This ministry and podcast changed my life for the better. I suffered a stroke recently (in my 40s) and this podcast was my “companion” on my road to recovery. And it continues to help me strengthen and deepen my relationship with God. I encourage you to lean in and embrace the messages on this podcast. It will bring perspective on your life (and your relationship with God) and just might change your life!
I fell in love with their writing back with Wild at Heart. The podcast have been awesome. In true Toastmaster form, might I suggest joining a club so you would catch your filler words? Too many cliches like "unpack," and John, you use the word "right?" way tooooooo much.
This ministry has Had a wonderful impact on my heart for God. From being a man of God, to being a husband, to being a father... must listen for anyone at any stage!
This team is a huge part in mentoring me towards deepening my relationship with God! The messages they bring are always so timely & align so well with what God is showing me. I don’t take for granted the time & heart it takes to put out this free resource. You all bless me so much!
Equipped + Ready for Battle
Carrie L Robaina
I recently started listening to this podcast and I am so thankful for this ministry and their willingness to address deep, spiritual issues with truth and humility.
It’s always refreshing to listen to this podcast because of the spiritual depth and the way John and the team relate spiritual truth to everyday life.
Food for the Soul and Spirit
The RH podcast has been good to my soul and spirit. God providentially brought me to this podcast during an extended sabbatical and the teachings have been refueling my engine. Thanks to everyone at RH.
Your ministry has impacted my life deeper than I can put into words. Your insight into the heart and how to obtain God-provided healing for the soul has opened my life to a level of intimacy with God I did not think possible. Thank you so much for all you do and for your vulnerability in sharing the difficult seasons of your own life. It has meant the world to my wife and I!
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As a Christian who desires true freedom and peace in my life, I am so grateful for this ministry to men and women. The insight of these weathered “warrior poets” gives me hope for a deeper walk myself with Jesus. My desire for more of God is partly answered by these faithful men and women on this podcast. I’m touched by their intimate and personal stories, and vulnerability to express their hearts and seek the heart of God gives me courage to do the same. Their message is basically that we are in need of rescue from sin, death, and other dark forces in this world, and Jesus is the one who “ransomed” us from all of it. It’s a sacred romance that, through Jesus, God cares and loves us like a father (or mother- he cares in all ways), and we get to respond and love him like children and inheritors of the promise of eternal life and all that comes with it through the death and resurrection of Jesus. I can’t say enough about them and the impact of their ministry in my life and the life of my family even. God bless you guys and ladies at ransomed heart!
I look forward to every Monday because in this world it is rare to find trwasure worth not only sharing but savoring. John Eldredge and his team have consitently brought the Kingdom of God and Heaven down to earth over and over through the years. My hope is that as many as possible find this treasure and are able to soak up the wisdom and share it as well. Kepp it up gang.
Spiritual Warfare series is so informative and incredibly practical!
Thank you so very much for your series on spiritual warfare. It is SO helpful, practical, educational, and presented so very well. A topic I have been familiar with but can always grow in. Each episode served to shed light on ways I can stand strong in my identity in Christ and do battle on behalf of my own life and relationships. I’ve saved this series in my library so I can go back again and again to listen to the truths presented here. Thank you for all you do to strengthen the Body of Christ. You are making a huge difference in my life!! ♥️
A Deeper Awakening
This podcast has encouraged my walk with God like nothing else before. I am so grateful for the Ransomed Heart Ministries. They have reignited my heart to seek God with passion. They have great insight into what it truly means to walk with Christ.
Not only for men
This message changed my life in ways I don't even fully understand yet. I am thankful every single day for the RH team. These bite-sized podcasts are a highlight of my Mondays, I am usually eagerly waiting for the next podcast. John & his team are at the cutting edge of what it means to be a Christian - Male or Female. My wife has been listening for awhile now and has had some great breakthroughs also. Give it a go, you won't be dissappointed!
I first read Wild at Heart years ago(2010) to be exact and have since been amazed at how much this relates to the life that’s been mine. The most recent podcast on Initiating Boys had me scrambling in ways, looking for where I had been initiated and who was there with me in the journey. John mentioned a book which hinted at something bigger and it left yearning for more. I did an amazon search to not only find the book, but in new condition. Thank you for all which you’ve done, btw the I cannot wait to read “The Way of the Wild Heart”!
Love this podcast
Anna Joy Meadows Light
I have read everything John Eldredge has written and now hearing from him and Stasy and the “gang” makes me feel like part of the family. I am forever grateful for your obedience to write and create content that takes us back to the heart of God. I pray my influence is half what yours is someday and that anything I do or say only points people to the heart of God and what He says about them!
Must hear podcast
These podcasts are life-changing. If restoration and transformation of your life is what you are after, the podcasts will open up new fields of goodness to you.
Grace Elizabeth S.
This podcast makes me feel safe in what I am dedicating my time to. Apart from reading God’s word, I find John and his team’s thoughts and conversations to be one of the most revitalizing part of my life today. For those seeking a meaningful addition to their day, this podcast is a must listen to type of podcast. I always finish an episode feeling a unique feeling of comfort and peace.
Where would the Christian community be without John Eldridge?
John’s teaching has radically changed my life for the better. I attended a Wild at Heart boot camp in 2003 and was set free from a lifetime of condemnation among other things. The team at Ransomed Heart have no doubt rescued many churches from wimpy, waterd-down versions of Christianity so prevalent in many circles today. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast. You won’t regret it.
Helps me See Jesus in my life
Gives me a new perspective on how I can look at God working in my life.
These guys have saved my life from the pit of hell a few times. They don’t know me, but I know them and what they say and it’s made all the difference. Subscribe today and listen.
Heart led spirituality - my fav podcast!!!!
Ransomed heart Ministries brings practical relevant spiritual issues to open hearted discussions- Love, love, love this ministry and what they are doing in hearts of listeners. Highly recommend 👍👍👍
Is it possible to give 6 stars?
I'm 19 about to turn 20, I've grown up without that fatherly figure. However because of these podcast, basecamp, and much more from john elderage I was saved and got baptized. The last month I've craved more of god, and god has been good using john elderage as an amazing tool. Keep up the good work, I'll be writing an auto biography of my life and I'll be sure to mention you in it!
Just like his books
Eldredge is awesome to read. He's even greater to listen to. Definitely give a listen.
It all clicked for me when I started reading Jon and Staci’s books. Their perspective on this life and how to live it in faith in daily moment by moment practices has helped my faith come alive and stay fed.
John Eldridge and the rest of the Ransomed Heart team are straight MONEY. John has become an abstract sort of spiritual sage-father-person in my life and my heart has been all the better for it. Thankful for people like them to invest into strangers like me!
Envy series is one of the best I've ever heard.
A friend of mine text me the link to this podcast and then followed it with, "Envy. Listen now." I just finished part four and it was life-changing. I realized as I was listening how little the topic of envy is discussed in our culture and how unexposed it is. This series brings light to its devastating effects. Blaine and John do a wonderful job of not posturing themselves as experts, acknowledging their own battles with envy and sharing how they have learned to combat it. I will repeat the wise words of my friend. Envy. Listen now.
This is a great podcast for those of us interested in walking more closely with God.
Rich, moving, deep, authentic
I love this podcast. It is like a raw well of truth that refreshes my spirit. At times the format of 4 people sitting around randomly talking from their heart isn't satisfying like pure teaching is. I feel like I have to take fragments and piece them together myself...and it doesn't always work well for me. I feel like I lose gold nuggets on those episodes. However most of the time the subjects speak to me and I am ministered to.
Healing for the Soul
Every time I listen to this podcast, I feel like my soul is healed a little more. Thank you guys for what you do!
I love his messages!
John and his team have great insight to the mans heart for God!
These series are amazing and touch at the center of our hearts. God used this series to wake up my heart once more. I am so very encouraged of these timeless teachings. Thank you for adding them to the podcast!
If you are looking to develop your relationship with Christ in an authentic and exhilarating way, this is the podcast for you. The teachings here are extremely helpful and have done wonders to make me the man God made me to be. Absolutely recommended for any Christian believers.
I just have to say how much I appreciate this podcast. I would definitely recommend to anybody who needs God's truth spoken into their lives.
Best podcast I've found.
American Dream is dead
PBJ & Play
The podcast "Reflecting on the year" made me roll my eyes so much that I have a headache. One of John's favorite memories of the year is writing a book with his son. So, if anyone thinks work life in America is fair, I hope this podcast thoroughly disabuses you. America is NOT a meritocracy. John's son is probably 25-ish and is co-writing a book with daddy. Millennials wake up! This is what you need to do to get a writing job in this sluggish, impossible economy: pick a successful author for a father. EYEROLL I hope John's kids know that they are VERY LUCKY. Even if the kid is a good writer, please understand that a writer usually has to pay his dues and work very hard on his craft for years to get a shot at being published. It must be nice to have a living handed to you.
I look forward to this podcast every week. Ransomed Heart Ministries has changed the way I view my Christianity. I wish they would change their podcast feed information to include more podcast episodes. There are many great episodes in the past that are not accessable. Keep up the great work.
A Survival Guide 4 Christian Men podcast
Loving this series on relationships!
John and the Ransomed Heart team, I'm loving this series on relatioships - things to look for, postures to assume, and styles to be aware of. Could this be the subject of a new book on lay-counseling and loving the people around us? I would love that! Keep up these awesome podcasts.
Thank you Ransomed Heart
Love your podcasts, keep fighting the good fight!
Message for Ransomed Heart: If Josh Garrels' "Run" isn't your theme song, it should be!!!
Hole in heart made whole
Partial partial partial...thanks for the loving strong reminder that my heart aches for the kingdom in full even though I am blessed to experience it within me now. Jesus is my kinsmen redeemer and my Boaz.
John I have loved your work for years. I'm going to ask you to please address why you have now right before the election chosen to alienate half the nation. You're work on the heart is so amazingly wonderful and your words have been a conduit for Gods love to all of us lucky enough to know your work. But over the past few months you have "picked" this sin and "left" that sin. For instance you can't focus on one political party for their stance on abortion but look the other way when 100,000 Iraqis are dead because of a lie. I think you can tell I love your work and what you stand for but must dissent on the last few weeks. Please take this for what it is. Your heart is amazing, you however have allowed your mind to engage in picking and choosing. But on the other hand...I may be wrong about all this and am absolutely open to someone showing how. I love you brother and my family will continue our monetary contributions to RH, all of what I just said is a small piece of pie compared to the hearts Christ ransoms through you everyday.
Good for the soul
I really enjoy these podcasts. The Ransomed Heart team brings very relevant topics up and discusses all the different perspectives and questions we wrestle with as sons and daughters of the King. Stimulating, engaging and challenging.
Homosexuality finally addressed
Eric in PTC
In this age where one of THE Issues of our day is the massive shift in society and within the church of the LGBT movement, I have often wondered why the voice of the church is so silent and ineffective. Over the last few weeks I have kept asking: 'Why hasn't one of the big Christian preachers or authors written THE BOOK on a Christian response to homosexuality?'. And, shortly thereafter, along comes your amazing set of podcasts, first on gender and then on homosexuality.
Wow, absolutely amazing and on target! And, also can I thank you for your absolute kindness and mercy in how you presented the material. I loved the approach of using two podcasts, just to lay a positive and uplifting groundwork on gender in general You outlined the great dignity and good plans that the Lord has always had for all people - his original design and intent as gender differences being good and core to our being. So affirming to us all, even to those who are in the homosexual lifestyle.
Then, you dove so tenderly, but without flinching into the why, the causality, of homosexual attraction and gender confusion. I have never heard such a well founded and deeply consoling description of the wounding that underlies most homosexual and gender confusion issues. How welcoming your words should be to anyone dealing with this issue. And, as a society, we are all dealing with this issue. And it is having huge effects on all that we hold dear and once held sacred.
You took on one of the most difficult issues with grace and cunning. You and Craig spoke as Jesus himself would on the issue, being so tender and merciful, the mercy that only flows from deep compassion from the Father. But, also with the intent caring of a loving parent, who cares too speak not to speak the truth, the full truth, in love. You showed us how it would not be love, but cowardice and ultimately callused indifference NOT to shoot straight and address the whole issue. It would be a terrible thing to turn our backs on those caught up in this lifestyle and either condemn them or ignore them and let them wallow and sink further into their broken-ness. How awful that we as a society have simply caved in, letting us all go further along a dangerous path, by allowing and accepting and even encouraging and embracing a lifestyle that we know, deep in our hearts, is against God's plan for men and women.
The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. When we say we don't care about someone, it is the most hurtful thing we can say. It says, I don't care whether you live or die, whether you drown in your pain and hurt, or whether you recover. I think the church has, over time, committed a double wrong. First, by being too silent and failing to properly take on and properly address what the Christian response should be? Most church members would be hard pressed to know even what to say, let alone be motivated to any sort of right action, or how to help those in gender confusion. It is out of our passisavism and acceptance of the world's values, or out of our fear for being challenged and our ministry attacked by the vocal minority, that we have turned our backs and let many fall into ruin, and let is issue grow into a massive affliction, instead of addressing it when it was smaller. The other wrong is that when the church has spoken, it is with such a shrill, dogmatic, doctrine-hardened voice. This truth without love, has driven those caught up in the lifestyle away, mistreated them, by offering only sin and judgement and no compassion and mercy and recovery. They are responding as we ought to have expected. They are hurt, angry, feeling displaced, disrespected, and written off.
So, it should be no shock to us that the issue has now grown into what feels like a civil rights movement - in society and in the church. These forgotten and seemingly oppressed people have organized, banded together and are taking on their 'oppressors'. They seek to throw off the yoke of the label of sin and seek instead that the society and the church embrace their lifestyle as a valid and even God-ordained truth. It is partially because of the church's silence and ineffective voice that we have come to where we are. Mainline denominations, starting with the Episcopal church, then the Presbyterian USA, were the first to give way, and the battle is raging in the Methodist and Lutherans churches. The LGBT movement has, as it's goal, not the creation of a new church body that embraces who they are, but the overthrow and overturning of the existing bodies of believers who have traditionally held to the biblical view of marriage, etc. You see this in the battles for recognition of same sex marriage and the demand for LGBT clergy. They seek a change of leadership and doctrine that finally allows man the ability to interpret truth and weigh it against the relative values of our society in this day.
This is the real issue at stake, it is the fall repeating itself. Man wants to sit in God's place as the interpreter and determiner of right and wrong. And with that power, we want the ability to contradict the creator when we want something we think we enjoy to be validated and no longer considered sin. It is all a diabolical scheme of the evil one to tear down all that God has set apart as sacred so the people of earth will become cold and calloused to God and downright resistant, rebellious and indifferent to him. In that day, all that was once held as sacred will be disregarded ( as can plainly be seen by watching most anything in our media today ). And the end game is what? That people would no longer hold God himself as sacred and turn away from him. This is the enemy's goal and one massive tactic is to assault our gender, turn men and women against God's ways, and in the process accomplish a double goal - hurting the individual and indirectly, attacking God by attacking his children here on Earth.
Fantastic Work Being Done Here!
Thank you for how much effort that you put in to this message! This has helped me a ton and is clearly from God!
Jesus' view on gender
This whole series rings deeply true. I've read a few books on worldview and these podcast truly bring a dry subject to life. In such a time as this it is not enough to know what we believe, but why we hold those beliefs. It is in those foundational "whys" that our views become strong and able to stand against deception, confusion and even persecution. When our convictions don't have deep roots we will be crushed by cynicism. There is a reason based in divine creation and human dignity for each podcast position and John and Craig do a fabulous job in making the case for truth. I've enjoyed how their very natural conversational style has made me think about how I have arrived at my convictions that are all too often at odds with how Jesus looked at the world. We need you to keep them coming, John and Craig!
Ransomed Heart Ministries has proven to be life changing for me. My wife and I recently relocated to Colorado Springs and are attending a local church that is affiliated with RHM. The books and podcasts and live events contain the ability to alter the way you think and set you free to follow God apart from religion and religious nonsense. Thank you for Wild At Heart.
disappointed august 23
I have read all of John's books, have led 2 small group studies of his (currently doing Beautiful Outlaw video series) and have contributed to Ransom Heart-but on the issue of pacifism he is caught up in his own "warrior" mentality. There are too many holes in his arguement to address here, and I give him the benefit of the doubt in realizing this is a short session. However...he berrates pacifists for only looking at a few verses in the Bible, and then does the same thing himself. Yes Jesus said 2 swords were enough, but what was His reaction when Peter used one to slice off the slave's ear? He told him to put it away ("all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword MT 26:52) Yes John you are correct that Jesus didn't tell the soldier to quit his job-but he never told slave owners to free their slaves-does that make slavery ok today? Thoughout many of your writings you cite the verses about Jesus making a whip and using violence-how can you go from that one incident (which I think was awesome) and then conclude that killing is ok? Why didn't the disciples fight for their lives, all being martyred other than John? Craig gives a very light mention of the old covenant verses the new covenant-you of all people should realize the stark contrast! How can you love your enemy, look him in the eye in the battle field, and kill him? You seem to think that pacifism is an "e asy way out" of serving in the military-many do serve in support roles. And I hardly think you can mention Jesus in the book of Revelation as a reason that killing is ok-when he comes to lead the final battle it won't be a fight for land, oil, or to simply overthrow a government. And just because some of us believe Jesus when he said to turn the other cheek, you are wrong to think we would not protect our families. Killing in a war brought about by a government ruled by men is very different than killing with Jesus as your king in the final battle.
Wow, I have been rescued again! Every week this podcast brings into the real larger story! The story of the hotshots running to the fire and rallying the other fire fighters stand their ground and fight stirred the warrior inside of me.it reminds me of Gandalf "you will not pass!" And the fire in your back yard, stopped....wow!! Praise God!!
Awesome as usual. Every week, I can't wait to download and listen to the next podcast. Such a blessing! Love the World View discussion series. Soooo good.
I just want you to know that I'm so thankful for you and your ministry. Your recent words on suffering and "the next thing" were very meaningful to me. You are one of my heroes, my Wallace.