Kingdom Now

Kingdom Now

Turning the world upside down with content described as the best in "faith with an edge." Join "the Spitfire," Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, as the voice of counter-culture Christianity in her exploration of God's Kingdom in modern times. Featuring interviews, teachings, and viewpoints that don't always fall in line with mainline perspectives, but always present the Kingdom of God, right now, as we live it today.

Episodes

February 13, 2024 69 mins
Sometimes we hold on to things far longer than we should. Why is letting go so important...and what happens when we don't? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and Julie Harvey (Adelaide, Australia) for a follow-up conversation to their earlier episode, "Letting Go of What Lies Behind" as they share insights about the awesome power of letting go - and avoiding spiritual mold! (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" provided by https://sli...
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Most people judge the legitimacy of a church by its congregation size. When it comes to church, is "bigger" always "better?" Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino live at Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT in Charlotte, North Carolina for a look at Bible congregations in New Testament times to now to answer the question, does size legitimize a church? (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" provided by https://slip.st...
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When we read the Bible, we aren't reading a singular type of literature, but many. This diversity of literature form requires us to understand not just the contents of what we are reading, but the form those words take as we study and explore more of what God has said through ancient literary styles. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for the second of a two-part series on Bible literature, examining that of the New Testament. (Intro ...
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When we read the Bible, we aren't reading a singular type of literature, but many. This diversity of literature form requires us to understand not just the contents of what we are reading, but the form those words take as we study and explore more of what God has said through ancient literary styles. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for the first of a two-part series on Bible literature, examining that of the Old Testament. (Intro a...
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January 16, 2024 64 mins
Do you ever wonder if there is more to your faith? Many churches embrace ideologies and theories, but fewer embrace the idea of the possibility of miracles, signs, wonders, and spiritual gifts among their congregations. Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino and Overseer Romell Parks-Weekly (The Sanctuary - St. Louis, Missouri), author of the book There is More for a discussion on why walking in the Kingdom of God is about more than governanc...
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January 9, 2024 64 mins
The word "abomination" is used in a number of contexts today, often to aggrandize an issue. This is true nowhere more than when it comes to the issues of homosexuality, gender identity, and queer issues in general. What does the word "abomination" mean in a Biblical context, and why does it matter? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino live from Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT in Charlotte for a Metanoia Sunday School le...
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The story behind a book reveals powerful insights into the author's intention of the final product. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino as she discusses the story behind her book, Surrounded by so Great a Cloud of Witnesses: Women of Faith Who Revolutionized History (Photini Press, 2018). Listen to learn how it came to be in the first place, hear excerpts, and learn more about these essential women who form your cloud of spiritual insp...
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December 19, 2023 36 mins
The existence of hell is one of the most controversial doctrines in modern Christianity. Used as a behavorial conduct tool for ages, many Christians don't understand where hell comes from, its relevance, or why it is designed to encourage faith. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for an in-studio teaching all about hell - answering any and all questions you might have. (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" provided by https://slip...
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December 12, 2023 44 mins
Self-help seminars. Positive thinking. Visualization. Most people have encountered the New Thought Movement without recognizing it for what it is. What's behind this movement, and where does it come from? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for an in-studio discussion about the who, what, where, when, and why of the New Thought Movement. (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" provided by https://slip.stream/748LSd).
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December 5, 2023 70 mins
It's been said that it's not the letting go that's hard, but the holding on. Sometimes God calls us to let go of specific things that we assume have benefit, but are really becoming a spiritual hinderance. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Julie Harvey for a discussion about letting go of our attachments to the past, especially when those attachments manifest in holding on to specific things. (Intro and conclusion track "No...
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November 28, 2023 60 mins
Abuse scandals. Leaders who don't measure up. Toxic doctrines. Controlling leaders. Modern examinations of Christianity are often negative, especially in the eyes of former members now on social media. Is Christianity the worst religion in the world, or is there another side to the discussion? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino live for a Sunday School presenation at Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT in Charlotte, N...
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November 21, 2023 39 mins
Most Christians acknowledge the importance of love as a concept, but falter on its application. Did you know there's more than one type of love in the Bible? In this episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino as she explores the five main concepts of love found in Scripture and what they offer us as we strive to love God, ourselves, and others in this world today. (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" provided by https://slip.stream/...
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November 7, 2023 64 mins
Ministries rise up to meet needs that exist. Whether the need for a new church plant or social needs (such as homeless or addiction outreach), meet a church rising to meet needs that exist, right where they are. Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and guest Rev. Alex Burchnell of Christ's Redemption Church in Johnson City, Tennessee for a discussion about the relevance in meeting needs and the importance of community involvement for ch...
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October 31, 2023 26 mins
We talk often about faith not being based on our works...but does some part of us believe it is, anyway? Do you think your actions render you better than someone else...and more worthy of answered prayers? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino live from Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT in Charlotte, North Carolina for a message inspired by the Jellyroll hit, "Need A Favor." (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" pr...
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Recent conflicts in the Middle East have brought the nations of Israel and occupied Palestine into the forefront of everyone's news programs. How did this conflict start, and why does it matter? What historical facts shaped the conflicts we've seen for over fifty years? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for a deep-dive into the creation of the modern nation of Israel, the reasons for the constant tension in the Middle East, and why Chris...
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Church history is a fascinating look into the development and shifts of Christianity throughout the ages. In this second-part episode, join Apostle Lee Ann Marino for a continuing look at early church history (first century through 700 AD). Here, we will discuss the more political aspects of the early church: the favor of the church with the Roman Empire, church councils, the heresies (and what was behind them), and the foundations...
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The history of Christianity is seldom taught and rarely understood within its unique context. In this first of a two-part episode, Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino offers perspective on early church happenings, from the humble beginnings of a movement down through the ages (to around 700 AD). This episode includes insights on the first-century church, apocryphal insights, movements across the world, the martyrs, and more. (Intro and conc...
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October 3, 2023 72 mins
Diet culture, physical appearance, and opinion of oneself all run together in a complicated mire. What happens when it's time to break the cycle - not just for yourself, but others around you? Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino and returning guests Ministers Nik Lewis and Charlie Reep for an intimate discussion about what breaking the cycle looks like and how they are working to do just that. (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" ...
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September 12, 2023 14 mins
We're back October 3rd! Join Apostle Dr. Lee Ann Marino for a short talk about Season 5, including updates, how to stay in contact, episodes and topics for the new season, and more! (Intro and conclusion track "No Mistakes" provided by https://slip.stream/748LSd).
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August 7, 2023 52 mins
"Marriage," as a concept, has existed for thousands of years. In keeping with modern ideas, is there a singular Biblical definition of marriage that has sustained through the ages? Join Apostle Lee Ann Marino in this enlightening recording about marriage and the Bible - and why it matters. (Intro and conclusion track provided by Vitaliy Levkin of Lemonmusicstudio) --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show...
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