The Lion, the Way and the War

by Craigcast

A podcast focused on Christ, His church, and the spiritual war we are fighting. Topics are pressing spiritual issues relevant to the college students and the campus ministry at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. New episodes every Friday!

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S2 Ep 16: #36 - Nature's Symphony: Finding Peace Amidst Tinnitus with Benjamin Jagels

    S2 Ep 16: #36 - Nature's Symphony: Finding Peace Amidst Tinnitus with Benjamin Jagels

    Step into the world of Benjamin "Bagels" Jagels, an intrepid hiker and UTC alumni whose love for the great outdoors knows no bounds. But behind his adventurous spirit lies a silent struggle – living with tinnitus. In this episode, Craig sits down with Benjamin to explore the impact of this condition on his life and spiritual journey. Navigate the highs and lows of coping with constant ringing in the ears, from the challenges of everyday tasks to the moments of transcendence found in nature's embrace.

  • S2 Ep 15: #35 - Threads of Faith: Harrison Gibbs' Tapestry of Ministry

    S2 Ep 15: #35 - Threads of Faith: Harrison Gibbs' Tapestry of Ministry

    In this week's episode, Craig sits down with Harrison Gibbs, the Youth Minister at North Tuscaloosa Church of Christ. Harrison recounts his time at the Christian Student Center (CSC), revealing how the christian community and spiritual guidance nurtured his passion for ministry. From his upbringing to his encounters with faith communities like the CSC, Harrison shares candidly about the influences that shaped his tapestry of ministry.

  • S2 Ep 14: #34 - Social Dilemma: Understanding Mental Health Challenges in College

    S2 Ep 14: #34 - Social Dilemma: Understanding Mental Health Challenges in College

    This week Craig welcomes Kelsey Thrash, a clinical mental health therapist and former student ambassador. The two dive into the health effects of social media and its implications for the mental well-being of young adults. Drawing on her therapeutic expertise, Kelsey explores the challenges college students face in the digital age, from the pressure to curate a perfect online persona to the potential for social comparison and its toll on self-esteem.

  • S2 Ep 13: #33 - Reflecting on Where it Started with Trevor Reish

    S2 Ep 13: #33 - Reflecting on Where it Started with Trevor Reish

    This week Craig reconnects with Trevor Reish, one of Crags first student directors from the UTC Christian Student Center. Join them as they talk about the challenges of fatherhood, Trevor's experiences at the student center, and life lessons that have shaped Trevor's faith journey.

  • S2 Ep 12: #32 - Food For Thought: The Heart of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

    S2 Ep 12: #32 - Food For Thought: The Heart of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

    This week, Craig sits down with Summer Simmons, the chief Development Officer for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. With the podcast's focus on spiritual matters and their impact on college students, this episode delves into how Summer's diverse background has shaped her approach to addressing hunger and food insecurity. We also learn about the innovative ways the Chattanooga Area Food Bank engages with the local community and how they handle the unique needs of college students through impactful programs and partnerships.