15 episodes

We all pass through darkness, but darkness is not dark to God. When we find ourselves in the wilderness, He is with us. When we are out in the desert, He has led us there and is still with us in the heat of the day. The Steadfast podcast, hosted by Sandra McCracken, features conversations meant to cultivate stillness in the storm, peace in the sleepless night, and hope in uncertainty. 

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 62 Ratings

We all pass through darkness, but darkness is not dark to God. When we find ourselves in the wilderness, He is with us. When we are out in the desert, He has led us there and is still with us in the heat of the day. The Steadfast podcast, hosted by Sandra McCracken, features conversations meant to cultivate stillness in the storm, peace in the sleepless night, and hope in uncertainty. 

    Bob Goff

    Bob Goff

    This finale episode of Steadfast season two features Bob Goff and latest book Dream Big. Bob is a best-selling author, storyteller, speaker, coach, and lawyer. Through this book and in his own life, Goff draws upon our ability to be patient and steadfast in all circumstances, holding tightly to a bright hope for the future.
    Steadfast is a production of Sandra McCracken in partnership with Christianity Today.
    Produced by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Written by Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Edited by Andrew Osenga
    Mixed and Mastered by Mike Cosper
    Music by Sandra McCracken
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    • 33 min
    Curt Thompson

    Curt Thompson

    Dr. Curt Thompson is a therapist, speaker, and the author of The Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame. As a psychiatrist, Curt’s work in recent years has helped others develop authentic relationships through interpersonal neurobiology and the Christian worldview. While Thompson comes to the table with scientific research and knowledge of how God designed our brains to function, his perspective on patience carries the inflection of a pastor.

    Steadfast is a production of Sandra McCracken in partnership with Christianity Today.
    Produced by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Written by Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Edited by Andrew Osenga
    Mixed and Mastered by Mike Cosper
    Music by Sandra McCracken
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    • 50 min
    David Kim and Amilee Watkins

    David Kim and Amilee Watkins

    Goldenwood, a ministry that seeks to cultivate a new vision of faith and work, is the creation of Dr. David Kim and Amilee Watkins. Goldenwood offers quarterly reflective retreats, daily practice, and listening prayer exercises in community. Kim and Watkins join Sandra to discuss renewal and patience in a world that demands immediate gratification. This episode emphasizes seeing God’s work played out over time.
    Steadfast is a production of Sandra McCracken in partnership with Christianity Today.
    Produced by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Written by Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Edited by Andrew Osenga
    Mixed and Mastered by Mike Cosper
    Music by Sandra McCracken
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    • 39 min
    Mark and Anne Marie Canlis

    Mark and Anne Marie Canlis

    One of the areas hardest-hit by COVID was the restaurant industry. This episode features a conversation with Mark Canlis, whose family restaurant has been a longtime favorite in Seattle. In order to survive, Canlis tried many different creative solutions over the last year. Mark and his wife, Anne Marie, joined Sandra to talk about patience—in their work as restaurant owners, in parenthood, in hospitality, and in leaning toward the good in times of great uncertainty.
    Steadfast is a production of Sandra McCracken in partnership with Christianity Today.
    Produced by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Written by Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Edited by Andrew Osenga
    Mastered by Mike Cosper
    Music by Sandra McCracken
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    • 42 min
    Matthew Perryman Jones

    Matthew Perryman Jones

    This season has been a difficult one for many, and particularly those who make their living in and around music and performance. Matthew Perryman Jones has been writing songs for over twenty years and this season of slow taught him a great deal about patience. Sandra and Matthew met in her backyard to record this episode, and talked about how patience showed itself through the difficulties of 2020. 

    Steadfast is a production of Sandra McCracken in partnership with Christianity Today.
    Produced by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Written by Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Edited by Andrew Osenga
    Mixed and Mastered by Mark Owens
    Music by Sandra McCracken

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    • 48 min
    Andi Ashworth

    Andi Ashworth

    When the pandemic began last year, there was no way to predict how profoundly it would affect all of us. This episode touches on some of the most difficult moments of a quarantined reality as Sandra talks to her dear friend Andi Ashworth. Andi and her husband, producer Charlie Peacock, officially established Art House in Nashville in 1991. Art House was not only a recording studio for Charlie, but it served as a place for artists to find rest while recording. Andi’s role was to care for those who came through the Art House doors, as well as her own family who lived on the property. Since leaving Art House in 2015, Andi’s role as caregiver has changed a bit, and her resolve has been tested this past year as she desperately misses her children and grandchildren. Andi’s book Real Love for Real Life is a beautiful example of developing patience as we give care for those we love.
    Steadfast is a production of Sandra McCracken in partnership with Christianity Today.
    Produced by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Written by Leslie Eiler Thompson
    Edited by Andrew Osenga
    Mastered by Mike Cosper
    Music by Sandra McCracken
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Jaausc ,

Curt Thomson?

There was an announcement that Curt Thomson podcast was to drop but it seems it didn’t ?

dougdale ,

Ministry beyond music

Sandra McCracken's music is wonderful and always speaks to my soul, but her ministry extends beyond that to her writing and this, her podcast. Thoughtful and thought-provoking every time. She seems to have a peace that comes from faith in a steadfast God and she spreads that peace (and faith) through whatever she does. Listen to her music and listen to this podcast.

idahocountry ,

Love the podcast, contemplative and honest

Love the podcast. It is contemplative and honest and searching for the heart of God in all things. Hoping there will be many more in the future. I listen to a lot of podcasts because I travel a lot. This podcast is in my top 10.

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