55 episodes

Encouraging conversations with Christian women about faith, life and ministry. Hosts Tori Walker and Taryn Hayes chat to women from Australia and around the world about how they came to trust Jesus. Ordinary women trusting an extraordinary God makes for inspirational stories and great wisdom shared about all aspects of life as a Christian woman.

The Lydia Project Tori Walker, Taryn Hayes

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Encouraging conversations with Christian women about faith, life and ministry. Hosts Tori Walker and Taryn Hayes chat to women from Australia and around the world about how they came to trust Jesus. Ordinary women trusting an extraordinary God makes for inspirational stories and great wisdom shared about all aspects of life as a Christian woman.

    Episode 55: Chris O'Gorman

    Episode 55: Chris O'Gorman

    Chris O, as she is affectionately known by many, is someone who is passionate about her love for Jesus, and she is super enthusiastic about seeing young people move closer to trusting in Jesus. In this face-to-face conversation, host Tori Walker finds out how playing volleyball led Chris to ask those deep philosophical questions that ended with her trusting in Jesus for her salvation. Chris talks about the significant role that Scripture Union has played in her life, and her work as a school chaplain, both the formal aspects and the ‘creative loitering’ that she engages in.

    • 40 min
    Episode 54: Barbara Reaoch

    Episode 54: Barbara Reaoch

    Barbara Reaoch chats to Taryn Hayes about her new Christmas family devotional A Better Than Anything Christmas and how she came to be a writing grandma. Barbara also shares her journey to faith in Jesus, her involvement in Bible Study Fellowship including years as a missionary in Cape Town and as the Children's Director in Texas.

    • 48 min
    Episode 53: A Life Well Lived

    Episode 53: A Life Well Lived

    In this episode, the main feature is from the GROW Women's Conference in Brisbane when Tori interviewed three Christian women about living their lives in the light of the gospel. Recorded live at the 2019 GROW Conference, this episode is shorter than most. However, keep listening, because after the GROW interview, Tori shares some exciting news about the podcast platform and she introduces listeners to Katie - The Lydia Project's very own podcast assistant who has been working hard behind the scenes helping to keep this podcast chugging along.

    • 31 min
    Episode 52: Claire Smith

    Episode 52: Claire Smith

    Claire Smith is a New Testament scholar, women’s Bible teacher, and the author of God’s Good Design: What the Bible really says about Men and Women. Listen as Claire talks to Tori Walker about these topics as well as the value of committees in ministry.

    • 29 min
    Episode 51: Carolyn Russell

    Episode 51: Carolyn Russell

    Dr Carolyn Russell's expertise in mental health care makes this episode especially informative and encouraging. Listen as she shares with Taryn Hayes about faith, family and her pathway into medicine and ministry.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 50: Sally Smith

    Episode 50: Sally Smith

    Host Tori Walker recently travelled to China and took the opportunity to catch up with Sally* about her life and work over the last 20 years in a large city in China. Sally and her husband are involved in leadership development with a Christian organisation, and they have many opportunities to share their faith in Jesus and encourage Chinese Christians to grow in leading others to Christ and growing in maturity in Him. *not her real name.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

mreebein ,

Real women, really encouraging!

These interviews with women from all walks of life are a huge encouragement to me! They give me perspective as a follower of Jesus for all stages of life. Great company while I fold washing or get the dishes done. Thank you for your hard work on this Tori & Taryn!

JPat8 ,

Love it!

Have just discovered this podcast and see I have a lot to catch up on. Some brilliant women to listen to on here, about a variety of things. Great job Tori & Taryn 👏🏻

hdjsk78 ,

Quest for truth

Very interesting and thought provoking. Thanks ladies
Have you ever broadened your understanding of education as big as a quest for truth?
Such a view allows us to explore the natural world using our senses recognising that God is our creator and has given us these gifts of learning and curiosity.
But, I it also allows us to employ classical methods of teaching and learning recognising we learn a lot from the past and methods handed down from us are used for a reason.
Christians don’t need to choose an with or. Both are valid.
We can enjoy the riches of the arts and humanities realising that others before us have explored the human condition and reflected on it deeply. We have much to learn and enjoy in the great works of the masters.

As we learn various skills including how to question evidence and how to argue we are able to pass truth to our children and equip them to recognise what is right.
At its core education should be equipping us to learn what is true and therefore how to live. In this way we are indeed training our children in a certain set of values- but hopefully in a way that gives them freedom to choose with their eyes open.
It is also true that they will learn skills for employment but these too are secondary to the big picture of searching for truth and meaning.

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