96 episodes

Charles Morris is a secular journalist turned Christian radio host for the internationally syndicated program Haven Today. The Great Stories podcast takes some of his favorite conversations from the daily program and presents the full-length interview here with never-before heard segments. Each episode includes featured guests who come from a variety of backgrounds, including bestselling authors, scholars, musicians, and everyday Christians. No matter who Charles is talking with, 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 with Charles Morris Haven Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Charles Morris is a secular journalist turned Christian radio host for the internationally syndicated program Haven Today. The Great Stories podcast takes some of his favorite conversations from the daily program and presents the full-length interview here with never-before heard segments. Each episode includes featured guests who come from a variety of backgrounds, including bestselling authors, scholars, musicians, and everyday Christians. No matter who Charles is talking with, this podcast is a must-listen for those wanting a deeper relationship with Christ in light of what’s happening in the world.

    #116: Melissa Kruger Wants You to Pray for Your Children

    #116: Melissa Kruger Wants You to Pray for Your Children

    Most online lists covering what children need most include things like education, good health, and self-esteem. These are all good, but something’s missing . . . prayer. Yet when it comes to praying for our children in the midst of our hectic daily lives, it's often difficult to know where to start. That’s where Melissa Kruger comes in. 
    A Christian author and mother herself, Kruger has many helpful insights on biblical ways to pray for our children — many of which are captured in her book 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids. In this episode of the Great Stories Podcast, she reminds us that our children’s spiritual health comes first. She also offers tools to help the busy parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle begin praying more intentionally for the kids God has placed in our lives. 

    • 24 min
    #115: Dr. Ben Witherington Responds to Christian Myths About Money

    #115: Dr. Ben Witherington Responds to Christian Myths About Money

    New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III joins Charles Morris for a new interview on what Scripture teaches about money. Considering recent food shortages, price hikes, and the looming fear of recession, there may be no better time than now for Christians to consider their relationship with Jesus and their personal finances.
    Offering sage wisdom and curt biblical advice, Witherington takes a no nonsense approach to building a biblical framework around how Christians should handle their money. For him, it starts with one often neglected truth — your money is not your own, but the Lord’s.

    • 36 min
    #114: Dr. Donald Brake on the Mysterious Beginnings of the King James Bible

    #114: Dr. Donald Brake on the Mysterious Beginnings of the King James Bible

    A lot can happen in four centuries. Technologies have skyrocketed, new nations have formed, and yet one book has changed very little in as much time . . . the King James Bible.
    On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris returns to a conversation he had with Dr. Donald Brake in 2011 — the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. They discuss how this longstanding Bible translation revolutionized the English-speaking world by exploring the KJV's mysterious beginnings, the men who translated it, and its incredible impact for many generations. 
    Dr. Brake is an authority on the history of the Bible and has been an avid collector of rare Bibles and manuscripts for more than thirty years. His is one of the most complete private collections of rare English Bibles and Greek New Testaments in North America. He served as President of Jerusalem University College and Vice President and Dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
    Even if it’s been years since you’ve read the King James Bible, this episode on the fascinating history of the English language’s longest-running Scripture translation is something every Christian should consider. 

    • 30 min
    #113: Lysa TerKeurst Wants You to Crave God, Not Food

    #113: Lysa TerKeurst Wants You to Crave God, Not Food

    During the holidays, it’s nice to enjoy turkey for Thanksgiving and cookies at Christmas. But then New Year’s Day rolls around, and with it comes a reckoning. It’s when many of us begin to regret our lack of restraint over the past few weeks and commit to finally dropping a few pounds.
    Today's episode of the Great Stories podcast features a conversation with New York Times bestselling author of “Made to Crave” Lysa TerKeurst. Yes, you'll hear Charles and Lysa talk about food cravings and healthy eating practices. But, unlike other podcasts on the topic, you'll also hear them discuss how this is a spiritual issue, not a physical one.
    Ultimately, this isn’t about what you should and should not be eating. It’s about the idolatry we have surrounding the things we often love a little too much in life. Lysa helps us remember that craving isn’t necessarily a bad thing . . . the challenge is to realize how God created us to crave something so much more than what’s in the pantry.
    If you or someone you know is struggling with unhealthy eating practices, this New Year’s episode is for you. 

    • 26 min
    #112: Max McLean on Portraying C.S. Lewis in ”The Most Reluctant Convert” (repost)

    #112: Max McLean on Portraying C.S. Lewis in ”The Most Reluctant Convert” (repost)

    If you’ve ever listened to an audio version of the Bible, chances are you were hearing the captivating voice of Max McLean. A classically trained actor, McLean dedicates his talents for the presentation of Scripture and other Christian material. And though many may recognize his voice as the narrator of multiple translations for the Listener’s Bible, he also received great acclaim for his theatrical presentations of The Screwtape Letters, Mark's Gospel, and Genesis.
    In this conversation, Charles Morris speaks with Max McLean about his experience writing, starring, and now filming his newest production: The Most Reluctant Convert. Hear what went into telling this groundbreaking story behind C.S. Lewis' long, heel-digging conversion to Christianity, along with how this film is now touching countless lives around the world today.

    • 36 min
    #111: Christmas in the Beginning (Feat. Sally Lloyd-Jones, Randall Goodgame, Lee Strobel, and Barry Black)

    #111: Christmas in the Beginning (Feat. Sally Lloyd-Jones, Randall Goodgame, Lee Strobel, and Barry Black)

    When we celebrate Christmas, we usually concentrate on a very specific moment in time when a young married couple traveled to Bethlehem and delivered a child in a manger. But Christmas didn’t start there. We can trace the promises and events of our Savior’s arrival all the way back to the beginning of time. 
    On today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris returns to Christmas special from 2017 where he traced the line from Christmas to Genesis with Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ), Sally Lloyd-Jones (The Jesus Storybook Bible), Randall Goodgame (Sing the Bible), and Senate Chaplain Barry Black (Nothing to Fear).

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 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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