Off The Bench with Heidi St. John

Heidi St. John

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Author and Speaker, Heidi St. John discusses life at the intersection of faith and culture. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

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1325 episodes

Break Free from Drama: Finding Peace in the Midst of Panic with Dr Mark Sherwood

In our 24/7 news cycle, it’s easy to become addicted to drama. The headlines scream the next crisis and culture reacts accordingly. New day, new disease. New day, new directive. The result? Many of us, and consequently our children, are addicted to adrenaline and its cousin, cortisol—and it’s not good for us. The Bible teaches us that fear is a spirit and that it is not from God. So what to do? How can we live free from fear and walk in newness of life in Christ? How can we teach our children what it looks like to walk in peace regardless of what’s happening around us? Listen in as Dr. Mark Sherwood and I discuss it!. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/break-drama-peace-mark-sherwood --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

22m
Aug 19
Refocus, Reset, Relaunch: Looking Forward with Faith Guest Ann Dunagan

Today Ann Dunagan is back with me on the show today. Yesterday we discussed what it means to be in a different season of life and what it means to look back in order to move forward.  Today we're going to talk about what it means to refocus, reset, and relaunch. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/looking-forward-ann-dunagan --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

27m
Aug 18
Looking Back to Move Forward: Transitioning to the Next Season With Guest Ann Dunagan

Most of you know that I just finished a run for Congress. Where do I go from here? Today on the show my dear friend Ann Dunagan is joining me to discuss what it looks like to transition into a new season of life. You wont want to miss this one! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/ann-dunagan --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

33m
Aug 17
The Authority Of Scripture with Dave Jenkins

Dave Jenkins is joining me on the show today and we're talking about the importance of the authority of Scripture and the importance of standing on the Word of God. Listen in! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/dave-jenkins --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

24m
Aug 16
MailBox Monday: Answering Your Questions

We're kicking off this week with MailBox Monday and I'm answering your questions on the show today! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/mailbox-monday-questions --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

21m
Aug 15
Christian Alternatives to Yoga with Jessica Smith

Is yoga harmless? Is it just another form of exercise, or is the strong spiritual component of yoga something Christians should be wary of? Yoga means "to yoke" or to open oneself up and invite in the spirit of yoga. Yoga sutras are a basically a guidebook for divination, which God expressly prohibits in the Bible. Listen in as Jessica Smith makes a strong case for how the poses alone invite spiritual forces into our lives that have no place in the lives of Christ followers. The Bible says, "You shall have no other God's before Me." Let's talk about alternatives to yoga today! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/christian-alternatives-yoga-jessica-smith --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

34m
Aug 12
Christianity and Yoga: Do They Mix? with Jessica Smith

Should Christianity mix with yoga? Are yoga poses benign if we do them but don't engage in the spiritual practice behind them? This is the question I'm asking my guest, Jessica Smith, who taught yoga for many years. Jessica has a unique perspective and a solid biblical stance on this modern controversy. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions, yet many Christians today are practicing yoga with the belief that yoga's deep ties to Hinduism and Buddhism can be avoided. I will confess, I thought the same thing—but not any longer. Jessica challenged me and opened my eyes to the truth about this topic. Listen in. I pray your heart is blessed and encouraged as you strive to know God in a deeper way and bring Him honor in everything you do. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/christianity-yoga-jessica-smith --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

34m
Aug 11
Three Traits of False Teachers

Christians are getting less and less discerning and in turn, giving false teachers greater audiences to share their twisted versions of the Gospel. It matters, men and women, who we are listening to. Today we're looking at three specific traits of false teachers, because learning how to recognize them is the first wise move we make to stand firm against them! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/traits-false-teachers --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

22m
Aug 10
Five Reasons Homeschooling Is Awesome, with Zan Tyler

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love homeschooling, and in this episode I'm talking with my friend Zan Tyler about the five reasons homeschooling is awesome. But knowing it is awesome isn't always enough to make you realize you are capable of doing it. So we are here today to tell you how you can and how we want to help!​ SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/homeschool-awesome-zan-tyler --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

31m
Aug 09
It’s All Good: Becoming a Happy Warrior

Are you discouraged as you survey the cultural landscape today? God says you don’t need to be. Listen as Heidi goes over the art of becoming a happy warrior—and staying engaged in the battle with your eyes on the next generation! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/all-good-happy-warrior --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

17m
Aug 08
ANYONE CAN HOMESCHOOL

If you knew that there was a deadly virus at your local school, would you send your child there? If you knew there was fierce fighting happening at the school, would you pack a snack lunch for them and send them on their way? Sadly, many parents are still turning a blind eye to the real pandemic - the spiritual and moral crisis that’s taking our youth in record numbers is happening in the public schools. The battle is real—and our kids should never be on the front lines. My hunch is that you wouldn’t. The time for excuses is over. The schools are no longer safe places for our kids. It’s time to pull them out. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/anyone-can-homeschool --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

26m
Aug 05
Heidi’s Post Election Recap: Where Do We Go From Here?

Hi everyone! It’s Thursday morning and votes are STILL being counted here in Washington State. So while I don’t have the final results yet, I do have some thoughts on running and why I think it’s absolutely crucial that the Church begins to actively engage in the realm of politics. Politics determines policy—and policy shapes a nation. Listen in! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/heidi-election-recap --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

31m
Aug 04
Walking In Seasons Of Suffering with Andrew Pudewa Part 2

Today my friend Andrew Pudewa back on the show and we're continuing our conversation talking about how important it is that we, as parent, have a theology for suffering and how we can prepare our children for persecution. This is one you wont want to miss! Listen in, I know you'll be encouraged. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/seasons-suffering-andrew-pudewa-two --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

36m
Aug 03
Walking In Seasons Of Suffering with Andrew Pudewa Part 1

Today my friend Andrew Pudewa is joining me on the show and we're talking about what's happening in the culture around us, right now. Listen in, I know you'll be encouraged. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/seasons-suffering-andrew-pudewa-one --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

29m
Aug 02
MailBox Monday: Answering Your Questions

It's MailBox Monday, and you know what that means — it's the day I answer YOUR questions on the show. Listen in, I know you'll be encouraged. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/mailbox-monday-your-questions-answered --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

23m
Aug 01
Meet My Friend Friday with Homeshcool Dad Brian Tonnell

It's Meet My Friend Friday and I have a brand new friend on the show, Brian Tonnell. Brian is as homeschool dad and today we're chatting about homeschooling from the perspective of Dad. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/homeschooling-dad-brian-tonnell --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

26m
Jul 29
Prayer and Fasting: A Call To The Frontlines

WHEN GOD CALLS US TO THE FRONTLINES, THE BATTLE INEVITABLE INTENSIFIES. On the show today, we are talking about fasting and prayer. We'll take a look at what the Bible has to say about fasting and what it actually looks like. Listen in, I know you'll be encouraged. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/prayer-fasting-frontlines --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

20m
Jul 28
Encouraging The Homeschool Mom with Rachael Carman

Rachael Carman is an author and speaker who is passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and in motherhood.  She and her husband Davis own Apologia Educational Ministries. I am honored to have my dear friend on the show with me today. Listen in, I know you're going to be encouraged! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/rachael-carman --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

27m
Jul 27
Boosting Your Natural Defense System with Melissa Crabtree

With the fear mongering ramping up again as there is talk of more viruses, we know there is great benefit to proactively taking care of our health, and much of it is simple lifestyle changes! But on top of that, there are a few supplements that have become my favorites. My friend Melissa Crabtree is back and we're talking all things lifestyle and supplements that help with our overall well being. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/boosting-natural-defense-melissa-crabtree --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

30m
Jul 26
Walking in Unity

How do we walk in unity with Christian family members with whom we disagree?  Today I’ll be touching on the headlines and answering your questions. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/walking-in-unity --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

25m
Jul 25
Spiritual Battles Require Spiritual Weapons with Alexander Stone

What’s at stake for the rising generation in the culture right now? Alex Stone, an 18 yr old podcaster returns to the show today to talk about what’s happening with our youth, and the spiritual battle we are facing as a nation. Now is the time to get off the bench! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/spiritual-battles-weapons-alexander-stone --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

25m
Jul 22
Another Lockdown on the Way? How Do We Respond? With Dr. Mark Sherwood

Father Fauci, High Priest of the Branch Covidians, is at it again. “Mask up!” he warns. If we haven’t learned anything in the past two years, we’re doomed for a repeat of 2020. Today, Mark Sherwood joins me to respond and offer ways we can boost our immune systems without interference from the government. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/another-lockdown-how-respond-mark-sherwood --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

24m
Jul 21
Separation of Church and State with Rick Green

One of the biggest lies in America today is the lie of “separation of church and state.” This statement has done more to damage the relationship between faith and culture than almost any other lie in the history of our nation. Today, Rick Green joins me to talk about this and many other “hot button” topics.  Listen in! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/separation-church-state-rick-green --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

25m
Jul 20
Turning Point for Freedom with Rick Green

Today, Rick Green, the founder of Patriot Academy joins me for a lively discussion about the recent Supreme Court decisions. We have much to be encouraged about! SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/turning-point-freedom-rick-green --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

21m
Jul 19
Help for a New Homeschool Mom | What Does the Bible Say About Race?

It’s Mailbox Monday!  Today I’m offering ideas and encouragement to a homeschool mom who needs to know how to organize her day so that it flows better. I’ll also answer a question from a mom who is trying to explain racism to her kids. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/new-homeschool-mom-bible-race --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

20m
Jul 18
Life is Hard… But God is Good with Harry Alicea

Harry Alicea was born in the late 80’s to a drug addicted mother. As a result, he was also born addicted to cocaine and suffered from a cleft palate. At two years old, he went into the foster care system. He was never adopted. Today, Harry shares his story of abuse and abandonment, and ultimately, healing, because of Christ. In a culture that encourages victimhood, Harry experienced victory. Today, he is a father, a business owner and a devoted husband. He reminds us that we don’t need to be victims of our circumstances. We can rise above them and bring the hope and healing of Christ to a new generation. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/life-hard-god-good-harry-alicea --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

29m
Jul 15
The Largest Online Back to School Prayer Gathering with Donna Martin

Prayer is not our last resort, it is a powerful offensive strategy. We do not have to wait until tragedy strikes before we send our “thoughts and prayers.” Let’s raise a prayer shield in this Nation to COVER our children before they head back to school. It won’t be political parties, politicians, or pretty social media posts that shift the spiritual atmosphere of the nation; it will be praying mamas from every corner, of each state, praying for the Lord to rend the heavens and come down on behalf of our children!  Today, Donna Martin, founder of GirlTruth.org, joins me to talk about the fight for our children and why prayer must be our first line of defense. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/donna-martin --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

28m
Jul 14
Culture of Cowards: Why Courage is Essential to Liberty

“In the absence of courage, truth is an orphan.” Rob McCoy This quote has never been more true than it is today, as trans activists attempt to hijack our schools, our free speech and our language itself. This ideology of course, is a lie, and last week we saw just what happens to people who have an opinion that reflects basic biology and the Bible… and it highlights again the need for courage.​ SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/culture-cowards-liberty --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

22m
Jul 13
Update on the St. Johns, Questions from Listeners

It’s almost time for the primary here in Washington state! Today, I’ll give you a short update and answer listener questions on abortion, World Magazine, and local elections. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/st-johns-update --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

21m
Jul 12
What About Baptism? Are All Bible Translations Reliable?

Today we’re talking about two issues that Christians sometimes disagree on: baptism and translations of the Bible. I believe that faith precedes baptism and that salvation is accomplished by faith alone. Listen in as we have this important conversation. SHOW NOTES http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/baptism-bible-translations --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

22m
Jul 11