The Calling
One church leader, one calling, one honest conversation. An interview show about the nature of church leadership, the inherent struggles that come with that calling, and the many different ways God has shaped individuals to work within his church. Every episode features a long-form, highly personal interview with a church leader.
Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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Introducing: Prayer amid Pandemic
A new podcast from Christianity Today
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The Calling's Richard Clark Explores The Prospe...
"Grief is all over the map. That’s part of the difficulty of it."
30 min
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The Witness is Building a Community for Christi...
Black Christians have found a home in The Witness’s Facebook group. Now Jemar Tisbey and Aadam Keeley strive to replicate that sense of togetherness in person.
41 min
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Introducing: The Way to Glory
Introducing: The Way to Glory by Christianity Tod…
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Introducing: Living and Effective
The Calling host, Richard Clark is back with a br…
4 min
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John Perkins On The Day He Finally Understood T...
When asked to describe his calling, Civil Rights …
54 min
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Justin Giboney Is Bringing Christian Hope to Po...
Justin Giboney vividly remembers the moment he re…
39 min
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Keith Getty Is Still Fighting the Worship Wars
Keith Getty is best known for having authored “In…
55 min
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Where is God When My Spouse is Incarcerated? wi...
When Gina Cho came to the US from South Korea at …
46 min
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How Billy Graham Built Christianity Today
Billy Graham is known as an evangelist, a preache…
42 min
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Dhati Lewis Is a Discipleship Nerd
As the lead pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta…
51 min
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Jenny Yang is Bringing Humanity to the Politica...
For Jenny Yang, the political debate over immigra…
27 min
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Michael Wear's Uneasy Call to Politics
When Michael Wear shook hands with Barack Obama a…
43 min
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For Andrew Peterson, Creating Art Means Facing ...
Over the course of his decades-long career, singe…
38 min
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Amena Brown: Art Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Churchy’ t...
On today’s episode of The Calling, Brown joins ho…
45 min
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How Alvin Plantinga Paved the Way for Christian...
How Alvin Plantinga Paved the Way for Christian P…
29 min
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Juan Pierre Dreamt of MLB Glory. Now, He Lives ...
Early in his MLB career, Juan Pierre made his nam…
42 min
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We Found Fellowship on the Opposite Side of the...
Rodney S. Scott and Jamie Gates are unlikely frie…
41 min
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Jessica Leep Fick: Let’s Rewrite the Rules for ...
Why the 'Beautiful Feet' author says it's time we…
42 min
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Richard Stearns Left His American Dream to 'Sta...
What’s it like to make a decision knowing that co…
45 min
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For Latasha Morrison, Unity Begins with Relatio...
At a time when American public life feels increas…
50 min
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For Trevin Wax, The Writerly Life Is Its Own Re...
For Trevin Wax, The Writerly Life Is Its Own Rewa…
45 min
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David Fitch Turned His Daily McDonald's Run int...
David Fitch Turned His Daily McDonald's Run into …
59 min
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Tessa Afshar Writes in Search of Sacred Romance
Tessa Afshar Writes in Search of Sacred Romance b…
43 min
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How the Black Church Revamped Tyler Burns' Faith
How the Black Church Revamped Tyler Burns' Faith …
43 min
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Kristie Anyabwile: Pastors' Wives Are Disciple ...
Kristie Anyabwile: Pastors' Wives Are Disciple Ma…
56 min
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Barnabas Piper Isn't Hiding from His Divorce
Barnabas Piper Isn't Hiding from His Divorce by C…
94 min
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Why Tish Harrison Warren Gave Up on Being a ‘Go...
Why Tish Harrison Warren Gave Up on Being a ‘Good…
71 min
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For Carl and Karen Ellis, Renewing Your Culture...
For Carl and Karen Ellis, Renewing Your Culture S…
47 min
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Rebekah Lyons: "Freedom from Mental Illness Mea...
Rebekah Lyons: "Freedom from Mental Illness Means…
44 min
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Lee Strobel’s Hope for Apologetics in a ‘Post-T...
Lee Strobel’s Hope for Apologetics in a ‘Post-Tru…
48 min
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How BJ Thompson Shoulders the Burdens of Other ...
A member of Lecrae's hip-hop collective set his s…
36 min
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Jen Wilkin: Let's Make This a Golden Age for Wo...
Jen Wilkin: Let's Make This a Golden Age for Wome…
45 min
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For Gaye Clark, Grief Is a Gracious Invitation
For Gaye Clark, Grief Is a Gracious Invitation by…
48 min
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Thabiti Anyabwile's Love-Hate Relationship with...
Thabiti Anyabwile's Love-Hate Relationship with t…
41 min
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Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast A...
Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast Any…
59 min
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Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's ...
Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's Fa…
39 min
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The Christianity Today Podcast Crew's Favorite ...
This week, the three hosts of CT Podcasts got tog…
28 min
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Léonce Crump Traded His NFL Future for a Pastor...
Léonce Crump Traded His NFL Future for a Pastor's…
42 min
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How Lee Kricher Made His Aging Church Young Again
How Lee Kricher Made His Aging Church Young Again…
47 min
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John Onwuchekwa's Atlanta Community Eclipses Hi...
John Onwuchekwa's Atlanta Community Eclipses His …
55 min
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How to Be Faithfully Creative in a Post-Christi...
How to Be Faithfully Creative in a Post-Christian…
37 min
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Michelle Higgins: "I Am a Worshipper" First and...
Michelle Higgins: "I Am a Worshipper" First and F…
62 min
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The Ambassador's Long Road to Rebuilding
The Ambassador's Long Road to Rebuilding by Chris…
38 min
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Why Wendy Alsup Wants Laywomen to Be Theologians
Why Wendy Alsup Wants Laywomen to Be Theologians …
48 min
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The Christian Case for Talking Politics
The Christian Case for Talking Politics by Christ…
23 min
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What Does the 'Enneagram' Have to Offer Christi...
What Does the 'Enneagram' Have to Offer Christian…
44 min
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Max Lucado's Hope for This Election Season
Max Lucado's Hope for This Election Season by Chr…
47 min
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How 'Colorblind' Christianity Broke Propaganda'...
How 'Colorblind' Christianity Broke Propaganda's …
28 min
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When Charles Stanley’s Marriage Ended, Prayer W...
When Charles Stanley’s Marriage Ended, Prayer Was…
40 min
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Sho Baraka: Black Communities' Problems Need Bl...
Sho Baraka: Black Communities' Problems Need Blac…
41 min
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H.B. Charles, Jr.: I Was a Teenage Pastor
H.B. Charles, Jr.: I Was a Teenage Pastor by Chri…
33 min
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Chris Castaldo's Solution to the Evangelical-Ca...
Chris Castaldo's Solution to the Evangelical-Cath…
45 min
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Bryan Lorritts: Even in a Multiethnic Church, ...
Bryan Loritts, Lead Pastor of Mountainview, Calif…
23 min
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In Her Fight against Slavery, Bianca Juarez Olt...
In Her Fight against Slavery, Bianca Juarez Oltho…
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Shauna Niequist's Recipe for a Hospitable Church
Shauna Niequist's Recipe for a Hospitable Church …
41 min
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Brent Gudgel: Your Church's Story Doesn't Need ...
When Brent Gudgel was a kid growing up in the ‘80…
40 min
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Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen: Why Our Hip-hop Lovin...
The fact that rapper, writer, publisher, and past…
51 min
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What Depression Taught Steve Addison about His ...
Steve Addison doesn’t seem like the kind of man w…
43 min
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Katelyn Beaty: Despite the Cost, I'm Proud to B...
What’s it like to be a woman on the cutting edge …
51 min
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Jemar Tisby: It's Never Too Soon to Talk about ...
In October 2011, Jemar Tisby sat in front of his …
47 min
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Missing the Rapture Turned Dan Claire into a Pa...
Callings come in many forms—a moment of epiphany,…
47 min
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Between Being a Pastor and Doctor, Miguel Núñez...
This week on The Calling, join CT managing editor…
52 min
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Joe Thorn's Weakness Is His Pastoral Strength
Joe Thorn, founding pastor of St. Charles, IL’s R…
48 min
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Why Leroy Barber Lets Ministries Go
On this week’s episode of the The Calling, Barber…
39 min
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J.D. Greear on the Long Obedience of Waiting
When you’re stuck in a Boeing 747 at 35,000 feet,…
46 min
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Trillia Newbell: 'Everything Can’t Be Your Mini...
The moment you hear Trillia Newbell’s voice, one …
42 min
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Matthew Lee Anderson's Vision for Top-Shelf Min...
“The church is anti-intellectual.” If you’re a ch…
53 min
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Todd Wilson - How Exponential's Co-Founder Disc...
In the church’s quest to help people find and res…
45 min
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Sandra Maria Van Opstal is singing the anthem o...
The church is growing increasingly diverse—but wh…
52 min
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Peter Leithart's Theology of Defeat
If you’ve ever spent much time over at First Thin…
48 min
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Jonathan Brooks is transforming a community thr...
Jonathan Brooks is a man of diverse talents—a sch…
49 min
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Russell Moore's Kingdom Calling
Russell Moore is known as the mouthpiece of the S…
53 min
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What is "The Calling"?
Our new podcast, The Calling, will feature long-f…
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