Great Stories with Charles Morris
#47: Chris Tomlin – Behind the Music

#47: Chris Tomlin – Behind the Music

September 29, 2021

According to Time magazine, Chris Tomlin may be the “most often sung artist anywhere.” Whether in a contemporary church service or over the radio, you’ve probably sung along to some of his most well-known songs, including “How Great is Our God,” “Our God,” Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies),” and Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone).”

This interview was recorded after he released the album Love Ran Red (2014), which premiered the single “At the Cross.” Listen in as Chris describes what goes into writing and performing songs that bring people around the world closer to Jesus.

#46: Lee Strobel: The Story Behind ‘The Case for Christ‘

#46: Lee Strobel: The Story Behind ‘The Case for Christ‘

September 22, 2021

Can evidence and faith go hand-in-hand?

When Lee Strobel was an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune, he would have said ‘no.’ This idea led him down a path to investigate the truth claims of Christianity. The result was life-altering.

Many know his story through the bestselling book “The Case for Christ.” Today, Lee Strobel joins Charles Morris to revisit what led him to Jesus and how that reshaped the way he lives out each day. This conversation will give you hope for the atheists and agnostics in your own life who have yet to call Jesus Lord.

#45: The Erwins Talk Growing Up on the Road Singing Gospel Music

#45: The Erwins Talk Growing Up on the Road Singing Gospel Music

September 15, 2021

Gospel music may seem like an antiquated genre, but there are some younger musicians breathing new life into this age-old style of singing about Jesus. The Erwins are among the best up-and-comers the industry today. A grammy-nominated group, here they discuss with Charles Morris how they grew up on the road singing gospel songs with their traveling evangelist father. They also perform some of their music a cappella on this special episode of The Great Stories Podcast.

#44: Stories of Faith and Hope on 9/11

#44: Stories of Faith and Hope on 9/11

September 8, 2021

20 years after the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, many of us can remember the seeing the events unfold like it was yesterday. Others alive today weren’t old enough to experience the news firsthand. So as we approach this significant anniversary of 9/11, Charles Morris is turning his attention to stories of hope that came out of that tragic day. 

In this episode, you’ll hear from Christian artist Makoto Fujimura on his experience in lower Manhattan. You’ll also hear how George Slay, Lolita Jackson, and Tom Joyce made it out of the Twin Towers and Pentagon alive. Pastors Jim Cymbala and Tim Keller also join Charles to speak about parishioners who they knew worked in the World Trade Center. 

However you plan to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this episode will encourage you with powerful stories of hope and faith in Christ.

#43: Aaron House on How to Memorize Scripture Simply and Effectively

#43: Aaron House on How to Memorize Scripture Simply and Effectively

September 1, 2021

When’s the last time you tried to memorize God’s Word?

The Bible teaches that there is value in hiding God’s Word in our hearts, but it’s an undertaking many of us don’t attempt very often. The good news is that once you finally commit to memorizing Scripture, you quickly discover it’s easier than you think and the benefits are endless. 

On today’s episode, Aaron House joins Charles Morris to discuss the benefits of memorizing Scripture while sharing some of his best tips on getting started. As the founder and Executive Director of Piercing Word, a ministry of theatre professionals focused on performing Scripture in dramatic and musical presentations, Aaron has memorized enormous sections of God’s Word, including the entire New Testament.