Lighthouse Faith

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Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green uses her wealth of stories, vast network of contacts, and her own extensive study of theology to take the listener on a unique journey of spiritual discovery.

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Marriage, Relationships, Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: Two Experts Offer a Faith-filled Guide
The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial may be over, but the strife and struggle of their relationship remains... not only for them but for countless other couples whose relationships will never make the front page of newspapers, nor their conflicts become court fodder. So on this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast we go back and ask two experts, a husband and wife team, Fr. Nicholas Louh and Dr. Roxanne Louh, about marriage. What is marriage? Why is faith important in a marriage? Is there a perfect person out there for everyone? What are some of the red flags in a relationship? How do you know if this is the right person to marry? Are some things unforgiveable in a marriage? And... what's wrong with having sex before marriage? The Louh's have a unique relationship to jointly explore all these questions and more. He is a Greek Orthodox priest. She is a psychologist. They've been married for 19 years. Together they look at relationships through the combined lens of faith and psychology; bringing them in tandem. Marrying them, you could say, and letting no man or woman separate them. This is the key to forming a marriage that truly will be forever. The Depp vs. Heard trial is used as a cautionary tale on this podcast. While neither Louh has met or knows either party, they do have some expert insight into how this relationship got on the rails in the first place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
40 Days for Life Founder Talks About What Happens After Roe
Wherever you stand on the Roe v. Wade debate, it is clear that no matter how the Supreme Court rules, the conflict over abortion rights will not end. It will go into a new phase. Shawn Carney, who co-founded the pro-life group "40 Days for Life" and whose life was featured in the movie "Unplanned", believes the High Court is set to topple the 1973 decision that made abortion legal. Carney's organization was founded on prayer, and he believes prayer is what will get the country through the next phase, as the abortion fight becomes localized in each state. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Carney explains why he believes it's the end of an era for Roe, but also how to spread the truth in love when it comes to the most contentious subject that has torn apart neighbors, family members and the country itself. In comparison, laws can be changed quickly. But it takes a great deal of time, effort, and patience to change hearts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A Conservative Priest Who Calls Nancy Pelosi Blessed! An Interesting Take on the Holy Communion Conflict
Wherever you stand on the controversy over denying Catholic politicians Holy Communion because of their stance on abortion, one conservative priest has a totally non-political take on this ever-growing dispute. Fr. Gerald Murray, who by all accounts is no close compadre of the Speaker of the House, says Nancy Pelosi is blessed. Why blessed? Because, he says, she has an Archbishop who cares enough about her eternal soul to decree that she should no longer receive the Holy Eucharist in her home Archdiocese of San Francisco. Not too long-ago Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made public his ongoing, but private, spat with Pelosi over her staunch support of abortion rights. The Catholic Church considers abortion to be a grave sin for those who have one or for those who aid in its continuance. It's a sin that jeopardizes a person's promise of heaven. While many in the church have accused clergy like Cordileone of 'weaponizing the Eucharist', Murray says people should understand it from the point of view of a Shepherd caring for his flock. You can read the article here... Listen to Fr. Murray explain it, and also talk about how Pope Francis is molding the Catholic Church with 21 new Cardinals. Fr. Murray heads the United Nations parish, Church of the Holy Family in Manhattan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Grammy Award Winning Christian Artist Michael W. Smith, Honoring The Way of Fathers
Michael W. Smith's greatest cheerleader in life was his father, Paul Smith. He supported him in his passion for music, even though his own talents were in sports. What a unique relationship that is. A father who not only lets his son find his passion in life, even if its different from his own.. but encourages him to pursue it wholeheartedly. But that was Paul Smith, who passed away in 2015, leaving the Grammy Award winning Christian artist with a huge hole in his heart. However, Paul Smith gave his son a legacy that death could not take away; a faith in his Heavenly Father, that will last into eternity. Fathers have an incredibly powerful influence on their children. Even their absence is felt as a profound loss in a child's soul. And then there are fathers who are physically present but emotionally distant, unapproachable, or even abusive. They too have a profound influence on their children. Theological experts say, a child's view and relationship with their earthly father has a correlation to how the child sees God. Authoritative or permissive, judgmental, or loving... all these have influence. Michael W. Smith, says his father, although not perfect, was the quintessential father, who sacrificed so much of himself to serve not only him but his mother and grandmother. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Smith talks about his father and the book he just wrote that honors him called, 'The Way Of The Father: Lessons From My Dad, Truths About God". The truth is, we all need our fathers. They play a vital role in our lives, yet today's society would have us believe they are unnecessary. But every study shows that when fathers are present, supportive, and loving, to their children, children thrive. The tragedy of course is, not all children have earthly fathers they can rely on. And that, says Michael W. Smith is why a Heavenly Father is all the more important. To know the Father is to be known down to the depths of your being, and at the same time, loved unconditionally. That is the Way of Thee Father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Spiritual Evil and the School Shooting in Uvalde, TX: Where Was God?
There is no question that the mass shooting of 19 children and two teachers in a Uvalde, TX elementary school was anything other than pure evil. And so, the question becomes, "Why wouldn't God prevent such evil?" And "Is He not all powerful? Or is He not all good?" Theologian and pastor Dr. Jeremiah Johnston is expert in mental health and spiritual evil, and he says what most Christians, and people of faith, haven't understood is that God, in the Bible does make a distinction between having the blues, depression, mental illness... and spiritual evil. They can all be intertwined, even on a trajectory. But it's possible to have one without the other. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Dr. Johnston addresses all, as well as the issue of God's presence during tragedy and that the Church should be doing a lot more to deal with mental health within the ranks of its own pews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput: Church, Family and America's Cultural Collision Course
"Mediating institutions, such as the family, churches, and Fraternal organizations, feed the life of the civic community. They stand between the individual and the state. And when they recede, the state fills the vacuum." - Archbishop Charles Chaput That's a quote from an article in "First Things" magazine written by the retired Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput. If you're not familiar with him, just know that he is student of political and American history, as well as a keen observer of political discourse, especially when it concerns the Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole. He knows his stuff. And for all his political involvement in calling out the hypocrisy of Catholic politicians and getting involved in the political fight over abortion and gender, he was pretty much shunned by Pope Francis, who Chaput was told didn't want any more bishops like him. But even though retired, Chaput hasn't stopped adding his voice to the public square. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Chaput talks about his article in "First Things," called "Fire Upon the Earth", and how America is at a critical precipice concerning her weakened religious foundations of which the state is taking advantage by inserting itself as the authority over theological beliefs. Issues like 'conscience rights' of medical professionals, 'parental rights' and the public schools, they're all being attacked. And the irony is they're being attacked by the very institution charged with protecting them... the government. So, what's the solution? Chaput says, it's what it has always been, faith in Jesus Christ; to know Him, His character, His love, His mercy, and to teach your children the same. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Matter of Life: Filmmaker Tracy Robinson Shares Why Award-Winning Pro-Life Documentary Was Banned from Facebook
As the abortion battle grows to a fever pitch pending the expected Supreme Court ruling, a new pro-life documentary takes a broad look at abortion; its history, morality, philosophy, and its politics... And targets the church as part of the problem and the solution. "The Matter of Life" ads have been banned from Facebook for content. Filmmaker Tracy Robinson faults the far-left ideology of tech companies. But that hasn't swayed Robinson, who less than a decade ago was a pro-choice Evangelical. And she knows there are many more like her. The film highlights that 4 in 10 women who had abortions were attending churches the month of their procedures. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Robinson explains how she came to be staunchly pro-life and that there are many Christians who were like her, getting their information from a secular point of view, not the Church. And that's why the film says that Christians' real abortion battle is in the pews, not in the public square. The film is set for a Fathom release this week (May 16th & 17th), as the country is reeling from the unprecedented leak of the High Court's opinion signaling a possible downfall of Roe v. Wade. Robinson is compassionate and understanding of the pro-choice position having been in that camp for most of her life, but she says without a doubt that abortion "degrades the body of Christ." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Hollywood and Jesus: How Blockbuster Movies Keep Imitating the Ultimate Superhero
Summer blockbuster movie season is upon us, and for the next few months audiences will be mesmerized and dazzled by superheroes with superhuman powers, technological gadgetry, or otherworldly strength and moral fortitude. There's also one other thing these characters have in common: they are willing to sacrifice themselves to save their friends, family, or the world. These multi-gazillion dollar movies have been telling this story repeatedly, mimicking the narrative of the greatest story ever told, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sometimes without knowing, sometimes by default. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Dr. Frank Turek talks about his new books, "Hollywood Heroes: How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God." In the book he highlights movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Iron Man, Captain America, and more, showing how the theme of sacrifice for the good of others is the Christian narrative of Jesus sacrificing Himself on the cross to save us all from the forces of evil that exist in the world... and within ourselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Tuesdays with Morrie Author Talks About the Gift of Life in the Midst of Death
Mitch Albom's best-selling book Tuesdays With Morrie was an up close and personal look at the death of a dear friend and the learning wisdom from an older person's wisdom of life. Albom's other books also take a deep dive into the spiritual reality of life's journey, like The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Stranger in the Lifeboat. But his recent book is much more personal, because it deals with the death of a child; his child... And the journey of trying to save her life. Finding Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake, and the Making of a Family, is Albom's book about the little girl he and his wife adopted from their orphanage they founded in Haiti after an earthquake devastated the island country. Chika was vibrant, full of life, fun and laughter. Even at her young age she possessed incredible wisdom. For Albom, it was Chika's death that brought a more poignant awareness of how precious life is. And in a way, Tuesdays With Morrie and Chika's story are bookends; both dealing with what we all must face, death. But then there's joy of focusing instead on being thankful for the time we had with a loved one, rather than mourning over their absence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Orthodox Christianity Like You've Never Heard It Before: Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh
Millions of Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter this weekend. They'll hear the traditional chants and hymns, centuries old, always solemn, and reverent. But some would they are also distant and unconnected to the daily reality of the culture we live in. No one knows that better than Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh, a Greek Orthodox priest who's lighting a fire, you could say, to the Orthodox world with his motivational speaking around the country. In style, substance and easy to understand theological message, he sounds more like Billy Graham than Basil the Great, a fourth century Orthodox theologian. For the first millennia of Christianity there was only Orthodoxy. One Church. Then came the great Schism of 1054 separating East and West. Five hundred years later, the Protestant Reformation and more splintering. But Louh is true to the Orthodox roots of the faith. However, of the Orthodox world he admits, "We've had this beautiful what I call the deep end of the pool of faith... where what we're challenged with is how do we share it in a way that's practical, applicable and relevant to people's lives?" On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, I am on the road again, this time to Southampton, New York, at the Lenten Retreat at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, where Fr. Louh was the keynote speaker for three seminars. His bio shows that he's breaking the boundaries of the church building to build bridges with other religions, but also breaking down the separations between the more than thirty-thousand Christian denominations, the divisions of which have been the source of many a Holy war throughout the centuries, and even today in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Both countries are majority Orthodox Christians. Louh is the senior priest at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He's also the Adjunct Professor of World Religions at the Florida State College at Jacksonville and is the chaplain for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team. He's all about interfaith dialogue and social justice... and helping people understand what God's purpose is for their lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Real Father Stu: His Close Friend and Fellow Priest Talks About the Film and the Purpose of Suffering
The new movie Father Stu tells the real-life story of Catholic priest Father Stuart Long. Mark Wahlberg stars as the main character, and Mel Gibson plays the role of Fr. Stu's dad. It's hard to encapsulate an entire life into a two-hour movie, but according to Fr. Bart Tolleson, a personal friend of Fr. Stu, the movie does an admirable job, although not perfect. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Fr. Bart, who consulted on the film, talks about the real Fr. Stu. His early life struggles, his searching for meaning, his rejection of faith, and then his passionate embrace of it despite the debilitating illness that would claim his life. In fact, it was through his pain and suffering that Fr. Stu's faith became even more real. And his life is a modern-day example of why Easter is the cornerstone of Christianity, that there is purpose and power in suffering. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mission Roll Call: Helping Veterans and Their Families Fight Post Traumatic Stress
Cole Lyle, a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, once put a revolver to his head intending to kill himself. The depression and anxiety of post-traumatic stress had taken its emotional toll. He saw no other way out. But for some reason instead he put down the gun and took up a Bible, locked himself in a room telling himself he wouldn't come out until God's Word helped him figure out what his life was for. Mission Roll Call is the result of that crisis of faith. On this "On the Road" edition of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Lyle talks about how he created Mission Roll Call to help other veterans like himself. One of the top priorities is suicide prevention. Veterans are at much higher risk than the rest of the population. Another priority is helping vets get access to healthcare. Helping Lyle in that quest is a beautiful German Shepherd named Kaia, a specially trained service animal that senses his moods, bringing him back from the brink of an emotional episode like a post-traumatic nightmare. Lyle says, there's a long waiting list for animals like Kaia, so the two lobby the halls of congress to get lawmakers attention to the needs of the men and women who put their lives on the line for the sake of Freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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86 reviews
Cindywordbird 2022/02/13
Bible under freedom of speech and religion
You are always a delight Lauren, and Paivi was calm and clear about her beliefs. I pray she makes a compelling case for the Bible to the legislature i...
karen rafferty 2021/05/16
Love this!
I love this podcast! I only wish Lauren would feel comfortable going over approximately 30 minutes. It’s great! Keep talking! <3
Nese59 2020/10/17
The Catholic vote: part 2
I always like to hear a different point of viewBut I just don’t understand where this person is coming from. He doesn’t like President Trump for his r...
22mimi44 2020/08/07
Hi, I really like the podcast but the sound is bad. They all talk so fast that I can’t understand what’s being said. Why is that? And can it be fixed?...
Lafpeaches 2020/10/08
10/8/20 podcast
The guest was evil. He is a catholic who claimed the pope could be considered the pastor of the whole world. What nonsense is this!!. The head of an i...
Great interviews
I found this podcast by accident but I have learned so much from the wonderful guests interviewed by Ms. Green. Thank you Lauren Green!
Kart man johnson 2017/12/23
Hey y'all, this podcast sits on the corner of awesome & amazing!! Great Job!!
Atlantis1976 2017/11/04
Thank you
Truly a light in a dark media landscape.


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