Great Stories with Charles Morris
#8: David Suchet Reflects on His Acting Career and Encountering Christ Late in Life

#8: David Suchet Reflects on His Acting Career and Encountering Christ Late in Life

December 30, 2020

David Suchet is a British actor known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and captivating portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Inspector Hercule Poirot. But there’s something else that’s even more important to him than his stellar acting career—Jesus.

In this episode, David Suchet talks about encountering Christ late in life, how he approaches acting as a Christian, and what Jesus means to him now. 

Going Deeper

  • David Suchet always hoped to one day portray Paul in a movie or play. Instead, he shot a documentary for the BBC following in his footsteps. What the trailer here.
  • Click here to get your own copy of David Suchet’s DVD “In the Footsteps of St. Paul.”
#7: Veiled in Flesh: The Haven Today Christmas Special

#7: Veiled in Flesh: The Haven Today Christmas Special

December 23, 2020

What comes to mind when you think about God? It’s hard to fathom someone who is infinite, all-powerful, and in all places at once. But on that first Christmas, God became veiled in flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. In today’s special Christmas episode, Charles Morris reflects on this Christ of Christmas and what it means for Jesus to be both fully man and fully God.

Featuring both music and message, this episode departs from our typical interview format and challenges you to consider this divine mystery as you prepare to celebrate the greatest gift of all this year—God with us.

 

Going Deeper

#6: The Forgotten “Spirit” of Christmas (Feat. Laura Story and Costi Hinn)

#6: The Forgotten “Spirit” of Christmas (Feat. Laura Story and Costi Hinn)

December 16, 2020

On today's episode, Charles Morris talks about someone who was a significant part of the first Christmas, but who often overlooked—the Holy Spirit. The arrival of Jesus is the “main event,” but none of it would have been possible without the third person of the Trinity. Today, we're going behind the scenes of the typical nativity story to give you a more complete view of that first Christmas. 

This special Christmas podcast also features conversations with Grammy, Billboard, and Dove winning singer-songwriter Laura Story and former prosperity gospel preacher Costi Hinn. As we all begin to celebrate a very different and, for many, a very lonely Christmas, we pray this episode will help you prepare your heart for Christ this season. 

#5: Ruth Smith & Sarah Bardwell: The Unlikely Story Behind Handel’s Messiah

#5: Ruth Smith & Sarah Bardwell: The Unlikely Story Behind Handel’s Messiah

December 9, 2020

For many, Handel’s Messiah is what people listen to most at Christmastime, but did you know it was originally written for Easter? The scope of this musical masterpiece spans the entirety of Scripture with the central point resting on the birth of our Savior and culminating in God’s ultimate victory over sin.

On today's episode, Charles Morris returns to two interviews he did in London to learn more about the story behind George Frideric Handel's most famous work. Dr. Ruth Smith, a widely respected Handel historian, and Sarah Bardwell, director of the Handel House Museum in London, discuss the theological purpose of Messiah, the controversy it created, it's first performance at the Foundling Hospital, how Handel wrote the massive score in three weeks, and why it's gone on to have such a lasting legacy today. 

To watch the mini-documentary mentioned in the podcast touring Handel's House, visit https://haventoday.org/a-visit-to-handels-house-gsp.php 

To see a list of all the lyrics and Scripture references that make up the famous libretto, visit https://haventoday.org/handels-messiah-lyrics-verse-references-gsp.php 

And, finally, to get your own copy of the 2-CD set, we'd love to send it to you as our thanks for a donation to Haven Ministries. Learn more (and listen to samples) here: https://haventoday.org/handels-messiah-gsp.php 

#4: Phil Vischer On the Rise and Fall of VeggieTales, Christmas, and What He’s Doing Now

#4: Phil Vischer On the Rise and Fall of VeggieTales, Christmas, and What He’s Doing Now

December 2, 2020

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. The creator of VeggieTales knows this all too well. So why did he rejoice after the Lord took his beloved cartoon creation away from him? In this new interview, Phil Vischer discusses with Charles Morris how he went from building a Christian cartoon empire to losing it all and finding something even greater as a result. 

On this episode, you’ll hear how Phil came up with VeggieTales, how it rose and fell, how this taught him a valuable spiritual lesson, and how his work is much different today as he focuses each project on the great story that’s all about Jesus. In the interview, Phil also shares how those facing a lonely Christmas this year can use it as a unique opportunity to draw nearer to our Redeemer.