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Shelby Abbott

When Life Hurts: Elizabeth Woodson

November 18, 2023

Hitting one of those moments when life hurts something fierce? Author Elizabeth Woodson talks about finding the other side of pain in her own dark night.

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Even though it can seem embarrassing or shameful, doubt is something totally natural in the Christian faith. In fact, doubt can lead to a stronger faith in God and the gospel…if you doubt well. In this episode, Shelby will walk you through some simple and practical ways you can doubt well—ways that lead to a richer, more robust faith in Jesus.
November 11, 2023
Tired of being at war with your body and your brain’s ideas about it? Counselor, fitness instructor, and author Rachael Gilbert knows from her own experience how many of us bury our searing insecurities. But keeping up appearances is exhausting. We need restoration from the inside out. She’ll help you overcome negative self-talk, muscle past comparison, and cultivate vital uplifting relationships.
November 4, 2023
Maybe you know what it’s like for loss to upend your life, even as a child. Josiah Chandler does. But despite raw pain, he knows what it’s like to move beyond emptiness and anger.
October 28, 2023
Hosanna Wong: She’s into the 49ers, Marvel comics, spoken word poetry. She chats about rediscovering her connection with God during a season of life she never wants to repeat.
October 21, 2023
“Why does God care who I sleep with?” Really--is your sex life really any of God’s business? Author and pastor Sam Allberry gets down to business about sexual ethics, his one-star Amazon reviews, and what happens when people mess up.
October 14, 2023
Same-sex attraction and Christian faith: How’s that work out? Author and pastor Sam Allberry opens about discovering his sexual orientation, Christianity…and how to live with both realities.
October 7, 2023
You’ve been there, with friends lobbing tough questions about Jesus and you wanting to crawl under your chair. Apologist and author Sean McDowell opens up about some of the big ones—and how to talk about the hope you have.
September 30, 2023
You love video games. You love Jesus. And not in that order. What do video games get right? What should you side-eye? Author and admitted video game addict Reagan Rose gets real about gaming.
September 23, 2023
As a Taiwanese immigrant, Ruth Chou Simons was always head-down, proving her worth. She chats about shame-honor culture, the hamster wheel of never being enough—and one mind-blowing "aha" that changes it all.
September 16, 2023
Real Life Loading… recaps a killer first year with its best-of highlight reel.
September 9, 2023
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About Real Life Loading...

Real Life Loading... is a mashup of biblical truth, personal authenticity, cultural awareness, and straight-up humor for young adults who are hungry for more than plastic Christianity. It’s a podcast about the life-changing power of Jesus for relationships in a constantly shifting culture. If that sounds interesting, pull up a chair.

About Shelby Abbott

Shelby Abbott is a Philly-based author, speaker, and campus minister who digs his wife, his daughters, sneakers, vinyl, movies, authenticity, and a healthy dose of positive sarcasm. Most of all, he's wild about Jesus and His ability to change everything about life.

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