This week we’re celebrating the 500th episode of The Boundless Show, a national radio program and podcast hosted by Lisa Anderson, who also serves as the director of young adult outreach here at Focus.
If you’ve never listened to an episode of Boundless, let me fill you in.
The show is fun and feisty, and usually features a lot of laughter thanks to Lisa’s unique take on pop culture and tell-it-like-it-is style.
But more than anything, The Boundless Show is also ministry.
And that’s because Boundless goes beyond superficial talk and gets to the heart of matters of relevance to Christian single adults. It’s not just about dating – it also takes a look at culture, career, faith and intentional living from a distinctively Christian perspective.
That’s something the world is sorely lacking.
We hear from listeners not just here in the U.S., but also around the world. People from places in Australia, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East log in and contact us.
They tell us how Boundless has helped them live out their faith in today’s crazy world or through hardships or extended singleness.
- Rebecca shared with us that “Boundless has blessed me through these years of prolonged (and unexpected) singleness.”
- Nikki from Canada shared that The Boundless Show “totally changed my view on money and my relationships with others.”
- Scott from Australia writes that Boundless has helped him “own” his story and he now better understands how his “upbringing, life experience and faith journey” have shaped him.
- Laura wrote that she spent her teens and twenties “as an alcoholic, addict, thrill-seeking, spitting, cussing, feminist.” After God called her back, Boundless has helped give her “a model for how to live life well.” She adds, “I’m learning how to be a godly, Christian, professional woman and hopefully a Proverbs 31 wife.”
- David says that Boundless helped him through his singleness: “Your ministry walked with me through this journey and helped me towards a balance of taking risks and hanging out to contentment.” Now married, he has a marriage he can “sing about.”
- Brooke credits Boundless with helping her go from nominal Christianity to true faith:
Those are life-changing examples of the power of Lisa’s show.
God has also used the guests who visit The Boundless Show to impact listeners. Those include the always-changing “real life” contributors to the roundtable as well as cultural influencers like Francis and Lisa Chan, Lecrae, Gary Thomas, Ray Vander Laan, Ken and Joni (Eareckson) Tada, Eric Metaxas, Ted Cunningham, Shaunti Feldhahn, Laura Story, Rosaria Butterfield and Dr. Albert Mohler. (And yes, I’ve been a guest on The Boundless Show, too!)
I hope you’ll tune in to a special 500th episode of The Boundless Show this Thursday, Aug. 31. The celebration will include a conversation with the show’s creators, producers and personalities since the beginning; the big reveal of the top guest interview of all time (as voted by the fans); impact testimonials from fans and even a few bloopers. You can listen to The Boundless Show online, via iTunes, on the radio, or you can subscribe to the podcast.
I hope you’ll share about The Boundless Show with the single adults in your life. And if you’re a fan, can you tell me what the program has meant to you in the comments section below?