Jesus in HD 175: The Signs of the Times, Part 2

[display_podcast]Birth pains. It’s all about the birth pains.As you will hear in this PODCAST, as we enumerate the final three of the six "signs of the times," both Paul and Jesus made it crystal-clear that we are to think of these signs in terms of birth pains.Paul, who borrowed this most-meaningful metaphor from Jesus, used it most-appropriately when he in Romans 8 declared, "For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present ti … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Essential Doctrines?

Essential Biblical Doctrines are those teachings, which are crucial to saving faith. And everything contrary to those doctrines is heresy. There are several ways to narrow down what these doctrines are, but one helpful way is by using the word DOCTRINE as an acronym.D stands for deity of Christ. For salvation, it is necessary to know that Jesus is God. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known (John 1:18) He is the image of the invisible G … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 131: Do We See a Pattern?

[display_podcast]“How do I break this pattern in my life,” A commonly asked question with clients who are looking for change.“You have to step out of your comfort zone, that familiar, cozy place of dysfunction, and be willing to purposely change; make new decisions.”  I coached.With his head down, looking up at me, and a smile on his face, “Surely that should be easy, but I am afraid I will fail, ” he said.“Do you want to stay on this merry-go-round of failed relationships?” I q … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 26: Teenage Counter-Culture Christians with Matt Clinton

[display_podcast]In our current series of podcasts, Matt Clinton of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and I have been discussing the various struggles that teens face today, especially regarding their identity – who they are and where they fit in.This week, though, we also talk about the unique victories that the students Matt meets with are having that too often go unnoticed.Leslie: Throughout our whole lives, our identity is challenged. Even as adults, you and I can sit here a … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 12

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: really matter.Ideas have consequences.Ideas have stories.There are actually a handful of different stories (or worldviews) that are all vying for our hearts and minds they are:Secular Humanism Christianity Marxism Leninism Postmodernism Cosmic Humanism IslamIdeas have feet.And finally, ideas have families.What I mean by this is that ideas often stem from other ideas, … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 157: Race Relations with Comedian Mike Goodwin

[display_podcast]It’s my extreme pleasure to be joined this week with my hilarious and always impeccably dressed dear friend, Mike Goodwin! Mike’s comedy style is like no other. As Mike puts it, he provides quite a surprise to his audiences. People don’t expect comedy from a guy in a suit and bow tie. He looks more like an African American Studies Professor than Stand-Up Comic.In fact, while it’s not his main focus, Mike does often bring up race relations from the stage. He “enlightens” h … [Read more...]