Im Waiting 30: Teens, Sex, and Social Media with Matt Clinton

[display_podcast] Matt Clinton of Fellowship of Christian Athletes desires to partner with parents in pouring into their kids to help them navigate through their teenage years. Leslie Salazar Carrillo, Im Waiting: The socio-economic spectrum that you work within is very broad. You deal with very wealthy families as well as impoverished. So, what would you say to parents, regardless of where they live or their socio-economic status, as all their kids are asking, “How am I supposed to live this l … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 97: Airport Security, Brian Bates & John Crist

[display_podcast] Adding to the list of phrases “Never to Say at an Airport”, as made famous by my friend Ken Davis: When the frustrated public speaker, aka flight attendant addressing the passengers, announces which one item is allowed in your pockets as you pass through the full-body scanner – absolutely NOTHING – not keys, cell phones, Kleenex tissues, Barbie dolls, combs, fishing lures, love letters, hate letters, dog treats, lawn ornaments, autographed pictures of Ed Asner… NOTHING! When y … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: The Grass Is Always Greener & He’s Got Marty Feldman Eyes

[display_podcast] When I was a boy, my dad was constantly telling me “Son, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” As a young boy, stuck mowing the lawn on Saturday mornings, I never quite got what he meant by that. I mean, if the grass is greener over there, what does that have to do with all this stuff I’m stuck taking care of over here? And, yet, he insisted I’ll understand when I got older. So I got older. As a teenager who constantly was looking at other kids at school … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 38: Why Do Millennials Feel Entitled?

[display_podcast] When I hear the word entitlement, I think of someone who through no fault of his own was born into luxury.  Like the King of France. Entitlement is defined in the dictionary as the fact of having a right to something. But when I think of who I am when I'm fighting traffic among hundreds of other vehicles, each with at least one other person in them, I'm humbled by how small and insignificant I am. I wasn't born into good breeding by French Revolutionary standards. No one … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 33: How Can Good Things Become Idols?

[display_podcast] When I hear the word, “idol”, I think of the Israelites worshipping a golden calf in the desert while Moses was away on a mountain. It’s hard to relate to a people bowing down before a hunk of metal in the shape of a bovine.  I’ve never once had the impulse to do this. As a child, I thought I had the idol thing covered.  I mean, the second of the ten commandments says:  You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or … [Read more...]