The Big Picture Podcast 80: Pop Culture, the Media & Racial Stereotypes from a Christian Cop’s Perspective

[display_podcast] So much has been thrown at us, as a society, such as biased media pushing their agenda instead of objectively reporting the truth, Black Lives Matter and police officers being shot and killed on a regular basis. It begs the question: how do we deal with this, as Christians? As followers of Jesus, we want to deal with it in the proper manner – in a way that is pleasing to God and that serves our fellow man. In my pursuit of an answer to this, I haven’t seen anyone asking police … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 37: Today’s Culture War

[display_podcast] It’s time for another Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri, back again to hopefully bring clarity to the mammoth challenges facing today’s Church and greater society. In light of recent events I think it might help to check in with our not-so-groovy friend the Late ‘Boomer as he gives us his perspective on current events as part of his effort to clean up the societal mess that is the legacy of his generation, the Baby Boomers. Here goes. Now that the Supreme Court has landed … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 13: MMA – Moral Martial Arts

[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast were we talk about parenting each and every day in a manner that seizes every opportunity to instill amazing character in our kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I answer the bell every morning, rise from my corner and fight the good fight as well as I can. Speaking of which, my wife and I were recently treated to a six-week “Self Defense Training” trial at our son’s martial arts studio. “It’s a great worko … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 10: Schoolhouse Rock, Obamacare, Immigration and Your Kids

[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It, the podcast where we talk about parenting on purpose – with the intention of instilling character and values in our children that would make our grandparents proud. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and I’m the first to admit that I probably watched too much television as a child, but I wasn’t just one to stare mindlessly into the boob tube – I actually paid attention. I remember acing a high school History exam without studying a single minut … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 72: “Culture’s Ever-Changing Standards”

[display_podcast] Between my baseball teams, my brother’s teams, and my dad’s softball teams, my family spent countless hours around the baseball diamond as I grew up. After all those innings, my dad instilled in me an undying love for the game. I even love the most ridiculous minutiae of baseball such as situational defenses, pitch selections, rarely instituted rules and even field dimensions. For instance, on any regulation field (Little League withstanding), exactly 90 feet spans from one ba … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 7: Homeschooling – It Ain’t For Everyone, But It’s Perfect For Us

[display_podcast] No matter if your bend is secular or religious, our responsibility as parents is to grow and develop our kids’ character. Now, someone is going to do this – do YOU want to have the governing voice or influence on who that someone is, or do you wan tot leave that decision to someone else? (the kids in the neighborhood, the teachers they’re assigned by the school district, even their Sunday school teachers?) THAT is largely why my wife and I homeschool. Now, don’t get me wrong … [Read more...]