Reflections of Grace 131: Do We See a Pattern?

[display_podcast]“How do I break this pattern in my life,” A commonly asked question with clients who are looking for change.“You have to step out of your comfort zone, that familiar, cozy place of dysfunction, and be willing to purposely change; make new decisions.”  I coached.With his head down, looking up at me, and a smile on his face, “Surely that should be easy, but I am afraid I will fail, ” he said.“Do you want to stay on this merry-go-round of failed relationships?” I q … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 26: Teenage Counter-Culture Christians with Matt Clinton

[display_podcast]In our current series of podcasts, Matt Clinton of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and I have been discussing the various struggles that teens face today, especially regarding their identity – who they are and where they fit in.This week, though, we also talk about the unique victories that the students Matt meets with are having that too often go unnoticed.Leslie: Throughout our whole lives, our identity is challenged. Even as adults, you and I can sit here a … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 12

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: really matter.Ideas have consequences.Ideas have stories.There are actually a handful of different stories (or worldviews) that are all vying for our hearts and minds they are:Secular Humanism Christianity Marxism Leninism Postmodernism Cosmic Humanism IslamIdeas have feet.And finally, ideas have families.What I mean by this is that ideas often stem from other ideas, … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 157: Race Relations with Comedian Mike Goodwin

[display_podcast]It’s my extreme pleasure to be joined this week with my hilarious and always impeccably dressed dear friend, Mike Goodwin! Mike’s comedy style is like no other. As Mike puts it, he provides quite a surprise to his audiences. People don’t expect comedy from a guy in a suit and bow tie. He looks more like an African American Studies Professor than Stand-Up Comic.In fact, while it’s not his main focus, Mike does often bring up race relations from the stage. He “enlightens” h … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 156: Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad & Laughs with Leland Klassen

[display_podcast]My dad turned 70-years-old this weekend, but even more impressive, this weekend marks my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary! Most couples would have waved the white flag by now, but not my mom and dad… they’re showing off, celebrating 50 years together!But, the weird thing about celebrating birthdays and anniversaries is that you’re basically saying, “Congratulations… you’re still alive!” or “Way to go… you haven’t destroyed each other!”So, what do you say to people wh … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

When God created Adam and Eve, He put them in the Garden of Eden and told them they could eat from any tree they wanted, except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The day they ate of it, they would die. “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17) And you know how the story went…Eve was tempted by the serpent, ate the fruit, gave … [Read more...]