does the Bible have to say about binaries - and just how helpful are they? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino and guests Prophet-in-Training Nik (Lex) Lewis and Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep for a conversation on binaries, especially as relate to gender - and why it's time to be "down with the binary!" (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:05:39
December 27, 2021
Baby, You're So Classic!
"Revival" is a buzzword in many Christian circles, starting with the so-called church "revivals" of the 1990s. Massive numbers of Christians prayed for a "great move of God," as they called it. What were they believing to happen - and why didn't it come to fruition? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a conversation about revival: what it is, why we don't seem to see what we are looking for, and what should we seek for God to do in this day and age as we navigate modern times. Hint: it's timeless! (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
44:16
December 13, 2021
My Weapon is a Melody: The Glorious Burden of Leading Worship
Worship leaders are often seen as front runners for spiritual experience and atmosphere in many churches, as they serve as singers, musicians, and songwriters. What is being a worship leader like? What do worship leaders experience? What challenges do worship leaders face? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Prophet-in-Training and Worship Leader Lex Lewis for an intimate and thoughtful conversation about leading worship: the good, the challenging, and how it serves as both a blessing and burden for those who are called into this special function. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:12:09
December 06, 2021
Stop Trying to do God's Job!
When we desire to serve God in ministry, what do we picture ourselves doing? Preaching before a crowd, perhaps? Having a television show or live stream? Dazzling people with brilliant ideas? Taking the world by storm? So what happens when God sends you situations you see as beneath your station - "busy work," so to speak, that we don't want to do? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a special message delivered for Jesus People Arts and Worship Center of Asheville, North Carolina online (Pastor Tom Cash, leader) about those moments when divine service turns into setting boundary stones and making sure everyone is circumcised in the early chapters of the book of Joshua. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
27:25
November 29, 2021
Autism Narratives
Buzz about autism is found everywhere today, from talk shows and documentaries to movies and books. How much information presented discusses autism from a first-person narrative? In this episode, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Tim McAndrew, an individual with an autism spectrum disorder as they discuss what autism is and what it's really like to have autism in today's world. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
54:33
November 22, 2021
Gimmie Shelter: The Story of Sanctuary
Some churches have history; others have stories. The fully inclusive, belonging, and sharing experience of Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT has its origins in a story. In a message delivered at Sanctuary on October 3, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino tells the story of Sanctuary: how it came about as a divine revelation of something to come started a spiral of change in her own life, inspiring a deep need that couldn't be found in church as existed at that time. As Apostle speaks, she reveals her thoughts, her heart, and teaches an important lesson from Isaiah chapter 8 - about the need to shelter, or stumble - and how her experience with both has not just led her to create Sanctuary, but experience it, as well. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
35:40
November 15, 2021
Fifty Shades of God
Ever step back and wonder about the image you have of God? Many churches portray God as the ultimate sadist: one who derives pleasure from the damage of others. Do we maintain this impression due to accuracy, or to try and achieve some sense of dominance ourselves? What posture should the church take, and what message do we need to learn? In this season premiere episode, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and members of Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT Pastor Angie Littlefair, Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep, Janie Dixon, Grace France, Jenni Scruggs, and Kevin Dul for a discussion about B(ondage)D(iscipline)S(adism/submission)M(masochism) and all the ways we grew up as masochists in church - and why changing our perspectives on God matter. Warning: Content may not be suitable for all audiences. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:19:46
November 01, 2021
Kingdom Now Season 3 Preview
We're back November 1! Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a short talk about Season 3, including a big ministry change, joining our email list, episodes and topics for the new season, and more! (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
16:13
September 21, 2021
Live from the Vault: Be Strong and Take Courage
What do we do when things are difficult, have no good answer, or don't seem to go as planned? Answering these questions doesn't come easily for anyone, even the most seasoned believer. Looking out, however, over situations that require strength and courage is something every one of us will face. In this Season 2 finale, take a look back at Apostle Lee Ann Marino's first ever audio recording - and embrace why and how we step back, embrace divine strength, and take courage in every situation we face. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
46:22
August 02, 2021
I Hate Everything About You (A Message for the Rest of Us)
A story of two brothers: One feels overlooked, and one screwed up. For two thousand years, we've only talked about the one who screwed up... point made. We love the story of the Prodigal Son: it fills us with warm fuzzies, without dealing with the fact that every one of us has been both brothers. Here, we take a look at the story through the eyes of the brother who was overlooked, left behind, and resentful...and how his father affirmed him. Recorded live at Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT (Charlotte, North Carolina), join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for a flip side of the story of the Prodigal Son, and why the older brother's story matters just as much as the prodigal. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
20:43
July 26, 2021
Gender and the Church
In much of today's church, gender defines everything: what one can do, how one can serve, and how one is often perceived. Is this correct, or should we aspire for something deeper? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and guests Prophet Emma Weatherington (Apostolic House of God, East Hartford, CT) and Prophet-in-Training Lex Lewis (Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT) for a discussion about gender and the church - and how we should aspire for higher things in our understanding of gender and spirituality. (Intro and conclusion track provided  by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:00:23
July 19, 2021
Thank God for Vashti!
Vashti is often contrasted against Esther as the ultimate bad girl villain: disobedient, rebellious, and problematic. But what, just what, if we have painted Vashti all wrong, seeing her as an opposer to Esther rather than a part of a greater picture? In this classic replay from Apostle Lee Ann Marino's Power For Today radio program, come learn about why Vashti is an important part of Esther's story and an essential role model for women and girls. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
32:40
July 12, 2021
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jehovah's Witnesses...But Were Afraid to Ask (Part 2)
Unless you live under a rock, odds are good you've had an encounter with Jehovah's Witnesses at some point in your life. Whether they've knocked  on your door or you've seen them on a street corner, Jehovah's Witnesses seem to be everywhere. Over the past few years, accusations of sexual abuse cover-ups and ignoring victims' needs have cast a  particularly negative light on this most visible group. But what do they believe, and how does that relate in a larger way to what is going on? In this classic replay from Apostle Lee Ann Marino's Power For Today radio program, come along in Part 2 of this two-part series to learn more about the Watchtower and the way it impacts the lives of its followers; including identifying literature, questions and answers about the group, and more. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:00:08
July 05, 2021
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jehovah's Witnesses...But Were Afraid to Ask (Part 1)
Unless you live under a rock, odds are good you've had an encounter with Jehovah's Witnesses at some point in your life. Whether they've knocked on your door or you've seen them on a street corner, Jehovah's Witnesses seem to be everywhere. Over the past few years, accusations of sexual abuse cover-ups and ignoring victims' needs have cast a particularly negative light on this most visible group. But what do they believe, and how does that relate in a larger way to what is going on? In this classic replay from Apostle Lee Ann Marino's Power For Today radio program, come along in Part 1 of this two-part series to learn about the foundations of the Watchtower: its origins, structure, and basic beliefs. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
44:48
June 21, 2021
All My Friends Are Heathens
What is God doing in church today? When one looks out over the horizon, "church" is taking a very different tone and appearance than it has in years past. Often used as a slur, where are all the "heathens" going? In this special episode of Kingdom Now recorded live at Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT's 2021 Beach Retreat (We've Been Liberated!) April 23, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and Sanctuary members Pastor Angie Littlefair, Worship Leader Lex Lewis, Teacher-in-Training Charlie Reep, Grace France, and Jenni Scruggs for an honest conversation about the church world of exclusion, finding where we belong, and why God has brought us here for such a time as this. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:02:16
June 14, 2021
Angels and Demons
Whether it takes the form of a horror film or curiosities about demons, the devil, and the paranormal, demonology is a subject of particular interest to many people. When discussing it, what does Hollywood, fiction, and even faith have right - and wrong - about it? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for insights into the basics of demonology (divine powers, demonic powers, hell, demons) and what everyone can benefit to know as pertains to the topic. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
49:18
June 07, 2021
Ace Dating
Dating in modern times is challenging for anyone. Most who have experienced the runaround of dating apps all agree the experience is one most could use to live without. What is modern dating like for individuals who identify on the asexual spectrum? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino (representing demisexuality and demiromantic) and Worship Leader Lex Lewis (representing asexuality and biromantic) for a discussion about the dating experience of those who are asexual: what we can do better, what we learn about ourselves, and how dating or making friends with an asexual might better your life. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:07:30
May 31, 2021
The Leadership Series
Leadership is a popular topic in many circles. With a push to encourage leaders, is anything missing from the conversation? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for a special reading of a six-part series that ran on her blog, Kingdom Now, a few years back. Explore topics such as: Letting What Needs to Die...Die; Submit Yourselves, One to Another; Don't Be Yet Another Angry Preacher in the Pulpit; Let the Children and the Youth Come to Him; Humility is a Virtue Becoming to All, And Make Sure It's Not All A Bunch of Hype! as you learn more about important building blocks to leading not just for the sake of leading, but leading well. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs,  www.danosongs.com.)
01:06:57
May 24, 2021
Overcoming Spiritual Elitism
Spiritual elitism is not a popular term in today's church, but this doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Whether falling on the extremely conservative or liberal side of faith alike, spiritual elitism is there, giving the message that some feel they are better than others due to things that God has not prescribed for our faith. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and returning guests Pastor Angie Littlefair and Worship Leader Lex Lewis for a powerful conversation on overcoming spiritual elitism in its many forms and rising to the challenge of inclusive faith. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:14:09
May 17, 2021
Sermon Notes on a Scandal
Whether adultery, depression, or sometimes suicide, preacher actions seem to be the fodder for judgment by both the church and the public alike. Why do ministers fall, and what can help prevent these situations? Ministers learn the world of keeping secrets - and such secrets can, over time, literally kill. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann for an insightful look at the way preachers can see pitfalls and those who love, follow, and support their ministries can uphold them through difficulties. (Intro and conclusion track provided  by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
43:17
May 03, 2021
Abortion and the Bible
Abortion is, without a doubt, one of the most controversial issues in society - and the church - at large. Many churches, church leaders, ministers, and other individuals have expressed interest in the issue of abortion, feeling it is a Biblical issue. Is it? What does the Bible say about abortion - and will it surprise you? Join Apostle Dr.  Lee Ann Marino for a look at abortion under Biblical law and how Scripture handles this particular topic. Insightful, educational and, as always, controversial, take a look at a very popular and edgy topic - and discover that the Bible's voice on this topic isn't silent, nor does it say what you might think it does. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
47:24
April 26, 2021
The White Conspiracy
Pizzagate. QAnon. The Bildeberg Group. The New World Order. Staged school shootings. Vaccines contain microchips. What conspiracy theories have you heard? Maybe more importantly, which ones do you believe are real? In this insightful look at all things conspiracy, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for an education into the origin of all things conspiracy - how they relate to both racism and race - and why everyone should know where these theories start and propagate before they believe or share them. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs,  www.danosongs.com.)
47:28
April 19, 2021
Bonding Through Trauma
It is tempting to isolate when one experiences trauma, especially thinking that no one else has been through what you've been through. Grief, parental abuse, and domestic violence are all examples of situations that tend to draw people in, rather than out. Here, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino welcomes Worship Leader Lex Lewis for an insightful discussion into the ways that they have "bonded through trauma" and why such is important in healing, in telling one's story, and in spiritual growth. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:08:29
April 12, 2021
Improving on the Past
"The good ol' days" is a phrase frequently invoked when we start reminiscing about various ideas, eras, and concepts of history. We are lauded to "obey your father and mother," but don't consider what that means for us when our ancestors steered us wrong. What does the Bible offer us in such circumstances? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for this live teaching recorded online for Jesus People of Asheville (Pastor Tom Cash) in February 2021 on what to do when the past needs improvement, studying from Zechariah 1. (Intro and conclusion track provided by  DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
31:31
April 05, 2021
The Original Cougars
Modern society treats the idea of women dating younger men as scandalous, inappropriate, shameful, and often improper. Even though men can visibly "rob the cradle" and society encourages such - when women date even slightly out of their age range, they are labeled as "cougars." Is the "cougar" practice new? In an interesting Biblical observation, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino draws on an old Bible practice that involved older women and younger men - and why it should stop the judgment against older women who date younger men and younger men who are interested in older women. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
51:18
March 29, 2021
God is Cool!
God is working all around us, all the time...even when we don't see or recognize it for what it is. Sometimes it feels like God is far away, when He is really as close as our next breath, reaching out and guiding us, sometimes in unconventional ways. In this special episode of Kingdom Now, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guests Pastor Angie Littlefair, Worship Leader Lex Lewis, Prophet Nina Marino, and Janie Dixon, all from Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT as they share stories about ways God is cool, and has been cool as He works in their lives. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
38:49
March 15, 2021
Steeples and Dick Pics
Do you know where steeples come from? Better yet, what do steeples and the endless parade of dick pics women find in their inboxes have in common? The answer might surprise you! Airing for the first time on International Women's Day, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guests Julie Harvey and Pastor Angie Littlefair for a conversation about all the things the church does to women - the way the church makes women feel - the way society forces itself on women - the impacts of purity culture and the injustices against women in church - and the realities that not every woman is sitting in her inbox, waiting to receive pictures of the male anatomy. Insightful, timely, and relevant and we consider the voices of women in our generation. Note: Content may be sensitive for some listeners. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:09:09
March 08, 2021
Waiting in the Dark Author Spotlight: Waiting...Devotions for the Journey
Some books have a story behind the story. In this special episode, host Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino shares the story behind her book, Waiting...Devotions for the Journey. Learn about how the profound insights and perspectives found in this book came from one of the darkest periods in her life, as she waited, and trusted God, in the darkness. Providing insight into the difficulties of waiting, learn about the presence of God in dark places and the beautiful things we can experience with God while we wait. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Devotions-Lee-Ann-Marino/dp/1940197627/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=dr+lee+ann+b+marino&qid=1614614332&sr=8-14 (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
49:38
March 01, 2021
Minding Our Mental Health
Modern church history hasn't always been the kindest to the idea of mental health - or living with mental health issues. How, when discussing the world of mental illness, counseling, or just needing to take care of one's mental well-being, do we turn this tide? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Pastor Angie Littlefair for an insightful discussion on the importance of mental health - and why there is nothing shameful, nor unchristian, about finding proper ways to mind one's mental well-being. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:00:56
February 22, 2021
Pentecostal Fire, Part 2: Pneuma What?
Pneumatology, or theology of the Holy Spirit, is an essential component of our spiritual understanding. It is amazing to note, however, how many churches have no source or basis for modern Pneumatology today. The second part of her series on the essence of the Pentecostal faith: what Pneumatology is, how it operates through those who believe in the Spirit's work today, and why it is so vitally important in the life of Christians.  (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:02:12
February 15, 2021
Pentecostal Fire, Part 1: History To Here
One of the most commonly asked questions Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino is asked is, "What do you believe?" For individuals who aren't familiar with the world of Pentecostalism, it can seem like a whole different world of faith from the standard world of hymns, pews, pipe organs, and old English words. In response, here she presents the first of a two-part series on the essence of the Pentecostal faith: what it is, its very beautiful history, how it has served as an agency of both spiritual and social change, and where the Pentecostal Movement is today. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.) 
57:12
February 08, 2021
Are You Finding God in What You're Doing?
It's easy to get caught up in the "flashier" signs of faith: big miracles, big moves of God, and dramatic displays that capture our attention and focus. Is it possible such big things can lack the presence of God? If so, where do we find Him? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a special message, delivered live online for Jesus People Arts and Worship Center (Pastor Tom Cash, Asheville, NC) about recognizing the presence of God in the things we do, and why it's important to find Him in intimate ways through our spiritual walk. (Intro and conclusion track  provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
29:23
January 25, 2021
Stairway to New Age (Part 2)
If one looks around, it is easy to assume the New Age Movement has dissipated into nonexistence. Is this true? What if, possibly, the New Age Movement is lurking in new ways that we would often never expect? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for an insightful two-part teaching into the New Age Movement. In this second episode, learn about the ins and outs of the New Age Movement: including foundational beliefs, basic philosophy, key points of ideas and concepts those who are part of the movement practice, the independent nature of the movement, why it is often appealing, things people often don't discuss or explore about it, and where it is, today. (Intro and conclusion track  provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:03:60
January 18, 2021
Stairway to New Age (Part 1)
If one looks around, it is easy to assume the New Age Movement has dissipated into nonexistence. Is this true? What if, possibly, the New Age Movement is lurking in new ways that we would often never expect? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for an insightful two-part teaching into the New Age Movement. In this episode, learn about the origins of the movement, why those are foundational and relevant, and some basics about New Age identity from a factual perspective that is seldom explored on such an important - and relevant - topic. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs,  www.danosongs.com.)
01:02:04
January 11, 2021
A Different Kind of Ministry
When most people think of church and ministry, they think of specific traditional concepts that are, in many ways, no longer working for most churches. How do we apply the concepts of a "different kind of ministry?" Recorded live during Apostolic Fellowship International Revival Ministries's 2020 retreat: The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: I am Not Alone, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and special panelists Pastor Angie Littlefair (Beer Lahai Ministries/Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - Charlotte, NC), Worship Leader Lex Lewis (Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - Charlotte, NC), Elder Derarus Lowe (The Voice Within Ministries - Los Angeles, CA) and Pastor Jackie Lowe (The Voice Within Ministries - Los Angeles, CA) as they discuss what it means to have and minister in a "different kind of ministry." (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:02:43
January 05, 2021
If You Always Do What You've Always Done...Then You'll Always Get What You Always Got!
The truest definition of insanity has been described as "doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results." When it comes to our spiritual lives, how often are we doing just this - the same thing, thinking it is going to work for where we, as the church, are now? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino as she delivers this message live for an online service in October 2020 for Jesus People Arts and Worship Center, Asheville NC (Pastor Tom Cash) and discover just how to change your own spiritual insanity. (Intro and conclusion  track provided by DanoSongs,   www.danosongs.com.)
28:54
December 28, 2020
When Holidays Hurt
Movies, made-for-TV movies, television shows, commercials, and even people online push and prompt for messages of good cheer, the hope of romance, and ideals related to the holiday season. Why, then, are the holidays such triggering times for things such as suicide, alcohol, and drug abuse? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a message about the holidays for the "rest of us" and ultimately, words of connection and hope for those who hurt at this time of year. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs,   www.danosongs.com.)
44:36
December 21, 2020
Why We're Here
There is no shortage of churches, ministries, or places to belong. What moves us to be part of a ministry, especially when we are different? A special episode of Kingdom Now recorded live at Apostolic Fellowship International Revival Ministries's 2020 Leadership Retreat: The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: I Am Not Alone (November 6, 2020), join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guests Pastor Angie Littlefair (Beer Lahai Roi Ministries and Sanctuary Charlotte), Worship Leader Lex Lewis (Sanctuary Charlotte), Pastor Jackie Lowe (The Voice Within Ministries) and Elder Lowe (The Voice Within Ministries) for a discussion about ministry trust, connection, freedom, and hope - all defining why we are here. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs,  www.danosongs.com.)
01:07:29
December 07, 2020
It's Made of Dead Things, But it Keeps Me Warm
A popular buzzword circulating the internet the past few years is toxic: toxic relationships, toxic people, toxic ideas, toxic concepts. What happens when one lives with toxic theology - and all the complex toxicity that goes with it? Why are we sometimes clinging to and holding onto the things that often keep us bound most? In what can only be described as a deep, revealing, and yes, exposing conversation, join Apostle Dr. Dr. Lee Ann  Marino and returning guests Pastor Angie Littlefair and Worship Leader Lex Lewis for this profound conversation on why we cling to the "dead things" in our lives - and how to let them go. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:11:08
November 30, 2020
An Intimate Journey Author Spotlight: Discovering Intimacy
The expressions we find through books are universally loved. Some of those books we love have stories behind them, equally as intriguing as the contents themselves. In this unique podcast, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino discusses the story behind her book, Discovering Intimacy: A Journey Through the Song of Solomon (Righteous Pen Publications, 2015) and how it was a challenge - a realization - and is proving to be an important part in her personal experience as an author, even today. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:02:08
November 23, 2020
Kingdom Citizens
It is not uncommon to hear discussion of "kingdom" in church. We like the idea of talking about government, authority, leadership and establishment...but what does "kingdom citizenship" look like? Drawing on a common Biblical text with a twist, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino live for a virtual message with Jesus People Arts and Worship Center, Asheville, NC (Pastor Tom Cash, leader) for an examination into Kingdom citizenship - and what that means for each and every Christian. (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
41:35
November 16, 2020
It's All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating...
Riots, protests, accusations of voter fraud, political conflict, issues of rights, closing churches, changing values, and changing tides. Does the news disturb you? Do you believe we are facing the end because of news headlines? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a look into how we should handle current events, and why we are called to remain stable, regardless of what is going on in today's world. (Intro and  conclusion track provided by  DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
46:19
November 09, 2020
Power Up!
When you think of the label of "secular" music, do you believe there is anything we can learn from the bands who play those songs? In a moment of fandom (well, more like an hour of fandom!) Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and returning guest Julie Harvey for their reflections and insights on all they've learned from their favorite band - AC/DC - as they await the release of their new album, POWER UP. (Intro and conclusion track provided by  DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
01:09:45
November 02, 2020
Kingdom Now Season 2 Preview
We're back November 2! Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a short talk about Season 2, including joining our email list, episodes and topics for the new season, and more! (Intro and conclusion track provided by DanoSongs, www.danosongs.com.)
18:07
October 22, 2020
Live From the Vault, Part 2: For There is the Sound of Heavy Rain
We've all heard about the Prophet Elijah and his battles with King Ahab, a wicked king in Israel's history. What we often don't know is just what the Prophet Elijah has to offer us today, in the form of spiritual insights and lessons. Join Apostle Dr.  Lee Ann Marino live as she preaches at NewBirth Worship Center  in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2014 - for a lesson on spiritual changes, shifts, and signs. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose,  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
47:54
August 10, 2020
Live From the Vault, Part 1: Intercession
Rizpah is a little-known Biblical figure who, according to her time, was nothing more than Saul's concubine. What she did, however, for the bodies and memories of children who weren't even hers shows us what it means to be an intercessor - a woman of spiritual power - and legacy.  Join Apostle Dr.  Lee Ann Marino live as she preaches at Transformation Church International in Burlington, North Carolina in 2016 - for a lesson on intercession. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for  our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
41:16
August 03, 2020
Reconciliation Starts Here
Racism. Sexism. Mental health. LGBTQ. The church today finds itself at a crux of issues that it, overall, sometimes furthers, without solutions. Others may speak against such discriminations, but do so without ways to handle the problems from a faith perspective. Amidst all the political banter, where do we start in a true healing process? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guests Angie Littlefair and Lex Lewis for a profound discussion that didn't go as expected - into the depths of reconciliation, where it starts, and why it is needed, now more than ever. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:11:03
July 20, 2020
Church Against Humanity: A Church for Horrible People
Whenever we think of "church," we often have a specific idea of just what church should be and look like. This is especially true when it comes to our concept of just who should be in church, and the relationship "church" has to its people. But who is church for? Who belongs in church? How is all this relevant to our ideas about church - and what needs to change? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann  Marino for an in-studio teaching on church, the call to change in church, and how church really is a spiritual starting place for those we might least expect! (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
48:44
July 13, 2020
The Breaking Point
Have you ever asked God to break you - or something you have an issue with - in your life? If you did, what was the outcome? If you haven't, have you thought about it? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann  Marino and guests Angie Littlefair and Lex Lewis for an introspective discussion, all coming from three different places about the breaking point in their lives - what it means when we ask God to break us, why the breaking point is hard - but also why it leads us to powerful victory. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:06:15
July 06, 2020
Asexuality: Welcome to the Spectrum
It seems that the whole world - and even the church - want to talk about one thing: sex. Whether it's that you're not having enough of it, doing it wrong, or want it, it is easy to think everyone - everywhere - is doing nothing but thinking about sex. But...what about individuals who don't feel that way - what do they do? What are they called? How do things, such as "purity culture," impact them? Join  Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Lex Lewis for a journey into asexuality - what it is, what it means, Biblical examples of such, and things we can learn - from individuals who offer a unique perspective on sex and sexuality. (Intro  and conclusion track provided  by Purple Planet Music for our  educational purpose,   Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:04:50
June 29, 2020
When Belonging Hurts...A Testimony
The Christian Sorority Movement has offered many women looking for spiritual fellowship and association with other women a forum for sisterhood and developing Christian bonds...but what happens when this doesn't happen? Where is one left when dealing with exclusionary behavior, a divided organization, backbiting, gossip, false accusations, leadership theft, and more? Honest, candid, reflective, and deeply sincere, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino shares her experience within the Christian Sorority Movement, with two organizations and then a third that outgrew from an earlier one. Learn the ins and outs of the experience, the experience of belonging, and what, in the end, ultimately happened when she left. (Intro  and conclusion track  provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose,  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
52:47
June 22, 2020
Live From the Lockdown: Apostolic Patience
Christians love to extol the patience of God, but what about the call for believers (especially leaders) to mirror that patience? Looking at the Apostle Paul, there is much to learn about the call to patience, and why it is so important. Recorded live during the COVID-19 quarantine lockdown in the United States (full lockdown in North Carolina) and partial quarantine in Australia (Adelaide), join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino and guest Apostle Julie Harvey for a wild ride through the lockdown - and a fascinating look at the importance of patience, in what can only be described as a timely episode! (Intro  and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:00:46
June 15, 2020
Stop Doing What's Popular...Start Doing What's Right!
Popularity: Everyone seems to want it, even when it takes us to places where we pursue wrong things. How has this trend of doing what everyone else is doing hurt our work in the church? What should we be doing? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Pastor Jackie Lowe for an honest and candid look into the Christian call to do what's right rather than what is popular - and why it is important now, more than ever. (Intro and conclusion track provided  by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose,   Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
59:10
June 08, 2020
The Logos: God Revealed
In an age that loves the idea of speaking things into reality, what role does "Logos" - divine revelation - play in the spiritual life of the believer? How do we see Logos as relevant to our faith, because it is a powerful revelation and insight into Christ and Christ's presence within the church? What role does Logos play in our spiritual gifts? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino and guest  Minister Angie Littlefair for a discussion on all things Logos - and why an understanding of the Logos may very well be one that enhances your whole view of the need for a deeper spirituality in your life. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose,  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:04:19
May 25, 2020
DISobedience
We love the idea of thinking God will spare us from our messes and let us out of any situation we incur, but is this Biblical? What role does obedience play in our faith, and what does obedience to God look like? What ultimate choices do we have to make when we are faced with our relationship with God? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino and guest Minister Angie Littlefair for a discussion on disobedience - everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our  educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:07:27
May 18, 2020
Trump Needs Jesus. Biden Needs Jesus...YOU need Jesus!
In the heat of what feels like an endless, four-year-plus debate, the question arises: what role does faith play in politics? While some assume one party is "closer" to divine ideals than another, what is the truth about modern-day government and God? Most relevantly, what does it mean - and should mean - to you? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino for this in-studio teaching inspired by a discussion she had that ended when she got blocked - simply because she said that if the President of the United States showed up at church, that could become a good thing. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
47:06
May 11, 2020
Take Down Your "No People Allowed" Signs
Who are you keeping out of Christianity through your church or ministry? There are many, many professing Christians who are quick to exclude certain groups of people from their belief system, simply because they are different. But isn't understanding differences part of the challenge of the Gospel? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino for this in-studio teaching about why the church exists to welcome - and that is how we work to transform the world with the Kingdom of God. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com)
49:28
May 04, 2020
New Wine
We love to talk about new seasons, new experiences, and new periods, but what defines them? In this timely live message preached by Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino at Jesus People Arts and Worship Center in Asheville, North Carolina (Pastor Tom Cash) come to insights about what God has to say to you about change - about the dangers in following every trend, news story, idea, and fad that comes along (yes, even the ones that seem good for us) and why following the crowd unto tradition can be just as problematic to keep us from our new pressings and periods as anything else. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
49:16
April 27, 2020
Knowing Who You Are in Ministry
Ministry, often considered a great blessing, can also be a difficult place to navigate. This is especially true when a minister has no idea who they are, what they are supposed to do, or a clear sense of who God has called them to be. In a church full of social pressures, confusion, and expectations, it is that much more relevant Christian leaders learn who God desires them to be - and why. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Prophet Emma Weatherington (Apostolic House of God, East Hartford, CT) as they discuss the discovery to be who God has called you to be - and why it is so important in the vision and success of ministry. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com)
59:19
April 20, 2020
Runnin' on Empty (Part 2): The Testimony of (Apostle Dr.) Lee Ann B. Marino
The first part of Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino's testimony discussed how Lee Ann Marino, not expecting much out of the ordinary, grew from her early love of spiritual things into a minister, then called into the apostolic ministry. In this second part, learn the rest of the story, as she is interviewed by spiritual daughter Minister Angie Littlefair about her own testimony. Come along for the "rest of the story:" The apostleship, early experiences and struggles, the years that changed everything, the vision of Sanctuary, new life in ministry, the death of her husband (and how that literally changed everything!) ups and downs with colleagues, friends, those who followed the work, struggles, relearning it all, and how Apostle came to work with the LGBTQ+ community. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:13:59
April 06, 2020
Prayer and Spirituality in Uncertain Times: Surviving COVID-19
Quarantine. Social distancing. Home stay orders (or as our host says, "house arrest"). People fear human contact as statistics show more individuals falling ill or dying from COVID-19. Churches are closed. Looking out over the landscape as we see it, how do we stand upon faith - or perhaps develop a deeper one? Looking at different spiritual perspectives and insights, how can our faith grow when we are cut off from our communities? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest author Aaron Joy, as they discuss matters of prayer and insights for spiritual benefit in times of crisis, difficulty, and most definitely, uncertainty. (Intro and  conclusion track provided by Purple  Planet Music for our educational  purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:24:32
March 30, 2020
Runnin' on Empty (Part 1): The Testimony of (Apostle Dr.) Lee Ann B. Marino
We all silently judge Jonah from running from God...but all of us have an inner Jonah that avoids the things God has called us to do this side of heaven. What do we do when we don't want to do what God asks of us? We "run on empty!" Candid, genuine, and raw as always, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, host of the Kingdom Now podcast, as she is interviewed by spiritual daughter Minister Angie Littlefair about her own testimony. Here is your chance to learn everything you wanted to know about your favorite podcast host - but were afraid to ask! In this first part, come to learn about how Lee Ann became Lee Ann, as well as her early steps to the apostolic: her early life and experiences, faith, disruptions, coming to know the Lord, and coming to be called - all in ways she never expected. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational  purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:01:39
March 23, 2020
Illuminati, We Hardly Knew Ye!
If you spend any time on social media, you have, most likely, seen a post or a video about an abstract group known as the Illuminati. Most videos and posts tie it back to the Freemasons, a group dubbed as a "secret society," complete with degrees, rituals, and lots and lots of mythology that most don't readily share with others. What of these different things is true, and what amounts to urban legend? Are Freemasons controlling the world? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Aaron Joy, author and Masonic historian, as they discuss the world of Freemasonry and whether or not it is something the average person should fear. (Intro and  conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational  purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
01:26:07
March 16, 2020
The God Who Sees Me
Today we hear about things, such as human trafficking, and wonder what divine insight can be offered in such situations. Though we often trip over some of the Bible's women, there is much to learn about these modern-day issues from a Biblical character most understood, but most important. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Minister Angie Littlefair of Beer Lahai Roi Ministries as they look at the world of Hagar - who she was, why she was important in her own right, and what she offers us today in church, in issues of human trafficking and sexual abuse, and from the perspective of the spiritual outcast. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com)
57:43
March 09, 2020
A Father to the Labeled
Fatherless.  Motherless. Child of divorce. Widow. Straight. Gay. Lonely.  What do all these (and many other) terms have in common? They all stand  as labels,  as ways people categorize other people in society. What  impact do these labels have on our identity as believers - and how does  knowing God change our perception of our "labels?" Looking at Psalm 68  and Ephesians 2, what hope does God give to the "labeled?" Join Apostle  Dr. Lee Ann  Marino for a special episode as she draws on her own  experience with "labels" and preaches live in Asheville, North  Carolina  in October 2019 at Jesus People Arts and Worship Center  (Pastor Tom  Cash, leader). (Intro and conclusion track provided by  Purple Planet  Music for our educational purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com).
41:58
March 02, 2020
Walking Away From Church Runaround
As a leader who wanted to do things right, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino spent a lot of years focused on exterior postures and making sure things looked right, to meet with exterior expectations. Learn in this special, in-studio episode, how God started to deal with her about these matters, and just where He has taken her in this unlikely journey. Listen in to learn just what "church runaround" is - and why this church leader walked away from it. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
48:35
February 17, 2020
In the Presence of My Enemies
Enemies. What do we do with them, why do we have them, and why don't they just go away? In an unlikely revelation, examining a passage of Scripture that no one would ever consider is about an enemy, join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Julie Harvey as they tackle the world of those pesky thorns in the flesh, better known as enemies - and what God has to teach us through them. (Intro and conclusion track provided by  Purple Planet  Music for our educational purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
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February 10, 2020
Grace Upon Grace
Grace is a difficult concept for theologians to define, teach, and even explain to others. Why is the work of grace so incredible? What does it mean when it says we receive "Grace upon grace?" Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino as she tackles the world of grace: what it is, what we are able to learn about it, and how she got an unlikely lesson in grace from a special source in her life. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet  Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
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February 03, 2020
Have You Received the Holy Ghost Since You Believed?
Receiving the indwelling of the Holy Spirit with evidence of spiritual gifts (especially speaking in tongues) remains a controversial topic in Christianity. Looking at Acts 2, what can we learn as believers about this experience? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a special episode as she preaches live in Asheville, North Carolina in August 2019 at Jesus People Arts and Worship Center (Pastor Tom Cash, leader). (Intro and  conclusion track  provided by Purple Planet  Music for our educational  purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com).
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January 27, 2020
What is Love?
When we define "love" in relationships, we often go to 1 Corinthians 13. What we don't consider is that 1 Corinthians 13 is about agape love, which although important in any relationship, isn't all we need for a partnership/marriage to work successfully. What should we look for in our intimate relationships? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino as  she teaches about love, pure and simple - to help you see it for what it is in your live (Intro and  conclusion track  provided by   Purple Planet Music for our  educational  purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
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January 20, 2020
God Is Always There, Part 2: The Testimony of Pastor Tom Cash
Acceptance of who we are - the realities of ourselves - are sometimes  the most difficult aspects of self-discovery. What happens when we deny  key things about ourselves? Where do we wind up? In this special two-part testimony, join Apostle Dr. Lee  Ann Marino's guest, Pastor Tom  Cash of Jesus People Arts and Worship Center (Asheville, NC) as he shares his journey through childhood, discovery, religion, political  conservatism, addiction, cult abuse, and more - to come out on the other  side and find Christ working for Him, today, just as He always has. Second episode focuses on the establishment and call to establish Jesus People Arts and Worship Center of Asheville, North Carolina after coming out of cult abuse and the early years and development of God's ministry of love, present in His life. (Intro and conclusion track  provided by  Purple Planet  Music for  our educational  purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com)
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January 13, 2020
God is Always There, Part 1: The Testimony of Pastor Tom Cash
Acceptance of who we are - the realities of ourselves - are sometimes the most difficult aspects of self-discovery. What happens when we deny key things about ourselves? Where do we wind up? In this special two-part testimony, join Apostle Dr. Lee  Ann Marino's guest, Pastor Tom Cash of Jesus People Arts and Worship Center (Asheville, NC) as he shares his journey through childhood, discovery, religion, political conservatism, addiction, cult abuse, and more - to come out on the other side and find Christ working for Him, today, just as He always has. (Intro and conclusion track  provided by  Purple Planet  Music for our educational  purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com)
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January 06, 2020
Say Hello To Heaven
The "ministry of intercession" is often spoken of in complicated and convoluted terms. What does it mean "to intercede?" Why is such important - especially at the time of one's death? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Julie Harvey as the two discuss powerful experiences both had with intercession - without understanding or knowing it at the time - and how such helped two individuals transition to eternity. (Intro and conclusion track  provided by  Purple Planet Music for our educational  purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
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December 23, 2019
Finding Our Sound Mind
It's not uncommon to meet people who've been told by the church that they should never seek out help outside of church. Seeing a counselor or therapist, exploring mental health issues, and other dimensions of mental well-being are often cast aside as wrong, sinful, or unhelpful. Is this true, or can getting help benefit us when we are in dark times or suspect there is a problem? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Pastor Jackie Lowe of The Voice Within Ministries as we discuss the ins and outs of counseling, mental health, and getting help - and why such just might change - and save - your life. (Intro and conclusion track provided by  Purple Planet Music for our educational  purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
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December 16, 2019
The Truth Will Set You Free. But First...
When we talk about the "truth that sets us free," what are we talking about? Is truth about "beliefs on a page," or is it about something deeper, something that causes us to confront ourselves? How does truth become something we use to change our lives? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino as she teaches practically on truth - so you can confront the truth with the power to change you! (Intro and  conclusion track  provided by  Purple Planet Music for our  educational  purpose, Music:   https://www.purple-planet.com)
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December 09, 2019
Discerning Discernment
Discernment isn't the most sought-after gift in Christianity today, because it is largely misunderstood. What do you know about discernment? How does someone walk in discernment in practical and everyday ways? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest, Prophet Emma Weatherington of Apostolic House of God in East Hartford, CT, for our look at discernment - and all the ways discernment manifests and helps the believer in their faith.  (Intro and  conclusion track  provided by Purple Planet Music for our  educational  purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
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December 02, 2019
Too Many Stuffy Christians!
Have you ever looked around and wondered why "Christians are always so stuffy?" Just about all of us can vouch for meeting someone who claimed to be a Christian and had absolutely no sense of humor, was no fun, couldn't talk about anything, and was not very nice. What many of these people don't realize is just how much they severely damage their ability to witness and interact with others. Are you turning others off to the faith, or do you know someone who is? What is the proper response to such? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest, Julie Harvey, for our look at "stuffy Christians" - and the Scriptural response to such! (Intro and  conclusion track  provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational  purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
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November 25, 2019
It's Just Emotion Taking Me Over
The world of strong emotions is often controversial in many Christian circles today. When we deem "negative" things as against God, what do we do with the strong feelings we have - and those present in Scripture? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for this look at the book of Lamentations and its strong contents - and how examining our strong feelings can help us develop our relationship with God. (Intro and conclusion track  provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music:  https://www.purple-planet.com)
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November 18, 2019
Jezebel, It Wasn't You!
We've all heard of "Jezebel," but who was she? How has Jezebel's image  been changed through the ages - and when someone accuses someone of  being "Jezebel" or under "the spirit of Jezebel," what does it mean?  More importantly, where does this slur come from? Join Apostle Dr. Lee  Ann Marino and guest Apostle Yolanda Davis Greggs of S.A.L.T. Ministries  as they explore this modern-day association about Jezebel - and why  women everywhere should rise up against it! (Intro and conclusion track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose, Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
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November 12, 2019
Kingdom Now: The World of Counter-Culture Christianity
Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino as she introduces the premise of the  Kingdom Now podcast. Here she describes the identity of "counter-culture  Christianity" and how this podcast shall challenge, change, and  encourage your faith - just by being different. (Intro and conclusion  track provided by Purple Planet Music for our educational purpose,  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
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November 12, 2019