10 episodes

How do you have hope in the darkness? If you’ve ever been up at 4am, you know it looks like it’s the middle of the night. But in reality— it’s morning.Join John and the people that inspire him as they talk about what it means to live in hopeful defiance, no matter what it looks like outside.

Four in the Mornin‪g‬ John Onwuchekwa

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 154 Ratings

How do you have hope in the darkness? If you’ve ever been up at 4am, you know it looks like it’s the middle of the night. But in reality— it’s morning.Join John and the people that inspire him as they talk about what it means to live in hopeful defiance, no matter what it looks like outside.

    Rewriting Society's Death Sentences (Erika Brown)

    Rewriting Society's Death Sentences (Erika Brown)

    A black girl from South Dallas, pregnant at 20 by a potential felon from the North Side of Houston decide to start a life together,....
    How would you complete that sentence? Erika Brown, a real estate and business mogul in the making shows how she’s rewriting society’s death sentences. Her story isn't just possible for people like her, it's PROBABLE!

    • 46 min
    SNOOZE: Performance-Based Identity is a Dead End

    SNOOZE: Performance-Based Identity is a Dead End

    Dr. Crawford Loritts talks about how to get free from the trap of a life motivated by being twice as good as the people around you. 

    • 12 min
    Connectedness: An Antidote for Cynicism (Dr. Crawford Loritts)

    Connectedness: An Antidote for Cynicism (Dr. Crawford Loritts)

    How you experience the present climate is wholly shaped by your past experiences. I talk with Pastor Crawford Loritts in how he's been able to fight off cynicism in our current cultural climate.

    • 42 min
    Grief Doesn't Have an Expiration Date (Raven Thomas)

    Grief Doesn't Have an Expiration Date (Raven Thomas)

    Everyone's prepared for the earthquake of grief, it's usually the aftershock that catches them off guard. My dear friend Raven Thomas talks about the uniqueness of life as an orphan and expectant mother.

    • 59 min
    Success & The Doom Called "Safety" (Andy Mineo)

    Success & The Doom Called "Safety" (Andy Mineo)

    Everyone knows that depression comes after people whose life has fallen apart, but how do you deal with depression when you have the life of your dreams? Andy Mineo, award-winning hip hop artist and producer, talks about his journey through success and the doom called safety.

    • 56 min
    Leave Some Hope in my Commissary (Jordan Rice)

    Leave Some Hope in my Commissary (Jordan Rice)

    Hope comes to us through the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places. I talk with lawyer and pastor Jordan Rice about finding hope in a maximum security prison. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

Maggie927 ,

Amazing podcast

John is such an inspiring and hopeful leader... and his words are uplifting and thought provoking. We all need more of John in our lives. This is such a great podcast and I highly recommend it!

Shutterfly Guy ,

Looking forward to hearing more!

Really appreciated the stories and themes highlighted in the podcast! Jon is a great communicator and interviewer. Can’t wait to hear more!

ErinWN ,

Loved this!

My first time listening to the is podcast. Absolutely loved hearing about Erika Brown’s journey. Love her and very encouraged by her! I really enjoyed how John engaged and the banter between them.

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