The Influencers Podcast

by Charisma Podcast Network

Do you dream of ways to tangibly make the world around you better? Do you desire to be a person of courageous action? Join Dave Donaldson and Scott Young as they discuss stories and strategies with leaders, experts, and professionals from around the globe, who will help you uncover the keys to unlocking your full potential, empowering you to leave a legacy of change through kindness and compassion from your neighborhood to t ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • A CHALLENGE: Can You Answer This Question? (151)

    A CHALLENGE: Can You Answer This Question? (151)

    If we go anywhere, we see needs around us, but can we see the opportunity in the need? Matt Bronleewe is an author, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and a filmmaker, but it was the life of another man that altered Bronleewe’s focus. Discovering, around the kitchen table, that his in-laws were closely related to the founder of Compassion International, Bronleewe found himself intrigued by their stories of “Uncle Everett.” In 1952, Everett Swanson, without the aid of social media or the Internet, managed to rally an army of people to support children and individuals who were a world away. A traveling, revival preacher out of Chicago, Swanson was not wealthy, or a diplomat with global connections, he was just a God-fearing man who, after seeing a need, was asked this probing question by a fellow traveler, “Now that you have seen the need and the opportunity, what are you going to do about it?” It’s a question that we all should answer. For Show Notes & Episode Details: https://theinfluencerspodcast.org Get more inspirational content all week… FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hearinfluencers YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@TheInfluencersPodcast Learn more about Matt Bronleewe and get a copy of his book, What Are You Going to Do?, at https://www.mattbronleewe.com/

  • The Art of Understanding God (150)

    The Art of Understanding God (150)

    Why did God give us art? Academic and author of over a dozen books, Terry Glaspey refers to himself not as a doctor or teacher, but as a student. Earning his doctorate in Spiritual Formation, Glaspey studies the Word of God and individuals who truthfully and artfully present God. It was when reading C.S. Lewis that Glaspey had a vibrant awakening. Riveted by Lewis’ practical yet creative understanding of God, Glaspey noted a strong parallel. Jesus expressed truth through parables; C.S. Lewis did the same in books like The Chronicles of Narnia. Glaspey calls them “Truth Bombs”: Art, music, or narrative that presents truth in a fresh, memorable way, probing even the soul. God’s call on Glaspey’s life is to introduce people to great writers, artists, and musicians so that they may see the Master. For in His hands, art is a tool that penetrates hearts with mysteries from heaven, transforming us with the passion of the Creator. Imagine what God wants to do with you! For Show Notes & Episode Details: https://theinfluencerspodcast.org Get more inspirational content all week… FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hearinfluencers YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@TheInfluencersPodcast Learn more about Terry Glaspey and get a copy of his book, Not a Tame Lion, at https://terryglaspey.com

  • On Fire for Christ: Painting with Burning Brushes (149)

    On Fire for Christ: Painting with Burning Brushes (149)

    What makes you stand out? Is it your skill, credentials, or your charisma? Known as the “fire painter,” Tim Gagnon definitely stands out when his brushes are on fire. An amazing artist, speaker, teacher, and master of his trade, Gagnon’s artistic influence is the direct result of a God-directed covert military op. It was two men, military leadership, who identified him as a young man needing the Lord and as a skilled artist requiring direction. Gagnon was introduced to the Master Creator through these godly mentors. He has since influenced people around the world with his art. Known for the Illuminated Messiah Bible, a five-year project he refers to as his Sistine Chapel, Gagnon painted 66 paintings that, when combined, form a polyptych Masterpiece. He shares that when you do the thing that God put you on this earth to do, you get your own special time with the Creator. Discover how to let your gift fully bloom as you work with Him, rather than for Him. For Show Notes & Episode Details: https://theinfluencerspodcast.org Get more inspirational content all week… FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hearinfluencers YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@TheInfluencersPodcast Learn more about Tim Gagnon at https://gagnonatelier.com and get a copy of The Illuminated Messiah at https://IlluminatedMessiah.com

  • Discover Jesus’ Heart for Seekers, Sinners, Doubters, and the Discouraged (148)

    Discover Jesus’ Heart for Seekers, Sinners, Doubters, and the Discouraged (148)

    We talk about God’s love, but do we understand He held Himself upon that cross out of compassion for us, knowing that suffering was our destination without Him? Frequent conference speaker and podcast regular, author Jessica Thompson explores the compassion of Christ and the impact it can have in our lives and beyond us, touching the hearts of others when we see them through His eyes. As Thompson reminds us, we desire God’s love for ourselves but sometimes find it difficult to love others the way He loves, especially the marginalized. She shares that the things that often turn us away from people are the very things that turn God’s heart towards people. Jesus, as the Son of God, sees our worst, and as man wrapped in flesh, He understands the pain of it. He desires that we receive His love, His compassion and then extend it. Together let’s find how far the deep, deep love of Jesus can reach. For Show Notes & Episode Details: https://theinfluencerspodcast.org Get more inspirational content all week… FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hearinfluencers YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@TheInfluencersPodcast Learn more about Jessica Thomspon and get a copy of her book He Loved Them wherever books are sold.

  • Strahan Coleman Reveals How He Got God’s Attention (147)

    Strahan Coleman Reveals How He Got God’s Attention (147)

    Does God talk to us, or listen? People of every culture, age, and with or without faith, struggle with these questions. Writer, award-winning musician, and founder of Commoner’s Communion, Strahan Coleman’s wandering career took him around the world and right back to God. Life was good -- a wonderful marriage, children, a beach home -- until it wasn’t. Suffering an undiagnosed illness, weak, and often bedridden, Coleman prayed for help, but at times could only listen. After months of feeling abandoned by God, Coleman quit pleading for healing and instead asked God an important question. Raw and honest, broken and disappointed Coleman discovered the heart of his Creator. Then a still, small voice asked Coleman the same thing Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” Coleman grew from loving the good things he got from God to beholding and loving the person of God. Join us as Coleman unpacks God’s desire for revolutionary conversation with you. For Show Notes & Episode Details: https://theinfluencerspodcast.org Get more inspirational content all week… FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/theinfluencerspodcastofficial/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hearinfluencers YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@TheInfluencersPodcast Learn more about Strahan Coleman and get a copy of his book Beholding at https://commonerscommunion.com