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...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 75: Calling A Spade A Spade – The Inconvenient Truth About Josh Duggar


[display_podcast] First off, if you’re offended by this week’s title, then this may not be the right article for you.  Secondly, if you do not consider yourself a Bible believing Christ-follower, this may not be the right article for you.  Thirdly, if you think that Josh Duggar should be rung up and banned from the public circle, then this may not be the right article for you. All that being said, if you consider the Bible to be infallible, and if you value the words written in the Book of Hebr … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands


[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. Today, I want to expand the greater society aspect of that scope and see how it applies to the rest of the world. As you know if you’ve been listening, I spend a good amount of time on this podcast talking about the seemingly rapid transformation of our society from it’s Judeo … [Read more...]

To The Churches – What Is A Disciple?


[display_podcast] From Gary Avant, President and Lead Coach of To The Churches: There is a lot of misunderstanding about the term “discipleship”. The word “disciple” is used 297 times throughout the New Testament. The word “Christian” is used three times. According to these numbers, we should be receiving about 1,000 times more teaching about being a disciple of Christ compared to being “Christian”. How does this fit into the type of teachings that you are receiving at your church? Jesus, of … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: Stop Believing Our Own Bad Press!


[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. This week we’re checking in again with the Backrow Baptist and letting you know what he sees from The Back Pew. And again, most of know a BRB, he’s the guy in the back of the church who just came in from doing laps around the church plaza until all the singing is over. But he’s always there ready to hear God’s Word and God’s Truth proclaimed. And that’s why he’s got something on his mind, and as usual he wants to share it with you. And that … [Read more...]

The Big Picture: Who Is In Charge of Doomsday?


I want to focus on an interesting question that seems to me very relevant for today, and the question is: “who’s in charge of Doomsday?” You might think that’s an odd question, but bear with me. For all of my childhood years and really for most of the second half of the 20th century, it was widely believed the world would end in a holocaust of thermonuclear war. To give you an example from my world, I grew up in a house with a bomb shelter. My father actually made a living for a while building t … [Read more...]