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Best Ed Melick podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Ed Melick podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Grace in 30 is a radio program and podcast about individuals and organizations living by grace, and a call to action for listeners to join in and make our families, communities, businesses, and world better
 
Hear how different people have wrestled with God in their faith journey and how God brought them to where they are today
 
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Scott Shay is a businessman, thought leader and author of two widely read books. He co-founded Signature Bank in 2001 which has become one of the best banks in New York for private business owners. Scott's second book — In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism — which we talk a lot about today, has been recognized as one of the best books of…
 
An attendee of October’s Trumpstock gathering in Phoenix Arizona was quoted as saying that, if Trump is not re-elected, “Nothing less than a civil war would happen.” “I don’t believe in violence,” he said, “but I’ll do what I got to do.”[1] Also recently, a caller into a radio program suggested we shun conservatives. He said he no longer talks to h…
 
Steve Park is the Founder and Executive Director of Little Lights Urban Ministries, a 24 year-old holistic ministry that serves vulnerable youth and families living in public housing in DC. His dramatic conversion from atheism as an adult has led him to dedicate his life to God's compassionate and just kingdom. He is passionate about God's heart fo…
 
It’s the new year, we’re about 10 months away from the 2020 election, and things are tense. It seems that many people believe that the political climate in America is about as bad as it’s ever been. Here are some statistics: A February 2017 poll showed that one in six Americans had stopped talking to a family member or friend because of the 2016 el…
 
Dawnielle Miller is the founder of Casa Chirilagua, a community of people serving the poor Latino population in Alexandria, VA with afterschool programs, mentoring, and more. Casa itself grew out of Dawnielle’s passion for justice and her frustration with what she saw as the lack of church activity in addressing so many injustices in the world. Fro…
 
Mary Dwyer is a Clinical Social Worker and a longtime teacher and practitioner of Centering Prayer — a method of Christian meditation that was developed in part by Father Thomas Keating. Despite her strong Catholic upbringing, she started to recognize a tension between who she was supposed to be on the outside and the emptiness she felt inside. In …
 
Christopher Mantei is Associate Pastor of Iron Faith Fellowship Church, co-Pastor of Endtime.Church, President of Wings Of The Eagle, and author of the newly released Flee to the Mountains. He’s been immersed in the scriptures, particularly prophetic books like Daniel and Revelation for the past 30 years. He recognizes how quickly many people ignor…
 
There are a lot of things we take for granted – like being able to walk out the door of our home whenever we want, hop in a car and drive to work or the grocery store, or get a job that allows us to make a living. For some people, though, these basic things are extremely difficult to do, at best. In particular, such things pose an enormous challeng…
 
In this episode, Alex Walker shares some really personal frustrations over having multiple miscarriages, the sometimes frustratingly blunt counsel he and his wife received from churches, the power and richness and necessity of deep relationships and camaraderie, and rediscovering what childlike faith can look like through raising their two children…
 
Dr. Jim Galambos grew up in Colorado where life for him was football. Even the original motivation to attend youth group was because the new youth pastor had won a state championship. After a devastating senior season he ended up at the Naval Academy and from there it was the military life - lots of new locations and people. Along the way God alway…
 
A church for people who don’t go to church. Is there such a thing and, if so, what does it look like? Today, we’re joined by John Slye, the Lead Pastor at Arlington’s Grace Community Church whose tagline is, in fact, just that. John joins us to discuss how he felt drawn to create a place where people who have been burned or bored by church, or simp…
 
Saying Sedrick had a rough childhood is a bit of an understatement as you'll hear. But what's fascinating is how he's come to see this as something that unintentionally helped prime his love for the military and propelled him to remarkable success, eventually rising to Master Sergeant as an Airborne Ranger. After 8 combat tours, this success hit a …
 
Tonight’s guest first learned about Dr. Paul Brand when his wife stumbled upon an article Dr. Brand had written entitled The Gift of Pain. While most people desperately want to be free from pain, Dr. Brand spent much of his career trying to create a pain system for his patients. Dr. Brand studied medicine in London during some of the darkest days o…
 
Ed Melick had a very successful career in sales and was just about to start his own business when life came to a grinding halt. His wife divorced him out of what felt like nowhere (to him) after which she destroyed him in court. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with cancer and this is where Ed’s story really begins. Following a radical encounter wi…
 
When tonight’s guest got engaged, his wife gave him a rather unusual gift. She gave him a paid trip to Deep Creek to be alone for two nights – including away from her. Many of their friends thought this was strange given the fact that they just got engaged. Wouldn’t they want to spend every moment together at a time like this? John McGowan is the L…
 
Odessa is a remarkable woman with a story that just shines Christ’s light. Abused and molested by several male authority figures when she was young, somehow Odessa never lost her relationship with and hope in Christ. Torn down even more by key people criticizing her in life, she found herself working at a massage parlor against her conscience. Arou…
 
Tonight’s guest lost her ten-year-old daughter in a drowning accident. Amazingly, this led her to a deeper, more thankful relationship with God. Julie Mad-Bondo joins us to talk about the biggest turning point in her life as well as her work as the founder of Julie’s Heart Cry, an organization that helps parents who are grieving the loss of a child…
 
Jason Peaks is a son of God, a husband to Danielle, and a father to Mercy, Kallon, & Juniper. He serves as the Associate Pastor of NewSong Church (Vienna, VA). He considers it his calling to affirm and champion unity, creativity, spiritual formation within the church, particularly in the areas of relational and volitional formation. He has been in …
 
Mike Minter was the son of a Navy admiral when he flunked out of the Naval Academy in the 1960s. He was left standing on the corner, so to speak, wondering what he would do next. After returning to school and getting a degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University, and a Bible degree from Florida Bible College, Mike and his new wife made…
 
Today I’m talking with Amy Ember who I actually only met recently through a mutual friend. I couldn’t believe how honest and open and authentic she was having never met me before. From growing up in a broken home where her mom was divorced twice before Amy was 2, getting kicked out of the house at 16 and being sexually abused several times shortly …
 
Today I’m talking with John Slye who is the founding and senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Arlington, Virginia. We talk a lot about the difficulties and frustrations he’s had with churches over the years, several of his mentors, and how right before he founded Grace, he gave God an ultimatum — that he’d do anything, but he was done with mi…
 
Steve Laurance is currently the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mr. Laurance previously served in the Department of Defense’s Defence Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as the Deputy Director for Acquisition, Finance and Logistics. He also served as a Vice President for a publicly-traded company…
 
Neesa Sarah Ndiaye is currently working on her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research Methodology at George Mason University. Originally from Detroit, she's done everything from vocal performance and jazz to starting several businesses. The most recent being a consulting company working on academic motivation with marginalized and vulnerable …
 
Brian Parker is the Arlington Campus Pastor and Groups Pastor at Grace Community Church in Arlington, VA. He has a Bachelors in pastoral studies from Johnson University and a predoctoral degree in biblical interpretation with a concentration in Biblical Hebrew from Regent University. Brian enjoys discussing the challenges of faith, both practical a…
 
Kara Kristin Davis is an Arlington, VA native. She grew up in a family of musicians where her fascination for music and using it for worship began. Finding a love of local theater in and throughout her elementary and high school years, Kara combined her two passions and went on study Music Theater in college. She began playing and leading music in …
 
Today I’m talking with John Coco who has worked in the wine industry for over 15 years, most recently as a Territory Manager for the Roanoke Valley Wine Company. This was already a point in his favor as I luuv wine and the small wall of wine behind him when we recorded this was definitely a little distracting. John is also co-founder and board Pres…
 
This is the third episode where I sit down and talk with my good friend Grant Williams. Originally from Mississippi, he did his fair share of wandering in life and faith as you’ll hear before ending up here in Arlington Virginia with his wife Caitlin and a great job in marketing. We’ve actually talked about doing a podcast before, so it was fun to …
 
It’s not uncommon these days to hear American Christians say things like, “Let’s take back America for God” or “America needs to return to its Christian roots.” There are others, though, who wonder, Just when was America a Christian nation? They wonder if it was when we were killing millions of Indians in our conquest of North America? Or maybe whe…
 
In this second episode I talk with Ed Melick who shares the sky highs and deep lows of marriage, divorce, and the crazy relationship with his ex-wife that emerged once he decided to fully surrender and “go with grace”. Links mentioned: Philip Yancey Vanishing Grace What’s So Amazing About Grace? Gospel = “too good to be true” news Simon Sinek: TEDT…
 
In this first episode I talk with Doug Swiggart as we hear about his journey from Oklahoma to DC, his marriage and divorce, 20+ year career in the aerospace industry as an engineer and project manager, his son who remains his pride and joy, and all the crazy stories that accompany the natural struggles of faith through all these events and more. Th…
 
We’re living in a time of division, hate, ignorance and untruth. No group is unaffected, including the Christian church where there are more denominations than you can shake a stick at, and numerous divisions within each of these groups. Tonight, we’ll be focusing on relations between Jewish, Arab and Western Christians. We’re joined by Eric Teitel…
 
A few weeks ago, Mariam Gennari and I (Ed) were chatting outside the entrance to WERA’s building while a lone Styrofoam cup swirled around in a gentle breeze on the ground next to us. It was a symbolic moment. Mariam, also known as Styrofoam Mom, has been on a crusade to address the staggering problem of Styrofoam waste. She’s the Executive Produce…
 
Back in 2007, Ryan Haley was an overachiever and helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy who was living the good life in beautiful San Diego, California. That all changed following a helicopter crash on July 31st that year, about a month before he was scheduled for his first deployment. Following the accident, Ryan began to reconsider his views of succes…
 
We’re hearing a lot these days about the rise of the “nones,” i.e., people who check “none” on survey questions about their religious affiliation. The “nones” are particularly prevalent among young people, with 36% of Millennials identifying as such. Should we care about this phenomenon or just let “you do you”? Tonight, we’re joined by Dr. Matt Ne…
 
In July 2016, Diane Melick discovered she had a mass in her pancreas that was later diagnosed as pancreatic cancer. This kicked off a 21-month journey where she and her ex-husband, Ed, considered various treatments from conventional medicine, alternative care, and the realm of supernatural healing. Ed joins us to talk about some of their experience…
 
Back in 2008, tonight’s guest pulled up to his house after a day at work and was greeted by his 10-year-old daughter, Irene, who asked if she could go swimming at a friend’s house. Two hours later, Irene was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Later that evening, he called his mother in Africa and told her what had happened, and her reaction was s…
 
Are you or someone you know fighting a life-threatening illness? Have you been looking for answers that go beyond conventional medicine? Has someone’s illness driven you more deeply into your faith or even caused you to question your faith? Have you wondered, What does the Bible really say about healing, health and wellness? If you answered yes to …
 
In April 2008, Ed Melick’s wife, Diane, told him she wanted a divorce following 22.5 years of marriage. What happened three weeks later gave him a glimpse into the realness, power, practicality, and beauty of God’s grace, and became the biggest turning point of his life. Ed joins us to talk about the restoration of his relationship with Diane over …
 
America is divided on many fronts – racially, politically, socioeconomically… There is a lot of pain, hate, anger, and polarization in our country. We have heard many times on Grace in 30 about the importance of proximity and listening to tearing down the walls that separate us. Tonight, we’re joined by two very different men – a Jewish man who gre…
 
Back in 1996, two men launched a mentoring program in an underserved Southeast DC neighborhood where far too many youths grow up without appropriate role models. Twenty years later, the Dream Center opened a new facility just behind its original home in the Southeast White House with the goal of encouraging local children and adults to dream big wh…
 
My guess is that most of our listeners have heard about the sexual assault case involving junior varsity football players at Damascus Senior High – an assault that one prosecutor described as “astonishingly cruel.” While it’s easy to dismiss such occurrences as extreme and rare, it does beg the question, is this evidence of a much broader culture o…
 
Tonight’s guest, Gabe Segoine, was born in Maui and grew up in California. At age 19, he moved back to Maui to live what he calls the dream surfer life, but he realized after six years that he was miserable. Following a series of life-changing events, Gabe found himself in North Korea where he was working to bring clean water, heating coal, medicin…
 
Russ Kloskin grew up in a family marked by violence, drug use, and poverty. At age seven his mom got him high on marijuana, and at age 11 she took him with her to perform a burglary. At age 12 he was arrested for the first time, and at age 15 he was arrested for armed robbery and tried and convicted as an adult. Russ would spend 27 of the next 35 y…
 
A caravan is headed to our Southern border, and it’s filled with criminals and terrorists bent on invading our country. At least that’s what the highest level of our government is telling us. But is that the real story? Tonight, we’ll get a report from the front lines of the immigrant surge that started four years ago. We’re joined by Sister Norma …
 
Tonight’s guest is well-versed in the false dichotomies between the political right and left – the lie that we must choose one side at the expense of the other when addressing issues like the rights of the unborn and the rights of women, domestic job security and immigration, and systematic racism and supporting our servicemen. He points out that C…
 
About 19 years ago, Mitch Tuchman was sitting in a McDonalds when he saw a school bus unloading a group of severely disabled teenagers. The sight and proximity of the teens rattled him, and he wept. Two years before, he and his wife had given birth to a disabled boy named Jack and the teens provided a glimpse into their future. Mitch joins us to ta…
 
Tonight’s guest, Eric Teitelman, grew up in a Jewish family in the 1960s and 70s. His parents were hippies who lived in places like Berkeley, California and Bat Yam, Israel, and they were no strangers to communes, nudist colonies, and kibbutzes. He also watched his parents struggle through issues like mental illness, unfaithfulness, and abandonment…
 
Between 2009 and 2016, nearly 600 park rangers were killed in the line of duty in Africa by men poaching elephant tusks and rhino horns. In Namibia, where poaching was seen as the only way some families could stay fed, the government instituted a program in the 1980s where they began to convert poachers into “game guards.” It was a novel idea, and …
 
All of us have our fair share of challenges at work, including working with people we don’t get along with and perhaps don’t like. What would you do if you found out that one of your coworkers was actively trying to get you fired? Would you mount a counter campaign and maybe even try to get them fired? Or would you take the high road and ignore the…
 
The U.S. prison system is broken and badly in need of reform. One case in point is the recidivism rate – the percentage of prisoners who return to the prison population after their release. Despite the fact that one of the primary goals of the system is rehabilitation, one study showed that over half of the people released from prison returned with…
 
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