I’m Waiting 11: Angels, Miracles, and a new Dad with Ricky Garza

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[display_podcast] This week, we continue our discussion with Ricky Garza.  As a child, his dad was a meth addict and dealer, which caused their family to be evicted over and over again, and bounced his dad in and out of jail repeatedly as well. When Ricky was in middle school, there was a time when his dad was spending a stint at the Vista jailhouse when he had an epiphany.  From behind the bars, his dad could see the houses in the distance and realized that there were families in those homes l … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 12: A Fatherly Role Model & the Decision to Wait, with Ricky Garza

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[display_podcast] This week, we continue our discussion with Ricky Garza. Ricky offers his insight on the extreme importance of a father’s role in the house. Study after study reveals that a dad’s role in a cohesive home is actually more important than a mother’s role, since a dad teaches a boy how to be a man and teaches his daughters how to have a relationship with a man, which transcend to healthier adulthoods for both. That being said, it’s no secret that the healthiest family structure is … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Jesus Isn’t God (and other Muslim objections) with Nabeel Qureshi

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. I began to see that the New Testament is actually trustworthy. In fact, today, it says the same things that it has always said. As hard as I tried, I could not come up with any model of uniform corruption for the New Testament. The truth is that the New Testament was spread so rapidly throughout the region that in order for it to be uniformly corrupted, someone would have to re-collect all the books of the New … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 114: State Fair, Kerri Pomarolli & Derrick Tennant


[display_podcast] I took my family to the Minnesota State Fair this year. It was my dad, my sons and me. Now, my dad gets the same look when he enters the State Fair as when he enters Sam’s Club: this bedazzled, mystical gaze. I guess he’s hypnotized by all the oversized fried food. And, according to tradition, my dad refuses to park in the State Fair parking lot. Instead, he insists that we park on the front lawn of one of the local homeowners who have graciously opened up their sod-covered oas … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 136: The Epic (and I Do Mean EPIC) Handoff

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[display_podcast] “Epic,” as in Your-Salvation-and-Mine-Rides-or-Falls-on-This. I kid you not. This PODCAST is going to be fun, and so instructive. Instructive on two levels.Instructive as we discover together exactly what Jesus meant here in Matthew 18:18-20. Instructive as we are handed, courtesy of Jesus, an opportunity to learn what to do, and perhaps more importantly, what not to do with the Bible.As you are about to see, we must bring to this passage every interpretive tool i … [Read more...]

Transform: Why Faith and Mindset are the Same Thing

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(The following was originally published at www.CareyGreen.com.) What does “mindset” mean and how can Christ-followers implement the truths of Scripture and the promises of God into their daily mindset? First off, think of something very basic that you believe that also affects your actions day to day. It could be as basic as believing that if you turn your key in your car’s ignition, the car will start and you can drive to work. Or believing that we need to wake up early, which allows time in t … [Read more...]