Archives for 2014

Parent Like You Mean It 3: Watching Annie Through Colorblind Lenses

[display_podcast] I had the awesome privilege this morning to take my family to the movies and see the new, 2014 version of the movie Annie. Like many parents my age, I grew up singing along to the 1982 version, and I gotta say… I loved the new version just as much. But, while I was watching it, I remembered a recent article that I read on Yahoo Parenting by Rachel Bertsche titled “Target’s Annie Ads Spark Controversy”. Here’s the column, my thoughts, and I hope you will continue the conversat … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Myths of Evolution with Sean McDowell, part 9

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.As recently as in 2008, Kenneth Miller and Joseph Levine were quoted in national textbooks: “In their early stages of development, chickens, turtles, and rats look similar, providing evidence that they shared a common ancestry.” If the publishers and educators were honest about the data, they could (maybe even should) equally say that they shared a common designer. That is an equally legitimate interference from t … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 57: Where’d the Kids Go?

[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. Today we’re going to check in again with the Back Row Baptist.  What’s on his radar this week is a problem that’s being discussed more and more in Christian circles, which is an alarming trend of young Christians abandoning their faith as they move out into college and young adulthood. … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Myths of Evolution with Sean McDowell, part 8

In Biology: Concepts and Connections, a 2009 textbook, in reference to the homology of several different existing and extinct creatures, it was written: “Also providing evidence for evolution… Anatomical similarities between many species give signs of common descent.” It could have, maybe even should have also said, “Also providing evidence for intelligent design… Anatomical similarities between many species give signs of a common designer.”If they had posted both of these facts, it would t … [Read more...]

To The Churches 24: The Proverbs 31 Woman, Part 6 – Blessing the Poor and Needy

[display_podcast] We are continuing to look at how the woman described in Proverbs 31 can be used as an example for our own lives in the 21st century. Firstly, let’s review what we learned in part five, when we looked at verse 19.  A Proverbs 31 woman exhibits excellence in all she does.  She doesn’t let distractions keep her from completing her tasks.  She is dedicated and focused in order to complete her tasks with excellence. Today we will look at Proverbs 31:20.  Do you remember a time whe … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 11: Gearing Up for Battle!

Ephesians 6:12 says -2 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.What this means is that our existence here on the planet earth is a warfare.  Satan is our enemy.  He is against us. And he wants to kill, steal and destroy the life that God came to give us through creating us in His image.  Satan was very successful in the Ga … [Read more...]