Transform: Made for Greatness.. A Modern Day Myth

There is a phrase that we hear a lot in our day: “You were made for greatness.” You see, I don’t think that’s a true statement, or at least not in the sense that it’s usually meant. Each of was made, according to God’s word, with specific good works in mind that God has created us in advance to do. That’s Ephesians 2:10. The Bible even says that we are His masterpiece - His workmanship - to do his good works. It sounds like the same thing doesn’t it?But it’s not what people mean. People are … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 4

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.There are ultimately four sources of Mormon authority. They believe that the Bible, when “properly translated,” is authoritative. Joseph Smith made his own ad hoc and unreliable translation of the Bible. They also believe that Doctrines and Covenants, the Book of Mormon, and the Pearl of Great Price, which discusses Joseph Smith’s vision of two personages - the father and the son - are authoritative. Out of these f … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 141: Dog Names, Bone Hampton & Darrel Dyer

[display_podcast]I think it’s weird how people name their dogs. I mean, it’s clear that dogs aren’t even aware that they have names. “Your name is Spot.”“OK… whatever. Whatever you’re trying to communicate with me is fine. I’ll just keep wagging my tail like this because you seem to enjoy it. Ya got any food?! How do you stand on your back legs for so long like that? That’s really impressive. Ya got any food?!”“You are Spot.”“Finger. Pointing. Got it. You seem to want me to wag m … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 157: Heavenly Chutzpah

[display_podcast]It’s been a tough week for our country. Riots at political rallies. An increasingly course discourse. Much angst in the world. And I know you are feeling it.Well, consider this PODCAST to be a bright and beautiful shot of much-needed adrenaline to your system, some refreshing encouragement from Jesus’ heart to yours.Let's begin our discussion with this: It is one of the most precious, and quite frankly priceless privileges in the entire Bible. I am referring to the on … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 74: Does Your Church Make You Selfish?

[display_podcast]Stinkin’ selfish!That’s what you are if you take your kids to a small church. No wait, you’re not… it’s been retracted, but too late for some.I’m Joel Fieri, and this is part three of my reaction to Andy Stanley’s year so far, here on The Big Picture podcast. Pastor Andy Stanley did it again recently in yet another sermon that went viral online. In parts one and two of this series, I discussed why - even though his concerns were valid - I didn’t particularly care for … [Read more...]

Transform: How to Turn Business Obstacles Into Joy

(The following was originally published at CareyGreen.com) No matter your role in business (owner, entrepreneur, solopreneur, sales, marketing, human resources, management) you will face your share of trials and difficulties. The sale that doesn't come through, the account you lose unexpectedly, the client who decides you're not the right "fit" for them.There are all kinds of tough times waiting for us out there. It's going to happen. You need to be ready.How should you think about … [Read more...]