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The Nations Podcast

Hosted by Joel Parker, the Nations Podcast bears witness to God’s presence in places of pain and persecution. Through interviews with reformers, candid conversations on pressing topics, and feature stories read by writers, the show unites God’s global kingdom and expands imagination through story.

Featured Episode

Episode 001 | Steven Elliott

In this episode Steven Elliott discusses the death of American hero Pat Tillman by “friendly fire” in Afghanistan. Steven happened to be the one who pulled the trigger, believing he and his fellow soldiers were firing on the enemy.

Tormented by remorse and PTSD in the aftermath of Tillman’s death, Elliott descended into the depths of guilt, alcoholism, and depression; lost his marriage and his faith; and struggled to stay alive. The war that began on foreign soil had followed him home.

Steven is the author of ‘War Story,’ a memoir detailing the events leading up to during and following his time as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan.

For more information about Steven and his foundation visit: https://www.elliottfund.org

Episode 008 | Captive In Iran: Maryam Rostampour & Marziyeh Amirizadeh

Joel sits down for a conversation with Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, authors of the book Captive in Iran, which chronicles their remarkable stories of conversion, imprisonment and release.

Theirs is a story of friendship, brought together by a shared passion for the gospel, forged on the front lines of the persecuted church, and tested in the depths of one of the worst prisons in Iran. We learned about the miraculous ways that God spoke to them in dreams and visions, empowered them to minister and witness to inmates and guards, and ultimately orchestrated their eventual release.

Maryam and Marziyeh’s story helps us to develop a more robust understanding of Iran and the growing church there. It was a conversation we were thrilled to have and are proud to bring to you.

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Episode 007 | Benji Nolot

A conversation with Benji Nolot: Filmaker & Abolitionist

“I believe that human trafficking is one of the three major forces holding the planet hostage and that what we are a part of is a movement of freedom to stand up against this injustice and eradicate it. But, the work is shifting mindsets about the sex industry.”

This week on the podcast Joel sits down with Benji Nolot, a filmmaker, abolitionist, and founder of Exodus Cry, an organization dedicated to dismantling sexual slavery, human trafficking, and the porn industry. His movies, Nefarious and Liberated can be viewed on YouTube or Netflix. This conversation is a deep one, exploring many of the complex and heartbreaking realities surrounding the sex industry.

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Episode 006 | Mark Foreman

In this episode, host Joel Parker sits down with Pastor and Author Mark Foreman. Mark serves as Senior Pastor at North Coast Calvary Chapel and is the author of “Wholly Jesus” and “Never Say No: Raising Big-Picture Kids”.

On the Podcast we discuss marriage, Spiritual formation, raising rock stars, and his experience in hosting the documentary Iraq: A Forgotten Hope.

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Episode 005 | Jacqueline Isaac

In this episode, host Joel Parker sits down with Jacqueline Isaac, attorney and human rights activist working on behalf of women and minorities in the Middle East.

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Episode 004 | Dave Eubank

In this episode, host Joel Parker sits down with Dave Eubank, former U.S. Army Special Forces officer and the founder and leader of Free Burma Rangers.

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Episode 003 | Evangelization of Peace: The Radical Life of Father Louis Vitale 

In this episode Max McGee, reads his featured story, “Evangelization of Peace: The Radical Life of Father Louis Vitale”.

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Episode 002 | One Hundred Thousand Flames

In this episode Nations Media’s Editorial Director, Annelise Jolley, reads her featured story ‘One Hundred Thousand Flames’.

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Episode 001 | Steven Elliott

In this episode Steven Elliott discusses the death of American hero Pat Tillman by “friendly fire” in Afghanistan. Steven happened to be the one who pulled the trigger, believing he and his fellow soldiers were firing on the enemy. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts  →

Listen on Spotify  →

Listen on Google Play  →

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