Great Stories with Charles Morris
#55: Ronnie Martin Wants You to Stop Complaining

#55: Ronnie Martin Wants You to Stop Complaining

November 24, 2021

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are known as a time that bring friends and families together with attitudes of thankfulness and joy. But it's hard to have a heart of gratitude when food is burning in the oven. When things start to go wrong — as they inevitably do — that's when we resort to one of the most natural human experiences: grumbling and complaining. 

To help you get through the holidays with a heart of contentment centered on Christ, Charles Morris returns to his interview with author Ronnie Martin on a topic many of us would like to avoid. But it's a message we all need to hear. 

#54: Tyler Van Halteren Introduces Pilgrim’s Progress to a New Generation

#54: Tyler Van Halteren Introduces Pilgrim’s Progress to a New Generation

November 17, 2021

Christians throughout history have faced countless trials and tribulations. You might even feel like we’re living through a moment like that right now. But one of the greatest benefits of having multitudes of Christians come before us is that we can benefit from the treasure trove of wisdom they left behind. One such treasure is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.

On today’s episode, Charles Morris speaks with author and missionary Tyler Van Halteren about this classic story that touches on many of the highs and lows of the Christian life. It also conveys our lives a journey with a glorious destination. All of that is captured in a new, beautifully-illustrated storybook Tyler published titled Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey, which helps even the youngest readers learn from the timeless truths embedded in this literary masterpiece.

Listen in to hear Tyler’s story of being a missionary to Cambodia, a young father, and a Christian with a heart to bring Pilgrim’s Progress to a new generation.

#53: Jeremy Begbie On the Interplay Between Theology, Music, and the Mysteries of God

#53: Jeremy Begbie On the Interplay Between Theology, Music, and the Mysteries of God

November 10, 2021

Music has the power to lift us up and bring us down. Just changing one note in a chord can alter the entire meaning of a subject or story in an instant. Dr. Jeremy Begbie, a professional musician and systematic theologian, knows this well and has found a unique way to share the gospel through music.

In this episode, you’ll find out how hearing just a few notes on the piano can raise the curtain on the drama of the gospel and even help us understand the nature of God. Originally recorded in 2010, Charles Morris and Jeremy Begbie sat down in a large hall with a steinway grand on the premises of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. You may have heard the gospel presented in many ways, but we’re willing to bet you’ve never heard it quite like this.

#52: Kristin Vazquez & Hannah Santi on The Manger Mission and Family Christmas Traditions that Lead to Jesus

#52: Kristin Vazquez & Hannah Santi on The Manger Mission and Family Christmas Traditions that Lead to Jesus

November 2, 2021

One of the best ways for kids to learn is through play. Kristin Vasquez and Hannah Santi believe that the Advent and Christmas seasons create a perfect opportunity them about Jesus in a fun, interactive way through the children’s book and traveling nativity set called The Manger Mission.

In this conversation, executive producer Troy Lamberth steps in for Charles Morris to discuss what is at the heart of this new book and activity created by Kristin and Hannah. They also discuss how our family Christmas traditions are important opportunities for the whole family to anticipate and encounter the living Christ in meaningful and memorable ways.