Caleb Kaltenbach was given every reason to run as far away from Jesus and the Church as he could. Growing up with both of his parents in same-sex relationships, Caleb saw people hate his family in the name of God. But Caleb’s life would eventually be changed by an encounter with a Jesus who was different, and a group of Christians who modeled their faith by loving people no matter where they were. Caleb sits down with Davey to talk about this experience and his mission to reconcile the church and the LGBTQ community.
Losing someone we love is one of the hardest things any of us will ever go through, and it’s nearly impossible to know how to handle it. There is no manual for grief. But the story doesn’t end in sorrow. We mourn, but we don’t mourn like those who have no hope. Beth Marshall experience this pain when her mother passed away very suddenly. Now she sits down with Davey to talk about walking with God through grief, and how how she’s made it her mission to help others do the same.
When we go through trials in life, it can be easy to isolate ourselves. Sometimes misery doesn’t love company, and our instinct can be to face our pain on our own. When Tara-Leigh Cobble walked through a season of pain, she could have chosen to do just that. Instead, she shared her life with a community of believers, and they helped her walk through the loss of a family member, medical crises, and more. Tara-Leigh talks with Davey about connecting believers by leading the D-Group ministry, helping people engage with God’s word through the Bible Recap podcast, and more.
Jeff and Mackenzie Rollins’ story isn’t just one of tragedy. They’ve experienced great pain, but with God, that’s never how the story ends. They continue their conversation with Davey about how the trials they’ve walked through and how God has used them for good in ways they never would have imagined.
Jeff and Mackenzie Rollins are not content to see their ministry confined to the mission fields they’ve worked on. While they’ve served as full-time missionaries overseas, they’ve taken their calling far beyond that. On and off the mission fields, they’ve made it their mission to intentionally spread the Gospel and build a strong community wherever they are. But that community would be put to the test when tragedy struck the Rollins’ young family. Jeff and McKenzie sit down with Davey to share their powerful story.
Erica Camacho’s story is one that’s almost hard to believe. It’s a story of success and heartbreak, exotic animals and sudden illness, hope and tragedy. But mostly, it’s a story of a family’s unwavering faith. Erica shares her story with Davey and Kristi about how her family kept their faith in God and their relationship with each other through unimaginable circumstances.
What’s on your mind right now? For most of us, the answer is usually a lot of things. We live in a culture of always doing more, of constantly trying to cram as much as possible into every moment. Too often we find ourselves worrying more than we can handle, and it’s eating away at us. In her new book The Next Right Thing, Emily P. Freeman suggests that we can live fuller lives by simplifying what we’re thinking about. She sits down with Davey to talk about what would happen if we let go of many of the worries we hold onto and simply asked, “What is the next right thing for me to do now?”
Most of us probably think of slavery as a thing of the past, but that isn’t the case. Millions of people around the world are in slavery right now. Mollie Thorsen has made it her mission to help change that. Kristi joins Davey and Mollie in this bonus episode to talk about the realities of human trafficking in the world today and how we can get involved to help fight it.
Family relationships have always been incredibly important to Mollie Thorsen. She works full-time helping run a family business with her dad, and her siblings were her best friends. None of us is ever ready to lose someone close to us, and when a sudden illness took the life of Mollie’s sister, she was devastated. But Mollie knows that the pain she feels won’t have the final word. In this episode, she sits down with Davey to talk about healing alongside her family, how God worked to prepare her to walk through this trial, and how her pain is propelling her to a greater purpose.
It only takes a single moment for everything to change forever. One split-second choice can send ripples through our entire lives. For Joni Eareckson Tada, that moment came when she misjudged the depth of the water as she was about to dive into, leaving her paralyzed from shoulders down at only seventeen years old. It’s hard to imagine that kind of suffering, but Joni’s trial was only beginning. She’s faced a lifetime of disability, cancer diagnoses, chronic pain, and more, and she’s come through all of it believing that God is good no matter what circumstances she may face.
Joni shares with Davey about how she’s kept her faith through unimaginable suffering, as well as the incredible ministry that God has brought out of it to change countless lives.