Ouxano: Understanding Old Testament Poetry

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we ask the following questions:  What exactly is Old Testament Poetry? How does it vary from other writings in scripture?  And, how does it help tell the story of God’s Word and how does it apply to my story, today? The Bible was written for you, so you may be surprised at how applicable these age-old poems are to life in the 21st century. Old Testament Poetry consists of the Book of P … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: Following God’s Game Plan

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[display_podcast] After retiring from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, I wanted to go and get equipped so that God could use me in ministry.  Although, I didn’t really know what that meant, or where or how God could use a guy like me.  So, I went back to San Diego State to finish my undergrad studies and worked with Youth For Christ while there.  And, while God was using us to do some great things during that time, I realized that the depth of my Biblical knowledge wasn’t where it needed to be, so I e … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 101: The Demoniac of the Decapolis

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: Whenever I talk about Satan, demons, spiritual warfare, or anything remotely related, the numbers of distractions in the room increase exponentially. This is a pattern I have documented over 40 years of ministry. Regardless of time of day, day of week, season of year, or venue in which I teach, it’s as if the devil himself does not want anyone (including you) to hear what the Bible teaches about our (and Go … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 71: Life Purpose Coaching, part 7- Dysfunctional Families


[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: My big beautiful family all met together at my son’s house for Thanksgiving.  Looking around the table, I had to laugh to myself as I studied each one.  If you have ever seen the TV show "Parenthood”, that is what my family reminds me of.  All talking at the same time with drama abounding.Everyone of us there has had our own personal struggles.  I looked at tho … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 1

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Often, when we learn about the Christian Worldview and Apologetics, we are left wondering how to convey these things to our friends and neighbors. You could easily spend over two hours just examining one small question sometimes.The classic question that almost always comes up is this: Why is there evil, pain and suffering in the world if God is a loving and kind God?Well, going back to my childhood, we had … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Getting the Most out of Old Testament Wisdom Literature

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: Let’s take a look at the Old Testament Books filled with God’s Wisdom:  Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. Now, the way that ancient Israelites expressed wisdom was quite different than today. There were no step-by-step guides or leadership books with a single analogy to weave pearls of wisdom through. Therefore, we need to take some time to take a close look at Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes in o … [Read more...]