Reflections of Grace 135: Illusions…

[display_podcast]The chirping came from directly above my head.  I was in the dining room working on a Bible study and there he was, loudly chirping happily from my attic.   I thought it odd that he was in my attic and figured he would find his way out eventually.  He stayed in that one place for a while but eventually he moved to different places in the attic…over my bedroom, the living room, and then kind of landed in my office.  He was so loud that my granddaughter and I spent some time lo … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 18

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: “As humanists we urge today, as in the past, that humans not look beyond themselves for salvation. We alone are responsible for our own destiny, and the best we can do is muster our intelligence, courage, and compassion to realize our highest aspirations.” - Paul Kurtz, “The Humanist Manifesto, 2000” The problem at the core of this statement is the matter of whose aspiration we ought to aim for. Throughout the past … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 152: Chris Young & Edouard Lassengue of Compassion International

[display_podcast]Comedian Chris Young calls into the show for the first time from the great state of Michigan with some stuff he needs to get off his chest… and I’m here to help!For starters, Chris spent some time in Jamaica a while back and took an introductory scuba class. Now, an admitted beginner, Chris is full aware that he isn’t familiar with ALL of the modern terminology surrounding scuba diving, but when the dive instructors kept referring to Chris as “Buoyant Man”, he’s pretty su … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 134: Toxic “Christians”

[display_podcast]Have you ever been deeply disillusioned by someone whom you thought was a friend but turned out to be a controller or manipulator and when you didn’t comply with their demands they dropped you?  Do you think because we are to seek to love everyone with God’s unconditional love that means you should allow them total access into your life?Actually real genuine love has many boundaries.  To enable someone to treat you with anything less than respect is actually enabling them … [Read more...]

Im Waiting 30: Teens, Sex, and Social Media with Matt Clinton

[display_podcast] Matt Clinton of Fellowship of Christian Athletes desires to partner with parents in pouring into their kids to help them navigate through their teenage years. Leslie Salazar Carrillo, Im Waiting: The socio-economic spectrum that you work within is very broad. You deal with very wealthy families as well as impoverished. So, what would you say to parents, regardless of where they live or their socio-economic status, as all their kids are asking, “How am I supposed to live this l … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Name It and Claim It?

Joyce Meyer recently said:“I’ve got fire in my belly tonight because I know that there’s power in life… in right words, that words are containers fro power. And I don’t care what kind of a mess you’ve got. I am begging you tonight to stop talking about it and start talking about what the word says what you can have. Make yourself a list. Do some homework. Make sure you’ve got a Scripture to back up every one of your confessions.   We’re not talking about some magic, goofy, weird new-age thing … [Read more...]