Lighthouse Faith Episodes (25)
Lauren Green Recaps the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Fall General Meeting
This week I covered the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Fall General Meeting in Baltimore. In this podcast, hear my reflections on the abrupt change of plans, when Pope Francis told the Bishops not to take action on two crucial issues concerning the clergy abuse crisis.
Diana Butler Bass – Grateful
No matter our religious beliefs, we can all celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. But there's far more benefit to giving thanks than we ever imagined. Even scientists have discovered the good that being grateful brings to our minds, our bodies and our spirit.
Art Historian Elizabeth Lev and Saving the Catholic Church
The Catholic Church is in crisis mode as it looks to solve the clergy sex abuse scandals. It's become a global problem. But art historian Elizabeth Lev, a provocative and intellectually gifted academic professor based in Rome, has a solution: art.
Inside Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'
A miserly old man who hates Christmas is Charles Dickens's classic story that has been made into a myriad of film, stage and TV adaptations. But the narrative of Ebeneezer Scrooge's redemption is filled with Christian symbolism that most versions miss or just cut out.
Dr. Tim Keller's take on Jonah and Whale. . . And Lessons for Today's Culture
Renowned theologian and pastor Dr. Timothy Keller takes a look at the well-known story of Jonah and the Whale in his new book, 'The Prodigal Prophet.' The narrative of Jonah in the Old Testament is an account of a the prophet who was swallowed whole by a great fish.
Keith Getty Talks About an Irish Christmas and the Power of Music
Christmas is a time for caroling, and there's hardly a more known writer of Christian music than Keith and Kristyn Getty. Each year they have a Christmas Concert tour, "Sing! An Irish Christmas" that has grown to be one of the largest and most popular Christmas concerts in the country.
Mighty Christmas: The Origin of Your Christmas Traditions, and More
Around the world, millions of Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus this Christmas. It's a time of light shining in a darkened world, of a star, of a tiny baby swaddled in a manger, and of a promise of hope that the world will become a better place.
Will Graham, Carrying On the Legacy of His Grandfather, Billy Graham
He was once known as America's Pastor, but to Will Graham he was 'Daddy Bill'. Billy Graham's grandson, has followed in his father Franklin Graham and his grandfather's footsteps, to take up the mantel of Christian ministry.
Daniel Darling- Evangelicals for Life
The power of politics and religion is front and center as many Catholic religious leaders call for the excommunication of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, over his signing and celebrating the state's new more aggressive abortion law.
David Gibson – Politics vs. Religion, Calls for a Governor’s Excommunication over Abortion Law
In the 46 years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that made abortion legal, the most vocal opposition has come from the Catholic Church. But in the last few years Evangelicals have begun to widen the ranks of the pro-life movement. Why is this so odd?
A New Chapter in Christian-Muslim Relations
Critics say it was a show of appeasement to the Islamic world, but make no mistake, Pope Francis's trip to the Arabian Peninsula was a monumental game changer in Christian-Muslim relations. Johnnie Moore, head of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, was on the ground in Abu Dhabi.
George Rutler Compares Gov. Cuomo to King Herod
Some might call him candid while others would say cantankerous, but the intellectually sublime and cerebral Fr. George Rutler will always say what he thinks when it comes to politics, politicians, and the Pope.
Abby Johnson and Her Movie, 'Unplanned'
In this episode of the Lighthouse Faith podcast, Abby talks about her faith and the new movie about her life. She also discusses the abortion debate, which has become an incendiary political topic–especially in the wake of more aggressive abortion bills being passed and debated nationwide.
Jack Phillips and His Attorney Talk About Second Legal Victory
Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner, has become the face of religious freedom after the Supreme Court ruled in his favor when he declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. A less notable case was launched against him; hear what he and his attorney, Kristen Waggoner, have to say.
Dr. Frank Turek: Disbelief in God Takes Faith; Proofs for the Existence of God
The season leading up to Easter always brings questions about Christianity specifically, but religion in general. Is there proof of the existence of God? Can science prove God exists? Dr. Frank Turek, co-author of 'I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist,' talks about the highlights of his book.
Sohrab Ahmari, Muslim Iranian Convert to Catholicism
Many stories of Muslim converts to Christianity are of people who already pose a devout faith in their native religion. But Sohrab Ahmari, the op-ed editor for the New York Post, has a different story. Listen to our talk and find out the unexpected way his conversion became known internationally.
Former Muslim Convinced of the Resurrection
There are still many Christians for whom Easter is about baskets, spring flowers, and bonnets. But for former Muslim, Abdu Murray, Easter has become a revelation of God's truth. This is a conversation for anyone who wants to strengthen their faith, or those who have any doubts.
Randall Ott, Dean of Architecture, Catholic University of America
What will it take to rebuild Notre Dame? What caused the devastating fire in the first place? Randall Ott, the Dean of Architecture at Catholic University of America, explains how the 850-year-old Gothic-style cathedral was so vulnerable, particularly during attempts to renovate and rehabilitate.
Dr. Michael Youssef and THE BIG LIE
From the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, the rise of militant Islam, and the growth in the number of people who claim no religious identity, Dr. Michael Youssef has something to say about it all.
What Trees Can tell us about the Nature of God
Today there is a lot of debate about the environment and its political implications. But Matthew Sleeth shows how the Bible is filled with references to trees and their part in increasing faith.
Mother’s Day and the Faith Behind the Summer Holidays: Bill Federer
Bill Federer, historian and best-selling author, breaks down the plethora of faith facts surrounding our nation's greatest and most defining moments. America's faith foundations formed the greatest country in the world. Federer says, its future depends on that same strength of faith.
Eric Metaxas – Without Martin Luther, No U.S. Constitution As We Know It
The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation probably went by for most people without notice last October 2017. Not too many breaking news headlines covered this event.
Faith & Depression - Texas Pastor Tommy Nelson
Depression is the leading cause of disability for people ages 15 to 44. Sadly, it's a condition that people of faith have long ignored believing that it's strictly a spiritual problem, not a medical condition.
Hobby Lobby's Steve & Jackie Green - The Bible and Business
Why would a millionaire businessman want to promote the Holy Bible, even help fund a billion dollar museum about it? Well, if you're Steve and Jackie Green, it's because their belief in the Bible's instructions about life,
Max Lucado - A Calming Voice in an Age of Anxiety
It seems that if there's a word that describes the mood of modern times, it's anxiety. If you've got a job, you're worried about keeping it or moving forward in it. If you're single you worry about whether you'll ever find the right mate.