Women's Hope Podcast
The Women's Hope Podcast brings you relevant, practical theology every week with each episode. Kim and Kimberly have a casual conversation about topics that matter to every woman. Our listeners tell us they feel like they've just joined their girlfriends on the sofa for a cup of coffee. Come join us as we chat with each other as well as other Christian influencers like Rosaria Butterfield, Jen Wilkin, Gloria Furman, Aimee Byrd, and Susan Heck. You never know who might pop over for a cuppa joe and some conversation next!
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Christian liberty is one of those grey areas that are uncomfortable for us to talk about. We prefer neatly drawn lines and defined boundaries. While God gives us plenty of clear instructions in Scripture about how to go about our Christian living, there are some areas where He leaves us to a more nuanced, dare we say - Spirit-led - existence. It's in this grey areas that we tend to get crippled with the most fear, so we resort to placing our confused selves back under the law. Listen as the Kims wrestle through this topic and provide some practical litmus tests to determining your own Christian liberties.
What does justification mean? What part do good works play in the Christian life? How would your life be different if you rested in your justification and served the Lord from gratitude rather than compulsion? Listen in on our conversation on justification and discover how to properly address your pastor as a bonus tip.
Are you a hypocrite? Are you certain of your answer? What is a hypocrite, anyway? In Galatians Chapter 2, Paul shares a confrontation he had with Peter. We can learn much from this encounter about how we handle both giving and receiving correction. Let's uncover our personal hypocrisy together, shall we? It might not be fun, but it will certainly be beneficial.
Do you long for freedom? Is there a difference between guilt and shame? How does the Bible address these topics differently than the world? We have good news! Guilt actually serves a good purpose in the lives of Christians.
Are you broken? False teachers abound and many have hijacked a very biblical term - brokenness - to mean something God never intended. It is important to know Scripture for yourself so that you can spot a fake.
Galatians is divided into three major segments. They can be described as faith, freedom, and fruit. Join us as we discuss these segments and take a 30,000-foot fly-over summary of the entire book of Galatians before we begin dissecting it bit by bit in future episodes.
The Kims are back from hibernation with an intro to the new WHP Bible Study on Galatians. We discuss our preferred method of Bible study and give some hot tips on how to keep your focus on the Lord rather than yourself while you study Scripture. Plus, we share a really useful Resource of the Week to aid in teaching your kids sound theology.
As we wind down for the Christmas season, we have a fun little gift for you. Our producer collected some of our more embarrassing outtakes to create a bloopers reel for your enjoyment. But, before you laugh at our expense, you must listen to our very exciting, very big announcement of what's coming for the podcast in 2018. Merry Christmas!
The idea of discussing self-control just makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it? No? Me either. Nevertheless, it is the final element in the Fruit of the Spirit and that means we not only have the ability to walk in self-control, but we are expected to do so. Let's talk about it, shall we?
In the English language, meekness is viewed as a weak attribute. But Scripture has a different assessment of the eighth element of the Fruit of the Spirit. Translated as gentleness in more modern translations, let's look at what Scripture has to say about this often misunderstood term.
God is faithful to us. Because of His great faithfulness, and only in the power of the Spirit, we can, in turn, be faithful to Him and each other. What is the root of this faithfulness? What examples of faithfulness are we given in Scripture? And how do we remain faithful?
"Be nice..." How kind are you, really? Can you do good to others on your own? Some of our first memories are probably of our mothers telling us to "be nice" to others. Is niceness the same as kindness? And what is the difference between kindness and goodness?
Be encouraged! You can have patience! As we continue our Fruit of the Spirit Series, we discuss the element of patience. Don't fear! Although this discussion may make you say ouch, we promise it will leave you encouraged to practice more patience in your life as the Lord enables you to grow in this area.
Let there be peace on earth...Is this even possible? What is peace? And how does one attain this seemingly elusive state of being? Can the world truly know peace? And what is the answer to our anxieties? As we continue our Fruit of the Spirit series, join us as examine the element of peace
We continue our 9-episode series on the Fruit of the Spirit today discussing joy. What is this joy that we've been given? How did Jesus display it? What does it look like in our own lives?
This episode begins our 9-part series on the Fruit of the Spirit. What is the Fruit of the Spirit? Does every believer have this fruit or is it something we must work at? The first element of the Fruit is love. What kind of love is it and how do we practically apply this love to real life?
We love a good Christian-ese quote to share on social media, don't we? But are these quotes what we're using to build our knowledge of theology? What does the Bible have to say about many of the quotes that we regularly share? Does our Instagram Theology reflect the true teachings of God's Word? And how do we know the difference?
Does your time with the Lord taste like dry toast? Seasons of spiritual dryness are difficult to face. We have some very practical solutions to help you work through this time in your life. Take courage! There is hope!
What's your thought life like? Do you wonder what it means, practically, to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ? How do we replace the lies we are believing or the sinful thoughts we are fighting with the truth of God's Word?
Nate Pickowicz joins us to discuss his newest book Why We're Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation. How do you discern true vs. false Christianity? In the days of the Protestant Reformation, the core tenets of the faith were strenuously examined. In the end, the Reformers maintained that at the heart of the Christian faith stood five main credos: sola Scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, solus Christus, and soli Deo gloria. This book examines these five "solas" and makes a definitive case for why we're Protestant.
There's wisdom and humility in seeking godly counsel from those who are wiser than us. But what is appropriate to share and what isn't? When seeking counsel in confidence, when do we cross the line into gossip? And how do we counsel those who are just venting or ranting? Today's episode answers questions we have all wrestled through in our relationships with others.
Marci Ferrell of Thankful Homemaker joins us to discuss how to love our husbands better. As wives, we tend to be good at sacrificial love, but how are we doing at the tender, affectionate phileo kind of love in our marriages? How can you bring honor to the Gospel as a wife?
Jess Pickowicz joins us for her very first podcast interview and she's just as awesome as you had hoped. We talk about everything from superstitions and MC Hammer pants to syncretism and sneezing. Listen all the way to the end for a special treat from Jess. (Did you know she's originally from Boston?...Don't miss it!)
Great friendships are a gift from the Lord. How does the Bible define friendship? What do Biblical friendships look like, according to Scripture? How can you be a better friend?
Kevin Laymon joins us on today's episode to share his remarkable testimony from a husband's perspective on the effectiveness of 1 Peter 3:1. Once a convicted felon with a Bible degree, Kevin's wife chose to lovingly, patiently bear with an unbelieving spouse while God graciously used her witness to bring him to salvation. This is a "don't miss" episode. Grab your tissues.
When God doesn't change your difficult circumstances, do you still believe He's good? God never changes and that gives us hope. Let's talk about learning to trust God with our hardships.
Ellen Castillo is the founder of Word of Hope Ministries and biblicalmentor.com and a certified biblical counselor with IABC. We talked with Ellen about her passion for generational ministry in the pattern of the whole context of Titus Chapter 2. Listen as we discuss how to develop intentional mentorship relationships with the women in your local church and sphere of influence.
Author, speaker, and Biblical counselor, Susan Heck, has a new booklet that discusses the liberating power of the Gospel. Listen as we chat with her about effectively sharing the liberating Gospel with our friends and family.
Encouragement is of vital importance to those serving in church leadership. Pastor's wives are often given many demands for their service, yet sadly overlooked as those who need to be ministered to. Biblically, what does it mean to encourage others? How can we better serve our fellow sisters in Christ in the area of encouragement?
Butter is better than margarine, despite what recent reports from the AHA have stated. Likewise, godly sorrow is greater than worldly sorrow. We discuss the grace-gift of repentance on today's episode.