Join the team behind Praise.com on The Praisecast as we discuss things that shape and influence the culture in which we live through the lens of praise and worship. Along the way there will be interviews with artists, actors, and leaders, as well as a thoughtful and sometimes humorous look at the world around us.
Cade Thompson Has a ‘Bigger Story’ to Tell (Ep. 71)
Emerging contemporary Christian musical artist Cade Thompson joins us to share the importance of remembering all the wonderful things God has done for us and that through life’s beautiful mystery the best is yet to come. The Praisecast team discusses a few ways to ensure your well of creativity never runs dry in this world of quarantine we are living in, they discuss the power of authentic relationships God has for us, and Kimberly takes us on Stephen Curtis Chapman’s “The Great Adventure” with her singing voice. This week’s bizarre quote: “Let me just say my bright orange beanie stood out like a beacon.””””
Amy Grant Thankful for Opportunity to Bring Her Music to a New Generation (Ep. 70)
Six-time Grammy winner Amy Grant joins us to share her thoughtful reflections about the album that defined a turning point in her legendary career, the health scare that led to her highly invasive surgery, and the importance of mentoring the next generation of Christian musical artists. The Praisecast team discusses five ways to praise ourselves out of a funk, how to best grieve the ones we love and have lost, and Kimberly explains why she may have looked to zebras for sustenance during a trip to Kenya. And this episode’s bizarre quote: “That’s a pretty sophisticated piece of technology you have in your ear!”””
Ellie Holcomb Finds a Deeper Sorrow and Higher Hope in ‘Canyon’ (Ep. 69)
Rising contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb joins us to share how a recent trip to the Grand Canyon inspired her to scrap songs for a new album and record an entirely different record, one that is an affirmation of God’s promises brought to life. The Praisecast team discusses a few things that are beautiful about the Church, they take a look at a few Back to School products that make you go … hmm, and Chris details a recent mistake he made that could bring a financial windfall during the holiday season. And this episode’s bizarre quote: “And another thing, I am powered by sophisticated puppetry!””
MercyMe Wants Everyone to Take a Deep Breath with Latest Album (Ep. 68)
Eight-time Dove Award winning Mercy Me’s Bart Millard and Mike Scheuchzer join us to share how the coronavirus pandemic heavily influenced the recording of their latest album, “Inhale (Exhale)” and how it serves as a potent reminder that Jesus is still in control. The Praisecast team discusses the terrifying truth about bad habits and how to make them into good ones through the power of prayer, and speaking of the power of prayer, Chris shares how a recent hiking adventure showed him a whole new dimension of fervent personal intercession.”
Mike Donehey on Life after Tenth Avenue North (Ep. 67)
Former Tenth Avenue North frontman Mike Donehey joins us to share valuable lessons that God has taught him during his 20 year tenure with the three-time Dove Award-winning band. He also fills us in on what he has been up to during the pandemic and shares a few of his greatest songwriter influences. The Praisecast team discuss what to do when God says no to your dream, they take a look at graduation products that make you go … hmm, and they wade through the intricacies and inconsistencies of getting back to normal from the pandemic. And if that is not enough, can it be possible that Chris has gone from being hangry to being sluggish and sleepy?”
Harry Connick Jr. on the Importance of Being ‘Alone with My Faith’ (Ep. 66)
Grammy and Emmy Award-winning entertainer Harry Connick Jr. joins us to share how he spent the last year recording a new Gospel album all by himself as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Beyond playing multiple instruments and singing every note, it is his desire that listeners will find a sense of comfort from these time-tested hymns of hope and redemption. The Praisecast team discuss how to know whether your dream is from God or somewhere else, they take a look at products for the new job that make you go … hmm, and they bid a fond farewell to Bekah who is leaving the podcast. What? It can’t be so! ”
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Chris is hilarious!
This show brings charisma and energy to what I thought would be just another Christian podcast! Great job!
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Stumbled across this searching for something else. It’s a funny, smart take on Christianity from a panel that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Fun and informative at the same time!!