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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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Dec 31, 2019

In this week's episode we start with reading some reviews from Apple Podcast on our little show. We start with a one star review and end with a five star review. Spoiler: people don't like it when we talk politics. Then we talk all the fun stuff we did over the past couple weeks. We end with a beautiful poem from Marte Riley.

Dec 17, 2019

It's just the original crew this week no guest. That means we are a little more out of control than normal. We tell a Florida Man story and another story that is as crazy as a Florida Man story. Then we spend some time talking about Biblical Counseling, where it was, where it is, how it helps, and how if used improperly it may hurt. 

Dec 10, 2019

Rachel Green Miller joins us this week to talk about her book Beyond Authority and Submission. Of course, we have to talk about Baby Yoda and get to know Rachel for a bit first. Then we spend a lot of time talking about biblical roles and complementarianism. Rachel closes out with a great devotional.   

Dec 2, 2019

In this week's podcast, Champ Thornton joins us! He is a podcaster and an author and an assistant pastor and an all around champ. 

Nov 26, 2019

In this week's episode Jennifer Lyell joins us to talk about her book The Promises of God Storybook Bible: The Story of God's Unstoppable Love.  We spend some of the times we have been sent emails we shouldn't have received and sent some text we didn't mean to send. The she tell us why she wrote her book and reads us a lovely story from it. 

Nov 19, 2019

In this week's episode Ruth Chou Simons joins the crew. We talk about the Whatever Craft House. We talk about advent calendars. We talk about her latest book Beholding and Becoming

Nov 5, 2019

In this episode we talk to our friend Michelle Bates about her book Beyond the Shallow How Suffering Led Me to the Deep End of Grace. Her story is one of immense suffering and she opens it up to us. Jessica and Elyse share a few crazy stories from their latest trip to Canada. 

Oct 29, 2019

In this week's episode we talk about the MacArthur/Moore situation. We also talk about Kanye's new album. So basically we are talking about all the things that everyone else is talking about, but you know we do it with our own flair. 

Oct 22, 2019

This is the live episode we recorded over the weekend at Here We Still Stand 2019. Eric Shumacher joins us in the place of Joel because Joel had to work. I am telling you Eric is hilarious and you won't be sorry you listened. 

Oct 8, 2019

In this femaleless episode Joel takes the opportunity to get to know Pop better. You will hear about when Pop and Elyse first met, their first date, and their wedding. You also hear a couple stories of Pop and his brothers. Then Joel closes us out with a devotional on the generous Father. It's a fun episode. 

Oct 1, 2019

In this week's episode, the crew talks about the end of the baseball season. Elyse and Pop talk about their recent trip to SpaceX. Then Elyse interviews Jessica about her newest book How To Help Your Anxious TeenPop interviews Joel about his latest book Between Us Guys. It is a fun one. 

Sep 24, 2019

In this week's episode our friend Gretchen Ronnevik joins us. We talk about farming. We talking about knitting. We talk about Fabio's nipples (bet you didn't see that coming). We talk about her program that she developed called Gospel Mentoring. Then she closes us out with a gospel soaked devotional. 

Sep 17, 2019

Steve Brown from the Key Life network joins us. He talks about his latest book Talk the Walk. We also talk about the hurricane that never was. Then he closes us out with a devotional on revival.

Sep 10, 2019

Our friends Scott Mehl and Jose Gonzales from Cornerstone West LA join us. They talk about their church where they both pastor. The church has three different services all three are in different languages. Also, Scott is a Dodgers fan so of course we give him a hard time for that. 

Sep 3, 2019

In this week's episode we go over a couple Florida Man stories. That of course leads us into talking about our most recent car accidents. Then Jess and Joel close us out with a devotional on back-to-school season.

Aug 27, 2019

In this week's episode Kristie Anyabwile joins us to talk about the book she just edited and contributed to. (Yes, Pop destroys her last name). The book is called His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. We talk about how the book came about and why it's important. Then she closes us out with a devotional from Psalm 119. 

Aug 20, 2019

Joel comes back from his brief hiatus to talk about our books and vacation. We laugh way too much. Pop is prime Pop. Joel is prime Joel. 

Jul 30, 2019

In this week's podcast Amanda Barratt joins us to talk about her amazing book My Dearest Dietrich. She tells us the most amazing love story. We also talk about a family trip to Comic-Con. Then Amanda closes us out with a great devotional reading from Bonehoeffer.

Jul 23, 2019

In this week's episode our new friend Becky Kopitzke comes on the podcast to talk about her latest book The Cranky Mom Fix. Pop talks about working at VBS, it isn't a flattering story. Jess talks about a recent water fight she was in. Then Becky talks all about how to change from being a cranky mom into a mom that enjoys her kids. She closes us out with a devotional that incorporates cows, so you know we loved that. 

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.

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