Continuing her series from the National Religious Broadcast Media event, host of By his Grace podcast Misty Phillip sat down with Daniel Harmon to discuss the Tuttle Twins. The Tuttle Twins is a successful books series that teaches kids economic principles. The book based on The Law by Frederic Bastait was a HUGE success. Daniel and the author Connor Boyack are friends and Daniel wanted to turn the books into an animation series. The Harmon Brothers have revolutionized the film industry, and are providing amazing family-friendly content.
“The focus is on teaching principals like rights to life, liberty, and property, the golden rule, entrepreneurship, inflation.”
“We are teaching about inflation.”
“Parents are starving for a resource like this.”
“A coolness and a fun factor”
“They can watch it for free.”
“It is all about the ideas.”
“Disagree doesn’t mean enemy.”
Daniel Harmon is the Chief Creative Officer and the Harmon Brothers Agency, founder. Coincidentally, he is also one of the founding brothers in the Harmon family. Daniel is known for his advertising work directing the viral Squatty Potty, Purple Mattress, Chatbooks, Fiber Fix, and Camp Chef ads. Under his creative leadership, Harmon Brothers ads have driven over $400 million in sales and reached over 1.4 billion views (which is only like 20% of the world’s population #dobetter).
Tuttle Twinsanimation has sold over 3 million books and crowdfunded over $3.7 million for Season 1. Thus creating immense demand to open another crowdfunding campaign for Season 2. Season 1 is already releasing episodes on the Angel App. Tuttle Twins made the Angel App Top 100 on the app store within the first 24 hours of releasing Season 1. It gets 4.6 out of 5 stars in the app store and is rated 9.7 on IMDb.
How do you describe economics to a 7-year-old? Should your preteen care about the government? Are your kids learning about the free market in class? Parents have been at the mercy of professional curriculum developers for too long to instruct their children. History is watered down, fundamental principles omitted altogether, and time and attention given to things of lesser importance. Freedom-loving parents have long been left alone to shoulder the burden of educating their children and passing down a love of liberty. While many books teach these ideas to adults, there has been a profound void in the children’s literature market. The Tuttle Twins series closes the gap, helping parents convey the principles of freedom to their kids in a fun way. Each book in this series focuses on a different aspect of the principles of a free society: free markets, competition, individual rights, the non-aggression principle, personal responsibility, protectionism, and a variety of other issues—all boiled down to core concepts that children of different ages can quickly grasp.
About the Author
Connor Boyack is the founder and president of Libertas Institute, a free-market think tank. Connor’s leadership has led to dozens of legislative victories spanning a wide range of areas such as privacy, government transparency, property rights, entrepreneurship, education, personal freedom, and more.
About the Illustrator
Elijah Stanfield is the owner of Red House Motion Imaging, a media production company in Washington. A longtime student of Austrian economics, history, and classical liberal philosophy, Elijah has dedicated much of his time and energy to promoting the ideas of free markets and individual liberty.
Did you know that candy used to cost as little as a penny? Seeing a movie in a theater used to cost as little as $5. But over time, costs have gone up. In this episode, Connor and Brittany discuss the “Creature from Jekyll Island” and why this ghastly creature is causing prices to go up.
For this episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip sits down with Bill Reeves. Bill is the CEO at EMF/KLOVE/Air1. His goal is to affect the culture around the world by developing, branding, and bringing to market products that share a Christian worldview.
Misty and Bill discuss the importance of business and ministry coming together to reach people with the gospel with a multi-generational approach. Their far-reaching conversation includes the challenges, and blessings of leading a nonprofit, creating multi-generational content, homeschooling, disciplining their children, and communicating messages of hope through media.
“You see the breadcrumbs along b the way that God laid to get you where you needed to be to use skills that he gifted you with”
“How do we serve audiences we are4 not currently serving?”
“We get really limited. We don’t think big enough for our audience.
“One of the things about podcasting is it helps us getting to the audience because there is a lot of that age group that will never listen to a radio station.”
“Out of the crash of live events, K-Love birthed our on-demand platform.”
“We are seeing the church explode!”
“I love being where the body of Christ is gathered.”
“As we build out an organization that has been entrusted to share the gospel, we don’t just believe it is to our K-Love audience, but to their kids and grandkids.”
EMF Broadcasting Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is a nonprofit, multi-platform media company on a mission to draw people closer to Christ. They were founded in 1982 in Santa Rosa, CA, with a singular radio station. EMF today owns and operates the nation’s two largest Christian music radio networks (K-LOVE and Air1), with over 1,000 broadcast signals across all 50 states and streaming audio reaching worldwide audiences. EMF is a growing family of media ministries, including podcasts, books, films, concerts, and events. EMF employs nearly 500 team members between its offices in Nashville, TN, Rocklin, CA, and field locations around the country.
K-Love & Air1 are top Christian radio stations with a mission to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.
WTA Media is a faith-based film marketing, financing, and literary representation leader. Our services include product development and business operations, helping creatives develop their product and drive the go-to-market strategy, including production, marketing, and distribution strategies.
Access More creates compelling media that inspires and encourages people to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. They’ve created an ever-growing space to host faith-based content and dive even deeper into subjects that interest listeners.
Favorite Core Value: Create an Extraordinary Impact – We serve an extraordinary God who deserves our all. He allows us to create, produce and share media with His life-changing message.
Bill Reeves joined Educational Media Foundation as CEO in 2019 with more than 30 years of experience in Christian media.
At age 15, he felt a calling on his life to share Christ with the world, and by age 18, he identified the path by which he’d do it.
“I knew my calling was to use music, movies, and books as my pulpit,” Bill explains. “So, I set out to tell the world about Jesus through entertainment.”
Bill’s passion and professional experiences align perfectly with EMF’s mission to create compelling media that inspires and encourages audiences to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.
Bill and Heidi, his bride of 26 years, relocated from Nashville to Northern California to live near EMF with their teenage son, Denham. Their older children, Julianna and Jon, reside in Tennessee near the family farm where they were raised.
God can do amazing things through moms! Continuing in the National Religious Broadcast Media Convention series, we have another great interview for you! In today’s episode, By His Grace host, Misty Phillip, sits down with Heather Wilson, wife, mom to many blessings, and Co-Founder of Give Send Go, the #1 free Christian crowdfunding site.
Heather shares her incredible motherhood journey of unexpectedly becoming pregnant at almost 40. She had a big gap between her older kids and this surprise baby. They began praying about adopting or becoming foster parents. She went on a cruise with her mom. Her phone blew up with text messages when she got an internet connection saying five children needed to be emergency removed from their home, and would they take them? She came home to 5 foster children.
We also discuss Give Send Go crowdfunding for the defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the Canadian Convoy for adopting a trucker for the Freedom Convoy, and the impact on Give Send Go.
“A journey of probably the hardest almost two years of my life.”
“It’s cool looking back, and you see how faithful God is. You see all the things that he is doing in your life; a lot of times, you don’t notice at the time, but as you look back, I can look back and see God preparing me for you and what’s going on in Give Send Go today.
“By leading me to this place of you know I was a great Christian I’ve served in church I did children’s ministry I was very involved my whole life years old, and I feel like I love people like I will I love like Jesus.
“Throw angry traumatized kids into the mix, and I realize I was a pretty miserable person. I lost my temper. I had days that I was just done. I didn’t want to do it anymore. I didn’t want the millions of piles of laundry and the dinner preparation for nine people, nine children living in my house at the time.
“I now cherish the times in my life where I feel the pain of being chiseled by God because I know that it’s the outcome is going to be way better than I ever could of imagined.”
“Walking through this hard, hard time learning to love by Jesus, I have story after story of times where God revealed himself to me through these children and teaching me to be more like them.”
“When you have those children in your home and raising your children and it’s hard right is really hard and I think those hard times prepared you for the hard that he has you in now and I think he gives you those moments the glimmers of hope to know that he is faithful to know that he is with you.”
“Changing people‘s hearts toward God is what’s gonna change our country.”
“He wants you to use to share His hope with the world.”
Give Send Go is a free Christian Crowd Funding and Fundraising Site that allows you to easily and effectively raise money for whatever mission God has given you.
Heather Wilson is a wife, mother, and Co-founder of GiveSendGo.com. Throughout Heather’s life, she has found success everywhere she has placed her foot. From building successful children’s ministries from the ground up to growing a professional photography business while her children were young. She most recently co-founded GiveSendGo.com, the
world’s largest Christian crowdfunding platform. Heather is currently a mother to 6 children. She and her husband have been foster parents to 5 foster children and have recently adopted a 12-year-old son into their family. Despite any value of the accomplishments of her life, Heather believes that the most important thing she can leave behind in this world is a legacy of a life defined not by the work she did but by the work Jesus did through her.
Continuing her series from the National Religious Broadcast Media event, host of By his Grace podcast Misty Phillip sat down with Hollywood Producer, Author, and Influencer Phil Cooke to discuss his book Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking. Phil Cooke shares insight from the lives of the Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, to Charles Dickens, and Thomas Edison. This episode discusses how to be creative when the clock is ticking and what you can do to spark creativity. Including practical takeaways, like walking, being in the shower, and taking notice of patterns in our dreams help us tap into our creativity. Also, the importance of taking Sabbath and learning to say no to help you focus and be more productive.
“Don’t be Held Back by Fear.”
“Be a Willing Vessel”
“Just say Yes.”
“We live in the most distracted culture in the history of the world, and if we don’t take that time off or just going to burn out.”
“While we are sleeping, our brain is trying to make connections from experiences we’ve had during the day… if we are open to it, we will see connections in our dreams we didn’t see before.”
“Have pen and paper next to the bed.”
“When God calls us to something important, we have to say no to some stuff.”
“List of gracious ways of saying no”
“Find the most creative part of your day.”
“Understand when and where you like to be creative” “use do not disturb on your phone.”
Do not despise humble beginnings – “For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel, even these seven, which are the eyes of the LORD; they run to and fro through the whole earth.” – Zechariah 4:10 ESV
Phil Cooke, PhD., is co-founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group in Los Angeles and the nonprofit The Influence Lab.
He has produced media programming in nearly 70 countries and created many of the most influential inspirational TV programs. Phil has a client list that includes Hollywood studios, significant nonprofits, and many of the most respected faith-based organizations in the world. He’s written 12 books and hundreds of magazine articles, TV programs, commercial scripts, and a highly respected blog at philcooke.com. Member of The Producer’s Guild of America and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He’s been called “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.”
If you have a powerful message or story that could influence the world, media producer, consultant, and author Phil Cooke will teach you what you need to know about creativity, communication, Hollywood, media, culture, and the faith to make it happen.
Misty Phillip sits down with Dan Haseltine and Matthew S. Nelson from the Chosen Series to talk about making the music for the series. TheChosen is a cinematic drama based on Jesus’ life, which American director Dallas Jenkins conceived, directed, and has co-written. The creators of the series said they hoped that they would draw a multi-season scenic tale from Jesus’ prior images. Jesus “through the eyes of people who encountered him” is portrayed in the series. The Chosen is television show about Jesus. Season 1, released in 2019 (with a pilot episode on the birth of Christ released in 2017), this garnered attention for several reasons: it is the first TV show of its kind, presenting the life of Christ over multiple seasons (it plans seven seasons total). The Chosen is the #1 Crowdfunded Media project of all time. At the time of this interview there are two seasons, and they are beginning to film season 3. The Chosen is free to watch, with no fee or subscription necessary. DVDs of Season 1 are also available for purchase. Season 2 launched on April 4, 2021. T
In this episode of the By His Grace podcast, we talk about special connection of the Chosen music has with people, our need for rescue, the creative process of the music of the Chosen. We conclude the episode with with Matt and Dan sharing what’s currently on their personal playlists.
“Music is a key part of the Holy Spirit”
“It can penetrate a heart or mind both that can be broken”
“I needed to be rescued and music rescued me.”
“Dallas is a force”
Daniel Paul Haseltineis an American singer best known as lead vocalist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. Haseltine has performed vocals, piano, accordion, percussion and melodica, while with Jars of Clay. He has had different artistic titles, including songwriter, producer, film composer, music supervisor and art designer.
Misty Phillip sits down with Missy Eversole at the CPE product expo to discuss people-pleasing and being a yes girl. Missy melted down and yelled at her kids in their school parking lot. This incident woke Missy up. She realized something needed to change because her schedule was crammed full, and she was stressed out to a breaking point. Missy began reading the book of John in her Bible, and God began conforming her to his image.
On this episode we talk about importance of forming Spiritual habits. Mediating on God’s word, and intentionally filling our minds with The Word. Missy expressed the importance of being both a hearer and doer of the the word. We conclude our conversation discussing the importance of praying for our children and young adults, and God’s faithfulness in our lives.
The importance of quiet time, morning reflection, and spending time with the Lord.”
“There is power in the no.”
“The world is coming after us. Trying to conform us to it.”
“Our phones are our biggest idols today.”
“No one is beyond saving.”
“My mom mission is to get up every day before my kids and pray for them before their feet hit the floor.”
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 ESV
Missy Eversole is a wife and mom of two sons. She and her husband, Craig, have been married for twenty-one years and live in Morton, Illinois. Missy shares her love for digging deep into God’s Word as a volunteer blog contributing writer for Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies and Kingdom Edge Magazine. In addition, she writes about her faith and family on her blog, MissyEversole.com.
Misty Phillip sits down with Helen Smallbone at the 2022 NRB Convention to discuss her motherhood journey. We talk about her childhood as Pastor’s daughter and how it impacted her faith. Helen shares the remarkable journey of moving from Australia to the United States. We quickly bonded as kindred spirits when she shared how her story of brokenness and dependence on God led to homeschooling and working together as a family.
We discuss the importance of prayer in their family and God’s faithfulness to provide for their family. We discuss the foundation of this lifestyle that led to the success of Rebecca St. James and For King and Country!
“We as a family saw God Work miracles and provide for us in very miraculous ways and lead us step-by-step.”
“Then challenging times we go through sanctify us.”
“We started homeschooling before we left Australia…and continued to homeschool the rest of the kids’ lives.”
“God opened opportunities for us to work together as a family.”
“God pushes us to the end of our tether.”
“When we have nothing left to give, we lean in closer to him, and the kids and I initially would get down on the floor together and pray. It really changed their lives.”
“We were always looking for the kid’s skill areas.”
As a parent to seven children, Helen Smallbone knows a thing or two about motherhood — and she consistently shares her wisdom through the MUMlife Community podcast on Accessmore. https://www.accessmore.com For the first time, the mother behind GRAMMY® award-winning artists for KING & COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James is sharing her sage wisdom in her first book, Behind the Lights: The Extraordinary Adventure of a Mum and Her Family. Written from a mother’s perspective, Helen shares stories of peaks, valleys, and a family trusting God for provision.
On today’s episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip sits down with the President of Summit Ministries, Dr. Jeff Myers, to discuss cancel culture, forgiveness, and taking challenging social media conversations offline to try to come to an understanding. We discuss our thoughts on the Will Smith incident at the Oscars, and responding from a Biblical Worldview.
“Cancel culture started when people realized large corporations would be responsive to their audience if people, for example, signed a petition because they didn’t like a product that was made…In the age of social media, people began to turn those same tools on individuals.”
“Is it enough to say I’m sorry and then make it seem as this never happened well that’s not really a biblical approach and forgiveness isn’t that way either”
“It doesn’t allow an opportunity for people to grow.”
“Its bad for public discourse.But second of all, It is bad for individuals it shows the next generation you don’t have learn how to resolve conflicts with other people. you can just cancel them or bully them online.”
“Where is the opportunity to resolve conflict and to move forward in relationship.”
“Love God, love our neighbor.”
“Jesus said that we should forgive our enemies not just seven times, but 70 times seven, a figure that represents infinity. Forgiveness is to be the way we live, not just the words we say.”
“You always walk in forgiveness of your enemies. At every moment of everyday you walk in forgiveness. Saying I forgive you and this is over let’s pretend like it never happened is not realistic. We all have to live in the grace of repentance and forgiveness at all moments during all moments of our lives.”
“We don’t have to respond to everything. You don’t have to put online everything you think.”
Faith leaders on true forgiveness in Will Smith aftermath: Is saying ‘I’m sorry’ enough? Fox News
Misty also shared her thought on Fox News. Outraged parents speak up about Will Smith’s slapping incident: One mom feels she has a ‘responsibility’ to use the situation to ‘teach children what real love is’
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”
Vision: Summit Ministries desires to see generations of Christians mobilized to transform a broken world.
Mission: We exist to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview.
Values: Biblical Worldview, Essential Christianity, Truth and Relationship, Pursuing Excellence, Stewardship
The Dr. Jeff Show features in-depth conversations about pursuing God’s truth in our everyday lives, all while living in a world filled with lies and confusion.
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.”Through his speaking engagements and media appearances, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books, including Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times,and Understanding the Culture textbooks which are studied by tens of thousands of students. Dr. Myers holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He continues to engage college students and adult learners by serving as a trustee of Colorado Christian University and through a Signature Leadership Course offered by the Lumerit Corporation, which serves the training needs of many Fortune 100 companies. Jeff and his wife Stephanie and their family live in Colorado.
Misty Phillip sits down with Shannon Popkin at the CPE – Christian Product Expo to discuss influence and comparision. Shannon is the host of Live Like It’s True podcast, and author of several amazing books.In this episode, we discuss the Kingdom of Heaven is the opposite of this world. Satan schemes to destroy us through comparison. In God’s economy, the first shall be last, and the last shall be first. Social Media exacerbates comparison. It causes us to pull away from one another by either making us feel inferior or superior. Comparing ourselves to others is a trap. Shannon uses a measuring cup analogy as an example for us to live a life poured out, instead of measuring ourselves against others.
Comparison is not good.
Comparison is dangerous.
Comparison is a thief.
Comparison steal our joy.
“If social media is the window, it is really hard to come away from the window”
“We are better together”
“God arranges the parts of the bodily His design and gives us different gifts, different resources, different parts of our lives and he gives and fits us together not to be uniform, but united.”
“Our unity is born not of our uniformity. I need what you have, and you need what I have”
“Sideways glancing can be such a distraction”
“Emptying myself and lifting others up”
“As Christians we step up on the platform to serve”
“Jesus poured Himself”
“We are teammates”
“Stay low. Grow Slow.”
WISDOM FROM ABOVE
James 3:13-18 ESV
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
On social media, in the neighborhood, at church, or the school drop-off lane, do you drive yourself to prove that you measure up? Do you feel ashamed when you don’t? Measuring yourself against others isn’t healthy. And it isn’t God’s plan. In fact, the way of Jesus is completely upside down from this measure-up world. He invites us to follow him and be restored to freedom, confidence, and joy. Leave measure-up comparison behind and connect with those around you by choosing Jesus’s me-free way of living: lifting others up and pouring yourself out!