The Big Picture 70 The Feminization of the Church, part 4

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast, I’m Joel Fieri and I’m back to hopefully bring come clarity and keep the conversation going about what’s happening today in the Church and greater society.
And, I’m not alone this week. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and host of the Church for Men podcast, along with e2 media network’s own Jefferson Drexler, to discuss the “Feminization of Today’s Church”. With so many peo … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 114: Have You Been Wounded?

[display_podcast]Being falsely accused of something that you know is simply not true is so hard to endure, isn’t it?  We want to convince our accusers that we are not the people they say we are.  We want to defend ourselves.  We want to be validated by those who love us, to offset the ugly words thrown at us.After being unjustly blamed for something that I am not even capable of doing, I was blindsided by an open attack on my character.  While still trying to decide if I should try to def … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 113: Speaking Life

[display_podcast]The pine trees danced over my head as they sweetly whispered their songs of praise to the wind. I was hiking alone through the beautiful park that day, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the feeling of doing something really good for myself in diligently keeping up my pace in walking. Somewhere in my conscious hearing I began to register an angry voice lashing out in the distance behind me.“Hurry up, you slow poke. You are so stupid. Can’t you ever do anything right? You … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 122: State Fair, Kerri Pomarolli & Derrick Tennant

[display_podcast] I took my family to the Minnesota State Fair this year. It was my dad, my sons and me. Now, my dad gets the same look when he enters the State Fair as when he enters Sam’s Club: this bedazzled, mystical gaze. I guess he’s hypnotized by all the oversized fried food. And, according to tradition, my dad refuses to park in the State Fair parking lot. Instead, he insists that we park on the front lawn of one of the local homeowners who have graciously opened up their sod-covered oas … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 104: Where Are Your Borders?

[display_podcast] She sat in my office crying her heart out seeking an answer for depression. A young mother of three children who just could not seem to get it together or define why she was so unhappy and miserable. She said she loved being a mom and her marriage was just fine. I was stumped and began to just call on the Lord to help me, help her! Finally, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me, "Ask her about her mother." Up until that point her mother had not been mentioned. So I … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 47: The Starbucks Christmas Cup

[display_podcast] Okay, so I kept seeing references to the new Starbucks Christmas cup on my newsfeed and how it made some Christians mad. I ignored the posts because I couldn’t help thinking: “Great. What did we do now?” I eventually got sick of seeing the reports because I didn’t understand how my Tall, Nonfat, 180 Degree, Extra Whip, No Foam Peppermint Hot Chocolate could have offended Christians and caused them to speak out for Jesus.A quick skim of an article told me Christians on … [Read more...]


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