An Unorthodox Interview: Micah Navarijo

Where else can you hear a pirate marine sharing stories with a punk rock pastor? [display_podcast]Today, I get to have a conversation with my buddy, Micah Navarijo. It’s a special episode for me because I met him back when he was a little eighth grader and his mom was mad because he listened to Eminem. Years and years later, he has become a brother and an uncle to my kids.And his story of how God took an angry man, took him through the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, and back here … [Read more...]

School Circle 4: God’s Timing in Terrible Situations

[display_podcast] Warning: Some of the topics discussed may contain accounts of real life violence, strong language, and other topics not suitable for minors. This podcast has remained unedited out of respect of those individuals who feel led by the Lord to share their testimonies. We begin today's show with Vince sharing an important story about a new direction his life is taking:I got married back in 2011. My wife’s dream has always been to be a mother. Around the time I got married, I wa … [Read more...]

School Circle 3: Robert Kale’s “Comeback Story”

[display_podcast]On today’s show, Vince, Justin, and Bryan are joined by Robert Kale, a gunnery sergeant who has an amazing story that is the definition of a true miracle.School Circle: Can you tell us where you’ve been and where you’re going?Robert Kale: I was born in 1978 to a pretty decent family. We went to church, but didn’t do a whole lot of churchy stuff at home. Dad was gone a lot, since he was in the Navy, and Mom did a lot of stuff on her own. So, she got burned out, and my … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 17: Following God’s Game Plan, part 2

[display_podcast] Life as a Christ-follower will always have its ups and its downs – times where you feel like you’re in the “sweet spot”, and times of confusion or even bewilderment.  But, as you remain faithful to God’s plan, it becomes clear to see that all these seasons are actually opportunities for God to mold and shape you for His purposes. For instance, in my early years of ministry, it all seemed to come easy.  The congregation grew and grew.  People were happy and fervently seeking Go … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 13: Keith Alberstadt

[display_podcast] In addition to being one of the funniest comics going today, Keith is also an educated man – a Vanderbilt graduate, nonetheless.  In fact, while at Vanderbilt he was the Erin Andrews of his time, working as a sideline reporter during Vandy football games (not an easy gig for an “academic” school in the SEC) As a comic, Keith has appeared on the David Letterman show not once, but twice!  Which brings, between the two of us the number of Letterman appearances to two. Imagine ho … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 45: Pacifist vs. Peacemaker

[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri, and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends and issues in the Church and greater society. On The Big Picture Podcast, our motto or tag line is “separating the forest from the trees”, and there’s no subject that blurs that distinction more than today’s topic. And that topic is war - specifically the Christian attitude towards war. Now what got me thinking on this topic was a recent … [Read more...]