The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 139: Emoticons, Lisa Mills & Chonda Pierce

[display_podcast]I have a college degree in Communications. And, one of the unchanging facts in communicating with people is that emotion cannot be accurately conveyed through textual (versus verbal) interaction.Then came emoticons.Emoticons are important in today’s text messaging society. Now, emotions can be effectively communicated, such as: I hope you lose all your money and end up in a cardboard box =) See how the smiley face softens the blow of the preceding c … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Modern Day Apostles?

In the Roman Empire, a person who was given the power to speak on behalf of the Emperor was called Apostolos, or Apostle, meaning “sent one”. Likewise, an apostle of Jesus Christ was given the authority to speak the very words of God. To disobey the word of an apostle was to disobey God. And that’s still true today.When we read the New Testament, we are reading the words of the Apostles as given by God, just as we read in Galatians: “For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 72: Do Older Christians Really Need to “Knock it Off”?

[display_podcast]I’m over 45 and I scare your children. Does my age disqualify me from speaking up about politics and culture? Do I really need to ‘knock it off!’? Andy Stanley says so. I’m Joel Fieri, and welcome to “The Big Picture’ podcast, where we seek to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society.Pastor Andy Stanley has gone viral lately with a couple Internet videos, one regarding political fear mongering and … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 154: The Parable of the Despised Samaritan

[display_podcast]It’s universally called “The Parable of the Good Samaritan.”Universally, that is, except where Jesus is concerned.As you will hear in this PODCAST, if Luke 10:33 in the NLT is any indication, Jesus would have most likely entitled this, “The Parable of the Despised Samaritan.”A title which goes to the heart of this story, really.Something that I need for you to feel as you listen, and to feel it deeply. For if not, this parable completely loses its punch.Fo … [Read more...]

Transform: Confidence for Christian Living

(The following was originally published at CareyGreen.com)The business world, and life in general, can fill us with all kinds of insecurities and doubt. The LORD has better plans for His people.This is a "from the heart" video as I took off to visit some good friends, just God's voice to me one morning as I prepared for a day of travel. What hit me most was that God has done so much for us, and has done so much in us - we are fools to doubt His power in our lives.What will it take … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 117: When He Whispers Your Name

[display_podcast]God longs for you to know that He is more than enough in your troubled times.   He desires you to rest and fully embrace that where you are is exactly where God plans for you to be.Even in situations like you have never faced before.I was frozen in time it seemed–for the last three months of 2015.   But then I could feel it rising up within me again and now I think I can verbalize somewhat of what I have learned in the very hard and trying year of 2015.I have lea … [Read more...]


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