An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Not-So-Functional Alcoholism with Tori Taff


[display_podcast] Lawyers always say, “Don’t ever ask a question you don’t already know the answer to.” But I’m no lawyer. So, I should have consulted one when I recently asked my wife why she doesn’t listen to my podcast. Her answer? I’ve never had any women on. So, in the interest of growing my audience by at least one very important person – my bride – I have a dear friend as my special guest this week. Tori Taff and I have been friends for years, which I don’t understand how she finds the … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 91: Airport Security, Brian Bates & John Crist


[display_podcast] Adding to the list of phrases “Never to Say at an Airport”, as made famous by my friend Ken Davis: When the frustrated public speaker, aka flight attendant addressing the passengers, announces which one item is allowed in your pockets as you pass through the full-body scanner – absolutely NOTHING – not keys, cell phones, Kleenex tissues, Barbie dolls, combs, fishing lures, love letters, hate letters, dog treats, lawn ornaments, autographed pictures of Ed Asner… NOTHING! When y … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 2

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You can’t cancel sin. You may have done a whole bunch of good stuff, but if you’ve done one bad thing, that good stuff doesn’t cancel it out. And here’s the kicker – There will be NO SIN IN HEAVEN. Heaven is perfect, holy and pure. God is perfect, holy and pure. He will not dwell in the presence of sin. So, any person who has any sin in their life – which is each and every one of us since we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – is disqualified for heaven. Because none of us can … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD Part 116: This Daddy’s Lament

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[display_podcast] You might call this discussion “One Daddy’s Lament.” Or to put an even finer point on it, “My Daddy’s Lament.” Or even “This Daddy’s Lament.” The “This Daddy” in that title referring to me. All if which I will explain in mere moments as you listen to this PODCAST. But for now, I don’t have to tell you that Jesus was a radical in every sense of that word. Jesus did things that were totally unexpected, unpredictable, unconventional. More to the point of this discussion, Jesus s … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Your Responsibility for Your Children’s Faith in Christ

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“Wait a minute! I thought my kids were responsible to have their OWN faith in Jesus!” They are. You can relax. That’s not what I’m talking about. Of course they have to choose to place their trust in Jesus, but the question is, “How are they going to get to that point?” THAT is where your responsibility as a Christian parent comes in. In this episode I go through Psalm 78, and discuss how YOU are responsible, in God’s eyes, for leading your children to the place that they are able to have faith … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 85: How to Heal Your “Father Wounds”


[display_podcast] I want to give you a few examples from former clients, with fictional names of course, of what I have come to recognize as a father wound...Caden had trouble just being himself…He always had to wear a mask of perfection for fear of not being accepted.  No one knew the real Caden.  Inside he yearned for love and validation and thought the only way he could do that is be someone other than who he is.  Underneath he had violent anger always brewing.  What is at the root?  H … [Read more...]