5 Minutes in Church History: Augustine’s Handbook for Life

Did you know that Augustine wrote a catechism for a Roman tribune living in Africa? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses Augustine's 420 A.D. book, the Enchiridion.Augustine of Hippo wrote many books, including his Confessions and City of God. One of his somewhat lesser-known works is a book from the year 420 called the Enchiridion. Augustine was around sixty-six years old at the time he wrote it, and he had been a Christian for thirty-five years. The … [Read more...]

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...]

Reflections of Grace 140: Is Faith Our Reality?

[display_podcast]Many years ago I worked as a Medical Staff Coordinator in the Administrative Department of our local hospital.  I had worked my way up from the Cardiovascular Department to the one job that no one else could do, or so I thought.  I felt pretty secure in my job, and as a single mom knew that it could only get better from there……Until the day I was fired.I was called into the CEO’s office and let go due to layoffs in the hospital in general.  The Administrative secretar … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 139: The Spiritual Application of Falling Into a Hole

[display_podcast]Greg was so excited about taking me out with him on a trip to the Trinity Alps of California in the fall of that year. We parked alongside a dry riverbed with huge purple mountains looming over us.  The mist hovering over the mountains gave a feeling of mystical reverence as we made our way across the dry river bed full of huge boulders that had washed down the gully from the previous winter’s snow melt.  I was bundled up like one of those kids in the movie The Christmas Stor … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: A Freeing Reality

“When everything that you’re holding onto is ripped out of your hands, you really start to identify where your treasure is.” Andrew Burkhart, a pastor in Moore, Oklahoma lost everything he owned in the storm of May 20, 2013. His pregnant wife and young daughter were in their house moments before the tornado struck, but got out just in time before it was destroyed. Andrew tells his story of the wreckage and realizing where his true treasure is found. “We heard that the storms were going to be ba … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 136: Controlling Outcomes

[display_podcast]I created pictures of my situations in life in my mind that were not reality and I lived that way off and on until only just recently.  I thought I had a handle on it, but still found residue of this ability I had so carefully constructed in so many areas.The mind is a powerful thing, and is the source of all our battles with the enemy.How many of you know that God heals us and corrects us in layers? Like pealing an onion…one layer at a time.  We can’t handle it … [Read more...]