Christian Home & Family: Purposeful Parenting

From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:Parenting is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work if you’re going to do it in an effective, God-honoring way.“Purposeful Parenting” is a way of viewing your relationship in a proactive way rather than floating through your parenting role, dealing with things as they come up. You need to be keenly aware of what is really going on, on the inside of your child’s heart, thoughts and attitudes.The Bible lays out patterns for us … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 84: Life Purpose Coaching 21 – Judging Others

[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Have you ever noticed that the guy who is obsessed with someone else’s “sin”, and can’t shut up about it, kind of stands out like a sore thumb?   Does it make you wonder if he struggles with the very thing he feels compelled to expose in others as his “Christian” duty? You may not have even been made aware of it but now that he has taken up this daily “soap box” tirad … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 80: Vanity Fair Is A Church Issue

[display_podcast] Last week, I was able to enjoy one of life’s great pleasures: Dad and I went to a ballgame together. My poor wife and mom endured eight long innings of what they considered monotony, but what Dad and I considered pure joy! I say only eight innings, because I don’t care who you are, the ninth inning was a blast – tie game, bases loaded, five-man infield, capped off with a walk-off grand slam by the home team! (It was just a shame that Dad’s Pirates were on the losing end). … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Applying the Bible to Your Everyday Life

When reading the Bible, stories become much more than just stories when you approach them with the three simple questions:What is God doing or saying in this passage? How do the people respond to Him and then He respond to their response? How does this apply to me?In this week’s podcast, we take a look at John 1:35-50 and look at the seemingly simple story of Jesus calling His disciples.35 The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. 36 As Jesus walked b … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 6

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Imagine somebody holding a worldview rooted in an unguided evolution. Most often, people in this camp contend that morality is necessary for survival. So, our intuitions about the wrongness of adultery, murder, stealing, and so forth… are merely the consequences of eons of time combined with the survival of these traits which lead to these sentiments of guilt when we violate moral laws.Therefore, there is no mi … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 15: Should Christian Parents Do Yoga or Other “Normal” Things?

[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we examine healthy ways to stretch yourself beyond what is comfortable or convenient and into what is intentional and purposeful in regards to raising your kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I want my kids to be accepted and viewed as “normal”, without compromising an inch of their integrity and values. Which brings me right to this week’s topic: should good Christian parents allow their kids to part … [Read more...]


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