WWUTT: What Does the Bible Say About Making New Years Resolutions?

Ah… the New Year! Time for a fresh start, new beginnings, bogus prophecies that don't mean anything - seriously watch out for those yahoo's declaring, “This is the year of your breakthrough!”By now, you've made a few New Year's resolutions of your own. Perhaps you want to lose a few pounds, or break a bad habit, or learn a new skill. And then in two weeks, when you epically fail at your resolution, you'll say, “Ahh, there's always next year.”Is it a good idea for Christians to be making r … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Is It Sinful to Seek Fame Online?

With a New Year comes a lot of new resolve and new goals and renewed life purpose — all a good thing. In the vein of this discussion, we have an email question over social media platforms and the pursuit of Christian fame (if we can call it that). Daniel writes in to ask this: “Pastor John, is it a sin to desire to be famous? In this day of blogging, Instagram stories, and all the social media outlets out there, I feel like I’m seeing this growing desire to be famous, even ‘Christian famous’ — … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 171: Mike Goodwin

[display_podcast]My buddy Mike Goodwin calls into the show this week – a man on the mend.Recently, Mike thought he was Michael Jordan instead of Michael Goodwin. Then, suddenly, unsolicitedly and unpredictably, Mike’s Achilles tendon reminded him who he was. And, according to Mike’s doctors, at a certain age, they don’t even repair Achilles injuries anymore. “Sorry, sir. If you were younger, you’d be worth doing surgery on. But, since you’re so old, you’re just going to have to limp arou … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 186: The Mysterious Member of the Trinity (Part 2)

[display_podcast] “But I tell you that I am going to do what is best for you. That is why I am going away. The Holy Spirit cannot come to help you until I leave. But after I am gone, I will send the Spirit to you.” (John 16:7) You could call the Holy Spirit Jesus’ going away present, first to His disciples, and then, of course, to each of us. As you will hear in this PODCAST, we’re talking about The Third Member of Trinity, the Mysterious Member of the Trinity.Here in John 14-17 (the so-cal … [Read more...]

The Briefing: Fort Lauderdale Shooting & Abortion Rights from a Christian Worldview.

[display_podcast]FORT LAUDERDALE SHOOTING RAISES QUESTIONS OF MORAL RESPONSIBILITY, SIN, AND THE RATIONALITY OF EVIL By now the major contours of the crime that took place in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon are well-known. It comes down to this: a man got on a plane in Alaska flying from Alaska to Minnesota. In Minnesota he changed planes and flew from that state to Fort Lauderdale. Once he landed in Fort Lauderdale, he got the gun that he had checked … [Read more...]