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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In this special episode, the Kims will answer some questions about what we’ve been up to.
We’ve gotten your kind messages asking where we are and we wanted to address them here on this episode. Both of us have been very busy serving our local churches, which has led us to today’s bittersweet announcement. Have a listen to this short episode and please feel free to shoot us your questions.
Prayer is an incredible gift we’ve been given from the Lord. To enter the very throne room of God and have intimate communion with Him through Holy Spirit driven prayers is a privilege like no other. Today, we take a look at The Lord’s Prayer as a model for an even more vibrant prayer life.
In Hannah Anderson’s newest book, All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment, readers are invited into the process of valuing, seeking, and acquiring wisdom. Listen in to the conversation as the Kims chat with Hannah about this fabulous new book and how to practically apply wisdom and discernment to our everyday lives.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Ray Rhodes about his new book Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon. This new full-length biography of such a remarkable woman will bless and encourage you. Ray has written Susie in such a captivating way that you will walk away from this book like you’ve gotten to know a dear friend intimately.
Rosaria Butterfield gave us the immense pleasure of talking with her about her new book The Gospel Comes with a House Key. In her newest release from Crossway Books, Rosaria challenges readers to practice what she describes as radically ordinary hospitality. Is your home a place of solace for the weary and worn to find rest and meet the Savior? God never gets the address wrong; He put you where you are for a reason. Are you serving Him well?
Do you long for a thriving family discipleship time, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have an established routine but are looking for some fresh ideas to use with your family. Brandon and Jeannette Mills have created Little Pilgrims Theology, an app-driven theology training for your entire family. Listen as we discuss the importance of training your children in a sound understanding of theology.
Unequally yoked marriages can be especially difficult. Today's guest has experienced one of the most difficult unequally yoked marriages one could possibly imagine. Several years into her marriage to a husband that she thought was a Christian, she found herself married to a convicted felon. Listen as Katie shares the other side of the story to complement her husband's testimony from back on Episode 51 of the Women's Hope Podcast.
Biblical counseling benefits every church member. In contrast to institutionalized, disconnected forms of therapeutic psychology, biblical counseling simply brings the Gospel to bear in the everyday lives of church members. Ellen Castillo joins us on today's episode to discuss how every church member thrives in a church that embraces the discipleship model of biblical counseling.
In our fallen world, there are far too many stories of sexual abuse that have left victims with shame and regret that seem unbearable and unending. But there is hope in the power of the Gospel to be whole once again. Christ bore our shame on the cross so that we can know the hope and healing that can only come through Him. Ellen Dykas joins us today to share that, even when heinously sinned against, Christ offers freedom from the bondage of shame.
Is racism a societal problem that needs to be fixed, or is there a deeper root to address? How can the Gospel equalize our efforts in the area of race? Darrell Harrison joins us to share his thoughts on how the evangelical church is handling the subject of racism from a wholly biblical perspective.
Betrayal in marriages happens far too often. But the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings hope even to this type of marital hardship. Brad Hambrick joins us today to bring the hope and healing that is possible after betrayal through the restorative power of the Gospel.
Teenagers are amazing! The teen years are precious times to shape and mold the young people God has placed in your life. These are the years when faith and worldview questions and challenges begin and these questions don't have to be scary. Ellen Castillo joins us on today's episode to help us learn how to have fruitful conversations and a thriving relationship with the teenagers in your life.
Can the church both uphold the sanctity of life and mourn with the post-abortive woman? Are the two positions mutually exclusive or is there an opportunity to minister the Gospel within the aftermath of an abortion? Julie Ganschow joins us today to discuss the help, healing, and hope the church can offer through the power of the Gospel to post-abortive women.
The local church body is a gift from the Lord to every believer as a means of grace. True discipleship is best experienced within its context. Through the covenant community ministering to each other one-on-one, we find true fellowship and enjoy much spiritual growth together. Pastor David Cummings joins us on this episode to give a pastoral perspective on what "one-anothering" should look like within the life of the local church.
How can the church do a better job of supporting women in domestic abuse environments? Admittedly, we fail women in our church communities far too often. What is a biblical definition of domestic abuse? Chris Moles joins us today to help us better understand domestic abuse and how to help those suffering from it.
What should be the foundation of our friendships? We were created for community, so that means the Gospel should affect our friendships. But often, we base our relationships on the wrong foundations and end up in big messes rather than edifying relationships. Ellen Dykas helps us kick off our Relate Series with a deeper look at what drives the closest relationships in our lives outside the family.
"You who are spiritual, restore such a one with a spirit of gentleness..." What does it mean to restore someone caught in sin? Does it mean we should be pointing out every sin a brother or sister commits? And who qualifies as spiritual? Is this work only for church leadership or does every member of the church body have a responsibility here?
How can you really be sure you're a Christian? Is it even possible to know? If you find yourself battling sin and losing, does that mean you lost your salvation? Or maybe that you were never a Christian to begin with? Listen in as the Kims offer encouragement and hope so that you can enjoy blessed assurance.
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?