66 episodes

Join Jonathan Youssef for a candid look at the Christian faith. Each week, Jonathan will tackle tough issues, answer the hard questions, and will host thought-provoking conversations with respected Christian leaders. Topics include theology, Biblical parenting, healthy sexuality, world religions, engaging a post truth world, and so much more.

Candid Conversations with Jonathan Youssef Jonathan Youssef

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Join Jonathan Youssef for a candid look at the Christian faith. Each week, Jonathan will tackle tough issues, answer the hard questions, and will host thought-provoking conversations with respected Christian leaders. Topics include theology, Biblical parenting, healthy sexuality, world religions, engaging a post truth world, and so much more.

    Episode 66: Gratitude in the Hard Places

    Episode 66: Gratitude in the Hard Places

    Join Jonathan this Thanksgiving week as he reflects on how to embrace gratitude during a difficult season. In this episode, Jonathan will share insight from Philippians 4, an anecdote to anxiety and worry. This year has forced us to live in the hard places. Take a few minutes to exchange your anxiety for the peace of God as, together, we give Him thanks for His spiritual and physical provision this year - even when it's been difficult.

    • 6 min
    Episode 65: Paul Reeves: "Cancer Saved My Life."

    Episode 65: Paul Reeves: "Cancer Saved My Life."

    At 34 years old, Paul Reeves was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer. He was a healthy and active husband, father, and worship leader who never expected to have a life-threatening illness.

    What happened after Paul's diagnosis will remind you that some of our greatest blessings come through our fiercest trials.

    In this episode of Candid Conversations, Paul sits down with Jonathan to discuss an incredible story of God's unrelenting love and faithfulness through his two battles with cancer. This season is the inspiration behind his latest song release, "The Shepherd's Song"; one of a four-part series on the newest Apostles Worship music written for the body of Christ.

    Take a few minutes to listen and then share this episode with a friend.

    • 39 min
    Episode 64: R.T. Kendall: We've Never Been This Way Before

    Episode 64: R.T. Kendall: We've Never Been This Way Before

    A Global Pandemic. Racial violence. Protesting. Upheaval. Where is God in the midst of this? What does it look like as a Christian to live in these unprecedented times in America? Are these trying times a sign of God's judgment?

    Join Jonathan as he welcomes R.T. Kendall back to Candid Conversations. Dr. Kendall is a Christian writer, speaker, and teacher who pastored Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years.

    In this episode of Candid Conversations, Jonathan and Dr. Kendall discuss his latest book, We've Never Been This Way Before, with a focus on how to view recent trials by reflecting on Joshua's words to the children of Israel before they entered the land of Canaan.

    Take a few minutes to listen and then share this episode with a friend.

    • 20 min
    Episode 63: You Voted. Now What?

    Episode 63: You Voted. Now What?

    You cast your vote. Your civic duty is done. Now what do you do?

    Join Jonathan as he discusses the role of fear and faith in our lives post-election. In this episode of Candid Conversations, he reflects on the reminder we have in Scripture to cast off anxiety while prayerfully trusting in the Lord for our future.

    Take a few minutes to listen and then share this episode with a friend who is struggling with fear over the outcome of this election.

    • 7 min
    Episode 62: Jane Robelot: Truth vs. Fake News (Reprise)

    Episode 62: Jane Robelot: Truth vs. Fake News (Reprise)

    The pursuit of Truth and uncompromising integrity are the foundation of good journalism. Why, then, are Christians hesitant to pursue a career in mainstream media?

    Join Jonathan Youssef as he welcomes Jane Robelot to Candid to discuss how her Christian faith intersects with her successful career in broadcast journalism. Jane is an award-winning journalist and local news anchor, former CBS morning show co-anchor, and cohost of Leading The Way’s daily radio program and television specials.

    In this inspiring interview, Jane shares her personal testimony and details the importance of checking bias at the door of the newsroom as journalists seek the Truth. She also encourages young Christians to be salt and light in the workplace—including mainstream media.

    • 33 min
    Episode 61: Connie Musselman and Jeannie Brostrand: Your Parenting Questions Answered

    Episode 61: Connie Musselman and Jeannie Brostrand: Your Parenting Questions Answered

    Jonathan welcomes Connie Musselman and Jeannie Brostrand to Candid Conversations to answer your parenting questions. Together, they give invaluable insight into raising children who love God and follow Christ.

    Together, they have more than 50 years of experience nurturing the hearts of children at home, in the church, and in our schools.

    Connie currently serves as the Director of Children’s ministry at The Church of The Apostles. She has a B.A in Bible and Christian Education. She is a wife, mother of four, and a grandmother.

    Jeannie currently serves as the Director of Parent Mentoring at Redeemer Day School and has previously served as the Lower School Principal at Whitfield Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a wife, mother of two, and a grandmother.

    Parents, we hope you will listen to this encouraging and challenging candid conversation.

    • 48 min

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

MaxBrownDog ,

Episode 44

Episode 44 is the best podcast on leadership I’ve ever heard. All Glory to God

Taanj ,

Truth in love

We must tell the truth. We must hear the truth. We must know the truth. Thank you for doing it with love and compassion. Love Leading the Way and Dr Youseff and now Jonathan. Thank you for your time and sacrifice to the ministry of truth. Blessings!

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Really like this episode 👍🏻

I am new this but I saw this podcast in the 20s30s newsletter I just listed to episode 5 it’s really good I really enjoy listing to this Mr Jonathan i kind of fallen away from reading the word so I think this podcast will help me grown more in the lord Look forward to next episode.i learned from this episode that my focus has to be on the lord I fell like i some time focus on other things too much not Christ .Elizabeth

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