17 episodes

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

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    • 4.7, 100 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.

    Introducing: Prayer amid Pandemic

    Introducing: Prayer amid Pandemic

    Prayer amid Pandemic is a podcast to encourage and sharpen the church during this season of coronavirus. Twice a week we’ll give you stories of Christian individuals and communities whose lives and faith were shaped by sickness. We’ll also get an update on the latest on the COVID-19 situation and pray together, hearing from Christians around the world.

    • 1 min
    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

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.

acheema00 ,

Very thoughtful and introspective

Love the deep discussion and the way they talk about grief especially. Also the production is amazing!

Kilby42 ,

Good became better

I loved season one because I’m a history buff but this second season hit me where I am personally and will help professionally. I encourage everyone to listen to Living & Effective

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