Great Stories with Charles Morris
#34: Dr. Michael Williams on Reading the Bible through the Jesus Lens

#34: Dr. Michael Williams on Reading the Bible through the Jesus Lens

June 30, 2021

What is the Bible all about? If this isn't your first time listening, then you may already know Charles' answer: Jesus. On today's episode, you'll get introduced to Dr. Michael Williams, author of How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens. He explains that Scripture comes into much better focus when we realize that every book of the Bible has an identifiable theme that is ultimately fulfilled in the person and work of Jesus. By the end, you'll know how to easily find Jesus in Joel, Ruth, Hosea, Daniel, Isaiah, and Philemon.

#33: Filmmaker Ray Bruce: Tracing the Apostle Peter’s Steps Through the Camera Lens

#33: Filmmaker Ray Bruce: Tracing the Apostle Peter’s Steps Through the Camera Lens

June 23, 2021

If someone asked you to retell the Apostle Peter’s life story, how would you go about it?

Ray Bruce set out to do this with a documentary film crew and one of England’s most beloved actors, David Suchet. Together, they followed in the footsteps of the Apostle Peter from Galilee to Jerusalem and beyond, seeking to tell the story behind one of the New Testament’s most captivating figures.

On this episode of the Great Stories podcast, you’ll hear Ray Bruce recount what went into the research and filming of this project, as well why he finds the life and ministry of Peter so compelling.

#32: Rosaria Butterfield on Her Conversion Story, LGBTQ Theology, and Hospitality as Evangelism

#32: Rosaria Butterfield on Her Conversion Story, LGBTQ Theology, and Hospitality as Evangelism

June 16, 2021

Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, happily partnered to another woman, and a leading thinker in queer studies. All of this changed when a Christian couple welcomed her into their lives, slowly sharing the gospel through inclusive hospitality. She’s now a pastor’s wife in North Carolina and mother to four adopted children. In this episode, Rosaria recounts her story as an unlikely convert and discusses how Christians can begin engaging their lost friends and neighbors—even the ones we’re afraid to approach—in a more gospel-centered way through regularly practiced radical hospitality.

#31: Gary Thomas: The Best Marriages Are Not About Happiness … but Holiness

#31: Gary Thomas: The Best Marriages Are Not About Happiness … but Holiness

June 9, 2021

What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?  And, what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? 

Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker who specializes in bringing people closer to Christ and closer to others. In this conversation, Gary and Charles delve deeply into how marriages can become a doorway to a closer walk with Christ and each other. Rather than wasting time with how-to steps that are “guaranteed” to give you a happy marriage, Gary makes the case for friendship, hard work, and holiness. Whether you’re in a relationship or want to be in one, this episode is for you.

#30: Jack Klumpenhower on How to Effectively Teach the Gospel to Children

#30: Jack Klumpenhower on How to Effectively Teach the Gospel to Children

June 2, 2021

Are your kids as brave as Daniel, as wise as Solomon, or as humble as Ruth? The answer is probably no on all counts, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

On today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris is joined by gospel teacher, parent, and author Jack Klumpenhower. He wrote a helpful Christ-centered book called Show Them Jesus on how to effectively teach the gospel to children in a way they can internalize it and carry their faith into adulthood. He also has some great insight into how adults can preach the gospel to themselves every day.