Hosted by Joel Parker, the Nations Podcast bears witness to God's presence in places of pain and persecution. Through interviews with reformers, candid conversations on pressing topics, and feature stories read by writers, the show unites God’s global kingdom and expands imagination through story.
Episode 011 | Dave Eubank: On the Ground in Myanmar Amidst the Coup
We bring you stories and reporting like today’s interview with Dave Eubank, on the crisis and military coup in Myanmar, because we believe a part of faithful participation in the Kingdom of God includes intentionally moving towards those on the margins, even if that is simply listening to a podcast or taking a moment to pray.
Episode 010 | Carol Ward & Favor International
Joel sits down for a conversation with Carol Ward of Favor International.
Episode 009 | Wings of Hope: Mark Palm & Samaritan Aviation
Joel sits down for a conversation with Mark Palm, founder of Samaritan Aviation.
Frederick Buechner famously defines vocation, or calling, as the place where “your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” The joy of having discovered that place is something that Joel and this week’s featured reformer, Mark Palm, have in common. That, and a love of flying.
Mark and his family founded Samaritan Aviation to demonstrate God’s love to the unreached tribes in Papua New Guinea through providing aviation and medical services to those most in need. Their float-plane was the first on the island in 40 years. The stories of hope and healing that have been facilitated by it are incredible and are the fruit we’ve come to expect from God-sized stories.
We were fortunate enough to sit down for an extended conversation with Mark to learn more about his story, how God has channeled his love of flying into a vocation that is far larger than any he could have dreamed for himself. It is our great hope that Mark’s story would help you discover the unique place in your own life where you come alive in the service of love.
During the pandemic, “something very extraordinary has happened”
Dominican pastor Oscar Guzman speaks about the local church’s transformation.
Solidarity and Shalom
Talking restorative justice with Shane Claiborne.
Our hope is that the stories you will find in this sixth volume of Nations Journal give you the imagination and courage to take risk. So consider this an invitation to read and interact with these articles and dare to involve yourself with something uncertain and messy. As you do, we hope you find fresh life being offered by God to re-imagine your youthful and holy “What if’s”.
Love everything about Nations Podcast! Inspires me to the core! Can’t wait for more podcasts and stories to release!
Story telling to next level!
Love what Nations does by advocating for those who don’t always have a loud voice, but always an incredible story to tell.
True longform storytelling at its finest
Absolutely incredible new podcast. Such a powerful story. Cannot wait for the next episode!! Well done guys