The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 172: My Birthday, Dustin Nickerson & Stephen B

[display_podcast]I celebrated yet another birthday last week. Thank you all for the Facebook messages, Tweets, texts, sky writing and other well-wishes! One email that I received seemed to stand out from all the others, though. It came from my buddy, Ken Davis. Fans of the show may remember that Ken got me and several of our comedian friends lost in the woods a couple months ago. Now, Ken just turned 70, so that may explain his birthday salutation, but nevertheless, this is how it … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Appearances of Christ Before His Incarnation

[display_podcast]Christmas is the time in which we celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us”. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) But this same Word, who was God and was also with God… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2) …actually made … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 170: Christmas Memories & Gingerbread House Construction

[display_podcast]Merry Christmas!!Every year, Christmas makes me feel like a kid again. In fact, years ago, I was a kid. And, as a kid, my mom would ask us to circle items in the JC Penny catalog in order to give her gift ideas of what we wanted. Well, I wanted everything.I’d circle toys, swimming pools, draperies… EVERYTHING. I think the only thing in the whole catalog that wasn’t circled was on page 918 – cologne. I could even find a use for a Diaper Genie (disposing of any radishe … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: Merry Christmas Building and Loan! THE GOSPEL MESSAGE IN ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’

It’s one of the most beloved movies of all time. But I wonder how many people miss the gospel message in "It's a Wonderful Life". [display_podcast]I love the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” My family watches it every Christmas. I sometimes think about how much fun it would be to visit Bedford Falls, and meet all those delightful characters—even Old Man Potter.My friend and long-time BreakPoint colleague, Anne Morse, recently did just that: well, almost. She visited Seneca Falls, New York, … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction?

We’ve never been afraid of ruffling feathers on the podcast. And as we move into the epicenter of the Christmas season, that’s good because no APJ question is more common this time of year then questions over what Christian parents should do with Santa Claus. What should we do with old St. Nick? It’s been asked over 70 times in the APJ inbox, and every year the questions come again. Now of course, Pastor John, as you know, there’s a fourth century Greek historical figure named Saint Nicholas. Bu … [Read more...]

WWUTT: How Important is the Virgin Birth?

Pastor Andy Stanley recently said: “If somebody can predict their own death and then their own resurrection, I'm not all that concerned about how they got into the world because the whole resurrection thing is so amazing. And in fact, you should know this… that Christianity doesn't hinge on the truth or even the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus. It really hinges on the resurrection of Jesus.” Okay, Andy… so you're not amazed about the fact that the Old Testament prophets predicted his bir … [Read more...]