"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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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."
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!
"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).
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.
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).
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.
Dr. Hormoz Shariat once chanted, "Death to America!" Now, he's a Christian helping reach Iranians with the gospel. His incredible story will inspire you to forgive and persevere.
Be sure to visit Pure Flix for more daily, inspiring content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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."
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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