My Armor 15: Temptations, Humility and Donuts


[display_podcast] I’ve got three boys: a nine-year-old and twin six-year-olds. And yesterday, I made the biggest mistake ever! I offered to them that we could do “…whatever you want!” They didn’t have an immediate answer, but eventually the topic of donuts for breakfast came up. You wouldn’t think this would be a big deal… until the day played itself out. First off, we had to run by Target that afternoon, so on the way I called the donut shop. It was 3:00 in the afternoon, so I had to leave a … [Read more...]

My Armor: Hold Your Tongue!


[display_podcast] James is a tough book for me to wrap my arms, head, and heart around. It sometimes seems to run contrary to the letters Paul wrote, which discuss at length how we can’t do anything to earn our salvation, we are saved by grace alone… it’s all good. But then James writes “You know… if you don’t do anything then you’re up the creek.” So, these books seem to be in contrast to one another, but they’re really not. Let me start off by telling you this: You’re going to hear all kinds … [Read more...]

My Armor: Repentance, Forgiveness & Luke Skywalker


[display_podcast] You go through life as a Christian and as you roll through life, day to day, you’re going to be faced with so much garbage. It hits you from all over. You’re inundated. And it’s heavy. And the reason that I wanted to do a Christian podcast is so that I could possibly help build you up and equip you to go out into the world and take on all that garbage. Conversely, I ask that you would remember to pray for me for this very same reason. Remember your bald Mexican friend, Mikey … [Read more...]

Transform: How Should Christian Business People Respond to Gay Marriage Laws?

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(This post is written only and exclusively to Christ-following business people about the new same-sex marriage ruling.The reason I clarify the audience for this post is because context matters.Someone who is not a follower of Christ could read this post or watch the accompanying video and come away with all kinds of misunderstandings.That’s because they are not the intended audience. They don’t have the background or experience with Jesus to help them understand what I’m about to say. … [Read more...]

Transform: Poor In Spirit Business People

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) “Poor in spirit” and “business success” don’t seem to fit together But Jesus said that the poor in spirit would actually be blessed. Granted, that’s not necessarily financial or physical blessing that He’s promising, but at the very least we can say that you’ll be better off in the end if you’re blessed, than if you are not. And being “poor in spirit” is the way to receive that blessing. In today’s business … [Read more...]

Ouxano 77: Saul Reflects Our Sin & Jonathan Points to Jesus

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: In 1 Samuel 18, we begin to follow David’s career as a military man. Additionally, we see foreshadows of Jesus, as well as the path for David eventually becoming Israel’s king. Let’s begin right at verse 1:After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. Now, in chapters 13 and 14 of 1 Samuel, we we … [Read more...]