Great Stories with Charles Morris
#51: Mike McKinley on What the Bible Actually Says (and Doesn’t Say) About the Devil

#51: Mike McKinley on What the Bible Actually Says (and Doesn’t Say) About the Devil

October 27, 2021

Do you believe in the devil? Most Americans would say no. Might as well believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Others believe in the devil so much that they attribute every bad thing that happens to Satan himself.

What is true? What does the Bible actually say about the devil?

On today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, Mike McKinley gets to the heart of what the Bible actually says (and doesn’t say) about the devil. According to McKinley, the devil is a real character who lies, fights with God’s angels, prowls, plans to outwit believers, and blinds unbelievers. The question is, what are we supposed to do about it?

#50: Dr. Joseph Loconte on the Faith and Friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien Following WWI

#50: Dr. Joseph Loconte on the Faith and Friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien Following WWI

October 20, 2021

They were friends with two things in common — great literature and a great war. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien both fought in World War I, which profoundly influenced their writings and drove them to Christ.

On today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, Dr. Joseph Loconte joins Charles Morris to discuss the beloved books written by both authors in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict in WWI. Loconte has spent years exhaustively researching how these two men’s traumatic experiences in the first world war shaped their faith and their writing . . . and the way millions would later read and be influenced by their work.

#49: Dallas Jenkins on “The Chosen” Series’ Development, Impact, and Road Ahead

#49: Dallas Jenkins on “The Chosen” Series’ Development, Impact, and Road Ahead

October 13, 2021

After just two seasons, the hit television show “The Chosen” is the #1 highest crowdfunded media project of all time. After creating “The Shepherd,” for his church, a short film about one of the first witnesses of Christ's birth, Dallas Jenkins started down the road to filming the first ever multi-season TV show about Jesus. Here, he discusses how the show got started, the impact it’s had on the world, what it's like to film during a pandemic, and what lies ahead for the next five seasons. 

#48: John Stott’s Final Interview - Parting Words for the Church

#48: John Stott’s Final Interview - Parting Words for the Church

October 5, 2021

In 2005 Time Magazine awarded John Stott a position on their iconic “100 Most Influential People in the World” list. This was the same year Charles Morris interviewed him for the radio program Haven Today. Little did we know then that this would be the last interview John Stott ever gave.

Going home to be with the Lord in 2011, John Stott would have been 100 this year. He served All Souls Church, Langham Place, for 66 years, wrote more than 50 books, and did much to spread and cultivate Christianity throughout the global church.

In this final interview, the conversation revolves around one of John Stott’s favorite topics: the Bible. The parting words he shares here for the church are a fitting sendoff from one of the last century’s spiritual giants ... as it brings us back to Christianity in its most basic form. For Stott, any conversation worth having about the Scriptures must have Jesus at the core. We wholeheartedly agree.