The Pure Flix Podcast

The Pure Flix Podcast

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"The Pure Flix Podcast" is a weekly show 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.

The podcast is part of PureFlix.com, a faith, family and fun video streaming service offering more than 10,000 movies and shows which can be viewed anytime, anywhere on smartphones, laptops, tablets and televisions with Roku, Amazon FireStick, or Chromecast devices. Get a free one-month subscription today at www.pureflix.com.
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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.
19:04
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.
07:55
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.
39:31
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?
05:42
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.
32:45
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.
06:43
January 31, 2020
Inside the True Horrors of Christian Persecution (Plus: Season 2 of 'The Encounter' Launches!)
Christian persecution is raging across the globe. David Curry, CEO and president of Open Doors USA, reveals what's happening — and what Christians can learn (and do) about the unfortunate dynamic. Plus: season 2 of "The Encounter" launches! Go inside our new devotional series based on the popular PureFlix.com show.
28:24
January 28, 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.
07:24
January 24, 2020
She Survived the Abortion That Was Meant to Claim Her Life. Here's Her Harrowing Story
Claire Culwell's story is absolutely incredible. She survived an abortion that was meant to take her life; her twin did not. Listen to Claire break down what unfolded. Plus, get truth and inspiration from James 4.
28:00
January 22, 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.
22:34
January 17, 2020
Critics Claim Abortion Doesn't Harm Women -- But This Expert Has a Response
Karen Ellison is the founder and president of Deeper Still, an organization that aims to "multiply ministry teams to bring healing and lasting freedom to abortion wounded hearts." So, when people claim women (and men) aren't negatively impacted by abortion, Ellison has a powerful response. Listen to her personal story and mission and get inspired.
39:55
January 10, 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. 
35:36
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.
09:26
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."
10:06
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.
46:20
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.
39:33
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.
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November 29, 2019
Pro-Life Icon Abby Johnson Reveals the Amazing Way She's Helping Moms & Unborn Babies
Abby Johnson's story has been told through books and the movie "Unplanned." Her story of leaving behind the abortion industry is well-known, and now she's speaking about the amazing plan she has to help women in need (and their babies). Powerful!
26:04
November 23, 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.
41:43
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.
42:04
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."
34:15
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." 
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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.
29:16
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!
32:29
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
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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!
28:36
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.
51:04
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.
15:03
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." 
1:00:09
September 9, 2019
Doctor Performed Hundreds of Abortions — but Finding Jesus Changed Everything
Dr. Haywood Robinson performed hundreds of abortions before finding Jesus and having his mindset totally transformed. Now, he's an outspoken, pro-life advocate and the director of medical affairs and education at 40 Days for Life. Listen for his incredible story, and read daily inspiring content on The Pure Flix Insider.  
35:53
September 3, 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! 
51:41
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.
35:54
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!
30:43
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.
37:07
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. 
44:57
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.
43:18
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.
1:00:52
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.
22:16
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.
35:25
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.
41:19
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
39:21
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."
51:28
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. 
41:56
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."
25:18
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."
40:36
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.
49:35
April 28, 2019
Jackie Hill Perry's Incredible Transformation — and a Presidential Writer's Must-Hear Jesus Story
This special Easter episode of "The Pure Flix Podcast" dives deep into former presidential writer Douglas MacKinnon's overcomer story — and his powerful Easter book, "The Forty Days." Plus: we discuss Jesus' resurrection and author, poet and speaker Jackie Hill Perry's transformation story. There's plenty to encourage you on this episode of the show, but for more daily content, check out the Pure Flix Insider blog.
46:16
April 19, 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.
28:57
April 12, 2019
Abby Johnson Reveals Shocking Impact of ‘Unplanned’
Abby Johnson’s story of transforming from a pro-choice, Planned Parenthood clinic director to one of the most well-known pro-life advocates in America is absolutely captivating. It’s a journey of faith, hope and redemption — one that is taking the box office by storm, as audiences flock to watch Johnson’s story be masterfully told in the new feature film “Unplanned.” Johnson told “The Pure Flix Podcast” this week that she’s blown away by the response to the film, which was the fourth most popular movie in America last weekend. 
27:21
April 4, 2019
'There's a Human Being There': Author's Bold, Pro-Life Proclamation
What does it mean to be made in God's image? How should Christians react — and interact — in the modern era? This episode of "The Pure Flix Podcast" dives deep into ways you can build your faith. We speak with author Daniel Darling about the Bible and the pro-life movement — and Mike Rowe's mom offers up some timeless life advice. Plus: a preview of the Answering Atheists conference and the upcoming "After Columbine" digital series.
34:43
April 2, 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.
27:17
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."
34:04
March 15, 2019
Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson Reveals What Made Her Flee the Organization
Abby Johnson’s story of redemption and transformation is truly inspirational. Johnson was once the director of one of Planned Parenthood’s clinics, before an event on September 26, 2009, left her fleeing the organization, changing her views entirely and becoming one of the nation’s most well-known pro-life speakers. Now, her story will be told in the new feature film, “Unplanned.”
38:25
March 7, 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.
30:20
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.
32:07
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.
38:55
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. 
29:09
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
53:17
January 18, 2019