The Practical Christian Podcast

The Practical Christian Podcast

My name is Travis Albritton, and I want to help you become a more effective Christian. If you’re like me, your life is constantly teetering between being too busy and absolute chaos. And because you have so much going on it can be difficult to find the time to focus on your personal, spiritual growth. But you shouldn’t have to be in the full-time ministry in order to make an impact for God. You can be an effective Christian AND live your life. Every week I’ll share a practical tip, trick, hack, or strategy that you can implement right away. I’ll cover topics like how to study your Bible, talking to your friends about Jesus, dealing with sin and your life, and much more. I don’t want you to have a stagnant relationship with God. I don’t want you to lose your passion for God. And I don’t want you to be ineffective in serving the people around you. I want you to have a thriving relationship with God. I want you to be on fire for God and his church. And I want you to become the difference-maker you were created to be. Become a more effective Christian and see what it’s like to walk with God every day of your life.


September 9, 2022 3 min

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    Today I get to sit down with Marty Solomon, co-host of the Bema Discipleship podcast.

    Learn more about Bema by visiting their website:

    Follow Marty on Twitter @martysolomon

    Some things you'll hear us discuss on this episode:

  • How a Jew approaches Bible study
  • The challenges presented by the Greco-Roman worldview
  • The real meaning underpinning the creation story in Genesis 1
  • Stuff we mention in this episode:

  • "T...
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    I used to think that if I didn't read at least three chapters a day God was disappointed in me somehow. I'm glad I don't think that way anymore!

    In this episode I'll explain how to focus on the "quality" of your Bible study to unlock some new things you otherwise would have missed.

    Scripture referenced:

  • Psalm 127:1-2
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    Today I get to sit down with Shawn Sommerkamp to discuss how our jobs can be fertile ground for God to work.

    Sign up for Shawn's "52 Weeks of Inspiration" at

    Stuff we mention in this episode:

  • "Willpower Doesn't Work" by Benjamin Hardy
  • "Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor E. Frankl

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    December 22, 2021 7 min

    In this episode, you'll learn how to escape "overthinking" and take decisive action when your gut is telling you to do something but you're afraid to do it.

    Check out this video with Mel Robbins to learn more about the five-second rule.

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    Today I get to sit down with author, speaker, and blogger Sheila Gregoire to talk practically about sex.

    We dive into the real questions that most Christians wonder about but don't necessarily feel comfortable bringing up in their small group so get ready to take notes!

    Some of Sheila's resources we discuss during the episode:

  • 31 Days to Great Sex
  • Sexy Dares - 24 Dares for Couples
  • Boost Your Libido Course
  • Books that Sheila recomm...

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    Let's face it, talking to someone about God can feel incredibly intimidating. But it doesn't have to be! 

    In this episode, we'll dive into a trick I've used to be able to share my faith in an authentic way and not feel weird while I'm doing it. 

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    Today I get to sit down with the founder of Strength in Weakness Ministries, Guy Hammond, to discuss how to live a life of holiness when you're same-sex attracted.

    Check out more resources from Guy at

    You can watch the trailer for the documentary that's coming out about Guy's life at

    Stuff we mention in this episode:

  • "The Gay Gospel?" by Joe Dallas
  • "Inside Out" by Larry C...
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    Every Christian experiences dry spells, where you feel emotionally distant from God and have trouble connecting.

    In this episode, I'll teach you how to use psalms as scripts for your prayer life.

    Scriptures referenced:

  • Psalm 37
  • Psalm 73
  • Psalm 19
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    November 17, 2021 36 min

    Today I get to sit down with Sam Eaton, founder of the Recklessly Alive ministry that helps Christians cope with depression and thoughts of suicide.

    If you're considering suicide, call the Suicide Hotline right now at 1-800-273-8255.

    Visit to find more resources from Sam.

    Pick up a copy of Sam's book, Recklessly Alive: What My Suicide Attempt Taught Me About God and Living Life to the Fullest.

    Stuff we menti...

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    What are you supposed to do when you have to choose between two good options? How do you make the "best" decision that is inline with God's will?

    In this episode, I'll unpack what is and isn't the will of God and the one question you can ask yourself so you never have to second-guess your decisions.

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    In this episode, I'll share a sneak peak of what you can expect on the podcast for the rest of the year and what I'll be launching in the new year.

    Listen to the "Women in the Church" podcast, my latest Bible study project.

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    In this episode, you'll learn why making a decision to confess and repent from our sin (and then following through) is the final hurdle you need to overcome to reclaim your relationship with God.

    Scripture Referenced:

  • Acts 3:19-20
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    In this episode, you'll learn why God likes to wait until AFTER we take a risk to swoop in and do amazing things in our lives.

    Scripture Referenced:

  • 1 Samuel 14:6-7, 13-14
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    August 10, 2021 8 min

    In this episode, you'll learn why Jesus turned to fasting and prayer to prepare for big moments in his ministry (and how you can supercharge your spiritual walk by doing it on a regular basis).

    Scripture Referenced:

  • Matthew 4:1-2
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    August 3, 2021 6 min

    In this episode, you'll learn why sleep deprivation (and not some super spiritual reason) could be the cause of your spiritual funkiness.

    Scripture Referenced:

  • 1 Kings 19:1-8
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    July 27, 2021 5 min

    In this episode, you'll discover why praying with other Christians can help you draw strength, encouragement, and support when you need it the most.

    Scripture Referenced:

  • James 5:16
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    July 20, 2021 7 min

    In this episode, we'll dive into one of my favorite strategies for drawing closer to God... taking him out on a special date! Don't knock it until you try it :)

    Scripture Referenced:

  • Mark 1:35
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    In this episode, we'll talk about the different ways you can draw near to God that aren't reading your Bible and praying.

    Grab a copy of "Sacred Pathways" by Gary Thomas. You'll be glad you did!

    Scripture Referenced:

  • Micah 6:8

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