FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ed Gilbreath
Carol Stream, IL – September 7, 2021 – Christianity Today is partnering with Our Daily Bread Ministries to produce Where Ya From?, a new weekly podcast that explores faith and culture with thought leaders from around the Christian community.
Created by Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODBM), Where Ya From? is hosted by Rasool Berry, teaching pastor at Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York, and director of partnerships and content for ODBM. Christianity Today (CT) will feature the program as part of its rapidly growing podcast network. Where Ya From? will join a lineup of critically acclaimed CT podcasts such as Quick to Listen and The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.
“We are thrilled to feature Where Ya From? as part of the CT podcast network,” says Ed Gilbreath, vice president of strategic partnerships for Christianity Today. “Rasool’s dynamic voice and unique insight on themes of faith and society are a perfect fit for the kind of biblically and culturally relevant content we want to provide for our audience as we seek to represent the full diversity of God’s church. And it’s an honor to collaborate on this project with a ministry as impactful and respected as Our Daily Bread.”
According to Berry, the goal of Where Ya From? is to highlight the real-life journeys—”the origin stories”—of dynamic influencers at the intersection of faith and culture. He hopes the podcast will inspire listeners to faithfully engage in conversations across society’s divides. “The polarization in our current social climate has made conversation with those different from us something we need to rediscover,” says Berry. “This podcast models how to build a bridge of understanding at the cross-sections of race, ethnicity, and culture by demonstrating how a curious faith can create deeper compassion and conviction.”
Where Ya From? launches on September 3 and features a diverse array of guests, including Lecrae, Kierra Sheard Kelly, Andy Crouch, Dr. A.R. Bernard, Dr. Alma Zaragoza Petty, Ambassador Sujay Johnson Cook, Daniel Hill, Ekemini Uwan, and many more. The premiere episode highlights the origin story of Lisa Fields, founder of Jude 3 Project. Fields discusses Black apologetics and why it’s her mission to help the Black Christian community know what they believe, why they believe, and how to share their faith in everyday situations.
Following its debut episode, regular installments of Where Ya From? episodes will drop each Tuesday at MoreCT.com/WhereYaFrom, whereyafrom.org, and at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other popular streaming platforms.
Our Daily Bread Ministriesis a non-denominational, non-profit organization whose focus for more than 80 years has been to make the Bible accessible and understandable to people around the world. The organization creates print and digital content and distributes more than 60 million resources annually in more than 150 countries.
Christianity Today is an acclaimed and award-winning media ministry that elevates the storytellers and sages of the global Church. Each month, across a variety of digital and print media, the ministry carries the most important stories and ideas of the kingdom of God to over 4.5 million people all around the planet.