A Godzillion and One

A Godzillion and One

I’m Greg Holder and I’ve spent the last 20+ years helping people who are shockingly, gloriously and even frustratingly different from each other connect and find common ground. Each episode will include a sometimes messy, always honest, fun and freewheeling conversation with deep thinkers and difference-makers. Why tune in? Because there are about a godzillion ways for us to get better at doing life together.

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June 28, 2022 53 min

A recent study found that 50% of US adults read the Bible less than twice a year. In my conversation today with Raechel Myers we talk about this spiritual famine many Christians are facing, especially after the last few years.

As the CEO/Founder of She Reads Truth, He Reads Truth, and Kids Read Truth, Raechel is passionate about helping people personally connect with the living Word of God. Raechel’s passion for the Bible is eviden...

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Want to know what terms like cryptocurrency, Bitcoin mining, decentralization, and blockchain really mean? Not sure where to begin? Today's conversation with Daniel Hwang is a great place to start. Daniel is the Special Projects Lead at F2Pool and the Head of Protocols at stakefish

 

With degrees in computer science and cryptography, Daniel has participated in mining, remittances, and developed cryptocurrency education. With ...

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June 16, 2022 34 min
A talented composer and pianist, Eric Genuis, is known for his Concerts for Hope. These unique concerts are performed in prisons, hospitals, rehab centres, nursing homes and inner-city schools, all around the world. Eric's original compositions are played more than a hundred times a year in a variety of diverse settings. Eric's mission is to use music to bring beauty and inspiration into places that are often overlooked and...
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I know I've said it before, but truly this is one of my favorite interviews to date. Poignant. Honest. Hopeful.

Gloria Umanah is a spoken word artist, gifted communicator, and the founder/executive director of the Ex-Nihilo Collective, an organization raising up high capacity creatives and leaders. Their latest initiative, the Hope Booth, is a 3-minute immersive experience that delivers messages of hope in the form of remodeled...

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Over 1.6 billion people around the world are living with inadequate housing and New Story Charity is taking on the challenge of shifting that reality. I recently caught up with Josh Young, Chief of Staff at New Story, an organization that is leading the way in pioneering solutions to end global homelessness.

We talked about everything from Josh's decision to decline Harvard grad school, Bitcoin beach, what a 3D housing communit...

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I had an honest conversation about suicide with Dr. Matthew Sleeth. As a former emergency room physician and minister, Dr. Sleeth has a heart for offering practical and spiritual tools to people who are struggling with depression and suicide. 

His recent book, Hope Always: How to be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicideprovides unique Biblical insight into depression and suicide, and ...

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You were made in the image of God. This declaration is the foundation for today's conversation with Trillia Newbell. Trillia is a mom, advocate, Acquisitions Director at Moody Publishers, and author of several books that dive into the intersection of faith and life. One of her passions is equipping and encouraging families to have conversations about diversity, inclusion, and God's plan for His people.

We talk about two of ...

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We can hardly contain this guest's passion to one episode, so listen in and get to know Jordan Raynor. He is a serial entrepreneur, podcast host, twice selected Google fellow, and author. Jordan's an accomplished guy but he's not naive to the pressures of our world. Despite the numerous resources on time management and work-life balance, many people still feel overwhelmed with to-do lists, busy schedules, the constant n...

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We're swimming in the deep end of the pool but don't let that scare you away. Dr. Craig Keener is a noted New Testament scholar, author, speaker, professor, and one of the foremost experts on historical and modern-day miracles. Dr. Keener is the author of the two-volume book, Miracles, and his latest release, Miracles Today: The Supernatural Work of God in the Modern World. This new book gives a shorter, accessible, concise...

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Today’s guest, Andre Norman went from being one of the most feared prison gang leaders in the United States to an author, speaker, and dynamic agent of change. His childhood experiences paved the way for a life of crime which eventually led him to be sentenced to over 100 years in prison, including two and a half years in solitary confinement. In an unlikely place, after a profound epiphany, Andre decided to pursue a life of hope a...

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Welcome to the Relationship Daily Double! Part 2 features Dr. Emerson Eggerichs discussing reasons why spouses react negatively to each other, and practical ways on how we can better deal with conflict when it arises.


Emerson has his Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies, he's the author of the New York Times bestseller book, Love and Respect, and is a world-renowned teacher on developing healthy marriages. Emerson has spent years...

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Welcome to the Relationship Daily Double! In Part 1, I sit down with former divorce attorney, Toni Nieuwhof, to discuss what couples should know before they split up or file for divorce.


An expert in her field, Toni is a family law mediator, speaker, co-host of the Smart Family Podcast, and author. Her book, Before You Split: Find What You Really Want for the Future of Your Marriage, was written for those struggling in marriage an...

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What do you do when life doesn't go according to your plan? Today's guest, Thane Marcus Ringler helps us answer that question. Faced with early retirement from his professional golf career, Thane had to carve a new path in his late 20s. He has now dedicated his life to helping others unlock their full potential through leadership training and The Up & Comers Show.

We talk openly about his unexpected journey of changing ...

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Today's interview is truly one I will never forget. I recently had the privilege of sitting down and talking to author and defender of stories, Karen Treiger. After 18 years of practicing law, Karen felt an unmistakable call to retire from her law practice and piece together the story of her in-laws, Sam and Esther Goldberg, who against all odds, met and fell in love while surviving the Holocaust. The result of Karen's rese...

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Season 2 of A Godzillion & One kicks off with one of my favorite people - Nicky Gumbel. Nicky is the Vicar (or as us Americans would say, pastor) of Holy Trinity Brompton in the heart of London. HTB is one of the largest churches in the UK and they are a key source of influence and encouragement to churches around the globe. 

 

As and atheist turned Christian, Nicky shares the hard truth of finding faith in our current world an...

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Tori and I have a quick chat as we wrap up 2021 and Season 1 of A Godzillion & One. We look back on some of our favorite episodes, talk about the power of social media and sharing, and even give away a few teasers on what to expect for Season 2.  Our team would like to thank you, our listeners, who joined in for this ride. We hope these interviews helped you to think bigger and to notice the shockingly and seemingly endless way...
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As Christmas quickly approaches, Robin and I sat down to talk about what Christmas looks like for us these days. Thanks to a decision we made years ago when Advent Conspiracy first launched, our Christmas traditions are full of worship, spending wisely, giving generously, and loving other people. Does that mean every Christmas is perfect? Unfortunately not. But it does mean our Christmases have more joy than they used to. Keep list...

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Have you ever thought, "I'm not very good at praying?" Today's guest, Pete Greig felt the same way and out of this longing he developed the 24-7 Prayer Movement, which has now reached more than half of the nations on earth. Pete is a pastor, author, and mentor to many. He approaches the topic of prayer in a way that is both inviting and challenging. As we head into this season of Advent, Pete reminds us of the impor...

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The Enneagram. It's something you've probably heard about but maybe you have questions about what it is, how to use it, or why your friends are always talking about it. I sat down with Jenn Jett Barrett, the co-founder of The Well Summit and an enneagram coach for teams and couples. In a brutally honest, healing conversation, Jenn walks us through the origins of this tool, the many ways it can be used for good, and the warn...

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November 9, 2021 65 min

Have you ever met someone and immediately felt like you were kindred spirits? Artist and "accidental theologian," Makoto Fujimura, was such a fun, surprising, guest on today's episode. Mako is a leading contemporary artist whose process-driven, refractive slow art has been described by David Brooks of The New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time.” His art has been featured widely in some of th...

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