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Through Faith & Grace

By Kira Gauthier
Through Faith & Grace is passionate about teaching students and young adults to boldly share and defend the gospel in a rapidly changing culture. Join the conversation as this Seattle-based Christian apologist shares what it is like to love God and love people. This is your invitation to learn about how Jesus changes everything. Hosted by Kira Gauthier.
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Through Faith & Grace | Episode 68 | My Slight Career Change

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Through Faith & Grace | Episode 69 | But Are They Saved?
This is the only question that has been on my mind lately. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier
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September 26, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 68 | My Slight Career Change
So I got a new job and it's not at all engineering related! As I am navigating this new position, this is what God has been laying on my heart...  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier
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September 12, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 67 | Is God man-made?
Is the concept of God merely a human fabrication handed down through the generations from those who did not know any better? Is God man-made? Find out in today's episode.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Is God man-made? | Got Questions Jesus and women | Got Questions
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September 05, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 66 | Biblical Marriage Rocks
Are wives really supposed to submit to their husbands? In today's episode, we look at the highly controversial passage, Ephesians 5, which shares the biblical model for marriage. I used to hate this chapter until I got more context. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Book of Ephesians Overview What Marriage Actually Means | Dr. Jesse Campbell Does a wife have to submit to her husband? | Got Questions Six Things Biblical Submission is Not | Desiring God What will submission to my husband look like? | Desiring God
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August 29, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 65 | Can Monotheism Be Proved?
No, technically it can't, but neither can theism or atheism. In today's episode, we look at two reasons why monotheism makes the most sense. Everything comes back to the cross. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist book by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler Can monotheism be proved? | Evidence for Christianity Is there proof for monotheism? | Compelling Truth Is God perfect? | Got Questions
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August 22, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 64 | At My Funeral
This is the episode you should visit when I kick the bucket. Ironically, the day after I die will be the best day of my life. Here's why.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References What will heaven be like? | Billy Graham
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August 15, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 63 | God of the Gaps
Science will one day explain everything and religion will die with it. You're not alone if that's how you think of God's role. In today's episode, we dive into the "God of the gaps" argument. Is it really God or do we just not know the answer, yet?  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References God of the gaps | Got Questions God of the gaps | Belief Map Appeal to ignorance | Belief Map Why intelligent design isn't a god of the gaps argument | STR Science as God | STR Science Disproves Miracles | Kira Gauthier
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August 08, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 62 | Sharing Your Faith in College
Hey college students, this one is for you! In today's episode, we talk about an easy way to share your faith. It does not have to be as daunting as you imagine. In Matthew 28, Jesus says, "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Let's do just that and all for the glory of God!  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Tactics by Greg Koukl Evangelism 101 Series by Kira Gauthier | YouTube
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August 01, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 61 | Flying Spaghetti Monster
Christians will claim that there is a creator but how is their God any different than a pink unicorn, monkey with a party hat, or the flying spaghetti monster? In today's episode, we look into the satirical religion of Pastafarianism. ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References FSM | Got Questions How do we know God exists? | Got Questions The Cosmological Argument | Kira Gauthier The Teleological Argument | Kira Gauthier The Reason for God | Kira Gauthier
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July 25, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 60 | Christians Ruin Christianity
I get where you’re coming from if you’ve walked away from the Church due to "bad Christians." I've made some horrendous mistakes myself. In today's episode, I share my response to the question: how can I believe in God when His followers are evil, hypocritical, judgemental, and in general fail to do a good job representing Jesus well? ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Samuel Sey | Slow to Write Isn’t it unloving to tell someone he/she is sinning? | Got Questions How do I know I'm saved? | Pastor John Piper
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July 18, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 59 | Spiderman Disproves God
Yep, you read that correctly. What do Spiderman and Jesus have in common? Find out in today's episode.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Spider-Man Fallacy | Got Questions Is the New Testament Reliable? | Kira Gauthier Christianity: Fantasy or Reality? | STR
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July 11, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 58 | The Only Reason to Follow Jesus
I've been misleading you and it's time to come clean. There's only one reason to follow Jesus. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-raised Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Why is Jesus the only way? | STR
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July 04, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 57 | Learn to Embrace Doubt
I'm in a season where I'm encountering the 5-letter word that terrifies Christians: DOUBT. In today's episode, I open up about the details of my messy life. As I am discovering to embrace my doubt, I'm better understanding who Jesus is. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References How God Responds to Doubt | Christopher Hilken
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June 27, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 56 | The Gospel Offers Complete Forgiveness
I have a hard time forgiving people, especially when they fail to apologize. The funny thing is apologies aren't biblical, and what I mean by that is we are called to forgive regardless if we ever receive an apology, reconciliation, or closure. Jesus forgives completely and so we are to completely forgive one another. This is what God's been putting on my heart.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Radical Forgiveness sermon by Dr. Jesse Campbell
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June 20, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 55 | A Message to All Christians
In a culture that is increasing rapidly in naturalistic values and beliefs, how does the Christian fit in? Preacher, Elijah Lamb, asks the question, "How can Christians be better?" and in today's episode, I share my thoughts on the responses he received. Regardless if you're a Christian content creator or not, you're going to want to hear this. ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Elijah Lamb | Instagram
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June 13, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 54 | The Teleological Argument for God
It's clear from looking at the intricate design of your smartphone, that there was a designer. Can we say the same thing about the universe? In today's episode, we look at the Anthropic Principle, the complex reality of DNA, and a 2003 experiment involving monkeys and a computer. You don't want to miss this.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References The Cosmological Argument by Kira  The Moral Law Argument by Kira A tool for exploring the belief in the Christian God I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist book by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler Evidence for God Class | Christopher Hilken Stealing from God by Frank Turek
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June 06, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 53 | Why Should I Become a Christian?
One of the most common reasons people avoid Christianity is because they've already figured out how to do life without it, and I believe you. I get it. There's a reason why I do not follow a keto diet and it is because what I am doing works. But here's the thing, I think following Jesus is different because Christianity presents itself as history. The simple gospel is why you should consider becoming a Christian. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References What is the gospel? | Crossway
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May 30, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 52 | The Cosmological Argument for God
Did the universe have a beginning and if so, who or what was this beginner? These are the two questions we seek to answer in today's episode. We investigate thermodynamics, Einstein's initially laughable theory, a 200 million dollar NASA project, and the age-old question: if God created the universe, what created God?  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Classical Apologetics | Got Questions? Evidential Apologetics | Got Questions? Old earth versus young-earth | Got Questions? A tool for exploring the belief in the Christian God I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist book by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler Evidence for God Class | Christopher Hilken
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May 23, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 51 | Three Reasons Why People Leave Christianity
Immense suffering, unanswered questions, and the desire to live life exactly how we want to are three reasons why I wanted to leave the faith, can you relate to that? In today's episode, I open up about my doubts about Christianity and my experience chasing sin instead of God. I do not know what you're going through nor your standing with the Christian God, but you're not too far gone for Jesus. He loves you.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References If God is good why is there evil and suffering? | Amy Hall
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May 16, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 50 | The WEAKEST Claim for Christianity
Christians will tell you that we can trust the Bible because the disciples died for their belief in Jesus, but isn't that a weak argument? People die for lies all the time, atheist Richard Carrier says so and I agree with him. In today's episode, we investigate the significance of this claim and what this implies about the reliability of the Bible.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Check out the episodes mentioned | Kira Gauthier They gave their lives for the truth | STR Richard Carrier's thoughts on dying for a lie Did the disciples die for their belief in the Risen Jesus? | Sean McDowell Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
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May 09, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 49 | What Breaks My Heart Most About Atheism
Naturalism is the belief that everything about our universe can be explained with natural laws and forces, but if that's true, humans have no ontological worth or value. This breaks my heart most about atheism. But here's the thing, I think you do know people have worth. I think your worldview actually more aligns with Christianity. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References What is naturalism? | Got Questions Four problems with evolutionary morality | STR Atheism's burden of proof | STR Quote by Tom Gilson
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May 02, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 48 | Is the New Testament Reliable?
Jesus is irrelevant if the Bible is flawed. I believe this. In today's episode, we explore two major questions. Do we have accurate copies of the original documents written in the first century? Are these documents true? Either the Christian worldview is true or it is not. If it is true, everything about what we understand about life changes.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler  Updated manuscript numbers | Equip What we have is what was written | STR Apologetics classes from North Coast Church Misquoting Jesus, answering Bart Ehrman | STR Is the New Testament text reliable? | STR Is the Bible accurate | Got Questions
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April 25, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 47 | How to Respond When You Don't Know the Answer
When it comes to defending the faith, it can be intimidating when the person you're talking to seems to know way more than you. I share a story that I'm not particularly proud of, but hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes. Who wrote the Bible? Was it changed several times? How can we even trust it? Find out in today's episode.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Tactics by Greg Koukl I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler  Who wrote the Bible? | GotQuestions? How can the Bible be reliable if it has human authors? | STR The Bible translated, translated, and changed? No chance. | STR
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April 18, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 46 | Why Our Desires Cannot Be Fulfilled
We want more and it seems like even with manifestations, the power of positive thinking, and the stars aligning perfectly, it seems like long-term fulfillment is impossible. This leads to us raising the stakes or chasing something new. It's this endless cycle of trying to find what will satisfy our deepest desires. What if our needs are not physical, but rather, spiritual? In today's episode, we talk about Love is Blind and it actually points to Jesus. ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Kira's episode on True Freedom Kira's episode on Self-helpism
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April 11, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 45 | Did Jesus Claim to be God?
My high school history teacher, along with many, will claim that Jesus never said, "I am God." You are completely right. Those words never came out of Jesus' mouth, but I'd argue Jesus did claim to be God. In today's episode, we investigate Jesus' words and the ways in which He communicated this in the context of their culture and religion.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist book  Jesus' Unique Claims About Himself | STR Where did Jesus claim to be God? | STR Jesus claims to be God | Compelling Truth
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April 04, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 44 | Evidence Will NEVER Be Enough
We have this tendency to always want more. It's "trust the science" until the science ironically does not align with your opinion, then it's labeled as "bad science." You've seen this with current events. When it comes to Christianity, it's not that there is not enough evidence, but that maybe you've already have made up your mind. If that's the case, your story is not over. My worldview offers eternal life, so would you be willing to see who this Jesus is? ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Why evidence will not convince some atheists? | STR Mastering Logical Fallacies by Michael Withey What is the gospel? | The Gospel Coalition 
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March 28, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 43 | More Than You Can Handle?
Does the Bible say "God will never give us more than we can handle?" It seems to be a common phrase, but what does that mean when we go through the unbearable? Our world was torn between who made the "better" decision: Simone Biles or Kerri Strug. Are we supposed to always push through it or can we take a step back for the sake of our mental health? Can I share with you what the gospel says? ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Self-helpism | Kira Gauthier Mental Health & Grit | Pastor Jesse Campbell Will God ever give us more than we can handle? | Desiring God True grit | Desiring God
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March 21, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 42 | Censorship Can Be Slippery
Facebook, I see where you're coming from. I get your good intentions, but I think censorship according to our culture's view of misinformation will lead to disaster. When there is no such thing as absolute truth, it can be difficult to discern. Here's why I think censorship is dangerous.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Absolute Truth | Kira Gauthier What does the Bible say about censorship? | Got Questions What are the dangers of postmodernism? | Got Questions
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March 14, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 41 | The Resurrection is a Historical Event
The resurrection is essential to the faith, but did Jesus really rise from the dead? Is it possible that Jesus swooned? Did the Roman guards steal the body? Did the women go to the wrong tomb? Today, we speed through some of the most common conclusions based on four facts that nearly all scholars agree upon. What happened to this Jesus? ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Gary Habermas's website Two Miracles | STR Swoon Theory | Got Questions? Hallucination Theory | Got Questions? Less is more a case for the resurrection? | STR Historical evidence for the resurrection | Desiring God
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March 07, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 40 | Unbiblical Christian Content
Not everything labeled "Christian" is automatically good and not everything secular is immediately wrong. Discernment is necessary. In today's episode, we discuss the harm in purity culture, the biblical content in Disney entertainment, and the balance with Christian romance.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Kira's blog post on purity culture Kira's blog post on Redeeming Love What does the Bible say about discernment? | Got Questions The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by Tim Challies Teaching your kids discernment | Mama Bear Apologetics
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February 28, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 39 | Jesus Changed Me
What does it mean when it is said that the gospel has the power to transform you? I have made mistakes. I do not have a perfect past. In today's episode, I share with you how Jesus has changed my life and continues to work on my heart as I seek to glorify Him in all that I do. Do not be so quick to dismiss the Christian worldview.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References 12 Principles for disagreeing with other Christians | Crossway
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February 21, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 38 | Science Disproves Miracles
We have no scientific evidence for miracles so what are we to think of these so-called miracles of the Bible? You're not the only one to ask this question. In today's episode, we briefly discuss why science can never prove God, alleged healings, and why the resurrection of Jesus is the only miracle that matters.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Case for Miracles by Lee Strobel Two Miracles | STR Miracles and Unbelief | STR Why science does not disprove miracles | STR The miracles of materialism | STR
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February 16, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 37 | Evil Proves God Exists
Evil exists so God cannot. This statement trips up many Christians because evil is so evident in our world, how could there possibly be a good God who saves? In today's episode, we look at how the existence of evil is one of the greatest reasons why we can trust the Bible and the Christian God.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Tactics by Gregory Koukl Stand to Reason by Gregory Koukl Evil as Evidence for God | STR How to respond to the problem of evil? | STR Derek Rishmawy's quote about evil
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February 07, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 36 | Cancel Culture Forgets This
We seek justice which is why cancel culture seems like the perfect solution, but is redemption possible? People change. I think the biggest problem with cancel culture is that it does not allow us to see any possibility of redemption. While we are all accountable for our words, I think our past words should be treated as something in the past. People can change. The gospel can redeem. ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Cancel Culture | Compelling Truth Matthew 18 | Got Questions How the bad news of cancel culture could help people hear the good news of the gospel? | STR A Christian response to cancel culture | LBF
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January 31, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 35 | Avoid Conversational Traps
Be on the lookout for these common "conversational traps" that may come up when talking to people of different belief systems. As we talk more about Gregory Koukl's book, Tactics, we observe how to approach these situations with grace instead of fighting, freezing, or fleeing.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Tactics by Gregory Koukl Stand to Reason by Gregory Koukl 10 Self-refuting statements you must know | Sean McDowell
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January 24, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 34 | Stress-Free Evangelism
As long as you're not pressing a point, you do not have to defend yourself. Ask simple, meaningful, and leading questions. Let your opponents do the talking. In today's episode, we continue our mini-series diving more into Greg Koukl's book, Tactics, which allows you to share the gospel in a stress-free way.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Tactics by Gregory Koukl Stand to Reason by Gregory Koukl
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January 17, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 33 | A Low-Risk Way to Share Christianity
You may be like me and find sharing your faith to be daunting and awkward. What if I told you, that there is a way to communicate which requires little talking on your end? Gregory Koukl, the author of Tactics, presents an easy way for Christians to graciously and effectively communicate the compelling truth of Christianity with confidence and grace. Included are some of the most challenging questions non-Christians may need to answer.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Tactics by Gregory Koukl Stand to Reason by Gregory Koukl
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January 10, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 32 | The Bible Doesn't Say That
"Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where it is silent" is a quote well-known by both Christians and non-Christians, but is this actually what the Bible says? Does this mean we have free range on everything that is not listed in the Bible? Here are my thoughts. ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References What is the straw man fallacy? Thomas Campbell's quote | Radically Christian's Thoughts Gregory Koukl's Stand to Reason organization
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January 03, 2022
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 31 | Jesus Ruined Christmas
We all know where Christmas originated from, the virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, the One who claimed to be the Messiah. Jesus could only truly be Lord if we have evidence that He is who He claimed to be. In today's episode, we look at the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery and how there is more to Christmas than hot cocoa and Santa Claus.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Dead Sea Scrolls | Got Questions Why are the dead sea scrolls important? | Evidence for Christianity I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist book
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December 27, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 30 | Hope of Christ
Facts are facts, but they must be meaningful for us to change our lifestyles. We can study the historicity of Christianity, so what? Is it truly worth changing our lives around for this Jesus guy? My Christian friends, we have the privilege of seeing our life before and after placing our faith in God. This is why we share our testimonies.   ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Narrative Apologetics by Alister E. McGrath
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December 20, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 29 | Self-helpism
Self-helpism is a multibillion-dollar industry that teaches that through the power of positive thinking, self-examination, and goal setting that we can achieve the greatest versions of ourselves, but is it as good as it sounds? As someone who used to be infatuated with self-improvement, these are the dangers no one told me about. I learned the hard way that we cannot be both the problem and the solution.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Self-helpism in Mama Bear Apologetics The Insidious Deception of Self Helpism | Laura Powell Blog Self-helpism | Pastor Jeff
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December 13, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 28 | The Other Gospels
What about the other gospels like the gospel of Thomas? Did Christians pick and choose the gospels that only made Jesus look like God? In today's episode, we investigate these so-called "gnostic gospels." ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Another Gospel by Alisha Childers Alternative Gospels by Curt Parton The Holy Canon of Scripture | Bible.org How do we decide which books belong in the Bible since the Bible does not say which books belong in the Bible? | Got Questions What is Gnosticism? | Learn Religions
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December 06, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 27 | Understanding Our Culture
Christians, we're called to be experts in our culture. We must get it. We have to see a need for Jesus in order to bring up Jesus. How are we supposed to share the gospel if we do not know how to communicate with the world? We must understand the world to then evangelize the world. Today's episode looks at the shifting cultural narrative and what Jesus says instead.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier  References The gods of our culture by Christopher Hilken The dangers of postmodernism Identity in Christ
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November 29, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 26 | Bringing Up Jesus
If you feel uncomfortable sharing your faith with those who are not Christ-followers, you and I have something very in common, friend. It's scary and uncomfortable to bring up the gospel in a place other than church. I get it, but on the other hand, isn't this what it means to follow Christ? We're called to share who Jesus is and how He changes everything. Within our family, at work, and even as we buy groceries, we see so many hurting people that are longing for something greater. Could Jesus be the solution we're looking for? ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier 
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November 22, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 25 | Alluring Sin
"I do not mind your religion. I just do not want to have to give up my sins and desires." Does that resonate with you? I have tried the ways of this world and I have also tried the ways of Jesus. Though sin is alluring and seems inviting, it's not worth it. I have learned the hard way. Can I share with you my experience?  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References A sermon series on Romans True Freedom by Kira Gauthier
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November 15, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 24 | My Worldview
A worldview seeks to answer four questions. Where did we come from? Why are we here? What is wrong with the world? How can we fix it? Society tends to favor a naturalistic approach but in the end, we are left with the reality that we have no purpose. May I introduce you to what my worldview says? Through the Christian lens, we see that life has meaning. We have a purpose. We are given worth from God alone.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References What is a Christian worldview? What is moral relativism? What is naturalism? What is pragmatism? What is utopianism? What is nihilism?
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November 08, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 23 | Absolute Truth
Nearly 2000 years ago, Pontius Pilate asked a question that is the cry of our culture today, "what is truth?" Truth is relative. Truth changes. There is no absolute truth, or is there? If there is no absolute truth, we cannot make any claims about what is right or wrong. Something about that statement does not sit right with us, even if it's true. My worldview says that absolute truth exists and has a name. Truth exists and His name is Jesus. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek  Defending Your Faith by R.C. Sproul What is truth? | Got Questions Is there such a thing as absolute truth? | Got Questions
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November 01, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 22 | True Freedom
What would it take for you to say you have true freedom? To some maybe a dream college, job, or person comes to mind. To others maybe it is the ability to do anything and everything without anyone telling you otherwise. We're not nearly as free as we think we are. Today's episode tackles this very idea of what true freedom looks like and it begins and ends with Jesus. Don't knock my worldview until you try it.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER: Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References True Freedom by Christopher Hilken
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October 25, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 21 | Better Without Christians
"Aren't we better off without Christians?" In this week's episode, we skim through John S. Dickerson's book, Jesus Skeptic. It looks at the fields of science, medicine, education, and more and discovers the role Christianity played in major and minor advancements. Not all Christians are called to work in the church, so where have we seen God put people to work? How did Jesus influence the world? He can only be One of the three: liar, lunatic, or Lord. Who is this Jesus? ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References Jesus Skeptic by John S. Dickerson
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October 18, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 20 | "Hypocritical Christians"
Not even Gandhi liked Christians because we do not represent Jesus well. You hear it all the time, "Christians are just hypocrites" and there is truth to that. More often than not, we most definitely can be. There is a way for us to remove that label. There is power in repentance. My Christian friend, it's time for me to shape up. Do you care to join? ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my socials/notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References The sermon from Redemption Church Read the Gospel of John
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October 11, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 19 | Can We Trust the Gospels?
Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is one of many scholars who has been successful in converting Christians to atheists. One of the reasons he says Jesus is not Lord is because there are too many contradictions found within the New Testament. Is this true? Can we actually trust the gospels or are they filled with lies, inaccuracies, and contradictions?  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier References:  Interview with Alisa Childers and Andres Köstenberger Mike Winger's thoughts on Dr. Ehrman Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek More on gospels and their contradictions 
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October 04, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 18 | Begin With Jesus
With a new chapter in my life, let's start with a new season and name. I'm Kira Gauthier and I hope you are here to stay. Season two begins with an unpopular opinion I have within the Christian community. In a hurting and unjust culture, I believe the first step is sharing the gospel. As you cannot determine what's crooked unless you see something straight, we cannot begin to mend our society unless we have a standard of how to treat one another. There is a moral standard and its giver is Jesus. Let me explain.  ABOUT KIRA GAUTHIER:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiragauthier.com/ Here are my notes: https://linktr.ee/kiragauthier
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September 27, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 17 | Jesus Among Others
How can we be certain that the Bible is accurate? Are there any outside sources that prove the New Testament? Did Jesus ever claim to be God? In the final part of the mini-series, we run through the validity of the Bible and ponder the liar, lunatic, or Lord conundrum.  ABOUT KIRA MURILLO:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiramurillo.com/ Here are my notes: https://linktr.ee/kiramurillo
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August 27, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 16 | The Reason For God
Is it possible that the evidence may actually point to some sort of "Creator"? As we continue this mini-series, part 2 looks at the multiverse theory, the second law of thermodynamics, and a question Christians may be scared of: who created God? ABOUT KIRA MURILLO:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiramurillo.com/ Here are my notes: https://linktr.ee/kiramurillo
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August 21, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 15 | Setting The Stage
Join me in this exciting mini-series as I speak about re-discovering my faith with research. Part 1 is about setting the stage and addressing my misconceptions about Christianity, including "blind faith", the definition of science, and more. Get hyped, friends!  ABOUT KIRA MURILLO:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiramurillo.com/ Here are my notes: https://linktr.ee/kiramurillo
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August 16, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 14 | Even With Suffering
God is still good even during suffering, but if I'm honest, it is during suffering where I truly do not feel like being a Christian. Angry and heartbroken, I find myself questioning my faith, again. By feelings alone, I'm convinced that I would not follow Jesus. Let me explain. Help the Hilken's: https://gofund.me/2cb1046e ABOUT KIRA MURILLO:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiramurillo.com/
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August 09, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 13 | Always Defending God
I have this tendency to think it's my job to be God's PR agent. I believe that I must be on the frontlines ready to defend Him at any moment yet I forget that Jesus has already proven Himself enough. God has already shown up in more ways than we can count. I do not always have to defend Him, at least in the way that I think I ought to.  ABOUT KIRA MURILLO:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiramurillo.com/
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August 01, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 12 | At What Cost
What is the worst thing that could happen if Christianity is found to be true? At what cost would you willingly hide from the undeniable evidence that supports Jesus being the way, truth, and life as He proclaimed? If you're anything like me, I too wanted to deny Him.  ABOUT KIRA MURILLO:  Join the journey as this Seattle-based Christ-follower shares what it is like to love Jesus and love people in a secular city. WEBSITE: https://kiramurillo.com/
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July 24, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 11 | The "Catch" of Christianity
"What are you hiding, Kira? What are you not telling us about the cost of following Jesus?" If you're skeptical about the Christian faith and you question my motivations, this is absolutely for you. This is what my life is like as a Christ-follower. Let me tell it to you as it is.  
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July 17, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 10 | Unexplained Urgency
The online version of me can be quite different than how we may interact in person and it revolves around the sense of urgency and being overly concerned with doing things in God's timing. "Kira Murillo: the world's biggest phony" was an alternative title and maybe that's how you would describe me as well. Wouldn't you like to know?
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July 10, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 9 | Get Uncomfortable, Christian
In a world that is increasing in ungodly values by the day, you, Christ-follower, are needed. Be bold. Be brave. Get uncomfortable. This is a challenge for you to share the truth found in the gospel. Are you ready for the best thing that could possibly happen, Christian? 
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June 21, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 8 | Difficult To Accept
Slightly more pausing and stuttering than usual, this episode addresses the difficulty in accepting God's Word as God's Word. There is grace. There is love. There is forgiveness. There is mercy. This is your invitation to learn about this Jesus guy.
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June 14, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 7 | Better Than a Vaccine
A story about the COVID vaccine, freedom, and Jesus...sounds like the start of a bad joke or cheesy analogy. Wouldn't you like to find out which of these it is? 
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May 19, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 6 | An Illogical God
Much like when someone offers a gift for no reason at all, that's where I have a difficult time understanding God. Jesus, this does not make sense, why are you showing me favor?
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May 12, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 5 | The Offensive Jesus
Jesus was not a people-pleaser. The God of grace and love is also the God of truth and wrath. As I've been reading the gospel of John, not only do I see the gentleness but also the directness of Christ. What does it mean to live like Jesus?
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May 09, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 4 | Am I Doing Enough?
Filled with stuttering, fillers, and no conflict resolution, these are some of the messy thoughts I have. Am I doing enough for you, Jesus? Do I make enough time for you, God? 
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May 07, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 3 | Unedited Reality
Jesus remains the same as today, yesterday, and forevermore...as for me, I change my mind frequently. Here's to the humbling thoughts and unedited reality of yours truly. I hope you brought your coffee.
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May 06, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 2 | My Testimony
Who is this Kira Murillo?
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March 30, 2021
Through Faith & Grace | Episode 1 | An Introduction
Let me give you a little introduction. Join the journey. 
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March 28, 2021