Curiosity brought us electricity. Curiosity lured mankind to the moon. Curiosity is behind every captivating piece of art, every rhapsodic note of music, and every delectable dish of food. Curiosity has started wars and revolutions. Curiosity has catalyzed innumerable relationships, marriages, and, well, pregnancies.
Curiosity is the womb of empathy.
Curiosity is complacency’s greatest enemy.
Curiosity is the birthplace of infinity.
But for us, one our favorite qualities about curiosity is the way it draws us deeper into who God is. The Christian faith is meant to incite awe and wonder. Yet, we often get frustrated over what we don’t understand. For every fact, there are hundreds of questions bubbling under the surface. Christian Curious is about encouraging YOU to embrace your questions. After all, it was Jesus who said, “Seek and you will find.” (Matthew 7:7).
On this show, we ask the most pressing questions this cultural moment has to offer for the Church and believers. Our hope is to grow in our faith, our knowledge, and our curiosity.
What are your questions?
Creator and Host of Christian Curious Radio and Podcast.
Curiosity has not killed me yet.
Co-Host of Christian Curious.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." --Voltaire
I remember riding shotgun in my Daddy's two-tone blue Ford pick-up truck, hammering him with questions as we drove along deserted country backroads.
Daddy, what color is clear?
Why do some people like onions, when clearly they're disgusting?
Is something wrong with their tastebuds?
Does the color red look the same to you as it does to me?
How do you know?
If I go to school so I can work and I work so I can live, when will I really get to live?
Dad would try to answer best as he could, but inevitably, he'd shrug his shoulders and say, "Halee, you think too much."
Three decades have passed since those days, and not much has changed. I still ask tough questions, and Dad would still say I think too much. But these days, I marshal that very same spirit of inquiry into my vocation as a writer, radio/podcast host, and researcher. As a writer, I ask tough questions about how faith informs our understanding of culture, and vice versa. As a researcher, I help individuals and organizations unpack, understand, and navigate the challenges that lie between them and their goals.
My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Christian Education Journal, Real Clear Religion, Relevant, Books and Culture, Gifted for Leadership, Outcomes, Intervarsity's The Well. My first book, Dare Mighty Things: Mapping the Challenges of Leadership for Christian Women is due out from Zondervan in March 2014. I also teach seminary courses in spiritual formation, theology, and leadership. In my spare time, I'm a barefoot runner and a bread baker. One cancels out the other, I guess!
I live in Littleton, Colorado with my husband, Paul and my daughters, Ellie and Vivi.
Soli deo gloria.
Hannah is a Georgia girl who loves writing and hearing people’s stories. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and English and is currently pursuing an MA at Denver Seminary in Cultural Engagement. Her jobs include working as the admin assistant to the Kaleo Project at Denver Seminary, a copywriter for the nonprofit WealthBuilders, and an editor/writer for a handful of local Lifestyle Publications.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband Mason and puppy Gabe, cooking, and being in the sunshine. Read more of Hannah’s writing here: www.hannahechols.me