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Evan Welcher is the senior pastor of Vine Street Bible Church in Glenwood, Iowa. After losing his wife to cancer, Evan wrote the book Resplendent Bride, chronicling the love and loss of his first marriage. He now lives with his wife, Rachel Welcher, and their dog, Frank, in a house on a hill. His favorite color is darkness. You can follow him on Twitter @evanwelcher.In this episode, Evan talks with Andrea about his personal experiences with loss, his work as a pastor, and thoughts about our culture's views on death and mortality.  
In this episode, Andrea talks with Mrs. Neely, a woman from her church, about living a faithful life, facing death in different relationships including her own husband, and trusting in Jesus through each season. 
Nancy and her husband, David, have a thirty-year-old son, Matt, who works with his dad creating kids musicals for the church through Little Big Stuff Music. They also have a daughter, Hope, and a son, Gabriel, who were born with a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome and each lived six months. In this episode, Andrea talks with Nancy about this experience.Nancy offered many of the lessons she learned from the loss of two of their children in her first book, Holding On to Hope: A Pathway of Suffering to the Heart of God which was published in 2002. She and her husband, David, host weekend Respite Retreats for couples who have faced the death of a child. She speaks regularly at conferences nationally and internationally, and is a regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition, including hosting the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast.Nancy and her husband, David,  make their home in Nashville, Tennessee where, according to Nancy, life is less about professional pursuits than about the ordinary aspects of being a wife, mother, friend, and follower of Jesus, with clothes to wash, e-mails to answer, and a friend to listen to.WebsiteInstagramI'm Praying for You book
In this episode, Andrea Burke talks with Dr. Ethan Helm, pediatrician, and missionary to Cameroon and Cambodia. Ethan shares his own personal story of facing cancer, as well as what it's like to care for the dying and hurting in different countries and cultures. Ethan Helm is a pediatrician and his wife Elizabeth (also a physician) previously served at Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Cameroon with Samaritan's Purse.  They now serve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Christian Health Service Corps.  Currently both Ethan and Elizabeth are studying the Khmer language, while Ethan volunteers at Hebron Hospital, and Liz homeschools their children.  When he is in the States, he occasionally works at Genesis Pediatrics, in Rochester, NY.  Ethan and Elizabeth have 4 kids.  Ethan likes games, sports, laughter, and being ridiculous, and Ethan loves his church, Grace Road, excessively.  He often tells people when he thinks of his church it's like cotton candy and unicorns.  Also, Ethan is not sure the last sentence is a sentence, but he's from Arkansas, so he's okay with it. 
Dan and Yaroslava Quirk tell their very real and honest story of how they lost their daughter Eleanor when Slava was 38 weeks pregnant, what they learned, what grief looked like, and more. The Quirks are members of Andrea's home church, Grace Road Church in Rochester.  Books referenced:A Grief Observed, C.S. LewisA Symphony in the Dark
Clarissa Moll is the young widow of author Rob Moll and mother of their four children. She holds an MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and her writing has appeared at The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, Rooted, RELEVANT Magazine, Modern Loss, and more. Find her on Instagram and at her website, where she offers a monthly newsletter of support and encouragement for people experiencing
Dr. J. Todd Billings is the Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. An ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America, he received his M.Div. from Fuller Seminary and his Doctorate of Theology from Harvard. Married to Rachel, and they have two kids. The End of the Christian LifeRejoicing in LamentWebsite:
In this episode, Andrea talks with Hunter Beless of the The Journeywomen Podcast and Gretchen Saffles from Well-Watered Women about how to faithfully use social media in an age of influencers, marketing, brands, pandemics, and so on. We answered some listener questions, and Hunter and Gretchen both shared their personal habits and approaches to managing social media in their personal life and work.BiosGretchen Saffles is the founder of Well-Watered Women, a resource for women filled with bible studies, journals, articles, and more. She is a writer and author, mom and wife and lives in Georgia. Instagram: Beless is the Founder & Executive Director of The Journeywomen Podcast. She is married to Brooks and they have three children and live in New Hampshire.Instagram: Reinke, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Greta Eskridge talk about how to talk to your kids about sex, pornography, healthy conversations about sex, and more. Greta Eskridge is a home schooling mom of 4. She loves to fill her family’s days with reading, making art, and being outside as much as possible. Her favorite places to be are on a hiking trail or at the tide pools--preferably with an iced coffee in hand. Greta loves laughing, having adventures and taking cat naps in the afternoon. She and her artist husband, Aaron, make their home in sunny southern California.Greta is also an author and speaker. Her first book, "Adventuring Together", releases July of 2020 with Thomas Nelson. Greta travels the country speaking and sharing her message of joyful, connected parenting.Greta would love to connect with you!You can hang out with her on her Instagram feed. You'll find her @maandpamodern.You can also find her on her blog at www.gretaeskridge.comBook: Adventuring TogetherWebsite: referenced:Song of Songs commentary
In this episode, Andrea Burke talks with Allyson Todd, editorial assistant and women’s initiatives intern at For the Church. What are the roles for women in the church? How do you have those hard or awkward conversations? How is it different for married women and single women? These things and more are on this episode.Links:AllysonTodd.com by Jen Wilkin: 3 Female Ghosts That Haunt the ChurchStudy: Women of the Bible, from Grace Road ChurchSeminary: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary For the Church Women's Pre-Conference:
In this episode, Andrea Burke is joined by Kristie Anyabwile to talk about women in the church. Specifically, they discuss intergenerational friendships, mentoring, how to approach the topic with other women in your church, and more.Kristie Anyabwile is a pastor’s wife and the mother of Afiya, Eden, and Titus. She joyfully supports her husband of 24 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Southeast Washington, DC. Kristie enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and discipling women, as well as speaking and writing about marriage, motherhood, and ministry. You can follow her on Twitter at @KAnyabwile.Books: His Testimonies, My HeritageWord-Filled Women's Ministry
In this episode, Andrea talks with Abbey Sitterley about art, creativity, writing, Christian art, and more. They discuss the purpose of Christian art, answer questions like "Is everyone creative?" and discuss some of their favorite writers. Abbey is a singer/songwriter, poet, and freelance writer who lives in Rochester, NY.You can find more from her here:Website: abbeysitterley.comInstagram: @abbeysitterley You can also find her latest music at:The Local Hangups — @localhangups
In this two-part episode, Andrea talks with her brothers who are also pastors (Ben Levendusky and Derek Levendusky) about complex and complicated family relationships. They share their own stories and talk about how everyone responded when Andrea's personal decisions really blew up a bomb in their family life. How should sin be confronted? What do you do when it all falls apart? Is there such a thing as a "functional family"?Next week, in part two, Andrea, Derek, and Ben will seek to answer listener questions about different and unique family situations.Derek:
In this two-part episode, Andrea talks with her brothers who are also pastors (Ben Levendusky and Derek Levendusky) about complex and complicated family relationships. They share their own stories and talk about how everyone responded when Andrea's personal decisions really blew up a bomb in their family life. How should sin be confronted? What do you do when it all falls apart? Is there such a thing as a "functional family"?Next week, in part two, Andrea, Derek, and Ben will seek to answer listener questions about different and unique family situations.Derek:
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Phylicia Masonheimer discuss theology, why it should matter to every believer, where to get answers to your questions, and more. Phylicia's website: Calling Me BeautifulVerity Podcast
Jasmine L. Holmes has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Fathom Mag, Christianity Today, and The Witness. She is also a contributing author for Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Our Identity in Christ and His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. She teaches humanities in a classical Christian school in Jackson, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Phillip, are parenting two young sons. Her book “Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope” released March 24.Amazon:
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Matthew LaPine discuss anxiety, depression, and Matt's "Five Myths of Mental Health." They also spend some time answering listener's questions. Matthew LaPine is from Duluth, Minnesota. His wife, Molly, is from Carroll, IA. They have lived in Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin. They have three girls age eight, six, and four. Matt is a Lecturer at Salt School of Theology and Pastor of Theological Development of Cornerstone Church in Ames.He holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) under Kevin Vanhoozer. He writes on theology, emotion, and mental health. Matt is passionate about practicing theology within the context of the local church. Book coming out this year “The Logic of the Body” - coming out this fall.  Diagram of EmotionsLinksWebsite:
In this episode, Andrea Burke and Courtney Reissig discuss emotions, our feelings in the face of COVID-19, studying the Psalms, and more. About Courtney:Courtney is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. Married to Daniel, living in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are the parents of four boys. They are members at Immanuel Baptist Church. She’s the author of The Accidental Feminist, Glory in the Ordinary, and Teach Me To Feel: Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life. You can find her online here.
In this episode, Andrea Burke talks with Rachel Joy Welcher about purity culture, sexual shame, and more. For more information about Rachel Joy Welcher:TwitterTwo Funerals, Then EasterBlue TarpHer new book "Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality " releases from InterVarsity Press in 2020.
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Comments (2)


Appreciate you all having this conversation together — many good nuggets in here. Thank you!

Aug 16th

jessica impey

I love this podcast! It is thoughtful and discerning.

Jul 11th
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