On The Whole Story, we go beneath the surface. We delve beyond the headlines, breaking through the noise to bring our listeners the truth - a raw, honest, and gripping insight into discipleship in the most dangerous places in the world to follow Jesus. Our mission is to bring forth the most thought-provoking voices from the global church, sharing secrets from corners of the world our listeners have only ever heard about.
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Episode 5 | Finding Faith in Crisis
Finding Faith in Crisis: Perspectives from the Middle East
In this episode, we hear firsthand accounts from a Middle East advocate who just returned from Syria, discussing the impact of rebuilding after the earthquake, the ongoing struggles in Gaza, and the concerning trends affecting Christian communities more broadly.
Episode 4 | Lessons from Persecuted Christians in Asia
Field Trip Notes: Lessons from Persecuted Christians in Asia
Some of our team met persecuted Christians for the first time!
The church team of Open Doors ANZ sat down with Jordan to share about some of the persecuted Christians who changed their lives on their latest field trip.
In this episode, the team share about the courage, generosity, and forgiveness they saw in the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Southern Asia.
Episode 3 | Walking With the Persecuted Church in NYC
The Whole Story | Christmas Special
How do we stay connected with our persecuted family when we live so far away?
Ashley Anderson, Missions Pastor at Church of the City, sits down with Jordan to share how she walks with the persecuted church despite living in a very different context.
Ashley shares some stories that have really impacted her discipleship and how she lets the stories of persecuted believers challenge and change her. She also shares some Advent reflections and how the persecuted church are powerful mentors throughout the Advent season.
Walk with the persecuted church throughout this Advent season! Download your FREE Advent devotional packed full of stories from the field, reflections on Scripture, and Advent prayers.
You can get your free devotional here: https://www.opendoors.org.au/give/children-at-christmas/download-advent-devotional/
Episode 2 | Beauty From Ashes: How God Is Moving In the Most Fragile Nations
Elly and Tim Lloyd share about their adventure in France, Central Asia, and Turkey, and how they saw God’s love and tenderness moving through the global body of Christ.
Episode 1 | Faith in Israel and Palestine: Living as peacemakers in most contested land on Earth
World Watch List expert, Michael Bosch, shares about his time spent living in Palestine and what he learned from the Jesus-following peacemakers who call The Holy Land home.
Episode 86: When does data harvesting become persecution?
We hear from two of our local partners in China to talk about the monitoring, tracking, and digital restrictions that are part of everyday life for believers in China.
The Open Doors podcast has supplemented my own faith with a degree of humility I wouldn’t have accessed apart from the connection to the persecuted Church. They are wonderful at connecting the western body of Christ to the persecuted body of Christ. Listen and be blessed.
This podcast has opened the eyes of my heart to what being a true believer is. I appreciate the openness and honesty of sharing your own struggles with me and all who listen in. God bless you and Thankyou
The most formative Faith podcast
I love the conversational style of this podcast but it’s really the challenges posed which renew my perspective each and every episode. Thank you so much to the Open Doors team.