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Front Porch with the Fitzes

Front Porch with the Fitzes, is a weekly chinwag featuring author Elyse Fitzpatrick and two of her three kids, Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick. Sometimes some unexpected folks might even drop by and sit for a spell. Every week they’ll jibber about faith, family life, things that interest them in culture or news, and what they’re learning about the Lord and their Christianity. Imagine sitting on the front porch of your ol’ Kentucky home, listening to three slightly off-kilter believers talk about life, do a lot of laughing at each other and everyone else…and then, of course, there’s always the bluegrass music playing in the background.
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Jul 16, 2019

Allie (Jessica's daughter) and Eowyn (Joel's daughter) join us for this week's episode. We put out a call to all of our listeners to settle a bet for us. We talk a little about Harry Potter and share a funny news story. Then Elyse closes us out with a devotional reading from her book Comforts From the Cross

Jul 2, 2019

In this week's episode we continue our series interviewing people of color. Emanuel Williams joins us and we have a very important discussion about gas station food. Then he educates us about being a black man in America today. Then he gives us a healthy dose of the gospel with a devotional on Psalm 15.

Jun 25, 2019

In this week's podcast we continue our series of listening to voices of people of color. Marte Riley joins us to talk about her experience in white religious spaces. She also talks to us about what white people can do to stand next to and support their African American friends. Then she closes out the podcast with a poem she wrote. 

Jun 18, 2019

This week Derwin and his wife Vicki from Transformation Church join us. We talk about his book The HD Leader. We talk about sharks. We talk about swimming. We talk about why we should have multi-ethnic churches and how to go about cultivating them. The Derwin closes us out with a devotional on the Samaritan Women.  

Jun 11, 2019

Joel's good friend Anthony English joins us on the podcast this week. We are setting aside the month of June to bring on guests of color to teach us and so that we can learn and lament. Anthony is a huge star wars and DC geek so we had a good chat about that and laugh a ton then we head into the deeper waters. 

Jun 4, 2019

Jessica talks about a few different people she would like to put a pox on. Joel talks about a recent couples massage he just had. Then Jess gives a devotional based on the Netflix show Dead To Me.

May 21, 2019

In this week's episode, Jessica shares two crazy cool experiences that she had in the last couple days. Then the crew talks about the culture of celebrity pastor and two different situations that are happening in evangelicalism right now. Then Elyse shares a great devotional on the rich young ruler.

May 14, 2019

In this week's episode we answer two more listener questions. They are really meaty. One is about good works and daily devotions. One is about racial justice. 

May 7, 2019

In this week's episode we answer a bunch of listener questions. Yep, that's pretty much it.

Apr 30, 2019

We talk about how excited we are to watch Avengers Endgame. We don't give away any spoilers because when we recorded we hadn't seen it yet. We call back to a lot of random movies. Then Pop closes us out with a killer devotional on Hebrews.

Apr 23, 2019

The crew is back with updates about their lives. Joel goes into way too much detail about being sick. Jess talks about her latest obsession with John and Peter running to the empty tomb. Elyse closes us out with a devotional on the joy of the Lord being our strength. 

Apr 9, 2019

In this week's episode we start off with a very important discussion on donuts. Then we play the Florida Man birthday game. Then Joel closes us with a great devotional on Ruth 4:18-22. 

Apr 2, 2019

In this week's episode our favorite friends from across the Pond join us. The UK Cats are back and as funny as ever. The ask the crew the questions that Fitzfaithfuls submitted. Wesley (Jessica's son) also joins us. 

Mar 26, 2019

In this week's episode, our friend, Noel Jesse Heikkinen joins us to talk about beards, March Madness, and his book Wretched Saints. His Shannon's Corner jingle is work of art. 

Mar 12, 2019

In this week's episode, our new friend Nate Pyle joins us. Jessica shares a series of crazy events all involving 9-1-1 calls that she experienced over the past few day. Then the crew talks to Nate Pyle about his new book More Than You Can Handle. Then Nate closes us out with a great devotional on Lent.

Mar 5, 2019

In this week's episode we invite our favorite soundman on to tell the most amazing story. You have to hear it. Then we talk about our recent trip to the Holy Land Experience in Florida. Elyse closes us out with a devotional on the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Join us. It's a good one. And all you Patreon supporters are in for a real treat. 

Feb 19, 2019

In this week's episode we have Nick Davis and Adam Smith of the Valued Conference join us. We talk about a couple great news stories. We talk about the Valued Conference and why it is important. Then Nick closes us out with a devotional from Matthew 10:31. 

Feb 12, 2019

In this week's episode we invited our friend Lew on the show. You might now him from his work as Banjo Man. We talk about his life and his musical talent. Then he leads us in a killer devotional on God giving us good gift. 

Jan 29, 2019

In this week's episode we talk about the blown call during the Rams/Saints game. We talk about the work of art that Banjo Man released. Then Pop closes us out with a devotional on the grace of God.

Jan 22, 2019

Listener Beware: maybe don't listen with kids... because we tackle some Florida Man stories and you know they are crazy. Jess and Elyse talk about a recent trip to the Sunshine State. Then we talk Chargers football. Spoiler alert: We hate them. We close the podcast by answering a Fitzfaithful's question about rewards in heaven. 

Jan 15, 2019

Our good friend Dave Zahl from Mockingbird joins us to talk about music, television, and his latest book Seculosity. He is one of our favorite smart guys. Then he closes us out with a devotional on Luke 3. 

Jan 8, 2019

New Year, same us. It's the original crew this week. Jessica shares about a recent trip on a hot air balloon, you have to hear this. Joel talks about resolutions, you won't believe his. Pop talks about prayer.

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