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Candid Conversations with Jonathan Youssef

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Join Jonathan Youssef for a candid look at the Christian faith. Each week, Jonathan will tackle tough issues, answer the hard questions, and will host thought-provoking conversations with respected Christian leaders. Topics include theology, Biblical parenting, healthy sexuality, world religions, engaging a post truth world, and so much more.

Join Jonathan Youssef for a candid look at the Christian faith. Each week, Jonathan will tackle tough issues, answer the hard questions, and will host thought-provoking conversations with respected Christian leaders. Topics include theology, Biblical parenting, healthy sexuality, world religions, engaging a post truth world, and so much more.

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United States

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Join Jonathan Youssef for a candid look at the Christian faith. Each week, Jonathan will tackle tough issues, answer the hard questions, and will host thought-provoking conversations with respected Christian leaders. Topics include theology, Biblical parenting, healthy sexuality, world religions, engaging a post truth world, and so much more.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 144: Fighting Financial Fear in the Face of Inflation : David Nicholas

5/17/2022
It feels like we are on a financial roller coaster. Inflation is impacting much of the world. When the prices on daily necessities shoot up, fear is often our natural response. Today's episode of Candid Conversations will help you fight against the fear that an uncertain economic future can trigger. Jonathan welcomes financial advisor, David Nicholas, back to the podcast to help us navigate tumultuous financial waters by providing Biblical Truth and insight into wise financial principles no...

Duration:00:37:22

Episode 143: Why You Can Trust the Bible: Jonathan Youssef (Reprise)

5/10/2022
Can you trust the Bible? It is an important question to answer when considering the Christian faith. Is there evidence to support the validity of Scripture or does it need to be accepted on blind faith? In this episode of Candid, Jonathan Youssef shares practical evidence for the validity of Scripture and he also unpacks the reason why so many choose to deny its Truth. Listen and learn why you can trust that the Bible is indeed God’s Word—and find renewed confidence and excitement to seek...

Duration:00:11:18

Episode 142: Let's Talk About Addiction: Rand and Randy Eberhard

5/3/2022
Addiction. It's far more common than you think and the statistics are staggering. In fact, 45 million people in America are directly impacted by addiction. 1 in 3 households is exposed to, suffering from, or otherwise impacted by addiction. Are you struggling with being addicted to something, but you aren't sure how to get help? Maybe you have a loved one who is suffering from addiction and you want to help them get the help they need. Perhaps you have a legacy of addiction and you don't...

Duration:00:58:26

Episode 141: What Does it Mean to Be a Disciple?: Jonathan Youssef

4/26/2022
Would you consider yourself a disciple of Christ? What is discipleship and how do we pursue it? Join Jonathan for this episode of Candid as he examines these questions and reveals the elements necessary to pursue a life of Christian discipleship. To ask Jonathan a question or connect with the Candid community, visit https://LTW.org/Candid Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candidpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candidpod Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecandidpod

Duration:00:12:17

Episode 140: Do You Know God's Vision for Your Life: Dr. Michael Youssef and Jonathan Youssef

4/19/2022
Are you struggling to find direction? Do you have a vision for your life? Do you know how to align that vision with God's plan? Join Jonathan Youssef and his father, Dr. Michael Youssef, as they discuss the importance of having a God-focused vision for life and provide insight to help you uncover your vision. To ask Jonathan a question or connect with the Candid community, visit https://LTW.org/Candid Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candidpod Instagram:...

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 139: Faith Like a Child: Easter with the Candid Kids

4/12/2022
It's Easter week and Jonathan, along with the Candid team, have put together a very special Easter episode that you don't want to miss. Join Jonathan and his son Isaac as they welcome the Candid team's kids to help retell the Easter story. This is an episode so sweet that we are sure you will smile at the beautiful faith of a child. We also hope it helps you to remember the beautiful promise of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To ask Jonathan a question or connect...

Duration:00:11:04

Episode 138: Three Reasons for Suffering: Jonathan Youssef (Reprise)

4/5/2022
What is suffering? Why is there suffering in this world? Why aren't we immune to it as Christians? Why would a loving God allow suffering? One of the most asked questions by young people in the Western world is, "Why is there suffering?" Pain and hardship are part of the human experience but why? The Bible is clear that we will all face suffering to some degree and that it will ultimately be used for good in the life of a believer. In this episode of Candid Conversations, Jonathan Youssef...

Duration:00:18:26

Episode 137: How Should Christians Respond to Tragedy: Jonathan Youssef

3/29/2022
Tragedy strikes. Grief and sorrow follow. We want to know why it happened, who is to blame, and all the details of what happened. Is that the right way to respond? How did Jesus respond to tragedy? What can we learn from Him? Join Jonathan Youssef as he shares insight from Luke 13 about how Christians should respond to tragedy. In this chapter, Jesus reminds His disciples of the bigger picture when facing tragedy and teaches them how to respond with the Gospel. To ask Jonathan a question...

Duration:00:07:46

Episode 136: Building Bridges in a Cancel Culture: Bill Davis

3/22/2022
Should believers be on the frontlines of culture wars? Is cancel culture impacting how younger Christians engage with the church and with secular culture? How can different Christian generations with diverse opinions come together in unity to overcome cancel culture? On today’s episode, Jonathan welcomes Dr. Bill Davis as they discuss culture wars in and outside of the Church along with what the Bible has to say about honoring Christ in our response to culture. Dr. Bill Davis is a...

Duration:00:45:22

Episode 135: Discover Your Calling: Clay Kirkland (Reprise)

3/15/2022
Have you ever wondered what God's call is for your life? Do you think about what He created you to do? Do you wrestle and ask if you are in the center of His will? These are questions we all wrestle with periodically. If you are in that place now or know someone who is, today's podcast is for you. Jonathan welcomes Clay Kirkland back to Candid Conversations. Clay is a life coach who served for 18 years as the Director of Staff Development at The Wesley Foundation at The University of...

Duration:00:47:39

Episode 134: Confronting Cultural Lies: Alisa Childers

3/8/2022
"You are enough!" "God wants you to be happy." "Be the boss of you!" These popular quotes sound encouraging and empowering, but are they really Biblical? Jonathan welcomes Alisa Childers back to Candid Conversations to discuss the infiltration of cultural lies into Christian circles. Together, they unpack the importance of holding every thought captive to the knowledge of God where true life and empowerment are found. Alisa is the author of her widely read apologetics blog,...

Duration:00:39:10

Episode 133: Never Give Up: Michael Youssef

3/1/2022
As false teachers tear down Biblical morals and many deconstruct their faith, how are believers to respond? Jonathan Youssef welcomes his father, Dr. Michael Youssef, to Candid to discuss his new book, Never Give Up: Holding Fast to Biblical Truth in Times of Danger and Despair. Together, they discuss Paul's writings to Timothy and the Church in 2 Timothy, an incredible encouragement for us to hold fast to Biblical Truth in the face of opposition and during difficult times. Listen today to...

Duration:00:25:07

Episode 132: Jonathan Youssef Answers Your Questions (Reprise)

2/22/2022
We love receiving your questions at Candid Conversations. We want to help you navigate the hard questions of the Christian faith. We all have questions about Christianity, so let’s dive in and answer them together. On today's episode of Candid, Jonathan takes a few minutes to unpack answers to your recent questions, including: We also want to offer the following resources for additional insight. Take a few minutes to review these links after you listen to this episode. Understanding...

Duration:00:17:44

Episode 131: Can Critical Race Theory Offer Racial Healing?: Monique Duson

2/15/2022
Critical Race Theory is being offered as a framework that will help with the work of racial healing. Is this true? Can Critical Race Theory bring racial healing? Can it bring Biblical unity? Join Jonathan and his guest, Monique Duson of the Center for Biblical Unity, to peel back the layers of Critical Race Theory. Monique is a racial unity advocate and co-founder with Krista Bontrager of the Center for Biblical Unity. Monique spent two decades advocating for Critical Race Theory (CRT),...

Duration:00:31:46

Episode 130: The Life of a Legend: Darryl Strawberry

2/8/2022
Join Jonathan as he sits down with famed baseball player and sports legend, Darryl Strawberry. Darryl Strawberry is a former professional baseball player, who rose to fame in 1980 and became the number one draft pick at the age of 18. Three years later he became Rookie of The Year, and went on to play 17 seasons in Major League Baseball. He was one of the most feared sluggers in the sport, known for his home runs. During his baseball career he helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series...

Duration:00:40:00

Episode 129: Listen to This Before You Pick a Bible Reading Plan: Jonathan Youssef

2/1/2022
Are you looking for a way to study God’s Word consistently? Do you need a new Bible reading plan? Join Jonathan as he shares his favorite plan, as well as the potential pitfalls and rewards of a Bible reading plan by Robert Murray M'Cheyne: Daily Bread. We pray that this episode encourages you in the general reading of God's Word and that choosing a reading plan will help you grow in your relationship with Christ. To ask Jonathan a question or to connect with the Candid community, visit...

Duration:00:19:55

Episode 128: So Long Normal: Laura Story

1/25/2022
As frustrating as it may seem, life never goes according to plan. Almost nothing is normal. Today, Laura Story joins Jonathan on Candid to discuss her new book, So Long, Normal: Living and Loving the Free Fall of Faith. Laura is a wife, mother, songwriter, worship leader, author, artist, and Bible teacher. Her songs—which have won Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, and Dove Awards—include “Blessings” and Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.” She is the bestselling author of two books and Bible...

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 127: Persistent Prayer: Dr. Guy Richard

1/18/2022
Why do we pray? What is prayer? In this episode Jonathan welcomes Dr. Guy Richard to discuss your most common questions about prayer. He is the author of Persistent Prayer and Executive Director and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Together, Jonathan and Dr. Richard unpack the misunderstandings of prayer, explain how prayer can be misused, and offer clarity on how a vibrant prayer life is vital to a healthy relationship with the...

Duration:00:42:50

Episode 126: The Blessing of Persevering Through Trials (Reprise)

1/11/2022
We all face difficulties. Why? What is the purpose of trials? How should we view them as followers of Christ? How do we keep going when things seem unbearable? In this episode, Jonathan Youssef unpacks wisdom from James 1 about how we are to handle trials and the blessing we receive when we persevere. To ask Jonathan a question or to connect with the Candid community, visit https://LTW.org/Candid Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candidpod Instagram:...

Duration:00:14:53

Episode 125: Spiritual Growth in 2022: Jonathan Youssef

1/4/2022
Do you hope to grow spiritually in 2022? Jonathan encourages you to take some time to reflect on and plan the ways you can grow spiritually this year--finding your hope, joy, peace, and contentment in Christ alone. After you listen to this episode, you may have your own questions. We would love to hear from you! To ask Jonathan a question or connect with the Candid community, visit https://LTW.org/Candid Also, join the conversation on our social media pages: Facebook:...

Duration:00:03:54