By Faith with Christine Hoover
By Christine Hoover
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In whatever we’re doing—working, parenting, serving, suffering—it can be difficult sometimes to see through the fog of the circumstances of life and to know with confidence that God is there, that He’s working in us, and that He’s working through us. How do we live this life by faith? In "By Faith," author and blogger Christine Hoover asks this big picture question by getting into the details and daily lives of her guests: men and women who are walking forward by faith.
||CleanHannah Anderson on Wise Discernment in Friendship||Christine and author Hannah Anderson discuss why it's important to define friendship, what we can do when there is distance in a friendship, how to have wise conflict, and how loneliness can sometimes be a gift.LINKS FROM THE SHOW...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRuth Chou Simons on Navigating Hurts in Friendship||Christine chats with artist and author Ruth Chou Simons, who shares how we can navigate hurts in friendship from a biblical perspective. Ruth shares how she's practiced forgiveness and how she's known when to overlook an offense versus when to address .||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJani Ortlund on Friendship in the Empty Nest Years||Christine speaks with Jani Ortlund, wife, mom, and grandmother, about making and maintaining friendships when children have left the house. Jani shares how she crosses invisible lines in order to befriend women of various ages and nationalities. The wi.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatherine Parks on True Vulnerability in Friendship||Catherine Parks joins Christine to talk about what true vulnerability in friendship looks like, how we can overcome our fears about vulnerability, and how we can practically take a friendship from surface level to deeper relationships. LINK...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmber Williams on Practical Ways to Invite Deeper Friendship||Christine and Amber Williams talk about practical resources we all have at our disposal in order to invite deeper friendship beyond just a passing "How are you?" Amber shares her go-to questions to take conversation deeper and also talks about grieving.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily Jensen & Laura Wifler on Friendship for Moms||Christine chats with the co-founders of Risen Motherhood, Emily and Laura, about how busy moms can cultivate friendship. Covering everything from comparison to conversations during playdates, Emily and Laura get real about the relational challenges man.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKelly Needham on Healthy (and Unhealthy) Friendship||Christine sits down with Kelly Needham to discuss how we define friendship and why that matters so much. Kelly not only gives warning signs that we have an unhealthy understanding of friendship, but she offers a biblical perspective and practical ways .||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Talk About Friendship||I don't think we talk about friendship enough, especially the hard stuff, and I'm here to change that. Listen in as I share a sneak peek of what's to come this season on By Faith. LINKS FROM THE SHOW div style="te...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk Me Anything (about Ministry)||Christine and her husband Kyle answer listeners' questions about the hurts and hangups in ministry: how to respond to criticism, how to respond when people leave the church, dealing with private hurts, and finding time to rest. LINKS FROM T...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIrene Sun on Parenting While in Ministry||Christine chats with Irene Sun about the dual role of being a mom and the pastor’s wife on Sunday mornings (and all the other times we’re parenting while being available to people in the church). Irene is also a pastor’s daughter, so she shares so||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie Orr on Friendship for the Pastor's Wife||Christine is joined by Katie Orr to discuss how pastor's wives can make friends inside and outside the church, including how we tend to hinder ourselves unknowingly, and what we can share (and what we can't) and how to do so wisely. LINKS F...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD.A. & Elicia Horton on Marriage and Ministry||Christine chats with D.A. & Elicia, church planters in Long Beach, California, about the dynamics and often blurred lines pastors and pastor's wives experience in marriage because of ministry. They share about how they're proactive in helping one anoth.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKirstie Dates on the Role of the Pastor's Wife||Christine is joined by Kirstie Dates, who shares about the joys and challenges of being a pastor's wife, including how she's learned to say no, what she'd say to women who are new to ministry, and what her mentor told her that's stuck with and helped h.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix Anchoring Truths for Ministry||Welcome to a special mini-season designed specifically for women in ministry! In today's episode, I share some foundational truths that have challenged, convicted, settled, and sustained me in my own ministry. They’ve become truths I repeat back to||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk Me Anything (Season 1)||You asked, I answered! Listen in as my friend Amy and I discuss your most pressing questions, some related to past episodes and some about life, ministry, and writing. Links from the Show a hre...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Duesing on Hope in a Cynical Age||Christine talks with Jason Duesing about how we can have hope in a time when cynicism is at a high. Links from the Show Jason's book, ...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Welcher on Unwanted Divorce and the Promises of God.||Rachel Welcher shares with Christine about her first marriage ending in divorce, what she'd want the Church to know about divorce, and what promises of God have carried her through her darkest hours. Links from the Show ...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristen Wetherell on Chronic Lyme Disease and Suffering||Christine talks with Kristen Wetherell about her battle with chronic Lyme disease, the truths that have anchored her in her ongoing suffering, and how we too can trust the Lord when we have circumstances we can't change. Links from the Show...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKyle Hoover on Endurance in Work and Ministry||Christine talks with her husband Kyle about working as unto the Lord. Kyle shares what it's like in his work and calling as a pastor and how he works through discouragement and weariness, but he also speaks to others who are working (which, by the way,.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJackie Taylor on Facing the Future Without Fear||Christine talks with Jackie Taylor about how, when we experience painful life circumstances, we don't have to fear the future. Jackie shares about the early hardships that instilled fear in her heart, how coming to faith in Christ changed her perspecti.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamee Brick on Alcohol Dependence||Jamee Brick shares with Christine about the moment she realized she had a problem with alcohol, how God has acted in her life since she confessed and repented of her dependence upon alcohol, and how friendship and community has been an important compon.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaylor Harris on Charlottesville, Race, and Faith||Christine talks with fellow Charlottesville resident Taylor Harris about the racially motivated events that unfolded in their city on August 12, 2017 and were broadcast around the world. Listen as Taylor shares about how she experienced that day, the m.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBJ Garrett on Sexual Abuse, Sexual Sin, Abortion, and Forgiveness||Christine talks with wife, mom, and grandmother BJ Garrett about her experience with sexual abuse, sexual sin, and abortion. She also shares about how she came to understand who God is, how she finally embraced His forgiveness, what she’d want women t||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSandra Peoples on Parenting a Child with Special Needs||Christine talks with Sandra Peoples about the rewards and challenges of parenting a child with autism. She describes the day the diagnosis came, what the most common fear parents have regarding their special needs kids, what true hope is for all moms, .||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathy Litton on Grief and Loss||Christine talks with Kathy Litton about the sudden loss of her first husband when she was 45. Kathy shares honestly about how she felt she didn't deserve this from God and about how her perspective on death is now changed. Listen in as Kathy shares how.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristine & Kyle Hoover on Beauty in Pain||Christine's husband Kyle turns the tables on her and asks her about what it means to "search for spring," why she wrote her new book, what her own winter seasons have been in her life, and how she is learning to walk forward by faith. Links f...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShaun Groves on Battling Depression||Christine talks with musician and speaker Shaun Groves about his work fighting poverty and his personal battle with debilitating depression. Listen as he shares how he fights cynicism and how he's come to see the gift in depression. Links ...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSara Hagerty on Discouragement in Parenting||Christine talks with author Sara Hagerty about infertility, how infertility taught her to turn toward God rather than away, and how those lessons are helping her now take the long view in parenting her six children. Links from the show...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAna Hoeksema on Infidelity||Christine talks with her longtime friend Ana Hoeksema about the day when Ana's husband confessed his unfaithfulness in their marriage. Listen as Ana tells Christine about the process of forgiveness and redemption she and her husband have experienced in.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLore Ferguson Wilbert on Longing and Singleness||Christine talks with Lore Ferguson Wilbert, one of her favorite writers, about longing, especially through the lens of singleness but also in marriage and through infertility. Lore lives in Dallas with her husband Nate, where they serve together at the.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZack Eswine on our "Inconsolable Things"||Christine talks with pastor and author Zack Eswine about living with our "inconsolable things" as Christians. They discuss what exactly he means by "inconsolable things," how we must acknowledge them, what the wisdom literature of Scripture has to say .||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Introducing the "By Faith" Podcast with Christine Hoover||Author and blogger Christine Hoover introduces Season 1 of her new podcast, "By Faith," a series of interviews with men and women who are walking forward by faith, despite their many challenges and obstacles. Find Christine online: Websit...||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
My new favorite blog!
Thank you, Christine! Your first episode is wonderful and I can't wait for more! Your words, and Zach's, are a powerful blend of gospel-soaked encouragement and challenge. So good, so helpful. I will be sharing By Faith widely!
I have listened to Christine’s first episode with Zach Eswine and I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you have ever experienced discouragement or confusion in your walk with Christ, you will come away from this episode realizing that you are not alone and that God’s Word is not silent on the topic. Christine and Zach do a great job of giving God the glory and pointing listeners to Him and not themselves as the answer.
You would never know that this is Christine’s first podcast. I’ve found that most new hosts take some time to find their rhythm and style; however, Christine hits the ground running and delivers an excellent interview that is natural, authentic, and brings the listener into the room with them. I was so encouraged by the tone and content of this first episode that I can’t wait to hear the rest.
Truth and encouragement especially for those in ministry
I read everything Christine writes and am so thankful for her voice and practical insight to walking this life by faith.