7 episodes

Do you remember the first time you saw a magic trick that you could not explain? Like how it made you feel that anything was possible? But then at some point your realized, it wasn't real. And you didn't know what to believe anymore. Now, imagine that happened to a whole city, where the revival ends and faith disappears. This is a story of Lost Magic.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

Do you remember the first time you saw a magic trick that you could not explain? Like how it made you feel that anything was possible? But then at some point your realized, it wasn't real. And you didn't know what to believe anymore. Now, imagine that happened to a whole city, where the revival ends and faith disappears. This is a story of Lost Magic.

    07 - The Fallout

    07 - The Fallout

    Thousands of people left Summit Church within a year. A big part of the Christian community in Orlando was left to figure out how to move forward. Difficult questions needed real answers. Their Pastor was gone. In the end, was anything that Isaac used to teach even real or worth following anymore? What does trust look like for those who are trying to honestly face real life?

    • 30 min
    06 - The Call pt 2

    06 - The Call pt 2

    After finding out that Isaac Hunter resigned, people all over the city of Orlando were left with tons of questions. What happened? What went wrong?

    The idea of a calling from God can be really challenging to face. As the days turned into weeks where Isaac's behavior became more strange, it led to deeper questions. Was Isaac ever really called to be the Pastor of Summit Church? If he was, what does that mean for all of us?

    Welcome back to Fantasyland.

    Share your own story at http://www.lostmagicstories.com

    • 30 min
    05 - The Call pt 1

    05 - The Call pt 1

    Ten years ago, our hometown of Orlando, FL was a bedrock of contagious Christianity. Young people all over the city were experiencing God with a love that felt like it could spill out and bless the whole world. Churches were growing, and one church in particular had a vision not unlike that of Walt Disney himself. The call of God inspired the founders of Summit Church to see an entire city transformed, and they had the momentum and the power of God moving among them in a way where nothing seemed impossible...

    Today, however, Orlando has become almost a Christian ghost town among local Millennials, a city of Lost Magic. Join us as we explore the most obvious question, "What happened here?"

    Welcome to Fantasyland.

    We would love to hear your own story at http://www.lostmagicstories.com

    • 30 min
    04 - Where is Uncle Remus?

    04 - Where is Uncle Remus?

    Walt Disney made an academy award winning film that they worked hard to pull from the shelves. Only rare copies of VHS are left, and they have intentionally never released it on DVD... Do you know what that film is? There's even a ride in the Magic Kingdom based on the film. This episode is an exploration of the things we hide. Companies hide, institutions hide, churches and pastors hide, and even we hide. What is the impact of hiding?

    • 22 min
    03 - "Show Me a Better Way" with John Mark McMillan

    03 - "Show Me a Better Way" with John Mark McMillan

    Singer//Songwriter John Mark McMillan took time off his latest tour to present us with an approach that helps cut through challenges in conversations that are hard about the faith. Tune in for thought provoking, inspiring, and super interesting insights from an artist who has integrity, grit, and loads of talent.

    JMM has a new Christmas Album out called Smile in the Mystery. Grab a copy here:

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    • 43 min
    02 - The Magic Kingdom Part 2

    02 - The Magic Kingdom Part 2

    When Walt Disney showed up on the scene, Orlando, FL was changed forever. He had a vision of building the perfect city, but how does it fall short of The Kingdom that Jesus came to build?

    Today, tens of millions of people come to our hometown looking for the happiest place on earth, but for the locals, life in the Magic Kingdom is surprisingly lonely and disenchanted.

    We pick our story back up in Frontierland, to explore the makings of a Magic Kingdom.

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    Recorded at Central Florida Studios
    Executive Producers Ed Holtz and Steve Douglass

    • 34 min