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One church leader, one calling, one honest conversation. An interview show about the nature of church leadership, the inherent struggles that come with that calling, and the many different ways God has shaped individuals to work within his church. Every episode features a long-form, highly personal interview with a church leader.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 101 Ratings

One church leader, one calling, one honest conversation. An interview show about the nature of church leadership, the inherent struggles that come with that calling, and the many different ways God has shaped individuals to work within his church. Every episode features a long-form, highly personal interview with a church leader.

    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.
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    • 1 min
    The Calling's Richard Clark Explores The Prosperity Gospel and Grief

    The Calling's Richard Clark Explores The Prosperity Gospel and Grief

    It seems like opportunities for grief are popping up around every corner these days.
    In the latest season of Living and Effective, Richard Clark and Joy Beth spend six episodes exploring what the Bible has to say to us when the typical answers to life's problems just don't seem to make sense.
    For the rest of the story, subscribe to Living and Effective wherever you get your podcasts.
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    "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
    The Witness is Building a Community for Christian Outsiders

    The Witness is Building a Community for Christian Outsiders

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    • 42 min
    Introducing: The Way to Glory

    Introducing: The Way to Glory

    Introducing: The Way to Glory by Christianity Today
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    • 2 min
    Introducing: Living and Effective

    Introducing: Living and Effective

    The Calling host, Richard Clark is back with a brand new podcast to check out. Subscribe now!
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    • 4 min
    John Perkins On The Day He Finally Understood The Bible

    John Perkins On The Day He Finally Understood The Bible

    When asked to describe his calling, Civil Rights leader John Perkins launches instead into a detailed explanation of his long and morphing relationship with the Bible. Perkins’ story moves from confusion to clarity, and ultimately ends in resolve and redemption. Having grown up in poverty, Perkins found hope in the promises of God, and he took them to heart. But he didn’t just take the good stuff to heart. He also took to heart the challenges and warnings scripture had for both him and his world. In his later years, Perkins demonstrates a distinct comfort with the kinds of tensions we find in scripture: between repentance and hope, justice and forgiveness. In 1960, Perkins and his wife Vira Mae moved from California, back to Mendenhall, Mississippi to put into practice his philosophy of what it means to minister to the poor. Though he spent much of his energy implementing a daycare center, a church, a youth program, and many other benevolent programs, in his community, Perkins also took a prominent role among ongoing Civil Rights activism. As a result, he built up his community while also running into a host of physical push-back, oftentimes being imprisoned and even beaten for his beliefs and actions. Along with his wife, he started a foundation dedicated to justice, reconciliation, and community development. Now 88 years old, he’s focused on clarifying and documenting the experience and wisdom he’s developed over the years. In the final episode of CT’s The Calling, host Richard Clark talks with Perkins about his experience growing up in the midst of unjust laws, the double-edged sword of forgiveness, and his fear of falling short of faithfulness in the end.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Jakcar ,

One of my Favorites

When Richard is on it, he is really on it. Love how casual his interview style is- he lets the guest really open up. Good job CT- keep it up. Also, interview a few more philosophers.... but about their lives. Just my two cents

Cmanchaquixotic ,

Dhati Lewis

Really appreciated the interview with Dhati Lewis. What an encouragement.

Lorwade ,

Excellent Listening

I really appreciate the thoughtful and honest conversations Richard Clark has with his guests. He approaches them with questions that have a air of grace and a genuine desire to understand and relate.

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