What's God Got To Do With It? With Leanne Ellington

What's God Got To Do With It? With Leanne Ellington

Are you looking to carve out your own spiritual path and connect with a higher power? Maybe you’re on a quest for meaning, purpose, or a sense of belonging? Perhaps you grew up in a religion that doesn’t quite align with who you are now, or maybe you’ve lost your connection to God and want to find your way back? Or if you’re like a lot of people, you’re simply trying to make sense of a world that sometimes seems overwhelming and confusing… Welcome to "What's God Got To Do With It?" – a podcast that’s anything but preachy, but will cut through the noise to meet you exactly where you are in your journey – without judgment or shame. It’s your spiritual safe space, where skepticism and doubt are welcome. Join our host, Leanne Ellington, a once-skeptical bacon-loving, Hebrew-speaking Jew who, wrestling with her own beliefs, set out on a quest to discover her own faith and found God in the most unexpected places. Leanne, a “self-image scientist” will be your companion and guide on this incredible adventure, sharing her own unconventional journey while inviting you to discover your own spiritual path and connect with a higher power in a forum where you can build confidence and feel supported. And if you're wondering What's God Got To Do With It? The short answer is....EVERYTHING!

Episodes

July 16, 2024 35 mins

Join us for an intimate conversation as we sit down with Amber Smith, wife of Granger Smith, a country music star who dedicated his life to ministry, as Amber opens up about their heart-wrenching journey following the tragic loss of their youngest son, River.

On June 4th, 2019, Amber's family's life changed forever when River drowned in their family pool. The devastating tragedy sent their family into a dark and painful journey, fi...

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We are back with another installment of "Ask the God Pod" where we dive into a vulnerable question from Amy, a 38-year-old woman grappling with the fear that she may never find her life partner.

She asks, "How do I ask God to help me find my husband when I'm so afraid it will never happen?"

We explore the emotional complexities and the spiritual journey of desiring a partner while battling fears of lifelong 'singleness', emphasizin...

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We are back with another installment of "Ask the God Pod" where we dive into a heartfelt and relatable question from one of our listeners, Shelby, who asks how to explore her own spirituality and faith when her friends and family aren't interested. 

We share practical advice and personal anecdotes about navigating this delicate situation. We'll discuss the importance of giving yourself grace, approaching faith with childlike...

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In the final episode of our "Reasons to Believe" series, we sit down with Ken Samples, a philosopher and theologian who is dedicated to helping people grasp the reasonableness and relevance of Christianity's truth claims.

As the senior research scholar at Reasons to Believe and the author of multiple books, Ken brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to our discussion of how faith and science intersect.

Ken begins b...

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In the third episode of our "Reasons to Believe" series, we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jeff Zweerink, a senior research scholar at Reasons to Believe and a project scientist at UCLA. With a PhD in astrophysics, Jeff has dedicated his career to exploring the fascinating connections between the truths of Scripture and scientific evidence.

Jeff is an accomplished author, whose writings and talks are aimed at encouraging pe...

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In the second episode of our "Reasons to Believe" series, we’re thrilled to sit down with Dr. Fuz Rana, the president, CEO, and senior scholar at Reasons to Believe. With a deep expertise in biochemistry, genetics, human origins, and synthetic biology, Dr. Rana passionately shares the scientific evidence that supports biblical creation and God’s existence.

Dr. Rana’s work focuses on human exceptionalism, exploring how science shows...

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Join us for the first episode of our "Reasons to Believe" series as we chat with Dr. Hugh Ross, the founder and senior scholar of Reasons to Believe. Dr. Ross has an incredible journey from skepticism to faith, and he’s here to share it with us. With a background in astrophysics, Hugh’s studies in cosmology led him to a surprising conclusion—the existence of a Creator, specifically the God of the Bible.

Dr. Ross, who has a degree i...

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Join us for an intimate conversation as we sit down with Granger Smith, a country music star who dedicated his life to ministry.  Granger opens up about his heart-wrenching journey following the tragic loss of his youngest son, River, which he vulnerably shares in his book, "Like a River."

On June 4th, 2019, Granger's life changed forever when River drowned in their family pool. The devastating tragedy sent him into a dark a...

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Join us for an intimate conversation with Brandi Wilson, author, coach, and speaker, as she courageously shares her journey from the highs of leadership to the depths of heartbreak. In her book "Better than Okay," Brandi unveiled the raw reality of her shattered marriage to a megachurch pastor and the sudden loss of her church community and her identity as a "pastor's wife".  

Her suffering has become a survival guide for ot...

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Join us as we sit down with Jennifer Vickery Smith, a seasoned media veteran with a heart for storytelling and a passion for faith. With over two decades of experience in the fast-paced world of entertainment reporting, Jennifer opens up about her journey from behind the camera to the forefront of faith. We explore how her career in media intersected with her deeply held values, navigating through challenging situations while keepi...

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Shane Murray, author of "Jesus Frees Us." is back for another soul-stirring conversation. This time we're diving deep into the heart of his "Jesus Frees Us" men's groups, where men from all walks of life gather, bring their raw struggles to the table. From battling addiction and divorce to grappling with unemployment and pornography addiction, these groups become sanctuaries of shared vulnerability and unwavering support.

Shane ope...

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April 30, 2024 38 mins

On this episode of "The God Pod", we're diving headfirst into Shane Murray's incredible journey chronicled in his book "Jesus Frees Us."

Picture this: from the wild world of drugs and hanging with the wrong crowd, Shane found himself in a dark place. But God stepped in, flipped his life upside down, and set him on a whole new path.

It wasn't an overnight change, as he was still met with highs, lows, and challenges, but with raw hon...

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Ready to take a deep dive into the intersection of neuroscience and faith? In part two of this fascinating conversation with  brain surgeon, author, and fellow podcaster Dr. Lee Warren, we delve into the power of "Neuro Hope" and "Neuro Faith." 

 

Dr. Lee walks us through the specifics of how faith and neuroscience collide and teaches us the art and science of communicating effectively with ourselves for transformation, a skill he ...

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Ever wonder how faith and neuroscience intersect in the face of loss? This episode of "What's God Got To Do With It?" dives deep with a fascinating guest: a brain surgeon, author, and fellow podcaster Dr. Lee Warren. He shares his powerful personal story -- from moments of triumph to absolute heart-wrenching loss and tragedy. He bravely shares the multidimensional aspects of his journey, including the neurological implications that...

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Leanne is back with Scott and Ketric for another episode of our "Ask the God Pod" series. This week they tackle a question many newcomers to faith share: What does prayer look like?

In this episode of "Ask the God Pod," Scott and Ketric are back to tackle a listener's heartfelt question about coping with the immense stress of supporting a loved one struggling with addiction. For over two decades, this listener has been on a turbule...

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Leanne is back with Scott and Ketric for another episode of our "Ask the God Pod" series. This week they tackle a question many newcomers to faith share: "What if my faith-life is different from how I was raised?"

Raised in a Christian household, this question comes from a listener who grappled with uncertainty and doubt about her beliefs since leaving home. Struggling with feelings of guilt and obligation tied to her upbringing, s...

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We are back to conversation the started in last week's episode about the five D's of the enemy: Doubt, Discouragement, Diversion, Defeat, and Delay, where we talked about the importance of inviting God into the conversation from the beginning and taking radical responsibility for our ability to influence our own thoughts and emotions.

Today we are taking a look at the other 'side of the coin' as we explore the transformativ...

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In today's episode of "What's God Got To Do With It?" we're tackling the 5 D's of the enemy: Doubt, Discouragement, Diversion, Defeat, and Delay.

Grounded by the frameworks of where faith intersects neuroscience and impacts our mental and emotional health, Leanne shares how to take radical ownership of our thoughts.

Let's explore how to take back our own power to influence our inner world AND also invite God into th...

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Leanne is back with Scott and Ketric for another episode of our "Ask the God Pod" series. This week they tackle a question many newcomers to faith share: What does prayer look like?

If Hollywood movies haven't quite given you the full picture, this is for you. This episode dives into the essence of prayer, from heartfelt conversations to quiet moments of reflection.

They explore different forms of prayer and how to connect with God...

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Get ready for a brand new series on What's God Got To Do With It? called "Ask the God Pod"! In this first episode, we tackle a question that weighs heavily on many hearts: Forgiveness. Leanne welcomes back Ketric Newell & Scott Stephensdives as they dive deep into the question of whether God forgives all sins, even the ones we knowingly committed.

Exploring different perspectives and drawing on scripture, the episode unpacks th...

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