Doubt, spiritual attack, motherhood fails…the free podcast of my show is now live!

November 25, 2014 | On the Radio | 15 comments

At looooong last, my podcast is finally up and running! For those of you who don’t have SiriusXM to tune in to the full versions of my radio show, I can now offer a free podcast of a “best of” segment from each show.

HOW TO LISTEN

  • If you would like to subscribe, you can find it on iTunes here, or search for The Jennifer Fulwiler Show in your favorite podcasting app (I use Podcruncher).
  • If you need the direct link to the podcast feed to look it up on your favorite podcasting app, it’s http://jenniferfulwiler.libsyn.com/rss .
  • However, if you’re not set up for following podcasts, I will post each new episode here for you to play directly from the website.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ARCHIVES

Since it took me a while to get the podcast up and running, we have some catching up to do! The full archives are available free here and on iTunes and all podcast apps, but here are five discussions with amazing guests that you won’t want to miss:

Sister Theresa Noble talks about doubt

(If you’re reading this post via email, you’ll need to click through to my site see the web player for the episodes.)

I loved talking to Sister Theresa Noble, a former atheist who is now a nun. Our discussion about how to explain faith to atheists took a turn for the interesting when Sister Theresa pointed out that Catholics shouldn’t be afraid of doubt. She opens up about how she’s a “natural doubter, ” and has some wise words for other believers who sometimes wonder if God exists.

The Vatican astronomer talks about faith and science 

I was in Catholic nerd heaven when I had the opportunity to talk with Vatican astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno, who recently won the Carl Sagan Medal in astronomy. I asked him how his fellow scientists react when they find out that he’s a religious brother, and he discussed why his faith makes him a better scientist.

Dan Lord on spiritual attack

I have gotten more requests for a podcast version of this episode than any other. Everyone loved this discussion with author and former punk rock lead singer Dan Lord. He described the process of undergoing “deliverance, ” a special type of prayer to combat demonic attack. I really enjoyed this one since this subject is so rarely discussed, yet is so important to understand.

Jeannie Gaffigan on how busy parents can tap into their creative energy


I loved talking to Jeannie Gaffigan about her life as a producer, mother to five children, and wife to comedian Jim Gaffigan. Jeannie was both funny and insightful as she shared behind-the-scenes stories from the Gaffigan family’s life on the road, as well as tips for how busy parents can tap into their creative energy in the trenches of parenthood.

Lisa-Jo Baker talks about struggling with motherhood


We got so much great feedback from this discussion that I had with Lisa-Jo Baker about the challenges of modern motherhood. We talked about everything we struggle with as two women who both once thought we’d never have kids; we laughed at many of our parenting fails; we had an open chat about the difference in Protestant and Catholic family cultures; and Lisa-Jo answered wonderfully honestly when I asked if she enjoys playing with young children.

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You can listen to all the archived episodes here! Each is only about 20 minutes long. I’m delighted to have you listening in, and I can’t wait to share more great discussions with you!

15 Comments

  1. Camilla

    Oooh. These all look great! Gonna bum some earbuds off my teens so I can listen on my iPad tonight! God bless you!

  2. Heather

    YES!!! iTunes!! 🙂 Thanks for getting the episodes up! Just added you to our Travel Tunes & Talk for tomorrow. YAY!

  3. Elise

    So excited about this, Jen! Wishing you & yours a blessed Thanksgiving…

  4. Elisa | blissfulE

    Well that’s one more big thing for me to be thankful for this week… Jennifer Fulwiler on my iPhone!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  5. MargoB

    Woo-hooo! Thank you for making those available to those of us who don’t have Sirius or can’t catch you via radio! I wanted to thank you, too, for not requiring a dedicated sign-in (i.e., like Google, Yahoo, AIM, OpenURL [or whatever that one is called]) in order to post comments on your ‘blog.

    Also: I saw your book! Our diocese had a Diocesan Assembly last week ( http://www.dioceseoflansing.org/2014_diocesan_assembly ), and as I was passing by the IgPress table, I suddenly saw a book that looked *very* familiar….yep! _Something Other Than God_ ! 🙂

  6. Connie Rossini

    Oh, my, so many episodes to listen to! That means I’ll be getting lots of laundry done. Listening to podcasts or other audio while I work is one of the only things that keeps me from being lazy. Thanks for helping me with the housework!

  7. Emily

    Happy Thanksgiving and thank you so much for taking care of us sans satellite
    readers.

  8. Amanda

    I’ve been both a Protestant and a Catholic, and I totally agree that there is less hand-wringing about being a woman among the Catholics. I’ve also been part of a Quiverfull-type mentality, and there is a lot more honesty about what having a lot of kids looks like. There’s a lot less pressure to have it all together, and to be really happy about these life choices – perhaps because they’re less *our* life choices and more the way God designed things. Honestly, this is part of what drew me back to Catholicism. (Shortly after my conversion, a friend mentioned the debate about whether women should be ministers and I was like “I’m a Catholic now and I’m so relieved to be out of that conversation.”)

    Also, I don’t play with my 4 kids. Perhaps I should, a little.

  9. Adam

    Just wanted to say I feel really sorry for you. I KNOW you are seeking truth, but surely you are NOT BORN AGAIN as Jesus said ONE MUST be to see the Kingdom of God. Peter said you are ONLY BORN AGAIN by the Word of God. Every single thing the Babylonian Cult of the Roman Catholic church teaches is against the Bible. The reason WHY you do NOT understand the Bible is because you are NOT FILLED with the Holy Spirit. The Jesus you BELIEVE in is in your head, but the Jesus of the Kingdom we come to KNOW when the Holy Spirit leads us. Unless we study daily the Word of God and OBEY it, heaven will never be seen. You truly are bound by a religious spirit and Catholicism has NO TRUTH or foundation of truth in it.

    • De Maria

      Hello Adam,

      Adam says:
      November 27, 2014 at 12:53 am
      Just wanted to say I feel really sorry for you. I KNOW you are seeking truth, but surely you are NOT BORN AGAIN as Jesus said ONE MUST be to see the Kingdom of God.

      If you’d read Jennifer’s witness, you would know that she is baptized and is therefore born again of water and spirit.

      John 3:2-5King James Version (KJV)

      2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

      3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

      4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

      5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

      Peter said you are ONLY BORN AGAIN by the Word of God.

      Please produce the Scripture. I do remember that St. Peter said that baptism saves us:

      1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us ….

      Every single thing the Babylonian Cult of the Roman Catholic church teaches is against the Bible.

      On the contrary, it is Protestants who teach many things which contradict Scripture. Let me show you. Do you believe in the five solas?

      Sola fide or faith alone. Scripture says:
      James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

      Sola Scriptura or Scripture alone. Scripture says:

      2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

      Solus Christus or by Christ alone:

      Scripture says:
      2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

      Sola Gratia or by grace alone:
      Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

      And Soli Deo Gloria to the glory of God alone:
      Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

      All Protestant doctrine which contradicts the Catholic Church also contradicts Scripture.

      The reason WHY you do NOT understand the Bible is because you are NOT FILLED with the Holy Spirit.

      That knife cuts both ways. I have shown where I believe Protestant doctrine contradicts Scripture. Show me where you believe the Catholic Church contradicts the Word of God. And show me the Chapter and verse.

      The Jesus you BELIEVE in is in your head, but the Jesus of the Kingdom we come to KNOW when the Holy Spirit leads us.

      Its the other way around. We don’t follow fanciful tales. We follow the Word of God passed down through the Apostles to this very day.

      You see, Jesus didn’t write the NT. Jesus established a Church and commanded that Church to Teach and make disciples of the world. The Church continues doing that to this day.

      Unless we study daily the Word of God and OBEY it, heaven will never be seen. You truly are bound by a religious spirit and Catholicism has NO TRUTH or foundation of truth in it.

      The Catholic Church is the Teacher of the Wisdom of God. So says Scripture:

      Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

      That doesn’t say, “Catholic” Church, but the Catholic Church is the only one described in Scripture.

      The Church which is infallible (1 Tim 3:15; Eph 3:10).
      The Church which is united (Eph 4:5).
      The doctrines of the Catholic Church which are distinctive from other churches:
      Purgatory (1 Cor 3:15).
      Eucharist (1 Cor 11:23-27).
      Communion of Saints (Rom 12:12-20).
      The Mass and the necessity to attend (Heb 10:25-31).
      The Sacrament of Confession (Heb 13:17).
      The Sacrament of Holy Orders (1 Tim 4:14).
      The Sacrament of Baptism (Titus 3:5).
      Justification and salvation by faith and works (Rom 2:1-13).

      I believe you are sincerely concerned for Jennifer and for all Catholics. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be writing what you’ve written. However, we are equally concerned for you. Come on back to this or to my blog and we can go through the Scriptures, like good Bereans, and see whose doctrines are in line with Scripture and whose aren’t.

      Sincerely,

      De Maria

  10. De Maria

    Thanks for these, Jen!

  11. De Maria

    Wow! Sister Theresa Noble, my hero!

    I’ve very rarely recounted this story, because I thought no one would believe me. I was also about 5 years old when I first began to question the existence of God.

    Its sort of sad and scary for devout parents who, in good faith, are teaching their children about faith. I don’t know what brought it up, but I remember that I was standing by the door, on my way out. I was around 5 years old but in that day and age, we had the run of the streets. I could go where I wanted.

    My grandmother caught me on the way out and showed me something she was cradling in her hand. And she said to me, “If you have faith this big, you can move mountains!” And she showed me a tiny seed in her palm. Whether it was a mustard seed, I don’t know. It looked more like a grain of wheat or a grain of wild rice.

    I don’t remember replying to her. I just remember thinking to myself, “I have that much faith, easy.” It just so happened that the town I was raised in, I was surrounded by mountains. So, being a natural doubter, as Sister Theresa put it, I put that new found “factoid” to the test. I walked around the corner to where I could see the mountain full face and I said, “MOVE!”

    Nothing.

    Well, that was the big mountain. There was a smaller mountain, what we call a “mesa” right next to it. And I directed my gaze at it and said, “MOVE!”

    Nothing.

    Then I saw some clouds moving to the east. So I thought to myself. Maybe mountains are too hard for God to move. What about clouds? So, I looked at the clouds and commanded them to move in the opposite direction.

    Nothing.

    At 5 years old, that was proof enough for me, that God didn’t exist. I didn’t become a full fledged atheist until about the age of between 10-13. But I was on my way.

  12. Do Not Be Anxious

    Thanks for these examples of your show. I’ll bookmark the Sirius channel as soon as I get home from my Thanksgiving travels.

  13. Z

    Jennifer,

    I was surfing, visiting local religious page, and saw your face – I was terrified. Just kidding, I thought it was googleAd for your book, but it wasn’t in english, what’s going on? Is it possible?

    Yes, Jennifer was translated in croatian (http://verbum.hr/knjige/kako-sam-strastveno-trazila-srecu-6219/), title is actually your original subtitle. It’s not out yet, but it will be tomorrow, maybe I’ll buy it.

    I saw your lecture for firsthings event on vimeo, it was funny and interesing.

    Congratulations on your (translated) book, you got great review from local pop celebrity 🙂 (here she is singing silent night with her sister -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNPxpQnZXLc)

    conversion-diary-fan from Croatia

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