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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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?
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.