Brian And Kathleen Podcast



Brian and Kathleen are posing questions worth asking in their own quirky style. Its faith-based. Straight-forward. Funnier than we might expect.


  • Can I Get A Witness?

    07/02/2020 Duration: 29min

    Courtroom drama can be captivating. Some of Hollywood's best stories center on the struggle for justice between the prosecution and defense in complex cases. But could our fixation on lawyers and judges create errors in our theology? Brian and Jannelle explore this idea with a friend.  See for privacy information.

  • The Lonely

    31/01/2020 Duration: 48min

    There's a large group of people who are desperately lonely. And it's not their fault. To make matters worse, we often unintentionally overlook them. Gratefully, the Lord convicted Brian and Jannelle about this issue. Perhaps you're next.  See for privacy information.

  • Patterns of Abandonment

    24/01/2020 Duration: 17min

    People don't randomly decide to abandon their faith in an instant. It's a slow process that develops over time. But could there be consistent warning signs seen in enough individuals to constitute a pattern? A friend of Brian and Jannelle's found it.  See for privacy information.

  • Defending Ellen?

    10/01/2020 Duration: 34min

    Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres didn't mean to make people mad. But the internet went bonkers anyway. This week, Brian and Jannelle examine Biblical lessons that can be learned from a well-known viral news story.  See for privacy information.

  • BONUS: World War III?

    09/01/2020 Duration: 25min

    If you aren’t on Snapchat, you haven’t seen it. Tensions between the United States and Iran motivated a trending hashtag on the social media platform insinuating we’re on the brink of another world war. While there’s lots of misinformation swirling around the internet, there’s no doubt that we’re facing a serious international crisis. Could a war with Iran be imminent? How should Christians pray about it? Take a listen to this important conversation with Dr. Glen Duerr, Associate Professor of International Studies at Cedarville University. See for privacy information.

  • Good Enough for a Mom

    03/01/2020 Duration: 26min

    It's an unspoken expectation that weighs heavily on moms. Basically, they feel pressure to be a perfect mother. They fear that one mistake might ruin their kids. Or bring shame on their entire family. This week, Brian and Jannelle try to figure out what God really expects of Christian moms.  See for privacy information.

  • In Praise of Skeptics

    27/12/2019 Duration: 20min

    Skeptics make many people nervous. Christians get particularly uncomfortable around them. But perhaps we need to rethink how we connect with them? This week, Brian and Jannelle talk with apologist and author Abdu Murray from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.  See for privacy information.

  • The Faith Kerfuffle

    20/12/2019 Duration: 01h01min

    A growing number of prominent Christians are melodramatically professing doubts online. Some even completely renounce their faith. How should we handle this? Brian and Jannelle try to sift through the hubbub, quiet the ballyhoo, and ignore the ruckus in an effort to see how Lord might have us respond.  See for privacy information.

  • Everyone Is Grieving

    13/12/2019 Duration: 20min

    Some aren't willing to admit it, but we all wear masks. Behind the smiles, laughs, and small talk are layers of pain. Unspoken anguish. Marital conflict. Workplace stresses. Financial worries. And yet we all pretend that everything is fine. This week, Brian and Jannelle talk about the consequences of this reality.  See for privacy information.

  • Victimized By A Sermon

    06/12/2019 Duration: 01h25min

    How should you feel after hearing a sermon? A Christian college student wasn't happy about how uncomfortable a particular message made him feel. So he complained. And the university's response led Brian and Jannelle to an important conversation about comfortable Christianity.  See for privacy information.

  • Words of Affirmation

    29/11/2019 Duration: 12min

    Brian and Dr. Gary Chapman have the exact same love language. Coincidence? I think not. Take a listen as Brian and Jannelle talk with the inventor of the Five Love Languages about how this basic concept can transform your relationships.  See for privacy information.

  • Hurry Up and Change

    15/11/2019 Duration: 15min

    The pace is quickening. For most of history, change happened gradually. Life for multiple generations looked virtually identical. But not anymore. Compared to 20 years ago, today's society is virtually unrecognizable. So how does the unchanging Gospel fit into our rapidly changing world? Brian and Jannelle try to figure that out.  See for privacy information.

  • Can I Borrow Twenty Bucks?

    08/11/2019 Duration: 55min

    Christians aren't supposed to love money. We're supposed to be generous with it. But what should we do when a family member or friend wants to borrow money? A recent survey reveals some uncomfortable statistics. And Brian has an embarrassing story to tell.  See for privacy information.

  • The Secret to Unifying Vastly Different People

    25/10/2019 Duration: 11min

    A Christian, a Muslim, and a Hindu walk into a Cleveland ministry center. This isn't a bad joke, my friends. It's a reality. And the secret to peace and unity among these individuals is simple, yet profound.  See for privacy information.

  • When a Doctor Goes Rogue

    18/10/2019 Duration: 18min

    Modern medicine is an incredible gift from the Lord. And yet, it comes with a tremendous amount of power and responsibility. So what happens when a doctor takes that power too far, and a hospital looks the other way?  See for privacy information.

  • The Courtroom Hug? It's Complicated.

    11/10/2019 Duration: 51min

    Christians couldn't resist sharing the video. The bold act of forgiveness in a Texas courtroom was explicitly Christian. It exemplified the Gospel. So why were some Christians dissatisfied with the viral video? Brian and Jannelle talk about it with Pastor Leonard Tanks Jr. of Reach City Church in Cleveland.  See for privacy information.

  • What's Attraction Got to Do, Got to Do With It?

    04/10/2019 Duration: 01h23min

    There are non-negotiable standards for Christian dating relationships. But how much should physical attraction matter for the believer? Yup, we're going there.   See for privacy information.

  • The Big Christian Side Hustle

    27/09/2019 Duration: 38min

    Satire is a unique and powerful comedic tool. We laugh at the uncomfortable reality it exposes. But what happens when YOU are the punchline? Buckle-up Christian ladies. The Babylon Bee just made us laugh at your favorite side hustle.    See for privacy information.

  • When A Pastor Commits Suicide

    20/09/2019 Duration: 01h01min

    He was a mental health advocate. A pastor. A husband and father. And at the age of 30, he took his own life. This week, the team tries to glean Biblical lessons from a tragedy in the church.  See for privacy information.

  • Quit Your Worrying

    06/09/2019 Duration: 19min

    So you're feeling anxious? Sorry to hear that. You must have forgotten that Jesus told us not to worry. Problem solved! Or maybe not. This week Brian and Jannelle talk with Christian counselor Crystal Kershaw about the intersection of faith and anxiety.  See for privacy information.

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