61 episodes

The Christian Chronicle Podcast explores the news and stories shaping Church of Christ congregations and members around the world. 

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

The Christian Chronicle Podcast explores the news and stories shaping Church of Christ congregations and members around the world. 

    Episode 61: Christian attitudes on immigration, earthquake recovery in Turkey, and the national champion Freed-Hardeman men's basketball team

    Episode 61: Christian attitudes on immigration, earthquake recovery in Turkey, and the national champion Freed-Hardeman men's basketball team

    In this episode: Christian attitudes on immigration in the United States, how the church is helping its neighbors recover from the 2023 earthquakes in Turkey, and how the Freed-Hardeman University men's basketball team won the NAIA national championship..."the right way."

    Segment One: Christian attitudes on immigration in the United States (Scott McConnell, Lifeway Research)

    Link to the Lifeway Research survey report

    Segment Two: Christians and their neighbors one year after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria (Audrey Jackson, The Christian Chronicle)

    Link to Audrey Jackson's full story in The Christian Chronicle

    Link to First Hope Association (Turkey earthquake relief)

    Link to One Kingdom (Turkey earthquake relief)

    Segment Three: The Freed-Hardeman University NAIA national champion men's basketball team (Coach Drew Stutts and players Geraldo, Peyton Law, and Ryley McClaren, Freed-Hardeman University)

    Link to The Christian Chronicle's coverage of Freed-Hardeman University's NAIA national championship win 
    Thanks to our episode sponsor, the Freed-Hardeman University Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. This program will help you gain the psychological and spiritual tools you need to provide care and counseling. Learn more at fhu.edu/chronicle

    • 52 min
    Episode 60: All about The Christian Chronicle's all new look

    Episode 60: All about The Christian Chronicle's all new look

    The Christian Chronicle, Inc. is getting all-new branding and design across all of its media. In this episode, you'll hear from those who had a hand in the makeover as well as two senior journalism majors who make some predictions about how The Christian Chronicle may function and look in the future.

    Segment One: The Christian Chronicle editorial team talks about why the time is right for a whole new design and look (Audrey Jackson, Bobby Ross, Jr., and Erik Tryggestad)

    Link to new-look christianchronicle.org story on the redesign

    Segment Two: The leader of the creative team that performed the makeover talks about how they did it (Jose Reyes, executive creative director, Metaleap Creative)

    Link to Metaleap Creative

    Segment Three: Senior journalism majors and student news editors at Harding University and Pepperdine University talk about how The Christian Chronicle may evolve to stay relevant in the future (Tiane Davis, Harding University; Abby Wilt, Pepperdine University)

    Link to The Bison, the student newspaper at Harding University

    Link to The Pepperdine Graphic, the student news at Pepperdine University

    Find more stories at christianchronicle.org

    Donate to The Christian Chronicle at christianchronicle.org/donate

    Send your comments, ideas, and suggestions to podcast@christianchronicle.org

     
    Thanks to our episode sponsor, the Freed-Hardeman University Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. This program will help you gain the psychological and spiritual tools you need to provide care and counseling. Learn more at fhu.edu/chronicle

    • 52 min
    Episode 59: A Haitian Christian reports on what is happening to Christians and churches in his country. Also: How one ministry is using coffee to bring estranged Christians back together

    Episode 59: A Haitian Christian reports on what is happening to Christians and churches in his country. Also: How one ministry is using coffee to bring estranged Christians back together

    Haiti’s government is all but nonexistent and gangs are in near-total control of the country, causing death and destruction, food and medical shortages, and spreading violence. Church of Christ congregations, members, and ministries are suffering along with the rest of the country. Hear Church of Christ minister and Haitian political refugee Roolite Religieaux talk about what he knows from his family’s firsthand accounts back home. Also hear Ken Bever, executive director and founder of Hope for Haiti’s Children, talk about that ministry’s ongoing efforts to care for children and orphans in the face of growing danger and difficulty.

    Also in this episode: Dr. Drew Baker, executive director of Common Grounds Unity, talks about that ministry’s "caffeinated" effort to bring together estranged Christians to give unity a try.

    SEGMENT ONE: What is happening with some Church of Christ congregations, members, and ministries in Haiti? (Ken Bever and Roolite Religieaux, Hope for Haiti's Children)

    Link to Hope for Haiti's Children

    SEGMENT TWO: Unity starts with a cup of coffee (Dr. Drew Baker, Common Grounds Unity)

    Link to Common Grounds Unity

    Link to Common Grounds Unity Podcast

    Link to Purpose Door Coffee (as mentioned in the segment)

    Link to Dry Bones Denver (as mentioned in the segment)

    View the full archive of stories at christianchronicle.org

    Donate to The Christian Chronicle at christianchronicle.org/donate

    Send your comments, ideas, and questions to podcast@christianchronicle.org.
    Thanks to our episode sponsor, the Freed-Hardeman University Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. This program will help you gain the psychological and spiritual tools you need to provide care and counseling. Learn more at fhu.edu/chronicle

    • 53 min
    Episode 58: When Communion gets stale, how might it become fresh again? (Bob Waldron, author, 'Food for the Journey')

    Episode 58: When Communion gets stale, how might it become fresh again? (Bob Waldron, author, 'Food for the Journey')

    Dr. Bob Waldron, a lifelong minister and missionary for congregations around the world, talks about what he has learned about the Lord’s Supper from his reading, study, and travels. How might we renew and restore all that the Lord intended for this “main event” in the life of the church? Dr. Waldron also talks about his book, Food for the Journey, and its 52 meditations on the Lord’s Supper.
    Link to Food for the Journey by Bob Waldron 


    Links to other books and resources that Dr. Waldron recommends for reflection and study on the Lord’s Supper:


    The Meal Jesus Gave Us by N.T. Wright


    Last Supper & Lord’s Supper by I. Howard Marshall


    The Lord’s Supper by William Barclay


    Jesus and the Last Supper by Brant Pitre


    View the full archive of stories at christianchronicle.org
    Donate to The Christian Chronicle at christianchronicle.org/donate
    Send comments, ideas, and questions to podcast@christianchronicle.org

    The songs 'Come Share the Lord' and 'Arise' used by permission of Ken Young, Hallal Music.
    Thanks to our episode sponsor, the Freed-Hardeman University Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. This program will help you gain the psychological and spiritual tools you need to provide care and counseling. Learn more at fhu.edu/chronicle

    • 46 min
    Episode 57: A preacher loses everything in a wildfire. An old radio ministry is new again. An 11-year old baker competes on Food Network.

    Episode 57: A preacher loses everything in a wildfire. An old radio ministry is new again. An 11-year old baker competes on Food Network.

    Texas preacher Shawn Davis finds strength in the Lord after he loses everything in a wildfire. Herald of Truth, an old radio ministry, is new again (and partnering with The Christian Chronicle). Elsie Stark, an 11-year old baking entrepreneur competes on Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship.


    SEGMENT ONE: A Texas preacher finds strength in the Lord after he loses everything in a wildfire (Shawn Davis, Canadian, Texas) 
    Link to Bobby Ross, Jr.’s, Christian Chronicle story about Shawn Davis
    Link to Bobby Ross, Jr.’s, Christian Chronicle coverage of the Texas wildfires
    Broken Things used by permission (Ken Young, Hallal Music)


    SEGMENT TWO: An old radio ministry is new again and partnering with The Christian Chronicle (Will Hester, Herald of Truth, and Erik Tryggestad, The Christian Chronicle) 
    Link to Herald of Truth’s new Truth Digital Media online radio program
    Baxter, Batsell Barrett, "The Resurrection" (1974). Herald of Truth Audio. 27.
    https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/hot_audio/27

    SEGMENT THREE: An 11-year old baking entrepreneur competes on Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship (Elsie Stark, Southern Hills Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas) 
    Link to Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship, Season 12, featuring Elsie Stark
    Link to Elsie Stark’s baking business page, Elsie’s Awesome Sweets & Treats, on Facebook
    Link to Elsie Stark’s baking business page, Elsie’s Awesome Sweets & Treats, on Instagram


    View the full archive of stories at christianchronicle.org
    Donate to The Christian Chronicle at christianchronicle.org/donate
    Send comments, ideas, and questions to podcast@christianchronicle.org


    TAGS
    Texas wildfires, Smokehouse Creek Fire, Canadian, Canadian Church of Christ, Panhandle Church of Christ, Shawn Davis, Broken Things, Bobby Ross Jr., Herald of Truth, Truth Digital Media, Batsel Barrett Baxter, Harold Hazelip, Chris McCurley, Wes McAdams, Will Hester, Erik Tryggestad, Food Network, Kids Baking Championship, Elsie Stark, Elsie’s Awesome Sweets & Treats, Southern Hills Church of Christ, Abilene, BT Irwin


    Thanks to our episode sponsor, the Freed-Hardeman University Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. This program will help you gain the psychological and spiritual tools you need to provide care and counseling. Learn more at fhu.edu/chronicle

    • 46 min
    Episode 56: Making peace in Kansas City, a teen grieves her mom and finds her faith, and puppets bring Bible stories to 50 million. Plus a Bible bowl bonus segment (at home with the Tryggestads).

    Episode 56: Making peace in Kansas City, a teen grieves her mom and finds her faith, and puppets bring Bible stories to 50 million. Plus a Bible bowl bonus segment (at home with the Tryggestads).

    A Kansas City church runs toward gun violence, an Australian teen lost her mom and found her own faith, a puppet ministry bringing Bible stories to 50 million, and a bonus segment (Bible bowling with the Tryggestads).
    SEGMENT ONE: A Kansas City church runs toward gun violence (Branden and Sharee Mims, Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ, Kansas City, Missouri)


    Bobby Ross, Jr.’s, Christian Chronicle story on how the Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ is making peace in the most violent part of Kansas City


    Link to Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ, Kansas City, Missouri


    SEGMENT TWO: An Australian teen lost her mom and found her own faith (Jada Black, Redlands College, Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia)

    This segment edited for brevity, clarity, and "flow." Note: The Christian Chronicle's Audrey Jackson was also along for this interview. You'll hear her ask some questions, too!


    Link to Bobby Ross, Jr.’s, Christian Chronicle profile on Jada Black


    Link to Bobby Ross, Jr.’s, Christian Chronicle feature on immersive learning experience for ninth graders at Redlands College


    Link to Audrey Jackson’s Christian Chronicle report on chaplains at Redlands College


    SEGMENT THREE: A puppet ministry bringing Bible stories to 50 million (Darla Robinson, The Puppetunes, Los Angeles, California)


    Link to The Puppetunes


    'Bethlehemian Rhapsody' is used by permission of The Puppetunes.


    View the full archive of stories at christianchronicle.org


    Donate to The Christian Chronicle at christianchronicle.org/donate


    Send comments, ideas, and questions to podcast@christianchronicle.org


    TAGS
    Kansas City, Kansas City Chiefs, mass shooting, gun violence, Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ, Greater Impact, Branden Mims, Sharee Mims, Australia, Queensland, Redlands College, Jada Black, Hillsong scandal, cancer, grief, faith, Psalty, Bobby Ross, Jr., Audrey Jackson, Puppetunes, puppets, Bible stories, Bible class, Sunday school, childrens ministry, Darla Robinson, pandemic, Bethlehemian Rhapsody, Bible bowl, Leadership Training for Christ, Lads to Leaders, Erik Tryggestad, BT Irwin


    Thanks to our episode sponsor, the Freed-Hardeman University Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. This program will help you gain the psychological and spiritual tools you need to provide care and counseling. Learn more at fhu.edu/chronicle

    • 1 hr 1 min

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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A needed podcast for members of the churches of Christ

Very happy that Brad Irwin has taken on this project. Well done, your father would be proud!

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