NEW: The Insurgence Podcast

January 23, 2019

In this new add-on episode, Frank uncorks his new podcast, one in which he has conversation partners. You can access the new podcast at

ADDENDA: Join the Insurgence!

June 4, 2018

In this addenda, Frank unveils his new book INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom by giving you the first part of the book in audio form.


January 17, 2018

In this short episode, Frank introduces his new podcast. He also announces his new blog series on the gospel of the kingdom. For the new podcast, go to For the new blog series, go to

CODA: The Tabernacle of David

August 22, 2016

Frank releases a CODA episode which contains one of the most powerful messages he's ever delivered. It's called "The Tabernacle of David." The message is part of a series of talks on The Deeper Christian Life Network

Frank’s Last Episode: Unveiling the Replacement

August 9, 2015

In this final episode of Frank's podcast, he explains why he's ending the show and unveils what will be replacing it.

Chat with Frank: Unsubscribers (Crank) Call In

August 9, 2015

In a comical episode, the author's unsubscribers call in to "chat with Frank" using crank calls.

Changing the Calculus of the Culture War

July 20, 2015

Frank gives an incisive look at how Christians should respond to the culture. Delivered at the 2015 Urbana Christian Festival in Illinois. His article How to Respond to the World's Narrative delves deeper into the subject.

A Ministry Dream Team

July 8, 2015

Frank casts his vision of a ministry dream team and how it would benefit you, the body of Christ, and the world. This episode has been followed up and updated by a PDF document called My Vision for a Ministry Dream Team

Hacks to the Victorious Christian Life

June 17, 2015

In this episode, Frank shares five hacks to the victorious christian life with his discussion partner Conrad.

Bad Christian: On Being Challenged

June 3, 2015

The boys from "Bad Christian" talk to Frank and his co-author Mary DeMuth about spiritual warfare, the future of the church, the difference between a challenge and an attack, a behind-the-scenes look at Pagan Christianity and The Day I Met Jesus, and several other subjects

Introduction to the Mystery of God

May 20, 2015

Frank gives an introduction to the Mystery of God from Ephesians 3. If you're interested in being notified when the rest of the series on Ephesians is available, sign up on the DCL Network | Master Classes Form and you'll be alerted when they are released.

Should a Christian Be Wealthy?

May 3, 2015

A follow-up to his blog post "Is it Okay for Christians to be Rich?," Frank deals with the subject in his own inimitable way.

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Mentor

April 22, 2015

Frank speaks to his podcast subscribers about the 5 reasons why every Christian should have a mentor. He then answers a common question he receives from people who are interested in being mentored.

Meet the New Jacob

April 6, 2015

Reformed professor and radio talk show host Steve Brown at KeyLife interviews Frank Viola author and Mary DeMuth. Frank gives a powerful riff on the New Jacob (the 7th man) while Mary adds insights into how Jesus responds to the desperate.

Christ Before Time

March 25, 2015

What was the Eternal Son doing before time? The Bible has a lot to say about this. This episode is a reading from Jesus: A Theography, Chapter 1. It presents what the Scriptures teach concerning what the Preincarnate Christ was doing before creation and how it benefits you.

Diary of a Prostitute Who Loved Much

March 18, 2015

The story of the prostitute who loved Jesus extravagantly in the house of a pharisee. A reading from the book The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels, Chapter 2.

Things We Miss When Reading the Gospels

March 4, 2015

Frank and Mary DeMuth talk to Dr. Michael Brown about some of the things we miss when reading the Gospels. A fresh presentation of Christ as they talk about their new book The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels.

Two Kinds of Leaders

February 4, 2015

In this episode, Frank talks about two kinds of leaders - particularly those who stand outside the institutional church.

Gutless Wonders

January 18, 2015

Frank addresses a tragic problem in the Christian world today. Recorded in early December 2014.

Welcome to the Third Race

January 7, 2015

Frank Viola shares a powerful message from Ephesians 2 on "the third race." Delivered to a multiethnic church in Virginia in 2007. All of Frank's messages on Ephesians will be edited and released in the future as a series. If you want to be notified when they are available, sign up on the DCL Network | Master Classes Form and you'll be alerted when they are released.

Frank Interviews Your Favorite Character Caller

December 10, 2014

The character caller from the 100th episode who won the most votes from listeners sits in the studio with Frank for a full-on interview. Warning: Do not attempt to listen unless you have a subtle sense of humor.

How Not to Receive Correction

November 29, 2014

Frank talks about how a Christian should not receive correction from another believer. This is the other side of the conversation that he started in his article How Not to Give Correction.

How to End Spiritual Stagnation

November 6, 2014

Frank Viola author talks about his book, Jesus Now, and during the course of the conversation, he discusses the hindrances to spiritual progress and how to end them.

The Insurgency Began and You Missed It

October 30, 2014

This episode was updated in June 2018. Frank talks about the present Insurgence. The episode includes the first interview he did on the Insurgence (the gospel of the kingdom), a theme that is expanded in his new book INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. A fitting music trailer by R.E.M. begins and ends the episode.

The Ultimate Issue

October 16, 2014

Frank Viola author delivers a stirring message at a conference in Tennessee. There is no music trailer for this episode. 

A Word to the Hardcore & An Invitation to Two Special Events

October 2, 2014

Updated in 2017: Frank gives a word to the "hardcore" - those who are "all in" with respect to following the Lord - and he extends a personal invitation to two of his annual events. Note that the reference to Elijah begins in 1 Kings 18 but continues through 1 Kings 19.

Pressing Into the Kingdom

September 18, 2014

Frank delivers a message to a community of believers in October 2010. The message can also be entitled "Holy Violence." An inspiring talk on seeking and pursuing the Lord with all of one's heart.

My Unforgettable Meeting with A.W. Tozer

September 3, 2014

Frank Viola author shares about his meeting with A.W. Tozer and the practical and spiritual implications drawn from it.

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

August 27, 2014

Frank delivers a message on the unsearchable riches of Christ at a conference in Ohio in 2005. This message is part of an online Master Class given by Frank. If you want to be alerted when the class is open, sign up on the DCL Network | Master Classes Form and you'll be notified.

The 100th Episode

August 12, 2014

The 100th episode of the podcast defies a title or description. Warning: You must have a keen sense of humor to understand this particular show.

7 Ways to Destroy a Friendship

June 30, 2014

The 99th episode of the "Christ is All" podcast, Frank discusses the three kinds of friendships, the five characteristics of a true friend, and the seven ways to destroy a friendship. The episode is less than 20 minutes long.

The First Relationship: Part I

June 4, 2014

A message delivered by Frank Viola at a conference in Toronto, Canada in 2009. The rest of the series will be part of future Master Class. If you want to be alerted when the class is available, sign up on the DCL Network | Master Classes Form and you'll be alerted when it's released.

12 Forgotten Things Every Christian Should Know

May 20, 2014

The 97th episode of the "Christ is All" podcast, Frank Viola talks about 12 neglected things that all Christians -- new and seasoned -- should know. A personal episode void of fluff.

You Can’t Join Jesus in His Present Work If You Don’t Know What He’s Up To (Time Sensitive)

May 7, 2014

Frank talks about what Jesus is doing today so we can join Him in His present-day ministry. 45 minutes long combining three separate interviews. Go to for information on Frank's new book.

Reimaginining God’s Eternal Purpose: Part I

April 21, 2014

The introduction to Frank's messages on God's Eternal Purpose from the 2007 Conference in Southern California. This message is part of an online Master Class given by Frank. If you want to be alerted when the class is open, sign up on the DCL Network | Master Classes Form and you'll be notified.

The 7 Aspects of Christ’s Present-Day Ministry

April 8, 2014

The 94th episode of the podcast, Frank is interviewed on his new book JESUS NOW, and he unveils the 7 aspects of the present-day ministry of Jesus Christ. He then takes a phone call from someone who is very distraught and offers advice.

How to Stop Agonizing Over Finding God’s Will For Your Life

March 25, 2014

Frank shares about how to get free from the agony of finding God's will for your life. He talks about the biblical way to discover the Lord's will for your life in peace, freedom, and joy. A liberating message offering wisdom for every Christian, especially those in their 20s and 30s. You can also get a FREE copy of his popular full-length eBook, Rethinking the Will of God (Revised).

Warning: Christian Community Doesn’t Work Without This

March 4, 2014

Frank delivered this message at the 2009 "Reimagining Church Conference" in Toronto, Canada. A sober call to embrace the neglected ingredient that makes Christian community work and the antidote for all of its problems and struggles. Click here for the transcript of a shortened version of this message.

The Christian’s Relationship to the Law

February 26, 2014

Ray Edwards interviews Frank on the relationship between Grace and Law and the Christian's posture toward the Law. This episode is only 11 minutes long.

Someone Didn’t Get the Memo: Being a Christian in a Social Media Saturated World

February 12, 2014

In this episode, Frank Viola and Adrian Warnock discuss what Christians need to know about the online world -- including social media. There are moral and spiritual dimensions to reading and posting online. God's people need to be attuned to His ways as it applies to social media, blogging, email, etc.

What We Haven’t Been Taught About Jesus

February 5, 2014

Frank Viola talks with Dr. Michael Brown about Jesus. Specifically, what many Christians haven't been taught about Him. If this episode stirs your heart toward Christ, please share it with others.

The Gospel of the Kingdom

January 27, 2014

A powerful message Frank delivered at a discipleship school in Alabama on the gospel of the kingdom. It is part of a Master Class series on the kingdom of God. To get the rest of the series, join the wait list here. To get his book on the gospel of the kingdom, go to

My Thoughts on Hyper-Grace & Should I Discontinue This Podcast?

January 13, 2014

In this episode, Frank weighs-in on the "hyper-grace" controversy. He also asks listeners if he should continue the podcast. Here is the link to give your feedback.

7 New Songs

December 13, 2013

This episode features seven new songs that Frank has featured on his blog. Click here to read the stories behind each song and the lyrics.

Answers to Hot-Boiling Questions

November 12, 2013

Frank Viola answers questions that have been submitted by his blog readers. Listen at your own risk. Serious answers are peppered with comedy and spoof. If you don't have a keen sense of humor, DO NOT listen. A music trailer begins and ends the episode.

Drew Marshall Interviews Frank on Mark Driscoll, Zoolander, Mary, Martha, and the Lazarus Story

October 8, 2013

Drew Marshall's new interview with Frank Viola. They discuss Mark Driscoll, Zoolander, Mary, Martha, and the Lazarus Story.

The Church As Seen Through The Eyes of God: Part I

September 17, 2013

The first message in a series of talks that Frank Viola delivered at a Body Life Conference in 2006. The entire the series has been transcribed and expanded, and it's part of the book From Eternity to Here.

Frankly Speaking: “I Don’t Like Christians” - Why Christianity is a Joke to Countless People Today

September 3, 2013

In this episode, Frank talks very candidly about several important matters. As with our other podcasts, a music trailer begins and ends the episode. Click here for Frank's new online discipleship course

Jesus Dramatized: Frank Talks with Fiction Writer Tricia Goyer

August 19, 2013

In this episode, Frank talks with best-selling Christian fiction writer Tricia Goyer about turning "the Jesus story" into drama, bringing it to life.

Reading the Bible in 3D

August 6, 2013

Frank's second session from the NYC Ministers Conference with Scot McKnight, Jon Acuff, and Larry Osborne. For more detail on the subject, see Frank's book Jesus: A Theography. Frank's first session at the NYC Conference is also on this podcast.