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Season Two Is Out Now

Season 2 Trailer

What happens when the Bible and humanity collide? Not what you’d expect. Living & Effective, a podcast collaboration between Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible, journeys through history, current events, theology, and the human condition to uncover surprising ways the Bible accomplishes God’s plan in the world.

Season Two

Join Richard Clark and Joy Beth Smith (Christianity Today) as they explore the prosperity gospel, grief, and what the Bible says about suffering.

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Around Every Corner Listen

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Denial Listen

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Anger Listen

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Bargaining Listen

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Depression Listen

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Acceptance Listen

Living & Effective takes listeners on a journey through the ways that the Bible has changed the world, challenging our assumptions about culture and Scripture.


The Hosts

Joy Beth Smith is a branded content strategist at Christianity Today. She enjoys fantasy novels and buying presents for her nieces.

Richard Clark is the branded content and partnerships manager at Christianity Today. He lives in Chicagoland with his wife and two children.

Christanity Today

Christianity Today is a globally minded evangelical magazine that provides thoughtful, biblical perspectives on theology, church, ministry, and culture.

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The CSB captures the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.