20 episodes

David Wollen is the host and president of the internationally syndicated radio program Haven Today. The Great Stories podcast takes some of his favorite conversations from the daily radio program and presents the full-length interview here with some never-before-heard segments. Occasionally, classic interviews will be plumbed from Haven’s vast archive to feature the voice of former speaker and president, Charles Morris. Whether from the past or present, each episode includes guests who come from a variety of backgrounds, including bestselling authors, scholars, musicians, and everyday Christians. No matter who is featured, this podcast is a must-listen for those wanting a deeper relationship with Christ in light of what’s happening in the world.

Great Stories by Haven Today Haven Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

David Wollen is the host and president of the internationally syndicated radio program Haven Today. The Great Stories podcast takes some of his favorite conversations from the daily radio program and presents the full-length interview here with some never-before-heard segments. Occasionally, classic interviews will be plumbed from Haven’s vast archive to feature the voice of former speaker and president, Charles Morris. Whether from the past or present, each episode includes guests who come from a variety of backgrounds, including bestselling authors, scholars, musicians, and everyday Christians. No matter who is featured, this podcast is a must-listen for those wanting a deeper relationship with Christ in light of what’s happening in the world.

    Max McLean Gives C.S. Lewis A Voice for Today

    Max McLean Gives C.S. Lewis A Voice for Today

    C.S. Lewis is arguably one of the most quoted individuals from the 20th century. Despite passing away 60 years ago, his thoughts remain timeless. His books, essays, and children's stories continue to resonate, offering prescient insights even in today's world. As a brilliant intellectual, Lewis's apologetic approach to the truth claims of Christ and the Gospel has helped countless people find faith.
    It’s surprising to learn that C.S. Lewis, by his own admission, fought vehemently against becoming a Christian. His unwavering commitment to academic and intellectual integrity compelled him to continually reexamine the truth claims of the Bible. Inch by inch, he drew closer until finally, he became a Christian, describing himself as "the most reluctant convert."
    In this episode of Great Stories, we welcome award-winning actor Max McLean, who portrays C.S. Lewis in the film "The Most Reluctant Convert." Max will share his experience making this incredible movie, which chronicles Lewis's journey from atheism to becoming a follower of Christ. It's a powerful story you need to hear, reminding us that no one is beyond the reach of Jesus.

    • 18 min
    Finding Hope in the Middle of Depression with Christine Chappell

    Finding Hope in the Middle of Depression with Christine Chappell

    Recent polls show that nearly a third living in the United States today are struggling with depression. How many others are suffering silently would surely push that number higher? And, experts say, it’s women who have the higher prevalence of depression—due to a variety of social and biological factors. 
    On today's episode of the Great Stories Podcast, David Wollen talks with Christine Chappell. She’s an author, a biblical counselor, and a podcaster, and a mother. But she was shocked a few years ago to find herself battling depression even when life seemed to be going well.  On this episode, Christine shares her story and what she learned about how Jesus draws near to those who are struggling with depression and all sorts of mental health issues. 

    • 34 min
    Crossing the Finish Line: A Tribute to Charles Morris

    Crossing the Finish Line: A Tribute to Charles Morris

    Charles Morris took over as speaker and president of the historic Haven of Rest radio broadcast at the turn of the millennium. For a quarter century, Charles Morris has often quoted Ray Ortlund in likening the production of a daily radio broadcast to a freight train — it doesn't stop until you get off. 
    On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast, David Wollen shares the recording of Charles Morris' final day on the air. In a conversation between friends, we pay tribute to Charles as he crosses the finish line with one final program to say "well done" to our good friend and brother. 

    • 20 min
    What Gen Z & Millennials Wish Their Parents Knew About Their Faith

    What Gen Z & Millennials Wish Their Parents Knew About Their Faith

    Many are worried about the next generation. Will Gen Z and Millennials follow Jesus? And how do we pray for them? On today's episode of the Great Stories Podcast, David Wollen meets up with Blake Glosson and Kassie McDowell, two young Christians who help answer these questions and more.
    If you’ve ever been concerned about how the church can reach young people with the gospel, this episode is for you. When you listen in, you will not only gain insight into how Gen Z and Millennials go about faith, but you will also find words to pray and be filled with hope that God is at work in the hearts of young people today. 

    • 27 min
    Horst Fiebig on What it Means to be a Prayer Warrior

    Horst Fiebig on What it Means to be a Prayer Warrior

    You see them in every church. You might have one in your family. You may even be one yourself. Prayer warriors are faithful saints who lift the needs and requests of others up to the Lord, often serving in the background. They are an invaluable part of any christian community, and we need them now more than ever.
    On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast, David Wollen is joined by a man in his church that he looks up to a great deal. Horst Fiebig is an energetic octogenarian with a fervor for lifting others up in prayer, and today he offers insights from his many years of praying daily for countless souls. There is great power in prayer—far more often than we dare to believe—and so it is our hope that this conversation will inspire you to pray for the people in your life. 

    • 28 min
    Dr. Alister McGrath On C.S. Lewis' Life and Transition From Atheism to Christianity (repost)

    Dr. Alister McGrath On C.S. Lewis' Life and Transition From Atheism to Christianity (repost)

    Originally recorded in 2013, 50 years after the death of C.S. Lewis, Charles Morris had a conversation with Dr. Alister McGrath to shed new light on the most famous atheist-turned-Christian of the 20th century. 
    Dr. McGrath has written one of the most comprehensive biographies on the life of C.S. Lewis. After reading every surviving document Lewis had ever written—including recently published correspondence—Dr. McGrath challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the timing of the beloved author's shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity. But he also paints a definitive portrait of Lewis' life as an eccentric thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times.
    In addition to his work at Oxford, Dr. Alister McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

StarshineET ,

Strengthened & Encouraged to seek God and go on

Charles Morris’ programs always reach my heart and help me connect closer to God and to His people. I am always left refreshed and inspired. Thank you Brother Charles! May God continue to bless you and keep you in His great care. May He make His face shine on you His heart for all of your endeavors! And give you His peace for all your days. Amen.

mamabear125622 ,

Great first episode!

Powerful interview with U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black! In this contentious political season we are in, it was a great reminder to my heart to constantly be in prayer and in His word. Look forward to listening to the next episode!

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