The Pure Flix Podcast With Billy Hallowell
By The Pure Flix Podcast
"The Pure Flix Podcast" is a weekly show hosted by journalist and author Billy Hallowell that offers interviews with your favorite pastors and celebrities, insight, inspiration — and a preview of what's to come in faith and family-friendly entertainment.
This is the official podcast of Pure Flix, a faith and family-friendly streaming service that offers movies, TV shows, documentaries, and original series for the entire family.
This is the official podcast of Pure Flix, a faith and family-friendly streaming service that offers movies, TV shows, documentaries, and original series for the entire family.
VINDINATION AFTERSHOW EPISODE 5: Breaking Down the Most Shocking Twists & Surprises (CAUTION: Spoilers!)
Billy Hallowell and Lucas Miles break down the most shocking twists and surprises in episode five (season two) of "Vindication." From Anthony to Doris and Tomlinson, there's much to discuss. CAUTION: Spoilers ahead!
September 23, 2021
Comedian Michael Jr. on His Calling to Help People 'Understand That the Bible Is Real'
"Selfie Dad" star Michael Jr. is on a mission to help people find Jesus...through comedy. Hear him explain his calling and how his work helps inspire people to embrace the Bible.
September 17, 2021
VINDINATION AFTERSHOW EPISODE 4: Kris' Chaos, Doris' Surprising Request & Confronting Race (Caution: SPOILERS!)
There's a lot unfolding in "Vindication." Join Lucas Miles and Billy Hallowell to break down episode four (season two) of this cop drama. What's going to happen with Kris? Where are Doris' requests heading? Get ready to explore episode four!
September 16, 2021
Her Husband Was Killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 — Here's How Shelly Genovese Calhoun Found Hope Amid Tragedy
Shelly Genovese Calhoun's reality was shattered on September 11, 2001, when her husband, Steve, was killed. Here's how she found hope amid the ashes.
September 10, 2021
VINDINATION AFTERSHOW EP. 3: What's Up With Kris' Brother, Travis' Big Faith Lesson and the Ongoing Doris Conundrum (CAUTION: Episode 3 Spoilers Ahead!)
In this episode of the "VINDINATION Podcast Series," we explore the dynamics around Kris' brother, Travis' big faith lesson and the ongoing Doris conundrum. Listen to Billy Hallowell and Lucas Miles break it all down!
September 9, 2021
VINDINATION AFTERSHOW EP. 2: Do You Trust Doris? (CAUTION: Episode 2 Spoilers Ahead!)
Do you trust Doris? That's the key question to emerge from episode two (season two) of "Vindication." Pure Flix's Billy Hallowell and pastor and filmmaker Lucas Miles explore the themes, burning questions and other episodic elements on the second episode of the "VINDINATION Podcast Series!" Caution: spoilers ahead!
September 6, 2021
VINDINATION AFTERSHOW: Breaking Down the Season 2 Premiere of 'Vindication' (CAUTION: Episode 1 Spoilers Ahead!)
Author, filmmaker and pastor Lucas Miles joins Pure Flix Podcast host Billy Hallowell to explore the season premiere of "Vindication." They'll dive into themes, characters and much more. Listen and be sure to stay tuned next Wednesday to Pure Flix for the next episode of "Vindication."
September 2, 2021
Anxious? Fearful? Author Jon Seidl Helps You Find Rest Amid the Uncertainty and Dive Deeper Into Your Faith
Jon Seidl, author of the new book, "Finding Rest: A Survivor's Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life," offers a powerful personal testimony of his battle with anxiety — and the path he has taken to healing. Listen to Jon as he joins co-hosts Becky Thompson and Billy Hallowell. Grab the book here.
August 30, 2021
Hollywood Director, Writer and Producer Chris Dowling Describes Finding Faith — and What It Takes to Make a Successful Movie
Chris Dowling has been an incredibly successful writer, director and producer. Dowling, a Christian, makes powerful content that transforms and entertains. From "Blue Miracle" to "The Man From Nowhere," Dowling's talents continue to inspire us all. Listen to him describe his path into Hollywood, what it takes to write a powerful script and his journey to faith.
August 21, 2021
Happiness vs. Joy: Finding Peace Amid the Chaos: Daniel Fusco Shares His Journey — and Advice for You
Pastor Daniel Fusco joins Becky Thompson and Billy Hallowell to discuss the difference between happiness and joy — and what it really means to be "crazy happy."
August 16, 2021
'God Your Will, Not Mine': Singer Danny Gokey on Dying to Self and Truly Encountering God
"If we're called to die and live unto God, you have to really let go of everything and say, 'God your will, not mine.'" - Danny Gokey Gokey reveals how he persevered after his wife's death, what it means to die to self and how his encounters with God have opened his eyes like never before. To hear Becky Thompson and Billy Hallowell interview Gokey, listen!
July 29, 2021
BONUS: The Moment 'Farmer and the Belle' Star Jenn Gotzon Cried Out to God and Discovered True Identity
"Farmer and the Belle" star Jenn Gotzon reveals the moment she cried out to God and found her way into Hollywood, details her movie (now streaming on Pure Flix) and explores some of the perils of modern culture (and the solution)! Watch "The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland" right now on Pure Flix.
July 26, 2021
Kendrick Brothers Filmmaker Stephen Kendrick Drops By to Unveil Details on His New Movie — and Some 'Courageous' News
Join Pure Flix's Billy Hallowell and Becky Thompson for our summer podcast and social series. In today's episode, they'll be joined by filmmaker Stephen Kendrick to discuss The Kendrick Brothers' newest project! You don't want to miss this one!
July 26, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: Surprise Co-Host Joins the Show, Pandemic Family Changes and One Actor's Near-Death Journey Back to Faith
Author Becky Thompson joins "The Pure Flix Podcast" to co-host the summer season alongside Billy Hallowell. The two dive into parenthood, family habits brought about during the pandemic, and actor Kris Polaha's near-death journey back to his Christian faith. Plus: Join Becky and Billy for the Pure Flix Family Camp — an at-home "summer camp" experience for the whole family. Download the free guide here: http://pureflix.com/familycamp
July 12, 2021
SEASON FINALE: Candace Cameron Bure Talks Prayer, Her Dreams and Seeking God in Everything (PLUS: Join Pure Flix Family Camp!)
We sat down with actress Candace Cameron Bure to talk about quarantine life, praying through her dreams and goals, and seeking God's direction and guidance. Plus: Join us for Pure Flix Family Camp: www.pureflix.com/familycamp
June 29, 2021
He Says He Nearly Died and Visited Heaven — Hear Where 'Heaven Is For Real's' Colton Burpo Is Today
Colton Burpo, whose story was told in the book and feature film, "Heaven Is For Real," is now an adult with a passion for God, ministry and faith. Hear him reveal, in his own words, how he has grown up, what he has faced and what he plans for the future. Be sure to also stream "Heaven Is For Real" on Pure Flix!
May 25, 2021
'Because of Gracia' Star Chris Massoglia Drops By — and Singer Tim Timmons Shares His Incredible Personal Story
This episode of The Pure Flix Podcast is packed with two interviews — one with "Because of Gracia" star Chris Massoglia and another with Christian singer Tim Timmons. Timmons shares his journey of being given only five years to live (that was two decades ago) and his powerful quest to inspire lives with the gospel.
May 14, 2021
'Engulfed in a Fireball': The Literal Explosion That Transformed 'Jurassic Park' Star Kristoffer Polaha's Life & Faith
Kristoffer Polaha is known for his many movies and TV shows, but the actor — who is a Christian — also has an incredible back story. Listen to the "Wonder Woman" and "Jurassic Park: Dominion" star reflect on the literal explosion that changed everything.
May 7, 2021
'I Heard God Speak to Me': Columbine Survivor Craig Scott Reflects on the Moments That Saved His Life
Craig Scott, whose sister Rachel Joy Scott was killed during the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, was among the students who saw much of the carnage unfold inside the school's library that day, witnessing the deaths of close friends and peers. "I went to the library to study for a test ... I started hearing these popping noises coming from outside the school," Scott recently told Pure Flix Insider. "At first I thought it was a senior prank." Listen to him reveal what God spoke to him and the moments and actions that he believed saved his life. Plus, he details his path to forgiveness.
April 20, 2021
From an Atheist Journalist to One of the Most Popular Christian Evangelists: Lee Strobel's Crazy Conversion Story (Plus: Roma Downey Drops By)
In this powerful episode, Lee Strobel reveals his journey into faith and Roma Downey discusses the risks she and Mark Burnett took to bring more faith content to Hollywood.
April 15, 2021
Stephen Baldwin and Harry Connick Jr. Share Their Faith Journeys (Plus: We Honor the Life of a Truly Heroic Fallen Cop)
Actors Stephen Baldwin and Harry Connick Jr. drop by to share details about their faith journeys and careers — and we honor the life of Boulder police officer Eric Talley, who was slain when a gunman entered a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, and killed 10 people.
March 26, 2021
David A.R. White Drops By With Behind-the-Scenes Details on 'Beckman' (Plus: Hear the Late Luis Palau in His Own Words)
"Beckman" star David A.R. White drops by to offer details on the feature film. Plus, Billy Hallowell offers a tribute to late evangelist Louis Palau before replaying his final appearance on "The Pure Flix Podcast."
March 19, 2021
Meet the Sisters Who Teamed Up to Bring Us 'Switched,' a Powerful Movie About Bullying, Prayer — and Hope
Alexandra Boylan and Andrea Polnaszek are real-life sisters who teamed up to bring "Switched" to fruition, a movie about a character named Cassandra who is tired of being bullied. So, she prays that her nemesis has to walk a day in her shoes. When her prayer is answered in an unexpected way, Cassandra and her nemesis find themselves..."Switched." Listen to the powerful story behind the film!
February 27, 2021
Actress Miya Horcher Breaks Down New Film's Powerful Message (Plus: A Lesson About Love and God's Plan for Our Lives)
Actress Miya Horcher drops by to discuss the powerful lessons fans can learn from "Switched." Plus, Rasheeda Winfield from "The Dating Project" explains where she is now, what she's up to, and the lessons God has shown her about faith, love and His timing.
February 12, 2021
Christian Comedian Leland Klassen Takes Us Inside His Faith, Life and Career (Plus: The Incredible Heroism of Corrie ten Boom)
Christian Comedian Leland Klassen takes us inside his acting and stand-up career, his faith, life and more. Plus: we remember the incredible heroism of Corrie ten Boom who, alongside her family, saved 800 Jewish people's lives during the Holocaust.
January 29, 2021
Singer Jordan Feliz Talks New Music, Faith, Struggles — and the Prayers That Healed
Singer Jordan Feliz dives into his faith, struggles with fame and the prayers that healed him. Plus, explore his path to creating powerful new music!
January 15, 2021
Diving Into 2021 With God — Plus: Kim Dolan Leto Reveals the Missing Link to Fitness Success
Christian fitness expert Kim Dolan Leto joins show to discuss how she got fit by bringing faith into the mix. Plus: spiritual tips to survive and thrive in 2021! Watch Kim's workout series, "Faith Inspired Transformation" right now on Pure Flix.
January 8, 2021
Inside the 'Christmas Star' That Will Light Up the Skies for the First Time in 800 Years — and the Historic Roots of Santa, Wreaths and Christmas Trees
Jim Denison breaks down the history of Santa, wreaths and Christmas trees, explaining the origins of each, and how each applies to the holiday celebrations today. Plus, we explore the so-called "Christmas star" that is set to light up the night skies for the first time in 800 years. Find more Christian podcasts like this on the Edifi app.
December 17, 2020
COVID, Chaos, Hate & Rage: Becky Thompson on How to Find Peace in the Midst of Pandemonium
Becky Thompson discusses her new book, "Peace" and how we can find it in the midst of chaos. Plus: let's explore the most popular Bible verse of 2020. Want more inspiration? Head over to Insider.PureFlix.com!
December 4, 2020
He's a U.S. Army Vet and a Homeland Security Alum Who Quit His Job to Become an Actor — and His Story Is Incredible
Meet Vincent "Rocco" Vargas, star of "Lucy Shimmers and the Prince of Peace." This Army veteran went on to work for Homeland Security — but then he left it all behind to become an actor. Listen to Vincent share his incredible and powerful story, with the ups, downs and everything in between leading him to where he is today. And find out more about "Lucy Shimmers and the Prince of Peace."
November 21, 2020
Singer Colton Dixon Reveals a Real-Life Miracle — and His New Christmas Song
Singer Colton Dixon's 2020 has been packed! He and his wife welcomed twins into the world and he's out with a new Christmas song. Plus, he reveals the real-life miracle he and his wife experienced during the birth of their babies.
November 13, 2020
Checking In With 'I'm Not Ashamed' Star Masey McLain Stanley on Hollywood, Faith and Life
"I'm Not Ashamed"' Star Masey McLain Stanley takes us into her faith, career — and the role that has deeply inspired her. Want more hope? Head over to Insider.PureFlix.com for daily, inspiring content!
November 6, 2020
'Vindication' Star Todd Terry's Hollywood Journey, Meet the Cast of End-Times Show 'The Dark' & More
"Vindication" star Todd Terry takes you inside his journey into Hollywood, his popular show and his faith. Meanwhile, the cast of end times show "The Dark" drops by to take you behind the scenes.
October 26, 2020
'War Room' Actress Karen Abercrombie's Incredible Message About Grace and God (and Her Journey to Fame)
Actress Karen Abercrombie stunned audiences across the world when she starred in the 2015 hit film "War Room," portraying Miss Clara, an octogenarian with a deep passion and desire for God. Listen to her share her testimony, her journey to Hollywood and so much more.
October 15, 2020
Actor Kevin Sorbo Tackles the Science vs. God Debate and Details His Path to Faith
Actor Kevin Sorbo is known for films like "God's Not Dead" and TV shows like "Hercules," but now he's also exploring important biblical themes through documentaries like "Against the Tide: Finding God in an Age of Science" and "Before the Wrath." Listen to him share his faith journey, his take on the battle over religion and science and plenty more. And be sure to visit the Pure Flix Insider blog for more daily, inspiring content.
October 3, 2020
'The World Is in Ruins': Actor Kevin Sizemore Reveals the Details of His New End Times TV Show
Actor Kevin Sizemore has had a long career in Hollywood. And now he's starring in the new series "The Dark," which premieres October 1 on Pure Flix! Kevin joins us to discuss the end times elements of the show, his career, the lessons he's learned and more.
September 25, 2020
What Does the Bible Say About Suicide? (Plus: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Faith)
What does the Bible say about suicide? Jim Denison, founder of the Denison Forum, a Christian media organization that explores key issues through a biblical lens, visits "The Pure Flix Podcast" to explain what the Bible says about suicide. Plus, grab some great tips for living out your faith. Visit Pure Flix Insider for more daily, inspiring content.
September 18, 2020
Allie Beth Stuckey Says You're Not Enough (and That's Okay) — Plus: Luis Palau Tells His Story
Allie Beth Stuckey brings her powerful cultural message to The Pure Flix Podcast, and Luis Palau tells his absolutely Incredible story of becoming one of the world's most compelling evangelists. You can stream the movie "Palau" right now on PureFlix.com.
September 4, 2020
As the Nation Battles Hate and Chaos, This Author's Timeless Solution Is What We Truly Need
Who does Jesus love? That's a powerful question being posed by pastor and author Adam Weber. And he answers the question in his new book, "Love Has a Name." Adam joins us today to really get us thinking about how we can approach difficult people and press back on some of the chaos we're experiencing as a culture. Be sure to visit Pure Flix Insider for more daily, inspiring content.
August 28, 2020
After Megachurch Pastor's Tragic Suicide, His Widow Offers a Powerful Message for Us All
Pastor Andrew Stoecklein took his own life back in 2018, leaving behind his wife, Kayla, and their three children. Now, Kayla is speaking out about her journey of healing — and some lessons we must all consider.
August 21, 2020
Doctors Said This Actor Had Almost No Chance. Now, He's Literally a Walking Miracle (Plus: Hollywood + Jesus?)
"The Favorite" star Luke Benjamin Bernard nearly died and sustained a traumatic brain injury. He's a walking miracle who stars a powerful film that is now streaming on Pure Flix. Plus, check out how some Hollywood stars are approaching faith!
August 14, 2020
The Incredible Way Hymns Transform Lives...Generation After Generation
Author Laura Smith takes the seemingly benign topic of hymns and absolutely forces us to think differently about their powerful and incredible impact on our lives...generation after generation.
August 7, 2020
Bible Project Promises to Revolutionize Scripture Engagement — and David A.R. White Explains 'Finding Love in Quarantine'
The iBible will "revolutionize how people all over the world can engage with God’s Word." Hear creator Steve Cleary reveal the details, and listen to actor David A.R. White take us into the purpose of "Finding Love in Quarantine." Head over to Pure Flix Insider for more powerful and transformational blog content.
July 31, 2020
'The Chosen' Director Takes You Inside the History (and Future) of the Show (Plus: Candace Cameron Bure's Incredible Faith)
Have you seen "The Chosen" yet? Director and creator Dallas Jenkins takes you inside the history — and future — of this incredible series. Plus, we take a look at Candace Cameron Bure's incredible faith and the power of worldview.
July 24, 2020
ESPN Producer Left His Dream Career for Something Greater — and His Story Has Much to Teach Us All About God
Ex-ESPN producer Jason Romano has a powerful message for us all — and a lesson about God that can help us all on our own individual journeys. Also, check out Roman's new book, "The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life," and be sure to head to the Pure Flix Insider blog for more daily, inspiring content.
July 17, 2020
'Pornography, Loneliness and Depression': Evangelist Josh McDowell on the Cultural Impact of COVID19
Evangelist Josh McDowell shares his fears about the current COVID19 lockdown and the overarching impact the pandemic is having on culture. "The lockdown ... it feeds into pornography, loneliness, depression and mental health." Listen for more and for a powerful devotional you can use this week. Also, be sure to head to the Pure Flix Insider blog for more daily, inspiring content.
July 10, 2020
What Did Founding Father Alexander Hamilton Think About God? Plus: Facts About July 4 You (Maybe) Never Knew
Author Kevin Cloud dives into Alexander Hamilton's views on God. Plus: hear some facts you likely never knew about Independence Day!
July 3, 2020
Actress Ashley Bratcher Reveals the Moment God and Faith 'Clicked' For Her — Plus: See How Food Shortages & COVID Are Impacting America
Actress Ashley Bratcher shares the behind-the-scenes story on her faith, life and career. And Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope, drops by to share some truly stunning details about the impact of COVID19. Get more inspiration over on our Pure Flix Insider blog as well!
June 26, 2020
A Chat With Comedian Michael Jr., a Bible Verse to Get Through the Chaos and a New, Pro-Life TV Show
Michael Jr. takes us inside his new movie "Selfie Dad," we dive into a Bible verse to help you survive the chaos of the day. Plus: hear a powerful story from Pure Flix's new pro-life show "Beautiful Lives."
June 17, 2020
'God's Super Sign' of the End Times: Author Jeff Kinley Dives Into His Book 'Interview With the Antichrist'
Author Jeff Kinley dives into his new book "Interview With an Antichrist" and reveals what he believes is the "super sign" of the end times. Dive into this fascinating conversation.
June 9, 2020
Meet the 'Dream Center' Pastor Saving Addicts, the Homeless and the Lost
Matthew Barnett co-founded The Dream Center, and this fascinating organization is now transforming lives throughout Los Angeles. It's a powerful ministry that should cause us all to deeply pause and ponder what more we can do. Get inspired with Matthew's story!
May 26, 2020
New York Drug Lord-Turned-Pastor Finds Total Freedom (Plus: Some Shocking Faith Stats)
Herman Mendoza "made a fortune selling cocaine." But when that all crumbled, he found Christ. Listen to his incredible story. And read more about the faith study.
May 18, 2020
Ex-NFL Player-Turned-Pastor Finds 'The Good Life' (Plus: How You Can Thrive Amid 'The Corona Chronicles')
Derwin Grey was once an NFL star, but God sent him on a different path that totally transformed his life. Plus: Kenny Luck has a message for us all about surviving quarantine.
May 8, 2020
Meet the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind the Ultimate Prayer Devotional For Moms
Are you ready for the ultimate conversation about motherhood and prayer? Meet "Midnight Mom Devotional" authors Becky Thompson and Susan K. Pitts!
May 1, 2020
'Queen of Clean' Chonda Pierce on Laughing Through Chaos and Plenty More
"Queen of clean" Chonda Pierce is known for her hilarious stand-up, but Pierce is also known for her honesty, grit and laughing through the mess. Listen to her share her life story (and stream her specials over at Pure Flix).
April 24, 2020
Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure Team Up to Spread True Hope
Brother and sister duo Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure are teaming up for "Hope Rising," an incredible event that will be held on Sunday night — an inspirational COVID19 benefit concert featuring some of the hottest and most popular music acts (and pastors). Kirk Cameron drops by to reveal what they're up to and how he's processing the COVID19 crisis.
April 18, 2020
MSNBC's Craig Melvin Reflects on Viral TD Jakes Moment and Pastor Greg Laurie's Powerful Gospel Message
A viral moment unfolded when MSNBC host Craig Melvin asked TD Jakes on-air to pray for America. He joins The Pure Flix Podcast to reflect on his faith — and that incredible moment. Plus, Pastor Greg Laurie takes us inside President Donald Trump's church tweet (and the problem of pain).
April 9, 2020
Megachurch Pastor Allen Jackson's Powerful Journey to Faith and His Quest to Live Out 'Intentional Faith'
Pastor Allen Jackson's story is pretty incredible. He built World Outreach Church from 150 parishioners to over 15,000. But it's his path to how he came to faith and to his pastoral role that is most fascinating. Plus, he talks about politics, culture and so much more.
April 3, 2020
Actors Sam and Kevin Sorbo Homeschool — and Sam Has Some Powerful Advice for Parents in the Age of Corona
Parents across America are struggling right now with the prospects of suddenly needing to homeschool their kids. With children all over the U.S. no longer able to attend school due to the coronavirus, actress Sam Sorbo dives into some of her tips for educating kids at home, finding a good schedule and keeping it all together.
March 17, 2020
Atheist Astronaut's Journey To Christ In 'The Encounter'
When astronaut Sarah Hughes finds herself facing a death-defying situation aboard the International Space Station, hope turns up at just the right time. In season two, episode eight of PureFlix.com's "The Encounter" series, Hughes finds herself alone on the space station when a micro-meteor suddenly damages the vessel. And when subsequent chaos breaks out, "The Man" (Jesus) emerges at just the right time. Hughes, an atheist, is shocked when she sees Christ, and initially assumes she's hallucinating. Soon, she realizes this is anything but the case. Listen to today's "The Encounter" devotional.
March 13, 2020
'The Encounter' Devotion: 4 Powerful Lessons to Cling to When Death and Chaos Strike
Life can sometimes throw some painfully surreal scenarios our way — situations that challenge our faith, knock us off course and leave us questioning why God would allow such difficulties to befall us. This is exactly what happens to Neil and Angie, a married couple at the center of season two, episode seven of "The Encounter" on PureFlix.com. The episode, titled, "Homeward Bound," deals with the couple's loss of their only child, Savannah. Here are the biblical lessons we can all learn.
March 6, 2020
'My Heart Is With Kids': U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Shares Her Faith and Passion for Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stops by the Pure Flix Podcast to share her personal faith journey, her path to education reform and what led her to become America's 11th education secretary. Be sure to head over to "The Pure Flix Insider" blog for more interviews and inspiration.
March 2, 2020
'The Encounter' Devotion Series: What To Do When You Feel Like There's No Hope And Nowhere To Turn
Sometimes in life we find ourselves caught in the "crosshairs." But no matter what we face, we have no need to fear. Still, it's easy to find ourselves off balance when life throws us unexpected curveballs. The Bible has much to tell us about coping with these types of scenarios. Psalm 28:7 (NIV) reads, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." Here's how to survive those curveballs.
February 28, 2020
Pastor Jentezen Franklin Drops By (Plus: Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Speak on God)
Pastor Jentezen Franklin stops by to discuss his new book and to offer some inspiration. Plus, we dive into timeless words from the Founding Fathers and early U.S. presidents.
February 22, 2020
'The Encounter' Devotional Series: Life Is Short — Here's Why That Reality Should Rock Us To Our Core
Life is short, but sometimes we forget this undeniable reality. It's so easy to just "live" that we might neglect to exist intentionally...and with meaning. This is the theme we see embedded in the fifth episode of season two of "The Encounter." In this episode, titled, "Numbered," we meet Bella Sharp, a newly minted bank CEO who finds herself facing the biggest moment of her career. Her life can teach us a great deal about our own existence.
February 21, 2020
Natasha Bure — Actress Candace Cameron Bure's Daughter — Speaks Out on Faith, Life and Hollywood
Natasha Bure is following in her mother's footsteps. Bure, whose mom is actress Candace Cameron Bure, stars in the new movie "Home Sweet Home." She shares her faith, career, and journey with us — and plenty more. Watch "Home Sweet Home" here.
February 16, 2020
'The Encounter' Devotion: Are You Living A Total 'Nightmare'? You Can Overcome Fear With Christ
"Fear can take even the most joyful moment and twist it into a nightmare." This line, from episode four of the second season of "The Encounter" on PureFlix.com, leaves us with an eternal truth worth pondering. Fear can without a doubt be a joy-stealer, and its presence in our lives — especially when left unchecked — can ruin everything. Dive into this week's devotional podcast.
February 14, 2020
A Church Opened Up INSIDE of Texas' Biggest Prison — and the Results Are Incredible
We sit down with Gateway Church pastor Stephen Wilson to discuss his prison ministry and the incredible impact he's seeing unfold. PLUS, we'll dive into the She Loves Out Loud event coming on Feb. 15 to learn more about the powerful messages slated to reach women across America.
February 10, 2020
'The Encounter' Devotion: Why God Sometimes Says 'No' to Our Prayers
It's so easy to get frustrated as we wait for answers to our prayers. And many times we take steps to try and get our intended results even if we're not sure it's what God wants for us. This is exactly what happens to a high school student named Mandy Abernathy in episode three of "The Encounter." Mandy finds herself looking for love, as she hopes to date a fellow student named Cole. So, why does God sometimes say 'No' to our prayers? And how should we react?
February 7, 2020
He Was an LAPD Cop in Some Tough Neighborhoods — Now, He's Spreading the Gospel
What does the Bible say about how to be a man? Why is our culture so dysfunctional? Ken Harrison, CEO of Promise Keepers, reveals his answers — and the amazing reboot of his organization's powerful event that is coming this summer.
February 3, 2020
'The Encounter' Devotional: Feel Like God Is Ignoring Your Prayers? Here's What You're Missing
Our wants and desires can sometimes cloud our judgment, leading us to miss the blessings that are right before us. Other times, we find ourselves questioning why God has allowed something to happen in our lives. These are the themes we see unfolding in episode two of "The Encounter," as we encounter a woman named Lily (played by actress Michele Gomez) who finds herself in total crisis after being stood up by the groom on her wedding day. Let's dive into the lessons we can learn.
January 31, 2020
'The Encounter' Devotional: Worn, Tired or Discouraged? You Are Not Alone
It's easy to find oneself worn down, tired and distracted, especially with the pace of modern life. Work, kids, cooking, cleaning, responsibilities — the list does on. There's no shortage of chaos, and sometimes this pandemonium can leave us feeling weary, confused and off-center. This is what happens to Sharon, the main protagonist in the season two premiere of "The Encounter" on PureFlix.com. And if you're like Sharon, this devotional offers a solution.
January 24, 2020
Satan's Biggest (and Most Dangerous) Lies About God: Bible Professor Breaks Down Truth
Jared C. Wilson discusses his new book, "The Gospel According to Satan" and warns of the biggest lies the devil tells about God. This fascinating interview dives into faith, culture and the chaos that comes from believing these unfortunate lies.
January 17, 2020
Inside These Millennial Evangelists' Bold Plan to Fix Hearts (and Culture)
Matt Brown and Malachi O'Brien have unveiled a bold plan to invigorate Millennial Christians. Their "Roaring Twenties Fast" aims to get Christians thinking deeper about faith, love and eternity.
January 3, 2020
Merry Christmas! 4 Essential Lessons You Can Learn From Joseph — Jesus' Dad
Jesus' earthly father, Joseph, teaches us all some powerful lessons about life, faith, and devotion. Here are four surprising lessons surrounding Joseph and Christ's birth that can teach us all a thing or two.
December 25, 2019
Who Were the Wisemen and What Did Their Gifts Really Mean?
Who were the wise men and what did their gifts really mean? There's so much to unpack surrounding their special role in Christ's birth. Listen to this special Christmas edition of "The Pure Flix Podcast."
December 24, 2019
From Drug Addiction and Chaos to the Gospel — Inside This Pastor's Powerful Journey
Pastor Robby Gallaty once struggled with drug addiction, finding his life in chaos. But then the gospel broke through. Listen to Gallaty discuss his journey as well as his new book, "Recovered: How an Accident, Alcohol, and Addiction Led Me to God." Plus, Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott drops by with some incredible news about the future of faith and family friendly movies and TV shows.
December 13, 2019
Actor David A.R. White Drops By — Plus, the Amazing 'God' Story Behind These Incredible Kids Books
Actor and Pure Flix co-founder David A.R. White drops by this episode with some pretty incredible announcements. Plus, author Lisa Tawn Bergren stops by to talk about the amazing "God" story behind her successful kids' books. Listen, and head over to the Pure Flix Insider blog for more daily, inspiring content.
December 4, 2019
A Totally Fresh Look at the Christmas Story That Unlocks 'Untold Treasures'
Author Daniel Darling takes us inside the Christmas story in a truly unique way. Kick-off the season with a fascinating look at "The Characters of Christmas" and the unlikely ways some pretty incredible people were swept into the nativity story.
November 29, 2019
Mark and Grace Driscoll Prepare You for 'Spiritual Battle' — and the Author of the 'God Gave Us' Series Drops By
Mark and Grace Driscoll and Lisa Tawn Bergren stop by "The Pure Flix Podcast" for two powerful discussions. First, we'll dive into spiritual warfare with the Driscolls, then we'll tackle the amazing story surrounding how Bergren became a kid's author (and how God sparked her creative process). This episode is powerful! Tune in and share it with friends and family. Plus: Enjoy a quick devotional on Ephesians 4.
November 15, 2019
Billy Graham's Daughter Anne Graham Lotz on Her Cancer Battle, Faith and Putting Jesus at the Center
Billy Graham's Daughter Anne Graham Lotz details her cancer battle, her new book "Jesus in Me" and the power she finds through faith. Plus, get a powerful preview of Missy Robertson's "Restored" show on PureFlix.com.
November 8, 2019
The Crazy and Incredible Story Behind the Creation of VeggieTales and a Stunning Look at the Gospel
VeggieTakes creator Phil Vischer joins us to tell the story behind his show and his "Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids." Plus, Dr. Shane Wood takes us inside his incredible new book, "Between Two Trees: Our Transformation from Death to Life."
November 1, 2019
David Platt's 'Soul-Searching Journey' and What 'Separation of Church and State' Really Means
Pastor David Platt has a message about the importance of making our lives count amid a world of need. Plus, we talk with attorney Luke Goodrich about his new book, religious liberty and the true meaning of "the separation of church and state."
October 25, 2019
Mark Batterson Powerful 'Double Blessing' Message and Little Boy's Final Wish Is Granted in an Incredible Way
Pastor Mark Batterson drops by to discuss his new book, "Double Blessing." And Sarah Rivette reveals the incredible ways you all stepped up to help her 11-year-old nephew, John, as he continues to battle terminal brain cancer.
October 18, 2019
Jeremy Camp Gets Candid About God and Life and Bethany Hamilton Shares Her Journey After 'Soul Surfer'
Jeremy Camp drops by "The Pure Flix Podcast" to talk life, music and so much more. He also takes us inside his upcoming biopic "I Still Believe." Plus, you'll hear from shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton. This episode will truly leave you inspired!
October 11, 2019
'God Is At Work': Kanye West's 'Sunday Service' Pastor Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the Rapper's Evolution
Kanye West's spiritual journey has been making headlines, so Pastor Adam Tyson — the man who has been preaching at West's "Sunday Service" events — takes us behind the scenes. Plus, Pure Flix editor Sarah Rivette takes us behind-the-scenes of hew nephew John's battle with terminal brain cancer, and her family's powerful request that you can help fulfill. If you're looking for the address to help, find it below: Captain John Francis Hoague-Rivette PO Box 6 Whitehall, NY 12887
October 4, 2019
Actress Candace Cameron Bure Reveals What Led Her to Christ — and Why She's Never Compromised
Candace Cameron Bure, star of "Fuller House," is a popular entertainer and a strong Christian. Listen to her dive into her faith, career and more!
September 27, 2019
Legendary Evangelist Luis Palau and Actor Corbin Bernsen Talk Faith, Struggles and Hollywood Fame
Legendary evangelist Luis Palau has brought Jesus to people across the globe. Now, he's speaking out about "Palau," a new feature film about his life — and his ongoing battle with stage four cancer. Plus: actor Corbin Bernsen discusses faith, fame and plenty more. If you love "The Pure Flix Podcast," consider subscribing to our daily devotional podcast as well.
September 20, 2019
‘Hope Is Contagious’: A Stirring 9/11 Story You’ve Probably Never Heard
As citizens and first responders in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, grappled with the impact of hate and deadly chaos brought on by radical Islamic terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, the residents of a small town in the Canadian island of Newfoundland jumped into action to help thousands of people from around the world who arrived during mandated emergency landings. Some truly remarkable acts of generosity unfolded in the hours and days after the 9/11 attacks. Here's the incredible story.
September 11, 2019
TV Producer and ABC News Reporter Are Both on a Mission to Help Kids Discover Jesus
TV producer Cliff McDowell is on a powerful mission to help kids find Jesus with his new show, "Sea Kids," which is exclusively streaming on PureFlix.com. Plus, we sit down with ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis to discuss her new book, "One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different."
September 9, 2019
Tenth Avenue North + for KING & COUNTRY: Faith, Fame & Finding God Amid the Chaos
This episode of "The Pure Flix Podcast" is jam-packed with inspiration. Hear Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey discuss his new book, "Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan." Plus, Luke Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY discusses his faith, music career and more!
August 22, 2019
Actress Andrea Logan White Shares Her Incredible God Encounter — and the Kendrick Brothers Talk 'Overcomer'
Actress Andrea Logan White shares the details surrounding her new PureFlix.com series "The Healing Tribe" and her journey to faith — and the Kendrick brothers discuss their new movie "Overcomer." This episode is jam-packed with inspiration and thought-provoking discussion about faith, entertainment and so much more.
August 12, 2019
Skillet's John Cooper Takes You Inside the Band — and Unveils His New Graphic Novel
John Cooper, lead singer and co-founder of the Christian rock band Skillet, comes on the show to talk about the band's fascinating history, his new graphic novel "Eden" and how he stays spiritually grounded. And there are some intriguing surprises!
August 6, 2019
Auntie Anne's Founder Reveals 'The Secret Lies' That Nearly Destroyed Her Life — and Her Incredible Journey Forward
Anne Beiler is well-known as the founder of one of America's favorite pretzel companies — Auntie Anne's Pretzels. But people might not know her incredible backstory. From growing up in an Amish community to struggling with "secret lies" and then founding her company, Beiler's journey to faith and forgiveness is absolutely incredible. Listen to her share it in her own words.
July 29, 2019
Atheists' Biggest Critiques of the Bible Answered — and Everything the World Gets Wrong About Success
The world gets a whole lot wrong about success and what it really encompasses. Attorney Mark Maxwell tackles the ins and outs of success. Plus: E.Z. Zwayne dives deep into atheists' harshest critiques of the Bible. His answers are fascinating.
July 22, 2019
'Little House on the Prairie' Actress Shares Her Faith and Journey to Overcoming a Brain Tumor
Wendi Lou Lee, who played Baby Grace in "Little House on the Prairie," shares her faith, her past battle with a brain tumor and her new book, "A Prairie Devotional." Plus: we take a look at the power of prayer and sit down with Hollywood screenwriter and all around brain Brian Bird.
July 15, 2019
The Harrowing Adoption Story You Need to Hear — and the Meaning of True Freedom
Robyn and Trevor Kremser were in for a harrowing, shocking, painful and inspiring journey when they decided to adopt. You'll be inspired and uplifted when you hear Robyn share their emotional experience. Plus: The Erwin brothers discuss "I Can Only Imagine" — and you get a quick listen to some of the Bible's most powerful verses about freedom.
July 1, 2019
Can You Really Trust the Bible? A Powerful Response to Skeptics
Can you really trust the Bible? What are the biggest misconceptions about the scriptures? Michael and Lauren McAfee have some responses that the Bible's biggest skeptics should hear. Plus: learn the meaning of John 1 and so much more. For more daily inspiring content, be sure to also visit the Pure Flix Insider blog.
June 24, 2019
Actor David A.R. White's Surprising Path to Hollywood, the State of Christian Persecution & Plenty More
Persecution continues to rage in nations across the globe. On this episode of the Pure Flix Podcast, David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, takes us deep into the plight of Christians. The statistics and information are eye-opening. Plus: hear what Pure Flix founder David A.R. White has to say about his surprising path to Hollywood.
June 17, 2019
'Growing Pains' Star Jeremy Miller’s Battle With Alcohol — and the Friendship That Transformed His Life
“Growing Pains” star Jeremy Miller shares his powerful journey of battling alcohol and finding a life-changing friendship with Brandon Lane Phillips. The incredible way they met and the friendship that followed proves that God can use people in our lives in truly unexpected ways. Listen to Miller and Phillips share their journeys of overcoming the odds, they new book “When I Wished Upon A Star,” and finding a lasting and transformational friendship.
June 10, 2019
Erwin McManus: 'You’re Seeing a Culture That is Short Circuiting' — But There's Hope
Erwin McManus discusses gratitude, culture and so much more. If you're finding yourself struggling, this episode will offer true hope. "One of the reasons we lose inner peace is we have allowed ourselves to get to a place of ungratefulness … when you’re grateful you always see something beautiful … when you're grateful you always see a way through." - Erwin McManus
June 3, 2019
Greg Laurie's 'Jesus' Message — and Meet the Man Who Saved 16,000 Unborn Babies' Lives
Shawn Carney and his organization "40 Days For Life" have saved 16,000 unborn babies' lives — and they've helped scores of clinic workers. Listen to Shawn discuss his ministry and his friendship with pro-life activist Abby Johnson. Also, hear Pastor Greg Laurie discuss the power of the gospel — and his hope for a "Jesus Revolution."
May 24, 2019
His Wife Was Killed During the Charleston Church Shooting — and This Pastor Chose Forgiveness
Pastor Anthony Thompson's wife, Myra, was murdered during the 2015 Charleston church shooting -- an event that horrified the nation. But rather than choose hate or anger, Thompson opted for forgiveness. And his amazing, Christian act stunned America. Listen to him reveal why he chose to forgive the unrepentant killer. His story is incredible.
May 17, 2019
Author Ben Courson's Journey From Near-Suicide to Radical Hope — and Ray Comfort's Quest to Save Lives
Author and speaker Ben Courson is a lifelong Christian who shares his story about overcoming extreme depression and near suicide. His new book, "Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness" has a powerful message for us all. Plus, dive deep into what the Bible says about life, while also hearing Ray Comfort discuss his new film, "7 Reasons."
May 10, 2019
Olympian Ryan Hall Reveals Amazing Lessons He's Learned From the Bible, the Real Meaning of 'Beauty' and More
Olympian Ryan Hall reveals his favorite Bible verse — and how his faith has guided him through the ups and downs. And filmmaker and author Rebecca Friedlander — director of "Radical Makeovers" which is currently streaming on PureFlix.com — discusses the true meaning of beauty. This and plenty more on the latest episode of "The Pure Flix Podcast."
May 3, 2019
Protecting Truth (and Love) in an Age of Chaos — and How We Can All Heal America's Division
This week's episode includes interviews with evangelist Matt Brown and pastor and former NFL player Miles McPherson. We'll explore chaos, division and ways we can heal our country. Plus: explore what the Bible says about hard work and dedication.
April 28, 2019
America's First 'Post-Christian Generation' is on the Rise — but Here's How You Can Change That
Generation Z — comprised of today's children — is collectively shaping up to be America's first "post-Christian generation," with atheism doubling among its members. But while culture is secularizing and kids are experiencing a slew of issues, Christian professor and apologist Sean McDowell believes it's entirely possible to reach young people with the gospel. Listen to him discuss his new book, "So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World” and offer up some powerful solutions.
April 12, 2019
9 Common Lies Christians Believe, Truth — and the Meaning of John 3:16
Author and pastor Shane Pruitt dives into the lies he said too many Christians have come to believe — and his take on how these common proclamations and theological statements can be corrected. Plus: learn more about how you can respond to atheists' questions and concerns surrounding the Christian faith. For more inspirational content, be sure to read the Pure Flix Insider.
March 22, 2019
'America's Got Talent' Singer Lost Her Hearing and Almost Gave Up Hope Entirely — Then She 'Wowed' Millions
Mandy Harvey's story is absolutely incredible. She wowed millions when she delivered a stunning performance on "America's Got Talent" back in 2017 — a viral performance that came after Mandy lost her hearing and almost gave up hope entirely. But her perseverance and faith in God helped her to overcome the most difficult of odds. "It’s not our job to understand what tomorrow’s going to look like," she told The Pure Flix Podcast. "It’s our job to keep walking the path of faith, regardless of what happens."
March 15, 2019
Chick-fil-A Family's Incredible Faith Story Will Inspire You
On this episode of "The Pure Flix Podcast" we chat with Trudy Cathy White, daughter of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. We also offer up some inspirational content — and a sneak peek into a new TV series you'll surely love.
February 25, 2019
Comedian Jeff Allen's Incredible Journey From Atheism to Belief, Chris Pratt's Faith & More
Comedian Jeff Allen's story is pretty incredible. He overcame alcohol, drugs and non-belief and is now inspiring millions. Plus: we explore the faith of actor Chris Pratt — and offer you a devotion worth pondering.
February 14, 2019
Billy Graham's Grandson Reflects — and an Ultimate Overcomer Story
This week's episode offers a powerful devotion about how to grow your faith. Plus: we have interviews with Will Graham, grandson of the Rev. Billy Graham, and Dr. Jeff Huxford. Huxford discusses suffering a traumatic brain injury, truly finding Jesus — and more.
February 6, 2019
Mike Rowe (and His Mom) Talk Life, Civility and Plenty More
This episode is filled with fun tidbits of knowledge. From a quick devotional on John the Baptist to a fascinating conversation with TV host Mike Rowe and his mom Peggy there's plenty to enjoy. Plus: get some insight on how "The Pure Flix Insider" can help you grow your faith.
January 29, 2019
Encouraging Scripture, Chris and Cully Pratt's Kind Act — and a Fun New Movie!
Our first episode offers scripture to focus on, information on the new film "Sweet Inspirations" — and interviews with SQuire Rushnell (host of "Godwinks at Pure Flix") and Cully Pratt (brother of actor Chris Pratt). Also, read the accompanying blog piece: https://insider.pureflix.com/prayer-faith/17-bible-verses-about-a-new-beginning-for-the-new-year
January 18, 2019