Christopher Closeup Podcasts
Christopher Closeup encourages people of all ages and from all walks of life to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world. The weekly half-hour series regularly introduces listeners to individuals - some famous, some not so famous - who are using their gifts, talents, and abilities to create a better world.
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The author of the book The Thrill of the Chaste discusses the chastity movement and reveals how her faith helped her deal with a recent cancer scare.
Joe Ehrmann – the former NFL defensive lineman shares insights on coaches integrating gospel values into sports, and reveals why he believes the greatest crisis in America today is a crisis of masculinity.
Sandi Patty & Donna Emens
Sandi Patty (Part 1) – The Grammy Award-winning singer discusses her lifelong battle with being overweight, and the physical and spiritual steps she took to lose 80 pounds.
Donna Emens – The Alabama resident shares the story of why she and her husband chose to adopt 21-year-old Haylee Cain - a young woman with cerebral palsy - and the joy that decision has brought to all their lives.
Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm
Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm, Part 1 – the co-founders of the new women’s magazine, “Verily,” discuss the study that revealed most girls feel worse about themselves after reading the average women’s magazine — and how they are offering an alternative with “Verily” which is fun and stylish while also promoting authentic beauty and femininity.
Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm, Part 2 – the co-founders of “Verily” magazine discuss why the publication is considered part of a “meaningful media movement.”
Christopher Leadership & Wayne Elsey
Christopher Leadership (Part 2) – The conclusion of our roundtable discussion about developing effective leadership skills.
Wayne Elsey – The founder of Soles4Souls discusses his nonprofit, which collects and distributes free shoes to needy people around the world.
Maura Byrne & Emilio Estevez
Maura Byrne, Part 1 – the founder of “Made In His Image” reveals the personal experiences that led her to create a ministry for teens and young women who are victims of abuse and eating disorders.
Emilio Estevez – the writer, director and producer of the Christopher Award-winning movie “The Way” discusses the film’s themes of God, faith and community.
1. Christopher Leadership Segment 1 -Guidance on developing a sense of purpose
2. Dan Fazzina – the author and radio host discusses his battle with cancer and why he attributes his healing to God.
The author discusses her book I Wanted to See the Moon which deals with the challenge of caring for her mother who suffered with late-stage Parkinson’s Disease.
The president of Feminists for Life discusses the pro-life groups' college outreach program and the fact that the original feminists were outspokenly opposed to abortion.
The actress best-known for playing General Hospital’s Laura Spencer discusses her new Hallmark Channel movie The Note, how the experience of fame during her teen years led her to a drug addiction, and why her faith remains an important part of her life.