The Big Picture Podcast: Should Your Church Be A Safe Place?


[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, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. This week’s podcast is led by a guy we call the Backrow Baptist. You’ve seen the guy in the back pew with his hands in his pocket because he can’t quite clap in rhythm, right? That’s the BRB. Or if you haven’t seen him, his off-beat clapping has probably thrown you off once or twice. … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, part 2 with Frank Turek

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit truth is absolute.  Something that is true is true for all persons at all times in all places.  There are no relative truths.You may be thinking, “I can think of a relative truth: It’s a little warm in here right now. In fact, I feel warm. Meanwhile, there are people in Alaska who feel cold. That’s relative.”In actuality, that’s not relative at all. The truth is that when we refer to you, and you feel wa … [Read more...]

Ouxano 72: 1 Samuel part 19 – Today’s Goliath Sized Problems

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We are smack in the middle of 1 Samuel 17 – one of the most exciting chapters in all of the Old Testament: David and Goliath. We pick up the story in verse 24:24 As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright. 25 “Have you seen the giant?” the men asked. “He comes out each day to defy Israel. The king has offered a huge reward to anyone who kills him. He will give that … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 66: What Language Does God Speak?


[display_podcast] Back when I was a boy, there was a movement sweeping across the country, beginning here on the West Coast.  It was largely made up of a bunch of hippies who had found Jesus, thus earning the label Jesus Freaks.  It was basically a counterculture, hippie version of non-denominational Christianity, aka the Jesus Movement, where many of those young adults shared all that they had, met in parks instead of large, stained-glass church buildings, and replaced church organs with rock g … [Read more...]

Ouxano 71: 1 Samuel part 18 – (Re)Meet David!

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We are in the middle of 1 Samuel 17. We’re going through this looking at the picture of David as a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ: the man willing to stand in the middle, facing our biggest enemy – the one we could never face on our own. So, we pick up the story in verse 12:12 Now David was the son of a man named Jesse, an Ephrathite from Bethlehem in the land of Judah. Jesse was an old man at t … [Read more...]

Ouxano 70: 1 Samuel part 17 – Meet Goliath!

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[display_podcast]From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: 1 Samuel 17:1-11The Philistines now mustered their army for battle and camped between Socoh in Judah and Azekah at Ephes-dammim. 2 Saul countered by gathering his Israelite troops near the valley of Elah. 3 So the Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them. Here. We. Go! Now, setting the stage a bit – God has rejected Saul as king of Israel. H … [Read more...]