Gospel Life Podcast

Welcome to the Gospel Life Podcast, a resource of the Billy Graham Center! We created this short resource to help you start your week thinking about ways to engage those around you with the good news of the gospel.

What does the word ‘evangelism’ stir in you–fear, anxiety, excitement, uncertainty, joy? All of us carry some emotion with us. However, we believe that evangelism isn’t something to be anxious about or something to fear. It’s simply the act of loving on others and asking them questions to understand where they are at with God. (For a great set of questions to begin gospel conversations, click here.)

Research has shown that 79% of unchurched people said that they would engage in a faith conversation if their Christian friends asked. That’s great news! What isn’t so great is that only 30% of Christians have actually shared with an unchurched people how to become a Christian.

Our world is longing for something that will fill their hearts. We are the message-bearers. Our prayer is that this podcast would encourage and equip you to show and share the love of Jesus in new and creative ways. Have an idea for the podcast? Contact us at bgc@wheaton.edu.

 

You can also subscribe to the Gospel Life podcast on iTunes here.

 

EPISODE 1: WHY IS GOSPEL WITNESS IMPORTANT?
Ed Stetzer | Listen

EPISODE 2: ARE YOU PRAYING FOR GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS?
John C. Richards | Listen

EPISODE 3: IS THERE A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL EVANGELISM?
Christina Walker | Listen

EPISODE 4: HOW DOES AN INTROVERT DO EVANGELISM?
Karen Swanson | Listen

EPISODE 5: IN WHAT SPECIFIC WAYS CAN THE GOOD NEWS BE GOOD NEWS?
Michael Hakmin Lee | Listen

EPISODE 6: DOES GOD REALLY GIVE US GOSPEL MOMENTS?
Kerilee Van Schooten | Listen

EPISODE 7: WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE FOR US TO HUMANIZE EACH PERSON WE MEET?
Laurie Nichols | Listen

EPISODE 8: WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT WE DON’T TAKE GOD TO ANYONE?
Jerry Root | Listen

EPISODE 9: IS THERE REALLY A NEED FOR YOU IN KINGDOM WORK?
Colleen Cooper | Listen

EPISODE 10: WHY DO WORDS MATTER?
Ed Stetzer | Listen

EPISODE 11: INCONVENIENT EVANGELISM MOMENTS
John Richards | Listen

EPISODE 12: LISTENING: THE BEGINNING OF LOVE
Christina Walker | Listen

EPISODE 13: PAYING IT FORWARD – THE CHRISTIAN WAY
Karen Swanson | Listen

EPISODE 14: HOW TO GET INTO A GOSPEL CONVERSATION
Jerry Root | Listen

EPISODE 15: ARE OUR GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS ONLY EMPTY WORDS?
Kerilee Van Schooten | Listen

EPISODE 18: WHEN IT SEEMS AS THOUGH GOD IS UP TO NOTHING
Laurie Nichols | Listen

EPISODE 19: TWO PRACTICAL WAYS TO SHOW & SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS WITH OTHERS
Wes Holland | Listen

EPISODE 20: DEVELOPING A SPIRIT OF ACCEPTANCE WHEN WE REACH OUT TO THE UNCHURCHED
Rick Richardson | Listen

EPISODE 21: ARE YOU SEEKING TO BE A FISHERMAN, OR A SHEPHERD?
Colleen Cooper | Listen

EPISODE 22: WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY ABOUT OUR PRAYERS & OUR ACTIONS?
Ed Stetzer | Listen

EPISODE 23: ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A GOSPEL CONVERSATION?
Laurie Nichols | Listen

EPISODE 24: EVANGELISM COMPANIONS
John C. Richards, Jr. | Listen

EPISODE 25: WHERE ARE YOU OPENING YOUR UMBRELLA?
Christina Walker | Listen

EPISODE 26: STARTING A GOSPEL CONVERSATION BY TALKING ABOUT PRAYER
Michael Hakmin Lee | Listen

EPISODE 27: BEING READY IN SEASON, AND OUT
Karen Swanson | Listen

EPISODE 28: DATING AS A METAPHOR FOR EVANGELISM
Kerilee Van Schooten | Listen

EPISODE 29: IF GOD ANSWERED EVERY PRAYER YOU PRAYED, WOULD THERE BE ANYONE NEW IN THE KINGDOM?Jerry Root | Listen

EPISODE 30: HOW DO WE AVOID MISSION DRIFT?
Rick Richardson | Listen

EPISODE 31: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE THINK WE SHOULD SEE THE FRUIT OF OUR EFFORTS?
Colleen Cooper | Listen

EPISODE 32: WHEN DISASTERS BRING OUT THE BEST IN OUR GOSPEL WITNESS
Ed Stetzer | Listen

EPISODE 33: DISCOVERING THE PERFECT BLEND OF JUSTICE & PROCLAMATION
John Richards Jr. | Listen

EPISODE 34: METAPHORS & THE GOSPEL
Christina Walker | Listen

EPISODE 35: DON’T BE OVERCOME BY FEAR, BUT GO FORTH IN FAITH
Karen Swanson | Listen

EPISODE 36: WHAT JOB CAN TEACH US ABOUT RESPONDING TO SUFFERING
Michael Hakmin Lee | Listen

EPISODE 37: HOW LIVING IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY RADICALLY CHANGES OUR PRIORITIES
Kerilee Van Schooten | Listen

EPISODE 38: HOW TO MOVE FROM LEADING SOMEONE TO CHRIST TO DISCIPLING
Jerry Root | Listen

EPISODE 39: SO WHAT IF 8 OUT OF 10 UNCHURCHED PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO TALK ABOUT FAITH?
Laurie Nichols | Listen

EPISODE 40: WHAT IS YOUR STORY?
Christina Walker | Listen

EPISODE 41: WHY WAS JESUS SO EFFECTIVE AT REACHING MESSY PEOPLE?
Danie Yang | Listen

EPISODE 42: JESUS VS. EVERY OTHER GOD, AND WHY WE SHOULD CARE
Laurie Nichols | Listen

EPISODE 43: FORKS & SPOONS – A SIMPLE EVANGELISM STRATEGY
John C. Richards, Jr.| Listen

EPISODE 44: THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD
Colleen Cooper| Listen

EPISODE 45: DISCOVERING YOUR EVANGELISM STRATEGY
Ed Stetzer| Listen

EPISODE 46: PERSEVERING IN OUR LOVE OF OTHERS
Karen Swanson | Listen

EPISODE 47: CARING FOR THE LONELY THROUGH RADICAL HOSPITALITY
Michael Hakmin Lee | Listen

EPISODE 48: SOMETIMES OUR FIRST STEP IN EVANGELISM IS NOT JUMPING IN WITH A GOSPEL PRESENTATION
Kerilee Van Schooten | Listen

EPISODE 49: CREATING MARGINS FOR CONVERSATION
John C. Richards, Jr | Listen

EPISODE 50: WHAT IS YOUR STORY? PART 2
Christina Walker | Listen

EPISODE 51: WHERE DO YOU FIND SAFETY IN A WORLD OF CHAOS?
Laurie Nichols | Listen

EPISODE 52: WHAT’S SO UNIQUE ABOUT CHRISTIANITY? A SHORT APOLOGETIC
Jerry Root | Listen

EPISODE 53: ARE YOU A TRUSTWORTHY PERSON?
Michael Hakmin Lee | Listen

EPISODE 54: HOW DO WE RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE MOCKS US FOR OUR FAITH?
Karen Swanson | Listen