Real Stuff My Dad Says 57: Real Stuff My Papa Would Say

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[display_podcast]I’ve got to be real honest.  This week’s podcast is just a bit too much for me to dictate and write down, so do me a solid:  just push play and listen.In lieu of a full blog entry, I offer this podcast preview:  It’s been a tough month: one of my dogs was killed, I had to put the other one down and in the midst of all that, my brother and I got the call no grandson wants to receive – my Papa passed away.Papa always had something to say about everything, and while he m … [Read more...]

Church For Men: Church Growth – It’s All About the Pastor

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[display_podcast]Common story: First Church gets a new minister – Pastor Joe. He’s not a very good communicator. People start leaving. Within two years attendance has dropped by half. Giving is down by a third. First Church descends into a malaise. Eventually Pastor Joe is fired and the search for his replacement begins.A year later First Church hires a new minister – Pastor Daniel. He’s a great communicator. The church immediately starts growing. Happy days are here again. People love Pa … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 3 with JP Moreland

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgKnowledge of your own consciousness is a form or non-sensory knowledge by acquaintance.  It is an example of where you can have knowledge by acquaintance with things you can’t see, touch, taste, smell, or hear.  And that’s very important.Now, when I claim that Christianity provides us with knowledge, one of the things I mean by that is that it gives us knowledge by acquaintance, in that we can be directly aware … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: Why Is It Hard To Follow God’s Will?

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[display_podcast]When I think of "God's Will", I think of something really ominous - like dark clouds, a thundering voice, and a deep command to go to Antarctica and evangelize to the penguins.I think it’s easy to be afraid of God’s will.Still, I think we can get caught up in waiting for God’s “perfect will” to reveal itself.  We long for writing on the wall, an airplane to sketch us a note in the sky, or a text from J.C., Himself.“Where are You, God?  What’s Your plan for my life … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 60: Toddler Stuck In Claw Machine, Liz Thompson & Know It All Guy

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[display_podcast]From the Associated Press:  A Lincoln Nebraska toddler was stuck inside a claw machine.  Authorities say that a local boy was reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw machine at a bowling alley.  Lincoln Police say that a 24-year-old woman called 911 because her three-year-old son was missing from their apartment.  Employees at the bowling alley across the street meanwhile, called the police to say that a small boy was playing with stuffed ani … [Read more...]

Ouxano 56: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2

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[display_podcast]One of the first things you’ll notice when you turn to the second chapter of 1 Samuel is that the first half of the chapter is laid out like a poem and the second looks like a prose or narrative.  This is intentional because the first half is, in fact, a poem; and the second half of the chapter continues the story of Samuel.The first ten verses of 1 Samuel 2 is a song of praise by Hannah, Samuel’s mother.  Now, that strikes me as odd. She has just given up her son to live … [Read more...]


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