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What happens when the Bible and humanity collide? Not what you’d expect. Living & Effective, a podcast collaboration between Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible, journeys through history, current events, theology and the human condition to uncover surprising ways the Bible accomplishes God’s plan in the world. By confronting these issues and more, this podcast series takes listeners on a journey through the Bible's role as living and effective in the world and challenges our assumptions about culture and Scripture.

Living and Effective Christianity Today and Christian Standard Bible

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 112 Ratings

What happens when the Bible and humanity collide? Not what you’d expect. Living & Effective, a podcast collaboration between Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible, journeys through history, current events, theology and the human condition to uncover surprising ways the Bible accomplishes God’s plan in the world. By confronting these issues and more, this podcast series takes listeners on a journey through the Bible's role as living and effective in the world and challenges our assumptions about culture and Scripture.

    Chapter 1: Around Every Corner

    Chapter 1: Around Every Corner

    "It’s certainly not linear. Grief is not like that. Grief is all over the map, that’s part of the difficulty of it. You can feel like you’ve gotten through a lot of it, and then feel like you’re back at the beginning again." - Diane Langberg, author of Suffering and the Heart of God
    Living and Effective is a collaboration between CT Creative Studio and The Christian Standard Bible.
    Music by: Yons, Sweeps, and The Gray Havens. Season 2 theme song by Yons.
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    • 30 min
    Chapter 2: Denial

    Chapter 2: Denial

    "Death is something we did not ever talk about growing up. If you did, you were rebuked.
    I can't speak for every prosperity preacher. I'll just talk to you about the Hinn empire. There is no topic more scary than death. More than sickness, death. In our home, if we brought up death, we were told do not speak about death, lest you invite the spirit of death into our home." - Costi Hinn, author of God, Greed, and the Prosperity Gospel
    Living and Effective is a collaboration between CT Creative Studio and The Christian Standard Bible.
    Music by: Yons, Sweeps, and The Gray Havens. Season 2 theme song by Yons.
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    • 39 min
    Chapter 3: Anger

    Chapter 3: Anger

    "I remember saying, 'I've lived long enough, but why does God want to take away my kids' dad?'" - Todd Billings, author of Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ .
    Living and Effective is a collaboration between CT Creative Studio and The Christian Standard Bible.
    Music by: Yons, Sweeps, and The Gray Havens. Season 2 theme song by Yons.
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    • 26 min
    Chapter 4: Bargaining

    Chapter 4: Bargaining

    "There's no distance in prayer. I'm going to send this powerful healing virtue transfer.
    I believe it's going to be transferred into your life. Here it comes. Touch my hands. Come a little closer and agree with me.
    Father in heaven, you see everyone who's watching who has pain. That man with prostate cancer, the woman with pain in her feet. My God, let your healing anointing and power throw out over the airwaves right now in their lives." - Televangelist, Peter Popoff
    Living and Effective is a collaboration between CT Creative Studio and The Christian Standard Bible.
    Music by: Yons, Sweeps, and The Gray Havens.

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    • 37 min
    Chapter 5: Depression

    Chapter 5: Depression

    "That terrible, empty place has the seeds of life in it. Because you can't really have life after a death until it's based on the truth that the death occurred. Otherwise, you're pretending.
     The darkest place actually has hope in it. It is a hope not felt, but it is inherent in it." - Diane Langberg, author of Suffering and the Heart of God
    Living and Effective is a collaboration between CT Creative Studio and The Christian Standard Bible.
    Music by: Yons, Sweeps, and The Gray Havens.

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    • 36 min
    Chapter 6: Acceptance

    Chapter 6: Acceptance

    The wisdom tradition in the Bible is basically one big question: "Can you hold the tension?" - Hebrew and Old Testament Professor, Travis West

    Living and Effective is a collaboration between CT Creative Studio and The Christian Standard Bible.
    Music by: Yons, Sweeps, and The Gray Havens. Season 2 theme song by Yons.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

KaseySmith21 ,

Amazing

Just awesome!

bGuiles ,

Please

The Bonhoeffer episode was gripping me so much. Until the insane claims that he was a failure because of the failed coup against Hitler. Really? Please. He was a huge success as a Christian and an excellent example for all of us who claim to follow Christ.

kimabs ,

I will listen to this again & again

So much truth & goodness in this. Grief, depression-not things you want to talk about ir listen to. But this is the broken world that we live in & there is sorrow. Thank you for putting this together.

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